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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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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…]

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Am…Am I watching Game of Thrones here? No, this is definitely Monty Python and the Holy Grail—only more dramatic. You can tell because Game of Thrones can afford visible horses. Watch the trailer below. [click to continue…]

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I’m sure you’ll agree that Mad Max: Fury Road is a masterpiece. What you are about to see is raw footage from the film and IT IS GLORIOUS. It is practical effects taken to the absolute limit by a guy that’s probably old enough to be your Grandpa. [click to continue…]

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Last weekend, artist Chris Drake held a show at the Hero Complex Gallery where he displayed new works based on some wonderful films like AlienScott Pilgrim Versus The WorldThe Fifth ElementGhostbusters and more. They were gorgeous, and we are more than a little bit in love with them. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]

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Here’s a recipe for amazing music—Danny Elfman’s theme from Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man trilogy performed by legendary violinist/cosplayer Lindsey Stirling and Lang Lang (one of the greatest concert pianists on earth). Even the black and white video directed by Joe Sill is gorgeous. Watch (and listen) below. [click to continue…]

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Five years ago, artist Patrick Schoenmaker was commissioned to do an art print of an animation-style Indiana Jones for ACME Archives, which inspired him to begin work on an Indiana Jones animated movie.

Indiana Jones must have been my first true movie hero ever since I watched Raiders of the Lost Ark on a VCR way back when. Yes, some other heroes came and went, but Indy always held a special place. After Crystal Skull was released, my love for the character was once again fully ignited and with no new movies on the horizon back then, I decided to set up an Indiana Jones project of my own to keep the fire burning a little bit longer. So, that was back in 2011 and “a little bit longer” turned into 5 years of hard work. The end of the project is finally in sight.

See Also: ‘The Animated Adventures Of Firefly’ Teaser Trailer

It’s taken a lot of hard work, but The Adventures Of Indiana Jones will finally be released on September 29th. Given how good the art is, I think it’ll be something fans will love—but we’ll have to see how Disney/Lucasfilm responds to it. Check out some of the art below. [click to continue…]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens really is the film that keeps on giving, isn’t it? It’s very nearly a year since it hit screens, and stuff like this astounding visual effects reel are still popping out for public consumption.

The reel from Industrial Light & Magic offers a look at how some of the VFX for The Force Awakens were assembled, and it does a tremendous job of showing off their work. Almost two decades after CG visual effects started being used more prominently in films like Jurassic Park and The Mask they still have a bit of an image problem, with people assuming that effects like these are easily cranked out, or that there’s no artistry involved in their creation. Breakdowns like these show just how much time, work, energy and craft goes into generating computer-generated effects like this. Check it out for yourself in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Star Wars LEGO fans are getting new sets for the Rogue One toy releases starting on September 30th.

If you want to stay 100% spoiler free, then you may not want to take a look at the pictures below, but where’s the fun in that? [click to continue…]