For one night only, Target is sponsoring AFI’s Night at the Movies, a screening of 13 classic films hosted by the stars that helped make them famous. 2012 AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Oscar®-winning actress Shirley MacLaine and Oscar®-winning actress Sally Field will reunite to co-present Steel Magnolias, Harrison Ford will present Blade Runner: The Final Cut and Kevin Spacey will present The Usual Suspects, just to name a few.
Tickets for the Wednesday, April 24th event are available now at the Arclight Hollywood website or box office. You can head to AFI’s website for more information or hit the jump to read the press release for the event.
Special features are a highlight of buying a home video these days for myself and many others. Sometimes it can make the purchase worthy of the monetary value itself. You can read as much as you want, but nothing compares to a visual medium explaining, showing, and telling you about a favorite film or television show. Earlier today at Comic-Con I had the pleasure of sitting in during a special feature discussion in Room 5AB. The panel began with moderator Bill Hunt introducing his compatriots at Digital Bits, Todd Doogan and Dr. Adam Jahnke. He also went down the panel further, introducing Charles de Lauzirika (Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man), Cliff Stephenson (The Hunger Games), Robert Meyer Burnett (Star Trek: The Next Generation-Seasons One and Two), and Warner Home Video’s former senior VP of theatrical catalog marketing and current head of digital distribution, George Feltenstein. Legal battles, film restoration, and the struggles to turn around a DVD and Blu-ray with special features already included before a film even hits theaters were among the topics discussed. Hit the jump for more.
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Passover is my springtime holiday, but who doesn’t indulge in some Peeps come Easter? The Washington Post celebrates that yummy time of year packed with sugary chicks and bunnies with a Peeps Diorama Contest. This year was the sixth installment and while the big winner was “OccuPeep D.C.,” of the hundreds of entries, quite a few were movie related, and pretty impressive looking, too!
Of the 34 dioramas featured in their “Peeps in Movies” slideshow, naturally, a few hit Panem for some Hunger Games inspired designs, one of which is actually kind of bloody. There’s also a couple of Titanic entries in there and even one dedicated to The Help called “Sometimes Peep Happens.” However, had I had the opportunity to crown a winning movie Peep, it’d undoubtedly be the recreation of the Bridesmaids poster, “Brides Peeps.” Enjoy the holidays this weekend and check out some of the Peeps dioramas after the jump.
“See what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps?” This is the type of incomprehensible sentence that results when Broadcast Standards and Practices decide that a particular piece of dialogue is too salty for television. The above example is from the edited-for-TV version of The Big Lebowski, which is included in a clip alongside similar instances from Snakes on a Plane, The Usual Suspects, The Departed, Scarface, Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, Basic Instinct, There’s Something About Mary, Beverly Hills Cop, Casino, Goodfellas, and Wild Things. Check it out after the jump; be warned of NSFW language.
We love us some minimalist movie posters here at Collider. I dig them because like the t-shirts from Last Exit to Nowhere, you can only appreciate them if you’ve seen the movie. There’s also the simple artistic style that boils a movie down to one iconic image and then finds the right color to compliment it.
Artist Grischa Stanjek has done just that with ten movie posters you can check out after the jump (I particularly like the poster for Once Upon a Time in the West)
Writer/producer Bryan Fuller (“Heroes,” “Pushing Daisies”) and director/producer Bryan Singer (“X-Men,” “The Usual Suspects”) are teaming up with NBC and Mark Bozek, formerly of the Home Shopping Network, to create an hour-long dramedy series of Augusten Burroughs’ “Sellevision.” The novel follows the inner-workings of a fictional home shopping channel, but the series will be less of a satire of HSN and more of a grounded series. More about the show, and whether or not it’s something to be psyched about, after the jump.