Antonio Maria Da Silva is my favorite mashup editor working on the internet right now. He's the guy responsible for those awesome Hell'sClubvideos, and now he's used his skills to create a Christmas-themed mashup that imagines a world in which Kevin McCallister, John McClane, Krampus, Iron Man, Jason Voorhees, and more pop culture characters all live in the same universe. It's incredibly well done and will likely be one of the coolest movie-related things you'll see this holiday season. Enjoy:
That epic scene featuring Darth Vader at the end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was jaw-droppingly awesome! Thanks to Mr. Sunday Movies and John Stratman, you can now relive that insane climatic conclusion in 16-bit glory! This is a lot of fun to watch, and it makes me wish Rogue One had a 16-bit video game that we could actually play. Sometimes I miss the simpler times of video games.
Before the comic book movie boom began in full force, only comic book nerds and pop culture geeks knew who Stan Lee was. But we're fourteen movies into the MCU, and Lee was making cameos in Marvel movies long before the MCU even began — he's mainstream now. At this point, it's safe to say that even if my grandmother doesn't know who Stan Lee is, she'd still recognize him as that old guy that pops up in all of those superhero movies.
A YouTuber put together a compilation of all of Lee's Marvel movie cameos to date (except for Doctor Strange), and as you'll see, it only takes two movies before the cameos start getting less about him blending into the background of scenes and more about putting him front and center in a way that can sometimes be a little much.
The OA is the latest series that takes you on a phenomenal journey and then abruptly ends with a "huh?" that will at the very least confuse you. THR got a chance to interview the show's creators and get a better explanation of the show's ending, so if you haven't watched it yet...
Okay, I won't lie, I felt betrayed by the ending. I was taken on an immense science fiction journey that ended on a religious note? Or was it still sci-fi? Maybe it was the ramblings of a crazy person? I'm sure my thoughts echoed yours, and it doesn't look like our answer will be as concrete as we would've liked. Brit Marling offers the following...
"What I feel is that your job as a storyteller just to, in that moment as best as you know how, try to tell a legible story. And each time, hopefully get a little bit better at making it legible, and the response is up to the audience. I feel all responses are fair game. Some of the things that have moved me the most in the world are things that other people have not been moved by at all."
Well if the overall goal was to get me invested in a silly story, they succeeded. That's kind of the major plot point though. A woman who's been missing for a decade and a half returns and picks five strangers to tell her story to and that's how they get drawn in. They keep listening because the story is just as bonkers as her random appearance! In the end, (much like us) each of them is conflicted as to what exactly it all meant, which I can respect. I'm just simultaneously having this moment of clarity as I write, and I think it took hearing the creator's statement to really pull it out of me!
So while there was no concrete answers, I think I got my answer. It doesn't matter whether The OA died, was crazy, or transcended to the fourth dimension... it was about the story all along. Are you satisfied with that answer? If you're someone who read this wanting to know more about the series, I still encourage you to watch because most of this show is phenomenal! An ambiguous ending is a bit of a downer though...
A young George Lucas will be a character in a new episode of Legends of Tomorrow! Slashfilm reports that actor Matt Angel will play Lucas right before he goes to film school. Here's a picture of Angel for reference...
To be completely honest, Angel looks like a better fit for the Maroon 5 biopic on Adam Levine that will inevitably come one day, but the story is enough to keep me interested! Showrunner Marc Guggenheim lays it out below...
Because of circumstances, the time aberration in episode 209 is George Lucas quits film school. As a result, he never makes Star Wars or Raiders of the Lost Ark. As a result, Ray, who became an engineer because of Star Wars, and Nate, who became a historian because of Raiders, slowly start to lose their brilliance, because those things that inspired them to become who they are didn’t exist.
Pretty awesome, right? It's enough to make me want to jump into the show! Has anyone been watching this season? How does it compare to the first?
2016 is about to come to a close, and it's been a hell of a great year for movies! I saw so many great films this year, and like every year it wasn't easy to come up with my list of favorite movies. I just solidified my top 15 favorite movies of the year, and they include everything from big budget films to small indie gems. I've also included a variety of different genres on my list including action, comedy, drama, adventure, horror, and sci-fi.
If you haven't seen any of the movie on this list, you seriously need to get on that because every movie you'll see on here is an incredible film that I think everyone needs to see, so please take the time to do so! I promise they will not disappoint you!
After you go through my list let me know in the comment section what some of your favorite movies of the year were!
The story that this film tells just completely blew me away. It was such a powerful film that was masterfully told by director Mel Gibson. He’s one of the best filmmakers working today, and this film reminds us of that. This film just completely overwhelmed me with emotions, and it’s the one film this year that I watched in theaters five times. That’s how much I loved it.
This was the most unique and different film that Marvel has made yet, and it’s one of my favorites! I’ve been a long time fan of Doctor Strange and director Scott Derrickson and Benedict Cumberbatch perfectly brought him to life in this movie. I couldn’t have asked for a better Doctor Strange film. I especially enjoyed the visual insanity! If there was one film to watch in 3D this year, it was this one.
Captain America: Civil War
Over the years, Marvel has been fine-tuning their skills in storytelling and filmmaking, and I can honestly tell you that this is the best film they have made so far. It’s excitingly epic, and it's going to completely blow your mind! Joe and Anthony Russo really turned up the heat on this film and its story was perfectly executed. - Review
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One is an utterly stunning Star Wars film and on my list of favorite Star Wars movies it ends up on the #2 slot right underneath The Empire Strikes Back. It packed a powerful punch and tells an insanely bold story with wonderful and unique characters that I completely fell in love with. I think it set a new standard for Star Wars film, and I hope the films that follow it can live up to that bar. - Review
Kubo and the Two Strings
Laika has perfected the craft of stop-motion filmmaking, and their latest film, Kubo and the Two Strings, is by far the best film they have made so far! Not only is it awesomely designed and exquisitely animated, but it tells a story that was also perfectly crafted. The film offers an explosion of emotions that completely overwhelmed me, and I loved the feels it gave me. - Review
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
This is a brilliantly written and directed film that I know for a fact audiences will love. Waititi has reached a new level of excellence in his filmmaking career with this movie. All of the characters are amazingly wonderful and likable, and you can't help but fall in love with them. Hunt for the Wilderpeople has got everything you want in a movie — action, adventure, comedy, drama, danger, and excitement. I really couldn't have asked for anything more from this movie. In my mind, it was a perfect film. - Review
The Nice Guys
Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling’s The Nice Guys was easily the most fun and comedically entertaining movie of 2016. This movie has it all, and it featured incredible performances by Crow and Gosling. This film might just be my favorite thing that they have done in their careers.
La La Land
Hollywood doesn’t make movies like this anymore! Yeah, I know it’s not a comic book, sci-fi, fantasy, or horror film, but this is a film that any geek with an appreciation for film will absolutely fall in love with. This film is a musical, and it’s overwhelmingly charming in every way. It's also a wonderful tribute to the musicals of old Hollywood. It’s packed full of stuff that I loved from the classic films from the golden age of Hollywood. - Review
I loved Sing Street so much! This was such a joyful uplifting and inspirational film that left me with a glowing happiness. The film came from John Carney, who previously made Once and Begin Again, both of which I thought were great. Sing Street is by far his best film, though, and I absolutely love the music!
Manchester By The Sea
This was the most powerful film of 2016, and it really touched my soul. It tells one of those dramatic stories that really makes you think about life and the trilas and tribulations that we go through. It deeply effected me in a way that changed my outlook on life and pushing through the trials I face the best way that I can. On top of that, Casey Affleck gave the best performance of the year and I hope he wins the Oscar that he’ll be nominated for.
Hell Or High Water
If you missed out on this little gem, then you missed out on one of the best films of the year. This was a modern day western bank heist film that was intense as hell and had some incredible performances by Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Jeff Bridges. I’m a big fan of the western genre, and this was just such a brilliantly well-made film.
When I went and saw Arrival, I got something that I wasn’t expecting at all. This movie surprised the hell out of me because of how good the story was, and the ending of it caught me completely off guard, which I loved! A lot of movies don’t leave me in awe like this one did. I liked that it wasn’t your typical spectacle sci-fi film. This was just a fantastic story with phenomenal performances.
This is a film that I never thought I’d see happen. Fox was so adamant on not making it for years! But now it exists, and it couldn’t have been a more perfect adaptation of the the Merc with the Mouth. It was a ridiculously fun action film that was just a bast to watch from beginning to end.
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book was a simply stunning film in both its storytelling and visual awesomeness. It’s a thrilling cinematic adventure full of action, drama, and comedy. It was a meticulously crafted work of art, and it’s the best live-action adaptation from their animated properties. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. - Review
The Conjuring 2
For me, one of the main requirements for a great horror film is that it has to scare the shit out of me. I’ve been watching horror films since I was a kid, so I’ve kinda become desensitized to them. Most horror films don’t freak me out like they used to when I was growing up, so if a movie comes along that scares me now, then that movie is a complete success in my mind. The Conjuring 2 terrified me! - Review
With us all still reeling from the loss of Carrie Fisher, this news is truly bittersweet. Variety announced that Fisher had completed voice recordings for two upcoming episodes of Fox’s animated comedy series Family Guy.
Fisher first guest starred on the animated comedy as Angela, supervisor to Seth MacFarlane’s Peter Griffin at the brewery where he works, in 2005. She voiced the character in 20 episodes that have aired, most recently in an episode that premiered Dec. 4.
MacFarlane, who, in addition to voicing Peter Griffin is the creator and executive producer of Family Guy, wrote Tuesday on Twitter, “Carrie Fisher was smart, funny, talented, surprising, and always a hell of a fun time to be around. Family Guy will miss her immensely.”
The date of the episodes is to be determined. This is not the last place that we will see Fisher, she had completed her work in Star Wars: Episode VIII and she had just completed filming for her recurring role in the series Catastrophe.
Looks like that Apple exclusivity didn't last long! An ad for Super Mario Run has appeared in the Google Play store according to Polygon. No release date is given other than 2017...read more on Gametyrant
I like the Alien franchise as much as the next person, but I don't like it nearly enough to want to mount a Xenomorph skull on my wall. But hey, I'm not judging — there are probably a ton of you who see this 36-inch long replica from NECA and are stoked at the prospect of hanging it up prominently for all to see and staring it down every time you walk past it, as if you engaged in battle with this beast and killed it yourselves. You do you.