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Reboot Culture: A Visual History of Movie Reboots

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Over the last few years, we've seen a ton of movie reboots coming out of Hollywood. Many hardcore fans groan in protest when a new one gets announced, but there's always enough curiosity that there's no reason to stop making them. With "Carrie" hitting theaters today and new "Godzilla" and "Robocop" films still in the works, it certainly doesn't seem like we'll see any less of them going forward. The team over at The Verge has put together a particularly awesome infographic that details the trends in reboot culture and what properties we could be seeing brand new on the big screen in the near future.

The most interesting thing that's pointed out here is that the reboots seem to be coming in cycles. Comic book film franchises, much like their source material, seem to reboot quicker than almost anything else. But, as the years have gone on, studios have had to go further and further back to find properties to relaunch. "Carrie" is a prime example, with this reboot coming nearly 40 years after the original.

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Filed Under: Check This | Source: The Verge

Link Riot: A Spider-Man Boat Exists

• Why yes, that is a Spider-Man boat. [Nerd Approved]

• Lindsay Lohan's 'The Canyons' is ugly, lifeless and cheap. But who really cares? []

• If you're in London, you can give yourself a 'Harry Potter' tour. [Hypable]

• A quantitative ranking of Adam Sandler’s movie BFFs. [Vulture]

• This is a montage of every movie poster featuring two guys holding guns. [ScreenCrush]

• Scientifically speaking, Benedict Cumberbatch is a "sex god." The wonders of science. [Videogum]

• Gearing up for 'Bad Grandpa,' presented by 'Jackass,' you can make your own gifs with their handy gif generator. [Jackass Movie]

• Finally, someone did this: a definitive guide to every homage, influence and reference in Edgar Wright's movies. [What Culture]

• The honest movie trailer for 'Batman & Robin' is spot on. [Laughing Squid]

• What if Charles Xavier started a circus instead of a school? It might look something like this. [Neatorama]

• Spider-Man donuts. Wolverine burgers. What's the deal with the unhealthy superhero food? [Yahoo! Movies]

Filed Under: Link Riot

These Silhouettes Capture the Origins of Your Favorite Superheroes

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Everyone loves a good superhero movie. But with all of these remakes, reboots, prequels and sequels (see: "Man of Steel", "The Amazing Spider-Man", "The Wolverine", this new "Batman vs. Superman" business, et al.), it seems as if we've been watching the same films over and over again, just with a different set of actors and a few tweaks here and there.

However, there is a reason why those big Hollywood execs think these movies are worth rebooting: because they're gonna sell. Audiences have come to idolize and identify with these iconic characters and their journeys — so much that we're willing to watch their stories get re-hashed on the big screen time and time again.

Artist Khoa Ho has beautifully captured this sense of timelessness in his new poster series, which is aptly titled "Trials of the Past." In these illustrations, Ho puts his own spin on the classic superheroes we've all come to know and love. Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: Creative Bloq

Mary Jane Nixed from 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

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Mary Jane Watson may have played a central role in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" trilogy, but she won't show-up in the rebooted version until 2016.

Yes, there were set photos of "The Descendants" star Shailene Woodley floating around from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," but those scenes have either been axed or will be saved for the third movie, "Superman: The Movie"/"Back to the Future"/"Kill Bill"/"The Lord of the Rings" style.

According to a new interview in Entertainment Weekly (which we became hip to thanks to Superhero Hype), Woodley understandably isn't super stoked about the news, but she gets the reasoning behind it. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Entertainment Weekly

The 35 Best Movie Cameos of All Time

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have assembled a Murderer's Row of comedy heavy-hitters to provide cameos as themselves — including Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Emma Watson and Rihanna — in their new apocalyptic satire, "This is the End."

That's a buncha muncha cruncha cameos, but how do they stack up among the greatest ever perpetrated? We're counting down 35 surprise appearances in movies that pleased and shocked us ... and left us wanting more. Get More »

Filed Under: Features

50 Upcoming Movie Sequels (Yep, 50)

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Sequels are awesome, plain and simple. Returning to familiar characters and worlds we love is like covering yourself with a warm blanket, although when a sequel is bad it can be like a blanket covered in potato bugs and lice. Studios love sequels because seven times out of ten they open huge, no matter how good they are. Get More »

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'Spider-Man' Beard Shows Commitment to Fandom, Facial Hair


Take that, Brooklyn comic book store elitists! This guy, Chad Roberts, clearly has more commitment to both the mighty 'stache and to Spider-Man than you do. Scoff all you want, but Roberts' carefully sculpted hair homage to self-made superhero Peter Parker is just, well, super. Get More »

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Sam Raimi Refuses to Watch 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

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Director Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" trilogy was one of the most popular and lucrative series in film history, so it's safe to say that they hold a special place in the director's heart. And that's just compounded by the fact that he didn't actually want to quit the series. So needless to say, his feelings about last year's franchise reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man," are... complex.

Complex enough that Raimi refuses to even watch it. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Huffington Post

Awesome 'Spider-Man' Kiss Prank is Awesome

Just in time for Valentine's Day, tribute is finally paid to one of the most romantic kisses in the history of cinema: Kristen Dunst and Tobey Maguire's upside-down, rain-soaked liplock in 2002's "Spider-Man."

The ladies love that stuff, which might sound like the kind of thing you'd hear out of the mouths of some dumb frat brothers, but pranksters Stuart Edgington and Nick Garrett put the theory to the test at Utah State University. Suddenly, life imitated art, when Spidey showed up to send some spidey senses down the spines of campus girls ready to give that iconic kiss an IRL test run.

So...would you let yourself get caught in Spidey's web embrace?

Filed Under: Check This | Source: YouTube

Your Favorite Superheroes Go Noir

So you think you know Batman, Hulk, Captain America, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Thor, Iron Man, Superman, Dr. Manhattan and Wolverine? Think again. Mixed media artist and graphic designer Marko Manev has given the iconic superheroes a makeover, stripping the technicolor from each character for a black-and-white, noir spin in his a series of original art. [via Collider] Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: Collider
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