Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get all kinds of Björk’d, revisit one weird road in Italy, spend the night with a Parisian, and wonder what in the world drives some people’s creative mojo.

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Want to see where Batman v Superman is filming this weekend and find out a bit about what’s going on? How does Adrianne Palicki look on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? How could Rhino have looked different at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Is there a colorful infographic about all the upcoming superhero films? Where can you build a LEGO Batsignal this weekend? What happens when you mix Guardians of the Galaxy with The Legend of Zelda? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Colin Farrell Doctor Strange

We’re back here again. It’s been a week full of rumors, as talk swirls about who will be in WB’s next DC movie, Suicide Squad, and whether or not Jena Malone is in Batman v Superman. (As it turns out, she is.) On the Marvel side the talk has all been about Doctor Strange. While we once thought Joaquin Phoenix might sign to star in the picture, he moved on. Other names have been floated, and now a new one is in the mix: Colin Farrell. How could Farrell be Strange if he also has a full season of True Detective to shoot? Timing is everything.

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MARLEY & ME

Over the past several weeks, we’ve cheered, sighed, and rolled our eyes as the networks have ordered project after project based on old movies. But NBC’s latest announcement may be the first to make our eyes well up.

NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a Marley and Me TV series, a follow-up to the 2008 dramedy directed by David Frankel. Based on the memoir by John Grogan, the film followed the ups and downs of Grogan’s relationship with his dog. Hit the jump for more on the Marley and Me TV series.

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Baz Luhrmann Chanel

Baz Luhrmann‘s razzle-dazzle style isn’t for everyone, and it doesn’t work for every story. But it’s just perfect for high-end perfume ads, which are all about glam and glitz.

This Chanel No. 5 spot stars Gisele Bündchen and Michiel Huisman (of Treme / Orphan Black / Game of Thrones fame) as star-crossed lovers who variously enjoy surfing (her) and Sam Smith-ified Grease covers (him). Hit the jump to see the sumptuous new Baz Luhrmann perfume ad.

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Batman v Superman robin

A news report out of Detroit has a few big bits of information about Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman, and the biggest report is that a character long-speculated about will finally appear in the film. According to a local reporter, Robin will make an appearance. And in keeping with the influence from Frank Miller’s Batman story The Dark Knight Returns, the Batman v Superman Robin will be female.

Those who’ve been following along with Batman v Superman rumors probably know where this is going, but we’ll keep the real info after the jump for those who want to avoid detailed spoilers.

Update: One part of this story has been confirmed, though we don’t have final confirmation on Robin’s appearance (or lack thereof) in the film.

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Paul Rudd Helped Adam McKay Rewrite ‘Ant-Man’

Paul Rudd Ant Man

When Edgar Wright left Marvel’s Ant-Man, the amount of speculation and discussion was crazy. Eventually, Peyton Reed was hired as the director after a rewrite by none other than Adam McKay. McKay, a big comic book fan, is best known for crazy comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers, so him coming on to the film was a pretty big leap. How did that happen? Well, now we have a few more details.

Once Wright left, the film’s star – Paul Rudd – called McKay and asked him to do a rewrite. He agreed and Rudd himself helped him with the writing. Yes, for the first time (in a while) we have a Marvel Studios movie co-written by the star himself. Read more from McKay about the Ant Man script below. Read More »

Batman 75 Mondo Gallery

Have you ever heard of this character Batman? I hear he’s pretty popular. They’ve made a few movies about him, a few TV shows, and apparently a few comic books. 2014 is the 75th anniversary of this incredibly obscure, niche character, which apparently is why the team at Mondo is doing a full gallery show of original art and posters based on him and his gallery of characters.

75 Years of Batman opens Friday October 24 at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas and the first batch of art has been revealed. There are some heavy hitters here: Kevin Tong, Tom Whalen, Craig Drake, Phantom City Creative, Alex Pardee, Scott C., Jason Edmiston and this is just the first wave. Check out the Mondo Batman posters below. Read More »

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