Apple Original programming

If you’ve thought that Apple is surprisingly absent from the original programming race that has begun to dominate the competition between streaming companies like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, it looks like Apple execs agree. The company is reportedly having early conversations with execs around Hollywood about acquiring and/or creating series that could be Apple original programming to stream via iTunes and Apple TV, which would compete directly with companies such as Netflix. Read More »


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Star Wars Card Trader

Sure, you’ve already watched the new Force Awakens footage and cooed over that adorable BB-8 magazine cover. But there’s still more where that came from. After the jump:

  • A Star Wars: Card Trader explainer for those who haven’t jumped on the bandwagon
  • More details on the Skellig Michael shoot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Is that a lander we see in these new Star Wars: Rogue One set photo?
  • The original Star Wars trilogy radio adaptations are getting rereleased as audiobooks
  • Get info on the Star Wars Force Friday merchandising event at Disney parks
  • Here’s how you can snag a Drew Struzan Episode VII poster on Force Friday
  • Target prepares for Force Friday with Star Wars-themed conveyor belts

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Back to the Future props

Getting ahold of authentic movie props is no easy feat, though it’s infinitely easier to get your hands on items from your favorite movie sets if you’ve got a truckload of extra cash lying around. Or in this case, if you’re the writer of a certain iconic movie franchise.

Writer Bob Gale is responsible for scripting and producing Robert Zemeckis‘ iconic time traveling trilogy Back to the Future, so it should come as no surprise that he has some of the most coveted props from the series of films starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Trust me when I say that he has the key Back to the Future props that you would want, or at least the ones that will fit on your shelf. Read More »

'This Is The End Maze

At San Diego Comic Con International 2015, Guillermo del Toro announced that there would be a Crimson Peak maze for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. It has since been revealed that Focus Features and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are teaming with Universal Studios in both Hollywood and Orlando to create all-new mazes based on the Insidious film franchise, and Halloween will come home with the Halloween: Michael Myers Comes Home maze.

Universal Studios today announces something that sounds like it could be a bit more fun than those horrifying properties — a Halloween Horror Nights maze based on the film This Is The End which starred James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. The maze will be presented in hypnotic 3D, because why not?

The end of the world will begin as guests head to the ultimate A-list party at James Franco’s new Hollywood Hills home, before the Apocalypse strikes and they find themselves trapped in a life-and-death struggle against the demons of the underworld. With the fate of humanity at the crossroads of heaven and hell, “This is the End 3D” will offer defining moments for those guests brave enough to tempt the devil as their destiny hangs in the balance to be damned for eternity or raptured to heaven engulfed in a sea of blue light.

See a trailer and learn more about the Halloween Horror Nights’ This Is The End maze after the jump.

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Men and Chicken trailer

I’m so thankful for Mads Mikkelsen. He can make serious films, and take big genre stuff like Hannibal as seriously as anything else, and then he can make a really weird-looking movie like Men & Chicken, a Danish comedy that will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The first English-subbed Men & Chicken trailer is here via TIFF, and it shows Mikkelsen as a troubled and guy who, with his half-brother, journeys to an island sanitarium to meet their real father. There, they encounter three other guys who may be additional half-brothers. All bear the same distinctive harelip, and all are a bit, uh, quirky. Have a look at the trailer below. Read More »

Gambit shortlist

I know, the shortlist story is a terrible trend, but it’s good to know that we’re not the only ones who saw Rebecca Ferguson in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and hoped she would immediately show up in other films.

Now there’s a shortlist of women who are reportedly the top contenders for the lead female role in Gambit. All three are said to be testing soon, all three have significant roles in major 2015 action films, and all are fairly different from one another. Ferguson is right there at the top of the list. And she isn’t the only Mission: Impossible veteran on the list, either! Read More »

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Cool Stuff: Back to the Future Monopoly

Back to the Future Monopoly

Okay so my card carrying membership card to the legion of modern board gamers is probably going to be revoked by featuring a Monopoly game on /Film, but my fandom for Back to the Future trumps all. USAopoly had announced a Back to the Future version of Monopoly in March, showcasing the fun full-color box resembling a case of plutonium from the 1985 film Back to the Future.

But we haven’t seen the contents until now, and the die-cast metal game pieces featuring the delorean time machine, Einstein the dog, the cowboy hat, Nike’s futuristic 2015 sneakers, the hoverboard, and the famous Hill Valley clock look too cool not to mention. But do I really need to buy another version of Monopoly? See the photos of the Back to the Future Monopoly set after the jump!

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Sherlock Special

Steven Moffat returned to the Television Critics Association summer press tour, this time for the upcoming Sherlock special, which takes their modern day Sherlock Holmes back to the original Victorian era. Details are sparse, as even the release date for the latest Sherlock hasn’t been set yet, but Moffat did reveal that the Victorian setting made it more aesthetically appropriate to do an Arthur Conan Doyle ghost story. Read More »

Batman v Superman Photos

Now that Comic Con has come and gone, and nearly every big superhero movie for the 2015 season has been released, Warner Bros. is getting a bit more free with images and stories from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The March 2016 release was previewed in a big trailer, and we just saw one set of new photos online yesterday.

Now we’ve got a new batch of Batman v Superman photos, featuring a bunch of the major cast members. The best images, however, are a pair of behind the scenes shots that feature Ben Affleck in the Batsuit.

Update: We’ve now got high-resolution versions of this batch of images.

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