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 »

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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 »

Passengers greenlit

More dino movie tidbits, plus writhing men and angry robots. After the jump:

  • Kauai thanks Steven Spielberg for the Jurassic movies
  • A lot of Jurassic World‘s money came from 3D
  • Frank Marshall expects a call about Jurassic World 2
  • Shawn Hatosy signs up for Fear the Walking Dead
  • See a new poster for Alvin and the Chipmunks 4
  • Paranormal Activity branches out with a VR game
  • UK bookies think Damian Lewis could be the new Bond
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger is the new voice of Waze
  • Take in a new clip from Terminator: Genisys
  • Channing Tatum gets his Magic Mike on at LA Pride
  • Jimmy Kimmel asks Chris Pratt about Indiana Jones

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Interstellar Tesseract

Even though Christopher Nolan‘s sci-fi drama Interstellar ended up being a fairly divisive piece of cinema last year, it’s hard to deny that the film still left an impression on people. And while we can nitpick the story until we’re blue in the face, one element I think we can all take the time to appreciate is the abundance of practical effects used.

Miniatures and large sets were used surprisingly frequently with digital effects only being used to enhance what Nolan physically shot with a camera. And this is even more impressive when you take a look at how practical and visual effects combined to create what Nolan calls the “Tesseract,” which is the spatial plane where Matthew McConaughey can see across time and dimensions.

Watch the featurette on the Interstellar Tesseract after the jump! Read More »

Fantastic Four tv spot

It seems like just yesterday the narrative around Fantastic Four was how bad the marketing was. Mainly, that’s because it was non-existent for so long. Since the release of the first trailer though, that’s been rapidly and happily changing. As effects shots get completed and more and more is revealed, you can feel everyone getting cautiously optimistic about what Josh Trank has done here. It’s going to take some people actually seeing the movie to finally make everyone super excited but, until then, the tables are turning.

Case in point, a brand new TV spot that debuted during the NBA Finals. It’s a lot of the same footage we’ve already seen, but there’s new stuff and – most importantly – there’s humor in here. Below, check out the new Fantastic Four TV spot. Read More »

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I’m always interested in the stories of how films come to be. Not just the making and development of a film, but how the creative talents come together to form the team. The story of how Colin Trevorrow ended up during Jurassic World is a very interesting one that involves Brad Bird, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a small Sundance film. We’ve relayed some of the story before, but now Steven Spielberg finished the story by explaining what he saw in Trevorrow’s breakout Sundance Film Festival film Safety Not Guarenteed that made he interested in handing the filmmaker the keys to the Jurassic Park franchise.

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Disney’s biggest challenge with Ant-Man is going to remind people this is a Marvel movie. He’s in the same universe as The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and more. Now, they’re tackling that problem head on in the latest wave of promotions. A new Ant-Man TV spot directly references The Avengers and a new series of poster put the character front and center in a bunch of familiar places. Below, check out the Ant-Man Avengers TV spot and posters. Read More »

olivia-wilde-tron

Today we have updates on a sequel that definitely isn’t happening, and several more that definitely are. After the jump:

  • Olivia Wilde responds to Tron 3 cancellation
  • TMNT2 will give away a role for charity
  • The 50 Shades stars aren’t set for a spinoff
  • Elisha Cuthbert joins the Goon sequel
  • Jurassic World gets biggest IMAX release ever
  • See Peeta and Gale in new Mockingjay pics
  • Peek behind the scenes of Barbershop 3
  • ATL star confirms a sequel is in the works

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