Apple television

Following the Apple announcements last week, Apple head Tim Cook was interviewed by Charlie Rose. (The first hour aired last week and can be watched after the jump, the second part premieres tonight.) During the conversation, Rose brought up the often-talked about Apple television that has been in development at the Cupertino company for years. Tim Cook always knows how to phrase his answers so that they aren’t too revealing, but his response to this question might tell us something about the direction Apple is taking in developing a television.

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Captain America: Winter Soldier behind the scenes

Between Black Widow, Falcon, Nick Fury, and of course Cap himself, Captain America: The Winter Soldier had plenty of heroes already. But there may have been one more we didn’t get to see.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo teased what sounds like a Punisher cameo in the film, and even joke that the anti-hero could be up for his own Marvel One-Shot. Hit the jump for the Captain America The Winter Soldier Punisher appearance details. (Spoilers ahead.)

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Guardians of the galaxy deleted scene

Guardians of the Galaxy already involves more dancing to classic rock than all of the other Marvel movies combined. However, it seems there was yet another musical moment that wound up on the cutting room floor.

Director James Gunn spilled the details on a Guardians of the Galaxy deleted scene showing a prison guard (played by Spencer Wilding) giving in to the awesomeness of ’70s Scottish band Pilot. Hit the jump for his behind-the-scenes photo and description.

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Simpsons Take The Bowl

Even the creators of The Simpsons know we love the old stuff. Specifically, the first 10 to 12 seasons. That’s the period in which Matt Groening‘s iconic yellow family took the world by storm and became a television institution. Since then many fans have fallen off the show, citing a decline in quality, and maybe that decline is a fact. But The Simpsons endures. This year is the 25th anniversary of the show, making it the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history.

To celebrate the anniversary, The Simpsons took over legendary Los Angeles concert venue The Hollywood Bowl for a three night concert event called The Simpsons Take the Bowl. Hosted by Hank Azaria (the voice of Moe, Ape, Chief Wiggum and many others), the event featured a slew of guest stars performing songs and score from The Simpsons, with a strong focus on the early years. Mainly, songs from the 1997 album Songs in the Key of Springfield, including The Monorail Song, Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart, The Stonecutters Song, Happy Birthday Lisa and others. This being Hollywood, there were some references to The Simpsons Movie, too, and Hans Zimmer live-conducting the score to the Oscar-nominated short, The Longest Daycare.

Basically, if you loved The Simpsons as a child or adult, it was a simply fantastic evening of entertainment. And, if you couldn’t be there, several of the numbers from the evening have been uploaded online. Check them out below. Read More »

Chris Pratt Guardians of the Galaxy

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard that Bungie released their latest video game last week: Destiny. Gamers of all ages have been buying the game, tweeting about it, posting images and their praise.

In fact, it sounds a lot like what happened six weeks ago when James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy was released. People went nuts for the wacky, fun, Marvel adventure leading it to become the highest grossing film of the year.

Now, some intrepid souls by the name of Somewhat Awesome Games has recreated the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy in Destiny. And it’s kind of amazing. Check out the Guardians of the Galaxy Destiny mash-up video below. Read More »

LOL: ‘Sesame Street’ Takes on ‘Star Wars’

Sesame Street Star Wars parody

There are about eighty million Star Wars parodies on the Internet, roughly five thousand of which we’ve featured here on /Film. But leave it to Sesame Street to come up with the sweetest of them all. And we do mean “sweetest” — this one is called “Star S’Mores” and takes place “a long time ago, in a cookies and milky way galaxy far, far away.” Watch the Sesame Street Star Wars parody after the jump.

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stolen batmobile

On Friday, a rumor cropped up that one of the new Batmobile vehicles had been stolen in Detroit. The story wasn’t verified, but it did end up at a couple bigger news outlets. Because who can resist the phrase “stolen Batmobile”? Thankfully it was all just a rumor, but the story did give Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder a reason to pull together some of the minor resources at his disposal for a great photo op.  Read More »

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 go on a quest to get some love from a woman of the night, go on the hunt for some gorillas, revisit our teenage years, look back at concentration camps with footage from the front line, and have an adventure overseas with some dudes who possess computer skills.

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