the godfather coda interview

There’s a new cut of The Godfather Part III making headlines –  The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. Director Francis Ford Coppola has recut his films in the past – Apocalypse Now has several different cuts, and he recently released The Cotton Club Encore, a recut of The Cotton Club. Now, with The Godfather, Coda, Coppola hopes to show the world the movie he always hoped to make. In a new interview with film critic Leonard Maltin, Coppola and Godfather, Coda stars Al Pacino and Andy Garcia talk about the new cut.

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Lord of the Rings 4K Restoration Featurette

The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy are both now available on 4K for the first time ever, which means that director Peter Jackson had to go back and go through all six films to get them up to snuff. In a new featurette, Jackson explains that the biggest problem he had was inconsistency – the six films are meant to tell one huge, linear story, but since they were all shot at different times on different kinds of cameras, they all looked different. But that’s changed.

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Earth at Night in Color Exclusive Clip

Earth at Night in Color is not your average nature docuseries. The new Apple TV+ show uses special cameras and a unique editing process to capture crystal-clear footage of animals at night. Normally when shows want to do this sort of thing they rely on night vision, but the Earth at Night in Color process has bright, clear footage that would be pitch-black in other circumstances. Below, check out an Earth at Night in Color exclusive clip featuring some brown bears waking up for the evening.

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the irishman featurette

What would it be like to sit at a table with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci? Well, first it would be hugely intimidating, as those movie legends have all left such a profound mark on cinema over the last 50 years. But mostly, it would be enlightening and utterly delightful, as evidenced by the 20-minute roundtable with all four men in the newly released The Irishman featurette from the Criterion Collection.

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Soul Featurette

It’s officially December, and that means this month you get to see Pixar’s new movie Soul when it arrives exclusively on Disney+ starting on Christmas Day. To better acquaint you with the story, the film’s star Jamie Foxx took the time to introduce his character Joe Gardner, a middle school band teacher who has dreamed of being a professional jazz musician his entire life. Joe finally gets his big shot when a big jazz act needs a piano player at the last minute, but there’s just one problem. He’s about to die.

That might seem kind of dark for a children’s movie, but it’s not quite so depressing. There’s a lot of life in this movie, and that’s because in order to get back to Earth, Joe has to convince a jaded, unborn soul called 22 (voiced by Tina Fey) that life is worth living. Watch the Soul featurette below for a taste of what’s to come. Read More »

Marvel Studios Chadwick Boseman Tribute

Today would have been Chadwick Boseman‘s 44th birthday, but the Black Panther actor unfortunately passed away earlier this year after a four-year battle with colon cancer. But Marvel Studios went out of their way to celebrate the late actor by giving a little update to Black Panther on Disney+. Fans watching the movie on the streaming service today will notice that the Marvel Studios production logo that accompanies all of their movies has been updated with a custom version that is a tribute to Chadwick Boseman’s role as the African superhero. Read More »

Tenet Featurette

Christopher Nolan‘s complex time inversion blockbuster Tenet is finally leaving theaters and coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD just in time for Christmas. To hype the forthcoming home video release, Warner Bros. Pictures released a featurette that showcases hip-hop artist Travis Scott‘s original song “The Plan” and how it came to be in the movie. It turns out we have Grammy-winning Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson (above right) to thank for that. Read More »

making the irishman featurette

What’s the point in owning the Criterion edition of Martin Scorsese‘s modern gangster masterpiece, The Irishman, you might ask? Well, we can debate about the benefits of digital versus physical copies for ages, but the special features alone would make it worth it. Criterion’s The Irishman Blu-ray release includes everything from video essays, scene breakdowns, and making-of-featurettes, the latter of which has been made available to watch for free on YouTube now. Watch the Making The Irishman featurette below.

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Christmas Chronicles 2 sneak peek

Two years ago, 20 million people reportedly watched Kurt Russell don a red suit and beard to play Santa Claus in Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles. Goldie Hawn, who is Russell’s real-life partner, cameoed as Mrs. Claus in that film, and now the couple have reunited for The Christmas Chronicles 2, which has been playing in some theaters in advance of its Netflix release this week.

Netflix has released a sneak peek clip which showcases the first two minutes of the new sequel, in which Deadpool 2 and The Hunt for the Wilderpeople actor Julian Dennison appears as Belsnickel, the movie’s scheming antagonist. Check it out below.
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Black Narcissus Featurette

The first trailer for Black Narcissus released back in September didn’t do much to convince us that the three-part limited series adaptation of the best-selling novel by Rumer Godden would be worth watching this winter instead of just revisiting 1947 movie from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. But now a new “first look” featurette dives a little more into the story and reveals some details about the making of the project starring Gemma Arterton. Check out the Black Narcissus featurette below. Read More »