The Fast and The Furious 20th anniversary

To quote the great street racer Dominic Toretto: “It don’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile: winning’s winning.” And “winning” is exactly what the Fast and Furious franchise has done for two decades. Today marks the twentieth anniversary of 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, the film that launched one of the most unlikely and arguably the most important global franchises in cinematic history, and Universal is celebrating one of its crown jewels with a pair of brand new featurettes. Plus, the original film is heading back to more than 300 theaters for tonight only.
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Candyman Juneteenth featurette

Remember Candyman? We’ve been excited about director Nia DaCosta‘s modern take on the 1990s horror classic for years, and after being delayed due to the pandemic, we’re finally only a couple of months away from being able to see it for ourselves.

The film doesn’t come out until the end of August, but to celebrate Juneteenth, Universal released a new Candyman featurette in which DaCosta talks about what the newly federally recognized holiday means for the Black community and how some of those feelings are explored in her new take on this property. Read More »

F9 behind the scenes videos

F9 explodes into theaters next week, and with more than a year of extra anticipation from fans, many of whom are eager to return to theaters for a big event movie, it feels like this could be one of the biggest box office hits of 2021. Director Justin Lin returns to the franchise for the first time since 2013, and his love of practical stunts and special effects is evident in this new batch of F9 behind-the-scenes videos, which showcase several of the film’s big action moments.
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Ravonna Renslayer

Loki audiences have not seen the last of Gugu Mbatha-Raw‘s Time Variance Authority judge, Ravonna Renslayer – not by a long shot.

In a new interview, the actress behind that elevated bench reveals details about the future of her character (she teases “secrets” and “betrayal”), and Renslayer is also the focus of a new featurette from Marvel Studios, which you can watch below. So don your favorite brown suit and read on for more of what to expect from this mysterious character in the upcoming episodes of the Disney+ series.
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Loki teasers

We have a low-key Loki teasers round-up for you, with the premiere of the highly anticipated Marvel Disney+ series fast approaching and Disney kicking its marketing into high gear. There are revelations galore in these teasers, such as the confirmation that the God of Mischief is gender fluid, while in one teaser, Owen Wilson battles audio editing. See the Loki teasers below.

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Luca Featurette

This summer, Disney and Pixar are taking audiences to Italy with Luca, their latest animated family film. To celebrate National Streaming Day (which Disney very well could have made up in order to have an excuse to release a bunch of featurettes today), the studio released a new Luca featurette which focuses on the special friendship at the center of the story.

Come for the beautiful visuals and friendship discussion, but stay for Maya Rudolph, who voices one of the film’s characters and almost goes off the rails as she recalls the glory days of the summers of her youth.
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Loki Featurette

Did you know that today is National Streaming Day? Me neither! But it is, and Disney will be damned if it doesn’t get in on the celebration. The mega-corporation has been releasing footage and featurettes and teasers all day long for all of the streaming services under its large umbrella, and one of the most recent drops was a brief Loki featurette in which star Tom Hiddleston recounts his mischievous character’s arc across the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 30 seconds. Check it out below. Read More »

Sweet Tooth featurette

Jeff Lemire‘s comic book series Sweet Tooth is getting the Netflix treatment as a streaming show, courtesy of executive producers Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey. In a new featurette, the two talk about altering the tone of Lemire’s comics from the “foreboding” vibe of the graphic novels to something that is much more family-friendly…which I’m guessing purists who love Lemire’s comics will not exactly be thrilled about. Check out the featurette below.
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The Nevers Featurette

Right now, HBO’s upcoming series The Nevers is best known for what happened behind the scenes: namely that it was meant to be the big return to television for creator and original showrunner Joss Whedon, only for him to step away from the show in late 2020. But once audiences get a chance to actually see the show instead of just reading about its production, I expect it will be able to carve out a reputation of its own outside of Whedon’s involvement.

The premium cable channel has released a The Nevers featurette which introduces us to “The Touched,” a group of women in Victorian England who have mysteriously been imbued with distinct superpowers. Check out the footage below.
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We Can Be Heroes featurette

Say what you will about the films of Robert Rodriguez, which have varied in quality pretty drastically since El Mariachi put him on the map in the early 1990s, but the guy obviously has a boundless passion for making movies. He also has a passion for pulling back the curtain to reveal the process of filmmaking, which results in the experience being demystified and younger generations being presented with practical knowledge they may not have been able to easily access otherwise.

Netflix recently released a new Robert Rodriguez superhero film called We Can Be Heroes that’s aimed squarely at children, and the streamer has since released a featurette with the director describing how the visual effects were accomplished. Behind the scenes featurettes are commonplace, but this one’s different – it isn’t explicitly stated in the video, but this one seems specifically designed so kids can learn some of the secrets about how filmmaking works.
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