Carrie 40th Anniversary Prom

On November 3rd this year, it will have been 40 years since Brian De Palma‘s classic thriller Carrie, based on Stephen King‘s book of the same name, hit theaters. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the film starring Sissy Spacek, a special prom even is being put together by Scream Factory, who has a brand new two-disc special edition of Carrie coming out on October 11th.

Find out about the Carrie 40th anniversary prom after the jump. Read More »

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Batman Return of the Caped Crusaders in Theaters

Since Batman: The Killing Joke got plenty of people into theaters, Fathom Events is bringing the next animated movie from Warner Bros. and DC Comics to the big screen as well.

As we’ve seen previously, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is bringing classic 1966 Batman TV series stars Adam West and Burt Ward back as Batman and Robin for a new animated adventure that sees them facing off against all of their deadliest foes yet again. Fans will have a chance to catch the animated flick in theaters for one night only, just before it becomes available on Digital HD.

Get the details on when you can catch Batman Return of the Caped Crusaders in theaters below. Read More »

Heat Diner Scene - Robert De Niro

One of the most iconic scenes in Heat is where Robert De Niro and Al Pacino calmly sit down for a man-to-man chat in an effort to understand each other a little better, both affirming that neither is going to stop what they’re doing, and they’re not going to let each other get in their way. Bringing these two together for a confrontation for the first time was a big deal, and there were even rumors that Pacino and De Niro never shot the scene together, opting to do each part independently of each other.

During a panel we attended after an Academy screening of a 4K remaster of Heat (which should be coming to Blu-ray sometime later this year or early next year), moderator Christopher Nolan confirmed that evidence of the actors working together in the same place at the same time lies in a picture that you can see at the real location the scene was shot in, Kate Matalini’s diner in Beverly Hills. However, it was revealed that Pacino and De Niro never rehearsed the scene before shooting it. Find out more about how the Heat diner scene was put together after the jump. Read More »

Smithsonian Museum Klingon Tours

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum took the original Starship Enterprise from the classic 1960s television series, restored it, and put it on display for all to see. Now they’ve gone one step further in ensuring that all the most hardcore Trekkies can enjoy their museum in a new way.

Mark Okrand is the man who developed the Vulcan and Klingon languages for the Star Trek universe, and the museum commissioned him to create an hour-long Klingon audio tour of some of their most popular exhibits. Get the details on the Smithsonian museum Klingon audio tours below. Read More »

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 »

indiana jones animated movie indiana jones animated movie

Artist Patrick Schoenmaker has spent the last five years creating an animated Indiana Jones movie which will finally be released online in late September 2016. The whole thing started around the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull when Schoenmaker was commissioned by Lucasfilm and ACME Archives to create a print envisioning Indiana Jones as an animated cartoon. And while Lucasfilm had no interest in seeing a cartoon version of Indy, Patrick just couldn’t stop thinking of the possibility and had to bring it to life as a fan project. Five years later and the Indiana Jones animated movie is almost complete. Hit the jump to learn more and see some art from this project.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Hostel director Eli Roth lends his talents to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.
  • Visitors to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will get a Zootopia exclusive.
  • Disneyland is getting a villain and ghost-themed Halloween parade.
  • The dance troupe Jabbawockeez returns to Halloween Horror Nights.
  • California Adventure’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is getting a temporary seasonal re-do.
  • Legendary Imagineer Tony Baxter shares an early design for a Mary Poppins ride.
  • A look at new decorations popping up for Halloween Horror Nights.
  • Early footage of the under-construction Star Trek: Operation Enterprise.
  • Check out the full map for Universal Studios Florida’s Halloween Horror Nights.
  • Go behind-the-scenes of the latest Frozen stage show.
  • And more!

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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 »

Batman v Superman Retro Trailer

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may be old news, but fans are still having fun playing with the iconic face-off between the two biggest superheroes in the DC Comics universe. Since some believe Zack Snyder didn’t give us exactly the versions of Batman and Superman that fans have loved for decades, maybe a version of the movie starring a couple of the earlier big screen incarnations of The Dark Knight and The Big Blue Boy Scout may be more acceptable.

A new Batman v Superman retro trailer imagines what it might have been like if Michael Keaton‘s Batman and Christopher Reeve‘s Superman went head-to-head. It’s a fun little edit that makes me wish that these two versions of the heroes would have had some kind of crossover a couple decades ago. Watch it below! Read More »