No one enjoys being on the receiving end of Mark Wahlberg’s fist. “Most of the actors are very method. But they don’t like being method with me kicking the sh–t out of them. They like being method kicking the sh–t out of someone else,” Wahlberg says in this exclusive clip from a behind-the-scenes featurette on the Contraband DVD/Blu-ray, out April 24.
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Spielberg's 'Jaws' heads to Blu-ray for first time in digitally restored and remastered edition -- EXCLUSIVE
Though it’s credited as giving birth to the modern summer movie blockbuster, for the last 15 years Jaws has been as much a staple of basic cable programming as Law & Order re-runs. Many have only seen the shark-infested thriller chopped and cropped for television, but soon they’ll get a chance to rectify that grave miscarriage of cinematic justice.
To commemorate the studio’s 100th anniversary, on Aug. 14, 2012, Universal is releasing a digitally remastered and restored Jaws on Blu-ray, with a brand new 7.1 surround sound mix and four hours of special features. Director Steven Spielberg worked with Universal’s in-house archives and restoration services on the new print, starting with the original negative of the film — which Spielberg calls “pretty crummy” in a featurette on the Blu-ray. You can watch that special on the restoration below, along with exclusive before and after shots from the film that show just how painstaking the visual renovation was. Check it out: READ FULL STORY
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Encino Man, that little film in which two high school students, social climber Dave (Sean Astin) and outcast Stoney (Pauly Shore), find a frozen caveman (Brendan Fraser) buried in Dave’s yard, thaw him out, and enroll him in high school. Knowing that the DVD’s only special features are the original trailer and a three-and-a-half-minute production featurette — the highlight of which is watching a movie producer use a gigantic cell phone on set — EW decided to celebrate by creating its own set of extras with help from Shore.
TRIVIA: Shore was originally offered the role of the caveman, Link. “A guy named Peter Paterno, who was the head of Hollywood Records took my MTV stuff into Jeffrey Katzenberg, who was running Disney at the time,” Shore says. “They didn’t know who the hell I was. Then they offered me the role of the caveman, because I guess I looked like a caveman at the time, you know. I passed on it. I’m like, ‘That doesn’t make sense, because then I would have to grunt the whole movie.’” Instead, Shore worked with writer Shawn Schepps, producer George Zaloom, and director Les Mayfield to rewrite the best-friend role in the script, gave him all the terminology Shore was popularizing on his MTV show Totally Pauly, and named him Stoney. “Me and my manager started looking at tapes of different actors, and that’s when Brendan’s tape came in, and we were like, ‘Holy crap, this guy’s a really good actor’, ” Shore says. “People always say, ‘Never work with kids and animals,’ but I totally disagree. Because kids and animals, and then cavemen, are very spontaneous. Brendan went to so many crazy places, like a kid would or an animal. That’s why I think the chemistry was good between us. I think a lot of other actors would have acted the role. He was feelin’ it. I think his acting made my comedy better.” READ FULL STORY
From time to time, Entertainment Weekly is lucky enough to host some of the most famous stars in the industry. But perhaps no special guests have ever created a bigger stir in our New York office than the Muppets, who swung by last week to promote the video release of their latest hit movie. At least that’s what we thought they were visiting to do. Walter actually came fishing for swag, in particular, an advance screener copy of the upcoming superhero spectacular, The Avengers. Miss Piggy had even more ambitious plans, and when she sets her mind to something, woe to the green frog or naive EW editors who stand in her way. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed. Take a look. READ FULL STORY
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Blu-ray: Behind the scenes with David Fincher and Steve Zaillian -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
In case you decided against seeing David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in theaters because its bruise-black Scandinavian nihilism wasn’t quite the holiday pick-me-up you were looking for, the good news is it finally comes out on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow. But even if you have seen Daniel Craig inhabit the role of disgraced investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara’s harrowing, Oscar-nominated turn as the pierced cyber-sleuth Lisbeth Salander, you might want to check it out again on Blu-ray — if for no other reason than to take a deep dive in the disc’s four hours of extras.
In addition to an audio commentary with the exacting Fincher that you won’t want to miss, there are plenty of Millennium trilogy bits and bobs to keep you inside just as the weather’s getting nice again. Entertainment Weekly has two exclusive clips of what you can look forward to. READ FULL STORY
In 2007, Jason Reitman directed Juno, about a young girl who talks like a 30-year-old. Four years later, he and screenwriter Diablo Cody re-teamed for a movie about an adult who acts like a child. Young Adult, the scorchingly caustic comedy about a teen-lit author (Charlize Theron) who returns to her hometown, hits DVD and Blu-ray today, so we spoke with Reitman about making the film, casting Theron and co-star Patton Oswalt, and that more-bitter-than-sweet ending.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When did Diablo Cody first show you the script?
JASON REITMAN: We finished the movie a year ago, and she showed me the script probably the year before that. I loved it and we knew that if we were going to make it, we’d have to make it quick. Diablo and I sat down to do a one or two week high-speed polish and by the end of that process we did a table-read of the script, and basically I finally hung my decision on whether or not Charlize would say yes. READ FULL STORY
When I watched the Oscars last month, I was only about 85 percent engaged because my two favorite performances of the year went unrecognized by the Academy. Ryan Gosling’s vengeful loner in Drive and Charlize Theron’s sauced former prom queen in Young Adult were bold, brave performances that never had a prayer with an Oscar membership whose reported median age is 62. Both films were unconventional in their own ways, and Young Adult, from the Juno team of writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman, was unrepentant in its bitter follow-through.
The dark comedy, about a mediocre young-adult author (Theron) who decides she wants her Minnesota high school boyfriend (Patrick Wilson) back after she’s accidentally invited to his baby daughter’s naming ceremony, takes great delight in showcasing its protagonist’s spectacular flaws. Theron’s Mavis is a train wreck, and the Oscar winner never lets her character off the hook. There’s no eureka moment for her, no escape hatch. “If there’s something that Charlize is known for, it’s going unflinching into every character she does,” says Reitman, in the Blu-ray extra, “Misery Loves Company: The Making of Young Adult.” “She’s fearless. It’s exciting to be working with a fearless writer and a fearless actress at the same time.”
Theron, who’s been rewarded by Oscar for playing a different brand of ugly before (Monster) deserves a second look — as does Patton Oswalt’s local loser who’s equally trapped in the past. Her performance is so unnerving that she’s a main reason her upcoming Snow White epic — in which she plays the Evil Queen — has an early edge, in my mind, on a rival project starring Julia Roberts in a similar role.
Take a look at a clip from “Misery Loves Company,” and plan your Drive/Young Adult double-feature when the latter comes out on home video Tuesday, March 13. Maybe the ides of March?
In The Descendants, George Clooney played a solemn lawyer who finds out that his comatose wife had been having an affair before her tragic watersport accident. But even an Academy Award nomination for playing a cuckold who is forced to reconnect with his two daughters while mourning couldn’t alter his reputation as a merry prankster. Clooney is notorious for the artful gotcha, and his tomfoolery knows no bounds — he once razzed a 90-year-old Walter Cronkite with a gag that ended with the late newsman jumping in a lake.
Working with youngsters on The Descendants only seemed to bring out his inner jester. In “Everybody Loves George,” one of the extras on the film’s DVD and Blu-ray (available Tuesday, March 13), his young co-stars describe his childish pleasure in iPhone-generated flatulence. In an airplane cabin full of extras, Clooney let rip a torrent of toots with a special app that had everyone wondering if their leading man had eaten some bad poi. “Everybody in the front is kind of looking around at each other,” says co-star Shailene Woodley. “They’re trying not to laugh because they don’t want to get in trouble.” Take a look at an exclusive clip of the DVD extra. It doesn’t stink.
In anticipation of The Muppets‘ March 20 release on DVD and Blu-ray, those adorable felt creatures have fashioned a, er, tribute of sorts to this month’s highly anticipated release of The Hunger Games. I’m not sure how practical Fozzie Bear’s fart shoes would be during the Hunger Games, of course, but check out the trailer below: READ FULL STORY
Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller dangle precariously behind-the-scenes in 'Tower Heist' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Eddie Murphy has undergone pounds of makeup to transform into multiple members of the same family. He’s talked with computer generated animals. He’s been a computer generated animal. But until he made the 2011 comedy Tower Heist, he had never been hooked up to a wire harness before. At least, that’s what Brett Ratner tells us in this exclusive clip from the DVD/Blu-ray of the film, which hits stores Feb. 21.
“What was so funny and surprising was we’d heard all these rumors about how Eddie doesn’t like to do stunts,” visual effects supervisor Mark Russell tells EW. “But on the day [of the shoot], he was amazing. He was always totally professional. And as you can see from the clip, he was comfortable up there.”
Check out the clip below, which shows the making of the climactic moment when Murphy and co-star Ben Stiller attempt to purloin the rare 1963 red Ferrari owned by a Bernie Madoff-esque billionaire (played in the film by Alan Alda), from his penthouse suite: READ FULL STORY
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