"It's crazy how we were getting criticized for this years ago"
Back in April we got to see the second trailer for Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming biopic film that tells the life story of the famed rap group N.W.A. Today, with the film’s release date drawing ever closer, we get to check out a new interview with N.W.A. members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube as they chat with The Hollywood Reporter magazine about their biopic film and how the themes they wrestled with back in the day are themes we are all still wrestling with today. The group members have got a lot of things planned surrounding the release of the movie, including a reunion performance and tour that will include Eminem), so they have a lot to talk about these days. Click below to read excerpts from their Hollywood Reporter interview and get ready for the return of N.W.A. More »
"I definitely remember crying on the kitchen counter."
Jake Gyllenhaal has been making the promo rounds lately in support of his new film Southpaw, which opened over the weekend, and during an interview with Howard Stern on his radio program, Jake confessed that he was really super bummed that his parents wouldn’t let him star in the 1992 Disney movie The Mighty Ducks. Jake was up for the role of the lead kid, which eventually went to Joshua Jackson, but his parents wouldn’t let him take the role becuase they wanted him to focus on school instead (he was 10 years old and going into middle school). Jake told Howard that his parents refusal left him in tears … which had to have been the saddest sight in the world. More »
Did you watch???
If you didn’t get a chance to catch the MTV documentary short White People, it’s available online and highly recommended by yours truly. During the 40 minute film, created by Pulitzer Prize winner and proud, Filipino illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas, the film hones in on 3 individuals from predominantly white neighborhoods, their family and friends, and uses their experiences to highlight the existence (misunderstood and otherwise) of white privilege in America. I found myself rolling my eyes, yelling at the TV and laughing a lot—and also being incredibly impressed with Vargas. I wanted to hate it but I have to confess, I was moved in some ways. Click inside for more!
Posted under: 'White People', MTV
"The Game is coming to it's end"
A few days ago we got to see the preview trailer for the official full-length trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Today we get to see the actual official trailer itself. Click the embed above to see the 2 1/2 minute trailer that gives us our first really great look at the final installment of the Hunger Games film franchise. Those of you who have read the books know what’s coming and it looks like this final film is going to bring it. As President Snow says at the beginning of this trailer, “the Game is coming it’s end” and when it’s all said and done one side will be victorious — but no one will come out unscathed. Check out this trailer, and get ready. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 will open in theaters on November 20.
The TV Guide
Yesterday afternoon, I was invited to attend an early screening of the debut episode of Caitlyn Jenner‘s new docuseries on E!, which I was very excited to attend. I have been looking forward to watching I Am Cait ever since it was first announced back in the spring. Because I am wholly unfamiliar with the other reality TV series that Bruce Jenner used to appear on, I wasn’t sure what to expect from her new series produced by the same team as that other reality TV show. For the most part, I really enjoyed the premiere episode. The first episode makes it clear that Caitlyn‘s intention for the series is to help others as she shares her personal story with the world. There are funny parts, highly emotional parts and also very serious parts in just the first episode. There is a lot to digest in the pilot episode of I Am Cait which, I think, signals what we might expect from the rest of the 8-part series. More »
"A single moment can change everything."
Back in early June, we got our first look at the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming Pixar animated film The Good Dinosaur, set to hit theaters around Thanksgiving. Today we get to see the just-released first full-length trailer for Dinosaur. See, I can’t say that I’m all jazzed to see this … which is odd because I really love Pixar films. That being said, I was unimpressed with the promo for Inside Out before I saw it and was very plesantly surprised by how much I loved the movie. Hopefully, I will love The Good Dinosaur just as much. Click the embed above to see what you think of this new Pixar film. Does it look like something you’re excited to see? The Good Dinosaur opens in theaters on November 25.
Posted under: 'The Good Dinosaur'
Way back in 1996, MTV got Estelle Getty, Betty White and Rue McClanahan to participate in a parody of Clueless for the MTV Movie Awards. All these years later, that parody video has come to light to find new life online. I have a vague recollection of watching this parody take place when it originally aired live back in the mid-’90s but I surely had forgotten all about it until PINTB reader Adrienne reminded me that it existed. As you can see in the low quality video embed above, the Golden Girls recreated key moments of the movie quite well … and very hilariously. I mean, how funny is Estelle Getty talking about how she needs to get laid? Clueless may have just turned 20 years old but it remains the gift that keeps on giving. Please enjoy.
Ant-Man was the #1 movie at the box office this weekend, bringing in $58 million dollars … making it the 12th straight Marvel Studios movie to debut atop the box office. For some insane reason, some outlets are reporting that Ant-Man “underperformed” because it was expected to bring in $60 million dollars in its opening weekend. But I think a difference of $2 million ain’t bad, particularly for a movie about a comic book hero that most people never heard of or are not a fan of. I loved the movie very much and I’m really looking forward to seeing it again in 4DX tomorrow. BUT I DIGRESS. Today, I’d like to share the Ant-Man trailer that has been recreated using LEGO building blocks. As is usually the case with these kinds of videos, this LEGO version of the trailer is really impressive. Ant-Man fans, assemble! Check out the trailer above recreated in LEGO and see much much cuter Ant-Man and Yellowjacket look as they battle to the death … in LEGO.
Posted under: 'Ant-Man', LEGO
Pleased to meet you
Just about a week ago, we got our first official look at the new cast of Ghostbusters in costume, courtesy of director Paul Feig. Today we learn the names of the characters played by Kirsten Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy … again, courtesy of Feig. Additionally, we learn officially that original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd will be appearing in this new Ghostbusters remake, altho he wasn’t probably supposed to spill those beans just yet. Dan recently posted on his official Twitter profile the news that he was on the Ghostbusters set filming a scene … and then removed that tweet from his timeline. Click below to learn the names of the new group of Ghostbusters and read the tweets that Aykroyd posted about the movie that he did not delete from his account. More »
Prepare the way for the Worldwide Trailer Release
In early June we got to see a minute and a half long trailer for the forthcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 … but it turns out that that trailer wasn’t the official trailer. That trailer was just a teaser trailer that was released internationally. The official official trailer is due out in less than a week and today we get to see a teaser trailer for the first official trailer. I know it may seem silly to have teaser trailers for trailers, and maybe it is, but I’m of the mind that a movie like Mockingjay – Part 2 cannot be overhyped at this point. The end of the Hunger Games movie franchise is nearly upon us … which is good because we will soon get to see the final movie … tho, it’s bad because it will be the final movie. In any event, click the embed above to see this teaser for the forthcoming trailer which we’ll be feasting our eyes on soon.