Did you know that the new movie Vacation is based on a true story? Well, okay, techically it’s a continuation of a series of movies that started off with a 1983 feature adapted from a short story that was based on real events. John Hughes wrote the source tale, titled Vacation ’58, for National Lampoon magazine back in the late ’70s, while he was primarily employed… Continue reading Read the Original 'Vacation' Short Story Written By John Hughes
Sanjay’s Super Team: The first look at Pixar’s upcoming short film Sanjay’s Super Team reflects the personal experience of director Sanjay Patel, who remembers his father interrupting his television viewing so they could share in morning meditation. The short features three Hindu deities who come to life to protect a young boy from a monster. It will play before… Continue reading Movie News: First Look at Pixar's Short 'Sanjay's Super Team'; Rachel McAdams Rumored for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'
When Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters in 1980 a very special short film played in front of it in select theaters around the world. This wasn’t just a fleeting five minute cartoon or anything like that, either. Black Angel was a robust, lushly photographed 25-minute film commissioned by George Lucas himself with the express purpose of showing… Continue reading Watch the Long-Lost Short Film George Lucas Had Made For 'Empire Strikes Back'
Before we even go any further, it’s worth pointing out that the short lists for directors on big projects isn’t always that accurate. For example, James Wan wasn’t on a rumored list for Furious 7, nor was Scott Derrickson on the reported list for Doctor Strange, and both directors landed those projects. But it can be fun to speculate on a movie’s future… Continue reading The New 'Spider-Man' Has a Telling Short List of Potential Directors
If you enjoyed the gritty Power Rangers movie that caused some controversy regarding its legality this week, now it’s time to become familiar with more of Adi Shankar’s productions. We don’t mean his commercial Hollywood features, like Lone Survivor. The Grey and Killing Them Softly, although those are recommended, too. We mean his other “Bootleg Universe” one-shot films… Continue reading Watch an Unofficial James Bond Movie From the Producer of That 'Power/Rangers' Short