Over a decade since its release, Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream remains a visceral and disturbing piece of modern cinema. The filmmaker’s gnawing portrayal of drug addiction coupled with a hyper stylized aesthetic can make even the most tough-stomached person squirm in their seat.

You’d think seeing the same images with puppets would soften the blow, but Brendan James Boyd‘s 60 -econd film for the 2012 Vancouver Fake Film Fest proves likewise. Hearing puppets say “tail to tail” in place of another famous line, watching a fuzzy arm get chopped off or puppet electroshock therapy is almost more disturbing when it’s non-humans. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

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VOTD: ‘The Batman Complex’

Probably all of us have entertained fantasies at some point about becoming one of our favorite superheroes, whether as children playing with action figures or adults watching the latest comic book blockbuster. Generally, it’s just harmless fun — but take that drive to the extreme and things can get really weird, as seen in today’s Video of the Day. The Batman Complex is a (sadly) fake film trailer about about a paranoid schizophrenic who comes to believe that he is actually Batman. Or something. Watch it after the jump.

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VOTD: ‘Footloose’ Remade By 54 Filmmakers

Craig Brewer’s remake of the classic 1984 Kevin Bacon film Footloose, starring Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough, is scheduled for release in October of this year. When it was first announced, though, a group of filmmakers got so upset that Hollywood was needlessly remaking another great movie they decided to beat them to the punch. 54 filmmakers broke up the original film into segments and, last summer, assembled all those pieces into one brand new movie. Our Footloose Remake has been playing independent movie houses across the country for several months now but, just this past weekend, the whole movie made it online. Read more about the film, and watch it in its entirety, after the jump. Read More »


I know genre-switched trailers have sort of been done to death, but every once in a while a good one comes along that makes me laugh. Today, it’s a trailer for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off — done up to look like an indie film. Watch it after the jump.

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‘E.T. 2′ Trailer: “ET-X: Extinction”

Those of you following along will recall that we posted a fan created trailer for E.T. 2 in Friday’s edition of Page 2. That trailer was a mash-up of scenes from Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds and E.T.

Christopher Campbell has discovered another fan created E.T. sequel trailer – this one is longer, more-fleshed out and better edited. Created by Robert Blankenheim and Derek Johnson Productions, the faux movie titled “ET-X: Extinction” and uses clips of grown up Drew Barrymore and Henry Thomas, as well as clips from other alien invasion and disaster movies — featuring an all star ensemble cast which includes Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis and President Obama. Trust me, you want to check this one out. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. I’ve also included the War of the Worlds/ET mash-up for those who missed it.

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‘The Avengers’ Fan-Made Trailer


Now that footage from Captain America: The First Avenger has been released, fans have begun to assemble (pun intended) their own movie trailer cuts for Marvel’s upcoming superhero team-up film The Avengers. New York City-based Yoko Higuchi has created the first fan-made trailer, a cut which incorporates footage from both Iron Man movies, The Incredible Hulk, the Thor and Captain America trailers/tv spots. Hit the jump to watch it now.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Gets ‘Inception’ Soundtrack

YouTube user Rothejfunk decided to create a modern-style trailer for Ivan Reitman‘s classic sci-fi comedy Ghostbusters. The trailer uses Zack Hemsey‘s “Mind Heist” score from the trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Inception… And why not? It seems like every other Hollywood action movie is trying to copy this piece of music for their trailer releases (see Thor). The trailer re-edit is so good that Gizmodo speculates that “maybe we need Christopher Nolan to reboot Ghostbusters?” Watch the trailer embedded after the jump.
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A Century of Film


/Film reader Sean Grady has edited together an 11-minute video montage titled “A Century of Film”. It’s not exactly a century at it begins in the 1920′s, and some might argue that it’s a bit more heavy on the last 30 years (for example, the video hits the 1980′s before the 5 minute mark, and the last twenty years of movies occupies the last four minutes). But all in all, it’s worth a watch, and looks like it took a lot of time to put together.
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