In the documentary The Act of Killing, Indonesian death squad members are persuaded to recreate atrocities they committed during the ’60s as if they were acting in Hollywood movies. As compelling as it is disturbing the Drafthouse Films release is on the Oscars shortlist for best documentary feature and just this weekend shared the best non-fiction film trophy with At Berkeley at the National Society of Film Critics Awards.
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This year was a great one for truly terrifying movies, from The Conjuring and the Insidious sequel to Mama and The Purge. But the most head-in-your-hands frightening may have been You’re Next, the twisted home-invasion flick that yielded a high body count with its clever execution of extreme executions. Part collaborative indie project, part horror homage, You’re Next is the story of a joyous family reunion that is interrupted by murderous intruders wearing animal masks. Per horror tradition, the family gets picked off one by one — Why? We’re not sure… yet. — but nothing about You’re Next is like anything you’ve seen before.
In the exclusive (slightly gory) video clip below, the cast discusses the pre-vis work that went into the movie’s most
brainheart-stopping scene. READ FULL STORY
Ben Affleck on the extended cut of 'Argo,' and the movie role he thinks is even more intimidating than Batman
Last year at this time, Argo had just surpassed the $100 million mark at the box-office on its way to winning three Oscars, including the statue for Best Picture. Ben Affleck’s true Hollywood story of the CIA’s risky mission to rescue six U.S. diplomats from the angry hive of the Iranian Islamic revolution in 1979 was bold, confident filmmaking, and his emergence as a sentimental favorite during awards season was as delightful as it was unlikely, considering the many ups and downs of his career. Fifteen years after Good Will Hunting, 10 years after Gigli, and five years after becoming an acclaimed director with Gone Baby Gone, Affleck’s crowning achievement established him as a master Filmmaker, with a capital F, in league with other actors who became esteemed directors, like Eastwood, Redford, and Beatty.
Affleck, fortunately, hasn’t given up acting. In fact, it’s well known that he’ll spend 2014 filming two of Hollywood’s most-anticipated movies: David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, and Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs. Superman. (Psst, he plays Batman.) But before he embarked on those projects, Affleck wanted to revisit Argo one last time. In the new extended edition Blu-ray, in stores today, he reinserted nine minutes of footage that revolve around his character’s family life, fulfilling a promise he made to a now-famous actor whose scenes had been left mostly on the cutting-room floor.
Below, in addition to a behind-the-scenes video from the new Blu-ray, Affleck discusses the cut scenes, why he’s not worried about the fans who erupted online when he was cast as the new Batman, and the one character that he considers even more daunting than the caped crusader. READ FULL STORY
Hugh Jackman is coming up on 15 years — and a possible eighth film — playing macho mutant Logan, a.k.a. The Wolverine in the X-Men films. But, the actor told EW, he couldn’t be happier about it: “I kind of am enjoying him more than ever.” Given the $414 million global box office take of this summer’s The Wolverine, fans would tend to agree.
Though there are still four long, wintry months between now and the May release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jackman says there’s plenty to hold over X-men obsessives in The Wolverine‘s at-home release (out in Digital HD™ now, and hitting stores Dec. 3 with a 4 Disc Unleashed Extended Edition Blu-ray and 2 Disc Blu-ray), which just so happens to include Days teases curated by director Bryan Singer himself. Read on… READ FULL STORY
Movie magic is taken to another level when it comes to comic book films. What looks like an amazing fight sequence between mutants ends up being a few guys on a sound stage standing in front of a green screen. For example, how did director James Mangold and his crew make it appear that Hugh Jackman was fighting on top of a moving bullet train in The Wolverine? Well, it wasn’t easy. Think powerful fans, green screens, more fans, and some impressive stunt choreography.
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An action movie like RED 2, which is based on characters from Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s comic book, isn’t exactly burdened with the restrictions of reality. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and his collection of Retired Extremely Dangerous operatives can blow up city blocks, surreptitiously hop-scotch across the globe, and ingeniously escape from the most dire of circumstances; and if some of their Houdini breakouts are borderline unbelievable, well… that’s part of the fun.
In RED 2, which arrives on Blu-ray tomorrow, Moses reunites with aging agents (Helen Mirren and John Malkovich) and his best gal (Mary-Louise Parker) to dismantle a secret cold-war weapon of mass destruction that was built by a semi-crazed physicist (Anthony Hopkins). At one point, time runs out on Mirren’s elegant killer, Victoria, and her MI6 superiors sign her death warrant. Pity the poor neophyte tasked with that assignment. Of course, she beats him senseless, but the movie simply ignored how she went from cold-clocking a would-be executioner to escaping detention and calling Frank from a London pay-phone. In a deleted scene from the new Blu-ray, we at least get to see how Mirren made her daring escape.
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'2 Guns' Blu-ray: Director discusses sequel and the race to climb 'Everest' first -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Tucked in between this summer’s CG blockbusters was an old-school buddy-movie that proved to be irresistible fun. Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington played two bank robbers who shared only one thing in common: both were unaware that the other was working undercover. So when they knock off a bank they think is working with the drug cartels, only to find out that their stolen money really belongs to the CIA, all heck breaks loose. You could injure your neck trying to untangle all the back-stabbing and two-timing that unfolds… or you could just soak up the charming chemistry between the two alpha-male stars.
Baltasar Kormákur, who’d worked with Wahlberg on Contraband, revisits an action genre that ruled the 1980s, when big stars weren’t courting superhero roles and there was something fascinating about two big stars going head-to-head, like 48 HRS. or Tango & Cash. With 2 Guns‘ Blu-ray out on Tuesday, the Icelandic director discussed the prospects for a sequel, his new Everest movie with Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin, and what people don’t really appreciate enough about Mark Wahlberg.
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If you like Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, comedies set in British pubs, loosely connected film triptychs, and killer robots, then you probably saw Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End when it was released earlier this year. If you didn’t? Well, that would be rather peculiar, given your interests. Regardless, November 19 sees the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film, which will be available for purchase both on its lonesome and as part of a Cornetto Trilogy pack, alongside Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
To suitably lubricate your laughing gear in preparation for next Tuesday, you can check out an exclusive clip from the World’s End bonus features below. How’s that for a slice of fried gold?
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'Twilight Forever' DVD first look: Kristen Stewart got her rear end 'molded' to help Taylor Lautner? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Prepare yourselves, Twihards. Your DVD collection is about to experience a Cullen invasion (the best kind of invasion!).
Tuesday marks the release of Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga on DVD and Blu-ray. Other than a high-definition look at Edward’s sparkling skin, this DVD set also comes with some special behind-the-scenes clips. For instance, did you know that Kristen Stewart got her rear end ‘molded’ in order to create a device that would help Taylor Lautner carry her around for long periods of time (think Jacob and Bella’s walk through the woods in Eclipse)? Well, thanks to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look, we have proof.
Turns out, Lautner carrying Stewart while reciting three pages worth of dialogue wasn’t as easy as it looked, especially after the third or fourth take. “I literally went and got my rear end molded to make this day easier on Taylor,” Stewart says. Check out the video below:
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“He’s the king of all superheroes. He exists in a weird way outside of comic-book culture.” — Zack Snyder
If Man of Steel wasn’t the king of all superhero movies, it was still an ambitious and exciting starting point for a new take on our most iconic caped character. Henry Cavill’s son of Krypton is an alien — always has been — and as writer David Goyer explains in an exclusive bonus video from the new Blu-ray, the Superman story that demanded to be told was one of first-contact. “You’re the answer,” Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) tells his adopted son in the film. “You’re the answer to, ‘Are we alone in the universe?'”
In a lot of ways, and most certainly for the future of DC Comics’ grand plan, Superman is a giant gateway. His very existence opens the doors to a bigger, almost infinite, universe that an established — but Earth-bound — box-office brawler like Batman can’t really deliver, and Man of Steel set the table. Perhaps Superman is that White Knight that Bruce Wayne once envisioned who would make Batman’s burden unnecessary — but we know it won’t be a smooth or cordial handover in the upcoming sequel, Batman Vs. Superman.
In the exclusive video below from the Man of Steel Blu-ray, which arrives Nov. 11, the cast and crew discuss the never-ending obsession with the character of Superman. Love, like, or simply shrug at this past summer’s reboot, it’s difficult not to be excited about the next chapter.
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