The Deadpool Movie Now Seems to Be Really Really Happening, With Release Date and Such

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm

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If this movie doesn't suck, we probably have whoever leaked the test footage to thank for it. The movie is now set to open on February 12th, right before Valentine's Day, in 2016. Visual effects animator Tim Miller will direct; Ryan Reynolds is not officially confirmed but it's pretty clear he still wants to do it if they'll have him.

Rob Liefeld may be looking for suggestions as to what to Tweet about from here on out.

EXCLUSIVE Leprechaun: Origins Clip reveals Hornswoggle Suiting up in Full Makeup

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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If you've been waiting to see what the new Leprechaun looks like, we've got you covered in a TR-exclusive featurette of Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl donning the makeup and animatronic suit that will disguise not just his face, but his bodily proportions as well.

Leprechaun: Origins will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 30th. Get a load of the creature right now...

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EXCLUSIVE: Director John Suits on His Strange Comic-Book Movie The Scribbler

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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There's a comic-book movie opening tomorrow, but it's not like any others that have come out this year.

Katie Cassidy, Arrow's Laurel Lance, stretches her acting muscles and her body while shedding clothes to play Suki, a troubled girl with multiple personalities, including one who apparently leaves backwards-written messages on her skin and furniture. Using a new experimental technique, her doctors try to eliminate her extra selves from her head one by one - but what if Suki herself is one of the fake personalities?

Set in a surreal, colorful world where scribbles appear on the skin and colors shift like moods, this is a unique film with many modern scream queens like Sasha Grey, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Michelle Trachtenberg and Ashlynn Yennie. But the director can explain it better than I can...

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JJ Abrams Shows off the Millennium Falcon...With a Twist

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 12:37 pm

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We've seen spy pictures, but here's some up-close video of the new Falcon...including an easter egg that will likely not be in the final film, but it is part of an elaborate in-joke...

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GIVEAWAY: Tusk Swag Signed by Kevin Smith and Friends

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Put away the eggs, because with this latest opportunity, you are (potentially) the walrus. So let us talk of other things. Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, and cabbages and kings...none of which you'll be winning from me. What you can take home, however, is a grand prize package of: a Tusk poster signed by Kevin Smith, Genesis Rodriguez and Justin Long; a metal Tusk grinder, which can potentially be used to, let's say, crush larger pieces of dried plant into smaller pieces, should you have a reason for doing so; and an "I don't want to die in Canada" T-shirt. [Sorry, I tried - but this swag ships to US addresses only.]

Five runners up will get a T-shirt and a plastic Tusk grinder. To enter, here's what you do...

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9 Less-Hyped Films to Look for From Fantastic Fest 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Fantastic Fest, which kicks off today for a week in Austin, Texas, is arguably the most nerd-centric film festival in the U.S., and certainly the most blogged about, in large part thanks to a free arcade of new indie games, the coolest karaoke rooms in the world (including a Twin Peaks-themed red room), an aggressive outreach by uber-film geeks Harry Knowles and Drafthouse's Tim League, and even debates that end in boxing matches...usually by dorks with no idea how to actually fight, which is part of the appeal.

The movies themselves range from upcoming sci-fi flicks you want to see, to weird-ass shit you never knew you needed, most of it falling under sci-fi, fantasy, action/martial-arts, horror or crime drama (the crime drama thing is weird, and generally my least favorite part, but there it is). Tusk will be playing there. The ABCs of Death 2 will playing there. Keanu Reeves' new action movie is there. I'm here to focus on stuff you don't know as much about yet; stuff you can bet will make up most of Magnet releasing and Drafthouse's slate for next year.

Here are 9 picks besides the obvious...

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EXCLUSIVE: A Chaotic Conversation With Terry Gilliam

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Terry Gilliam is a man often surrounded by chaos, from the zaniness of the other Monty Pythons he made a name for himself with, to the battle for control of Brazil and the string of bad luck that derailed his The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. So it shouldn't have come as a surprise when my interview with him ended up containing some odd mishaps, as my phone call crossed with another call and his publicist lost track of which interviewer was on the line.

In a normal interview, I'd tend to edit such glitches out of the final transcript, but this was no normal interview - Gilliam embraced the chaos of the moment, acknowledging the confusion and riffing on it to a point where our conversation would probably read very strangely without it. Ostensibly, we're talking about his latest film The Zero Theorem, with Christoph Waltz playing an ex-office drone working out of his home trying to make the universe's ultimate equation even out. Speaking as one who also works at home and rarely steps outside except for errands, I can report that in a metaphorical sense, the director absolutely nails the weirdness of fully interacting with the world while staying shut away from it at the same time.

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More Kenner-Style Alien Figures, Including Chestburster Kane

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:58 pm

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Some of these were already chase figures in the mystery egg packaging, but now you can own them carded and Kenner style. This series includes two figures I don't think Kenner would ever have made - Kane with the acid-bleeding facehugger raping his throat, and Kane with the baby chestburster emerging and making a bloody mess. Then you also get a metallic xenomorph, and Ripley in a white spacesuit (no Ripley in undies? I mean, if you're gonna go non-PG with the blood, why not?

Like most figures in this style, they're $9.99. Unlike most of the rest, they're based on actual Kenner sculpts...all except these versions of Kane, which are newly done.

You can even pretend one is a Spaceballs figure, if you like.

Forget Godzilla...King Kong's Fighting Loki Next Movie

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 1:43 pm

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A different kind of beauty will face the beast, MTV is reporting, as Tom Hiddleston has just been cast opposite King Kong in Skull Island, to be directed by Kings of Summer's Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

Though the movie is presumed to be a prequel, what with the Comic-Con teaser showing an ape resembling Peter Jackson's version, and that Kong having died at the end and all, nothing official has actually yet stated that it is. Kong has died many times and been revived - this could just as easily be a reboot, especially if there are even the vaguest of plans to have him meet Godzilla later, which would admittedly be legally tricky ('Zilla is under Legendary's old partnership with WB, while Kong is mostly owned by new partners Universal, with some aspects in the public domain).

If Kong makes it past this battle, that is. For Hiddleston has quite a bit of experience dealing with oversized brutes who sound like thunder approaching.

Belly Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good! Krispy Kreme Ghostbusters Donuts Are Happening!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm

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Fittingly, they are filled with marshmallow cream, because how could something like that every hurt you? Arguably a Twinkie would be more appropriate, but since Twinkies actually had their "dead rising from the grave" moment for realz, we can give them credit for time served.

Looks like my gut is gonna stay-puffed for a while.