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In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.
If Back to the Future, with its 30th anniversary this week and much Secret Cinema loving of late, has become one of the most celebrated '80s movies, it's fair to say, ahem, time hasn't been as kind to its second sequel, released at the turn of the '90s.
Back to the Future Part III, wisdom suggests, is where Marty and Doc limped out of their time travels. Filmed at the same time as Back to the Future Part II, and released the following year after a big cinema teaser trailer at the end of the sequel, it's often seen as a cash-in - the original "let's make every franchise a trilogy" misstep.
Just look at those collective review scores: a shabby 55 compared to the first's 86 on Metacritic. »
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
Choosing a favourite video game of all-time is an extremely difficult task, but if push came to shove, a huge percentage of gamers out there would select Final Fantasy VII as their all-time favourite. Japanese role playing games were already successful to a point, but it was the seventh instalment of the series that popularized the genre worldwide and changed the landscape of gaming forever.
Few games have evoked such a loyal and devoted (kind words for obsessive and borderline psychotic) following. So, naturally, talk of a potential Ffvii remake has consumed RPG message boards constantly since the game’s release in 1997. Despite the steady stream of spinoff movies and games that the original title generated, many had still given up hope that a remake would ever become a reality. The release of a HD update for the PS4 seemed to be the closest we’d ever get, short of »
- David Opie
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this terrific Tuesday? Learn new, little-known facts about Superman in a handy infographic, check out all of the Inside Out Pixar Easter Eggs and watch an alternate version of the brutal Game of Thrones finale. We also have a very 'drunk' look at the Terminator Genisys trailer. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Terminator Genisys Drunk Robots Trailer
On last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a "never before seen" trailer debuted for Terminator Genisys, which adds a new wrinkle to the franchise: What if these Terminators were drunk? Jimmy Kimmel explains that these machines are "more human than ever before," cutting together actual footage from the movie, with scenes of »
Normally, I'm not one to brag, but I would like to say right off the bat, I think I did pretty well with my must-see list last month. Of my five official picks -- Spy, Jurassic World, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Dope and Inside Out -- the closest I got to suggesting you see a movie people generally didn't like was Jurassic World, which has broken all sorts of box office records and sits at a "fresh" 71% on Rotten Tomatoes. Not that box office results or Rotten Tomatoes are the ultimate barometers of quality, but I have to base this off something, rightc Personally I didn't much care for the new Jurassic film aside from a few scenes of enormous spectacle, but others found plenty to like in it. I also ended up seeing Dope twice -- that one might be my favorite movie so far this »
- Jordan Benesh
The Minions exploded onto Irish screens this weekend (read our review here), and it’s safe to say they made quite the impact, taking 57.5% of the total weekend sale, racking up an impressive opening haul of €1, 245, 657. This puts Minions as the number movie at the Irish box office, as well as the fourth highest opening movie of the year in this country so far, behind Jurassic World (with €1.38m), Avengers: Age of Ultron (€1.35m), and Fifty Shades of Grey (€ 1.34m). Also, in its first week, Minion has already become Ireland’s fourth biggest animation of all time, trailing behind Shrek 3 (€1.81m), Shrek 2 (€1.68m), and Toy Story 3 (€1.26m). Not bad for a bunch of yellow guys who can’t string a coherent sentence together. »
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As we told you yesterday, the box office projections for first and second place this weekend were very close. They just weren’t close enough to knock Jurassic World out of the top spot. Universal is reporting a third-weekend estimate of $54.2 million for its blockbuster, or a drop of 49%. For those keeping track, that makes this the third weekend in a row that the dinosaurs have ruled the box office – another impressive feat to add to Jurassic World’s giant list of accomplishments. Assuming chart positions do not change when final numbers are released on Monday, why is a third weekend in first place so impressive? It’s an achievement that few films reach during the summer months. That’s because the summer schedule is designed to give big titles a maximum of two weekends to shine before the next potential blockbuster comes up to bat. In the past decade »
- Nicole Pedersen
Jurassic World took the #1 weekend box-office spot for the third week in a row with $54.2M off a -49% week-over-week drop, just allowing it to fend off Disney's Inside Out, which made $52.1M on a -42.4% decline. With $32.9M in 3,442 theaters Ted 2, however, didn't really make a run at the spot, making less than even the most pessimistic pundits had placed it. Universal's own estimates had the film at $45M - $50M making Ted 2 the second Seth MacFarlane film to under-perform for them. A Million Ways to Die in the West opened in 3,158 venues on May 30 of last year to a still-surprisingly low $16.8M weekend. Ted 2 has a B+ CinemaScore.Included in the Universal report is another Jurassic World record. The film also crossed the $500M mark domestically, the fastest any film has done that, crossing the milestone in 17 days (6/12/2015 - 6/28/2015). The previous record holder, Marvel's The Avengers, »
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“Minions” – World Premiere, Shrine AUditorium, Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, June 27, 2015 The story of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock of The Blind Side, The Heat), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, »
June continues to offer up a bounty of box office entertainment entering its final frame. In the last two weeks we’ve seen Jurassic World overturn nearly every record in its path, including the biggest opening weekend ($208.8 million), second weekend ($106.5), first full week ($296.2), the fastest film to $400 million domestic (10 days), and fastest to $1 billion worldwide (13 days). That would typically be enough excitement for one month, but last weekend Inside Out also gave us the highest opening ever for a non-sequel ($90.4 million) and the second-highest opening for Pixar, behind Toy Story 3. So how will this record-defying month end? With a win for Inside Out, a roar from Jurassic World, and a whimper from Seth MacFarlane. For the second Friday in a row, Inside Out was North America’s number one film. At least for now. With an estimated $14.9 million on its eighth day in theatres, the Pixar feature came out barely ahead of Jurassic World, »
- Nicole Pedersen
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »
- Michelle McCue
Strangely dropping a press release on a historic day where the nation's attention is elsewhere, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their annual list of new member invitees this morning. For those who criticize the makeup of the Academy there was some good news and the stark realization the organization still has a long way to go. The Academy has spent the last eight to 10 years attempting to diversify its membership and this year's class mostly reflects that. There are significantly more invitees of Asian and African-American descent, but the male to female disparity is still depressing. Out of the 25 potential new members of the Actor's Branch only seven are women. And, no, there isn't really an acceptable way for the Academy to spin that sad fact. Additionally, It's important to realize the 322 people noted in the release have only been invited to join Hollywood's most exclusive club. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Pixar's newest movie Inside Out has surpassed even the most optimistic box office expectations by grossing over $120 million since it hit theaters last weekend. It also has an astonishing 98 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes, making it Pixar's most acclaimed work since Toy Story 3 in 2010.
Now we have a question for you: What is the single best Pixar movie? They have made 15 since Toy Story came out 20 years ago. Feel free to vote for a beloved classic like Wall-e and Finding Nemo, a lesser-loved work like A Bug's Life or »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos.
Among the invitees are David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Felicity Jones, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Bong Joon-ho, Justin Lin and Francois Ozon. The Academy has been reaching out to women, foreign-born artists and people of various races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.
Accusations of Academy bigotry surfaced yet again in January when the list of Oscar nominees included Caucasians in all 20 acting categories, and few women or racial minorities among the other categories. Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of “Selma” had seemed like strong contenders, giving many people hopes of breakthroughs. After initial anger at the Acad, activists began to shift their protests to industry hiring practices. For example, 323 films were eligible for 2014 awards — which means AMPAS should theoretically »
- Tim Gray
The bawdy comedy about a teddy bear who enjoys such simple pleasures as bong rips, cold ones and “Law and Order” marathons will likely earn $50 million when it debuts across 3,441 theaters. That’s in line with the $54 million that the first “Ted” generated when it hit screens in 2012. The sequel cost $85 million to produce and was co-financed by Media Rights Capital. It brings back stars Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg, but cycles in Amanda Seyfried for Mila Kunis.
“Ted 2’s” likely success continues Universal Pictures’ torrid streak at the multiplexes. With the year hovering at midpoint, the studio has already rolled out “Furious 7,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Jurassic World,” a box office Indominus rex that set »
- Brent Lang
Photo: Disney / Pixar Pixar's Inside Out enjoyed the largest opening weekend for an original property, animated, live-action or otherwise, this past weekend and before the film was ever released I had a chance to sit down with director and screenwriter Pete Docter and the film's producer Jonas Rivera to largely discuss the ins and outs of turning this movie from a seedling of an idea Docter had back in 2009 to the feature film audiences are eating up in theaters right now. How does a movie go from merely being a story about the emotions inside the head of an 11-year-old girl to being the complex, yet simply understood, logic machine Docter and his team of story writers, animators, artists and technical advisors conceivedc What was the thinking behind the fluffy skin of the animated emotionsc How did hand-drawn animation actually help the CG productionc And I have a question about »
- Brad Brevet
Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out climbed to the top of the historical box office charts last weekend with the biggest opening for an original movie in history, topping the previous No. 1 original movie, Avatar, by more than $13 million, with over $90 million in domestic box office alone.
Directed by Pete Docter (Up and Monsters, Inc.), and featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and Phyllis Smith, Inside Out took in an estimated $132 million globally, with many significant markets yet to open. The film is the second highest Pixar opening of all time, behind 2010’s Toy Story 3, and continues to be well received among audiences and critics alike.
Check out our kid-written review right here!
About The Movie: Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out ventures inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, where five Emotions are hard at work in Headquarters, led by optimist Joy, whose mission is to keep Riley happy. »
- Mike Tyrkus
Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out heads to the top with the biggest opening for an original movie in history, topping the previous No. 1 original movie, Avatar, by more than $13 million, with $90,440,272 million in domestic box office opening weekend. The film opened Friday, June 19.
Directed by Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”), and featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling and Phyllis Smith, Inside Out took in an estimated $132 million globally, with many significant markets yet to open. The film is the second highest Pixar opening of all time, behind 2010’s Toy Story 3, and continues to be well received among audiences and critics alike.
“Inside Out” has an “A” Cinemascore. The movie is at 98 percent on rottentomatoes.com. “Inside Out” was the highest-grossing Disney•Pixar movie of all time in Russia. Friday box office for “Inside Out” ($34.2 M) made it the second largest opening day for Pixar, »
- Michelle McCue
Just a massive weekend as Jurassic World continued its dominance, scoring $106.5 million becoming only the second movie ever to take in more than $100 million in its second weekend, and topping The Avengers previous second best weekend number ($103 million). Jurassic World is now up to $402.8 million domestically, the third movie this year to cross $400 million along with Avengers: Age of Ultron, while Furious 7 hovers just above $350 million. Meanwhile, Jurassic World is also the fastest to ever cross the $400 million mark. If you were wondering, only one film last year managed to even cross $350 million domestically, American Sniper, and it made all but $873,667 of its $350.1 million in 2015 so while it's technically a 2014 release, it made pretty much all of its money in 2015. With Jurassic World dropping only 49% in its second weekend that's a shade less than the 50.3% drop The Avengers experienced in 2012, and it's now well on its way to besting The Avengers in every way. »
- Brad Brevet
The companies have announced Jt Hilversum as the second Dolby Cinema location in the Netherlands, six months after Dolby Cinema opened one of its first theatres at Jt Eindhoven.
Jt Hilversum will officially open to the public when it hosts the Netherlands premiere of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out on July 15, which will also screen via the Dolby Vision laser projection system at Jt Bioscopen’s Jt Eindhoven site.
“Dolby Cinema delivers an amazing, unforgettable experience making Jt Hilversum the perfect location to host the Netherlands premiere of Inside Out,” said Doug Darrow, svp of the Cinema Business Group at Dolby Laboratories. “Audiences will be captivated by the unprecedented imagery and unparalleled sound that will transport them into the story in a unique and powerful way.”
Dolby Cinema features the Dolby Vision projection system, an optics and image processing technology that masters content at a far higher brightness level than most systems, as well as »
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