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The Big Lebowski, The Terminator, and more in our Flashback Film Fest!

The Big Lebowski, The Terminator, and more in our Flashback Film Fest!The Big Lebowski, The Terminator, and more in our Flashback Film Fest!Jenny Bullough1/12/2018 4:03:00 Pm

Have you ever wished you could see your favourite, classic movie back on the big screen? Or better yet, introduce your kids or friends to a beloved classic in the way you first fell in love with the film, in a theatre? This February 2nd-8th, Cineplex Events is bringing modern classics like The Big Lebowski, The Iron GiantDune, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, WarGames, and much, much more to select theatres for a special low price!

Watch the trailer below and click here for the full lineup of films! 

To purchase tickets for a single movie, a bundle of 3 movies, or a complete pass to all movies in the Fest, click here and choose your preferred theatre.
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Denis Villeneuve on Why He Won’t do a Bond Movie

There’s a good reason why director Denis Villeneuve won’t do a Bond film as of right now, but it has nothing to do with a desire to stay away from the franchise. Instead it has to do with his commitment to another film that he was picked for, Dune. The epic scifi/fantasy movie has been done in a couple of different ways throughout the years but it would appear that film makers are keen to bring out yet another rendition of Frank Herbert’s timeless classic so as to give people exactly what it is that they want. Of course the

Denis Villeneuve on Why He Won’t do a Bond Movie
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Big confusion follows after director opts out of James Bond's next

Denis Villeneuve, the man who directed Blade Runner 2049 has now come out and revealed that he will not be directing Bond 25. This is apparently due to the fact that he is already committed to doing a film called Dune, which is an adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel of the same name.

Beyond all the speculations that suggested that Daniel Craig will not be playing Bond after Spectre, it is said that he will be stepping into the 007's shoes once again for Bond 25.

He has reportedly said, "I think Daniel Craig is a fantastic actor and...

Denis Villeneuve Would’ve Loved to Direct Bond 25, But Nothing Will Get in the Way of ‘Dune’

Denis Villeneuve Would’ve Loved to Direct Bond 25, But Nothing Will Get in the Way of ‘Dune’
Despite having star Daniel Craig locked in to return and a November 2019 release date already set, the next James Bond film is still without a confirmed director. Reports broke last summer that the frontrunners to direct Bond 25 were Denis Villeneuve, Yann Demange, and David Mackenzie, with the former being Craig’s personal choice to replace “Skyfall” and “Spectre” director Sam Mendes. Unfortunately, we officially remove Villeneuve’s name from the consideration list.

The director is fresh off the critical acclaim of “Blade Runner 2049” and is quickly moving on to his passion project, an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s landmark science-fiction novel “Dune.” Villeneuve admits to ScreenCrush that he turned down the Bond 25 directing gig only because he’s previously committed to bringing “Dune” back to the big screen. Otherwise, Villeneuve
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Denis Villeneuve explains why he passed on directing Bond 25

Now that Daniel Craig is officially on board to return as 007 and a November 2019 release date has been set, Eon is currently searching for a director to succeed Skyfall and Spectre helmer Sam Mendes and take the reins on Bond 25.

Last year, it was reported that Yann Demange (’71), David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) and Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) were all on the shortlist, with Villeneuve said to be the preferred choice of leading man Craig.

Well, speaking to Screen Crush, the Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 director has revealed that he has had conversations with producer Barbara Broccoli, and while he’s very keen on the idea, he is committed to his planned adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune.

“I said to [producer] Barbara [Broccoli], I would love to work with you and with Daniel, but I’m engaged [Laughs],” said Villeneuve. “I will love to do it, honestly. I
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Denis Villenueve Aspires to Be Like Christopher Nolan, and Why He Wants to Make ‘Dune’

Denis Villenueve Aspires to Be Like Christopher Nolan, and Why He Wants to Make ‘Dune’
Like many filmmakers with a new film in 2017, “Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve saw virtually none of his peers’ movie this year. Yet this summer, while neck deep trying to finish his “Blade Runner” sequel, there was one film Villeneuve made sure not to miss. “‘Dunkirk’ has been designed for the big screen,” said Villeneuve in an interview with IndieWire. “I didn’t want to make any concession with that movie.”

Villeneuve is a cinephile whose influences run vast and run deep, yet when asked what filmmaker’s career he looks to as model when thinking about his own career trajectory he turned to one of his contemporaries. “Christopher Nolan is a very impressive filmmaker, because he is able to keep his identity and create his own universe in that large scope,” he said. “To bring intellectual concepts and to bring them in that scope to the screen right now — it’s very rare.
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Phantasy Star: new video celebrates 30 years of the console RPG

Ryan Lambie Dec 20, 2017

Sega RPG series Phantasy Star celebrates its 30th anniversary - and a new video explores its rich history...

Back in the late 80s, Nintendo Entertainment System owners got some great console RPGs, spearheaded by the out-and-out classics Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. But as the genre exploded in popularity, Sega answered with a sprawling adventure for its own systems, beginning with the Sega Mark III (or Master System in the west): Phantasy Star.

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Where Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy were set in quasi-Tolkien worlds of magic and beards, Phantasy Star changed things up by telling its story in a sci-fi setting vaguely akin to the Dune series of novels. The result was another long-running and much-loved RPG series,
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Denis Villeneuve has no interest in directing a superhero movie

Although he’s expressed his interest in directing both James Bond and Star Wars movies in recent weeks, it seems that Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 helmer Denis Villeneuve has ruled himself out of tackling a superhero movie.

Speaking to the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Villeneuve stated that: “I’m not from that culture. I’m French-Canadian which means that my culture is European. I was influenced by authors from France and Belgium, and Europeans are graphic novelists. Honestly, I know very little about… Most of them, I don’t know their name. I know sometimes I don’t know, so it means I’m not the right person to do them. To do those movies you need to love those characters and I’m a stranger.”

Despite being linked on numerous occasions to the director’s chair on Bond 25, Villeneuve is currently prepping his next project, as he returns
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Director Denis Villeneuve Wants To Direct A Star Wars Film

There’s no denying that Blade Runner 2049 is one of the most memorable and visually striking films of the year and while the film’s director Denis Villeneuve is going off to redo Frank Herbert’s Dune next, he has said that he may be interested in visiting another sci-fi franchise. Possibly.

Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Villeneuve was asked as to whether he would be up for a visit to a to a galaxy far, far away?

“It’s something that, again it’s like, I would be intrigued,” Villeneuve said on the podcast. “I don’t know, it’s very difficult. What is dangerous with ‘Star Wars‘ right now is its become its own vocabulary. I would love to see them — I think ‘Rogue One‘ was a very interesting attempt to get out of the mold.”

“I think it would be a great idea to
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Denis Villeneuve expresses his interest in directing a Star Wars film

Denis Villeneuve has said that he would be “intrigued” by the possibility of the directing a Star Wars movie at some point in the future.

Star Wars is here to stay, and as long as these movies continue to break the box office upon release, we can expect plenty more of them in the years to come. That of course creates a number of vacancies for directors, especially when it comes to the anthology movies such as Rogue One.

With that being said, one of Hollywood’s hottest directors, Denis Villeneuve – not foreign to sci-fi himself with Arrival and this year’s Blade Runner 2049 – has expressed his interest in being involved in the Star Wars franchise.

Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the director said: “It’s something that, again it’s like, I would be intrigued. I don’t know, it’s very difficult. What is dangerous
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Denis Villenuve Interested In Directing ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Even if you weren’t totally on board with the end result of “Blade Runner 2049,” you have to admire Denis Villeneuve for taking on a sacred sci-fi property, and treating it with care. It could’ve gone sideways is so many different ways, but the filmmaker delivered, and no matter the box office results, the “Blade Runner” brand is fine. So as the director embarks on tackling another totem in the sci-fi world with “Dune,” Frank Herbert fans can breathe a little easy that the spice is in steady hands.

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David Lynch’s Upcoming Memoir ‘Room to Dream’ Will ‘Reveal the Inner Story of the Life Behind the Art’

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David Lynch’s Upcoming Memoir ‘Room to Dream’ Will ‘Reveal the Inner Story of the Life Behind the Art’
We may not see more episodes of “Twin Peaks” anytime soon (or ever), but David Lynch never stops creating. His latest project looks to be one of his most personal: “Room to Dream,” a memoir co-written with Kristine McKenna. It won’t be published until next year, but we do now know that it will “reveal the inner story of the life behind the art.”

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Here’s the full synopsis:

“In this memoir, David Lynch, co-creator of ‘Twin Peaks’ and writer and director of groundbreaking films like ‘Eraserhead,’ ‘The Elephant Man,’ ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Mulholland Drive,’ opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along the way and the struggles he has faced—sometimes successful, sometimes not—to bring his projects to fruition.

“Part-memoir, part-biography, ‘Room to Dream
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Justice League: Director’s Cut, Lord & Miller break silence on Han Solo firing, Ant-Man and The Wasp set photos and more – Daily News Roundup

Justice League: The Director’S Cut

It was revealed earlier this year that Zack Snyder was stepping down as director on Justice League, with Joss Whedon filling in for him. However one of the bigger complaints from film goers about the rather disappointing DC team-up movie was that Whedon’s jokes and Danny Elfman’s music were misplaced in Snyder’s work. As such, some fans have started a petition for Warner Bros. to release Snyder’s original cut of the movie – which they feel will be a better version. Read more here.

Justice League Deleted Scenes

In a new interview with Gamespot, Ray Fisher has spoken about a deleted scene – seen in the trailers – of a pre-Cyborg Victor Stone. “There were some things that you’ll probably end up seeing later on, that didn’t make it into this version of the film,” he said. “There’s a scene with Victor Stone,
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Denis Villeneuve says his Dune movie won’t take inspiration from David Lynch’s adaptation

Following his work on Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is set to return to the sci-fi genre for his next project, an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic novel Dune.

Villeneuve’s adaptation won’t be the first time that the 1965 book has been brought to the screen, with David Lynch helming a rather divisive take on the material in 1984, which was slammed by many critics and fans of the book, but has since developed its own cult following.

Speaking to CinemaBlend, Villeneuve has revealed that he won’t be taking any inspiration from Lynch’s film, and is instead looking to make “the adaptation of my dreams”.

“It will not have any link with the David Lynch movie,” said Villeneuve. “I’m going back to the book, and going to the images that came out when I read it. I mean David Lynch is one of the best filmmakers alive,
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Denis Villeneuve Teases ‘Dune’ Passion Project: ‘It Will Not Have Any Link With the David Lynch Movie’

Denis Villeneuve Teases ‘Dune’ Passion Project: ‘It Will Not Have Any Link With the David Lynch Movie’
Blade Runner 2049” was a financial disappointment for Warner Bros. this fall (it still hasn’t even crossed $90 million domestically), but for many critics and fans it will remain a major artistic achievement for director Denis Villeneuve. After making three acclaimed movies in three years with “Sicario,” “Arrival,” and “2049,” the director is set to take a small break before moving on to revive another ambitious science-fiction property: “Dune.”

Read More:Denis Villeneuve Preps First LoveDune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons

Villeneuve is set to adapt Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel for Legendary Pictures, and he’s already gone on record saying the movie will be “the project of [his] life.” The decision to tackle “Dune” is a risky one, considering the material often gives filmmakers a ton of trouble behind the camera. Alejandro Jodorowsky famously tried and failed to adapt the book in the 1970s, while David Lynch disliked his 1984 adaption so
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Bond 25 nearing distribution deal

With Sony’s deal having expired with the release of Spectre, it seems that Bond 25 is closing in on a new distribution deal, with Deadline reporting that MGM and Annapurna Pictures are close to announcing that they will team on the U.S. release of the next instalment in the long-running spy saga.

The outlet reports that producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are calling the shots alongside Gary Barber of MGM, with Erik Lomis executing the domestic distribution and Marc Weinstock the marketing for the domestic release.

However, it’s also said that Eon is looking for a more established partner for international distribution, which accounts for around 70% of Bond’s typical box office, and that Sony, Warner Bros. and Universal are battling hard for those rights.

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Bond 25 will see Daniel Craig returning for
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Denis Villeneuve is interested in directing Bond 25, but Dune is his priority

With Sam Mendes opting against a return for Bond 25, Eon is currently searching for a director to take the reins on Daniel Craig’s final outing as super spy 007.

A few months back, it was reported that Yann Demange (’71), David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) and Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) topped Eon’s shortlist, while a subsequent rumour suggested that Villeneuve is Craig’s favoured choice to take up the reins.

Well, during an interview with The Playlist, Villeneuve has admitted that he’d love to collaborate with Craig on Bond 25, however his priority remains his planned adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece Dune.

“The thing is I don’t now about that, but listen,” said Villeneuve when asked about the Bond 25 interest. “Daniel Craig is a very inspiring actor and I had some contact and the thing is that I’m busy right now doing Dune.
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Denis Villeneuve Preps First Love ‘Dune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons

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Denis Villeneuve Preps First Love ‘Dune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons
Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve confirms that he has been approached to helm “Bond 25.” But the French Canadian’s first priority is making his passion project “Dune.” The Legendary Pictures adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic is currently being scripted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”).

Yet Villeneuve remains linked to “Bond 25,” whose shortlist of directors also includes Yann Demange (“71”) and David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water”). “I cannot comment on [making it], but I would say about Bond that it’s a character I grew up with,” he said.

His first childhood memory of 007 was watching Roger Moore’s “The Man with the Golden Gun.” “What I remember but didn’t understand was there was this discussion about [Sean] Connery not being Bond anymore,” said Villeneuve.

He singled out “Goldfinger,” “Thunderball,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” and “Casino Royale” as Bond faves. “If ever I had the privilege to do a Bond movie,
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Bond Watch: Denis Villeneuve Confirms Bond 25 Director Talks; Will Make ‘Dune’ First

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Bond Watch: Denis Villeneuve Confirms Bond 25 Director Talks; Will Make ‘Dune’ First
Denis Villenevue‘s Blade Runner 2049 may have underperformed at the box office, but the filmmaker is soldiering on with his next big flick: an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic Dune. In a recent interview, however, Villenevue confirms a rumor that’s been making the rounds: he’s been in contact about helming the next James Bond film. Will Denis Villenevue […]

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Denis Villeneuve Is Interested in Bond, but Says ‘Dune’ Is Next

Back in July, we reported that the short list of James Bond 25 directors included Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival), Yann Demange (’71), and David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water), and any of them would make an exciting choice for Bond’s latest adventure. [caption id="attachment_664365" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Alcon Entertainment / Warner Bros./caption] Speaking to The Playlist, Villeneuve says he’s interested in Bond and working with Daniel Craig, but his new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune is what takes priority: “The thing is I don’t now about that, but listen,” Villeneuve says. “Daniel …
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