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Wow, what a show! On this week's episode we reviewed Aloha and San Andreas, we really delivered with an exploration of DelightWipes, we have a brief bit about the history of the soundboard on the podcast and it doesn't end there. Did you know Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were having marriage troublesc Did you know YouTube was valued at over $70 billionc Do you know what it sounds like when Laremy and I listen to the trailers for Pawn Sacrifice and the Point Break remakec Well, it's all only a click and two hours away. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave »
- Brad Brevet
Opening in select theaters and OnDemand this Friday is director Kyle Newman’s (Fanboys) Barely Lethal. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin who’s a master of lethal techniques, but doesn’t quite want to live the life of a killer. She decides to fake her death and try being a normal high school student, but she can’t escape her training or old foes. The movie also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Thomas Mann, Gabriel Basso, and Dove Cameron. For more on the film, watch the trailer. Earlier today I sat down with Hailee Steinfeld and Sophie Turner to talk about Barely Lethal. While I’ll be posting what they had to say about the movie soon, today I wanted to let you watch them play “Save or Kill.” If you haven’t seen it yet, the game reveals which franchises, characters or »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
This week on The Collider Podcast, Adam and I talk about Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. While I didn’t much care for the movie, Adam enjoyed parts of it, and we discuss the film’s goals, its themes, how Bird and co-writer Damon Lindelof tried to handle the movie in post-production, and much more. We also discuss how this movie relates to their past work and their careers going forward. Click here to download the latest episode of The Collider Podcast or listen below; click here for last week’s episode ("Mad Max: Fury Road"); and click here to find us on iTunes. And if you like the podcast, please leaves a positive review on iTunes. We’ll think you’re a terrific person! If you don’t like the podcast, feel free to keep that to yourself. Also: Bury Those Negative Comments Deep Down In Your Soul. To keep »
- Matt Goldberg
More Star Wars Bits! This one even goes back to the prequels, and you can read about all these items below: Damon Lindelof would like to write a Lobot movie. George Lucas was scared of the Yoda/Dooku fight in Attack of the Clones. Disneyland has a Han Solo in Carbonite lunch combo. Read Vanity Fair interviews […]
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- Germain Lussier
Dare you unearth the secrets of Tomorrowland? If you're reading this, and you've seen Tomorrowland, chances are you do indeed dare. So for interviews with the director, Brad Bird, and his co-writer, Damon Lindelof, as well as half an hour's chat from the Empire Podcast team on just what happened in the land of tomorrow, click play straight away.P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine here if you like it in paper form, or here if you prefer things digitally. »
We're at a weird place in Hollywood history, one where an original idea, executed by some of the industry's most successful writers and directors, and starring an A-list leading man, is considered an almost foolish risk -- especially in a summer season marked by blockbuster sequels that are considered safe by comparison. So it is with "Tomorrowland," Disney's big question mark of a Memorial Day weekend movie.
It was actually easier to predict how the reboot of a 33-year-old horror franchise ("Poltergeist") would open this weekend, or the sequel to a franchise whose last installment came out 30 years ago ("Mad Max: Fury Road") would open last weekend, than to guess how "Tomorrowland" would do. Indeed, predictions for "Fury Road" and "Poltergeist" (which opened this weekend with an estimated $23.0 million) were almost exactly on target. "Tomorrowland," however, opened on the low end of expectations, with an estimated $32.2 million through Sunday and »
- Gary Susman
When Disney’s braintrust set its original sci-fi movie epic “Tomorrowland” for the Memorial Day weekend, it’s doubtful they gave much thought to the Barden Bellas of “Pitch Perfect 2.” But director Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof, the team that conceived “Tomorrowland,” have probably gotten their fill of the saucy a capella singing team led by Fat Amy and Beca — that’s Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick, for the aca-uninitiated — at the center of Universal s musical comedy. On Sunday, “Tomorrowland,” the $150 million sci-fi saga inspired by the utopian dreams of Disneyland founder Walt Disney and one of its park. »
- Todd Cunningham
Now playing in theaters is director Gil Kenan’s (Monster House) contemporary remake of the classic horror film Poltergeist. Produced by Sam Raimi, the redo stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as parents trying to fend off a spiritual invasion and save their eight-year-old daughter (Kennedi Clements) from the evil forces trying to take her. The film also stars Jared Harris, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Susan Heyward and Nicholas Braun. While some might be nervous about the remake, I was actually surprised by how well it’s put together. However, it’s definitely aimed at a younger audience, and it’s important to know that going in. While I already posted the first part of my interview with Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt, it’s now time to watch them play “Save or Kill.” If you haven’t seen it yet, the game reveals which franchises, characters or bands someone »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Directed by Brad Bird.
Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
The world’s ending, it’s all our fault and Disney want you to know about it, but first let’s have a fun time at the cinema, buy the merchandise and check out the theme park before the cities crumble. It’s this hypocrisy which pulls director Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland in one direction only to push it into another; resulting in a film which, whilst being fun at times, never feels anywhere as genuine as it needs to be.
I appreciate and welcome a massive budget family movie which isn’t based »
- Gary Collinson
Director Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof‘s “Tomorrowland” launched with $9.7 million at the box office Friday, but couldn’t pull away from last week’s No. 1 movie “Pitch Perfect 2,” setting the stage for a tight race over the Memorial Day weekend. Both Disney’s sci-fi adventure starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie and Universal’s musical comedy sequel are heading for around $40 million over the four days. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and the rest of the Barden Bellas took in $9.6 million, and will cross the $100 million mark domestically on Saturday. “Tomorrowland” is rated PG and “Pitch Perfect 2 »
- Todd Cunningham
Now playing in theaters is Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland. The film stars George Clooney as Frank, a disillusioned boy-genius who teams up with the optimistic and scientifically-inclined Casey (Britt Robertson) to discover the secrets of the enigmatic place known as “Tomorrowland”. The film also stars Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Thomas Robinson, and was written by Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Damon Lindelof. He talked about what they learned from test screenings, deleted scenes, how they had an alternate ending, Easter eggs, his most memorable day on set, the fanboy experience of working with people he idolizes like Brad Bird, and why he hasn’t seen any footage besides the trailers for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Finally, if »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Brad Bird.s Tomorrowland is a rather complex bit of blockbuster entertainment, taking audiences on a trip that is have road movie, half big science fiction adventure. You.d think that the film.s creation would come out of a multiple big ideas on behalf of its filmmakers coming together, but the truth of the matter is that there really were two crucial elements that, when combined inspired the movie.s story: jet packs and the 1964 World.s Fair. I recently had the fantastic opportunity to sit down one-on-one with Tomorrowland co-writer Damon Lindelof, and it was while discussing his collaboration with Brad Bird that he explained the conversation that they had that wound up leading to the idea for the film. Discussing the idea of making a movie around the titular Disney theme park land, Lindelof began talking with the Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol filmmaker, and it was out »
Tomorrowland Walt Disney Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C+ Director: Brad Bird Screenwriter: Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, story by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeff Jensen Cast: Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson Screened at: AMC Empire, NYC, 5/18/15 Opens: May 22, 2015 How can kids be optimistic about the future when so many movies that they see and books that they read are full of gloom and doom? Think of the classic novels: In “1984” big brother takes over as he does in “Fahrenheit 451.” At least there are ways to escape from the clutches of an overeager Homeland [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Disney’s “Tomorrowland” is looking to notch a narrow box office victory with an opening of about $45 million during Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to early estimates.
The four-day frame could see as many as four other films top the $30 million mark, with the second weekend of “Pitch Perfect 2″ likely leading the rest of the pack with about $38 million, followed by Fox-mgm’s launch of “Poltergeist” at as high as $35 million, the second weekend of Warner Bros.’ “Mad Max: Fury Road” at $33 million, and the fourth weekend of Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at $30 million.
“Tomorrowland,” which carries a $180 million pricetag, opened Friday at 3,972 U.S. locations with about $11 million, including $725,000 from Thursday night preview showings at 701 selected sites. The $45 million estimate is slightly below recent forecasts for the George Clooney-Britt Robertson sci-fi adventure, based partly on Walt Disney’s philosophy of innovation and one of the Disney theme park rides. »
- Dave McNary
Director Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof say Walt Disney inspired their new movie “Tomorrowland,” so it’s not surprising the mysterious sci-fi adventure received a royal rollout Thursday night. George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie star in the film, which debuted in 701 hand-picked “movie palaces” across the country. “Tomorrowland” was not only inspired by the iconic founder of Disneyland, but one of its park rides as well, according to Bird and Lindelof, who co-wrote with Jeff Jensen and co-produced with Jeffrey Chernov. It would have taken in more than the $725,000 it did at the box office had Disney gone wider with. »
- Todd Cunningham
I talk with Jeff Jensen about how he went from a television writer at Entertainment Weekly to collaborating with Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird on the story for Tomorrowland. I must admit, I planned to go in and talk to Jensen about how the 1952 box was fabricated and how the script influenced the box and […]
- Peter Sciretta
Now playing in theaters is Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland. The film stars George Clooney as Frank, a disillusioned boy-genius who teams up with the optimistic and scientifically-inclined Casey (Britt Robertson) to discover the secrets of the enigmatic place known as “Tomorrowland”. The film also stars Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Thomas Robinson, and was written by Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Brad Bird. He talked about his first cut of the film, test screenings, deleted scenes, how they landed Clooney, why he made Tomorrowland over helming Star Wars, the status of The Incredibles 2, the possibility of The Iron Giant returning to theaters (I’ve heard it’s happening), and a lot more. If you’re a fan of this gifted director »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The secret to "Tomorrowland" for Brad Bird is that it's more about the journey than the destination, which explains why it's such a subversive Disney fantasy/adventure, despite the pedigree and star power of George Clooney. Because once we get there, it's not at all what it seems and there are no simple answers. Yet Bird and producer/co-writer Damon Lindelof still consider it more of a fun popcorn movie than a preachy, good-for-the-soul tonic. "We also hope that if our popcorn sticks to the ribs, that's a good thing," Bird said. "Underneath it all, we want to be heading toward a positive place. And we were trying to make a fable about just that." But getting there is nerve-racking for Casey (Britt Robertson), which is why her so-called "Pin Experience" is so brilliantly executed. The eternally optimistic teen is like Dorothy in search of Oz, and with the touch »
- Bill Desowitz
Review by Dana Jung
Of all the “lands” at Disneyland/Disney World (the others are Frontierland, Adventureland, and Fantasyland in case you’ve forgotten), Tomorrowland holds the most promise to an impressionable youth. With visions of Buck Rogers rayguns and Jetsons flying machines, the park promises more than it delivers, with its slow “people-movers” and static displays of smart homes and fashions of the future. Except for Space Mountain—a truly incredible roller coaster ride—this park is at once the most visually stimulating, and the most unexciting. The new film Tomorrowland shares some of these qualities, but is the end result a wild coaster ride of a popcorn movie, or a rehash of stale ideas about a utopian future?
Britt Robertson (Under The Dome, The Longest Ride) plays Casey, a smart and capable teenager living in a single-parent household consisting of her caring father (Tim McGraw) and not-so-annoying little brother (Pierce Gagnon, »
- Movie Geeks
With Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof both serving as the masterminds behind Tomorrowland, it was inevitable that the final cut of the film would wind up being jam packed with Easter Eggs. After all, both of the filmmaker.s resumes are filled with titles that feature tiny little references to either their own past or things that they are fans of. With the film hitting theaters this weekend, I can now tell you that the movie does indeed have a number of fun little goodies specially planted for eagle eyed fans. Collecting both my own observations, as well as fantastic details revealed to me in one-on-one interviews I did with both Bird and Lindlof, below you.ll find a list of five Easter Eggs to be on to be on the look-out for in Tomorrowland. And be sure to hit the last page as well to learn about the Easter »
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