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Blade Runner 2049, Are You Ready?

Set 30 years after Deckard’s final mission retiring skin jobs Blade Runner 2049 introduces a new Blade Runner, Ryan Gosling is LAPD Officer K. Harbouring a secret, he is sent on a journey to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford returns) and save what is left of his world.

The moody atmosphere and dystopian high tech world seem to have been kept intact for 2049 which may be down to Ridley Scott putting his executive producer hat on for the film. It could also simply be director Denis Villeneuve’s style, his previous films include Prisoners, Sicario and Arrival. Either way it is an essential ingredient for the follow up to Blade Runner.

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If Chewbacca Was Voiced By Peter Griffin.

Fans of Star Wars and Family Guy have been given a special glimpse into a world where their two favourite things are mixed to produce hilarity of the mash-up kind. Produced by the movie obsessed fans over at MoviePlot the short video imagines a slightly different Star Wars, a universe where Chewbacca is far funnier than originally intended.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the answer to the question ‘What If Chewbacca was Voiced by Peter Griffin?’ An answer that is accompanied by much laughter. Sit back relax and be sure to have your chuckle pants on.

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George Lucas a Thug Life.

The creator of the Star Wars universe George Lucas may be an idol to many but underneath that fury exterior is a thug, of the funniest kind of course. A very brief glimpse of the thug life in action was captured during the Force Awakens world premiere, on the red carpet of all places. After a quick chat with reporters Lucas is approached by Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall who insists on reminding Lucas that Jurassic is Number One! Pertaining to the fact that his movie is (at the time) holder of the opening weekend record. A comment that just happens to set Lucas up for the ultimate thug life response.

With the Star Wars universe expanded by 2 hours and 16 minutes and with the opening weekend box office record reset to $528 million we must now face the fact that our next George Lucas thug moment may be a while away sadly. So for now sit back relax and hit the play button to see the hard man of sci-fi in action.

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Sexy Star Wars the Lost Auditions – Sara Jean Underwood.

With the the final cut out of editing and release of the new Star Wars movie fast approaching (December 17 here in Oz) it is time to consider what might have been.

Take the case of model, actress and gamer babe Sara Jean Underwood who was so keen to be a part of the latest film that she tried out for every possible role in the upcoming awakening of the force. Unfortunately none of her audition attempts were successful.

From the obvious to the unexpected Sara presented all of the potential characters. Some are catchy, some funny and others down right sexy, so how was she overlooked? Presented for your viewing pleasure is the audition tape made with a wink and a smile.

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Top Down Shooter, Stunning…

CorridorDigital have once more ventured into the field to make eye catching video, this time round they may even blow your mind. Top Down Shooter is the latest result of Corridors time behind the camera, a short clip that will generate a double take just to be sure it’s not a video game.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the real life video game that combines cinematic know how with digital post production to amazing effect. Check out the making of video as well if you’re curious. Sit back relax and let the top down action begin.

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The Matrix Rebooted in 8 bit Cinema Glory…

CineFix have ripped out the Commodore 64 and Spectrum ZX1 once again to reboot a cinema classic as if it were an 8 bit game. Turning their attention to the first Matrix film the ticklers of many memories at CineFix have reduced the original film down to the 3 minutes that matter. As with their other works CineFix challengers its viewers to guess which game engine was used to produce the reboot.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is a double dose of nostalgia with 8 bit (and a little 16 bit) graphics and gameplay used to retell a classic cinema tale from the not too distant past, 1999 if you can believe it. Sit back, relax and prepare for a flashback of the 8 bit variety.

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The Fastest Fingers in the West, Dueling Banjos with Glen Campbell and Carl Jackson…

Popularized by the film Deliverance Dueling Banjos is one of those tracks that marks a point in time for many people. Originally released in 1973 the film quickly became famous for a number of memorable scenes, dueling banjos being one, squealing like a pig being another. If you haven’t sat down done Deliverance your cinematic life isn’t really complete.

The original “Dueling Banjos” was an instrumental composition by Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith. Written in 1955 by Smith as a banjo instrumental he called “Feudin’ Banjos” that contained riffs from “Yankee Doodle”. Smith recorded it playing a four-string plectrum banjo and accompanied by five-string bluegrass banjo player Don Reno. The version by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell went to #2 for four weeks on the Hot 100 in 1973 and topped the adult contemporary chart for two weeks the same year. The song was actually used in Deliverance without Smiths permission which led to a lawsuit in 1973.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the original, the film and a live versions of dueling banjos. The live and film versions played by the original maestros of musical mayhem, Glen Campbell and Carl Jackson. Three versions of one of the greatest guitar and banjo tunes ever committed to tape, as was the tradition at the time. Sit back, relax and let that neck red up till it itches.

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Aug(de)Mented Reality, a quick glimpse into the mind of McSanchez…

Hombre McSanchez provides a glimpse into his stop frame world with his latest video Aug(de)Mented Reality. Putting his low tech augmented reality technology to work, technology that McSanchez finetuned over many years of development, he is able to add a captivating little twist to everyday scenes.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the funniest animation to use only plastic and pens to bring funny characters to life. Sit back, relax and enjoy your journey into a world very similar to our own, a world with only a few intriguing differences.

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The 8 Bit Cinema Returns with Forrest Gump…

CineFix have returned once more with another lowering of the resolution on a classic film. This time round Forrest Gump has received the 8 bit treatment. It turns out that the Gump converts very well to 8 bit, funny.

Presented for viewing pleasure is the latest film to receive the 8 bit treatment, condensed down to 2.37 of low resolution 8 bit glory. Join the 8 bit Tom Hanks as he lives the incredible life of Forrest Gump, the man with an 8 bit personality. Sit back, relax and squint if you need to lower the resolution more.

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Akira Project, the Awesome Live Action Trailer…

While Hollywood gets its act together with the official live action reboot of the amazing anime film Akira, a team of fans of have produced an awesome live action trailer. They are leaving the full feature film to Hollywood however.

The Akira Project Team raised funds, closed streets and spent hundreds of hours in post production in order to produce this impressive fan interpretation of a cult classic.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is brief glimpse into what is possible, a glimpse that may make you wonder why it hasn’t been done before. Akira Project the fan made trailer for a live action version of Akira. Sit back, relax and let the live action take you back.

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