Brad Bird The Spirit
We all remember Frank Miller‘s adaptation of Will Eisner‘s The Spirit, or maybe we’re trying to forget it. That wasn’t the first time Hollywood attempted to bring the comic book classic to the big screen. One of the previous attempts was to turn the story into an animated movie, with a young director named Brad Bird creating a fake pitch trailer to try to sell the feature. This was of course before Bird went on to direct The Iron Giant, The Incredibles or Ratatouille. He was a young filmmaker just out of Cal Arts.

Find out the Brad Bird The Spirit adaptation story, see some concept art and even read a letter Bird supposedly wrote to pitch the project to Steven Spielberg.

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Ant-Man tv spot

An extended Audi ad featuring new footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron steals a little secret from Marvel. After the one minute car commerical, it surprises us with a post-credit 30 second TV spot for 2015’s second Marvel Studios film, Ant-Man. So you get new Avengers footage and then Ant-Man footage too. Not a bad deal. Check out the video below. Read More »

The Simpsons Expansion at Universal Studios Hollywood

As you might know, one of the many new additions Universal Studios Hollywood is an expansion of The Simpsons themed land. Previously The Simpsons Ride was just an overlay of the old Back To The Future Ride building, bringing a bit of Krustyland to the park. But now the ride is surrounded by an elaborate recreation of The Simpsons‘ hometown of Springfield.

Universal Studios Hollywood has now soft opened the new Springfield expansion. After the jump you can view a three and a half minute video walking tour of the newly completed The Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes an interactive version of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and much more.

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SHIELD Winter Soldier tie in

The film that most directly influences May’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In that film, the group known as S.H.I.E.L.D. falls when its revealed that they’ve long been infiltrated by the evil group, Hydra. At the end of that movie, S.H.I.E.L.D is almost totally gone and in the new movie, it’s The Avengers who are protecting the world.

Of course, we know S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t totally gone because there’s a TV show, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, that’s still going on. In the show’s first season, we saw how the events of The Winter Soldier directly influenced and changed the show and in Tuesday’s episode, One Door Closes, we’ll see more of what happened on that day. The show flashs back to “The Day S.H.I.E.L.D Fell” to show what Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) was doing that day along with Mack (Henry Simmons) and even Agent Robert Gonzales (Edward James Olmos), who kept S.H.I.E.L.D. together after the attacks.

Watch the SHIELD Winter Soldier Tie In clip below. Read More »

Fury Road teasers

Warner Bros. opens Mad Max: Fury Road in just six weeks, and the studio is experimenting with reminding us all that the movie looks totally insane, as if there was any chance we’d forget it after that first footage. So here are a few very short Mad Max: Fury Road teasers / TV spots. Mostly, they re-contextualize footage we’ve already seen, though eagle-eyed viewers will notice a handful of new shots. We’re excited to see more from the film, but at this point we’re ready for the whole thing. 2014 feels like it is already racing by like a post-apocalyptic convoy but still, May can’t get here fast enough. Read More »

Scott Glenn daredevil footage

Two short weeks remain until Marvel comes to Netflix. Daredevil will hit the streaming service at 12:01 a.m. PST on Friday April 10 and the race will begin to see how the Man Without Fear is going to be handled in this new format.

With the countdown nearing its end, Netflix has begun to promote the show more aggressively, including this brand new TV spot. It features a lot of footage we haven’t seen yet, the most intriguing of which is Scott Glenn as Stick, the man who trains Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) to fight. Check out the new Scott Glenn Daredevil footage below. Read More »

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Jurassic World TV spot

The latest Jurassic World TV spot features a bit of new stuff, and a pretty dire observation from the character played by Chris Pratt. He notices that the genetically modified new dinosaur attraction at the park seems to be killing other dinos for sport — and that’s probably just a hint of the mayhem to come. Check out the spot below. Read More »

Avengers quicksilver

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen lots of new footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, only a few seconds of that has featured the latest character additions, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. A new featurette changes that with many scenes from the movie featuring the new heroes, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. We see each of them at work, interacting with the Avengers and how they each change the Avengers as a team. It’s a pretty great little sneak at the Joss Whedon film, which will be out in just over a month.

Watch the Quicksilver Scarlet Witch Age of Ultron video here. Read More »

Michael Parks Red State alternate ending

Kevin Smith‘s career changing movie Red State could have gone in a very different direction. Smith has gone on the record saying that he had a different ending of the film in mind when he first wrote the script. However, he they realized the budget was only $4 million, he scrapped the bigger ending in favor of something smaller and quieter.

In other interviews, Smith has said what he wanted that ending to be but – in case you haven’t read it – I won’t say it here. Especially because Smith has proved Entertainment Weekly with an animated version of this original vision and it’s absolutely insane, especially if you don’t know what’s coming.

Watch the animated Red State alternate ending below. Read More »

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