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Earth To Echo Review

16 hours ago | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Earth To Echo tells the story of a bunch of young teenage friends who find a tiny alien robot and help him find his ship and get back to where he belongs. This is pure Spielberg, sprinkled with some Richard Donner and Robert Zemeckis. It’s a shame though that none of the aforementioned directors sat in the directors chair as Earth To Echo, while not original in any shape or form, had the potential to be something great. Looking like the offspring of  Bubo the Owl from Clash Of The Titans and Johnny Five (there’s a movie we’d pay money to see) this is one of the most adorable characters you’re going to see this year. With oodles of personality, mainly provided by huge and charming eyes as well as a few beeps and buzzes, it’s an absolute tragedy that this floating, tin can of »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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George Clooney’s ‘Money Monster’ Set Up at TriStar

17 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TriStar Pictures will finance and release “Money Monster,” starring George Clooney as a stock picker held hostage on TV.

Jodi Foster is directing the project from Jamie Linden’s script, in which the hostage taker is a man who lost his money after following the tout’s advice — and threatens to kill him if the cameras are turned off.

Plans are for production in the spring after Clooney completes shooting on “Hail Caesar” for the Coens.

Producers are The Allegiance Theater’s Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine and Smokehouse’s Clooney and Grant Heslov. “Money Monster” has a budget of $30 million.

Clooney will be seen next in Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” which Disney will release in May.

Foster, who’s been attached to “Money Monster” since 2012, has directed “The Beaver” starring Mel Gibson, “Home for the Holidays” and “Little Man Tate.”

TriStar, headed by Tom Rothman in a joint venture with Sony, »

- Dave McNary

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Secret Cinema delayed to July 31

19 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Event cinema organiser cancels weekend performances.

Update: Secret Cinema has now cancelled the entire opening weekend of its Back to the Future production and will open on July 31.

In an updated statement, the organisation said: “Unfortunately, we have experienced some difficulties and have had to cancel tonight along with the remainder of this first weekend and plan to re-open next Thursday 31 July. We are hugely sorry for what we are sure will be extremely disappointing news.

”The show is going to be spectacular and we are working around the clock to ensure that all issues are ironed out as soon as possible in order to give ticket holders an incredible night.”

As before, refunds or exchange tickets have been offered to those with tickets for this weekend’s performances.

Original story: Secret Cinema, the immersive cinema event company, has cancelled the second consecutive night of its latest production, Back To The Future.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Secret Cinema to open July 31

19 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Event cinema organiser cancels weekend performances.

Update: Secret Cinema has now cancelled the entire opening weekend of its Back to the Future production and will open on July 31.

In an updated statement, the organisation said: “Unfortunately, we have experienced some difficulties and have had to cancel tonight along with the remainder of this first weekend and plan to re-open next Thursday 31 July. We are hugely sorry for what we are sure will be extremely disappointing news.

”The show is going to be spectacular and we are working around the clock to ensure that all issues are ironed out as soon as possible in order to give ticket holders an incredible night.”

As before, refunds or exchange tickets have been offered to those with tickets for this weekend’s performances.

Original story: Secret Cinema, the immersive cinema event company, has cancelled the second consecutive night of its latest production, Back To The Future.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Secret Cinema cancels Bttf again

22 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Event cinema organiser forced to cancel second consecutive night.

Secret Cinema, the immersive cinema event company, has cancelled the second consecutive night of its latest production, Back To The Future.

Its opening night was canned just a few hours before the show was set to begin in east London yesterday evening, disappointing around 3,500 ticketholders - each having paid £53.50. A preview night on Wednesday had also failed to go ahead.

As seemingly appropriate lightning storms raged over London, Secret Cinema has again been forced to pull the plug on its event, which is due to run over 24 nights until August 31.

In a fresh statement, just two hours before the production was set to begin, the organisation said: “Unfortunately we have no choice but to cancel tonight’s performance.

“Secret Cinema has been running safe arts events for 10 years and on this occasion we have come across a number of difficult issues. As you can »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Secret Cinema cancels Back to the Future opening night

24 July 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Event cinema organiser cancels opening night of its biggest production to date at the eleventh hour.

Secret Cinema has cancelled the opening night of its biggest production to date, an ambitious outdoor screening of Back to the Future, just hours before its launch.

A statement from Secret Cinema founder Fabien Riggall said: “We are working around the clock with the production team to resolve any issues. We are devastated to have to make this announcement, and we appreciate everyone who has made plans for tonight’s event. We are doing everything we possibly can.”

The event cinema organiser, which has made its name with immersive productions built around Blade Runner, The Shawshank Redemption and more recently The Grand Budapest Hotel, said on Twitter:

“Urgent: Tonight’s Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future performance is Cancelled. All tickets holders will receive an email with more…”

Within an hour of making the announcement, nearly 250 comments »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Interview – Director Peter Hyams on Enemies Closer & the Quirky Villainy of Jcvd

24 July 2014 6:12 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The name Peter Hyams may not be the mentioned in the same breath as contemporaries like Robert Zemeckis, Richard Donner and Barry Levinson, but this somewhat underappreciated filmmaker is far from a journeyman. During his five decade career he has effortlessly jumping between genres, churning out some entertaining and understated work, his most fruitful period being the 1980’s which saw the likes of Outland, The Presidio, Running Scared and 2010, a brave (and pretty enjoyable) attempt at crafting a sequel from Stanley Kubrick’s seminal work, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Enemies Closer, his first film since the 2009 Michael Douglas-headlining Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, sees him reunited with aging action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme (their two previous films together, Sudden Death and Timecop, are arguably the highlight of the former martial artist’s career). Enemies Closer is a fun, unpretentious B-movie which bears the unmistakable mark of a cinematic craftsman (Hyams, »

- Adam Lowes

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Denzel Washington To Receive San Sebastian Donostia Award

23 July 2014 3:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Denzel Washington will receive a career achievement 2014 Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at September’s 62nd San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile fest in the Spanish-speaking world.

Washington and director Antoine Fuqua will also present “The Equalizer” at its European premiere, which will open San Sebastian’s 2014 edition on Sept. 19.

Sony Pictures’ big-screen redo of the ‘80s hit TV show, with Washington playing McCall, a hero who helps the hopelessly helpless, “The Equalizer” is already being talked up as a potential awards contender, though it will not be seen until it world premieres at the Toronto Festival where, on paper at least it weighs in as on of the festival’s highlights and commercial heavyweights.

Oscar talk is a reflection, however, of the kudos trawl for “Training Day,” the first teaming of Fuqua and Washington which earned the U.S. actor his second Academy Award after a supporting actor nod for »

- John Hopewell

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Are CG characters now the main attraction in blockbusters?

21 July 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark wonders whether we're now at the point where CG characters matter more than human ones to Hollywood...

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This article contains spoilers for Godzilla and Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Also, there are some mild spoilers for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, but nothing you haven’t seen in the trailers.

In the last decade or so, computer generated characters have taken a quantum leap forward in blockbuster cinema. You can probably mark the transition around the time that Yoda went from being a Jim Henson creation to a digitally rendered sprite in Star Wars: Episode II, but bigger technological leaps have followed, particularly in performance capture.

Andy Serkis has been a big ambassador for this, earning a reputation as a Boris Karloff figure for the digital age in the process and a loyal core of fans who still insist that he deserved an Oscar for his turn »

- simonbrew

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Why Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar nomination for Planet of the Apes

17 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's the 1969 Academy Awards, and Walter Matthau and a tuxedo-clad chimp present John Chambers with an honorary Oscar for his work on Planet of the Apes. Viewed in retrospect it's one of the more surreal presentations in the ceremony's history, but this was something of a landmark event for the industry. It was only the second time the Academy had dished out a prize to make-up artists (William J Tuttle won four years earlier for 7 Faces of Dr Lao), and it highlighted the growing importance of Hollywood's backstage creative artists.

Fast-forward 45 years and prosthetics are giving way to digital pixels - for characters that require a complexity of movement and expression, performance capture technology gives a director the scope to execute their vision by marrying an actor's performance with visual effects. In its basic form, the actor will strap on a bodysuit that's wired up to a computer. All their »

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Ron Howard Tackles New Beatles Documentary

16 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Robert Zemeckis's Yellow Submarine may have hit the ocean floor Das Boot-style, but his old pal Ron Howard has taken on the mantle of making a Beatles movie and keeping fans of the mop-topped popsters - which, let's face it, is everyone - in good cheer. The so-far untitled documentary will be directed by Howard and focus on the early years of the Fab Four's career, culminating in their last public concert in 1966 (not counting the impromptu rooftop gig in 1969).Beatles fans should expect something special. The film, a co-production involving The Beatles' own label Apple Corps and Howard's producer partner Brian Grazer, has the full co-operation of Paul, Ringo, Yoko and George Harrison's widow Olivia and will feature never-before-seen footage of the band from fans all over the globe.'“I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this »

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“I’ll Drink to That…”: Top 10 Alcoholic Movie Characters

15 July 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Alcoholism in the movies have been played for both dramatic and comical effect. In fact some of the binge drinking done on the big screen have garnered considerable praise and pathos resulting in many performers winning Oscars and Oscar nominations based on this very serious addiction.

The alcoholic in cinema is larger in life because it is a societal reflection of the demons and destruction that affect millions of people globally. Film allows for the liberty to use creative licenses to highlight the physical and psychological pain and false feelings of pleasure to convey the true face of alcoholism and its hold on fictional characterizations that are bound by the poisonous allure of the bottle. However heavy-handed or hearty it may seem in portraying the detached drinker or happy drunk one thing is for certain…the depth and dimensional range of the chronic cinema sipper has never disappointed in giving »

- Frank Ochieng

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First look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Walk

15 July 2014 3:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has taken to Facebook to post a first look at himself in character as Philippe Petit alongside Charlotte Le Bon (The Hundred-Foot Journey) in The Walk (formerly To Reach the Clouds), the latest film from director Robert Zemeckis (Flight), which tells the story of Petit’s high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in August 1974…

The Walk is set for release on October 2nd 2015, with Gordon-Levitt and Le Bon joined in the cast by Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), Steve Valentine (Crossing Jordan) and James Badge Dale (Iron Man 3).

The post First look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Walk appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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The collateral damage of Tom Hanks movies

14 July 2014 11:38 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To get to a happy ending in a Tom Hanks movie, an innocent character has to pay the price. Here's the proof...

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With the best part of $10bn banked for his movies across his career, Tom Hanks remains one of the biggest and most interesting movie stars on the planet. His most recent performance in Captain Phillips, for instance, was comfortably one of his best. And looking back on Hanks’ career, the path of increased boldness and range is easy to chart.

Furthermore, he’s achieved his successes without public meltdowns, without signs of turning into a diva, and without putting us through many poor films at all. The man is a hero.

Well, to everyone but certain characters in his movies. For, on rewatching Big, we became aware of an alarming trend: that there tends to be a character in a Tom Hanks movie whose role is to »

- simonbrew

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Walks The Walk For Robert Zemeckis In New Behind-The-Scenes Shot

14 July 2014 1:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Today, we’ve received our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as daredevil Philippe Petit in Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk. And though it’s in no way an official shot from the movie, hailing from Facebook, we’re still excited to see Gordon-Levitt in character for the first time.

Though we personally preferred the title To Reach the Clouds for Zemeckis’ upcoming film about Petit, who in 1974 successfully strung a wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center and walked across it, the Flight director could really call his film whatever he wanted and we’d still go see it. After all, he’s recruited a tremendous actor in Gordon-Levitt, and his supporting cast is also stellar. Gordon-Levitt is pictured above with co-star Charlotte Le Bon, but The Walk also stars Ben Kingsley and James Badge Dale.

It will probably be a while until we see a trailer for The Walk, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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First Look at Joseph Gordon Levitt in Costume for Zemeckis' 'The Walk'

14 July 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Robert Zemeckis is setting out to make a narrative feature based on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, the subject of James Marsh's highly acclaimed documentary Man on Wire. The film is titled The Walk (previously To Reach the Clouds) and tells Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. Joseph Gordon-Levitt will take on the lead role and the above photo of him in costume on set with co-star Charlotte Le Bon was just uploaded to Facebook. Ben Kingsley and James Badge Dale co-star in the film, which TriStar is set to release on OCtober 2, 2015. »

- Brad Brevet

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Robert Zemeckis Will Make TV for Paramount

14 July 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Robert Zemeckis has signed a first-look deal with Paramount Television, giving the studio first whack at any projects developed by Zemeckis’ Compari Entertainment. Their first project together will be a drama series based on “The Fermata,” a best-selling novel about a man who uses his ability to stop time for sexual dalliances. David Hollander, who created “The Guardian,” will adapt Nicholson Baker's book. Also read: Robert Zemeckis Directing Philippe Petit Picture, Courting Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star Zemeckis and Paramount have a long history together on the film side. Paramount released “Forrest Gump,” for which Zemeckis won Best Director, and “Flight, »

- Lucas Shaw

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Zemeckis, Paramount Team On "Fermata" Series

14 July 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Oscar winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump," "Back to the Future") and Paramount Television have signed a two-year first-look deal for the former's Compari Entertainment production company to develop TV projects for the latter.

First on the list will be a comedic drama series based on Nicholson Baker’s bestselling novel "The Fermata". The story follows a 35-year-old male office temp who is writing his autobiography.

Said temp has the ability to freeze time, but has a very moral code so doesn't use it for evil or for material gain. Instead he uses it for his own pleasure, mostly undressing and placing women in amusing if objectifying positions.

David Hollander is adapting the script, while Jack Rapke will also produce.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in ‘The Walk’ From Robert Zemeckis

14 July 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Robert Zemeckis has been shooting his follow-up to Flight, and we’ve got the first look at the lead in costume, if not quite in character. The film is The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as daredevil Philippe Petit, who (with the help of a few conspirators) strung a wire between the twin towers of the World Trade […]

The post First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in ‘The Walk’ From Robert Zemeckis appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Robert Zemeckis Inks Overall Deal at Paramount TV

14 July 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paramount is expanding its relationship with Robert Zemeckis with a television deal. The studio has inked a two-year, first-look deal with the Oscar-winning filmmaker, Jack Rapke and their production company, Compari Entertainment. Under the pact, Paramount TV's first collaboration with Zemeckis, Rapke and Jackie Levine, Compari's executive vp, is a drama inspired by the best-selling novel The Fermata,   to be written by David Hollander. Photos Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films “Not only is Bob one of the all-time greatest filmmakers, but he has been an important member of the Paramount family for more than 20

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- Philiana Ng

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