Super Mario Bros. The Movie is one of the weirdest and most mystifying major studio releases of all-time. In an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the Nintendo video game franchise of the same name, Hollywood Pictures and Buena Vista Pictures, the movie brought the game to life in one of the most perplexing fashions, trying to shoehorn as many references to the original game as possible in a nonsensical way. The result was a dimension-hopping blockbuster bomb, and believe it or not, there’s more of it we haven’t seen yet. Read More »
In order to tell one of the most epic comic book stories ever brought to screen, Avengers: Endgame needed plenty of visual effects. From creating characters like Thanos and Professor Hulk and wardrobe pieces like the quantum realm suits to environments like Vormir and entire shots comprised completely of digital elements. And one sequence provided some unique challenges, because it required double the Chris Evans and double of America’s ass. Go behind the scenes of the Captain America vs Captain America fight from Avengers: Endgame below. Read More »
Before Aladdin was released theaters earlier this year to the tune of $1 billion worldwide, it seemed odd to pair director Guy Ritchie with the remake of the Middle Eastern-set Disney animated classic. But once the star Mena Massoud started crooning the lines to “One Jump Ahead,” it all immediately became clear. The stylish filmmaker, best known for his rapid-fire dialogue and editing combined with artful slow and fast-motion, put all of his techniques on display in the sequence for “One Jump Ahead,” which follows the titular street rat as he and an undercover Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) evade capture through the streets of Agrabah.
/Film has an exclusive Aladdin clip showcasing the techniques in this sequence, ahead of the film’s upcoming Digital and Blu-ray release. Watch the Aladdin clip below.
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has an intimdating legacy to live up to. The collection of horror stories by Alvin Schwartz has been beloved by nearly four decades of children, with tales that are terrifying enough to be kid friendly but also bring a fright. A big part of what made these books so successful (and controversial) are the inky, grotesque illustrations by Stephen Gammell, and the crew of the film adaptation went to great lengths to recreate those illustrations in real life. You can see how they did it with the character known as “The Corpse” in the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark make-up featurette below. Read More »
If you went into Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw expecting to get some cameos from the cast of the primary Fast and Furious franchise, then you walked away mostly disappointed. But if you went in not expecting a couple key cameos from two of Hollywood’s biggest stars, then you may have left the theater satisfied.
The marketing for Hobbs and Shaw kept the cameos in question out of the marketing, and the internet has been surprisingly good about keeping them under wraps, but now the cat’s out of the bag, and the cameos are officially being used to push the second weekend of release. Find out who made these big Hobbs and Shaw cameos and even see clips of one of them below. Read More »
The kids aren’t all right in Good Boys, but the adults aren’t much better. A new Good Boys featurette introduces us to the grown-ups of the Gene Stupnitsky comedy starring Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, and Keith L. Williams as a trio of three sixth-graders who get in over their heads after getting invited to a “kissing party.” Along the way, they run into all sorts of obstacles, including a few familiar faces in the comedy world. Meet the grown-ups in the new Good Boys featurette below.
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Even though Halloween is still over two months away, it’s never to early to get a jump start on some terror. This weekend brings the release of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the adaptation of the popular collection of spooky tales written by by Alvin Schwartz and memorably illustrated by Stephen Gammell. The book’s legacy sets the bar high for a film adaptation, but a new Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark featurette and TV spot from the movie show us how the famed illustrations from the book are being brought to life. Read More »
In the upcoming raunchy comedy Good Boys, the movie’s Bean Bag Boys (Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, and Keith L. Williams) are dealing with your average childhood problems: learning how to kiss, playground bullies, getting rid of drugs, and stealing beer. You know, just your normal day in the life of three foul-mouthed middle schoolers. But the three titular good boys are going to learn that no matter how crazy their day can be, they can get through it as long as they have friends — a concept that Universal is leaning on with their “Wednesday Friendsay” advance screening of the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-produced comedy. Watch the red band Good Boys clips below.
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Brightburn is a surprisingly nasty superhero horror film that asks: “What if Superman was a total psycho?” The James Gunn-produced film hits digital this week, and we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the special features that zeros in on the human family trying to raise a super-powered alien.
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Avengers: Endgame builds to a show-stopping climactic collision between good and evil, delivering full-scale comic book action the likes of which Hollywood has never seen.
Now that the film is available digitally, we took a closer look at some of the final battle’s best moments and incorporated audio from Matt Aitken, Weta Digital’s visual effects supervisor, who spills some secrets about which actors were on set on certain days, just how much work was required for that tiny Howard the Duck cameo, and more. Check out our video below, which breaks down all of the biggest and best moments from that jaw-dropping confrontation.
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