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The calendar has turned, which means it’s time to start anticipating (or worrying about) San Diego Comic-Con 2014. While the on-sale dates for passes and hotels have yet to be announced, one major change has been revealed and it’s not necessarily good. If you’d like to attend all four days of the event, which takes place place July 24-27, you’ll need to buy four individual passes and then — and only then — will you have the option to spend more for a Preview Night pass. Get the breakdown below. Read More »

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A great American city lays in waste. The odor of sweat, tears and Cheetoes still lingers, as do the crushed hopes of those who hit snooze one too many times instead of getting their butt on line. It will take one full year to recover.

That’s right friends – Comic-Con International, as no one calls it anymore, has just ended and your friends from SlashFilm were in San Diego in full force. We’re there every year, watching successes launch (yay Avengers) and witnessing disasters stumble (not-so-yay Terminator Salvation.)

Then there are other movies. Movies that coulda been a contender but, for whatever reason, just didn’t connect. Here are films that had a presence in San Diego that, we feel, should have been bigger hits. This week will be a little less obscure than usual, but we think it’ll still be fun. Read More »

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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam take on the MPAA and wonder about the fate of Gary Ross’s work in the Hunger Games film series. Also, can enthusiasm only take you so far? Or is it the key to unlocking your dreams? Special guest Joseph Kahn joins us to discuss. Kahn’s newest film, Detention, opens in limited release this Friday.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. We’ll be reviewing Cabin in the Woods next week. /Filmcast live broadcasts won’t be regular the next few months, but follow Dave on Twitter to see when we’ll be broadcasting next!

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Director Joe Lynch and his star-studded cast took over Comic-Con’s Hall H Saturday afternoon for a panel on their upcoming horror-comedy film, Knights of Badassdom. The Con-friendly story revolves around a group of LARPers who accidentally summon a real succubus from Hell. The cast list, too, sounds practically tailor-made for Comic-Con: True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten, Community‘s Danny Pudi, Game of ThronesPeter Dinklage, Firefly‘s Summer Glau, Mad Men‘s Michael Gladis, and 24‘s Jimmi Simpson, plus Margarita Levieva (Adventureland) and Steve Zahn (who was not present at the panel).

The event included the brand new trailer for the film (embedded below) and a clip from the movie, as well as a discussion and Q&A with Lynch and the cast. Read details on the panel and watch the trailer after the jump.

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After a famously rocky production history, which saw the show’s premiere pushed back time and time again, Fox’s Terra Nova is finally set to premiere September 26. On Saturday, Comic-Con attendees got the first good look at the series, when Fox showed the first half of the series’ two-hour pilot during a presentation about the show. Afterward, executive producers Rene Echevarria, Brannon Braga, and Jose Molina, plus star Stephen Lang, held a brief panel talking about their work on the show.

The Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi series takes place both many years in the future and many, many years in the past: In the year 2149, Earth is dying thanks to centuries of pollution and overdevelopment. The best hope for the human race is an experimental colony called Terra Nova, located in prehistoric (read: dinosaur) times. Jason O’Mara stars as Jim Shannon, the head of a family selected to join the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers to the new land. Shelley Conn, Landon Liboiron, Naomi Scott, and Alana Mansour fill out the rest of the family; Christine Adams and Lang also star.

Fox showed roughly the first fifty minutes of Terra Nova, enough for us to get a good taste. How did it look? Were the delays worth it? Do the dinosaurs look good? Does O’Mara take off his shirt? Hit the jump for answers to those question and a review of the footage, plus highlights from the panel.

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Comic-Con 2011 Booth Tour: Legendary Pictures

One of the most exciting parts of any Comic-Con is simply wandering the floor and checking out what cool things each studio, artist, publisher, etc. has brought to show off — whether it’s merchandise, games, swag, or what have you. This year, Legendary Pictures put on a mini-exhibition of props from some of their most beloved films, including Watchmen, Inception, 300, Superman Returns and, uh, The Hangover Part II. Check out the collection of Inception totems, the Comedian’s happy face pin, Clark Kent’s glasses, and more, after the jump.
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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam discuss the creative laziness of The Hangover: Part II, wonder why there couldn’t only be one Highlander film, and complain about having their every whim catered to by movie studios. Special guest Matt Singer joins us from IFC. Note: In the time since this podcast was recorded, the Hangover tattoo case has been settled.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. We’ll be back in a couple of weeks to discuss Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

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Shutter Island PosterIn this week’s episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss the difficulty in crafting a good Comic-Con documentary and the virtues of Brett Ratner. Special guest C. Robert Cargill (AKA Massawyrm) joins us from Aint It Cool News. Also, special thanks to /Filmcast listeners Daniel G., and Tom in Houston for writing in with some great questions that we discussed during this episode.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next week on Monday night at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review The Crazies.

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