Kong Skull Island

Like Skull Island itself, Kong: Skull Island has been shrouded in mystery since its origins. But unlike Skull Island, Kong: Skull Island is willingly opening up to let the world take a peek at the greatness within. In a new featurette, stars Tom HiddlestonBrie LarsonCorey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell go behind the scenes of director Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ upcoming action-adventure, revealing new plot and character details and much, much more. Watch it below.  Read More »

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The Force Awakens Visual Effects

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available on home video, which means you can watch the feature-length documentary that chronicles the making of the film. It doesn’t go quite as in-depth as I was hoping, but it’s still a fascinating look behind the scenes at the effort that went into reviving one of the biggest franchises of all time.

Now a new makeshift featurette provides a little bit of a different visual effects breakdown than we’re used to seeing. Using a combination of footage from the set without visual effects, animatics, concept art and some documentary footage, the video runs through the scene where Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) have to run from the First Order to escape Jakku. Watch The Force Awakens visual effects breakdown after the jump. Read More »

Captain America Civil War Clip

After some early buzz this weekend indicated that Captain America: Civil War seems to deliver the goods when it comes to an enjoyable and outstanding comic book blockbuster, Marvel Studios is keeping the hype train going with a new clip from the movie.

Pushing the comic book sequel to the coveted young demographic watching the MTV Movie Awards, the Captain America Civil War clip features Captain America (Steve Rogers) and two of his new Avengers, Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), infiltrating some kind of facility. The trio seems to make a great team, cooperating and using each others abilities to their advantage.

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hardcore henry behind-the-scenes

When I interviewed Hardcore Henry director Ilya Naishuller at SXSW last month, we spent a fair amount of time talking about how shooting this film was a total pain in the ass. But that’s what you get when you set out to make a first-person perspective action movie – you get a lot of hard days and long nights and migraine headaches. And while I have mixed feelings on Hardcore Henry, the film is impressively assembled and utterly unlike anything you’ve seen before and the process of how it was shot is genuinely fascinating. Hell, a documentary about the making of the movie would be as compelling as an actual action film.

And while no such documentary exists (yet), a music video comprised entirely of footage from the film’s shoot has arrived online and it’s an incredibly entertaining, if slightly nerve-wracking, watch.

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Sing Street Music Video

With spring here and summer on the way, we’re starting to see some of the movies that hit the 2016 Sundance Film Festival make their way to theaters. If the suspense and blood in Jeremy Saulnier’s thriller Green Room isn’t your kind of thing, then you’ll probably want to take in something a little more lighthearted and fun. That would be Sing Street, a wonderful coming-of-age comedy set in Ireland back in the 1980s. And since it’s a movie from Once and Begin Again director John Carney, it’s full of some amazing original music.

The Weinstein Company doesn’t seem to be doing a great job of making audiences aware of its limited release next week. But we’re trying to change that by calling your attention to a new Sing Street TV spot, complete with a quote from our Sundance review. Plus, there’s a new music video highlighting an original song from Begin Again star and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. Check out both of the videos below. Read More »

game of thrones season 6 clip

The premiere of Game of Thrones season 6 is only a few weeks away, so the trick now is making sure we don’t get hit by a car or plummet from the roof of a skyscraper or accidentally drink a liter of Drano. As the show has taught us, the Many-Faced God eventually comes for us all, but hopefully he’ll wait until after this season is over to shuffle us off this mortal coil. I expect this season to prove lots of long-gestating theories. Don’t take that from me, Death. Seriously. Cool your jets.

While you dodge death at every turn, you can take some pleasure in a new clip from the first episode of the new season, for which HBO also revealed a title and a cheeky synopsis.

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 The Jungle Book featurette

The Jungle Book‘s voice cast is stacked with talent. Sir Ben KingsleyBill Murray, Lupita Nyong’oChristopher WalkenScarlett JohanssonIdris Elba, and more help bring director Jon Favreau‘s (Chef) ambitious, CG-heavy reimagining of the Disney animated classic to life. To learn how they did it, check out the recent The Jungle Book featurette below.

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X-Men Apocalypse Featurette

We’ve already got one major comic book blockbuster behind us with the divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in theaters now. The next one on our list is Captain America: Civil War, but a few weeks after that 20th Century Fox brings the mutants back to the big screen with X-Men: Apocalypse. A new featurette for the film has surfaced focusing on the Four Horseman, the quartet of mutants that the titular villain puts under his control to help destroy the world. Read More »

independence day resurgence tv spot

The hot new trend in studio filmmaking these days is sequels that also act as first acts for a new franchise, taking your love of a past property and using it to launch another series (usually a trilogy) of movies. Some of these, like Jurassic World, are enormous financial successes, tickling old school nostalgia while giving new fans something to embrace. Others, like Terminator: Genisys, die on the vine and make everyone who talked about a sequel months before the original came out look very silly.

As I watched the new Independence Day: Resurgence TV spot, I couldn’t quite begin to guess which direction Roland Emmerich‘s belated sequel will go. I can easily imagine this thing being an enormous hit or a gigantic flop. Are regular folks excited for an Independence Day sequel? I have no clue. But I do know that this TV spot features some nifty visuals and the return of Brent Spiner‘s Dr. Brackish Okun, who supposedly perished during the events of the first movie.

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