There's a long-standing misconception that the original Jurassic Park holds up so well because of its reliance on animatronic dinosaurs. While it is true that animatronic dinosaurs were used for parts of the film, a bulk of the scenes were still performed using CGI and stop motion animation. In the video below, KaptainKristian shares more on the process and how it hasn't been replicated since.
This Honest Trailers installment was a hard pill to swallow for me. Gladiator is one of my favorite films of all time, so I found plenty of ways to poke holes in the humor the video had. It's easy to hate on this film in a Game of Thrones world, but as you'll see, this film is one of the best offerings its genre has to offer. For what it's worth I also think it's in the top three of Ridley Scott's greatest work.
I can still take a joke, though. I'll admit I laughed. I WAS ENTERTAINED. Good work, Screen Junkies.
I don't know why this gave me the feels it did, but I got ridiculously emotional in my office today watching Dick Van Dyke singing in a Denny's! I never even liked the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but it's amazing to see a man of 90 still performing like he's in his prime. I can only hope I'm that healthy in my later years.
I just finished Stranger Things less than a week ago and I already want to go and re-watch it! Needless to say, it's going to be a long wait for me until season 2 comes out, but I have my memes to hold me over until then. This one, in particular, got me chuckling pretty hard. Funny how all it takes is some music to bring in the It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia vibe! Great work by Juan Carlos Pelayo!
Jakks should be embarrassed about this! They released this pretty poor-looking version of Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and then were made to look foolish by an awesome artist. Noel Cruz took on the task of making the toy look more realistic...and KILLED it. Seriously, I thought this was a Photoshop job! See the pictures below, and thanks to io9 for putting us on to this amazing work!
If you've seen Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, you're well aware the movie is spectacularly awful. It wasn't always that way though, as its initial screenwriter Jeremy Slater says the initial plan was much better! In an interview with Screencrush, Slater explains how the original script for the film called for Mole Man, 60 ft monsters, and an all-out war in Latveria:
"In addition to Annihilus and the Negative Zone, we had Doctor Doom declaring war against the civilized world, the Mole Man unleashing a 60 foot genetically-engineered monster in downtown Manhattan, a commando raid on the Baxter Foundation, a Saving Private Ryan-style finale pitting our heroes against an army of Doombots in war-torn Latveria, and a post-credit teaser featuring Galactus and the Silver Surfer destroying an entire planet. We had monsters and aliens and Fantasticars and a cute spherical H.E.R.B.I.E. robot that was basically BB-8 two years before BB-8 ever existed. And if you think all of that sounds great...well, yeah, we did, too. The problem was, it would have also been massively, MASSIVELY expensive."
You would've needed an Avengers-type budget for a film like that, and let's be honest, who would've green-lit that after the earlier Fantastic Four movies? I'm sure even the most avid fans of the series would've been suspect of a film with that much budget behind it.
It's easy to say "wow that's awesome, Josh Trank is an idiot," but one of the challenges of being a screenwriter is developing a usable script that's realistic to the film's budget. This script was nothing more than a pipedream, even if the final product was pretty awful...and man, was it awful.
You might feel sad for Rita Repulsa looking at this latest photo from Power Rangers (via Coming Soon), but don't be fooled. Either this is Rita in her 10,000-year prison, or she's getting ready to break through some glass and destroy some lives!
I was leery initially of the new look for the Power Rangers film, but even in pictures, Elizabeth Banks looks way scarier as Rita Repulsa than the original actress ever did! She singlehandedly has won me over on this film! Anyone else feel the same way?
Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.