Vox spoke with effects artist Todd A. Marks about the work that goes into showing computers and devices in movies. Marks and his colleagues don’t just make fake websites or programs – they often shoot their own scenes, scrounge for old tech, and secure licenses.
Screen Junkies takes on the The Empire Strikes Back of movie sequels. Don’t worry – they didn’t find much to complain about Star Wars’ greatest episode. Except for the incest vibes. And Yoda’s weak-ass training routine. And Boba Fett’s screen time. And Luke’s IQ.
YouTuber Sleepy Skunk presents their much-awaited movie trailer mashup. Trailers are getting better and better at making a movie seem leagues better than it really is, but this video reminds us that 2016 did have its share of great films, especially animated ones.
Screen Junkies immolates one of the most disappointing movies of the year. Watch as they hilariously comment on its incredibly apt title, expose the script written for people with short term memory loss, and come up with the best name for Jared Leto’s joke of a performance.
(PG-13) From Horrible Bosses, King of Kong and The Goldbergs director Seth Gordon comes a Seth Rogen-style comedy masquerading as a Baywatch reboot. Considering no one asked for it, this is probably the best outcome. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Super) wrote and produced this thriller which has a pretty insane premise – employees are locked down in their office and instructed that they must kill three co-workers, or the company will kill six others.
Lessons from the Screenplay looks at the similarities in the scripts of Whiplash and Black Swan to see how one can tell a story about the obsessed artist – specifically the obsessed performer. Then he points out how their endings diverge to emphasize different points.
“Kong’s a pretty good king. Keeps to himself mostly.” Our latest look at Kong: Skull Island is a stark contrast from the first trailer. Apparently, it’s more lighthearted than you’d think. Also the titular island doesn’t have one, not two, but a metric crapton of giant creatures.
“Think of the one thing you’ve always wanted. Now find it in your mind’s eye, and feel it in your heart.” Emma Watson stars as Belle and Dan Stevens stars as The Beast in Disney’s live action adaptation of a tale as old as time. Well, as old as 1740. Premieres 3/17/17.