Stranger Things Monster Effects

Now that it’s 2017, new episodes of Stranger Things feel much closer. The first season debuted last summer, and fans are expecting the second season to arrive on Netflix around the same time this year, though no official release date has been set just yet. In the meantime, how about we take a closer look at how the signature monster known as the Demogorgon was brought to life for the show?

Mark Steger helped brig the Demogorgon to life by being the man standing on stilts inside of a creature suit, and now some new behind the scenes photos and a video reveals the body suit and mechanical head that will haunt your nightmares, even when it’s not creeping in the dark.

See how the Stranger Things monster effects came together after the jump. Read More »

Emma Watson singing / Beauty and the Beast

UPDATE: We have an official audio clip of Emma Watson singing that is much better quality. You can watch it after the jump. Our original story from December 30th follows.

The Beauty and the Beast trailers released so far have made it all too easy to forget this is a straight-up musical. Yes, you hear the familiar strains of the soundtrack playing over the scenes, but there hasn’t been a whole lot of song and dance teased so far. So we’re still waiting to hear exactly how this new cast will fare with those classic tunes.

Well, today we’ve got the first tiny taste of a song from the movie. Click through to hear a snippet of Emma Watson singing “Something There” in Beauty and the BeastRead More »

Best of Carrie Fisher

It’s still shocking to think about, but American treasure Carrie Fisher is no longer with us. She has been continuously remembered and mourned by her friends and colleagues since news of her passing was reported yesterday. Meanwhile, her fans have nothing but love and respect to give as well, not just for her career in entertainment, but for her honest, helpful voice discussing mental illness, alcoholism, and drug abuse.

Even though we didn’t know Carrie Fisher, it’s easy for us to feel like we did having experienced her bright personality for decades. Therefore, it’s important to remember at her best. While we know all about her best moments on film in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally, The Blues Brothers and more, there are plenty of other shining moments that give us infinitely more reasons to love the best of Carrie Fisher. Read More »

Rick and Morty Season 3 Sneak Peek

Even though we heard earlier this year that Adult Swim would bring new episodes of Rick and Morty to air before the end of 2016, that potential redemption for this awful year just won’t be coming through. Instead, Rick and Morty‘s third season is coming sometime in 2017, and while we don’t have a premiere date set yet, we do have a few minutes of footage from the new season to hold us over.

About a week and a half ago, a live stream allowed users to check out an Adult Swim “Development Meeting” that featured sneak peeks of upcoming shows in 2017, and that included this Rick and Morty season 3 sneak peek. Somehow it went unnoticed this whole time, but we have it now, and that’s all that matters. However, if you watch the video below, beware of NSFW language since it’s entirely uncensored at this time. Read More »

Liam Neeson Reads A Monster Calls

This weekend brings the release of A Monster Calls, the adaptation of Patrick Ness‘ book of the same name, winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Greenaway Medal back in 2012. The film hails from The Impossible director J.A. Bayona, who will next direct Jurassic World 2, and it follows a young boy coping with his mother’s illness by way of a monster who suddenly appears in his backyard.

Liam Neeson plays the monster in question (though Captain America: Civil War star Tom Holland stood in for him on set), and in an effort to get the audience in on the story a bit more, he sat down to read through the entire first chapter. There’s footage from the movie interspersed with his reading, and Neeson’s voice makes for a nice bedtime story tone.

Watch as Liam Neeson reads A Monster Calls after the jump. Read More »

return of xander cage clip

Over 14 years after the release of the original xXx, is Xander Cage a character audiences remain interested in? We’ll soon find out when Vin Diesel returns to the role next month in the D.J. Caruso-directed sequel, which co-stars Samuel L. JacksonRuby RoseTony JaaToni Collette, and Donnie Yen. So far we’ve seen Cage pull off plenty of wonderfully ridiculous feats in the trailers for the film, and the newest xXx: Return of Xander Cage clip gets, as fans probably hope for, ridiculous real fast.

Below, watch the xXx Return of Xander Cage clip.

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Batman v Superman Visual Effects

Even though Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was one of the most hotly debated movies of 2016, I think we can all agree that there is some outstanding visual effects work in the movie. Not every visual effect is perfect, but I’m betting that when you see the recently release Batman v Superman visual effects breakdown that you’ll be surprised to see just how much of certain sequences was actually created in post-production. Read More »

Saturday Night Live

When people watch Saturday Night Live, I don’t think many of them realize just how small of a space Studio 8H actually is in 30 Rockefeller Plaza. There’s only so much room for the various sets created for SNL that some of them are put up and taken down in just a few minutes, either during the opening credits or over commercial breaks. And now you get to see how they do it.

The cold open from this past weekend’s SNL with host Casey Affleck (which wasn’t a great episode overall) started off in the office of Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) as he met with Vladmir Putin (Beck Bennet) and Rex Tillerson (John Goodman). That set actually sat right on the mainstage where the monologue happens during every episode, in front of the SNL band, and the crew tore it down in less than two minutes.

Watch the Saturday Night Live set change video after the jump. Read More »

Rogue One Featurette

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is all the rage right now. Even the fans who weren’t as crazy about it as others can’t stop talking about it. Whether it’s looking at the footage that was left on the cutting room floor as a casualty of the reshoots or all the easter eggs in there referencing other parts of the Star Wars universe, Rogue One is a hot topic for discussion.

Since the movie has barely been out for a week as of this evening, we’re still treading carefully when it comes to spoilers. But worry not, because this new Rogue One featurette contains nothing that will ruin the movie for you, as it goes behind the scenes of the real locations that are used for planets like Scarif, Jedha and more. Read More »

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The LEGO Batman Movie TV Spots

While DC Comics fans are patiently waiting to see what Ben Affleck can bring to the big screen with his first outing as director, co-writer and star of a new solo Batman movie, this spring will bring the Dark Knight to theaters in a much different way.

The LEGO Batman Movie brings back the building block version of the Caped Crusader (voiced by Will Arnett) that debuted in The LEGO Movie a little while back, but this time all of his comic book counterparts are on the scene too, including Michael Cera as Robin, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred and Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl. Now two new The LEGO Batman Movie TV spots show that Batman has some trouble working with partners. Watch them below! Read More »