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Event cinema organiser plans to rebuild Hill Valley in the Us following a month-long run in London.
Secret Cinema is planning to take its hit production of Back to the Future to Los Angeles, marketing the 30th anniversary of the film’s release.
The immersive cinema company, which builds live events around the screening of films, plans to stage the production in La next summer. It will follow Secret Cinema’s launch in the Us in early 2015 with its Tell No One strand, which keeps the audience guessing the identity of the film until they arrive on the night.
Secret Cinema revealed its plans following the end of a month-long run of Back to the Future, staged at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London from July 31 to Aug 31.
The production attracted an audience of more than 75,000 (each paying more than £50 per ticket), making it the biggest live cinema event of its kind to date and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The second annual conference will feature panels on marketing, production and improving the business model of event cinema.
The Event Cinema Association (Eca) has unveiled the line-up for its second annual conference (Oct 16), set to be held at the recently restored Genesis cinema in London.
The day will feature two panel discussions concerning marketing event cinema and a focus on new business models and technology. The conference will also feature a new format with six breakout sessions taking place throughout the day.
Last year’s sold-out event was attended by 180 delegates from 19 countries.
Melissa Cogavin, managing director of the Eca, said: “We listened to feedback and felt that given the diverse nature of the audience, comprised of all manner of business backgrounds, it’s impossible to make every topic on the stage relevant to everyone. The creation of breakout sessions means the delegates can choose subjects that interest them and meet with like-minded people.”
Speakers from the »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
The West End musical of Back To The Future won't be on stage in time for the film's 30th anniversary...
Well, it looks like we won't be celebrating next year's 30th birthday of Back To The Future with a West End musical after all. The plan had been that a stage show, with the full involvement of Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale (who co-wrote the film, with the former directing), would open in 2015. But behind the scenes delays have put the show back until 2016 at least now.
Furthermore, the production is now seeking a new director as well. Jamie Lloyd had been developing the Back To The Future musical, but news broke at the end of last week that he'd departed the project. "Creative differences" have been cited, although the parting of the ways is said to be "amicable".
Reset the DeLorean to 2016, then. We'll just jump ahead a couple »
For any movie fan, getting ahold of any props or wardrobes from your favorite films is about as good as it gets as car as collectibles are concerned. But they're not easy to come by, and the more iconic the film, the more expensive any of them will be. Programs like "Hollywood Treasure" have chronicled the efforts of auction houses getting ahold of the most iconic props, and now a cool infographic runs through the 33 most valuable movie props, as based upon what people were willing to pay for them through various auctions and websites like eBay. They range from the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future or Luke Skywalker's (father's) lightsaber from the original Star Wars. But what's the most expensive? Look! Here's the 33 Most Expensive Valuable Movie Props of All-Time (via Movies.com): Considering how iconic Marilyn Monroe still is, and how people immediately picture her in that white dress, »
- Ethan Anderton
A young magician and his two otherworldly best friends do some supernatural sleuthing in R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend, which is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Bella Thorne, Madison Pettis and Ryan Ochoa lead an ensemble cast in this spooktacular adventure with new ghosts, new thrills, and the return of some old friends.
Max (Ryan Ochoa) only has eyes for Cammy (Bella Thorne), the smart, popular redhead at school.  When Max finally scores a date with Cammy on Halloween, Phears, an evil ghost with plans on taking over the world, unleashes his ghouls and things go haywire. With the help of his ghostly pals, Tara and Nicky, can Max thwart Phears' evil plot, help reunite his ghost friends with their long-lost parents and still make his date with Cammy on Halloween?
We caught up with star Ryan Ochoa to find out! We chat about »
Bill Hader has come a long way since his stint on Saturday Night Live, creating many popular characters and impersonations such as Stefon, Vincent Price and CNN’s Jack Cafferty. He is one of the highlights in such films as Adventureland, Knocked Up, Superbad and Pineapple Express, and so it is easy to see why author Mike Sacks interviewed him for his new book Poking A Dead Frog. In it, Hader talks about his career and he also lists 200 essential movies every comedy writer should see. Xo Jane recently published the list for those of us who haven’t had a chance to read the book yet. There are a ton of great recommendations and plenty I haven’t yet seen, but sadly my favourite comedy of all time isn’t mentioned. That would be Some Like It Hot. Still, it really is a great list with a mix of old and new. »
Famously eccentric designer Betsey Johnson is bringing her brand of crazy to "Dancing with Stars" ... along with the much younger YouTube fashionista Bethany Mota.As we told you ... ABC had been looking to sign a big social media star ... and found her in 18-year-old Mota ... who's amassed more than 7 million fans with her YouTube tutorials on fashion, hair and makeup. Sources close to the show tell us ... producers have also tapped "Back to the Future" actress Lea Thompson, »
- TMZ Staff
UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2014….
After two weeks atop the UK chart, The Inbetweeners 2 was knocked down into second place this past weekend as Luc Besson’s Scarlett Johansson-headlined action thriller Lucy takes top spot with a debut haul of £3,076,997.
Lucy was one of five new entries in the chart, with Into the Storm taking fourth place with £1,147,657, followed by Deliver Us from Evil in fifth with £628,554 and What If in sixth with £592,501. Meanwhile, the series eight premiere of Doctor Who, ‘Deep Breath’, also cracked the top ten, pulling in an impressive £522,908 on Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy surpassed the £20 million mark this past weekend and is still going relatively strong in third place after being on screens for the best part of a month.
Number one this time last year: Elysium »
- Gary Collinson
[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] Day 7 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon goes from "Simpsons Tall Tales" (the end of Season 12) through to "The President Wore Pearls" (the beginning of Season 15). I must admit: The "Simpsons" fans on Team HitFix are beginning to drop like flies. Josh Lasser's fandom carried through the Tomacco episode, but no further. David Lewis wrote a blurb here for "Simpsons Tall Tales," the episode he says ended his active support of the show. Fortunately, Sepinwall and I had a pair of favorites apiece and Katie Hasty also had a preferred episode, so we've got some recommendations for you, plus a couple episodes you can avoid. [And while I only wrote up two episodes I love, there are at least 10 more that I'll be happy to rewatch if I'm around and another 10 more that I'd enjoy having on in the background. Possibly more. This may be the worst period for "The Simpsons" thus far, but I'll always maintain that middling-to-poor "Simpsons" is still more rewatchable than nearly anything else on TV.] Check out our recommendations for Day 7 and chime in with your own favorites... Katie Hasty Recommends: "She Of Little Faith" (3 a.m.) Episode #275 Why »
- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall, Dave Lewis and Katie Hasty
The latter, which marked Peter Capaldi's first full outing as The Doctor, earned an impressive £522,908 from its cinema screenings. However, the total is still some way off the £1.7 million opening haul for last year's 50th anniversary special 'The Day of the Doctor'.
The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Lucy - £3,076,997
2. (1) The Inbetweeners 2 - £2,366,161
3. (2) Guardians of the Galaxy - £1,259,998
4. (-) Into the Storm »
The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Guardians of the Galaxy was so much fun. So why did it feel so empty?” — Todd VanDerWerff at Vox rebounds from the “post-plot” conversation to explore where emotional resonance doesn’t match the MacGuffin-focused goal. He makes some interesting points about franchise needs overshadowing, but I’m not sure why the story of a hand-rejecting loner learning to work with — and then care for — others as they complete an important mission isn’t an example of pathos marching alongside high concept. “20 Years After My So-Called Life, Bess Armstrong Reveals What Creators Planned for Season Two” — Katey Rich at Vanity Fair gets and explores the scoop on a show that focused equally on parents while finding a rabid audience in young teens. “My So-Called Life at 20” — Speaking of which, Sylvia »
- Scott Beggs
Sketchy finally gets around to Back To The Future: The Animated Series. Is the cartoon just as beloved as the movies? Listen and find out because I’m not telling you here… all right, we liked it ok. Enjoy!
Listen on iTunes!
Power of Love
by I Fight Dragons
The post Sketchy Episode 133 – ‘Back To The Future: The Animated Series’ appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Ryan Clagg
There’s hardly a more potent neurochemical within the modern entertainment experience than that of nostalgia. It provides sanctity to that which can no longer be changed, the good ol’ franchises becoming even better as they are imbued with more purity and truth; in which we can refine past thoughts to be comparatively warmer to the cynicism we may feel for what we experience, in the present.
Nostalgia is an incredibly active force in contemporary films. In the form of references made in dialogue or through visuals, it is often how fantastical movies are able to buddy buddy their fictional characters with audiences, placing them within our active context. Guardians of the Galaxy deals heavy doses of nostalgia to its audience as its bid to be welcomed, but does so with such desperation that it panders to its original quality as an “offbeat” mainstream experience. Considering the creation of its lead human surrogate, »
- Nick Allen
As the 80s classic Back to the Future approaches its thirteeth anniversary, an infographic has emerged via Reddit showing how cast members Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines), Tom Wilson (Biff Tannen) and Crispin Glover (George McFly) have aged in the thirty years since the film’s release – and how this compares to the “aged” 1985 versions of their characters. So, how close were the make-up team in adding thirty years to the trio? Well, take a look for yourself…
The post How the “aged” make-up of the Back to the Future compares to real life appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Filmmaking is a process rife with uncertainty. It devours a year or two of a filmmaker’s life, and is even capable of consuming an entire decade as Shockwave Darkside’s Jay Weismann testified to.
For a multitude of filmmakers after the arduous challenge of achieving ones vision, setting their tale into a coherent whole, the unfortunate fate or dance of making the rounds of festivals only to become one of the ghost films remembered by the minority is not outside of the realm of possibility.
The road to distribution is no set length. It can be either a short or long, with a propensity for ease of frustration.
To the case in point – Ryan Smith’s After, and Christian James and Dan Palmer’s Stalled. Two films separated by twelve months, graduates of FrightFest classes of 2012 and 2013, yet two films that both received an home entertainment release earlier this year. »
- Paul Risker
What we talk about when we talk about time travel: going back to kill Hitler, Back To The Future, treading on butterflies causing irreparable damage to history, Doctor Who, whether or not it’s ethical to use it to cheat on the lottery or sports gambling or whatever, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. What we don’t talk about when we talk about time travel: whether it actually exists. Or will exist. Or has existed. We don’t know, this wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff kinda messes with our tenses a little. The idea of being able to travel backwards or forwards through history has appeared in countless forms through pop culture, conversation and daydreams for ages, but how come we don’t discuss whether it’ll actually ever be real?
Does it just seem too beyond the pale? Is the the idea of time travel so beyond »
- Tom Baker
Of all the exceptional things about Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the insanely talented young actor (who has appeared in "Inception," "Looper," and "The Dark Knight Rises") and director (whose debut feature film, "Don Jon," came out last year), perhaps the most exceptional thing about him, at least on the day that we met him in Beverly Hills to discuss his role as the preternaturally gifted card shark Johnny in the wildly anticipated sequel "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," was his socks.
They were really crazy and had a graphic of what appeared to be a geisha woman printed on them, against a background of a deep, nearly grape-colored purple. In fact, they were so amazing that I almost wanted to ask if I could take a photo of them for my Instagram.
But instead, I got to chat with Gordon-Levitt about what it was like playing in this »
- Drew Taylor
UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 15th to Sunday 17th August 2014….
The Expendables 3 failed to topple Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the U.S. box office this past weekend, and despite an extra day of preview screenings, the aging action stars have proven no match for The Inbetweeners here in the UK.
The Expendables 3 opened in third place with £1,689,927, including £379k in previews – the lowest debut for the franchise to date. Meanwhile The Inbetweeners 2 followed up its impressive haul last weekend by adding another £4.3 million, pushing its haul to £22.37 million after just two weekends, while Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy held firm in second with £2.1 million.
The only other newcomer to crack the top ten this past weekend was the Simon Pegg-headlined Hector and the Search for Happiness, which disappointed down in ninth with just £240,222 (although it was an »
- Gary Collinson
The Inbetweeners 2 has topped the UK box office for the second consecutive weekend.
The Inbetweeners sequel has now earned more than £22 million from UK cinemas after just two weeks on release.
Secret Cinema's Back to the Future added £531,767 to its box office haul and has now collected more than £2 million after screenings in East London.
The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (1) The Inbetweeners 2 - £4,309,832
2. (2) Guardians of the Galaxy - £2,114,664
3. (-) The Expendables 3 - £1,689,927
4. (3) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - £1,093,872
5. (5) How to Train Your Dragon 2 »
Tickets go on sale Aug 20 for the added shows.
After a sold out run (and several early dates cancelled), Secret Cinema has announced mroe dates have been added for its Back to the Future production in London. Dates have been added for Aug 25 (Bank Holiday Monday) and Aug 27 (Weds).
The new tickets will be available from 1pm on Aug 20 at www.secretcinema.org/tickets.
Despite its early setback with its first four shows canceled, the production has since won rave reviews and gotten the film back into the UK Top 10 box office for the first time since its theatrical launch in 1985.
The company noted: “In a generous gesture by Virgin Trains, those who were affected by the cancellations of the first four shows, and are eligible to travel on a Virgin Trains route, will be offered complimentary Standard Class travel. Secret Cinema is proud to announce this partnership and would like to thank Virgin Trains for this »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
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