‘The Avengers’ Fan-Made Trailer

Now that footage from Captain America: The First Avenger has been released, fans have begun to assemble (pun intended) their own movie trailer cuts for Marvel’s upcoming superhero team-up film The Avengers. New York City-based Yoko Higuchi has created the first fan-made trailer, a cut which incorporates footage from both Iron Man movies, The Incredible Hulk, the Thor and Captain America trailers/tv spots. Hit the jump to watch it now.

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What Was The Most Pirated Movie of 2010?

TorrentFreak has compiled a list of the most pirated movies of 2010. So which film takes the top honor?

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the final 15 contenders for the 2010 Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

This is only the first cut, though. Next, members of the Academy’s visual effects branch executive committee will select seven of the final 15. At that point, all the members of the visual effects branch watch 15 minute clip reels from those seven films and then select the five nominees. Eventually, one film will be given the Oscar on February 27 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. After the jump, look at the full list and join along in guessing which films will make the cut and which won’t. Read More »

Several years ago, Marvel announced their master, multi-year plan to make a sequel to Iron Man, movies based on Thor and Captain America and then bring it all together with The Avengers. Well, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger are now mere months away, and The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, is set to start shooting in February. So that begs the question, what’s next for Marvel? A new interview might have our first hint as to what phase two is all about. Read about it after the jump. Read More »

This Week in DVD & Blu-ray is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD and Blu-ray releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy and Fry’s.

Buy It

Last time I wrote of the brilliance of this series, I begged people to watch and support it. My pleas were in vain, it would appear, as the show was canceled due to its low ratings failing to pick up over the course of its second season. Truthfully, I’m stunned it even made it past its first season, and for that alone I am grateful. Season 2 continues some time after the first left off, and a lot has changed since then. The new character dynamic takes a few episodes to find its footing, but once it does, it results in some of the funniest scenes the show has to offer. (The final moment of this scene in particular makes me bust up laughing every time I think about it.) While it’s sad to see such a biting, cynical satire vanish from the air, the series provided us with two knockout seasons, a perfect note to close the show on, and one of the few honest (read: depressing) portrayals of the costs of trying to lead an unorthodox lifestyle in modern society. It is, for my money, one of the best comedies to have ever been on television. Before I begged you to watch it; now I’m begging you to buy it.
Available on Blu-ray? No.
Notable Extras: A gag reel.

Amazon – $21.49

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Iron Man 2’s Deleted Alernate Opening

Many of you probably noticed that Iron Man 2 was missing a sequence that was prominent in the trailers: a moment on an aircraft where Pepper kisses Iron Man’s helmet before throwing it off board and Tony dives to retrieve it as he makes his entrance into Stark Expo. Director Jon Favreau has said that the sequence was removed because he wanted to give Robert Downey Jr a big entrance, and the reveal of Stark on stage after landing worked better without the opening bit of comedy. There is actually a bunch more to the sequence that we didn’t see, including Iron Man and a toilet. For those of you who are interested in seeing the three minute opening scene, hit the jump.
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Since the day Iron Man 2 opened, fan speculation has run rampant over the cleverly integrated easter eggs that snuck their way into the film. Now, some of that speculation can be put to rest as director Jon Favreau provides confirmation on what’s what in the scene featuring Tony Stark and Nick Fury discussing the Avengers Initiative, the background of which was littered with an assortment of footage, maps and images hinting at other Marvel properties. Read More »


It’s a slow Friday at the end of a pretty insubstantial news week, which makes it rumor time. We still don’t know what character will act as the bad guy in Sony’s new version of Spider-Man (persistent scuttlebutt says it’s the Lizard) and we don’t know who’ll be hired to play the character. But one report, now seemingly corroborated by Production Weekly, is that Sony has an eye on Christoph Waltz for the role.

More thoughts on that, plus the latest round of ‘Marvel is cheap!’ talk, after the break. Read More »

Cool Stuff: Iron Man 2 Comic Chest T-shirt


Excuse me if I state the obvious: While this daily column is titled “Cool Stuff”, the stuff we feature doesn’t really fit the traditional or mainstream definition of “cool”. We feature items that might be of specific interest to tv and movie geeks, some of which could be enough to get you ridiculed by the actual “cool” people. But we’re film geeks, who really cares? Today’s item is one of those things I’d never personally buy as wearing this shirt in public outside of Comic-Con is likely to result in a lot of strange looks. But I thought it was geekarific enough to feature on the site.

The Iron Man 2 Comic Chest t-shirt is being sold exclusively on Play.com for $15 Euros or around $18.

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French Iron Man 2 Poster WhiplashIn this week’s /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley assess the history of Matthew Vaughn’s relationship with the X-Men franchise and discuss the frightening implications of straight-to-TV movies. Special guest Vince Mancini joins us from FilmDrunk.

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 Sunday night at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review Robin Hood.

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