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Cool Videos: Chewbacca speaks English on the set of The Empire Strikes Back

For decades we've become so accustomed to Chewbacca's distinctive growls, warbles and roars that anything different would sound incredibly strange. Over the weekend documentarian Jamie Benning uncovered footage from the set of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK which features Chewbacca speaking with Peter Mayhew 's British accent, and it definitely gives a whole different feel to...
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Pop-up Movie Facts: The Shining (video)

Stanley Kubrick 's adaptation of Stephen King 's THE SHINING has long been revered as a horror classic, bringing forth numerous conspiracy theories, connections, and more after repeat viewings. The film has left us with many iconic scenes, many of which have become a part of pop-culture lore at this point, especially Jack Nicholson 's brilliantly crazy performance. Now,...
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Why It Works: The Shining

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** October is almost upon us, giving us an excuse to head down some of the darker, more unsettling corridors of cinema. Both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick are regarded as masters...
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JoBlo.com Unboxing: Sideshow Collectibles Boba Fett & R5-D4 (video)

One thing most of us around here at JoBlo.com love is collectibles and toys. We are nerdcore for that stuff and I've spent the better part of my life as a collector of every piece of plastic, resin, polystone, and brick (LEGO that is) that could possibly be put on my shelves. With that, we're kicking off our new Unboxing series, which will have us unboxing something really cool...
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Top 10 Greatest Sequels of All Time

This summer has not been very kind to sequels. From NOW YOU SEE ME 2 to ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS and THE HUNSTMAN: WINTER'S WAR, sequels have been mediocre at best and doesn't bode well for franchises in the future. As much as we complain about sequels, there have been quite a few great films, some of which have been as good or surpassed their predecessors. Here is our ranking of the ten...
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Cool Videos: Jason Voorhees supercut of Friday The 13th kills

If you're going to ring in Friday the 13th the right way, you'd damn well better be sure it involves sifting through Jason Voorhees' wide assortment of kills and murders from throughout the franchise. I don't expect you to marathon the entire series in one day, but at least surround yourself with the overall vibe of everything the masked horror icon stands for, namely...
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Cool Videos: The Empire Strikes Back gets a James Bond style title sequence

While the opening title sequence is definitely still around, we don't see it pop up in films as often as we used to. One franchise which has kept that tradition alive throughout the years is the James Bond series, and many fans have used the James Bond style in order to create title sequences for other films. New York City’s School of Visual Arts student Kurt Rauffer recently...
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Dan Aykroyd is working on another Blues Brothers, this time in animated form

There are a couple of properties of which you can always count on Dan Aykroyd to be incapable of letting go - GHOSTBUSTERS and THE BLUES BROTHERS. We have already seen Aykroyd fight tooth and nail in order to bring a new GHOSTBUSTERS to the screen after a third film with the original team never came together, forming Ghost Corps to develop all things GHOSTBUSTERS for the future. So...
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LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures animated series coming to Disney XD

Disney is wasting no time in expanding the STAR WARS Galaxy as quickly as they possibly can. Following in the successful footsteps of their STAR WARS REBELS series, Disney XD will be adding another show to their programming line-up this summer as LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES enters into the canon. Set between THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI, THE FREEMAKER...
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Cool Videos: The Chickening

Every once in awhile, when a cool short film passes my desk, I try to make it a point to bring it to you and give you the opportunity to experience something interesting and unique that you otherwise might not have seen. Today I don't know that you'll ever see anything quite like THE CHICKENING - not later in the evening, not tomorrow, not next week, not next month, not next...
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Luke Skywalker's The Empire Strikes Back blaster is up for auction

How would you like to own the DL-44 Blaster used by Mark Hamill 's Luke Skywalker in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK? The 12-inch long prop was originally gifted by Hamill to an eight-year-old fan on the BBC show Jim'll Fix It, and is now up for sale at auctioneers Nate D. Sanders of Los Angeles . Apparently the blaster (which was used by the actor for all the non-firing scenes) is...
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Why It Works: The Empire Strikes Back

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** Hey, did you guys know there's a new STAR WARS movie coming out? Unless you've been living inside the belly of a space slug, you know that the anticipation for THE FORCE...
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