Monday, December 31, 2012

Interview: Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino always ignites the best movie discussions, even when the questions he's answering  don’t relate to his own movies. Recently, during an appearance The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Tarantino took a moment to reflect on his favorite and least favorite things about Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Prometheus talk is at 4:48.  He talks about kids movies are at 7:00.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Video: Marvel's The Avengers Anatomy of a Shot

While "The Avengers" posed many visual efffects challenges, one of the larger challenges was pulling together the "tie-in" shot during the third act of the film. Rather than frames, this single shot is measured in minutes on screen and is one of the longest effects shots in the film. It incorporates both practical special effects and extensive digital visual effects by ILM. The New York City environment that serves as the setting for this shot (and virtaully the entire alien invasion) is computer generated by the visual effects team at ILM.

Monday, December 24, 2012

TV Preview: Fringe

This week’s episode of Fox’s Fringe, "Black Blotter" (Episode #96) featured an homage to Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The animation is one of Walter's acid trip. The 75-second Gilliam tribute was produced by 6 Point Harness and directed by Greg Franklin.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Recut: 2001: A Space Odyssey

The Film School Rejects have re-cut Stanley Kubrick’s epic film 2001: A Space Odyssey into a contemporary movie trailer.  The real genius of the clip is that it serves to remind you why 2001 was such an amazing film to begin with.

Supercut: Filmography 2012

Previously: Filmography 2011

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Supercut: Season 3 Walking Dead Zombie Kill

Humor: The Games of Hunger

Dreamworks animator David Stodolny has spent some of his spare time creating this funny yet seriously twisted Hunger Games animated parody called “Games of Hunger.” In this parody the contestants have to basically eat themselves to death, actually making this hand drawn animated short more bloody, violent and disgusting than the feature film. The last one who doesn’t explode wins!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Featurette: Blood & Chrome Drops

Making Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome

You can watch the first four episodes of Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome on Machinima Prime. The web series will run for ten episodes, with a 2-hour movie finale airing later on Syfy.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Supercut: Science Fiction

Science Fiction: A Supercut (Glitch Mob remix "Monday")

A remix video of over 100 science fiction movies. This took about a month of editing. In regards to the weird aspect ratio, we had to crop it because we were working with so many weird formats. The song is the Glitch Mob remix "Monday," original by Nalepa.

Panel: Doctor Who MCM Expo 2012

Matt Smith and executive producer Caroline Skinner of Doctor Who take questions from London's MCM Expo Comic Con 2012 audience.

Trailer: 2088

Monday, November 19, 2012

Video: 50 Years Of James Bond

Would five minutes of each of the 22 James Bond movies strung together, make a new, coherent 007 flick? Yeah, it does, which says a lot about the tight formulaic structure of the films.

The Bond franchise has always been quick to change with the times. Live and Let Die was strongly influenced by Shaft, Moonraker was strongly influenced by Star Wars, Daniel Craig's gritty Bond was strongly influenced by Matt Damon's Jason Bourne and now Skyfall follows The Dark Knight. As Natalie Atkinson writes, "every generation gets the James Bond it deserves."

Friday, November 16, 2012

Supercut: 100 Most Depressing Movie Death Scenes

100 movie characters meet their end in this compilation of classic, tragic death scenes (and yet not one of them is played by Sean Bean). WARNING: Contains spoilers (obviously).

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Posters: The History of Film


The History of Film by HistoryShots
Available for purchase as a print. US$34.00

Monday, November 5, 2012

Supercut: IMDB’s Top 250 Films in Under 3 Minutes

"This is one incredible list of films/movies. If Peter Weyland wanted David to learn about cinema while the crew of Prometheus was still in hyper sleep, he'd probably have him go down the IMDB Top 250. This list does change infrequently, and I began the project over a month prior to November 1, 2012, so yes...I know some of these movies are not on the top 250. 53 Titles to be exact (as of 11/1/12).

From what I can gather, each film that makes it on the list has to have a rating of at least 8/10 on IMDB. After all this is a democracy, so each film does appear because of a substantial amount of votes. However, I couldn't put "The Avengers" in without "Ferris Bueller", and I wasn't going to let "Scarface" slide if "Bringing Out The Dead" wasn't in there too."

Friday, November 2, 2012

Featurette: Cloud Atlas - Multitude of Drops

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Featurette: Evolution of a Raptor Suit

Stan Winston Studio created multiple raptors for JURASSIC PARK, including full-size cable-controlled puppets, half-puppets, insert legs and men-in-suits.

This exclusive "Making of" video, narrated by raptor suit performer, 25-year SWS supervisor & co-founder of Legacy Effects, John Rosengrant, walks you through the evolution of JURASSIC PARK's raptor suits, from first foam fabricated "garbage bag test" to the finished suits that you see in the final film. Check out more photos at the Stan Winston School of Character Art.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Analysis: Mind-Blowing Symbolism in Prometheus

"My name is Eugene Baldovino and for some reason I couldn't get Prometheus out of my head after watching it in the theatre, so I decided to make a video analyzing the symbolism and subtext of the film."

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Featurette: Making Of James Bond Skyfall

Making Of Skyfall, packed with interviews. Skyfall is released in the UK on 26 October.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Video: "Lost" on LOST

A supercut of every single time the word "lost" was said on LOST. Enjoy!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Game Trailer: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

This is the official cinematic trailer for World of Warcraft's fourth expansion set, Mists of Pandaria, originally debuted at Gamescom 2012 on August 16 in Cologne, Germany. Full details on this major update to the critically acclaimed World of Warcraft franchise can be found at the official Blizzard website.

Video: Supercut of Scully Saying “Oh My God” on X-Files

Johnny Lloyd Rollins made an amusing supercut of all the times Agent Dana Scully exclaimed “Oh my God” on The X-Files.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Video: The Bat Whispers

Mash-up artist Rob Hebert created this clip compilation of the 1930 noir thriller The Bat Whispers, which is thought to have been Bob Kane’s inspiration for Batman.
The plot, as summarized by wikipedia, goes something like this. A mysterious criminal by the name of “The Bat” eludes police and then finally announces his retirement to the country, while a wealthy Cornelia Van Gorder takes up residence in the estate of a famous banker. Along with her maid Lizzie, her niece Dale, and a bank teller disguised as a gardener, she is terrorized by a series of strange events seemingly set in motion by the mysterious bat. Possible suspects include a doctor, an elderly police lieutenant, a butler, a handyman, and a big-city cop.

Friday, August 3, 2012

TV Trailer: The Science of Doctor Who

Show runner Steven Moffat, acclaimed scientists and more tell us all the ways that sci-fi show 'Doctor Who' is good for science. Tune in to the 'Science of Doctor Who' special Saturday, August 4 at 9/8c!

TV Trailer: Doctor Who Series 7

"DOCTOR WHO New Season Fall 2012 Trailer Series 7" 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Featurette: Avengers Epilogue

The Avengers will be released on Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 25. To promote the release, the post-credits scene of the ultimate villain’s reveal has been officially released on the open Web.

Featurette: Halo 4 Warthog Chase Scene

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Behind the Scenes - "Shooting the Warthog Chase"

Step behind the scenes and get behind the wheel of WETA's Warthog as Machinima gives you the first look at the iconic Halo vehicle in night time action!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Featurette: Introduction To Cloud Atlas

Tom Tykwer, Lana and Andy Wachowski want to pitch Cloud Atlas to you, and tell you what they were thinking.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Featurette: The Creation of ParaNorman

ParaNorman features the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Elaine Stritch, and Tucker Albrizzi. It opens on August 17.
The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated “Coraline.” “ParaNorman” is, following “Coraline,” the company’s second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. In “ParaNorman,” a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Trailer: Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Featurette: Amazing Spider-Man School Fight

The high school hallway fight between Spider-Man and the Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man was created entirely with digital effects? Check out how they did it in the behind-the-scenes featurette.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Trailer: William Shatner's Get A Life

If you are a fan of anything this is a MUST WATCH documentary of passion and dedication, friends and family, heartache and triumph.

The EPIX Original Documentary William Shatner's Get A Life! premieres on EPIX, and on EPIX apps including Xbox, Roku players and more on July 28th at 8 PM ET

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fan Video: John & Sherlock

Who else ships JohnLock?!

Video Games: Mass Effect 3 Extended Ending

The new Mass Effect 3 extended ending DLC is available starting today, and there’s a new ending (above) on top of the three other very disappointing ones. It's still not what we might have hoped for, but at least it adds a poetic not of pathos to the story's end.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Trailer: Frankenweenie

The first full trailer for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie is here! Frankenweenie is a remake of Burton’s 1984 live action short film. The original film focuses on young Victor bringing his recently deceased dog back to life, but this stop-motion version promises to reveal some of the consequences of bringing your dog back from the dead.

Frankenweenie stars Wynona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Charlie Tahan, Martin Landau, and Martin Short. It opens October 5th, 2012.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Interview: Leonard Nimoy on The Wrath of Khan

Leonard Nimoy talks about Last Minute Changes to his Final Scene In The Wrath of Khan

Leonard Nimoy appeared at the LA Festival to introduce and talk about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The film, which is enjoying its 30th anniversary this month, was being shown for free at an outdoor screening. Nimoy talked about how his death scene was changed at the last minute to give them an out to bring him back in the next movie.

Trailer: Dungeons And Dragons 3

This chapter of Dungeons & Dragons takes you deeper into the dark and fantastic world of this epic fantasy adventure.

A noble warrior must battle dragons and demons while upholding his moral code as he covertly joins a group of villains to rescue his kidnapped father from Shathrax, the Mind Flayer, who threatens to destroy the world.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Trailer: DREDD 3D

Dredd is a 3D remake of the Sylvester Stallone train wreck Judge Dredd This time Karl Urban (Star Trek) takes on the lead role of Judge Dredd.  The trailer doesn't make this new movie look a whole lot better than the original, but at least it doesn't star Rob Schneider.  The film opens in 3D September 21st.
The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

Humor: Attack Ads Come to Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Attack Ads from Mother Jones Video

As summer heats up, so do the political attack ads. But it's not only the Presidential campaign that is seeing it fair share of mud slinging. Westeros is, too. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Trailer: The Dark Knight Rises

Nokia has releases a new, exclusive trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. It includes some new footage, including the cheeky bit of dialog with Alfred. It's action-packed, includes plenty of Batman, and sets up his battle with Bane well. Plus, there's no chorus of children singing gibberish, which makes it a significant improvement over previous teasers.

"The Dark Knight Rises" starring Christian Bale hits theaters July 20. "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

Featurette: Prometheus Visual Effects

The Daily and fxguide's exclusive look at the making of the opening scene of Prometheus. Find out how the Digital wizards at WETA created the incredible disintegration of the Engineer as his DNA unwinds and he falls into the waterfall of primordial Earth.

These videos show how the special effects of the opening scene were created using a combination of practical and digital effects. The seamless combination is the reason why Prometheus is so visually captivating.

The second video deconstructs the landing of the Prometheus on the alien world where the film takes place.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Featurette: Thus Spoke Zaeathustra

Patient moviegoers noticed that at the very end of the end credits for Prometheus, a logo for the fictional Weyland Corporation rolled onto the screen, with the tagline “Building Better Worlds Since 10. 11. 12″ and an address for the “corporate timeline” for Weyland Industries. It turns out that the Easter egg ultimately points, a bizarre little site that seems to imply that Weyland may have been a devotee of German philosopher Freidrich Nietzsche, author of Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

TV Trailer: Doctor Who: The First Question

This is an amazing fanmade trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who storyline "The First Question." I think it may be the most epic Doctor Who fan video ever made. I absolutely love it.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Video: Tim Burton: A Filmography

"Tim Burton: A Filmography" by Martin Woutisseth

If you are a movie fan, you will like this a lot. If you are a Tim Burton fan then you will love and adore it.  Martin Woutisseth, a web and graphic designer based in Lille, France, has created this animated filmography of Tim Burton’s movies.
Animation made with mixing each Burton movies. Typography, colors, patterns and symbols are re-interprating. The old and the young Burton are both still working on their main passion : the stop motion, the fantastic and the gothic culture. Visuals are created from original posters, or from movies’s scenes. If I couldn’t find the right attitude, I drew it.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Interview: Orson Scott Card and Daughter

Orson Scott Card has collaborated with his daughter Emily Janice Card to write Firefall Affinity, a new graphic novel set in the Firefall online video game. In this video, the pair discuss their work.

TV Trailer: Elementary

Here's an extended trailer of the upcoming CBS series Elementary, staring John Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Video: Tyrion's Best Quotes in Season 2

Here's a supercut of the best dialogue from Tyrion over the course of Season 2 of Game of Thrones.

Trailer: Plurality

In the 2023, the city of New York becomes one giant fingerprint scanner. Touch a guard rail, and "The Grid" can monitor your movements. Open a door, and The Grid has you tracked there as well. It's a new way of policing the people — until two sets of the exact same fingerprint show up in different places at once. Check out the trailer for the short film Plurality, directed by Dennis Liu and written by Ryan Condal of Hercules.

After the state of New York gives the police access to "The Grid," a new technology that allows people to purchase anything with a quick scan of their fingerprint, crime drops almost instantly. However, they also discover that certain people are popping up in two places at once.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Trailer: Branded

This is the trailer for a very strange sci-fi drama called Branded, and it's sure to be the weirdest thing you see all day. Basically one man starts seeing these crazy advertising creatures influencing peoples thoughts and desires. He finds that there's an evil advertising company that is trying to create an uncontrollable consumer appetite. Their goal is to make being fat awesome, and it's up to him to use his combative marketing skills to try and stop them. The movie stars Leelee Sobieski, Ed Stoppard, Jeffrey Tambor, and Max von Sydow.
After Misha skyrockets to the top of the advertising business, a tragic mishap on the set of one of his productions torpedoes his career and he retreats into self-imposed exile. Ten years later, Misha returns to a radically changed world and finds himself plagued by visions of bizarre and terrifying creatures with the ability to influence people’s thoughts, desires and actions. Creatures only he can see.

He soon realizes the creatures are part of a clandestine campaign unleashed by a rival advertising agency to make “fat the new fabulous” and create a new era of uncontrolled consumer appetite. In order to save mankind, Misha uses his own considerable marketing skills to launch an ingenious plan to try to eradicate the plague. But the corporate legions will not go down without a fight.

Video: A Tour Of ‘The Avengers’ Props

Pieces like Thor’s hammer, Cap’s shield, Hawkeye’s bow and Loki’s staff are so iconic, owning one would be the crown jewel of any collection. And while companies do sell authentic replicas of these items, they hardly hold a candle to the actual screen-used props. D23 fan club has put all the best The Avengers props on display in this video tour featuring Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Featurette: The Secret Speakeasy at Pixar

Andrew Gordon tells the story of how he found a secret room behind an air conditioning vent at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California. Gordon began decorated the room, and it became the Love Lounge, a secret speakeasy. Gordon later moved the offices and created the Lucky 7 Lounge, a similar room that has been outfitted with a sliding bookshelf door that can be opened via a button hidden under a bust of Shakespeare. This featurette was part of Studio Stories, a series of shorts included in the Toy Story DVD extras.

Interview: John Lasseter on the Future of Animation

John Lasseter (Director, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios) on the future of animation at The Academy's Development of the Digital Animator at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on May 21, 2012. You can watch all ten segments here: on Oscar’s You Tube channel.

Video: Just the Spells

This supercut features seventeen minutes of nothing but the spells from all the Harry Potter movies.

Video: Jurassic Park Set Footage

Here's an almost eight minutes of behind the scenes footage from the set of Jurassic Park. Most of the footage is taken outside of the Jurassic Park Visitor’s Center and the first moments when the characters arrive on the island.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Awards: Steven Moffat's BAFTA Special Award

Here’s a video from tonight’s BAFTA ceremony, featuring Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch making nice little references to their respective Moffat shows, to some recent media hullabaloo, and to Moffat’s personal life. Then Moffat himself takes the stage and delivers his acceptance speech.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Featurette: Blade Runner Convention Reel

This Blade Runner Convention Reel features interviews with Ridley Scott, Syd Mead and Douglas Trumbull about making Blade Runner universe. This 16 mm featurette, made by M. K. Productions in 1982, is specifically designed to circulate through the country's various horror, fantasy and science fiction conventions.


Video: Just the Joker

The guys over at The Cussing Channel have compiled a video of all of Heath Ledger's scenes in The Dark Knight Rising.  His scenes are undoubtedly the highlights of the movie, but when you watch it all back to back, it's funny just how overboard Ledger went with his character.  I remember reading claims that Ledger had attempted to sabotage his role. (Source) I didn't really credit the idea until I saw this supercut. 
"Our tribute to one of our favorite movies, and one of the best performances ever put to film: Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight. Ledger is already the best thing about the movie, so we stripped away everything else to give you just the Joker's lines for more than 10 straight minutes. (4:37 might be in the running for the best part of this supercut, but there are many great sequences).

Rules: Just The Joker, just the on-camera dialogue. Now, there are many shots in this film over the Joker's shoulder, with the focus on the character he's talking to... those lines didn't make it... only the clips where the Joker is the focus of the shot (otherwise this becomes a 30-minute affair)."

Interview: Idris Elba Explains 'Prometheus'

Directed by Ridley Scott, and co-starring Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba, Prometheus is a prequel to the classic 1979 horror film Alien, but the ads aren’t really clear on how the two films are connected. In this interview, The Wall Street Journal sat down with Elba to find out more about the film, his role as a starship captain, and all those secret “Alien” connections.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Trailer: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

20th Century Fox released a new trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that includes new scenes. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter hits theaters June 22.

Trailer: Dark Knight Rises

The new 30-second Dark Knight Rises TV Spot features new dialogue from Michael Caine and teases the movie's tense finale.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TV Preview: Game Of Thrones: Battle Of Blackwater Trailer

HBO has released a trailer for the pivotal next episode of Game Of Thrones, “Blackwater”, that also acts as a recap of the events leading to the battle. The episode is written by George RR Martin himself, and airs here in the UK on Sky Atlantic on Monday 28 May at 9pm.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Trailer: Skyfall

Sony has released the first official teaser trailer for Skyfall — the twenty-third installment in the James Bond film series.

It's light on details, but here's what we know. Bond's loyalty to M tested as "secrets from her past" come to light, and Javier Bardem plays an antagonist who is "more than a villain."

Skyfall lands in theaters November 9th.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Marketing: Subway Station Marketing Stunt

If you've seen the poster for Prometheus, you'll agree that it's not something the faint of heart would want to be confronted with in the course of a train ride through an underground tunnel. As part of a marketing campaign for Scott's prequel to Alien, a massive bust was installed in a Parisian subway station that's been deserted for over seventy years.

Via: Nerd Approved

Friday, May 18, 2012

Clip: Community Goes 8-Bit

In this clip from the episode “Digital Estate Planning,” the Greendale Seven play a video game as only they can.

Source: IGN

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Trailer: Amazing Spider-Man

I'm loving this new storyline, but that costume is a major downgrade from the Tobey Maguire version. It looks cartoonish. That's not going to stop me from buying a ticket, though.

Trailer: Prometheus

The sole purpose of the latest clip from Prometheus seems to be to show off the movie’s titular spaceship.  It looks great and all, but I have my fingers crossed in the hope that this movie isn't just an hour and a half of special effects.

TV Trailer: Revolution

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming NBC series, Revolution. At first blush, it looks like a mainstream thriller. Then it sort of looks like science fiction. By the end of the trailer, it smells suspiciously like Lost-style fantasy. It'll be interesting to see how it unfolds in the episodes they manage to air before it gets canceled. ( Because we all know what a crappy record NBC has when it comes to genre series.)

Also, has anyone noticed how many female characters are coming out of the woodwork with a talent for shooting arrows recently?

Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously – and unbeknownst to her – had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.

Video: The Ghostbusters Tour of New York

Patrick Willems and Matt Torpey of Bleeding Cool take us on a Ghostbusters tour of New York, where they visit every single location in the film, reenacting some of the scenes along the way.

Via: Nerd Bastards

Friday, May 11, 2012

Humor: Taxi Driver as a Disney Movie

Bryan Boyce imagines what 1976 Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver would be like if it were made by Disney.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Video: Three Point Landing Action Movie Supercut

"Three Point Landing Action Movie Supercut" edited by Duncan Robson

Friday, May 4, 2012

Interview: Wil Wheaton

At the recent Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, the core cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation held a panel during which Battlestar Galactica’s Aaron Douglas posed an interesting question to Wil Wheaton. This prompted the youngest member of the cast (now 39 years old) to take a moment and get something off his chest.

Wil’s character Wesley Crusher on Next Generation was not unanimously received and Wil’s decision to leave the show was apparently his own. It’s not like he has been out of work since leaving Star Trek, however in geek circles, he has earned his own recognition – even playing himself on The Big Bang Theory.

But to hear him come to terms with his position on the stage, and finally be able to admit to the cast he worked with the longest that he always felt like an outsider – and then be affirmed by them – had to be a big relief for him.

This was very touching to see. Considering the show has been off the air for 18 years, and the last feature film with this cast was a decade ago, it is a testament to the fans who still have a soft spot for the franchise.

Fan Film: StarWars The Old Republic

"StarWars The Old Republic" directed by Michael Schaak

This is an astonishingly good Star Wars fan film. Remember the original cinematic intro "Hope", well some incredibly talented fans created the entire thing, shot for shot, but in real life. It completely blows my mind that a fan could put something like this together in his spare time when the technology to create the relatively primitive effects in the original Star Wars trilogy have only been around for thirty-five years or so. It make you wonder what sort of things our grandkids will be cobbling together thirty years down the road.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Humor: No, Use ALL the TROPES!

A screenwriter pretty much uses every overdone trope from every science fiction-y TV show or movie ever. He notes that he is available to star in any upcoming science fiction blockbusters.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Trailer: The Dark Knight Rises

"The Dark Knight Rises" in theaters July 20.

Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale ("The Fighter") again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules") plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby") reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

Game Trailer: Reset

This is for a game called Reset, and it's just about the prettiest video game trailer I've ever seen.

Of course, as Dead Island showed, a good trailer does not an awesome game make. From what I gather, Reset is a first-person puzzler, where you have a time travel mechanic that allows you to play co-op with yourself. I like the idea, plus it will attract players of Portal 2 co-op who aren’t on speaking terms with their fellow players anymore.

Trailer: Prometheus

An international trailer for Prometheus went live over the weekend, giving some more hints about Charlize Theron’s character, a look at a Rubik’s Cube projector, and a glimpse of a proto-facehugger.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Video: All the Zooms in "The Shining"

I think it's important to know that zooms equal suspense.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Video: Christopher Walken Skyrim Walk Through

Christopher Walken shows you his castle in Skyrim, and opens the drawbridge.

Marketing: Happy Birthday David

First a TED Talk featuring Peter Weyland, and now this. Kudos to the marketing team behind Prometheus for their awesome and innovative promotional ideas.
In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system's natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers.

Ridley Scott, director of 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner,' returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Trailer: Looper

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented - but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper" - a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good... until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Interview: James Cameron on Prometheus

James Cameron took time out from diving to the depths of the ocean floor to share his thoughts on Ridley Scott's return to the Alien universe. Prometheus is set 30 years before the original 1979 film. Cameron directed an awesome sequel, Aliens. He also talks a bit about the highly-anticipated Avatar sequels and if we will ever see Terminator films in 3D.

TV Trailer: Falling Skies

This teaser from Falling Skies EP 201 was released at the 2012 Emerald City Comicon. Falling Skies returns to TNT on June 17th.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Interview: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Press Conference

Last week, the crew of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter accepted questions from UK media sites for a live press conference, which can now be seen online.

Star Benjamin Walker, co-star Rufus Sewell, director Timur Bekmambetov, and author Seth Grahame-Smith talk about why the beloved US president makes such a strong film figure, the creation of Sewell's character Adam for the film, and Wanted director Bekmambetov's unique visual style - this time in 3D.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is in cinemas 2nd August - get the inside scoop now with the highlights from the chat below.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Interview: Terry Prachett

Highlights from Sir Terry Pratchett's presentation at Capclave 2011

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Webisode: Sync

The first installment in the ongoing webseries "Sync!" brought to you by Corridor Digital. Directed by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer.

In the year 2025, mankind has created the first computerized human, and he is a bad ass. With hyper-intelligent computers comes the threat of machine self-awareness, however. DUN dun dunnnn!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Video: Cinemetrics

Cinemetrics are visual representations of movies in which various film attributes including color, motion, and editing structure are compiled into a visual movie “fingerprint” (video). German grad student Frederic Brodbeck created the system for his graduation project. He is selling Cinemetrics posters.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Interview: Erik Bauersfeld

Erik Bauersfeld, 90 years old, performed the voices of Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna in "Return of the Jedi." He's still never seen the original "Star Wars," and the recording was a very small job in his respected broadcasting career. But he has developed a nice relationship with fans of the series, returning their letters and refusing to charge money for autographs.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

TV Trailer: Geek & Sundry

The preview trailers have been released for Geek & Sundry, the indie geek culture channel we recently posted about here. To catch all the Geek & Sundry programming (launching on April 2, 2012), subscribe to the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel.

Short Film: 123Films

The Numbers in Film: Animations that quiz your movie knowledge. How many titles can you name?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Trailer: Prometheus

In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system's natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers.

Ridley Scott, director of 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner,' returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Release Date: June 8, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Clip: Simpsons Game Of Thrones Opening

Simpsons nod to the Game Of Thrones' opening sequence.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Trailer: John Carter

Ever since Edgar Rice Burroughs created the John Carter series back in 1912, countless movie studios have attempted to turn the character’s written adventures into a blockbuster film. And now, one hundred years after he first debuted, the character has broken free of the shackles of development hell and will be the subject of his first major motion picture on March 9, simply titled John Carter.

The various trailers, TV spots, and posters for the film thus far have been decent, if not somewhat underwhelming. But this new extended clip, courtesy of Yahoo!, is the best look at the film yet. It features plenty of action, great CGI work, and a little insight into the personality of Carter himself.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Clip: Brave

The three lords' sons participate in an archery competition for Merida's hand in marriage... but when the final arrow hits the bull's-eye and Merida's fate is nearly chosen for her, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

Pixar's Brave will hit theaters June 21st.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

News: Indoctrination Paranoia

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs picks up the “liberals in Hollywood are indoctrinating children” mantle of his colleague Eric Bolling, and “exposes” the despicable pro-being-nice-to-others-and-caring-about-the-world agenda of Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty and Illumination Entertainment’s adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Trailer: Kid in the Box

Gabriele Albanesi is back again with a sequel to his insane Italian slasher The Last House in the Woods. Here's the official teaser for Kid In the Box, a twisted continuation that delivers everything the title promises.

"The sequel tells the story of the two children who had survived the end of the previous chapter: Giulio the cannibal kid and Andrea the torso kid without legs and arms. The film tells the bloody story of their odyssey through a world that will turn dark and unforgiving."

Interview: John Cleese Responds to YouTube Comments

John Cleese provides some hilarious responses to questions and comments left on the Monty Python YouTube channel.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Trailer: Osombie

Danielle Chuchran, Ben Urie, Paul D Hunt, Corey Sevier, Eve Mauro, Will Rubio, Jasen Wade and Matthew Reese star in our film about a team of Special Forces that hunt down Zombie Insurgents in Afghanistan.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Trailer: The Amazing Spider-Man

I’m not going to lie. I was pretty skeptical about the new upcoming Spider-Man film. After seeing the new trailer though, I’m actually looking forward to it!

Swinging into a theater near you on July 3rd.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Trailer: The Avengers

An extended cut of the "Marvel's The Avengers" TV spot from Super Bowl XLVI

Friday, February 3, 2012

Trailer: Chronicle

Josh Trank’s Chronicle is brilliant. If you need any extra convincing to go and give it a try, though, here’s one last trailer for it…

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Trailer: 7500

CBS films released the first trailer for Takashi Shimizu’s scary supernatural thriller, which takes place aboard a trans-Pacific flight to Japan. Plenty of people are already afraid of flying, but for those who aren’t, 7500 might just change your mind.

Leslie Bibb and Jamie Chung take on the roles of flight attendants, directing passengers to their seats, and telling them to turn off those darn phones and tablets. Among the passengers are Amy Smart, Ryan Kwanten and Jerry Ferrara, who settle in for what they expect to be a long but uneventful 10-hour flight.

Poster: Prometheus

Short Film: In Real Life

Filmmaker and long-time World of Warcraft gamer Anthony Rosner has made IRL: In Real Life, an inspiring short, light-hearted documentary that looks at his personal World of Warcraft addiction and how amazing his life has become since ditching the game.  Rosner produced the film as part of a 3rd Year Film Production project at UCA.
“IRL – In Real Life” is a short, light-hearted documentary looking at the effects of World of Warcraft addiction, produced as part of a 3rd Year Film Production project.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dark Knight Rises Fan-Made Opening Credits

Scored to “Suck Me Up Dub” by Massive Attack, Can Gündoğdu’s credits montage is a moody and well-crafted sequence prominently alluding to known plot elements from the upcoming film and reminiscent of the work of Imaginary Forces, the post-production facility and acclaimed creator of the credits sequences for movies like Seven and Unbreakable. The animation and modeling was done by Günışığı Cihangir.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut

In 2009, Casey Pugh asked thousands of Internet users to remake "Star Wars: A New Hope" into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. Contributors were allowed to recreate scenes from Star Wars however they wanted. Within just a few months SWU grew into a wild success. The creativity that poured into the project was unimaginable.

SWU has been featured in documentaries, news features and conferences around the world for its unique appeal. In 2010 we won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media.

Finally, the crowd-sourced project has been stitched together and put online for your streaming pleasure. The "Director's Cut" is a feature-length film that contains hand-picked scenes from the entire collection.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Video: 64 Horror Movies In Five Minutes

Sixty-four horror movies in a five-minute montage; the perfect project to work on until 2 a.m. and then return to an empty, dark, cold apartment. How many of these flicks can you name?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Trailer: Innocence

Directed by Raphael Bertin and Jean-Christophe Savelli, Innocence fuses elements of science fiction, action and horror. Action director Manu Lanzi boasts high profile films like Livid and High Lane on his resume while effects are being handled by David Scherer (8th Wonderland, Mirages, Theater Bizarre). Emmanuel Bonami, Pascal Loison and Rurik Salle - also a writer for the excellent Mad Movies - anchor the cast.

Interview: Rick McCallum

Star Wars prequel producer Rick McCallum talks to IGN about the upcoming live action Star Wars television show, Star Wars: Underworld.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

News: Star Wars TV Series Update

Producer Rick McCallum is on tour to promote Red Tails, Lucasfilm’s upcoming movie about the Tuskegee Airmen, and he’s also been fielding some questions about the rumored Star Wars live-action TV series.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Short Film: Mobius

Mobius is a gripping short film by Vincent Laforet about “a photojournalist who stumbles upon a cartel execution and supernatural events in the the ‘Zone of Silence’ in Mexico”. Here’s a 1080p HQ version and behind-the-scenes footage.

Canon commissioned Vincent to shoot the the film to promote their new C300 Cinema EOS Camera.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Video: The Best TV Lines Of 2011

Selected by The Huffington Post’s readers and resident TV critic Maureen Ryan.

Tribute: Steven Spielberg

Kees van Dijkhuizen closes out his [the films of] series with a tribute to the one and only Steven Spielberg.
Film as we know it today was shaped by thousands of creative minds working together to create something special for the audience to experience. Among those is Steven Spielberg; considered by many to be the true master of modern day cinema, Spielberg’s 26 feature films have each taken us to magical worlds, introduced us to fantastic characters and on adventures we will never forget. [the films of] has honored many filmmakers, but none of them as significant to film history as the genius featured in this final episode.

Tribute: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Beautiful hand-drawn homage to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey by Joe Donaldson

Monday, January 2, 2012

Documentary: Raiders of the Lost Archives

“Raiders of the Lost Archives” by StooTV is a shot by shot comparison between the opening sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark and 30 adventure films from 1919 to 1973.

Trailer: Upside Down

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