A few years back writer and RELEVANT contributor Jon Negroni caused a stir online when he outlined a theory in detail of how all Pixar film are connected and exist in the same universe—some, at the same time. It’s a compelling read, especially if you’re a fan of the movies.
Now, the studio has released a short film, showing some of the many connections hidden throughout the movies.
Part of the vision of the Star Wars franchise moving forward is to have spin-off films created for different characters within the fictional universe. This mash-up trailer—which uses audio from the current biopic Jackie (about former first lady Jackie Kennedy) and clips from Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III—shows why Natalie Portman’s Padmé Amidala also deserves her own movie.
Another '90s hit is getting reboot. Kenya Barris—the mastermind behind the acclaimed sitcom Black-ish—is developing a remake of the 1992 basketball comedy White Men Can’t Jump. NBA star Blake Griffin and NFL player Ryan Kalil are also helping to produce the project.
Though the original film starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes was a mainstream sports comedy, it also occasionally touched on some heavier themes including race, friendship and morality.
Barris’ Black-ish, which he created for ABC, has garnered widespread critical acclaimed for mixing comedy with bigger discussions about social themes like police brutality, racial injustice, the church and politics. Discuss
The Indiana Jones movies are great and all, but they don’t really compare well to today’s darker, more intense action epics. But, thanks to the mashup geniuses at CineFix, we no longer have to imagine what it’d be like if it were remade in the style of a Bourne flick. Discuss
Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese recently spoke to AFP about this new film Silence, and said that despite “horrific events going on in the world" tied to religious extremism, “we shouldn't toss away spirituality.”
The film, which is based on a controversial novel, deals with the idea head-on. It tells the story of Christian missionaries who travel to 17th-century Japan to investigate extreme religious persecution. The movie required it stars—including Andrew Garfield—to go through extensive preparation. Garfield even said it caused him to “fall in love with Jesus.” Scorsese revealed that "three or four great actors” turned down the role because of its intensity and religious implications.
The movie is deeply personal to Scorsese, who describes himself as a Catholic:
There is nothing really to hide. That is who I am. I can't be what's fashionable. I'm 74, this is it, and it has value. Somehow the film was interwoven with my personal life like no other picture.