Below are the websites I frequent for the latest movie trailers, movie ratings and interviews with filmmakers I adore.
I’ll start by stating the most obvious one, Internet Movie Database(IMDb).The place I go to first to find out all my movie, actor filmography and filmmaker information.
Rotten Tomatoes is where I go when a movie’s info hasn’t been updated on IMDb just yet. Or to get another version of a movie’s synopsis.
Apple Trailers often has some exclusives, which makes it great to check it if you haven’t come across enough good new trailers lately. Or as part of your trailer search routine.
The Holywood Reporter (THR)‘s YouTube channel features plenty of Hollywood movie news, but I go to it for their Roundtable interviews with actors, directors, producers, etc. The roundtables are a special event around award season.
Inside The Actor’s Studio is a great show that features in-depth interviews of great actors; interviews that reveal their origin stories and motivations. I love this show. Either watch the show on Bravo or find some great clips on YouTube.
Variety’s Actors on Actors series on their YouTube channel is another good one where actors interview each other about recent roles.
There are also the many movie blogs I follow and numerous YouTube channels by movie studios, production companies and independent trailer channels.
What are some of your favourite online destinations for film-related information and interviews? Let me know in the comments below.
One of the biggest irritants for film fans these days is the increase in the number of movie trailers that give away more of a story than is necessary. As a result, I know a handful of people who have opted out of watching trailers altogether.
I can’t even, not for a second entertain quitting trailers. And so adapt, I have. Not by embracing terrible trailers that ruin what could have been great movies mind you. But by choosing how many of the – I don’t know, 3 to 20 variations of a trailer that movie studios are committed to pushing these days. Put simply, I watch no more than two trailers max for one movie.
Can you even imagine not watching trailers anymore? Such a dark thought, right.
Horror movies aren’t my favourite genre because I enjoy peaceful nights of sleep. And, perhaps, even more importantly, ‘Being scared out of my mind isn’t fun for me’. Give me a good suspenseful thriller any day. I can take those, most of the time. But a horror movie that’s likely going to rob me of a good nights rest? ‘No, thank you!‘
There is one exception to my rule about scary movies. Slasher horror films such as Scream (1996) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), I tend to find those more amusing than scary. It’s, therefore, mostly the psychological/religious horrors that I can’t stand. Those will have me up at night for all the wrong reasons.
Fast forward to the present day where I find myself interested in dipping my toes back in scary movie pool. A journey that starts with me watching IT (1990), a film I never saw as a child. No wonder I’m not at all scared of clowns, even when they have large, sharp teeth.
One thing I’m probably not going to do is watch the movie that put me off horror movies in the first place, The Omen (1976). I couldn’t sleep for a whole week after watching that at twelve years old.
The50 Facts About Me videos are one of my favourites on YouTube. So, naturally it was only a matter of time before I was brave enough to unleash my particular brand of peculiar to share with you, my lovely readers! I hope you enjoy my fourth ever YouTube video (The first one is crazy awkward!).
I hope you enjoy my fourth ever YouTube video (The first one is crazy awkward!).