VOTD: The History of Comic-Con in 4 Minutes

the history of comic-con

Today the /Film team is headed to 2014 San Diego Comic Con International. The convention has become a huge venue to premiere the latest movie, television, comic books and video game projects. The event has actually grown so big that it has overgrown the San Diego Convention Center and is now taking over other venues around San Diego in a series of sponsored and non-official events. But like anything, Comic-Con started off really small.  The photo above shows off the massive lines outside the convention center in the early 1980′s, when Comic Con was just entering its teenage years. MovieClips has put together a video explaining the history of comic-con in just 4 minutes.  Watch the History of Comic-Con video now embedded after the jump.

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Chappie Banner header

Neill Blomkamp‘s next film, Chappie, doesn’t have a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, but if this year is proving anything, it’s that panels aren’t the only way to raise awareness for a project. Sometimes something as simple as an evocative poster will do the trick. That’s exactly what Sony used in the case of Chappie, which stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Sharlto Copley. Check out the first Chappie poster below. Read More »

/Filmcast Ep. 280 – Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss Bong Joon-Ho’s latest film, Snowpiercer, plus correct some of their past mistakes. Also, David’s stupidity almost prevents the /Filmcast from being recorded, and everyone learns an important life lesson as a result. Be sure to check out Matt Reeves’ remarks on Andy Serkis’ commentsIndiewire’s interview with Harvey Weinstien, and why we waste $162 billion on food each year.

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Gwendoline Christie Star Wars episode VII

The first round of Star Wars casting was a male-centric lineup of talent, with only Carrie Fisher and newcomer Daisy Ridley balancing out the guys. But Star Wars Episode VII has added a few other women to the fold over the past few weeks: Lupita Nyong’o, Christina Chong, Crystal Clarke, and Gwendoline Christie have all signed on.

We don’t know much about the roles played by any of the women other than Fisher, but some really interesting new details have emerged about Gwendoline Christie’s possible role. We’ll keep all the spoilers after the jump, but fans of Christie’s Game of Thrones character Brienne of Tarth won’t be disappointed.  Read More »

Snowpiercer as a kids book

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: Snowpiercer as a kids book

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Ghostbusters Cake

An Impossibly Cute Ghostbusters Cake

Boyhood‘: 11 Things to Know About Star Ellar Coltrane

Forever young: 8 grown-ass actors who can only play teens

Mr. White t-shirt

Mr. White t-shirt

The Frozen Theory: How To Turn ‘Let It Go’ Into A Way Of Life

12 Ways Game of Thrones Can Make You Feel Better About Your Life

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Power Rangers

If you spent days and weeks of your life watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as a kid, that knowledge is about to pay off. In a new interview, the producer of the recently announced new film, Roberto Orci, said the upcoming film is not a reboot. It will, in fact, share continuity with everything that’s been set up before it. Read his full quote and some more details below. Read More »

Pixels video game characters

The film Pixels stars a few humans that each enjoy a great deal of popularity. Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon, Frozen), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), and Adam Sandler (all pictured above) must band together to defeat an unusual host of alien invaders. But those three actors might not truly be the stars of the film, because the invading aliens are all veterans of classic games. Now the Pixels video game characters have been revealed.

The feature is based on the short by Patrick Jean in which a human city is besieged by game characters, but we didn’t know which ones would make the jump. Now we know that Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and sprites from games such as Q*Bert, Space Invaders, and Galaga will all show up in the feature film version of PixelsRead More »

Vin Diesel XXX 3

There’s been a lot of talk about a third xXx movie over the years, and now it’s finally becoming a reality. Vin Diesel has confirmed that he will star in the next installment of the action franchise, with shooting slated to begin in the Philippines in the near future. Hit the jump to read his comments.

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