The Late Movies: 90-Minute Critique of Star Wars Episode II

Okay, I don't think I'm going out on a limb by saying that Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is a really bad movie. We know this. We are sad about it, but we know this to be true. So our old friend from the 70-minute critique of The Phantom Menace is back, now with a 90-minute critique/review/parody of the film. Now, I want to warn you -- these videos contain swearing and what I can only call "comedic misogyny," but I found them super-funny and also a surprisingly good review of how movies should be made -- how to structure acts, build characters, and so on.

So, if you dare, check it out....

Part 1

"Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is the worst thing ever made by a human, except for the bagpipes."

Part 2

"George starts throwing the plot at us, which is basically the exact same plot as the last film."

Part 3

Bright Lights, Dumb City.

Part 4

A detailed discussion of what 19-year-old males look for in a mate.

Part 5

Why murdering women and children is a pretty good reason not to marry a guy.

Part 6

The Samuel L. Jackson connection.

Part 7

George Lucas ruins the Lightsaber and the Force all in one scene.

Part 8

Bigger is not always betterer. "George Lucas proves that he is the master of ruining things."

Part 9

Ripping off Blade Runner and screwing up Yoda. Oh, George.

If you like this stuff, there is MUCH, MUCH MORE on the RedLetterMedia YouTube Channel.

Pop Chart Lab
The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
Pop Chart Lab
Pop Chart Lab

No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
Pop Chart Lab

Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Your $10 Donation Can Help an Underprivileged Child See A Wrinkle in Time for Free
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Theater chain AMC is teaming with the Give a Child the Universe initiative to help underprivileged kids see A Wrinkle in Time for free through ticket donations. The initiative was started by Color of Change, a nonprofit advocacy group that designs “campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.”

"Color of Change believes in the power of images and supports those working to change the rules in Hollywood so that inclusive, empathetic and human portrayals of black people and people of color are prominent on the screen,” the initiative’s executive director, Rashad Robinson, said in a statement:

Director Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time is the perfect subject for the group because, as Robinson puts it, “By casting a black teenage actress, Storm Reid, as the heroine at the center of this story, the filmmakers and the studio send a powerful message to millions of young people who will see someone like them embracing their individuality and strength to save the world.”

The movie touts a diverse cast that includes Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine. The most important member of the cast, though, is 14-year-old Storm Reid, who plays the main character Meg Murry, a young girl who tries to save her father (Pine) who is trapped in another dimension. The movie is based on the acclaimed 1962 fantasy novel by author Madeleine L'Engle.

If you’d like to donate a ticket (or more), you can just head over to the Give a Child the Universe website and pledge an amount. AMC will provide one ticket to children and teens nationwide for every $10 given to the cause.

And if you’re interested in seeing the movie yourself, A Wrinkle in Time opens on March 9, 2018.

[h/t E! Online]


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