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Since kicking off in February 2012, Honest Trailers has spent more than five years skewering the faulty logic, questionable plotting, and erratic character development of major blockbusters. Now, the Defy Media-produced web series, which lives on the Screen Junkies channel, is celebrating its 200th episode in grand style. It’s latest installment features Ryan Reynolds, who arrives in character as Deadpool to help poke fun at the Marvel film Logan.
Logan, the newest chapter in the X-Men film canon, received universal praise upon its release in March 2017, and most of the movie’s Honest Trailer episode features uncharacteristic praise rather than mockery. In order to give viewers some of the cracks they came for, the Defy Media team called in Reynolds, who also showed up on the Emmy-nominated and Streamy-winning web series last year. As Deadpool, Reynolds is an equal-opportunity offender, dishing out gags aimed at Logan, Screen Junkies, and YouTube. »
- Sam Gutelle
Director Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for directing the 1991 Best Picture winner The Silence of the Lambs, has passed away earlier this morning at the age of 74. According to a source close to the family, the filmmaker passed from esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease. The filmmaker had been treated for esophageal cancer in 2010, and while he did recover, the cancer came back in 2015, and sources said his condition had deteriorated in recent weeks. We have assembled a number of tweets below from filmmakers and actors paying their respects to this iconic director.
IndieWire first broke the news this morning, as tributes have started to flood in from filmmakers such as Edgar Wright, James Wan and actors such as Denis Leary, Michael Chiklis and many more. Jonathan Demme was born February 22, 1944 in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York to Dorothy Louise (Rogers) and Robert Eugene Demme, a public relations executive. »
3 March 2017 2:24 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
To mark the occasion, Heat Vision welcomed two guests from the Screen Junkies team — Honest Trailers creator Andy Signore and Screen Junkies News editor in chief Roth Cornet — to share their spoiler-free thoughts on Logan, the future of the franchise and the state of superhero movies.
Among the tidbits discussed: Is Jackman really done with the franchise (or could he show up in a Deadpool movie?); What about Tom Hardy »
- Aaron Couch
It's fairly common for the Honest Trailers team to revisit an original movie, the week before a sequel arrives, to get fans ready for the follow-up. This week's Honest Trailer delves into the 2014 cult classic John Wick, just days before the highly-anticipated sequel John Wick 2 hits theaters on February 10. While these Honest Trailers are often heavy on the negativity, this is one of the few Honest Trailers that doesn't tear the movies to shreds, not too much, at least.
The Screen Junkies crew debuted this new video today, which begins with a tagline that is a bit too long, but still hilarious nonetheless: "They stole his car. They killed his dog. Now he's gonna kill 76 people, who worked for the dad of the kid who killed it." For those who still haven't seen the original John Wick yet, it's a rather thorough description of this throwback action movie, with »
23 January 2017 4:28 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
If you didn't think you could love the songs from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory more than you already do, you obliviously haven't heard Michael Bolton's take on the classic film.
"I applaud Michael and his team for doing it, because it is a little weird on paper," Signore tells Heat Vision.
Fortunately, Bolton got the joke, and squeezed in time to make it happen. The Honest Trailers teamup comes as Bolton is on a comedy kick, following »
- Aaron Couch
5 items from 2017
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