Movies

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Earlier this month we got our first glimpse at art from Patrick Schoenmaker’s Indiana Jones animated fan film and it was glorious. As promised, Schoenmaker and his team have delivered on the project, though the result is a short “opening sequence” as opposed to an actual film or TV length show. Still, it is more than enough to leave us wanting a whole series. Check it out below. [click to continue…]

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Trading card game Force of Will is getting an anime anthology movie in 2018, and a trailer for one of the shorts was released this week. The anthology will feature six short films based on the game, all by different directors. Shuhei Morita is directing this particular short, and it’s based on the Cthulhu mythos. As you’ll see in the video below, it looks absolutely stunning. [click to continue…]

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Last week the Voyager Golden Record project launched on Kickstarter to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the mission. Given that the record is currently 13 billion miles away from Earth, this is probably the closest any of us will ever get to experiencing this message as it was originally intended. However, this wonderful short film by Loïc Magar and Roman Veiga imagines the Voyager probe returning to a decaying Earth in the far off future, where the message is received not by extraterrestrials, but a little girl that finds its message just as alien.

The short, while a little somber, is well worth a watch. Check it out below. [click to continue…]

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If you’re a fan of The Iron Giant, we have the perfect coffee table book for you.

The Art of The Iron Giant is a 144 page hardcover by Ramin Zahed gives you an in-depth look at the making of the movie. The book features a foreword by director Brad Bird and includes rarely seen development art and storyboards from the Warner Bros. archives. Take a peek inside… [click to continue…]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is probably the first time any of us thought about Stormtroopers being anything other than disposable. Benjamin Eck’s short film Jakku: First Wave expands on this by focusing on a group of Stormtroopers who are waiting for the order to charge into the bloody Battle of Jakku. It’s an emotional short, and it’ll have you feeling sorry for those poor troopers, henchmen or not. Watch it below. [click to continue…]

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You could own Harry Potter’s childhood home. That is, if you’ve got £475,000 handy – that’s about $620,000. [click to continue…]

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Tegan and Sara’s Oscar-nominated tune Everything is Awesome from The LEGO Movie has been given a metal makeover by Norwegian musician Leo Moracchioli of Frog Leap Studios.

As you’ll see in the video below, the song includes all of the hallmarks of metal while retaining the original’s fun vibe. There are even smiles – which are especially unusual for the genre. [click to continue…]

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Earlier this year, Industrial Light & Magic ran a contest with ArtStation asking concept artists around the world to reimagine scenes, locations and characters from Star Wars. Not surprisingly, many of the entrants (including one or two of the winners) are working concept artists in the entertainment industry, having made contributions to the games and movies we all love so much.

The winners have been announced, and their work has been revealed. Blimey, it’s good stuff. Check out a selection highlights below. [click to continue…]

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A live-action version of the beloved video game series Monster Hunter is in the works, if Capcom producer Ryozo Tsujimoto’s statements at the Tokyo Game Show are to be believed.

We’ve no further information – no release date, no casting information, not even any indication of which studio is working on it. Still, though – a Monster Hunter movie! Live-action! Color us cautiously optimistic. Then again, video game movies have been known to disappoint. Just a wee bit.

(via Kotaku)

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The long-rumored black and white edition of Mad Max: Fury Road finally has a release date—December 6th. Director Mark Miller believes that the black and white version is the best way to watch the film, and it will be available in a release bundled with the original theatrical cut dubbed the Black & Chrome Edition, or as part of of the Mad Max: High Octane Collection which will also include the other movies in the series. [click to continue…]