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Bebop and Rocksteady

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 found a Bebop in Gary Anthony Williams, and now it’s got a Rocksteady as well. WWE superstar Sheamus has been confirmed to play the classic Ninja Turtles villain, who serves as a henchman to big bad Shredder (Brian Tee). See the first photo of our new Ninja Turtles 2 Rocksteady on set after the jump. Read More »

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“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” – Lester Bangs, Almost Famous

With that quote, writer director Cameron Crowe smashed through levels upon levels of truth. He’s talking about art, he’s talking about loss, he’s talking about individuality, basically he’s talking about everything. What we talk about among friends is what defines us and the films of Cameron Crowe have always been about that. They’ve been about more too, but they’ve always have been about the human experience. In the best cases, Crowe’s words, choice of music and actors have greatly enhanced that human experience too, making the uncool cool.

This week marks the release of Crowe’s eight narrative feature, Aloha. It’s a film fans have anticipated for sometime, mostly because we trust in the work of this iconic, wonderful filmmaker. To celebrate the occasion, we’ve ranked all eight of his narrative features films (he’s done two documentaries too, Pearl Jam Twenty and The Union, which we’ve omitted just to keep things focused). What’s number one? Below, read our rankings of the best Cameron Crowe movies Read More »

Ballers

This weekend marks the opening of San Andreas, in which Dwayne Johnson deals with the largest earthquake ever recorded in history. But if you’d like to enjoy his charm without the specter of catastrophic disaster, you can keep an eye out for next month’s Ballers.

Johnson leads the HBO comedy as Spencer, a former football player turned financial advisor. Which might sound like a less exciting career, except that he’s serving as a financial advisor to professional athletes, so he still gets to party it up with the best of them. Watch the latest Ballers trailer after the jump. Read More »

Mad Max POV Supercut

Plenty of people have been praising Mad Max: Fury Road over and over again. Every chance we get to write about the film, we’re throwing kudos to director George Miller for crafting what could very well end up being the best action movie of the year, maybe even the decade. But let’s not forget that the original Mad Max franchise was a rather impressive achievement.

A new supercut has come along taking a look at one key element of the first three Mad Max films: POV shots. Director George Miller effectively and seamlessly uses POV shots to put the audience right in the middle of the action without it ever feeling like a gimmick. It’s just one of the many ways Miller has proven that he’s a master behind the camera.

Watch the Mad Max POV supercut after the jump! Read More »

Daredevil Easter Eggs

Shortly after The Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters, there was already a video running through a slew of easter eggs from the film, moments that reference the comic books and the rest of the Marvel cinematic universe. And since the buzz of the superhero sequel began to overshadow the previous month’s release of the Netflix series adaptation of Daredevil, we figured now was a good time to revisit all the goodies that Marvel Studios’ third television series had to offer.

Check out the video running through Daredevil easter eggs after the jump! Read More »

primary instinct

Briefly: Well, folks, the day is finally here. A little bit more than a year after we first shot a concert film at the Moore Theatre with Stephen Tobolowsky, the World Premiere of The Primary Instinct is finally upon us. Tomorrow, all the people who backed us on Kickstarter will get the opportunity to watch the film with us when it plays at the Seattle International Film Festival.

But there’s good news for those who live near the Seattle area as well: You can still buy a ticket to see the film in personThe Primary Instinct will play at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Capitol Hill for two showings: Friday at 9:45 PM, and Saturday at noon. Stephen and I will both be there to do a Q&As afterwards.

For those who won’t be able to be there and are still interested in seeing the film: stay tuned! We’ll have more exciting news about the film in the near future. In the meantime, I hope you’ll consider joining us in person. If you do, be sure to say hi. And for those who have been with us every step of the way on this journey, right from the very beginning: Thank you, so so much.

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Rick Baker retiring

Rick Baker has spent decades creating stunning creature makeup and animatronic visual effects. He created work for Star Wars, did the landmark werewolf effects for An American Werewolf in London and the transformation in Thriller, and also worked on films such as The Rocketeer, Gremlins 2, Men in Black, Ed Wood, and the Planet of the Apes remake. He even did alien designs for Steven Spielberg’s aborted film Night Skies.

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Will Forte Joins Key & Peele Movie ‘Keanu’

Will Forte Keanu

I love the fact that Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and their Key & Peele director Peter Atencio are making a movie called Keanu. Even more, I love that it has nothing to do with Keanu Reeves. What else would anyone associate with the name Keanu?

The film is a comedy (obviously), and they’re giving us some idea of what to expect just from that title choice. Oh, and the movie is about a cat. And now Will Forte, who made it through the first season of The Last Man on Earth and has a second season to look forward to, has joined the expanding cast of the film. Read More »