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Green Band Trailer

One of the most exciting things in the movie news world is when a new trailer arrives for one of our most anticipated movies. Last week we were treated to teaser trailers for both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Logan, the third and final Wolverine sequel featuring Hugh Jackman. But have you ever wondered why these clips used to market upcoming movies are called trailers?

A new video essay from the YouTube channel Today I Found Out explains the origins of movie trailers, including not only where they came from, but why they’re called trailers to begin with. Learn about the origin of movie trailers after the jump. Read More »

Decoding Westworld S1E04 – Dissonance Theory


David Chen and Joanna Robinson recap the fourth episode of the first season of Westworld, “Dissonance Theory.” Be sure to read how the Man in Black is a bad gamer.

Find more episodes of the podcast at decodingwestworld.com. Feel free to email us your theories at decodingwestworld(AT)gmail.com.
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/Filmcast Ep. 389 – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher Never Go Back - Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders

DavidDevindra and Jeff discuss Neill Blomkamp’s newest short film, and discuss the ethics of buying more reserved seats at the movie theater than you’re going to use.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
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Spider-Man vs Vulture - Grey Matter Art

What kind of cameo would Adam West like to make in a future Batman movie? Can Tilda Swinton convince Kevin Feige to make a spin-off for The Ancient One? How does Andrew Garfield feel about Tom Holland as the new Spider-Man? Which Avenger does Michael Douglas want to share a scene with at some point? How much longer is the Suicide Squad extended cut than the theatrical cut? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »


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The Get Down

The Get Down is a lavish production and looks like one, but even fans of Baz Luhrmann‘s opulent style may be surprised to learn just how expensive it is. A new report claims the 1970s hip-hop drama costs something like $16 million per episode, meaning the entire 12-episode first season will come out to a total of around $190 million. Making matters worse, viewership estimates indicate The Get Down may be a rare flop for the streaming service.  Read More »

billy man in black westworld theory

After the second episode of Westworld aired, a fan theory popped up that was potentially mindblowing. The subsequent episodes have completely disproved the theory (unless they haven’t, see here and here). And now showrunner Jonathan Nolan and actor Jimmi Simpson are finally commenting on the most popular Westworld theory. Hit the jump to learn what they said.

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doctor strange tv spots

Doctor Strange is my favorite Marvel comic book character, so I’ve spent the past year-plus in suspense, waiting to see how director Scott Derrickson was going to bring this admittedly (dare I say strange?) odd character to the big screen. A bad Doctor Strange movie would be, for me, about as heartbreaking as a bad movie where Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman team up to fight Doomsday. My soul couldn’t take another hit like that in 2016.

So the first wave of mostly positive reviews have been heartening, to say the very least. With these good vibes firmly in place, how about we check out four new TV spots for the film?

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new Xenomorph

Prometheus concludes with the Trilobite and the Engineer giving birth to The Deacon. The baby blue-skinned alien hardly ended Sir Ridley Scott‘s film with a bang. Will we ever see that Xenomorph-like creature ever again or was it simply a moment of underwhelming fan service? We’ll have to wait and find out, but we do know the name of the aliens wreaking havoc in next summer’s Alien: Covenant is not “Deacons.”

Below, get some information on the new Xenomorph (SPOILERS ahead).

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John Wick Chapter 2 images

John Wick: Chapter 2 brings Keanu Reeves back for more deadly assassin action, but this time around he’ll find himself facing whole new dangers in whole new settings. A couple of new John Wick: Chapter 2 photos reveal just what that might look like.

In one, Reeves’ John Wick makes his way down a crowded city street in a sharp suit that’s looking a little less sharp after a long day of, presumably, beating people up. The other spotlights the new villains played by Riccardo Scamarcio and Ruby Rose, also sporting killer suits. Say what you will about the morality of murdering people for a living, but these characters all look damn good doing it. Check ’em out below.  Read More »

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unreleased mondo posters

Although the main draw at MondoCon remains the shops and booths run by talented artists from around the world, the convention offers more than just an endless series of excuses to spend money on pop culture art. MondoCon 2016 played host to a series of panels dedicated to exploring the world of pop culture collectibles and the Mondo Talk panel was, like in years past, the must-see event of the weekend.

The set-up is simple: Mondo’s creative team (Rob Jones, Eric Garza, Jay Shaw, and Mitch Putnam) all sit on stage and share posters that never came fruition, various abandoned concepts, rough sketches that showcase just how much a print can change from its initial inception, and previews of things to come. The results can be aggravating (just look at Olly Moss’ unused Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster!) but also exciting (Mondo is working on a Nickelodeon gallery show!). Let’s run through everything that went down.

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