When Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters in 1980 a very special short film played in front of it in select theaters around the world. This wasn’t just a fleeting five minute cartoon or anything like that, either. Black Angel was a robust, lushly photographed 25-minute film commissioned by George Lucas himself with the express purpose of showing… Continue reading Watch the Long-Lost Short Film George Lucas Had Made For 'Empire Strikes Back'
You might recognize the tall, thin, strong-jawed actor/clown/comedian Bill Irwin as Ham Gravy in Popeye, as Mr. Leeds in Lady in the Water, as Anne Hathaway’s dad in Rachel Getting Married, or even as Mr. Noodle on Sesame Street. However, there’s one role where you simply will not recognize him: as TARS the robot in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
Many may think that TARS… Continue reading 'Interstellar' Actor Bill Irwin Explains How Bringing TARS to Life Finally Made Christopher Nolan Smile
If you loved “Divergent,” “The Maze Runner,” and “The Hunger Games” and are ready for more young-adult stories set in fantasy, sci-fi, or dystopian universes, we’ve got good news — there are dozens of popular YA books currently in development for film adaptations. They may not be about Factions and Districts, but these books deal with everything from doomed supernatural love stories to bloody revolutions in human-occupied… Continue reading 10 More Young Adult Books Being Made Into Movies
Ever since Drafthouse Films decided to re-release an old 1981 film called Roar, folks have been buzzing. Billed as one of the most dangerous movies ever made, this crazy long-lost experiment — directed by Noel Marshall and starring Tippi Hedren and Melanie Griffith — is unlike any movie you’ve ever seen.
Why? Well, maybe the 100 real-life wild animals (most of them… Continue reading Watch: 'Roar,' The Story Behind the Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made
The 2015 SXSW Film Festival kicks off this week, and one film screening there is a documentary called Raiders!, tracking one duo’s attempt to complete a lifelong project that began back in 1982: to film a shot-for-shot recreation of Raiders of the Lost Ark. For Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, the project began when they were around 11 years old and continued for seven… Continue reading Watch: Meet the Guys Behind the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made