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People's Climate March NYC
The People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21, was organized as a message to the United Nations summit on climate change, scheduled to take place on Tuesday in New York City.
“We are demanding the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities,” reads the official march website.
To the frontlines! Let's do this thing! #PeopleClimateMarch @LeoDiCaprio @MarkRuffalo pic.twitter.com/en6NrMC0cI
— Solutions Project (@SolutionsProj) September 21, 2014
Light the beacons! Picturehouse Cinemas have just unveiled new plans to turn part of the Trocadero in central London into a 1000 seat seven screen cinema.
The art-house chain have been granted full planning permission by Westminster Council to transform the former Cineworld multiplex on Shaftesbury Avenue into a West End flagship cinema, due to open in late spring 2015.
Picturehouse Cinemas’ managing director Lyn Goleby said: “This is much more than a refurbishment, we are building a brand new cinema in the heart of the West End.”
However, this doesn’t just look like a mecca for cineastes and film aficionados. The vibrant programme and fantastic location as well as the bars and cafes will make for an exciting new social hub which caters for everybody.
Picturehouse Central will include a New York-style deli open to the public on the ground floor, with a grand staircase leading to a first floor »
- Will Roberts
Disappointing movies are all about the final product falling short of expectations. That shouldn’t have been a problem with X-Men: First Class (henceforth referred to as ‘First Class’) because it had such earnest goals. To start the X-Men franchise over. To erradicate the creative horrors unleashed by uber-hack Brett Rattner. It took the path of least resistance: go back to the beginning and tell the origins of the X-Men. Lay the groundwork for the fissure that split Charles Xavier and Magneto down divergent paths. Tell a story that the movies hadn’t yet tackled. Clean the slate and bring in new talent to tell the tale. While I never like the idea of origin story superhero movies, we never had a proper one for the X-Men, so I suppose four films into the series it was about time to tackle that task. »
- Anghus Houvouras
Warner Bros. Television makes another exciting return to New York Comic Con (Nycc) with three new eagerly anticipated series, including Gotham (Mondays, 8/7c on Fox), Forever (Tuesdays, 10/9c on ABC), and Constantine (Fridays 10/9c, on NBC), in addition to returning hits The Following (Midseason on Fox) and Person of Interest (Tuesdays, 10/9c on CBS).
Confirmed to attend New York Comic Con 2014 for panel sessions with fans include Constantine stars Matt Ryan and Angélica Celaya, along with executive producer David S. Goyer; Gotham stars Ben McKenzie, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor and Erin Richards; Forever stars Ioan Gruffudd and Alana De La Garza, along with executive producer Matthew Miller; The Following's Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore and executive producer Marcos Siega; Person of Interest's James Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Amy Acker and Kevin Chapman, along with executive producer Greg Plageman.
For the second year at Nycc, Warner Bros. Television will »
Kendrick, star of Pitch Perfect and popular Twitter enthusiast – she has 2.79 million followers – appeared on the popular podcast to dish about her love of dance, her career and her new film, The Last Five Years, which recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Anna Kendrick Threw Away A Pair Of Diamond Earrings
When speaking about her fans, Kendrick admitted she has a policy to throw out things sent directly to her home, calling it “an invasion of privacy” and “creepy.”
“On principle. You send it to my home, it’s not appropriate. I get rid of it…You know, I don’t want to be wasteful, but it goes in the trash,” Kendrick said.
Kendrick also briefly mentioned »
Episode 37 of 52: In which Katharine Hepburn plays another aristocrat in an odd little movie that makes no sense.
1969 was a really weird year for Kate. At age 62, she’d achieved commercial and critical success unlike any she’d experienced before. The Lion in Winter and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner had not only earned Katharine Hepburn back-to-back Oscars, but also made her one of the top grossing stars of 1968. But as the 60s blossomed into the 70s, Kate took two very strange steps: an allegory, and a musical. Limitations be damned, she was Kate the Great, and she hadn’t had a flop in 15 years. That was about to change.
The Madwoman of Chaillot works as a curio, but not as a film. Based on a postwar French allegory, “updated” to include topical issues such as student riots and atomic power, the resulting movie is one Be In »
- Anne Marie
The teaser trailer for Season 2 of Marvel's Agents of Shield was released online the other day, and avid Shield fans may have watched it a ridiculous number of times more than once. But there's no judging in the Whedonverse.
[The following analysis and trailer contain significant spoilers for Marvel's Agents of Shield Season 1. The first season, particularly the later episodes, where it crosses over with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is worth watching ahead of Season 2.]
The teaser mostly contains footage from Season 1 (which is fair enough, since not much of Season 2 will have been shot yet, and they don't want to give away too much--besides, the point of a teaser trailer is mostly to convey tone, which this does). However, we do get a few new shots, such as Agent Skye being a ninja. Skye's come a long way from her Rising Tide days, and Season 1 hinted heavily that there are significant revelations and changes in store for her character.
Couson's (Clark Gregg) speech in voice-over is awesome, despite being made up entirely of cliches:
"This is a make-or-break moment. The enemy has the advantage. But we have to fight on, »
Hollywood stars came together for Stand Up To Cancer's annual television special on Friday night. The event raises money for the SU2C initiative, which helps fund cancer research. Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, and Gwyneth Paltrow were just a few of the big names that took the stage to urge viewers to donate. Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, and Jessica Alba also lent their star power to the cause, as did Pierce Brosnan, who shared his own experience losing both his first wife, Cassandra, and daughter, Charlotte, to ovarian cancer. Sofia Vergara, who is a cancer survivor herself, shared the stage with Kevin Bacon while her Modern Family costar Eric Stonestreet opened the show. Others, like Joe Manganiello, Grimm's Bree Turner, Jordana Brewster, and Dane Cook, sat onstage in the tech lounge answering phone calls, chatting on Facebook, and responding to messages from donors and survivors. The charitable night »
Funny man Steve Carell, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, Foo Fighters‘ front man Dave Grohl, and other famous faces are joining in the fight against cancer. On September 5th, the Entertainment Industry Foundation will be holding their fourth biennial telethon, Stand Up To Cancer.
This one-hour event will air across 32 broadcast and cable networks as well as stream on Hulu and Yahoo. Instead of the traditional phone banks where viewers can call in and donate, SU2C will feature a “digital lounge” hosted by news anchor, Katie Couric. All the stars who have signed up to be part of the initiative will be dialing out to supporters through a new campaign called “We’re Calling You.”
For information on how to sign up to be on the call list, see the full list of channels broadcasting the event, and to get the names of all the stars who have signed up to take cancer down, »
- Ali Read
Stand Up to Cancer might be the most star-studded event of the year! Two weeks after it was revealed that stars including Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon will join forces for Friday's fourth biennial fundraising telecast, the charitable organization announced an additional 20 participants Wednesday. The impressive list includes Kevin Bacon, Jordana Brewster, Diem Brown, Steve Carell, Amanda de Cadenet, Giada De Laurentiis, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Falcone, Josh Gad, Tony Goldwyn, Dave Grohl, Anna Kendrick, Jaime King, Joe Manganiello, Melissa McCarthy, Mira Sorvino, Hailee Steinfeld, Alison Sweeney, Sofía Vergara and Charlie Wilson. Previously announced participants include Halle Berry, »
There’s some obscure (and possibly occult) law that if enough people sob at a movie, their tears will fertilize a new film empire. It’s why James Cameron stopped making regular action movies and started putting out three-hour epics like Titanic and Avatar, all designed around jerking as many tears as possible. This would also explain the alleged reports that Cameron showed up during random screenings of Titanic to dab at people’s tears with a wad of hundreds and chuckle menacingly to himself. Nicholas Sparks did the same thing with The Notebook. He got the requisite number of sobs, and now he’s set for life. Along with this year’s The Best of Me and next year’s The Longest Ride, yet another film based on one of his novels is now in the works. Variety reports Sparks’s novel “The Choice” will be adapted into a feature by Ross Katz, whose »
- Adam Bellotto
You might think that Marvel are the masters of building movie franchises, but Nicholas Sparks’ romance novels and the industry around them is a rival in terms of output. The latest film to be adapted from one of his stories is The Choice, and Ross Katz has been hired to direct it.Katz, who recently made his second film (this year’s comedy drama Adult Beginners, following Kevin Bacon-starring TV movie Taking Chance), will put aside the various other projects he has in development to focus on the latest output from the Sparks production line.The Choice hit shelves in April 2009 and focuses on Travis Parker, a man who would appear to be living the perfect live. He has a good job, great friends and the ideal living situation in a beautiful waterfront North Carolina home. Where women are concerned, he’s quite content to be the love-‘em-and-leave- »
The X Factor dropped over a million viewers for its second show on Sunday (August 31), overnight data reveals.
The ITV competition's first Sunday edition of the year dipped from Saturday's 9.03m to 7.55m on average from 8pm, with an audience share of 32.2%. A further 643,000 (2.9%) tuned in on +1.
This is down from last year's first Sunday show ratings of 9.21m. On ITV2, The Xtra Factor entertained 1.02m (4.6%) at 9pm (149k/0.9% on +1).
On BBC One, Nature's Miracle Orphans brought in 3.86m (21.0%) at 7pm, followed by Countryfile with 5.13m (21.8%) at 8pm. The Village continued with 3.78m (17.2%) at 9pm, and Match of the Day 2 scored 2.65m (21.5%) at 10.35pm.
BBC Two's Equator with Simon Reeve interested 1.21m (6.6%) at 7pm, while Dragons' Den appealed to 1.54m (6.5%) at 8pm. Two Amigos: A Gaucho Adventure gathered 1.30m (5.9%) at 9pm, and Him & Her's final series BBC Two premiere amused 511k (2.8%) at 10pm.
Ah, the summer of 2014: It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. Though mostly, let’s face it, it was the worst. Yet even as horrific violence and heartbreakingly premature deaths and hemorrhagic fevers have marred the past few months, there have also been a few spots of levity. And most are thanks to butts.
True, the humble hiney is no stranger to celebration, especially when it’s warm outside. (You may, however, be shocked to learn that Sisquo’s “Thong Song” was actually released in January.) But this summer went above and beyond, prominently featuring ladies’ posteriors in movies, »
- Hillary Busis
Sounds like Kevin Bacon is really wanting to saddle up and reprise his role of Valentine McKee from the 1990 classic Tremors. How do we know this? Well, we heard it straight from the horse's mouth, and now you can too!
During a fan interview on The Huffington Post, Bacon was questioned about the cult favorite hit. His answer was pretty surprising. "I have a real dream right now. I want to reboot [Tremors]," says Bacon of the film which is getting the reboot treatment from Don Michael Paul (Lake Placid: The Final Chapter).
Given his next comments we can only assume that he wants to reprise his role and Not reboot the film as a director or what not. "To see the character 25 years down the line. Seeing what that guy may have become. When I started thinking about this, I hadn't seen the movie in 25 years so I went back and watched it recently. »
- Steve Barton
There’s hardly a more potent neurochemical within the modern entertainment experience than that of nostalgia. It provides sanctity to that which can no longer be changed, the good ol’ franchises becoming even better as they are imbued with more purity and truth; in which we can refine past thoughts to be comparatively warmer to the cynicism we may feel for what we experience, in the present.
Nostalgia is an incredibly active force in contemporary films. In the form of references made in dialogue or through visuals, it is often how fantastical movies are able to buddy buddy their fictional characters with audiences, placing them within our active context. Guardians of the Galaxy deals heavy doses of nostalgia to its audience as its bid to be welcomed, but does so with such desperation that it panders to its original quality as an “offbeat” mainstream experience. Considering the creation of its lead human surrogate, »
- Nick Allen
Exclusive: Indie film financier-producer Audax has closed a deal for Moonfall, a spec script by David Weil. Audax had company for a film that centers on an FBI agent who travels to a moon colony to investigate its very first death. This marks the third feature film deal for Weil. Warner Bros just bought his “script-ment: for a seven-film franchise based on The Arabian Nights. Weil, who developed that story with his brother Matt Smolinsky, is in preproduction on his 2013 Black List script Half Heard In The Stillness. Anonymous Content bought his first pilot script, Consent.
Related: Warner Bros, 3 Arts Set Script-Ment For 7-Film Arabian Nights Franchise
Audax is run by Andrew and Walter Kortschak, whose films include Cop Car, the Jon Watts-directed pic that stars Kevin Bacon, and the critically acclaimed documentary Print The Legend, which Netflix acquired.
“Moonfall marks new territory for Audax and interested us from »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Lucy is a superhero movie that doesn’t know it’s a superhero movie, so it’s the most interesting superhero movie of the year. Lucy’s “origin story” is a kick to her stomach and a zero-gravity seizure, and in one scene Scarlett Johansson scarfs down a bunch of blue rocks like her life depends on it. (Lucy pays homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey and Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam—at the same time.) Without mythology to reference or fandom to service, Lucy is free to surprise you.
“Surprise” is something comic-book movies used to do. Think of The Dark Knight, »
- Darren Franich
The Expendables franchise still has some muscle, but its biggest challenge moving forward might be finding new recruits that can provide the same charge for fans of 1980s action movies. In the original film, the draw was the Big Three: Sly, Arnold, and Bruce Willis together, blowing things up old-school. This time around, they’re joined by Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, and Kelsey Grammer, among others. (Tom Selleck, limber up.)
But the latest Expendables adventure does have a secret weapon, a scenery-chewing villain who is worth a dirty dozen or more middle-aged action stars: Mel Gibson. “Whatever you might think of Gibson, »
- Jeff Labrecque
1984. The year that even the Olympics went to Hollywood is easily one of the greatest years in film history. 1984 is also the year that this writer was born…well, only just (my birthday is 31st December). This of course means that this is the year that I turn the big 3-0. Whilst having a mini wallow/mid-life breakdown I realised that many iconic movies came out during this year, meaning that they too turn 30. The year saw the likes of The Terminator, Ghostbusters, Splash, The Karate Kid, Police Academy and Gremlins welcomed into the world and our hearts. Having grown-up alongside many of these films I decided to perform an in-depth look into the films that shaped 1984 to see how they are holding up three decades later.
- Kat Smith
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