New STAR WARS REBELS Featurette Takes a Look at the Inquisitor and Voice Actor Jason Isaacs

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Last week, we got a Star Wars Rebels featurette focusing on the Imperial Security Bureau’s Agent Kallus (David Oyelowo) aka the “Rebel Hunter”.  This week, we have a featurette for another baddie, the Inquisitor.  Despite the chalk-white face, red tattoos, and yellow eyes, the showrunners make clear that the Inquisitor is not a Sith even though he also has a red lightsaber.  The showrunners also make clear that the Inquisitor has a personality distinct from the saga’s other major baddies, Darth Maul and Darth Vader.  But most importantly, this featurette reveals that the character is voiced by Jason Isaacs, and that alone tells you the character is evil.  I’m sure Isaacs is a lovely human being, but his voice is the sweet sound of vengeful wrath.

Hit the jump to check out the Star Wars Rebels featurette.  The show also features the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray, and Steven Jay Blum.  Star Wars Rebels premieres this fall with a one-hour telecast on Disney Channel, followed by the full series on Disney XD.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Featurette Provides Insight on Zoe Saldana’s Gamora

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If you don’t know the characters of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy by now, well, all is forgiven since the film doesn’t open until August 1st.  For those of you who want to know as much as you can about each of the renegade team members (short of, ya know, reading the comics), then the studio has you well supplied.  In the case of Zoe Saldana’s character, Gamora, we’ve already seen her character description, poster, and  cast featurette.  We’ve also got our own introduction to Gamora to go along with Steve’s on-set interview with Saldana.  If that’s still not enough, then you’ll be happy to hear that Marvel has released a new extended featurette in which Saldana talks about Gamora, accompanied by new footage from the film.

James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy also stars  Chris PrattDave BautistaLee PaceBenicio Del ToroGlenn CloseKaren GillanMichael RookerDjimon HounsonJohn C. Reilly, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.  Hit the jump to watch the featurette.

New STAR WARS REBELS Featurette Focuses on Villain Agent Kallus and His Voice Actor David Oyelowo

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Disney has released a new Star Wars Rebels featurette focusing on one of the animated series’ villains, Agent Kallus.  As the featurette explains, he’s a “Rebel Hunter” in the Imperial Security Bureau (ISB), and organization similar to the FBI and military police.  As his voice actor David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) explains, Kallus’ job is to make sure everyone stays loyal.  This featurette provides a reveal of some of Oyelowo’s voice acting, and he sounds really good.  I never saw Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but I think Star Wars Rebels has the potential to be a good show in its right even though I don’t know how it will compare to the beloved Cartoon Network series.

Hit the jump to check out the Star Wars Rebels featurette.  The show premieres this fall with a one-hour telecast on Disney Channel, followed by the full series on Disney XD.

SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE Trailer & Featurette

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It’s a safe bet that you didn’t actually watch Anthony C. Ferrante’s Sharknado last year, but it’s equally plausible that you were caught up in the snarknado that took over social media during the movie’s debut.  Now you can get ahead of the game by watching the newly released trailer for Ferrante’s follow-up, Sharknado 2: The Second One.  Slightly more worth your time is a new featurette that sums up the first film in four short minutes, giving you all you need to know about a movie you honestly never need to watch.

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return to combat the fin-filled funnel of fish, this time in New York, where they are joined by Vivica A. Fox as Fin’s (Ziering) old high school friend, Skye; Mark McGrath as Fin’s brother-in-law; Kelly Osbourne as a flight attendant;  Andy Dick as a police officer; Judah Friedlander as Brian, and poor Judd Hirsch as the taxi driver, of course.  I apologize in advance to everyone who reads this post, and I’m praying for all of those involved in this picture.  The sequel will debut on SyFy on July 30th at 9pm.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and featurette.

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY Featurette: Producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey Discuss Fusing Two Opposite Cultures

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DreamWorks has released a new The Hundred-Foot Journey featurette for director Lasse Hallström’s (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel of the same name.  The story centers the rivalry between an Indian restaurant that is 100 feet away from a three-Michelin-star restaurant in France, with the eccentric French chef (Helen Mirren) reluctantly forming a bond with the young Indian boy (Manish Dayal) whose family owns the quaint Indian restaurant.  Based on the trailer, the pic looks to be a nice, international story in the vein of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with a bounty of food porn to boot—and I’m perfectly fine with that.  Not everything needs to be deadly serious or colorfully explosive, and as producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey explain in this featurette, the film also touches on the great gaps that surface between cultures and how there’s more that unites us than divides us.

Hit the jump to watch the Hundred-Foot Journey featurette, which is anchored by Spielberg and Winfrey discussing the pic.  The film also stars Om Puri and Charlotte Le Bon and opens on August 8th.

THE FLASH Featurette Introduces Detective Eddie “Pretty Boy” Thawne, Played by Rick Cosnett

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We recently reported that The Flash series pilot would be airing in its entirety at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but the masses won’t get to see it until its debut on The CW Tuesday, October 7th.  Thankfully, little snippets from the pilot continue to be made available, like today’s featurette that introduces viewers to Detective Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett).  There’s also a bonus interview with Candice Patton, who plays Iris West on the series.

Hit the jump to watch the new featurette and get acquainted with Detective Pretty Boy.

THE WALKING DEAD Season 5 Behind-the-Scenes Videos Tease the Upcoming Action and Look Back on Favorite Series Moments

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Season five of AMC’s The Walking Dead is already in production in Georgia, and the network has put together a pair of behind-the-scenes videos to celebrate that fact.  One of the videos teases the level of action and zombie mayhem on the way in the new season, while the other takes a look back at some of the cast and crew’s favorite moments from the series so far.

If you’ve missed any of the first four seasons of The Walking Dead, you’re in luck!  AMC will be running the “Dead, White & Blue” weekend, which airs seasons one through four starting at 9am Friday, July 4th.  There will also be a special season five preview on an episode of Talking Dead Sunday, July 6th at 9pm.  Now that your weekend’s all planned out, hit the jump to check out the new behind-the-scenes featurettes. 

BOYHOOD Featurette: Richard Linklater and Cast Discuss the Process of Making a Film for 12 Years

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IFC Films has released a new Boyhood featurette for writer/director Richard Linklater’s wholly unique drama.  The film was shot over a period of 12 years with the same cast, as Linklater set out to fully capture the experience of “growing up” through the eyes of a young boy named Mason (played by newcomer Ellar Coltrane).  I caught the movie at Sundance and it is, quite simply, a masterpiece.  It’s a film absolutely unlike any other, and even though this is Mason’s story, you come away feeling like it’s also your story.  In this new featurette, Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Patricia Arquette talk about the unique process of making the film and their goals when they started shooting back in 2002.  I cannot stress this enough: see this movie.

Hit the jump to watch the new Boyhood featurette.  The film opens in limited release on July 11th before expanding to more screens in the following weeks.

New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Featurette: The Cast Talks about Their Misfit Characters

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Following today’s extended TV spot, Marvel has now released a new Guardians of the Galaxy featurette.  The story follows five intergalactic misfits—Peter Quill aka Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper)—as they set out to protect a powerful and mysterious orb from the villainous Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).  In this featurette, each actor briefly talks about their character, and the footage shows off more of the humor, especially from Drax.

Hit the jump to check out the Guardians of the Galaxy featurette.  The film opens in 3D on August 1st, and also stars Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, and Peter Serafinowicz.

THE STRAIN Featurette: Guillermo del Toro Explains the Show’s “Gothic Approach to Science”

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This summer hasn’t really given us many solid new series debuts, but July is looking promising.  In addition to Damon Lindelof’s HBO show The Leftovers, we have the debut of Guillermo del Toro’s vampire drama The Strain on FX.  Based on the book trilogy by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, the story revolves around a team of scientists who wage war against an ancient strain of virus that confers vampirism, along with those it infects.  Del Toro had a heavy hand in putting the show together, co-writing and directing the pilot and overseeing the writing of the rest of the season before handing off showrunner reins to Lost alum Carlton Cuse.  In this new featurette, the filmmaker explains his “gothic approach to science” as the cast discusses the show’s real-world approach to the idea of vampirism.  Very promising stuff.

Hit the jump to watch the new The Strain featurette. The series stars Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez.  The Strain premieres on FX on July 13th.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Featurette Explores the Evolution of Weta’s VFX Technology

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As remarkable as the motion-capture performances were in Rise of the Planet of the ApesMatt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes attempts to push the artform even further.  Helping out in that regard is Weta’s visual effects department, which takes an evolutionary leap forward in their technology from the last film to the current version.  Luckily, a new behind-the-scenes featurette focuses on this new VFX technology and shows off just how it was employed on set.

Hit the jump to check out the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes featurette.  The film opens in 3D on July 11th, and stars Andy SerkisJason ClarkeKeri RussellGary OldmanKodi Smit-McPhee, Toby KebbelKirk AcevedoEnrique Murciano, and Judy Greer.

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION – New Featurette Goes behind the Scenes with Imagine Dragons, Steve Jablonsky, and Hans Zimmer

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Once upon a time, before Michael Bay brought them to life in his Transformers movies, we had to imagine Autobots battling Decepticons on the big screen.  Now, with his latest film Transformers: Age of Extinction opening soon, a new featurette with the band Imagine Dragons is available for you to enjoy.  It goes behind the scenes of the epic film and reveals the group’s process in composing the title track “Battle Cry” alongside Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer.

The film opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 27th, and stars Mark WahlbergKelsey GrammerNicola PeltzJack ReynorStanley TucciSophia MylesLi BingbingT.J. MillerHan Geng, and Titus Welliver.  Click on the respective links for our set visit coverage and interviews with Tucci and MylesReynor and PeltzWahlberg, and Bay.  Hit the jump to scope out the new featurette.

First Footage from WWII Tank Film FURY Revealed in Production Featurette; Brad Pitt Is Wardaddy

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Sony has released the first footage from writer/director David Ayer‘s (End of Watch) World War II tank film Fury by way of a behind-the-scenes featurette.  The story takes place in 1945 as the Nazi regime is in collapse and revolves around the five-man crew of an American tank called “Fury”, led by Wardaddy (Brad Pitt), that battles a desperate German army.  While we’ll have a better idea of what to expect tonally when a genuine trailer hits, this first look is extremely promising.  All involved seem to emphasize that this is a character piece, and the fact that it’s an original story allows Ayer the freedom to explore whatever avenues he’d like.  This is definitely high on my “most anticipated” list for the fall. Hit the jump to watch the Fury production featurette.  The film also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, and Jason Isaacs.  Fury opens in theaters on November 14th.

JERSEY BOYS Images and Featurette: Clint Eastwood Directs “the Musical for Everybody”

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Warner Bros. has released a slew of Jersey Boys images from director Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the popular stage musical, as well as a nearly 5-minute behind-the-scenes featurette.  For those unfamiliar, the film tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, chronicling the group’s rise in the 1960s with such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man” and subsequent troubles that came with their success.  As this featurette points out, the Four Seasons were far from your poster boys for upstanding gentlemen, as Eastwood describes them as a group of “juvenile delinquents.”  I’ve seen the stage musical version of Jersey Boys and it’s a lot of fun, but I’m still wary of the story being told through Eastwood’s lens.  If anyone can suck the fun out of a musical, it’s Eastwood.

Hit the jump to check out over 35 Jersey Boys movie images as well as the new featurette.  The film stars John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Renee Marino, Mike Doyle, and Christopher WalkenJersey Boys opens in theaters on June 20th.

New 22 JUMP STREET Images and Featurette; Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum Are Game for the Challenge of a Comedy Sequel

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Sony Pictures has released a collection of new 22 Jump Street images and a new behind-the-scenes featurette for directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s comedy sequel.  In this featurette, the filmmaking duo discuss the challenge of recapturing the magic that made the first film so great, and stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are up to the task.  Lord and Miller have made a habit of greatly surpassing expectations, and I have no reason to believe 22 Jump Street will be any different for those wary of a comedy sequel.  The follow-up finds Hill and Tatum’s characters taking their undercover operation to a college campus, and I can’t wait to see what surprises are in store when the film opens in theaters next month.

Hit the jump to check out a batch of new 22 Jump Street images as well as the featurette.  The film also stars Ice CubeNick Offerman, Amber StevensPeter StormareRob RiggleDave FrancoJillian Bell, and Craig Roberts22 Jump Street opens on June 13th.

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