The director of Pixar’s upcoming movie Cars 3 was recently interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, and had some interesting things to say about the third installment of the franchise centered on anthropomorphic race-cars. Brian Fee explained that the movie is a sort of analogy about generational differences:
McQueen is not the young hotshot anymore, the kid he was back then in Cars 1. He’s in the middle of his life, and as an athlete, that’s getting up there. You have your whole life ahead of you, yet your career is starting to show its age.
His comments take an interesting turn when he discusses the movie’s new villain the tech-savvy “ Jackson Storm.” EW says the the character is meant to embody “the extreme entitlement that has come to plague millennial descriptions”:
Jackson was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Everything comes easy to him, and everything about him says he’s faster, so much so that we’ve designed him so that even when he’s standing next to McQueen, McQueen looks old … He thinks the world is his. He’s taking over. He’s owed it.
The first trailer took the movie in an unexpectedly dark direction with, McQueen getting in a violent car crash with the words, “From this moment, everything will change” flashing on screen.
Previously Pixar head John Lasseter told EW that the studio wanted to give the franchise a heavier tone:
It’s a very emotional story. It’s a little bit more akin to Cars 1, where you get into a deep emotion with him. It’s really a special story. It’s very emotional.
We’ve all been in a dark theater when some jerk a few rows up takes out their fully-brightened iPhone and starts to text right in the middle of the movie. Those theaters are dark for reason. Apple may be working on a solution to this problem.
Tech insider Sonny Dickson—who’s broken big Apple-related news before—tweeted that a coming iOS 10.3 update will have a “Theater Mode” (controlled with a popcorn icon). He didn’t give any details on what Theater Mode would do, but, as Collider notes, back in 2012, Apple patented a functionality that would “disable noise and/or light emanating from wireless devices (such as at a movie theater)” or prevent “wireless devices from communicating with other wireless devices (such as in academic settings).”
At this point, any type of technology that automatically dims and silences a phone in a theater is just speculation, but, it’s a hopeful sign for annoyed moviegoers forced to deal with screen lights interrupting the middle of movies. Discuss
This is one of the strangest internet stories you will likely ever read: There are people on Reddit and Twitter attempting to find a movie called Shazaam which starred actor and comedian Sinbad as a friendly genie. According to those who claim to have seen this movie, it came out before Shaq’s critically panned comedy called Kazaam, and was a relatively enjoyable ‘90s comedy.
The only problem is, there is no record of such a movie ever existing, and Sinbad himself says he never acted in it or even heard of it before random people on the internet started asking him about it.
The magazine NewStatesman has just published a fascinating investigative article about the conspiracy, and some theories as to why so many people have vivid memories of watching a movie that there is no evidence has ever existed. Literally, there are no records of the movie ever being made—no photos, no old VHS tapes, nothing. That’s despite cash rewards from people eager to prove it is real.
Some people believe the group is falling victim to “the social contagion of memory”—essentially, all of the talk about the movie is creating realistic false memories in people’s minds. Some people believe the movie was “disappeared” because Sinbad himself hated it. Some people believe it is an example of the “Mandela Effect,” which essentially states that multiple realities have existed, and splintered versions sometimes converge (in this case, in one reality Shazaam was real).
Either way, it is really, really strange.
But, I remember seeing the trailer for it. Swear! - Sorry, But That Sinbad Genie Movie The '90s Never Existed! https://t.co/iOWFN5RMmE
Disney has been working on bringing the world of Pandora to life as part of their Animal Kingdom Park at Disney World. Now, they’ve released this promo video with some background looks at the giant attractions.
Even if you’re not a fan of James Cameron’s sci-fi franchise, some of the features—like massive floating rocks and weird bioluminescent plant life—actually look pretty cool.
Today, Hollywood legend Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60 years old after suffering a heart attack this weekend. Fisher was a talented actress, author and screenwriter, but, she will be forever remembered for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise.
She was just a teenager when she landed the part.
Here’s a look back at her original audition—a role that would reshape her life and change pop-culture. Discuss