WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? Video Essay Features Amazing Behind the Scenes Footage

Robert Zemeckis' 1988 live-action/animation hybrid Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is one of the greatest achievements in visual effects in the history of movies, seamlessly blending the two storytelling methods together in an unprecedented way. Like many of you, I've seen the movie a bunch of times and have loved it for years, but my appreciation for it just went through the roof after seeing this video essay by YouTuber kaptainkristian, which includes a ton of jaw-dropping behind-the-scenes footage I'd never seen before.

The whole essay is dedicated to praising the film's technical achievements, and if you have any interest in the production side of filmmaking or want to obtain a newfound love for this classic movie, this video is a must-watch.

Via: Sploid

Epic Final Trailer and VR Experience for KONG: SKULL ISLAND – “Rise of the King”

The final trailer for Kong: Skull Island is the best one yet! The trailer is packed with lots of extremely cool new footage and I absolutely love how it was all cut together. It looks like director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has done an incredible job with this movie, and I'm impressed by what I've seen in the trailers that have been released. There are some really fun shots, and I'm totally digging the tone and vibe of the movie. 

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man.

Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly and is set to be released on March 10th. I also include a VR experience trailer in case you happen to have a VR headset.

James Gunn Tried Making a HITMAN Movie, but the Studio Passed Due to the Rating

I’m not a big fan of the two Hitman films that currently exist. Those films could’ve and should’ve been so much better. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn recently revealed on Twitter that he tried to make a Hitman movie but the studio passed on his vision of the franchise because of the rating. Gunn explained:

“I tried to make a Hitman movie a few years ago. But the producers at the time didn’t want to make it R rated, so they passed.”

They passed because it was going to be a rated R movie? That’s interesting because both films are rated R! Hollywood is a bizarre place with studio executives and producers who don’t know what in the hell they’re doing. 

On top of all that, there’s no way anyone could make a proper Hitman movie and have it not be rated R. The whole freakin’ franchise is based around a contract killer! Then, of course, there are the fans who don’t want to see a watered down version of the ultra-violent game. 

Classic Hollywood nonsense. Could you imagine the incredibly awesome film they could’ve had if they did hire Gunn to direct it! I bet those producers are kicking themselves in the ass, especially now that Gunn is a popular director behind one of the best franchises at Marvel Studios. 

NECA Announces Life-Size Spider-Man Figure for SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Super fans of Spider-Man and creepy fans of Tom Holland, do I have a surprise for you. NECA just unveiled a life-size foam figure that you can buy to get ready for Spider-Man: Homecoming! Take a look via Comicbook

That bad boy currently being showcased at the New York Toy Fair is 5'8 and ready to sit and stare at you in the corner of a room. The piece will ship in two separate parts and is easy to assemble. I can't imagine seeing this anywhere outside of a comic book shop, but would you put this in your house? 

NECA Announces Life-Size Spider-Man Figure for SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Super fans of Spider-Man and creepy fans of Tom Holland, do I have a surprise for you. NECA just unveiled a life-size foam figure that you can buy to get ready for Spider-Man: Homecoming! Take a look via Comicbook

That bad boy currently being showcased at the New York Toy Fair is 5'8 and ready to sit and stare at you in the corner of a room. The piece will ship in two separate parts and is easy to assemble. I can't imagine seeing this anywhere outside of a comic book shop, but would you put this in your house? 

Drax is an Annoyingly Loud Eater in New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Teaser

A new promo teaser has been released for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 giving us a fun little scene featuring completely new footage of the Guardians team camping out in the woods. It's got some hilarious footage that focuses on the team becomingly increasingly annoyed by Drax's extremely loud eating.

This clip made me laugh so hard because I know people who eat this loud and I can totally relate to Star-Lord, Nebula, Gamora, Groot, and Rocket! I've had their exact same reactions! This is such a great scene and I can't wait to see what the new trailer has to offer tomorrow! 

Looks Like a New Marvel Superhero Will Be Introduced in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

It seems like there's a new Marvel superhero that will be introduced to the MCU in James Gunn's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We've already got a few new characters being thrown into the mix such as Ego the Living Planet, Mantis, and Ayesha, but it looks like Gunn may have added another character to the story.

The reveal originated from Amazon’s new storefront for the film's merchandise, which is broken down by each of the main heroes in the movie. It's there that a surprising name is revealed that we didn't previously know was involved with the movie. If you don't want to know who that character is, don't read ahead:

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The name that appears on the list of characters is Darkhawk, who is an obscure Marvel hero that I could see a person like Gunn picking out of all the characters to use in the film. If you're not familiar with Darkhawk, here's a brief description:

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As a teenager, Chris Powell discovered an amulet allowing him to don the alien armor of Darkhawk. Belonging to an ancient sect of Shi'ar assassins known as the Fraternity of Raptors, it provides immense protective and fighting power to its wearer along with access to its Datasong which grants the ability to access memories and possible future outcomes of events.

Those are the kinds of powers could definitely come in handy and it's not hard to imagine them playing a role in the story. If he is in the film, it will be interesting to see how Gunn fits him into the story and adapts the character to fit into the MCU.

There's no confirmation from Marvel regarding this character's involvement with the movie, but as io9 points out, he does get a prominent place in Amazon's banner. Hell, we know that Nebula is a main character in the film that she'll be fighting alongside the Guardians in the story at some point, but her name's not even mentioned. Why would they put Darkhawk's name instead of Nebula's if he didn't play some kind of substantial role in the film?

Who knows, maybe he'll make his big appearance in the new trailer tomorrow! 

Watch: Emma Stone’s Post Oscar Reaction to Best Picture Controversy

By now, we're all aware that the Oscars really botched the announcement of Best Picture, accidentally awarding La La Land the Oscar when Moonlight won. Of course, Emma Stone then has to trot out and give an interview shortly after while reporters then ask her how that moment felt. I'm sure without asking many of us can assume "pretty shitty," would be understandable, but Stone took the loss with grace. 

Emma got an Oscar anyway for Best Actress so she was probably less hurt than others at the mistake. I don't think anyone took the controversy as well as Ryan Gosling, however, who made the following face when the mistake was announced. 

Good on the La La Land team for making the best out of a terrible situation. Hopefully everyone disappointed on stage gets an Oscar somewhere down the line. 

Director M. Night Shyamalan Hilariously Takes Credit for the Oscars’s Twist Ending

I'm sure by now you've all heard about the crazy ending to the Oscars last night. La La Land was announced as the winner of the Best Picture award but in a surprising twist, the real winner ended up being Moonlight. Personally, I think Hacksaw Ridge should've won.

Anyway, M. Night Shyamalan posted an awesome comment on twitter last night hilariously taking credit for the surprise Oscar twist that no one saw coming.

As you all know, Shyamalan's signature storytelling element is the big twist at the end of all of his movies. It's completely appropriate for the filmmaker to take credit for what happened last night.

If you want to watch one of the biggest Oscar blunders of all time, you can check it out in the video below.