Posts Tagged ‘reel’

REEL: An Old Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Documentary

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

I didn’t think it was possible that after 30 and some years people are still finding new stuff from Star Wars.  Today’s finding comes from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. It’s a half-hour documentary that comes from a 1980 Dutch TV program (obviously). The Making of The Empire Strikes Back is below in its entirety.  You will see a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s special effects, lightsaber rehearsals and interviews.  Thanks indiewire.

Reel: SNL’s Tarantino Parody DJESUS UNCROSSED Starring Christoph Waltz

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The video below might not be up for long (NBC doesn’t care to be liked) but it’s worth finding if you have to.  Saturday Night Live had a parody this past weekend titled Djesus Uncrossed.  You get it right?

Reel: Disney’s Oscar-nominated animated short, PAPERMAN

Friday, February 1st, 2013


First-time director John Kahrs (The Incredibles) has made a new Disney animated short called Paperman, and it’s beautiful.  It’s about love at first sight, who better than Disney?  Kahrs and his team merge hand-drawn animation with computer-generated techniques in the Oscar-nominated short that you can watch below.

The story is set in mid-century New York City, where a young businessman waits for a train to go to work. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman leaves him smitten, but the two are separated once their trains arrive. The entire short film is in soft black and white picture, with the only color appearing in the young woman’s lipstick — which is stained on one of the paperman’s reports after a gust of wind blows it in her face. Thinking he may never see her again, he holds onto the report and can’t seem to get her off his mind as he goes about his daily tasks in his mundane job.

Reel: 135 Shots That Will Restore Your Faith in Cinema

Thursday, July 19th, 2012


The above shot is from The Third Man, it’s one of my favorite movies and features some truly beautiful cinematography by Robert Krasker.  You will see a shot from the movie in the supercut below.

It’s a collection of 135 shots from 86 movies that were put together by a site and its comments section to show the most beautiful shots in film.  It’s a great list and is worth watching if just to see how many movies you recognize.  The newest film in the video I noticed was The Tree of Life, Oscar nominated cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.

This supercut comes from Flavorwire, where you can see the whole list in text.

FYI: The score used for the video is Clint Mansell’s great work from Moon.


Reel: The Films of Christopher Nolan

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012


This weekend Christopher Nolan’s latest film The Dark Knight Rises will open to record breaking numbers and outstanding reviews.  It’s would make sense to take a look back at his previous work in a great montage.  Re-post!  (Original post November 29th,2011)

Kees Van Dijkhuizen
has another montage to share with us [see his other 'films of' here] this time focusing on the films of Christopher Nolan.  Watch the great video below which will only get you more excited for The Dark Knight Rises, nothing wrong with that.

After hundreds of requests, one of the most visionary, iconic and successful filmmakers of our generation has finally gotten the [the films of] treatment. Christopher Nolan’s films have kept anyone of us on the edge of their seat. Every film is filled with secrets, surprises, twists and turns, and only a true movie mastermind could keep even the biggest film nut fooled until the very last minute. They’re films that demand a second, third and fourth viewing. Christopher Nolan is a perfect example of traditional filmmaking with modern twists, and is a fine addition to a series already filled to the brink with inspiring artists.


Reel: Seth MacFarlane is Ted

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012


If you want to see how Seth MacFarlane played a Teddy Bear in his upcoming movie Ted opening everywhere this weekend, check out the video below.  I’ll give you a  hint, it’s motion-capture.  I’m looking forward to his first feature film; you can see a red-band trailer we posted over here.

Hit the jump to watch the featurette via Funny or Die.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.


Reel: THE HOBBIT Production Video Blog #7

Monday, June 11th, 2012


Here is another production blog from The Hobbit via its Facebook page.  In this video we get a look at the Stone Street stages, production offices and composer Howard Shore flight details.  There are also some lucky people building weapons.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D on December 14th. The Hobbit: There and Back Again opens in 3D on December 13th, 2013. Check out all of our HOBBIT news.


The Longest Blooper Reel In Muppet History

Friday, June 1st, 2012


The last we heard of The Muppets, the news was that Jason Segel isn’t going to be part of the sequel.  Cheer up, here’s “The Longest Blooper Reel in History”.  We get kermit, Miss Piggy and Amy Adams messing around and of course it’s pretty great.

The film grossed $158M and a the sequel is scheduled for a 2013 release date.  Watch it the reel below:


Reel: The Ricky Gervais Show Season 3 – “They’re Back”

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The Ricky Gervais Show audiobooks have been developed into an animated TV series, which premiered on February 19, 2010, on HBO.  The Animated Podcast of The Ricky Gervais Show is an animated version of the popular podcasts of the same name. It features real audio from conversations between Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington from the podcast.

It is very funny and the animation in my view adds a new layer to the hilarity.Catch the Season 3 premiere of The Ricky Gervais Show April 20th on HBO.


Reel: Amazing Raiders Documentary RAIDING THE LOST ARK

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012


Here is a comprehensive documentary about one of the best movies of all time, Raiders of the Lost Ark.  It includes interviews, rare behind the scenes footage, and photos put together and details with a commentary track that by the looks of things, gives the extras on the DVDs a run for their money.

It’s a must-see for fans of the film or any nerd looking to make their own feature commentary/documentary about something near and dear to their heart.  This is the new standard, good luck.

It was created by Jamie Benning, check out his Vimeo page here and see his Star Wars videos too.

Watch the Raiders Doc below: