Step Aside, ‘Jurassic World’. The Trailer For ‘Jurassic City’ Has Arrived.

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'Jurassic City' is here to trick gullible people into renting a movie they thought was 'Jurassic World'.


Step Aside ‘Pacific Rim’, The Trailer For ‘Atlantic Rim’ Is Here To Punch Our Monster

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Here's the first trailer for mockbuster 'Atlantic Rim', not to be confused with 'Pacific Rim' even though they have the same plot. The dialogue is amazing.

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Warner Bros/MGM win restraining order against Asylum’s Hobbit knockoff

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By now you should all be familiar with <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/06/la-times-profiles-the-mockbuster-industry" target="_blank">The Asylum</a>, a company that makes direct-to-DVD mockbusters like The Day the Earth Stopped and Snakes on a Train, starring people like Billy Zane and Richard Grieco, timed to coincide with their blockbuster counterparts.


‘Age of the Hobbits’ Is Here To Make You Forget About Those Other Hobbits

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Lawyers for New Line Cinema and Zaentz Co. are threatening The Asylum with legal action if they don't change the title of 'Age of the Hobbits'.


LA Times profiles the Mockbuster industry

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Throughout the years, I've often posted trailers for movies produced by The Asylum, a company that specializes in making cheap knockoffs of the latest Hollywood blockbusters (you may remember <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/04/asylums-thor-ripoff-stars-richard-grieco" target="_blank">The Asylum's Almighty Thor</a>, starring Richard Grieco as the Norse God of receding hairlines).

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Even "Firefly" Is Getting a Mockbuster?

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We don't want to disparage Rick McLeod's efforts out of hand, but come on, look at that poster and then tell us this didn't start life as a "Firefly" fan film that somehow actually got a budget behind it.


Oh Look, Another Thor Movie

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A week and a half before Kenneth Branagh's Thor hits theaters on May 6th, The Asylum will be releasing their own direct-to-DVD Thor <a href="../2010/01/sherlock-holmes-plus-dinosaurs">mockbuster</a> starring Richard Grieco as Loki and <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3382024/">Cody Deal</a> as Thor.




<a href="http://www.oddee.com/item_96947.aspx">Oddee</a> posted a great list of the ten lamest mockbuster movies.

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