Netflix has already disrupted traditional TV with its original series such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, but now it’s taking the next step: making a movie. The video streaming service will be working with Harvey Weinstein to create Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend (a sequel of sorts to the popular movie released in 2000). The movie will release on Netflix and have a short run in IMAX theaters in late August of 2015. “The moviegoing experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement,” Weinstein said in a statement. “We are tremendously excited to be continuing our great relationship with Netflix and bringing to fans all over the world the latest chapter in this amazing and intriguing story” ... Discuss
Prepare to have your mind blown. The team at Bloop Animation have put Jon Negroni’s Pixar Theory—explaining the in-movie clues that prove all Pixar films are part of the same, massive story in a single universe—into one video. After taking eight minutes to watch, you will never see a Pixar movie the same way again ... Discuss
Here’s the latest trailer for Marvel/Disney’s upcoming superhero adventure Big Hero 6, an animated movie that’s already getting some buzz for how it deals with some surprisingly heavy themes. As you can see from the trailer, it’s definitely a kids’ action movie, but like Wreck It Ralph, the underlying emotions of the story about a robot “programmed to heal the sick and injured” may have an ageless appeal ... Discuss
Over the weekend, Emma Watson delivered a note-perfect address to the UN on the importance of feminism. Particularly, Watson discussed how some people associate the term "feminism" with "man hating," and explained that the cause is bigger than a few small-minded misconceptions. It was a good speech, but because no good deed goes unpunished in this crazy world, Watson has now become the target of a new private photo leak.
Shortly after her speech went viral, a 4chan user created a website with a countdown to the release of the alleged photos, spurring an online flurry of comments that can be charitably described as "monstrous" (one example: she makes stupid feminist speeches at UN, and now her nudes will be online, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH). Whether or not the photos actually exist is debatable, but regardless, Watson is facing the ugly side of activism. Here it is, 2014, and being a strong, articulate woman continues to be something that is just a little much for some anonymous online commenters to handle ... Discuss
The cast of your childhood’s favorite ice hockey franchise reunited this week in honor of D2: The Mighty Ducks 20th anniversary. (Yeah, you feel super old now, don’t you?) For some reason Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson and Kenan Thompson skipped the epic event, which is a real shame, because they missed out on one last flying V. You can go here to see more pictures from the reunion ... Discuss