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With the new year coming up fast, Netflix has put out a new ad campaign to garner interest in its monthly subscription service. However, the focus of the ads isn’t placed on Netflix’s features or offerings, but rather on one of the most traditional events in American households: family movie night.
Netflix put out a series of ads for the “Watch Together” campaign featuring different families. The streaming service worked with Los Angeles-based R/Ga agency and directors The Mercadantes to create the completely unscripted, unstaged spots by filming family movie nights inside real people’s homes. There’s a heavy focus on children in particular, who always seem to approach movies with a sense of wonder no matter how long it takes a family to decide on a film to watch together.
Netflix decided to stay away from directly promoting its titles (though some are mentioned in a few of the spots, »
- Bree Brouwer
On the face of it, 2014 has been a rather strange year for film, a step down from an annum of classics and simultaneously a slalom into the realms of adventure and discord. It is rather significant that now, more than halfway through December, most talk has turned to trailers and announced releases for next year, the long-term planning of industry giants and the hunt for the next super-franchise. It is simply continuing the trend; of the twenty highest grossing films of 2014 (so far), an eye-watering seventeen are sequels, adaptations (of source material or franchise brand), reworks, reboots or otherwise unoriginal content. Of the three left over, two were unheralded comedies. 2015 promises more of the same, with the arrival of Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys (sic), Mad Max: Fury Road as well as Avengers 2, The Hunger Games 4, Fast and Furious 7, Taken 3 and a Fantastic Four reboot. Oh yeah, and Fifty Shades of Sh Grey… »
- Scott Patterson
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have a new photo from "The Walk," which is directed by Robert Zemeckis (Flight, Forrest Gump, Cast Away) and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Check it out below. The new movie tells the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7th, 1974. The dangerous walk, called the "artistic crime of the century," was explored in the award-winning "Man on Wire" documentary. Much of the movie will be about how Petit managed with a small group of relatives and his girlfriend to carefully plan the walk, sneaking up to the top of the Towers at night. They hid until late evening when they strung a 450-pound cable from one building to the other. Petit then stepped off the South Tower for a 45-minute walk to the North Tower. The majority of the film plays like "Ocean's Eleven, »
Chicago – When is comes to appreciating life, one great practitioner is Anson Williams, better known as the character “Potsie” from the 1970s TV series “Happy Days.” Williams wants to remind everybody to “pay it forward,” as he does in highlighting his unlikely mentor in his new book, “Singing to a Bulldog.”
The focus for Anson Williams is on Willie Turner, a custodian he worked with in a department store. Willie gave the 15-year-old Williams life lessons, as he was navigating the road to being an actor. Even though Turner was illiterate and a drinker, he stuck with and guided Williams, which provided the impetus for the young actor and singer to find his path.
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
And that path led to TV stardom in the sitcom “Happy Days,” which premiered in 1974. The »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
As I'm sure you're well aware, a massive hacking of Sony Pictures has taken place, which has resulted in a flurry of revelations as emails between Sony executives and their contacts have been made public. A variety of outlets have covered the story in detail and it all reads like a dirty memoir, while at the same time offers fascinating insight into an industry that somehow manages to keep a lot of its dirty laundry quiet. You hear rumblings every now and then, but nothing too damning or revealing. With this recent hack the studio has reportedly had to suspend filming on some of its features as it can't process payments and in our first story looking at the fallout we'll take a look at the saga of one film that was once in Sony's hands and how it came to find its way to Universal. Myself and my podcast »
- Brad Brevet
We've seen quite a few supercuts in our time, but this latest one we've discovered just might be one of the coolest we've ever seen. Take a look for yourself below. Thanks to Fandango, we have a supercut of one of the most often used lines in movie history: "I am." It's a line that leads to all of the best parts of a movie. It starts the action with identification, it keeps things going by telling us what's about to happen, and it ends the story with a bold proclamation of all of the above. Two words, or in some cases one contraction, and yet they lead to so much more than just the sum of their letters. Throughout this compilation are such classic moments as when Spartacus became legion, Marty McFly telling Doc he come from the future, and Forrest Gump's first time meeting Jenny. Each of »
Today we have a teaser trailer for the upcoming "The Walk," which is directed by Robert Zemeckis (Flight, Forrest Gump, Cast Away) and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Check out the trailer below, in addition to a poster. The new movie tells the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7th, 1974. The dangerous walk, called the "artistic crime of the century," was explored in the award-winning "Man on Wire" documentary. Much of the movie will be about how Petit managed with a small group of relatives and his girlfriend to carefully plan the walk, sneaking up to the top of the Towers at night. They hid until late evening when they strung a 450-pound cable from one building to the other. Petit then stepped off the South Tower for a 45-minute walk to the North Tower. The majority of »
No one was sure, when "The Green Mile" was released 15 years ago this week (on December 10, 1999), whether lightning could strike twice in the same spot for Frank Darabont. Sure, the writer/director's first Stephen King prison drama, 1994's "The Shawshank Redemption," had gone from commercial failure to beloved classic in five years. But another King prison tale, one that was three hours long and featured some horrific electric-chair executions, bizarre fantasy elements, and a trained mouse?
As it turned out, of course, "Green Mile" became a huge hit, earned four Oscar nominations, put another feather in star Tom Hanks's cap, and made a star of Michael Clarke Duncan, who played miracle-working, self-sacrificing inmate John Coffey. To this day, it remains the most beloved movie adapted from a King tale.
Still, as many times as you've seen it, there's plenty you may not know: how former ditch-digger Clarke got the star-making part, »
- Gary Susman
Vertigo sufferers be warned, the first trailer for The Walk is here. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit; the story following his attempt to walk a tightrope wire between the World Trade Towers. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, The Walk has interestingly been shot in IMAX3D, the intention clearly to immerse the viewer in the challenge. This extra viewing element will surely see those not with a head for heights clutching onto their cinema seats for safety.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt took to his Facebook page yesterday to share his enthusiasm for the project:
Here’s the first teaser trailer for The Walk. Robert Zemeckis directed this movie. His resume includes Back To The Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Flight, and a ton of other ones I love. (Death Becomes Her). His movies are always visually spectacular, but he also gives you what a lot of »
- Kat Smith
Here’s your first look at the dreamlike teaser, as well as the striking first poster, for director Robert Zemeckis’s upcoming movie, The Walk. The film is set to hit theaters next fall on October 2, 2015.
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, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses advanced technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story.
With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, The Walk is true big-screen cinema, »
- Michelle McCue
We won't lie: This first trailer for Robert Zemeckis' The Walk totally gave us the willies. The Back to the Future and Forrest Gump director returns to screens next October 2 with the real-life tale of Philippe Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who, along with a group of friends, managed to infiltrate the World Trade Center back in 1974 in order to stage a wickedly dangerous stunt that involved walking on a tightrope between buildings. Let's see how your fear of heights handles this first trailer... Oh, and that's not even the half of it. Zemeckis has planned for his film to be the IMAX 3D event movie of next fall, having utilized photorealistic techniques to lend a visceral and immersive quality to the movie. Let's just say that we'll all...
- Erik Davis
Petit, the French high-wire artist earned fame by walking across a wire strung between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in the summer of 1974. His unauthorized walk was the subject of the 2008 Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire by James Marsh (The Theory of Everything). Now, Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) is turning this incredible true story into a biopic with a cast that includes Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, and Charlotte Le Bon.
The film will follow the clandestine orchestration of Petit’s most-daring achievement thanks in part to an international crew of covert operators who work as a team under the cover of darkness to work the logistics and physical set-up of his high-wire stunt.
The first teaser trailer is not for those afraid of heights. As the camera quickly moves »
- Rachel West
The first teaser trailer and poster for Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, a film following Philippe Petit, who in the 1970s did a high wire walk between the two towers World Trade Centre in New York, have been released and we have them for you right here…
‘Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man 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, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, »
- Thomas Roach
We won't lie: This first trailer for Robert Zemeckis' The Walk totally gave us the willies. The Back to the Future and Forrest Gump director returns to screens next October 2 with the real-life tale of Philippe Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who, along with a group of friends, managed to infiltrate the World Trade Center back in 1974 in order to stage a wickedly dangerous stunt that involved walking on a tightrope between buildings. Let's see how your fear of...
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Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a heavily tinseled tree, a tipple before midday and Gremlins on the telly at some point during the day.
The Joe Dante-directed black cult comedy sees protagonist Billy Peltzer being gifted with Gizmo, a cute furry Mogwai discovered by his inventor father in a mysterious Chinatown antique store.
Of course the creature comes with three special instructions which, if not adhered to, result in the spawning of grizzly Gremlins hell-bent on havoc.
The Steven Spielberg-produced movie - which is
currently being fast-tracked by Warner Bros for a remake - celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this year, and here's what the main cast members got up to after the movie's success:
Zach Galligan plays William 'Billy' Peltzer who becomes enthralled by his unusual Christmas gift - yet careless with the three golden Gizmo rules.
Galligan's notable film roles following the success »
It has been a full forty years since Philippe Petit’s daring stunt that saw the French wire artist walk between the Two Towers, and to this day, his remarkable feat is still held up as one of the most valiant and indeed audacious stunts ever performed. It served as the focal point of James Marsh’s well-received documentary Man On Wire back in 2008 and now, Petit’s death-defying act is set to be ushered into the spotlight once more with Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming film, The Walk.
Starring Joesph Gordon-Levitt as the French daredevil, Zemeckis’ latest will see the actor walk the tightrope at an eye-watering 1,350 feet in 1974. Ben Kingsley and Charlotte Le Bon will join the 50/50 actor in the film, which is set to make its debut in the fall of next year.
While short in length, this first-look trailer sets things up quite brilliantly, and Gordon-Levitt looks to »
- Michael Briers
Sony Pictures has released the first The Walk trailer and poster. Robert Zemeckis' film is based on the true story of the illegal 1974 tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center by high-wire walker Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). This trailer really functions more like an announcement. If you don't know about the film, you'll be intrigued, but choosing to release the first trailer now when the movie is almost a year a way is basically saying, "See you in the awards hunt next year, kids!" That's not to say it will be a bad movie, and at the very least, the dizzying heights will probably be worth the IMAX 3D ticket. Hit the jump to check out The Walk trailer and poster. The film also stars Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Clément Sibony and César Domboy. The Walk opens in 2D, »
- Matt Goldberg
The first trailer for "Forrest Gump" director Robert Zemeckis’ "The Walk" reminds us that the film will be presented in "3D!" and "IMAX 3D!" because this ain’t your pappa’s tightrope-walking biopic. No sir. This one’s going to be big! And, with just a few seconds of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the shoes of expert balancer Philippe Petit, that larger-than-life hype fits the bill. Even in YouTube form, the trailer will leave acrophobics clutching their seats. "The Walk" recreates Petit’s headline-making, totally illegal tightrope walk across the World Trade Center towers in 1974. Previously documented in "Man on Wire" — and pretty darn well — Zemeckis’ versions casts Gordon-Levitt as the death-defying Frenchman, with Ben Kingsley, Ben Schwartz, James Badge Dale, and "The Hundred-Foot Journey" star Charlotte Le Bon rounding out the cast. Whether it’ll be an award caliber take isn’t teased in this first trailer. The music certainly swells like it’s important. »
- Matt Patches
Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis, the man behind such classics as the Back to The Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Forrest Gump and Cast Away returns with the upcoming fall 2015 drama The Walk. The director will recreate the infamous August 7, 1974 high-wire walk between the two World Trade Center towers as performed by Philippe Petit. Sony has released the first trailer, which teases the first thrilling footage featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The Walk is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan.
Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy, the team set out »
Robert Zemeckis is tackling the story of tightrope walker Philipe Petit, a story that was recently told in James Marsh's Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire, which currently sits with a 100% rating on RottenTomatoes. It's an interesting act to follow as you would think the only reason to dramatize the story would be if you could tell it any better... well can hec The film is titled The Walk and Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Petit with co-stars James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Charlotte Le Bon, Clement Sibony and Cesar Domboy. Here's the official synopsis: Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man 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 »
- Brad Brevet
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