There’s no doubt that Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential and iconic directors working today. Spielberg has dabbled in everything from war dramas like Saving Private Ryan, historical dramas like The Color Purple, thrillers like Jaws, sci-fi classics like E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and the action adventure trilogy featuring Indiana Jones.
Now all those films and more from the filmmaker’s extensive filmography will be returning to theaters, thanks to an entire month of tribute screenings that are happening all throughout the month of September for a little event series that the Alamo Drafthouse is hosting called Septemberg. Get more details on the Alamo Drafthouse Steven Spielberg programming after the jump! Read More »
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“We’re Going Back,” a 30th Anniversary Back to the Future celebration has been announced for Los Angeles, taking place October 21st – 25th 2015. The festivities will include:
- Back to the Future tour of the Universal Studios backlot with special guests
- A Screening of Back to the Future II
- The original hoverboard stunt team and actual members of Griff’s gang will let your ride on a hoverboard rig like used in the movie
- Old West style BBQ dinner and a Screening of Back to the Future, Part III with surprises
- Ride the actual diesel locomotive that smashed the time machine at the end of the third film
- The World Premiere of the documentary “Back In Time,” and the Director’s cut of the documentary “OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean!”
- A screen used props and rare Back to the Future memorabilia auction
- An outdoor screening of Back to the Future III
- Tour of the original filming locations from Back to the Future
- Attend the world’s most accurate, immersive recreation of the iconic “Enchantment under the Sea” dance with the cast and crew of the trilogy and rock out with the “Flux Capacitors,” featuring Marvin Berry.
- The most intimate, celebrity moderated, “Back to the Future” discussion panels and presentations
- A screening of Back to the Future outside the “Twin Pines” mall, aka Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry, CA, with celebrities, movie vehicles and the return of the “Flux Capacitors” band for a very special finale.
All this and more. Tickets cost $800 for the full 5 days
, or you can purchase tickets to the individual days. Read the full press release, after the jump.
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Some movies capture imagined lands and dream logic in special and unique ways, and Guy Maddin‘s new film The Forbidden Room is the weirdest dream movie of the year. A labyrinth of interconnected stories, the film constantly shifts from one thing to another, pulling together pulp story prompts and suppressed desires to create a viewing experience that is unlike anything else I’ve seen in a long time.
Now a new Forbidden Room teaser trumpets the film’s huge, impressive cast, which includes Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey, Louis Negin, Udo Kier, Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Rampling, and Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles. Read More »
Now that Star Wars: Rogue One is in production (set photos have begun to leak online), and the Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation embargo is officially over, Disney has begun promoting the film at D23 Expo 2015 where they revealed the film’s full cast along with a cast photo. Rogue One co-star Donnie Yen has posted an image of new helmets on his instagram account. Are these new helmets from Star Wars: Rogue One? We believe so.
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A Jedi Knight? Jeez, I’m out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of Star Wars Bits. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:
- Spy set photos revealing X-Wings in Star Wars: Rogue One
- Some cool fanmade artwork with Obi-Wan Kenobi and more
- New excerpts from books part of The Journey to The Force Awakens
- Rumors about the lead role in Star Wars: Episode VIII
- New paperback covers for Journey to The Force Awakens books
- Which Star Wars character makes for a popular baby name?
- Grand Moff Tarkin appearing in Star Wars: Rogue One?
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The final installment of the blockbuster young adult sci-fi franchise is coming in November, and as you can see in this video, right off the bat, these teens are extremely excited for this movie. Well, most of them are excited for it, while a couple of them just don’t seem to care and one is much more into The Maze Runner. Read More »
Earlier this summer, Terminator: Genisys made quite an unceremonious debut at the box office with a $27 million opening and a domestic total of just over $89 million before leaving theaters. The underwhelming numbers left Paramount Pictures uncertain as to what the future would hold for the Terminator franchise, but it had yet to debut in some international territories.
Well, the sci-fi sequel featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger back as the titular cyborg has just made a big splash in China, where studios are really trying to increase their box office appeal, and it just might end up being enough to keep the franchise going. Find out more about Terminator Genisys box office after the jump! Read More »
When JJ Abrams rebooted the Star Trek franchise in 2009, he left the door open to include cameos from other series characters through his alternate timeline construct. So will Patrick Stewart ever reprise his tole as Captain Picard either in a future movie or television series? If you ask the English actor, the answer would be no.
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After Disney purchased Lucasfilm, it was announced that the Star Wars Expanded Universe would not be considered canon going forward (instead being classified with the “LEGENDS” branding). This angered a lot of Star Wars fans, but the announcement also brought something cool to the table: all the Star Wars stories in the future would be developed under the guidance of the Star Wars story group and would be consider canon. That means that everything, from comic books to novels, animated television shows to video games, everything would be considered a real part of this new Star Wars history.
And over the last year, a lot of new Star Wars stories have been released. What does the current Star Wars canon timeline look like at this point? What is the order in which these stories taker place? Hit the jump to see an infographic.
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