Tip of My Brain: Name That Movie 7/10/17

To brighten your Monday we’re bringing you another tip of my brain movie game!

Don’t let the new work week get you down! Check out the stills below and see if you can guess what movie they belong to. Think you’ve got what it takes?

Let’s do this!

 

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Time For A Homecoming Musicapalooza!

To celebrate the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, we’re making a spotify playlist about…HOMECOMING.

We weren’t content over here at After the Hype HQ to simply do a playlist about Spider-Man. No siree! We thought it would be even better if we did a playlist based on Homecoming itself. You know, that magical time when everything sucked but it was somehow okay because the music was pretty dope and the dance was alright?

 

Anyway, give our new playlist a listen and let us know what you think!

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A Hype To Remember: Spider-Man (2002)

Raimi’s Spider-Man was a revelation, and it’s hype was an unforgettable event!

 

When I was a kid, live-action superhero movies were limited to a series of Batmen with costumes so stiff that they couldn’t turn their heads. Aside from an obscure Captain America VHS tape that I could rent from the local gas station, Marvel – my chosen comics company – was completely absent from the field.

 

Bryan Singer’s first X-Men film was a revelation. I hopped up-and-down on my way out of the theater as I explained to my father why Toad’s immortal line “Don’t you people ever die?!” was a perfect summation of the genre.

 

Much like Jason Bourne, the X-Men were just the tip of the iceberg. Two years later, the most highly-anticipated cinematic event of all time was unveiled: Spider-Man.

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Elliot Campos (@elliotscampos) is a writer living in Los Angeles. He writes, directs and edits the Beyond School audio-play and previously co-hosted the Superhero Sampler podcast. Both shows are available on iTunes.

Tip of My Brain: Name That Movie 7/03/17

It’s time for another shot at movie knowledge supremacy with this week’s tip of my brain!

We’ve got five more movies for you to guess based on their stills, so put down those fireworks, hot dogs, and beers and put your movie knowledge to the test. This week we’ve got quite the collection.

Let’s do this!

 

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Baby, It’s A New Musicapalooza!

Put in the earbuds and shift your car into gear because baby…it’s a Musicapalooza!

Edgar Wright’s BABY DRIVER is out this weekend, which means we’re jamming to a whole new Musicapalooza playlist. We’ve got tunes from Cake, Queen, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Journey, Incubus, and more! So, don’t waste another minute. Fire up your Spotify app, click that “Follow” button and get ready for the musical ride of your life!

 

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A Hype To Remember: The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix presented itself as the movie that needed to be seen, and that made all the difference!

 

Y’all. I certainly liked movies a lot before I saw The Matrix, but this is the first film I remember NEEDING to see. In the trailer, Morpheus was all “No one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself” and I was like “HOLY SHIT I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IT IS LET ME SEE IT.”

 

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Tip of My Brain: Name That Movie 6/26/17

Put your movie knowledge to the test with this week’s game!

Here are five more movies for you to guess based on their stills. We’ve put a mix of easy and hard ones in there for you, so have at it and may the best movie fan win!

Let’s do this!

 

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Riddle Us This, Batman: Is Musicapalooza Forever?

QUICK, TO THE MUSICAPALOOZA! WE HAVEN’T ONE MOMENT TO LOSE!

It’s the weekend in Gotham City, which means it’s time for another epic Musicapalooza. The Bats himself – being a long-time fan of the show – picked out all of our songs in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Batman Returns.

 

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A Hype To Remember: Batman Returns (1992)

Batman Returns turns 25 this week, and to celebrate we’re looking back at the hype for the movie!

 

My introduction to Batman Returns wasn’t typical in that I came to it much later and played the video game first. As a young kid my Batman was the Adam West Batman, so this darker take from Tim Burton never really connected. It certainly looked cool, and piqued my interest thanks to its edgier tone, but it felt “other” to the goofier Gotham I was used to.

 

I decided to take a look back at the hype surrounding this movie, especially since I don’t remember much of the marketing for it compared to the ’89 Batman film.

 

 

For some this was probably “their” movie Batman, and the trailer definitely brought the hype for that. For me, I had much of the same reaction I had for the first movie: “It’s fine.” What I didn’t expect was that in the marketing for this movie (and for the movies themselves) Gotham would feel like a tangible location and not some dressed up “insert-city-here.” That’s unique, and in my opinion one of the legacies of the Burton era of Batman.

 

Do you remember the marketing for Batman Returns? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Tip of My Brain: Name That Movie 6/19/17

Think you have what it takes to be the ultimate movie fan? Prove it and guess these movies!

We’re avid movie fans over here at After the Hype and we figured what better way to show that than with a game. That’s right, we’re back this week with another Tip of My Brain. Think you’re the ultimate movie fan? Let this be our challenge to you!

Let’s do this!

 

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