Entries Tagged as 'movie'

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Adam McKay and Smart Dumb Comedy

In 2016 Adam McKay won an Oscar for The Big Short, his film about the financial crash of 2008 that was based on the book by Michael Lewis. But before this McKay had made a particular brand of smart comedy, that’s also pretty dumb too. Films like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: [...]

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Video Essay Explains Why ‘Alien’ is a Classic of the Horror Movie Genre

You probably don’t need a video essay to know that Ridley Scott’s original ‘Alien’ movie was a masterpiece of horror, just watching it will inform you of that. But this video by The Film Theorists is fascinating nonetheless. It’s part of his Frame by Frame series where he looks at the craft of moviemaking. And [...]

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Man At Arms Forge a Cutlass From Pirates Of The Caribbean

Tony Swatton is a master swordsmith and the creator of web series Man At Arms — in it he and his fellow blacksmiths and craftsmen create all manner of badass fictional weapons from video games to film, from Zelda to Lord of the Rings. In this episode they create three stunning looking cutlass swords taking [...]

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

‘The Pixar Theory’ States That all Their Movies are Connected and Part of the Same Universe

You may or may not have heard of The Pixar Theory, which was first proposed by Jon Negroni. This video further explores the idea, which is basically that all the films are connected and take place in a shared universe. Not only that but all the action that takes place in the films happens chronologically [...]

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Rick and Morty Spoof Alien Covenant in New Teaser

Rick may be a high functioning alcoholic which might not be good for his liver, but as this new teaser from Adult Swim reveals, it does have some benefits. For the video the Rick and Morty team have collaborated with Fox to create a promotional video for the Alien: Covenant movie. And it’s a [...]

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Hilarious Supercut Delivers the Very Best of Bad Acting

When it comes to watching movies, nothing beats a well acted, thrilling or emotional narrative—well, almost nothing because equally enjoyable to watch is really bad acting. It has to be really bad, mind. It can’t just be mediocre, that isn’t quite as fun. It has to be so, so terrible that it has that car [...]

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

10 Horrifying Stories Behind Your Favourite Disney Movies

We all love Disney movies growing up, getting lost in their magical movie worlds and lovingly realised animation, but they come from dark places as this video reveals. Because most of the Disney movies are based on actual fairy tales and legends that aren’t as pleasant as the cutesy versions that we all know and [...]

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Girl Shows How To Invent the Perfect Star Wars Names

After her friends pointed out that she was really good at making up Star War names, Jenny Nicholson has decided to give this tutorial video on how she does it. So she explains her method, which involves taking normal names and combining it with a name made from real words or take a normal name [...]

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Opening Shots of Movies Tell Us Everything We Need to Know

Opening shots reveal an awful lot about the movie you’re about to watch—even though, watching it for the first time, you might miss a lot of what’s in the frame, that shot is integral in showing the audience the character’s world, and the world you’re about to enter.

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

What if ‘The Matrix’ Starred Will Smith?

You probably spend many a sleepless night lying awake in bed pondering what the Matrix would of looked like had it starred the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith as Neo instead of Keanu Reeves. Well, there’s good news because you will no longer have to spend any more nights losing sleep, because YouTuber The Unusual [...]

Monday, April 10th, 2017

‘Love You Ma!’—Video Essay Celebrates Movie Moms

You no doubt love your mom, but you’ve probaly also wished some movie moms were yours too. Don’t feel bad about it, the movies have come up with some great moms, from Martin Scorsese’s mom who we get to see in Goodfellas, to Forest Gump’s, and *sniff* Bambi’s.

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

‘It’ Trailer Mashed with ‘The Cat in the Hat’ is Horrifying and Hilarious

You’ve no doubt seen the trailer for the new ‘It’ movie based on Stephan King’s novel, well if you thought it was scary it’s now been turned into something even more horrifying. How? Well amazingly by replacing Pennywise the dancing clown with Mike Myers’ portrayal of the Cat from the 2003 film, Dr. Seuss’ The [...]