It deleted scenes

Andy Muschietti‘s blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King‘s It hits Blu-ray this week, with a release that’s loaded with extras, including 11 deleted scenes, an interview with King, an alternate ending, and more. Our deep-dive into the It Blu-ray special features examines all the extras any fan of the film should be eager to get their hands on.

Beware of spoilers, of course.

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Kevin Smith is a busy man, juggling several projects including a Jay and Silent Bob reboot, TV directing work, and of course, his podcast.

And a few days into 2018, Smith is already raring to go, sharing a photo from the set of his latest movie.

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Blade Runner 2049 Visual Effects

Visual effects are getting better and better every day. While some didn’t quite buy the digital recreation of Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (not to mention have problems with the ethics of such a production element), it appears Blade Runner 2049 succeeded in a somewhat similar visual effects feat.

In Blade Runner 2049, we see the return of Sean Young as the exceptionally unique replicant named Rachel from the original Blade Runner. However, instead of merely bringing back Sean Young and de-aging her like Jeff Bridges in TRON: Legacy, director Denis Villeneuve opted to use a performance double and have the younger version of Sean Young recreated entirely with visual effects. See how they did it below, but beware of a bit of a spoiler regarding the nature of this character’s return in the movie. Read More »

the post featurette

The Post is about a historic, monumental collaboration between masters of their crafts, whose work has changed the world time and time again. It’s also about how the Washington Post went up against the federal government to bring the Pentagon Papers to the public.

Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg – names that elicit awe and wonder. And the fact that these three names are all behind The Post…well, that’s just dandy. More than dandy, it’s one for the history books. And the marketing team for the new drama knows how much power these three names have together, highlighting this rare on-screen pairing between Hanks and Streep and Streep’s first time working with Spielberg.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle Visual Effects

Kingsman: The Golden Circle may not be the height of realism in action filmmaking, but when it comes to the visual effects, there’s some impressive work done to bring the world of violent spies to life in Matthew Vaughn‘s comic book adaptation.

Since it’s awards season, all of the visual effects houses are showing off the extensive work that went into the various blockbusters releases in 2017. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is no exception, and Imageworks has delivered a batch of visual effects breakdowns for a few prominent visual effects creations that appear throughout the movie.

Check out the Kingsman: The Golden Circle visual effects breakdowns below. Read More »

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Kingsman: the Golden Circle Visual Effects

Though Kingsman: The Golden Circle may not have lived up to the quality of its predecessor, it was still a mostly satisfying sequel with some hard-hitting, kick-ass action sequences. And while there is some outstanding stunt work done on these kind of movies, there’s also an extensive amount of visual effects, especially when it comes to how Matthew Vaughn chooses to showcase the action in question.

A visual effects breakdown from Imageworks VFX has surfaced online to show how the climactic fight over the briefcase from the end of Kingsman: The Golden Circle came together. Because of how the sequence is made to appear, there are tons of composite shots, face replacements and one particular shot that was created entirely with visual effects. Check out the Kingsman: The Golden Circle visual effects breakdown out below. Read More »

American Crime Story Season 2 first look

The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the latest season of FX’s hit show American Crime Story, is likely to be one of 2018’s most talked-about new TV shows. A new first look feature takes you behind-the-scenes of the series, which focuses on the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace by spree killer Andrew Cunanan. Watch the new American Crime Story season 2 first look below.

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Thor: Ragnarok Visual Effects

Even though Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting all the attention at movie theaters right now, you can still see Thor: Ragnarok at some theaters across the country. Sooner than later the movie will be arriving on digital download, Blu-ray and DVD, but until then, we have a glimpse behind the scenes to hold you over.

A new Thor: Ragnarok visual effects reel has popped up online to show off all off the impressive visual effects work that went into bringing Thor’s cosmic adventure to life. There are even more visual effects shots than you may have guessed, including the net that Valkyrie uses to capture Thor being created entirely in post-production. Read More »

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see footage from Christopher Nolan‘s film Dunkirk compared to archival footage and photos from history. Plus, go behind the scenes of the practical effects created for Ghost in the Shell, and see an impressive fanmade time lapse of the Death Star being constructed from scratch. Read More »