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Predator Was Nearly Jean-Claude Van Damme in a Lobster Suit

A fantastic collection of anecdotes about the shooting of Predator reveal that Jean-Claude Van Damme was expecting a starring role and wanted to fight Arnie with his martial arts skills, although the makers intended him to be more of a "stuntman" for the cloaking suit effects. Thankfully, everyone came to their senses and the above Van Damme version of Predator never happened. [YouTube] Read More >>

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There are Marvel Studios Superhero Movies Mapped Out Until 2028

If you've had it up to the eyeballs with spandex and superpowers, look away now. The rest of you true believers, rejoice! Marvel Studios has superhero movies lined up until the year 2028. Read More >>

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How Spielberg, Lucas, and Kasdan Came Up With Indiana Jones

How did a "scruffy," "rough and tumble" "bounty hunter of antiquities" become one of the most beloved heroes in film history? Read this transcript from a 1978 meeting featuring Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan, as they workshop the concept of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Read More >>

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A Tour of The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson's Only Film Shot in NYC

Throughout his career, Wes Anderson has set each of his films in an idiosyncratic and highly stylised world. Yet, only one of his eight films is set in NYC: The Royal Tenenbaums, widely considered his masterpiece. In celebration of Wes Anderson's latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel, we present eight NYC film locations featured in The Royal Tenenbaums. Read More >>

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Rocky: The Musical on its Way to London's West End?

In all the history of unlikely musicals, an all-singing, all-dancing adaptation of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky has to rank up there as one of the most outlandish. But following the show's successful opening on Broadway last week, its ringside wailing may now be coming to London's West End, too. Read More >>

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How Many of These Vehicles Do You Recognise From Famous Films?

Famous vehicles in movies and TV shows are just as much a character to the story as the actors and actresses. If Batman drove a Volvo or Marty McFly time travelled in a Toyota, it just wouldn't be the same. They're iconic. So how many of these vehicles do you recognise? Read More >>

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Honest Gravity Trailer Brings Bafta Winner Back Down to Earth

It's won over the Bafta judges and looks likely to be a big winner at the Oscars too, but is Gravity the classic it's being made out to be? As this "honest" trailer from Screen Junkies points out, it's basically unreasonably-attractive-astronaut-pinball with some neat tracking shots thrown in. Right? [YouTube] Read More >>

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How Typography Set 2001: A Space Odyssey in the Sci-Fi Future

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is visually stunning. And the closer you examine, the more exquisite details you'll find. That's what Dave Addey has done in his in-depth, scene-by-scene examination of how this cinema masterpiece used typography to create a familiar yet still distant future. Read More >>

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J.J. Abrams Goes Full Tinfoil Hat to Avoid Leaking Star Wars Secrets

Trying to avoid a Tarantino moment, J.J. Abrams has revealed the extent of the security measures being used to prevent any kind of leak on the new Star Wars film -- measures you normally only see in a made-for-TV spy movie. Read More >>

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What are Quaaludes, the Drug The Wolf of Wall Street Makes Look So Fun?

If you've watched The Wolf of Wall Street, Leo DiCaprio's sex-and-narcotics-fuelled romp through the rise and fall of a dodgy Wall Street trading firm, you've probably wondered about the magic pills that left Leo crashing helicopters and crawling around his living room: Quaaludes. Read More >>

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Quentin Tarantino Cancels His Next Film After Script for The Hateful Eight Leaks

You hear of movies leaking before they've hit cinemas all the time. But it's far more rare for a freshly printed script to fall into the wrong hands. But that's what's happened to Quentin Tarantino's new western The Hateful Eight. He's pissed -- so much so that the film has now been shelved. Read More >>

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US Author Challenges Sherlock Holmes Copyright and Wants to Churn Out His Own Holmes Books

Many of the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are reaching the end of their 100-year copyright period, meaning the books become public domain and may be freely shared. But what of the characters they contain? Can anyone now write their own Sherlock Holmes book based upon the deductive cocaine/nicotine addict? Read More >>

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Christopher Nolan's Interstellar Trailer Touches Down on YouTube

We may soon get an idea of what Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is actually about, thanks to Warner releasing its first trailer for the film today. Well, we say trailer, it's more like a greatest hits of mankind compilation, with the only movie action being [WORST SPOILER EVER] a rocket thing going up into the sky near the end. So it's almost certainly about... space. [YouTube via TotalFilm] Read More >>

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New Her Trailer Explains Modern Man's True Love for his Galaxy S4

There's a new trailer out for bizarre, Spike Jonze directed phon-com Her, in which we get to see more of Joaquin Phoenix's realistic portrayal of the population's infatuation with their mobile phones. He'll dump you for a younger model after 24 months, though, Samantha. Read More >>

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Sky Store Unlocks Sky's Film Archives for Everyone

Anyone with an internet connection and £3.49 to their name is now able to access Sky's archive of on-demand films, with its Sky Store service now flogging the rights to stream the likes of Man of Steel and The Wolverine instantly over the web. Read More >>

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Sony Planning Exclusive TV Content for PlayStation Network

It appears that Sony is looking to follow Microsoft (and Netflix) in generating (and paying for) some exclusive media content for PS4, via a recently discovered media company that calls itself PlayStation Productions. Read More >>

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