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 find out what we’re really into behind closed doors, stay adrift in the South, think about overseas suicide, and get all kinds of Rain Man with our knowledge of math.

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Gotham: The Legend Reborn

Fox has released Gotham: The Legend Reborn, a 19-minute behind the scenes special looking at the pilot episode of the Batman prequel television series Gotham. The new show follows Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, who alongside his partner Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), are trying to take down Gotham’s organized crime. And it wouldn’t be Gotham without some baddies, including Gotham’s young villains which include Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Penguin and the Riddler. Watch the whole Gotham: The Legend Reborn 19-minute behind the scenes special embedded after the jump.

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McConaughey the stand

Writer/director Josh Boone is down with the McConaissance, for obvious reasons, and he wants the actor to play a lead role in The Stand. Depending on which of Matthew McConaughey‘s roles are most prominent in your mind, however, the role choice might surprise you. And the choice is great, so read more below. Read More »

guardians of the galaxy dancing groot toy

We asked for it, and now we got it. Well, sort of.

Marvel Studios has finally revealed its plans to release the Guardians of the Galaxy dancing Groot toy we’ve all been waiting for… except it isn’t really the Guardians of the Galaxy dancing Groot toy we’ve all been waiting for. Instead, it’s a Funko bobblehead. Check it out after the jump, but be warned that Guardians of the Galaxy spoilers lie ahead.

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Steve Martin magic Disneyland

Steve Martin is in final negotiations to star in Disney’s feature film Magic Camp. Martin, whose first job was working at the Main Street Magic Shop at Disneyland, co-wrote the most recent draft of the script with A.C.O.D. writer/director Stu Zicherman, based on a first draft by Diary of a Wimpy Kid scribes Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah. After the jump learn more about Magic Camp, the documentary of the same name, get a story of the history of Steve Martin Disneyland magic, and see a photo of a young Martin working in the Main Street Magic Shop.

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Josh Brolin Would Show Up for ‘Goonies 2′

Josh Brolin in Goonies 2

Here’s your opportunity: write a CRAZY script for The Goonies 2, because Josh Brolin says he’ll show up for it. The actor, out promoting Sin City 2, just appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. And in case the screenshot above doesn’t make the setup pretty clear, a lot of the talk on the show was about Brolin’s first big role, in The Goonies. We’re getting close to the film’s 30th anniversary (man, that hurts) and Fallon really wanted to talk about the movie. He got his wish; get a read on the odds of seeing Josh Brolin in Goonies 2, below. Read More »

far from men trailer

Viggo Mortensen has had a busy couple years, though he hasn’t been doing Hollywood films. The Two Faces of January (trailer) and Jauja (trailer) have premiered recently in Berlin and Cannes, respectively. Now he’s got a third film hitting a major fest this year. In Far From Men, French writer-director David Oelhoffen started with the Albert Camus short story The Guest to create what is, in many respects, a western — just one set in Algeria during the revolution of the mid/late 1950s. Check out the Far From Men trailer below. Read More »

Infographic: Marvel vs. DC Movie Release Schedule

Marvel vs. DC Movie Release Schedule

EricSmedbron created this fun infographic showing the superhero movies from Marvel vs. DC Comics, organized by release dates. Of course, the graphic groups all of the movies based on Marvel properties, not just Disney’s Marvel Studios films, but they also correctly include a small color-coded label identifying the movie studio producing and distributing the film. The infographic is good for an at a glance look at our superhero cinematic future, but if you want to find out more information about all of these releases, including some speculation about the unannounced titles set on the schedule, please head on over to our Complete Guide To Superhero Movie Release Dates. Check out the full Marvel vs. DC movie release schedule infographic after the jump.

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