how they make Hot Toys figures

Obviously we’re big movie fans here at SlashFilm. And some of us like to show our passion by having cool stuff on our shelves. Whether it’s prop replicas, LEGO sets, action figures or a piece of art on the wall, we like to show how much we love what we love.

For those with some extra cash to throw around, they go the extra mile with their collectibles and pick up things from places like Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys. And a new video shows how the latter company produces such intricately detailed collectible action figures for adults, getting a close-up look at the sculpting, painting and more. Find out how they make Hot Toys figures after the jump! Read More »

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Sweded Ant-Man trailer

Every time a new Marvel Studios film comes out, there’s an influx of stories surrounding the film, from how it effects the future of the Marvel cinematic universe to easter eggs and more. The latest release is Ant-Man, and we’ve certainly run the gamut of stories surrounding the tiny superhero.

There have been Ant-Man easter eggs, examination of credits scenes, and even talk about who may or may not return for Ant-Man 2. Now we’ve got an Ant-Man sweded trailer, giving a quaint, homemade makeover to the big budget blockbusters, and it’s simultaneously adorable and impressive. Watch below! Read More »

/Filmcast Ep. 328 – Trainwreck

Trainwreck - LeBron James and Bill Hader

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the amazing Starz show The Chair, praise the understated Mr. Holmes, and take a journey through 7 Days in Hell.

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Who’s Tao Okamoto playing in Batman v Superman? Is Jeremy Renner hinting at Hawkeye’s Civil War allegiance? Does Kevin Conroy want to join Mark Hamill in Batman: The Killing Joke? Will Daisy Johnson get a new look for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3? Which Gotham actor just became a series regular? Want a peek at a The Flash Season 1 bonus feature? What does Cobie Smulders have to say about Maria Hill’s future in the MCU? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Mission Impossible 5 Simon Pegg character profile

Okay, so you’ve been hearing how great the latest Mission: Impossible film is. The film tested higher than Ghost Protocol in test screenings and even the film critics are loving it. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation is currently scoring a whopping 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, which is incredible for a big budget blockbuster film. This is one of those film franchises that keeps getting better and better.

One of the things I loved about the latest installments is how much more action and screen time we see from Simon Pegg‘s character Benji Dunn. So when Paramount Pictures asked me to debut a Mission Impossible 5 Simon Pegg character profile, I said yes. The video focuses on Simon Pegg’s involvement in the latest installment, showing some behind the scenes footage of Pegg on set. Watch the Mission Impossible 5 Simon Pegg character profile now embedded after the jump.

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Time Lyra Final Vimeo (For Real) Frame

Last fall, I shared a video of myself playing a looping cello version of “Time” from Hans Zimmer’s score for Inception. The response was amazing and I felt so encouraged that I actually went into a studio and recorded an entire EP of looping cello music (on sale today!).

To promote the EP, I wanted to create music videos for several tracks of the EP that were visually striking. So I teamed up with my partner-in-crime, dancer Danaë Montreuil again, and we went to Versatile Arts in Seattle to film a music video over the course of several hours using a lyra, or aerial hoop. The constantly-spinning lyra serves as a visual callback to the final moments of Inception, when Dom Cobb spins his totem and walks away before learning his fate.

I think Danaë was able to create something wonderful out of this project. Hit the jump to check out the video and learn more about how it was made.

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Roger Corman Fantastic Four trailer

In just under a couple weeks, audiences will get to feast their eyes on the latest iteration of Marvel’s first family in 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four from director Josh Trank. We’re not sure if fans will turn out the way they have for Marvel Studios films, but with the hope of a crossover with X-Men on the horizon, maybe interest will be piqued.

In the meantime, you should check out this great trailer remix featuring the ominous voiceover from the Fantastic Four teaser trailer combined with footage from Roger Corman‘s infamous, ridiculous 1994 adaptation of the comic book property. Watch the Roger Corman Fantastic Four trailer remix after the jump! Read More »

Artificial Intelligence video essay

While some movies are immediately beloved and acclaimed, destined to be one of the films we talk about every year for decades, others come and go without much pomp and circumstance. One of those movies seems to have been A.I. Artificial Intelligence, the former Stanley Kubrick project that was completed by Steven Spielberg and released in 2001.

The film certainly wasn’t a dud, but it wasn’t universally acclaimed either. At the time, Rotten Tomatoes wasn’t used as a reference point for the quality of a movie, but retrospectively, it has a 73%, which is a decent score for such a dense, wandering sci-fi fairytale of sorts.

Over the years, as the film has gotten older, some critics and bloggers have revisited the film, finding it to even improve with age and reexamination. And that’s just what a new video has done, examining the film in a 15-minute visual study. Watch the Artificial Intelligence video essay after the jump! Read More »

Gotham season 2 teaser trailer

Are there new promos for Gotham? What does a certain Civil War star think of that Ant-Man stinger? Which villain could be coming to Daredevil Season 2? Who’s the latest addition to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast? How are Batman and Superman looking on their latest magazine cover? Want another peek at the X-Men: Apocalypse set? How about some Ultron concept art? Does Stan Lee approve of the new Human Torch? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »