Ranked: All 17 of The Films of Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis films ranked

This weekend brings the true story of The Walk to theaters everywhere after an exclusive IMAX 3D engagement began last week. Director Robert Zemeckis has finally figured out a way to use 3D to his advantage, and without hollow, haunting motion capture characters , by crafting one of the most breathtaking, suspenseful sequences that film has seen in a long time.

So as the tale of wire walker Philipe Petit’s daring stunt between the Twin Towers gets a wide release this weekend, it’s the perfect time to look back at the films of Robert Zemeckis. Beginning with his first feature film in 1978 and running through this year’s The Walk, we have all of the Robert Zemeckis films ranked. Which one made #1? Read More »


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Ice Cube A Christmas Carol

There have been countless adaptations of the Charles Dickens holiday classic A Christmas Carol, the story of how a bitter old man named Ebenezer Scrooge is taken on a magical journey through time by the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come turning him into a gentler, more kind man who sets out to change his miser ways.

And now one more has been added to the pile, but this one is bound to be rather different from any that have come before it. Humbug is a contemporary retelling of the classic tale set up at Universal Pictures that will have Ice Cube in the lead role as a wealthy real estate mogul shown a path to redemption by the aforementioned trio of ghosts. Read More »

VOTD: 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes

In honor of the upcoming Christmas holiday, our friends the Fine Brothers have filed the latest episode of their popular “Spoiler” series — 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes, in one take. You might remember that we’ve featured their videos 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes, Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History, 50 spoilers of 2009 in 4 minutes, 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes, and 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 Minutes.  Hit the jump to watch their latest. And if it isn’t completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers.
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Is the Hollywood Movie Star Dead?

Land of the Lost

A Reuters piece that’s been making the rounds this weekend speculates that Hollywood may be thinking twice about banking on A-list celebrities in the future. The piece points to recent low-budget and star-free fare like The Hangover, District 9, and Paranormal Activity that each went on to be wildly successful, and contrasts them with big-budget, star-studded flops like A Christmas Carol, Land of the Lost, and Funny People. The overall lesson seems to be that star-power doesn’t have nearly the draw that it used to, and that budgets aren’t much of a factor for audiences either.

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the box final posterThis week, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley wonder whether or not Avatar will actually be profitable, express bafflement at the inclusion of aliens in Peter Berg’s Battleship film, and ponder whether Jake Gyllenhaal’s Prince of Persia constitutes brownface. Special guest Matt Singer joins us from the IFC News podcast.

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A Christmas Carol

There’s a new Japanese trailer for A Christmas Carol, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey. But this clip, which uses quite a bit of new footage, is wildly different from the US trailers. Notably, it appears to be advertising a movie I might actually want to see. Read More »

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A Christmas Carol Movie Trailer #2

A Christmas Carol

Disney has released a second movie trailer for Robert Zemeckis‘ performance capture adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Watch it now after the jump, and please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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A batch of new posters have hit the interwebs today, including a final one-sheet for Robert ZemeckisA Christmas Carol, the Lionsgate horror sequel SAW VI and the book adaptation Men Who Stare at Goats starring George Clooney. Preview the posters after the jump.

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A Christmas Carol Trailer and Premiere News


The online teaser trailer for Robert Zemeckis and Jim Carrey‘s new 3D, performance captured movie of A Christmas Carol has finally, finally gone live. We’ve had in-cinema chances to see a shorter trailer for this film for a couple of months now, and there’s even been a lesser-spotted TV ad hopping around of late but, for some reason that I’ll probably never agree with, even if I can fathom it out, there’s not been an official trailer released on the internet until now.

Check this trailer out after the break, as well as finding out about the film’s World Premiere, which is set to be open to the public as well as the typical VIPs.

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