• Disney Is Reportedly Targeting Chris Pratt To Be The Next Indiana Jones

    Chris Pratt is quickly taking over the cinematic world. He’s already a part of several major franchises — the Jurassic Park series, Guardians of the Galaxy — he’s soon to start work on The Magnificent Seven remake with Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua, and now it’s being rumored that Pratt is possibly being courted by Disney to become the next Indiana Jones.

  • Movie Theater Etiquette PSAs From The Silent Era

    We like to think that 100 years ago, people were better behaved and everyone was polite to each other. Or at least, that’s how old folks always explained it. But it’s just not true. Jerks have always been around and they’ll continue to be around until the end of time. And apparently the jerks at movie theaters in the 1910s would hoot and holler and smoke cigarettes while watching the latest Harold Lloyd romp. And, most egregious of all, those jerks wouldn’t even remove their old-timey straw boater hats. Oh, and they applauded with something other than their hands. We’re still confused about that one.

  • Artist Creates Neon Signs For Famous Fictional Businesses [9 GIFs]

    Boston-based artist and designer Alejandro Smal has decided to help out famous fictional businesses with their advertising by creating these great neon signs. Each GIF showcases a business from a movie, such as Terminator’s Cyberdine, or TV show, such as Breaking Bad’s Better Call Saul and A1A Car Wash. To be honest, we can’t really see most of those gigantic, evil conglomerates advertising via neon signs, but Saul Goodman’s fits him quite well. Be sure to check out more work from Alejandro at Behance.

  • Brutally Honest Posters For Oscar Nominated Films

    The Oscar nominations have been announced, and now is the time to rush out and catch up on these critically-acclaimed films you’ve never heard of. But all too often, the movie titles and posters give you zero information on what you’re getting into. The Shiznit has come to the rescue with these honest movie posters for 13 of this year’s nominees and one for the movie that got no love but deserves all the awards (Fury!). I’ll be honest, I had no intention of seeing Foxcatcher but there’s no way I’m going to miss Wrestle Mania.

  • David Fincher Still Can’t Come Up With An Original Property; Announces Hitchcock Remake With Ben Affleck

    Poor David Fincher. For a director with such a distinctive style, he sure has a problem coming up with original properties. In fact, every movie he’s directed since Panic Room in 2002 has been based on a book or a true story. So what does he decide to tackle after transforming best-selling novel Gone Girl into a blockbuster film? An original thriller a la Se7en? Nah. He’s going to remake a Hitchcock film. Because that always goes over well. Fincher has announced that he will reteam with Ben Affleck, who we recently proved to be the greatest director of the last decade, and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn to remake Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 classic Strangers on a Train. Our guess is that it will be a dark film, true to the spirit of the original, unlike the last time it was remade, as the 1987 comedy Throw Momma from the Train. Fincher and Flynn are making some changes, though, calling their film Strangers and moving the action from a train to a plane. Undoubtedly, it will be another solid movie form Fincher, and hopefully its success will give him the confidence to maybe take a risk at some point in more »

  • Pixar Characters With Tommy Lee Jones Eyes Are Depressing

    It seems like Tommy Lee Jones has always been a crotchety old man. Even in roles 20 and 30 years ago, when he was a fairly young man, he still came off as a cantankerous old coot. It’s probably because of his eyes. He’s got the disappointed gaze of an Oscar-nominated actor whose highest-grossing movie was Men in Black 3 (oh wait). He is basically the antithesis of the optimistic protagonists of Pixar movies. So when those characters are given Tommy Lee Jones eyes, it’s just sad. So very, very sad.

  • Larry David Lynch Is Our New Favorite Tumblr

    The surreal creations of filmmaker David Lynch, such as Eraserhead and Twin Peaks, are visually stunning works where seemingly normal characters live in a most bizarre world. Larry David, on the other hand, created over-the-top characters involved in the most normal of situations in TV’s Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. So it makes plenty of sense to combine Larry David’s dialogue with David Lynch’s visuals. Plus their names fit together well. Keep up with our new favorite Tumblr at Larry David Lynch.

  • A Clockwork Orange Recreated In Grand Theft Auto [Video]

    Long before people with nothing better to do complained about the sex and violence portrayed in video games such as the Grand Theft Auto series, they complained about the sex and violence (and ultraviolence) in films such as Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. With that in mind, it’s only fitting that iconic scenes of Alex and his droogs from that film have been recreated using Grand Theft Auto graphics. Now if only someone will recreate the entire movie…

  • Long Lost Drawings From The Set Of 2001: A Space Odyssey

    When Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey premiered in 1968, it was like nothing anyone had seen before. With its deep, philosophical story, 2001 proved that space films could be more than B-movie fare with green-faced martians and toy ray guns. Of course, ever the visionary, Kubrick knew that he was making a classic all through the film’s production, which is why he insisted on hiring two artists rather than photographers to document the production. Whereas photographers usually capture photos before or after filming, artists could draw the action as it occurred. One of the artists hired in 1966 was 29-year-old Brian Sanders. His incredibly detailed drawings remained unpublished for over 30 years before being uncovered by The Independent Magazine in January of 2001.

  • David Cross To Release New Film As BitTorrent Bundle

    Comedian David Cross is making some interesting and innovative choices when it comes to the distribution of his directorial debut Hits. The comedy, featuring Matt Walsh, Amy Sedaris, and Michael Cera, premiered at Sundance last year and will be available as a pay-what-you-want BitTorrent Bundle beginning February 13. The service allows content creators to make money while taking advantage of BitTorrents’ bandwidth-saving method of distribution. But that’s not his only plan. David Cross was the first investor in Kickstarter, so naturally he is using the crowd funding platform to aid with theater distribution. Cross is hoping his campaign will raise $100,000 in order to distribute the film to 50 markets. Check out the trailer below and see if Hits is worth supporting.

  • Concept Art From The “Toy Story 3″ Disney Tried To Make Without Pixar

    When negotiations broke down between Disney CEO Michael Eisner and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs in 2004, Pixar announced they were looking for a new distributor. Disney, who owned the rights to the characters Pixar created while the two were partners, opted to create their own computer animation division, Circle 7, to work on sequels for Pixar-created franchises. Toy Story 3 was to be the first Disney-produced sequel. Circle 7 devised a story in which Buzz malfunctions and must be sent back to Taiwan for repairs. But when his fellow toys learn that there has been a Buzz Lightyear recall, they venture to Taiwan to save Buzz from destruction. Ultimately, we were all saved from this inferior film when Disney and Pixar reached an agreement, resulting in Disney taking ownership of Pixar and dissolving Circle 7.

  • “The Interview” Joins the Ranks of These Banned or Restricted Movies [Link]

    All of Hollywood was in an uproar last week when the big theater chains backed out of showing The Interview. As much as George Clooney and other celebrity busybodies wanted to believe this was an unprecedented move and a sure path to censorship of stoner comedies yet-to-come, the fact is that Hollywood and governments have been banning or restricting movies pretty much since the medium was invented.

  • Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” [Video]

    Industrial Light & Magic, the company set up by George Lucas almost 40 years ago to create the visual effects for Star Wars, is still one of the best effects houses in the industry. As movies rely more and more on computer-generated effects for explosive action sequences, its up to these effects experts to translate the director’s vision onto the footage that is often little more than a couple people in front of a green screen. For Captain America: The Winter Soldier, ILM contributed 900 effects shots, mostly in the third act. Take a look at how a green screen became the helicarrier’s underwater hanger in this highlight reel and gain a newfound appreciation for these incredible artists.

  • This Marvel Vs DC Movie Needs To Be Made [Video]

    It used to be so easy. Movies based on comic book characters were awful and it was no problem ignoring them. But then Iron Man and Nolan’s Batman trilogy came along and showed us everything comic book movies could be. Now we’ve got about 637 movies based on Marvel and DC properties coming out in the next few years. They should just save us time and cmbine all the characters into one giant amalgamated movie. But in a world where Marvel’s characters are owned by three different studios, a movie like that has zero chance of existing. At least we have this awesome trailer.

  • Rudolph Meets John McClane In Fly Hard [Video]

    You know, I never really noticed just how similar the old Rankin/Bass Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is to Die Hard. After all, they both have…um…well…they’re both Christmas movies, I guess. But even with such a tenuous connection, this mash-up, using the sound from the Die Hard trailer and video from Rudolph, works perfectly. Or maybe we’ve just been hitting the egg nog too early this year.

  • We Want More Of This Pulp Fiction Underwater Remake [Video]

    Why would anyone make a shot for shot remake of the iconic “Say what again” scene from Pulp Fiction underwater? Because they can! And we’re glad someone did, because it’s pretty incredible. And the ethereal quality of Vincent’s hair floating around him is the most glorious image we’ve ever seen. Let’s just hope there’s more to come…

  • Three New Teasers Have Arrived for ‘Better Call Saul’

    Everything we already know about Saul is simply reiterated in the teaser for February’s premier of “Better Call Saul”, the AMC Breaking Bad spin-off, staring Bob Odenkirk as the lovably sleezy attorney, Saul Goodman. Three teasers have been released revealing hints of lesser-than-legal work ethic, Saul’s eccentric choice in dress shirts and a mug. With a connection already in place from the Breaking Bad series, let’s hope the ‘Clean Shirts, Dirty Lawyer’ teaser is an innuendo to the return of Gus, the calculated drug lord with a dry cleaning front.

  • How To Dress Like James Bond For A Fraction Of The Price

    Imgur user chrispscott is a big fan of James Bond movies and watches his favorites every winter. While watching Skyfall, he diecided to challenge himself to recreate some of Daniel Craig’s Bond outfits at a fraction of the price. Although the recreations are still over $600, that’s about one-tenth the cost of what 007 was wearing on the big screen. He also included a classic get-up from the Connery Collection and even an outfit inspired by Q (the contemporary version of the character, not the old man).

  • Iconic Movie Glasses [Infographic]

    Quick: What do Tony Montana, Jeff Lebowski, Leon, and Morpheus all have in common? They all wore badass glasses. But be warned, those glasses only look good on them. If you’re not Laurence Fishburn, your Morpheus glasses will just make you look like that kid in high school who wore big silk shirts emblazoned with dragons. Plus, these are all pretty expensive glasses. How come the solar shades from Back to the Future II didn’t make the cut? They were only $2 at Pizza Hut!

  • 15 “What If” Movies We’d Like To See

    For the past few years, New York-based designer and illustrator Peter Stults has been creating alternate reality movie posters. He’ll take contemporary blockbusters and reimagine them as classic movies of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. We’ve shared some of his earlier work here, and we’re happy to see that Peter is still churning out more of these great “what if” posters. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to see Marilyn Monroe as a sexy alien in Under the Skin?You can find some of his latest work in this gallery and you can keep up with Peter’s work on his Behance page and by following him on Twitter.

  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Takes a Dip Into the Future

    The gang is back, sans Cusack, and they’re all very successful, internet inventing, pop song stealing, beautiful mane of hair having men. Then they decide to take another dip, this time traveling in to the future, and it looks like it isn’t what they thought it would be. Everything has a timeline of success and it looks like their good luck eventually runs out. Check it out in the new Trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2.

  • I Spent One Day Experiencing the Future of Movies, and It Was Full of 4-D Katnisses and Virtual-Reality Narwhals [Link]

    3D movies have been around for more than half a century, but it wasn’t until they went high-def and IMAX supersized in recent years that the technology became more than just a silly novelty for campy horror movies. And we’ve really enjoyed the 3D experience for the last few years. However, we move at a fast pace these days, and 3D is already becoming stale. What’s next? 4D of course! Regal has now opened its first 4DX theater in Los Angeles, complete with rumbling seats, scents, and simulated elements to immerse you in the onscreen world. But is the $27 ticket price worth it?

  • 35 Bootleg DVD Fails

    To be fair, although these are all fails as far as translations go, some of them are happy accidents that would make for much better movies than what they’re supposed to be. Game of Thrones with Thor? Incredible Hulk with King Kong? Star Wars with Arnold Schwarzenegger? These bootleggers should be Hollywood producers!

  • Wes Anderson Presents Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Video]

    What would be even better than a JJ Abrams-directed Star Wars film? How about one directed by Wes Anderson? If that were to ever happen, this trailer perfectly captures what it would be like. Warm color palette? Check. International baroque pop soundtrack? Check. Yellow font? Check. All right, this looks like the real deal. So when is it coming out?

  • Here, The New Star Wars Trailer is

    It’s the sounds. The sounds of the Millennium Falcon darting through space. The sound of a droid computing. The sound of a hover cruiser speeding through desert lands and most importantly the sound of a lightsaber coming to life. The New Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is here and it looks Jeditastic. The trailer begins with what sounds like an elder Yoda narrating, then shows glimpses of the movies, new, young cast. We even get a glimpse of a new sith with a badass three sided lightsaber, an x-wing and of course the Millennium Falcon.

  • The Full 3 Minute ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer is Here

    From what we can see in this incredibly in depth 3-minute trailer for Jurrassic World is that Chris Pratt can do no wrong, rides a motorcycle amongst raptors, there’s a hot scientist that looks like Leeloo from the 5th element and she creates a dino-hybrid that escapes from it’s ironically low-security confines and wreaks havoc on the husky tourists of the park. Unconfirmed sources say the new genetically modified dino is a T-Rex/Amanda Bynes hybrid, dubbed the Bynosaur. I should write scripts. Universal Pictures was not available for comment.

  • The Ultimate Pulp Fiction Filming Location Map of Los Angeles [Link]

    It’s been 20 years since a young, fast-talking, obscenely-chinned filmmaker named Quentin Tarantino unleashed Pulp Fiction on the world. The movie made a middle-aged Samuel L Jackson a star and offered John Travolta a second chance that he pissed away within a few years (Remember Broken Arrow? Ugh). In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Curbed LA tracked down the real locations from the iconic film. Can someone in California go to the pawn shop and let us know if there’s a basement…and a gimp?

  • Watch This RSVLTS Exclusive Clip of Seth Rogan & James Franco in “The Interview”

    This winter none other than Seth Rogan and James Franco will be taking on one of the most infamous dictators in the world,Kim Jong-un. The interview, which hits theaters, (Date), features tabloid journalist, Dave Skylark (Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogan) as they embark on a life changing interview with Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, after discovering he’s a fan of Skylark’s show, “Skylark Tonight”. In an attempt to delve into true journalism Skylark and Rogan arrange the interview, but plans change when the CIA recruits them with hopes of assassinating the North Korean dictator. In this exclusive RSVLTS clip Rogan narrates the synopsis of The Interview, when his character comes to the realization that “Skylark Tonight” is a celebrity gossip driven show more dependent on covering Hollywood hacks than actual news. In an attempt to regain some integrity Rogan convinces Franco to do “The Interview” before being approached by the lovely Lizzy Caplan, a CIA agent, neither Rogan nor Franco can say no to.

  • Unseen Early Star Wars Concept Art Revealed

    In 1974, Colin Cantwell began working with a young filmmaker named George Lucas on a project then called Adventures of the Starkiller: “The Star Wars”. Although Cantwell worked on the designs of many of the iconic spaceships in what would become Star Wars, his name is not nearly as well-known as Ralph McQuarrie, who also helped create much of the Star Wars Universe. But next month, Julien’s will auction off many of his original concept drawings from 1974-75, featuring early designs of the X-Wing, Tie Fighter, and Star Destroyer. You can check out these incredible colored pencil drawings below and for more info, check out Original Prop’s in-depth interview with Cantwell from just a few months ago.

  • What’s More Awkward Than These Hand-Drawn Russian Movie Posters? Their Translated Titles

    A while back we shared hand-drawn movie posters from Ghana that are used to advertise movies showings of bootleg movies via mobile cinemas. They were great and all, with horrendous and sometimes unrelated artwork, but they still had text in English, albeit poorly-spelled English. These Russian movie posters have plenty of bad art, but they also crank the awkwardness up a notch with titles that don’t translate well into Russian. Redditor atrubetskoy translated all the text back into English and there are plenty of odd taglines and even odder titles. Who wouldn’t want to see “Garri Potter and the Philosophical Rock?” Pro tip: Read the captions in your best Yakov Smirnoff voice.

  • Dumb And Dumber To Comes To Nascar

    We are now just one week from the premiere of “Dumb and Dumber To” which means we will be seeing Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas everywhere. Although the publicity is nowhere near last year’s big sequel, “Anchorman 2,” there are still a few bizarre promotions that have us scratching our heads. For example, stock car racing team BK Racing will feature Harry and Lloyd themed cars during Sunday’s NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway. Alex Bowman will drive yellow number 23 emblazoned with pumpkin pie haircutted freak Lloyd while JJ Yeley will drive blue number 83 adorned with Harry. What does “Dumb and Dumber To” have to do with NASCAR? Who the hell knows! Let’s just hope this isn’t a wacky publicity stunt to mask the stench of a turd like “Anchorman 2.”

  • These Fictional Movie Posters Make Us Wish These Sequels Actually Existed

    On Novemebr 13, Los Angeles art gallery and production company iam8bit will host “Sequel,” featuring movie posters for sequels that don’t exist from over 40 artists. A few of the posters began floating around the web yesterday, and we collected all that we could find. If these 12 are any indication, this show is going to be great. Even if most of these movies would suck (another Sleepy Hollow??), it’s refreshing to see movie posters with actual art and not just cliches like orange/blue contrast or back-to-back leaning. If you’re in the area, you can RSVP to the show on Facebook. The rest of us will be able to scoop up whatever’s left after the show at iam8bit.

  • Indisputable, Statistical Proof that Ben Affleck is the Best Director of the Last Decade

    With Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar already being praised as his finest work in a strong lineage of directed feature films, a question arose amongst the office editorial staff: Is Christopher Nolan the best director in this day and age? If not, then whose name is emblazoned on the folding chair throne of the king of directors? From Nolan’s recent box office hits, including the Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception, it would appear he’d be the heavy favorite. But Scorsese, Joel Coen, and David Fincher could also be argued as the best around with their recent accolades for silver screen successes. So we decided to take the argument one step further and agglomerate every movie over the past decade by the top directors in the movie industry. Because of their unique “Tomatometer” rating system, we used Rotten Tomatoes as our source of rating. Their system is built by it’s staff first collecting online reviews from writers who are certified members of various writing guilds or film critic associations, then aggregating them together for a mean score. Essentially we took every movie each director in our pool of “top directors” has made in the past decade and averaged out their score based on more »

  • Star Wars Episode VII Get’s Classic Subtitle, “The Force Awakens”

    The new J.J. Abrams/Star Wars project finally has a subtitle, “The Force Awakens”. Disney discretely announced the title on their twitter this morning after it was announced that the movie had wrapped filming this past week. Abrams has made it clear that the highly anticipated movie will be a direct extension of the original series even going as far as to using tangible practical effects as oppose to a CGI heavy production. The film is scheduled for a December 18 2015 release date as of now and is being regarded as the most highly anticipated movie in the near future. Although Abrams will be the director for this movie, Disney has made it clear that, as of now, will have no direct connection to Episode VIII or IX. Rian Johnson, although has made it clear that he’ll be more than likely involved in the coming movies. While not much else is known about the movie, except for the whole new cast reconnecting with the original one, and actor Anthony Daniels, who plays  androide C3PO tweeted this recently; “No movie sequel is better than The Empire Strikes Back.” You might eat those words for Xmas dinner in 2015. Joy & Indigestion to the more »

  • The painful what-if that haunts ‘Ghostbuster’ Ernie Hudson [Link]

    Ghostbusters celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, but one of the paranormal exterminators has bittersweet feeling towards the iconic film. When Ernie Hudson signed on to play Winston Zeddemore, the character was as much of a part of the team as Peter, Egon, and Ray. But when it came time to film, everything had changed. Read all about the experience in Hudson’s own words in this touching essay.