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James Bond up to his old tricks in new 'Spectre' trailer

Posted July 22, 2015, 10:07 AM

Just when things were going so well for Spectre, Sony decides to fall back upon tried and true tropes when it comes to James Bond trailers. Yes, everyone wants to see James Bond kicking butt in a variety of disparate locales, but sometimes subtlety works even better.

Up to this point, the marketing plan for Spectre has been cloaked in shadow just like Christoph Waltz' character. But, in this trailer, Sony pulls back the cloak and bathes light on the film and Christoph Waltz. While the use of shadows gave way to speculation that Waltz might be playing legendary Bond baddie and Spectre leader Blofeld, the reveal of Waltz' Franz Oberhauser seemingly puts this debate to rest.

Or does it?

While Blofeld's trademark scar and white cat are missing, Christoph Waltz is wearing a Nehru jacket similar to the one that Blofeld always...

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Monday Mixer: Stoner turned assassin in 'American Ultra' trailer

Posted July 20, 2015, 4:07 PM

One fortunate side effect of having two DVRs fried is that you suddenly find yourself with plenty of free time. You are no longer chasing the dragon trying to watch enough shows each night to make room on the DVR for the next day's shows.

Maybe it's just me and my TV addiction, but each day I play this delicate dance between available hard drive space and whether to finally give up on that show from three years ago that was promptly cancelled after three episodes, but those that actually watched those episodes swear they are the best TV programming in years.

I find DVRs to be fascinating windows into the souls of people. I don't need to read your diary, just give me 30 seconds to peruse your DVR listings and I will know everything that I ever wanted to know...

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Trailer for 'The Revenant': Will Leo finally get his Oscar?

Posted July 17, 2015, 4:07 PM

Chances are that when I say the title The Revenant, not much comes to mind. That's primarily because we are still in the heat of summer and studios aren't too keen to advertise their award contenders until the sweat of summer is replaced with the chill of Fall.

Fox, which is basically devoid of any summer blockbusters save for next month's Fantastic Four, isn't afraid to shake things up a bit. Enter the trailer for Leonardo DiCaprio's latest play for an Oscar and now you'll understand what The Revenant is.

OK, you might still be left scratching your head, but let me fill in a few blanks. The story is "inspired by true events" and revolves around DiCaprio's Hugh Glass, who is a legendary explorer left for dead after being attacked by a bear. Spoiler alert, the bear attack doesn't kill him...

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'Back to the Future' getting special treatment in October

Posted July 16, 2015, 4:07 PM

We all pretty much knew this was coming, right? It's 2015, the year in which Doc Brown and Marty travel to in Back To The Future, Part II, so it would only make sense that Universal would release a special 30th Anniversary edition of the films.

Well, our patience has finally paid off.

No, we don't have flying cars, hover boards or auto-sizing clothes, but we do have a new 30th Anniversary edition of the Back to the Future films to get excited about. Or do we?

First, I'll let Doc Brown do the honors.

That's right, not only can you own the 30th Anniversary edition of the films on Blu-ray (SRP $49.98) or DVD (SRP $39.98), but there's a new Complete Adventures collection that includes the films and the Complete Animated Series. Oh yeah, the Complete Adventures collection also comes in a...

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Jennifer Lawrence's latest trailer will bring 'Joy' into your life

Posted July 15, 2015, 3:07 PM

Stop me, if you've heard this one before. David O. Russell, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper make a film together.

No, it's not American Hustle. Nope, not Silver Linings Playbook either. The film that I'm talking about is the upcoming collaboration Joy.

I can see where you got confused there though as Joy represents the third straight film from director David O. Russell that stars the hot leading pair of actors. Obviously, Russell is loyal to his actors and likes to work with his friends. He just happens to be friendly with two of the hottest stars in Hollywood these days and the films they are making are some of the better offerings in the last few years.

Joy looks to be another film that will only fan the flames of these artists. We don't really know much about the upcoming movie other...

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Monday Mixer: All the Comic Con goodies including 'Suicide Squad'

Posted July 13, 2015, 5:07 PM

There's something special about seeing your first film. It's most likely that you don't remember the first film that you ever saw in theaters because you were too young at the time. My first clear memory that I have from childhood is riding a bike without training wheels for the first time.

I'm not even sure how old I was when I made this memory, but it's the clearest thing that I can recall from childhood. I don't recall seeing my first film, but my parents tell me that it was one of the myriad of Disney films that came out in the late 1970s. I can tell you the first film that I do have a vivid recollection of seeing, it was The Black Hole.

This was also a Disney film, but probably not one that my parents should have shown...

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'Star Wars' at Comic-Con: More than you can shake a light saber at

Posted July 13, 2015, 12:07 PM

Yes, there was other big news to come out of this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. It's just that Star Wars captured a rancor's share of the attention. With just over five months until the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this was the unofficial kick-off to the movie's marketing.

John shared the awesome new behind-the-scenes video that was shown to attendees on Friday. You now have the opportunity to watch the entire, hour-long Star Wars panel -- it's almost as if you were there. The video comes courtesy of Flicks and the City.

If you don't have 60 minutes to devote to the above video (and you call yourself a fan?!) you can watch this Reader's Digest version from io9. They condense the best bits into under eight minutes.

Of course none of this will satiate your desire to see the...

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