In 1982, a group of kids wanted to make a movie. Not just any movie, however. They wanted to make Raiders of the Lost Ark. That’s exactly what they did. Shot for shot, Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala attempted to recreate Steven Spielberg‘s masterpiece. It took seven years.
They didn’t quite finish at the time, but eventually fandom took over. Years later the remake began to take on a life of its own. The Internet got a hold of it, famous filmmakers championed it, a book was written and eventually, the old friends decided to shoot the one scene they couldn’t do when they started – the airplane fight.
That full story is told in a new documentary called Raiders!, directed by Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen. It’ll premiere at next month’s South by Southwest film festival. Now, a trailer has been released. Check out the Raiders documentary trailer below. Read More »
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Apparently, Wednesday is “remake cartoons from the Eighties day.” Earlier, news broke that Disney is remaking DuckTales. Now, Netflix has announced they’ve exclusively picked up the US rights to a brand new version of Inspector Gadget that has already debuted in Europe. The episodes will start airing in March.
They’ll also premiere a brand new, revived version of Danger Mouse in 2016 along with three other shows. Read more about Netflix’s new Inspector Gadget cartoon and others below. Read More »
The Lego Movie will be followed by several big screen sequels and spin-offs. The direct sequel just landed a director and will be out in 2018. A Ninjago spin-off will come out in 2016 and the Lego Batman spin-off will be out in 2017. But we now know that’s not all. We’re going to get a sort-of sequel later this year. Just not on the big screen.
LEGO has announced later this year, their LEGOLAND theme parks and Discover Centers will debut a brand new 4D short film based on The Lego Movie, featuring Emmet and Wyldstyle. Read more about the new LEGOLAND Lego Movie ride below. Read More »
For anyone who grew up in the Eighties or Nineties, DuckTales was just a part of your life. You sang the song, you knew the characters, you made sure to be in front of the TV whenever new episodes were on. Now, Disney will present new tales of daring on Disney XD in 2017. Read more about the DuckTales remake below. Read More »
Which Avenger is hosting Saturday Night Live next month? How is Superman going to appear in Supergirl? What’s the latest from Donald Glover and Josh Hutcherson in regards to Spider-Man? Did Miles Teller get excited when he saw the Fantastic Four trailer? Did someone build a functional Batman outfit? Why is Batman: Arkham Knight going to be different from the other games? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Briefly: The biggest breakout of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, has just been given a release date. Fox Searchlight will release the Alfonso Gomez-Rejon-directed film on a limited basis July 1.
Starring Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, Jon Bernthal, Connie Britton and Nick Offerman, Me and Earl won the two top narrative prizes, Grand Jury and Audience, in January. (Whiplash did the same thing the year before.)
You can read our full review here.
We’ve long heard that Terminator: Genisys is the first part in a proposed new trilogy of Terminator movies. Since the release of the first trailer, that fact has taken a back seat as fans and skeptics alike are focusing on the film at hand. However, for one particular star of the film, eyes are already turning to the sequel.
On a recent trip abroad, Arnold Schwarzenegger himself reportedly said he expects to return for a sequel to Terminator Genisys in 2016. Read the Terminator 6 update below. Read More »
Marvel just released the full Avengers: Age of Ultron poster. And it’s jam-packed with heroes, villains, and anticipation for the May 1 Joss Whedon sequel.
Among the revelations? Anthony Mackie will return as Falcon, despite denials for the past several months. There are also confirmations of cameos from a number of other smaller Marvel Cinematic Universe characters. Check out the Avengers: Age of Ultron poster below.
UPDATE: We’ve added an international version of the poster that changes things around a bit. Read More »
Many people who move to Los Angeles do so because of movies. If you want to star in them, you move here. If you want to make them, you move here. If you want to write about them, you move here. And as a result of that, if you love watching movies, there’s really no better place to live in the world.
Case in point, the 4th Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival. The name may not sound familiar but the event will drop jaws. It takes place at Cinefamily beginning March 5 and features screenings of Klown, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Ghostbusters, Fletch, MacGruber, Big and The Descent. Those are pretty awesome on it’s own. But the real draw of this are the guests. In attendance will be Will Forte, Paul Scheer, Lauren Lapkus, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kumail Nanjiani, Doug Benson and Chris Hardwick.
Below, find out more about the Wayne Federman International Film Festival. Read More »