| May 17, 2013 | 4:00 PM | 0 Comments
The internet's really cool sometimes, guys. This is one of those sometimes.
Above we have a lost video from the nether years of the late '90s — 1998, specifically, which is a full (uses Macbook calculator) 15 years ago — featuring the now uber-famous Zach Galifianakis and the now pretty damn-famous Ken Jeong (whose movie, "The Hangover Part III," comes out next weekend) doing some standup comedy together at a coffee house in Los Angeles. It's a fun watch, especially considering the rapport these two obviously already had a full decade before they would star together in "The Hangover."Get More »
| May 17, 2013 | 2:38 PM | 0 Comments
Have you ever watched a "Fast and Furious" movie (any of the previous five qualify, including "Tokyo Drift," we guess) and thought, "Man, this is good, but I kind of wish there was less action. Less fights, less explosions, less street races. Actually, you know what would be great? If this was directed by Sofia Coppola." Of course you have. Who hasn't? Get More »
| May 16, 2013 | 12:06 PM | 0 Comments
The biggest problem with the "Star Wars" prequels (besides, you know, Jar-Jar) was in the intervening 15 years between episodes fans had basically made those movies in their heads, and nothing could live up to the majesty of whatever they had concocted.
Luckily, J.J. Abrams has taken that into consideration, and seems open to taking suggestions directly from fanboys as he crafts "Star Wars Episode VII," as in last night's interview with Jimmy Kimmel where he took pointers from a guy with a light saber and a fat dude in Slave Leia drag (natch). And, surprise, O.G. "Star Trek" stars Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and William Shatner popped up to offer their own expert opinions. Get More »
| May 15, 2013 | 12:21 PM | 0 Comments
The ratio of people screaming "NOOOOO!!!!!!" in movies to people screaming "NOOOOO!!!!!" in real life is extremely high. In a 2005 study, scientists from Harvard University concluded that this number was roughly 12.7 to 1,* though each scientist individually claimed that he or she had never met anyone who screamed no for more than the quarter-second it takes to say the word normally.** Get More »
| May 14, 2013 | 5:20 PM | 0 Comments
As you may know, there have been 1,784 different movie versions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel, "The Great Gatsby," give or take about 1,778 or 1,779. The above is a mashup of two of them, specifically Jack Clayton's 1974 version and Baz Luhrmann's 3D version which debuted in theaters just this past Friday.
Specifically, the bored video editor who made this and put it on the internet in his (or her) spare time took the music from the 2013 trailer and put it over the 1974 trailer, which would have undoubtedly freaked out Clayton and anyone working on the movie at that time. ("What on earth is a 'Jay-Z'? Is it a pastry of some sort?") Get More »
Ready for one of those "so that's how they did it" moments? Great. Strap in for the geeky ride.
As you might've figured out by now — you are smart enough to be visiting the raddest movie site on the web-o-sphere, after all — movies don't just appear out of thin air. A lot of technique, manpower and good old fashion ingenuity goes into making every single frame happen on-screen.
Some movies require more creativity and craftsmanship than others, of course, and with the most iconic movies in history, there's a lot to be explored about how these awesome flicks came to be. Get More »
This Sunday, moms across the world'll be celebrating their own momness (or is it momitude?) in varying degrees and fashions. Some will receive flowers; others will demand that those whiny, slothy teenage miscreants do their own ruddy laundry for crying out loud... or something like that. Get More »