12 items from 2015
Ticketmaster is looking to support its status as a useful destination for event tickets by producing more video content, and it is now specifically honing in on its youngest users. It has launched a new destination called Minimaster that recommends family-friendly events and shares blog posts and videos aimed at kids.
Minimaster features a bright, colorful design, and its videos highlight specific events that both children and their parents can enjoy. One of first videos available on the new site, for example, explores “The Greatest Show On Earth” by heading to the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus:
Other Minimaster content includes a "Back to School" sweepstakes that will award a $500 Ticketmaster gift card to its grand prize winner.
Ticketmaster has spent the past few months increasing its video output through a smattering of original web series and one-off releases.
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- Sam Gutelle
The way film composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman tells it, his whole career boils down to two words: "Fuck it." He muttered that philosophical phrase when he offered an opportunity to write his first movie score – for director Tim Burton's feature debut, Pee-wee's Big Adventure – and the musician said it again when given the chance to perform his now-impressive catalog of symphonic cinematic creations in his "Music From the Films of Tim Burton" concert series.
The shows, which opened in London in 2013 and will kick off »
And the Pretty Little Liars reveals just keep on coming! Though these last few weeks have centered mostly around what happened to the Liars in the dollhouse and the aftermath that followed, Tuesday night's episode, "Songs of Experience,” shifted the focus to the show's two biggest wild cards: Charles and Andrew (Brandon Jones) by revealing a few very interesting details regarding their past. Like the fact that one was an "imaginary friend," while the other was adopted. Can you say game changer? Let's dig in! Back to School [...] »
The action comedy is directed by Kyle Newman (Fanboys) and stars Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Jessica Alba (Sin City 2) and Samuel L. Jackson (Kingsman: The Secret Service).
A teenage special-ops agent (Steinfeld) yearning for a “normal” adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as a student in a typical American high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of being a teenager can be more difficult than international espionage.
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- Scott J. Davis
Halloween is coming to Montreal this summer, as the star-studded (both in front of and behind the camera) anthology horror film, Tales of Halloween, is scheduled to make its world premiere at the festival. JeruZalem, Turbo Kid, Deathgasm, and many more movies are also slated to screen:
Press Release -- "Montreal, May 6, 2015 – The 19th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to rush Montreal with three weeks of cinematic inspiration and fantastical visions from across the world from July 14 until August 4, 2015.
Our complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, here’s an early First Wave Announcement of selected highlights and info to whet your appetite for the exciting things to come!
Unveiling Our 2015 Poster Art: Fantasia Continues Its Celebration Of Regional Folklore With The Wendigo
In recent editions, Fantasia has showcased poster art informed by various regional legends and myths, »
- Derek Anderson
The Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, now in its 19th year, is one of our favorite festivals around and a fan favorite for Sound on Sight readers for several years now. This year’s festival runs July 14 to August 4, and the first wave of films on the lineup has just been revealed.
Marvel’s highly anticipated Ant-Man, with Paul Rudd, will be the opening night film, along with the Japanese animated film Miss Hokusai. Miss Hokusai comes from Production I.G., known for its other classics including A Letter to Momo and Giovanni’s Island.
Fantasia ’15 will also be home to several World Premieres, including Tales of Halloween, a collection of 10 short horror stories, and Jeruzalem, a horror film from Israeli directors and Tiff honorees Yoav and Doron Paz (Phobidilia).
The Canadian indie Turbo Kid, which we first caught up with at Sundance this year, will also be having its »
- Brian Welk
The collector market for film fans has evolved quite a bit from when I was a young fan. Sure, there were opportunities for me to spend my money, but these days, there are so many better opportunities and better items. There's the entire poster phenomenon, best embodied by the success of Mondo, which has spurred what feels like an entire industry. I recently got talked into joining some commission groups, so now I've got some ultra-limited art coming my way that I look at as even more special because I had a hand in designing it. It was inevitable that soundtracks would also end up being major collector pieces, and one of the great frustrations for me when I was a younger film fan was realizing just how random the process is by which scores get released. There are some great companies now doing important archival work, like La-la-Land Records, »
- Drew McWeeny
Robert Downey Jr.'s good looks have been resurrected! Here's a 21-year-old version of the "Back To School" stud leaving a movie premiere in New York City back in 1986 (left) and 29 years later ... the "Iron Man" -- who turned the big 5-0 this week -- at an awards show earlier this year (right). It's a mystery dear Watson! The question is... Read more »
- TMZ Staff
The business of comedy writing in film is often a criminally under-laurelled one, and in life, multitalented writer-director-actor Harold Ramis only picked up a single screenwriting award (a Bafta for “Groundhog Day”) for a scripting career that spanned from “Animal House” to “Ghostbusters,” “Caddyshack” and “Back to School.”
Now the posthumous recipient of the WGA’s Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, Ramis joins an august group of fellow funnymen including Mel Brooks, Blake Edwards, Paul Mazursky and Norman Krasna, and it’s hard to argue he doesn’t belong in their company.
During his decade-plus heyday, Ramis was the quietest kind of auteur, sculpting a new model for the modern comedy that came so naturally its novelty was easy to miss. Rooted in the frantic, countercultural anarchy of sketch comedy (his pre-film career included stints with National Lampoon and “Sctv”), Ramis’ work easily incorporated the rhythms of classic screwball comedy, »
- Andrew Barker
The Writers Guild of America, West has chosen late screenwriter-director-actor-producer Harold Ramis to receive its Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, awarded to a Writers Guild member who has advanced the literature of motion pictures and made outstanding contributions to the profession of the screenwriter. Erica Mann Ramis and family will accept the award on Ramis’ behalf at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 14. Harold Ramis passed away on February 24, 2014 at the age of 69. From today’s announcement:
“Harold Ramis changed the face of comedy. His death last year deprived us of his unique way of seeing the world, at once hilarious and wise. From his early work with National Lampoon and Sctv through Animal House, Meatballs, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters, Ramis’ voice was strong, clear, outrageous in all the best ways. His unrealized projects – an adaptation of Confederacy of Dunces, a biopic about Emma Goldman – leave us aching with »
- Denise Petski
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- Sam Gutelle
Mindy starts her hard-won Stanford fellowship on this week’s Mindy Project, but campus life isn’t the whirlwind of Felicity boys and keggers she envisions.
Her advisor hates her. Her confidence takes a giant hit. And she and Danny have another one of those trying-to-figure-out-where-our-relationship-stands moments. Can their nascent couplehood overcome the distance between New York and California?
Read on to find out what happens in “Stanford.”
Back To School | While Danny helps Mindy move into her dorm room at the university, Dr. Lahiri muses about whether this collegiate experience will rival Keri Russell’s fictional one. “Who will be my Ben? »
12 items from 2015
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