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Former Bank Robber Rates Movie Heists

Former Bank Robber Rates Movie Heists

Before turning his life around, Cain Vincent Dyer used to rob banks. In fact, he robbed over 100 of them in two years. Now, Cain is a motivational speaker and life coach. In this video from Insider, he watches 11 bank heist scenes from movies, and breaks down how realistic or likely they each are.

Making Cameras Disappear

Making Cameras Disappear

There are lots of movie scenes that incorporate mirrors or other reflective surfaces, yet we can’t see the camera or the crew in them. Just how does this movie magic work? Film essayist Paul E.T. digs into some of the tricks that filmmakers use to keep equipment and people hidden from shots.

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The Suicide Squad (Red Band Trailer)

The Suicide Squad (Red Band Trailer)

(PG-13) Writer/director James Gunn takes a moment away from his Guardians of the Galaxy gang to assemble another crew of misfits, only this time they’re the deranged members of DC’s Suicide Squad, a shady collection of baddies who will self-destruct if they misbehave while on missions. In theaters and on HBO Max 8.6.2021.

Army of the Dead (Teaser)

Army of the Dead (Teaser)

Writer/director Zack Snyder is behind this movie about a group of mercenaries (led by Dave Bautista) who venture to the Las Vegas Strip to pull off a massive heist. The big problem: it’s the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Oceans Eleven meets Dawn of the Dead hits Netflix on 5.21.2021.

Honest Trailer: The Simpsons Movie

Honest Trailer: The Simpsons Movie

We just looked it up on IMDb, and The Simpsons has been on the air for more than 31 years. Along the way, they’ve had their ups and downs, and in 2007, even had their own feature film. Screen Junkies offers their cynical take on the movie, which is now almost old enough to drive. Also, we are so down for Spider-Pig 3.

Napoleon Dynamite Horror Movie

Napoleon Dynamite Horror Movie

Napoleon Dynamite is one of our favorite movies of all time. But if you take its quirky characters out of context and combine their actions with the appropriate music, this cult classic comedy quickly becomes a freaky horror flick. Tobias Conrad performed the editorial surgery needed to give us just that movie.

Atoll K: The Fan Edit

Atoll K: The Fan Edit

In 1951, Laurel & Hardy made their final movie, Atoll K (aka Utopia). The production was a disaster, and the finished film a disappointment. Film buff Joe Ramoni at Hats Off Entertainment worked tirelessly to re-cut the best footage and replaced the soundtrack, resulting in a fun slapstick comedy reminiscent of the duo’s classics.

Disney’s Cruella (Trailer)

Disney’s Cruella (Trailer)

The evil, puppy-hating villain of 101 Dalmatians must have gotten her start somewhere. Emma Stone stars as a young Miss Cruella de Vil as she rises from a mischievous grifter to downright wicked member of London society. Emma Stone stars and Craig Gillespie (I Tonya) directed this live-action Disney origin story.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Trailer 2)

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Trailer 2)

Director Zack Snyder is finally releasing the Justice League he wanted to make. This trailer sees Batman rallying his fellow metahumans after a premonition of a terrifying threat to Earth, and teases new footage, including more screen time for Cyborg, baddie Darkseid, and the return of Joker. Premieres on HBO Max 3.18.2021.

The Sparks Brothers: First Look

The Sparks Brothers: First Look

Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver) directed this documentary about musicians Ron and Russel Mael, aka Sparks. The enigmatic and criminally underappreciated duo has been defying conventions since the 1970s and continues to make compelling music today. It’s tentatively scheduled for release 10.2021.

Space Sweepers (Trailer)

Space Sweepers (Trailer)

This Korean sci-fi comedy follows the misfit crew of a spaceship who escape Earth’s impending destruction and attempt to make a living by salvaging space debris. After discovering a young stowaway, they realize she’s a valuable and dangerous target, and decide to demand a ransom for her return. Coming to Netflix 2.5.21.

Fill-in Filmography Print

Fill-in Filmography Print

Pop Chart’s print makes a perfect gift for cinephiles, mapping out hundreds of classic movies by genre. Each film includes the year it was released, along with a circle to mark whether they loved it, liked it, or merely watched it. It measures 36″ x 24″ and available unframed, framed, or mounted on a birch plywood panel.

Expert Rates Movie Weapons and Armor

Expert Rates Movie Weapons and Armor

As the curator of arms and armor at The Wallace Collection in London, England, Tobias Capwell is quite the expert on the subject. In this video from Insider, he provides his brutally honest opinion on the realism and historical accuracy of combat gear in movies and TV shows, from The Mandalorian to The Lord of the Rings.

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Missed Calls: A Eulogy for the Movie Phone Booth

Missed Calls: A Eulogy for the Movie Phone Booth

Before cell phones, phone booths were the best way to get in touch when out and about. Enclosed for privacy, the confined glass spaces served as a useful prop for scenes of secrecy, suspense, revelation, and wonder in movies and TV. Little White Lies pays homage to the once-ubiquitous street fixture in this great video essay.

Movie Music Evolution

Movie Music Evolution

Musician Samuel Fu presents a great piano medley of memorable movie themes, with tracks dating back Hitchcock’s classic thriller Psycho, up through Marvel’s blockbuster Avengers Infinity War. Bonus points if you can identify every movie without looking at your screen.

Home Alone Under the Stars

Home Alone Under the Stars

On Saturday, 11.07.2020, Rhode Island’s heavenly Weekapaug Inn will present an outdoor screening of the holiday classic Home Alone, complete with a gourmet “TV Dinner” bento box meal, warm cocktails served in a thermos, and a fur heated blanket to help keep you warm in your lounge chair. Dinner menu here.

Freaks: You’re One of Us (Trailer)

Freaks: You’re One of Us (Trailer)

After spending years being medicated, a fry cook discovers she’s been repressing her superpowers. Once she starts to understand her abilities, she finds others with similar powers, and stumbles onto a dangerous conspiracy. This fun looking German import arrives on Netflix 9.2.2020.

Star Turns

Star Turns

Motion designer and editor Duncan Robson has been painstakingly cropping, aligning, and sequencing images from movie posters in order to create the illusion that each featured actor is turning their head. You can view the individual animations over on the project’s Instagram page.

Archenemy (Teaser)

Archenemy (Teaser)

While the trailer basically tells us nothing, the plot synopsis for this gritty action film definitely piques our interest. Joe Manganiello stars as Max Fist, a man who insists he’s a hero who fell through time and space and landed on Earth, where his superpowers don’t work. From fan-owned movie company Legion M.

The Supercut

The Supercut

Béla Films’ montage starts out with a seemingly random array of classic movie and TV moments, but transitions around the 1-minute mark into a thrilling action sequence, painstakingly edited together in time with the music. We love how seamlessly the edit moves from car chase to foot chase to fist fight.

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Project Power (Trailer)

Project Power (Trailer)

Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback star in this Netflix action movie about an addictive and dangerous new pill that turns up on the streets of New Orleans and is capable of bestowing those who take it with a random superpower – for five minutes at a time. Drops 8.14.20.

Forrest Pulp

Forrest Pulp

At one point, John Travolta was offered the part of Forrest Gump, but he turned it down to do Pulp Fiction instead. But with the help of Shamook and deepfake technology, we can now see how the Bob Zemeckis classic might have turned out had the original casting held. Now we want to see Tom Hanks as Vincent Vega.

The Parasite House

The Parasite House

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite was arguably the best movie of 2019, blending tense storytelling, moody cinematography, social commentary, and the darkest of humor. Great Big Story explains how the house at the center of its story never really existed, and was entirely created as a series of sets by Production Designer Ha-Jun Lee.

Costume Design 101

Costume Design 101

Film Radar made this great video about wardrobe design in film and TV. Good costume designers inhabit the minds of both the characters and the director. In terms of production, costumes are often custom made, even for extras, and may have multiple replicas.

An Expert on Movie Plane Crashes

An Expert on Movie Plane Crashes

Plane crashes are a staple of action movies. But how realistic are the crashes depicted on screen? Insider sat down with Stephen Moss, a former investigator at the UK’s Air Accident Investigation Branch and asked for his opinion on a dozen movie air disasters. As expected, some are far more accurate than others.

Chris Hadfield Reviews Space Movies

Chris Hadfield Reviews Space Movies

We all know that science fiction takes its share of liberties with its depiction of what life is like in space. In this clip from Vanity Fair, astronaut Chris Hadfield shares his thoughts on what movies like Gravity, Armageddon, The Martian, and Interstellar got right and wrong.

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