What if Wes Anderson Directed an ‘X-Men’ Movie?

Take a look at this terrific pastiche video that perfectly captures the peculiar flavor of a Wes Anderson film, from the lighting to the mannered acting to the camera angles and the use of music.

The Uncanny X-Men was directed by Patrick H. Willems.

“Yeah, we fight people.”

Pacific Rim Warning: Film Will Stomp Your Guts Out!

Master filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has begun the publicity campaign for his giant robots vs. giant monsters movie, Pacific Rim, with a video intended to go viral. The clip serves as a test of the Kaiju Emergency Alert System:

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“Honest Trailer” Parodies Prometheus

Ridley Scott’s highly-anticipated, somewhat underwhelming Prometheus is available on Blu-ray/DVD today, packing a bunch of alternate and deleted scenes, commentaries and all the usual good stuff to this kinda/sorta/more or less prequel to the Alien franchise.

I enjoyed Prometheus for what it was — probably because I was the only person in the world who didn’t expect Scott to answer all the questions in the Alien universe — and I posted a review to that effect after I saw it in the theater. I am looking forward to watching the Blu-ray because I want to see what was left out. Interestingly, Scott refused to cut together an extended version of the movie for this release, because he says the version seen in theaters is his “director’s cut.” So the extra  footage is on the disc, just not edited into the movie.

To have a little fun with the movie, here is a so-called “Honest Trailer” that pokes holes in the regular trailer with a cynical voice-over telling us what we’re not really going to see…

My favorite line is the bit about the woman “who can only run in straight lines” — I was practically shouting in the theater for her to “take a hard right! Or a left, even!”