Game of Thrones Effects

The Game of Thrones effects are often incredibly good — so much so that the times where things are a bit under par (as we saw a few times in the last season) the deficiency truly stands out. One of the huge batch of Emmys awarded to the show this year was for visual effects, and that win is well-deserved. We’ve seen quite a few visual effects breakdowns for the show as a whole, and even a couple specifically aimed at the most recent fifth season.

That said, we’re always game to learn more about how the show’s effects are done, and so this five-minute reel showcasing the work that goes into bringing the dragons Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal to life is really terrific. This reel is entirely focused on season five, and it has all the dragon fire and hidden musculature you could want. Read More »


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Japanese Godzilla 2016

Toho Studios in Japan owns Godzilla, and licensed the character to Legendary and Warner Bros. for the 2014 film directed by Gareth Edwards. Toho ended its own giant lizard series in 2004 with the film Godzilla: Final Wars, but don’t think that doesn’t mean that the studio is beyond feeling competitive about the character.

A new Japanese Godzilla film, announced last year, is in production now for release in 2016. While the studio is being quiet about that move into production, the stated intention for the film is to outdo Hollywood’s version.  Read More »

Last Witch Hunter trailer

This week brought Furious 7 out on Blu-Ray and DVD, along with an Honest Trailer skewering the blockbuster sequel from earlier this summer. And if you’re anxious to see Vin Diesel back in action, you have just over a month to wait

The Last Witch Hunter takes Vin Diesel and puts him in the middle of a fantasy nightmare as an immortal warrior tasked with keeping the world safe from a race of evil witches. And now the Queen Witch who cursed him centuries ago has been resurrected, and all hell is about to break loose.

A new The Last Witch Hunter trailer teases an awakening, but not the one that you’re more excited for this holiday season. And it does come with a slow cover of The Rolling Stones classic “Paint It Black,” for those keeping track of recent trailer cliches. Read More »

JC Richard Cinderella print

Cyclops Print Works is quickly becoming one of the best pop culture screen print companies out there. Not only do they have the Disney license, but they have contracted a ton of awesome and popular artists to create some great limited edition screenprints. We’ve written about their prints a few times in the past (D23 Expo, Inside Out, Feast).

Cyclops Print Works’ next release is by one of my favorite artists JC Richard (who we’ve definitely written about many times in the past). The print celebrated the 65th anniversary of the classic Disney animated film Cinderella. Hit the jump to see the JC Richard Cinderella print in full and learn how you can buy it.

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king kong vs godzilla

We’ve wondered what other details lay behind Legendary‘s move of Kong: Skull Island from Universal to Warner Bros., as the idea that WB was just a better fit for the movie seemed to be only part of the story. I wouldn’t say we know all the details yet, but a few revelations were dropped today about the state of the relationship between Universal and Legendary, and what is in store for Kong and Godzilla at Warner Bros.

The short version is that we’ll likely see a three-picture series at WB, with Skull Island being the first, Godzilla 2 being the second, and a third “King Kong vs Godzilla” film in which the two creatures will fight… or possibly even team up.  Read More »


Earlier today we reported the unhappy news that Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 had been “halted indefinitely,” but that’s not the only Legendary project that’s making Universal nervous. The studio reportedly sees Warcraft, due out next summer, as a “problem movie.”

That’s a worrying description, especially since the studio has yet to publicly release any footage for fans to judge for themselves. But director Duncan Jones isn’t bothered, and he makes a pretty good case as to why you shouldn’t be, either. Read his reaction to the Warcraft problem movie comments after the jump. Read More »

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The Jungle Book questions

The trailer for Jon Favreau‘s reimagining of The Jungle Book hit the web today (watch The Jungle Book trailer now if you haven’t already), and the filmmaker has taken to twitter to answer some of the fans questions. Since not everyone is following Favreau’s tweets, I thought I’d round-up the interesting answers and present them to you in a more digestible format (a blog post).

Also I tweeted this, but I wanted to bring this to everyone’s attention here on the site: After watching The Jungle Book trailer, consider this: 99% of the animals and environments you see in that trailer were created with CG. The film was all shot in a studio in downtown Los Angeles. Mowgli, the human boy, is the only live-action character, and aside from the ground he stood on, most of the environment around him was created digitally. Judging from the early footage in the trailer, I’m impressed. Hit the jump to read Favreau answer some Jungle Book questions and talk bout how he created the film and more.
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Rachel McAdams in Doctor Strange

UPDATE 9/14/2015: TheWrap reports Rachel McAdams has confirmed she will indeed star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange. Original story from July 25, 2015 follows.

Earlier this month, a rumor surfaced that Rachel McAdams has been offered the female lead in Marvel Studios forthcoming Phase Three film Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. But as usual, Marvel didn’t confirm or deny these rumblings, so we were left in the dark as to the truth of the matter.

Now McAdams, who can currently be seen on HBO each Sunday in True Detective, as well as in theaters in Southpaw starting this weekend, has confirmed discussions about taking a role in the Marvel cinematic universe. Find out more about Rachel McAdams in Doctor Strange after the jump! Read More »

Zoe Saldana Joining I Kill Giants

Right now Zoe Saldana is the star of three successful film franchises. She plays Uhura in the rebooted Star Trek film series, Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy and Neytiri in Avatar, all with upcoming sequels in the next few years. So her casting in an upcoming graphic novel adaptation should be a welcome addition.

A new report has Zoe Saldana joining I Kill Giants, an adaptation of Joe Kelly‘s graphic novel of the same name that is being produced by Chris Columbus, the director who kicked off the Harry Potter franchise with the first two films. Read More »