As you can see, my young apprentice, your friends have failed. Now witness the firepower of the fully armed and operational Star Wars Bits! This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • Final The Force Awakens trailer narrowly misses one day traffic record
  • The Force Awakens comic adaptation arrives in 2016
  • Cinemark has some costume rules you’ll want to know about for Star Wars
  • New clip from next episode of Star Wars Rebels
  • Nien Nunb confirmed to come back in The Force Awakens
  • Leonard Maltin talks about interviewing George Lucas and The Force Awakens
  • See Hot Toys‘ new First Order Flametrooper figure
  • New photos of BB-8 and a couple other droids in The Force Awakens
  • Cham Syndulla will return on Star Wars Rebels at some point

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2014 marks the tenth year of Fantastic Fest, and also the re-opening of the South Lamar location of the Alamo Drafthouse. The team has announced the first programming for Fantastic Fest X (or #FFX) with much more to come. The first round includes one of our Sundance faves, The Babadook (above), along with the US premiere of Kevin Smith‘s Tusk, and the debut of V/H/S/ Viral. We’ve got the full first wave list below, along with the fest’s poster (by Geoff Darrow!) and info on some of the other fest events, such as an Austin version of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, and the Balderdash-like movie synopsis game Maltins, with Leonard Maltin in attendance to oversee proceedings. Read More »

VOTD: Leonard Maltin Talks Oscars With Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson knows his movies. He loved Halle Berry in Avatar, thinks that Friendster movie was awesome, Don King’s Speech was annoying and that Meryl Streep deserves an Oscar for The Kids Are Here. And if none of that makes any sense, you are totally on board with the latest Funny or Die video which shows legendary film critic Leonard Maltin talking about the Oscars with the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, “Iron” Mike Tyson. Check it out after the jump. Read More »