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Empire: Birthday Portfolio

Empire: Birthday Portfolio

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Empire has compiled a special birthday portfolio of 27 movie stars including Mel Gibson and Arnold reprising their roles — sort of.

Hollywood vs. New York

Hollywood vs. New York

If Tinseltown had its way, it’d be a smoking, flooded crater packed with aliens and Stay Puft Marshmallow Men: Hollywood vs. New York is an epic disaster homage to the Big Apple.

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Blu-ray: Army of Darkness

Blu-ray: Army of Darkness

Available on Blu-ray: Army of Darkness: Screwhead Edition includes commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, deleted scenes, an alternate ending, and production photos.

Clint Eastwood: 35 Films

Clint Eastwood: 35 Films

Go ahead, make our day: Clint Eastwood: 35 Films, 35 Years includes everything from Where Eagles Dare and Dirty Harry to Gran Torino; the uber-Clint DVD set is due out 2/16/10.

Action Dev Diary: Avatar

Action Dev Diary: Avatar

This dev diary for Avatar gives us hope for the movie’s game tie-in; the human and Na’vi sides offer different experiences, with bullets and mechs vs. neurotoxin arrows and beasts.

12″ King Leonidas

12″ King Leonidas

This is (almost) Sparta: Hot Toys’ 12″ King Leonidas figure is pure madness with 26 articulation points, sword, spear, shield with broken arrows, fabric cape, and horsehair crest helmet.

Blu-ray: James Bond 10-Pack

Blu-ray: James Bond 10-Pack

I spy a ton of spies: the James Bond 10-Pack includes ten hi-def Blu-ray versions of 007’s best flicks with no visible graininess, including Goldfinger, Dr. No, and Quantum of Solace.

Movie Trailer 2: Daybreakers

Movie Trailer 2: Daybreakers

There’s isn’t much new in this second Daybreakers trailer (watch the first one here), but it does introduce a major plot point regarding Ethan Hawke’s character: he’s a type O traitor.

MST3K: XVI LE

MST3K: XVI LE

Relive Turkey Day ’95 in style with Mystery Science Theater 3000: XVI Limited Edition; it includes four shows (two hosted by Joel, two by Mike), four mini posters, and a Tom Servo figurine.

Matrix x Lego Stop-Mo

Matrix x Lego Stop-Mo

The result of 440 hours of work and a horde of Agent Smiths, Matrix’s legendary bullet-time scene gets reimagined with LEGO bricks; it was created to celebrate the movie’s 10th anniversary.

Crysis DeLorean Mod

Crysis DeLorean Mod

You’ll need to hit 88 MPH and FPS to actually go back to the future, but we promise the effects in this DeLorean mod for Crysis/Crysis Wars will leave you like a slack-jawed Doc Brown.

Avatar: Colonel Quaritch

Avatar: Colonel Quaritch

With Avatar’s 12/18 theater date almost here, this Colonel Quaritch video features our favorite Na’Vi crusher; we get a first glimpse at what happens when the plug gets pulled on Jake.

DIY Disaster Movie

DIY Disaster Movie

Disaster flicks are as formulaic as they are extreme, but Mike Russell’s Make Your Own Disaster Movie shows just what a perfectly-tuned storm Zemeckis, Bay, and company are.

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NotLD: Reanimated

NotLD: Reanimated

A Romero version of Star Wars: Uncut, Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated is an ongoing collaborative project; artists reinvent scenes from the 1968 cult classic in their own style.

Promo Trailer: Slayers

Promo Trailer: Slayers

Zombies and vampires go mainstream with this seemingly made-for-Disney promo trailer for The Slayers; it’s inspired by kids-vs-monsters flicks like The Goonies and Monster Squad.

Lights & Sound DeLorean

Lights & Sound DeLorean

Coolest Back to the Future toy, ever: the Lights & Sounds DeLorean packs 10 sound/light combos, gull-wing doors, and fold-up wheels, plus time circuits, a flux capacitor, and Mr. Fusion.

Teaser: Grown Ups

Teaser: Grown Ups

Grown Ups is either your dream or nightmare come true: in theaters 6/25/10, the ensemble comedy stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Kevin James.

iSteady Shot

iSteady Shot

Similar to the Steadicams used in Hollywood, the iSteady Shot uses a two-axis gimbal to reduce camera shake, resulting in ultra-smooth iPhone and Nano movies; demo movie here.

Funny: Ambiguous Endings

Funny: Ambiguous Endings

Ambiguous Endings resolves movies and TV shows that may be best left as cliffhangers; No Country for Old Men, The Wrestler, and The Sopranos end on no uncertain terms.

Movie Teaser: Kick-Ass

Movie Teaser: Kick-Ass

Based on the comic books, this first teaser for Kick-Ass easily drop-kicks its way into our geeky hearts; it’s about teenagers who decide to become real-life superheroes (sans powers).

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Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

Say what you will about Hollywood action flicks, but this teaser for Clash of the Titans looks god-awesome: Kratos would do well to take some pointers from Perseus. Thanks, everyone!

Movie Titles In Movies

Movie Titles In Movies

Movie Titles in Movies is a rapid-fire montage of movie titles spoken in scenes; if you’ve ever wanted to break the fourth wall and dance with meta wolves, this is as good as it gets.

UK Trailer: Prince of Persia

UK Trailer: Prince of Persia

While we still like the US trailer, this UK trailer for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has much more of a grand, epic feel a-la-Lord of the Rings, with narration by the princess herself.

Movie Trailer: Salt

Movie Trailer: Salt

Angelina Jolie plays the lead in a role originally meant for Tom Cruise in Salt, and all we can say is thank God: the thriller stars Jolie as a CIA operative accused of being a sleeper agent.

Trailer: Train Your Dragon

Trailer: Train Your Dragon

In theaters 3/26/10, Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon is every child (and child at heart’s) dream come true: it features Vikings, misunderstood lizards, and all-you-can-eat sheep.

DIY: District 9 Gun

DIY: District 9 Gun

You won’t need an alien hand to own one, but you’ll need a steady hand to make one: learn how to build your own District 9 Gun using XPS foam, Isopon P38, cardboard, and PVA glue.

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