Interstellar TV spots

In addition to being one of the most highly-anticipated movies of late 2014, Interstellar is also one of the most mysterious. The Christopher Nolan-directed sci-fi adventure hasn’t played any festivals or otherwise allowed for any early reviews, and even the marketing campaign has been careful not to give away too much.

And naturally, all of that secrecy just makes us more curious about the movie. For now, we’ll take what we can get. Today, that means four new TV spots which reveal a bit more Interstellar footage and clarify some of the plot details. Watch the Interstellar TV spots after the jump.

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Don Hertzfeldt Simpsons

In the past couple years the producers of The Simpsons have allowed a few different filmmakers and artists to go wild in revamping the show’s opening “couch gag.” Banksy envisioned a mine in which slave labor animates the show and grinds up kittens to stuff Bart Simpsons dolls; Guillermo del Toro scripted kaiju battles and cameos from Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen King, and a legion of other horror characters from his own films and others. This week, Oscar-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt got his shot, and the Don Hertzfeldt Simpsons couch gag has got to be the most bonkers animation that will run on mainstream TV this year. Read More »

Denzel Washington

We present to you some sequel-related odds and ends to take you into the weekend. After the jump:

  • Liam Neeson and John Slattery will also be in Ted 2
  • Check out the first Dumb and Dumber To TV spot
  • Watch the new extended Alien: Isolation TV spot
  • Lindsay Lohan has an idea for a Mean Girls sequel
  • George Takei is not “lobbying” for a Star Trek 3 role
  • Ryan Hansen talks about his Veronica Mars spinoff
  • Peter Cullen wants Michael Bay for Transformers 5
  • Denzel Washington isn’t confirmed for Equalizer 2
  • Jeremy Renner is excited for M:I5 and more Bourne

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Quicksilver Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past featured old man Wolverine, Sentinel attacks, and a couple of giant battles featuring coordinated X-Men attacks — the sort of stuff we’ve been wanting from an X-Men film for a long time. And still, the best part of the movie was the one we all underestimated. Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters, looked pretty uninspired when we saw mere costume photos. But Peters nailed this version of the character, and his big action sequence is a standout not just in this film, but in the 2014 summer lineup.

Now, a behind the scenes video shows how some of the Quicksilver effects were achieved. More of it was done in-camera than people might realize, and so this is a treat to watch. (Germain mentioned this in Superhero Bits yesterday, but we figured that might not show it off to enough people.)  Read More »

DKNG - Ghostbusters

Our favorite movies are gifts that keep on giving. Presents to be opened time and time again, whether that means watching them at home, then on the big screen, or showing to friends, family, and your children. Then you may get a cool piece of merchandise, a collectible, learn an interesting piece of trivia you never knew. The amount of ways you can enjoy your favorite movies over the years is innumerable, and thats why they’re our favorites.

Ghostbusters is one of those movies for a lot of us. This year, we’ve been celebrating a lot. It’s the 30th anniversary of the Ivan Reitman classic and besides theatrical reissues, big art shows, new merchandise and talk of a sequel, we now have some cool new information on the chariot of the Ghostbusters: The Ecto-1. Stephen Dane, the man who designed the car, is part of a video where he discusses the origins of the car and reveals some alternate looks at it too. It’s a must watch, followed by a must read interview, chock full of new information about the Ghostbusters Ecto 1. Check it out. Read More »

Gone Girl clip

For fans of David Fincher and/or Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl became a must-see the second it was announced. But for those still on the fence — or, alternately, for those who are so eager they just need something to tide them over until the movie actually opens — Fox has tons of new marketing material to share.

Among them are the first Gone Girl clip, four new Gone Girl TV spots, and the full streaming Gone Girl soundtrack. Bury yourself in Nick and Amy’s twisted world after the jump.

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Back to the Future opening shot

A truly great shot is one you’ll never notice. It tells a story with no apparent effort, putting the audience right in the space needed to get ideas across with no interference between lens and eye. Filmmakers can take obvious pride in their attention-getting compositions. But I’d wager the shots for which many directors, cinematographers and crews feel the most pride are the ones that audiences never realize are incredibly difficult. One great example is very intricate Back to the Future opening shot.

There’s a lot of great stuff in Back to the Future, but I wouldn’t be surprised if many people have never thought about how challening the opening shot might have been. The /Film readership is a savvy bunch, many of you filmmakers and/or deep enthusiasts of the art of film, so it may be no surprise that the BTTF opening is a beast of a shot. Regardless, there’s something to be learned from dissecting how it was done. In a new interview, the film’s special effects supervisor Kevin Pike explains just how they did that long Back to the Future opening shot. Read More »

‘Stretch’ Clip: The Hoff Hassles Patrick Wilson

Stretch clip Hasselhoff

There’s still no word on when Stretch might make its way to theaters or VOD, but in the meantime director Joe Carnahan has been doling out delightful tidbits for us to enjoy. The more he reveals, the stranger this film looks, and we definitely mean that as a compliment.

The latest Stretch scene may just take the cake, though. It involves an epic profanity-laced rant from David Hasselhoff, who is apparently none too pleased with Patrick Wilson‘s lack of respect. Hit the jump to watch the new Stretch clip featuring David Hasselhoff, plus a few more scenes.

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