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Photo: Walt Disney Pictures Entertainment Weekly has released several new images from upcoming 2015 releases including the likes of some artwork from Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens as seen directly above as well as pics from Ted 2, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Furious 7, Jurassic World and many more. Full disclosure, just from looking at these pictures I wouldn't have been able to figure out what some of them are from, but lucky for you this isn't a "Guess the Movies" installment. Here's a look at several of the new pictures along with a little commentary of my own over the course of the next couple pages. I would have guessed this first picture below was for a Baby Mama sequel I didn't yet know existed -- in which case I'd have yelled, "Whoop whoop!" -- but alas, it's for a film called Sisters (previously known as The Nest »
- Jordan Benesh
To celebrate the release of the acclaimed Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones – which is out in the UK on New Year’s Day – the folks at Universal have kindly supplied us with a gift pack featuring a Name a Star pack and a telescope. So, if you fancy yourself as a bit of an astronomer, read on for details of how to enter…
See Also: Read our review of The Theory of Everything here
The Theory of Everything is directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire) and also stars Emily Watson (War Horse), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), Charlie Cox (Stardust), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones), Tom Prior (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones), Maxine Peake (Silk) and Adam Godley (Breaking Bad).
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- Gary Collinson
Explore Stephen Hawking’s contributions to our understanding of the universe with renowned astrophysicist and host of Cosmos Neil deGrasse Tyson in a new featurette from Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture The Theory Of Everything.
Based on the extraordinary true story of Jane Wilde & Stephen Hawking, the new drama starring Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones, both nominated in Best Acting categories by the Golden Globes and SAG, is now playing in cinemas. (Trailer)
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he »
- Michelle McCue
Les Arcs, French Alps– Nataliya Kudryashova’s “Pioneer Heroes” was named best work-in-progress at Les Arcs Film Festival’s 1950 Coproduction Village.
“Heroes was pitched along with nine other movies; the best work-in-progress award is sponsored by Digimage and includes 6,000 Euros’ worth in post-production services.
“The Voice” from Hungarian director Gyorgy Palfi nabbed Arte’s international prize for the best project in development.
One of the 26 projects pitched at Les Arcs, “The Voice” is an English-language movie following a thirtysomething Hungarian journalist on the trail of his father, who disappeared in the ’70s after being involved in a secret military research project for the U.S. government. Palfi compared the movie to “Man on Wire.”
Like most directors presenting their projects at Les Arcs, Palfi has a track record in the arthouse world. His last movie, “Free Fall,” won three awards (best director, special jury prize and label Europe Cinemas prizes) at Karlovy Vary. »
- Elsa Keslassy
Whether you want to immerse yourself in the world of birds, bees, baseball or backup singers, Netflix has a documentary for you. Missed "Man on Wire"? It's on there.
Here are films that changed the world, righted wrongs, pinpointed a moment in history, or simply shone a light on a previously unknown subset of society. (Availability subject to change. Films are unrated, except as noted.)
1. "20 Feet from Stardom" (2013) PG-13
2. "The Act of Killing" (2012)
The director invited killers -- men who took part in the horrific purge that left more than 500,000 dead in Indonesia in the 1960s -- to reenact their crimes on film, resulting in a bizarre look inside the mind of men capable of mass murder.
3. "The Battered Bastards of Baseball" (2014)
Two filmmakers pay homage to their grandfather, »
- Sharon Knolle
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 »
Many remakes of documentaries are announced but very few wind up being made. The Walk is the latest exception, as we at least got sight this week of some footage in a teaser trailer for the Robert Zemeckis film, which is basically a redo of James Marsh‘s Oscar-winning 2008 doc Man on Wire. Both are based on Philippe Petit‘s autobiographical book about his famous tightrope walk between the Twin Towers in New York City. Man on Wire is told by Petit and others with archival and reenactment material thrillingly illustrating the unbelievable story. The Walk stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the French funambulist, and this new fully dramatized version is going to play in IMAX 3D. Maybe it will play like an acted-out rehash what we’ve already seen done quite well in the doc, but from the teaser it looks like Sony (via TriStar Pictures) is selling this more for the spectacle. The »
- Christopher Campbell
From director Robert Zemeckis comes a take on the story of Phillippe Petit, the man who did a high wire walk between the Twin Tower
It's still just under a year away, but the first trailer for director Robert Zemeckis' next film has just landed. It's his second live action project in a row, following the successful Flight, and this time it's a dramatisation of the story told in the excellent documentary Man On Wire.
The Walk is the name of the film, and it's about Phillippe Petit's high wire walk between the two towers of the World Trade Center back in August 1974. Based on Petit's book - that Zemeckis has adapted with Christopher Browne - The Walk stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead role. He's then joined in the cast by Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale and Ben Schwartz.
The Walk arrives in cinemas next October and you »
Here’s a surprise from Sony that wasn’t forcefully revealed by hackers: A first-look teaser for The Walk, the debut feature from Tom Rothman’s revived Sony-based TriStar Productions, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as real life high wire artist Philippe Petit. Robert Zemeckis directs the 3D experiential film set in 1974, when Frenchman Petit attempted a daring cross of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, gravity and arrogance his only nemeses. Well, they were simpler times. Petit’s story was immortalized in the Oscar-winning 2008 documentary Man On Wire.
Gordon-Levitt most recently hit the big screen in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and taps a background in gymnastics and add a Petit accent for The Walk, which marks Zemeckis’ latest directorial effort after Flight. Zemeckis co-scripted with Christopher Browne based on Petit’s memoirs and is also producing with ImageMovers’ Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey. Sony has set an October 2, 2015 release. »
- Jen Yamato
A trailer for The Walk has been revealed.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt balances precariously on the roof of a skyscraper in the clip.
The film, originally titled To Reach the Clouds, tells the true story of highwire walker Philippe Petit's walk between the twin towers of New York City's World Trade Centre.
The story previously inspired 2008 documentary Man On Wire.
Gordon-Levitt has been working with Neil Gaiman on the Sandman screenplay. »
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
Directed by James Marsh (this year's "Theory of Everything"), the original "Man on Wire" told the story of amazing French artist Philippe Petit who, in 1974, walked a high-wire between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Petit in "The Walk," which costars Ben Kingsley and will be released in 3D and IMAX by Sony on October 2, 2015. The film wrapped shooting in Montreal in August, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Petit's feat. Here's the official synopsis, which promises "innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry": "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. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's high-wire-walk between the Twin towers in 1974 has already being brought to the big screen with the wonderful documentary Man On Wire, but next year Robert Zemeckis will be bringing us a dramatic re-telling of the amazing feat, from it's planning to it's execution, in The Walk, with Joseph Gordon Levitt taking on the role of Petit. The first trailer has come online, and while it's teaser in every sense of the word, it does a fantastic job of capturing the wonder of what Petit pulled off. Check it out below. Released: 2nd October 2015 »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
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
The story of Philippe Petit is a familiar one to many cinema fans, as the tale of the man who walked along a net-free tightrope between the World Trade Centre towers in 1974 was chronicled in the 2008 documentary Man on Wire. Not content with James Marsh’s recounting of the events, however, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis recently announced that he would be telling the tale himself in fictionalised form. Based on Petit’s book To Walk the Clouds, Zemeckis also co-wrote the screenplay with Christpher Browne, along with directing it. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was soon cast in the role of Petit, with the supporting cast filled out by Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, and James Badge Dale. The first trailer for the feature, which will play in both 3D and IMAX 3D, has now been released, and can be seen below. The film is set for a Us release on October 2nd, 2015.
- Deepayan Sengupta
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
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. This is the story of that man, Philippe Petit, who pulled off the daring and dangerous stunt back in the 1970s. Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes the starring role in the story that was chronicled in the documentary Man on Wire, but this time it's director Robert Zemeckis dramatizing this infamous tale in The Walk. Beginning with a magnificent opening shot, and sticking with the top of the towers for this teaser trailer, this should be something to behold in IMAX 3D theaters. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Robert Zemeckis' The Walk from Sony Pictures: Guided by his mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, »
- Ethan Anderton
The superb first trailer has been released for Robert Zemeckis' "The Walk," his narrative biopic of French aerialist Philippe Petit's high wire walk between the 110-story twin towers of New York's World Trade Center in 1974. The attempt was previously covered in the 2008 doco "Man on Wire", but this will be a more straightforward film and will be done in IMAX 3D.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes on the role and Zemeckis' penchant for visual effects are in full display here with the trailer's depiction of Petit on one of the tower rooftops getting an idea of the conditions in which he has to make this attempt. It's an excellent preview with gorgeous music, strong visual scope and feelings of both inspiration and vertigo.
- Garth Franklin
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
If you've seen Man On Wire, the documentary directed so adroitly by The Theory Of Everything's James Marsh, you will already be familiar with tightrope maverick and all-round daredevil Petite Philippe and his World Trade Center-spanning exploits in 1974. Alternatively, you may have read his recollections of the experience in Empire's recent 'What Happened Next?' celebration of man and movie. If you haven't seen either, there's only one thing to keep in mind: don't look down. Never look down. Giving the death-defying feat a fresh big-screen spin is Robert Zemeckis's The Walk. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe, the film has a new teaser to share with the world. Click below to watch it. brightcove.createExperiences();Yes, this film will be shown in 3D and IMAX, a combination that threatens to leave anyone of a sensitive disposition (ie us) a gibbering wreck on the floor. The same may also »
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