Trailer Time: Elstree 1976

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Before George Lucas figured out how to fill screens with people who weren’t real, there were extras.  The original Star Wars films had countless actors who appeared in the movie wearing masks, make-up, and other face-obscuring costumes.

The new documentary Elstree 1976 is about those people finally getting a chance to show their faces and tell their stories.  Trailer after the cut.

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Trailer For Back In Time – The BTTF Documentary – Not The Song Jenny Can Sing But Doesn’t Know

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What started with a Kickstarter campaign has turned into a documentary about the cultural impact of the Back To The Future Trilogy.  Check out the trailer after the break to relive the adventures of Doc, Marty, time travel, 1955, 2015, 1885, hoverboards and the only car (to date) that has a restraining order against Ryan: the DeLorean.

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Gabbing Geek 36: Everything Is Not Awesome

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Gabbing Geek 36: Everything Is Not Awesome

Need to talk about Age of Ultron?  We’re here for you.  Come listen to Gabbing Geek Episode 36: Everything Is Not Awesome.  We cover a Superman documentary, Star Wars movie news, a June movie game, a serious complaint about Avengers toys, and then cover all things Age of Ultron.  Give us a listen right now or jump past the break for more info.

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Short Documentary Of Why Star Wars Cosplay Is Timeless

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Hopefully you were able to see all the amazing cosplay that came out of the Star Wars Celebration this past month. But if you missed it, never fear, Cosplay Boom captured it, along with the touching stories of the people who spend numerous amounts of hours to recreate the characters from a galaxy far far away. Many of the costumes look like they were plucked straight out of the film, but some of the most creative examples are those that blend a cosplayer’s varied passions into one outfit – like the famous Hip-Hop Stormtrooper pictured above.

You’ll want to grab a tissue or at least have your handy “IT WAS ALLERGIES” excuse ready to go, because this video is amazing:

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Documentary Review: Please Subscribe

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My wife is no geek, but we do enjoy watching some documentaries together.  Recently, we saw Please Subscribe on Netflix.

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Batkid Begins!

The story that even touched the cold heart of Ryan Garcia is going from documentary to feature film.

Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World premièred today at the Slamdance Film festival, but it looks like we’ll be getting another movie telling the story of Miles Scott’s awesome Make-A-Wish Foundation-sponsored day as Batkid from Julia Roberts, who according to Deadline has closed a deal to produce and star in a feature adaptation. On November 15, 2013, 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott got his wish to be the Caped Crusader granted when thousands of volunteers helped turn San Francisco into Gotham City for a day. 

Here’s hoping Julia Roberts isn’t so vain and self-absorbed that she wants to play Batkid himself!

Source: Comicbookmovie.com

Marvel & ESPN To Create Comic-Themed Sports Documentaries

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It was only a matter of time before parent company Disney, who owns both Marvel and ESPN,  would get the two major publications together for a mashup. And oooooooooh what a mashup it will be.

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The Anatomy of Seeing 145 Movies

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I saw 145 movies this year in the pursuit of seeing 145 movies (my goal was not terribly advanced, in retrospect).  Want to know what that looks like for someone who doesn’t get free media passes and lives away from the media capitols?  Read on…

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Watson’s #11-20 Best Movies of 2014…Silver Medalists, All!

This was a great year for movies, so I didn’t want to just discuss my top ten.  There were so many movies that were worthy of consideration. I’ll post the full list Thursday, but first here are the films that, while not worthy of top ten rankings, are surely praiseworthy.  With so many great films released, there is no shame in silver!

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The Hell you say!

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