Tv and Computer Screens in Movies - Steve Jobs

While there is plenty of fascination from cinephiles regarding the creation of visual effects for movies and television, there are plenty of jobs on a movie set that go unnoticed. One such job is that of a computer/video playback supervisor.

If that doesn’t sound all that interesting, a new video profile explains the fascinating and surprisingly meticulous work that goes into something as simple as a television playing in the background of a scene in the 1980s set movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, or something as complex as a faux piece of software used in a key sequence of a movie like Date Night, or recreating the software of one of the first Macintosh computers so that it actually works on camera for Steve Jobs.

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T2 Trainspotting 2 Featurette - Ewan McGregor

Even the most die hard fans of Danny Boyle‘s cult classic drug-fueled drama Trainspotting are skeptical about whether or not the filmmaker can craft a worthy follow-up to the beloved movie. The teaser trailer does provide hope though as even the visuals perfectly capture the vibe of the original movie, promising a thematic sequel as much as a narrative one.

Now we get a little more information about what we can expect from one of the returning characters from the original movie as a new T2 Trainspotting featurette focuses on Ewan McGregor as Renton, who no longer rides the H-train, but has found a new addiction in its place. Watch the new video below. Read More »

Ben Mendelsohn - Rogue One IMAX TV Spot

It’s almost time for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The early buzz on the movie hit the web over the weekend once the world premiere of the movie in Los Angeles was over, and full reviews will start hitting the web on December 13th. In the meantime, if you’re still soaking up as much Rogue One footage as you can, we have a batch of new videos for you to check out.

After the jump, check out a new Rogue One IMAX TV spot, a couple of clips that debuted when the cast of the film appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live before the weekend, and two featurettes going behind the scenes of the Star Wars spin-off. Watch all those videos after the jump! Read More »

The Mummy featurette

Tom Cruise brings a lot of respectability to The Mummy. More than one would maybe expect from the first entry in the potential Universal Monster Movie Universe, partly because it’s following up the disastrous Van HelsingThe Wolfman, and, a movie erased from the new world of monsters, Dracula Untold. Universal has struggled to bring their iconic monsters back to the big screen in the past, but Cruise’s involvement in this universe, especially after seeing him in the solid trailer, inspires some confidence — and maybe because you know you’re usually in for a fun time with most movies starring Tom Cruise.

Below, watch The Mummy featurette, which features footage not shown in the trailer.

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Rogue One Creature Featurette

We are ten days away from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting theaters and it already feels like the marketing for this film is reaching a fever pitch. Disney has released another featurette, this one focusing on the aliens and creatures featured in the first Star Wars anthology film. While the marketing for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was so laser-focused on convincing fans that this was a return to practical effects, locations, and creatures, we haven’t seen much of this angle for Rogue One. But this new featurette takes us into the Rogue One creature shop to take a look at the artistry behind the aliens and creatures in this film. Hit the jump to watch it now.

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Transformers The Last Knight Photos - Mark Wahlberg

Production on Transformers: The Last Knight has officially wrapped, and we know that because the official Twitter account for the film franchise has just posted a video announcing the completing of shooting. The video contains a bunch of stills from the set, as well as behind the scenes footage of Michael Bay directing, and some of the stars in action on set. If that’s not enough for you, tomorrow will bring the first trailer for the fifth installment of the toy-based action franchise.

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rogue one featurette

In the months leading up to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it feels like we’ve talked about every character in the movie except Diego Luna‘s Captain Cassian Andor, whose role appears to be “straight-laced soldier who has to wrangle together all of those strange rebel misfits.” Since I like Luna quite a bit and am eagerly awaiting to see him contribute to the Star Wars universe, this new featurette focusing on his experiences on the set of the film feels like it arrived at the just the right time.

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La La Land Featurette

Decades ago, musicals were all the rage in Hollywood. Some of the biggest stars in the world were actors and actresses known for their impressive pipes and mesmerizing dance steps, like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Now Whiplash director Damien Chazelle is bringing back that classic style in the modern musical La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and a new featurette goes behind the scenes to show how they’re making it happen.

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Rogue One Featurette

As if we didn’t have enough new footage from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story popping up in international trailers and TV spots, an all-new featurette gives us a new look behind the scenes along with insight from director Gareth Edwards and cast members like Felicity Jones and Diego Luna. However, I will say that if you have seen all the footage you want from the movie, then I would avoid this featurette for the time being. Otherwise, watch the new Rogue One featurette after the jump. Read More »

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BB-8 Voice Featurette - Ben Schwartz Recording

By now all Star Wars fans have heard that development for the voice of the beloved ball droid BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens started by using comedians Ben Schwartz and Bill Hader to record dialogue that would later be replaced by sound effects. However, this process has only been explained to us by those two actors, both in a Reddit AMA video and in a separate interview. Now a clip from one of the featurettes you’ll find on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D collector’s edition Blu-ray shows Ben Schwartz recording dialogue for BB-8, and it’s thoroughly entertaining.

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