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.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum Are BFFs in New Featurette for 22 JUMP STREET

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It’s difficult to define “chemistry” between two actors.  We know it when we see it.  Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum had it in 21 Jump Street, and now it looks even stronger in the sequel.  A new featurette has been released where the actors explain that they’re good together on-screen because they’re friends in real life, but I think that’s selling their acting a little short.  There have been married couples who have co-starred in movies and failed at finding chemistry, so while an off-screen relationship may be good, you still have to perform when the cameras roll.  As you can see from this featurette, Hill and Tatum have no problem performing (although improvising isn’t easy for Jenko).

Hit the jump to check out the new 22 Jump Street featurette.  The film opens June 13th, and also stars Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Amber Stevens, Peter Stormare, Rob Riggle, Dave Franco, Jillian Bell, and Craig Roberts.

New Clip and Featurette from MALEFICENT Featuring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning

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Disney has released a new clip and featurette from director Robert Stromberg’s fantasy adventure Maleficent.  The film tells the story of how the titular Sleeping Beauty villain turned antagonist, as Angelina Jolie plays a woman whose betrayal sets off a drive of revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.  This new clip shows the “finger prick” scene with Elle Fanning’s Aurora, and while the film continues to look stylistically impressive, I’m curious to see if we’ll finally get a compelling fairy tale adventure film or if this one will join the ranks of snoozers like Alice in Wonderland and Snow White and the Huntsman.  As for the behind-the-scenes featurette, Stromberg and Jolie discuss balancing the light and dark aspects of the film.

Hit the jump to watch the Maleficent clip and featurette.  The film also stars Sharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th.

2 New GODZILLA Images Offer Clear Look at the Full Monster; New Featurette Focuses on Alexandre Desplat’s Score

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We’re just a day away from early screenings of Godzilla, but in case you can’t wait that long, Warner Bros. has released a pair of new Godzilla images that reveal the titular monster in full.  I liked the film a lot, and director Gareth Edwards does an excellent job of teasing out the Godzilla reveal through a slow build to the thrilling climactic finish.  It’s essentially a masterpiece of foreplay, and it’s a refreshing reprieve from the current trend of bludgeoning the audience’s eyeballs with CG-overload for two hours.  If you want to go in as cold as possible, I might suggest steering clear of these images until after you’ve seen the movie.  But if you really want to get a look at the full creature design, help yourself.  We’ve also included a new featurette that offers a behind-the-scenes look at composer Alexandre Desplat’s fantastic score.

Hit the jump to check out the Godzilla images and featurette, and be sure to read our interviews with Edwards and producer/Legendary CEO Thomas Tull.  The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Juliette Binoche, and Bryan CranstonGodzilla opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 16th.

First Look at GOTHAM Goes Behind the Scenes of the Title Town with Commentary from the Cast and Crew

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Everything that we’ve seen or heard about Fox’s upcoming series, Gotham – the trailers, interviews with Bruno Heller and Kevin Reilly, and images of the cast – has been very encouraging; the series’ newly released behind-the-scenes featurette is no different.  This three-minute video shows off plenty of footage from the show and includes a fair share of heroic and villainous screentime alike.  There’s also commentary from showrunner Heller, director Danny Cannon, and stars Ben McKenzieDonal Logue, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

While the main criticism the series has drawn so far is that it’s a world based on the Batman comics in which Batman does not yet exist.  Instead, I submit this as an alternate viewpoint: rather than watching a superhero fighting villains he’s expected to overcome, we’ll be watching a man struggling against a growing evil that is destined to defeat him.  That, if nothing else, will make for some unique and dramatic television.  Hit the jump to watch the new Gotham featurette.

New Featurette for EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt

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A new featurette has been released for Edge of Tomorrow.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier, and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily Blunt.  In the featurette, Blunt explains that her character once had the same ability, and while she eventually lost it, it allowed her to become a much better soldier.  Now she’s going to train Cruise’s character, which involves killing him a lot.  This makes the exercise seem like a video game: every time you die, you get better.  Tom Cruise is Super Meat Boy.

Hit the jump to check out the Edge of Tomorrow featurette.  The film opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 6th, and also stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riely, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda, and Tony Way.

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