'Colossal' trailer features Anne Hathaway controlling a not-Godzilla

January 20, 2017

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In what is one of the more original movie premises of recent memory, Colossal features Anne Hathaway unknowingly controlling a giant godzilla-type monster that wreaks havoc in Seoul. The film was originally described by director Nacho Vigalondo as "Godzilla meets Lost in Translation." More recently it was described by Hathaway as "a sci-fi companion to Rachel Getting Married." It also stars Jason Sudeikis and tonally almost feels like a Judd Apatow movie. So basically the big takeaway here is that it's going to be a pretty weird movie.

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Flying Lotus's first feature film 'Kuso' looks understandably crazy

January 20, 2017

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Experimental music producer Flying Lotus has directed his first feature film titled Kuso, and it looks to be about as insane as you'd expect from an experimental music producer directing a feature film. Here's the official description, though it probably won't help you understand what you're seeing:

Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, Kuso is tangled up in the aftermath of Los Angeles' worst quake nightmare. Travel between screens and between aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived.

This feels like if Kentucky Fried Movie had a child with Adult Swim.

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Examining how different films approach color design

January 19, 2017

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Listacles are generally terrible, but this one talking about the way color is used in film is actually informative and interesting. Although it would've been even better if they just focused on the content and removed the arbitrary ranking format. Not everything has to be a Top 10 List, especially something as subjective as color design.

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New 'Power Rangers' trailer finally shows what they look like punching and kicking things

January 19, 2017

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The new Power Rangers trailer is here, and it finally reveals what the actual Power Rangers look like in action. They didn't shy away from the crazy costumes or giant robot battles at all. Plus this one didn't just reuse footage from an original Japanese version, so they can actually show you the actors' faces during fight scenes now. You also get to hear Bryan Cranston show how professional he is by saying "It's morphin' time!" in about as serious a voice as somebody can use when saying "It's morphin' time!"

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Pixar essentially confirms shared Universe with this compilation of Easter Eggs

January 19, 2017

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The official Toy Story Facebook page uploaded this compilation of Easter eggs, pretty much confirming that every Pixar movie takes place in the same Universe. One really crazy Universe that has normal humans but also super humans, as well as talking animals, living toys, living cars, and a whole bunch of other stuff that if you actually encountered in real life would be a living nightmare.

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Teaser trailer for Netflix original 'The Discovery'

January 18, 2017

Here's the trailer for the upcoming Netflix original movie The Discovery, starring Rooney Mara and Jason Segel and premiering March 31. Like any good trailer, it sets a mood without revealing too many plot points. For those curious, here's the official description:

One year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified, millions around the world have ended their own lives in order to "get there". A man and woman fall in love while coming to terms with their own tragic pasts and the true nature of the afterlife.

It's nice to see Jason Segel taking on more serious work, though for me he'll always be the guy in Forgetting Sarah Marshall that showed his naked wiener. It doesn't matter how many seasons of How I Met Your Mother you did or if you played David Foster Wallace, once you write a Dracula musical and show your penis, that's who you are for life.