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More talking in new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer

Can there be too much hype for Avengers: Age of Ultron? No. That is, in fact, a scientifically proven answer. As such here's another trailer giving us a bit more of Ultron's speech to the Avengers that we've heard and re-enforcing the whol...

 
 
 
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Enter to win The Conjuring on Blu-Ray!

[This contest is now over! Congratulations to our winner, keep reading for more contests in the future! --Liz] It's still October and we have another scary movie to giveaway before Halloween! This time we're giving away a Blu-ray copy of Th...

 
 
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Featurette: Behind the scenes of 12 Years A Slave

In this featurette for director Steve McQueen's upcoming film 12 Years A Slave, we get some behind the scenes info about why McQueen and the movie's producers felt the need to make a movie about slavery and why they felt the story of free ...

 
 
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Video: behind the special effects in Fast & Furious 6

Part of what has made the Fast & Furious franchise thrive under Justin Lin's direction is his insistence on filming as much real action in-camera as possible. In other words, (spoilers, I suppose) for the final chase scene in Fast &...

 
 
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Pacific Rim featurette shows off lots of robots, action

As if you needed any more of a reason to be excited to see Guillermo del Toro's upcoming Summer action movie Pacific Rim, in this new behind the scenes featurette, the director talks about some of the crazy set design that went into helpin...

 
 
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First look at Ellen Page in X-Men Days of Future Past

Following our first look at Halle Berry's reprisal of Storm the other day, again via director Brian Singer's twitter, now we have a first glimpse at Ellen Page's return as Kitty Pryde in X-Men Days of Future Past. And yes, she's adorable as...

 
 
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New behind the scenes pic from X-Men: Days of Future Past

It can't be said that Bryan Singer isn't a forward thinking man. In an attempt to stoke the fires of fans, Singer's been sparsely tweeting out behind the scenes pics from X-Men: Days of Future Past, even in the wake of he's latest directori...

 
 
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Mad Max: Fury Road production vid shows off vehicles

If we lived in the Mad Max world, my name would be Bruiser Shovelpit, a man who carries around the shovel he used to bury his former pet Goldfish, Jamal (and I would hope I looked as good as Tom Hardy does). Also, I would ea...

 
 
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New ILM Avengers reel shows off all of the movie's FX

Did you know The Avengers was nominated for an Oscar for achievement in visual effects? Who saw that coming? While I really hope it gets the Oscar (so we can have a comic book film be an Oscar winner), there is some steep competition. ...

 
 
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Behind the scenes of Stephen Chow's Journey to the West

Donnie Yen's The Monkey King isn't the only adaptation of the novel Journey to the West slated for 2013. Stephen Chow is working on his own film. Alternately titled both Journey to the West and Odyssey, it looks like it'll be a lot za...

 
 
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ILM details how they assembled the best Avengers scene

It took 4 different greens screen setups, a good amount of animators and layerers, and about seven jaillion billion hours of mind numbing labor to amount to several seconds of awesome footage. The final battle at the end of The Avengers ha...

 
 
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More Gangster Squad content than you really need

After the whole delay and reshoot thing Gangster Squad kind of fell off the radar, but now it's clawing its way back into our minds. Kind of.  We've got a new TV spot here and a behind the scenes look at the movie along with some...

 
 
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A Good Day To Die Hard featurette focuses on Jack McClane

I'm sorta excited, sorta apathetic about this new Die Hard sequel. On the one hand, it has Bruce Willis and things blow up, so those things can get checked off the list. On the other hand, it takes place in Russia with all of this tal...

 
 
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Two behind the scenes clips from ParaNorman Blu-ray

I reviewed ParaNorman back in August and found it to be pretty fantastic, due in no small part to the mind blowingly detailed stop-motion animation. With the Blu-ray/DVD releasing today, a couple of promotional clips have been dr...

 
 
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Making of clip: Killing Them Softly

My exposure to Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly has mostly been limited to a single trailer and Xander's review from a month or so ago. In a nutshell, he didn't like it very much, and his reasoning was sound enough that I hav...

 
 
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150 Hobbit pics/Neil Finn's "Song of the Lonely Mountain"

As if the 17 character posters weren't excessive enough, we now have 150 behind-the-scenes Hobbit pics to share with you. Thankfully this is in an embedded gallery rather than individual uploads. (Creating a click-through gallery of 150 ima...

 
 
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Wreck-It Ralph featurette has more John C. Reilly

Wreck-It Ralph is out in just a little over a week now, so more WIR the better! Also this behind the scenes video has more John C. Reilly, so that's even better. For serious though, this short video has a few extra scenes and gives away a ...

 
 
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New Cloud Atlas videos try to explain what it is

These two new behind the scenes videos for Cloud Atlas reveal how demanding the story will be for each of the actors. Each one has to play several different characters in erratic environments (so much so, that several of them joked they di...

 
 
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Book: Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard

This week, Titan Books released a paperback edition of Jaws: Memories from Martha's Vineyard by Matt Taylor, a beautiful coffee table book about the making of Jaws. I'd intended to write about it earlier, but it took me a while to finish. T...

 
 
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Behind the scenes video: The faces of ParaNorman

We all know somewhere in the back of our heads that stop motion animation takes an insane amount of work, but it isn't until you see behind the scenes things like the above video that you really begin to understand just how much work featu...

 
 
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Watch the hard work it takes to make Paranorman look good

I am unabashedly supportive of Laika's Paranorman. When it comes out in three weeks (August 17th!), I'm wrangling up a huge group of people to see it with me. To further prove that Paranorman will be the greatest thing since toasted b...

 
 
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13 minute Dark Knight Rises featurette aims to amaze

Holy crap, guys, The Dark Knight Rises is in theaters next Friday. It's the film many of us have been aching to see since first stepping out of The Dark Knight four years ago. Four years ago, I was unmarried, still in college, an...

 
 




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