Best Screenprinted Movie Posters of 2014

Screenprinted movie posters continued to explode in 2014. I drool over so many posters every year, it’s very difficult to pick favorites. With movies, at least you know what you like and you don’t like. Why something works and why something doesn’t. Physical art is more subjective. Some art just hits people one way and others another. Such it is with pop culture posters. Maybe I love one subject more than another and that makes the art seem better. Maybe the art is absolutely incredible but, if I don’t connect with the subject, it’s harder to appreciate. Long story short, ranking them in any definitive ways seems futile.

That said, we figured it would be fun to at least call out a few of coolest screenprinted movie posters of 2014. Fifteen personal favorites that stand out, for one reason or another, to me. Posters are are beautiful, unique and make me remember their subject in a new, vivid way. Check out my favorite screenprinted movie posters of 2014 after the jump. Read More »

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top grossing movie of 2014

It was fun while it lasted. But after several months in the top spot, Guardians of the Galaxy is no longer the top grossing movie of 2014. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 overtook the Marvel film Wednesday when it passed the $333.17 million Guardians grossed domestically. Adding more fuel to the fire, Mockingjay Part 1 did this without a bump for 3D ticket prices.

Oddly enough, a similar scenario happened in 2013 when Iron Man 3 was the top grossing film of the year into early 2014 when a November release finally surpassed it. That film was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire so it seems like Marvel and Katinss definitely have a beef. At least later this year, when The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 is released, it’ll have to beat more than just Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’ll have Star Wars: The Force Awakens to contend with too. [Box Office Mojo]

Howard the Duck Guardians of the Galaxy

How did Howard the Duck end up in the clutches of The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy? Fans will find out later this year as Marvel Comics is writing a comic book story as a sequel to the Guardians of the Galaxy post-credits scene where Howard is revealed as one of The Collector’s prized possessions. Read more about the upcoming Howard the Duck Guardians of the Galaxy comic book story below. Read More »

The Best Movie Animal Performances of 2014

Best Animal Performances of 2014

I was watching Gone Girl for the fourth time and admiring how David Fincher (and his cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth) majestically shot Ben Affleck‘s character Nick Dunne’s cat and I began to wonder about the cat’s true role in the story. The cat is featured too prominently to be just a background prop. What did the cat mean?

As I thought about this I began to realize that there had been a lot of big screen kitties this year. The New York Times notes in their review that “cats are the new dogs,” and judging from the list of animals in this article, they might be right. But as I started to think about it more, it wasn’t just cats but dogs and some actually amazing performances by other animals in this past year of film. So the list of best animal performances of 2014 grew and grew. After the jump you will find my examination of why 2014 was the year of animal movie performances and what it all means. Read More »

8-Bit Guardians Of The Galaxy Animated Short Film

8-Bit Guardians Of The Galaxy Animated Short Film

CineFix’s latest edition of 8-bit cinema takes on Guardians of the Galaxy. The animated short film retells the movie via old-school 8-bit game tech. While the title is 8-Bit, the graphics look more like the 16-bit generation of video games to me (pushes glasses up like a nerd).

8-bit Cinema “gamifies” your favorite Hollywood Blockbusters into 80’s arcade and NES inspired action! Today we present Guardians of the Galaxy in the form of an old-school video game. Don’t you wish Guardians of the Galaxy was popular back in the early 90s, so that YOU could have played this game as a kid? Us too! 8 Bit a.k.a. the third generation of gaming started in 1983 with the Japanese release of the Nintendo Family Computer and Sega. Can you guess what games inspired our 8-bit version of Guardians of the Galaxy?

This adorable animated short retells the action set pieces from the film showcasing various side-scrolling levels. The short also features 8-bit versions of the movie’s awesome 80’s soundtrack. Watch the 8-Bit Guardians Of The Galaxy animated short film embedded after the jump.
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Olivier Pron Guardians Concept art 2

How many people have watched the Ant-Man trailer? When might the Fantastic Four trailer appear if not the Super Bowl? Want to watch a fun, Batman fan film? What does Oscar Isaac have to say about his role in X-Men: Apocalypse? Did Corey Stoll reveal any new details about being Yellowjacket in Ant-Man? Does Robin Lord Taylor buy the theory that he’s the Joker on Gotham? And what’s the fate of Deadpool in the comics? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy headphone alien

The producers, the actors, the editors, and the costume designers have already weighed in on their favorites of 2014, and today it is the writers’ turn to nominate their fellows for achievements in 2014. The Writers Guild of America has announced its nominees for the 2015 awards, and they run the gamut from Boyhood to Guardians of the Galaxy. Get the full 2015 WGA nominations list after the jump.  Read More »

Rich Pellegrino Guardians

How does Captain America fit into Agent Carter? Want to see a Batman v Superman Lego short film? What did Christopher Nolan have to say about first doing Batman Begins? Is there a few photo of the cast of Powers? Does Benedict Cumberbatch think Doctor Strange is a risk? What happens when the showrunners of Arrow and Agent Carter interview each other? Is Howard the Duck happy taking a selfie with the Guardians of the Galaxy? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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