A Day in the Life of Director Shawn Levy

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I’m not a fan of director Shawn Levy or the middle of the road comedies that he creates (Night at the Museum, The Pink Panther, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Cheaper by the Dozen), but I wanted to direct your attention towards this “Day in the Life of a Hollywood Director” featurette over on MakingOf. The segment titled Shawn Levy: Directing 201 follows Levy from morning coffee to the nightly wrap, introducing you to some of the key crewmembers along the way. This is a fun watch for anyone who has ever been interested in what a typical day on the set is like for a Hollywood director. Watch the video after the jump.
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

20th Century Fox has released the new trailer for Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian on MSN . I’m not a fan of the first film, but I understand that a lot of people liked it. The sequel features a new set of characters, including a pop culture exhibit that features Darth Vader and Oscar the Grouch, as Brendon has previously mentioned. This film also seems a bit larger in scale, which I like. Everything from the toys in the gift shop to big Washington DC monuments come to life. You’ll see what I mean when you watch the trailer. Watch the trailer after the jump and tell me what you think in the comments below.
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Before the screening of Wolverine tonight, we were treated to a handful of trailers including one for Ice Age 3 – now with added Simon Pegg – and another for the Smithsonian-set Night at the Museum sequel. I was a little surprised by this new version of the Museum trailer as it featured two pretty darn surprising cameos…

Apparently, they must have some kind of groovy pop culture exhibit at the Smithsonian, at least judging from this movie. To protect you from being spoiled, I’ll put a break here before revealing who they are.

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Academy Award’s 2009 Movie Preview

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During the credits of the 81st Academy Awards, video clips were shown for many of the films that will hit theaters in 2009. You might have turned off the television after Slumdog Millionaire won Best Picture and missed everything. Or maybe you just want to see the awesome Terminator Salvation footage or the first look at Public Enemiess again. If so, don’t worry, we have the whole 3-minute clip embedded after the jump.

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