f9 featurette

The stunts in the Fast and Furious movies get more and more absurd with each installment. A rocket car? Slingshotting a car around a cliff? Catching another car with a truck?! Those things couldn’t be real. And yet, F9 shows that at least some of those are more real than expected. A new F9 featurette released by Universal showcases the Fast and Furious sequel’s practical effects, of which there are a surprising number. I guess that’s what we should expect from Justin Lin, a filmmaker who actually strapped a giant, 9,000 pound safe to the back of cars and had his stunt team drag it through the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Watch the F9 “Total CAR-nage” featurette below.

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benny loves you clip

How will Benny, the vengeful stuffed animal and star of the upcoming horror-comedy Benny Loves You, live up to the long, bloody legacy of killer dolls? Forget Chucky, you’ve got Talking Tina on The Twilight Zone, the Zuni Doll in Trilogy of Terror, the ventriloquist dummies of Dead Silence, and more. Well, Benny shows some promise in a new Benny Loves You clip, which /Film is debuting here today. Watch the clip below.

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cruella featurette

Here’s yet another look at Cruella that makes the movie look…questionable, at best. Emma Stone plays the 101 Dalmations villain in her youth, before she decided to start murdering puppies for fashion. This new Cruella featurette has star Stone talking about how fun it is to play such a wicked character, and I have no doubt that she’s correct. Still, how do you make a sympathetic origin story for someone who kills puppies? Beats me! Ask Mr. Walt Disney, and watch the featurette below.

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cruella teaser

How did Cruella de Vil begin? The question no one was asking will soon be answered in Cruella, the punk-rock take on the 101 Dalmatians villain starring Emma Stone. And at least one part of that answer is revealed in a new Cruella teaser that previews her origins: she was a kid with really bad hair. Watch the Cruella teaser below.

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The Mitchells vs The Machines Animation Featurette

The Mitchells vs The Machines is now streaming on Netflix, and it’s fantastic. We’re talking “best of the year” material here, folks, so if you haven’t watched it yet, I encourage you to do so immediately. Not only is the film funny, sweet, and almost overwhelmingly clever, it also boasts a unique, often groundbreaking animation style that really makes it stand out against other animated films. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller produced the movie, and like their previous Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseThe Mitchells vs The Machines blends all kinds of different animation styles, from 3D computer animation to 2D hand-drawn art. And a new featurette delves into the film’s unconventional style. Watch it below.

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The Last Jedi Practical Effects Test

It’s May the Fourth, and you know what that means: finally, a day where we can talk about Star Wars! I know we never, ever talk about it any other day, but the 4th of May is the exception to the rule. So go ahead, talk about Star Wars all day. But once tomorrow rolls around, you better stop.

To get into the spirit of the day, Rian Johnson, director of the best Star Wars movie, uploaded a nifty little Star Wars: The Last Jedi practical effects test for the scene where Luke catches Rey almost Force-smooching Kylo Ren (they’re technically only touching hands, but c’mon, it’s clear they were going to kiss if Luke hadn’t shown up) and gets so angry he blows up the walls of the little stone hut Rey is in. While this is the sort of thing another filmmaker might use only digital effects to create, Johnson and company did it practically, and it looks great.

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star wars the bad batch featurette

May the Fourth be with you, and may the Bad Batch blast their way into your heart. Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the new Disney+ animated series, makes its debut on this Star Wars Day, and to mark the occasion, a Star Wars: The Bad Batch featurette has been released to introduce the group known formerly as Clone Force 99, to a new audience.

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marvel studios teaser

It’s been over a year since the last Marvel Studios theatrical release, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming back in a big way. Black Widow brings us back to theaters this summer, followed closely by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which just released its first trailer. But perhaps highest on the list of most anticipated new Marvel Studios releases is Eternals, directed by recent Oscar winner Chloé Zhao. Hailed as Marvel’s most ambitious and cosmic tentpole, Eternals could be like nothing we’ve seen the studio release before.

And we can see what the film looks like in the new Marvel Studios teaser, which shows the very first Eternals footage. Watch it below

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cruella clip

We’re one day closer to Cruella, the movie that seems to ask, “What if we remade Joker, but with Emma Stone playing a Disney villain?” The film is set to tell us the origin story of Cruella de Vil, a lunatic who wants to murder dogs, and I continue to wonder just who this movie is for, exactly. In any case, there’s a new Cruella clip, featuring Emma Stone using a questionable accent as she crashes a party thrown by Emma Thompson. It’s a battle of the Emmas! Watch the Cruella clip below.

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the bad batch recap

What do you remember about the first time The Bad Batch showed up? Introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as as Clone Force 99, the fan-favorite characters created by Dave Filoni are getting their own spin-off series exploring their adventures in the aftermath of the Clone Wars. But to understand where they’re going, you have to remember where they came from. Or at least, have your memory jogged by a handy The Bad Batch recap video.

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