MALEFICENT: Watch 4 Clips, 6 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage, and a Music Featurette from Disney’s Villain Origin Story

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Disney has released a slew of material from its upcoming villain origin tale Maleficent.  Directed by Robert Stromberg, 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.  In anticipation of the film’s release next weekend, Disney has unveiled a batch of clips, six minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, and a four-minute clip of the recording of James Newton Howard’s score.  For those itching to see this new spin on the classic tale, these supplements should tide you over for the next seven days.

Hit the jump to watch the Maleficent clips, behind-the-scenes footage, and music clip.  The film also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th.

Watch 5 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Movie Clips and 9 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage

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With X-Men: Days of Future Past opening next weekend, 20th Century Fox has provided us with five movie clips and nine minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film.  If you’ve ever wanted to see what it’s like on set, you’ll really enjoy the clips of Bryan Singer directing the cast and seeing your favorite actors in between takes.  As most of you know, Days of Future Past finds Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) having his consciousness sent back to 1973 in order to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants.   The film also takes place in the future, so we’re going to see the original X-Men cast and what will happen if Wolverine fails.  I caught a screening last week and am very happy to report the film is great.  It’s loaded with awesome character moments and tons of mutant action.  You’re all going to love it.

Hit the jump to watch the X-Men: Days of Future Past clips and behind-the-scenes footage.  The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellan, Patrick StewartPeter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry.

Watch 4 Clips, 6 Minutes of B-Roll, and a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Hans Zimmer Recording the Score for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

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Sony Pictures has released new The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie clips, six minutes of B-roll, and a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the score.  The follow-up finds Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) surrounded by antagonistic forces as Electro (Jamie Foxx) emerges, Parker’s old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) returns to New York City, and everyone seems to have a connection to the shady goings-on at Oscorp.  The music stuff is particularly cool because it shows composer Hans Zimmer recording with the band. And if you don’t blink, you might see director Marc Webb playing guitar towards the end of the video.

Hit the jump to check out the clips, B-roll footage, and behind-the-scenes video of the scoring process.  The film also stars Emma StonePaul GiamattiSally FieldChris Cooper, B.J. Novak, and Felicity Jones.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 2nd.

Watch 7 Clips and 13 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from TRANSCENDENCE

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With Wally Pfister’s upcoming directorial debut Transcendence opening April 18th, Warner Bros. has provided us with seven clips and thirteen minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the movie.  The film revolves around a group of scientists trying to build the first self-aware supercomputer, and when lead researcher Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) becomes the target of anti-technology extremists, he unexpectedly becomes a participant in his own transcendence.  Pfister has done excellent work as a cinematographer in recent years with films like The Dark Knight, Inception, and Moneyball, but the big question is can he make the leap to the director’s chair.  So far the marketing materials have promised Transcendence is a smart, sci-fi-tinged thriller, and I’m very curious what audiences are going to think.

Hit the jump to watch the clips and behind-the-scenes footage.  The film also stars Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser, and Clifton Collins Jr.

Watch: 15 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

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The release of Marvel’s latest picture, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is imminent, and to make the wait slightly easier (or possibly harder), the studio has released an extended reel of behind-the-scenes footage.  If you’re curious how one of these massive Marvel tentpoles gets put together, this is an opportunity to be a fly on the wall as directors Joe and Anthony Russo craft the Captain America follow-up.  The story finds Chris Evans’ Cap teaming up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to expose a conspiracy, fight off professional assassins, and battle a new enemy, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

Hit the jump to watch the footage, which includes plenty of looks at Falcon.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on April 4th.

Watch 20 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from MUPPETS MOST WANTED

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The Muppets return to the big screen later this month in the caper Muppets Most Wanted, and Disney has provided us with 20 minutes of fantastic behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film.  Included in the video are great on set moments, the cast and Muppets recording some of the songs, some of the big stars that cameo in the film, Bret McKenzie singing one the songs, and so much more.  I promise if you’re a fan of The Muppets, you’re going to love the video.  Saying that, if you’re trying to stay spoiler free, you might want to wait to watch this as some of the jokes/cameos will get spoiled.

Directed by James Bobin, the follow-up finds the gang on a successful tour in Europe when Kermit gets mistaken for his jewel-heisting doppelganger, Constantine, and thrown in jail.  The human cast is led by Ricky Gervais as a hotshot agent named “Dominic Badguy”, Tina Fey as a Russian prison guard, and Ty Burrell as an Interpol agent.  Hit the jump to watch the extended behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made.  Muppets Most Wanted opens March 21st.

Watch 6 Clips and Over 7 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

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With director Noam Murro’s 300: Rise of an Empire opening March 7th, WB. has provided us with 6 clips and over 7 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film.  In the sequel to Zack Snyder’s 300, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god, Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.  The film also stars Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Nao, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, and Andrew Tiernan.

I’ve seen the film twice now and am happy to report the sequel kicks ass.  The fight scenes are extremely well done, the 3D actually adds to the story, and Eva Green’s performance is worth the price of admission.  It also might have the best sex scene of 2014, and it’s only February.  While many might have wondered if we needed a sequel to 300, I’m very happy they made it.  Hit the jump to watch the clips and behind-the-scenes footage, and here’s all our previous coverage on the film.

Watch 4 Clips and 8 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from David O. Russell’s AMERICAN HUSTLE

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For those who can’t wait for David O. Russell‘s follow-up to Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle opens on December 20.  To whet your appetite, Sony has provided us with four clips and eight minutes of behind-the-scenes footage.  The script by Russell and Eric Singer is based on the Abscam sting operation of the late 1970s.  A con artist team (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) work with an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) to root out political corruption.  Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner also star.

American Hustle already won its first Best Picture critics’ award and the Oscar buzz is building, so it’s time to get excited.  Hit the jump to watch the clips and behind-the-scenes footage.

Watch 5 Clips and 14 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

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With director Peter Jackson’s second film in his The Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, opening in a week, Warner Bros. has provided us with five clips and fourteen minutes of behind-the-scenes footage.  The film continues the adventures of Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and the band of dwarves as they move forward on their quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, all the while Gandalf (Ian McKellen) investigates a disturbing presence that may be returning to Middle Earth.  Smaug introduces a host of new characters like Bard (Luke Evans), the Master of Lake-town (Stephen Fry), and the elves Thranduil (Lee Pace) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lily), but the film also sees the return of Lord of the Rings favorite Legolas (Orlando Bloom).  Moreover, Benedict Cumberbatch brings to life the dragon Smaug and he delivers a great performance.

I saw a screening a few days ago and am happy to report it’s fantastic.  The film is almost non-stop action and I think the people that had issues with first film are going to love this one.  In addition, the film features some unbelievable set pieces, with one sequence causing my theater to erupt in applause when it ended.  Get ready for a great ride that you should definitely see in 3D.  Hit the jump to watch the clips and behind-the-scenes footage.

Watch 15 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from THOR: THE DARK WORLD

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Eager to get a look at how director Alan Taylor crafted the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: The Dark World?  Well you’re in luck.  The studio has released 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the follow-up, giving fans the chance to get a look at all the hard work that went into putting The Dark World together.  Chris Hemsworth returns as the titular Asgardian god, with Thor reluctantly teaming  up with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to fight off the villainous dark elf Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston).  If you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage, be sure to check out 50 things to know and his interviews with TaylorHiddlestonAdewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and producer Craig Kyle.  You can also watch two brand new clips here.

Hit the jump to watch the behind-the-scenes footage.  The film also stars Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins.  Thor: The Dark World opens in 3D on November 8th.

Watch 12 Minutes of Awesome Behind-the-Scenes Footage From Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM

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With Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim opening July 12, Warner Bros. has provided us with some awesome behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film.  If you’re a fan of del Toro, you’ll be able to see him directing the cast, as well as hear his trademark laugh when he likes what he sees.  In addition, you can watch Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman film a few scenes on some massive practical sets.  But while everything I mentioned is cool, without a doubt, the best part of the footage is being able to see the the giant robots (known as Jaegers) come to life.  Unlike some films that have the actors stand on green screen so the scene can be built in a computer, del Toro build massive sets to house the control room of the Jaegers and they really are a site to behold.  Trust me, Pacific Rim is going to wow you in so many ways and this footage is just the tip of the iceberg.  Hit the jump to check out the footage.

Finally, If you missed any of my set visit coverage, be sure to check out my video blog recap with 20 things to know, plus interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and executive producer Callum Greene.

7 Clips and 13 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from MONSTERS UNIVERSITY; Watch the Cast Record Their Lines

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Monsters University will be here soon, and I like what I’m seeing.  I like it so much that I’ve seen enough.  Even though we post plenty of trailers, clips, and featurettes on the site, I don’t watch all of them if I’m already interested in the film.  That stuff is for the people who need more convincing.  So if you’re still unsure about Monsters University, we have seven clips and 13 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage featuring the cast from Pixar’s upcoming prequel recording their lines.

Hit the jump to check out the clips and behind-the-scenes footage.  The film features the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, John Krasinski, Nathan Fillion, Bonnie Hunt, Dave Foley, Sean Hayes, Joel Murray, Peter Sohn, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, Bobby Moynihan, Julie Sweeney, Alfred Molina, Beth Behrs, and of course, John RatzenbergerMonsters University opens in 3D on June 21st.

3 Clips and 3 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from AFTER EARTH Starring Will and Jaden Smith

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With director M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming sci-fi film After Earth opening May 31st, Sony Pictures has provided us with three clips and over three minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film.  The film stars Will Smith and Jaden Smith as a father and son who crash land on a post-apocalyptic Earth, and it’s up to the son to fight for survival when the father is seriously injured.   While we’ve previously posted some of the clips, you can now watch them all in one place.  In addition, the behind-the-scenes footage is great if you’d like to see what it was like on set.  After Earth also stars Sophie Okonedo and Zoe Kravitz.

Hit the jump to watch the clips and look for exclusive video interviews with Will and Jaden Smith the week of release.

Over 7 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from the Making of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

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With J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek Into Darkness getting ready to be released around the world, Paramount Pictures has provided us with about seven minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film.  If you’d like to see what it was like on set, the footage is great.  However, if you’re trying to stay spoiler free, I’d avoid this until you’ve seen the movie.  Hit the jump to watch.

The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Alice Eve, and Benedict CumberbatchStar Trek Into Darkness opens in IMAX 3D on May 15th and in 2D and 3D in traditional theaters on May 17th.

6 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from IRON MAN 3

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If I know our readers, you want to see as much of you can of Iron Man 3.  You are in luck: Marvel has released six minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the superhero sequel.  It is nice to see Robert Downey Jr. play with all the different suits (although there is a notable amount of plainclothes action) and do some of his own stunts.  But for me the big revelation is that Tony Stark appears to spend a good deal of bonding time with a young kid (Ty Simpkins).

Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, and Ben Kingsley co-star.  Directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Iron Man 3 opens May 3.  Watch the B-roll after the break.

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