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blade runner 2049 behind the scenes

Blade Runner 2049 is getting closer and closer to its release date, yet much of the film is still shrouded in secrecy. In an era where most high-profile films have almost their entire plot-lines spoiled before they hit theaters, it’s fairly impressive that director Denis Villeneuve and company have managed to play things so close to the vest.

Now, a series of behind-the-scenes features totaling over 20 minutes have arrived to give us our best look yet at the futuristic world Villeneuve has created. See the extensive Blade Runner 2049 behind the scenes clips below.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • See what a Nightmare Before Christmas ride might have looked like, as envisioned by one Imagineer
  • Cars characters get into the Halloween spirit by dressing up at Disney’s California Adventure
  • The Star Wars: Galactic Nights event is returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Get details on how Universal Studios and Legoland are incorporating VR worldwide
  • The parent company of Louis Vuitton is bringing a steampunk theme park to Paris
  • Details for Tokyo Disneyland’s 35th-anniversary celebration have been announced
  • And more!

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Dermot Mulroney - Dylan McDermott - LA to Vegas TV Series

For years, audiences have had trouble telling apart actors Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney. There’s even an entire Saturday Night Live game show sketch with contestants trying to pinpoint which is which. Now audiences will be even more confused, because the two actors are going to appear together in a new TV show coming to FOX early next year.

LA to Vegas is one of FOX’s new comedy programs that will debut on the network in the midseason. The series, which is executive produced by Adam McKay (The Big Short), Will Ferrell (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy), Lon Zimmet (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Steve Levitan (Modern Family), follows Dylan McDermott (the one from Miracle on 34th Street and The Practice) as the captain of a plane from Jackpot Airlines, which flies the same roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas for all those people looking for a big win on the strip. The part Mulroney is taking on the series will be a guest role that will allow the two actors to play off each other magnificently. Read More »

Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we scratch our chins trying to figure out what we just watched, get the band back together at Riot Fest, ask the dangerous question about whether there’s a link between vaccinations and autism, sit in awe by the sheer power of sight and sound, and feel transported by a story about young love and the mafia. Read More »

The Punisher

Is Iron Fist responsible for the lower ratings for The Defenders? What’s in store for the season premieres of Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? What did Wells Cathedral say to those upset by the church’s decision to let Hellboy film there? Which Marvel Cinematic Universe star hopes to one day direct a comic book movie of their own? Which character has reportedly been cut from appearing in Justice League? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

1922 trailer

Stephen King is everywhere these days. In fact, he’s sitting right behind you as you read this. Okay, maybe that’s not true. But adaptations of King’s work have increased tenfold in the last year, and that was before It went ahead and made all the moneys. With It taking in boffo box office, expect even more King adaptations to be announced. For now, though, there’s 1922, which is one of two different Netflix King adaptations on the horizon. The first 1922 trailer is below.

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Maze Runner the Death Cure images

Maze Runner: The Death Cure has had a troubled production, to put it mildly. The third and final film in the Maze Runner series was originally set to be released earlier this year, but a near-fatal accident befell the film’s star and put production on hold. Now Mazer Runner: The Death Cure is set for an early 2018 release, and this new batch of photos gives us our best look yet.

See the Maze Runner The Death Cure images below.

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Pennywise Featurette

For one generation, Tim Curry’s performance as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the made-for-TV adaptation of Stephen King’s It will always be the first thing that comes to mind when they think about the character. But I’d venture to say with the popularity of director Andy Muschietti’s new film version of the classic horror novel, actor Bill Skarsgard‘s take on the shapeshifting entity is going to burrow its way into peoples’ minds and give Curry a run for his money in the long-term.

As It continues to dominate at the box office during its third week, Warner Bros. has released a new Pennywise featurette devoted to Skarsgard’s chilling performance. The video features interviews with the actor himself and the Losers’ Club kids talking about the first time they saw him in character, and you can check it out below.
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The President is Missing

2013 was a big year for fictional movie thrillers involving the President of the United States, with Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down both blasting into theaters within three months of each other. Those were simpler times when movies about the president didn’t pale in comparison to the hellish nightmare of the behavior of the actual leader of our country.

But Showtime is trying to bring us back to those days with a new TV adaptation of a forthcoming novel called The President is Missing. No, it has nothing to do with our current president – but it actually does directly involve one of the former leaders of the free world. President Bill Clinton wrote the novel with prolific author James Patterson (the Alex Cross series and dozens more), marking the first time an American President has ever co-written a thriller.
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i, tonya

Watch your kneecaps – I, Tonya is going for the gold. I’m talking about Oscar gold, that is, as the official release date for Craig Gillespie‘s satirical look at the fallen figure skater’s life is proof-positive that the filmmakers are hoping for some award season love. See the details of the I, Tonya release date below.

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