Forrest Gump IMAX release

Paramount Pictures has announced they will be releasing Forrest Gump in IMAX theaters for a one-week run to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary.  The film has been digitally re-mastered for the IMAX format and released domestically starting September 5th 2014. Later in the month, the film will hit home video in a special Diamond Luxe Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on September 30th. Read the full press Forrest Gump IMAX release after the jump.

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‘Forrest Gump’ Getting IMAX Re-Release

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Briefly: Twenty years have passed since the release of Robert Zemeckis‘ Best Picture winning film, Forrest Gump. To celebrate the occasion, Paramount will reportedly re-release the film, in IMAX no less, on September 5. [ERC Box Office]

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If there’s one thing the Internet loves, it’s a good Wes Anderson parody. The filmmaker’s unique and distinctive visual style has been parodied in many ways, and adapted in diverse forms making fun of all kinds of movies, filmmakers and so much more. Even Saturday Night Live got in on the fun. The latest, however, is one of the best.

Filmmaker Louis Paquet has made the opening title sequence for Best Picture winner Forrest Gump, if it was directed by Wes Anderson. The only bad thing about this is the rest of the movie isn’t here. Check out the Wes Anderson Forrest Gump parody below. Read More »

Aled Lewis - Happy Gilmore

UK artist Aled Lewis is a relative newcomer in terms of mainstream pop culture art, but he’s about to become a household name. Previously, he’d done a few brilliant Edgar Wright pieces for Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles (among others) and now the gallery that all but started the craze is featuring Lewis’ first solo exhibit. And it looks insane.

The exhibit is called Such Pixels and will open February 7 at Gallery 1988 West. The first few teases of the show just came online and while I’d normally wait for a few more images before writing about the show, these images are so beyond cool I figured you had to see them. That’s just one above. (From Happy Gilmore, of course.) Below, check out some even more amazing images blending movies and video games. Read More »

VOTD: ‘Tom Hanks: The Movie’ Supercut

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This weekend’s Captain Phillips doesn’t spend too much time dwelling on its protagonist’s history, but maybe that’s because it doesn’t need to. Maybe we’ve already spent the past twenty years watching it play out.

A new supercut suggests that Tom Hanks has spent most of his career starring in one really long film called Tom Hanks: The Movie that follows its hero from college to the battlefield to outer space to the open seas. Check it out after the jump.

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Forget about Tyler Perry and that $130 million he raked in last year. Even the man behind Madea would have to toil for almost five centuries at that rate to equal the $62 billion personal fortune amassed by Smaug. The Middle-earth dragon dominates Forbes‘ list of the 15 wealthiest charcters, followed by the likes of Carlisle Cullen, Lisbeth Salander, Tywin Lannister, and Robert Crawley.

As you might guess, the accounting doesn’t seem entirely scientific. It seems suspiciously convenient, for example, that most of the men, women, and creatures in the Top 15 come from pop culture franchises that are especially hot right now. But if you’ve ever wondered whether Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne would dominate in a pissing contest for the 1%, hit the jump for the rankings.

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The debate over the need for 3D in the home has been decided and 3D has triumphed. Or at least that’s how I feel after being manipulated by this genius ad campaign being run by LG for their new Home Theater 3D Sound System. They took iconic movie posters and flipped them around, showing the posters from alternative angles. After the jump, read more about the campaign and see posters for Kill Bill, Forrest Gump and Pretty Woman. Read More »

In 1988, the National Film Preservation Act create the National Film Registry, which selects a couple dozen films each year for preservation in the Library of Congress. Up to 25 films are selected annually as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films.” These have to be at least ten years old, can be feature, short experimental or ‘other’ — anything that is film, really — and are chosen from a list of films nominated by the public.

This year, 2228 films were nominated by the public and twenty-five were selected for preservation. Among those are the big Oscar winner The Silence of the Lambs, everyone’s favorite autistic history hero Forrest Gump, Charlie Chaplin‘s The Kid and one of the greatest (and earliest) train movies ever made, John Ford‘s The Iron Horse.

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