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Image Comics has unveiled a slew of new creator-owned titles today at Image Expo, and we’ve got the full details for you right here…
In this new direction for Invincible, Mark suddenly finds himself without powers. Back home… but aware of everything he’s lived through. What does he change, who can he save… and how will he deal with his father now that he knows what’s coming?
The Invincible reboot will begin with issue #124 and is set to launch on October 21 and will retain the same creative team with The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman and art by Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, and Jean-Francois Beaulieu.
Codename Baboushka: The Conclave Of Death
- Gary Collinson
When was the time you first felt that movies made from real life could be more entertaining, powerful and profound than fiction? For me it was seeing Hoop Dreams upon its release in 1994. At the time Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction were the rage, breaking new ground in Hollywood with their respective use of special effects and postmodern non-linear narrative. Compared to the four decade sweep and CGI-spangled splendor of Forrest Gump's American epic, Hoop Dreams relies on grainy video to track four years in the lives of William Gates and Arthur Agee, two high school basketball stars in pursuit of their American Dream to play in the NBA.>> - Kevin B. Lee »
In a new interview with Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Flight, Cast Away), the director was asked about his "Back to the Future" trilogy and how he would feel if Hollywood tried to reboot the franchise. "Oh, God no," said Zemeckis, who owns the rights to the "Back to the Future" films along with co-writer Bob Gale. "That can't happen until both Bob and I are dead. And then I'm sure they'll do it, unless there's a way our estates can stop it." He continued: "To me, that's outrageous. Especially since it's a good movie. It's like saying 'Let's remake 'Citizen Kane.' Who are we going to get to play Kane?' What folly, what insanity is that? Why would anyone do that?" Gale has previously rejected the idea as well. "The idea of making another 'Back to the Future' movie without Michael J. Fox, that's like saying, »
Not all Hollywood blockbusters are about rampaging dinosaurs, time-traveling cyborgs or spandex-clad heroes.
Some big-budget movies get by just fine focusing on real-life moments of danger and drama. "Apollo 13" is one of those films.
Released 20 years ago today on June 30, 1995, here are 20 things you need to know about how director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks worked to deliver one of the best space movies in the history of always.
1. It may be one of the most iconic lines in movie history, but "Houston, we have a problem" isn't exactly what was said during the mission. Jim Lovell actually said, "Houston, we've had a problem." The edit was made for the film because "we've had" implies that the problem is over.
2. On that note, Jim Lovell wasn't the only astronaut to speak that famous line. Jack Swigert first radioed in with "Okay, Houston -- we've had a problem here. »
- Phil Pirrello
When people are asked what Best Picture Oscar races resulted in the wrong film winning over another, two in the past twenty years immediately come to mind. The first was in 1999 when "Shakespeare in Love" beat "Saving Private Ryan" for the gong.
The second and arguably more incredulous though was 2006 when Paul Haggis' racial drama "Crash" beat out Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" for the honor. On the tenth anniversary of the film's release, Lee and producer James Schamus talked to Variety about the making of the film and Schamus explained how he thinks the loss simply came down to the Academy playing it safe:
"You could sense the lack of excitement in Hollywood after the 847th trophy was picked up, and I could tell that a lot of folks felt there was a safe political narrative (with 'Crash'). The day the Oscar ballots closed, I gathered everyone at the »
- Garth Franklin
Written by Nic Pizzolatto
Directed by Justin Lin
Airs Sundays at 9pm (Et) on HBO
Near the midway point of the first season of True Detective, Nic Pizzolatto became the de facto face of the show. A writer who clearly wanted to take most of the credit for one of the most popular shows on television, Pizzolatto gave off an air of entitlement throughout that season’s last few episodes and then continued to give interviews in which comparing himself to the second coming would have been one of the humbler comments included, deflecting praise to the rest of the team responsible for the gorgeous establishing shots or murky Southern murder mysteries. These details aren’t laid out to place all the blame on Pizzolatto for the average opening episode of True Detective season two, but it does seem as »
- Whitney McIntosh
Lightning strikes a clock tower at the climax of a high-stakes, high-octane cinematic sequence. Bullies run after our 17-year-old hero in a thrilling skateboard chase scene. A late-night test drive fills us with wonder as we first see a DeLorean travel through time, leaving behind trails of fire. These memorable scenes of “Back to the Future” shine their brightest on the big screen — and with big sound. That’s the thinking behind Film Concerts Live!, a partnership of two music artist agencies that is screening movies accompanied by orchestras performing the film’s score live. After screenings of “Home Alone” and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” with live music, Film Concerts Live! is joining the 2015 “Back to the Future” festivities with screenings that spotlight the score by Alan Silvestri (whose film music resume also includes “The Avengers” and “Forrest Gump”). Silvestri wrote about 20 minutes of new music for the concert series, »
- Emily Rome
Mary Ellen Trainor, best known for her performances as Stephanie Woods in the Lethal Weapon movies and Mrs. Walsh in The Goonies, died on May 20 in her Montecito, California home, The New York Times reported yesterday. She was 62. The case of death was due to complications with pancreatic cancer, as confirmed by Trainor's friend Kathleen Kennedy on Monday. In addition to her roles in the movies mentioned above, the actress is also remembered for her acting turns in Die Hard, The Monster Squad, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II. She also had a recurring role in the TV series "Roswell," which ran from 1999-2002. Before her acting career, Trainor served as a producer's assistant, on films such as Big Wednesday, Hardcore and Steven Spielberg's 1941, where she met her future husband Robert Zemeckis. She would go on to have small roles-to-cameos in a number of her husband's movie, including Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future Part II, »
- Will Ashton
Marion Cotillard, Brad Pitt unite for untitled war thriller for Robert Zemeckis from writer Steven Knight, who will also write Pitt’s upcoming World War Z sequel. Marion Cotillard, Brad Pitt unite for war thriller
The 39-year-old actress is in talks to join the 51-year-old hunk in the upcoming romantic drama, set during World War II, which will be directed by ‘Forrest Gump‘ and ‘Back to the Future‘ filmmaker Robert Zemeckis.
The as-yet untitled film has been penned by screenwriter Steven Knight – who has previously worked on ‘Dirty Pretty Things‘ and the TV series ‘Peaky Blinders‘ – and will follow the two characters who play assassins, who fall in love while trying to assassinate a German ambassador.
However, the movie is set to feature a major twist, with the Hollywood Reporter stating the couple marry, »
- Paul Heath
Mary Ellen Trainor, a fixture of 1980s movies such as Lethal Weapon and Romancing The Stone, died last month at the age of 62.Trainor, who was born in San Francisco, studied broadcast journalism at San Diego State, where she was a college roommate with future Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy. While studying, she was offered a spot as a radio personality for a local station and eventually went on to become station editor at Kcbs.She moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and started her career in film and television as a production assistant. She also met and married Robert Zemeckis, appearing in several of his films. Her first screen appearance, though, was a small role on an episode of Cheers. Film-wise, her big break was in Zemeckis’ Romancing The Stone where she played Kathleen Turner’s sister, Elaine. From there she would become a stalwart character performer in movies such as The Goonies, »
Mary Ellen Trainor, a character actress who appeared in "Die Hard," "The Goonies" and "Lethal Weapon," died on May 20 at the age of 62. The news was confirmed yesterday by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, a longtime friend.
Trainor started out in the movie business as a producer's assistant, which is how she met her eventual husband, the director Robert Zemeckis. After they married in 1980, Zemeckis cast her in "Romancing the Stone" as Kathleen Turner's kidnapped sister.
She went on to appear in some of the biggest movies of the 1980s. Trainor played Mikey and Brand's mom in "The Goonies," police psychiatrist Stephanie Woods in "Lethal Weapon" and its sequels, and a reporter in "Die Hard." She also worked with her husband on "Back to the Future II" and "Forrest Gump," and logged television credits including "Relativity" and "Roswell."
Trainor and Zemeckis had a son, Alex, but divorced in 2000. As her acting career waned, »
- Kelly Woo
Mary Ellen Trainor, an accomplished feature-film actress best known for appearing in The Goonies as well as all four Lethal Weapon flicks, died on May 20 at her home in Montecito, California, according to Entertainment Weekly. A lifelong friend of Trainor's, Kathleen Kennedy (also president of Lucasfilm), told reporters that the actress died of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 62 and had a career that spanned nearly three decades. Trainor got her acting start in 1983, with a spot on Cheers. She shifted over to the big screen a year later, reportedly at the suggestion of Michael Douglas, for a role in Robert Zemeckis's Romancing the Stone. Trainor had married Zemeckis in 1980, and after Stone, the two would continue to collaborate on such projects as Back to the Future Part II and Forrest Gump. (They divorced in 2000.) Other credits include roles in Die Hard, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, Death »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Mary Ellen Trainor, best known for her role as the psychologist in the “Lethal Weapon” films, died from pancreatic cancer at her home in Montecito, Calif. last month. She was 62. Trainor was married to director Robert Zemeckis for 20 years and appeared in several of his films … including “Romancing the Stone” and “Forrest Gump.” They divorced in 2000. Her other notable roles were as Mrs. Walsh in “The Goonies,” as well as small roles in “Scrooged,” “Die Hard, »
- TMZ Staff
Mary Ellen Trainor, the actress known for her role as Mrs. Walsh in the classic film “The Goonies,” died at her home in Montecito, California, on May 20. She was 62. Trainor also appeared in all four “Lethal Weapon” films as police psychiatrist Stephanie Woods, who counseled Det. Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) on how best to handle his off-the-rails partner, Det. Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson). Trainor married writer and director Robert Zemeckis in 1980, appearing in several of his films, including “Back to the Future Part II,” “Death Becomes Her” and “Forrest Gump.” The two divorced in 2000. Also Read: 'Goonies' Star Sean Astin. »
- Joe Otterson
Veteran character actress Mary Ellen Trainor has died, aged 62.
Trainor passed away at her Montecito, California home in May.
Trainor was married to filmmaker Robert Zemeckis between 1980 and 2000, and in that time had roles in many of his biggest hit films.
Trainor and ex-husband Zemeckis had one child together, a son named Alexander.
Her memorial service will be held in Montecito on June 19. »
The San Francisco-born Trainor moved in 1980 to Los Angeles, where she married director Zemeckis and discovered her calling as an actress. She began a distinguished career in television and film, beginning with the role of Elaine in “Romancing the Stone” and Mrs. Walsh in “The Goonies.” She also appeared in all four “Lethal Weapon” movies, “Die Hard,” “Scrooged,” “Ghostbusters II,” “Back to the Future Part II,” “Forrest Gump,” and racked up scores of television appearances, including leading roles in “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” and “Relativity.”
While studying broadcast journalism at San Diego State, Mary Ellen was discovered by a radio station manager and asked to be an on-air personality for Ksdo. Her talents soon earned her a position at Kcbs as station editor, paving »
- Carmel Dagan
The San Francisco-born Trainor moved in 1980 to Los Angeles, where she married director Robert Zemeckis and discovered her calling as an actress. She started a career in television and film, beginning with the role of Elaine in “Romancing the Stone” and Mrs. Walsh in “The Goonies.” She also appeared in all four “Lethal Weapon” movies, “Die Hard,” “Scrooged,” “Ghostbusters II,” “Back to the Future Part II,” “Forrest Gump,” the 2003 “Freaky Friday” and racked up scores of television appearances, including leading roles in “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” and “Relativity.”
While studying broadcast journalism at San Diego State, she was discovered by a radio station manager and asked to be an on-air personality for Ksdo. She soon earned a position at Kcbs as station editor, »
- Carmel Dagan
While today’s fairly huge news that Brad Pitt will be starring in an original film to debut on Netflix may have spurred some to wonder what happened to his spy movie with Robert Zemeckis, fear not. Variety reports that Oscar winner Marion Cotillard is in talks to star opposite Pitt in the Forrest Gump and Back to the Future director’s secretive, untitled picture for Paramount, New Regency, and Graham King, and they’ve also got details on exactly when this thing will get in front of cameras. We learned in February that Pitt and Zemeckis were teaming up for a “sweeping romantic thriller” scripted by Locke and Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight, and many assumed that this would be Pitt’s next movie after shooting Adam McKay’s financial crisis ensemble drama The Big Short. However, Pitt will be shooting his Netflix satirical comedy War Machine this August, »
- Adam Chitwood
The highly-anticipated film from director Robert Zemeckis dramatises Petit's real-life quest to tight rope walk across New York's World Trade Centre towers.
The actual event took place in 1974, decades before the towers were brought down in the September 11 terror attacks.
Twelve people have walked on the moon. Only one has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), is aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, who overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the master 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, The Walk is genuine big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. It is also one of the more rare live-action films that is a PG-rated, all-audience entertainment for moviegoers 8 to 80 – and a true story to boot. »
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