What do you get when you mix a movie as awesome as Star Wars with a movie as fun as Frozen? Why, you get a parody video that features characters from Star Wars spoofing the Frozen song Do You Want to Build a Snowman? by turning it into Do You Wanna Kills Some Rebels? I’ve already watched this video about 10 times, so, I’m a fan. Check it out about and see what you think.
The first trailer was totally meh. The second trailer was a bit better. This latest trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the best of the bunch … even tho I still have my worries about the film. The new trailer, which you can watch in full above, gives us our best look at what the Ninja Turtles look like … as well as supporting characters Master Splinter and the villainous Shredder. Honestly, the CGI Turtles look much better than I thought they would. They kinda look like actual rubber costumes so, I’m pleased with that. Check out the trailer and see what you think. TMNT opens in theaters in August. Does this trailer make you want to see it?
REPEAT: This Is A Documentary. As In, A TRUE STORY.
Watching this horrifying trailer, I was reminded of my interview with Natasha Lyonne. I got to chat with her at an Orange Is The New Black press day, and I brought up her 1999 movie But I’m A Cheerleader. One thing she said was that it’s absolutely insane that she made that movie so long ago and we’re still, basically, having the same discussion about homosexuality. She went on a great rant, and I was thinking of it while watching this. So, there’s a Christian behavioral modification program called Escuela Carib that sends unknowing kids to the Dominican Republic to… what? Kidnap the gay out of them? This is a true story. ‘N Sync‘s Lance Bass, and The Real World star Mike C. Manning executive produced Kidnapped For Christ, and you won’t believe what you see. Also great to know this is a billion dollar industry. Jesus, Yeezus, somebody take the wheel.
The documentary won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at Slamdance Film Festival this year. It premieres on Showtime July 10th.
And this: “We’re in the business of trying to save prodigals.” Dude, this is sooo not what that scripture means. Literally, “prodigal son” means someone who willingly comes home… Grrr…. step up your Bible game before you come at me!
25 years ago today, the Tim Burton-directed movie Batman opened in theaters, setting the stage for the massive success of superhero movies in theaters (and I distinctly remember seeing Batman at Star Theaters at the stroke of midnight 25 years ago today). In honor of the 25th anniversary of the film, we get to check out today a rare making of video that was made back in 1988 that was meant to calm the worries of the film’s investors. Distributors and investors were afraid that Batman would turn out to be a silly, campy farce like the 1969 TV series of the same name. Warner Bros. commissioned this making of video to show the non-believers that they were serious about making a serious Batman film. Today, superhero movies are so commonplace that many of us have forgotten that there once was a time where no one believed that superheroes could be taken seriously at the movies. Burton‘s Batman remains one of my fave movies and this making of video is just too interesting not to share. Happy 25th Batman!
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"It doesn’t matter what color you are"
Last week we learned that actress/singer Zendaya won the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime made-for-TV biopic film about her life, due out this fall. Almost immediately, Zendaya was hit with criticism over the role and the film itself (chief among the most vocal critics is Aaliyah‘s family). Other critics have also, and I can’t even believe this shizz, criticized Zendaya for not being “black enough” to play Aaliyah in this biopic film. Over the weekend, Zendya offered a response to those critics. More »
This Looks Excellent
Recently I finally watched the French film Little White Lies, which had been recommended to me ages ago due to my totally healthy obsession with Marion Cotillard. This trailer for About Alex has a similar feel, as a group of long-time friends get together in the midst of a difficult time. In this case Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield (Schmidt!!! Yeah, I just started watching New Girl), and Nate Parker (who is my friggen boo) play friends of Jason Ritter‘s character Alex. After Alex attempts suicide his college friends come together for an awkward but loving gathering. I think the movie looks great—your thoughts?
"Selfie then. Selfie now."
Back in 1991, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis posed for a now very famous selfie photo in the movie Thelma & Louise. This week, Susan and Geena reunited and posed for a new selfie photo that show just how little they have changed since they snapped that first selfie over 20 years ago. I don’t know what these ladies do to keep from aging but DAMN, they look good. Have a look below and see how lovely Susan and Geena look today. More »
Plus, he'll write the treatment for 'Episode IX'
Filming has just gotten underway on the sequel film Star Wars: Episode VII but today we learn that plans are already in the works for the production of Star Wars: Episode VIII. It has been announced today that director Rian Johnson has been selected to write and direct Episode VIII and write the treatment for Episode IX. Altho Johnson has only directed 3 major movies in his career, the folks at Disney think he’s ready to handle one one of the biggest, most beloved movie franchises in the course of human history. More »
10s Across the Board
Remember back in February when we learned that Rodarte created a fashion line that was inspired by characters from Star Wars? Well, today we learn that fashion designer Bobby Abley has just unveiled a new menswear line for Spring/Summer 2015 that is inspired by Disney‘s The Little Mermaid. As you can see in the gallery presented here, most of the pieces take inspiration directly from the Little Mermaid characters … like Ariel, Ursula and Sebastian. I mean, is it wrong that I totally want to rock the Flotsam & Jetsam sweatshirt (and SKATEBOARD!)? Yeah, probably, but who cares? I may not know fashion but I do know Disney and these looks are fun. With Sofia Coppola‘s version of Mermaid coming out and now this line of menswear by Bobby Abley, The Little Mermaid is so hot right now.
I'll take the chap from District 7 #yesplease
Last month we got to see a few promo photos from the upcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Today, we get to see a new set of promo photos … kinda from the film. A new selection of promo photos have been released that pay tribute to the fictional heroes of the various districts of Panem. Only 7 of the 12 districts are represented but the photos are neat. They make it feel a bit like the fictional world of The Hunger Games truly exists. Click thru the gallery to see the heroes of Districts 12, 10, 9, 7, 6, 4 and 3 … but hands off Mr. 7 … that footless/tattooed hunk of beef is mine :D Enjoy!