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Update: AMC Theatres has announced that the Marvel marathon will include 12 Marvel Cinematic Universe films and be held in two locations. More information is included below.

AMC’s MCU marathon is back. And it’s 31 hours long.

The movie theater chain first introduced the insane endeavor in 2012 ahead of the release of The Avengers. But that 12-hour marathon would soon increase to 28 hours with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Both Marvel marathons cost the lives of no one and the sanity of many, but they seem like cake walks compared to the 31-hour monstrosity that AMC is holding ahead of Avengers: Infinity War. Because in the three years since the last marathon, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has swelled to 18 (!) movies. At least this marathon doesn’t include the TV shows.

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Ready Player One Oasis

In Ready Player One, much of the action takes place inside a virtual universe called the Oasis – a vast collection of digital planets where people can be whoever they want to be and basically do whatever they want. We know director Steven Spielberg put his actors in performance capture suits to film those sequences, but what did their physical set actually look like during production?

Below, Spielberg explains how he shot those complex Ready Player One Oasis scenes. Read More »

Avengers Infinity War Trailer Breakdown - Captain America

The brand new Avengers: Infinity War trailer debuted this morning, and it features a plethora of new footage of Earth’s mightiest heroes and the galaxy’s fiercest guardians coming face-to-face with their greatest threat yet: the Mad Titan known as Thanos (Josh Brolin).

The new trailer gives us a better vibe for how the action plays out in the movie, including showing plenty more footage from the battle in Wakanda, as well as the fight on Thanos’ destroyed homeworld of Titan. But if you were patiently waiting for a shot of Hawkeye, you’ve come to the wrong place.

Let’s dig in with our Avengers Infinity War trailer breakdown. Read More »

The 10 Greatest LGBTQ Romances in the Movies

In all the stories that the world of film has to offer, it is surprising how little we see in the way of LGBTQ romances. Sure, there are the obvious examples, but what exactly makes a good love story that celebrates the non-heterosexual individuals out there?

Well, with the release of 20th Century Fox’s Love, Simon (which could be a future contender on this list) it is time to take a deeper look at the most beautiful, heart pounding, and memorable silver screen romantic tales that just happen to be more LOGO TV friendly than your typical offerings. These are 10 of the greatest LGBT cinematic romances!

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Steven Spielberg nostalgia

My biggest worry about Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One was that the film might sink under the weight of the sheer number of pop culture references it needs to juggle in order to be accurate to Ernest Cline‘s 2011 novel. While there are still plenty of references to be spotted, Spielberg thankfully manages to keep the film afloat amid all of its nostalgia.

But much of Spielberg’s career has been devoted to the idea of nostalgia in one way or another. Whether it’s making movies that remind us of being children, paying homage to adventure serials of days long past, or depicting bygone time periods in which characters make the right choices against all odds, Steven Spielberg may be one of the most nostalgic filmmakers working today. (Though he’s never been afraid to push the envelope when it comes to utilizing technology in his movies).

/Film caught up with The Beard at the Ready Player One press junket and asked him about his relationship with nostalgia, and during his answer, Spielberg teased the possibility of one day releasing a documentary about his days with fellow New Hollywood filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, and Brian De Palma.
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There’s no such thing as the perfect crime and this is doubly true in the movies. The Australian thriller Brothers’ Nest is built around a seemingly perfect criminal plot that turns out to be spectacularly imperfect once a rogue element or two enter the equation. You’ve seen this set-up before and you’ve seen it before because it works. We like to watch perfect structures tumble. It’s why we slow down at car accidents. And the duration of Brothers’ Nest is spent watching the car slide toward catatastrophe in ultra-slow motion. We await the final impact. We know it’s going to be painful. And then it is.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Commentary

Along with the spectacular feature length behind-the-scenes documentary available on the home video release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there’s also commentary from director Rian Johnson that provides even more insight into the movie.

Below, we run through the fascinating details revealed by Rian Johnson, including alternate shots, cinematic influences, the motivation behind certain sequences, the director’s two cameos, and details about things that were included in earlier drafts of the movie that ended up on the cutting room floor.

So here’s everything we learned from the Star Wars The Last Jedi commentary track. Read More »

Avengers Infinity War Fandango Posters

Want to make your own Black Panther Barbie doll of Shuri for your kids? When do the finales of all the DC TV shows air? Are you ready for the Dora Milaje from Black Panther to get their own comic? What ticket sales record did Avengers: Infinity War already break? Did you know you can see Steppenwolf’s bare butt in a scene from Justice League? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront 4 Concept Art

Years before Disney bought Lucasfilm and essentially cleaned house of all the previous Star Wars projects in development, there was one major project from a galaxy far, far away that got canceled and really disappointed fans.

Star Wars Battlefront III got the axe in 2008 when game developers Free Radical suddenly lost the rights to develop the game despite spending years working on it. Fans never got to play the game despite the fact that it was essentially complete at the time it was canceled. Since developers were finishing up the third installment, they had already started developing the fourth installment.

Star Wars Battlefront 4 would have been a radical departure from previous installments by following an alternate saga timeline, one that turned iconic Jedi to the dark side, and villains into Jedi. If just the mere idea of an alternate timeline like this in the Star Wars universe is too much to handle, wait until you see Star Wars Battlefront 4 concept art of characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Leia in dark side gear. It would have been quite the twisted version of Star Wars. Read More »

Tomb Raider trailer

Alicia Vikander kicks ass. No matter what you may think of the new Tomb Raider, it can’t be said that Vikander hasn’t put in the work to play Lara Croft. From the moment she shows up on screen, training in a boxing ring, it’s clear that this is a woman who can handle herself. No, she’s not invincible — later on in the film, she’s almost completely incapacitated by a piece of debris going through her stomach — this is a movie, not a game. It’s not like she can operate in film on hit points and extra lives.

The only pity is that she’s stuck in a movie (directed by Roar Uthaug) that’s about as precarious as some of the traps she has to navigate when she’s finally thrust into a tomb.

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