George Lucas originally didn’t want to direct the prequel ‘Star Wars’ trilogy and asked some famous friends for help.
HBO’s Tales From the Crypt made main characters out of zombies before it was cool, but did you know it was the first TV series to digitally insert an actor into a shot? Or that it shares a puppeteer with Pee-Wee Herman? Settle in for a spooky story, as the 29th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ hangs with the Cryptkeeper for some frightful facts of Tales From the Crypt!
In October 1984, when Back to the Future would’ve been in early-development stages, a producer gave a friendly suggestion to remedy one of the biggest flaws in the project. The script was “terrific”, everything was fine, but that title. Wouldn’t something along the lines of Space Man from Pluto have a smoother flow, make more sense to audiences, and convey what the movie’s actually about much more succinctly?
We made it, guys. We made it to the future.
The biggest movie screen in New York City is the IMAX at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Broadway at 68th Street — 7448 square feet in an auditorium with 600 seats. It’s Thursday, October 15; the last show of the last day of Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk’s run at the theater. In three hours, the film gets replaced by Crimson Peak.
October 21, 2015 is almost here, bringing us closer the destination date Marty McFly traveled to in 1985's Back to the Future II. So far a lot from the Robert Zemeckis classic has already come true. We have hover boards (kinda), we’re obsessed with 3D and sequels, we got a trailer for Jaws 19, and Pepsi is releasing futuristic bottles. But there’s still one thing we’ve never had: the original Back to the Future trilogy film scores available in a vinyl box set. Thanks to Mondo, all of our futuristic dreams will now come true.
Following a press screening of Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, the opening film at the New York Film Festival, the director said part of what inspired his movie was that Philippe Petit’s real-life walk was never captured on film. While there are photographs of Petit walking on a high-wire between the Twin Towers on August 7, 1974, as explored in the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire, video footage of his audacious illegal performance doesn’t exist. In the film, Zemeckis attempts to turn the thrilling walk into an immersive experience with 3D and IMAX, but some moments, especially ones as majestic as Petit’s walk, should remain an unseen mystery.
Back in Time does something a lot of movie documentaries don’t, combining both interviews with cast and crew and actual fans to give you a more dimensional look at the incredibly beloved and enduring classic. In the trailer for the new Back to the Future documentary, you’ll see regular fans alongside people like Steven Spielberg and Michael J. Fox discussing everything from fun behind the scenes stories to what the film means to them.
It’s the biggest internal dilemma for any modern movie fan – everything you love is slowly, but surely getting remade. And while the new versions don’t wipe the old ones out of existence, it’s the principle of the matter. But we have some good news to fall back on for the time being. Director Robert Zemeckis has assured the public that at least one bonafide classic is safe for the time being: as long as he’s alive, Back to the Future will never get remade.
It’s one those true stories that no one would believe if it didn’t actually happen. In 1974, artist high-wire Philippe Petit walked across a cable strung between the two World Trade Center towers. He didn’t have permission, it was very illegal, and it took an entire team of experts to pull it off. The story was the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire and now it has been dramatized in The Walk, which has just revealed a new trailer.