Star Trek Beyond Review

After recycling a little too much of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan for the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, the rebooted franchise based on Gene Roddenberry’s classic sci-fi series needed a new direction to bring some freshness back to the final frontier. Thankfully, with Star Trek Beyond, director Justin Lin has managed to craft a extremely entertaining journey back into space for the USS Enterprise. It’s a sequel that blends some of the signature style of the classic Star Trek series with the action sensibilities of a modern blockbuster.

Keep reading our Star Trek Beyond review after the jump. Read More »

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If you binge watched Stranger Things this past weekend, then you spent your time wisely. The series’ creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, transported Netflix’s subscribers back to the 1980s, where kids and government conspiracies run amok. The siblings wrote and directed most of the eight episodes, which, as executive producers Shawn Levy (Real Steel) and Dan Cohen (The Spectacular Now) told us, they approached as an “eight-hour movie.”

Levy directed chapter three (“Holly, Jolly”) and four (“The Body”) of Stranger Things. When I spoke with the director and Cohen, I hadn’t seen all of season one yet, so we mainly covered their collaboration with the Duffer brothers and Netflix, the show’s references, and what to expect from the future of Stranger Things.

Below, read our interview with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.

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Hot Wheels X-Wing Car

Rebels, star your engines! Hot Wheels has been pumping out Star Wars memorabilia for awhile now with an entire line devoted towards turning iconic characters and ships from the sci-fi saga into little vehicles. However, following their life-size Darth Vader car that was created last year, the Mattel brand has decided to create an even more incredible vehicle by turning an X-Wing into a full functional car, complete with blasters, jet engines and a working cockpit door.

Check out the Hot Wheels X-Wing car after the jump. Read More »

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UPDATE: The first photo of the Captain America statue is here, along with the first peek at a Marvel comic book featuring the statue. Click through to look.

The kid from Brooklyn is headed home. To mark Captain America‘s 75th birthday, Marvel has commissioned a giant bronze statue of the superhero, to be unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con later this month before heading to its permanent perch in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. And if you can’t get to San Diego or New York to see Cap in person, don’t worry — Comicave will be selling smaller replicas for your office or living room.  Read More »

jyn erso black series

If you’re attending San Diego Comic-Con this week, go ahead and add this to your list of must-buy items: the Black Series action figure of Jyn Erso, the Rebel fighter played by Felicity Jones in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will be one sale at the con…and it will be a Comic-Con exclusive. So go straight to the right booth, money in hand, as early as you can if that sounds like the kind of thing you need in your collection of Star Wars stuff.

Let’s run down the details.

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John Williams House

Mondays aren’t fun for anybody. Most people have to go back to work after enjoying the weekend, but if you’re somehow lucky enough to be home on a Monday, the last thing you probably want is a couple of kids taking position in your yard and playing a trumpet and flugelhorn. But if the song they’re playing is the theme from Star Wars, and the yard happens to belong to composer John Williams, that changes everything.

Two teenagers decided to plant themselves in front of the Los Angeles residence of the Academy Award winning composer of the themes for movies such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jurassic Park and more, all so they could play the iconic Star Wars theme in his yard. While they probably hoped Williams might hear them playing, they probably didn’t count on the best possible outcome.

Check out the impromptu concert at John Williams house after the jump. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

DeLorean Hot Tub Time Machine

The folks over at Super-Fan Builds have created some truly remarkable things for the most hardcore of fans. Some of their creations include a real-life version of the double decker couch from The LEGO Movie and an Iron Man Hulkbuster armor high chair. Now they’ve combined two different time machines into one for the ultimate 80s movie mash-up.

Arguably the most iconic time machine in cinema history is the DeLorean from Back to the Future. Meanwhile, perhaps the most ridiculous is the titular device from Hot Tub Time Machine. And the folks at Super-Fan Builds decided to combine the two into a DeLorean hot tub time machine, and it’s just as glorious as you’d imagine. Read More »

Batman V Superman Honest Trailer

The long-promised R-rated “Ultimate Edition” of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits Blu-ray this week, so what better time to revisit this year’s most polarizing superhero movie? The Emmy-nominated Honest Trailers series is back at it again with their take on “the blockbuster that united the world’s two biggest superheroes and divided everyone else.” Watch the Batman v Superman Honest Trailer below.

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If the bylines seem a little inconsistent on /Film over the next few days, that’s because Peter Sciretta, Angie Han, Ethan Anderton, and Jack Giroux are all en route to San Diego Comic-Con, where they’ll be covering every must-see panel and event firsthand and reporting their findings straight back to you. Maybe you’re also heading there. If so, have fun! If not, welcome to the club! We can attempt to enjoy the festivities from a safe distance.

Although things don’t really kick off until Thursday, let’s get things started with a look at some of the cool stuff Mondo will have for sale at their booth this year. If you’re in the market for posters and vinyl centered around Star Wars, the Marvel universe, and Pixar characters, you’re in luck.

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