Daredevil Season 2

The first season of Daredevil had a damn good villain in Wilson Fisk — one of the best in the MCU, along with Loki and Kilgrave. So how does the show top that in season 2? Well, by bringing on not one but two classic figures to antagonize our poor beleaguered devil of Hell’s Kitchen: a hardcore vigilante known as the Punisher, played by Jon Bernthal, and a dangerous former flame called Elektra, played by Elodie Yung.

The final trailer for Daredevil season 2 debuted earlier this week, but today Netflix served up another little taste of the trials and tribulations to come in the form of a new featurette. This one focuses on Daredevil and the Punisher, with Bernthal and Charlie Cox on hand to talk up their characters. Watch the Daredevil season 2 featurette after the jump.  Read More »

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Terminator Genisys Visual Effects

It’s no secret that Terminator Genisys wasn’t the movie that most of the franchise’s fans were hoping for and it certainly wasn’t the box office hit that Paramount Pictures hoped that it would be. The previously planned sequels were put on indefinite hold, supposedly so a readjustment could be made to the future of the film series, but then any follow-up was seemingly canceled back in January. It’s certainly a bummer that we won’t see the franchise continue, but that’s what happens when the studio makes a mediocre movie.

However, there was some decent work done on the movie in the visual effects department, especially when it comes to recreating a younger version of Arnold Schwarzenegger to fight the aged Terminator who has been taking care of Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) in this wholly confusing alternate timeline. A new Terminator Genisys visual effects breakdown has just debuted online, showing how much work went into the sequel. Read More »

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This morning brought the first trailer for Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, and as someone who is a huge fan of the original franchise, I don’t think it looks half bad. Sure, the humor is over the top, but I’m fine with this having a different comedic tone. But I think the ghosts look cool, the action looks entertaining, and I love the new Ghostbusters gear.

Speaking of which, a viral website has just revealed a featurette that dives into the science and making of the new proton packs. And if you think they just slapped these packs together to look cool, think again. Because the guy who made these proton packs is a resident particle physicist at MIT,  and he really took the time to think about the science of how the proton packs would work. It’s extremely nerdy. Read More »

game of thrones featurette

HBO’s Game of Thrones is one of the most impressively made television shows of all time, the kind of prestige series that sets a high watermark for every other television show that will follow in its wake. And a new featurette has arrived to take you behind the scenes of the show, offering a look at the set through the crew members who have a very unique perspective on the whole show.

Titled “The Best Seat in the House,” this video explores the role of the camera operators on the Game of Thrones set, showcasing cool footage of these guys at work while their talking heads explain exactly why this show is a pain in the ass and a total pleasure to shoot. And yes, there are many snippets of footage from the upcoming sixth season in here, just in case you need another reason to watch it.

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Batman v Superman Jimmy Kimmel

The opening of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is just three and a half weeks away, which means Warner Bros.’ marketing campaign is now in its home stretch. And they are not holding back. Today we’ve got a look at the Batman v Superman Jimmy Kimmel cameo (okay, so this one’s just a funny skit for Kimmel’s show), a real Batman v Superman clip, and a new Batman v Superman featurette. Gorge yourself on superpowered glory after the jump.  Read More »

Deadpool Visual Effects

It’s no secret that Deadpool is all the rage right now, and a sequel is already in development at 20th Century Fox. With a visual effects wizard like Tim Miller behind the camera as director for the first time, it’s no surprise to see how visual effects were utilized perfectly to help bring Deadpool to life, making his masked face express a variety of emotions like the character does in the comic. But even more interesting is how five different actors and a team of special effects artists were used to bring the metal mutant Colossus to life in a completely different way than we’d seen on the big screen before. Find out how it was done after the jump. Read More »

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We’re big fans of Steve Jobs at the site. Director Danny Boyle‘s (Slumdog Millionaire) unconventional biopic was no. 5 on our top 15 of 2015, and for good reason. The breathlessly paced, intricately structured, and impeccably acted drama avoided so many pitfalls that plague modern bio films.

Steve Jobs didn’t leave much of a dent at the box-office, but no matter, the film is coming to Blu-Ray, meaning more people will discover screenwriter Aaron Sorkin‘s drama soon.

To celebrate the Blu-Ray release, watch a Steve Jobs featurette below.

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mad max fury road visual effects

Countless gallons of digital ink have been used to write about the special effects of Mad Max: Fury Road. George Miller‘s masterpiece is a throwback in many ways, utilizing practical effects, old school stunts, and some seriously deranged working vehicles to craft action set pieces that are just plain jaw-dropping. However, not enough time has spent praising the special effects that are often hidden in plain sight. Like any modern blockbuster, Fury Road is filled with digital effects, the most impressive of which can’t be seen until you know what to watch for.

A new special effects reel has appeared online, offering a very cool look at the digital stitches that hold the practical elements of Mad Max: Fury Road together. There is more CGI than you think – the real magic trick is how it works to enhance the practical and physical work.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Featurette

Last year, a teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them introduced us to the American magical world that we’ll see on the big screen this fall. Now a new featurette on the film shows off even more of the Harry Potter spin-off, including our new adult main characters played by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol. However, we don’t find out much more about Colin Farrell here. Still, it’s a cool glimpse behind the scenes of the wizarding adventure that takes place in New York City in 1926. Watch the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them featurette below! Read More »