Tag Archives: Featurettes

Prometheus extended Origins featurette and gallery

Discussing the concept behind Prometheus, this featurette from Yahoo! New Zealand called Origins Today we bring you a similar featurette from Yahoo! New Zealand contains great new footage from the movie.

Next there’s a whole bunch of photos from May 18th issue of Entertainment Weekly, showing off the cast and costumes.

Click on the thumbnails to view the gallery.

Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Prometheus will be released in UK cinemas on 1st June in 3D nationwide by Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by Ridley Scott, Prometheus stars Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace.

The Road to The Avengers video featurette

Taken/leaked from the Thor Blu-ray/DVD special features, The Road to the Avengers has Joss Whedon talking about the ultimate comic book movie. The feature recaps all of the characters that will feature in The Avengers, though without featuring actual footage.

Thor is available to pre-order now.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – The Story of Snape featurette

Well it’s finally the day all fans of the Harry Potter franchise have been waiting for, the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. We’ll be posting a few bits and pieces to get you in the mood, starting with The Story of Snape featurette. Evil or good, he’s certainly one of the favourite characters.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is now on general release. Read our review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Review – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Guest blogger Emeni Rice reviews the last installment of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

The end is nigh! The end is nigh!

We all knew it was coming and most fans will know exactly what ‘it’ entails either from reading the book or looking it up on Wikipedia . David Yates’ responsibility was immense, falling under the scrutiny of millions of adoring fans and this final instalment delivers as a thrilling, fantastical and a fitting farewell to these much beloved characters.

For those not in the know, we re-join Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and co, having just buried Dobby (oh Dobby! *sob*) on their search for the remaining Horcruxes. Picking up the pace considerably after rambling across England in Part 1, Harry has to forge an alliance with a treacherous Goblin, contend with a fire-breathing dragon in the vaults of Gringotts and return to his home of Hogwarts, the final battle ground between the boy who lived and vile Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).

The film is very much the slick production we have come to expect from Yates. The special effects, particularly during the battle scenes at Hogwarts, are fantastic and the music of the last two films in particular seem to have matured with the characters, flourishing from its original whimsical lullaby into something much more haunting and melancholy.

Radcliffe steps more comfortably into his heroic role though remains as ever slightly on the stiff side; Rupert Grint is still ‘bloody brilliant’ as steadfast Ron Weasley and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger is undoubtedly the most talented of the three. Their on screen chemistry can’t be denied and it’s been quite sweet to watch them all grow up on screen together.

A special mention has to be made of the superb Alan Rickman, who always seemed rather under-used playing the ambiguous Severus Snape in previous films. Understanding the depth of his love for Lily Potter and why Dumbledore trusted him so wholly is really very touching and heart-breaking. (Oh no, I’m welling up again…).

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The real revelation of the film however has got to be Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom. Not only has the acting improved immensely but so have his looks! Since completing work on the Deathly Hallows Part 2 it seems Lewis has had his teeth fixed (could he not have magically fixed them for the film?) and is looking rather handsome. Judge for yourselves, boys and girls….

Overall, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 has a great sense of homecoming about it. Present are all the characters, albeit it briefly, from previous instalments – Professors’ Trelawney, Flitwick, Sprout and McGonagall (who kicks ass) et al; all of the Weasley’s (save Percy who seems to have been written out a couple of films ago); members of the Order of the Phoenix; loyal and brave classmates and the indomitable Hagrid, banding together to fight the good fight to end Voldemort and the Death Eater’s tyranny and establish peace in the wizarding world. We lose a few old friends along the way and shed a few tears, revel in brief moments of romance (Ron and Hermione finally snog – hurrah!) and rest easy knowing that the future for our heroes and heroines is contented, peaceful and well-deserved.

The down-side? Only that it’s all over!

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Cert 12A
Running Time 130 mins
Director: David Yates
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Helen Bonham-Carter

Torchwood: Miracle Day sneak peek

Here’s an action-packed 11-minute behind-the-scenes featurette from Torchwood: Miracle Day. As always, possible spoilers… But who cares, I’m too excited to wait!

Torchwood: Miracle Day will air on Starz Friday 8th July at 10pm in the U.S. and on Thursday 14th July at 9pm on BBC One in the U.K.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – Horcuxes Explained featurette

Warner Bros has released the second Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 featurette which explains what the Horcuxes are and why Harry, Ron and Hermione needs to find and destroy them. Again, it offers up new footage not seen before.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is released on the 15th July in 2D, 3D and IMAX.