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News and information related to the moving picture.

Stop-motion film of the first six-minutes of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

Youtuber Covert Operatives AKA Jeff Gurwood, has created this impressive stop-motion animation of the first six minutes of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Each set is hand-built, made mainly from foam core and papier mache, while the characters are the 3 3/4 inch figures made by Hasbro. It took Jeff three months to craft the scenes, and another three months to shoot the animated short.

For a fan-made stop-motion film, this is pretty awesome. Given that the Hasbro figures are especially ugly and poorly articulated, this short is even more impressive. How accurate is it to the actual film? Watch it and find out!

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List of theaters showing first six minutes of “The Dark Knight Rises”

Last week, it was revealed that the first six minutes of the third and final Christopher Nolan “Batman” movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” would be shown in select IMAX theatres. We now know just which theaters, and the list is shorter than expected since they are only showing it in 70mm IMAX theatres.

The prologue for the film will not screen with digital IMAX or regular digital or 35mm film presentations of “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”. Regular, non-IMAX versions of “Ghost Protocol” open December 21. The list of theaters follows. Moviegoers should confirm theaters will be playing the prologue for “The Dark Knight Rises” before purchasing tickets.

Market Theatre City

Austin,TX IMAX Theater Austin Austin
Boston, MA Jordan’s IMAX Natick
Boston, MA IMAX 3D Theatre in Reading Reading
Calgary, AB Scotiabank Theatre Chinook 16 + IMAX Calgary
Chantilly, VA -Washington, DC Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Chantilly
Chicago, IL Navy Pier IMAX Theatre Chicago
Des Moines, IA SCI IMAX Dome Theater Des Moines
Detroit, MI Henry Ford IMAX Dearborn
Edmonton, AB Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton + IMAX Edmonton
Harrisburg, PA The Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts IMAX Harrisburg
Houston, TX Houston Marq*e Stadium 22 + IMAX Houston
Indianapolis White River IMAX Indianapolis
Los Angeles, CA Irvine Spectrum 20 + IMAX Irvine
Los Angeles, CA RAVE 18 + IMAX Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA Ontario Palace Stadium 22 + IMAX Ontario
Los Angeles, CA Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX Universal City
Madison, WI Star 18 Fitchburg with IMAX Fitchburg
Miami, FL AutoNation IMAX Fort Lauderdale
Minneapolis, MN Great Clips IMAX Apple Valley
Montreal, QC Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal + IMAX Montreal
Nashville,TN Opry Mills Stadium 20 + IMAX Nashville
New York, NY Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX New York
New York, NY Palisades IMAX West Nyack
Omaha, NE Star Cinema 16 with IMAX Council Bluffs
Orlando, FL Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 + IMAX Orlando
Ottawa, ON Silvercity Gloucester + IMAX Gloucester-Ottawa
Palm Springs (Los Angeles) Desert IMAX Theatre Cathedral City
Philadelphia, PA IMAX & the Tropicana Atlantic City
Philadelphia, PA Tuttleman IMAX – Franklin Institute Philadelphia
Phoenix, AZ Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX Tempe
Providence, RI Providence Place 16 with IMAX Providence
Quebec City, QC IMAX Le Theatre At Quebec Quebec City
Sacramento, CA Esquire IMAX Sacramento
San Antonio, TX IMAX at RiverCenter San Antonio
San Francisco, CA Metreon 16 with IMAX & ETX San Francisco
Seattle, WA Boeing IMAX – Pacific Science Center Seattle
Tampa, FL Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Tampa
Toronto, ON Coliseum 12 Mississauga + IMAX Mississauga
Toronto, ON Scotiabank Theatre Toronto + IMAX Toronto
Toronto, ON Colossus 18 Woodbridge + IMAX Woodbridge-Vaughan
Vancouver, BC Colossus Langley + IMAX Langley
Vancouver, BC Silvercity Riverport 18 + IMAX

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“Starship Troopers” remake coming to a theater near you

Is nothing safe from the curse of the remake? Apparently, the answer is a resounding “no.”

The Vulture is reporting that producer Neal Moritz has been put in charge of rebooting Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 sci-fi classic gore-“Starship Troopers” by Sony Pictures.

Screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, who have written “Thor” and “X-Men: First Class,” as well as many episodes of TV shows like “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and “Fringe,” will be responsible for working the script. No further info has been released yet since the film is purely in early pre-production phases right now.

This film joins the two other remakes of Verhoeven’s other films from the ’80’s, “Total Recall” and “RoboCop.” You would think that studios would wait until after those two movies were released before gauging any more reboots, but that would be logic, and the only time that word exists in Hollywood was when it was written into the original “Star Trek” movie scripts.

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New poster for “Men in Black 3” is full of MIB

You down with MIB? Yeah, you know me! The fine folks over at Collider have caught a first glimpse of a poster for Sony’s upcoming sci-fi threequel, “Men in Black 3.”

The image is comprised of the text logo for the film, which work to create the face of Tommy Lee Jones. Chances are, other posters will begin to pop up leading into the debut of the other actors, Will Smith and Josh Brolin. If you have motion-sickness, I suggest you don’t stare at that poster for too long.

“MINB 3” stars Will Smith, traveling back in time to save a young Agent K (Josh Brolin) in order to avert a world-ending disaster. In other words, a normal Tuesday for Division 9. The film also stars Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, and Johnny Knoxville, and opens in 3D on May 25th, 2012. A trailer is expected to hit theaters by Christmas time.

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Christian Bale says he is done with Batman movies

It looks like the end of the Christopher Nolan franchise of “Batman” films will officially be next year, as the lead actor is done playing the part.

In a recent interview with Inquirer Entertainment, Christian Bale said, “I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I’m taking that cowl off. I believe that the whole production wrapped yesterday, so it’s all done. Everything’s finished. It’s me and Chris – that will be the end of that Batman era.”

The team behind the film has been careful not to reveal many details about this current film, although the latest info to come in suggests that this film will take place eight years after the events of the previous movie in a world without Batman.

The prologue to the film will be screened before IMAX showings of Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” film, giving viewers their first taste of what to expect from the final movie in the trilogy. Bale also revealed that he plans on making a pair of films with Terrence Malick, “Lawless” and “Knight Of Cups”. Cate Blanchett will be co-starring.

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New poster for ‘The Avengers’ Movie hits the web

Recently on Yahoo! Movies and Moviefone, Marvel debuted two web banners bearing four members of “The Avengers” on each image for Joss Whedon’s upcoming take on the legendary comics team.

The first horizontal banner features Captain America, Bruce Banner, Iron Man unmasked as Tony Stark, and Thor. The second banner has Nick Fury, Loki, Hawkeye, and the Black Widow, looking sultry as ever.

The film stars Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, and Scarlett Johansson, and is set to premiere in theaters nationwide on May 4.

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First full trailer for “The Hunger Games”

Lionsgate has released the first official full trailer for their upcoming movie, “The Hunger Games,” based on the best-selling book by Suzanne Collins. If you are not familiar with the book, or even all the hype behind this film, your attention will definitely be grabbed after watching this video. I really don’t want to spoil your fun with this one, so give it a view – I guarantee you will be hooked!

The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, along with appearanes from Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland, and is set to debut in theaters on March 23, 2012. May the Odds Ever Be in Your Favor!

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Four “Die Hard” movies, one epic song

Remember when we first met John McClane?
Argyle picked him up from the plane,
And took him down to Nakatomi Tower…
To meet with Holly.

He came to get her back and to be her man,
But Hans and his buddies fucked up the plan,
And that’s about when everything went sour
At the Christmas party.

The boys from Guyz Nite made this song in honor of the “Die Hard” series of action movies starring Bruce Willis, which sums up the quadrilogy in just under five minutes. Think of all the time you have just saved by watching this song and not the full movies!

Granted, this video is from 2007 but I don’t care – it’s new to me and it migh be new to you. After all, only 2.8 million people have seen it. If you put that in perspective, that’s nearly one third of New York City, and compared to the rest of the world with internet… the numbers seem to be in my favor that a few million people still haven’t seen it. So yippee kay-ay, mother-f***ers!

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“Lupin III” Fan-Movie trailer has hijinx aplenty

LUPIN III The fan-movie (Teaser in Italiano) from Gabriel Cash on Vimeo.

“Lupin III” has been one of the most popular franchises in manga and anime since its inception, and continues to inspire new ideas decades after it was created. Case in point, this new fan-film coming soon!

Directed by Gabriel Cash, the film features a cast including Luca Conticelli, Yoon C.Joyce, Andrea Baglio, Francesca Gavardi, Miky Falcicchio, Mario Sechi and Vely Kant. The trailer, and most likely the entire film, is in Italian, but the language difference does not affect any of the hijinx. This is a very faithful adaptation down to the costumes and even facial expressions (seriously, the dude playing Lupin is my new idol). I look forward to the day this officially becomes released, so stay tuned for updates as the project continues.

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Help “The Muppets” Host The Oscars!

Are you sick of awful hosts at the Academy Awards, or worse, Billy Crystal? Do you demand change? Join the movement, and help the only group worth of hosting the most prestigious award show in the film industry take over for one night – The Muppets!

In this unique ad campaign leading into the release of their new film, The Muppets have created a new twitter to help them push towards hosting the 2012 edition of The Academy Awards. Can you imagine the possibilities if this became a reality? Danny Devito will finally find a woman his size in Miss Piggy, and can finally trade up from the far more porcine Rhea Perlman.

The Muppets are no strangers to hosting duties, having hosted the Halloween edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, which you can watch above. Check out more videos of The Muppets hosting Raw after the jump! Continue reading Help “The Muppets” Host The Oscars!

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