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Nerd Alert: 'Avengers' Oz Parody and Shia Rap Disses 'Transformers'

6 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this magnificent Monday? Avengers: Age of Ultron gets a terrific Tin Man parody, Shia Labeouf rips on the Transformers in a freestyle rap and a Star Wars fan creates an epic space Western trailer. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Oz Parody

When fans first saw the villainous Ultron in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, the nefarious android makes a reference to Disney's Pinocchio, with his "no strings on me" line. YouTube user Darren Wallace has created a video that goes in a different direction, portraying Ultron as the Tin Man from Warner Bros.' classic The Wizard of Oz in the parody Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man. »

- MovieWeb

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This Wizard of Oz/Avengers: Age of Ultron Mashup Is Weirdly Impressive

8 hours ago | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

There's really no way to prepare you for this Avengers: Age of Ultron/The Wizard of Oz mashup, Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man. It's bizarre, it's remarkably well-done, and at less than a minute, it doesn't outstay its welcome. Basically, it's the perfect video. Watch to see The Cowardly Lion/Thor and Scarecrow/Captain America - you won't regret it. »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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The Avengers meets The Wizard of Oz in mashup video Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man

10 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ever wondered what it would be like if you crossed The Avengers with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? Well wonder no more, as YouTuber Darren Wallace has created a rather splended mashup between this year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz with a faux trailer for Avengers of Oz: Age of Tinman. Check it out here…


- Gary Collinson

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Avengers Of Oz: Age Of Tin Man Is A Wonderfully Creepy Mash-Up

28 June 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

How do you make Avengers: Age of Ultron’s first teaser, complete with That rendition of ‘I’ve Got No Strings’, even creepier? Well, if you’re Darren Wallace (who has already brought us the wonderful ‘raptors on Bikes’ Jurassic World parody, you mash it up with The Wizard of Oz, creating a mash-up trailer that will haunt your dreams for days!!!! Check it out below. »

- (Tom White)

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This Avengers: Age Of Ultron/Wizard Of Oz Mashup Trailer Will Freak You The Hell Out

28 June 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

What happens when Earth's Mightiest Heroes (and Ultron) are reimagined as characters from The Wizard of Oz? Something pretty f**king weird to be honest. That makes this cleverly put together mashup trailer no less brilliant however, and while seeing the Cowardly Lion as Thor and the Scarecrow as Captain America is pretty nuts, Ultron as the Tin Man will ensure you never view the classic 1939 movie in the same way...anyway, share your thoughts on the video in the usual place! »

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Tin Man Gets a Heart of Darkness in this Avengers Mash-up

27 June 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

We’ve already seen what The Avengers would have looked like in 1995, back when VHS was the preferred method of pop-culture consumption. Now we get to see what the offspring of The Wizard of Oz and The Avengers would look like, courtesy of YouTube user Darren Wallace. The Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man is exactly what the title suggests. Which is to say, awesome. »

- Greg Cwik

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The Wizard Of Oz Gets Twisted In This Awesome Age Of Ultron Parody Trailer

27 June 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As far as we can tell, as soon as two pieces of media were ever produced, somebody somewhere tried to put them together. The mashup is a tried and true art form and the internet is its canvas. The newest entertaining combination has brought together Age of Ultron with The Wizard of Oz and asks one simple question. What if the Tin Man lost his damn mind? The trailer parody Age of Tin Man is brought to us by Darren Wallace on YouTube. While a few Avengers characters get to remain themselves, the part of the Captain America is played by the Scarecrow and Thor is the Cowardly Lion. Black Window in the role of Dorothy seemed like a bit too easy in our opinion, until she dropped out of the Quinjet on her motorcycle, complete with a basket hanging on the handlebars which Toto drops into after her. It »

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Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Meets 'The Wizard of Oz,' Tom Holland as Spider-Man and More

26 June 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Mash-Up of the Day: Avengers: Age of Ultron reworked as a sequel to The Wizard of Oz results in "Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man":   Fan Art of the Day: We've got some time before we see the real deal, but here's an imagined look at newly cast Tom Holland as Spider-Man by artist BossLogic (via Geek Tyrant):   Movie Parody of the Day: College Humor animated variations of Jurassic Park for other geological periods and also questioned the accuracy of the movie's title:   Vintage Image of the Day: The cast of the Lgbt cinema milestone The Boys in the Band, most of whom sadly aren't alive today to hear the Supreme Court decision on...

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- Christopher Campbell

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No Weapon Formed Against Me Shall Prosper: Los Angeles, 2015

22 June 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Los Angeles' Bendix Building. Photo by Jordan Cronk.The bats have left the bell towerThe victims have been bled  Red velvet lines the black boxBela Lugosi's dead —BauhausBela-Bonkers Brit Bloke Brazenly Boosts Bendix-Building Black Bandana!In the annals of Los Angeles crime, it was hardly an episode to titillate James Ellroy. Was it even really a crime? I was on the short stairwell that connects the 11th—the top—floor of the Bendix Building, a Garment District block on the corner of Maple St and 12th St, when I spotted the square of white-patterned black cotton. Into my pocket it rapidly went, compensation for the fact that my quest for rooftop access had been stymied. An orange plastic sign across the door up ahead, warning (bluffing?) of alarms that would ring out if opened, dissuaded further progress. I wasn't too disheartened—my unplanned visit to the Bendix Building had yielded sufficient delights. »

- Neil Young

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Does ‘Jurassic World’ Make You Feel Like a Dinosaur? Don’t Worry, You’re Not Alone

22 June 2015 6:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hard to believe it’s been 22 years since “Jurassic Park.” If that fact alone doesn’t make you feel old, now there’s “Jurassic World” to make those of us ancient enough to remember — and admire — the original feel like dinosaurs.

In theory, the movie is a sequel, but let’s admit it: “Jurassic World” is really a remake — a remake engineered the way Steven Spielberg probably figures he’d have to treat “Jurassic Park” if he were making it for the first time today, at a time when half that film’s problems could be solved by a little invention called the cell phone. (As for Spielberg’s “Jaws”? Fuggedaboudit. We’re living in the age of “Sharknado.” No one’s impressed by a shark anymore.)

For the sake of this column, I’m going to assume you’ve seen “Jurassic World.” Ten days in theaters, and the movie has already grossed nearly $1 billion. »

- Peter Debruge

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Fantasia 2015’s 2nd Titles Wave Includes We Are Still Here, The Invitation

11 June 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 19th Fantasia International Film Festival is right around the corner. Though the full lineup for the festival won't be unveiled until early next month, the second wave of Fantasia titles have been revealed and horror fans have a lot to look forward to.

Press Release: "Montreal, June 11, 2015 – The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival, presented by Ubisoft and Anchor Bay, will soon be stunning Montreal with three weeks of cinematic ingenuity from July 14 until August 4, 2015.

Fantasia's complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed on July 7th. To tide you over until then, we're thrilled to announce an incredible Second Wave of titles!

The International Premiere Of Takeshi Kitano’S Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen

Coming immediately after his Outrage saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (In The Realm Of The Senses) as a retired yakuza who realizes »

- Derek Anderson

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Fantasia Fest’S 2015 Line-up Will Melt Your Brain

11 June 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival, presented by Ubisoft and Anchor Bay, will soon be stunning Montreal with three weeks of cinematic ingenuity from July 14 until August 4, 2015.

From The Official Press Release:

Fantasia’s complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed on July 7th. To tide you over until then, we’re thrilled to announce an incredible Second Wave of titles!

The International Premiere Of Takeshi Kitano’S Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen Coming immediately after his Outrage saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (In The Realm Of The Senses) as a retired yakuza who realizes that the only way to break the monotony of his daily life by reuniting with his old gang. This is a funny and heartfelt meditation on growing old that only the master of Japanese cinema could deliver. International Premiere

 A Special Screening »

- BJ Colangelo

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Fantasia Film Festival announces second wave of titles

11 June 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A little over one month away, the Fantasia Film Festival announced it’s second wave of titles this morning. Fantasia Film Festival holds a special place in the hearts of Sound on Sight and we could not be more excited for their upcoming edition which promises to be bigger and better than ever. Arguably the largest genre film festival in the world, Fantasia will run from July 14th to August 4th this year and feature a large number of world and international premieres. The full-lineup, including special events, will be announced on July 7th.

From the official press release, here are some titles we can now look forward to:

The International Premiere Of Takeshi Kitano’S Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen

Coming immediately after his Outrage saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (In The Realm Of The Senses) as a retired yakuza who realizes »

- Justine Smith

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‘Psycho,’ ‘Grease’ Returning to Cinemas in ‘TCM Presents’ Series

9 June 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Prepare to get your nostalgia on. Eight films, including “Psycho” and a “Grease” sing-a-long, are returning to theaters later this year as part of the “TCM Presents” series, a partnership between Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies with several major studios.

Double Indemnity,” “Roman Holiday,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and a double feature of the English and Spanish-language versions of “Dracula” join the previously announced “Jaws” to round out the schedule of classics.

“The series allows us to bring fans another opportunity to engage with classic movies on the big screen from a variety of studios and eras in a way that aligns with our network’s mission to show films the way they were meant to be seen,” said Jennifer Dorian, general manager of Turner Classic Movies.

The trend to re-release classic films is consistent with Fox’s plans to stage a live broadcast of “Grease” in 2016 and A »

- Seth Kelley

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Warner Bros. bringing Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Fantastic Beasts and more to Licensing Expo 2015

5 June 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Licensing Expo 2015 set to get underway in four days, Warner Bros. has announced its line-up for the convention, where it will showcase a range of its properties including 2016’s big movie releases Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, along with numerous DC television and animated offerings and kid’s favourites such as Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes. Check out the full press release here…

With a powerhouse portfolio of entertainment properties—anchored by a theatrical slate of tentpole films, a fan-driven TV portfolio, global initiatives with immersive worlds, all-new animated content developed for younger fans, and a diverse lineup of pop-classic favorites—Warner Bros. Consumer Products (Wbcp) soars into Licensing Expo 2015 with an unrivaled lineup of content support and partners that will drive its licensing, merchandising and retail business in 2016 and beyond.

“Wbcp arrives at Licensing Expo with an unmatched »

- Gary Collinson

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'The Wiz' Open Casting Call

5 June 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"The Wiz Live!" is the next show in NBC's musical television event, but not every role is taken!

NBC is hosting an open casting call for the role of Dorothy.

Auditions will take place Saturday, June 6 from 10 Am – 2 Pm Et at Telsey + Co., 311 W. 43rd St., 10th Floor in Midtown Manhattan. Sign in begins at 9 Am Et.

Photos: ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ Celebrates 75 Years

Potential Dorothys should be ready to sing "The Wiz's" "Ease on Down the Road," "Home," and "Be a Lion."

Casting directors are looking ...

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- (Access Hollywood)

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Re-Viewed: Spaceballs, Mel Brooks's classic Star Wars spoof

4 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

When Spaceballs premiered in 1987, four years after Return of the Jedi and with no other Star Wars films on the horizon, critics said director-writer-star Mel Brooks had waited too long to make it and that Lucas's trilogy was too easy a target. Audiences seemed to agree - the film only did moderate box office, taking just $38m on its Us run (with a reported budget of $22m) and finishing 31st in the list of hits for that year. However, it subsequently became a cult favourite on video, Laserdisc and DVD, and was popular enough to receive the full-blown 25th Anniversary treatment (complete with Mel Brooks commentary) on Blu-Ray in 2012.

Needless to say, Spaceballs wasn't Mel Brooks's first foray into parody - he had enjoyed enormous success with his previous films and had already targeted Westerns (Blazing Saddles), horror movies (Young Frankenstein), silent movies (Silent Movie), Hitchcock thrillers (High Anxiety »

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Transformers cinematic universe adds two more writers

2 June 2015 10:12 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Lindsey Beer and Christina Hodson sign up for Transformers duties, as Paramount continues to bring in new writers for the series...

The story so far. Paramount wants a Transformers cinematic universe, to expand beyond the Michael Bay-directed series of films. As such, earlier in the year it hired Akiva Goldsman to oversee a writer's room approach to developing new Transformers movies. And it's signed up some interesting names already.

Already on board are The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, X-Men: The Last Stand's Zak Penn, Lost writer Jeff Pinkner, and more recently, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari - who worked on Ant-Man - have joined up.

Now, Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer are the latest additions. Hodson is currently penning the new take on The Fugitive for Warner Bros. Beer, meanwhile, has penned a new version of The Wizard Of Oz, »

- simonbrew

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Transformers Braintrust Adds Two Female Writers

2 June 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

On the heels of recent criticism surrounding the lack of diversity in their Transformers braintrust, Paramount Pictures has hired Lindsey Beer and Christina Hodson to join the Akiva Goldsman-spearheaded writer's room assembled to develop the future of the multi-billion dollar franchise. Beer and Hodson are the first female writers to join the writer's room conceived by Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to create a Marvel-syle shared Transformers Universe. Deadline reports that Beer and Hodson will join already-hired writers Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Zak Penn (Ready Player One), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man) and Jeff Pinkner (Lost). The studio's goal is to have another Transformers sequel ready to go by the time Bay wraps his Benghazi drama 13 Hours. We don't know what the team is working on just yet, but there have been rumors of a Bumblebee spinoff. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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There's a new Doctor Who game on the blocks with Lego Dimensions

2 June 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Lego Dimensions has just got a lot more timey-wimey. The BBC has confirmed that Doctor Who sets will be available for the upcoming game.

Iconic characters and elements from the long-running sci-fi series will be included in the new game, which combines physical block building with console gameplay.

The Doctor Who pack will include the latest Doctor played by Peter Capaldi, the Tardis and K-9 figurines.

The game's release is thought to coincide with the first official Doctor Who Lego set, which will also launch later this year.

Other previously confirmed packs that have appeared online include Portal 2, Jurassic World, Scooby-Doo!, Back to the Future and The Simpsons.

Lego Dimensions is a toys-to-life adventure - similar to games such as Skylanders and Disney Infinity - that includes physical toys from a number of franchises to be played with the game.

Toys from the DC Comics universe, The Lord of the Rings, »

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