Are you a ridiculously huge film fan or more of a casual viewer? Do you like to keep up to date with the latest releases, or analyse a film’s scene in gloriously minute detail to discover something new? Either way, Voolas has the definitive list of the best YouTube movie channels you should subscribe to immediately.
Movie Clip Trailers
I don’t know about you, but I find myself watching more film trailers than actual full length features. The fact that they only tend to be two and a half minutes obviously helps (there’s only so many hours in a day, you know), but film trailers also have their own wonderfully unique rhyme and rhythm when they’re put together effectively.
This is a very obvious YouTube channel to subscribe to if you’re a movie trailer fiend like myself. It’s also a perfect screening tool which gives you a great way of learning which films you should definitely be avoiding throughout the year.
The channel also give you exclusive behind-the-scenes content, detailed analysis of films and detailed box office numbers.
Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers
Always brutally blunt and straight to the point, Honest Trailers on YouTube does a magnificent job of exposing the flaws and funny aspects of some of the world’s biggest films. For example, take the dramatic deep voice narration over the intro to their Pearl Harbour trailer. “You think you know the real story of what happened when the Japanese attacked that day. But you have no idea…that it was actually just the backdrop to a stupid made up love triangle, and a bunch of wacky slapstick comedy!”
Other highlights include comments about Liam Neeson’s terrible ex-CIA pension plan in Taken. “I have no money, but what I do have are a particular set of skills…”
Every Frame A Painting
This one is for the true film fans, with film editor Tony Zhou exploring more technical aspects of film like cinematography, editing, lighting, scene staging and a lot more. Even though he’s addressing more complex themes surrounding the world of filmmaking, he does it in a uniquely engaging way. His videos leave you feeling like you’ve just had a really interesting conversation, rather than a painfully detailed and snore inducing movie lecture.
Check him out if you want to learn about the brilliance of Robin Williams’ physical comedy, the anatomy of David Fincher’s craft or what’s been describes as Michael Bay’s “Bayhem.”
Bad Lip reading
These geniuses don’t just hilariously change the dialogue for films, but when they do it’s quite a treat. A particular highlight is their impersonation of Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back. With Bad Lip Reading, he becomes a wise old man who just wants to sing a beautiful tune or two. The work that must go into making these videos as perfect as they are is pretty staggering, and they deserve to have your eyeballs feasting on them right…now.
Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review
For intelligent film criticism littered with logic, wit and genuine passion, you don’t have to look any further. While esteemed movie critic Mark Kermode speaks endlessly about the nuances of a film, radio host Simon Mayo will occasionally poke and prod him with ridiculous questions. This creates very funny results and you won’t tire of hearing the two very different individuals riffing off of each other.
As well as this, there’s great interviews with some of Hollywood’s biggest actors and directors. But the icing on the cake is when Kermode hates a movie, as it’s a pretty awesome affair. You’ll never hear somebody speak as angrily about Sex And The City 2 as this man.