The Great Movie Ride update

“The Great Movie Ride” is an outstanding name for a ride, isn’t it? Located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, which is part of Walt Disney World, the ride opened in 1989 and takes park attendees through the world of several popular movies. However, once you get on the ride, its age is obvious. The movies inside, while undeniable classic, feel very dated. So does the ride itself, which is more of a casual stroll than a “great movie ride.” Still, it’s a huge space with a lot of moving parts and upgrading something like that would be a long, expensive process.

That’s why the ride ends with the sizzle reel to end all sizzle reels. A compilation of dozens and dozens of classic films, most of which are not represented in the ride. As recently as last month, the video showed movies from the late Nineties but now, Turner Classic Movies has taken over the ride. In doing so, they’ve added an even newer climax that stretches right up to today. Watch the Great Movie Ride update video below. Read More »

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Fast Furious-Supercharged Dwayne Johnson

Later this month, Universal Studios Hollywood is going to launch a one of a kind experience called Fast and Furious Supercharged. Yes, it’s a ride inside a theme park based on the Fast and Furious franchise so you know there will be speed and mayhem. However, beyond that, Supercharged is very different from what you’re expecting. It’s a multi-stage story told through out the entire, world famous, Universal Studios Studio Tour tram ride culminating in a 360 degree experience that’ll have you racing through the streets of Los Angeles.

Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans all filmed footage for the ride – which opens June 25 and /Film was lucky enough to get a behind the scenes tour. Below we’ll give you an idea of the craziness behind, and during, Fast and Furious Supercharged. Read More »

Jurassic Park Mondo gallery

UPDATE: We’ve added a bunch of new artwork from the show!

Just last month we learned that Mondo was having another gallery show this month, this time paying tribute to the modern action adventure classic Jurassic Park. The gallery won’t open up in Austin, Texas until June 12th, when Jurassic World hits theaters, but in the meantime, some new artwork from the show has just been unveiled.

The show is appropriate called “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth,” and it’s chock full of phenomenal, original artwork with plenty of references to everyone’s favorite dinosaur flick.

Check out the recently revealed pieces from the Jurassic Park Mondo gallery after the jump! Read More »

Poster Posse Ant-Man

Even though we’ve got over a month until Marvel Studios unleashes Ant-Man into theaters, that’s not stopping the folks at Poster Posse from revealing their tribute to the tiny superhero. As the group fans and artists have done with recent summer blockbusters such as Tomorrowland and Mad Max: Fury Road, a new collection of original artwork has surfaced inspired by Marvel’s latest addition to their cinematic universe. There’s some pretty great pieces to check out.

See the Poster Posse Ant-Man artwork collection after the jump!

UPDATED: A second gallery of new Poster Posse images has been added

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

Harry Potter will be Apparating to Hollywood. Universal Studios Hollywood has officially announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be coming to the park in Spring 2016, after opening previously at both Universal Orlando resorts and Universal Studios Japan. Get all the details on the Wizarding World Hollywood debut after the jump.  Read More »

Grand Overlook Hotel

At first, you might think that directors Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick don’t have much in common. Their films couldn’t be on more opposite ends of the spectrum. However, Steve Ramsden used the similarity in the way Anderson and Kubrick frame shots as a reference point to create The Grand Overlook Hotel, a truly incredible mash-up of The Shining and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Watch The Grand Overlook Hotel after the jump! Read More »

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Forty years ago this weekend, no one knew movie history was about about to change. The date was June 1, 1975. A movie called Jaws, by the young filmmaker Steven Spielberg, was about to be released. 260 million dollars later, the era of the blockbuster had been born.

To celebrate this landmark anniversary, Fathom Events is teaming with Universal Pictures to re-release Jaws in select theaters for two days only, Sunday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 24. Below, read about the Jaws anniversary re-release. Read More »

Breaking Bad RV Bar

If the idea of a Wes Anderson-designed Italian cafe just isn’t your thing, maybe you’ll be more interested in working in an office building created to look like the Enterprise from Star Trek. Or if you don’t feel like boldly working where no man has worked before, how about getting some drinks on board the RV meth lab from Breaking Bad?

Both are now possibilities in far parts of the globe thanks to the ingenious ideas of a few die-hard fans of both the classic sci-fi franchise and the contemporary crime thriller series. Get details on the Star Trek Enterprise office and Breaking Bad RV bar after the jump. Read More »

Hocus Pocus

With 1990’s nostalgia hitting full swing, Disney isn’t yet ready to greenlight that Hocus Pocus sequel that has been rumored for some time or even a Broadway Hocus Pocus musical (despite the formation of fangroups and even dreamcasting in Playbill), but they are ready to bring Winifred, Mary and Sarah together for a new Halloween stage show in DisneyWorld. Hit the jump to learn more about the Hocus Pocus stage show and see a first piece of concept art.

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