Star Trek fans around the world have been challenged to ‘go beyond’ for the opportunity to attend a one-of-a-kind fan event in honor of the franchise’s 50th Anniversary.
Beginning today through Friday, May 6th, fans can submit a 50-second video sharing how Star Trek inspired them to ‘go beyond.’ Each day the best 50 entries will be selected to receive a ticket to the Star Trek Fan Event on May 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood. The highest judged video of each day will be awarded the grand prize, a fully paid trip to the event.
The one-time-only event will include the premiere of the newest Star Trek Beyond trailer, an exclusive first-look of never-before-seen footage from the upcoming film, a Q&A with director Justin Lin and the cast and crew, special guest appearances, and other surprises. For details, follow the jump.
On Wednesday, May 25th (8/7C), ABC will air the 2003 Oscar®-winner for Best Animated Feature, Finding Nemo.
As part of the evening’s programming, the network will include an exclusive look at Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory – the long awaited further adventures of everyone’s favorite Blue Tang. Follow the jump for details.
Who doesn’t already own a copy of ID4? For those that don’t, you can get it on Google Play video for .99 cents this weekend. Starting today, fans can go exclusively to Google Play and purchase the film for the discounted price, with all of Fox’s net proceeds benefiting Earth Day Network and their Trees for the Earth initiative. The offer is available HERE. It’s one of my top 30 favorite films, but even I wouldn’t get it on Google Play. It isn’t like it’s a service that’s easily accessible. However if you have it, there’s no reason not to get ID4 this weekend.
Experience the original OSCAR®-Winning* (Visual Effects) sci-fi epic that launched a new era in blockbuster filmmaking. Director Roland Emmerich, producer Dean Devlin and an all-star cast including Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman join forces to deliver the ultimate encounter between powerful aliens and the human race. When massive spaceships appear in Earth’s skies and blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet, a determined band of survivors must unite for one last strike against the invaders before it’s the end of mankind.
Take a number of filmmakers and give them a theme and a random genre prompt; give them two months to write, shoot and edit a short film, and then take the resulting completely different short films and build an overarching story that incorporates them – then add Birdman’s Damian Young to the mix.
That’s the feat accomplished by members of the Video Mass collective – and the component parts of the 90-minute X FEST: A Speculative Fiction Short Film Festival.
X FEST: A Speculative Fiction Short Film Festival premieres at Williamsburg Cinemas and online on May 11th. Follow the jump for details.
Battle of the Sexes – the story of the legendary tennis match between tennis hustler Bobby Riggs and World number one Billie Jean King – has begun production.
Riggs, a former champion, declared that he could whip King – the current women’s #1 ranked player. The match sparked immense interest and became the single most watched sports event of all time.
Emma Stone stars as King, while Riggs is played by Steve Carell. The film is written by Simon Beaufoy and is being directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. For further details on the story behind the film, follow the jump.
Bluefin – the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more – has announced that it has become the exclusive North American product distributor for collectible and figure companies, Iron Studios and Blitzway.
Pre-orders are now being taken for Iron Studios’ statues from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman – as well as a Batman: Arkham Knight statue.
As well, pre-orders are being taken for Blitzway’s Rocky II and Fight Club statues. Details follow the jump.
When the TCM Film Festival screens John Frankenheimer’s classic The Manchurian Candidate, Angela Lansbury will be in the house.
Rita Moreno will introduce a screening of The King and I, and Billy Dee Williams will present a screening of Brian’s Song.
A conversation between investigative journalist Carl Bernstein and Spotlight’s director, Tom McCarthy, and screenwriter, Josh Singer, will be an opening night highlight. For more details on these and other recently added events, follow the jump.