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Vudu Disc to Digital

If you’re a hardcore cinephile, you probably have a huge library of movies on Blu-ray and DVD. Even as the market has shifted to push consumers to partake in digital downloads, I’ve continued to buy movies on disc because I like the physical representation of my library. Plus, most movies you buy on disc come with a digital copy anyway.

However, digital downloads have only risen in popularity since 2010, leaving plenty who had built large physical libraries of movies without an easy or inexpensive way to take their movies with them on mobile devices. But the video download service Vudu has just introduced a new disc-to-digital program allowing consumers to cheaply and easily convert their movie library to digital. Let’s take a look at what the new Vudu disc to digital program has to offer. Read More »

justice league

The first Justice League trailer arrives tomorrow and Warner Bros. has spent the past two days making sure the entire internet knew about this. A wave of character posters arrived one-by-one and with them, a wave of brief teasers showing each member of this superhero team in action. We have now gathered all of them in one place so you can peruse them at your leisure. Enjoy.

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Rogue One Star Wars riz ahmed

One day, we will run out of news concerning what could have been in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But that day is not today. Star Wars fans are as interested in the making of these movies as they are in the movies themselves, which makes the production of Rogue One so very fascinating – the first of the saga’s spin-off movies was massaged into many different positions during development and the alternate versions make for a great game of “What if?”.

That’s what makes actor Riz Ahmed‘s audition tape for the film especially interesting – he’s literally trying out several completely different characters for director Gareth Edwards.

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Spider-Man Homecoming

Looks like even our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man isn’t above lying down on the job once in a while. Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have just unveiled two new posters for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and one of them sees Tom Holland’s web-slinger taking a break and listening to music as Avengers Tower looms in the background. We also have a look at some photos of a Spidey toy that gives us our best look yet at the primitive, homemade version of his costume he was rocking before Tony Stark hooked him up with a better suit.  Read More »

edwards james olmos the predator

Stand and salute, soldiers: an Admiral has just come on deck. Veteran actor and Battlestar Galactica star Edward James Olmos has joined the cast of Shane Black’s The Predator, so if you’ve ever wanted to know what Adama would look like having his guts torn out by an vicious alien hunter, you just might get your chance to find out. Read on to find out what kind of character he’ll play in the new film. Read More »

life review

Once upon a time, Life would have been made for a sack of pennies on a set made out of cardboard and released as the bottom half of a double bill alongside whatever Roger Corman was making that year. Take away the modern window dressing and you’re left with one the great B-movie templates: there is a spaceship and there is a monster on the spaceship and everything does not go well on that spaceship.

Life takes that template and pretties it up. There are movie stars and expensive special effects and a thick layer of Hollywood gloss, but the finished film cannot hide its origins: this is schlock in an Armani suit, junkfood beneath filet mignon. And that’s perfectly fine.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 TV Spot

The release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is still over a month away, but Marvel Studios knows you can’t wait to see this team of misfits back on the big screen, so tickets are now on sale today. In order to convince you to get those tickets immediately, they’ve released an extended TV spot with new footage from the sequel, which sees Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) taking flight in a jetpack, Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) living up to his namesake by flying alongside Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) sitting on the shoulder of Gamora (Zoe Saldana). If that’s not enough hype for fans, there’s also a set of character posters that kinda look like trading cards.

Watch the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 TV spot and check out the posters below. Read More »

archer and armstrong movie

While Sony struggles to build an entire movie universe out of the Spider-Man franchise, another comic book world is waiting in the wings. The studio partnered up with Valiant Comics a few years back to bring series like Bloodshot and Harbinger into theaters, but it’s been a slow road and a revolving door of writers and directors. Hopefully, this latest announcement will stick, because there’s a ton of promise in the Valiant characters.

The movie adaptation of Archer & Armstrong, which has seemingly laid dormant for a little while, has found a new director in Ruben Fleischer and a new screenwriter in Terry Rossio.

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movie adaptation

(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.)

Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about which books they’d love to see adapted into movies. We then opened the floor to our readers: what books do you want to see adapted for the big screen? And you let us know!

We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question: what is your favorite comedy that also makes you cry? Send your (at least one paragraph, please) answer to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com!

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why tv binge-watching is bad

We may be in the age of Peak TV, but The Leftovers showrunner Damon Lindelof says that’s no reason to engage in bad TV-watching habits.

In a tongue-in-cheek letter accompanying preview episodes of HBO’s apocalyptic drama series provided to critics, Lindelof shared his opinion about the rapidly-changing TV business model, and how streaming has negatively affected the viewing experience. You can read the whole thing below.

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