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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 go to our 20 year high school reunion with a documentary crew in tow, play “gotcha!” with the world, pick a fight with the wrong people in Texas, try and figure out what steampunk is really about before heading off to Comic-Con, and grow a tail while caring for an old lady.

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Batgirl A Matter of Family

What does Rob Liefeld think of the Deadpool movie? How is Ant-Man going to do in theaters? Does Samuel L. Jackson want an Unbreakable sequel? What’s going on with Netflix’s Iron Fist series? Is Jon Bernthal continuing his Punisher studies? Does Ben Affleck have Daredevil regrets? How would Josh Trank describe Fantastic Four? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Pixar Depression

If you’ve seen Pixar‘s latest film Inside Out, then you likely felt a swell of all the feels a few times throughout the movie. And while it’s easy for some of us to get caught up in the emotions of the film (both as feelings and as characters scrambling on the big screen), there are those who may not be as moved by the struggles 11-year old Riley has in the movie.

A clever new video has surfaced online called Pixar Depression, presented as if it were a prescription commercial for some kind of anti-depressant. In reality, what it does is poke fun at the hardships presented in the movie by pointing out that Riley just has a case of first world problems. Watch Pixar Depression after the jump! Read More »

Independence Day Resurgence teaser trailer

Just over a week ago, the official title of the long-gestating sequel to Independence Day was revealed. A live press conference showed off a quick title treatment revealing Independence Day: Resurgence as the name of the sequel that’s been in the works for about 20 years. This weekend, there might be another treat in store for theater-goers.

Since it is actually Independence Day on Saturday, July 4th, 20th Century Fox will have a teaser trailer for IDR attached to Terminator: Genisys. But there’s a catch. Find out more about the Independence Day 2 teaser trailer below! Read More »

Black Panther director rumor

Kevin Feige said last weekend that Marvel will soon choose directors for Black Panther and, most likely, Captain Marvel. He also confirmed that Marvel had talked with Selma director Ava DuVernay about making one of the studio’s films. Now, however, DuVernay has said that she won’t make Black Panther, and it sounds like she’s probably not going to make any Marvel film at all.  Read More »

Gallery 1988 2015 comic-Con exclusives

When Comic-Con comes around each year, not only is there an overwhelming rush of blockbuster news, but there’s also a huge drain on our wallets. The convention has a slew of collectibles, toys, art, comics and plenty of other nerdy goods that would look great on our walls and shelves, and we’ve got another round of good stuff to spend your money on.

Gallery 1988, who has been responsible for some fantastic pop culture art exhibitions (like their recent tribute to Clue on its 30th anniversary), will be at Comic-Con next week, and they’ve just unveiled some of the exclusives that they’ll have on sale. Some of the pieces pay tribute to Star Wars, Mad Max, Marvel, Aliens and more. Check out the Gallery 1988 Comic-Con 2015 exclusives below! Read More »

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Deadpool (header)

The last Deadpool still showed the Merc with the Mouth doing the typical comic book character thing. He’s loaded with weapons, surrounded by the aftermath of some violent incident.

But the latest Deadpool images show our profane antihero enjoying some of the simpler pleasures in life. Like taking in some art. Or cabbing around town with his BFF, Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand). See more Deadpool images after the jump. Read More »

The Weta Effect

With the advancement of technology happening at an exponential rate, it seems like almost anything is possible, especially on the big screen. Special effects are more advanced than they’ve ever been, allowing entire cities and civilizations to be destroyed with the click of a mouse (all right, it’s a little more complicated than that). But is that a good thing?

A new video essay, called The Weta Effect, offers the hypothesis that the reason people seem to not be as impressed by blockbusters and their special effects over the past decade is that special effects look too polished now. Technology allows the creation of such unrealistic characters, creatures and locations in such a realistic way, that it’s become harder to suspend out disbelief to accept them as they are. Does that make sense?

Find out more by watching the Weta Effect video below! Read More »

Ant-Man duo

Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) has had plenty of opportunities to win us over with his warmth, humor, and smarts in the TV spots and trailers released so far for Ant-Man. Now, in the final Ant-Man trailer, he serves up his most inspired idea yet. “I think our first move should be calling the Avengers,” he suggests when Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) warns him of the possibility of mass chaos.

Of course, we already know the Avengers won’t assemble on their behalf — otherwise, this movie would have “Avengers” in the title. Fortunately, it looks like Scott and Hank have a few other tricks up their sleeve. Watch the final Ant-Man trailer after the jump. Read More »