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Trailer Time: Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Okja’

Netflix reveals the official trailer for the upcoming film Okja, which includes the first full look at the massive animal at the heart of director Bong Joon Ho’s latest film, which will have its world premiere at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.
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Pump Up The Jam: October 14, 2016


Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth: “We are not seeking followers. We are seeking collaborators.”

This week on Pump Up The Jam, we’ve got Sparks, Patrick Cowely, Thee Temple Of Psychick Youth & more!
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Pump Up The Jam: September 30, 2016


Iggy Pop is shocked that you don’t know the real meaning of “T.V. Eye.”

This week on Pump Up The Jam, we’ve got Croatian Amor, Survive, Dark Entries reissues, plus the trailer for a documentary about this little band called The Stooges.
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Netflix Drops Explosive Second Trailer for “Marvel’s Luke Cage”

Netflix has just released the second trailer for the upcoming Marvel’s Luke Cage and it’s fantastic.
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Travel Back in Time with “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” in November


When Ben Affleck was first announced as portraying Batman in the recent DC Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, plenty of Batman fans expressed outrage. It was just a few years after Christian Bale hung up his cowl there was yet another version of the Caped Crusader hitting cinemas? Not to mention that contingent of fans who were still invested in Michael Keaton as Bats (or George Clooney… or Val Kilmer… I mean, those people exist, right?).

What about those old school diehards who still think Adam West was the best Batman of all time? (Hey, there’s room for all of us in the Batverse!) Well, good news, Batfans! There’s a new movie with Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin. And if you’re wondering how much CGI it will take to erase 50 years, there’s an answer: none.
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Rogue One: Into Darthness Trailer Drops

The new story trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One just dropped. There’s a nice chunk of juicy narrative morseldom dished out in its two minutes and fifteen seconds. And possibly the most exciting back-of-someone’s-head shot of all time. Which is apparently the moment we’ve arrived at in popular culture. But shit, it is pretty cool. Feast your eyes, Rebel soldiers, after the jump.

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Marvel’s Luke Cage Trailer: You Have To Fight For What’s Right


Yesterday we showed you the key art for Netflix’s upcoming original series, Marvel’s Luke Cage. As promised, here is the series trailer!

As expected, it’s fantastic, setting Luke Cage (Mike Colter) in Harlem where he seems like he’s following the trajectory of the unwilling vigilante, much like his ex-girlfriend Jessica Jones. And speaking of ex-girlfriends, what’s going on with Luke and Claire?

That question, and many more, will be answered when the series premieres on September 30 at 12:01 a.m. PT.

In the meantime, keep up with Luke Cage news on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Trailer Time: The Walking Dead Season 4

dead1It’s what we have always wanted – more zombies! And better than that, even more zombies!

Direct from the San Diego Comic-Con, courtesy of AMC, here’s a four minute plus trailer for season four of “The Walking Dead,” enjoy!

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Trailer Time: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

abcshieldThis week, the network television new season line-ups were revealed, and at the front of ABC’s offerings was the Avengers television spin-off “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”  And we have not one, but two sneak peeks!

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The Grind: Starkers Digs Deep for CineCoup


For over two months, I’ve been buried alive.

As it turns out, being buried alive is actually pretty exciting. All-consuming for sure. Back in February, when director Paul Thompson pitched me the idea for a porn-star-mom stalked by a psychotic fan, and said, “let’s make a trailer for it and try to win a million bucks”, I thought, why not? Let’s go for it! I’ve done dumber things for much less motivation.

And so we plunged into the CineCoup Film Accelerator, competing with 91 teams across Canada to earn a million dollars in funding for our feature film ideas. Making the trailer itself was an exhausting rolling disaster, with locations pulling out upon learning the subject matter, a constantly changing crew, and only Paul and producer Rick Jang’s drive to finish holding our fragile enterprise together. With only two days to go before the competition entry deadline, they finished shooting our trailer for a thriller that doesn’t exist. Paul then madly edited it together, the first of what would turn out to be many marathon sessions with Final Cut Pro and a case of Coca-Cola.

Since then we’ve made countless videos, one a week, for two months. We’ve pitched our team. We’ve talked about the importance of soundtrack, post-sound and colour correction, relatively cheap tricks that give your film so much character. We’ve made posters for people to vote on (and a ridiculous ad-man noir vid as a very silly companion piece). We’ve made a silent(ish) sequence, with no dialogue, delving into our characters in a short but moving vignette. And it doesn’t stop there.
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