TRON Double Feature

Did you realize this year marks the 35th anniversary of Disney’s cult classic TRON? It’s not exactly the most exciting milestone anniversary, but Disney wanted to do something special for the sci-fi adventure that was a breakthrough film in the realm of special effects and in many ways a predecessor to movies like The Matrix. But you’ll have to be in Los Angeles next week to partake.

Disney has announced a special TRON double feature will be taking place at their trademark El Capitan Theatre in the heart of Hollywood as part of their ongoing Throwback Thursday screening series. The event includes a screening of both TRON and the less celebrated but visually stunning TRON Legacy. Find out details about the TRON double feature below. Read More »

Star Trek with TRON Legacy Score

Star Trek: The Motion Picture was quite the disappointment when it hit theaters in 1979, even for the most hardcore Trekkies out there. It’s a sci-fi slog that was nowhere near as satisfying of a leap from TV to film as many had hoped. Thankfully, it was followed by Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, and that rescued the film franchise and got fans back on board. But there is one thing that makes Star Trek: The Motion Picture a bit more interesting, and that’s a change in the film’s score.

Filmmaker Patrick Collins took the time to edit about 22 minutes of footage from Star Trek: The Motion Picture and enhanced it with Daft Punk’s outstanding, electric score from TRON Legacy. With all of the trippy visuals from the first Star Trek movie, Daft Punk’s score makes the perfect accompaniment.

Watch Star Trek The Motion Picture with TRON Legacy score after the jump. Read More »

The Fifth Element - Born Sexy Yesterday Video Esssay

Every film genre has tropes, recurring themes or elements that sometimes help define the kind of movie we’re watching. They can be portals in the sky, training montages, the final girl, or as a new video essay called Born Sexy Yesterday explains, a naive but mature, sexualized female character with the mind of a child.

Jonathan McIntosh, aka Pop Culture Detective on YouTube, put together this video essay to explain a trope that you might not have even realized was so prevalent in sci-fi. But it’s right there in movies such as TRON: Legacy and The Fifth Element, not to mention other sci-fi-esque fantasy movies Splash or Enchanted. Watch the Born Sexy Yesterday video essay after the jump to see what we’re talking about. Read More »

tron legacy

One of the signature rides at Shanghai Disneyland is the TRON Lightcycle Power Run rollercoaster. A new rumor suggests that budget and preliminary design teams for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts have been sent out to Shanghai with the goal of bringing this attraction back to the states. Hit the jump to learn more about the TRON roller coaster Disneyland rumors.

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tron legacy: will there be a tron 3?

TRON 3, which had the working title TRON: Ascension, isn’t dead, according to director Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion). Every once in a while somebody involved in TRON 3 says never say never, but two years ago was when Disney pulled the plug on the project. During a recent Q & A for TRON: Legacy, Kosinski said the sequel is in a “cryogenic freeze” in addition to sharing some new plot details.

Below, learn more about the Tron 3 plot.

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VOTD: The Evolution of CGI Faces in Movies

CGI Faces in Movies

Visual effects in movies have advanced in a spectacular way in the relatively short history of cinema. What once was thought to be impossible to create in post-production has become a mainstay in blockbuster tentpoles. More recently, visual effects companies have become quite skilled in creating human faces entirely with computer generated imagery, and a new video essay shows us how this part of movie magic has evolved in a small window of time.

Watch the evolution of CGI faces in movies after the jump. Read More »

blade runner 2 release date

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Director Denis Villeneuve talks about making Blade Runner 2 his own.
  • Colin Firth teases his return in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
  • A Jurassic World exhibition is coming to the United States.
  • How you can watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them under the best possible circumstances.
  • Watch a new TV spot for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
  • The new Power Rangers won’t feature any members of the original cast.
  • The story of how Tron Legacy recruited Daft Punk.
  • No, Ghostbusters‘ title has not changed.

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TRON Ride Video

There’s a new Disney theme park hitting Shanghai next month, and TRON fans will be jealous when they see the new ride that is only being built in China. We got a glimpse at some concept art for the attraction from overseas, but now that the park is getting really close to opening on June 16, we get to see how the ride turned out in reality.

For those who don’t have the coin to make it over to Shanghai but still want to see what they’re missing out on, a new video has emerged online from someone who was lucky enough to check out the ride during the soft open and cast member previews. Thankfully, they brought their camera and turned it on for the full ride, and it’s a pretty cool.

Watch the TRON ride video after the jump. Read More »

How Superhero Movie Costumes Are Made

The suits that your favorite superheroes wear are iconic. From the helmet of Captain America to the cowl of Batman, these are the some of the most recognizable costumes in movie history. But because they come from the world of comic books, there’s already an influence from another artist. It’s up to the costume designers to determine which versions of a given comic book superhero or villain will influence their own designs to bring that character to the big screen, and some of them don’t make it in front of camera.

Ironhead Studios is one of the companies who creates superhero wardrobes, and the folks at Tested talked with founder Jose Fernandez about some of the work they’ve done which includes Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and non-superhero flicks like TRON Legacy. Find out more about how superhero movie costumes are made after the jump. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Chevy TRON Car

Arriving about six years too late for a successful cross promotion with the sequel TRON Legacy, the automobile manufacturer Chevrolet just unveiled a new version of their signature Cruze sedan. However, this version of the car is inspired by the aesthetics of the world of TRON.

The Chevy TRON car was unveiled at the Beijing auto show last week. While you might be thinking that this car is going to look awesome when you feast your eyes upon it after the jump, allow me to lower your expectations, because this car is pretty lame. Read More »