Movie Plot Generator

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Feb 082016

Movie Plot Generator

We talk about recurring themes in blockbuster movies, because new stories feel as if they pull elements out of a hat and just combine them in new ways. John Atkinson at Wrong Hands put together a chart that makes new movie ideas a cinch, Mad-Libs style! Out one from each column together: Adjective, subject, verb, clause, and you’re very likely to say, “I’d go see that!” Of course, there’s a good chance you’d also realize, “I’ve seen that movie!”



Jay Leno Test Drives Batman’s Tumbler

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Jun 102015

Warner Bros. Transportation Coordinator Hobart Lundt takes Jay for a super-fun ride in the custom-built Tumbler from Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

Batman’s Tumbler – Jay Leno’s Garage

One of the most iconic pieces of the Batman series has to be the Batmobile, or the “Tumbler” as it’s sometimes known, both for car buffs and superhero fans alike. The Tumbler that can be seen in the Christopher Nolan trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises), however, is a unique one in the world of wild Hollywood transportation . From the chassis to the brakes, from the suspension to the windshield wipers, this is a ground-up, custom-built, tangible and entirely real Batmobile. Although it’s not exactly something you’d want to take on a cross-country road trip, it appears to drive pretty well, for being such a brutal thing.

Power comes from a Chevy small block, and it uses a progressive suspension system that adjusts to the speed and the terrain that the car is traveling over. Amazingly, with all the body cladding and special equipment, the Tumbler only weighs about as much as a modern Chevrolet Suburban. A total of seven were built, each serving different purposes for filming; one car handles the aerial stunts, one car does the still shots, etc. As for the price, it ranges anywhere from a half-million to $1 million per car. And hey, it even comes with Sparco racing seats – who’d have thought?



Jay Leno Test Drives Batman's Tumbler


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Logo History

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Apr 182015

The evolution of the famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion logo, from its inception in 1917 to present day.


Instead of making a logo varations video again, I decided to display the history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and their world-famous Leo the Lion logo. Enjoy!

Movies featured in this video:
Polly of the Circus, Wild Oranges, He Who Gets Slapped, White Shadows in the South Seas, Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove, Quo Vadis, The Cobweb, Lust for Life, The Wings of Eagles, Raintree County, Poltergeist, Rocky 4 and Skyfall.

TV shows featured in this video:
The Captain and the Kids and Tom & Jerry.

Lions featured in this video:
1. Slats (1917–1928)
2. Jackie (1928–1956)
3. Telly (1927-1932)
4. Coffee (1932-1934)
5. Tanner (1934–1956)
6. George (1956–1958)
7. Leo (1957–2015)

This video is intended for educational purposes. No copyright infringement intended whatsoever.


‘Captain America’ Motorcycle On Display At Harley Davidson Museum

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Apr 142015

'Captain America' Motorcycle On Display At Harley Davidson Museum

Harley-Davidson designed five motorcycles for the upcoming Captain America movie and it is featuring one in a new exhibit at its museum.

The Milwaukee-based company’s motorcycles have been featured in dozens of films, but the company says this is the first time it led the design process, creating five of the movie’s World War II-era replica motorcycles.

Besides the motorcycle from “Captain America: The First Avenger,” the exhibit also has some items, including a Captain America leather “rescue jacket,” his signature “A” helmet and a shield.

Last year Harley-Davidson started working with Marvel Studios to supply the motorcycles for the film, which traces Captain America’s origins as a World War II-era Super Hero who rode a military motorcycle as a means of transportation.

Port Washington, Wis.-based Salvaggio Automotive Design modified the current Harley-Davidson Cross Bones model to resemble a 1942 WLA Army motorcycle. Harley-Davidson produced about 70,000 of the motorcycles during World War II.

Some other parts were recreated to make the motorcycles look as authentic as possible. However, the bikes had modern engineering to handle the stunts.

Three bikes were used for riding and stunts and two were used for a scene in which Captain America lifts a motorcycle over his head at a USO appearance. Two of the motorcycles will become part of the Harley-Davidson Museum’s permanent collection.


'Captain America' Motorcycle


Feb 152015
These are the movie quotes everyone gets wrong

You might be surprised by how many popular movie quotes you’re remembering just a bit wrong.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ 
Though most people say ‘Looks like we’re not in Kansas anymore,’ or ‘Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore,’ those quotes aren’t quite right. Dorothy actually says ‘Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.’

‘The Silence of the Lambs’
If you’ve always thought Hannibal Lecter greets Clarice by saying ‘Hello, Clarice,’ we’ve got news for you. It’s actually ‘Good evening, Clarice.’ How polite!

‘Field of Dreams’
That whispering voice? It’s not quietly murmuring ‘If you build it, they will come.’ The correct quote is ‘If you build it, he will come.’

‘Wall Street’
Though Gordon Gekko definitely thinks greed is good, his quote is actually ‘Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.’

‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’
The Queen says ‘Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?’ Most people think it’s ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall’ … and most people are incorrect.

‘The Empire Strikes Back’
This might blow your mind, but when Vader reveals his true identity to Luke, he does not say ‘Luke, I am your father.’ He actually says ‘No, I am your father.’

How many of these quotes have you been saying wrong? Don’t worry, we won’t judge.


The Godfather Bar In Sicily

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Dec 082014
The Godfather Bar -  Vitelli in Savoca

Bar Vitelli in Savoca, Sicily.

The Sicilian bar in The Godfather, where Michael Corleone asked the father of Apollinia to help arrange the match, is still open for business today. Nothing has changed at Bar Vitelli since the movie’s release in 1972.

The Godfather Bar In Sicily

This video shows Bar Vitelli and the surrounding streets in Savoca.

In The Godfather, Sonny Corleone murders two enemies, then flees from New York City to hide in Italy. He goes to the a small town in Sicily and meets a pretty woman named Apollonia. He approaches her father at a bar and asks for permission to court her. You can watch the scene here.

The scenes were shot in the Sicilian town of Savoca. The bar is a real bar called Bar Vitelli. It still exists and remains open.




Picture Of The Day: The Four Little Beers

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Aug 292014


Obama joins Larry, Moe, and Curly for a remake of the Three Little Beers.

The stooges are hired to deliver beer, but when they go to deliver beer to a golf course, they get distracted and play a round of golf.

Obama is hired to serve and protect America, but he gets distracted and plays golf.



Top 10 Movie Fight Scenes

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Aug 092014

CineFix presents the 10 best fight scenes in the history of cinema.

Nothing pumps up the action in a movie more than two (or more) skilled fighters just going at it. Be it a raw combat or CGI-assisted set pieces, every punch and kick in these fights is a step in an intricate dance.


The Matrix (1999)
Fight Coordinator: Yuen Woo-Ping
This movie was jam-packed with awesome fight scenes, but the Agent Smith vs Neo fight in the subway is a the ultimate combination between special effects and hand-to-hand combat.

Raging Bull (1980)
Director Martin Scorsese made the bold and unusual choice to put the camera inside the ring in the final fight with Sugar Ray Robinson, showing the fight from a boxer’s POV.

Ong Bak (2003)
Choreographer: Prachya Pinkaew
The movie that introduced the world to Tony Jaa, and fight choreographer Prachya Pinkaew, this is a full-throttle, no-holds-barred fight – no wires, no effects, just Muay Thai.

The Bourne Ultimatum
Fight Stunt Coordinator: Jeff Imada
This movie makes the bold choice of shooting a fight scene without music, letting the sense of urgency and action come completely from the fighters (and the props they throw at each other, hit each other with, and crash through, of course).

Hero (2002)
Fight Choreographer: Chium Siu-Tung
The Grey Fight between Jet Li and Donnie Yen is one of the most perfect weapons fights ever filmed, elevated by the fact that it takes place entirely within the two characters’ minds… until the end.

Kill Bill Vol. 1
Fight Coordinator: Yuen Woo-Ping
A nod and send-up of 70s Kung Fu flicks, the Bride takes on an astounding number of bad guys, resulting in gushes and gushes of blood, and a plucked-out eye.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Fight Coordinator: Yuen Woo-Ping
Director: Ang Lee
There’s some beautiful wire work in Crouching Tiger, but for sheer precision and skill on display, we love the training-hall face-off between Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang

Killzone SPL (2005)
Choreographers: Donnie Yen and Wu Jing
Yen is a martial arts legend, and his fights could comprise a list in and of itself, but this largely improvised fight has to be one of the most impressive achievements.

Legend of the Drunken Master (1994)
Choreography: Jackie Chan
A true classic of Jackie Chan’s work, the final factory fight couldn’t be a more pure expression of Jackie Chan’s style.

Enter The Dragon (1973)
Choreographer: Bruce Lee
We couldn’t go any other way with the #1 on this list. Without Bruce Lee’s incredible skills, and this iconic fight, movie fights wouldn’t be what they are today.


The Filmography Of Cars

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Jan 222014

The Filmography of Cars

A group of independent artists from Calm The Ham have created “The Filmography of Cars,” an illustrated chart featuring 71 “iconic vehicles of film and television from 1929 to the modern day.” A limited edition of 500 signed and numbered prints are available to purchase online.


Rocky In Real Life

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Dec 022013

Rocky In Real Life is the first episode of a series called Movies in Real Life, from Improv Everywhere.


We traveled to Philadelphia to recreate Rocky’s epic run in real life. The video takes inspiration from the training montages in both Rocky and Rocky II, and the final sequence includes a mob of 100 kids between the ages of 8 and 15 running with Rocky up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Nov 082013

This amazing math trick reveals your favorite movie!

I did it in my head, then on paper, and finally on a calculator just to confirm my numerical capabilities.

Each time I got the same answer, and sure enough it IS my very favorite movie EVER!

DO NOT cheat and scroll down to the movies.

DO YOUR math, THEN compare the results to the list of movies at the bottom.

You will be AMAZED at how scary true and accurate this test is!

1. Pick a number from 1-9.

2. Multiply that number by 3.

3. Add 3.

4. Multiply by 3 again.

5. Your total will be a two digit number. Add the first and second digits together to find your favorite movie (of all time) in the list of 17 movies below:


Movie List:

1. Gone With the Wind
2. E.T.
3. Blazing Saddles
4. Star Wars
5. Forrest Gump
6. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
7. Jaws
8. Grease
9. The Obama Farewell Speech
10. Casablanca
11. Jurassic Park
12. Shrek
13. Pirates of the Caribbean
14. Titanic
15. Raiders of the Lost Ark
16. Home Alone
17. Mrs. Doubtfire

Now, isn’t that something?