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    Ohhh, Look…’Mortdecai’ Behind-the-Scenes Video

    January and February get a bad rap for being the two months when movie studios quietly release films they have little faith in. Well, as you’ll see with Kevin Macdonald’s upcoming Black Sea, the top of the year is not an all out schlockfest. There are some quality gems to be found and, from the looks of the trailers, we’re really hoping that Mortdecai is one of those diamonds in the rough. The film opens next week (moved from the previously announced February date) and we have a new featurette to help celebrate its release. Check out the behind-the-scenes video with the all-star cast, and see what Johnny Depp and company have…

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    Just Who Are The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Anyway?

    The first trailer (and first poster) for the James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy hit the web and was, in short, a huge surprise that left film fans clamoring for more insight into Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We always knew this was going to be a risky movie for the studio and the biggest hurdle was going to be the advertising/marketing. How do you make non-comic fans care about a rag tag team of space misfits they’ve most likely never hear about? Well the teaser did what it needed to (thank you Jimmy Kimmel and Chris Pratt) and now the following featurettes serve to give us all…

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    Ohhh, Look…‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Stills, Sony Goes Green and Spidey Named First Superhero Ambassador for EARTH HOUR

    If you thought too many cooks in the kitchen spoiled the soup in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 then what do you say to half a dozen baddies? That’s right web-heads…Spider-Man will likely be facing the wrath of the legendary, but re-imagined and transitional Sinister Six. Electro, Rhino and some form of the Goblin we know/think will be testing Parker’s mettle but the trailers hint at Vulture, Doc Ock and don’t forget about Dr. Conners who is still in prison. The carnage (we wish he was in this) that awaits Peter is setting up a pretty bold story line. Not only is he facing multiple foes in his second at bat but…

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    Ohhh Look…'300: Rise of an Empire' Featurette Showcases Characters and Explains Story

    For all you action hounds awaiting a second course of Spartan glory, that time is almost at hand. To whet your appetites, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released a tasty featurette for the Noam Murro directed 300: Rise of an Empire. The last trailer to come down the pike gave us a good idea of what to expect, story-wise, but this goes even further. It’s roughly the kind of surface level but in-depth feature you’ll find on the Blu Ray but oh well. Have a look as Murro and co., even Zack Snyder help connect the dots to the adrenaline fueled 2006 dance of death, better known as 300. Enjoy…

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    Ohhh, Look…Three 'Saving Mr. Banks' Featurettes

    When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise – one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt faced the curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who had absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stopped selling and money grew short, Travers reluctantly agreed to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulled out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs…

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    Sweet (Red Band) Featurette…'This Is 40'

    The upcoming Judd Apatow joint This Is 40 is the quasi sequel to his 2007 comedy Knocked Up. To help promote the film is this new red-band featurette. In it Judd Apatow and company bring us to speed on what’s happened to Pete (Paul Rudd) and Deb (Leslie Mann) in the five years since Knocked Up. Basically they’re is struggling with the fact their life, marriage and intimacy don’t exactly shine like it did in their younger years. So while this may be a bit blunt and shocking (that’s “Red Band” for ya) Apatow is just trying to tell it like it is…no candy coating in his world is there. Enjoy!…

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    Ohhh, Look…Ang Lee Talks Technical Marvels In 'Life of Pi'

    The year is quickly wrapping up and one of the many anticipated films gracing theaters this Fall/Winter is Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. At one time the film, an adaptation of Yann Maretel‘s novel of the same name, was thought to be unfilmmable. Well it just goes to show that when an experienced and visionary director gets their hands on a projects (and this time with lots of help from an equally talented effects team) nothing is impossible. Basically, you can lock in your Oscar picks now. Life of Pi is going home with a boatload of golden statues next February…well, as long Lincoln and Argo don’t sweep the awards…

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    Ohhh, Look…Featurette for Sam Fell and Chris Butler's 'ParaNorman'

    Next month, Sam Fell and Chris Butler’s ParaNorman will be hitting theaters. These days a stop-motion animated feature, outside the likes of Aardman Animation, is a rare thing to find. Why? Well because of just how long it takes to produce; something like a week’s worth of prep work and staging just to get 4-6 seconds of screen time. Well, Fell and Butler’s tenacity have endured and ParaNorman (Laika Studio’s follow-up to Coraline) looks to be as intricate as you’d expect in this medium. Have a look at the following time-lapse featurette which takes a breezy look at the intricacy required to bring just one character to life. Enjoy! Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), a boy…

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    Ohhh, Look…Scoring 'Looper' Featurette with Nathan Johnson

    This is for all you film buffs out there with an interest and/or passion for film music. Composer Nathan Johnson has something special cooked up for Rian Johnson’s upcoming sci-fi actioner Looper and it sounds quite awesome. I won’t say much more about it but instead allow Mr. Johnson to tell about his highly unique concept for the music you’ll find in Looper…enjoy! I just have to have to say that is just all kinds of awesome! Like Zimmer did with Inception, this alternative approach to music is not just interesting but unique and likely going to make the experience that much more, as he puts it, atmospehric. So far…

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    Ohhh, Look…Watch An IMAX Theater Prep for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

    Sometimes we humble film fans never really know what goes into putting a film we love on the big screen. No I’m not talking about the studio/director making the movie, I’m talking about the thankless people working behind the scenes in a theater so we can enjoy uninterrupted cinema. With all the advancements and paradigm shifts in film, IMAX has moved from its documentary pics to being utilized in big budget blockbusters and there’s no going back now. The following video gives us an idea of how the 70mm IMAX projection system works…and as you’ll see in the video, 70mm is BIG! For you videophiles, this may be old news but…

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    Awesome WETA 'Prometheus' Intro VFX Breakdown

    If you’ve seen Sir Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, whether or not you’re on board with the ambiguous/not entirely satisfying (or thought out) plot, you no doubt have marveled at how astoundingly beautiful his return to sci-fi looked. Well, Academy Award-winning visual effects house WETA Digital crafted the scene using a combination of cutting-edge tech and practical techniques. This video below shows they pulled off the effects. It’s short but worth a look. Enjoy!! In the film’s opening sequence, a lone humanoid figure crosses a cliff top, disrobes and drinks from a small container. Within moments, his body begins to break apart with horrifying force. The dissolving Engineer pitches forward into a waterfall, his genetic material seeding what…

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    Ohhh, Look…Bill Murray Gives Comical Tour of 'Moonrise Kingdom' Set

    Wes Anderson’s newest film Moonrise Kingdom premiered in France last week and has been making waves at the Cannes Film Festival. Those of you anxious to see it (or anything from Wes Anderson) who didn’t make the Fest don’t have to wait long until it hits stateside. Anderson’s cute and endearing coming-of-age film is scheduled to start its lmited release this Friday. To help get you excited for Moonrise Kingdom comes this decidedly quirky (and tipsy) walkthrough of the film with Bill Murray. He comes off equally lackadaisical and confused by the material but Murray gives a fun and quirky account of his time on set. Have a look and enjoy… Leave it to Murray…