Primary Instinct poster

Making a Movie” is a series of columns that chronicles our attempt to make, market, and distribute a film with Stephen Tobolowsky.

First things first: The World Premiere of The Primary Instinct will happen in late May. But in the meantime, star Stephen Tobolowsky and I will be at the Independent Film Festival of Boston for a one-off Special Screening this Sunday, April 26th, at 7:30 PM. Buy tickets for that show here.

In the meantime, I want to unveil the poster for our film to you guys. Read More »

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Michael Giacchino - R2-Me2

If you’ve been to a convention, odds are you spent some time drooling at a Sideshow Collectibles booth. Their large convention space consists of glass cases filled with the kind of high-end collectibles and figures most of us only dream of owning. Last weekend’s Star Wars Celebration was no different. Sideshow had a beautiful booth filled with goregeous merchandise. However, one big different this time was a huge selection of R2-D2’s that had been customized by various artists.

The exhibit was called R2-Me2 and consisted of efforts from almost 100 different artists – including composer Michael Giacchino – each using R2-D2 as a canvas for various interpretation of the character. Below, see a few our of favorite R2-Me2 images. Read More »

Cybernatural

The basic plot of Unfriended is as standard-issue as they come. You’ve got six charismatic, photogenic young actors tormented by a mysterious force, which seems to know things it couldn’t possibly know. But two things set the film apart. One is the gimmick — the entire film unfolds in realtime on a single laptop screen. The other is what it has to say about bullies and bullying. (Spoilers ahead for Unfriended.Read More »

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Stephen learns from his brother Paul that sometimes sports can be death-defying.

Also, we have a new weekly advice podcast! It’s called Big Problems, and you can listen and subscribe to it at bigproblemspodcast.com.

The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com. You can also follow him on Facebook or on Twitter.
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What’s the latest on the Spider-Man casting? Is Joss Whedon excited for Batman v Superman? Why shouldn’t The Avengers know what’s going on in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? How does Scarlett Johansson describe Captain America: Civil War? Does Henry Cavill consider Batman v Superman is a sequel to Man of Steel? What’s the connection between Avengers: Age of Ultron and Adidas? How is DC targeting the female superhero fans? Have photos been released from the Gotham finale? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

superhero tv infographic

As big as the superhero renaissance is at the movie theater, TV is at the very least matching it. In fact, it’s probably beating it.

At least ten superhero shows are either currently on the air, coming soon, or recently finished including Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Arrow, The Flash, Daredevil, Supergirl, and Constantine. And that doesn’t even count the upcoming Flash/Arrow spin-off, a potential Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D spin-off, the other Marvel Netflix shows and many more.

Every one of these shows has its fans and detractors, but very few people have looked at the current superhero TV show as a whole. The Daily Dot did and realized that all of these shows have a lot in common. To make the point, they created an easily digestible illustration. Check out the superhero TV infographic below. Read More »

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Captain America The Winter Soldier

Marvel loves burying Easter eggs in their movies. Sometimes they turn out to be set-up for future films, but often they’re just fun little gags. Falling into the latter category is this genius Star Wars reference, which has managed to make it into every single Phase Two film. Find out what the Marvel Phase Two Star Wars Easter egg is after the jump.

Be warned that spoilers lie ahead for Marvel Phase Two, including minor implied spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.

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Matt Ferguson - Avengers Age of Ultron art show

Disney and Marvel have long embraced the pop culture art scene. They’ve worked with Gallery 1988, Mondo and more to make cool collectibles for their fans based on all their movies. That trend isn’t changing with Avengers: Age of Ultron. This time they’ve teamed up with the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles for an exhibit celebrating the release of the film. Almost 100 different artists are participating in the Age of Ultron art show, which opens April 24, and /Film is happy to exclusively debut 5 of the pieces, as well as feature several more. Check them out below. Read More »

Warner Bros CinemaCon

I’m in Las Vegas for the CinemaCon convention (formerly ShoWest), which is the largest gathering of movie theatre exhibitors each year. The convention is packed with talks about subjects such as how to maximize profits, and features a show floor filled with the newest and best concessions equipment. More notably, most of the major movie studios hold presentations of upcoming film line-ups for the next year and beyond. Companies even show some of their films early to get some excitement from those booking the screens.

Tuesday afternoon we saw a presentation from Warner Bros Pictures showcasing some of their big upcoming films including Vacation, Creed, Point Break, In The Heart Of The Sea, Black Mass and more. After the presentation I recorded a spoiler free Warner Bros CinemaCon reaction video reaction with Steve from Collider, which you can watch that now embedded after the jump.

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