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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 […]
The post ‘Lego Dimensions’ Blends Franchises Like ‘Back to the Future,’ ‘Batman’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ appeared first on /Film. »
- 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, »
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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Tt Games and The Lego Group have today announced Lego Dimensions, which will fuse together many fan-favourite universes including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie, The Wizard of Oz, Lego Ninjago and Back to the Future in what is being described as “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”.
“When kids play with Lego bricks, they build beyond the singular brands, intermixing all of their favorite characters and universes, and we have come up with a way for players to experience that in games,” said Jon Burton, Founder and Creative Director, Tt Games. “Now for the first time in a videogame, Lego fans can play in the virtual world and in the real world – combining everything without restrictions. »
- Gary Collinson
After an untimely leak sent speculation into overdrive earlier today, Warner Bros. has put the rumors to bed by unveiling Lego Dimensions, a new installment in the popular video game franchise that will bring together characters from The Lord of the Rings, Batman and Back to the Future.
Due to hit stores on September 27, the crossover is essentially a merging of universes, with the publisher hinting that it plans to introduce new worlds and characters post-release. Built around similar Nfc technology found in the likes of Skylanders and Nintendo’s Amiibo figurines, Dimensions will come packing a Lego toy pad, allowing players to set their collectibles on the platform to transport saved data into the game itself.
WB Interactive is by no means the first to capitalize on such a popular market, but given the array of IP at its disposal, there’s every chance that Dimensions could grow into »
- Michael Briers
Lego Dimensions has been officially announced by Warner Bros.
The toys-to-life Lego adventure - similar to games such as Skylanders and Disney Infinity - is expected to launch on September 29 for PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3.
Priced at $99.99 (£67), the starter pack contains Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle toys, as well as a Lego Toy Pad, a Lego Batmobile vehicle, and enough bricks to build a gateway.
"When kids play with Lego bricks, they build beyond the singular brands, intermixing all of their favourite characters and universes, and we have come up with a way for players to experience that in games," explained creative director Jon Burton.
"Now for the first time in a video game, Lego »
Warner Bros are set to release the Skylanders-like Lego Dimensions, which unites Batman and Gandalf minifigs, Lego bricks and a videogame...
Be still our screaming wallets. The toys-to-life gaming sector's a rapidly growing one these days, with Skylanders joined by Disney Infinity and Nintendo's amiibo range.
To those we can now add Lego Dimensions, a joint venture with Warner Bros Games which unites the world of videogames with physical Lego toys.
Emerging first on Reddit, Lego Dimensions will initially take the form of a Starter Pack, which will include the game itself, a set of three minifigures - Batman, Gandalf and WyldStyle from The Lego Movie - a Toy Pad, which lets players link the figures to the game itself, and also a Lego Batmobile.
"When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various Lego worlds," a description on Reddit reads,"different characters from DC Comics, Lord Of The »
Not so much a movie as a mismatched mix of dick jokes and rampant homophobia. I’m kidding: There aren’t any actual jokes here. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): hated the first movie
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
It’s not so much a movie as a collection of dick jokes and — and this is mildly interesting, in a way psychologically revealing of the creators — rampant homophobia, as if what we’re intended to hear is “Hey! You! Look at my penis! Unless you’re a dude, that would be gross.” Or maybe it’s “My penis is awesome! But not in a gay way!” Wait, I lie: There aren’t any actual jokes in Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Scenes sort of ramble on for long, humor-free minutes, getting nowhere near a joke, or even near the setup for a potential punchline. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Color me shocked: the Gremlins remake is gaining momentum once again. In an era where TV shows like Coach and Full House are being given the redo treatment, it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. hasn’t given up on a new adaptation of Joe Dante’s 1984 classic. The most recent iteration of the project had Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) producing and bringing an idea to Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus—who scripted the first film—but he recently said the project “ran out of steam.” Well it looks as though Warner Bros. has found plenty more steam to throw into the property, as Deadline reports that Disturbia screenwriter Carl Ellsworth has been tapped to pen the screenplay for the Gremlins remake, with Columbus and Spielberg producing. Ellsworth’s credits include the remakes The Last House on the Left and Red Dawn, as well as the upcoming Goosebumps, so his »
- Adam Chitwood
2010's Hot Tub Time Machine came as a pleasant surprise. What looked like a dreadful frat-boy comedy with a silly premise was actually a genuinely funny and (at times) clever sci-fi comedy. It was only a matter of time for a sequel to be made, but has it come five years too late?
The sequel picks up where the first instalment left off, in a fantasy world where Lou (Rob Corddry) invented Google and Nick (Craig Robinson) has ripped off loads of pop songs years before they were meant to come out.
Sadly, John Cusack sat this one out as Adam, which is a shame as he brought a certain essence of seniority and was the gang's de facto leader. Without him there is a small void and the three main »
It was a time of neon colors, of spandex and pop music laced with synthesizers. And at the movies, audiences flocked to E.T., Back to the Future, the latest adventures from Indiana Jones and the triumphs of underdogs like Rocky or The Karate Kid. You can take some movies from the 1980s, pop them on now, and enjoy them as excellent films, regardless of their release year. That.s not the case with every beloved 80s movie. Nostalgia.s a funny thing, and sentiments shared for popular movies tends to cloud our better judgments, allowing passion to affect taste. Now that almost three decades have passed between the release of these films and today, we.re able to recalibrate our opinions of accepted "hits" from the 1980s and realize, perhaps a little sheepishly, that these movies aren.t nearly as good as we once thought. Let.s fire up »
Tribeca Film Festival 2015 features films from 31 countries and a host of free community events Photo: Courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival The 14th edition of Tribeca Film Festival in New York will run from in New York from April 15 to 26. Along with its programme of films from 31 countries - some of which we've highlighted below - the festival continues its strong levels of community engagement. These include its Drive-In series at the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, which this year features a 30th anniversary screening of comedy mystery Clue (April 16), the 60th anniversary of Disney classic Lady And The Tramp (April 17) and the premiere of Ford Mustang documentary A Faster Horse (April 18). All screenings start 8.15pm, doors open at 6pm, tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be a free family screening of Back To The Future on April 25 at Bmcc/Tribeca Performing Arts Center at 6pm. Doors open 5.30pm, »
- Amber Wilkinson and Anne-Katrin Titze
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