After first being announced eight years ago, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will finally open this year on December 14, 2020. The news was announced during the 92nd Academy Awards last night by Tom Hanks, who is a museum trustee and co-chair of the Academy Museum campaign. If you want a sneak peek of what the museum will offer, keep reading below. Read More »
The Goonies is one of the most beloved films to come out of the 1980s. This year, the movie directed by Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg is celebrating its 35th anniversary, and Oregon Film and Travel Oregon are teaming up to pay tribute from where the adventure unfolded. The state where the movie takes place, in the town of Astoria, will host a special fan event spread across four days, as well as public screenings of the movie in five cities around the Beaver State. Find out all about the Goonies Day event coming this summer and everything leading up to it below. Read More »
Accio Harry Potter merchandise! That’s what you’ll be saying when the first ever flagship Harry Potter store is opened by Warner Bros. in New York City this summer.
A press release has announced the opening of an official Harry Potter store that will become a permanent fixture and inevitable tourist attraction in the iconic Flatiron building at 935 Broadway. It will feature the the largest collection of Harry Potter (and Fantastic Beasts) merchandise in the world, including some items that you’ll only be able to get at this store. Find out more below. Read More »
Continuing the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the hit NBC sitcom Friends, this Thanksgiving will see a holiday-themed event for fans who want to partake in a special edition of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Hollywood.
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Hollywood will be celebrating “Friendsgiving” at the studio by letting fans tour specific locations “where Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Ross (David Schwimmer) formed their unforgettable friendships both on and off-screen.” But since this is a special Friends Thanksgiving Warner Bros Studio Tour, there will a tasty meal included with your ticket. Read More »
Watch our video tour of the new Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles location — is it the best movie theater in LA?
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Last week, I joined a handful of other journalists to visit Oxford, England, the old stomping grounds of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author J.R.R. Tolkien, who is the subject of a new biopic called Tolkien. In addition to interviewing the stars of the film, Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins, I cut together a video featuring several of the locations we visited, including filming locations used in the movie and some key places where the real Tolkien studied, worked, and drank. Check it out below.
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has been working on building a new museum in Los Angeles, and it’s set to open later this year. Information on how much it will cost to gain entry hasn’t been revealed yet, but thanks to a new “transformative grant” from the George Lucas Family Foundation, all children 17 years old and younger will get in for free – forever. Read More »
Last summer, folks attending San Diego Comic-Con were lucky enough to check out a Taco Bell modeled after the futuristic, last-remaining chain restaurant from Demolition Man. This year, people in Dallas can step into the animated world of Family Guy by throwing back a Pawtucket Patriot Ale at the signature Quahog bar The Drunken Clam. The bar normally known as The Whippersnapper has given itself a bit of a makeover so that the exterior looks exactly like the animated watering hole.
Take a look at the Family Guy bar in Dallas below. Read More »
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Less than an hour from Belfast, you can travel to another world.
Northern Ireland has been the home base of HBO’s Game of Thrones since its earliest days – even since the original pilot the network didn’t pick up. The mega-hit fantasy drama has already wrapped the majority of its production for the upcoming eighth and final season, but fans can still step into the fantasy world of Westeros by visiting Castle Ward, a sprawling property that doubled as Winterfell in the first season of the show.
/Film traveled to Castle Ward in early October, and I’ve cut together a video that features some highlights from the experience, including touring multiple Game of Thrones locations on the expansive grounds, practicing archery in the Winterfell archery range, meeting the direwolves, and more. Read More »
In 1985, an expedition discovered the wreckage of the RMS Titanic off the coast of Newfoundland. In the years that followed, the world renewed its obsession with the story of the doomed ocean liner. Sure, James Cameron’s Oscar-winning blockbuster had a lot to do with that, but Titanic Fever went far beyond the silver screen: I remember playing computer games on my family’s PC in which I walked around the deck of the ship, ducking into the gym or exploring corridors that led to fancy dining halls. The drastic juxtaposition between the ship’s lavish opulence and the tragic horrors that befell its passengers is still enough to capture the imagination.
On a recent trip to Northern Ireland, /Film visited Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic-related attraction. Shaped like a star as a shout-out to shipping company White Star Line, the building houses a massive, multi-story museum with interactive galleries, models, recreations of cabins, and a virtual tour of the ship’s decks. I brought some camera equipment along and made a video featuring some highlights of the experience, and you can watch our Titanic Belfast video below. Read More »