For a couple years, George Lucas has been hoping to build the Lucas Museum, a facility that would celebrate filmmmaking through the lens of the creator of Star Wars in Chicago, Illinois. However, the museum has faced a battle from Friends of the Parks who filed a federal lawsuit to block construction of the museum because it would “violate the public trust doctrine, benefit a private interest more than the state’s residents and tarnish the city’s lakefront.”
It appears this battle is now coming to a close, but not in favor of George Lucas. Reportedly, the ongoing debate and controversy has run its course, and Lucas is now looking at other possible locations for the museum back on the West Coast. Find out more about the George Lucas museum debacle after the jump. Read More »
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Even though many movies end up being shot on the backlots of studios, there are plenty that end up shooting on location in real places around the world. One photographer has decided to visit the real shooting locations of movies like Halloween, Fight Club, Blade Runner, Wayne’s World, Back to the Future and more, but instead of just shooting a photo of the location without any context, he’s been posting them matched up perfectly with the original shots from the movies.
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If you haven’t heard of the movie Swiss Army Man yet, do yourself a favor and watch the red band trailer right here. Pretty weird, right? Even though the movie was dubbed as the “farting corpse movie” when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, prompting some audiences to walk out of the movie, there’s much more to it that flatulence and oddities. Sure, the movie is a strange one, but it also has a lot of heart and tells an original story.
Now in an effort to help promote the movie, A24 is sending co-star Daniel Radcliffe on a strange promotional tour in a handful of major US cities with his own dead body for everyone to see. Find out more about the Swiss Army Man tour stops below. Read More »
The lair of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is supposed to be a secret. Even though everyone knows it exists in the sewer, no one should know where its at outside of the heroes in a half-shell and maybe their friends April O’Neil and Casey Jones. But plenty of people in New York will get to check out the mutant pad thanks to a special Airbnb promotion allowing fans to stay over night in the turtle lair. Check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Airbnb lair below. Read More »
Even though The Simpsons has waned in popularity in recent years, it’s still one of the most popular animated shows ever made. However, not every country hopped on The Simpsons train at the height of the show’s popularity in the United States. In fact, the show is just now growing in popularity across the Asia Pacific region, and that has resulted in the first brick and mortar store dedicated to The Simpsons merchandise, and you can see what it looks like below. Read More »
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If Hot Topic just doesn’t have enough Tim Burton fandom to keep your love for the filmmaker’s ouevre at bay, then you may want to check out a new bar opening in New York City called Beetle House. Inspired by films such as Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands and more, the watering hole features an aesthetic that fans will love, plus a slew of menu options with names that will be very familiar to Tim Burton fans. Find out more about the Tim Burton bar after the jump. Read More »
For any Harry Potter fans who happen to be in London this summer, we have good news if you happen to be visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour to check out the sets of your favorite fantasy film series. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, for a limited time the studio tour will allow fans to step foot inside Number Four, Privet Drive, the house where Harry grew up with his terrible relatives, the Dursley family. Find out when you’ll be able to tour the Dursley household after the jump. Read More »
Back in February, we learned that Chicago would play host to Ferris Fest, a special 30th anniversary celebration of John Hughes‘ classic comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. There’s a whole slew of events, including a screening of the movie and a tour of filming locations in and around Chicago, planned for the event. Now the first promo has brought Ferris Bueller’s parents, played by Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward, into the mix to help promote the event from a very familiar house.
Watch the Ferris Fest promo after the jump. Read More »
Not too long ago, we learned that new DeLorean cars would be manufactured beginning in 2017, but they were going to cost significantly more than they did when the car was originally sold back in the 1980s. But if you don’t have the cash to buy your own DeLorean, you’ll just have to settle for being able to see the original DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future when it heads to its new home at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Find out more about the new Back to the Future DeLorean exhibit at the museum below. Read More »