The summer hit “Baby Driver” not only used music well. One way or another, it got a surprising number of musicians in front of the camera. In an exclusive clip, director Edgar Wright names them.
Seann William Scott shares a story about Christopher Walken from the set of 'The Rundown,' proving the latter can conjure up a cake anytime he pleases
Footage from the set of 'The Mountain Between Us' shows actors Kate Winslet and Idris Elba braving the conditions at 10,000+ feet altitude
A Trainspotting sequel had been rumored for years, but according to cast members, it wasn’t until they reunited at a secret meeting in London in 2015 that it felt like the project was truly going to happen. “There, for the first time, we were all back together again, in 20 years,” says Ewan McGregor in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the upcoming T2: Trainspotting. In addition to McGregor (who played Renton), the meeting included Johnny Lee Miller (Sick Boy), Ewen Bremner (Spud), Robert Carlyle (Begbie), and director Danny Boyle.
The acclaimed new musical La La Land is such a faithful love letter to Los Angeles that the film?s prologue takes the city?s most irksome quality ? Related: How Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Got Into Song-and-Dance Shape for ?La La Land? Chazelle explained how they pulled off the scene, which entailed 100-plus cars, 90 dancers and singers, a crane, and the ability to shut down an exit ramp connecting the 110 and 105 highways for two days over a weekend.
He’s hardly the smartest chicken on this side of the road, but the rainbow-hued, rock-munching rooster Heihei is already proving to be one of the most popular characters in Disney’s latest mega-hit, Moana.
From the beginning, the incredible true story of Desmond Doss seemed destined for a big-screen retelling. The heroic actions of Doss, the subject of the new war film Hacksaw Ridge, first captured public attention in 1945. That’s when the WWII medic, who refused to carry a firearm yet ultimately saved the lives of 75 soldiers on the ferocious frontlines of Okinawa, became the first conscientious objector ever awarded the Medal of Honor.
Chewbacca is one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe — a fact reconfirmed by his fan-hailed return in last year’s The Force Awakens. That’s true despite (or, perhaps, because of) the fact he speaks in roars understood only by his roguish compatriot Han Solo (Harrison Ford). But a behind-the-scenes clip from the set of 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back retweeted by Chewie actor Peter Mayhew this past weekend (watch it below) reminds us that the Wookiee has on rare occasions revealed a remarkable facility with the English language. Wonderful bit of stuff from @jamieswb!! pic. ...
In next week’s Arrival, aliens mysteriously appear across the globe, and it’s up to Amy Adams as linguist and Jeremy Renner as mathematician to figure out a way to communicate with the visitors and learn their intentions before less patient forces get the OK to shoot first and ask questions later. It’s a steep challenge, given that the creatures featured in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama neither speak nor understand any human tongue. ...
Fraternal filmmaking duo Joe and Anthony Russo had lofty ambitions when setting out to stage the crucial airport sequence pitting Team Cap against Team Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War. “When Joe and Anthony came to us and pitched it, they said, ‘We want this fight to be remembered in history,’” fight choreographer James Young told Yahoo Movies in the lead-up to the film’s upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release. “I think it might be one of the biggest sequences ever put on film,” Joe Russo told the Toronto Sun at one point during shooting.
Their faces are on posters and big screens across the country, so it takes a lot for a movie star to slip past the public’s collective radar. And while that doesn’t happen all that often in real life, the big transformations they make for certain movie roles make them absolutely unrecognizable. Here are some of the most jarring transformations documented by paparazzo in recent years.
Anyone who’s seen ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ will be fully aware of the twists and turns along the way, but how did they make some of those things happen?
Warning: Minor ‘Mockingjay – Part 2’ spoilers ahead Despite shifting from the districts to the death-match arenas to the Capitol’s doorsteps and back, the tone throughout the four Hunger Games movies generally remains consistent. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her fellow Squad 451 combatants are making their way through the dark subterranean sewers of the Capitol. Related: The 'Hunger Games’ Trio Spends Some 'Buddy Time’ Looking Back at Their Globe-Spanning Life Adventure The scene moves from tense, quiet horror to fiery, explosive action once the team is attacked by the fast, ghostly white and slimy “lizard mutts,” creatures dispatched by the Capitol’s gamesmakers to counter Katniss and her fellow rebels, including Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), who are intent on capping off the revolution by dethroning the tyrannical President Snow (Donald Sutherland). It was also the most miserable and most difficult sequence for director Francis Lawrence and his cast and crew to shoot.
One reason Jurassic World topped $1 billion at the box office was its use of cutting-edge technology to make dinosaurs come alive. Filled with immersive visual effects from Industrial Light and Magic, filmmakers were tasked with pushing the envelope while ensuring everything looked impeccable. Modelers did the necessary geometry to construct the dinos, painters added detailed color and texture to the creatures, and riggers used muscle simulations to make them move. Another tool filmmakers used — as seen in this exclusive clip from the forthcoming Blu-ray and DVD — was an app specially created for the movie.
Photos taken from behind-the-scenes of film sets weren’t so readily available before the days of Instagram and Twitter. Now, not only are we inundated with them, but we practically expect them… even while a film is still shooting. But while pics taken during the productions of films like “Star Wars,” “Jaws” and “Psycho” may not have gone “viral” (because there was no such thing back then), the internet has, in recent years, unearthed a whole cache of splendid snaps captured behind the scenes. Here are 20 of the very coolest we’ve seen.
Like the Guardians, Ant-Man is considered a lesser character in the Marvel Comics canon. Marvel acted quickly and replaced Wright with hit comedy director Peyton Reed, who brought an undeniably sunshiney approach. Abby Ryder Forston, the young actress who plays Ant-Man’s daughter held a count-the-Goldfish-cracker contest, and stars Paul Rudd (as the titular shrinking superhero) and Corey Stoll (as the villain Yellowjacket) sang the ubiquitous Frozen song “Let It Go” in between takes.
Some symbols have endured through the Fast and Furious franchise: Dominic Toretto’s cross pendant. The two-story craftsman bungalow was the spot where Dom (Vin Diesel) first shared a Corona with Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker).
In the stylish martial arts film 'Outcast,' Nicolas Cage plays a shadowy warrior known as the White Ghost. The part, and his entire career, was inspired by Bruce Lee. Learn more.
Steve Carell takes on the darkest role of his career as the disturbed — and eventually murderous — millionaire heir John du Pont in Foxcatcher. The film is based on du Pont’s involvement with two ’80s-era Olympic champion wrestlers, Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo). The brothers are lured at different times to du Pont’s estate.
Ryan Gosling and James Henderson on the set of Gangster Squad Hollywood has always been focused on manufacturing superstars, using the massive machinery of its fantasy factory to push actors (and, sometimes directors) into the spotlight. First up, is James Henderson, an actor who has worked as a stand-in for Hollywood’s leading men since first getting tapped for this task on the set of Steven Spielberg’s A.I. in 2000. In the years since, he has stood in for many of the top actors in the industry, including Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine, Jude Law, and Chris Pratt.
Jake Gyllenhaal covers much of that terrain in Nightcrawler. The 33-year-old actor negotiates L.A. roads at breakneck speeds as Lou Bloom, an ambitious freelance videographer for local television news. The staging of such scenes are so central to Nightcrawler, Yahoo Movies tracked down the film’s mapping mastermind.
Production on 2016’s most highly anticipated blockbuster — Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — is well underway in Detroit. Last week, there was the news team of the local Detroit ABC affiliate airing helicopter footage of on-set destruction following a major stunt sequence. Now, has released a handful of new photos from the set.