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Robert Zemeckis with the cast of Flight Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
After the New York Film Festival Opening Night Gala screening of Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk in 3D, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit with Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Schwartz had to be rescheduled due to the visit of Pope Francis, the Museum of Modern Art in New York announced today, What Lies Beneath: The Films of Robert Zemeckis.
His feature films, including Romancing The Stone, Forrest Gump, The Polar Express, Contact, Used Cars, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Cast Away, A Christmas Carol, Beowulf and Flight (Closing Night Gala selection of the 2012 New York Film Festival) will be shown. On October 3, screenings of Back To The Future, Back To The Future Part II and Back To The Future Part III in succession celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original film's release.
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- Anne-Katrin Titze
Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm on Mars and left behind by his crew, where he must draw upon his ingenuity and wit in order to survive. Enter Ridley Scott and Matt Damon in a film that's Apollo 13 meets Cast Away. For those of you who read the book, you know it's just as entertaining as it sounds! Here's a few images of our hero(es) on Mars, as well as some... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Chris Hemsworth, aka the Sexiest Man Alive, is following his Thor fame with a couple of comedy roles -- "Vacation" and the new "Ghostbusters" reboot -- but he's also making waves in the thriller "In the Heart of the Sea." The movie is based on the real-life story of the sinking of the whaleship Essex, which inspired the novel "Moby-Dick," and it's headed to theaters December 11. Ron Howard directed the movie, which stars Chris, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Holland, aka the new Spider-Man.
Entertainment Tonight got a first look behind the scenes and, in the on-set video, Chris talks about the cast's 500-calorie-a-day diet to be convincingly starved on screen. Ron Howard mentions that he talked to Tom Hanks about how to lose weight for a film, since the "Cast Away" star has done that a couple of times now.
Here are a few set photos from the director and »
- Gina Carbone
Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, 2015.
Directed by Fred Wolf.
When happy family man Joe Dirt finds himself transported to the recent past, he begins an epic journey to get back to his loved ones in the present.
It’s been fourteen years now since Joe Dirt came out, during which the film has garnered a small cult following despite the fact that it’s not the greatest comedy to ever hit the sceen. I’ll be the first to admit that while I don’t find the original particularly good, there are some parts that do make me laugh and it’s something I can throw on everyone once in a while. Now here we are in 2015 and for whatever reason we’re getting a sequel that I’m pretty sure nobody asked for. We »
- Jake Peffer
Guitarist shares bittersweet memories of brother Liam on Desert Island Discs, along with a defence of Britpop and New Labour
Cast away on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, Noel Gallagher is to reveal the secret of his relationship with his brother, Liam, and to mount a sturdy defence of the 1990s, the era of BritPop and New Labour.
He will also comment on his use of drugs and on his status as a songwriter, explaining ruefully: “Put it this way, I am not as revered by the press as Thom Yorke or Damon Albarn. That is just a fact.”
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- Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent
The 3D maker’s newly installed president of worldwide cinema believes that studios having figured out the formula for what makes a movie work in the format. He’s predicting that those rose tinted glasses are due for a revival after poorly received 3D offerings like 2010’s “Clash of the Titans” made the extra dimensionality look more like a cash grab than a bold new cinematic experience.
In truth, some of these gains can be traced back to “Gravity,” which recaptured the magic that audiences felt when they saw James Cameron’s “Avatar.” That goodwill translated into strong results for films like “Edge of Tomorrow” and “Godzilla” last summer, and the trend appear to be continuing with the current crop of tentpole releases.
- Brent Lang
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, »
Time to get cracking on that Netflix queue! A whole bunch of titles are about to disappear in July, including movies like Super Troopers, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Cast Away. Even if you're only halfway through June's new movies, it's time to take a break, because this may be your last chance to see She's All That for a while. Check out the full list of movies and shows below! Expiring July 1 Big Fish Big Top Pee-wee Bowling for Columbine Cast Away Cheech and Chong's Next Movie Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Four Weddings and a Funeral Fried Green Tomatoes Harper's Island: The Complete Series Jack Frost Louis C.K.: Hilarious Melrose Place 2.0 Melrose Place (Seasons 1-7) Moonstruck Natural Born Killers: Director's Cut Patton Racing Stripes Seven Years in Tibet She's All That Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Space Cowboys Stephen King »
While it might sound like the crazy idea to make a film all about Tom Hanks’ volleyball pal in Cast Away (hey, someone will do it eventually), Wilson is actually the adaptation of a Daniel Clowes graphic novel that boasts a script by the writer himself. Director Craig Johnson has started shooting and added Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines to the film. The 2010 graphic novel revolves around the titular misanthrope: an opinionated loner who loves his dog but finds people harder to get along with. He tries though, often haranguing total strangers on a variety of subjects. But when his father dies, leaving him completely starved of human relationships, he sets out to find his junkie ex-wife, learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he never knew about, and tries for a last haphazard stab at family life. Harrelson will play Wilson, with Dern his ex-wife. How Greer and »
Read More: 'Changeling,' 'Serena' and More on Netflix This July (Plus Indiewire's Picks) As we often say whenever Netflix announces titles debuting on and leaving their streaming library each month: "Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away." July finds the streaming platform getting rid of some of their biggest titles, including Oscar-winning dramas, blockbuster sequels and cult-comedy favorites. Check out all of the titles leaving Netflix in July below, plus Indiewire's personal picks on what to stream before it's too late. Leaving 7/1 "Big Fish" (2003) "Big Top Pee-wee" (1988) "Bowling for Columbine" (2002) "Cast Away" (2000) "Cheech and Chong's Next Movie" (1980) "Descent" (2007) Indiewire Pick: "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998)Terry Gilliam's 1998 adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's absurd, semi-autobiographical novel will make your heart race from both discomfort and »
- Zack Sharf
Want to revisit "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" before "Terminator: Genisys" opens? Better do it before July 1, when Netflix says "Hasta la vista" to the 1991 sequel.
And start marathoning these TV classics before they go poof: "Leave it to Beaver," "Dragnet," "Mission: Impossible," "Hawaii Five-o," "Magnum P.I.," "Miami Vice," "Knight Rider," "Melrose Place" and "Wings." Also bid goodbye to the Stephen King miniseries "The Stand" (1994) and "The Langoliers" (1995).
Below is a complete list of the movies that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in July 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving July 1
"Beauty and the Beast" Seasons 1- »
- Sharon Knolle
After Interstellar last year, Matt Damon is once again left all alone on a different planet, only in Ridley Scott’s The Martian we’re actually coming to rescue him. So this is pretty much Cast Away, only on Mars instead of an island. If I could get my ticket for The Martian right now and watch […]
If you see a movie for the first time and swear you've heard the score before, it may not be your imagination...
Last month, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (Afm) sued six major studios for reusing film soundtracks in other films without paying the appropriate compensation. It's the kind of news that will make people roll their eyes. Ah yes, they'll say after seeing the headlines. Typical Hollywood. Not even the music's original any more.
But go beyond the headlines about reusing the same music too much and delve into the lawsuit and it reveals an interesting insight into the kind of situations where music does get repeated.
The lawsuit, it soon becomes evident, isn't about the use of music in itself (a quick browse through the soundtracks for the titles in question, such as This Means War or Argo, reveals that they have »
Sending out an S.O.S. to the World. Damon is in another fall sci-fi release with Jessica Chastain, and he's again playing a cast away in space.
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- Christopher Campbell
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. »
Today we have a full 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. 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, »
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 »
- Michelle McCue
Leave it to Robert Zemeckis to make one man balancing on a tightrope more of a visual spectacle than anything else hitting theaters this fall – and that’s including trips to Neverland, future dystopias and Gothic haunted houses. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays French daredevil Philippe Petit in The Walk – and in the new trailer for the pic, adapted from Petit’s book To Reach the Clouds, he appears to have one of the most exciting – and physically demanding – roles of his career.
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, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Robert Zemeckis's The Walk will make its World Premiere as the Opening Night selection of the upcoming 53rd New York Film Festival (September 25 - October 11), which will kick off at Alice Tully Hall. Based on a true story, the film tells the tale of Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the French high-wire artist who achieved the feat of walking between the Twin Towers in 1974. The announcement coincides with the release of a brand new trailer for the film, which you can view below. Along with Levitt the film co-stars James Badge Dale and Ben Kingsley and will hit theaters on Oct. 2. sb id="1529909" height="360" width="640" 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 »
- Brad Brevet
Sony Pictures has released a new The Walk trailer for director Robert Zemeckis’ 3D film about high-wire walker Philippe Petit. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit and revolves around the planning and execution of his daring, illegal 1974 tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. We'll have our thoughts on the trailer up shortly, but we wanted to make it available as quickly as possible. Watch the new The Walk trailer below. The film also stars 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 2nd. Trailer via Sony Pictures. Here’s the official synopsis for The Walk: 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, »
- Collider Staff
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