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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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‘Age of Ultron’ trailer gets a Pee-wee Herman voiceover

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Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Paul Reubens not only confirmed a new Pee-wee Herman movie, he stepped into character to provide a new voice track for Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer — providing the Marvel sequel with a little extra … gravitas.

If the Blu-ray release doesn’t include an option that allows viewers to choose between James Spader and Reubens as the voice of Ultron, then somebody at the studio as asleep at the wheel.

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Watch the new ‘Age of Ultron’ footage recreated with LEGO

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By now you’ve likely seen the “special look” at Avengers: Age of Ultron that aired last night during Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but have you watched it recreated in LEGO? If not, you’ve come to the right place.

This LEGO fan, who last week gave the same treatment to the teaser trailer, has already turned his attention to this new footage, which opens with a lighthearted scene in which Earth’s Mightiest Heroes take turns trying to lift Thor’s hammer. Note the Spider-Man cameo at the 1:19 mark. (What, you didn’t see that in the original?)

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HISHE targets ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Winter Soldier,’ more in bonus video

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The folks at How It Should Have Ended produce a lot of videos suggesting “fixes” for blockbusters ranging from Iron Man 3 to Frozen to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But all of the scenes don’t necessarily make it into the final product, which brings us to this newly released “Bonus Bundle.”

“Often we write too many sketches when creating a HISHE and some scenes get left out,” they explain. “Sometimes they are cut because it didn’t fit the flow of the main video. Sometimes they are cut because they aren’t finished in time. Well rather than let them collect dust we bundled them all together in one collection so you can see those extra scenes that might have been.”

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Police force reaches out to kids with ‘United’ superhero film

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When it came time for the York Regional Police in Ontario to devise an outreach campaign aimed at preteens, it didn’t fall back on basketball games and fun runs. Instead, it looked to what’s popular at the moment: superhero movies.

With funding from Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy, the police department produced United, a short film about a nameless, black-clad superhero who battles enemies with help from local citizens, and starring officers and community volunteers. The idea is to depict “the vital partnership that must exist between police and community,” but in a way that might actually appeal to kids.

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Constantine & Zatanna team up in ‘Justice League Dark’ fan film

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Getting a jump on NBC’s Constantine, Kevin Housand, Charles Winston Propst and One Riot One Ranger Productions have created Justice League Dark, an 11-minute short that sends the DC Comics occult detective and Zatanna on a mission to rescue her father — with a little bit of help.

The fan film also serves as a prologue of sorts, teasing the introduction of at least one other character from DC’s supernatural stable, which would presumably lead to the establishment of Justice League Dark.

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Hoping for a sequel, fans declare Oct. 1 ‘The Day of Dredd’

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Seeking to convince studio executives there’s an audience for a sequel to the 2012 comic book adaptation Dredd, some dedicated fans has declared Oct. 1 the second annual “Day of Dredd.”

The inaugural campaign in 2013 helped to drive the film up the Blu-ray and DVD charts, generating publicity in the process, and this year organizers are seeking to do it again: The want fans on Wednesday to buy Dredd again, watch it with friends, talk about it online (using the hagshtag “DayofDredd, of course) — whatever they can to draw attention to the film. That includes signing 2000AD’s official petition.
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How ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ should’ve ended (just add dubstep)

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If you didn’t care for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, you definitely weren’t alone. But while star Andrew Garfield places the blame for the film’s shortcomings on the studio, the folks at How It Should Have Ended aren’t interested in pointing fingers. Instead, they aim to “fix” the problems, with some suggestions from fans … and maybe a little coercion on Spider-Man’s part.

There’s a pretty good dubstep gag in there, too, and you don’t even have to wait for the drop.

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‘Spawn’ fan film may make you forget that other Spawn movie

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Todd McFarlane has long talked about “complete reboot” of the 1997 film Spawn, envisioning a low-budget supernatural thriller that has more in common with The Conjuring than with current superhero blockbusters. For inspiration, he may need look no further that director Michael Paris’ fan short Spawn: The Recall.

The bulk of the nearly eight-minute film was shot in a day and two nights in a supermarket after business hours, using a limited cast and crew (post-production took two years, with the visual effects rendered on a single computer).

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