Music video: "Every Movie Robot"

"Every Movie Robot Supercut," Song A Day #2057 by Jonathan Mann.

Fictional products don't violate trademark laws


The makers of Clean Slate, a drive-wiping program, sued Warner over a fictional product with the same name in The Dark Knight Rises; the judge quite sensibly told them that trademark protects you from unfair competition -- it doesn't let you own words.

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The Warriors: "Baseball Furies' Chase" (1979)

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As we wait patiently for Waxwork Records' promised vinyl soundtrack to The Warriors containing the full and never-released film score, let's enjoy Barry De Vorzon's cinematic komische disco track "Baseball Furies' Chase," below.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer

It all looks very epic and serious and generally unlike The Hobbit: The Book. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but I'm looking forward to someone making a single 100-minute cut of all three movies minus all the extras. [via]

Bang your eyes: the 13 hardest rocking heavy metal movie posters

The poster is to Heavy Metal movies what the album cover is to heavy metal music. One glance, and you know where it stands: proudly part of the genre, but boldly rippling with the promise of a one-of-a-kind experience, while also embodying metal aesthetics and expanding hard rock’s most visceral visual vocabulary. Mike “McBeardo” McPadden presents the 13 eyebangingest posters ever.

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Trailer for Stephen Hawking movie

The trailer for "The Theory of Everything," the Stephen Hawking biopic based on his first wife Jane Hawking's memoir "Traveling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen."

Warriors, come out to play....

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Last night, my umpteenth viewing of The Warriors, Walter Hill's classic 1979 NYC gang flick, was greatly enhanced by browsing the excellent fan-created "The Warriors Movie Site," particularly the comprehensive guide to the ever-so-stylish gangs.


Infinite Schwarzenegger "Gear Up"

Today, we celebrate Arnold Schwarzenegger's 67th birthday with our own Rob Beschizza's classic "Infinite Schwarzenegger 'Gear Up' Scene."

Space alien movie music

Forbidden planetOn BBC Radio 3's "Sound of Cinema," host Matthew Sweet shares terrific film music from movies about extraterrestrials. (via @chris_carter_)

Carpenter, Cronenberg, and Landis on horror (1982)

Horror maestros John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, and John Landis discuss "Fear On Film" in 1982. (via Laughing Squid)

Mark Hamill on the new Star Wars

Hammil"We are just there to lend our support and grow contractually obligated beards," says Mark Hamill on filming Star Wars: Episode 7. (BBC News)

Video: computer hacking in 1980s movies

"80s Computer Hacking: A Supercut." List of movies below:

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Kickstarting a doc about making a living in the arts


Olga writes, "Director and photographer Allan Amato is making a documentary film about how creative people wake up in the morning and persevere at being inspired and choosing to make art their living."

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Joaquin Phoenix' forehead face

Joaquin Phoenix has a face in his forehead. (via Devour)

Video: brief history of Hollywood and the movie industry

CineFix's "History of Hollywood In Under 10 Minutes."