15 Movies to Be Thankful For This Year

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For the next few weeks, you’re going to be hearing a lot about how great a year for movies 2014 was. That’s true, but this is not that list — this isn’t our “best of 2014.” As it is Thanksgiving week here in the United States, we’ve come up with a list of movies from 2014  we should be thankful for. These are all good films, but each of them has something unique about them. Something that makes us thankful they exist.

So what does that mean? Well some of these films should probably not exist. Others should probably not have been good. And a few contained surprises, stories or topics that are simply miraculous for one reason or another. We’ll explain each below as we unveil the 15 films to be thankful for this year. Read More »

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The Best Collectible, Toy and Game Gifts Of 2014

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Welcome to the third part of /Film’s Ultimate 2014 Film Geek Holiday Gift Guide. We hope we can help you find gifts for your pop culture-loving loved ones and friends (or, maybe even yourself).

This guide includes a ton of cool gifts, including a wide range of books, graphic novels, toys, collectibles, music, movies, games, art and other fun gifts, the majority of which were released this year. I’ve also tried to include a wide range of prices, from small stocking stuffers to blu-ray box sets to huge expensive collectibles for most of us to drool over. Everything included in the guide is something I either recommend, have been recommended by trusted friends, colleagues and readers, or something that just looks damn cool.

Monday we published the first installment which focused on books, and yesterday we featured the best graphic novels. If you missed either installment you can still access them by clicking the links in the the previous sentence. We’ll be posting the final two installments on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Sorry, there was just too many items for one post. Today we bring you a look at some of the coolest Collectibles, Toys and Games released this or last year that your pop culture-loving loved ones and friends might enjoy as a gift this Holiday season.

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Jurassic World Chris Pratt up

Universal Pictures gave fans a nice little holiday gift Tuesday with the early release of the Jurassic World trailer. It was the first big look at what director Colin Trevorrow has in store for the iconic Steven Spielberg/Michael Crichton franchise. The answer is the fulfillment of John Hammond’s dream: a dinosaur theme park where no expense is spared. However, after years, things are getting a bit stale. So the Jurassic World scientists create a new dinosaur. And we know that’s a big no-no.

As expected, reactions to the Jurassic World trailer ran the gamut from wide-eyed wonder to eye-rollingly dumb. People in the latter camp cited some of the new ways dinosaurs are being used at the park as an argument, as well as some of the computer generated effects. Now, the movie comes out in seven months so all of the effects will be finished and look better by then, but one shot in particular won’t. In fact, one shot in particular was made only for the trailer and will not be in the movie. Find out which below. Read More »

Guillermo del Toro Crimson Peak Comic Con

This weekend, as you sit at home with your families, eat turkey, watch football, maybe head out and see The Force Awakens trailer, the executives at Warner Bros. are going to be doing something even better. They’re going to be reading the script to Guillermo del Toro‘s Justice League Dark, aka Dark Universe.

The director confirmed he and his team have completed the team up script, which will feature Swamp Thing, The Demon, John Constantine, Deadman, The Spectre, and others and turned it into Warner Bros. If they like it, we may be seeing the film sooner rather than later. Read more about the Justice League Dark script below. Read More »

short Jurassic World trailer

There’s a lot in the Jurassic World trailer, as we thoroughly dissected yesterday. But one editor had the idea that less is more, and while it’s not our place to say that the first look at the film showed too much there’s something persuasive in this short Jurassic World trailer. The one-minute edit of the footage is cut very much to the tune of the recent Godzilla trailers that worked so well. While it can’t fully emulate those edits thanks to the limitations of using footage already cut for a different trailer, there’s a vibe here that works really well. Read More »

Christian Bale Dark Knight Rises

When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in 2016, Ben Affleck will be only the fifth actor to portray the Caped Crusader on the big screen. He’ll also be the first new Batman since Christian Bale‘s reign from 2005-2012, and Bale admits he felt a bit “jealous” seeing his signature role go to someone else at first.

Eventually, though, he came around and even offered Affleck some advice. Hit the jump to read the Christian Bale Ben Affleck comments — plus Emily Blunt‘s response to the Captain Marvel fan-casting.

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Guardians sweater header

What’s the inside story behind the Batman v Superman logo in I Am Legend? How can you get this disgusting Guardians of the Galaxy sweater? Who would win in a fight between Batman and Darth Vader? Did the Lego Movie producers approach Christopher Nolan to approve Lego Batman? Want to see a new TV spot for Agent Carter? Is anyone crazy enough to mashup Downton Abbey and Iron Man? And which piece of Doctor Strange‘s clothing has an official Marvel URL? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Total Recall in LEGO

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: Total Recall in LEGO

The 5 biggest differences between the ‘Mockingjay‘ book and movie

Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) Talks Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony’s The Mule

Star Trek Clock

Star Trek Clock uses Starships to tell the time

How a Cinematographer Sees the Art of Sound

Trailer Teasers and Teaser Trailers: The Internet’s Jurassic World Problem

Star Wars Rechargeable Mini Speaker

Star Wars Rechargeable Mini Speaker

Craig Robinson‘s NBC Comedy Adds Greek Grad Spencer Grammer and A to Z’s Lenora Crichlow

6 New TV Shows That Will Still Be On The Air 5 Years From Now

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