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I was lucky enough to catch up with one of most iconic composers in cinema history yesterday. From Forrest Gump to Back to the Future, Alan Silvestri has been responsible for some of cinemas greatest soundtracks. His latest score is for The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt. Alan, goes into some incredible detail on how he put to the score together. Besides The Walk, he also spoke about his score for Back to the Future, including the first time Robert Zemeckis actually heard the final product. And that's only the tip of the iceberg. You can download the entire conversation (some may call it an interview) for free on iTunes or Stitcher. Subscribe on iTunes – Click here (Click view in iTunes and the click Subscribe) If you’re already a subscriber, the latest episode is ready to download. iPhone / iPad Users– Click here to open your iTunes podcast app and click Subscribe! »
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The Important News Franchise Fever: Christopher Lloyd stars in a new Back to the Future short. Trainspotting 2 will shoot next year. Lionsgate wants a Cabin in the Woods sequel. The Enchanted sequel will be titled Disenchanted. Watchmen might become a TV series. Sony is making an animated Ghostbusters movie. Marvel Madness: Kevin Feige gave updates on Captain America, Spider-Man and more. And an update on Captain Marvel. Casting Net: John Goodman joined Kong: Skull Island. Ellar Coltrane joined The Circle. Nat Wolff will star in Death Note. New Directors/New Films: Matthew Vaughn will direct the spy movie I Am Pilgrim. Guillermo del Toro is...
- Christopher Campbell
Cinematographer extraordinaire Bradford Young has been named the 2015 Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. This is the 16th year of the residency program, which is sponsored by the Eastman Kodak Company. Young joins a distinguished group of cinematographers who have received this honor in the past, including John Bailey ("American Gigolo" and "In the Line of Fire"); Dean Cundey ("Back to the Future" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"); Roger Deakins ("No Country For Old Men" and "True Grit"); Guillermo Navarro ("From Dusk Till Dawn" and "Pan’s Labyrinth"); and »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Read More: Review: 'The Leftovers' Season 2 Goes To Texas With Lots Of New Questions To Be Answered Fans familiar with the haunting, melancholy theme of HBO's "The Leftovers" are in for a shock when they see (and hear) the show's new opening credits. HBO has released the brand new sequence to Season 2 of its post-apocalyptic drama "The Leftovers" ahead of its premiere on Sunday. Aesthetically bright and cheery, with a bouncy, energetic folk song laid over still images of happy family photos, these credits are nothing like the old ones. In each photo, one of the subjects has disappeared "Back to the Future"-style, faded into a silhouette showing a celestial background underneath. It's a spooky reference to the mass disappearance that provides the premise for the show, and in sharp contrast to the first season's opening credits, which featured a melancholy orchestral theme over painted visions of the rapture. »
- Wil Barlow
"The Walk," which fittingly opened the New York Film Festival last week, couldn't have happened without Bob Zemeckis' pioneering (if controversial) performance capture work ("The Polar Express") in IMAX 3D and his previous tech wizardry on "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?," "Back to the Future" and "Forrest Gump." Read More: Anne Thompson on Nyff's Opening Night Indeed, "The Walk" best sums up Zemeckis' ethos about idealistic dreamers and technical perfection conveyed through immersive spectacle: "Everything I've done my whole career has prepared me to make this movie," Zemeckis said. "It's a win-win for me and I used performance capture invisibly with digital doubling. I certainly identify with that passion that Philippe has. The thumbnail description of the whole act [110-stories high and 140-feet across] told me that this has the potential to be a movie. And so I kept running it down and, of course, »
- Bill Desowitz
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Two of Stanley Kubrick‘s masterpieces have returned to Netflix this month: 2001: A Space Odyssey and its follow-up A Clockwork Orange. While we wouldn’t recommend the experience for first-time viewings — go find the biggest theatrical screen possible — if you’re looking to re-watch, they are now easy to stream. – Jordan R.
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- TFS Staff
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.
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With The Walk now playing and expanding next week, “What Lies Beneath: The Films of Robert Zemeckis” looks at its director’s fascinating career. The Beatles-centered I Wanna Hold Your Hand screens on Friday, alongside his short film “The Lift”; the Back to the Future trilogy can be seen this »
- Nick Newman
As we heard previously, AMC Theatres was hosting a marathon of the Back to the Future trilogy at a bunch of their cineplex locations, but we hadn’t yet heard any details about times or ticketing. Thankfully that changes today as we’ve just confirmed what time the trilogy will start playing on October 21st (which has […]
The post Exclusive: Details on ‘Back to the Future’ Trilogy Marathon at AMC Theatres appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
The story of Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 is not a new one to New Yorkers or to film lovers: it was the subject of 2008’s Oscar-winning best documentary feature, Man on Wire (see it if you haven’t already; it’s currently on Netflix and Amazon Prime in the U.S., though not in Canada or the U.K.). But we haven’t seen that story like this before. Robert Zemeckis has been a cinematic fantasist of the highest order, using magical FX to tell wondrous »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Robert Zemeckis is back! No question about it. The man will always say, Back to the Future is the most definitive film credit to his career, but come on! As long as you have a brilliant style of direction, and maintain that style like Zemeckis does, the signature trademark will always be intact. That trademark from him is feel- good Hollywood film making. His ingredients are a sentimental musical score from Alan Silvestri, subtle special effects that are spectacular and a male protagonist that the audience will love and support from start to finish. I.E. Marty McFly, Forrest Gump etc.
Bob Zemeckis’ latest film, The Walk brings all those elements to the screen. Not just the screen, but the new Laser IMAX screen. »
- Aly Lalji
Eighties film fan Hadley Freeman on Bttf’s message about rebellion, love and ambition down the ages for young and old
In Back to the Future, it is emphasised from the beginning how mortified Marty is by his weak father and drunken mother, and how disappointing they are as parents. It is only when he goes back to 1955 that he is able to teach his parents how to be the people they always wanted to be and, by extension, the parents he wants them to be. The ultimate message of all these movies is, your parents are idiots and you are right.
“It’s in the 80s that you really start to see what I call the Tyranny of the Teen, with that repeated message: your family is mixed up, and you know everything,” says Steven Gaydos, editor of Variety. “Also, a lot of people from the world of TV »
- Hadley Freeman
Thirty years since skateboarding teen Marty McFly first went time-travelling, Lea ‘Lorraine’ Thompson and Christopher ‘Doc’ Lloyd celebrate a remarkable trilogy
Lea Thompson smiles. “You can kill and kill and rape and maim and plunder,” she says sweetly. “But at some point you have to settle down and say: ‘Where’s the sewer?’”
Thompson, who played Marty McFly’s mother Lorraine in the Back to the Future trilogy, is sitting next to a plate of Back to the Future cupcakes. Her eyes are kind, face full of dimples. Her topic is how infrastructural inefficacy could prove Isis’s downfall. “They may be able to conquer but they cannot rule,” she says. “People want families and bread and water and a bathroom and warmth. They need sewer systems.”
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- Catherine Shoard
The Lego series of video games has been top-notch quality since its first installment, and has gone to strength to strength. When the announcement came earlier in the year that they were throwing their small plastic hat into the “Toys to Life” ring, competing with games like Disney INfinity and Skylanders, interest was high. As reports came out as to which of their licenses would be available in the game, that interest sailed even higher. Confounding the old belief that “It can’t be that good”, Lego Dimensions is a perfect mix of the Lego game franchise, that the company have been doing for years, with the interactivity and variety of the collectible figures and vehicles that the company have been doing for decades.
Of all the unique things the game brings to the table is the play pad itself. Like Disney and Skylanders, figures are placed on the pad »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
Pin your eyelids back and fire up the popcorn maker: October is promising a visual smorgasbord for film fans. From intense Bond action in Spectre to Oscar buzz in Suffragette, take a read of our quick guide and prepare to diarise...
1. Spectre - October 26
The one everybody will be talking about
Why you should see it: Skyfall recharged Bond's batteries after the woeful Quantum of Solace, meaning all eyes are on Spectre to see if Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes can pull off the same trick twice. The introduction of Christoph Waltz's mysterious new villain - who's definitely probably classic 007 nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld - is reason enough to see this. But does he come with a white Persian cat?
2. The Walk - October 2
The one that'll give you vertigo
With the fast-approaching release of the 30th anniversary edition of Back to the Future Trilogy, the studio has released a teaser for the short film that features the return of Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown. ‘Back To The Future’ Short Brings Back Doc Brown Next month will be the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, which […]
The post Doc Brown Returns In New ‘Back To The Future’ Short Film Trailer appeared first on uInterview. »
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Amazon Prime subscribers will soon be able to go Back to the Future.
Robert Zemeckis's three beloved sci-fi movies are coming to the streaming service on Thursday (October 1) in celebration of the franchise's 30th anniversary.
Amazon Prime is making the trilogy available on its website, app and devices… for a limited time only.
Act fast! The Back to the Future movies will be available to stream just through October - unless you have a time-travelling DeLorean, of course!
The home video set is out on October 21 - which means that Amazon Prime actually has the jump by three weeks.
While the word is still out on any kind of Back to the Future reboot or sequel, the story is continuing in other ways -- and we'll get to experience it next month when all sorts of Back to the Future-related shenanigans arrive in celebration of the original film's 30th anniversary. There will be a new comic book series debuting (and maybe even self-lacing Nike sneakers), as well as an original short film starring Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown. The short -- which may be the...
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Christopher Lloyd is officially back in the DeLorean for a new Back to the Future 30th anniversary short film, Doc Brown Saves the World. But this is far from the first time he's portrayed the Doc outside of the classic '80s trilogy.
1. Back to the Future: The Ride (1991)
It became a mini-film in itself as Thomas F Wilson turned up as Biff to swipe the DeLorean and kick things into gear. The ride closed in 2007, although if you're willing to rack up the air miles it's still going strong at Universal Studios Japan.
2. Back to the Future: The Animated Series (1991-1992)
This Saturday morning cartoon series only made it to two seasons, but it did »
Robert Zemeckis has never talked much about recasting Eric Stoltz in Back to the Future. The actor was completely wrong for the movie, and after a few weeks of shooting, Zemeckis decided to recast the role. To see the director of this weekend’s The Walk discuss the casting change, check out the video after the jump. In the upcoming Back […]
- Jack Giroux
While the word is still out on any kind of Back to the Future reboot or sequel, the story is continuing in other ways -- and we'll get to experience it next month when all sorts of Back to the Future-related schenanigans arrive in celebration of the original film's 30th anniversary. There will be a new comic book series debuting (and maybe even self-lacing Nike sneaks), as well as an original short film starring Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown. The short -- which may be the first live-action continuation of the Back to the Future narrative that we've seen (Doc Brown has popped up several times over the years, but none of those one-off appearances were really Bttf canon) -- is called Doc Brown Saves the World, and a teaser trailer for it is now available to...
- Erik Davis
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