Just how excited is Elizabeth Olsen to play Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Is that really Natalie Portman in the final credits scene of Thor: The Dark World? What did Henry Cavill say about Ben Affleck in Batman vs. Superman? Has set construction that film began? Who will Jim Gordon be hunting down on the pilot of Gotham? Where can you buy a Acura from The Avengers or Batman Begins golf cart? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Between Dodge commercials, Ben and Jerry’s containers, and dog magazine covers, people might think Ron Burgundy has appeared everywhere to promote the upcoming film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Now, in Ron’s epic quest to appear everywhere, San Diego’s classiest news anchor (played by Will Ferrell) unexpectedly appeared on a North Dakota news station Saturday. He did a full thirty minute broadcast, in character, and you can watch it in full after the jump. Read More »
Spinning movies in artistic, fun ways is what Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo are all about. In 2012, the Pennsylvania artists took art fans on a tour of their favorite ’80s film locations. In 2013, they’re presenting some of their favorite modern films in vintage styles.
The exhibit called Modern Vintage opens at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles on December 6. It’s the second show by the artists, who are best known for the stellar work they’ve done in the past for Mondo, Acme, Disney, Fox and so many more. This latest show is a little less specific than their 2012 Gallery 1988 show in that the pieces aren’t beholden to any 100% specific theme. Movies like Batman, Robocop, Army of Darkness and Blade Runner are simply reimagined in clever vintage styles. That might mean an advertisement, it might mean a public service announcement or maybe something else entirely. Either way, Whalen and Perillo’s signature, colorful art will delight fans who are in on the joke.
Check out an exclusive reveal of several images from the show below. Read More »
There are many misconceptions about IMAX. What films are shot in the format? What films are exhibited in the format? Why are some screens certain sizes and others so much smaller? One fact is, with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire now in theaters, it’s officially the first time two studio features shot in IMAX have been released in the same year. To mark the occasion, we spoke to Hugh Murray, the SVP of Film Production at IMAX as well as Adam Davis, the Executive Director of Corporate Communications at IMAX, to discuss some of these misconceptions and talk about the innovations and choices being made, both in Catching Fire, and at IMAX in general. Read More »
One of the biggest movie-related questions coming into 2013 was the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch‘s character in Star Trek Into Darkness. Early on, multiple reports identified the character as Khan, the classic Trek villain best known from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. However, from top to bottom, director J.J. Abrams, screenwriters Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, as well as the actors themselves, denied this was the case. And, of course, we now know they were all lying in an attempt to preserve the theatrical experience. Cumberbatch was Khan.
Now that several months have passed, and there’s some perspective on how the whole ruse went down, Abrams has had a slight change of heart. He admits it “probably would have been smarter just to say upfront” that Khan was in the movie. Read, and watch, his thoughts below. 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 get the UK version of Inside Llewyn Davis, literally raise the roof, get weird with Lana Del Rey, catch something worse than the herps with a one night fling, and be entranced by a blacksmith…blacksmithing.
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There’s been many a fan-made LEGO Wall-E, but none created by one of the people who worked on the film. Angus MacLane has been working for Pixar for years — he’s credited as animator on many of the company’s films, going back to Geri’s Game and A Bug’s Life. He directed recent short works such as Small Fry and the great Toy Story of Terror! special. And he’s a LEGO enthusiast, who has submitted his own Wall-E design for review through LEGO Cuusoo.
(For those unfamiliar with the LEGO Cuusoo process, designers can submit plans and models for potential LEGO sets, and those scoring 10,000 votes are reviewed quarterly by the company, with the potential for one to be picked to market as an actual product. That’s how the Back to the Future DeLorean came to be on shelves.)
Check out MacLane’s design below, with a link to his Cuusoo page to vote. Read More »
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