Disney Consumer Products has announced that they will unveil products inspired by the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens through an unprecedented 18-hour long live YouTube stream of unboxing videos. Pretty insane. Watch the video announcement and read the full star wars toys unboxing press release after the jump now.
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There’s no doubt that Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential and iconic directors working today. Spielberg has dabbled in everything from war dramas like Saving Private Ryan, historical dramas like The Color Purple, thrillers like Jaws, sci-fi classics like E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and the action adventure trilogy featuring Indiana Jones.
Now all those films and more from the filmmaker’s extensive filmography will be returning to theaters, thanks to an entire month of tribute screenings that are happening all throughout the month of September for a little event series that the Alamo Drafthouse is hosting called Septemberg. Get more details on the Alamo Drafthouse Steven Spielberg programming after the jump! Read More »
“We’re Going Back,” a 30th Anniversary Back to the Future celebration has been announced for Los Angeles, taking place October 21st – 25th 2015. The festivities will include:
- Back to the Future tour of the Universal Studios backlot with special guests
- A Screening of Back to the Future II
- The original hoverboard stunt team and actual members of Griff’s gang will let your ride on a hoverboard rig like used in the movie
- Old West style BBQ dinner and a Screening of Back to the Future, Part III with surprises
- Ride the actual diesel locomotive that smashed the time machine at the end of the third film
- The World Premiere of the documentary “Back In Time,” and the Director’s cut of the documentary “OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean!”
- A screen used props and rare Back to the Future memorabilia auction
- An outdoor screening of Back to the Future III
- Tour of the original filming locations from Back to the Future
- Attend the world’s most accurate, immersive recreation of the iconic “Enchantment under the Sea” dance with the cast and crew of the trilogy and rock out with the “Flux Capacitors,” featuring Marvin Berry.
- The most intimate, celebrity moderated, “Back to the Future” discussion panels and presentations
- A screening of Back to the Future outside the “Twin Pines” mall, aka Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry, CA, with celebrities, movie vehicles and the return of the “Flux Capacitors” band for a very special finale.
All this and more. Tickets cost $800 for the full 5 days
, or you can purchase tickets to the individual days. Read the full press release, after the jump.
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A big emerging trend in gaming is the concept of an Escape Room, a cooperative game that puts you with a group working together to solve puzzles to escape a carefully designed puzzle of a room before a certain time.Paramount Pictures and Skydance have announced they are teaming with AMX and IMC to launch escape rooms at four theaters in major cities around the United States to promote the upcoming release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Seems like a perfect match to me.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it… The Mission: Impossible Room Escape will only be at all of these theaters for a two day time period, and considering each team will get 20 minutes in the room, there will likely be limited availability — so reserve your tickets now! Read the full Mission Impossible Escape Room press release after the jump.
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Last night at the Hollywood Bowl, the record was broken for the largest Back to the Future screening. An estimated crowd of over 16,000 people watched the film on the big screen, accompanied by live orchestration.
As you know, I’m a huge Back to the Future fan, so of course I was in attendance for the monumental event. After the jump you can find more information, alongside my thoughts and also some photos and video of the event.
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No, we haven’t time-travelled back to 1980 but yes, The Empire Strikes Back is back in the box office top ten in the United Kingdom. The reason? Secret Cinema kicked off their latest event, centered on the classic Star Wars sequel, earlier this week. With a Thursday to Sunday gross of $470,000, the Irvin Kershner-directed film came in #8 at the UK box office. Read more about The Empire Strikes Back box office return. Read More »
This month marks the 60th anniversary one of Disney’s most beloved animated films, Lady and the Tramp. As part of the celebration, D23 – the official fan club of Disney – is hosting an event called Fanniversary. In the past, this has been an event you go to in person but this year they’re trying something different. They’re bringing Fanniversary to you.
From June 12-14, D23 will be constantly uploading new videos, images and more related to Lady and the Tramp so fans can enjoy and learn about the film in a whole new way, on their own time.
So what kind of content are we talking about? How about we show you! /Film has an exclusive clip from one of the videos that’ll be online over the weekend, which shows some of the archival research that went into the event as well as some awesome original sketches and animation from the film. Check out our Lady and the Tramp behind the scenes clip below. Read More »
Forty years ago this weekend, no one knew movie history was about about to change. The date was June 1, 1975. A movie called Jaws, by the young filmmaker Steven Spielberg, was about to be released. 260 million dollars later, the era of the blockbuster had been born.
To celebrate this landmark anniversary, Fathom Events is teaming with Universal Pictures to re-release Jaws in select theaters for two days only, Sunday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 24. Below, read about the Jaws anniversary re-release. Read More »
Craig Drake‘s work can stop you in your tracks. Drake uses what feels like a bare minimum of elements to perfectly represent his subject in a striking and distinctive way. You might call it “minimalist,” but that would be a discredit to the energy contained in each piece.
In 2014, Drake had a very-well received solo show at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles. A few of the pieces even made my best of the year list. This year, the did a follow up show that contained even more beautiful work based on properties we all know and love. Stuff like Star Wars, Tron, Kill Bill, Akira, Pulp Fiction and more. Below, check out images from the latest Craig Drake Solo Show. Read More »