Disney Animation’s computer animated feature film Wreck-It Ralph follows Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly), a bad guy from a Donkey Kong meets Rampage inspired 1980’s arcade game Fix It Felix Jr. The story is set inside the world of video games. Fix It Felix Jr. is one of the remaining classic arcade machines in the back corner of an arcade. When the arcade closes, the characters in the games connect and interact between the worlds of the different machines. Ralph realizes that he no longer wants to be a bad guy, and adventures into other games in effort to become the hero.

This connected world allows the movie to feature interactions between some of your favorite classic video game characters, Roger Rabbit-style. Footage screened at CinemaCon has confirmed appearances from classic video game characters from Nintendo, Midway Games, Sega and more. Details after the jump.

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The fact that John Carpenter’s They Live is a commentary on consumption, subliminal messages and propaganda isn’t some kind of radical statement. In fact, it’s the opposite of that. But when you put Nintendo’s Super Mario in the mix, things get a little bit more interesting. That’s what artist Fernando Reza has done with a set of previously sold out posters and, after the jump, you can check them out along with a poster for They Live and another one with Mario that sort of ties the idea together. Read More »

At most of the major film festivals, cute little mini-shorts run before each screening. These shorts, called bumpers, usually focus on the theme of that year’s festival. Sundance bumpers often focus on the independent spirit or going against the system. Smaller film festivals like SXSW or Fantastic Fest usually aim for funny. My friend Neil from Film School Rejects shot me an email making me aware that this year’s SXSW bumpers (created by Joe Nicolosi) are now online. You can watch a couple of my favorites embedded after the jump, which includes an independent film version of Super Mario Bros.
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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 31 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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Today’s tee on TeeFury is a Star Wars/Super Mario Bros t-shirt mash-up by glenoneill titled “Koopa the Hutt”. The design is on sale for only $9 plus shipping, but will only be available today (November 29th 2010) and today only. So act fast!

VOTD: Mario Kart: The Movie

Mario Kart: The Movie

Last month we posted Inglourious Plummers, an Inglourious Basterds movie trailer parody starring the stars of the Super Mario Bros. video game franchise. Today we bring you another movie trailer parody featuring the famous Italian brothers – Mario Kart: The Movie.

With Hollywood now developing movies based on board game properties, is a Mario Kart movie far off? Or did the Super Mario Bros movie kill the chances to ever see the Shigeru Miyamoto’s characters on the big screen? The Mario Kart movie follows the typical sports story storyline, complete with training montage. The trailer also features a bunch of inside references for video gamers. Check out the video after the jump.
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LOL: Inglourious Plummers Movie Trailer


Gamervision has put together a funny movie trailer parody of Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds, set in the world of the Mushroom Kingdom. That’s right, a Super Mario Bros related parody.

“You haven’t seen war… until you’ve seen it through the eyes… of Shigeru Miyamoto!”

Gamers will notice that there are a couple old-school references spread through-out. And you’ve gotta love the sound effect usage. Thanks to brodiemash from dumbdrum for sending this over. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump.
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