Steve Coogan

When Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away earlier this year, he left behind a few unfinished projects. Among them was Happyish, a Showtime dramedy about an ad exec trying to change his life.

Hoffman’s death put the show in limbo, with insiders casting doubt that the series could recover. But now it seems to be coming together once again, with Steve Coogan stepping into the part that Hoffman vacated. Hit the jump for more on the Steve Coogan Happyish casting.

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Big Hero 6 Art Posters

We’ve been featuring the Poster Posse on the site for a while now. As you know, they create a whole online art show worth of art for highly anticipated upcoming movies they’re excited about. Past examples include Godzilla, Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Pacific Rim. Blurppy has collected a group of great artists for PosterPosse, and we always love seeing their newest creations. Speaking of which, their next digital art show is for Disney Animation’s Big Hero 6, which hits theaters next month. Check out the first and third batch of Big Hero 6 art posters after the jump.

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age of ultron trailer

There’s Marvel with the best official response I can remember for a big leak. This afternoon, the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer leaked, only hours after being announced for an official debut next week.

So Marvel did the only thing it could do, and dropped the official release. Below, you can see the Age of Ultron trailer in official quality, which is much better than that (admittedly good) bootleg.

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Cyborg Superman

Want to watch a trailer for the Guardians of the Galaxy cassette tape? Yes the tape. Is Thanos happy with the Captain America 3 news? Who is Marvel’s newest superhero? Is Edward Norton happy with his decision to leave The Avengers? How much has Aquaman been on TV in the past? What’s going on on the sets of Ant-Man and Batman v Superman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Orson Welles Documentary Magician

Maybe I’m guessing wrong, but it feels like Orson Welles has fallen away from his perch at the top of the list of the most fascinating American filmmakers. We’re a couple decades removed from the prominence of the people who kept him in the conversation; other filmmakers have dominated the conversation as dialogue about film has changed. We’ve seen Citizen Kane fall from first to second on Sight and Sound’s once-a-decade list of the 50 Greatest Films of All Time. (Kane held the #1 spot for fifty years.)

No matter how many other filmmakers do things that Welles did, however, none will ever do everything Welles did, and very few will do it in the way he managed. He wasn’t just there for many of Hollywood’s formative moments, he provided several of them. If you don’t know the history and films of Welles, there’s never a bad time to dive in.

Here’s the trailer for the Orson Welles documentary Magician, which recounts Welles’ life and achievements, featuring interviews with with Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall, Anthony Perkins, Martin Scorsese, Sydney Pollack, Steven Spielberg. Read More »

Director Joe Johnston (THE ROCKETEER, CAPTAIN AMERICA) in his custom Darth Vader costume and SFX artist John Dykstra at a 1976 ILM Halloween party

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.

Header Photo: Director Joe Johnston (THE ROCKETEER, CAPTAIN AMERICA) in his custom Darth Vader costume and SFX artist John Dykstra at a 1976 ILM Halloween party

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16 Places Everyone Pictures Incorrectly (Thanks to Movies)

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Have You Seen The New Back To The Future Trailer?

Fake deaths, cheap resurrections, and dealing with real grief

Eight Films Make Cut for Best Short Documentary Oscar

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Hobbit in-flight video

We’ve all slept through in-flight safety videos dozens (if not hundreds) of times. But most don’t have Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, and other Hobbit cast members. Few feature the scenery of Middle-Earth, and effects that would make a micro-budget film weep. In fact, only one other video does: the last in-flight safety video from Air New Zealand. Now the company has a new video, dubbed “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.” Watch this new Hobbit in-flight video below. Read More »

Frank Sivero Louie Simpsons

You may not know the name Frank Sivero but, if you’ve seen a mob movie, you know his face. He played Frankie Carbone in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, the afro-sporting mobster who buys his wife a mink coat and ends up on a meat hook. He’s also an extra in The Godfather and had a bigger role in The Godfather Part II. In recent years, fantasy became reality as he was arrested for gun possession.

Now, the actor is attempting a new way to make money. A massive, massive lawsuit against The Simpsons. Sivero says the Simpsons character Louie, one of the henchman of mobster Fat Tony, is based on his likeness from Goodfellas and he wants $250 million in compensation. Read more about the Goodfellas Simpsons lawsuit below. Read More »

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