This Film Just Broke Zach Braff's Box Office Record for a Crowdfunded Movie
What's better, raising the most money on a crowdfunding site or earning the most money at the box office?
The latter has always been more newsworthy, if we consider the funding part the same as any movie budget raised ahead of production. But being a box office success is a particular achievement for a crowdfunded project, because it shows that the movie doesn't just sound like a good idea, but it followed through and in fact is a good movie that people are talking about and that more and more people want to see on the big screen.
Dear White People, a race-based satire about black students at an ivy league university, only raised $41,405 when it campaigned through Indiegogo back in 2012. That was pretty great considering the movie's goal was only $25,000... Read More
Watch: The Sundance Film Festival Movies You Should Put on Your Radar
Sometimes it's hard to look at a list of unfamiliar film festival movies and pick out the ones to put on your must-watch list for when they arrive in theaters at a later date. While attending this year's Sundance Film Festival, I sat down with AMC Independent's Amirose Eisenbach and Alicia Malone to discuss a whole bunch of the movies we watched over the course of a few days up in the mountains of Park City, Utah.
We had a great conversation and covered a lot of movies, so give it a watch below.
Some of the films mentioned include....
Sleeping with Other People
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
The End of the Tour
The D Train
Z for Zachariah
What Happened, Miss Simone Read More
Watch: Your Favorite Dirty Teddy Bear Returns in First Official 'Ted 2' Trailer
The most hilariously dirty, foul-mouthed and perverted movie character in recent years returns to theaters this summer for another big-screen comedic adventure... and did we mention he's a teddy bear? Yes, that lovable and snuggable loudmouth is back alongside his best buddy John (Mark Wahlberg) in Ted 2, due out June 28, and the first official trailer for the film has just dropped. Check it out.
This time around it looks like Ted is getting married and wants to have a baby, except he's running into trouble achieving life's goals because he's not a real human... he's a teddy bear. Thus kicks off what looks to be another R-rated riot full of all kinds of absurd debauchery, only this time stars like Morgan Freeman, Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson are joining... Read More
Disney Princesses Meet Horror Icons in These Awesome Mash-ups
Disney villains may be the stuff of nightmares for really small children, but imagine if the heroes and heroines of animated classics went up against really terrifying characters. That's precisely what artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros has done with his latest set of parodies, which pit Disney princesses and other favorites from the Mouse House brand against horror film icons and at least two baddies from Batman movies.
Most of these are really perfect, such as the above image of Freddy Krueger and Princess Aurora, hinting that the leading lady of Sleeping Beauty might not get to ever wake up, even with a kiss from her prince. Then there's the obvious combo of Little Mermaid's Ariel and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
We're not sure... Read More
Watch: Here Are the 2015 Super Bowl Movie Trailers
It's that time of the year again! The Super Bowl may be the single biggest sporting event of the year, but for movie fans it's also the single biggest day for new movie trailers. Some of 2015's most anticipated films will debut new trailers during the big game, and we'll be collecting them all in one place as they arrive online.
What's Available Now
Terminator Genisys (July 1)
Ted 2 (June 26)
Minions (July 10)
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (February 20)
Tomorrowland (May 22)
What's Still to Come
Jurassic World (June 12)
Pitch Perfect 2 (May 15)
Fifty Shades of Grey (February 13)
Tomorrowland (Full spot; watch the teaser above)
Seventh Son (February... Read More
Movie News: Matthew McConaughey to Star in 'Born to Run' and 'Gold'; Watch a Powerful 'Two Men in Town' Trailer
Born to Run/Gold: Matthew McConaughey has lined up two starring roles. Born to Run is an adaptation of Christopher McDougall's best-selling book about a tribe of Indians in Mexico who became renowned for their ability to "run hundreds of miles without rest or injury." The other movie, Gold, is based on a true story and is set to begin filming in June under the direction of Stephen Gaghan (Syriana); McConaughey will play a modern-day prospector who heads to Indonesia in search of treasure. [Deadline/Collider]
Blunt Talk: Patrick Stewart makes a yellow jacket look good in a new photo from Blunt Talk. He stars as a British news personality who moves to the U.S. to host a talk show, experiencing a series of comic travails along his intended path to stardom... Read More
Today in Movie Culture: Batman, 'Aliens,' 'Labyrinth,' 'Frozen,' 'Jupiter Ascending' and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
A hip school principal in Rhode Island announed to his students they had a snow day this week with a tribute to Frozen (via The Hollywood Reporter):
A hip dad not only made these custom Labyrinth dolls for his daughter, in box, but he's shared instructions on how to make them for your own kid -- or yourself (via Topless Robot):
This all-neon version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has me realizing that I'd love to watch a Star Wars laser show at the local planetarium (via Geek Tyrant):
Today is the 57th anniversary of Lego's patent for its iconic bricks. In honor of the occasion, watch this animated... Read More
7 Movies Where Young, Crazy People Almost Destroyed the World
In Project Almanac, a group of teenagers happen upon a time machine and abuse their newfound abilities to journey across the time-stream to have a good time and make some money. Then things start to go horribly wrong.
Sure, most movies that focus on young people deal with down-to-earth problems like homework and school and parents who just don't understand. But others place the fate of the entire planet in the hands of people who aren't even old enough to drink alcohol. A lot of movies feature young heroes going on amazing journeys and learning valuable life lessons, but a precious few feature people too young to know better accidentally (or deliberately) destroying the world. Let's go over a few of them, shall we?
Modern kids, with their... Read More
The Geek Beat: Why a Unified Marvel Movie-verse Might Not Be the Best Idea
We're less than a month into the new year, and there's already been a lot of talk about the possibility of characters like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and various other Marvel Comics superheroes finding their way to the same screen as the Avengers in Marvel Studios' cinematic universe. While most fans are salivating at the idea of uniting Marvel's estranged big-screen properties under the same banner, I can't shake the feeling that a unified Marvel movie-verse could be (to borrow a term from Marvel's distinguished competition) a crisis in the making.
At this point, the credible threats to Marvel Studios' dominance at the box office are dwindling. It's at times like this, though, that a company – or a cinematic universe, in this case... Read More
Brad Pitt to Star in Angelina Jolie's Next Movie - Here's What We Know
According to The Wrap, Brad Pitt is gearing up to be the main man in Angelina Jolie's next movie, Africa. Actually, he's already the leading man in her next movie -- the recently filmed By the Sea (pictured above) -- so technically this is her next, next movie.
Africa is based on the real life of Richard Leakey, a Kenyan man of many hats who became a key figure in preserving his nation's history and future. He led several high-profile expeditions to recover key historical artifacts, and he even became the driving force behind a controversial, but effective, antipoacher movement wherein he hired people to shoot any elephant poachers on sight. It's this last part that appears to be the focus of the movie, as this is how Jolie described the project when it... Read More
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