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The Akira Project returns to Neo-Tokyo with VFX video

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You’ll likely recall the Akira Project, the crowd-funded fan trailer for a live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s pioneering manga and anime that sticks close to the source material (as opposed to whatever Hollywood’s been toiling away at for the past decade or so). It’s an impressive effort.

Now the minds behind that project have released a visual-effects video showing just how they recreated Neo-Tokyo, Kaneda’s iconic bike and some of those memorable scenes.

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Stephen Colbert analyzes new ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber

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The Colbert Report host and all-around expert on Star Wars Stephen Colbert returned to his popular Comedy Central show after a week away, and there was one pressing piece of news he made sure to touch upon: the debut of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. But not just any aspect of the teaser.

“Check out this awesome lightsaber! It’s a lightsaber with too many lightsabers on it,” Colbert said during his show’s opening segment. “It’s a menage-a-sabre. Sadly, there are some stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herders out there who aren’t thrilled with the new Jedi weapon. They say if these things are supposed to protect your hand like sword hilts, it wouldn’t work, because the first time you crossed lightsabers, and it slid down to the bottom of the blade, your opponent would cut through the little side-sabers and cut off your hand.”

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With great parody comes … ‘Uncle Ben: The Movie’?

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Sony Pictures was quick to shoot down a rumor last month about an Amazing Spider-Man spinoff focusing on a young Aunt May, but how might studio executives react to a film exploring the untold story of Ben Parker?

“Uncle Ben: The Movie” isn’t a prequel, however; it’s more of a two-and-a-half-hour companion piece from Make ‘Em Laugh Films, checking in on the family patriarch as he rests in peace. The real test of course is how much you actually watch …

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Constantine plays high-stakes poker in ‘Hellblazer’ fan film

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Writer/director Richard Reynolds and Waking Dream Studios have a simple message for DC Comics and Vertigo: “Bring back Hellblazer.”

To that end, they’ve produced “John Constantine: Hellblazer — Soul Play,” a short film described as an “all-swearing, all-smoking, all-grifting tale of John Constantine is set in the Vertigo Hellblazer continuity, months after Peter Milligan’s final issue.”

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Kids react to ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer (and to comics)

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By now you’re likely familiar with the “Kids React” series, in which children and teens respond — not always favorably — to seeing a movie trailer for the first time. This week’s episode, featuring Avengers: Age of Ultron, doesn’t disappoint, as the reactions rang from excitement to disinterest to, in at least one case, outright dislike.

However, the most interesting part may be the the question portion, in which some of the participants acknowledge they’re aware the Avengers originated in comics books … something they don’t read. One kid even admits he’s been to a comic store, but only for toys.

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Even a low-budget remake of ‘Age of Ultron’ trailer is awesome

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Watching the gleefully low-budget, shot-for-shot remake of the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, it occurred to me that many of us would probably line up to watch this movie, as long as there was the promise of an after-credits scene.

OK, maybe not, but this sweded take on the teaser is every bit as entertaining as you would expect, with cardboard buildings (and doors and Hulkbuster armor), terrible wigs, crepe-paper speed effects, and what I’m pretty sure is processed cheese sauce doubling as molten iron.

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How ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ should have ended

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After tarnishing our memories Disney classics with their sendup of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, the folks at How It Should Have Ended have turned to Guardians of the Galaxy, offering some alternative takes that probably would’ve complicated Marvel’s plans for a 2017 sequel.

In the process, however, the video also addresses the blockbuster’s burning question: What’s with Thanos and that chair? As a bonus, there’s also a war of words between Baby Groot and Batman that goes … well, pretty much as you’d expect.

The treatment even gets a thumbs up from Guardians director James Gunn, who writes, “I love these. Having a How It Should Have Ended is better than winning an Oscar.”

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In ‘LEGO Batman vs Superman,’ the Bat-gloves come off

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Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won’t arrive in theaters for another 16 months, but BrickNerd Studios has already envisioned the tense standoff between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.

In “LEGO Batman vs Superman,” the stop-motion animated short by Tommy Williamson, the Caped Crusader may not be sure why he opposes the Last Son of Krypton, but that doesn’t stop him from breaking out his entire arsenal. Well, almost his entire arsenal. In restrospect, Bruce probably wishes he’d brought the Batmobile into play.

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It’s superheroes vs. game heroes in brutal fight for the Tesseract

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Putting a new spin on the Marvel vs. Capcom formula, this short from CorridorDigital pits superheroes against video game heroes when Minecraft Steve discovers the powerful Tesseract.

“In the hands of mortals, the Tesseract will only cause great harm,” Thor warns — and he turns out to be right, as what follows is a brutal, bloody brawl, involving Captain America, Wolverine, Ash Ketchum, Alyx Vance, Master Chief, the thunder god and, yes, Steve.

Poor Ash didn’t stand a chance, although Steve handles himself surprisingly well …

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Morbius, the Living Vampire is out for blood in fan film

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Tragic Spider-foe turned flawed hero, Morbius may have starred in his own comic series, but he’s never enjoyed the popularity of, say, Venom. However, the Living Vampire finally gets his moment in the sun in this new fan film by Adam Michaels and Chaz Dray.

The film stars Michaels himself as Michael Morbius and Carley Coakley as Shriek, and even features an appearance by Peter Parker (played by Andrew Mueller).

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In ‘Singular’ short, everybody has superpowers but one poor guy

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Brothers Juan F. Orozco and Esteban Orozco have debuted Singular, a visually interesting sci-fi short film set in a world where everyone has superpowers, except for the protagonist Andy.

We started thinking about superpowers, but we talked a lot about that, you know, when you hear stories about superpowers, you start having the feeling that people need to have some kind of ability or superpower to be special, Esteban Orozco tells ILoveShortFilms.com. “That’s when we started thinking about what to be special really means, and then we came up with the idea of having this world where everyone has superpower except for the main character.”

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Watch ‘The Winter Soldier’ reimagined as an ’80s action movie

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Considering the influence 1970s conspiracy thrillers had on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it’s not too much of a stretch for someone to reimagine the Marvel sequel as an ’80s action movie. However, Frank Ireland goes a step or two further, recutting the film as a grainy trailer for the home-video release of a B-movie from Cannon, known for such gems as Invasion U.S.A., Missing in Action and Cyborg.

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Exclusive: ‘The Auteur’s’ James Callahan asks, ‘Why Don’t You Play in Hell?’

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James Callahan, artist of the acclaimed Oni Press series The Auteur, has illustrated an exceptionally detailed poster for the cheerfully titled film Why Don’t You Play In Hell?, and ROBOT 6 has the first look.

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? debuted in 2013 in Japan, written and directed by the prolific Sion Sono. The movie gets a U.S. release on Friday,  courtesy of Drafthouse Films. Here’s the official plot synopsis:

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Tony Millionaire’s ‘Sock Monkey’ gets the animated treatment

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While it’s a far cry from a full feature film, Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey has gotten a teaser as to what a full-length film could look like courtesy of animator Matt Danner.

Danner and Millionaire are set to bring the character to a new children’s story book for Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods, which is based on a film screenplay by Danner. According to Deadline, the story follows titular Sock Monkey Uncle Gabby as he and a group of other toys journey to save their human, Ann-Louise. The cinematic teaser was shot over the course of a day by Danner with a small crew using five “digi-nette” puppets. He and Millionaire are currently shopping the project to studios and financiers.

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Ultron ruins your childhood in HISHE ‘Avengers’ trailer parody

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If James Spader’s unsettling recitation of “I’ve Got No Strings” in the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser left you reexamining your feelings about Disney’s Pinocchio, you’re definitely not alone.

However, the homicidal robot’s path of destruction doesn’t stop there: In the new animated parody from How It Should Have Ended, Ultron proceeds to stomp out any warm memories you may have of Cinderella, Aladdin, The Lion King and even Frozen. Clearly, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are powerless in the face of this threat.

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