HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

Wondering what exactly Toothless, Hiccup, and their pals have been up to since we last saw them? A new How to Train Your Dragon 2 featurette would be happy to show you. Also after the jump:

  • The Act of Killing sequel should hit festivals this fall
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 adds D.B. Woodside
  • Disney is making another Teen Beach Movie
  • The Matthews family unites for a Girl Meets World poster
  • See some pretty concept art from the Smurfs reboot
  • Peek at a new photo from Dumb and Dumber To

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Why would a man want to remove his fully-functional, healthy penis? That’s the focus of an exclusive clip we’re proud to premiere from Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math‘s new film, The Final Member. The documentary, which expands in theaters Friday, is about the world’s only penis museum and the struggle to acquire a human specimen. Two men are in the race to have their penis be the first human penis in the museum and one, an American who has named his member “Elmo,” wants to donate it before he dies.

The film is endlessly surprising and entertaining as it explores this incredible story. Now, Drafthouse Pictures, which is distributing the film, has let /Film debut an exclusive clip. In this sequence, the reason for wanting to remove a live penis is discussed. The clip, visually, is 100% safe for work, but you might want to put in your headphones. Read More »

Supermensch trailer

In the past decade, the conversation surrounding Mike Myers changed drastically. It went from, “What will that guy do next?” to “Where did that guy go?” After a few flubs, the once hugely successful and influential comedic actor took a step back from the spotlight and went behind the camera. The man best known for Wayne’s World and Austin Powers has now directed his first film; it’s in theaters June 6.

Myers’ film is called Supermensch and it tells the story of legendary music manager Shep Gordon. Far from being a household name, Gordon has helped shape and influence popular culture for decades. Below, watch the fantastic and exciting first Supermensch trailer to see what it’s all about. Read More »

hollywood sex abuse documentary

This week, a civil suit named director Bryan Singer as one of several defendants in allegations of sexual abuse that took place in 1999. Now details have emerged that the producers of a film about sex abuse in Hollywood have reached out to the plaintiff in that suit about participating in the film. Amy Berg, director of Catholic church sex abuse doc Deliver Us From Evil and the West Memphis Three movie West of Memphis, has been working on the Hollywood sex abuse film for two years, but details on the project are scarce.

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Here’s a feature-length documentary on the art of cinematography — one of many such films, but this particular one does feature the participation of dozens of cinematographers. Actually, more than “dozens” — Jon Fauer‘s Cinematographer Style features interviews with over one hundred shooters. They include, but are hardly limited to Roger Deakins, László Kovács, Vittorio Storaro, Gordon Willis, Matthew Libatique, Bill Pope, Newton Thomas Sigel, Dante Spinotti, and John Toll.

A week ago I watched the beginning of the film and was put off — ironically, this film devoted to cinematography is hampered at the beginning by a too-literal and sometimes haphazard edit. But scan forward a bit to where the detailed talk of technique begins, and you’ll find a rich trove of material learned by years of experience on some of the most significant films. For anyone interested in how films are made — and not just how, but why — this is a great feature. Read More »

Back to the Future 2 documentary

Back to the Future fans surely know that next year, 2015, is the year Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future Part II. However, when the film was released in 1989, the possibility of flying cars, self-tying shoes and hoverboards seemed within the realm of possibility 25 years down the line. Now that 2015 is upon us, despite the odd viral video, we’re no closer to much of the tech. Or are we?

That’s the subject of an in-production Back to the Future 2 documentary called Back to the Future Again. Directed by John Plaskett, the film explores the technology imagined on the set of Back to the Future Part II versus how close science actually is to achieving it now that the year has arrived. Why can’t we make cars fly? Are Hoverboards possible? Will shoes tie themselves? All those questions will likely be answered in the film.

Below, read more about the Back to the Future 2 documentary and help its last minute push on Kickstarter, where funds are needed to officially license expensive footage from the original movies. Read More »

‘Fed Up’ Trailer: Sugar Kills

fed up trailer

“Alarmist” is often used as a way to dismiss or slag off an effort, but what about the times when there really is something to be concerned about? There’s plenty of data to demonstrate that many Americans have diets that are deficient and/or self-destructive, and much of that data appears to be collated into the new documentary Fed Up. The first Fed Up trailer paints the film as a more insistent companion to films like Food, Inc. and Super-Size Me. And the poster, excerpted above, really doesn’t skimp on the anger, even if the anger is tempered with humor..

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Monkey Kingdom trailer

Disneynature’s string of adorable animal documentaries will continue next year with Monkey Kingdom, about a tribe of monkeys living in the jungles of South Asia. They’re thousands of miles and several evolutionary branches removed from the subjects of this year’s Bears, and yet the formula remains pretty much the same.

There are cute-looking creatures and majestic-looking ones, and at the center of it all is a loose plotline about a mother and her baby fighting for survival in a harsh world. Watch the Monkey Kingdom trailer after the jump.

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