The Dark Crystal - The Director’s Cut
RARE footage and all original dialogue
(2003) Rated R - 2hr 14m
Writer-director Richard Curtis’s charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve.
7.7/10 - IMDB
Star Wars: Teaser Trailer (by Star Wars)
Before Star Wars became a cultural landmark, George Lucas had to sell his audience on “a spectacle light-years ahead of its time.”
The official Star Wars YouTube account has uploaded the two-minute 1976 teaser trailer for A New Hope, which sells the film as “the story of a boy, a girl, and a universe.”
The trailer lays out just about every iconic scene in the movie, albeit in short cuts that are heavy on Leia and extremely light on Han Solo, and it plays up a romantic tension that would become significantly more awkward by the end of The Empire Strikes Back.
It’s not necessarily plausible to read anything into the release of an old trailer, but as Disney gears up to release a new film in 2015, it’s hard not to do so.
(1996) Rated R - 1hr 51m
Horror maven Wes Craven — paying homage to teen horror classics such as Halloween and Prom Night — turns the genre on its head with this tale of a murderer who terrorizes hapless high schooler Sidney Prescott by offing everyone she knows.
7.2/10 - IMDB
Exit Through the Gift Shop
(2010) Rated R - 1hr 26m
Filmmaker Thierry Guetta’s project to chronicle the underground world of street art takes a fascinating twist when he meets elusive stencil artist Banksy, who turns the project around to film Guetta while he reinvents himself as a street artist.
8.0/10 - IMDB
Too bad about Frank, isn’t it?
The first thing HAL 9000 says after he kills an astronaut by crashing a shuttle into him.
2001 is very visionary in all aspects except the characters and sociocultural elements. On the moon there are still ‘girls’ typing up all the male scientists’ communication. Everyone reads late 50s British.
But this works so well for the HAL, who comes across as a panicky, clumsy computer who’s not quite sure if anyone suspects his transgressions.