An archivist working at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library has stumbled upon color home movies taken in the late 1920s by former First Lady Lou Hoover. Incredibly, this is very likely the first color film to show a US President, the First Lady, and the White House.
I mean, it’s not like there’s anything particularly stressful going on in the world today or anything, but sometimes, you just want to watch people putting legs on plastic AT-AT walkers for a few minutes, no?
All we ever get out of Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies is grunts and growls, his shyriiwook language untranslatable to us but understood by Han and his friends. But Chewie actor Peter Mayhew didn’t growl on the set—he actually spoke lines, and it’s kind of amazing to watch in action.
Some of our favorite heroes have been the subject of very weird foreign remakes over the years—who can forget Toei’s Spider-Man—but one of the weirdest has to be La Mujer Murciélago, Mexico’s take on the 1966 Batman show... only with a female lead who happened to be a Luchadora.
Sure, there’s a movie sequel out now called Independence Day: Resurgence. Of course, it’s missing a lot of weird over-the-top charm that made the first movie fun. Thankfully, there’s a better option out there.
Thanks to PBS Digital Studios and its series Blank on Blank, we have this beautiful animation of an interview with The Twilight Zone’s Rod Serling. His ideas about science fiction, children, and imagination all get expressed in a wonderful way.
Or, as it was known then, Revenge of the Jedi. Either way, according to the Academy Film Archive, this brief teaser trailer released in the U.K. in 1982 was probably the first ever look at the third chapter in the Star Wars saga, and now you can see it for yourself.
Sure, it’s Monday, and Mondays suck. But I think we can all celebrate being near the end of the worst day of the week with a little slice of complete insanity, can’t we?
Hey, who remembers Aqua? And now, who remembers anything about Aqua that isn’t about how they got sued by Mattel for the song “Barbie Girl?” Because they also did a song that mentioned Indiana Jones. It is very bad and also very amazing.
The same folks who brought you the Game of Thrones porn, the Guardians of the Galaxy porn and the Doctor Who porn have now done the unthinkable: Adventure Time porn! Is nothing sacred? The good news is, we’ve got the SFW trailer and it’s hilarious. (Note: trailer includes naughty language. And there’s a talking dildo.)
Here’s an exclusive clip from Paradox, a brand new time-travel movie where someone who’s about to travel through time is told that if anything goes wrong, “You will literally disappear up your own ass.” That is the exact attitude that messing with the fourth dimension calls for.
This week brings the latest Zack Snyder opus to the big screen, which led to the news that Snyder really wants to make Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead into a movie, which led all of us to talk about the last time Snyder put his id on rampant display: Sucker Punch.
We’re all waiting for the POV insanity of Hardcore Henry, but there’s another POV movie coming: Pandemic, starring Continuum’s Rachel Nichols as a scientist dealing with a zombie plague. And here’s an exclusive clip that shows just how bonkers the exposition in this first-person zombie shooter gets. Love the whole…
Penelope is a young girl in a small town, but everybody calls her “Lizzie Dripping,” because she’s always making up stories. (I guess “Lizzie Dripping” was British slang for a girl who tells lies.) And then one day, Penelope encounters a witch that only she can see.
REO Speedwagon were a staple of super-squishy soft rock in the 80s, and I guess they were among the pioneers of high-concept music videos. But yeesh. I had never fully realized how skin-crawling their video for “I Can’t Fight This Feeling” actually is. Yeeeeeesh.
Back when Aliens was the number one movie in America, Sigourney Weaver took to Saturday Night Live for their 12th season opener, and took part in an Aliens spoof. The skit is... sort of interesting, but the joke on Ripley randomly removing her jumpsuit for no reason is pretty classic.
Fans of posthumanity and transhumanism make promises that sound scarily cheerful and unreal—eternal life, incredible mind powers—but you probably haven’t seen just how disturbing they can be. Until you watch this new short film, starring Pamela Anderson.
We were thrilled to get a whole miniseries focusing on Marceline, Adventure Time’s resident vampire, a while back. Adventure Time: Stakes is out on DVD today—and to celebrate, here’s an exclusive clip showing the animatics of the story’s scary climax.