YouTuber Makes Chris Pratt’s Mario Real With Unreal Engine

YouTuber Makes Chris Pratt's Mario Real With Unreal Engine

It’s-a him, Chris Pratt. screenshot: Re-Imagined Games / Kotaku It feels like it was only yesterday when Shigeru Miyamoto pulled the goomba rug out from under our collective gamer asses with the surprise announcement of the bizarre Hollywood cast of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie. While the casting of Chris Pratt in the starring … Read more

No, Bruce Willis has not sold his “digital likeness rights” to a deepfake company

No, Bruce Willis has not sold his "digital likeness rights" to a deepfake company

Bruce Willis (really)Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images (Getty Images) A representative for actor Bruce Willis has issued a statement today, denying recent reports that he has sold his “digital likeness rights” to a company that makes AI-assisted deepfakes. Per THRthe rep said that Willis “has no partnership or agreement with this Deepcake company,” referencing … Read more

Rian Johnson Time-Travel Film Rules

Rian Johnson Time-Travel Film Rules

Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper.Image: sony Ten years ago, when Rian Johnson’s Looper was released, it was pretty universally loved. This loved it website, fans loved it, I loved it, and that adoration hasn’t really gone away. However, while I liked the film when I saw it, it’s never one I felt the … Read more

Lookalike Bacon Anchors A Terrifying Film

Lookalike Bacon Anchors A Terrifying Film

Caitlin Stasey in Parker Finn’s Smile. Photo: Paramount Make sure the liquor cabinet at home is well stocked, because you might just want a stiff drink after seeing Smile. The feature debut of writer-director Parker Finn, expanded from his SXSW award-nominated short Laura Hasn’t Slept, is designed to work your last nerves … in a … Read more

What Happens When China Makes a Popular Movie Disappear?

What Happens When China Makes a Popular Movie Disappear?

A screenshot from the movie Return to Dustwhich has been pulled from streaming in China but is still available through pirated YouTube copies.screenshot: Youtube Return to Dust, a movie that had been generating buzz in China as a sleeper hit, was unceremoniously pulled from streaming services in the country yesterday, according to multiple reports on … Read more

Timothée Chalamet Cannibal Road Trip Film

Timothée Chalamet Cannibal Road Trip Film

Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell star in Bones and All.Image: MGM Bones and All is a movie that challenges easy categorization. It’s the latest film from Luca Guadagninothe director of Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria, who to date has quite the pristine reputation. It stars Timothée Chalamet, one of the biggest young stars … Read more

Alan Rickman’s diaries reveal his opinions about Harry Potter

Alan Rickman's diaries reveal his opinions about Harry Potter

Alan RickmanPhoto: chris jackson (Getty Images) Severus Snape was always (no Harry Potter pun intended) a controversial figure in the HP fandom. He was a spiteful bully of children and former wizard Nazi, but he also had a big crush on Harry’s mom and dedicated his life to fighting evil in her memory. It’s hard … Read more

Vampire Film About Father and Daughter

Vampire Film About Father and Daughter

Victoria Moroles and Noah Segan in Blood Relatives.Image: Shudder If you’ve ever wanted to watch a horror movie that also feels like a warm hug, you should seek out Blood Relatives. Writer, director, and star Noah Segan (LooperKnives Out) plays a vampire named Francis who thinks he’s the coolest guy ever. He wears a leather … Read more

Sci-Fi, Zombies, & Family Drama

Sci-Fi, Zombies, & Family Drama

The Visitor From the FutureImage: FantasticFest Time-travel, zombies, action, comedy, drama, The Visitor From the Future has it all. Co-written and directed by François Descraques, the film is based on a popular online French web series and both start very much the same way: a disheveled rogue (Florent Dorin) travels back in time to save … Read more

Spirited Away US release’s 20th: Revisiting Miyazaki’s opus

Spirited Away US release's 20th: Revisiting Miyazaki's opus

Chihiro and No Face in Spirited Away Photo: 2001 Studio Ghibli – NDDTM (Getty Images) There’s a moment early on in Spirited Away that sticks with me after countless viewings and many years. Plucky ponytailed 10-year-old protagonist Chihiro breaks down by a river after losing her parents—and the human world she recognizes—in a bathhouse for … Read more