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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jan 27, 2020 at 22:08. 2 comments

This Live-Action Toy Story 3 Remake Made By Teens Puts My Own Teen Accomplishments to Shame

This Live-Action Toy Story 3 Remake Made By Teens Puts My Own Teen Accomplishments to Shame

Think back to your greatest childhood accomplishment, was it making a pot holder out of popsicle sticks? Or maybe beating Super Mario Bros. in a single afternoon? Impressive feats, but Morgan and Mason McGrew spent eight entire years of their childhood using a combination of stop-motion and live-action footage to recreate Toy Story 3. It’s a staggering achievement, and one you can finally...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Jan 11, 2020. 7 comments

Robert Zemeckis Might Direct a New Sci-Fi Thriller for Warner Bros.

Robert Zemeckis Might Direct a New Sci-Fi Thriller for Warner Bros.

Robert Zemeckis , director of such massively influential films as Forrest Gump and Back to the Future, might be trying his hand at a new sci-fi thriller courtesy of Warner Bros.

The film, titled Ares, is in development at the studio, with a script written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel), says the Hollywood Reporter. It tells the story of “an astronaut whose space capsule crash...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Jan 01, 2020. 19 comments

Movies, Music, and Books That Enter the Public Domain Today

Movies, Music, and Books That Enter the Public Domain Today

Today isn’t just a day to nurse your hangover from New Year’s Eve—it’s also a day to celebrate the public domain. Movies, books, music, and more from 1924 are all entering the public domain today, meaning that you’re free to download, upload, and share these titles however you see fit. And it’s completely legal.

Some titles from 1924, like the movie The Thief of Baghdad, already entered the...

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Alyse Stanley Alyse Stanley Dec 30, 2019. 2 comments

Google Search Now Has a (I'll Probably Never) Watchlist

Google Search Now Has a (I'll Probably Never) Watchlist

There is entirely too much content out there—so much so that plenty of folks find it quite literally overwhelming. And trying to keep track of all those horror movies and melodramatic reality shows and whodunnits starring Chris Evans in a cable knit sweater (oh ok, fine. There’s only one of those. But I’m optimistic for the future.)

Anyway, it’s become one everlasting treadmill of a...

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Alex Cranz Alex Cranz Dec 24, 2019. 17 comments

I Think I Watched the Patched Version of Cats

I Think I Watched the Patched Version of Cats

I witnessed Cats for you . You weak people with your finite resources and lack of desire to spend money or time on Cats. For you, I trekked half a mile—in the rain—to witness Tom Hooper’s hubris writ large on the screen. I witnessed and I wrote about it. And then those fuckers at Universal released a patch of the film , ostensibly fixing some of the least egregious CGI errors.

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Dec 19, 2019. 7 comments

Streaming Movie Service That Costs $2,500-a-Flick Struggles to Find Enough Plutocrats

Streaming Movie Service That Costs $2,500-a-Flick Struggles to Find Enough Plutocrats

Members of the jet-set who are too good to mix with the filthy hoi polloi can now pay a $15,000 fee and $2,500 per movie to skip the local Alamo Drafthouse and watch first-run films in the comfort of their gilded estates via Red Carpet Home Cinema, which launched in October. Its reverse-Moviepass business model is not going as well as planned, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

Red Carpet was...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Dec 06, 2019. 9 comments

This Was the Decade That Spoiler Culture Changed Everything

This Was the Decade That Spoiler Culture Changed Everything
Decade's EndDecade's EndGizmodo, io9, and Earther look back at our passing decade and look ahead at what kind of future awaits us in the next ten years.Prev NextView All

Spoiler alert: We all love spoilers. That doesn’t necessarily mean that we all want them, of course—there are as many people who fervently avoid details about upcoming stories as there are people who hunt them down to learn...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Nov 19, 2019. 5 comments

DOJ Antitrust Chief Says He'll Throw Out Movie Distribution Rules That Helped Kill the Studio System

DOJ Antitrust Chief Says He'll Throw Out Movie Distribution Rules That Helped Kill the Studio System

The Department of Justice is working to rescind the Paramount consent decrees, a set of 1940s legal rules limiting studios’ power over theaters that helped usher in the end of the notorious old Hollywood system, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Per the Journal, DOJ antitrust division chief Makan Delrahim told a meeting of the American Bar Association in Washington, DC that with “new...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Oct 17, 2019. 24 comments

Venom Director Ruben Fleischer Wishes People Were Nicer to the Film, Which Made $856 Million

Venom Director Ruben Fleischer Wishes People Were Nicer to the Film, Which Made $856 Million

Because Ruben Fleischer’s Venom was missing a number of major elements of Eddie Brock’s antiheroic origins from Marvel’s comics (see: Spider-Man ), there was a significant chunk of time when the public’s feelings about the movie ranged from apprehensive to outright hostile. But then the movie finally hit theaters and—surprisingly(?)—it made bank at the box office.

Venom is far from the first...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Oct 16, 2019. 15 comments

Kevin Feige's New Marvel Title Signals Major Changes for Its Corporate Structure

Kevin Feige's New Marvel Title Signals Major Changes for Its Corporate Structure

With the launch of Disney’s new streaming platform right around the corner, there’s been a bit of a structural change over at the House of Mouse. It signals that the studio is nothing but serious about trying to ensure the platform’s success. After shepherding Marvel’s cinematic universe , Kevin Feige’s now taking on even more responsibilities realizing the company’s various productions.

As...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 14, 2019. 24 comments

Here Is the Frankly Ridiculous List of Everything Coming to Disney+ at Launch

Here Is the Frankly Ridiculous List of Everything Coming to Disney+ at Launch

We already knew that Disney was using all of its megacorp might to bring an absurd amount of archival content to launch its new streaming service with. Now, we finally know just what will be arriving day one, and hoo boy, folks: it’s a lot.

Seriously. This morning the official Disney+ Twitter account dropped a brief trailer highlighting just some of the films and TV that will be...

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Sam Rutherford Sam Rutherford Sep 14, 2019. 11 comments

It's Curtains on the MoviePass Grift

It's Curtains on the MoviePass Grift

After launching a service that seemed too good to be true, MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson have abruptly announced that the beleaguered movie ticket subscription service will be shutting down permanently tomorrow, September 14th.

According to CNBC who first reported the announcement, Helios and Matheson decided to lower the curtains on MoviePass after “efforts to recapitalize...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Sep 09, 2019.

Healing Crystals, Hurricane Dorian, and a $14,000 Gamer Chair: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Healing Crystals, Hurricane Dorian, and a $14,000 Gamer Chair: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The first week of September 2019 is over, folks, and we came back from Labor Day cool, relaxed, and ready for news—and boy did we get it.

Over the past few days, we’ve hit everything from an exclusive look at a letter former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick wrote admitting his failures , a major Wikileaks source being called to testify before a grand jury, and NYC subway workers’ losing battle...

Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 21, 2019. 5 comments

MoviePass Apparently Left 58,000 Customer Records Exposed on a Public Server

MoviePass Apparently Left 58,000 Customer Records Exposed on a Public Server

Ticketing app and ongoing shitshow MoviePass has been burning through whatever could possibly remain of its finances at an incredible rate—when last the imploding startup was in the news, it was because it reportedly tried to prevent users from actually using it by changing their passwords and barring them from certain screenings. Leaked internal data in April showed that the company was

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 19, 2019. 7 comments

Here Are Your Hugo 2019 Award Winners

Here Are Your Hugo 2019 Award Winners

Last night one of the biggest events in genre writing, the Hugo Awards , awarded creators at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin, Ireland. Highlighting sci-fi and fantasy across films, TV, comics, criticism, fan works, and more, the Hugos are a celebration of some of the year’s finest—so get your notepad out and be ready to scribble down some catchup recommendations.

Mary...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 14, 2019. 19 comments

The Star Trek Movies You Don't Like Are Now Owned by the Same Company That Owns the Trek Movies You Only Mostly Dislike

The Star Trek Movies You Don't Like Are Now Owned by the Same Company That Owns the Trek Movies You Only Mostly Dislike

Allow us to introduce you to the latest inconsequential benefit of our megacorp dystopia. I have to admit it, as far as incredibly minor bright sides to the horrifying rise of media studio megamergers go, “At least CBS owns the Kelvin Timeline Star Trek movies” is not as immediately exciting as “At least the X-Men can appear in the MCU .”

After years of speculation and attempts, Deadline...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 13, 2019. 22 comments

A New Study Reminds Us How Ridiculous Spoiler Culture Has Become

A New Study Reminds Us How Ridiculous Spoiler Culture Has Become

Not a day goes by without someone, somewhere on the internet, feeling the need to express how they’ve been personally harmed by a news site focused on genre entertainment that committed the unforgivable sin of running headlines that very vaguely allude to the interesting parts of films and shows. “I have been slain by spoilers,” these people cry. “Why have you slain me?”

To be fair, there are...

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Catie Keck Catie Keck Aug 10, 2019. 6 comments

MoviePass Changed User Passwords and Activated a 'Trip Wire' to Prevent User Access

MoviePass Changed User Passwords and Activated a 'Trip Wire' to Prevent User Access

MoviePass’ reality TV-level spiral from a promising startup to absolute shitshow hits all the markers for poor business management and abysmal consumer-facing service. But according to a new report, MoviePass’ also intentionally disrupted its own service by changing user passwords and activating a so-called “trip wire” to cut off its users from certain screenings.

This bit of dumbfounding but...

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Hudson Hongo Hudson Hongo Aug 06, 2019. 9 comments

If You Take Out Your Phone in a Movie Theater, I'm Going to Ask to Use It

If You Take Out Your Phone in a Movie Theater, I'm Going to Ask to Use It

Almost every weekend this year, I’ve ended up at the movies. In a relentless news environment, it’s nice to head over to the local multiplex, plop down, and turn off the rest of the world for a couple of hours. Sadly, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend: Even there, before the greatest spectacle that Hollywood can provide, people can’t stay off their fucking phones.

At a recent showing of John...

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