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Bob has been hanging around ModernMethod for years and and somehow writes almost everywhere, including Destructoid and Japanator. He was once lit on fire, but it's not as cool as you'd think.

11:00 AM on 07.26.2012

Warner Bros. delays Gangster Squad to reshoot gun scene

Remember the original teaser trailer for Spider-Man? It was a cool mini-movie, but because of 9/11, Sony decided to pull it because of the prominent appearance of the World Trade Center. Thanks to the shooting in Aurora at a ...

Bob Muir

12:00 PM on 07.25.2012

Dark Knight's Gotham City officially mapped

Batman's hometown of Gotham City has always been a nebulous area, never really getting an official location. Originally it was basically a renamed New York City, but then it was sort of right next to New York, and now DC trea...

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8:00 AM on 07.24.2012

Colin Mochrie reproduces Star Wars scenes with toys

I remember being really amused by the first few stop-motion recreations of movies in the early days of YouTube. The novelty wore off really quick. You know what hasn't yet? A grown-man shaking toys and making them talk. Coli...

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5:00 PM on 06.21.2012

Red Band Featurette: Ted

Seth MacFarlane's big-screen directoral debut, Ted, is coming out next week. It's natural that Universal would want to put out a red band trailer, but they've gone one step further and made a red band featurette that's certa...

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8:00 AM on 06.12.2012

Jim Henson Company animating Frog and Toad

The Jim Henson Company may be returning to filmmaking after half a decade. They've announced that they've acquired the rights to adapt Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad series of children's books. The four books were published thr...

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5:00 PM on 05.24.2012

Red Band Trailer: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is one of those ideas that's "just crazy enough to work." The idea of seeing one of America's most famous presidents go to town on vampires is totally out there, but sounds surprisingly awesom...

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12:00 PM on 05.22.2012

Tom Cruise to star in remake of The Magnificent Seven

So it looks like MGM is eyeing a remake of The Magnificent Seven, John Sturges's classic Western. I'd complain about Hollywood continuously remaking movies, but seeing as the original was already a remake of Akira Kurosawa's ...

Bob Muir

9:00 AM on 05.18.2012

Official timeline released for Marvel Cinematic Universe

This probably would have been better to release before The Avengers came out, but better late than never: Marvel has created this nice infographic that lays out the official timeline for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It cove...

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3:00 PM on 05.09.2012

Universal in talks for Kick-Ass 2, may shoot in August

Well, it seems like Mark Miller may have been half-right. Universal is currently in talks with screenwriter Jeff Wadlow to put Kick-Ass 2 in production this August. The caveat here is that Wadlow isn't only writing the script...

Bob Muir

9:00 AM on 05.08.2012

The Campaign gets its first political attack ads

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are appearing as presidential candidates in the comedy The Campaign. Naturally, since the real-life presidential candidates are starting to air their attack ads, it makes sense for the...

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9:00 AM on 05.01.2012

Will Rihanna join the cast of Fast and Furious 6?

For director Justin Lin, Rihanna is the Only Girl (In the World) to play the villain in Fast and Furious 6, at least if The Daily Mail is to be believed. The sequel to Fast Five still only has a working title, which makes it ...

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1:00 PM on 04.30.2012

Trailer: Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding

Despite that enduring American work policy that emphasizes working extra hours just to look good, American movies continue to preach how important it is to not let your job define your life. The latest movie is Peace, Love, ...

Bob Muir

8:00 AM on 04.27.2012

Black Dynamite 2 shooting at the end of the year

While promoting Freaky Deaky, Michael Jai White spoke about a few of his upcoming projects. When asked about the return of Black Dynamite, he confirmed that they "hope to shoot Black Dynamite 2 at the end of the year." This s...

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12:00 PM on 04.17.2012

First Wreck-It Ralph poster is deliciously old school

The official poster is out for Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, the story of a videogame villain who wants to be a hero in other arcade games. It's minimalistic, sporting the 8-bit visage of the main character Ralph from his game (or...

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9:00 AM on 04.17.2012

Dreamworks may adapt Need for Speed into a movie

It's time for another chapter of "How to Option IPs Based on Brand Value Alone." Past chapters have included properties like The Sims, a videogame about simulating boring everyday life, and Battleship, a simplistic board game...

Bob Muir

5:00 PM on 04.12.2012

Evil Dead 2 rotoscoped is like Take On Me with deadites

Fact 1: rotoscoping is awesome. Fact 2: Evil Dead 2 is awesome. So when someone rotoscopes Evil Dead 2? That's, like, awesome squared. Sadly, it's just the trailer, not the whole movie. But still, I love the look that studio...

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9:00 AM on 04.11.2012

Spider-Man's origin to be dragged out over multiple films

Part of the problem with doing a new Spider-Man origin film is that we just got one back in 2002. (Well, 2002 feels like it was only yesterday to me!) So unless you were too young to watch movies, you probably saw it and know...

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8:00 PM on 04.05.2012

Trailer: High School

Look out, it's another high school movie with possibly the most simplistic name ever: High School! Oh wait, they're doing drugs? Oh, so it's High School, since they're getting high...yep, still a boring title. This 90-minute...

Bob Muir

5:00 PM on 04.03.2012

Poster for Savages looks an awful lot like Babel

There's a new poster out for Savages, Oliver Stone's movie about pot growers pissing off the wrong Mexican drug cartel and having to deal with the consequences. It looks good, but it's not that original. Several other movie p...

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7:00 PM on 04.02.2012

Hammer Films planning sequel for The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black did pretty well for Hammer Films (over $110 million) and got some good reviews. So you know what that means: time to capitalize on success with some sequels! Hammer Films, Alliance Films, Cross Creek Pictur...

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2:00 PM on 04.01.2012

Lucas digitally swapping Jar Jar Binks with Jeff Goldblum

Star Wars fans have long bemoaned the horror that is Jar Jar Binks. Strange-looking in 1999, completely dated compared to modern CGI, and ever annoying, he is the symbol for everything wrong with the Star Wars prequels. What'...

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8:00 PM on 03.15.2012

The Bodyguard returning to theaters to profit on a death

Fathom Events can give whatever justification they want for why the 1992 film The Bodyguard is returning to theaters. They say it's to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film's release, and there is a 20th anniversary edit...

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