The only thing more surprising than filming a movie over the course of 12 days without telling the press or anyone outside of the crew is doing so immediately filming "The Avengers."
That's what Joss Whedon did with his adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." The ultra-low-budget indie went onto become one of this year's most entertaining and well-reviewed films, but the story of how it got to the screen at all is still fascinating.
In this exclusive from the Blu-ray, which hits store shelves on October 8, Joss Whedon and his wife, Kai Cole, explain how the project came to be after principal photography ended on "The Avengers."
Check out the exclusive in the video above.
"Much Ado About Nothing" hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 8.
"Ted," last summer's comedy hit, made over half a billion dollars at the world box office, a bona fide hit for writer, director, star, and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, but even with all of that success, the sequel wasn't a guarantee.
It seemed that MacFarlane may have been the big hold-out on any sequel to "Ted."
But apparently, all that has been smoothed over because a new "Ted" movie is on the way.
So maybe "Machete Kills" isn't getting the best reviews. The sequel to the movie based on a fake trailer in "Grindhouse" never promised to be high-class cinema, so we weren't exactly expecting anything different.
That being said, even if the movie isn't worth running out to theaters to see right away when it opens on October 11, the new 3-D trailer for "Machete Kills" is actually pretty cool.
We won't spoil the surprise for you, but the trailer has better 3-D effects than you might be expecting.
"Machete Kills" opens in theaters on October 11.
In many cases, science fiction has paved the way for real-life invention, but the genre has provided even more gadgets that make wonder what the hell all of those sciences are spending their time on. Where is my jet pack? Why haven't any time travelers come back yet? (Or have they already...) But a team of MIT and Harvard physicists may have finally made progress in inventing one science fiction gadget we've been waiting for for a very long time.
In the latest edition of Nature (via Yahoo!), a scientific journal, sciences claim to have made photons bond together in a way that's reminiscent of a lightsaber.
Last we heard from the "Mad Max" reboot starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, director George Miller was heading back for reshoots, which is usually not a good sign. But Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest spoke with someone who claims to have seen a cut, and that person says that the movie is awesome. Not only that, the reshoots are to expand an action sequence that Miller wanted to shoot originally. Apparently, Warner Bros. was so impressed with what they saw, they gave him the go-ahead.
Also, read all about the Boba Fett video game you'll never see in today's Dailies!
This is getting a little ridiculous, right "Star Wars" fans? It's been almost a year since Lucasfilm and Disney announced plans for a new trilogy, and what do we have to show for it? A bunch of small news items about who has read for roles. The original cast members haven't been publicly announced as returning. There isn't even a title yet. Hell, when Marvel cast their main villain a year and a half out from the release date, it was just a press release on their website. No leaks, no rumors. They just announced it.
And now in an interview with Sky News, Saoirse Ronan, one of those rumored to have read for an unspecified role, confirmed that she auditioned, but she was far from the only actress to do so. She downplayed the meeting saying that "so has everyone."
Well, we have heard a ton names dropped in connection to "Episode VII," from Ryan Gosling to complete unknowns. It would seem like Ronan is telling the truth, especially considering that two more names have cropped up.
It's been a tough 36 hours, huh? As satisfying as the finale of "Breaking Bad" was, the void it left in our TV-watching schedule is pretty dark.
Thankfully, since pretty much everyone watched the finale, people all over the place were talking about what went down during the final episode.
Click past the jump to see our roundup of the latest "Breaking Bad" goodness from around the web.
Schmidt and Jenko just had their first day of higher education. The undercover duo is heading to college in the sequel to last years' hit comedy, cleverly titled "22 Jump Street," and production just started over the weekend, with a June 2014 release date on the books.
We spoke with the directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and they were able to escape the minor move up jump street. "[The undercover program] moves across the street," Lord said. "They got more money for the Jump Street program, and they could have an even cooler office with flat screens. It's a different abandoned church, across the street from the first abandoned church, but way nicer."
Click past the jump to check out photos from the set of "22 Jump Street."
Happy New "Hobbit" Trailer Day!
Frankly, these days don't happen enough, but when they do they're always great at rousing our interest in the "Lord of the Rings" prequel trilogy from Peter Jackson and company. The latest trailer even gives us what the hordes on Tumblr have been dying for: a quick listen to Benedict Cumberbatch voicing Smaug the dragon!
The lengthy trailer is our best look yet at the second installment, which is only two months and two weeks away. (Yes, we're counting. What's it to you?) How are you feeling about "The Desolation of Smaug"? If you're old enough to remember 2002, how does this compare to your anticipation for "The Two Towers"?
Take a look at the new trailer, along with four more new banners, after the jump! And let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on Twitter.
It was the joke that everyone was making once J.J. Abrams signed onto "Star Wars: Episode VII." "There are going to be so many lens flares on the Millennium Falcon." It was all very clever on everyone's part,* but there are two things you should know about J.J. Abrams.
1) The man obviously loves lens flares.
2) He's pretty self-aware.
In a recent interview with Crave Online (via io9), Abrams revealed that he also noticed the over-use of the aesthetic in "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Read what he had to say after the jump!