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Stan Lee Mary Jane / Spider-Man Homecoming

Last week, fans were thrown into a tizzy by a new rumor about the casting of Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Some were thrilled, while others took more of a “wait and see” stance. And predictably, a handful of people were upset to hear that Spider-Man: Homecoming would stray from original vision of Mary Jane as a redheaded white girl.

But one person who seems just fine with the change is the man who helped created her. Stan Lee has spoken up to endorse the new Mary Jane in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Read the Stan Lee Mary Jane comments below.  Read More »

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Kubo and the Two Strings vinyl

Sadly, Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings came in fourth place at the box office this past weekend. It’s the Portland-based company’s lowest-grossing opening weekend to date, which is a shame. The beautiful, elegant and often moving stop-motion / CG hybrid may not have immediately caught on with moviegoers, but the film already has its fans, and some of those fans may want to get their hands on the Kubo and the Two Strings soundtrack on Vinyl. Thanks to Mondotees, they’ll soon be able to do so.

Below, learn more about the Kubo and the Two Strings vinyl release.

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Star Wars vinyl mash-up albums - Prince

Presumably, there’s a whole galaxy that is chock full of eclectic music in the Star Wars universe. However, fans have only heard a very limited amount of it in the Star Wars movies. There’s Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes (aka the Cantina Band) from Star Wars: A New Hope, Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo Band from Return of the Jedi, and the unnamed Star Wars: The Force Awakens band in Maz Kanata’s cantina which is composed of Taybin Ralorsa, Infrablue Zedbeddy Coggins, Ubert “Sticks” Quaril, and Sudswater Dillifay Glon.

But what if the rest of the characters we know in the Star Wars universe all had albums of their own inspired by a variety of popular albums from Earth? One artist has recreated some familiar album covers from the likes of Eminem, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Band, Queen, Rage Against the Machine, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, but using characters from the Star Wars universe in place of the artists and their album artwork.

Check out the Star Wars vinyl mash-up albums after the jump. Read More »

Don't Think Twice Viral Video

Playing in 100 locations around the country right now is the sophomore writing/directing effort of comedian turned filmmaker Mike Birbiglia. He made a splash at Sundance a few years ago with the charming, semi-autobiographical Sleepwalk with Me, and now he’s back with a movie called Don’t Think Twice, focusing on a group of tight-knit friends in an improv troupe. The film is in the same vein as Broadcast News and other films from James L. Brooks, just set in the world of improv comedy, and it’s truly a must-see.

Now in an efforts to help promote the movie, producers forced Mike Birbiglia to create a viral video to make more people aware of the movie. Sadly, this resulted in cast members Gillian Jacobs (Community), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates), Chris Gethard (Broad City), and Tami Sagher (Inside Amy Schumer) all getting the viral video virus. Watch the Don’t Think Twice viral video after the jump. Read More »

‘Rings’ Trailer: Samara Adapts to the Times

Rings trailer

Not to be outdone by the Blair Witch, Samara is also mounting a return this fall. Paramount has unveiled the first trailer for Rings, starring Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe as the latest victims of that eerie video from 2002’s The Ring. And if you’re wondering how Samara’s curse could possibly continue in an era where no one watches VHS tapes anymore, you may be pleased to see she’s made some technological upgrades. Watch the Rings trailer below.

UPDATE: We’ve added a Rings international trailer below which contains a bit of new footage.

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Batman: The Animated Series - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Want to see concept art from Genndy Tartakovsky‘s abandoned Superman short? What is Stan Lee‘s favorite Marvel cinematic universe cameo? Did you know co-director Joe Russo originally had a cameo in Captain America: Civil War? Want to hear a Batman-centric short story written by Stephen King? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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chris o'dowd in Get Shorty TV series

Earlier this summer, EPIX started working on a Get Shorty television show, reportedly based on both Elmore Leonard‘s novel and Barry Sonnenfeld‘s excellent adaptation. Unlike the source material and the 1995 film, Ernest “Chili” Palmer isn’t the protagonist of this story. EPIX’s adaptation centers around Miles Daly, a former member of the Nevada crime syndicate who will be played by Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd).

Below, learn more about the Get Shorty TV series.

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Stranger Things Matt and Ross Duffer

It’s been over a month since Netflix dropped Stranger Things on an unsuspecting public, and we still can’t stop talking about our new obsession. After the jump:

  • Watch Millie Bobby Brown get her Eleven haircut.
  • Cast members take on the 22 Pushup Challenge.
  • How did Stranger Things get its distinct sound?
  • And where can you hear more of SURVIVE‘s incredible music?
  • Check out some amazing / hilarious Stranger Things cosplay.
  • A couple of essays praise the girls and women of Stranger Things.
  • Don’t call the Duffers an “overnight sensation.”
  • A fan theory digs into how Eleven and Demogorgon might be connected.
  • Show your Stranger Things love with a couple of cool t-shirts.

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evil dead 4 - bruce campbell

In retrospect, it’s obvious why Evil Dead 4 never came together. Sure, Army of Darkness is beloved now, but it was a box office whimper back in 1992. And then director Sam Raimi became one of the biggest and busiest filmmakers in Hollywood with the original Spider-Man trilogy. And then Drag Me to Hell, a spiritual cousin of sorts to the Evil Dead movies, was a financial bust. The external factors alone, including a very good remake, made a big screen continuation the original Evil Dead series feel nearly impossible.

Of course, the new adventures of Bruce Campbell‘s chainsaw-armed demon hunter have found a new home on Starz with Ash vs. Evil Dead, which is set to return for its second season this fall. In the meantime, the first season has just hit Blu-ray and DVD and Raimi has revealed some of the abandoned concepts for the never-made Evil Dead 4. It seems that various creative issues also kept this project from finding life.

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