Watch: If Quentin Tarantino, Terrence Malick, and Christopher Nolan Made Christmas Movies
November and December are always good for a holiday-themed movie or several, but ever notice how many of today's biggest and most popular filmmakers tend not to make straight-up Christmas movies? At least not often enough, if you ask us. So if we want to see folks like Quentin Tarantino, Terrence Malick, Christopher Nolan and Alfred Hitchcock inject a little of that holiday spirit straight into our jingle-bell'n souls, we have to rely on spoof videos like the one below, courtesy of Fourgrounds and Suitcase in Point Theatre Company.
This isn't the first time they've staged a holiday-themed video showcasing the fictional Christmas movies from popular filmmakers. Check out last year's version, too.
If you had to pick one filmmaker to... Read More
'Home Alone' Fun Facts: Did You Know Macauley Culkin Had a 30-Year-Old Stunt Double?
The folks at CineFix are back with another installment in their annual holiday series that takes you behind the scenes of some of the season’s most beloved films, and this year they’re tackling Home Alone.
The new clip, 9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Home Alone, takes you on a guided tour of Chris Columbus’ 1990 holiday classic wherein a young Macauley Culkin gets left alone for the holidays, and then outwits the criminals trying to rob his house. If you’ve never seen it, we have to wonder what you’re doing with your life!
The new video is chock-full of interesting trivia. The most fascinating piece is a revelation that Macauley Culkin’s stunt double was actually a 30-year-old man named Larry Nicholas. Nicholas... Read More
Find Out Why Charlie Sheen Is Reprising His 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Character
When most people hear the name Charlie Sheen, they invariably think of Two and a Half Men and that strange stretch in 2011 when he was all about #tigerblood and #winning. However, the older amongst us remember a younger, purer Charlie Sheen – the devil-may-care bad boy of the Brat Pack who stole Jennifer Grey’s heart in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Now, three decades later, Sheen is reprising that role for a whole new generation.
The actor is set to appear on an upcoming episode of ABC’s comedy series The Goldbergs, where he’ll run into series regular Hayley Orrantia in a police station as the show pays homage to the beloved John Hughes film.
Charlie looks a little rougher around the edges than he did back in the 1980s, but it’s still... Read More
Watch: R2-D2 and Chopper Star in Lucasfilm's Adorable 2014 Holiday Card
Every year the minds at Lucasfilm are known for sending these really fun, creative holiday cards to their coworkers, friends and family. They've been sending these cards for decades, and almost all of them feature Star Wars characters with Yoda and R2-D2 appearing more often than others.
This year Lucasfilm put together a short animated video for its holiday card, and not only is it quite an adorable watch, but it may also tease a future animated TV show starring R2-D2 and Chopper, the crazy new droid from Star Wars: Rebels. Heck, look at these two -- who wouldn't watch that? The only thing this card is missing is BB-8, the super-popular droid featured ever so briefly in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, though something tells us BB-8 will make an... Read More
Movie News: New 'Jurassic World' Image Features Dinosaur; Watch 'Minions' Arrive in 1968 New York!
Jurassic World: Colin Trevorrow, director of the upcoming Jurassic World, shared a new image from the movie featuring Chris Pratt and… a dinosaur, accompanied by the message: "Happy Holidays from the editing room. Do not try this at home." We'll find out more when the movie rolls into theaters on June 12. [Twitter]
Boyhood: President Barack Obama has weighed in on the most pressing issue of the day: his favorite film of 2014. “Boyhood was a great movie," he told an interviewer. "That, I think, was my favorite movie this year.” Mrs. Obama, describing her favorite book of the year, stated: “I’ve read others [since, but] I read Gone Girl a couple summers ago, which is one of my favorites. The book is much better than... Read More
The Best of 2014: What's Your Favorite Horror Movie?
Previously on The Best of 2014:
What's Your Favorite Action Movie?
What's Your Favorite Comedy Movie?
What's Your Favorite Superhero Movie?
Is it possible to see every horror film released in a given year? Aren't there just thousands of them, of all budgets (or no budget) and with all kinds of distribution (or no distribution), making it difficult to be a total authority on the whole genre? And horror has so many subgenres -- slasher, splatter, supernatural, psychological, sci-fi and of course comedy, to name a few. There are movies that focus on being gory and other movies that focus on being scary. There are movies with monsters, movies with haunted houses and movies with boogeymen originating from children's books.
Yes, let's begin by... Read More
The Geek Beat: Four Things I Want for Christmas from Geeky Movies
The holiday season is typically focused on the giving and receiving of gifts, but there's also a lot of wishing that happens around this time of year. Whether it's a wish upon a star, a wish for a Red Ryder BB Gun, or even a wish to know what the world would be like if you'd never been born, wishes can be the stuff of powerful holiday magic – especially when Hollywood gets ahold of them.
That's why this week's column is a wish list of sorts, offering up a few modest – and yes, decidedly geeky – requests of the movie industry that would be great to find under the tree this year... and, of course, in theaters.
So here's what I'm hoping Santa will bring for this upcoming year:
1. A Super Superman
With Batman v Superman... Read More
Comics on Film: Andrew Garfield and the Tangled Future of the 'Amazing Spider-Man' Franchise
Director Marc Webb's reboot of the Spider-Man film series has been a surprisingly polarizing topic among comic book fans and movie lovers. While 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man was well received and managed a respectable box office gross, some people were left scratching their heads at the idea of a reboot for a successful franchise happening barely a decade after the original series began. Still, Webb's direction and the solid performances by the film's cast -- with particular praise being leveled at Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy -- led to the inevitable sequel: this year's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The second film, while featuring vibrant production design and another solid turn from its two leads, was less well... Read More
Watch: The Schmoes Review 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'
The Schmoes, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, not only have their Schmoes Know Movie Show on Movies.com—they're reviewing movies for us too. You can watch more of their reviews here.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
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Watch: The New Trailer for 'It Follows,' One of Next Year's Scariest Horror Movies
Though we have an entire year's worth of new horror movies getting ready to freak out audiences worldwide beginning next month, we can already guarantee that It Follows will be among the scariest you watch in 2015. The brilliantly atmospheric pulse-pounding thriller introduces a new kind of ghoulishly obsessive spirit: one that's sexually transmitted. Oh, you heard that right. It Follows tracks the story of one girl whose perfect first date ends with her being infected with a curse that finds her being endlessly followed by an angry spirit only she can see. A spirit, mind you, that will keep following her until it kills her... unless she passes it on to someone else.
It's pretty crazy, and the kind of film that's destined to become a slumber-party classic.
The... Read More