Apehood

We usually put mash-up trailers in our link blog round-up Page 2,  but I think this one is worth a breakout because it combines the two best movies of 2014 (so far, at least in my opinion), Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Nelson Carvajal has edited the two movies into a trailer titled “Apehood” (which also includes footage from Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Both Dawn and Boyhood are in theaters now, make time to see both of these films on the big screen.

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Cinefix history of movies

The way I see it, you have three options. 1. Spend tens of thousands of dollars a year on film school. 2. Read a book. Or 3, watch this nine-minute YouTube video. Yeah, I’d pick number 3 too.

The fine folks at CineFix have put together a video called The History of Hollywood in Under 10 Minutes. Which is great, except it teaches you about much more than just Hollywood and the total runtime is 8:52. And while I don’t advocate this being your only source of knowledge on the topic of film history (I’m obliged to say that because of my own expensive film education) it’s a super-fun watch nonetheless. Check it out below. Read More »

Dave Perillo Last Crusade Indiana Jones

Fans have waited over half a year for artist Dave Perillo to complete his Indiana Jones poster trilogy. On Friday July 11, he does just that. The Acme Archives will release Perillo’s take on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Friday, at a time between 10 and 11am PST. The fitting companion to Raiders of the Lost Ark and Temple of Doom is a 12 x 36 silkscreen in an edition of 250. Below, check our our exclusive reveal of the Dave Perillo Last Crusade poster. Read More »

Penelope Cruz

Briefly: The latest Sacha Baron Cohen movie has a talented new addition, as his comedy Grimsby has just recruited Penelope Cruz.

Unlike some of Baron Cohen’s other films, Grimsby is a scripted film about a soccer hooligan whose brother is a secret agent. He co-wrote the script and Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) is directing. Baron Cohen plays the hooligan, obviously, and Mark Strong is his brother. Also in the cast: Ian McShane, Rebel Wilson and Gabourey Sidibe.

The Wrap reported the news of Cruz’s likely involvement. She’s currently in talks. As for her role, they say it’s most likely a supporting role as a “Femme fatale.”

Grimsby is scheduled for release July 31, 2015. It’s now filming.

Fox Announces ‘Gotham’ Premiere Date

Gotham premiere date

Briefly: After teasing us for months with posters, trailers, TV spots, featurettes, and more, Fox has finally set an official premiere date for Gotham. The Batman prequel series will bow Monday, September 22 at 8:00 PM, just ahead of Sleepy Hollow‘s second season premiere at 9:00. Get the rest of Fox’s fall schedule here.

Ben McKenzie leads the freshman drama as Jim Gordon, a rookie detective with the Gotham PD. In his line of work, he crosses paths with a young Bruce Wayne, as well as several colorful characters who will someday become Catwoman, the Riddler, the Penguin, and more. [TheWrap]

Carol Walking Dead

Briefly: AMC has already released a few briefs teases from the set of The Walking Dead season 5 but now they’ve gone one step further. Almost like you’re visiting the set yourself, they’ve premiered a short scene from the new season. Emphasis on the “short,” in that it’s 30 seconds and feels like an assembly made very quickly by an editor to show the actors what they just shot. But still, it’s The Walking Dead and there are zombies a-plenty.

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Everything Wrong With Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

In honor of the release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes next week, CinemaSins has released Everything Wrong With Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, a video making fun of the problems in the 20th Century Fox 2011 science fiction prequel/reboot (or what I call pre-boot) of the Planet of the Apes franchise. The nit-picky video runs nine minutes and dissects every little lapse in logic in the film. Watch CinemaSins’ Everything Wrong With Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes video now after the jump.

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david dastmalchian

Briefly: A new addition has been made to the cast of Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man, and he’s got a little Joker in him. David Dastmalchian, who played one of the Joker’s henchman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, has been cast in an unspecified role. Paul Rudd stars in the film, which is still scheduled for a July 2015 release. [Deadline]

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