There are some very passionate pop culture fans out there in the world. Some of them like to show their love by amassing collectibles, others like to dress up as their favorite characters. But it takes a real dedicated crew to build a homemade version of an iconic cinematic vehicle. Plenty of people have created their own Back to the Future time machines or A-Team vans, but a group of friends decided they wanted to bring a vehicle from the world of Pixar Animation into the real world.
Some very talented people decided to create a working replica of the Pizza Planet Truck originally seen in Toy Story. Not only is their creation from 2011 impressive and as screen accurate as possible, but once they were done with it, they drove it to Pixar’s studios and impressed some of the very people who created the real Pizza Planet truck. Read More »
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What would it look like if The Joker became Iron Man? Do Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick hope to write multiple Deadpool sequels? In real life which side would Chris Evans pick in Captain America: Civil War? More importantly, would Thor be Team Cap or Team Iron Man? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Even though Obi-Wan Kenobi finds blasters to be uncivilized compared to the more elegant weapon that is the lightsaber, for a short while, a blaster is all Rey has to defend herself when the First Order is in pursuit in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Han Solo hands the weapon over to Rey, and even though it doesn’t fare well against the Kylo Ren’s Force powers and cross guard lightsaber, she’s still a pretty good shot with it, and the weapon certainly packs a decent punch.
Now if you’re looking to build your own version of Rey’s blaster, either for cosplay or for a little prop replica display in your office, a professional prop maker has assembled a homemade version of the gun that you can build yourself if you have the right tools.
Find out how to build Rey’s blaster after the jump. Read More »
Now that we’re fresh off the sixth season premiere for Game of Thrones, hopefully enough people are caught up on the fifth season of the show to partake in the riffing that happens in the recent Honest Trailers skewering of the popular HBO fantasy series. The latest Game of Thrones Honest Trailer sets its sights on the fourth and fifth seasons of the show that “used violence and boobs to trick non-nerds into liking fantasy.” Obviously, beware of spoilers for the previous two seasons of the show. Read More »
What are the biggest differences between the Deadpool screenplay and the final movie? What tasty treats does Daniel Bruhl feed Robert Downey Jr. in Berlin while promoting Civil War? What’s the importance of the color in the X-Men costumes from the comics? How many people has Captain America killed on the big screen? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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I’ll be the first to admit that I sometimes have to bend over backwards to write about about tabletop games on a movie site, but then something like Cinema of Attractions arrives and makes the process blissfully easy. This new card game, from the creators of the popular movie connections game Cinelinx, offers a humorous simulation of the Hollywood experience, with players taking the role of filmmakers who must pitch a movie to a studio boss using only the elements available in their hand of cards.
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This fall will bring the first in a hopeful new series of Harry Potter spin-off films with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It also marks the first time J.K. Rowling has written a screenplay adapting her own wizarding world for the big screen. And that’s enough for publishing companies Little, Brown & Company and Scholastic to package the script as a book for fans to add to their shelves alongside the rest of their Harry Potter books.
Find out when you can get the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay book after the jump. Read More »
Just yesterday, the final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse arrived, and along with all the destruction that comes from the film’s title villain played by Oscar Isaac was a little tease of the return of Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman. When we last left Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he was being rescued from drowning by Mystique in disguise as William Stryker, and many fans have been wondering where we’ll find him in this sequel.
The X-Men: Apoclaypse trailer offered a little hint of the clawed, healing mutant helping out the young versions of Cyclops and Jean Grey take down some bad guys. Now director Bryan Singer talks a little more about what we can expect from his place in the movie, which he says features “the birth of a new direction.” Find out more about Wolverine in X-Men Apocalypse after the jump. Read More »
When Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a bit of a “breakthrough, not a breakdown,” he wears his heart on his sleeve for the first time in a long time and writes “The Things We Think and Do Not Say: The Future of Our Business.” What does he get in return for penning the heartfelt mission statement? Fired. Instead of becoming the man he always wanted to be simply overnight, a selfless and caring man, he ends up losing sight of himself once again. While the mission statement initially doesn’t go according to plan, Maguire ultimately does become that man he envisioned by the end of writer-director Cameron Crowe‘s 1996 film.
Via voiceover, we only hear snippets from Maguire’s 25-page mission statement, but with the 20th anniversary of Jerry Maguire coming up, “The Things We Think and Do Not Say: The Future of Our Business” has been made available to read in its entirety. Read an excerpt from the Jerry Maguire mission statement below.
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