Scream TV series opening scene

MTV has a fine line to walk with its Scream TV series. Recreate the original films too closely, and they’ll be accused of laziness; stray too far from them, and they’ll alienate purists. We’ll have to wait and see how the series fares as a whole, but as revealed in a new Scream clip, the first eight minutes try their best to put their own spin on one of the movies’ classic scenes.

Bella Thorne plays Nina, a rich, popular mean girl whose evening goes horribly awry in a way that’ll feel very familiar to fans of the first Scream. Watch the Scream TV series opening scene after the jump.  Read More »

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Batman Begins Behind the Scenes

Earlier this month, June 15th marked the 10th anniversary of Batman Begins, the franchise reboot from director Christopher Nolan that launched the most acclaimed film franchise adaptation of The Caped Crusader to date. So what better time is there to dive behind the scenes of the film that gave Gotham the hero it deserves?

A feature-length assembly of special features from the Blu-Ray release of the film is available online to explore various facets of the film at nearly all stages of production, from early development to principal photography and even the final release. Plus, there are some good quotes from Nolan after the jump about how Batman Begins came to be.

Check out the makeshift Batman Begins behind the scenes documentary after the jump! Read More »

Pixels featurettes

Summer isn’t even halfway over, so there are still plenty of big movies coming to theaters in the next couple months. And surprisingly enough, one of the more entertaining films could end up being an Adam Sandler vehicle. Maybe I’m in the minority, but the trailers for the video game inspired action adventure comedy Pixels actually have me a little excited for this July release, despite the involvement of Sandler.

And if you’ve been wanting to know a little more about the film from director Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), a couple new featurettes have surfaced, diving into the 8-bit assault on Earth. Watch the Pixels featurettes after the jump! Read More »

True Detective behind the scenes

The first episode of True Detective‘s second season has aired, and the internet is already working double-time to react to the show’s return. Is it better than the first season, or even as good? Early reviews have some insight, but even they can’t make a definitive claim yet, as HBO only offered access to the first three of eight episodes. Whatever the show is at the opening, there’s a lot left to see.

HBO has offered something new to follow up the season premiere: a brief True Detective behind the scenes look, which features interviews with new stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch. Exec producer Scott Stephens shows up, too. You’ll see creator/writer Nic PIzzolatto at work, but he doesn’t appear as an interview; rather, the show is meant to be his voice.  Read More »

Jurassic World apatosaurus

While there’s a lot of love out there for Jurassic World, one can’t help but wish that the massive blockbuster sequel was a little more loyal to the original Jurassic Park by having more practical dinosaur effects.

Digital effects bring most of the dinosaurs to life in Jurassic World, but at least one pivotal scene made use of an impressive animatronic apatosaurus, for what is probably the most believable dinosaur sequence in the entire movie. And now you can find out how they brought the apatosaurus to life. Watch the Jurassic World apatosaurus featurette after the jump! Read More »

Goon - Jay Baruchel

And now, some random sequel-related tidbits to usher you into the weekend. After the jump:

  • Sorry, Princess Diaries 3 is not currently in the works
  • Vin Diesel says The Last Witch Hunter 2 is happening
  • Ron Perlman doesn’t want crowdfunding for Hellboy 3
  • Preorder this Jurassic World limited edition gift set
  • Revisit Jimmy Fallon‘s Jurassic World cameo
  • Red Robin serves up a Terminator: Genisys burger
  • Jay Baruchel shares a photo from the Goon sequel set
  • Sinister 2 wishes everyone a happy Father’s Day

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The Overnight opening

Sundance, that January institution, is coming to movie theaters and VOD now, in June. The festival which opens each year in film was the debut of some great films for 2015. Many are now in theaters, or arriving shortly: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Dope, and The End of The Tour, for example.

The latest is The Overnight, a very funny film that features Taylor Schilling and Adam Scott who, with their young son, relocate to Los Angeles. They’ve got some anxieties to deal with, and some sex problems, but once they meet a local couple played by Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godrèche it seems like some of their social worries might be over.

The movie kicks into gear with raunchy comedy right in the first scene, leading into good scenes that lay out some of the problems facing this young couple. Check out The Overnight opening, featuring a few very not safe for work scenes, below. Read More »

Chappie special effects

Even though this year’s sci-fi flick Chappie may not have been anywhere near as poignant or impressive as director Neill Blomkamp‘s previous effort District 9, you can’t deny that the film has some unbelievable special effects.

Bringing the titular artificially intelligent robot to life is quite a feat, and it was done with a combination of visual effects and a live-action reference performance by Sharlto Copley. With Chappie arriving on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 16th, a short new featurette has popped up with some cool before-and-after shots of Copley acting on set in a body suit and battery pack placed side-by-side with the finished visual effects shot from the movie.

Check out the Chappie special effects wizardly after the jump! Read More »

The Sound of Jurassic World

It’s only been a few days, and Jurassic World has already grossed more than 95% of the movies released in 2015, after breaking records for the highest opening weekend of all-time, both domestically and worldwide. With those kind of numbers, people will be talking about Jurassic World for quite awhile.

And if you’re anxious to dive into the making of the film, The SoundWorks Collection is right on schedule with their look behind the scenes at The Sound of Jurassic World. Talking with sound designer Peter Horner and supervising sound editor and sound designer Al Nelson from Skywalker Sound, this featurette looks at how Jurassic Park informed the latest sequel, as well as the new sound work done on the film.

Watch the Sound of Jurassic World after the jump! Read More »