First and foremost, /Film is all about movies. But as entertainment has evolved over the years, we’ve come to embrace the cinematic nature of popular TV shows like Game of Thrones and Westworld, the influential place that Saturday Night Live holds in entertainment, and the immersive experience that theme parks provide in an attempt to help us escape into the movies as best they can.
So today, we bring you an astounding creation by an architect named Dave Sheegog that will have Disneyland fans impressed to the max. The architect, who is also an avid model railroad collector, has created a 1/20 scale model of Disneyland, complete with the train that runs through the theme park. Check out the Disneyland model after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
If you ever want to know the future of theme parks, you’ve got to look to the patents. Every ride system and every piece of technology that can be incorporated into an attraction or show first exists as a patent, a dry design with an even drier description that feels like it was specifically designed to sound as boring as possible. It’s a great way to hide in plain sight – to read about exciting theme park advancements that may be on the horizon is to also be bored out of your mind.
Over the past year or so, Disney has been steadily filing patents for various drone designs and it looks like we’ll finally start to seeing the fruits of those plans this holiday season. In addition to fireworks and projection mapping, drones are coming to Disney theme park’s nighttime entertainment and the first video teaser for a mysterious new show has arrived.
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Some of the most hardcore cinephiles dream of one day being on a film set. Having been fortunate enough to have this experience a decent amount of times, I can tell you that it’s a mixed bag of satisfaction. While it’s undoubtedly surreal and often cool to be on a movie set, a lot of people don’t realize that most of the time spent on a movie set is just standing around waiting for things to happen.
However, for those of you who are still dead set on checking out a movie set, it’s not impossible. In fact, there are some very recognizable on-location movie sets that were abandoned after production was completed, and you can still check them out to this day. Find out about these abandoned movie set locations after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
While the theme park rights to the Marvel superheroes continue to prove complicated in the United States, the first Marvel-themed Disney attraction is finally set to open its doors at Hong Kong Disneyland early next year.
That ride is Iron Man Experience, an attraction that will invite guests to take flight with the iconic Avenger through a storyline where surely nothing will go wrong. A new promotional video has arrived to further tease the project and in addition to the talking heads of people who actually worked on the ride, they broke out Stan Lee for the occasion.
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Are you caught up on Westworld? You don’t need to be in order to enjoy the following trailer mash-up, but it’s just a good question to ask when we’re dealing with one of the best shows on television right now.
Anyway, comedy writer Todd Spence has taken the time to play with one of the trailers for HBO’s hit series adaptation of the 1970s sci-fi film from Michael Crichton (which may or may not be directly tied to each other) by adding footage from Back to the Future Part III. The result is both funny, and it makes me wish there was a storyline in the Westworld theme park where the third installment of the time travel trilogy actually played out for guests to partake in.
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Last week, the first teaser trailer for T2: Trainspotting arrived, giving a glimpse into the sequel that director Danny Boyle has been talking about for years. We finally get to see what Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) are up to all these years later.
It remains to be seen if Danny Boyle can capture the same magic that made his first film such a beloved piece of cinema. But if you’re a fan of the original Trainspoitting, you can probably take solace in how Boyle has emulated plenty of visuals from the first movie, and that’s just in the trailer alone. Below, see a Trainspotting 2 trailer comparison to shots from the first movie. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Universal Studios theme parks built their reputation on allowing guests to “ride the movies” and that continues to be its main appeal. Only now, five-minute rides through your favorite films in the Universal catalog have given way to immersive experiences that allow you to wander through lands that transport you into fantastical worlds like J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, the long-lost Skull Island, and, uh, Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.
That’s why Universal’s newest addition to its Florida resort is so fascinating. Volcano Bay is a departure from its sister parks (Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure) in that it’s a water park, but it’s also a completely original concept that isn’t based on any kind of licensed property. A new teaser video dwells on the chief selling point here: a relaxing experience build on some fairly astonishing technology.
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If you’ve ever been to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then you know that frozen Butter Beer is one of the best drinks of all time. Guests visiting Universal Studios Hollywood will now get the option of a hot version of the beverage to the seasonal menu at the Three Broomsticks. Hit the jump to learn more.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Universal Studios‘ greatest gift may also be its greatest curse. While Disney theme parks move at a notoriously slow pace, Universal creative is constantly on the ball, updating their parks and adding new attractions and viewing almost nothing as a sacred cow. The result: parks that are constantly evolving, pushing the envelope, and giving visitors something new to experience, like the warmly received Skull Island: Reign of Kong. It also means attractions like the upcoming Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, a ride concept that feels like the result of accountants and market testing more than anything else.
And yet, here I am, eagerly looking at the new details Universal has released about their new Jimmy Fallon ride. Because even when the subject matter isn’t my cup of tea, a new Universal Studios ride always has my attention.
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Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
So much of Stranger Things‘ irresistible pull stems from its uncanny ability to push all your nostalgia buttons. It feels like classic Steven Spielberg and vintage Stephen King, referencing pop culture touchstones and reminding Gen Xers and older Millennials of a time when middle school kids were allowed to roam freely. But what if Stranger Things went even further? What if it doubled down on its nostalgic appeal by transforming itself into another childhood favorite, A Charlie Brown Christmas?
A Stranger Things Christmas imagines Will Byers struck by a downright Charlie Brown-esque sense of ennui right around the holiday, and going around getting advice from his old D&D buddies. And yes, they get a good Barb-related jab in there. Watch the Stranger Things Peanuts mashup below (but be warned there are major spoilers if you haven’t finished Stranger Things season one). Read More »