Digital media may have a few down sides, but one great bonus is the potential for interconnectivity. Netflix has spent the past few years re-branding itself as a digital media portal with access to an extensive catalogue of movies and television. But this year it branches out into original content with the David Fincher/Kevin Spacey show House of Cards, and the long-awaited return of Arrested Development.
The company has already had fun creating fake movie pages for invented films that were referenced in the first three seasons of Arrested Development, originally broadcast on Fox. Now there’s a fun little bit of coding that ties the show into more general Netflix searches. Read More »
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Troma has a plan to give the biggest film festival in the world a huge middle finger and you can be a part of it. We’re proud to exclusively announce that the independent film studio, which has been in business for 40 years, is going to make a brand new documentary called Occupy Cannes. Filming will take place at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival centering on the studio’s latest production, Return to Nuke ‘Em High.
Troma CEO Lloyd Kaufman and the team will take the Nuke ‘Em High sequel there, premiere it and along the way film the real side of Cannes, an international film festival they believe has gotten away from the true spirit of the movies. Occupy Cannes aims to be a 21st century David vs. Goliath story with Troma taking on the media conglomerates that control not only the film industry, but everything else, very much in the vein of their 2002 documentary, All the Love You Cannes.
That’s where you come in. With Troma being such an independent film studio, this project needs help from fans across the world. They’ve just started an IndieGoGo Page where you can contribute and help Troma go to Cannes and give them a swift kick in the balls.
After the jump, check out the Occupy Cannes pitch video, read more about the project, and find out what prizes are available to those who contribute. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
Find out just how the new Maniac pulled off its violent intensity in a four-minute behind-the-scenes video. Also after the jump:
- The new Scarface might center around a Mexican lead
- Abbie Cornish has nice things to say about Robocop
- Todd Lincoln discusses his failed attempt to remake The Fly
- The viral campaign for Carrie gets literary with a couple of fake books
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No one should be surprised that when a new Bad Robot trailer is released, it holds the key to the beginning of a viral campaign. Some eagle-eyed Star Trek fans went through the brand new Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer frame-by-frame, and noticed that a URL briefly flashes on one of the Enterprise monitors at the trailer’s 1:07 mark. It asks, Are You The 1701?
Of course, the Enterprise’s registry number is NCC-1701, suggesting this has might have something to do with joining Captain Kirk’s ship. Currently, the URL points to a website, as well as a Facebook page and Twitter account, none of which have started up yet. Check out the screengrab below. Read More »
In recent years, Disney has created some of the best viral videos — be it the retro Lotso-Huggin-Bear commercials for Toy Story 3, or the video game tv spots for Wreck It Ralph, or all of The Muppets clips that lead to their return to the mainstream. The mouse house is now trying to parlay their viral video skills into promoting their theme parks.
With phase one of the Fantasyland expansion opening at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Disney has teamed with HGTV for a fun crossover: Beauty and The Beast stars Belle and Beast go castle hunting on a faux episode of HGTV’s House Hunters. For someone like me who has in recent years grown and and started watching television shows about people buying/selling/fixing homes (younger me would hate older me), I ended up liking this a lot more than I should. Watch the mini-sode right now after the jump.
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One of our most anticipated films of 2012, and subsequently one of the most analyzed, had to be Rian Johnson’s Looper. The time-traveling sci-fi action film with heart was entertaining but left us with lots and lots of unanswered questions. The director himself not only acknowledged that, but embraced it, which suggests he’d enjoy the latest video from the How It Should Have Ended team. Here, they animate the end of Looper and present an alterative version of what actually happens in Johnson’s film. Spoilers for Looper follow. Read More »
Giant monsters are about to attack human civilizations, but we’re in luck: Guillermo del Toro and an army of giant robots are ready to fight them. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are getting ready to show off del Toro’s film Pacific Rim in a big way, with a trailer debut in December in front of The Hobbit.
Today the viral campaign for the movie has kicked up into a state of alert, with a video from the Kaiju Emergency Alert System — the Kaiju are the film’s giant monsters — and a “leaked” document from the Great Britain Air Command to a Lt. Col. Takada, discussing the assignment of pilots to the “Jaeger Initiative,” with Jaegers being the film’s giant robots. There’s also a new world map on the Pacific Pan Defense website, showing what may be the first attack site.
Update: We’ve added another video to the post — this one has some footage that will really let you know what the scale of the Kaiju will be. It’s fun, impressive stuff.
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For most of us, Boba Fett was likely our first introduction to the world of bounty hunting. He was the kick-ass bad guy we loved to hate because he was always one step ahead of our heroes. That mythic nature of bounty hunting has faded in recent years, mostly due to reality TV, but Quentin Tarantino is on track to make it cool again. In his latest film Django Unchained, we’ll follow a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) trained to be a bounty hunter by Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is hot on the trail of his latest conquest and knows Django is the only person who can help him.
On the movie’s official website, they’ve just launched a new mini-game called Bounty Hunter 1800 that puts you in the shoes of Schultz, as you navigate your way around, looking for bounties and shooting them dead. We’re excited to debut it. Check it out below and don’t forget Django opens December 25. Read More »