Ralph and Vanellope journey to the world wide web in a new image and synopsis from Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. Disney’s animation department found a new hit in 2012 with the release of Wreck-It Ralph. While it may not fit the typical idea of a video game movie, Wreck-It Ralph dived deep into the history of gaming to tell a wild story. Starring John C. Reilly as Ralph, Sarah Silverman as Vanellope, and Jack McBrayer (Fix-It Felix), the heartfelt film was a critical hit, making it no surprise when sequel talks began.
Full Story @: Screen Rant
This is definitely one of those “Bucket List” items on many people’s agenda. Preferable with a well-worn paperback copy of Agatha Christie’s classic to enjoy on the trip 🙂
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I was just discussing this earlier today on Twitter with a follower. I think the “buzz-phrase” in the description is “Photo-Realistic Animation”. I’ve heard it explained as being similar to, but better than, the “Jungle Book” was. Either way I’m kind of interested in seeing how it comes out although… to be honest, I’m a HUGE fan of 2D animation and nothing will ever replace the original for me.
Director Jon Favreau promises this Disney remake will feature pioneering filmmaking techniques that will have you seeing The Lion King in a whole new way, according to a press release. But what exactly does that mean? Well, the Lion King remake, which hits theaters on July 19, 2019, plans to bring the African savanna and its inhabitants to life using photo-realistic animation.
Full Story at Bustle: Is ‘The Lion King’ Remake Animated? The Upcoming Movie Is Sparking Some Confusion
This is really interesting and something I’ve not really thought about before.
Movie directors regularly manipulate the passage of time in films to entertain their audiences, but researchers are trying to unravel the effect this can have on our brains.
Little is known about how the human brain processes time or how slow motion, time lapse and even music can alter our perception of how quickly it passes, changing our emotions and cognitive abilities.
Full Article: Movies and music play with our minds by bending time
Looks like combining F&B with cinema is the direction movie theaters are headed to compete with Netflix & other streaming sites.
I have to admit – this looks pretty appealing. Do they guarantee the person behind me will keep their talking & snacking noise to a minimum? #petpeeve
We took a look at the space earlier this week and found it to be, as promised, in a similar stratosphere as other amenity-rich theaters, like Alamo Drafthouse and iPic. While there’s no in-theater food and drink ordering, there’s a curated array of concessions (Melt Ice Cream Sandwiches, Sweet & Sara Vegan Smores, Bronx Pretzel, etc.) plus a bar with craft beers, wine and cocktails and fare like salads, tacos and sliders.
Full story & more pics: New West 57th Street Landmark Movie Theater Location, With Fancy Seats And A Bar, Is Now Open: Gothamist
I love stories like this. People coming together to save & preserve the limited number of drive-in theaters we have left in this country. Many happy childhood memories for me at one these institutions :).
Donations are coming in from outdoor theater lovers, near and far, to Long Prairie where the town’s outdoor theater screen was heavily damaged by a storm on July 17.
Strong winds destroyed the original 1950s-era screen which measures 86 feet wide and stands 60 feet tall. Repairs are estimated at $60,000, and insurance does not cover all of the replacement costs.
The owners hope to reopen later in September and run outdoor shows into October, weather permitting.
Full Story: Long Prairie drive-in theater rescued by donations | The Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Cinema’s are going to have to come up with some creative experiences to get folks back in the seats. Too comfy to grab a huge TV & Netflix.
A Steven Spielberg film will again be the biggest movie that Hollywood will promote at the box office this holiday weekend. Except this film is one he made 40 years ago — “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”
Major movie studios are barely offering any wide releases for Labor Day weekend, a very unhappy ending to a summer filled with blockbuster flops. The number of movie tickets sold this summer is likely to hit a 25-year low and this weekend’s take, while typically small, may hit the kind of record that makes studio executives sink in their chairs.
Full Story: Hollywood is on track to have its worst summer in 25 years – Houston Chronicle