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Every now and again, a talented individual will edit together something quite priceless and share it with the world via Youtube.com. Today, user DrMachkil spliced together an entertaining scenario in which Tom Cruise Falls Into Other Movies. How did he do it? Well, DrMachkil borrowed some footage from the psychological thriller Vanilla Sky, and then mixed it up with scenes from films like: Men In... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Mashup of the Day: Watch Tom Cruise fall from Vanilla Sky through various other movies, including Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Furious 7: Actor in the Spotlight: How much do you know about John Wick: Chapter 2 star Keanu Reeves? Test your knowledge against this trivia-filled video by ScreenCrush: Movie Comparison of the Day: Speaking of John Wick, Couch Tomato shows 24 reasons it's basically the same movie as The Equalizer: History Lesson of the Day: Cracked goes through the history of Batman movies and TV series and discusses...
- Christopher Campbell
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: In dubious honor of “Sleepless,” a new Jamie Foxx vehicle that’s been adapted from Frederic Jardin’s “Sleepless Night,” what is the best American remake of a foreign-language film?
Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf), Time Out New York
Long before I knew and appreciated Jean Renoir, I was in love with “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” a 1986 comedy based on “Boudu Saved from Drowning” that peppered the flow with some truly eye-opening ideas for Hollywood: class warfare, unequal police treatment, a neurotic dog with its own therapist. The movie holds up beautifully — it’s one of Nick Nolte’s quietest performances, and one »
- David Ehrlich
Paris — If one thing comes across in a 20-minute conversation with France’s David Moreau (“Them,” “It Boy”), it is his passion for the U.S. movies he grew up with in the 1980s: “Stand By Me,” “E.T.” Joe Dante’s “The Explorers.” Backed by Studiocanal, one of Europe’s biggest film companies and described as a French “Divergence,” “Seuls” (Alone), which screens for the first time ever at the 19th UniFrance Rendez-Vous is a bold attempt to transfer much of the spirit of these movies – the loneliness of young teens, their camaraderie when they meet – to a French movie set in a recognisable French reality and in French. That homegrown fantasy thriller has been pulled off elsewhere in Europe – in Spain, for example, by another self-confessed ‘80s movie fanboy, Alejandro Amenabar in his “Abre los ojos” (“Open Your Eyes”) remade by Tom Cruise as “Vanilla Sky.” In France, attempts »
- John Hopewell
4 items from 2017
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