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One of my favorite Disney Animated films of all time is Patrick Osborne‘s short film Feast, which was released theatrically in front of Big Hero 6 and won an Academy Award. Well Osbourne has already released his follow-up, although most people haven’t seen it yet because he created it for Virtual Reality. But thanks to Google 360, you can now watch it online in any browser, although you still can rotate the video around to look in any direction.

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Finding Dory Clip

I was as hesitant about a sequel to Finding Nemo as anyone else, but the closer we get the release date of Finding Dory, the more optimistic I get regarding this whole film. It looks gorgeously animated, funny and charming. Most importantly, there are shreds of evidence in the various trailers that suggest this talking fish movie will reduce me to a blubbering mess in true Up and Inside Out fashion. Bring it on, Pixar. This wouldn’t be the first time you’ve brought a sledgehammer down upon my fragile emotions.

The first Finding Dory clip that has debuted online doesn’t feature any heartstring tugging, but it does feature the return of few familiar faces and it’s perfectly adorable.

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Mel Gibson Turned Down Thor

The Marvel cinematic universe is growing so much that nearly every actor in Hollywood will have appeared in a Marvel Studios movie before all is said and done. For most actors and actresses, a role in a Marvel movie is a good move. But apparently taking a key role in a Marvel movie wasn’t something that Mel Gibson was particularly interested in, because he turned one down.

Mel Gibson made some publicity rounds at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of Blood Father, the latest film from Jean-François Richet, and one interview brought the revelation that Mel Gibson turned down Thor. Specifically, Gibson would have played the role of Odin in Thor, the God of Thunder’s moody father who ended up being played by Anthony Hopkins. In addition, Gibson had some thoughts about superhero movies in general and the state of motion pictures. Read More »

Deepwater Horizon Trailer

After facing prehistoric Transformers in 2014 and hanging out with a talking teddy bear in Ted 2 last year, Mark Wahlberg confronts something a little more real this fall in Deepwater Horizon. Based on the real life disaster, the film follows Wahlberg as a family man working on the title oil rig as anything and everything goes wrong, leaving the lives of those on the job that day in grave danger. A new Deepwater Horizon trailer shows just how intense things get. Read More »

Mel Brooks

From Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein to Spaceballs and The Producers, legendary filmmaker Mel Brooks has been responsible for some of the most beloved movies ever made. And unsurprisingly, at various points in his career, he has discussed the making of almost all his films. Except for one—the lone dud in his canon—a film so bad The New York Times declared it “an embarrassment,” and which Brooks has never publicly discussed: Solarbabies. Well, at least not until now. Because last week, on behalf of the How Did This Get Made? podcast, I spoke with Brooks at length to try and figure out how (the hell) did this get made?

Going into the interview, I expected to hear tales of unforeseen calamity and production run amok. But what I didn’t expect—and what became the prevailing thread of our conversation—was the enormous personal toll that Solarbabies had on Brooks.

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Alfred Hitchcock Figure

There are plenty of action figures for the heroes of movies out there, but filmmakers don’t get the merchandise they deserve. Mondo is hoping to change that by giving legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock his own sixth scale collectible figure.

The Alfred Hitchcock figure was first announced back in 2014 when Mondo revealed they were venturing into the collectible toy market. Now the figure is finally available for purchase, and if you need some convincing that it’s worth the price tag, there are some awesome shots of the collectible after the jump.

However, if you’re not in the market to drop some cash on an expensive filmmaker toy, maybe you’d rather get some more collectible artwork for your walls, this time for some of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies. Check out Mondo’s new Alfred Hitchcock offerings after the jump. Read More »

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If you think dodging movie and television spoilers is hard, just trying being a comic book fan. The biggest twists from any new comic day (that’s every Wednesday) will be in the headlines of every website before noon. It’s a problem.

So chances are strong that even non-readers know all about the big revelation that occurred in the final pages of yesterday’s Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, the new Marvel series from writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz. I’m not going to spoil it in this paragraph, but I will spoil it after the jump as I explain why fans are furious and making their displeasure with this Captain America controversy known on social media…and why they’re almost certainly overreacting and will feel awfully silly as this story starts to play out.

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Alien Covenant Photo

On Alien Day last month, director Ridley Scott offered our first look at the production of Alien: Covenant by way of the mission patch with the name of the title ship we’ll be following. This is just the first of what is meant to be two sequels (even though Scott once said this was the first in a new trilogy) that lead us up to the events of Alien in 1979. Production is still underway, and a new photo has just been shared from the set that provides us with our first look at Katherine Waterston as the new female lead character, Daniels. Will she be as cool as Ellen Ripley?

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The Toy Box is a new weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This week we’ve got some good stuff from Adult Swim’s fantastic Rick & Morty, AMC’s adaptation of Preacher, several new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectibles, a few cool items from Star Wars and Star Trek, a bloody new Friday the 13th figure and much more. Read More »