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Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance in Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride as Captain Jack Sparrow, interacting with guests sailing by. “Apparently this wasn’t a known event. It was a surprise and yes, Johnny Depp really did dress up as Captain Jack Sparrow and was talking to guests. They were filming boats interacting with him and we are thinking it’s a promo for the new Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales film which came out May 26, 2017.”

“It Works”

A clip from “Snatched,” starring Amy Shumer and Goldie Hawn.

I’m Still Here

Shirley MacLaine giving a hell of a performance in Postcards Form The Edge.

An adorable three-year-old girl explains the original Star Wars movie.

CGI is used in almost every single movie these days, but not for the reasons you might assume. Sneaky editors behind the scenes in John Wick, Gladiator, The Social Network, Furious 7, The Theory of Everything, Ant Man, Forrest Gump, The Wolf of Wall Street, Nightcrawler, and If I Stay have fooled us into thinking that what’s happening on screen is the truth when it isn’t. Subtle CGI manipulation isn’t the norm these days, and movies are getting more and more extravagant with every year that passes. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still people using it to lie to your face! These are ten instances of tricky post production manipulation that totally fooled us the first time.

Rowan Atkinson stars as Mr. Bean in this blood-curdling, gripping psychological thriller…and he’s had enough of everyone’s sh*t. Watch as the true twisted nature of Mr. Bean’s psychotic dark side is revealed through acts of horrific terror.

 

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The Perfect Bowl of Ramen

Many Westerners equate ramen noodles with the cheap dried stuff that poor students and young adults eat, but Criterion Collection is trying to change that. They put together this wonderful documentary to promote the 4K restoration of “ramen Western” Tampopo, one of the greatest food films ever made.

Criterion spoke with several chefs who dedicated big parts of their careers to perfecting ramen after seeing Tampopo, which is a funny and sensual and sweet film that incorporates martial arts and Western themes into the story of a young woman trying to transform a sad little ramen shop into a place she can create her culinary art.

The Magic of Making Sound

In Hollywood, everything is magic and make-believe, even sounds. When you watch a film that immerses you completely in its world, you’re probably hearing the work of sound artists. If the work is done right, you won’t be able to tell that the “natural” sounds on screen are manufactured with studio props. That’s the challenge for Warner Bros. Foley artists Alyson Moore, Chris Moriana and mixer Mary Jo Lang. Theirs is a practice in recreation, one creative element at a time.

Indiana Jones as a Bourne Movie

From CineFix: “We can dream, right? What if this Steven Spielberg classic was actually part of the Bourne series? Here’s a little taste for the action spy fans!”

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