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Go Behind the Scenes for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The movie's director, Matt Reeves, and star, Gary Oldman, talk about their new film.

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Here’s an exclusive look at the just-released Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2011 blockbuster Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

In this sneak peek, director Matt Reeves and star Gary Oldman discuss where the last film left off and the status of the apes when this film begins. Now that human civilization has been almost entirely wiped from the planet, the remaining humans struggle for survival as the apes become the dominant species. Oldman also discusses the films use of motion capture.

You can see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes starting Friday, July 11 in theaters nationwide.

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Go Behind the Scenes of TIME’s Coney Island Photo Shoot With Jack Antonoff

The guitarist talks about the inspiration behind his latest musical project, Bleachers

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Jack Antonoff isn’t timid when it comes to his wardrobe.

“I like to feel like a 7-year-old who’s allowed to dress themselves for the first time or something,” says the musician, who is profiled in the new issue of TIME.

It seems like a pretty spot-on description for the 30-year-old musician behind Bleachers — who rose to popularity as the lead guitarist of Fun. — as he nonchalantly played games and buckled himself into rides at Coney Island’s Luna Park during a recent photo shoot for TIME.

Though there’s a palpable nostalgia in Bleachers’ debut album Strange Desire, Antonoff explains that the record isn’t all about lingering in the past — it’s about looking toward the future.

“I feel like I think about that all the time — how to push on, how to not leave too many of the pieces in the past, how to not take too many of them with you and become strange,” Antonoff says, chuckling.

In the video above, take a behind-the-scenes look at Antonoff’s shoot with photographer Geordie Wood and hear more about the inspiration behind the album.

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First Look at The Fault In Our Stars Film

The movie's star, Shailene Woodley, and others talk about the highly-anticipated film inspired by the book by John Green, which is due out June 6

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Here’s a sneak peek at The Fault in Our Stars, the highly-anticipated film based on John Green’s 2012 young adult novel.

In the behind the scenes look, actress Shailene Woodley talks about what it was like to play Hazel, a teenager who falls in love with a boy she meets in a cancer support group.

“A lot of us feel on a daily basis, but we just don’t acknowledge our feelings,” Woodley said of the film. “This movie won’t let you leave without acknowledging your feelings.”

In the video above, John Green, who was often on set watching his book become a movie, and director Josh Boone discuss what it meant for them to bring a love story between two young cancer patients to the big screen.

The Fault in Our Stars arrives in theaters on June 6.

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Watch Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann Behind the Scenes of The Other Woman

What "the lawyer, the wife, and the boobs" got up to on set

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The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, made $24.7 million in its opening weekend, despite unimpressed critic reviews. But just because it might not be not Oscar material doesn’t mean it’s not entertaining to watch the three women interact.

Watch the video above for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.

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Watch Wes Anderson Behind the Scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel

A colorful look at the new film

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The distinct, whimsical colors that are characteristic of Wes Anderson films make yet another appearance in the director’s latest creation, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Even in the unedited footage, it’s clear that the color palette was meticulously thought-out, from the green and orange lobby carpeting to the sharp purple uniforms.

Watch Anderson in action throughout the filming process — interacting with actors, running on- and off-set, crouching behind a screen — all with perfectly messy hair.

The best part? Seeing the camera crew, looking quite out of place, rush down the long hallways of that grand hotel with their various rigs. Watch it up top.

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VIDEO: Ty Burrell and Stephen Colbert Go Behind the Scenes of Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Watch Burrell and Colbert's priceless facial expressions while recording for the movie

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Ty Burrell — better known as Phil Dunphy from Modern Family successfully took on another paternal (but non-human) role in the latest DreamWorks animated movie Mr. Peabody and Sherman, which topped the weekend box office.

With puns like, “You can’t have your cake and edict, too,” the film makes use of wordplay reminiscent of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, which first introduced the super-genius dog Mr. Peabody in the 1960s.

Of course, the familiar voice of Stephen Colbert as an obnoxious, know-it-all dad adds to the entertainment factor as well, though it’s a shame you can’t see his facial expressions as he delivers his lines. (Luckily for you, that’s included in the video above.)

Also featured in the behind-the-scenes footage provided by the studio are Max Charles, who plays Mr. Peabody’s adoptive son Sherman, and Allison Janney as Ms. Grunion.

Watch Burrell and Colbert discuss the movie below:

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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of 300: Rise of an Empire

There's plenty of capes, abs, swords and green screens

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The action and drama of the 2006 film 300 returned to theaters this last weekend in a sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire. Despite the nearly eight-year-long gap between the movies, the latest 300 made an estimated $45 million opening weekend, which “falls squarely into the category of ‘not bad‘,” according to Forbes.

While seeing the vast expanse of land and water in the Greek-epic world on the big screen might get your blood pumping and send chills down your spine, we have to be honest: It looks significantly less impressive in the studio.

Although the behind-the-scenes video above (edited from footage provided by the studio) might take away some of the magic, it’s also a fascinating reminder of the technology available to transform the green screen-heavy studio scenes into a visually stunning presentation.

One of the most fascinating parts of the video shows what it was like to film the underwater scenes, which required a sizable crew to be in the water with the actors. While they were outfitted with goggles and wetsuits, Sullivan Stapleton (who plays Themistocles) was not — his cape flows in slow motion as he slowly sinks deeper into the ocean. Watch the video above for other big scenes from the film.

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Go Behind the Scenes of Divergent With Shailene Woodley

A little taste of the action to come — and some Theo James eye candy, too

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In the futuristic world of Divergent, society has been split up into factions based on five main traits: Abnegation (selflessness), Amity (peacefulness), Candor (honesty), Dauntless (bravery), and Erudite (intelligence). Beatrice “Tris” Prior, played by Shailene Woodley, doesn’t fit easily into any one of those groups — she’s divergent, and it’s a secret she has to keep, or her life is in danger.

The video above shows behind-the-scenes footage of Woodley and co-star Theo James in various action scenes that take place throughout the film, from landing on a safety net after a multiple-story-high fall to climbing up the side of a ferris wheel. Woodley also discusses the look and feel of the film as a whole.

“The world of Divergent is giant — it’s sort of unfathomable,” Woodley says with a laugh. “It’s one thing to read a book, especially a book about the future, and then to come up with that world… They created something that is relatable, you know, it’s something that we recognize in today’s world, in today’s society, but it’s also tweaked just enough to establish that it is something of the future.”

Author Veronica Roth, who wrote the book on which the movie is based, seemed to share similar sentiments about the realization of the world she created. After viewing the movie for the first time, she wrote on her blog: “And we were so lucky to have Neil Burger driving this — his vision of the world, the amazing details and subtleties of it, his understanding of the story, and how seriously he took every part of it… I mean, you can tell. You can see it everywhere.”

The film is predicted to make $50 million on opening weekend, and hits theaters March 21. Watch the trailer here:

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