Game of Thrones battle featurette

Last night’s Game of Thrones episode, “The Spoils of War,” took fans by surprise and unleashed another of the show’s trademark battle sequences, but with an important addition: this time, there was a freaking dragon involved. HBO has released an in-depth video featurette that dives into the impressive way the show’s production team managed to accomplish the impossible, and how they broke a television record in the process. Spoilers for last night’s episode ahead, but if you’re all caught up, you should definitely check this out.
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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Gag Reel

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is coming to Digital HD on August 8th and will follow on Blu-ray and DVD on August 22nd. The home video release of the Marvel Studios sequel will be chock full of special features for fans to dig into, and some of those supplementary materials are making their way online in an effort to convince you to add it to your library.

This week, you can watch part of the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 gag reel, showing how hard of a time Sylvester Stallone has saying the word “Ravager” and how elegant Chris Pratt and Kurt Russell look flying on wires for the climactic battle. In addition, some footage of the recording sessions that Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel had to voice Rocket Raccoon and Baby Groot has surfaced online, and it’s pretty entertaining to watch. Read More »

ant-man and the Wasp

After making the big announcement at San Diego Comic-Con that Michelle Pfeiffer was joining the cast of the Marvel Studios sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, an official press release has announced the start of production down in Atlanta, Georgia. Director Peyton Reed also tweeted out the new logo, seen above.

Shooting has commenced on Ant-Man and the Wasp, which will bring Paul Rudd back as Scott Lang, a reformed criminal who took on the superhero mantle, along with Evangeline Lilly playing Hope Van Dyne, his partner in heroics known as The Wasp. Find out who else will be joining the Marvel heroes in the movie, and check out the official synopsis down below. Read More »

Ghost in the Shell Featurette - The Morning Watch

(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, a video essay takes a closer look at the ending of No Country for Old Men, ten years after the movie hit theaters, and a Ghost in the Shell featurette looks at one of the few things the movie did right, which is the incredible practical effects created by Weta Workshop. Plus, Eclectic Method created a catchy track composed entire of Star Wars sound effects, and it’s better than most songs you hear on the radio nowadays. Read More »

Star Wars The Last Jedi behind the scenes reel

At the D23 Expo in California today, there wasn’t a new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but we got the next best thing.

Director Rian Johnson and star Mark Hamil presented one of those gorgeous behind the scene sizzle reels that reveals some of the sets, aliens, ships and action that we’ll be seeing on the big screen when The Last Jedi arrives in theaters this winter.

Watch the Star Wars The Last Jedi behind the scenes reel down below. Read More »

Dunkirk IMAX Featurette - Christopher Nolan

Next week brings Christopher Nolan‘s latest film to theaters in the form of Dunkirk, and you have a wide variety of formats in which you’ll be able to see it. But easily the best way to see the movie will be on the largest IMAX screen possible, because the director shot the film with IMAX large format film cameras, creating a massive, rich image that Nolan describes as something akin to virtual reality without the goggles. If that’s not enough to sell you on the movie, watch the Dunkirk IMAX featurette below for more convincing. Read More »

Atomic Blonde Featurette

There was a time when saying that someone “fights like a girl” was considered an insult. Thankfully, that’s become something that doesn’t really sound all that lame anymore, especially when you have a superhero like Wonder Woman cleaning up at the box office. Adding to the power behind female punches will be a new action flick starring Mad Max: Fury Road‘s badass Charlize Theron.

Atomic Blonde stars Charlize Theron as an assassin working for MI6 who is stuck dealing with a city of traitors and killers trying to bump her off at every turn. She’s being hailed as the female 007, and if the trailers are any indicator, this movie will be even more kick-ass than the last mission James Bond went on in Spectre. Now, a new featurette takes a closer look at the action in the flick, showing us just how much of the fighting Charlize Theron is doing herself. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming Featurette

We’re less than a week out from seeing Spider-Man return to theaters in a big way for his first solo outing since being brought back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. The good news is that Spider-Man: Homecoming is an exciting revival of the webslinger’s franchise that takes full advantage of his new place in a larger world. The even better news is that it brings a villain to the table that is easily one of Marvel’s best yet.

Michael Keaton plays Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture. Screwed out of a contracting deal by Tony Stark, Toomes turns to a life of crime, selling weaponized Chitauri technology to small-time criminals in order to effectively provide for his family. Of course, Spider-Man can’t stand for this, but not even the webslinger’s do-good principles will keep a man from keeping his family afloat.

Watch a new Spider-Man Homecoming featurette below to find out more. Read More »

Glow Featurette

Netflix is bordering on belligerent with the amount of content the streaming service has been offering to its subscribers lately, and if you’re looking to stay on top of it all, you should wipe your weekend plans because today marks the release of yet another full season of television. The 1980s-set series GLOW, which is loosely based on the real-life low-budget wrestling show “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” hit the streaming service earlier today and has earned some great reviews thus far.

But before you binge the whole first season, take a look at a new GLOW featurette that showcases the stars doing their own stunts in the ring.
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War for the Planet of the Apes Visual Effects Featurette

War for the Planet of the Apes doesn’t hit theaters until the middle of next month, but this past week brought the first batch of screenings for critics, as well as a batch of global screenings for fans who were quick enough to get free passes to the advanced showing of the blockbuster sequel. The movie has some glowing early buzz, and one of the most impressive aspects of the film are the visual effects by Weta Digital.

A new War for the Planet of the Apes visual effects featurette shows off the absolutely breathtaking work done by the New Zealand company who gives Industrial Light and Magic a run for their money. It shows off behind the scenes footage of Andy Serkis and some of the other ape actors as they appear on set in performance capture gear and puts it alongside the fully rendered, complete sequences from the movie. Check it out after the jump. Read More »