SPECTRE Vlog Teases Rome Car Chase


Find out how 007's Aston Martin DB10 fares against Mr. Hinx's Jaguar C-X75 on the streets of Rome. One thing we've learned from the movies is you can tell a lot about your hero or villain from their choice of cars and how they drive. Thus, you can bet there's a lot

How They Did It: Bringing Hardy to Madding Crowd


Danish DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen discusses how she lit Carey Mulligan singing "Let No Man Steal Your Thyme." When it came to capturing the warm, soft, English countryside of Dorset  -- Thomas Hardy country -- for Thomas Vinterberg's latest version of Far from

Joss Whedon on the Secret of Hawkeye


Joss Whedon discussed giving Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye a stronger role and making him a role model (SPOILER ALERT). The greatest surprise and treat of Avengers: Age of Ultron is the revelation that Clint Barton/Hawkeye has a secret family and lives on a farm. His

SPECTRE Vlog Teases Rome Car Chase

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Find out how 007′s Aston Martin DB10 fares against Mr. Hinx’s Jaguar C-X75 on the streets of Rome. Read more

How They Did It: Bringing Hardy to Madding Crowd

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Danish DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen discusses how she lit Carey Mulligan singing “Let No Man Steal Your Thyme.” Read more

Joss Whedon on the Secret of Hawkeye

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Joss Whedon discussed giving Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye a stronger role and making him a role model (SPOILER ALERT). Read more

Immersed in Blu-ray: Far From the Madding Crowd

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Below the Line, Blu-ray, Cinematography, Crafts, Home Entertainment, Movies, Tech, Trailers | Leave a comment

With Thomas Vinterberg’s gorgeous Far from the Madding Crowd opening this weekend with Carey Mulligan, we have the arrival of John Schlesinger’s beloved ’67 version on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection. Read more

Alex McDowell Brings Rilao Worldbuilding to FMX

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Production Designer Alex McDowell of the USC Worldbuilding Institute takes his adventurous “Rilao Project” to FMX in Stuttgart, Germany (May 8, Room Heilbronn, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm). The Transmedia workshop will have a maximum of 50 participants. Read more

Joss Whedon on Self-Doubt and Hawks in Age of Ultron

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If Joss Whedon echoes Ultron in saying, “Everyone creates the thing they dread,” it’s because he bit off more than he could creatively chew with his “Avengers” sequel. Apart from extraordinarily high expectations and financial pressure that inevitably pushed back, he ambitiously attempted a better movie. Read more

Moonbot Snags 2 Emmy Awards for Silent Short

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Moonbot Studios’ Silent animated short for Dolby Laboratories, in collaboration with CAA, has received two Daytime Creative Arts Emmy awards Friday night: Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program. Read more

Going Inside Out with Pixar Designer Ralph Eggleston

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Production Designer Ralph Eggleston has taken us undersea (Finding Nemo) to outer space (WALL·E) and to other imaginative Pixar places, but nothing compares with going inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley in Pete Docter’sInside Out (screening out of competition at Cannes ahead of its June 19th release). Read more

Clipping Deleted Animation from Tomorrowland

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Watch cut animation from Tomorrowland in the style of Walt Disney’s educational films from the ’40s and ’50s. Read more

Immersed in Blu-ray: Odd Man Out, Pink Horse

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Criterion brings two post-war noir gems of anxiety from 1947: Carol Reed’s Odd Man Out and Robert Montgomery’s Ride the Pink Horse.

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