Ferris Fest

In case you didn’t notice, this year marks the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the classic John Hughes film about one high school kid’s glorious day ditching school with his friends. And if you want to do more than just watch the movie again at home, there’s a way you can commemorate the milestone anniversary with a three-day event called Ferris Fest. However, you’ll only be able to attend if you happen to be in the Chicago area, where the movie was actually filmed, this summer.

Get the details on Ferris Fest after the jump. Read More »

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Harry Potter Concert

For fans of Harry Potter, this year was already going to be a big one. A hopeful new franchise set in the wizarding world will begin with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and there’s a play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on the way as well. Plus, let’s not forget that Universal Studios Hollywood is getting their own Harry Potter attraction.

Now fans have something else to look forward to this year as CineConcerts has announced a new partnership with Warner Bros. to bring a series of Harry Potter concert events to various parts of the country with the first one beginning this summer. Find out more below. Read More »

Pretty in Pink in Theaters

Children of the 80s have been enjoying the celebration of milestone anniversaries for some of their favorite movies form the decade over the past six years, and this year brings another for one of John Hughes‘ beloved movies. Pretty in Pink was released in theaters on February 28th, 1986, which makes next month the 30th anniversary for the film. And in honor of the anniversary, the film starring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer and Andrew McCarthy is coming back to theaters for a two-day event. Get the details on when you can see Pretty in Pink in theaters again below! Read More »

Elders React to The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was shot on 35mm (with one sequence shot on 70mm IMAX film), but most of the over 4,000 screens showing the film this weekend will be presenting the movie via digital projection. So where can you go to see the movie projected on real 35mm film? There is only one theater in Los Angeles that you can see the film on the same format it was shot on.

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scoreless punch-drunk love

Although Paul Thomas Anderson mainly works with Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood nowadays, the director collaborated many times with Jon Brion in the first half of his career. Arguably their finest work together is the bittersweet music found in Anderson’s fourth film, Punch-Drunk Love — one of the finest love stories of the 21st century. A slightly new version of the film has been made, which, depending on your location, you can see in March of next year.

Learn more about the live-orchestrated Punch-Drunk Love screening after the jump.

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Star Wars Marathon Contest

We’re just 10 days from the first showings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and our patience is growing thin. But as Master Yoda says, “Control, control, you must learn control.” And some Star Wars fans are going to really have to be one with the Force if they’re going to survive a crazy new Star Wars marathon contest that the Alamo Drafthouse is putting on later this month.

You might think that a Star Wars marathon sounds easy, but this one is likely going to get exhausting after awhile. Get the details on the Star Wars marathon contest after the jump! Read More »

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As announced last week, the exhibition brings together artists like Tom Whalen, Becky Cloonan, Matt Taylor, and Matthew Woodson, all united by their love of Marvel’s uncanny, mighty, amazing, incredible superheroes. Today, we’ve got a little preview of what’ll be on display. Check it out after the jump.  Read More »

Star Wars The Art Awakens

We’re heading into the home stretch of waiting for Star Wars: The Force Awakens with just over a month left until the film hits theaters on December 17th. And along with the onslaught of TV spots that will be arriving to help promote the film, there will be plenty of other Star Wars events and promotions, like Gallery 1988’s The Art Awakens show.

The exhibition opened last night with a slew of new artwork from over 60 artists, paying tribute to the original Star Wars trilogy (with some influence from the prequels) and The Force Awakens. J.J. Abrams (seen above in a photo from our own Peter Sciretta) and Lawrence Kasdan even attended the event last night.

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Back to the Future Celebration

While fans were clamoring to get their hands on Pepsi Perfect and witnessing history being made with the first pair of power-lace shoes from Nike, the more hardcore Back to the Future fans were in California at the five-day 30th anniversary celebration We’re Going Back. With screenings, reenactments, location visits and more, this was the place to be.

But tickets were also expensive as hell, and if you’re like me, you just couldn’t afford to fly over to California to enjoy the festivities (though I did get to experience Back to the Future live in concert on October 21st). However, you can now kinda pretend that you attended We’re Going Back with some quick video recaps of the best stuff from each day of the Back to the Future celebration. Read More »