8 items from 2017
Inspiring generations with their uncanny abilities to bring us closer to the great wonders (and horrors) of this universe, Guillermo del Toro and H.P. Lovecraft are among the group of creators and works being inducted this year into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new exhibit at the Museum of Pop Culture.
Press Release: Seattle – The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) announced a new exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame and named the new inductees for 2016. The Hall of Fame honors the lives, work, and ongoing legacies of science fiction and fantasy’s greatest creators, and as the program marks its 20th year, it has expanded eligibility to recognize the genre’s most impactful creations. For the 2016 year, the Hall of Fame will induct Star Trek, Blade Runner, and authors Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. »
- Derek Anderson
Collecting movie memorabilia has grown into a huge business, with fans eager to pay top dollar for some of the rarest movie props out there. One of the best places to find some of these rare props is a place known as Prop Store L.A., which is run by Brandon Alinger, who invited Star Wars icon Mark Hamill to visit his shop in a new episode of Pop Culture Quest, debuting on Comic-Con HQ Tuesday, January 17. A video has debuted that shows Brandon Alinger reuniting Mark Hamill with a very special prop from Return of the Jedi.
The clip, which comes courtesy of Geek Tyrant, shows Brandon Alinger pulling out a special prop from his personal collection, the real lightsaber Mark Hamill used in Return of the Jedi. Brandon Alinger also has quite a story behind the prop, revealing that this same lightsaber was used by Alec Guinness in »
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1951 / Color / 1:37 flat Academy / 116 min. / Street Date January 10, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95
Cinematography: Leon Shamroy
Film Editor: Barbara McLean
Original Music: Alfred Newman
Written by: Philip Dunne
Produced by: Darryl F. Zanuck
Directed by Henry King
Right in the middle of WW2, 20th Fox struck religious pay dirt with two respectful religion-themed movies, one about a miracle and another about the hard life of a priest. Each created a new Hollywood star. Five years later there began a regular Hollywood Bible War. In 1949 Cecil B. DeMille released his first Biblical epic in Technicolor, Samson and Delilah, throwing violence, sex and hammy acting at the screen in even measure. MGM bounced back with a tremendous production of »
- Glenn Erickson
Currently set for March 2018, Wu will now rub shoulders with Alicia Vikander and Django Unchained star Walton Goggins, with the latter on board as the film’s mystery villain. Norwegian director Roar Uthaug has been appointed at the helm, and it appears as though it’s only a matter of time before the cameras begin rolling. As for Wu’s character, Variety notes that the actor will play the part of Lu Ren, a ship captain who partners with Miss. Croft on a quest to find her wayward father.
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Richard James Croft is a figure that has cropped up in conversation before, when previous interviews teased the ways in »
- Michael Briers
Film history is full of stories of movies both ruined and saved in the editing room. Sci-fi flicks like Blade Runner, Brazil, and Alien 3 were neutered by skittish studios and later restored to great acclaim. Epics like Heaven’s Gate, Once Upon A Time In America, and Kingdom Of Heaven were botched and truncated before being reworked with deleted materials into leisurely paced, grandiose visions. Peter Jackson has made The Lord Of The Rings much longer; fans have made The Hobbit much shorter. We obsess over black and white versions of Mad Max: Fury Road, The Mist, and Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Suicide Squad is a universal punchline.
But Star Wars movies—man, we love editing those fuckers. The prequel trilogies have been through a gauntlet, with fans gutting Jar Jar, splicing the films into a single movie, creating winsomely redubbed Chinese translations, and so on. George Lucas »
- Clayton Purdom
Katzenberg, chairman of DreamWorks New Media, will receive the award at the Publicists Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 24.
Katzenberg joined with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen in 1994 to co-found DreamWorks Skg, which produced best picture Academy Award winners .”American Beauty,” “Gladiator” and “A Beautiful Mind.” In 2004, DreamWorks Animation was spun off as a publicly traded company with Katzenberg as CEO.
Henri Bollinger, chairman of the Publicists Luncheon Awards committee, said, .”From the outset of his career, Jeffrey has demonstrated an ability to incorporate the essence of entertainment into a wide spectrum of projects. This »
- Dave McNary
Though controversial for his politics back home, Brazilian writer-director Mendonça has made his country proud by being invited to premiere his sophomore feature, Sônia Braga starrer “Aquarius,” at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. A former critic and avid cinephile, Mendonça also serves as the artistic director for his hometown Janela Intl. de Cinema do Recife, an international festival in his hometown.
Mendonça’s knowledge of film history is vast and his taste refreshingly catholic. He jokes, “As much as I remember ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ as an amazing filmgoing experience at 13, films like ‘Assault on Precinct 13’ or ‘Small Change’ or ‘After Hours’ actually made me want to make films.”
Like his critically acclaimed debut, “Neighboring Sounds,” “Aquarius” astutely observes how society works and how people interact based on unwritten social rules and unspoken tensions. Though both films were inexpensively made near his home in Recife, Mendonça isn »
- Alissa Simon
DCs Legends of Tomorrow has taken some crazy turns. Fighting their way through time and space. And they don't seem to be slowing down. It looks like our legends may be going A Long Time Ago, to A Galaxy Far Far Away.
The CW hit show, Legends of Tomorrow, has gone all around time. Encountering some pretty historic events, as well as some iconic characters and people. But it looks like late this season we will be venturing into the world of Star Wars. Figuratively speaking of course.
According to EW, Our Legends will be traveling to Los Angeles in 1967 for the winter premiere entitled "Raiders of the Lost Art". As they search for they lost leader Rip Hunter, who is apparently working as a director, they will come across a young George Lucas as he works on the short films that made him fall in love with film before »
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