Hello, online millennials! Do you recall the ’90s? Bill Clinton was our sax-playing emperor of America (or, as we called it back then, “president”). For fun, instead of shit-posting or hate-scrolling through Twitter we squeezed yogurt into our mouths while skateboarding with cartoon dogs. An app was a thing that came with ranch dressing, the Antarctic ice shelf was still intact, and MTV was still cool. It was a merry decade, where nothing was wrong and everything was fun.
Or at least it would seem that way while watching this surprisingly intricate supercut of ’90s dance scenes, which splices together beloved films like Clerks, Gremlins, The Fifth Element, Pulp Fiction, Jerry Maguire, and, um, Cool As Ice at their most ecstatic moments. While the song choice is unfortunate—Bloodhound Gang’s “The Bad Touch,” a.k.a “We ain’t nothin’ but mammals”—the editing is inspired, cramming 83 different ...
- Clayton Purdom
The Internet Movie Database will disable its message boards and private messaging system on February 20, IMDb announced on Friday.
“After in-depth discussion and examination, we have concluded that IMDb’s message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide,” the site posted on its Message Boards page. “The decision to retire a long-standing feature was made only after careful consideration and was based on data and traffic.”
The announcement also notes that IMDb customers use the site’s social media accounts as the primary platforms to post comments and communicate with the site’s editors and each other. In addition to the IMDb Facebook page, which has more than 6.5 million followers, and Twitter account, followed by nearly 3 million users, IMDb maintains official accounts on Snapchat, »
- Graham Winfrey
"There are days, this is one of them, when you wonder what your role is in this country and what your future is in it. How precisely you're going to reconcile yourself to your situation here and how you are going to communicate to the vast, heedless, unthinking, cruel white majority that you are here. I'm terrified at the moral apathy – the death of the heart – which is happening in my country. These people have deluded themselves for so long that they really don't think I’m human."
Those words, »
When we watch a movie, television show, or play a video game that involves swords we don’t give much thought to the actual swords. We just think it’s kind of cool that we’re watching or engaging in a cool sword fight. When you saw the movie Pulp Fiction and Butch reaches for the Samurai blade to take on the rednecks who were having their way with Marcellus Wallace you didn’t think much of the actual blade, where it’s from, and what it’s supposed to be used for. However, there is definitely one thing you did think when you saw that
What Your Sword Says About You »
- Nat Berman
The Space Between Us, Rings, and the Flashback Film Fest top Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewThe Space Between Us, Rings, and the Flashback Film Fest top Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewTanner Zipchen2/3/2017 12:17:00 Pm
This weekend in theatres we have The Space Between Us, Rings, and the Flashback Film Fest is back with an incredible lineup of classics returning on the big screen!
The Space Between Us stars Asa Butterfield as the first and only child born on Mars, whose only interaction with Earth life is through a webcam. Upon finally travelling to Earth, he is determined to find both his father and the girl he knew through his computer. However, his Martian body can’t handle Earth’s gravity, so he literally risks his life to have a normal teenage Earth experience.
Rings is the next installment of The Ring franchise. Thirteen years after the horrid events from the original series, »
- Tanner Zipchen
Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” took more than $200 million on an $8 million budget in 1994, making it one of the biggest surprise hits of the 1990s. As the Av Club points out, that type of return on investment “generally leads to the immediate announcement of three sequels, a prequel TV miniseries, and a webcomic that tidies up loose ends from the interstitial video game franchise.”
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Despite the fact that Tarantino previously expressed an interest in making both a prequel to “Pulp Fiction” featuring John Travolta’s character of Vincent Vega and a sequel about Samuel L. Jackson’s Jules Winnfield, neither project has come to fruition. One reason is that the former idea became increasingly tough to pull off due to Travolta’s age. Playing a younger version of yourself isn’t really viable once a decade has passed since the original movie. »
- Graham Winfrey
Upon its release in 1994, Pulp Fiction was an immediate pop culture phenomenon, its various catchphrases and plot points burbling into the mainstream even among people who hadn’t seen the film. It earned over $200 million on an $8 million budget, the sort of Roi that generally leads to the immediate announcement of three sequels, a prequel TV miniseries, and a webcomic that tidies up loose ends from the interstitial video game franchise. Even Tarantino has expressed a desire to revisit those characters and that world. A new video from Looper explores all the many reasons why that hasn’t—and probably won’t, at this point—come about.
Tarantino’s original vision for a Pulp Fiction sequel was the storied Vega brothers movie, combining Michael Madsen’s character from Reservoir Dogs and John Travolta’s from Pulp Fiction for a prequel jaunt through Amsterdam. But as the actors ...
- Clayton Purdom
Working hundreds of feet in the air on wires carrying as much as 500,000 volts of electricity, experience the heart-racing story of Beau, played by Academy Award® Nominee John Travolta (Best Actor, 1994, Pulp Fiction; Best Actor, 1977, Saturday Night Fever), and his linemen when Life on the Line arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD February 7 from Lionsgate. Braving dangerously dizzying heights, the unsung heroes dedicated to keeping the populace safe must face a deadly storm as it heads straight for their Texas town. Can they keep their community connected? Also starring Kate Bosworth, Devon Sawa, and Academy Award® Nominee Sharon Stone (Best Actress, 1995, Casino), the Life on the Line Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
As a huge electrical storm sweeps towards Texas, lineman Beau (John Travolta) is haunted by memories of his brother’s death by lightning years earlier. »
- Tom Stockman
To celebrate the release of new John Travolta action thriller Life on the Line, we have an awesome Lionsgate action bundle up for grabs featuring Criminal, The Last Stand, Heist, London Has Fallen and Killing Season.
Golden Globe winner John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off) headlines this tense and star-studded new action thriller. Travolta is Beau Ginner, a man haunted by the death of his younger brother in a tragic work accident, leaving him to raise his niece, Bailey, alone. Determined to see her go to college and start a new life, tragedy threatens to strike again when a major storm descends on the county. It’s a deadly race against the clock to fix miles of high-wire cable before lightning destroys the power grid and everything in its path.
- Gary Collinson
Paris – Liam Neeson, European group Studiocanal and producer Michael Shamberg are teaming for “Hard Powder,” a Rocky Mountains-set action revenge thriller that is likely to prove a hot ticket at next month’s Berlin Film Festival market.
It stars Neeson as Nels, an upright snowplow driver, awarded a Citizen of the Year prize by his glitzy Colorado ski town, whose life is turned upside down when his son is murdered by a powerful local drug kingpin.
“Fueled by an unwavering drive for vengeance and armed with heavy machinery, this unlikely hero sets out to dismantle the cartel with extreme prejudice, and he’s not stopping until he gets to the top of the food chain,” “Hard Powder’s” synopsis reads.
Nels’ vengeance »
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.
A list of things The Reflektor Tapes comes close to being but doesn’t quite end up as: a concert film stitching together Arcade Fire‘s work on a worldwide tour supporting their most recent album, Reflektor; a travelogue of said tour; a sense-memory visual essay tracing the years-long life of songs, tracing from hashing-out and recording to a presentation for thousands of screaming, jumping fans; a channel-futzing sonic exploration »
- The Film Stage
Paris-based company Indie Sales has acquired “The Insult,” Lebanese-born filmmaker Ziad Doueiri’s follow up to “The Attack,” and will start pre-selling the movie at the European Film Market in Berlin next month.
A modern-day fable about dignity and justice set in Lebanon, “The Insult” turns on a trivial incident between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee which degenerates into a highly publicized trial and ends up dividing Palestinians and Lebanese Christian communities.
“When we first read the script, the force of the story penned by Doueiri and Touma blew us away,” said Nicolas Eschbach, the founder and CEO of Indie Sales. “We are happy and proud to work with such brilliant producers that year after year dedicate their time to producing strong »
- Elsa Keslassy
Classics like The Princess Bride, Titanic, and Wayne’s World in our February Events Guide!Classics like The Princess Bride, Titanic, and Wayne’s World in our February Events Guide!Jenny Bullough1/31/2017 10:02:00 Am
Ugh, February. The holidays are long over, winter’s charm has faded into dirty snow, and spring can’t come soon enough. Which makes it the perfect time of year to be comforted by some of your favourite, classic movies! What, you didn’t think Cineplex was just the place to go for new movies, did you? In case you didn’t already know, through our Event Cinema programming, every month you can see classic films back on the big screen as well as live theatre presentations, Broadway musicals, and more! Here are a few choice highlights from our February Events Calendar:
Feb 2: Amadeus – National Theatre Live
In Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, »
- Jenny Bullough
This year’s Sundance Film Festival was expected to hit some topical notes and in that regard, the documentary competition did not disappoint. This year’s section dealt with some of the most contentious international issues of our times.”City of Ghosts,” Matthew Heineman’s powerful followup to the Oscar-nominated “Cartel Land,” deals with the courageous investigative journalists of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, who have risked their lives to smuggle out footage of the war crimes being committed on Syrians by Isis. Jeff Orlowski’s “Chasing Coral” exposed the impact of climate change on coral reefs, while “Icarus” tackled Russia’s doping scandal.
“Quest,” the understated vérité effort from Jonathan Olshefski, was especially relevant. The film follows an African American family in Philadelphia over the course of a decade. Starting with the election of Barack Obama in 2008, “Quest” climaxes with the arrival of Donald Trump. As the family watches Trump on television, »
- Eric Kohn
Ever wondered how many people lose their lives in any particular movie, be it action, horror, sci-fi, or even comedy? Well, we've got you covered with The Kill Counter, our new series takes out all the guesswork and counts down every death on (and sometimes off) screen. Break out your calculator and try to keep up! For the latest episode we get into Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction starring John Travolta,... Read More »
- Paul Shirey
Lerner and Trevor Short will continue to operate Millennium, which was launched in 1996 as a subsidiary of Nu Image.
The most successful Millennium titles during Gill’s tenure included “The Expendables 2” and “The Expendables 3,” which combined for $530 million in worldwide grosses, along with Gerard Butler’s “Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen” which took in more than $370 million. Gill also attempted to buy the company but was unsuccesful in making a deal.
Gill joined Millennium in 2011 after his company the Film Department closed down. That company’s top performer was “Law Abiding Citizen,” which grossed $133 million at the worldwide box office.
- Dave McNary
Uma Thurman is celebrating her courtroom victory after a Manhattan judge granted the “Pulp Fiction” star primary custody of her daughter Luna, whose father is Thurman’s former fiance Arpad Busson. The judge’s decision comes at the end of an eight-day trial in which Thurman and her estranged ex battled over custody of their four-year-old daughter. […] »
- Brent Furdyk
A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.
La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s musical romance (and EW’s favorite movie of 2016) is packing theaters in major cities across the country. Its earning power has been mighty impressive, guaranteeing that the film will be open for box office business at least until the Oscars in February, where the film leads all hopefuls with a record-tying 14 nominations.
Chazelle’s movie features a number of song and dance sequences that are both steeped in homage for old musicals and wondrously modern. In one scene, which drew inspiration from classic Hollywood »
Uma Thurman's custody battle has come to an end. E! News can confirm that the Pulp Fiction star has signed an agreement that gives her primary custody of her four-year-old daughter Luna whom she shares with ex-fiancé Arpad Busson. The signed documents brought an end to a custody battle. "It's a wonderful thing to have closure," Thurman said Friday outside Manhattan Supreme Court, per Page Six. Busson will get monthly visitation with their daughter. The judge on the case had encouraged the exes to try to get along for the sake of their daughter. "At this point, Luna has all the advantages in life. She has two parents who love her, two parents who amply provide for her," Justice »
Coming off the heels of its 14 Oscar Nominations, “La La Land” seems to have a clear path on claiming the ultimate prize: Best Motion Picture. Though, as with most popular films, this rise in popularity opens up the opportunity for audiences to analyze the film more intently. One of the most compelling videos to do so comes from Dominick Nero of Fandor, as he delivers a side-by-side comparison of “La La Land” and Martin Scorsese’s often forgotten film, “New York, New York”.
Nero journeys through both films, identifying that both plots revolve around a male jazz musician and a young woman who is struggling to establish their career as an entertainer. Throughout the video, Nero pinpoints strikingly similar plot points, as well as highlighting some key inversions regarding the films’ characters. A question that arises after watching this video essay is that could “La La Land” be considered a soft, »
- Michael Gonzalez
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