Watch Pixar’s Presto

Presto is a Pixar short shown before Wall-E.  The clever short was filmed in the classic Warner Bros. style.  It is about an elegant magician and his bunny, whose task, naturally, is to come out of a top hat at the appropriate time.   Watch Presto in its entirety here.  

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the new teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, hitting conventional theaters and IMAX on November 21! Directed by David Yates from a script by Steven Kloves, the anticipated sixth installment stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, David Bradley, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, TomContinue reading “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Trailer”


Objectified, is the forthcoming documentary feature about industrial design by Gary Hustwit. It’s about the manufactured objects we surround ourselves with, and the people who make them. It’s about the world of creativity behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets, featuring some of the world’s most influential industrial designers including Jonathan Ive (Apple, California), ChrisContinue reading “Objectified”

George Lucas on a Fifth Indiana Jones

With Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull having earned a massive $743.7 million worldwide (#27 on the all-time worldwide list), The Sunday Times asked George Lucas if he, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford would be up for a fifth film: “We were hoping for box-office figures like that, which is, ultimately, withContinue reading “George Lucas on a Fifth Indiana Jones”

The Dark Knight Reaches a Record $314.2M in 10 Days!

Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight earned an estimated $75.6 million from 4,366 theaters in its second weekend, surpassing Shrek 2’s $72.2 million for biggest second weekend ever. Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins follow-up has reached $314.2 million in just 10 days, another record. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest held the previous record inContinue reading “The Dark Knight Reaches a Record $314.2M in 10 Days!”

Six New Posters for Watchmen Recreate Comic Book Covers

Watchmen fans at Comic-Con got treated to six new versions of the movie poster, complete with font and layout that imitate the US cover of the book. This is a yet another example of Zach Snyder’s slavish devotion to the original book.            

Teaser Trailer for Disney/Pixar’s Up

Walt Disney Pictures just announced at the San Diego Comic-Con that the teaser for Pixar’s Up has gone live and will be on the WALL•E DVD as well. Opening May 29, 2009, the animated adventure comes from the Academy Award-nominated team of director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.) and co-director Bob Peterson. In the film, CarlContinue reading “Teaser Trailer for Disney/Pixar’s Up”

Stephen King’s Guide to Movie Snacks

For a magazine that prides itself on the many aspects of the movie business it covers, EW hasn’t had much to say over the years concerning the important subject of snacks. Oh, an occasional piece about how much they cost, but few words on their culinary wonderfulness. This needs correcting, because, while some people eatContinue reading “Stephen King’s Guide to Movie Snacks”

4-Minute Star Wars: The Clone Wars Clip Shown At Comic-Con

The 4-minute Star Wars: The Clone Wars clip that was shown at the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday can be watched below. Opening August 15, the Warner Bros. and Lucasfilm release was directed by David Filoni from a script by Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching and Scott Murphy.      

Buttery Inflation

Taking in a blockbuster movie this summer will cost you $12. But the small bucket of popcorn you enjoy while you’re watching will cost around $5.50, that’s more per ounce than filet mignon. University of California-Irvine professor Richard McKenzie wrote a book about popcorn but even he doesn’t know how much it actually costs toContinue reading “Buttery Inflation”

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