Go Behind The Scenes Of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI With This Incredible Sizzle Ree - We didn't get a new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the D23 Expo today, but Lucasfilm has revealed one of their incredible sizzle reels for the movie ahead of its release this December. It's packed full of new interviews with Rian Johnson and the cast, not to mention mind-blowing footage of Rey in action as she wields Luke Skywalker's lightsaber in moments destined to become iconic From Popper
Watch the climax of Star Wars alongside an audience from 1977 - Boing Boing previously posted about YouTube user William Forsche, who had the forethought to bring a tape recorder to the movie theater back when he was a kid in order to capture the audiences reaction to the original Star Wars. Well, YouTuber user Homer Thompson took that raw audio and put it alongside the visuals from the Star Wars climax, which provides a much better sense of what the audience is responding to. Hans appearance gets the most applause, although the audience is pretty jazzed about the Death Stars destruction too. The whole thing is a reminder of just how mindblowing the original Star Wars was when it first came out. From Popper
Darth Jar Jar: The Real Truth Behind A Star Wars Fan Theory - According to one observant Reddit user, the theory goes as follows: Jar Jar Binks was in fact a Sith in disguise, and his slapstick behavior was all an elaborate cover. It goes even further to say that this was Lucass intention all along, and that he may have backed off after fan backlash following The Phantom Menace. From Popper
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has Luke Skywalker turned to the dark side? - But might Skywalker still have turned to the dark side? Might it be Ren he is addressing in the second teaser, rather than Daisy Ridleys Rey, who many suspect could be the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia? Bloggers have pointed to a 2005 episode of the US television show Dinner for Five, in which Hamill pitched the idea of returning as a dark side-converted Luke Skywalker. From Popper
One World or None : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive - Very terse animated film telling people to smarten up about the Atom Bomb.. or face the consequences! Obviously not government produced, this does have a National Film Board Of Canada feel to it, with the animation and what not. Worth a look. Highly reccomended! From Nony
'He's back': Hitler movie hits nerve in Germany - Imagine Hitler wakes up in today's Berlin, is mistaken for a hilarious impersonator of the Nazi leader and ends up a TV celebrity, widely cheered for voicing his demented worldview. From Nony
Give Me Sex Jesus - What happens when a generation of Christian youth pledge sexual abstinence until marriage? Since the 1990s, the Purity Movement has been at the center of the national sexual conversation extending past the pew and all the way into the Oval Office. Including some of the leading experts on Evangelicalism today, Give Me Sex Jesus invites you into the guilt, pleasure, shame, and humor of sorting out faith and sex in America. From Nony
Oliver Stone: Forget ISIS, America Is the Real Threat to the World - Many people thought Oliver Stoneâs days of rankling the establishment were over. Many people were wrong. His 2012 book and TV series, The Untold History of the United States, suggests the iconic filmmaker is renewing efforts to challenge the mainstream narrative regarding American exceptionalism, economic imperialism, and our governmentâs ânefarious involvementâ in the Middle East. From Nony
What%s the deal?': Watch the 1991 documentary Donald Trump didn%t want anyone to see - In 1988, business mogul Leonard Stern commissioned a television documentary to be made about Donald Trump, but the film was never aired because Trump managed to prevent its circulation.
He did everything he could to suppress this documentary, producer Libby Handros said. And back in the day when we made the film, there were only a handful of networks. You had a few independent entities, but everything was controlled by big corporations, the three networks. And Donald was threatening lawsuits and stuff and they just didnt need to take that on, even if the lawsuit would have no merit in the end. From Nony
Nosferatu Director F.W. Murnau's Head Stolen From Grave - German news outlets are reporting that the head of âNosferatuâ director F.W. Murnau has been stolen from his family plot in a cemetery in Stahnsdorf, Germany. The filmmaker of the early silent vampire movie, recognized as one of the scariest horror movies of all time, died in 1931. From Nony
Every Killer Car in Mad Max: Fury Road Explained - It starts with a high-speed chase into the desert as Max (Tom Hardy) evades a band of white-painted War Boys hunting his Interceptor coupe with the zeal of religious fanatics.It continues on a manic rant for the next two hours. Watching it feels as if youâve been swept up in some tribal gypsy circus intoxicated by sand and sadism. From Nony
Mad Max Fury Road to close Sydney's Cahill Expressway for three hours - Motorists have been warned to expect delays around parts of Sydney's CBD on Wednesday, and it's due to the latest instalment of the Mad Max film franchise, aptly named Fury Road.The War Rig and other vehicles from the iconic post-apocalyptic film series will rumble over the Cahill Expressway and into the Opera House forecourt for a public display, ahead of the film's premiere in Sydney on Wednesday night. From Nony
50 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 1970s - It was the decade that gave the world the maverick New Hollywood drama, the Nixon-era paranoid thriller, the slasher flick, the all-star disaster movie, the gross-out comedy and the modern mega-blockbuster. But the Seventies were particularly kind to one specific cul-de-sac of cinema: the science fiction film,
First and Final Frames on Vimeo - What can we learn by examining only the first and final shot of a film? This video plays the opening and closing shots of 55 films side-by-side. Some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while others are vastly different--both serving a purpose in communicating various themes. Some show progress, some show decline, and some are simply impactful images used to begin and end a film. From Nony
Why Every Movie Looks Sort of Orange and Blue - Maybe you havenât noticed, but in the past 20-or-so years thereâs been a real catchy trend in major Hollywood movies to constrain the palette to orange and blue. The color scheme, also known as âorange and tealâ or âamber and tealâ is the scourge of film critics â one of whom calls this era of cinema a âdark age.â From Nony
Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of Robert Tanenbaum - While searching for something to post on Movie Poster of the Day on Christmas Eve, I took a look at the poster for Bob Clarkâs A Christmas Story, which I hadnât paid much attention to before. On closer inspection I recognized it as a pretty perfect pastiche of Norman Rockwell, with its meticulous depiction of a domestic scene in medias res, and down to its details like its circular frame within a frame, its white background, and the parallel black lines mimicking the Saturday Evening Post masthead. From Nony
The Wave - The Third Wave was the name given by history teacher Ron Jones to an experimental recreation of Nazi Germany which he conducted with high school students.
The experiment took place at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, during one week in 1969. Jones, unable to explain to his students why the German citizens (particularly non-Nazis) allowed the Nazi Party to exterminate millions of Jews and other so-called 'undesirables', decided to show them instead. Jones writes that he started with simple things like classroom discipline, and managed to meld his history class into a group with a supreme sense of purpose and no small amount of cliquishness. Jones named the movement "The Third Wave," after the common wisdom that the third in a series of ocean waves is always the strongest, and claimed its members would revolutionize the world. The experiment allegedly took on a life of its own, with students from all over the school joining in; From Popper
Alien - Imgur - A collection of images that I have collected over the years. The images here are mostly already on my Alien blog, Strange Shapes. I have many, many more which I will share in due time. From Nony
End of Liberty - Watch Free Documentary Online - End of Liberty exposes from a real life perspective how the U.S. is headed for a complete societal collapse. All Americans are now experiencing countless warning signs on a daily basis that a societal collapse is near. From Nony
High-Rise - The Movie - YouTube - "With its forty floors and thousand apartments, its supermarket and swimming-pools, bank and junior school -- all in effect abandoned in the sky -- the high-rise offered more than enough opportunities for violence and confrontation." JG Ballard - High-Rise
Ballard was always an intensely visual writer, and in the novel High-Rise, he gave detailed descriptions of the tower block itself and the floor locations of nearly a hundred residents. Using Google SketchUp I created my own vision of the tower block and some of its residents.
Millenium Falcon Already Built For 'Star Wars: Episode 7'? - Disneyâs announcement last fall that they had acquired Lucasfilm and all of its intellectual properties was coupled with the exciting revelation that the Star Wars saga would continue in summer 2015 with Star Wars: Episode VII. J.J. Abrams was tapped to direct the project which was since been slightly delayed to December 18th, 2015. From Nony
The Filthiest Joke Ever Hidden in a Children's Movie Read more: http://www.crac - One of the most beloved and oft-quoted moments in the ridiculously beloved and oft-quoted film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is the sequence in which the unbalanced candymaker displays his newest invention: lickable wallpaper. As the children and their guardians go to town on the wallpaper, Wonka declares: "Lick an orange. It tastes like an orange. The strawberries taste like strawberries! The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!"
Geeking Out Over the Bloody Legacy of VHS | Collectors Weekly - Slowly but surely, underground film aficionados are returning to the golden age of home cinema, resurrecting an archaic device most have consigned to the trash heap. Is it the 35mm projector? Nope. Cathode ray tube televisions? Not even close. In fact, all these film fans want is a good old-fashioned VCR. From Nony
The Giant List of Mind-F*ck Movies - Ever watch a movie and think âwhat the hell did I just watch?â You just watched a mind-fuck movie. Want an example of a mind-fuck movie? We have 75 right here for you. They are ranked according to their score on IMDB.com. From Nony
Lost Walt Disney UFO Documentary: Full Uncut Version 2013 HD - YouTube - This documentary was only broadcast once in five US states in 1995, then it was shelved and never broadcast again. This version is the complete uncut feature, recorded to VHS video when it was first broadcast on celestial tv. I converted this to HD as the quality was very poor, and VHS tape degrades very quickly. Enjoy. From Nony
This New Camera Stabilizer Could Change Cinematography Forever - A new piece of filmmaking gear was just announced that could completely re-invent the complex process of camera stabilization. It's currently being tested and endorsed by Vincent LaForet, who's given us a little taste of what it's capable of. From Popper
Gayniggers From Outer Space [FULL] - YouTube - Gayniggers from Outer Space is a 1992 short film, directed by Danish filmmaker Morten Lindberg. The film is a satire of the blaxploitation and science fiction genre. The film is also famous for being the namesake of the Gay Nigger Association of America troll group. From Nony
TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW | TorrentFreak - TPB-AFK, the documentary about The Pirate Bay and its founders, is finally out. The film has been in the making for four years and follows the lives of the three Pirate Bay founders during their trials in Sweden. TPB-AFK is the first film to premiere both online and at a major film festival, and can be downloaded and shared for free. From Nony
Return of the Sun on Vimeo - 'Return of the Sun' is a portrait of a modern Inuit family. Set against the fearsome North Greenland landscape, the film follows a fisherman and his son as their lives are forced to adapt with the Arctic environment. From Nony
Watch: Star Trek trailer released - The first trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness has been released.
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organisation has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. From Popper
Born Free - The Love Story Of Joy & Elsa - Excellent clip from a great movie .... the story ends in a tragedy for Joy and her husband George Adamson. They where both killed in separate incidents. Joy died when a former employee --for sake of revenge killed her and after the sad death of his wife, George met his death from poachers in the pursuit to protect his lions in the sanctuary. From Guest_2012
Airplane funniest film ever, research finds - With a 'laugh A minute' score of three, Airplane beat nine rival comedies to top the list which has been created to mark The Hangover becoming available to stream on Lovefilm Instant. From Popper
Fargo A Documentary - The film earned seven Academy Award nominations, winning two for Best Original Screenplay for the Coens and Best Actress in a Leading Role for McDormand. It also won the BAFTA Award and the Award for Best Director for Joel Coen at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.
In 2006 it was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and inducted into the United States National Film Registry. It is currently the most recently made feature length film in the Registry." From X Isle
Classic Movies Online | Big Five Glories - The goal of Big Five Glories is to offer a real 'jewel-case' to classic movies, and create best conditions to watch them online. Big Five Glories refers to major picture production companies during Hollywood's Golden Age of the 1930s and 1940s, the 'Big Five': 20th Century Fox, RKO Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
However they are not only offering productions from these studios, but more widely movies commonly called B-movies from many others companies or independent producer. From X Isle
Fauna in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: 10 Awesome Creatures from Star Wars - Let me state that all of the "animals" presented here are (for the most part) considered non-sentient. Wookiees, Ewoks, Hutts, and the like will not be covered as they are intelligent, sentient beings--though some are definitely smarter than others.So here are my picks for 10 Amazing Creatures from Star Wars: From X Isle
True Films - I present here the best general interest true films I've found. I define true films as documentaries, educational films, instructional how-to's, and what the British call factuals - a non-fiction visual account.As dogged as I have been in tracking down great true films, I have seen only a fraction of the estimated 40,000 that have been made. So I am ready for more. However I will only list true films and documentaries that are available as VHS tape or DVDs at consumer prices. In other words, films that are easy for most people to see upon request. I won't include films that are only shown in theaters, or available via high-priced rentals, or simply out of print. From X Isle
Warner Bros. Shelves Mel Gibson Maccabee Movie (Exclusive) | The Wrap Movies - Warner Bros. has put on hold a controversial Mel Gibson movie project about the Jewish Maccabee revolt in the 2nd Century B.C. after reading the script by writer Joe Eszterhas, TheWrap has learned.A spokesman for the studio told TheWrap: "We are analyzing what to do with the project."Jewish groups were outraged after news broke in September that Gibson had reached a production deal with Warner's to direct the story of Judah Maccabee, whose victory over Greek and Syrian armies is celebrated at Hanukkah. One Jewish group called it âa moral lapse in judgemen From X Isle
Rear Window Timelapse - YouTube -
This is an awesome video accomplishment. Not for the timelapse per se, but for assembling the various scenes to form a panoramic view.
I dissected all of Hitchcock's Rear Window and stiched it back together in After Effects. I stabilized all the shots with camera movement in them. Since everything was filmed from pretty much the same angle I was able to match them into a single panoramic view of the entire backyard without any greater distortions. The order of events stays true to the movie's plot.
From X Isle
Starring the Computer - Starring the Computer is a website dedicated to the use of computers in film and television. Each appearance is catalogued and rated on its importance (ie. how important it is to the plot), realism (how close its appearance and capabilities are to the real thing) and visibility (how good a look does one get of it). Fictional computers don't count (unless they are built out of bits of real computer), so no HAL9000 - sorry. From Nony
Dog Factory (1904) - A rather dark and bizarre Edison short. Two men are operating a âdog factoryâ, using a device that they call a Dog Transformator. A man brings three dogs into their shop, which they purchase from him. They place the dogs one by one into the machine, which turns each dog into a string of sausages. As their customers come in, they are then able to select the kind of dog that they want, and the machine changes the corresponding string of sausages back into a dog. From Nony
Waiting for Armageddon - Just How Evil Evangelical Christians Really are? - An eye opening documentary revealing how evil and messed up evangelical Christians are. filmmakers Kate Davis, David Heilbroner and Franco Sacchi explore the lives of evangelical Christians who believe that Armageddon is imminent and that Israel will be the site of Jesus's second coming. The film follows evangelical nut jobs as they prepare for the apocalypse and examines how their beliefs and craving for destruction have influenced the U.S. government's relationships with Israel and Muslim majority countries. From Nony
The Grim Game -
The climax of Harry Houdiniâs 1919 film The Grim Game called for the hero to descend by a rope between two biplanes. During filming, the planes inadvertently collided and went plunging toward the ground (about 4:30 in the clip above).No one was hurt, but the incident was caught on film and the story was hastily rewritten to incorporate the sequence. Ever the showman, Houdini boasted that âall the flying stunts [had been] actually performedâ and offered $1,000 âto any person who can prove that the collision [shown in] the film was not genuine.âIt was genuine, all right, but the performer wasnât Houdini â a former U.S. Air Service pilot named Robert E. Kennedy had performed the stunts, which were later intercut with closeups of Houdini.During the accident, Houdini had been safely on the ground with his arm in a sling â heâd fallen three feet while filming a jail-cell escape. From X Isle
Addiction Flix Booze and Drugs in the Movies - Drugs....alcohol...pills...They dull the pain, release our inhibitions, provide brief reprieve from difficulties ... then pull some of us down into a dwindling spiral. And along with ups and downs in our lives they provide ample fodder for drama in our entertainment. From cw
Geeks interpret 'How It Should Have Ended' - The geeks behind HowItShouldHaveEnded.com have been pondering these questions for years, and animating their own mini-fanfiction stories with alternate ending to beloved franchise films (the one where "Terminator" meets "Back to the Future" is another highlight).
Yes, geeks have their favorite science fiction, fantasy and horror films, but because we're geeks, we can spot plot holes a mile away. From Popper
Back to the Future 3 DeLorean Sells for $541,200 - Almost every one of a certain age, and even some youngsters were betting, will remember and cherish the Back to the Future trilogy starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
But perhaps its not so much the actors that people remember most but another star of the series, the DeLorean DMC-12 gullwing time machine.
Skinemax on Vimeo - Skinemax is Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes. It's long form entertainment for short attention spans. An hour long VJ odyssey, it will move your body and warp your mind. From Nony
The Midnight Archive | Get Curious - his week we have a very special film presentation. Directed by my good friend Jim Fields (End of the Century, Time Online) - The film is about the late Dr. White, a neurosurgeon... who did a head transplant. Yes. Took the head of an ape, cut it off, and stitched it onto the body of another ape. Successfully. And its all here. From Nony
Welcome To Terrorland - 9/11, Mohamed Atta and the Venice Flying Circus - Three of the four terrorist pilots connected with the 9/11 tragedy learned to fly airplanes in the tiny town of Venice, Florida, a sleepy retirement community with the second oldest population of any city in the entire United States. They attended flight schools owned by two Dutch nationals, one of whom has Mob ties. From Nony
Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Terminator' Return: Star Back As Star Of Sci-Fi Saga - Arnold Schwarzenegger will reclaim his iconic role as The Terminator in a new film to be directed by "Fast Five" helmer Justin Lin, Deadline reports. Hollywood agency CAA is shopping the rights to the film on behalf of a hedge fund that bought them in a bankruptcy auction last year. The new round of rights shopping should solicit bids from major Hollywood studios. From Popper
Trump documentary gets rave reviews in Canada | Deadline News - A DOCUMENTARY critical of Donald Trump and his Aberdeenshire golf resort has become a huge hit in Canada despite being snubbed in Scotland.Youâve Been Trumped was turned down by the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and refused funding by Creative Scotland.It has now sold out in cinemas at Canadaâs Hot Docs Festival in Toronto and received good reviews from critics. And director of the film, Anthony Baxter, has accused festival organisers and Creative Scotland of turning their backs on a controversial film because they were not prepared to upset the Scottish Government, which has backed the £1 billion Trump project. From Nony
THE S FROM HELL - THE S FROM HELL is a short documentary-cum-horror film about the scariest corporate symbol in history - The 1964 Screen Gems logo, aka The S From Hell. Built around interviews with survivors still traumatized from their childhood exposure to the logo after shows like Bewitched or The Monkees, the film brings their stories to life with animation, found footage, and dramatic reenactments. From Nony
3D Version of 'Star Wars' Gets a Release Date - Lucasfilm plans to release all six films in the series in 3D, with one coming out each year. The hope is to reintroduce the franchise to young audiences who have only seen "Star Wars" on TV and DVD. From Popper
Top 10 Mothers in Science Fiction and Fantasy - It used to be difficult to find genuinely good female characters in science fiction and fantasy. And even today, with plenty of excellent female characters to pick from, there still arent that many that are also mothers. In honor of Mothers Day tomorrow, here are our picks for the ten best mother characters from science fiction and fantasy. (Note: There are possible spoilers ahead, if you havent read/seen the stories from which the characters are taken.)
YouTube - Russian Prison System Documentary - The Mark of Cain documents the fading art form and language of Russian criminal tattoos, formerly a forbidden topic in Russia. The now vanishing practice is seen as reflecting the transition of the broader Russian society. Filmed in some of Russia;s most notorious prisons, including the fabled White Swan, the interviews with prisoners, guards, and criminologists reveal the secret language of The Zone and The Code of Thieve. From Nony
Tonite Lets All Make Love In London - This rarely seen 1968 documentary directed by Peter Whitehead captures a time when rock and roll was the most powerful force on the planet. Sound track by Pink Floyd From Nony
GAWD BLESS AMERICA Movie Trailer #1 - The film follows Blake Freeman, who takes a morally and financially bankrupt 69 year old man named Leroy, on a Journey in search of the truth. Leroy has spent his life savings on trying to protect himself from aliens and paranormal ghost, by entrusting the help of psychics. Upon the discovery of Leroy's plight, Blake decides he must take Leroy on a hilarious journey across the country to "uncover the truth" of all things paranormal. From Aliens to Voodoo curses, Blake takes on them all, by pulling pranks on the "so called" experts with hopes to ultimately prove to Leroy, he has been taken advantage of. From Nony
Xmas- Treevenge - Treevenge details the experiences and horrifying reality of the lives of Christmas trees. Clearly, for trees, Christmas isnt the exciting peace on earth that is experienced by most. After being hacked down, and shipped away from their homes, they quickly become strung up, screwed into an upright position for all to see, exposed in a humiliation of garish decorations. But this Christmas will be different, this Christmas the trees have had enough, this Christmas the trees will fight back. Treevenge could be a short film about the end of days for Christmas trees, or perhaps, the end of humanity?
YOU WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER XMAS TREE ... EVER From Nony
Harrison Ford's Long History of Hating Star Wars - While the world was watching Conan OBriens debut on TBS, David Letterman was having a pretty epic conversation with Harrison Ford and, yes, that galaxy far, far away came up. Every time theres even a remote possibility that I might have to interview Ford (its never happened), Im immediately immersed in an internal tug of war over the thought of bringing up my favorite movie of all time, The Empire Strikes Back, in his presence. After watching Ford on Letterman last night, however, theres no way in hell I would ever broach that subject.