Gretel and Hansel hopes to update the familiar fairytale into something new and spooky, and it just might pull it off. The new Oz Perkins movie looks fairly creepy, with a lot of style and plenty of scary imagery. A new Gretel and Hansel featurette takes us into the world of the film, with Perkins talking about what he’s trying to do with his horrific fairy tale.
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In recent years, the visual effects used to de-age actors has produced impressive results. Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, and Michael Douglas have all been made young again in the movies of Marvel Studios. But those are blockbuster movies. Could the same digital technology be effectively used to craft an award-worthy drama featuring de-aged actors? Director Martin Scorsese wasn’t entirely sure it was possible for his long-gesting movie The Irishman, but Industrial Light & Magic visual effects wizard Pablo Helman made it work with an entirely new approach to digital de-aging.
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This ain’t your grandaddy’s Scrooge! FX’s new ultra-dark, ultra-creepy take on A Christmas Carol flips Charles Dickens’ immortal classic upside down and turns it into something approaching full-blown horror. This new take on the story debuts on FX tomorrow night, and there’s a new featurette that delves into what makes this Carol so different. Watch it below.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
It’s not just a fun line from the franchise: Tom Cruise really does feel the need for speed in Top Gun: Maverick. He’s learned that if you’re going to impress audiences with a stunt, it needs to feel as real as possible – so that means actually going up and pulling multiple Gs in a real fighter jet.
Check out this new featurette which shows off some of the actors’ training, and gives us a look at a new camera system that manages to fit six IMAX-quality cameras inside the cockpit. Read More »
Noah Hawley has made his bones in TV, but he recently made his feature directorial debut with Lucy in the Sky, a drama starring Natalie Portman as a troubled astronaut. Lucy in the Sky is now on digital, and to coincide with the home media release, we’re debuting an exclusive clip that goes behind-the-scenes of the film with Portman and other cast members talking about Hawley’s work.
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Millions will venture out this weekend to see how Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sends off the primary saga storyline in the sci-fi adventure franchise. Meanwhile, an entirely different group of people will see if they’re immune to nightmares by checking out Tom Hooper‘s big screen adaptation of the award-winning, long-running stage musical Cats.
Everything we’ve seen from the Cats movie so far has put us in stitches, but in no way has that diminished our anticipation for this celebration of digital fur. Adding to our excitement is a new video diary from Taylor Swift recording on the set of Cats, which takes us behind the scenes of the set, featuring settings and props three times larger than normal human size. Plus, there’s a real hairless cat on set, and a glimpse of how the chart-topping recording artist became a cat for the movie. Watch the Taylor Swift Cats video diary below! Read More »
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of the best sequels in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directors Anthony & Joe Russo brought Captain America into political thriller territory that called back to classic movies like The Conversation, Three Days of the condor, All the President’s Men, The Manchurian Candidate and more.
Despite pulling from classic thrillers and master filmmakers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier still has that comic book spectacle and style, and one of the most satisfying sequences is undoubtedly the elevator fight between Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and nearly a dozen SHIELD (Hydra) agents. A new video has recently surfaced online showing a bit of the rehearsal process that allowed Chris Evans to take down all these formidable foes, and it should come as no surprise how meticulously planned these sequences are. Watch the Captain America: The Winter Soldier elevator fight rehearsal below. Read More »
The Outsider is the latest Stephen King adaptation headed our way, and it looks to be a particularly good one. The HBO series starts off with an unspeakable crime – but a crime that appears to be open and shut. There’s a mountain of evidence pointing towards a guilty party. And yet…there’s also plenty of evidence that seems to point to that same person’s innocence. So just what is going on here? A new The Outsider featurette goes behind-the-scenes of the show with the cast and crew, including Stephen King himself.
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Ready for a deep-dive into 1917, the latest film from Sam Mendes? A new, unusually long featurette goes behind-the-scenes of the World War I epic, with Mendes talking about the origins of the movie, and cinematographer Roger Deakins delving into how he pulled off the film’s impressive “one-shot” set-up. Watch the 1917 featurette below.
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Prepare to get emotional over Star Wars again. Lucasfilm and Disney have released a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker featurette to remind us that this is the end of an era — not just for the Skywalker Saga, but for the cast and crew who have been staples of this franchise for over 40 years. The new featurette gives the spotlight to the cast, old and new, who have formed friendships that have transcended the years and generations. Watch the Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker featurette below.
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