Batkid

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It was one of the largest, most hear-warming, and nerdiest acts of altruism ever undertaken. Five-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott wanted nothing more than to be Batman, and it looked like he was on his way to licking the disease that had made him so sick so young, the planning began to turn the City of San Francisco in Gotham City, and to turn young Miles into Batkid. You’re porbably aware of the story, it was national news there back in 2013, but a new documentary called Batkid Begins promises to reveal the story behind the story, as the saying goes. After some initial film festival success, Batkid Begins looks to be coming to a theater neat you later this summer. Want to see a trailer? You came to the right place. (more…)

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It was the heart-warming story of the year. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation sought to give a young boy an adventure to remember dressed up as his favorite superhero, the City of San Francisco responded in incredible fashion, creating one those truth is stranger than fiction occasions as thousands of people, from the San Francisco Mayor’s office to the newsroom of the San Francisco Chronicle to the cast of Arrow all lent their support to the endeavor. All the Batkid action as captured by filmmaker Dana Nachman, who turned her footage into a documentary called Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World. It premiered at Slamdance a couple of months ago, but a new distribution deal seems to indicate that audiences across the country will get a chance to see it for themselves on the big screen. (more…)

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If you grew up in the 80s, then chances are that the work of Drew Struzan had a big impact on you. Who’s Drew Struzan you may be asking? Shame on you! He’s the man that created the poster art for such films as Blade Runner,┬áBack to the Future, The Muppet Movie, Coming To America, An American Tail, and The Goonies. He also designed the posters for all the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies. Of course, that was when poster art was still an art, but Struzan did it better than anyone else. He official retired in 2008, so when Struzan releases a new poster now, you know it’s something special, and that’s very true in this particular instance as Struzan has now immortalized Batkid for an upcoming documentary. (more…)

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Last fall, everyone fell in love with Batkid Miles Scott, a 5-year-old leukemia patient who’s Make-A-Wish wish was to be Batman for a day. The City of San Francisco obliged in overwhelming fashion by turning the city by the bay into Gotham City and letting Miles live out his superhero dreams. The event became a social media phenomenon, and warmed the hearts of nerds and non-nerds everywhere, so naturally, they’re trying to make a movie about it. A documentary to be precise. But it’s going to need your help if it wants to get finished. (more…)

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In case you missed the headline, or just didn’t quite believe it, there are some potential spoilers in these three The Amazing Spider-Man 2 clips that Stan Lee narrates. Consider that your Standard Spoiler Warning. The rest of you can click-through the jump and check the clips out while those other folks get back to work. Quick! Your boss is headed towards your cubicle!!! (more…)