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Which cameo is Stan Lee’s favorite?

Stan Lee working at Timely Comics in the 1940s. Photo (c) D23.com

Stan Lee working at Timely Comics in the 1940s. Photo (c) D23.com

At 93, Stan Lee is still the master of Marvel — as well as making cameo appearances in Marvel Cinematic Universe films. D23 has an interview with Lee and asked which cameo was his favorite:

Maybe my favorite, though, was the one in Spider-Man 2 where I say to Peter Parker in the street something like, “Yes, one man can make a difference.” Then when I walk away, I say, “’Nuff said!”

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23 May 2016

Warner Bros. debuts Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad exhibition

If you can’t make it out to Warner Bros. in Los Angeles, L.A. Weekly has a cool (ad-free!) slideshow of props from Batman v Superman and the upcoming Suicide Squad. A few samples below, the rest are definitely worth your clicks here.

Harley Quinn costume Suicide Squad

Harley Quinn’s Suicide Squad costume. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

Try your hand at Kryptonite. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

Try your hand at Kryptonite. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

Joker props from Suicide Squad / Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

Joker props from Suicide Squad. Photo by Jared Cowan / L.A. Weekly

23 May 2016

New Star Trek Beyond trailer hits the web – will this appease fans?

Star Trek Beyond Chris Pine

An interesting trend is taking place with movie trailers from well-loved franchises – if the first trailer drops and is heavily criticized, we then get a second trailer in which the filmmakers (or the marketing departments) change the tone or show different footage to tell fans, “Hey, don’t worry, this will still be a great movie.”

We saw it earlier this week with the release of the second Ghostbusters trailer, and late last night we saw it again with the second trailer for this summer’s Star Trek Beyond. Earlier in the year I totally forgot that this movie was coming out – it hits theaters on July 22, right in the middle of summer (normally the big summer movies are hitting now, Memorial Day and 4th of July weekend. In fact, it comes out one week after Ghostbusters and one week before Jason Bourne, so its opening weekend has to win Trek fans or it’s not going to be around for long.


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21 May 2016

Your 3D avatar could be in ‘Ready Player One’ movie

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You may not be talented enough to be in movies, but perhaps your artistic skills could get your virtual persona into the next big Steven Spielberg film.

In this video, Ready Player One author Ernest Cline is inviting people to submit a 3D avatar creation to the filmmakers, which could be selected to appear in the movie’s virtual world, OASIS. The movie begins shooting this summer, and is expected to hit theaters in 2018.


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20 May 2016

Marvel makes men mighty promises

Marvel Avengers underwear

 

Spotted in the Men’s section at Walmart. Marketing is making some significant promises.

19 May 2016

New Ghostbusters trailer offers up new hints

 

io9 has a thorough breakdown of the latest Ghostbusters trailer, which gives cool nods to the original film and gives away significant plot points (much more than the first trailer, so beware if you want to stay unspoiled). I really hope this doesn’t suck as I’m a fan of the original and a fan of this cast, and I don’t want to resent the latter for screwing up the legacy of the former.

While Melissa McCarthy, Chris Hemsworth, and Kristen Wiig are the biggest names (right now), it looks like Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are set up to steal the show. Coming July 15.

19 May 2016

X-Men take on ’80s music

As a geek and child of the ’80s who does not wish to listen to music past 1987, I could not love the X-Men Twitter feed more right now. First, there’s X-Men takes on classic ’80s album covers, such as the several below. Then the marketing team, which is truly killing it, also released:

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19 May 2016

Doctor Who, Buffy, Star Wars: Force Awakens Mad Libs on the way

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The most fun word game ever is adding a slew of cool new titles starting this month.

Out this month

Aerosmith Mad Libs

Florida Georgia Line Mad Libs

Foo Fighters Mad Libs

Finding Dory Mad Libs

Doctor Who Monster and Villains Mad Libs

The BFG Mad Libs

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18 May 2016

Cracking the code: How every movie trailer is the same

Cracked’s got it. You’ll never watch a trailer quite the same way again.

 

 

 

 

17 May 2016

Could Buckaroo Banzai be heading to TV?

One of the more bizarre movies of the 1980s, Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, never caught on with geeks as much as other films from that time period (Back to the Future, Robocop, etc.), but it did become a cult favorite among some of us.

Buckaroo Banzai poster artwork.

Buckaroo Banzai poster artwork.

Now comes news that Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mallrats) would like to develop Buckaroo Banzai into a TV series.
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16 May 2016

Latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ is out

The BFG screen shot
In case you were busy over the weekend doing fun stuff with the kids:

The second official trailer for Disney’s “The BFG” came out, wowing us with its cool special effects and typical Disney magic. Take a look:


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16 May 2016

‘Goosebumps’ director to lead Dungeons & Dragons reboot

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Variety reports Goosebumps director Rob Letterman will be helming a new D&D movie for Warner Bros.

 

The film marks the second go-round for the project following the 2001 version which underwhelmed at the box office.

That is a significant understatement.

 


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14 May 2016

Batman: The Killing Joke special features announced

This summer, one of Batman’s most famous — and infamous — graphic novels, Batman: The Killing Joke, is coming to an R-rated animated release (on DVD and Blu-ray) Aug. 2. ComingSoon.net has details on special features that will be available on the Blu-ray edition.

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14 May 2016

X-Men’s McAvoy Shaves Head With Help from Patrick Stewart

That time when McAvoy shaved his head under the FaceTime tutelage of original Professor X Patrick Stewart.

13 May 2016

Watch this: X-Men Apocalypse trailer in LEGO form

Lego X-men Apocalypse

CREDIT: Toscano Bricks via YouTube

One of my favorite YouTube channels is Toscano Bricks, which lovingly recreates popular movie trailers in LEGO form.

They’re back at it again, this time with a version of the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer. Take a look.


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13 May 2016