What Are the Best Keanu Reeves Action Scenes?
One of the best action movies of the year opens this Friday, and it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that it stars Keanu Reeves. For the past 23 years, since riding a wave onto the shores of adrenaline-fueled cinema with Point Break and then soon after steering a bus through its halls with Speed, Reeves has been in some of the most memorable and thrilling actioners of both the 20th and 21st centuries. And of course with The Matrix he bridged the two together with one of the most important entries into the genre ever.
Now, with John Wick, he's in another movie being noted for its action, both in terms of quantity and quality, and fittingly it's codirected by Chad Stahelski, Reeves' stunt double on Point Break and other productions (the other... Read More
Film Face-off: 'Fury' vs. 'Saving Private Ryan'
The musical group YMCA always felt war was good for absolutely nothing, but Hollywood believes otherwise. Countless (we didn't have time to count) movies have been made about the brave men and women who have served our country. This weekend we saw another World War II film hit the big screen, and hit it hard. Fury, directed by David Ayer, is the story of a group of tanker soldiers making a final push into enemy territory.
So, do these men have what it takes to go up against one of the best modern-day war films in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan? Let's find out in this week's Film Face-off.
Brad Pitt plays Don "Wardaddy" Collier. This isn't his first war... Read More
Watch: 'The Simpsons' Goes Full Kubrick in Latest "Treehouse of Horror" Episode
The Simpsons has paid tribute to Stanley Kubrick more than once in the past, and most famously in its "Treehouse of Horror" episode from way back in 1994 when the show sent its loveable family to become caretakers at Mr. Burns' mansion. Groundskeeper Willie discovered that Bart had the Shinning, Homer went crazy from no TV and no beer, and the rest was TV history.
Now, 20years later, The Simpsons revisisted Kubrick for another "Treehouse of Horror," only this time they didn't limit themselves to just one of the director's movies. They created an entire segment called "A Clockwork Yellow" that transformed Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl into the main gang from A Clockwork Orange and thrust them into a story that plays out like a... Read More
Only Movie Fans Will Love These Awesomely Ugly Holiday Sweaters
Just in time for the holidays, the movie fiends at Mondo have created a knitwear tribute to the 1984 cult film Gremlins and the Coen brothers’ dark comedy classic Fargo. Yes, we’re talking about sweaters. As fans of the Joe Dante film about strange creatures that can’t be fed after midnight know, Gremlins takes place during the Christmas holiday.
Billy (Zach Galligan) receives a mogwai as a present from his father. But dear old dad doesn’t know that the adorable creature can spawn something nasty if it gets wet—a troublemaking gremlin. Mondo’s sweater is appropriately holiday-lish, featuring Stripe and Gizmo and the Santa hat. There’s also a reference to the popcorn gremlin, because... movies!
The... Read More
First Look: Will Disney's 'Moana' Become the Next 'Frozen'?
You can't deny the power of Disney's Frozen. No, really, you can't--that movie is more powerful than all of us combined, times infinity. And while Disney is doing all it can to satisfy our Frozen wishes moving forward (from shorts to sequels to musicals to ice shows), it's hard not to anticipate the studio's next creation. In the immediate future, that's Big Hero 6 (in theaters November 7), but in 2016 we'll be getting a new thrilling adventure called Moana -- and Disney has just released to us a first look at the film, which you can check out below.
So what's the deal with Moana? Well, like Frozen, it'll feature a female heroine--one who hails from the South Pacific islands. In the film, directed by Disney veterans Ron Clements and John... Read More
See What Happens When One Family Tackles the Ultimate 'Wonder Woman' Lego Set
Now that Warner Bros. has made it all official and whatnot, we know we'll be seeing a lot of those DC superheroes on the big screen over the next six years. Not only will they show up in live action form, but also via Lego Movie spin-offs, like Lego Batman in 2017 and The Lego Movie 2 in 2018. So of course Wonder Woman will be part of it all, appearing for the first time in a live-action movie when Gal Gadot plays her in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (in theaters March 2016), and then in her own solo movie in 2017, not to mention her probable appearances in those Lego and Justice League movies.
Fans are excited, as evidenced by the popularity of the Wonder Woman Halloween costume this year (voted number one on a Fandango poll highlighting popular costumes from... Read More
'Pacific Rim II' Gets a Wild Teaser Poster; 'Pacific Rim III' Is Also in the Works
Guillermo del Toro’s sequel to his mech-vs.-monsters movie Pacific Rim is like three years off in the future, but that hasn’t stopped Legendary Pictures from releasing the above teaser photo on its Facebook page. Modern marketing once again proves it’s never too soon to start your media blitz.
The new poster is pretty cool looking, with a giant oceanic vortex opening and threatening to suck in all the big military ships in the area. Presumably this is another transdimensional portal so the Kaiju can return to wreak havoc on Earth. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, right?
Del Toro, meanwhile, has revealed that he’s not only hard at work on Pacific Rim II, but he’s also planning a third film that will conclude the... Read More
Superhero Buzz: 'Batman v Superman' Finds Its Robin? Plus: Jason Momoa Talks 'Aquaman' and More
If you’ve got a wicked case of the Mondays, maybe a piping-hot batch of superhero news will turn your frown upside down. Today we’ve got the latest on the gender-bending potential Robin casting, Jason Momoa on playing Aquaman, and more.
The big news on Friday was that actress Jena Malone has a part in the upcoming Zack Snyder film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros. isn’t saying who she’s playing, but an adventurous extra on the film technically violated his (or her) nondisclosure agreement to reveal that the film features a female Robin. Could this be Malone’s part?
The idea of a woman playing Robin isn’t as far-fetched as casual fans think – Carrie Kelley was Batman’s sidekick in The Dark Knight Returns miniseries... Read More
Watch: Bet You Never Noticed a Basketball in These Popular Movie Scenes Before
You don’t need to be an athlete to know a thing or two about basketball. A group of graphic designers, artists and other creatives from studio HOTU made a fun mash-up of basketball scenes in cinema. What’s great about it is the way it has been edited to lead us seamlessly throughout each movie, letting the ball lead the way.
Titled 87 Bounces, we follow the ball through The Shining, Man of Steel, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Big Lebowski, Spider-Man and more. How did we never notice all these basketballs in films before? There are 24 movies featured in all. See if you can identify them, then brag about it in the comments section.
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Movie News: Colin Farrell May Be Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'; Tom Hardy Courted for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
Doctor Strange: With Joaquin Phoenix apparently out of the mix, Marvel is still searching for the right actor to star as Doctor Strange. Reportedly, Colin Farrell (above in Saving Mr. Banks) is the latest possibility, joining Benedict Cumberbatch, along with the recently touted Keanu Reeves, as the leading candidates for the role. Supposedly, others being considered include Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux and Oscar Isaac. The movie is scheduled for release in 2016. [The Wrap]
X-Men: Apocalypse: Tom Hardy (in The Drop, above), who played the villainous Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, is now being "courted" to star as a villainous, extremely powerful mutant named En Sabah Nur in Bryan Singer's upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. The character was featured... Read More
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