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Spoiler Warning: As you may have gleaned from the headline, the following article is about the final scene of Robert Zemeckis. The Walk, and goes into detail about how the movie plays out. If you haven.t had the opportunity to see this wonderful film just yet, we recommend clicking away to another one of our wonderful articles. In the making of his latest film, The Walk, director Robert Zemeckis did much more than just create a 3D spectacle centering on one of the greatest public stunts of all time. In telling the story of legendary acrobat Philippe Petit and his famous wire-walk between the Twin Towers, the filmmaker also found a beautiful way to honor the tremendous history of an incredible monument, which we sadly lost back on September 11, 2001. Nowhere in the movie is this more poignant than in the final scene, where Joseph Gordon-Levitt.s vision of Petit »
The Martian has remained the number one movie for the second week at the Us box office.
Hotel Transylvania 2 and The Intern also kept their spots from last weekend - the former at second place with $20.3m and the latter at fourth place with $8.6m.
Meanwhile, Pan had an unimpressive debut, landing at third place with $15.5m.
The Walk, on the other hand, managed to climb up from last weekend's eleventh spot to seventh place with $3.6m.
Sony Pictures recently released their new drama/biography film, "The Walk," into theaters, and all the reviews have been turned in from all the major top movie critics. It turns out that it resonated quite well with most of them, getting an overall 70 score out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Charlotte Lebon and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. We've added comments from a couple of the critics, below. Peter Debruge over at Variety, gave it a really nice 90 score. He said: "What Zemeckis delivers here is an entirely different brand of spectacle from that which audiences have come to expect from recent studio tentpoles, sharing a true story so incredible it literally must be seen to be believed, as opposed to imaginary feats full of impossible CG creatures." A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it a 90 score. He stated: "Almost magically, The Walk »
- Andre Braddox
Pixie dust is no match for Nasa’s space travel technology when it comes to box office success, apparently: Hugh Jackman starrer “Pan” is turning in disappointing opening weekend numbers while Matt Damon’s “The Martian” continues to soar in its second weekend.
Warner Bros.’ “Pan,” which also stars Rooney Mara and Garrett Hedlund in director Joe Wright’s take on J. M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan,” tallied $5.2 million in Friday receipts, which indicates a three-day total around $17 million, according to studio estimates. The fantasy pic is playing in 3,515 locations and carries a budget of $150 million; earlier estimates had pegged an opening weekend total in the low $20 million range, signaling a tough financial return for the studio.
“The Martian,” on the other hand, is exceeding its second-weekend estimates, tracking for a three-day haul of up to $37 million. The Fox release, screening in 3,854 locations, pulled in $11 million on Friday, giving it »
- Marianne Zumberge
In the early morning of August 7, 1974; French high-wire artist Philippe Petit did the impossible. He and his accomplices snuck into the unfinished World Trade Center. Then strung a wire between the twin towers. New Yorkers awoke to the astonishing spectacle of Petit doing a tightrope walk across the 140 foot distance. Philippe Petit walked for forty-five glorious minutes without a safety harness. Garnering worldwide acclaim and accolades for his tour de force achievement. That story gets retold in the new drama The Walk.
Director Robert Zemeckis came across Petit's story in a children's book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordecai Gerstein. Zemeckis was totally unaware of Petit's walk. He was not only intrigued by the sheer bravado of Petit, but also his ingenious plan to fix the wire between the buildings. The 9/11 attack and the destruction of the Twin Towers is seared into our collective memories. Zemeckis felt »
Robert Zemeckis's latest cinematic offering deserves to be seen on the biggest screen you can find. IMAX would the preferred choice. However, only seek out the above if you're brave and have a stomach for heights. If the thoughts of climbing on top of the couch to get a spider off the ceiling sends shivers down your spine, then it may be best to give The Walk a miss. And missing The Walk would certainly be a shame. Based on the true story of French maniac high wire artist, Philippe Petit, the movie focuses on his biggest and highest, high wire stunt. Walking between the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in lower Manhattan, way back in 1974. The movie is a bit thin on the ground when it comes to character development and story, but with a likeable cast, especially a mesmerising Joseph Gordon-Levitt, it's a problem that »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
In 1974, the world's imagination was captured by the unthinkably bold, beautifully thrilling feat of a French tightrope walker when, unauthorized and without nets, he suddenly appeared strolling on a wire between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. 40 years later, Philippe Petit's feat remains one of the singular breathtaking leaps of modern times, on a par with the Apollo missions. His story was the subject of a celebrated documentary "Man on Wire" and now forms the basis of a new film from director Robert Zemeckis, "The Walk" starring Joseph Gordon Levitt as Petit. We spoke to Petit by phone about the new film, why his hour long stroll remains such a potent ideal, the loss of the towers and advice for the vertigo-ridden everywhere. Hitfix: What was your feeling seeing your story on the screen for the first time? The first time was a strange feeling because »
The flight to Mars is towering over the flight to Neverland as Fox’s second weekend of “The Martian” looks likely to pull in as much as $34 million, according to early Friday estimates.
Warner Bros.’ opening of “Pan” is on a much more modest trajectory with projections for $20 million, at best, during the Columbus Day weekend. The Hugh Jackman vehicle scored $650,000 at Thursday night previews in the U.S. — one quarter of the $2.5 million for “The Martian” — and was on track for an opening day in the $6 million to $7 million range.
The performance for “Pan” is not a surprise, but it is a clear and costly disappointment. Expectations for the film, which opens at 3,515 locations and has a $150 million price tag, have been in the low $20 millions in recent days. Reviews have been unkind for the origins story, which also stars Rooney Mara and Garrett Hedlund, with a 24% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. »
- Dave McNary
Expectations have been tempered recently for the $150 million origin story about the boy who refused to grow up. Forecasts have been in the $21 million range for this Columbus Day weekend across 3,515 locations.
“The Martian” generated $2.5 million in Thursday night shows a week ago on its way to a $54.3 million opening weekend for Fox. Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” should finish first in its second frame with about $30 million — enough to push the Matt Damon space adventure past the $100 million mark.
Sony’s third weekend of “Hotel Transylvania 2” will also perform well, bringing in roughly $18 million.
Sony’s expansion of “The Walk” should gross about $5 million to $7 million at 2,509 locations. »
- Dave McNary
We've been falling in love with Joseph Gordon-Levitt ever since he started acting in the late '80s. And even though he's been in the public eye since then, odds are you don't know everything about him. With his new movie "The Walk" coming out this weekend, there's no better time to learn about all things Jgl.
From his unique wardrobe choices to that time he could have lost an arm, here are nine things you might not know about Joseph Gordon-Levitt. [Sources: IMDb, Reddit, MTV] »
- Rachel Horner
His face says it all! Joseph Gordon-Levitt couldn't stop beaming while talking about his newborn son in a recent interview. The new dad finally opened up about fatherhood on Thursday, Oct. 8, while promoting his new movie Snowden. "It's wonderful and it makes me really happy," Gordon-Levitt, 34, told Entertainment Tonight. "I am just so happy." Us Weekly broke the news in August that the former child star and his wife, Tasha McCauley, secretly welcomed their first child together. "Everyone’s happy and healthy," an insider told Us at [...] »
While The Walk hasn.t made quite the box-office splash that was intended, having failed to match the efforts of The Martian, there.s still no denying just how impressive Robert Zemeckis. return to the big-screen is. It really is how an IMAX and 3D film should be made, and is further proof of Robert Zemeckis. prowess as a filmmaker, something that he.s been showcasing for close to 40 years now. But where does Joseph Gordon-Levitt tight roping between The Twin Towers while deploying a French accent sit alongside the legendary filmmaker.s other efforts? Does it match up to Forrest Gump, Cast Away, or Back To The Future? Well, take a look below to see. 10. Back To The Future 2 Not a match to the original, but nevertheless a worthy expansion of the universe that still captures the fun and wonderment of Back To The Future. In the end, it »
Joseph Gordon-Levitt literally balances on a high wire in his new movie "The Walk" -- which dramatizes Philippe Petit's death-defying stroll between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 -- though as the actor himself tells it, the very act of making the film (directed by Robert Zemeckis) was something of a risky move. "It's a grand, visual, spectacular action movie that doesn't have any gunfire or car chases or explosions or any of the sort of hallmarks of Hollywood action movies," he told me. "And you know, when you try to do something different like that in the movie business it's definitely considered risky." For more from Gordon-Levitt, including what it was like training with Petit and what surprised him most about the daredevil in person, watch the full interview above. "The Walk" hits theaters on Friday. »
- Chris Eggertsen
For Joseph Gordon-Levitt, an Oscar nomination may be just a walk away. Critics are dazzled by the sheer courage of the Don Jon's latest performance in Robert Zemeckis' The Walk, the newest film commemorating the infamous tale of Philippe Petit, a French daredevil who pulled off the ultimate American stunt. In the summer of 1974, Petit took to new heights between the Twin Towers to accomplish a death-defying tight rope performance. While the story was first brought to screen in the 2008 Oscar-winning documentary, Man on Wire, featuring Petit himself, this new biopic drags viewers right onto the tightrope to take in the spellbinding cityscapes through IMAX 3D. The cinematography »
You might think that James Marsh’s Oscar-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire was the last word on Philippe Petit’s unforgettable walk between the towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. The Walk proves otherwise. Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis wanted to dramatize what could only be talked about, inferred or glimpsed in the non-fiction movie. With the help of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, cinematographer Dariusz Wolski, production designer Naomi Shohan, and visual effects supervisor Kevin Baillie, he’s created an amazing film that makes dazzling use of cinematic storytelling and deserves to be seen in 3-D. The casting of Gordon-Levitt was inspired, not just because he speaks fluent French...
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- Leonard Maltin
Open Road Films pushed the release date of director Oliver Stone‘s “Snowden” to May 13, 2016. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, the U.S. government whistle-blower who is facing espionage charges after leaking classified government documents and information to the media. Shailene Woodley also stars. The film’s release was pushed off Christmas Day — and out of the Oscar race — by Open Road last month. Also Read: Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Secret Meeting With Edward Snowden: 'He Very Much Would Like to Come Home' The only film currently set to be released widely on May 16 is Paramount’s “Friday the 13.” Movies. »
- Todd Cunningham
Exclusive: Open Road has just set a date for Oliver Stone's Snowden — it will now bow on May 13 after being pushed off its Christmas Day date last month and, therefore, out of Oscar contention. The film, which stars The Walk‘s Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the Divergent franchise’s Shailene Woodley, is about Edward Snowden, the infamous government whistleblower — or traitor, depending on your viewpoint — who leaked classified documents and information to the media. Scheduled… »
Robert Zemeckis. The Walk seems perfect for IMAX screenings. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as high-wire daredevil Philippe Petit who walked across the Twin Towers in NYC. After premiering at the Nyff, The Walk opened in various locations, including exclusive runs in IMAX formats . which were said to be making people vomit over the anxiety-inducing scope. Unfortunately for Sony, the studio releasing the film, a relatively small number of people are going to see The Walk in IMAX. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Walk opened in 448 IMAX and premium large-format theaters over the October 2 weekend, but these screenings only yielded $1.6 million. To put that in perspective, the live transmission of the Metropolitan Opera.s performance of Il Travatore on October 3 surpassed this number. With The Walk opening wide this weekend beginning October 9, the trade notes that this means the studio has to now pay for the promotion of two »
The trio turn a busy New York City toy store into a rap concert on Christmas Eve with a little help from a step-on keyboard straight out of Big.
The Night Before is a reunion for Rogen, Gordon-Levitt and Levine, who previously teamed up on the critically-acclaimed cancer drama 50/50.
The Night Before bows on November 20 in the Us and on December 4 in the UK. »
Hollywood star Joseph Gordon-Levitt once said “The internet is allowing what used to be a monologue to become a dialogue. I think that’s healthy”. Healthy? He clearly never reads Twitter in the hours following an episode of Raw, especially with the show’s ratings at an all-time low in recent weeks.
Fortunately, for all the rage and frustration aimed at WWE on a weekly basis, some of it is packaged in a witty or thought-provoking fashion. The law of averages makes it so.
Even the wrestlers themselves get involved; this week we’ve included content from Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Stardust, as well as the usual mix of fans, parody Twitter accounts, and nonsensical memes.
10. Xavier Woods Makes His Intentions Clear…
Another open challenge tonight for the #USTitle? Don't mind if I do…..
— Xavier Woods (@XavierWoodsPhD) October 5, 2015
Before Raw had even begun, Xavier Woods announced »
- Jack G King
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