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Joseph Gordon-Levitt on 'Sin City 2,' 'Sandman,' and a 'Star Wars' Cameo

20 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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.

I didn't.

But instead, I got to chat with Gordon-Levitt about what it was like playing in this »

- Drew Taylor

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The Expendables are no match for The Inbetweeners and the Guardians of the Galaxy at the UK box office

19 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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The Inbetweeners 2 spends second weekend on top of UK box office

19 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Inbetweeners 2 has topped the UK box office for the second consecutive weekend.

The comedy sequel earned £4.3 million to secure top spot ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy and new release The Expendables 3.

The Inbetweeners sequel has now earned more than £22 million from UK cinemas after just two weeks on release.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes slips down to number four, while How to Train Your Dragon 2 holds its spot at five.

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.

Elsewhere, Simon Pegg's Hector and the Search for Happiness debuts at number nine with £240,222.

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 »

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Secret Cinema extends Back to the Future

19 August 2014 5:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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 »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Secret Cinema adds more Back to the Future dates

19 August 2014 5:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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 »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Secret Cinema's Back to the Future adds two extra dates

19 August 2014 4:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Secret Cinema has announced two extra dates for its Back to the Future event.

Tickets for the new performances on Bank Holiday Monday on August 25 and Wednesday, August 27 will go on sale tomorrow (August 20) at 1pm.

Taking place in a secret location in London, fans can watch the classic 1985 film as part of a fully immersive experience.

Back to the Future writer and producer Bob Gale has praised the event, describing it as "one of the finest Bttf experiences in history".

Meanwhile, those affected by the cancellations of the event's first four shows will be offered complimentary standard class travel on Virgin Trains routes. »

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Once Upon a Time's Colin O'Donoghue Worries Hook's Clothes Won't Come Off

18 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Once Upon a Time‘s Captain Hook is due for a makeover during Season 4, presumably keeping the guyliner while shedding some leather.

With the ABC series’ premiere still six weeks away — but on the occasion of the Season 3 Blu-ray and DVD sets hitting stores — TVLine spoke with Colin O’Donoghue about Hook’s adventures to date, what the bad boy buccaneer sees in good Miss Swan and more.

Related Once Upon a Time‘s Two Most Burning Frozen Qs Answered

Tvline | Watching the Season 3 Blu-ray set’s blooper reel, it appears that steering a galleon does not come naturally to you. »

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Randall Munroe, Creator of xkcd, Imagines What Times Square Will Look Like in 1 Million Years

18 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The following is an excerpt from Randall Munroe's new book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, out September 2. New York–Style Time Machine Q. I assume when you travel back in time you end up at the same spot on the Earth’s surface. At least, that’s how it worked in the Back to the Future movies. If so, what would it be like if you traveled back in time, starting in Times Square, New York, 1,000 years? 10,000 years? 100,000 years? 1,000,000 years? 1,000,000,000 years? What about forward in time 1,000,000 years? —Mark Dettling1,000 years back Manhattan has been continuously inhabited for the past 3,000 years, and was first settled by humans perhaps 9,000 years ago. In the 1600s, when Europeans arrived, the area was inhabited by the Lenape people [1]. The Lenape were a loose confederation of tribes who lived in what is now Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, »

- Randall Munroe

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Meet This Month's "Smackdown" Panelists

18 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Supporting Actress Smackdown of '89 arrives on Sunday August 31st, two weeks from now. We'll be celebrating 1989 here and there until then as "the year of the month". You need to get your votes in, too, (instructions at the end of the post). If you've wandered in from elsewhere and are like, "What's a Smackdown?," here's how it started and here's last month's entry on 1973 with its companion podcast. The year in question this time is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

no, these ladies are not the panelists

The Smackdown Panel for August

Without further ado let's meet the voices who will be watching and discussing the '89 hits Steel Magnolias and Parenthood. They'll also be sounding off on the Oscar-winning bio My Left Foot and the underseen actressy curio Enemies: A Love Story. Stay tuned.

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Kevin B Lee

Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker, film critic and »

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I Have Never Seen an Indiana Jones Movie

14 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Hi there, my name is Asher Cantrell. I’m an average 30-year-old male, at least upon first glance. I’m married, have a day job and am fairly nerdy in that dull, normal way that everyone is nerdy in 2014. But I also hold a deep secret. One that shocks my colleagues, friends and family. I have never seen a single Indiana Jones movie. I don’t know how it happened. In fact, I haven’t seen many, many “classic” films of my generation. Let’s tick off some common ones. The Back to the Future trilogy? Nope. The Goonies? Nah. The Die Hard series? Nuh-uh. Robocop, E.T., Gremlins, Jaws, The Dark Crystal, Animal House, Tron? Nada. I have seen Star Wars. I’m not a total monster. But when I admit any of these to people, either acquaintances or people I’ve known for years, I get the same reaction. Jaw »

- Ashe Cantrell

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Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd boards indie The Boat Builder

14 August 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christopher Lloyd has signed up to The Boat Builder.

The Back to the Future actor will star in writer-director Arnold Grossman's feature debut.

Malcolm in the Middle's Jane Kaczmarek and newcomer Tekola Cornetet will also feature in the movie.

The indie film will centre around one-time Merchant Marine captain Abner (Lloyd), who decides against the wishes of his daughter (Kaczmarek) to recapture his glory days by building a boat in his front yard.

Fruitvale Station's Richard Bosner will produce the film.

Lloyd is also known for his roles in Taxi and The Addams Family. He will shortly be seen in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

The Boat Builder will begin shooting in the San Francisco area next week. »

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Letters: female action stars, Kurt Russell in a dress, spoilers

14 August 2014 2:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Our non-interactive letters page returns, and we're chatting action, oil, fighting and cinema tickets...

Regular readers may have spotted that this is now the fourth appearance of our letters page, which we all appear to be lumbered with now. It's part of our quest to be the most old-fashioned, non-interactive website on the planet. Basically, you send us a letter, by email or post, and we answer it, and leave it at that. Bonus points for writing in with Grange Hill questions, which nobody has yet.

But you've written in with the following. So here's our latest mailbag...

Name That Film!

I am usually pretty good at investigating and finding obscure films and TV shows from my childhood. But this one eludes me. I can find no reference to it anywhere. I don’t know the title but I have vivid images of this possible film/teleplay in mind.

A »

- simonbrew

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Cool Stuff: New Mondo Posters for Sam Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead II’ and ‘Army of Darkness’

13 August 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

One of the complaints many people have about the pop culture poster scene is that the same handful of movies keep getting posters. It’s a valid argument. Massively popular films like Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, The Big Lebowski and Kill Bill do have infinitely more posters than their smaller counterparts. The reasons, though, […]

The post Cool Stuff: New Mondo Posters for Sam Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead II’ and ‘Army of Darkness’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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10 Highest Grossing Time Travel Movies

13 August 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Making a movie that revolves around time travel instantly creates paradoxes and often plot holes, but managed intelligently, the onscreen logic can make for fun and dangerous storytelling. This is a list is of the highest grossing movies and franchises that use time travel as a main story element (an example of a movie with time travel not as a main story element is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which would have been #4 had it qualified).

I've cheated a bit by grouping franchises together, allowing me to write about more movies. Out of the 18 movies on the list I’ve seen 17, which might mean I really like movies with time travel. All numbers are worldwide box office grosses adjusted for inflation. Box office revenue numbers are from Box Office Mojo and The Numbers. Bits of trivia are from IMDb and Wikipedia. Inflation data comes via the Us Department of Labor. »

- Free Reyes

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The Inbetweeners 2 enjoys the biggest opening weekend of the year at the UK box office

12 August 2014 11:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th August 2014….

Helped along by a record-breaking opening day on Wednesday, The Inbetweeners 2 enjoyed a huge opening at the UK box office this past weekend, pulling in £12,538,114 to knock Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy into second place.

While the opening is down slightly on The Inbetweeners Movie’s £13.2 million debut, it is comfortably the biggest opening weekend of the year so far, even without £4.49 million of Wednesday and Thursday previews. For comparison, the next biggest opening was X-Men: Days of Future Past, which pulled in £9.14 million including £1.59 million in previews.

The Inbetweeners 2 was the only new release to crack the top ten, although this past weekend did see Disney’s Planes 2: Fire & Rescue expanding to the rest of the UK after debuting in Scotland the previous week, with the animated »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch Some Guy Dressed As Marty McFly Perform Amazing Magic Tricks

12 August 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Back to the Future fans know that their hero, one Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), drank a hell of a lot of Pepsi in the 1985 film. Fox had a contract with the soda company to appear in commercials during that time, and the soft drink was featured throughout the film. Director Robert Zemeckis wanted to spotlight a product that had changed packing and appearance between 1955 and 1985, so he chose Pepsi. The cola also features in this magic show starring YouTube wiz Stuart Edge, who recently visited Comic-Con dressed as Marty McFly. His routine starts with the usual card tricks, but once we get to the Pepsi gag, things perk up — and we even get a banana (reminiscent of the banana peel that powers Marty’s DeLorean time machine). And if you're wondering how the hell a...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Jimmy Fallon Digs Chris Hardwick's 'Back to the Future' Costume

12 August 2014 1:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Chris Hardwick has made a career out of being a professional nerd — and he upped his game for Comic-Con with a little help from The Hollywood Reporter. Hardwick transformed into Marty McFly of Back to the Future fame for THR's Comic-Con issue and then wore that around the convention. Jimmy Fallon, for one, was impressed — and praised Hardwick's look during Monday's Tonight Show. Later on NBC, the ladies of Garfunkel and Oates used song to tell the crowd that pregnant women are smug. No, the lyrics are definitely not politically correct. (Case in point: "You think

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- Aaron Couch

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The Nostalgia Files: Sequels of the 1980s

10 August 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 1980s were a time in which the science fiction and adventure film genres reigned supreme. Films like Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), and Back to the Future (1985) are three of strong examples of classic 80s films that expanded their respective universes to further installments. The sequel, while a sometimes surefire way of making money off of an already established and original idea, can at times continue the adventure and prolong the cinematic magic in wonderful ways.

Filmmaker George Lucas popularized the sequel concept in 1980 with a follow-up to 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. He had a vision when starting his space opera at episode #4 and The Empire Strikes Back furthered the adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C3P0. It is thought by many to be far superior to its predecessor. A third installment soon followed and so did a prequel trilogy in 1999. These »

- Randall Unger

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New Images From The Walk Show Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Philippe Petit

8 August 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We’ve already seen one stunningly good film about Philippe Petit’s illegal walk between the World Trade Center towers in James Marsh’s Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire, and now we may be getting another. Next fall, Robert Zemeckis will unveil The Walk, which dramatizes the events of Petit’s book To Reach the Clouds: My High Wire Walk Between the Twin Towers with 50/50 star Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing the daredevil.

Seeing as Zemeckis is working in IMAX 3D, The Walk is certainly going to be a gripping adventure for the senses, but the cast that the director has employed also suggests that the movie could be a major awards presence. Gordon-Levitt, looking very much like Petit in the new images from the film which dropped yesterday, is joined by Charlotte Le Bon, playing a member of Petit’s crew, and Ben Kingsley, portraying his mentor Papa Rudy. James Badge Dale, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Female-Fronted Hollywood Remakes We’d Like to See

8 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The calls have been heard loud and clear, both on stage and off at the Oscars or in the annals of the web and at the box office: the world demands more movies with women, about women, by women and for women.

Every week a movie seems to be failing the Bechdel test, and every week a separate movie ends up walking away with the lion’s share at the box office. From hits like Maleficent, The Fault in Our Stars and Lucy to monster franchises like The Hunger Games, the old notion that teenage boys are the ones driving the demand at the movies is rapidly eroding. The Hollywood Reporter pointed out that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opened to a 44 percent female audience on the film’s opening weekend, the highest share for any Marvel movie to date.

And although they’ve taken their sweet time, Hollywood »

- Brian Welk

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