5 New INTERSTELLAR Featurettes Highlight Christopher Nolan’s Preference for Practical Effects; Plus 2 TV Spots

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It’s almost time.  Interstellar opens on film in 70mm IMAX and 35mm IMAX tomorrow and then everywhere else on November 7th.  There are some questionable story components, but overall, Interstellar is wildly engaging and entertaining, and goes above and beyond in many respects, like with its visuals.  You want to feel like you’re visiting planets in another galaxy?  Interstellar can do that for you and it’s probably because of Christopher Nolan’s dedication to creating authentic atmospheres on set and doing as much in camera as possible.

Five new Interstellar featurettes just surfaced offering up a behind-the-scenes peek at how Nolan made his stars feel like they’re trapped in a dust storm, zipping through space, traversing icy planets and more.  Hit the jump to check those out and two new TV spots as well.  Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Mackenzie Foy, Michael Caine and John Lithgow.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Featurette Covers the True Story of the Actress Playing Legless Suzy

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American Horror Story quickly became associated with shock value, extremes and delivering the most twisted scenarios imaginable and it looks as though the fourth season, American Horror Story: Freak Show, will be no different.  We’ve got series regulars like Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett and more returning to take on brand new roles with all sorts of deformities, loads of effects makeup and CG tricks, but there are also a bunch of new names on the roster and some of them don’t get to take off their “lobster hands,” wipe off makeup and call it a day.  For example, Rose Siggins doesn’t just play Legless Suzy on the show; she really lost her legs as a child.

Hit the jump to check out an American Horror Story: Freak Show featurette covering Siggins’ story as well as an additional piece revealing some behind-the-scenes footage.  The new season kicks off on Wednesday, October 8th on FX.

Watch: 3 GAME OF THRONES Featurettes Go Behind the Scenes of Last Night’s Episode “The Watchers on the Wall”

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Many count the season two episode “Blackwater” as the high point for Game of Thrones.  It’s a departure for the series in that it takes place exclusively in one location during a finite amount of time, and director Neil Marshall executes the titular battle in grand fashion with a wonderful emphasis on small character moments.  The series did a bit of a callback to “Blackwater” with last night’s episode “The Watchers on the Wall”, once again bringing Marshall back to direct and focusing on one specific battle for the duration of its runtime.  The result wasn’t quite as impactful as “Blackwater” (Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch aren’t near as interesting as Tyrion, Joffrey, The Hound, etc.), but the episode was damn entertaining, and now HBO has released a trio of featurettes that take fans behind the scenes of how the penultimate episode of season four came together.

Hit the jump to watch the Game of Thrones featurettes for “The Watchers on the Wall”, and click here to read Allison’s recap of the episode.  The season four finale of Game of Thrones airs next Sunday on HBO.

Watch 6 Featurettes from X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST with New Footage, Plot Details, Interviews, and Set Tours

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20th Century Fox has released six featurettes for X-Men: Days of Future Past as part of a marketing tie-in with Pringles.  The featurettes cover Bryan Singer‘s return to the director’s chair, the crew, details on the time travel element, and several set tours.  There is plenty of interesting information (accompanied by new footage) cut up into bite-sized clips.  Check out the featurettes after the jump.

Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Nicholas Hoult, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Omar Sy, Adan Canto, Daniel Cudmore, and Bingbing Fan star.  X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23.

3 New Featurettes for Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM; Plus Go Behind the Scenes of ENEMY Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

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A few featurettes for two upcoming films have landed online.  Firstly, three new behind-the-scenes videos for director Terry Gilliam’s new film The Zero Theorem offer a look at the costumes, the main set, and Gilliam’s directorial process.  The pic stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management, a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation.  Also starring Melanie Thierry, Tilda Swinton, and David Thewlis, the film opens in the U.K. on March 14th and is currently awaiting a U.S. release date.

Additionally, a new 4-minute featurette for director Denis Villeneuve’s (Prisoners) twisty thriller Enemy has been released online.  The story revolves around a university lecturer (Jake Gyllenhaal) who discovers that he has a double, whom he tracks down and engages, resulting in “a complex and dangerous struggle.”  This new behind-the-scenes video offers a look at how Villeneuve managed to create two Gyllenhaals in the same scene.  Also starring Maline Laurent, the film is currently available on DirecTV and will open in theaters March 14th.

Two New VFX Featurettes for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Courtesy of ILM

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ILM has released two new VFX featurettes for Star Trek Into Darkness, which is on the short list for a Visual Effects Oscar.  The first one is more of a montage of VFX shots that takes viewers behind the scenes of the opening action sequence that takes place on the vibrantly colored planet that just so happens to house an active volcano, a breakdown of the Enterprise’s hangar, and a wormhole space chase.  The second video takes a more in-depth look into the action sequence on the red planet, so keep an eye out for future featurettes that further explore the movie’s most intense scenes.  Hit the jump to watch.

2 New Featurettes for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Go Behind the Scenes of Martin Scorsese’s Dark Comedy

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Fresh off the film’s Christmas Day release, Paramount Pictures has released a pair of new behind-the-scenes featurettes for director Martin Scorsese’s dark comedy The Wolf of Wall Street.  The film was one of a few moviegoing options available to families on Christmas, and the three-hour, hard R-rated chronicle of 90s excess and debauchery opened as the number two film of the day—just a hair behind The Hobbit.  The pic is a frenetic, often hilarious chronicle of the career of broker Jordan Belfort, told through the wholly unique lens of Scorsese.  These two featurettes offer up a bit of behind-the-scenes footage while the cast talks about working with the master filmmaker and bringing this story to life.

Hit the jump to watch the featurette and click here to read Matt’s review.  Also starring Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, and Kyle Chandler, The Wolf of Wall Street is now playing in theaters.

New Trailer, Images, and 6 Featurettes for Bong Joon-ho’s SNOWPIERCER Starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Alison Pill, and Jamie Bell

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A couple days ago, we got some cool images from Bong Joon-ho‘s Snowpiercer, which showcased the film’s setting, a post-apocalyptic train divided into classes.  A new trailer has been released highlighting the revolution the lower classes are bringing against the passengers at the front, and there are also new images and six new featurettes that take us even deeper into the movie.  They provide interviews with the actors, Bong, and the South Korean crew members.  Unfortunately, only the interviews with the English-speaking actors are in English—there are no English subtitles for the Korean speakers.  However, these featurettes are still worth watching, and one of them gives us our first look at Alison Pill, who we hadn’t seen in either posters or passports.  We learn that she plays a teacher in one of the upper classes of the train.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and featurettes.  The film also stars Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song, and Ko AsungSnowpiercer opens in South Korean on August 1st.  No U.S. release date has been announced.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 Introduces the Foodimals; THE LONE RANGER Builds a Train and Battles the Elements in New Featurettes

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Check out some new featurettes for the following films:

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – Featuring the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Crews, James Caan, Will Forte and Kristen Schaal, the Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn-directed sequel opens September 27th.
  • The Lone Ranger – Starring Armie Hammer in the title role and Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp as Tonto, Gore Verbinski’s Western action-adventure rides into theaters on July 3rd.

Hit the jump to watch the featurettes.

Go Behind-the-Scenes of Last Sunday’s GAME OF THRONES Episode “The Rains of Castamere” in Two New Featurettes

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HBO has released a couple of featurettes that center around the most recent episode of Game of Thrones (read Allison’s recap here).  While the network regularly posts such featurettes after the most recent episodes of some of their shows, these two are of particular interest given the surprising turn of events that occurred in “The Rains of Castamere.”  We see series creators/showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff discuss the episode and how the corresponding chapter in the book was one of the main reasons they wanted to turn Game of Thrones into a TV series in the first place, and we also see them talk about the emotional impact of actually filming the episode.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer, but beware of major spoilers for “The Rains of Castamere,” obviously.  The season finale of Game of Thrones airs on HBO this coming Sunday, June 9th.


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We’ve got three new featurettes for you today from a variety of pictures:

  • Silver Linings Playbook – A 30-minute “making of” featurette that gets to the heart of mental illness as portrayed by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Oscar-nominated David O. Russell film.
  • Stoker – Commentary on the characters of Park Chan-wook’s dark family portrait drama that stars Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode.  Stoker opens in limited release March 1st.
  • Olympus Has Fallen – Behind-the-scenes of Antoine Fuqua’s latest actioner starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman.  Olympus Has Fallen opens March 22nd.

Hit the jump to watch all three featurettes. 

New Featurettes for GANGSTER SQUAD and PARKER

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If you want to get a little behind-the-scenes action with Ryan Gosling and Jason Statham, we have just the thing for you!  Two new action film featurettes debuted today.  One shows off additional footage plus comments from the cast and crew of Gangster Squad, Ruben Fleischer’s crime drama starring Gosling, Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and Emma Stone.  The other featurette is for Parker, director Taylor Hackford’s crime thriller adaptation that stars Statham as a criminal with a code and Jennifer Lopez as his newest assistant.  Both films, coincidentally, star Nick Nolte, so that’s fun.

Gangster Squad opens January 11th and Parker follows two weeks afterwards on January 25th.  Hit the jump to check out both featurettes.

THE HOBBIT Grab Bag: New Featurette, Posters, and Image

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If are looking for some Hobbit content, you came to the right place because I have something for all tastes:

  • A featurette sponsored by Denny’s that understandably focuses on the boorish feast of the dwarfs.
  • Four posters.
  • An image of Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Fili (Dean O’Gorman), and Kili (Aidan Turner)
  • Set photos that provide our first look at Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman.

Hit the jump for everything.  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey kicks off the trilogy on December 14. [Update: We've removed the unofficial images.]

WRECK-IT RALPH Featurettes Highlight the Voice Cast, the Music and Show Off a Ton of New Footage

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You only have to wait a little over a week before you can see Rich Moore’s Wreck-It Ralph in theaters, but if that’s just too long to bear, we have two new behind-the-scenes featurettes to share with you today.  Both of them showcase commentary from the voice cast of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch, along with Moore himself.  One even touches on the excellent use of music throughout the film, from such artists as Skrillex and Owl City.  Both also show a bunch of new footage (keep an eye out for Easter eggs and nods to other famous gaming properties).

Wreck-It Ralph, also featuring the vocal talents of Alan Tudyk, debuts November 2nd in 3D.  Hit the jump to see the new featurettes. 

New SKYFALL Clip Introduces Bond to Severine; First Look at THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES in Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

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In the newest clip released for Sam Mendes’ James Bond flick, Skyfall, Bond (Daniel Craig) is up to old habits: namely gambling and womanizing.  This thirty-second spot shows Bond playing cavalier with his hard-earned winnings and introduces him to Severine (Berenice Marlohe).  They must have hit it off since they later meet up for a refreshing Heineken on a passenger train.  We also have the first look at Harald Zwart’s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in a behind-the-scenes featurette with cast interviews.

Skyfall, also starring Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris, opens November 9th stateside. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones stars Lily Collins, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Kevin Durand and opens August 23rd, 2013.  Hit the jump to check out the clip and featurette.

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