By now you’ve probably seen dozens of critics’ best-of-2011 lists (including ours!), and noticed some amount of overlap on films like Hugo, Drive, and Tree of Life. But there’s more than one way to gauge a movie’s success, and when it comes to what general audiences are actually watching, a whole different set of titles come out on top.

According to a report just released by Redbox, the Adam Sandler vehicle Just Go With It was the most rented title at its bright red kiosks in 2011, ahead of several other comedies including No Strings Attached, Rango, and The Dilemma. Meanwhile, Fast Five leads the list of the most pirated movies of the year, followed by The Hangover Part II, Thor, and Source Code. Read both lists after the jump.

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In Duncan Jones’s sci-fi thriller Source Code, the “source code” itself is a technology that can send a living person back in time to relive the last 8 minutes of another person’s life. In that time, the user can attempt to find clues as to how or why the person they’re inhabiting died. The film uses this conceit to solve a terrorist attack and stop potential ones but you’d have to think, if this technology really existed, there would be millions of possible applications. CBS is hoping for just a few dozen a season because they just purchased the rights to develop Source Code into a television series. More after the jump. Read More »

Duncan JonesSource Code hit Blu-ray and DVD a few short weeks back and while most film nerds have exhausted any talk of the film’s ending, more and more people are now discovering the movie. Seems like the perfect time for the director to take to Twitter and post a drawing he did during production that attempts to visually explain the film’s structure, ending and subtle changes. Obviously, there are major Source Code spoilers after the jump. Read More »

Everyone is still trying to figure out the magical formula for the home release of a movie. Studios like Sony, Universal, Warner Brothers and Fox are now releasing some of their movies On Demand two months after they premiere in theaters. Smaller companies like IFC release their films on demand before they open in theaters and the latest experiment comes from Summit Entertainment which will be releasing Duncan Jonessophomore effort Source Code on demand July 8, two weeks before it arrives on Blu-ray July 26. What exactly do they expect that to accomplish? Find out after the break. Read More »

The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss the full extent of their filmmaking career aspirations and respond to your e-mails about the ending of Source Code. Special guest Dave Gonzales joins us from Latino Review.

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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam discuss the merits of Punch-Drunk Love, praise the over-the-top Hobo with a Shotgun, and try to unravel the mysteries of Source Code. Special guest Katey Rich joins us from Cinema Blend.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us for our next live broadcast on Sunday, April 10th at Slashfilm’s live page where we’ll be discussing Hanna.

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Good news, Boston sci-fi fans! Tonight at 7:00 pm, there’s going to be a special advance screening of Source Code at the AMC Boston Commons theater. Afterwards, I’ll be moderating a Q&A with director Duncan Jones. I anticipate mind-bendy, sci-fi fun for everyone involved!

We have 40 free passes to give away to tonight’s screening. Hit the jump for the details on how to get one. (P.S. for those of you who can’t make it all the way to Boston, Duncan Jones will also be in NYC tomorrow night for a Source Code screening at Lincoln Center. You’ll have to buy tickets to that one, though). Read More »

Infographic: What Is ‘Source Code’

Check out this infographic for Moon director Duncan Jones‘ upcoming sci-fi action thriller Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga. The film tells the story of a soldier who “wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.” In Groundhog Day-like repetition, he hopes to find the bomber and try to change history (if that is even possible?). The infographic illustrates his mission. Check it out after the jump.
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