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Jean-Claude Van Damme and The Epic Split Volvo Trucks Commercial

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Jean-Claude Van Damme and The Epic Split Volvo Trucks Commercial

If you haven’t seen the Volvo Trucks commercial featuring actor Jean-Claude Van Damme this past week yet, you’re among the few who has missed it. As of today, the YouTube commercial has already wowed over 36 million viewers (posted online on November 13).

The clip leaves me breathless and in awe, as well as converting me into a bona fide Van Damme fan. Most importantly, should I ever need a commercial truck,  there’s no question which one to buy.

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Wilmington-Filmed We're The Millers Premieres Today

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Wilmington-Filmed We're The Millers Premieres Today

Another fun summer movie comes to the big screen today nationwide. The much-anticipated comedy We’re The Millers, starring Jennifer AnistonJason Sudeikis,Emma Roberts and Will Poulter, was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, last summer.

The plot centers around a stripper (Aniston) and a pot dealer (Sudeikis)  who together portray a fake family to fool his supplier. Along the way,  they recruited two teenage neighbors to join in on the adventure posing as their kids.

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Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas Filming RomCom in Connecticut

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Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas Filming RomCom in Connecticut

What do The Big Wedding, Everybody’s Fine, Revolutionary Road, The Town, All Good Things, Hope Springs, Righteous Kill, andWe Need to Talk About Kevin all have in common? They’re among many of the movies filmed in Connecticut in recent years.

Adding to the list this year is Diane Keaton‘s and Michael Douglas‘s first collaboration together, the Rob Reiner romantic comedy And So It Goes.

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Missouri and Cape Girardeau Get Ready for Gone Girl

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Missouri and Cape Girardeau Get Ready for Gone Girl

It looks like Missouri’s own Cape Girardeau has a good chance of standing in for the fictional town of North Carthage, Missouri, as the setting of Gone Girl.  Last week, a location scout for 20th Century Fox reached out to homeowners in Cape Girardeau about using their homes in the movie.

A best-selling novel by Gillian FlynnGone Girl will soon be adapted into a feature film directed by David Fincher(Fight Club, The Social Network, Se7en, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and produced by Reese Witherspoon(who obtained the screen rights to Gone Girl for a reported US$1.5 million).

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The Lone Ranger Partially Filmed in Utah's Moab & Monument Valley

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The Lone Ranger Partially Filmed in Utah's Moab & Monument Valley

Over the years, Utah’s Moab and Monument Valley area has hosted its impressive share of movies, from John Ford’s classics such asStagecoach (1939), to more current films within the last few decades including Thelma and Louise (1990),City Slickers II (1992), Mission Impossible II and Vertical Limit (both in 1999), and 127 Hours (2010).

Adding to the list this year is one of Walt Disney’s latest summer blockbusters The Lone Ranger. Directed by Gore Verbinski, The Lone Ranger filmed on location in Utah for 25 days last summer.

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Letter From a Location Scout

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Letter From a Location Scout

Ever wonder how a location scout would approach you if he or she was interested in renting your house to be used as a film location?

Last year, HBO location scout Laura Foley was in Marblehead, Massachusetts, in search of film locations for a production then known as the Untitled Larry David Project.

Ms. Foley scouted the idyllic New England town and dropped off the following letter at all the homes she was interested in using as film locations:

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Four Alabama-Filmed Movies to Watch In 2013

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Four Alabama-Filmed Movies to Watch In 2013

2012 was a busy year for Alabama’s film industry. 31 productions were filmed in the state. The impressive list includes feature films, documentaries, reality TV shows and commercials. Together, they created over 3,000 jobs for Alabama and spent a total of $33.5 million, an increase of $11.5 million since 2011.

This influx of filming activities has been spurred by the $10 million incentives approved by Alabama Legislature in 2009 when the state adopted the Entertainment Industry Incentive Act.

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Filming in Alaska This Weekend

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Filming in Alaska This Weekend

We wrote an article on this a while back, but have a quick update for you today.

Everybody Loves Whales, directed by Ken Kwapis, starring Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, and John Krasinski, is filming on location in Barrow, Alaska this weekend, October 29, 30 and 31.

The Casting Department for Everybody Loves Whales is looking for some of the local folks to “portray the many rescuers and reporters who went out to the ice to help free the whales or report on the story.”

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Montana Film Office's iPhone App for Film Locations

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Montana Film Office's iPhone App for Film Locations

Imagine ... a romantic church wedding set in the middle of an idyllic tree-lined suburb. Imagine ... a heart-stopping car chasing sequence on the winding roads of snow-capped mountains. Imagine ... a school of beautiful wild horses running through a vast open field.

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The Film Locations of Alaska's Big Miracle

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The Film Locations of Alaska's Big Miracle

On September 29, 2010, we blogged about a little movie filmed in Alaska called Everybody Loves Whales.It was later renamed Big Miracle. Earlier this month on February 3, 2012, Universal finally released this much-anticipated family movie to the delights of audiences of all ages.

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A LocationsHub Movie Marathon: Escape to Hawaii

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A LocationsHub Movie Marathon: Escape to Hawaii

Are you feeling a bit restless on this cold, blustery day in January? Wouldn’t it be nice to be somewhere warmer and sunnier - even if just for a few hours?

We’ve lined up three movies that guarantee to transport you to the tropics and keep you happy there for a while. All filmed on location in beautiful Hawaii, they’ll charm your winter socks off and make you forget the chill outside.

The three movies are 50 First DatesForgetting Sarah Marshalland Blue Crush.If you’re a Netflix member,Blue Crushis currently on Instant Watch and you can stream it directly onto your television. For the other two flicks, a quick trip to your local video store will do.

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And The 2011 Oscar Nominees Are ...

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And The 2011 Oscar Nominees Are ...

It’s that time of the year again! The 2011 Oscar nominations were announced earlier this morning in Los Angeles. We’re thrilled to see a few of our favorite movies on the list: Winter’s Bone, Inception, Black Swan, The Social Network and 127 Hours. But topping it all is The King’s Speechwith 12 nominations, including for Best Picture and Director.

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Night Fishing, a Feature Film Shot Entirely on iPhone 4

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Night Fishing, a Feature Film Shot Entirely on iPhone 4

By now, you’ve probably heard all the buzz about the first feature film made entirely on an iPhone 4.

The movie is Paranmanjang or Night Fishing, made with a super-modest budget of under $135,000.

The director is Park Chan-Wook, one of South Korea’s most commercially successful young filmmakers. A few of his well-known movies are Sympathy for Mr. VengeanceOldboy (which won the Grand Prix award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival), and Thirst (which won the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival).

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