Hugh Jackman’s THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – Footage Reaction Video – CinemaCon 2017

One of the more spectacular things that we saw at CinemaCon this year was some footage that Hugh Jackman shared from his new film The Greatest Showman. This movie looks absolutely beautiful. You can watch us talk about it in our reaction video above.

In the film, Jackman plays the legendary P.T. Barnum with a penchant for hoaxing a gullible public as he creates the three-ring circus that made him famous. The musical will also focuses on his infatuation with singer Jenny Lind -- the so-called Swedish Nightingale.

The movie also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, and Zendaya. It hits theaters on December 17th.

The Supposedly Haunted Home of Bela Lugosi Is Now For Sale

For a small fortune, you can own the former home of Dracula actor Bela Lugosi. The house, which was originally built in 1932, has been spruced up a bit since then, but supposedly is still haunted by Lugosi. I can't imagine what he's chilling out there for other than complaining that his house is only going for $3 million in today's market...but I'm guessing he comes with the house if you sign the documents. Check out some pictures of the house below, and thanks to our friends at Bloody Disgusting for letting us know about this!

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Promo Art For STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Shows Us Rey’s New Look

Some new promo art for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has surfaced thanks to Star Wars Celebration, and it gives us a better look at Rey's new look in the film. We got our first look at Rey, Finn, and Poe in the film thanks to some product packaging for the film. This art, which has been printed on t-shirts, gives us more of a three-quarter shot that shows off more of the costume. Anyway, if you're excited about the movie, I thought you might enjoy this little promo art tease of Rey.

Video Explains How Newgrounds Inspired a Generation of Animation

If you were a geek with an internet connection in the early 2000s, you were on Newgrounds at some point. The Flash animation site was a hub for fan games from your favorite shows and animation that would coin the term "viral." Was it controversial? Hell yes. There was some stuff on there that regularly got me in trouble with my parents when my ISP would flag it. It's been years since I've been to the site, but I think I might just hop over in honor of this video today. Learn more about the site's history below. 

These 1987 STAR WARS-Themed Japanese Panasonic Ads Starring George Lucas Are Strangely Cool

The video embed below includes six Japanese Star Wars-themed Panasonic commercials that star George Lucas. I've never seen these before, and it's really strange, surreal, and cool to see Lucas in a series of ads like this. 

These ads were made in honor of the 10th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: A New Hope. These were made during a time when there really wasn't much going on with Star Wars franchise in the US and there was more of a fanbase in Japan that Lucas could capitalize on.

Anyway, here's the result, and I'm sure they'll entertain you for the next four minutes. Thanks to /Film for the heads up! 

DEADPOOL 2 Director Wants to Deliver More Action and Irreverence

We all know that John Wick co-director David Leitch is going to give us an awesome action-packed Deadpool sequel. That's just a given, but he's never really talked about what he's actually planning to do with Deadpool 2... until now. During an interview with Empire, Leitch says he wants to deliver more action and expand on that irreverent tone. He says:

“There's more action in this film. I hope we can expand it and make it interesting in an 87Eleven* kinda way."

We've all see what kind of action he can deliver thanks to the John Wick franchise, and that's one of the reasons we were all so excited to see him jump on board to direct Deadpool 2 in the first place. We knew he was going to up the ante! He goes on to explain that the irreverent tone is what drew him into the franchise, saying:

“The completely irreverent tone was the thing that won me over about the first Deadpool movie. I want to deliver on what they did and at the same time hopefully expand the universe.”

We've still got awhile before we see anything from this movie, but I can't help but think that Leitch is going to deliver an action-packed film that will be unlike anything that we've ever seen before. 

As of right now, I'm just eagerly awaiting the announcement of who will play Cable in the film. Deadpool 2 is scheduled for release in 2018.

* Ed. Note: 87Eleven is Chad Stahelski and Leitch's stunt choreography studio and and production company, in case you didn't know. (I didn't.)

This TWIN PEAKS/SEINFELD Theme Mash Up Works Surprisingly Well

Everyone knows the classic slap bass line from the '90s comedy Seinfeld, but what does that sound like mashed up with the haunting theme from another '90s series, Twin Peaks? It somehow works bizarrely well, thanks to the work of musician Maximilian Petrosky.

I'm almost done watching Twin Peaks all the way through for the first time, and the music is certainly one of the most impactful elements of the entire series. It's so strange hearing these two themes mashed together, considering the shows from which they originated could not possibly be more different.

Via: Indiewire