The summer of 1993 was a great one for movies, with a perfect blend of options for everyone (and not just typical blockbusters). Twenty-five years later, they're worth praising - and watching - again. Sure, it had its glut of mediocrity like any summer does (Cliffhanger, Last Action Hero, and Super Mario Bros. instantly come [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=172&v=o6XERmXsP-U When you officially bring Ron Howard into the Star Wars universe, this is the kind of inspired crossover you get. Howard, the director of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, is also the narrator of the long (if intermittently) running comedy series Arrested Development. It's about a rich family of eccentrics with only one [...]
SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen Avengers: Infinity War, consider yourself warned. These predictions respond to major events that occur at the end of that film. Avengers: Infinity War has finally been unleashed onto the world in a feat of total dominance and box office records, setting a new opening weekend record of $258 [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIWiCjiYi7o Here's something I never thought I'd say: if the new Star Wars movie is anything like that Denny's commercial, it should be a lot of fun! Have faith, padawans. Solo: A Star Wars Story opens on May 25, 2018.
https://youtu.be/kavxsXhzD48 You'll never watch a movie the same way again, because you'll finally realize just how much the sound is affecting what you see and how you see it. That's the result of this brilliant video essay by Evan Puschak, a.k.a. The Nerdwriter. He takes a scene from Steven Spielberg's Munich and breaks down exactly [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG-_56ZfqQk There's something perfect, even poetic, about having the composer from Back To The Future write the music for Ready Player One, even beyond the fact that a DeLorean is a primary vehicle in the film's OASIS VR world. Steven Spielberg's regular composer John Williams was not available this time around; his scoring plate was [...]
The blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is near, as is the Falcon-full payload of behind-the-scenes extras that comes right along with it. The centerpiece of them all is the 2-hour and 15-minute documentary The Director and the Jedi. An exclusive look at the doc's first 11 minutes was posted online exclusively by [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09M3C4VD1Fg Don’t get sidetracked by the confusing, too-clever-for-its-own-good title. The winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short is a deeply moving human portrait. (Watch the full 40-minute movie above.) Mindy Alper is a 56-year-old woman who has suffered from phobias her entire life. As a child, depression, anxiety, and social triggers were compounded by [...]
https://youtu.be/3TPY4TKo6uQ Scheming on a thing that's still largely a mirage, Chris Galegar of the War Starts At Midnight film podcast gave us a new way to look at the Solo footage we've seen so far. Inspired by previews from that other Star franchise (a.k.a. Trek), Galegar re-cut footage from the trailer to Solo: A Star Wars [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=151&v=Um0aZKbpe1Y No green screen. No stunt pilot. All Cruise. All real. He is a legit Maverick. Stunts like these from the upcoming Mission: Impossible - Fallout is what makes the Mission: Impossible series the best action franchise ever. M:I - Fallout opens this summer on July 27, 2018.