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The witching hour is approaching fast, people, 'cause it's Halloween, and that means tonight the costumes will go on and once that spiked apple cider starts flowing, all inhibitions will probably soar right out the door. Will it be a treat? That totally depends.
'Til night falls, though, how about a little holiday-themed movie-to-book trickery to tide even your spookiest inner demons over?
This week: Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as billionaire-turned-superhero Tony Stark in "Iron Man Three," the first film in Marvel's post-"Avengers" Phase Two initiative.
People in horror movies do the darndest things, don't they? We've all had a "Don't go in there, you idiot!" moment or twelve while watching fright flicks. Horror sure does bring out the stupids.
This counter-intuitive behavior makes it seem like these folks are handing over their lives on a silver platter, so in honor of this weekend's "Evil Dead" let's celebrate the good, the bad and the dumber-than-a-bag-of-hammers of the genre. Appropriately enough, our first entry comes from that franchise. Get More »
Some people spend most of their time in front of a computer ... and others go out and do stuff like this.
Behold some of the most elaborate and large-scale movie-themed fan art you'll ever see, most of it created under cover of night with a few spray cans and a seething desire to create ... or at least conjure stunning portraits of Neo, Freddy Krueger, Yoda, the Dude and other pop culture icons that shape our everyday lives. If only all walls were this cool.
Once upon a time, "The Shining" was recut to look like a family comedy, and so began the art of the recut trailer. It's since become a common part of the Internet landscape, but credit should always be paid to the originator, which is why a mashup of Kubrick's classic with "Dumb and Dumber" is a truly decadent, demented pleasure.
When you pair a maniacal Jack Nicholson with a gastrointestinally-challenged Jeff Daniels, what you get is movie magic, as it turns out! All you need to do is add an ax-wielding, blood-hungry villain with some really stupid, classic potty humor, and you have on your hands a viral video destined for greatness.
Now, if only we could find Jim Carrey ...
With fiery explosions, unruly gunfights and frenzied superhero battles becoming essential to most nights out at the movies, there's something to be said about films that can do just the opposite, communicating a wealth of information with just the slightest nuanced motion.
Cinemagraphs, which bridge the gap between static images and video by adding a tiny dose of movement to otherwise inert still shots, are a perfect vehicle for delivering a single serving of cinematic awesomeness. These seven cinemagraphs capture some of our all-time favorite moments in film in a really cool way.
7. Animated Poster ('Pulp Fiction')
"Pulp Fiction"'s iconic poster art is such a classic that adding nothing but a slight animation of Uma's burning cigarette brings the it new life. A moment of attention from Mia Wallace is instantly transformed into a never-ending staring contest, and she’s clearly not going to take another puff of her cig until you blink. Get More »
We're not into giving out spoilers, but in the upcoming new psychological horror film "Stoker" by "Oldboy" director Chan-wook Park, a certain character not only doesn't make it out alive, their only purpose in the film seemed to be ... to die.
Looks like someone just had a red shirt moment.
"Red shirt," of course, refers the the classic "Star Trek" habit of having random Enterprise crew members — inevitably wearing a blood red uniform — accompany Spock and Kirk on a dangerous mission, only to die terribly while the main characters get away without a scratch.
So in honor of "Stoker," here's a look at some of our favorite red shirts in film history. Because if someone has to die, it might as well be someone we don't care at all about. Caution: Non-"Stoker" spoilers ahead! Get More »
It's the morning after Valentine's Day, love is in the air, and… bees are in your mouth? AKK!
Tony Todd's "Candyman" is just one of several ghouls delivering "Cinema's Most Disturbing Smooches," courtesy of editor Oliver Noble and those inebriated reprobates at FilmDrunk.
This holiday-appropriate mashup features more cringe-inducing PDAs than a Roman vomitorium, whether it's some human-on-mallard action from "Howard The Duck," Christopher Walken's headless horseman taking a bite out of crime in "Sleepy Hollow," or Chuck Heston saying no to gun control and self control as he plants a hot one on a "Planet of the Apes" resident.
The final clip is a tip-o'-the-hat to one of science fiction's most famously incestuous magic moments, so sit back, give yourself a little spray of Banaca, and enjoy these seriously lousy liplocks.
Even auteurs make mistakes—or change their minds at least. It seems Stanley Kubrick originally had a different ending tacked onto his Jack Nicholson-starrer (and arguably most famous film) "The Shining," and decided to axe it at the eleventh hour.
"Kubrick had filmed a final scene that was cut, where Wendy and Danny are recovering from the shock in a hospital and where Ullman visits them," Diane Johnson, co-writer of the famous horror flick, tells Vulture. Get More »
Here's a movie we'd go see: The imaginary "Les Miserables"/"The Shining" movie mashup.
A freak photo snapped in the Los Angeles area, featuring a banner with an image of Jack Nicholson from "The Shining" covering baby Cosette's face on a "Les Miserables" billboard, got the idea into our heads and now it won't quit. After all, "The Shining" is a horror movie, and "Les Mis" is about the horrors of life. It doesn't really work at all, but it does.
If you're not convinced, just think: "Heeeeeeere's Fantine!"