Watch Keanu Reeves’ SPEED Edited Down To Only Shots of The Speedometer

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If you haven't seen the 1994 action film Speed, you probably have heard about it. Keanu Reeves plays a cop that gets stuck on a public transit bus that a terrorist has rigged to blow if the speed drops below 55 mph. It's a classic movie that pushed Sandra Bullock into stardom and launched Keanu Reeves action career to another level.

Now Youtuber devicer has given us an ultra super short cut of the movie that is only made up of all the shots of the bus' speedometer. It's pretty funny:

Denis Villeneuve’s CLEOPATRA Movie is Described as a Dirty and Bloody Political Thriller

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As you may have heard, Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is currently in talks to develop and direct Sony Pictures' new Cleopatra movie which is being written by David Scarpa, Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland. Scarpa wrote the script for All the Money in the World and and in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter he talked about what we can expect from the film, calling it a "lean, mean political thriller": 

“It’s similar [to All the Money in the World] in that there’s a lot of research involved and there’s a question with all that of how do you want to do it and how do you make something new out of it? With Getty, part of the idea was to take two genres we felt we knew, which was the kidnapping genre and what we’ll call the “great man” genre — the Citizen Kane genre — and smash them together and make something new out of them. With Cleopatra … instead of doing the movie as the prestige picture — the three-hour, lots of pageantry, people with fans and English accents and all that stuff — [we] really treat it as a political thriller. Dirty, bloody, lots of people swearing and having sex and all of that other stuff and just treat it as a two-hour, lean, mean political thriller, full of assassinations, etc. Just going the opposite direction from the way we think that movie is going to go.”

The new Cleopatra film is based on the Stacy Schiff biography Cleopatra: A Life. It sounds like it's going to end up being a pretty crazy movie. With Villeneuve at the helm, there's no doubt it will be a film worth checking out.

What do you think about a new take on Cleopatra?  Is this a movie that sparks your interest?

Fan Made Short Adds More Action To Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader’s Lightsaber Fight in A NEW HOPE

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Lightsaber fights have become one of the most anticipated and exciting moments in Star Wars movies today. That wasn't necessarily true in the original trilogy. Most of the laser-sword show downs in those three films were pretty basic for the most part. It wasn't until The Phantom Menace that lightsabers got a whole lot more exciting with the addition of Darth Maul and his red double-bladed lightsaber. Now when we go back and watch the very first lightsaber fight captured on film between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in A New Hope, it seems painfully tame. (Watch it here to be reminded)

But now, thanks to some talented filmmakers on Youtube, this scene has gotten an injection of awesome and the choreography feels much more like the epic showdown both Anakin and Kenobi had in Revenge of the Sith.

So far, the creators have only released a short clip, with the whole scene to be released next year.  Here is a teaser for what they have in store.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI’s General Hux Has A Brutal History With Captain Phasma

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We've see just how sinister General Hux can be in both The Force Awakens and in The Last Jedi, but now we're learning how he rose through the ranks of the First Order, becoming one of the youngest officers with such a high rank. 

In Delilah Dawson's new novel Phasma, we learn that Armitage Hux was raised in the First Order, his father, Brendol Hux, served in the Empire before their defeat, eventually helping to recreate the army as the First Order in the Unknown Regions.

But Hux and Captain Phasma, conspired against him eventually killing Brendol. After that Armitage rose up in his place and his ruthlessness made him a valuable asset to the armed forces, and Supreme Leader Snoke knew how to get what he needed from Hux.

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi - The Visual Dictionary, Pablo Hidalgo describes his journey succinctly:

"Hux is responsible for the deaths of billions, having given the order to fire the Starkiller at the heavily populated Hosnian system. A man of no scruples who craves power above all, Hux has dispatched many enemies or would-be foes before they became too dangerous a threat. This included quietly eliminating his own father, the elder General Brendol Hux, whose elevated position in the early First Order gave Armitage a childhood of great privilege."
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Hux strived to earn Snoke's approval which caused him to butt heads with Kylo Ren, Snoke's apprentice, and both were used as tools to achieve the First Order's goals.

But now that Snoke is out of the picture, Kylo Ren stands as the new Supreme Leader. We don't know how this will change Hux who is now being forced to serve under his rival. It's very likely we'll find out in Episode IX.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters everywhere.

Fantasy Meets Gritty Crime Drama in the Netflix Original BRIGHT, and it Works Pretty Well – One Minute Critic

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These days, everyone complains about remakes and sequels, saying there isn't enough originality out there any more. Well the Netflix original Bright is about as original as it gets! Director David Ayer injects creatures taken right out of the Lord of the Rings into a gritty crime drama and its pretty fantastic.  Of course, the movie is not for everyone and has its problems, but every fantasy fan should at least consider giving it a watch. Its not like you have to pay extra to see it.

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

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Why JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Is Worth Watching – One Minute Movie Review

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Let's face it, we live in a world where remakes and unnecessary sequels hit theaters more than they should. And I'll be the first to admit that the sequel to 1995's Jumanji fits that description. But, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was way more entertaining and a lot more fun that I would have ever imagined.

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

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Watch Kelly Marie Tran Audition for her Role as Rose in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

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In the newest addition to the Star Wars saga, we were introduced to a handful of new characters and creatures. One of the clear standouts, Rose Tico is an important new addition into the world of Star Wars: The Last Jedi—and actress Kelly Marie Tran is clearly living a dream that lots of fans have.

Now a new behind-the-scenes featurette is showing us the very moment she locked down her place in the cast. We even get to see Tran's reaction to one of her final auditions before being offered the role.

We also see a chemistry test he had with John Boyega, to see how she meshed with the actor she’d be spending most of her time within the movie. The video also includes director Rian Johnson's reaction to Tran, describing her as the exact character he had in mind.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now in theaters.

Fascinating First-Look Promo For Hulu’s Counter-Terrorism Series LOOMING TOWER with Jeff Daniels

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Hulu keeps cranking out original content and now we're getting a first look at their new series The Looming Tower, which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. 

The series follows the threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s as the CIA and FBI counter-terrorism divisions travel the world looking for information while working toward the same goal... trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil. However, a rivalry between the FBI and CIA at the time may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of September 11th.

The Looming Tower looks like a fascinating series and it stars Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp, Alec Baldwin, and Peter Sarsgaard among others.

The Looming Tower will premiere on Wednesday, February 28th.

Big Actors Playing Tiny Characters in DOWNSIZING Is Only A Little Disappointing – One Minute Movie Review

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Matt Damon makes a big life decision that leaves him only 5" tall in Alexander Payne's social commentary Downsizing. In this comedy drama people shrink themselves in hopes for a better life, but is being tiny all its cracked up to be? 

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

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How Ridley Scott’s Reshoots Removed Kevin Spacey From ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

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Under normal circumstances, it wouldn't be considered too impressive for Ridley Scott to deliver his newest film All the Money in the World to theaters right on schedule. But Scott defied all the odds by going back with only weeks until release, and reshot several scenes to replace actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer. But how did he do it so fast? During an interview with The New York Times, Scott talked about the All the Money in the World reshoots.

After the news broke about sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey, Scott’s All the Money in the World was suddenly facing a huge problem, let Spacey's small, but important part in the film remain and bring a bad association with the film, he could delay release; or, he could replace Spacey entirely with a new actor and still release the film on time. But as Scott tells the New York Times, the third option seemed to be the best decision. “You can sit there and let something kill you, or you can take action,” the filmmaker says. “I took action.”

Apparently, All the Money in the World producers and financiers at Sony held emergency meetings after the Spacey news broke, trying to decide what to do with the movie. Eventually, everyone agreed to release the film on its scheduled release date and brace themselves for a negative audience reaction.

It wasn't long after that two of the films producers, Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas, revealed a new plan for the film that they had come up with director Ridley Scott: reshoot Spacey’s scenes with a new actor and still maintain the planned release date. Sony liked the idea but was hesitant, saying the proposition was impossible because there was not enough time.

But Scott made it happen, he assembled crew and cast members, including Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, and in the span of 9 days re-shot scenes replacing Spacey with Christopher Plummer, an actor Scott says he originally considered for the role before Spacey landed the part. “There was no digital trickery required, either, contrary to the speculation,” Scott told the NYT . “A little bit of good-morning makeup and some front lighting and he was ready to go. It was quite simple.”

Plummer told The Hollywood Reporter that he was about to go on vacation with his family when Scott reached out to him and offered him the gig.

“I’ve always been a fan of Ridley and wanted to work with him. I thought, ‘My God, here’s an incredible chance.’ We talked for a few minutes. He obviously has an extraordinary sense of humor, and that endeared him to me immediately. I told him, ‘Listen, I have to go home and read the script,’ which I did. I kind of knew I was going to do it even if I hated the script. I had a feeling. It was almost insane, so I thought. ‘Great, let’s try it!'”

Plummer credited his theater experience for helping him memorize his lines in a very short period of time. Plummer also said even though the reshoots went quick, he never felt rushed, because “we created our own pace. And Ridley covered it so wonderfully with his cameras that nobody waited; we did it very quickly. Ridley is so quick in shoots — he only does one or two takes because he covers it so well with cameras.”

Scott even offered to let Plummer watch the scenes Spacey filmed, but Plummer declined:

It doesn’t do an actor any good to watch someone else. When you take over a part in the theater, it’s better that you don’t go and see it first so you’re not influenced in any way, the role comes from you. I saw some of the kidnapping stuff, which I thought was very well done, but that’s all I saw. Bits and pieces that didn’t involve J. Paul Getty at all. I hadn’t seen the trailer [with Spacey] either.

It already seems that Scott's gamble on reshoots with Plummer have paid off, Plummer was just nominated for a Golden Globe award for his performance. 

All the Money in the World opens December 25, 2017.