Fantasy Movie League

You’d be right to think of movies and fantasy sports as two totally separate entities. Each has their fans, their rules, their own niches of the Internet. Plus, the cross section of people who know the same about Star Wars and The Avengers as they do Y.A.C and W.H.I.P is probably tiny. Still, you had to think there was a good medium between the two things, and leave it to one of the most famous fantasy personalities in the world to find it.

Matthew Berry, aka ESPN’s “The Talented Mr. Roto,” is one of the founders of Fantasy Movie League, a brand new fantasy film site. The aim is simple: every week players are given the same amount of fake money to fill eight screens of a fictional movie theater. Want the week’s biggest film? It’s going to cost more. Want to use a movie on more than one screen? You can. Then each week, the person who makes the most money for their theater wins.

Below, find out more about Fantasy Movie League. Read More »

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The Goonies pinball

In case you didn’t know, it’s the 30th anniversary of Richard Donner‘s adventure flick The Goonies. While talk keeps swirling about a potential sequel, fans will just have to settle for celebrating the original film. And that’s exactly what one fan has done with a pretty impressive custom creation that you normally don’t see anymore.

Mike Johnson from Orlando, Florida has spent his time producing a custom pinball game paying tribute to The Goonies, and it’s an extremely detailed triumph of engineering and passion for the movie. Check out The Goonies pinball machine after the jump! Read More »

C-3PO red arm

So far the only official glimpses of characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens have come from the teaser trailer and this year’s theatrical trailer, as well as the stylish Vanity Fair photoshoot. But with the merchandising of the newest chapter of the sci-fi saga just around the corner, we’ll be seeing much more of the characters soon enough.

In fact, a new image from a piece of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise seems to have leaked online a little early, and it shows off a familiar character, but with one difference. The protocol droid C-3PO now has a red arm.

Check out C-3PO’s red arm below! Read More »

Star Wars Disney Infinity Rise 4

If you’re into toys and video games, this is a particularly solid edition of Star Wars Bits. The rest is pretty good too. Below, read about the following:

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson agrees to help on Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.
  • Amazing images from the original trilogy section of Disney Infinity 3.0 hit the web.
  • Geonosis and Tatooine in Disney Infinity 3.0 are revealed.
  • Read an interview with the writer of Star Wars #6.
  • Check out some Indiana Jones easter eggs in The Clone Wars.
  • Find out the names and sizes of all the Force Awakens LEGO sets.
  • What went into bringing Ashoka back for Star Wars Rebels?
  • The company which designed BB-8 is expanding.
  • Find out a few more details on Star Wars: Uprising.
  • See what First Order bed sheets look like, licensed from The Force Awakens.
  • Could we see Ewoks in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

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Jurassic Park Mondo gallery

UPDATE: We’ve added a bunch of new artwork from the show!

Just last month we learned that Mondo was having another gallery show this month, this time paying tribute to the modern action adventure classic Jurassic Park. The gallery won’t open up in Austin, Texas until June 12th, when Jurassic World hits theaters, but in the meantime, some new artwork from the show has just been unveiled.

The show is appropriate called “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth,” and it’s chock full of phenomenal, original artwork with plenty of references to everyone’s favorite dinosaur flick.

Check out the recently revealed pieces from the Jurassic Park Mondo gallery after the jump! Read More »

R2-D2 fridge

We live in pretty cushy times, where cold drinks and food just sit in a chilled cabinet called a refrigerator, just waiting for us to consume them. But as soon as you need your thirst quenched or hunger satisfied, you have to get up and walk a few feet to the fridge in order to get the goods. That is until now.

While we’re used to seeing Kenny Baker inside R2-D2, Japanese company Haier Asia and their AQUA brand have decided to put some ice cold drinks inside the Star Wars astromech droid. Yes, we’re talking about an R2-D2 refrigerator, which is the same size as the real droid. But what makes these little guy even sweeter is that it’s a remote controlled fridge that will bring your drinks to you.

Check out this remote controlled R2-D2 fridge after the jump. Read More »

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Poster Posse Ant-Man

Even though we’ve got over a month until Marvel Studios unleashes Ant-Man into theaters, that’s not stopping the folks at Poster Posse from revealing their tribute to the tiny superhero. As the group fans and artists have done with recent summer blockbusters such as Tomorrowland and Mad Max: Fury Road, a new collection of original artwork has surfaced inspired by Marvel’s latest addition to their cinematic universe. There’s some pretty great pieces to check out.

See the Poster Posse Ant-Man artwork collection after the jump!

UPDATED: A second gallery of new Poster Posse images has been added

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Mad Max chrome spray

Another day has come, and even more craziness has surfaced on the internet in honor of Mad Max: Fury Road. We’ve already seen some custom LEGO vehicles inspired by George Miller‘s non-stop desert chase, not to mention a mash-up with Mario Kart, and an even stranger but perfect mash-up with The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

But now the glory of Mad Max: Fury Road is starting to seep into the real world. First up, the War Boys have taken to Amazon.com with over-excited reviews of an edible chrome spray (It’s not official Mad Max chrome spray, but it’s still a lovely spray). In addition, some skilled musicians have put together some intricate sheet music that will allow you to riff on the guitar just like the beloved Doof Warrior.

Being your journey to Valhalla after the jump! Read More »

ernest cline armada synopsis

Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: The first chapter of Ernie Cline’s Armada is now online for you to preview. Find out more after the jump. Germain’s original story from February 25th 2015 follows:

Considering this site is called “Slashfilm,” we don’t cover a lot of books. But most books aren’t written by Ernie Cline. Cline first hit our radar as the writer of Fanboys, the Star Wars fan story directed by Kyle Newman. He then truly hit a home run with Ready Player One, a massive sci-fi adventure influenced by movies, music, video games and more. It’s currently being developed into a movie by Warner Bros. That’s why Cline’s work fits so well on this site. Those who live and breathe pop culture will truly appreciate it.

His second novel, Armada, sounds like it further explores some of the concepts he’s played with before. The movie rights were picked up last year and, finally, Random House has announced an official release date for the book: July 14. Along with that, we now have the cover and a full synopsis. However, in that synopsis is something very odd. It seems Cline is drawing heavily from The Last Starfighter. Could that actually be? Read the Armada synopsis below. Read More »