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All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others? History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies? So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »
- Richard Rushfield
Washington — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was a featured speaker at the MPAA’s Creativity Conference on Friday, and very diplomatically spoke about issues important to Hollywood (anti-piracy) and Silicon Valley (net neutrality).
But given the political environment, the event delved into the way that Hollywood is increasingly portraying women in positions of power, even as president, making it less of a novelty and more as a matter of fact.
“Women are great collaborators,” she declared, citing examples in which “it’s not [about] ego for women, it’s just how they get the job done….Let someone else take the lead. It’s easier for women to do.”
Pelosi suggested that the image of a woman as president should highlight that role as “a collaborator [who] is respectful of many other opinions, and has many other women in a collaboration. That doesn’t mean women’s thinking is any better than men. »
- Ted Johnson
Evan Peters is taking a room in Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story: Hotel. Also included in our latest round-up are details on The Girl in the Photographs, starring Kal Penn and executive produced by Wes Craven, as well as recently revealed photos from Fox's Scream Queens.
American Horror Story: Hotel: Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter today that Evan Peters has officially joined the cast of FX's American Horror Story: Hotel. Peters, a frequent American Horror Story actor, joins a cast that includes Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, and Chloë Sevigny.
This season, Evan Peters will be waiting for you in Room 64. #Ahshotel
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) April 24, 2015
The Girl in the Photographs: Press Release -- "Los Angeles, CA (April 23, 2015) – Al-Ghanim Entertainment (Age), a specialty financing and production company founded by Kuwaiti industrialist Nawaf Alghanim, has announced today that Kal Penn »
- Derek Anderson
Calling all rebels… Star Wars Secret Cinema has announced plans for its London event next month.
'The Empire Strikes Back' is to take place at a secret 'rebel base' location in support of the refugee council, at 6pm on May the force - wait, did we say "May the force"? We meant May the fourth...
DJ Yoda will "create an intergalactic, audiovisual experience", while Nightmares on Wax and a secret artist will also be performing.
The secret location will be revealed on April 29. Tickets are available now.
Secret Cinema is also planning a separate one-off gathering on May 4 which appears to tie in with its forthcoming Star Wars screenings.
The #RebelX hashtag has previously been superimposed on buildings around London to hint at the as-yet-unnamed location and build anticipation for the Empire Strikes Back event.
Hot off the biggest Star Wars weekend of the year (so far), the Bottleneck Gallery is releasing a beautiful set of official posters based on the original trilogy. The artist is Andy Fairhurst, who did this incredible set of Back to the Future posters a few months back. As he did with those, Fairhurst gives these […]
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- Germain Lussier
Billy Zane is to make an appearance in 'Zoolander 2'. The 49-year-old actor, who's previously starred in 'Titanic' and 'Back to the Future', has been cast in the eagerly-awaited sequel to the 2001 comedy film, in which Ben Stiller plays dimwitted male model Derek Zoolander. Billy made a cameo as himself in the original film and his appearance in the sequel has been confirmed in the latest on-set teaser for 'Zoolander 2', which shows Ben Stiller appearing to approach his co-star Owen Wilson and saying: ''Hey Hansel, wouldn't it be cool if Billy Zane was in Zoolander 2?'' At that stage, the blonde-haired man turns around to reveal himself as Zane, who responds: ''Yeah, that'd be great.'' Other big-name stars rumoured to appear in the much-hyped sequel include Naomi Campbell, Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, as well as rap star Kanye West. »
These days, we're used to the marketing hype for a major film building up about two years ahead of release. Visitors to Comic-Con got a preview of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, for example, more than two years ahead of its due date. Our collective hunger for a first look at major forthcoming films is such that, it seems, studios are keen to show off their work-in-progress earlier and earlier.
But there are ways of teasing a forthcoming movie without showing a frame of the finished product, which is where the following list comes in. They're all examples of promos that manage to get across the flavour of a future film without going into story details. Some of them were made before a foot of celluloid was exposed, »
1. This looks like a dolly zoom waiting to happen.
2. I miss Death Becomes Her/Back to the Future Zemeckis. Heck, I even miss Cast Away/What Lies Beneath Zemeckis. Might this be the film that restores my faith in his kinetic filmmaking after over a decade of losing him to performance capture (and that Denzel film which everyone seemed to warm up to but which left me cold)?
3. Oh, this is giving me vertigo.
4. The poster doesn’t really draw attention to it, but the blue-eyed, strawberry-blond Joseph Gordon-Levitt from the trailer still haunts me.
5. God, my palms are sweaty. And this is just a poster! Bring back that gorgeous minimalist teaser!
- Manuel Betancourt
We have a few new posters (not from CinemaCon) for you this afternoon. First up, there’s the latest Jurassic World poster, which features Chris Pratt riding on his motorcycle and group of raptors who have made the controversial decision to run alongside him rather than rip him apart. Come back tomorrow to see the new trailer. Jurassic World opens in 3D on June 12th, and also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy and Judy Greer. Next up, Sony has tweeted out a new poster for Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, which is a nice image coupled with the ridiculously lame tagline “Every dream begins with a single step.” The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Clément Sibony and César Domboy. The Walk opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on October »
- Matt Goldberg
A new poster has arrived online for Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, which is based on the true story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit (played by Jospeh Gordon-Levitt) and his walk between the towers of The World Trade Centre in 1974.
See Also: Watch the trailer for The Walk here
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man—Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)—has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump and Back to the Future, again uses advanced technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. The Walk is true big-screen cinema, »
- Gary Collinson
Several cast members from the classic 1985 film will mark its 30th anniversary at Showmasters London Film and Comic Con in July.
Also attending are Lea Thompson (Lorraine), James Tolkan (Strickland), Claudia Wells (Jennifer), Marc McClure (Dave), Harry Waters Jr (Marvin Berry), Donald Fullilove (Goldie), Jeffrey Weissman (George McFly in II and III), Frances Lee McCain (Stella) and Ricky Dean Logan (Data).
Fans will also be able to take photos with the 1885 clock tower, 1955 clock tower, Gibson amp and guitar, Doc Brown tombstone and, of course, the DeLorean itself.
The cast will take part in a special Q&A session with a moderator with questions from the fans.
Showmasters has also created an initiative titled Up to 88!, which aims to raise $88,000 to support the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. »
Back in 2013 we learned that Cast Away and Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis was going to be at the helm of Marwencol, an adaptation of the documentary of the same name which played South by Southwest and won the Best Documentary award. At the time, Zemeckis was hoping to get Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role as Mark Hogancamp, a man who decides to build a a one-sixth scale model of a World War II-era town called Marwencol in his backyard. However, The Wrap reports it will be Steve Carell signing on for the lead role in the film written by Edward Scissorhands scribe Caroline Thompson. So what's so special about a movie following a guy who builds a model? Well, Hogancamp had his memory erased due to a vicious assault that included several sever blows to the head. The model was a coping mechanism as he found »
- Ethan Anderton
Fresh off his stellar turn in Foxcatcher last year, it appears that Steve Carell is game to lead another drama from a prestigious filmmaker. The Wrap reports that the actor is signing on to lead Forrest Gump and Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis’ feature adaptation of the 2010 documentary Marwencol for Universal Pictures. The original documentary, directed by Jeff Malmberg, revolves around Mark Hogancamp, a man who was assaulted by five teens and sent into a nine-day coma. When he awoke, he had no memory of his life, family, or friends. In an effort to cope with the trauma, he began building a 1/6 scale model of a WWII-era Belgian village in his backyard. The figures were made in the image of him, his friends, and surprisingly his attackers, and “allowed him to escape into a fantasy world in which he creates his various scenarios with the dolls.” Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands) penned the screenplay, »
- Adam Chitwood
Michael J. Fox has been a frequent visitor on CBS’s “The Late Show With David Letterman” but Wednesday’s appearance was his final one. “Over 41 times, I can’t believe this will be the last time. I want to thank you for everything you’ve done for me and for television,” the “Back to the Future” star told David Letterman. “You are better at doing what you do than I am at doing what I do,” said the veteran host, to which the the 5’4” actor quipped, “You’re taller. You’ve got that going for you.” Also Read: David Letterman »
- Debbie Emery
Mark L. Lester’s 1982 cautionary tale, Class Of 1984, makes its Bluray debut and takes the cake as far as Scream Factory’s recent releases go, easily being the most entertaining and definitely a must-own for any collectors of not only cult cinema but great films in general. Not only does the teachers vs. students classic look absolutely gorgeous in HD, but is also given the Sf treatment, with brand new interviews filled to the brim with stories and entertaining docs.
What makes Class Of 1984 so entertaining, is not only its entertainment value, but also how dead on the film was about the condition of schools and events that would eventually become a reality. Telling the tale of Perry King’s Andy Norris character, an idealistic teacher still in love with teaching music to students, the film starts on Andy’s first day as a teacher at Lincoln High. »
- Jerry Smith
Rob Blues on remakes, reboots and rehashes…
There were three films I saw in the 1980’s that blew me away and in doing so scorched into my mind the brilliance of original film.
If you are my age then these films will hold a special place in your heart. The first time I fell in love with film for sure. I still genuinely believe that all three films are about as perfect as movies can get. I remember saying to a friend of mine a few years ago that if they ever decided to remake any of my holy trinity then I would stop watching films forevermore. I wouldn’t, I’d had a beer or two and might have gotten a bit carried away, but the sentiment was there. These films are surely untouchable.
And now a Ghostbusters reboot is in the offing. »
- Gary Collinson
The Creativity of Lego Building Meets the Epic Story-Telling of Lego Videogames for Multi-Dimensional Fun. Fan-Favorite Worlds Converge in One Thrilling Adventure -- A Dark Knight, a Wizard, and a Master Builder Traveling Down the Yellow Brick Road is Just the Beginning!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Tt Games and The Lego Group today announced Lego® Dimensions, an all-new entertainment experience that breaks the rules of traditional gaming to merge physical Lego brick building with interactive console gameplay in a manner only imaginable in the world of Lego games. Launching September 27, 2015, the game will fuse many fan-favorite universes together, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie, The Wizard of Oz, Lego Ninjago, Back to the Future, and many more still to be announced.
Lego Dimensions, developed by Tt Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and »
- Matt MacNabb
WB Games made Lego Dimensions official today following first word of the upcoming Toys to Life gaming genre entrant that spilled online a couple weeks ago. Make no mistake: WB Games and developer Tt Games is aiming directly at Disney Infinity and Skylanders with this expansive and expensive new franchise.
Lego Dimensions was formally unveiled via a Skylanders-esque live-action trailer starring Community actor and comedian Joel McHale. He stumbles onto the game components after a package is delivered to his home, then proceeds to "build" the toy elements so that they can "come to life" inside the game.
Like Disney Infinity before it, Lego Dimensions will leverage existing and popular brands both created by The Lego Group and licensed from third parties. Some of the launch brands include DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, Lego Ninjago, Back to the Future, The Wizard of Oz, and The Lego Movie. Additional »
The video game market is some competitive, everyone is always looking for something different. Disney found that when they released Disney Infinity, a game that changed as you bought miniature collectible figures that integrated with the game. Nintendo did something similar with their Amiibo figured and now Lego is getting into the mix. They just announced […]
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- Germain Lussier
Between Skylanders, Disney Infinity, and amiibo, there's no shortage of toys-to-life games, but Warner Bros. is looking to add to the genre, with everyone's favorite childhood toy: Legos. Come inside to learn more about the game and why it might be time to invest in the genre.
Over the last few days, Lego has been teasing an announcement and this morning they revealed Lego Dimensions, a new title from Tt Games (the makers of all the awesome Lego games) that will bring together a wide variety of Lego universes plus your own custom creations together. The game will combine physcial brick-building, with sets specific to the game and traditional gameplay, much like what you've seen in Skylanders and Disney Infinity...Except this is Lego, and thus might be way more interesting for people who've held off on the toys-to-life genre.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Tt Games and The Lego Group today announced Lego® Dimensions, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
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