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

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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 »

2017 Golden Globes Opening

Last night, Hollywood got drunk as hell and received Golden Globes from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. You can get the full list of the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards winners right here, but if you missed the ceremony last night, then you missed out on a rather delightful opening musical number led by ceremony host Jimmy Fallon.

Inspired by several of the musical sequences from La La Land, the opening number features Jimmy Fallon and a long line of Hollywood’s finest singing and dancing through all the big movies and TV shows of 2016. And for all you Stranger Things fans out there, you’ll be happy to see one of your favorite characters make a surprise comeback.

Watch the 2017 Golden Globes opening below. Read More »

The Vision Comic Twister

Is there still a chance for Frank Grillo to return as Crossbones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? When will you be able to see even more of Thor hanging out with his roommate Daryl? What are the most critically acclaimed superhero movies? Will Justice League take us to Arkham Asylum? When will Injustice 2 hit shelves? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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We are back with another edition of the Cool Stuff round-up, bringing you the latest and greatest movie and television collectibles, toys and prints. In today’s edition, we have products from Ghostbusters, Total Recall, Suicide Squad, E.T., Guardians of the Galxy Vol 2 and more.

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gareth edwards on the set of rogue one

Last month on the Empire Podcast, director Gareth Edwards teased that he had a brief cameo in one of the final scenes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It has taken fans a couple of weeks to find it, but now the Gareth Edwards Rogue One cameo has been fully revealed. Also, while we’re talking about the filmmaker, Edwards has released a list of his top 10 films of all time. Hit the jump to learn about both.

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