Film Face-off: ‘Fury’ vs. ‘Saving Private Ryan’

The musical group YMCA always felt war was good for absolutely nothing, but Hollywood believes otherwise. Countless (we didn’t have time to count) movies have been made about the brave men and women who have served our country. This weekend we saw another World War II film hit the big screen, and hit it hard. Fury, directed by David Ayer, is the story of a group of tanker soldiers making a final push into enemy territory.

So, do these men have what it takes to go up against one of the best modern-day war films in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan? Let’s find out in this week’s Film Face-off.

The Star

Fury

Brad Pitt plays Don “Wardaddy” Collier. This isn’t his first war…
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Watch: ‘The Simpsons’ Goes Full Kubrick in Latest “Treehouse of Horror” Episode

The Simpsons has paid tribute to Stanley Kubrick more than once in the past, and most famously in its “Treehouse of Horror” episode from way back in 1994 when the show sent its loveable family to become caretakers at Mr. Burns’ mansion. Groundskeeper Willie discovered that Bart had the Shinning, Homer went crazy from no TV and no beer, and the rest was TV history.

Now, 20years later, The Simpsons revisisted Kubrick for another “Treehouse of Horror,” only this time they didn’t limit themselves to just one of the director’s movies. They created an entire segment called “A Clockwork Yellow” that transformed Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl into the main gang from A Clockwork Orange and thrust them into a story that plays out like a…
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Only Movie Fans Will Love These Awesomely Ugly Holiday Sweaters

Just in time for the holidays, the movie fiends at Mondo have created a knitwear tribute to the 1984 cult film Gremlins and the Coen brothers’ dark comedy classic Fargo. Yes, we’re talking about sweaters. As fans of the Joe Dante film about strange creatures that can’t be fed after midnight know, Gremlins takes place during the Christmas holiday.

Billy (Zach Galligan) receives a mogwai as a present from his father. But dear old dad doesn’t know that the adorable creature can spawn something nasty if it gets wet—a troublemaking gremlin. Mondo’s sweater is appropriately holiday-lish, featuring Stripe and Gizmo and the Santa hat. There’s also a reference to the popcorn gremlin, because… movies!

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First Look: Will Disney’s ‘Moana’ Become the Next ‘Frozen’?

You can’t deny the power of Disney’s Frozen. No, really, you can’t–that movie is more powerful than all of us combined, times infinity. And while Disney is doing all it can to satisfy our Frozen wishes moving forward (from shorts to sequels to musicals to ice shows), it’s hard not to anticipate the studio’s next creation. In the immediate future, that’s Big Hero 6 (in theaters November 7), but in 2016 we’ll be getting a new thrilling adventure called Moana — and Disney has just released to us a first look at the film, which you can check out below.

So what’s the deal with Moana? Well, like Frozen, it’ll feature a female heroine–one who hails from the South Pacific islands. In the film, directed by Disney veterans Ron Clements and John…
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See What Happens When One Family Tackles the Ultimate ‘Wonder Woman’ Lego Set

Now that Warner Bros. has made it all official and whatnot, we know we’ll be seeing a lot of those DC superheroes on the big screen over the next six years. Not only will they show up in live action form, but also via Lego Movie spin-offs, like Lego Batman in 2017 and The Lego Movie 2 in 2018. So of course Wonder Woman will be part of it all, appearing for the first time in a live-action movie when Gal Gadot plays her in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (in theaters March 2016), and then in her own solo movie in 2017, not to mention her probable appearances in those Lego and Justice League movies.

Fans are excited, as evidenced by the popularity of the Wonder Woman Halloween costume this year (voted number one on a Fandango poll highlighting popular costumes from…
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‘Midnight Rider’: Cinematographers Guild Releases Safety App in Honor of Sarah Jones

The International Cinematographers Guild, which represented the late Sarah Jones, has launched a free safety app for the iPhone and Android. Jones, the camera assistant killed on the “Midnight Rider” set, has already been honored with a “Set Safety” app by from the “Pledge to Sarah” safety awareness group. Jones’ death on Feb. 20 has… »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds New Cast Member

“Saturday Night Live” has found a new cast member in its writing staff. Leslie Jones, who has been a writer for the show since early this year, is joining the cast, a rep for the show confirmed on Monday. She’ll begin in this role starting with this week’s Jim Carrey-hosted episode. The comedian was a… »

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‘Pacific Rim II’ Gets a Wild Teaser Poster; ‘Pacific Rim III’ Is Also in the Works

Guillermo del Toro’s sequel to his mech-vs.-monsters movie Pacific Rim is like three years off in the future, but that hasn’t stopped Legendary Pictures from releasing the above teaser photo on its Facebook page. Modern marketing once again proves it’s never too soon to start your media blitz.

The new poster is pretty cool looking, with a giant oceanic vortex opening and threatening to suck in all the big military ships in the area. Presumably this is another transdimensional portal so the Kaiju can return to wreak havoc on Earth. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, right?

Del Toro, meanwhile, has revealed that he’s not only hard at work on Pacific Rim II, but he’s also planning a third film that will conclude the…
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‘Cabin Fever’ Remake in Production; Will Use Same Script as Original

Eli Roth’s 2002 horror film ‘Cabin Fever’ has a remake in production, and it will use exactly the same script as the original film.

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Hasbro Studios President Talks the ‘My Little Pony’ Movie, Expanding the Brands

On the heels of Monday’s announcement that a “My Little Pony” feature film is in the works, Hasbro Studios president Stephen Davis credited the revitalization of the brand to the television show, “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit. “It was really the catalyst for the reimagining of that brand,… »

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