Shoot the Moon trailer

For all the movies we watch about attractive heroes zipping around between planets, the number of actual people who’ve been to outer space is quite small. But that could change if Michael Laine has anything to do with it.

For the past several years, Laine and his team at LiftPort have been working to try and make a space elevator a reality. The new documentary Shoot the Moon chronicles their efforts, specifically their ambitious attempt to send an unmanned robot up the tallest free-standing human structure in in existence. Watch the Shoot the Moon trailer after the jump.

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Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

After Veronica Mars successfully Kickstarted its way to a movie sequel, it seemed like every dead TV series was talking up the potential for a crowdfunded revival. So far, most of that chatter hasn’t amounted to much.

But LeVar Burton has already gotten a step further than most of them by starting an actual Kickstarter campaign to bring back Reading Rainbow, the long-running educational kids’ series. Naturally, this means he’s got some special Star Trek prizes to offer his geekier supporters. Hit the jump for all the details on the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign.

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Back to the Future 2 documentary

Back to the Future fans surely know that next year, 2015, is the year Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future Part II. However, when the film was released in 1989, the possibility of flying cars, self-tying shoes and hoverboards seemed within the realm of possibility 25 years down the line. Now that 2015 is upon us, despite the odd viral video, we’re no closer to much of the tech. Or are we?

That’s the subject of an in-production Back to the Future 2 documentary called Back to the Future Again. Directed by John Plaskett, the film explores the technology imagined on the set of Back to the Future Part II versus how close science actually is to achieving it now that the year has arrived. Why can’t we make cars fly? Are Hoverboards possible? Will shoes tie themselves? All those questions will likely be answered in the film.

Below, read more about the Back to the Future 2 documentary and help its last minute push on Kickstarter, where funds are needed to officially license expensive footage from the original movies. Read More »

‘Inception’-Inspired Board Game Is a Dream Come True

Inception board game

If you walked out of Inception wishing you could spend a little more time in Christopher Nolan‘s lush sci-fi world, a new (unofficial) Inception board game could be just the thing to make your dreams come true.

Created by Bruno Gervasi and Reid Cuddy, Inceptor unfolds pretty much like the inceptions from the movie — only players roll dice and collect cards to manipulate the Mark, instead of injecting mind-bending chemicals and plugging in futuristic technology. Learn more about it after the jump.

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Kung Fury

Think of your favorite crazy, low-budget off the wall genre movie. Imagine that as “normal,” and maybe you can understand the madness that is Kung Fury.

Directed by David Sandberg, it’s the story of a renegade kung-fu cop who travels back in time to kill Adolf Hitler. I know what you’re thinking: “Been there done that.” But not like in Kung Fury. Shot in a style similar to what Robert Rodriguez did with Sin City, the film takes that wacky premise and adds dinosaurs, vikings, gods, robots, and video games, rolls them up, and uses them to beat logic to death. It’s kind of the ultimate Fantastic Fest movie and now you can check out the first trailer.

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We here on /Film have been covering pop culture art long before it became what it is now. Years ago, Mondo posters sat on their website for days at a time, Gallery 1988 shows didn’t have people camping out overnight, and eBay wasn’t a wasteland of people buying posters only to turn a profit. By consistently being passionate about the world, we likely contributed to the simple thought of “That poster is cool” turning to “I will kill someone to get that poster, so help me God.”

During that time the hype increased, new galleries opened, talented artists emerged, prices inflated, and several people have made movies about the various facets of the poster craze. Just Like Being There traced its roots in the gig poster scene, Officially Limited is exploring the legal ramifications and now a new documentary is doing a bit of both. It’s called Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six (the standard poster size in the poster collecting world) and will look at the history of the movie poster up through, and including, the current craze for limited edition collectibles. Read more below.

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There Will Be No Stay

The death penalty is one of the biggest, most controversial issues in American culture. Is it okay to kill someone if they did something truly terrible, or does killing them make us just as bad as the criminal? Even if execution is deemed permissible, can it be carried out in good conscience knowing that the process of putting someone on death row is flawed?

A new documentary looks at the death penalty from a very intriguing and disturbing angle. The film is called There Will Be No Stay and it tells the story of the executioners themselves. The men who are tasked with literally killing the accused. Should they be considered murderers? How do they deal with these issues? Those questions are all asked in this trailer. Check it out below. Read More »

Alex Karpovsky

A comedian and a folk singer go on a tour. One’s a success, the other is not, but they’re friends and, no, this isn’t the setup for a joke. It’s the plot of Folk Hero & Funny Guy, a new Kickstarter project that just went online. It’ll star Alex Karpovsky, who you know from Girls, Sleepwalk With Me and Inside Llewyn Davis as the “Funny Guy” and is written by  eventual director Jeff Grace, who produced and starred in It’s A Disaster.

We’re excited to debut the poster for the film, which you can see below, along with more details on the film. Read More »

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