/Filmcast Ep. 400 – Silence

Silence Trailer

DavidDevindra and Jeff reflect on 400 episodes of the /Filmcast, discuss the Golden Globes, and also reflect on how the television format is changing. Be sure to read about the relevance of Children of Men as well as Jen Yamato’s review of Silence.

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Justice League Dark Animated Movie

Would you like to see White Tiger get a Netflix series? How many things does Cinema Sins find “wrong” with Suicide Squad? Does The CW want to give Tyler Hoechlin his own Superman spin-off series? Could 20th Century Fox pull off a Days of Future Present adaptation with X-Men, New Mutants, X-Force and Fantastic Four? Will Agents of SHIELD get a fifth season? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Mantis

Filmmakers, stars, and studio marketing teams will bend over backward to keep a film’s secrets, but the tie-in toy line will give them away every time. Okay, so “every time” is an exaggeration. But as we’ve seen recently with everything from Power Rangers to Beauty and the Beast, toys can be a rich source of information about highly anticipated and closely guarded upcoming releases.

Like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. While we’ve known for a while that Elizabeth Debicki‘s Ayesha would be the villain, the first trailer didn’t show her at all. So our first look at the character comes today in the form of a Funko Pint Size Heroes toy. Check it out below.  Read More »

hidden fences trailer

The Golden Globes are generally regarded as the most useless film award ceremony, but the show itself can prove perfectly entertaining. The alcohol flows freely at the Globes, which means everyone is bit looser and ready to be a little sillier, should the proper occasion arise (like Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield inexplicably making out). It also tends to be a treasure trove of gloriously embarrassing moments. If you like to cringe, the Golden Globes are for you! Now, this year’s most cringeworthy moment has been immortalized with a movie trailer for a fake movie that not one, but two people accidentally referenced during the evening.

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Inside Out - Editing An Animated Movie

Everyone knows that the job of an editor on any movie is to take all the footage that was shot during production and attempt to assemble it into the motion picture that we’ll see playing on the big screen in front of us. But when it comes to an animated movie, what exactly does an editor do?

The process of editing an animated film is far different from editing a movie that was shot on camera, and it’s actually even more in depth than what we’re used to an editor doing on your average film. That’s because, as a new video essay explains, animated films are basically edited first, and then have all the footage “shot” after that process is done.

Find out more about the job of an animated movie editor after the jump. Read More »

Harley's Little Black Book - Superman Comic Cover

What are the working titles for the new Cloak & Dagger and Runaways TV series? Just how long is the streak of new comic book releases having at least one comic book cover homage? How many Razzies could Batman v Superman end up nominated for this year? Want to hear Donald Trump quotes done by Mark Hamill as The Joker? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Cool Stuff: Florey's 'The Simpsons' Screenprints

Bottleneck Gallery is once again teaming with ACME Archives, this time for a new set of screenprints based on the long-running animated series The Simpsons. Florey, whose work we have featured many times previously on the site, has produced three striking prints based on The Simpsons: Cape Feare, Flaming Moes, Kamp Krusty. Find out where and when you can buy these 18×24 screenprints, and see them in full, after the jump.

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2016 Was a Banner Year For Horror

best horror movies of 2016

If you grab an average person off the street and ask them how they feel about the recently departed 2016, they’d probably give you a detached thousand yard stare. Or burst into tears. It was, for the world as a whole, not a great time to be alive. However, it was a great year for horror movies. And that makes a twisted sort of sense. As we discover new ways to fear and despair, the movies will react accordingly. Whether by accident or design, horror cinema represented everything we dread in 2016. How it will react to the actual events of this past year has me fascinated…and terrified.

Looking back at the past twelve months, it’s astonishing just how good horror cinema has been. It was there when we needed it, offering an avenue of escape and, when necessary, a dark mirror to examine our inner demons.

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Christopher’s Top 10 Trailers of 2016

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 rank the best trailers that 2016 had to offer.

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Home Alone with Blood

Even though The Wet Bandits only walk away with various, scrapes, bruises and burns, after going through Kevin McCallister’s traps in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, the real injuries that would be sustained by Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) would be much worse in real life.

In an attempt to bring some gravity to the injuries that Harry and Marv would endure if they were ever hit in the face with a shovel, large pipe or a brick, one YouTube user decided to add some blood effects to footage from both Home Alone and Home Alone 2. You can see just how much more gruesome that makes Kevin McCallister’s antics below. Read More »