There's a certain amount of nostalgia that fans of The Dark Knight will always have when it comes to the original 1989 adaptation of Batman from director Tim Burton. That film and the sequel paved the way for more mature comic book movies, even if they don't hold up quite as well with the passage of time (though I still love them). Well, here's something cool you may not have known about Batman Returns. In what feels like perfect mimicry of the real world, there was once a plan for Batman Returns to feature a scene that took place in a Batman store, right in Gotham City. It was scrapped, but here's proof it existed.
It might be the 30th anniversary of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but for some reason the celebration hasn't been as rampant for the adventure sequel that's actually a prequel as it has been for Ghostbusters. However, when it comes to Raiders of the Lost Ark, there's something pretty awesome that has just surfaced online that might be the greatest piece of movie merchandise ever made. From Firebox, the same people making the Temple of Doom bowl that makes it look like you're eating monkey brains, you can get yourself a candle that looks like Major Arnold Ernst Toht (Ronald Lacey). Look!
First of all, if you haven't seen Interstellar yet, then don't read any further, as this post will contain several spoilers for Christopher Nolan's sci-fi film. One of the more surprising moments during this grand sci-fi journey is the revelation that Dr. Mann is still alive on the planet he was tasked with exploring as a potential new home. Equally surprising is that the character is played by Matt Damon and he appears to be the saving grace of the mission, at least until he's not. Now a prequel comic book tells the story of how Dr. Mann (and his robot KIPP) arrived on the icy, desolate planet in the film, and how he began to forge data to make it seem like his planet was hospitable, just so someone would come rescue him. Check it out!
This weekend is when that cool art exhibition inspired by movie sequels that were never made opens up, but that's not the only place you can find awesome big screen artwork for your walls. Hero Complex Gallery is opening up their latest "Kung Fu Theater" show in Los Angeles, and while the title might indicate this will only focus on movies with martial arts, it's actually much more broad and includes a variety of Asian film tributes. From anime hits like Princess Mononoke and Akira to The Karate Kid, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and more. There's some impressive pieces here, and one is even on bamboo. Look!
It's been over a year since Alfonso Cuaron's isolated space drama Gravity hit theaters, and the film has been available on Blu-Ray and DVD for quite awhile now. However, a new version of the film is hitting Blu-Ray, and while double dips for anniversary or special editions aren't always worth the money, this one is pretty interesting. While we normally don't cover home video stuff, an upcoming Diamond Luxe Blu-Ray edition of Gravity has caught our attention because not only does it have audio featuring Dolby Atmos Technology, but it will feature a "Space Silent Version" of the film without Steven Price's score in place.
Once a thriving cinematic experience for kids and adults alike, today drive-in movie theaters have become a novelty piece of nostalgia as generic, corporate multiplexes dominate the movie theater landscape. But that may not be the case much longer. BusinessWeek (via SlashFilm) reports the retro burger chain Johnny Rockets is teaming with USA Drive-ins to open up 200 drive-in theaters by 2018, each accompanied by a Johnny Rockets drive-thru and food counter. So just like the good ole days, you can sit in the comfort of your car, each a cheeseburger (they'll bring it to you) and watch a movie, just like God intended. Read on!
There's plenty of times we report on projects in development that never make it to the big screen. Either they never make it out of development, production falls apart or the studio just abandons it. Some of these more intriguing projects are sequels that fans have wanted for years. There are plenty of times when sequels have been in development before the initial film hits theaters, and audiences never get to see the follow-up that might have been, whether it's The Rocketeer, Spaceballs or Labyrinth. But a new art exhibit from iam8bit envisions an alternate world where they exist and have commissioned over 40 artists to create posters for sequels that were never made and they're awesome glimpses at an alternate reality. Look!
"We're gunna make you cool, and tough!" Yesterday Sony debuted the first trailer for the new movie from Neill Blomkamp, titled Chappie, which tells the story of a young robot being brought into a brutal world. Fans of this music group may have already spotted them, but for everyone else, it's time to introduce you to Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er from the South African group Die Antwoord. We've known they were in the cast since they were included in the early production announcements last year, but it's good to see them in the trailer and it seems they are main characters with a key role in the plot. View even more photos below.
It's officially All Hallow's Eve, and since the night of terror falls on a Friday, you can be sure you'll see plenty of kids and adults alike out on the town looking for candy and alcohol (respectively, hopefully). And since this time of the year brings out some impressive ingenuity and creativity amongst movie fans, for the past couple years, we've featured some of our favorite movie-themed Halloween costumes (check out our lists for 2012 and 2013). So we're back again with some of our favorite costumes we found online. We just wanted to make sure they were mostly homemade! Because store bought costumes suck. Look now!
Besides being one of the most popular video game franchises of all-time, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare caught our attention earlier this year because Kevin Spacey stars in the film and The Social Network producer Dana Brunetti is also behind the Activision game, making it quite the big screen video game spectacle. The game will hit shelves in just a few days, and a new ad has just arrived. Normally we don't post things like this, but it's a live-action commercial directed by Peter Berg and featuring his Lone Survivor star Taylor Kitsch. It's a pretty kick-ass ad, and it makes me want to see a movie with this tech.
Who would've thought it would be Best Buy bringing us awesome DVD covers? It is our general policy to skip most DVD/Blu-ray news, however this time I'm making an exception because this artwork is fantastic and I need to pay some compliments to whoever came up with this. A new promo called Project Pop Art has been announced involving Sony re-releasing 16 cult movie hits on Blu-ray this November. Each Steelbook Blu-ray is wrapped in gorgeous pop art from designers all over the world curated by Gallery 1988. They've chosen a handful of bestseller hits including The Fifth Element, Superbad, District 9, Snatch, Taxi Driver, Das Boot, Stripes, even The Who movie Tommy. All of them turned out great - see below.
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.
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!
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!