28 Feb

‘Five Came Back’ Trailer: Five Hollywood Directors Go to World War II

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Netflix has built a reputation for its library of documentaries and it feels like a perfect match of form and service. After all, many average moviegoers aren’t able to seek out non-fiction movies in theaters but will happily watch them once they’re streaming. This means amazing movies that used to lurk on the fringes are […]

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28 Feb

Star Wars Bits: ‘The Last Jedi’ Reshoots, Mark Hamill Oscar Chances, and the Han Solo Movie Title

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits: What is the state of the universe at the start of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? The Last Jedi may be undergoing some reshoots very soon. J.J. Abrams (jokingly?) says that Mark Hamill should win an Oscar. We may not learn the Han Solo movie title until July. A […]

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28 Feb

Theme Park Bits: Avatar Land Trailers, Disney’s Charging Tech, ‘Star Trek’ Roller Coaster

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Universal Studios just got a little more expensive. Disney’s latest technological breakthrough is pretty amazing. Watch a new promo for Disneyland Paris’ updated Star Tours. Movie Park Germany debuts a trailer for their new Star Trek roller coaster. A new series of trailers for Pandora: The World of […]

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28 Feb

Fox’s Mutant Drama Adds ‘True Blood’ Alum Stephen Moyer

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Fox’s Marvel mutant drama has recruited a former vampire. True Blood alum Stephen Moyer has just been cast as the lead in the series, joining Jamie Chung and Blair Redford. The kinda-sorta X-Men spinoff centers on a family that goes on the run after the kids are discovered to have superpowers.  Deadline reports Moyer will play Reed, […]

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28 Feb

Netflix Originals Release Dates: A Calendar of All Original TV Shows and Movies

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Netflix is producing a ton of original content these days and I’ve been finding it harder and harder to keep track of it all. Netflix will release 1,000 hours of original shows and movies in 2017, spending $6 billion to do so. That’s almost double the amount of original programming they released 2016, which included an estimated […]

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28 Feb

‘Okja’ Trailer: The Great Bong Joon-Ho Has Made a Creature Feature For Netflix

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It can sometimes feel impossible to keep up with the original shows and movies Netflix is debuting on their streaming platform, but aside from that (probably profitable) Adam Sandler deal, they have a habit of showing off some pretty good taste. For example, they spent $50 million so the great South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho […]

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28 Feb

Cool Stuff: The Dark Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Dream Warriors, Aliens, Ghostbusters

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Cool Stuff is your geekarific holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition we take a look at Mondo’s Aliens tiki glass, a special t-shirt release celebrating the 30 year anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors, A Batman Bat Signal scaled replica from The Dark Knight that also functions as […]

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28 Feb

Mel Gibson Confirms Early Talks for ‘Suicide Squad 2’: ”We’ll See”

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Mel Gibson likely has more clout in his hands right now than he’s had in years. His well-made World War II drama, Hacksaw Ridge, grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box-office, was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director, and picked up two Academy Awards last night. Following his biggest success in years, what’s next for the filmmaker? […]

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28 Feb

Academy Awards Still Have a Long Way to Go on the Path to Diversity [Video Essay]

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Despite the snafu in announcing this year’s winner for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, the fact that Moonlight came out on top after La La Land dominated the awards circuit all season is a big deal. It shows that Oscar voters may finally be embracing diversity in a big way, and not in a […]

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28 Feb

VOTD: Learn How the Original Lightsabers Were Created with a Vintage Camera Flash

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One of the biggest complaints that Star Wars fans have about the prequels (at least those who don’t enjoy them that much) is that it seems like George Lucas abandoned the tangible feel of real sets and practical effects in favor of too many computer generated imagery. The true innovation that brought Star Wars to […]

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