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  • Chris Pratt Gives An MTV Cribs-Style Tour Of The Milano [Video]

    “Guardians of the Galaxy” is the biggest movie right right now, taking in over $90 million in its first weekend. To put that in perspective, that’s more than recent superhero movies “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and just behind “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” It has proved that successful movies can be made from non-mainstream comics and that superhero movies can be comedic. And judging by this MTV Cribs-style tour of the film’s spaceship, the Milano, it also proves that not everything has to be CGI.

  • All Of Marvel’s Hidden Easter Eggs Revealed

    Josh Horowitz of MTV News has compiled an ongoing list of every Marvel easter-egg caught within the comic book company’s latest run at the silver screen. Clever girls. Hidden messages throughout the Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and The Avengers series are all revealed giving you a new insight to the amazing layers in every Marvel movie. Stan Lee is an obvious one, making appearances in every Marvel movie, but did you notice what classical song Jebediah plays on the piano in the midst of his double-cross? Watch the video below and have your eyes opened. Get More: Music News

  • East London Transformed For Immersive “Back To The Future” Experience [10 Photos]

    Secret Cinema undertook a huge project when they announced that they would be transforming an area of East London into a replica of Hill Valley for a special total-immersion viewing of the 1985 classic “Back to the Future.” Many thought the group couldn’t pull it off, and when the first week of shows was canceled last week, the naysayers seemed to be right. But last night, with all the problems from last week solved, Stratford’s Olympic Park filled with fans dressed in 50s attire, ready to experience Hill Valley. And the whole production went off without a hitch. 66,000 tickets priced at £53.50, about $90, have sold for the summer showings throughout August. Check out the photos form opening night below and see what you’re missing out on. Unless you’re going, in which case please take us along, too.

  • Best Music Biopics [Link]

    With “Get On Up,” the James Brown biopic, coming to theaters August 1 and Andre 3000′s “Jimi: All Is By My Side” following shortly after, now seems like the perfect time to look back at the best music biopics ever made. See if your favorites made the impressive list of 30 films, and if there’s any you haven’t seen, be sure to check them out.

  • HOW THE MOTHER OF ALL SEQUELS CRASHED AND BURNED [Link]

    10 years ago, “The Passion of the Christ” became the highest grossing R-rated film of all time and the highest grossing non-English language film of all time. Earning more than $600 million on a budget of only $30 million, it seemed like a no-brainer to capitalize on the success with a sequel. Screenwriter Benedict Fitzgerald decided to followup his huge success with a prequel about Mary. But then some really nefarious characters, including drug dealers, money launderers, and kidnappers, got involved with the production.

  • Polish Movie Posters Are Incredible Works Of Art

    For many years now, most American movie posters have been little more than a digital composition in complementary colors, usually utilizing orange and blue. It’s boring but everyone does it. It’s that monotony that makes these Polish posters for American films that much better. Even when it comes to a total piece of garbage movie, like “Harry and the Hendersons” or “Weekend at Bernie’s,” Polish artists are able to produce a poster that would be at home on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art. Check out some of our favorites below then see the rest and maybe order one or two at Polish Posters.

  • Everything Wrong With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [Video]

    As we draw closer to the premiere of Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles revamp, why not take a look back at the original that we all hold in such high esteem? CinemaSins sifted through the original 1990 film and found that it had 122 sins. Does this mean it’s not as great as we all remember it? Or maybe CinemaSins are just being a bunch of jerks! After all, how can you call 37 seconds of turtle puns a sin??

  • How Does The New Ninja Turtles Theme Stack Up? [Video]

    The theme from the new Ninja Turtles movie has been released and it’s no MC Hammer’s “This is What We Do.” Nor is it as danceable as Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap.” “Shell Shocked” is a dubsteppy rap song featuring from Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign. Do we really want kids singing along to lyrics like “Check my Rolex/It say I’m the man of the hour/All this green in my pockets/You can call me turtle power” rather than “Go ninja, go ninja, go?” The worst part is, we’re all going to see the movie anyway.

  • Chinese Farmers Build Giant Transformers [9 Photos]

    “Transformers: Age of Extinction” made plenty of money here in the US, where we love special effects and big explosions as much as apple pie and red Solo cups, but it’s an even bigger success in China. In its first 17 days of release, the film has grossed $260 million, $36 million more than the record set by “Avatar.” To cash in on this Transformer-fever, farmers in China’s Shangdong province have been building their own Transformers from old car parts and other scrap materials. So, far, they’ve built about 100 of the robots, some as tall as 52 feet. Shopping malls and real estate companies have been the main buyers of the replicas, which cost about $16,000. And in typical Chinese fashion, not a penny is going to licensing!

  • Saving Private Ryan Re-Cut As Expendables 3 Trailer

    Did you enjoy “Saving Private Ryan” but felt that it was too much of a downer? This trailer lets you see how the World War II drama would look if it was made as an over-the-top action movie like “Expendables 3.” The result is reminiscent of the way Michael Bay took a real-life story of kidnapping and murder and turned it into a wacky, comedic caper with “Pain and Gain.” Fun!

  • 8 Minimalist Posters Of Classic Films

    We love the simple yet effective aesthetic of minimalist art. Movie posters translate especially well in the form, with the sparse presentation somehow able to convey the feel of the movie. Hong Kong graphic artist Sasha Ng created these 8 posters for classic dramas from yesterday and today. For more of Sasha Ng’s work, check out Behance.

  • ‘TMNT’ Motion Movie Posters Introduce Each Turtle Half Shell by Half Shell

    Print is dead, long live motion posters. At least until 3D motion posters come on the scene. Although there’s nothing like a clever well designed movie poster, a new trend for the blockbuster movie scene are ‘motion posters’, a short clip highlighting a specific scene or character, in this case the heroes in a half shell. These 15-second clips feature Ralph, Leo, Donny and Mikey running, jumping and skateboarding through the streets of New York and toppling down a snow mountainous region. All four videos feature non-stop action sequences that give a detailed look at the otherwise mysterious turtles. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again; Don’t screw it up, Bay.

  • Every Robot-On-Robot Fight From The Transformers Trilogy In One Video

    Nobody goes to a Transformers movie for the fine acting. And nobody goes for the ridiculous story. Everybody just wants to see robots fighting each other while destroying everything around them, yet somehow Michael bay tricked us into watching 3 excruciatingly long movies just for a a few minutes of such battles. This video takes all the awesome robot fights from the first three movies and from the more than 7 hours of film we are left with…20 minutes. At least there’s hardly any Shia LaBeouf.

  • Richard Linklater Plays The Ultimate Long Game With New Film “Boyhood” [Video]

    Filmmaker Richard Linklater has definitely had a varied career. He has directed mainstream hits, such as “Dazed and Confused” and “School of Rock,” while also taking risks with projects like “Waking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly.” His latest movie, “Boyhood,” falls into the latter group. Linklater wanted to make a movie following a boy’s life, which has been done to death, but he wanted to use the same boy throughout the movie. This meant that Linklater and the rest of the crew, featuring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, would film a little bit of the movie each year for 12 years. This was an epic undertaking and we’ll see if it pays off when “Boyhood” is released later this month.

  • Top 5 Speeches From Fictional American Presidents in Movies

    In the crazy mixed up world we live in, fiction many times takes precedent over non-fiction. The grey area can sometimes even confuse the history of the world with fantasy. We’d like to think… Well we hope to think we can distinguish the two and commemorate great speeches made by fictional American Presidents. Now we know none of these speeches can compare to the eloquence of The Gettysburg Address or the courage of Teddy’s Milwaukee speech minutes after an assassination attempt left him wounded by a gun shot. These fictional speeches by actors live on in the distance of JFK’s Moon speech or LBJ’s address on equal rights, but in the generation we live in some of these speeches, ironically or not, have become more familiar than the great ones of our past leaders. We’re not trying to glorify them, more like ‘distinguish’ them from truth… And also expose the sheer awesomeness that are the Top 5 Speeches from Fictional American Presidents in Movies.

  • Bill Murray Plays a Miserably Hilarious Neighbor in “St. Vincent”

    Bill Murray is one of those actors who, at this point in his career, can play any role he pleases. His charisma and charm from on screen to off carries over into his roles now, so anything he does is absolute gold. In his latest role as an unlikeable alcoholic neighbor in St. Vincent, Murray is joined by Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd and Naomi Watts in a quirky dark comedy, where Murray befriends his new neighbors, specifically a young boy who becomes his companion. Even in a role that makes Bill look like a miserable old man, he still finds a way for his comedic prowess to shine through.

  • Toy Story Was Originally Going to Feature G.I. Joe and Barbie [Link]

    The first draft of Pixar’s classic “Toy Story” was completed in 1991 and the script has almost absolutely nothing in common with the final product released in 1995. Woody and Buzz are nowhere to be found, with the main characters instead being a one-man band named Tinny and a ventriloquist’s dummy. And that’s just the beginning of a long journey that took 3 years before Disney would even greenlight the project. 

  • The First 3 Tranformers Movies Sync Up Surprisingly Well [Video]

    Michael Bay’s latest Transformers film opens today and rest assured, plenty of us in our late twenties and early thirties will bemoan over his treatment of something from our childhood we hold so dear while also expressing dread about his upcoming Ninja Turtles flick. We will also still go out and watch it. But it’s safe to say we already know what we’re getting into. Not only were the first 3 movies formulaic, they actually sync up pretty well, too. 3 heroic men from RedLetterMedia bravely watched the previous movies at the same time in an effort to show just how similar they are, and the results are incredible.

  • 46 Bizarre Hand Painted Movie Posters From Ghana

    With the popularity of video cassettes in the 1980s, Ghana saw the birth of the “mobile cinema.” Cinema operators would travel with a TV, VCR, and sometimes a generator to power the rig and show bootleg movies from Hollywood and Bollywood. Since this was a bootleg operation, there were no official posters to advertise the films. Artists were hired to create posters for the film using oil paints on canvas. The canvasses would be rolled up and travel along with the mobile cinema. To entice people to see the movies, the posters often had little to do with the movies. We’ve collected 46 of the best posters depicting popular Hollywood movies of the last 30 years.

  • New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer Shows Detailed look at Shredder and Turtles

    Dear Michael Bay, I know you have your hand in the production of this movie. I know from the bright lens flares and sci-fi-machine sounds you put in all of your movies. I know from Megan Fox. I know from the non-stop explosions and action sequences clustered into this 2:33 trailer. I know that Jonathan Liebesman is “directing” the film and I know that he also has an affinity for things that go boom (Battle Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans), but I know you’re waving your little magic wand and pulling the strings, so I ask you, no I beg you to not ruin the last spec of my childhood that hasn’t been remade into a Hollywood disaster. Do the Turtles justice and don’t do us dirty. Cowabunga. Love, Every ’80s Baby in the world PS: Please remove dubstep from soundtrack.

  • 15 Clever Paper Representations Of Classic Films

    Spanish design studio Atipo recently helped graphic production house Minke launch their new paper gallery with a project called “Papers for Characters.” Using only the different papers offered by Minke, Atipo cut or folded the paper in creative ways to represent classic films. Each piece is deceivingly simple yet extremely clever. The bullet holes of “Bonnie and Clyde,” the shower curtain of “Psycho,” the blinds of “Rear Window”—all are represented here using just pieces of paper. Which one is your favorite?

  • Australia Has A Street-Legal Batmobile For Hire [8 Photos]

    29-year-old Batman super-fan Zac Mihajlovic has built the first totally street-legal Batmobile based on the vehicle from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film. While working on a Batbike motorcycle in 2009, Zac purchased some parts from the actual Batmobile used in the movies. When the bike was finished, he contacted Warner Bros. to check on any licensing conflicts that could arise from building his Batmobile replica. The movie studio gave him the green light and he started work. Although Zac has no formal training as a mechanic, he lives with his grandfather John Greene, a retired mechanical engineer who helped him with the project. The two were also joined by Scott Cox of world famous Scotty’s Choppers. The Batmobile was completed in December and has since been fully registered, the first for a Batmobile replica. That means Zac can take it for a spin when he needs Batman comic books or just some toilet paper. He also uses it for Make-A-Wish events and weddings. For more info, check out Batmobile Australia.

  • Disney Star Wars Musical Parody [Video]

    Now that Disney owns the Star Wars universe and is releasing a new series of movies, will we have to suffer through saccharine songs of unrequited love? Probably not at first, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a “Star Wars Princesses” offshoot is secretly in the works. This video presents all of the original Star Wars movie, Episode IV, as a musical with melodies you’ll recognize from Aladdin, Peter Pan, and other Disney classics. It’s obviously a joke (and a well produced one at that), but it may also serve as a harbinger of the future of the Star Wars universe.

  • James Franco and Seth Rogen Attempt to Assassinate Kim Jung Un in “The Interview”

    Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run a popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

  • The Birdman Movie Literally Looks Clinically Insane

    Synopsis. Michael Keaton plays a washed up movie star famous for his portrayal as a silver screen superhero named Birdman. In an attempt to rejuvinate his career Keaton agrees to play Birdman in a broadway style play. Not much else is really known except Keaton and Edward Norton in a speedo brawl at the end of the teaser. The Birdman cartoon from the Adult Swim era was known for it’s satire and it looks as though Mexican director, Alejandro González Iñárritu is taking a page out of the series with a dark comedic approach. Oh and then there’s this movie poster.

  • 21 More Before and After VFX Photos From Classic Movies

    Although movies seem to be increasingly reliant on computer-generated visual effects (did Ryan Reynolds really need a CGI costume in Green Lanter?), chroma-keying with blue or green screens is nothing new. To illustrate the point, we’ve included some classic films that used visual effects for otherwise impossible scenes, like Ghostbusters and Back to the Future, along with newer movies, like The Great Gatsby, where computers are used for every last detail to perfectly convey the director’s vision. After looking through this gallery, be sure to check out our previous collection of Before and After CGI Shots.

  • This Actor Has Played More Ethnicities Than Almost Any Other Ever

    This is Cliff Curtis, you might most noticeably recognize him as the Latino thug from “Training Day” or Pablo Escobar from “Blow”, but Curtis is actually a Maori from New Zealand. Slate sat down with Curtis to talk about his latest project and his past roles as a African-American, Arab, Latino, Indian and even a lord of the Fire Nation. His roles are so convincing, he doesn’t leave a glimmer of doubt in the viewers head. He tell’s Slate, “I take the responsibility of playing another ethnicity very, very seriously,” Curtis says, “and I promise myself and those people that I will represent them with as much dignity and integrity as I can muster. I’m not fooling around. I don’t want to make a fool of that cultural heritage. I represent them as I would represent my own.”

  • McDonald’s New Mascot As Horror Movie Villain

    Last month, McDonald’s introduced their new happy meal mascot named Happy. The anthropomorphic happy meal box features big eyes and even bigger teeth and looks like he’s going to get revenge on all the children who have eaten the happy meals that came before him. Taking note of Happy’s horror movie potential, online custom design marketplace DesignCrowd asked for horror movie posters with Happy Photoshopped in. 58 designers submitted their work and the winning entry received $200. Our favorites are below (Tremors being the best, obviously), but you can check out the others at DesignCrowd. Who do you think should have won?

  • Star Wars With Alphabetized Dialogue Is The Craziest Video You’ll See Today

    alphabetized? an be Could do drive every Get hard how How idea if imagine insane. it it long put read something that think this to to together? took video was will with word would you you you That is to say, Could you imagine how hard it would be to read something if every word was alphabetized? Get an idea with this video that will drive you insane. How long do you think it took to put together?

  • A Cinematic Supercut of Flipping Tables

    The pure euphoric adrenaline that flipping a table would give you. Now I’m sure many of you reading this have never actually flipped a table, then you don’t know the sheer joy that comes out of a situation so bad that it would require you to flip said table in the first place. The rage, the flip, the satisfaction. Roman Holiday created a super-cut of the best 34 cinematic table flips, obviously including Jesus, Sam Jackson and Danny Glover. Watch and then go have a cigarette** or find the nearest mosh pit to exhaust the sheer emotion you feel from seeing 34 tables flip. FTW. Cinematic Table Flips from Roman Holiday on Vimeo. **In no way do we support smoking cigarettes for emotional release. Even e-cigarettes are up in the air at this point.

  • 15 Of Your Favorite Characters Dr. Seuss-ified

    Australia-based artist DrFaustusAU has combined some of the darkest horror and sci-fi movie and TV characters with the colorful, cartoony art of beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss in his Seussian Gallery. The next step would be to actually make the entire books for some of these. An illustrated Silence of the Lambs? Who wouldn’t want to see a Seussian Buffalo Bill’s mangina? Check out more Seuss-ified characters and other great work from DrFaustusAU at deviantArt.

  • 17 Retro-Futuristic Movie Posters

    Brussels illustrator Laurent Durieux spent two decades as a designer and teacher before recently acquiring fame in the United States. In 2011, his short film “Hellville” made its way to several prestigious film festivals leading to commissions of his work in 2012 from print publisher Dark Hall Mansion and poster publisher Mondo. In 2013, his “Jaws” poster was seen by the film’s director, Steven Spielberg, who purchased 25 of them as gifts for friends. Since then, his work grown to include not only classic films, such as the old Universal monster movies and Hitchcock suspense films, but also more contemporary fare like “Iron Giant” and “Die Hard.” Check out more of his work Laurent Durieux Illustration.