Star Wars Force Awakens Falcon

Due to the overwhelming amount of CGI visual effects used in the Star Wars prequels, and all the complaining that followed from fans hoping for more practical filmmaking, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams have really been hitting home their use of authentic, real, practical effects for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They’ve been relying heavily on that message, as seen in the recent Comic Con behind the scenes reel.

But that doesn’t mean Star Wars: The Force Awakens won’t have its fair share of CGI visual effects. Undoubtedly, CG was needed to extend sets, hide puppeteers, and even create entire characters. (Hopefully none are as distracting or invasive as Jar Jar Binks.) However, it sounds like there aren’t a lot of shots in Episode VII that are completely CGI, with no practical effects whatsoever.

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The Night Before red-band trailer

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg didn’t quite get a chance to destroy Christmas last year thanks to the messy release of their film The Interview. Not that they’re still thinking about it or anything; it’s just one of the first cards that comes up in The Night Before red-band trailer.

This new Christmas comedy comes from director Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Wackness) and features Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as three friends who are spending their last Christmas together before life takes them all on their own separate paths. Their party night turns crazy thanks to the intersection of drugs and (we’re just guessing based on this trailer) their own anxieties about impending life changes. It’s a very funny trailer, with a church scene featuring Rogen and Jillian Bell scoring the biggest comic hit. Watch below.  Read More »

‘Bourne 5′ Adds Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones in No Country for Old Men

Jason Bourne better steel himself for some stern, grumpy looks. Tommy Lee Jones has signed on to the next installment of the Bourne franchise, which has Paul Greengrass set to direct. He joins Matt Damon, who reprises his role as the amnesiac spy. Read all about the Bourne 5 Tommy Lee Jones casting after the jump.  Read More »

First Look: Tangled: The Musical Concept Art

Tangled: The Musical concept art

In April, we told you that Disney would be producing a stage production of Tangled for their Disney Cruise ships. Tangled: The Musical will premiere onboard the Disney Magic in November, and Disney has started to show the public what its going to look like. Hit the jump to get a behind the scenes tour of how they brought the animated world to life on the stage.

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Michael Moore in Capitalism: A Love Story

Its been a while since Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has made a film. In fact, he hasn’t had a new film in almost 6 years, with the release of Capitalism: A Love Story in 2009. Over the years Moore has hinted about working on a new film, and has even teased that he might leave documentaries for narrative films.

Now we know about Moore’s next project. It is Where to Invade Next , a documentary film which has already been completed in secret and will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Hit the jump for more details.

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Deadpool

The first bit of Deadpool footage should be hitting the web any day now, but in the meantime we’ve got three more pics to hold you over. Ryan Reynolds takes center stage as the Merc with a Mouth, and in the new images he’s enjoying a bit of quality time with the women in his life — namely, his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and his sidekick Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand).

See the latest Deadpool pics after the jump.  Read More »

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Fuller House cast photos

As you know, the Tanner family is together again as the Netflix sequel series Fuller House is now in production. (See photos from the first day of shooting here.) The series is a continuation of the cheesy 1990s sitcom Full House with most of the original cast returning, with the exception of notable absences from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who originally played Michelle Tanner.

Today, however, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos of Netflix offered an update, saying the Olsen twins could still appear in the series. He also talked about the filming of the first episode, which began this week. Find out about the possible Olsen Twins Fuller House return and more, after the jump.

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Mission Impossible 5 Simon Pegg character profile

Okay, so you’ve been hearing how great the latest Mission: Impossible film is. The film tested higher than Ghost Protocol in test screenings and even the film critics are loving it. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation is currently scoring a whopping 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, which is incredible for a big budget blockbuster film. This is one of those film franchises that keeps getting better and better.

One of the things I loved about the latest installments is how much more action and screen time we see from Simon Pegg‘s character Benji Dunn. So when Paramount Pictures asked me to debut a Mission Impossible 5 Simon Pegg character profile, I said yes. The video focuses on Simon Pegg’s involvement in the latest installment, showing some behind the scenes footage of Pegg on set. Watch the Mission Impossible 5 Simon Pegg character profile now embedded after the jump.

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Batman and Superman may not like each other very much at the moment, but for the next eight months they’ll be stuck sharing the spotlight for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice promotional campaign. A new batch of pics reveal a closer look at the Caped Crusader, the Man of Steel, and a younger, Zuckerberg-ier Lex Luthor. See the Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice images after the jump.  Read More »