Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we take a hard look at our police state, revisit Nazi Germany (again), go on a blind date for realsies, watch an action movie that makes little to no sense whatsoever, and become completely captivated by a Cantonese vampire movie.

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David and his brother Michael discuss Better Call Sauleighth episode, “Rico.” Guest Scott Neumyer joins us. You can read Scott’s recaps of Better Call Saul at WSJ’s Speakeasy blog.

E-mail us and let us know what you thought of the episode, as well as of the podcast, at theoneswhoknock@gmail.com. You can find every episode of the show at bettercallsaul.audio. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! Also, you can now read Michael’s blog series. Hit the jump for links to stream/download.

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Who are the all-new, all-different Avengers? Where did Ben Affleck make some Batman jokes? What place to sidekicks have in modern comic book movies? Which X-Men favorite is currently being cast for X-Men Apocalypse? What’s the latest on the Captain Marvel movie? Who does Robert Downey Jr. think is the most important character in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Has Donald Glover actually achieved his dream of being Spider-Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

George Lucas Daily Show

With his fondness for plaid and flannel, George Lucas projects a pretty laid-back image, but he’s not exactly known for his outrageous sense of humor. If we were going to cast a Daily Show spot making fun of Fox News, Lucas wouldn’t be among the first people chosen for the gig. Maybe that’s why his appearance on exactly such a sketch is pretty funny. That he’s having fun with his own creation (Star Wars, of course, along with American Graffiti) is part of the fun. Watch the George Lucas Daily Show segment below. Read More »

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This’ll be short and sweet. Several members of the 2015 New York Yankees took time out of Spring Training for some play acting. They reenacted one of the most famous scenes from my favorite sports movie of all time, The Sandlot, and their version of the scene is created with eerie precision. Even as a lifelong Mets fan, this video makes me like the Yankees a little bit more. But just a little. Check out the Yankees Sandlot reenactment below. Read More »

Terminator Genisys

In July I visited the set of Terminator: Genisysyou can hear what I learned while on set here. While on set, we talked to the cast and crew of the new film. Over the next few days we’ll be running transcripts of these on set interviews. Wednesday we posted our interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger who again plays a T-800 in the new film. On Thursday we brought you our interview with Jason Clarke, who plays John Connor and director Alan Taylor. our final interview from the set visit, a talk with Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney who play Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese in the newest installment of the Terminator franchise. Read the full Emilia Clarke Jai Courtney Terminator Genisys interview after the jump.

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Want to see the comic book frames Christopher Nolan used as inspiration for The Dark Knight Trilogy? How will Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman connect? How many Mark Millar comics are being turned into movie at the moment? Do you want to see a GIF of the movie Batmobiles morphing into one another? What did Kevin Feige say about the relationship of Joss Whedon and James Spader in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Kevin Smith‘s career changing movie Red State could have gone in a very different direction. Smith has gone on the record saying that he had a different ending of the film in mind when he first wrote the script. However, he they realized the budget was only $4 million, he scrapped the bigger ending in favor of something smaller and quieter.

In other interviews, Smith has said what he wanted that ending to be but – in case you haven’t read it – I won’t say it here. Especially because Smith has proved Entertainment Weekly with an animated version of this original vision and it’s absolutely insane, especially if you don’t know what’s coming.

Watch the animated Red State alternate ending below. Read More »

Jason Clarke Terminator Genisys Interview

In July I visited the set of Terminator: Genisys, you can hear what I learned while on set here. While on set, we talked to the cast and crew of the new film. Over the next few days we’ll be running transcripts of these on set interviews. Wednesday we posted our interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger who again plays a T-800 in the new film, and this morning we published out interview with director Alan Taylor and now Jason Clarke, who plays John Connor in the newest installment of the Terminator franchise. Read the full Jason Clarke Terminator Genisys interview after the jump.

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