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Anime Eyes

The first trailer for Battle Angel Alita (US version) is here
posted by Artw on Dec 8, 2017 - 219 comments

Chariots Of Fire

Vangelis, 1981 [YT playlist] Side A: Chariots Of Fire; Five Circles; ; ; 100 Metres [which on the album runs directly into] Jerusalem. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Dec 6, 2017 - 15 comments

Never underestimate the self-delusion of a Hollywood professional

In two weeks, Netflix will premiere Bright. Starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton – real movie stars – directed by David Ayer – a real movie director – the film is said to have cost somewhere in the time zone of $120 million – real money. So why does Bright not feel like a real film? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Dec 5, 2017 - 86 comments

Avengers Infinity War Trailer

The official first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War Part I has landed. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 29, 2017 - 188 comments

Inspired by a true story

The articles behind the movies:
Coyote Ugly trailer
The Bling Ring trailer
Adaptation trailer
Saturday Night Fever trailer
The Fast and the Furious trailer
Blue Crush trailer
The Insider trailer
The Perfect Storm trailer
Shattered Glass trailer
Argo trailer
Fast Times at Ridgemont High trailer [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur on Nov 25, 2017 - 33 comments

I've Had A Night Fever For 40 Years

November 15, 1977 marks 40 years since the release of the Saturday Night Fever Original Movie Sound Track Album [YouTube full playlist]. The globally music defining album's run of hits actually started in 1975 when the Bee Gees released "comeback track" Jive Talkin' which reached the top of the charts in several countries and and was included on the album even though it was cut from the final film. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Nov 12, 2017 - 81 comments

On Happy Endings and Earning Them

Lindsay Ellis once again gives a deep dive into movie history and film theory with Disney’s The Hunchback Of Norte Dame (38:00), touching on Victor Hugo’s original work, authorial intent, the history and problems of adaptation, visual mass media, internal Disney power struggles and ...Nazis.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 3, 2017 - 17 comments

The Taika Waititi Fan Post

Taika Waititi is a New Zealand film director, writer, actor, painter, and comedian. While you may soon be watching Waititi's latest film - Thor: Ragnarok - it's worth checking out what convinced Hollywood to bank on him. [more inside]
posted by Start with Dessert on Oct 25, 2017 - 54 comments

Mr. Vampire (and kin) - experience the adventure! Embrace the darkness!

Clear some time for kung fu comedy with spooks and spirits, because here comes Mr. Vampire (YT, trailer)! While the Sammo Hung production isn't the first Hong Kong comedy horror fighting film to feature a jiangshi, or hopping corpses or vampires of Chinese folklore, it's the one that created a franchise and inspired numerous sequels and tributes. As a successful special effects driven 80’s comedy, it is often compared to Ghostbusters, but, you know, with martial arts. Let's dive into the world of Chinese folklore in HK comedy horror! [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 14, 2017 - 12 comments

Dean Pitchford Is Footloose

You've probably never heard of Dean Pitchford, but if you are of a certain age, you've definitely witnessed and listened to Dean Pitchford. He wrote the screenplay for 1984's Footloose, and he also co-wrote every song on the soundtrack. Beginning co-writing with Kenny Loggins the title track, a chart topper and Academy Award nominee, performed by Loggins, Footloose. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Oct 10, 2017 - 60 comments

“It isn’t enough for me just to see a badass woman anymore—”

Mediaversity: TV & Film Graded on Diversity “Mediaversity was launched this past April as a passion project by Li Lai, a New York-based visual designer, who originally posted her reviews to Tumblr in December 2016. The site’s contributors review popular film and TV around 80 percent of the time, and lesser-known indie shows around 20 percent of the time. Lai, whose family is from Taiwan, tells The Verge that her social awareness is a result of “simply being alive for 32 years in this world as a woman of color and growing up with LGBTQ friends.” The site’s grading is evidence-based but often subjective, just as film and TV reviews are. Contributors assign numerical scores on a 5-point scale to various categories like writing quality, gender, race, and LGBTQ representation. A 3 out of 5 score means that while underrepresented minorities were portrayed respectfully, they still had less screen time and complexity than their non-minority counterparts. Then, the numerical scores are averaged to give each series an overall letter score from A through F.” [via: The Verge]
posted by Fizz on Sep 29, 2017 - 16 comments

Pulp Fiction to Magnolia: the best films of the 90s

Five Guardian critics choose their favourite film of the decade, from Charlie Kaufman’s surreal journey into John Malkovich’s mind to Baz Lurhmann’s Shakespearean tragedy with guns and Hawaiian shirts. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 28, 2017 - 170 comments

Isle of Good Boys

Wes Anderson's latest movie is a stop-motion animation, set in a future Japan where dogs have been banished to an island made of trash. Trailer #1
posted by chaoticgood on Sep 21, 2017 - 104 comments

"I couldn't afford to go to film school; I learned from the library"

The trailer (post title), and The Guardian review of Ex Libris: New York Public Library: "The most prominent theme is the divide between rich and poor, and what the NYPL means in different neighbourhoods. The gorgeous main branch on Fifth Avenue with its marble lions serves a different function than the outposts in the economically disadvantaged outer boroughs. On Fifth Avenue, a “Books at noon” guest like Richard Dawkins will wax about the Enlightenment; off Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx, the community huddles up for job interview tips ... More than any other civic institution, it is a place for the betterment of everyone in every conceivable way, and if this ends up being Frederick Wiseman’s last film I can think of no better swan song." [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Sep 4, 2017 - 13 comments

Road trip!

A road trip through west USA - This is the remembering of 3,500km journey in west United States in 2013. This [movie] is made of 344,118 Google StreetView images, fetched with some home made scripts and a lot of patience. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on Sep 3, 2017 - 9 comments

Gone With The Wind Gone With The Wind

‘Gone With The Wind’ Pulled From Memphis Theatre After Being Considered “Insensitive” - - winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actress to Hattie McDaniel, the first black actor to win an Oscar - - Gone With The Wind has been dropped from the Orpheum Theatre's schedule following numerous complaints.
posted by fairmettle on Aug 28, 2017 - 104 comments

Stop and be friendly

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 movie, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Julia Philips and Michael Philips. The story concerns UFO sightings and encounters, alien abductions, a large mothership, and... It starred Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut, Cary Guffey and Richard Dreyfuss, with a cameo by Jerry Garcia. A digitally remastered 4K version will be shown briefly in the US in September (in the UK on the 19th for a day, other countries from the 15th); here is arguably the best place to watch it. [Lights up, and post title] [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Aug 26, 2017 - 60 comments

Surf II: End of the Trilogy (that's the joke, and maybe the best one)

Long ago in "The Good Old Days", surfers ruled. It was bitchin'! That was before the threat of chemical pollution, nuclear waste and the horror of Buzzz Cola....
And so opens Surf II (YT, trailer): The Nerds Strike Back (via), a 1980s teen gross-out surf parody with added nudity*, stocked with some notable actors, and a soundtrack suitable for a surf film from 1984. Currently placed somewhere between one of the worst movies ever (next to another 1980s "sex comedy," Lunch Wagon [nsfw trailer]) and on the other extreme, just as funny as Naked Gun [trailer]. The film is considered an acquired taste, but if it might be your taste, you can watch it on YouTube (disregard the title, there is no second part). [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 18, 2017 - 15 comments

In a world where...

The Auralnauts present How To Make A Blockbuster Movie Trailer in 2017. [more inside]
posted by schmod on Aug 14, 2017 - 42 comments

"In the end, the only person who got really screwed was Sting."

"The mystery of time is such that some of the truly hidden gems of cinema do not fully bloom until all of the historical context surrounding their creation can be stitched together and applauded for the sheer impossibility of the mission and the absurdity of the serpentine path taken to get there. As it turns out, the story on screen and the story of the creation of the story on screen can find a groove so completely and utterly in-sync that the only option is to stand a generous distance back from the epicenter and say "Let's ignore for a second that you literally have groove in your title and ponder longingly that there is no other word that can describe the other-timedness of .... THIS"" [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 7, 2017 - 18 comments

The ‘Dunkirk’ 70mm IMAX Experience

Luke Hickman drives 8 hours from Salt Lake City to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to see Nolan's film Dunkirk in its native 70mm IMAX film format, for High-Def Digest.
posted by hippybear on Jul 30, 2017 - 25 comments

"a love story between one woman and her vagina"

Yes, God, Yes is a 10 minute film by Karen Maine starring Natalia Dyer. It is based on Maine's experiences of growing up Catholic in the Midwest in the 1990s, and coming of age sexually in the age of America Online. Maine was interviewed by Marta Bausells about Yes, God, Yes in The Guardian.
posted by Kattullus on Jul 20, 2017 - 3 comments

Not a balloon

Détour — A very short film by Michel Gondry, shot on an iPhone. In French, with English subtitles. (via Alas, a Blog) [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Jul 19, 2017 - 7 comments

What would you do to gave you? [rooster photo] DOCTOR STRUGGLE

Check out AI Generated Movie Posters, a site featuring movie posters generated by AI. Built by our own OrangeGloves, via mefi projects.
posted by cortex on Jul 10, 2017 - 63 comments

Film Crit Theory via Transformers

Lindsay Ellis delivers a film theory course via the Transformers movies in The Whole Plate: 1) Film Studies; 2) Auteur Theory 3) Why is it so hard to remember what happens in Transformers? 4) Genre 5) Feminist Theory ... More to come!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 1, 2017 - 21 comments

Killability Score?

All the Marvel Superheroes Who Should Die in Avengers: Infinity War [Nerdist] “Time to kill some superheroes! Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed to JoBlo that Avengers: Infinity War [YouTube] [Extended First Look] will be the last appearance for some central figures of the MCU [wiki], which means they might shuffle off their mortal capes or retire to their secret, woodsy homes… or alien planets or state-of-the-art mansion towers. But hopefully a bunch will get killed. Don’t look at me like that! Marvel needs to show some stakes, especially if the long-promised fight against Thanos is going to live up to the hype as something on a scale we’ve never seen before. Considering their longevity, significance, and power, here are the heroes of Infinity War, ranked by killability.”
posted by Fizz on Jun 27, 2017 - 96 comments

“They must've spent tens of dollars on this.”

Grab your robot friends. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 marathon starts now! [Twitch] From June 26 through July 2, you’ll be the subject of a 38-episode experiment to see how long it can take for the human spirit to break after suffering the type of DEEP HURTING that only the worst movies on the planet can provide. We’re even going to pile on the pain with an assortment of vintage educational shorts and other bonus content in between each episode. A running order with the full list of episodes can be found here.
posted by Fizz on Jun 26, 2017 - 24 comments

They're back ....

Netflix has released the first trailer for "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later," the sequel to the 2001 movie and the 2015 prequel series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." Returning cast members include Amy Poehler, Chris Meloni, David Hyde Pierce, David Wain, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Kristen Wiig, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Molly Shannon and Paul Rudd; among the new cast members are Samm Levine, Marlo Thomas, Dax Shepard, Alyssa Milano? and Adam Scott.
posted by Clustercuss on Jun 22, 2017 - 39 comments

Leia: "Dantooine. They're on Dantooine." Narrator: "They weren't."

Lord and Miller shot first, but Ron Howard shoots last. [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Jun 22, 2017 - 58 comments

our system favors the films with truly abysmal critical receptions

The 50 Best Good Bad Movies [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jun 19, 2017 - 264 comments

"I see you."

For an entire year, nearly everyone in Hollywood passed on adapting a film version of The Joy Luck Club. Even after Amy Tan’s debut novel became a best-seller, moving 275,000 copies upon its first publication, studio executives argued that no one would want to see a movie about Chinese-American women, especially since no stars were attached to it. Today, while Asian actors continue to be largely excluded from mainstream narratives — brushed aside and told that “non-white stars aren’t bankable” — The Joy Luck Club remains the only Hollywood film to have accomplished what most studios are still afraid to try. This is the story of how Asian-Americans pulled off a movie those in the industry never thought possible and proved Hollywood wrong.
posted by zarq on Jun 10, 2017 - 22 comments

Sulaco has entered a sector claimed by the Union of Progressive Peoples

The Secret History of William Gibson’s Never-Filmed Aliens Sequel (Script)
posted by Artw on May 15, 2017 - 22 comments

Pig Out

An upcoming Netflix movie directed by Bong Joon Ho (of Snowpiercer fame) is being teased with a fake commercial for a not-yet-existing product. Yes, that is Tilda Swinton. (more conventional teaser here)
posted by oneswellfoop on Apr 28, 2017 - 28 comments

“...like out there is the true world, and in here is the dream.”

The Next Four Avatar Movies Now Have Release Dates Again [io9] “Follow-ups to the highest-grossing movie of all time were originally slated to start coming out next year. But recent statements by director James Cameron disclosed that there’d be a delay for the coming wave of Avatar sequels. Now we know the exact dates that Cameron and his team are aiming for, starting with December 18, 2020.”
“Great to be working with the best team in the business! Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels. The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!” [via: Facebook]
posted by Fizz on Apr 22, 2017 - 98 comments

"I'm gonna need you behind the wheel, again."

Edgar Wright's Baby Driver. (knock, knock) "Questions?"
posted by valkane on Apr 8, 2017 - 44 comments

Tale as old as time

‘Beauty and the Beast’: Inside Disney’s $300 Million Gamble"Disney already had other live-action remakes of animated classics on its assembly line, including “Cinderella” and “The Jungle Book,” which would both become critical and commercial hits. But “Beauty and the Beast” was special. The imagery and music from the 1991 version have never faded, in part because Disney used the score as the foundation for a blockbuster Broadway musical that ran for 13 years and toured 20 countries. “Beauty and the Beast” also parted with Disney’s princess formula — she saves him — and it has come to symbolize a creatively fertile period from 1989 to 1999 known as the Disney Renaissance." [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Mar 8, 2017 - 42 comments


IMDb introduces classification system to highlight work by women.
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 7, 2017 - 4 comments

“Why don't you put her in charge?”

Bill Paxton, Actor Who Starred in Aliens and Titanic, Dies at 61 [The Guardian] “The actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61. The star of films including Aliens, Titanic and Apollo 13 died after complications from heart surgery, according to a statement released by his family. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” the statement said. “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.””
posted by Fizz on Feb 26, 2017 - 184 comments

The Last Supper

Alien: Covenant | "Prologue: Last Supper" [4m45s]
posted by hippybear on Feb 23, 2017 - 84 comments

Giving the magic away

Many of Pixar's films can seem like magic, and while much of that relies on storytelling, the art of animation has many, many, many skills in it. Pixar has partnered with the Khan Academy to provide a free practical introduction to how the best-of-the-best do their job. Because who doesn't want to understand how you simulate hair?
posted by petrilli on Feb 19, 2017 - 3 comments

Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people -- The Barber

In 2014, the North Korean government stated that Seth Rogen deserved strong punishment for making The Dictator. But what if Adolf Hitler attempted to assassinate Charlie Chaplin during the making of The Great Dictator in 1938-40? Find out in The Führer And The Tramp, a rollicking action-adventure graphic novel currently updated with bi-weekly page batches according to its Facebook account and starring Hedy Lamarr and Errol Flynn, and that's just for starters.
posted by BiggerJ on Jan 31, 2017 - 2 comments

Loving Vincent

Six years, 62,450 oil paintings by 115 artists, 94 paintings (Colossal), 600 letters (Slate), 3,000 litres of oil paint (great overview), and one movie about the life of Vincent Van Gogh (trailer). Loving Vincent was first filmed (behind the scenes feature), then artists painted every scene in his style, to create a loving homage (BBC) to the artist's life and work. IMDB -- Loving Vincent's website.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 20, 2017 - 7 comments

"It's impossible to keep up with them all, and that's a good thing."

"When Words Fail in Movies," "The Elevator," "A Homeless Ghost: The Moving Camera and its Analogies," "A Theory of Film Music" (a reply to the previously posted "The Marvel Symphonic Universe"), "The Revenant by Tarkovsky," "Fritz Lang," "The Dark Knight--Creating the Ultimate Antagonist," "Honolulu Mon Amour," and "Sound Unseen: The Acousmatic Jeanne Dielman" were just a few of the videos selected multiple times as "The Best Video Essays of 2016" (see also 2014 and 2015, previously). But one response chose to honor a series of parodies of the form: Why is Cinema, e.g. "Screenwriters! Do the Best Words Now!"
posted by Wobbuffet on Jan 7, 2017 - 9 comments

Revisiting "Children of Men" Ten Years On

An in-depth retrospective of the troubled production of Alfonso Cuaron's bleak modern masterpiece of speculative fiction, Children of Men, a decade after it bombed in theaters.
posted by killdevil on Dec 26, 2016 - 121 comments

Prometheus 2

Alien: Covenant - Official trailer
posted by Artw on Dec 24, 2016 - 144 comments

An Oral History of Shazaam

An Oral History of Shazaam, the semi-beloved but instantly-recognizable 90's movie starring Sinbad, compiled by Amelia Tait.
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 21, 2016 - 68 comments

Which version of "A Christmas Carol?" ALL OF THEM.

Over the last 18 months, YouTuber Heath Waterman has edited 400 versions of A Christmas Carol in film, television, songs, comics and more into one new, amazing supercut adaptation. [h/t]
posted by Room 641-A on Dec 15, 2016 - 19 comments

Dey make take oooooor lifes, bud they woll nefer tayk ur freeedum!

Accent Analysis. A well executed accent can be the sharpest tool in an actor’s toolbox. But when an accent is off, everyone notices. An analysis of movie accents.
posted by blue_beetle on Nov 18, 2016 - 91 comments

"So what have you been up to... for 20 years?"

Choose life. Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and hope that someone, somewhere cares. Choose watching the Trainspotting 2 trailer and talking about it on Metafilter.com. Choose your future.
posted by Artw on Nov 3, 2016 - 73 comments

Jump right into the scary parts

The most terrifying horror shorts you can watch online
posted by garlic on Oct 30, 2016 - 37 comments

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