We see a lot of year-end movie mashups, but for a couple years running some of the best have been from LA-based editor Gen Ip, who we talked to back in 2010.
For Filmography 2013, she’s put together a seven-minute edit of scenes from 2013 films, organized around a core group of themes. Plenty of other people have done similar projects, but this one is a bit more gentle than some. It still relies on a lot of trailer moments, but there’s an almost narrative thematic sense here, together with a spot-on rhythmic sense that incorporates dialogue in a catchy manner that does more of the heavy emotional lifting than the music does.
Check out the video below. Read More »
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Celebration of 2013 as a year of movies is already in full swing, with critics groups handing out their awards, top-something lists starting to appear, and many a montage of 2013 footage competing for your time. The latest supercut ready to remind us of how some movies looked really good before we actually got to see them is Final Cut 2013, an 8-minute assembly of trailer moments, beauty shots, and trailer gags.
Get on the ride, below, and stick around for the argument that supercuts such as this one reflect the movie industry in ways that might not be exactly what was intended. Read More »
The Christmas movie season is almost here and while most of us are getting super excited for The Wolf of Wall Street or Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, there will be plenty of other options at the theater. One example is 47 Ronin, Carl Rinsch‘s big budget samurai fantasy epic starring Keanu Reeves. The film has been in production for what feels like forever with plenty of behind the scenes drama, yet we’re now just a few short weeks away from finding out if Rinsch was able to rise above all that. I will say, after the first few trailers failed to impress, the TV spots showing up during primetime shows have me much more interested.
Now, a slew of behind the scenes footage has come online that will only help get you interested in the film, which also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi. Check it out below. Read More »
Things are about to get all Hobbit up in here. A week from today, fans will be piling into theaters to watch the second film in Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Reviews come out this weekend, interviews will be published, it’s all about to get nuts with the film so close to release.
Seems like the perfect time to Jackson to release the 13th installment in his running Hobbit video diary. This one shows lots of behind the scenes action of this second film, including filming the scenes with Smaug, the character’s look and much more. There’s even some Benedict Cumberbatch in there! Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
Darth Vader signs up for Instagram, and posts his very first selfie. Also after the jump:
- Michael B. Jordan addresses those Episode VII rumors
- Katee Sachkoff teases big news, but it’s not Star Wars related
- David Prowse would like to see Darth Vader resurrected
- The Star Wars Identities exhibit will head to Paris next year
- Han Solo’s DL-44 blaster is going up for auction this month
- Is EA Vancouver working on an open-world Star Wars game?
- Why has Disneyland‘s Star Wars land really been delayed?
- Check out a behind-the-scenes video from Star Wars: Rebels
- Take a peek at the new Star Wars art available on Acme Direct
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The Coen Brothers‘ new film is Inside Llewyn Davis, and this one is particularly special. It’s a beautiful, bleak picture. One of the characteristics of the movie is a silky, strangely luminous color palette that relies on subdued silvery grey and faded browns. It’s nearly black and white.
That led me back to the brothers’ 2001 film, The Man Who Wasn’t There. Released in black and white, the film was shot in color — with a palette not dissimilar from that of Inside Llewyn Davis — and then graded to B&W in post-production.
A color version of the movie was also finished for contractual reasons, and released on DVD in markets such as France and South Korea. Though the movie wasn’t really intended to be seen in color (most of the making-of shots you’ll see are even B&W) it’s still an interesting way to see the film. Below, see a long color clip from that version, and watch an interview with the Coens talking about its creation. Read More »
Thursday marks a pretty momentous occasion in the DC Universe. That’s the day the latest episode of Arrow premieres, with the first appearance of a major character in both the TV universe, and maybe the movie universe as well. We’re talking about Barry Allen, aka The Flash, who’ll have a two episode arc on Arrow starting with Thursday’s episode, The Scientist.
Like the grand comic book tradition of “first appearances” though, Allen (played by Grant Gustin) doesn’t show up fully formed as The Flash. He’s just a scientist investigating a crime. Watch a clip below. Read More »
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