Al Pacino's Heat Character

This year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for Michael Mann‘s action-thriller Heat as it’s been 21 years since the movie starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro hit theaters. But last night, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held a special screening of the film, remastered in 4K, ironically reminding us how criminal it is that the film didn’t receive a single Oscar nomination. But that’s a conversation for another day.

Following the screening, a panel moderated by none other than Christopher Nolan (who was greatly influenced by Heat while shooting The Dark Knight) featured director Michael Mann and leading men Al Pacino and Robert De Niro looking back on the film they made over two decades ago. And while much of the panel included details that longtime fans of the film have probably already heard about, an interesting detail about Al Pacino’s Heat character was finally confirmed by the actor himself. Read More »

Young Frankenstein In Theaters

Last weekend, many movie theaters paid tribute to the late Gene Wilder by bringing both Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles back to the big screen. However, it’s a testament to how big of an icon Gene Wilder is that we’ll now be getting another weekend where movie theaters honor the comedy legend.

Young Frankenstein will be returning to theaters for one night only in October, and this presentation is a little more special than most nostalgic screenings like this because director Mel Brooks will be providing an introduction live from the 20th Century Fox backlot. Get the details on when and where you can catch Young Frankenstein in theaters again after the jump. Read More »

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles in theaters

Earlier this week we found out the sad news that comedy legend Gene Wilder had passed away at 83 years old due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Fellow actors, comedians, filmmakers and fans have been paying tribute to Gene Wilder all over the web, and now movie theaters are offering the chance to celebrate the man’s life by enjoying two of his most iconic roles on the big screen again.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles will both return to select AMC Theatres locations for this weekend only. Since neither of these titles are readily available on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime for free, this might be your best way to experience the classic films and enjoy them with fellow comedy lovers and Gene Wilder fans.

Get the full list of locations where you can see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles in theaters after the jump. Read More »

Snowden Advanced Screening - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Fall is just around the corner, which means awards season isn’t too far away either. The first film out of the gate that could be a major contender at the Academy Awards next year is Snowden. The biopic from director Oliver Stone tells the story of the former CIA employee Edward Snowen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who became a whistleblower when he leaked classified information about the NSA to the media that revealed the agency was spying on unknowing citizens of the United States. Now you can see it early thanks to a special Fathom Events engagement that includes a live Q&A with Oliver Stone and Edward Snowden himself.

Find out about the Snowden advanced screening after the jump. Read More »

Star Wars cantina

One of the many reasons I can’t wait for Star Wars Land to open in Disneyland is that it will finally give me a chance to step inside an intergalactic cantina filled with all sorts of fun and strange aliens. I can’t imagine what Disney will do with that dining experience, especially with the elaborate animatronic alien creatures that are sure to inhabit the space. But I won’t have to wait until the end of the decade to get a taste of what this might be like as a Star Wars-inspired Cantina is coming to a secret location in Hollywood California this month. Learn more information about the Scum and Villainy Cantina, after the jump.

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Edward

For a long time now, Tim Burton has been the popular kid. Yes, he’s famous for his lonely characters, but as a filmmaker, Burton is hardly an outsider, considering his studio films are often hits with audiences. His name means something to moviegoers, thanks to movies like Edward ScissorhandsBeetlejuicePee-wee’s Big Adventure, Ed WoodBatmanBig Fish, and Sleepy Hollow. Next month, the Alamo Drafthouse plans on celebrating these films.

Below, learn more about Alamo Drafthouse Septemburton.

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Big Trouble in Little China 35th anniversary print

Not only does this year mark the 35th anniversary of Escape form New York, but it also marks the 30th anniversary of one of John Carpenter‘s other beloved films starring Kurt Russell. Yes, it’s been 30 years since Big Trouble in Little China hit theaters, and if you happen to be in Brooklyn, New York today, August 4, then you can celebrate with a special anniversary screening and a very special print of the iconic poster by beloved artist Drew Struzan.

Get the details on the Big Trouble in Little China 35th anniversary print after the jump. Read More »

Guillermo del Toro LACMA

It’s no secret that Guillermo del Toro‘s Bleak House, his personal home (or “man cave” as he calls it) is a treasure trove of movie props, artifacts, art and collectibles inspired by all the fantasy, horror and sci-fi stories that he loves. We’ve seen pieces of it in video tours over the years. There’s even a book called Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions that takes a look at some of the art that has inspired del Toro’s work over the years, including some of his gorgeous drawings.

Now Guillermo del Toro is bringing his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, film concept art and more to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for an exhibition called Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters. The gallery featuring a bunch of del Toro’s goodies opens today provides some insight into del Toro’s creative process, but for those who can’t attend, the filmmaker has posted a ton of photos from the exhibition online for everyone to see.

Check out the gallery of photos from the Guillermo del Toro LACMA exhibition after the jump. Read More »

Planet of the Apes in Theaters

Even though this year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for the classic 1968 sci-fi adventure Planet of the Apes, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a good reason to see the movie on the big screen. And the good news is that at the end of the month, Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events will give you the opportunity to do just that.

As part of the year-long programming initiative called TCM Big Screen Classics, the original Planet of the Apes starring Charlton Heston will be returning to theaters towards the end of July for just two nights in select theaters across the country. Get all the details on Planet of the Apes in theaters after the jump. Read More »

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Double Dare at Comic-Con

Children of the late ’80s and early ’90s are undoubtedly familiar with the Nickelodeon family game show Double Dare. Airing from 1986 to 1993, the show followed two-member teams of kids answering trivia questions and competing in messy physical challenges, culminating in the famous obstacle course at the very end. And in honor of Double Dare‘s 30th anniversary, the show is coming back in July.

Nickelodeon has announced that Double Dare is coming to San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 22 for a special live edition of the show, and original host Marc Summers will be back as host. Find out more about Double Dare at Comic-Con after the jump. Read More »