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George Lucas Explains The Birth Of Lightsabres

The lightsabre is perhaps the best ever sci-fi weapon — but how did it come to appear in the Star Wars movies? In this short documentary, George Lucas, actor Mark Hamill and sound designer Ben Burtt discuss how the lightsabre was born.


Supercut Of Heroes Getting Geared Up Will Make You Want To Kick Arse

Before confronting great adversity, your favourite film hero has to prepare him or herself mentally, physically, and with massive weaponry. That’s the delightfully simple premise of this supercut, which collects some of the best gearing up moments from film.


Concept Artist Wes Burt On Drawing For Transformers, Thor, Skyrim And Fallout

Wesley Burt is a concept artist who has worked on prestigious film and game projects like the Transformers films, Skyrim, Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Lord Of The Rings: Online, Magic: The Gathering trading cards and Thor. In his 13 years of professional work, Wes has created some amazing art.


Full Trailer: New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Look Really Gritty And Huge

The official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie trailer is out. You can see how the new turtles look — gritty and gigantic — in detail, as well as Megan Fox and Will Arnett. Will Michael Bay destroy your childhood dreams once again, like he did with Transformers?


How Much Money Would It Cost To Be Captain America?

Want to be an All-American superhero with a heart of gold? You only need a little over 54 million bucks, a time travelling device to send you back to the 1940s, a good vibranium source and a healthy budget for food. Movieclips Trailers analysed the total cost of being Captain America and after accounting for inflation came up with this number: $US54,977,922.05.


Holy Wow, The Full Length Trailer For Jupiter Ascending Is Incredible

All right. OK. Wow. After getting teased with an itty bit of Jupiter Ascending, we now get to see the full trailer and it’s all kind of fantasy sci-fi perfect. A battle for Earth, spaceships, machine porn, alien worlds, superpowers, guessing when Sean Bean will die, The Wachowskis, the movie seems to have it all.


A History Of Movie Trailers Shows How We Got To 'In A World...'

The release of a hotly anticipated movie trailer can be as exciting as the release of the movie itself. But it wasn’t always that way. This video from Filmmaker IQ tells the story of how the short, titillating summaries got their start in Hollywood.


The Best And Most Influential Film Special Effects In Recent History

You can agree or disagree with the selection of films in this compilation of the most influential special effects since the 1980s, but your brain will be on a sensory overload from beginning to end.


A Tour Of The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson's Only Film Shot In NYC

Throughout his career, Wes Anderson has set each of his films in an idiosyncratic and highly stylised world. Yet, only one of his eight films is set in NYC: The Royal Tenebaums, widely considered his masterpiece. In celebration of Wes Anderson’s latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel, we present eight NYC film locations featured in The Royal Tenenbaums.


How Spielberg, Lucas, And Kasdan Came Up With Indiana Jones

How did a “scruffy”, “rough and tumble”, “bounty hunter of antiquities” become one of the most beloved heroes in film history? Read this transcript from a 1978 meeting featuring Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan, as they workshop the concept of Raiders of the Lost Ark.