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Once upon a time, the future was going to be awesome. We were promised flying cars, robots that would wait on us hand and foot and possibly jet packs, just for the hell of it.
And now that we're actually living in that future, it is, in fact, awesome. Sure, we might not have any of those specific things, but we do have smartphones, the Internet and Video On Demand, allowing us to watch movies in high definition at our own convenience. Yes, the future is awesome.
Except in the movies. Because in the movies, man, the future royally sucks. Get More »
Vine is to YouTube what flash fiction is to the short story, and the increasingly popular little video app is gaining a lotta traction in the movie biz right about now because, well, there's a ton of hilarity potential.
Sure, one could make a series of hoity-toity Tribeca Film Festival-worthy six-second shorts with the program, too (yawn), but who wouldn't rather see things like rap song/ Disney movie mashups and random celebrity impersonation samples and brief homemade movie reboots? Get More »
According to Film.com, "Fast & Furious 6" debuted to an estimated $98.5 million to lead a record setting Memorial Day weekend.
Thanks to the presence of six bona fide blockbusters, Hollywood is estimating an incredible $320 million take over the extended four day weekend, shattering the previous record of $276 million set two years ago. Besides "Fast & Furious 6," "The Hangover Part III" ($42.4 million), "Star Trek Into Darkness" ($38 million), "Epic " ($34.2 million), "Iron Man 3" ($19.4 million) and "The Great Gatsby" ($13.7 million) all reached eight figures.
For a full report and the rest of the box office top ten, head to Film.com.
There are some things that just don't go together: oil and water; wine and Twitter; Jimmy Choos and a hardhat ... You get the idea. And as much as Americans seem to love "Star Trek Into Darkness" star Benedict Cumberbatch, he's not quite ready to pledge fealty to, as he put it, "the stars and stripes."
For the latest MTV After Hours special, Benedict Cumberbatch gave American Talk his very best go, and he was totally down to pimp the health benefits of the McRib and to start going by Sherlock Awesomepants (though only because the surname portion has the same number of syllables as his own). Also, his Arnold Schwarzenegger impression was pretty legit. Get More »
Brace yourselves, Cumberbitches.
It's a totally debatable issue, considering it's a throwaway cut-away in the film, but even writer-producer Damon Lindelof has decided to cry "uncle" and now admits to regretting the scene in question, nerdy lust points earned notwithstanding. Get More »
WARNING: SPOILERS RUNNING FREE.
Generally speaking, bad guys are bad guys because they want to do bad things and get away with them, so if you see one get caught in the middle of a movie it usually means they've got an ace up their sleeve. Lately we've been seeing this trend of the bad guy getting caught on purpose (capture, interrogation, threat, destruction, escape) in big tentpole blockbusters, and either every copy of Final Draft has a glitch that automatically pastes that into a script … or folks are getting lazy. Get More »
WARNING: CRAZY SPOILERS HEREIN.
It's become a bit of a tradition in Hollywood for the creators of pop culture-friendly franchises to hide a few Easter eggs in the film for hardcore fans to find and get giggly over. "Iron Man 3" did it just this month while Marvel's other giant blockbuster, "The Avengers," perfected the art last year.
But while those movies were at least sometimes subtle about their references and in-jokes, "Star Trek Into Darkness" has taken a somewhat different approach: smacking you right in the face with them at every single opportunity. Get More »