Fantasy Movie League

You’d be right to think of movies and fantasy sports as two totally separate entities. Each has their fans, their rules, their own niches of the Internet. Plus, the cross section of people who know the same about Star Wars and The Avengers as they do Y.A.C and W.H.I.P is probably tiny. Still, you had to think there was a good medium between the two things, and leave it to one of the most famous fantasy personalities in the world to find it.

Matthew Berry, aka ESPN’s “The Talented Mr. Roto,” is one of the founders of Fantasy Movie League, a brand new fantasy film site. The aim is simple: every week players are given the same amount of fake money to fill eight screens of a fictional movie theater. Want the week’s biggest film? It’s going to cost more. Want to use a movie on more than one screen? You can. Then each week, the person who makes the most money for their theater wins.

Below, find out more about Fantasy Movie League. Read More »

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Everything in the Star Wars universe after Return of the Jedi is now a mystery. With the canon reset and stories from the Expanded Universe now set as “Legends,” we have no idea how the universe reacted to the fall of Darth Vader and the Emperor. The trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens have given very vague hints; now more pieces to the puzzle have been revealed thanks to Star Wars Uprising.

That’s the title of a new mobile game that will launch this Fall, which takes place very soon after the destruction of the Death Star. Players can choose various allegiances and go on adventures in a world where most of the galaxy has been rocked by the success of the Rebel Alliance.

Below, see images from Star Wars Uprising, read more about it and watch a trailer which has a fascinating Star Wars narrative.  Read More »

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Disney Consumer Products invited me to a top secret event this morning at MILK Studios in Hollywood to announce what they were promising to be “the future of PLAY”. The event has yet to begin but Disney has just posted a trailer for the new product, Playmation – Powered By Disney. After the jump you can watch the Disney Playmation trailer. I’ll be back later today with more details and a hands on report. Read More »

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Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: The first chapter of Ernie Cline’s Armada is now online for you to preview. Find out more after the jump. Germain’s original story from February 25th 2015 follows:

Considering this site is called “Slashfilm,” we don’t cover a lot of books. But most books aren’t written by Ernie Cline. Cline first hit our radar as the writer of Fanboys, the Star Wars fan story directed by Kyle Newman. He then truly hit a home run with Ready Player One, a massive sci-fi adventure influenced by movies, music, video games and more. It’s currently being developed into a movie by Warner Bros. That’s why Cline’s work fits so well on this site. Those who live and breathe pop culture will truly appreciate it.

His second novel, Armada, sounds like it further explores some of the concepts he’s played with before. The movie rights were picked up last year and, finally, Random House has announced an official release date for the book: July 14. Along with that, we now have the cover and a full synopsis. However, in that synopsis is something very odd. It seems Cline is drawing heavily from The Last Starfighter. Could that actually be? Read the Armada synopsis below. Read More »

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The slow but steady integration of Star Wars into the world of Disney continues. Television was first with Star Wars Rebels, movies are on the way like The Force Awakens, theme parks will be later and video games are next. The first new Star Wars console game is an integration into Disney’s already popular Disney Infinity series, which was announced earlier this month. Now several new images from the prequel themed playset, Twilight of the Republic, have been revealed along with new images of the figures. Check out all the new Star Wars Disney Infinity images below. Read More »

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Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: LEGO has revealed images for their LEGO Dimensions expansion packs. Check out a gallery of images, after the jump now. Germain Lussier’s original story from April 9th 2015 follows:

The video game market is some competitive, everyone is always looking for something different. Disney found that when they released Disney Infinity, a game that changed as you bought miniature collectible figures that integrated with the game. Nintendo did something similar with their Amiibo figured and now Lego is getting into the mix. They just announced a new game called Lego Dimensions, which will use special Lego mini figures to create franchise busting scenarios. Among the properties that will be included are Back to the Future, Batman, The Lego Movie, Lord of the Rings, DC Comics, Ninjago, and The Wizard of Oz. Watch a trailer and read more below. Read More »

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Rumors are swirling for who might direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Demands are building for who should replace Josh Trank as director of the second Star Wars Anthology film. And there are some new details about Star Wars Weekends, the new Star Wars Battlefront and more in this edition of Star Wars Bits.

  • Rumors are swirling about Joss Whedon directing Episode IX,
  • Fans are asking for Joe Johnston to direct the second Star Wars Anthology movie,
  • There’s an interview with the Star Wars Rebels line producer and production manager,
  • Star Wars Weekends adding Rebel Hangar: A Star Wars Lounge Experience,
  • Details on Greg Grunberg‘s role in The Force Awakens,
  • When is Secret Cinema‘s screening of Empire Strikes Back?
  • Where is Poe Dameron from?
  • An interview with Star Wars LEGO master builder Erik Varszegi,
  • Star Wars Battlefront tease of planet Sullust and playable AT-ST,
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens reference books coming in December,
  • And see a preview of the Darth Vader #5 comic.

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Dozens of Walt Disney’s trademark characters have already become part of Disney Infinity, the open-world, figure-based video game from The House of Mouse. Mostly the game has focused on Pixar characters from Cars, Toy Story The Incredibles and Monsters Inc., as well as Walt Disney Animation hits Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph. But things have gotten really interesting for the game lately with Marvel heroes entering the mix. But things are about to get even bigger with the arrival of Disney Infinity Star Wars. Hit the jump to watch the first Disney Infinity Star Wars trailer. Read More »

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There are secrets, there are games, there are rumors and there’s so much non-spoiler awesomeness in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following

  • See the first images of Star Wars Disney Infinity.
  • Rumors have begun to swirl of an AMC Star Wars Movie Marathon in December.
  • A simple Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser poster has been spotted in theaters.
  • Watch the unfinished Bad Batch episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • The full Untold Clone Wars and Bad Batch Celebration panels are online.
  • Where did the Millennium Falcon‘s new satellite come from?
  • Check out yet another Ralph McQuarrie influence in the design of The Force Awakens.
  • Stunt doubles for several stars of The Force Awakens reportedly did reshoots recently.
  • Watch Kathleen Kennedy and Daisy Ridley talking Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Japan.

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