At the risk of using hyperbole, Oscar Isaac’s dance routine from Ex Machina was the single greatest movie scene of 2015. It was sexy, it was stylish, it was aurally pleasing, and it was groovy as hell. In the sequence, Isaac’s swaggy scientist, along with one of his lovely cyborgs (Sonoya Mizuno), bust loose to Oliver Cheatham’s disco jam “Get Down Saturday Night.” Now though, thanks to a Twitter hero and Oscar Isaac aficionado named Kate, we’re discovering that the scene will work pretty much any song.
The Nice Guys guys have the movie marketing game solved. Earlier this week they released a hilarious “junket outtake” featuring livid producer Joel Silver berating stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe over the movie’s summer blockbuster competition.
It doesn’t get much more 2016 than this. Playing off a popular social media tradition in which people summarize movie plots using only emojis, Disney Interactive Media is now heading into Season 2 of their As Told By Emoji series.
Beyoncé’s Lemonade is getting all kinds of love this week, but there’s another visual album now playing that deserves some shine. That would be The Impossible Kid from New York emcee Aesop Rock (not to be confused with A$AP Rocky, please), who enlisted director Rob Shaw to produce a shot-for-shot remake of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining using miniature dolls (are those Fisher-Price’s Little People?) and sets.
Movie trailer mashups might not be fully played out yet… but they’ve definitely moved past their prime. Every so often, though, one comes along THAT COMPLETELY REDEEMS the whole gimmick.
Trying to get your family or friends to decide what movie to stream on Netflix can be a nightmare. Which is exactly why the conceit for Stream, a new trailer parody (watch above), works so brilliantly. Also: Stream rhymes with Scream, the horror classic it spoofs. In the mock trailer directed by Matt Detisch and A.J.
You know that feeling when you’re really proud of something you’ve just completed, and can’t wait to share it someone? We all have those moments. You. Me.
Actors will tell you time and time again that New York City is a great place to film a project — because the average New Yorker couldn’t give a rat’s pizza slice that they’re shooting there. A Yankee roaming the street (or this season, especially, a Met) might be something to get excited about. But one of “the world’s biggest movie stars?” Nah.
The Force has been awakened along with a mess of classic Disney characters in this new mash-up video (above) made by Norwegian comedy video makers PistolShrimps. At the outset of the epic spoof, Aladdin villain Jafar is revealed as a TIE fighter pilot shooting at the so-called “street rat” and his life mate, Princess Jasmine. Then a slew of Disney all-stars appear. Belle from Beauty and the Beast momentarily assumes the role of Rey, the young heroine in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Hendren went on the show as a supposed supporter of Edward Snowden, the computer programmer behind the 2013 leaks of classified NSA information who has since taken up refuge in Russia and made headlines this week for joining Twitter. For the first part of the segment, Henden appears to be defending Snowden, referring to him as a “hero” and describing his actions as “ the most patriotic thing.” But soon, Hendren begins stumping for that other famous Edward, the misunderstood hedge-chopper played by Johnny Depp in 1990’s Edward Scissorhands.
It’s been a historical week for discoveries across the galaxy. Water on Mars. The world’s first biofluorescent reptile. And now, perhaps the most culturally significant find of this young millennium: A toilet paper dispenser that sounds exactly like beloved Star Wars Wookiee, Chewbacca.
Jason Statham thinks the Avengers actors can’t really fight, but that didn’t stop Paul Bettany from taking a few jabs at him. During an appearance on Conan last night, the actor — who voiced the computer Jarvis in multiple Marvel films, and made his debut as new hero Vision in The Avengers: Age of Ultron — offered a withering response to Statham’s comment that the CG-enhanced battles in superhero films aren’t “authentic,” and that he prefers “old, real stars… that can really do their thing.” Watch Bettany’s retort above. “He’s brilliant at what he does,” Bettany told host Conan O’Brien of Statham, who is known for performing his own stunts.
During the midnight Star Wars toy bonanza on Force Friday, a few lucky fans were able to get their hands on the adorable BB-8 droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At $150, the app-controlled robot (manufactured by Sphero, who developed the technology behind the actual prop) sold out within minutes, leaving thousands of Jedi aficionados sadly droid-less. Fortunately, some of the folks who did score a robot are sharing the wealth via YouTube. Here, the five best BB-8 toy videos to debut so far, with special appearances by puppies, babies, and Ariel the mermaid.
Imagine a nightclub where alternate-universe versions of Tom Cruise, Ewan McGregor, and Al Pacino stare perplexingly at one another. Where Robocop and Blade rub elbows with Stanley “The Mask” Ipkiss and Pinhead. And where John Travolta’s disco-dancing Tony Manero has a serious thing for Hayden Christensen’s Jedi knight Anakin Skywalker.