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What Happened When The Phantom Menace's Trailer Was Shown In Theaters

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There is a great deal of excitement swelling this week as audiences around North America get ready for their first ever look at J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But do you remember the last time anticipation was this high about a new series of Star Wars movies? Allow me to throw you in a time machine and take you back to 1998 at the debut of the first trailer for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. As described by YouTube user Mola Yam, what you see in the video embed above is actually footage from someone bootlegging the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace trailer back in 1998 when it was attached to screenings of the Brad Pitt drama Meet Joe Black. As you can tell from the reaction at the very end, excitement was at an extremely high level. One dude was even so excited »

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This Low Tech Avengers 2 Trailer Is Hilarious

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If last month.s trailer is any indication, The Avengers: Age of Ultron is shaping up to be one of the most visually impressive movies of 2015. The film has already broken a record for most VFX shots in a Marvel Studios movie, totaling over 3,000. However, what if Age of Ultron didn.t have the financial backing of Marvel Studios and Disney? What would Avengers 2 look like as a result? Look no further than YouTube for the answer in this clever, low-budget fan-made trailer. As you can tell from the abundance of cardboard props, cheap costumes and action figures, the The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer released last month has been sweded. Originating from the Jack Black film Be Kind Rewind, this term apples to when someone recreates a condensed version of a blockbuster film using a camcorder and the smallest budget possible. Since the original trailer wasn.t that long, »

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The War Over Batman's Logo Has Ended

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It was revealed last week that DC Comics was taking issue with the Spanish La Liga football club Valencia, claiming that their new logo was simply too similar to the internationally recognized symbol for Batman. While disputes like this often have a tendency to run on for weeks and months, it turns out that this one resolved itself pretty damn quickly. According to The Guardian, Valencia has announced they will no longer move forward with their contested new logo design. According to the newspaper, the sports team went through the process of trying to get the symbol copyrighted, which is what got DC Comics' attention, but rather than trying to fight for the new logo they have instead decided to discard it. You get get a look at the originally proposed symbol below: While the logo doesn't necessarily look like the Batman symbol that movie fans have gotten used »

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The War Over Batman's Logo Is Over

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It was revealed last week that DC Comics was taking issue with the Spanish La Liga football club Valencia, claiming that their new logo was simply too similar to the internationally recognized symbol for Batman. While disputes like this often have a tendency to run on for weeks and months, it turns out that this one resolved itself pretty damn quickly. According to The Guardian, Valencia has announced they will no longer move forward with their contested new logo design. According to the newspaper, the sports team went through the process of trying to get the symbol copyrighted, which is what got DC Comics' attention, but rather than trying to fight for the new logo they have instead decided to discard it. You get get a look at the originally proposed symbol below: While the logo doesn't necessarily look like the Batman symbol that movie fans have gotten used »

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This James Bond Laser Watch Is Epic, Watch It In Action

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James Bond movies always feature the British hero using some kind of crazy high-tech spy gear to get out of a jam, but now a laser-obsessed fan has actually made one of the gadgets a reality. Check it out! We've posted about German craftsman Patrick Priebe in the past, as he is the same guy who built his very own Iron Man gauntlet as well as a laser-guided Spider-Man webshooter, but now he has unveiled his latest build and it is quite impressive. Taking a page out of Q's book, he has designed a watch that can fire a a high-powered laser beam capable of some serious damage. As you can see in the video, the laser is hot enough to pop a balloon, light matches, scorch walls, and even burn through plastic. Much like James Bond's version of the same thing, this thing is definitely not a toy. In »

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Wait, Bane Wanted To Become Batman? This Insane Fan Theory Changes The Dark Knight Rises

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Although Christopher Nolan.s Dark Knight trilogy was a tremendous success, its last entry is still heavily debated among fans. Many consider The Dark Knight Rises to be the weakest entry of the series and believe it doesn.t fit thematically with its predecessors. Among the issues often discussed is the film.s main villain, Bane. Although Tom Hardy was intimidating as the League of Shadows strongman, some take issue with his role in the film - specifically that he has only loosely adapted from the comic book incarnation, the gaps in his plan and his anticlimactic death. However, there.s a new fan theory that not only puts Bane in an entirely new light, but paints the entire movie in a new light: Bane wasn.t a villain at all, he was on Batman.s side the entire time! Reddit user ciociosanvstar has posted a message on the "Fan »

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Director Wants To Make Dune, But In Animated Form

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Ari Folman, who has earned a great deal of acclaim as the the director of the psychedelic science fiction adventure, The Congress, and the animated feature, Waltz With Bashir, would be up for turning Alejandro Jodorowsky.s Dune into an animated feature. Can we just all take a second to appreciate how cool something like that could be? Unfortunately, there isn.t anything confirmed, but that's not stopping us from imaging the possibilities. An animated Dune is really more of a twinkle in Folman.s eye. After seeing Frank Pavich.s 2013 documentary, Jodorowsky.s Dune, a film about Jodorowsky.s ambitious but ultimately doomed attempt to bring the novel to the big screen in the 70.s, Ari Folman recently admitted that he was interested in bringing Jodorowsky.s vision to life. While Jodorowsky wasn.t ever interested in turning his vision for Dune into an animated film, he did say »

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25 Wtf, Incredible Things We Spotted In The Jurassic World Trailer

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It's here! The Jurassic World trailer is finally here! An adventure 65 million (plus a couple) years in the making has finally shown its face to the public, and it looks spectacular! The nostalgia is running high, and the influences of the 1993 original are more than somewhat felt in this trailer. Yet there's enough new material to excite us to no end as well, and with that we present 25 moments from the Jurassic World trailer that had us cheering and gasping for air! Judy Greer Is An Ominous Mom Right from the get go, we see Judy Greer popping up again this year in a big budget creature feature. Except this time, we actually get to see her (as opposed to in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), and she's joking around with her kids about running from danger. Either she's the worst mother in the world, or she's got »

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The Pan Trailer Is Magical, Adventurous And Visually Stunning

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"Welcome to Neverand!" With the vocal boom of a carnival barker, Hugh Jackman helps kick off the first full trailer for Joe Wright.s Pan, a wondrous origin story for the legendary hero that will reinvent the fairy tale next summer. You had me at "Joe Wright." The director of such lush and mesmerizing epics as Atonement, Anna Karenina and Hanna puts a unique spin on the classic work of J.M. Barrie to portray young Peter Pan (newcomer Levi Miller) as a stolen orphan snatched by the crew of Blackbeard (Jackman) and transported on a wild and colorful adventure to Neverland. The tone of Pan appears to aim right at families . particularly parents, playing up Amada Seyfried.s character as having to give up her child (and Peter.s tender hopes that he will one day reunite with her in another life). But on a recent visit to the »

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The Jurassic World Trailer Is Terrifying And Perfect

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"If something chases you. run!" Welcome back to Jurassic World, a theme park where the patrons are lunch. Though we expected the first full trailer for Colin Trevorrow.s sequel to drop on Thanksgiving, someone took the bird out of the over much earlier, giving us a long, loving look at what promises to be one of the biggest movies of 2015. The point of emphasis at the start of the trailer is on two young brothers taking a trip to the park of the title (in true Steven Spielberg fashion). But one thing that.s instantly different about the tone of this trailer is that the park is Loaded with people. This isn.t a handful of scientists scurrying away from dinos. This is a Disney World-level success story . a tourist destination . that.s about to be thrown into total chaos. The Sea World nod is evident, as a crocodile-type »

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Far From The Madding Crowd Trailer: Watch Carey Mulligan Pick Between 3 Suitors

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Carey Mulligan adds Bathsheba Everdene to her repertoire with Far From The Madding Crowd. Check out its first trailer below: Forget love triangles. That's so totally 2014. How about a love quadrangle? In Thomas Hardy.s classic 1874 novel Far From The Madding Crowd, Bathsheba Everdene has her pick of three very different suitors. There's the kind-hearted sheep farmer Gabrielle Oak, the dashing and passionate Sergeant Frank Troy, and the wealthy but stern William Boldwood. Each offers love. Which one--and which life--will she choose? In Far From The Madding Crowd's first trailer, Fox Searchlight builds this premise out with loads of mood and an eerie and enchanting song. The colors are glorious, and naturally Carey Mulligan looks lovely as Bathsheba. But let's take a closer look at her co-stars/the heroine's romantic options. First up, that simple shepherd Gabrielle Oaks, played here by Matthias Schoenaerts, the Belgian actor who recently stared »

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How Jason Reitman Is Planning To Break Out Of His Slump

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After a string of critical hits, Jason Reitman has hit a rough patch with a pair of duds, Labor Day and Men, Women & Children. But Reitman is looking to turn things around with an enticing new project. THR reports Focus Features has just signed Jason Reitman to helm I Would Only Rob Banks for My Family, a comedy penned by Nick Hornby of About a Boy fame. Incredibly, the film is actually a biopic of sorts, based on a real incident where a seemingly normal Texas family banded together to pull off a pair of bank robberies before being collared. This bizarre family adventure will be adapted from Skip Hollandsworth's Texas Monthly article of the same name, "I Would Only Rob Banks For My Family." Read the original story here. Fittingly, I Would Only Rob Banks for My Family will be a family affair, as Jason Reitman will direct »

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Proof Little Girls Love Frozen Even More Than We Thought

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We're fast approaching the one-year anniversary for the release of Disney's Frozen, and yet the world's collective love for this whimsical musical hasn't cooled at all. In fact, Elsa and Anna have just toppled the icon that is Barbie. USA Today reports Frozen dolls are being purchased for little girls' Christmas gifts more than Barbie. Keep in mind--that means all Barbies out of the untold numbers of variations Mattel has on store shelves. This shocking finding comes from the National Retail Federation, which polled parents to find out what they were purchasing for their kids this holiday season. The survey has been taken annually for the past 11 years, and Barbie has always come out on top. Until the rise of Frozen. Frozen dolls were the response for 20% of the 6,593 consumers surveyed between November 3 and November 10th. Barbie only scored 16.8%. The top toys for girls this Christmas looks like this: 1. Disney's »

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The Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back On, But With This Major Change

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When Apple co-founder and renowned innovator Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, the world mourned. Shortly thereafter, he was remembered in the biopic Jobs, with Ashton Kutcher in the title role. But a sexier take on this complicated genius is coming with Michael Fassbender, and a new move just happened. Just days after Sony dropped the untitled Steve Jobs biopic that boasts an Aaron Sorkin screenplay, THR reports Universal has picked it up from Sony's turnaround. Danny Boyle is still on board to direct the film, and now Michael Fassbender is no longer being eyed for the lead, but is officially attached to star. There's no word yet on when the Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic will shoot. But that decision could lie almost entirely with Michael Fassbender. After all, the international A-lister is incredibly in demand. And on top of that, Fassbender is juggling several franchises . He's recently wrapped »

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LucasFilm's Strange Magic Trailer Is Musical and Ridiculous

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Well that was quick. Just days after announcing Strange Magic with its first look, Lucasfilm is unveiling its first trailer. Check it out below: While on a film shoot far, far away Lucasfilm is producing new Star Wars movies, here at home they are readying for the release of Strange Magic, an animated film on which George Lucas is the executive producer, and scores a story credit. But the inspiration for this fairy-centric tale is actually William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. With the release of Strange Magic's first look, we discovered the film would center on fairies battling over a powerful potion, while occasionally taking a moment to deliver playful covers on pop songs. Thanks to the first trailer, we're seeing these two sides in action, we know the potion "destroys order," and that those pop songs include "Wild Thing," "Say Hey (I Love You)," and "Sugar Pie »

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Sony Pictures Was Reportedly Hacked, Get The Details

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Sony Pictures Entertainment was allegedly targeted and infiltrated by hackers on Monday. In fact, the attack was so vicious that the studio had to inform its employees across the world not to connect to its network or access their emails. Variety has confirmed that the hack took place, and sources also went on to say that no other subsidiaries of Sony Corporation were affected by the cyber invasion, but there are concerns that employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment might be blighted by this incident for quite some time. Sony Pictures has reportedly informed their employees that the situation might not be resolved for as long as three weeks. However, they have also noted that it could be done and dusted in a day. Basically, it sounds as if they haven.t got a clue about how much damage has been done to their network. So what exactly happened as a »

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How They Make Superhero Costumes Fit So Perfectly

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Superhero costumes look unusual, but there.s one thing they have going for them: they fit near-perfectly on the wearer. You won.t see a costumed vigilante wearing anything baggy or loose-fitting while fighting crime. Obviously this is because a film.s costume designers take an actor.s measurements and creates the outfit to those specifications, but now it seems that technology is also playing a role. In a recent interview, actor Frank Grillo, who played Brock Rumlow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, inadvertently revealed the special process that goes into making the outfits that superheroes and supervillains wear while talking about his preparation for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. While basically confirming his return as Crossbones in the upcoming sequel, Grillo revealed to Entertainment Weekly the unusual way he has been doing fittings for his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Said Grillo, "[Winter Soldier] was only »

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Wanted 2 Might Actually Happen, Forward Progress Is Being Made

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It has been over six years since Wanted was released, and after it took in a rather impressive $340 million from a $75 million budget, a sequel was soon promised. But the fact that it has now been stuck in development hell for just over half a decade means that most fans of the original had given up hope that Wanted 2 would ever actually get to the big screen. According to Wanted.s producers, however, there's a chance that the sequel could still happen. During a discussion with Coming Soon to promote their upcoming Disney musical Into The Woods, producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca confirmed that a script for Wanted 2 has been prepared and that they are pretty happy with it. However, according to Platt, it sounds as though it.s still being worked on. Said the filmmaker, "We have a script that.s getting pretty good. To do »

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The New Interview Trailer Is Easily The Funniest And Best Yet

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Need a good laugh to help you close out your Monday? May I present you with the latest trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The Interview - which should have you rolling out of your chair laughing. We are now just a few weeks away from the release of The Interview, and to really drive home the point that this is the comedy to see this winter, Sony Pictures has cut together and released a fantastic new trailer for the movie. It has some hilariously raunchy bits - the most notable being a discussion of Miley Cyrus' camel toe/moose knuckle - but what this trailer really delivers on is giving us our first real look at the film's version of Kim Jong-un, played by Randall Park. Controversy be damned, this preview fully flaunts the fact that what we're looking at is a movie about the assassination »

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Is Finally Getting The Pieces In Place

24 November 2014 3:33 PM, PST

Harry Potter fans are eagerly awaiting any news about the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films that are in the works. The latest bit of news confirms that J.K. Rowling has completed the script for the movie. The Telegraph posted the update, stating that the script is complete and quoting producer David Heyman as saying that it's "wonderful." He also notes that they start filming next year. It's not hard to believe that the script is wonderful. No one knows this world better than J.K. Rowling, who penned all seven Harry Potter books, as well as numerous bonus books, the Fantastic Beasts reference guide among them. I doubt I'm alone in feeling much more confident about a Fantastic Beasts film penned by Rowling than I would be if she weren't at the very least, involved with the story, considering how thin the source material is, »

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