Rogue One 70mm

Star Wars has long been a film series that helped push technology forward, beginning with the original 1977 film. That movie was a pioneer in visual effects, with the first large-scale use of motion-control camera systems, and also helped push Dolby Stereo into theaters. But one of the new Star Wars films might be using a fusion of old and new gear to create its own spectacle.

There are reports that Star Wars: Rogue One will be using the same anamorphic Ultra Panavision 70 lenses that Quentin Tarantino and Robert Richardson used on The Hateful Eight, lenses which prior to that movie hadn’t been used in decades. Rogue One probably won’t use 65mm film, as Tarantino’s movie did, but a union of those lenses and the new Arri Alexa 65mm digital camera to create the widest Star Wars spectacle we’ve yet seen. Read More »

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Matt Damon in Bourne

Right now, pretty much the only thing we know about the plot of the next Bourne movie is that it’ll be about Bourne. Matt Damon reprises his role as the amnesiac spy for the first time since 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, after sitting out 2012’s The Bourne Legacy.

But with shooting scheduled to begin next week, Damon has finally confirmed some concrete details about where the story will go next, as well as some more general information on the real-world issues Jason Bourne will have to face. Get the latest Bourne 5 details after the jump. Read More »

The Empire Strikes Back trailer recut

Yesterday brought some brief new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens yesterday, featuring the first footage of John Boyega wielding a lightsaber (specifically the lightsaber that was Anakin Skywalker’s, passed down to Luke Skywalker by Obi-Wan Kenobi).

But today we have a fanmade trailer for one of the movies from the original trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back. YouTube user Dan Flesher has cut a modern trailer for Episode V, using the same music, cuts and cues from the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s an extremely well-done edit that uses footage from the movie we all know in a cool teasing way. It makes me wish I could watch Star Wars all over again without knowing anything about it.

Watch The Empire Strikes Back trailer recut in the style of The Force Awakens after the jump! Read More »

Making of Jurassic World

As of now, Jurassic World is the biggest movie of the year. That might change this winter once Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, but for now Universal Pictures is having a huge year at the box office, so we’ll let the studio bask in that glory for awhile.

This fall, fans will be able to bring home the Indominus Rex when the movie hits Blu-Ray and DVD on October 20. (Or you can get it on Digital HD a bit earlier on October 1st.) Universal is teasing all the special features that will be available on the home video release, showing the making of Jurassic World. There’s a collection of eight short featurettes you can watch below! Read More »

Captain America Civil War promo art

Production on Captain America: Civil War just wrapped over the weekend, and while some footage from the film was recently shown at D23 Expo, I wouldn’t count on the first official trailer for the Marvel Studios sequel arriving until later this year, maybe with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In the meantime, there have been a lot of rumors floating around, including word on which superheroes align themselves with Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) when they end up at odds. The aforementioned footage from D23 essentially confirmed those rumors, but in case you needed more substantial evidence, some Captain America Civil War promo art has surfaced showing each of the teams, but beware of spoilers below. Read More »

The Force Awakens footage

Here’s a bit of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage, and despite being brief in length there’s a powerful sight here. Finn, played by John Boyega, ignites his lightsaber as he stands in what appears to be the same forest in which we’ve seen Kylo Ren readying for battle. There’s a bit of additional footage in this brief preview, too; watch below. Read More »

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It’s been known for a while now that Ridley Scott wants to make a Prometheus 2. The question has been when he’ll do it. He’s got several projects brewing currently including The Cartel, which he picked up just a few weeks ago. And on top of that there are all the projects he’s producing, like Blade Runner 2 and Alien 5.

But Scott has now confirmed, once and for all, that Prometheus 2 will indeed be his next movie. Read the Ridley Scott Prometheus 2 quote after the jump.  Read More »

The Circle movie cast

The onslaught of Star Wars: The Force Awakens marketing continues today with another magazine cover and a couple of new stills. What sets this particular magazine cover apart, though, is that it focuses on the most adorable new member of the galaxy: rolling ball droid BB-8. See the BB-8 cover and new images after the jump. Read More »

transforming Optimus Prime cake

When you’re a kid, and you love something like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Masters of the Universe, Transformers, Star Wars or whatever, one of the coolest things you can do is have a birthday cake with your favorite characters thrown onto the frosting that is about to make you run around like a monster and give your parents a headache.

However, technology these days has made cake so much more impressive than just transferring an image to a flat sheet cake. There are cakes of all shapes and sizes, and one kid will never forget his sixth birthday, because his father made him an Optimus Prime birthday cake that actually transforms from vehicle form into the robot hero we all know.

See the transforming Optimus Prime cake in action below! Read More »