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For almost a decade now, Scott Campbell — best known to his fans as Scott C — has been painting “the greatest confrontations in film history” in a series he has dubbed his “Great Showdowns” series. Now, Campbell may have just released his greatest showdown of all: the epic battle sequence from Avengers: Endgame. Campbell has debuted a first look at his Avengers Endgame watercolor painting, which will be the centerpiece of his upcoming Los Angeles art exhibit “Legend of the Great Showdowns.” Check it out below.

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VFX Artists React to Avengers: Endgame

One of the movies nominated for Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards last night was Avengers: Endgame. It was the only Oscar nomination that the Marvel Studios blockbuster could muster, and considering the fact that nearly every single shot in the movie requires the use of visual effects, they certainly deserved it. But not every movie is perfect, and even though Avengers: Endgame has some truly incredible visual effects throughout, mistakes were made, and one of them is addressed in a new video where VFX Artists React to Avengers: Endgame. Read More »

2020 Best Visual Effects Oscar Nominees

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a visual effects supervisor walks us through the movie magic for this years nominees for Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Avengers: Endgame. Plus, Margot Robbie stops by Hot Ones to eat some spicy chicken wings and talk about her career so far, and Samuel L. Jackson dramatically reads Yelp reviews. Read More »

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: here’s the problem with our biggest movies relying too heavily on nostalgia.)

The end of any particular year in film and the beginning of the next – to say nothing of the transition between two entire decades – affords us the opportunity to introspect and pinpoint certain filmmaking trends and tendencies that stand out from the crowd, that recur over and over again and become representative of a larger ethos over time. Unfortunately for the ever-vocal “No politics in my entertainment!” crowd, this tends to manifest on an instinctive level for any artist trying to communicate through the movies they make. Human beings are natural storytellers, after all, which is why storytelling encompasses all our combined hopes, fears, triumphs, and flaws of any given moment.

So if movies can’t be neatly excised from the context of their time (as with all art, really), how did this past year put a bow on a decade of pop culture and what did it tell us about our unique and most pressing concerns? Looking back at the films that resonated most tangibly, it seems safe to say that one of the biggest themes of the past year was, well, looking back.

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Alamo Drafthouse 2019 Movies Infographic

We’re almost a full month into 2020, but the folks at the Alamo Drafthouse chain of theaters aren’t done looking back on the films of 2019. They’ve been crunching the numbers and they’ve given us an exclusive first look at what their audiences thought were they best films of 2019. Heck, they dug even deeper than that and also collected votes on the best scenes and performances. They also voted on the definitive ranking of all the Star Wars movies, and named their most anticipated movies of 2020.

Check out the entire Alamo Drafthouse 2019 movie infographic below. Read More »

Why Hugo Weaving Didn't Return as Red Skull

One of the biggest surprises in Avengers: Infinity War, besides the sudden deaths of half the superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was the return of Captain America: The First Avenger villain Red Skull. Just as surprising was that Hugo Weaving didn’t reprise his role as the Nazi villain, but was replaced by Ross Marquand. It was assumed that the reason Weaving didn’t come back was because he didn’t sound particularly thrilled at the prospect, but now the actor has revealed the real reason for his absence in the Avengers sequels. Read More »

Robert Downer Jr. Talks Saturday Night Live

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Robert Downey Jr. recalls his time on Saturday Night Live, remembering some embarrassing sketches he was in during one of the show’s worst periods. Plus, check out franchise end credits for the Harry Potter film series in the style of Avengers: Endgame, and see Awkwafina play Six Degrees of Separation. Read More »

Ben Pearson’s Top 10 Movies of 2019

Ben Pearson's Top 10 Movies of 2019

After a rough start, 2019 ended up being a terrific year for film. Several movies which didn’t make my personal list – films like Marriage Story, Toy Story 4, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Us, Apollo 11, One Cut of the Dead, Uncut Gems, etc. – could easily constitute a separate lineup teeming with its own memorable moments. But, as the saying goes, though there are many [lists] like it, this one is mine. Here are my favorite films of last year.
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Avengers: Endgame - Captain America vs Captain America Statues

Avengers: Endgame surprised fans by giving them a face-off that many thought could only ever exist in the comic books. During the time heist in the Battle of New York in 2012, Steve Rogers from 2023 is forced to square-off with a more headstrong version of himself from 2012. It’s a Captain America vs Captain America brawl, and now you can re-create it on your shelf with a set of statues from Iron Studios, one for each version of Cap. Check out the Captain America vs Captain America statues below. Read More »

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/Filmcast Ep. 549 – The Top 10 Films of 2019

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Happy New Year! Dave, Devindra, and Jeff rank their top ten movies of 2019. Stay tuned, Jeff’s number 5 will shock you!

Check out some important film data in 2019 here.

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