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Whoa! Prosthetic Arm for Children Turns the Wearer into Iron Man

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While the internet is abuzz with the leaked trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron (we will not post until it's made officially available), we would like to call your attention to something else cool that's still Marvel-related. Being a kid can be tough in this day and age with all the social media, bullying, and all the coming-of-age stuff that is common for all generations. But it can be even harder for kids who find themselves at a disadvantage because they are missing a limb. One man hopes to give some of those kids a hand...literally. Pat Starace has created a working prosthetic hand that looks like it belongs to Iron Man. Here's this awesome prosthetic Iron Man arm creation from Pat Starace's website in action: Thanks to my good friend John Cessna for bringing this to my attention. As of now, Pat's goal is to be able »

- Ethan Anderton

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Interview: 'The Overnighters' Director Jesse Moss Talks Making Docs

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One of my favorite documentaries, in fact one of the very best documentaries this year, is one called The Overnighters from director Jesse Moss. The film follows a wild, almost unbelievable story set in North Dakota about a local Pastor named Jay Reinke who risks everything to help his new neighbors. It won over crowds at the Sundance Film Festival this year, picked up a Special Jury Prize, before going on to play at the Tribeca, Sheffield, Montclair, Sydney and New Zealand Film Festivals, winning awards at Full Frame, Miami and San Francisco, too. Drafthouse Films bravely picked up the doc and it's now playing in select theaters. I was lucky enough to meet up with Jesse Moss for an interview in New York last week and it was wonderful. We talked for nearly 30 minutes about everything from his own drive to make docs, to the openness of Jay Reinke, »

- Alex Billington

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What?! Hendo Hover Vows to Produce Hoverboards by Fall of 2015

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Some people were duped and disappointed by the faux unveiling of the HUVr Tech hoverboards, which turned out to be completely fake. However, a new endeavor from a company called Hendo Hoverboards has been working on the real thing, and they're claiming to have real hoverboards ready for production by October 21st, 2015. But before you start getting excited about zooming around your town square, you should probably take some time to understand the technology at work, and realize that this won't exactly be like having a hovering skateboard that you ride around town on. But it's still pretty damn cool. Look now! To begin with, check out this video from Kickstarter looking at the first real hoverboard: New York Times (via SlashFilm) has the story about the company founded by Northern California couple Greg & Jill Henderson. Here's how the technology that makes the hoverboard really work is explained on the »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: Katniss is the Face of Revolution in New 'Mockingjay' TV Spot

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"What is being done to you?" Hot on the heels of a new TV spot for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, another quick preview has debuted online just to make sure you know this flick is one of the most anticipated films of the season. Of course, that's a quote from Fandango, who is just trying to sell you advance tickets in this TV spots, but that doesn't mean people aren't legitimately excited to finally see Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) to lead the revolution against The Capitol that's been a long time coming. Plus, we finally get to see Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) without all her fancy make-up. Watch! Here's the new TV spot for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I from the film's YouTube: If you haven't seen them, watch the teaser trailer and extended TV spot for Mockingjay - Part I. The Hunger Games »

- Ethan Anderton

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Air New Zeland Delivers Another Fun 'Hobbit' Centric Air Safety Video

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There's no doubt that New Zealand has become a popular travel destination thanks to the fact that the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy were filmed in the country. They've really embraced the allure this aspect brings to the country with a giant Gollum statue at the Wellington airport, not to mention other sculptures on hotels. Air New Zealand has been especially happy to have The Hobbit for promotion, previously creating a safety video with influences from the Middle-Earth fantasy and even putting the dragon Smaug on some of their planes. Now they've put together a new safety video with Peter Jackson. Here's The Hobbit trilogy infused air safety video straight from Air New Zealand: The video is directed by Taika Waititi, the man who co-directed the indie vampire mockumentary comedy What We Do in the Shadows with fellow New Zealand native Jemaine Clement. In the video, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Kim Basinger Reunites with Russell Crowe in Shane Black's 'Nice Guys'

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Back in 1997, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger starred in the fantastic noir thriller L.A. Confidential, and now the same genre will bring them together again 17 years later. THR has word that Basinger (Batman, 8 Mile) has joined the cast of The Nice Guys, the next film from Iron Man 3 and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang director Shane Black. The film stars Crowe teamed up with Ryan Gosling and follows a private eye (Gosling) and a hired leg breaker (Crowe) who must solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. And just because Basinger has aged doesn't mean she's not getting saucy this time. Read on! The trade reports she will be playing a chief justice who is in bed with the criminals. It remains to be seen if by "in bed" they only mean working with, but we'll have to wait until »

- Ethan Anderton

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Tgb Interview: Actor Keanu Reeves from 'John Wick' at Fantastic Fest

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One of our favorite movies out of Fantastic Fest 2014 was Keanu Reeves' new action vehicle John Wick, in theaters this week. The Golden Briefcase hosts Tim and Jeremy were honored to sit down for a chat with Keanu Reeves at Fantastic Fest to talk about playing John Wick. The guys spoke to him about his Fest experience, revenge for dogs, kung fu and more. They also talk about working with John Wick directors Chad Stahelski & David Leitch and to their extensive stunt career when handling the action throughout the film. Be sure to check out Jeremy’s review from the Fest and go see John Wick in theaters starting this week. In Jeremy's 9.5/10 review of John Wick: "Reeves' latest action vehicle is a simple movie with simple ideas, but that isn't keeping it from being one of the most exhilarating, balls-to-the-wall action movies to come down the pipeline in a long while. »

- Tim Buel

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Watch: Frank Marshall's Chess Short Doc 'The Man vs. The Machine'

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"We thought of it as: man the tool-maker vs man the artist." If you're looking for a short film that makes you think, don't miss this one. Nate Silver's blog FiveThirtyEight has premiered the full short film The Man vs. The Machine, directed by legendary producer & filmmaker Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall, telling the story of chess champion Garry Kasparov battling Ibm's computer Deep Blue. The short explores the setup behind why this challenge was presented to begin with and the implications of the outcome, which most thought might go the other direction. Knowing that machines are more powerful than humans, does it really make a difference? Maybe not. Find out more in the fascinating short doc The Man vs. The Machine. Full synopsis via FiveThirtyEight: "Seventeen years ago in New York City, brooding chess champion Garry Kasparov sat down to take on an opponent he had vanquished just a year earlier: the Ibm computer, »

- Alex Billington

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Watch: Mark Wahlberg Bets Big in Red Band Trailer for 'The Gambler'

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"A wise man's life is based around 'fuck you.'" After some first look photos surfaced earlier this month, we finally get a better look at the last minute awards contender The Gambler from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt. A red band trailer for the film starring Mark Wahlberg has arrived, and it has one hell of a profanity-ridden monologue from John Goodman that gets us really excited to see this flick. Wahlberg plays an English professor and a high-stakes gambler who bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael K. Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. But things don't go so well. Watch! Here's the first red band trailer for Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler from Paramount Pictures: The Gambler is directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Escapist) and written by William Monahan (The Departed, »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Look: Johnny Depp as The Wolf from Disney's 'Into the Woods'

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Not only did the first teaser trailer for Disney's adaptation of Into the Woods hold back any of the musical elements of the film, but it also didn't completely show us what Johnny Depp looks like as The Wolf in the fairytale fantasy. But this week, Entertainment Weekly has plastered the Disney film all over various covers of the latest edition of their magazine, and we finally get to see Depp in full wardrobe. For better or worse (we're going with the latter) he doesn't look like a wolf, but rather just appears to be Johnny Depp with weird facial hair and a big hairy suit. I have a feeling that's not going to work very well at all. Look below! Here's Entertainment Weekly's covers showing off the cast of Into the Woods: If you haven't yet, watch the teaser trailer for Disney's musical Into the Woods right here. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: First 'Magician' Doc Trailer Focuses on Work of Orson Welles

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"I always liked Hollywood very much, it just wasn't reciprocated." Cohen Media has debuted the official trailer for a new documentary titled Magician about the one-and-only Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker/actor/producer who left quite a legacy. While many of us are already very familiar with Orson, this doc spans his entire career looking at his tumultuous relationship with Hollywood and his impact on it featuring interviews with Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall, Anthony Perkins, Martin Scorsese, Sydney Pollack, Steven Spielberg and many others. This also comes on the same day as Welles' F for Fake hits Blu-Ray and we near his 100th birthday. It looks like a fun and fascinating doc for all to enjoy. Here's the official trailer for Chuck Workman's documentary Magician, uploaded directly to YouTube: Chuck Workman's documentary Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (the full title) looks at »

- Alex Billington

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'Hobbit' Featurettes Show Benedict Cumberbatch's Smaug Mo-Cap

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Last fall, before The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hit theaters, some images surfaced of Benedict Cumberbatch doing motion-capture performance work to bring the dragon Smaug to life, complete with some wild-eyed facial expressions. Then earlier this year, a featurette showed off how Weta Digital helped turn that performance into what we see on the big screen. Now with the extended cut of The Desolation of Smaug arriving on Blu-Ray on November 4th, some new featurettes of Cumberbatch's awesome work have surfaced online, and it's absolutely fascinating to see the actor dig into this peculiar character. Watch now! Featurettes on Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug from La Times, Warner Bros. UK & Mmgn Australia: See more of Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, in December. In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit... J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ray Fisher Had No Idea There Would Be a Standalone 'Cyborg' Movie

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Just last week, we got official word from Warner Bros. Pictures as to which DC Comics titles we would see hit the big screen over the next six years, and when those films would arrive. The films that were furthest down the line were a reboot of Green Lantern and a standalone movie focusing on the yet to be revealed Justice League character Cyborg. Now we already know that young actor Ray Fisher is playing the character with a small introduction in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and presumably a bigger role in the two-part Justice League. But Fisher had no idea that his character would get his very own movie too. Speaking with EW about all of the big DC Comics cinematic universe news, Fisher said: "I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character. When I signed on, I »

- Ethan Anderton

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Billy Bob Thornton Says 'Bad Santa 2' Won't Be as Good as the First

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We've been hearing about Bad Santa 2 intermittently from Billy Bob Thornton over the past couples years. The original film is now 11 years old, which means more time has passed than the time it took for Adam McKay and Will Ferrell to get Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues off the ground. Many fans have probably just assumed the project is dead and would never become a reality, but it sounds like the film is just stuck in the Hollywood development machine. Thornton recently took part in a Hollywood Masters discussion at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film & Television and talked a bit about the sequel. When asked what was going on with Bad Santa 2, the actor and occasional filmmaker said (via THR): "We’re just waiting for a script, ya know? We’re never gonna beat the first one but you got to get as close as you can. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: Back to Eel Marsh House in 'Woman in Black 2' Full UK Trailer

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"I think you should keep your visions to yourself." Following Daniel Radcliffe's unfortunate dealings with the haunted Eel Marsh House in The Woman in Black, a new group of victims will feel the terror in the sequel The Woman in Black: Angel of Death. After being evacuated out of London in the midst of the historical blitz, two teachers bring a group of school children to the house for refuge. But instead, they awaken the horrors within, which prompts creepy kids laughing, gross old dolls, rocking chairs moving by themselves, and all sorts of other cliches. There's some scary elements, but this doesn't look all that great. Here's the full UK trailer for Tom Harper's The Woman in Black: Angel of Death from eOne: And here's a different Us trailer for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, originally from Apple: You can watch the original UK teaser »

- Ethan Anderton

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Sean Bean Probably Won't Die in Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi 'The Martian'

21 October 2014 3:32 PM, PDT

Briefly: After dying in nearly everything that's he's starred in, it sounds like Sean Bean is poised to survive a feature film. THR has word that the Lord of the Rings and National Treasure star has landed a role in The Martian, the next sci-fi drama from Alien director Ridley Scott. The film follows an astronaut (Damon) who is stranded in a Martian colony and struggles to survive, hoping he can last long enough for Nasa to organize a rescue mission. Bean will play a Nasa flight director, presumably back on Earth, trying to sort things out. Bean joins an interesting assembly of talent that includes Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig and Donald Glover. The film arrives on November 25th, 2015. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Disney Loses 'John Carter' Rights But That Won't Stop More Movies

21 October 2014 2:07 PM, PDT

While there are those who simply didn't like Disney's adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic character John Carter back in 2012, there are even more people who didn't give it a chance because the studio just didn't market it well enough. It's a fun, impressive space adventure worthy of comparison to Indiana Jones and Star Wars in tone and scope, even if it's not the most groundbreaking film. After the film was a huge flop for Disney, there was little to no chance that a sequel would happen, but that doesn't mean we won't see a new John Carter adventure, because the rights to the character no longer belong to Disney. In fact, a press release has announced that the movie, television and merchandise rights to John Carter have reverted back to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., the company founded by the author himself. They've overseen every adaptation of his literary works in publishing, »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Back to the Future' Gets 30th Anniversary Live Orchestra Screenings

21 October 2014 12:48 PM, PDT

There's been endless celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters this year with Lego sets and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, but next year, another 80s favorite will be celebrating 30 years as well. Next year, Back to the Future will be 30 years old, and while we haven't heard about any special plans Universal Pictures may have to celebrate, there will be one cool event that fans can try to take advantage of in 2015. Variety reports Back to the Future will get special screenings around the world with a live orchestra utilized to play Alan Silvestri's signature score, just like the Star Trek reboot did this year. More below! Img Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency are behind the anniversary event which will kick off with a world premiere in Lucerne, Switzerland in late May 2015, featuring the 21st Century Orchestra. That's the only venue revealed so far, but there will be plenty »

- Ethan Anderton

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Patrick Stewart to Lead Gang of White Supremacists in 'Green Room'

21 October 2014 11:38 AM, PDT

Just after Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots were cast to lead Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier's next colorful thriller Green Room, one more cast member has been added into the mix, and it should make this one of your most anticipated films ever. A press release from Broad Green Pictures and Filmscience announced that "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and X-Men franchise star Patrick Stewart has joined the thriller which follows a young punk rock band who find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads. So who will Stewart play? Well, he'll have the role of Darcy Banker, the unflinching and industrial leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest. Just imagining Stewart in this role gives me goosebumps. As we previously reported, the film also stars Alia Shawkat, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Buy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on Cassette

21 October 2014 11:16 AM, PDT

Hot on the heels of news that fans will be able to get a dancing Groot toy just in time for the holidays, another treat from Guardians of the Galaxy will be available for purchase this holiday season too. Besides the ragtag group of misfits that make up the titular cosmic crew from Marvel's successful flick, one of the biggest stars of the film is the classic pop rock soundtrack. And now you'll be able to own and listen to it exactly like Star-Lord would because Billboard reports you can buy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 on cassette tape beginning November 17th. So now that friend of yours with a shitty car will have great music. Look! Here's Guardians of the Galaxy's Awesome Mix Vol. 1 in all its cassette glory (via Billboard): Update: Marvel has announced that the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 cassette will be available as part of the releases »

- Ethan Anderton

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