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If 'Mad Max' Revved Your Motor, Check Out These Luxe Destinations in Namibia

Where: Namibia
May 21, 2015 at 2:10 PM | by | ()

If you caught Mad Max: Fury Road in theaters during its opening weekend, the movie's stark desert setting might have left you with a dry mouth and longing for a nice long swim.

Namibia's dry and barren landscape provided the perfect backdrop for the movie's post-apocalyptic world of "fire and blood." But in reality, Namibia visitors are more likely to find a five-star desert resort than anything resembling the hell-on-wheels universe of Mad Max.

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Movie Fans: This Is the Must-Visit Filming Location Featured in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Where: Bard, Italy
May 4, 2015 at 9:10 AM | by | ()

POW. BAM. Avengers: Age of Ultron is on track to be Marvel's biggest movie — ever. And for good reason. Everything about the movie is bigger: the cast, the special effects and even the filming locations.

Shooting for Age of Ultron was based at Shepperton Studios in the UK, but its on-location shoots took place all over the world. Frequent travelers will recognize Seoul, Korea's Gangnam District, Johannesburg, South Africa, the Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard in Bangladesh, parts of London and the Hawley Woods in Hampshire, England, among other locales.

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Now You Too Can Go 'Into The Woods' With The Dover Castle Tour

January 20, 2015 at 4:03 PM | by | ()

Into The Woods, the cinematic adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical, isn't just racking up award nominations this month, it is also being honored with its own tour.

To commemorate the movie's UK release, one of Into The Woods' filming locations has created themed tours that give fans a chance to walk in the footsteps of the film's stars, including Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine.

This special location, Dover Castle in Kent, is prominently featured in the Rob Marshall-directed musical. It was used as the prince's castle, the setting for an earthquake scene, and as the backdrop for Cinderella's wedding.

The cinematic tours of Dover Castle will run on Saturday, Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 and will be conducted by an English Heritage guide who worked with the film company. Adult tickets are £19.50. To book, visit english-heritage.org.uk.

Into The Woods isn't Dover Castle's only shot at the big screen. It will also be featured in the upcoming feature films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Hollow Crown.

[Photo: IMDb]

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With the Last 'Hobbit' Film in Theaters, What's Next for New Zealand?

January 2, 2015 at 12:48 PM | by | ()

The impact the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies has had on New Zealand tourism has been well-documented, but will the country be able to sustain the hype now that the final movie has hit theaters?

It is estimated The Hobbit films bring in $50 and $500 million per year. Recognizing the movies' role in tourism, New Zealand-based companies have started incorporating the films into their marketing strategies. Air New Zealand, for example, flies jets emblazoned with images from the movies, has commissioned Hobbit sculptures in the airports, and plays safety videos featuring characters from the films.

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Win a 'Wild' Trip to Oregon and Hike the Pacific Crest Trail

December 12, 2014 at 3:05 PM | by | ()

Today is the last chance to enter Fox Searchlight's #LifeIsWild contest in honor of the new movie Wild, which follows the real-life Cheryl Strayed's life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

With award nominations piling up for Wild, the state of Oregon - where the movie was filmed - is anticipating a tourism boom.

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Go Behind the Scenes of 'The Imitation Game' at the Real Bletchley Park

December 5, 2014 at 3:23 PM | by | ()

Visitors to Britain's Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and his team cracked the German Enigma code and helped end World War II, can now go behind the scenes of the movie based on Turning's life, The Imitation Game.

The Imitation Game: The Exhibition is now on display in the room where the movie's bar scenes were filmed at Bletchley Park.

“Filming at Bletchley Park was amazing," said star Benedict Cumberbatch. "The parts where we were at Bletchley Park were magical moments in the filming schedule. It really was very special. You really feel like you're playing slightly with ghosts. It's nerve-racking, fictionalizing what happened."

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Determined to Visit Antarctica? Watch 'A Year On Ice' First

November 28, 2014 at 3:07 PM | by | ()

This weekend moviegoers can experience what it's really like to live in Antarctica as the movie Antarctica: A Year On Ice hits theaters.

The film is directed by Anthony Powell who, along with his wife Christine, has been living in Antarctica for more than 10 years. Powell's first documentary captures a year in the life of these two brave Antarctica dwellers, including everything from months of darkness to some of the worst storms on earth.

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Tour 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Filming Locations in Atlanta

November 21, 2014 at 9:54 AM | by | ()

To celebrate the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, one of the movie's main filming locations is expanding its hours and tours this weekend.

The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center was featured in Catching Fire during a party scene and will be once again be used for scenes with President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland, in Mockingjay.

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Henry Cavill and Amy Adams are Chicago Tourists When the Camera's Off

November 10, 2014 at 2:59 PM | by | ()

Henry Cavill is proving he can do it all while filming Batman v Superman in Chicago.

On Friday, Henry filmed a scene in which he was suspended from a wire high above the streets of Chicago just hours after carrying his co-star Amy Adams, aka Lois Lane, to safety. And, he did it all while squeezed into that iconic Superman suit.

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What Will 'Interstellar' Travel Really Look Like?

November 7, 2014 at 3:34 PM | by | ()

Christopher Nolan's Interstellar follows Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway to planets beyond our star as they attempt to save the human race.

In reality, that type of trip is impossible, but it might not be for long. The head of the 100 Year Starship Project (100YSS), Mae Jemison, recently told Popular Science that she is hopeful the colonization a distant star system is on the horizon, but it won't look anything like Nolan's version.

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San Francisco is the Inspiration Behind Disney's 'Big Hero 6'

October 31, 2014 at 10:20 AM | by | ()

To celebrate the release of their new animated movie, Big Hero 6, Disney is giving away a trip to San Francisco.

During this Adventures by Disney getaway, one lucky winner and their family will explore the city that served as the inspiration for Big Hero 6's setting -San Fransokyo.

The four day/three night Disney Adventures San Francisco Long Weekend includes stops at the Walt Disney Family Museum and Lucasfilm, a guided tour of the Bay, a ferry to Angel Island State Park, and other activities.

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Horror Movie Filming Locations You've Gotta See for Yourself

October 24, 2014 at 3:23 PM | by | ()

Filmmakers love Florida for romantic beach scenes and car chases, but the state has been featured in plenty of scary movies, too. Here are three Florida filming locations that might seem scary on the big screen, but in reality they couldn't be more serene.

· Florida has a long history on film. One of the state's first appearances in a horror movie was back in 1954 when producers used Wakulla Springs in Florida's Panhandle for underwater shots in Creature from the Black Lagoon. Wakulla Springs, one of the world's largest fresh water springs, is now a state park open daily for hiking, biking, and fishing.

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