Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is getting closer and closer with the release just over a couple months away. A bunch of TV spots are hitting the small screen to remind everyone that it’s coming out, but with all the record-breaking trailer views the live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic has racked up, I think it’s safe to say everyone knows about it.

Disney loves to have as big of a crowd as possible though, so it should come as no surprise that they debuted a new Beauty and the Beast TV spot during the Golden Globes tonight. There’s a good amount of new footage for those looking to see every bit of Belle (Emma Watson) and The Beast (Dan Stevens, covered in visual effects) of this new spin on the classic tale, and we also have a new poster to check out as well.

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage - Vin Diesel - xXx 3 Clip

As we see more footage of Vin Diesel in action from xXx: Return of Xander Cage, it’s clear that we’re getting a movie that is somehow even more ridiculous than anything from the Fast and Furious franchise. Because Diesel’s character is an extreme athlete turned government operative, this affords the movie a suspension of disbelief so wacky that we’re totally cool with dirtbikes turning into jetskis. And now we’re going to have to accept another equally insane stunt.

A new xXx Return of Xander Cage clip has been revealed, and it features Diesel taking quite the leap off a radio tower and into the jungle. But don’t worry, he’s equipped with the best tools for surviving a leap like that: skis. That’s right, Vin Diesel skis through the jungle, tossing some stylish flips in there just for good measure. Read More »

The LEGO Batman Movie TV Spot

We’re just a little over a month away from the release of The LEGO Batman Movie, giving us the building block version of The Dark Knight, who stole more than a few scenes in The LEGO Movie a few years back. Will Arnett is back in the lead voice role, and quite the assembly of talent surrounds him, playing various characters from Batman’s mythology, some of which we’ve never seen on the big screen before. But a new TV spot focuses on one of Batman’s staple characters, his loyal sidekick Robin.

Michael Cera voices The Boy Wonder, but this version of Batman is just as resistant to working with a partner (or anyone really), simply because he’s afraid of losing anyone who gets close to him again. It’s actually kind of sweet, even if LEGO Batman isn’t a fan of hugs. You’ll see what I mean in a new The LEGO Batman Movie TV spot after the jump. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Breakdown

The debut of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War allowed the webslinger played by Tom Holland to get quite a suit upgrade when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) recruited him to help in his fight against Steve Rogers. As we’ve seen in the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, there have been even more additions to the suit, including web wings, a staple of the classic comics version of Spidey. And now a new promo video reveals some of the other key upgrades we’ll see in the wallcrawler’s first solo outing on the big screen.

To go along with the Consumer Electronics Show going on this week, Marvel has released a video looking at a few of the changes to Spider-Man’s suit. They highlight some details that we already knew about, such as the web wings and the holographic display that was teased in the credits scene that played after Captain America: Civil War, but there are a couple new details we didn’t know about as well.

Learn about the Spider-Man Homecoming suit upgrades below. Read More »

Rogue One - Grand Moff Tarkin Visual Effects

Now that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been in theaters for a few weeks, Disney, Lucasfilm and the crew behind the sci-fi saga spin-off are starting to reveal some of the secrets behind the making of the movie. Just recently the film’s editors discussed the reshoots and a unique pre-production process, and now a story from Nightline reveals one of the most simultaneously impressive and unsettling elements of Rogue One.

Rogue One features the Star Wars: A New Hope character of Grand Moff Tarkin in a key supporting role as an adversary of sorts to Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn). However, rather than having another actor simply play the part on-screen, Lucasfilm decided to have actor Guy Henry create a motion-capture performance where digital effects were used to essentially bring the late actor Peter Cushing back to life in the role he famously played back in 1977. Many have wondered just how this was achieved, and now a report from Nightline takes a dive into the process of how it was achieved. Read More »

Sleepless Clip - Jamie Foxx

Looking to mix up the dullness of the big screen offerings in January is the action thriller Sleepless. The film stars Jamie Foxx as an undercover cop working to infiltrate some of his fellow police officers who have turned corrupt. But when he starts getting too close, one of the crime bosses he’s trying to bust kidnaps his son. Jamie Foxx doesn’t like that at all.

You can see how all that plays out in the first Sleepless trailer that debuted last fall, but now a clip from the movie has debuted, showing us the tense, cheeky relationship that Jamie Foxx has with Michelle Monaghan, who works in internal affairs and has no idea that Foxx is just pretending to be a corrupt cop as part of his job, and isn’t actually as bad as some of his colleagues.

Watch the Sleepless clip below. Read More »

Arrival Visual Effects

Sometimes when it comes to visual effects, less is more. In the case of the acclaimed sci-fi hit Arrival, there’s not a mess of blockbuster spectacle that needed to be done in order to bring the arrival of these unique aliens to life. While there are aliens created with visual effects, there aren’t any cities that need to be intricately blown up in post-production or anything like that.

If you’d like to see some of the visual effects work that went into Arrival, a breakdown from Oblique FX has been made available online, showing how they manipulated footage that was shot on location to make it look like one of the sites where the unidentified flying objects is located. It should come as no surprise to see that the giant, pebble shaped ships were created in post-production, but you might be surprised by what is real and what isn’t.

Watch the Arrival visual effects breakdown after the jump. Read More »

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Promo

Not enough moviegoers embraced Brad Silberling‘s A Series of Unfortunate Events movie to launch a franchise, but perhaps we’ll finally get to see entire 13-part story adapted with Netflix’s upcoming series, which continues to look promising. The marketing materials have focused a little more on the comedic and heightened elements of author Daniel Handler‘s books, not so much the bleakness of the Baudelaire children’s predicament. But this promo, featuring Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton), is here to remind you of the hardship and danger they’ll face in the series.

Below, check out the Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events promo and new images from the series.

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Main Street Electrical Parade Commercial warehouse

The Main Street Electrical Parade is my favorite of all the Disneyland parades. Maybe it’s the retro synthesized soundtrack that accompanies the nighttime floats, or maybe it’s the fact I first saw the parade as a young boy and fell in love with it. Even though Disney’s newer versions of the nighttime show like Paint The Night are technologically better in every way, it was unable to recapture the charm of this 1972 classic.

The parade has been at Disney World’s the Magic Kingdom for the last six and a half years, and on January 20th, 2017 the parade will return to Disneyland’s Main Street for a limited time five-month run marking the 45th anniversary of the parade. And Disney has begun marketing the return with an impressive television commercial. Watch the Main Street Electrical Parade commercial now after the jump.

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justin lin the jetsons live-action commercial

There have been conversations surrounding a live-action version of The Jetsons for many years now. For a while, Robert Rodriguez was attached to direct, and he even shot some tests for the film. He left the project before returning to it, but for unknown reasons, he exited the director’s chair a second time. Last year, Warner Bros. got the ball rolling on an animated Jetsons film, but we’ve heard little about it since. It looks like we won’t see a live-action Jetsons movie anytime soon, despite Yeezy’s best efforts, but at least we can see director Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond) bring the Jetson family to real life in an ad.

Below, check out Justin Lin’s The Jetsons live-action commercial.

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