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Robert Zemeckis’ 3D/IMAX 3D Caper The Walk Wraps Production!

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Forty years ago today, a French tightrope artist named Philippe Petit walked from one World Trade Center tower to the other on an illegal wire. It was a caper worthy of Mission: Impossible and the subject of an award-winning documentary, Man on Wire. But neither Petit’s book, To Reach The Clouds, nor Man on Wire could do what Robert Zemeckis is about to do – put you up there with Petit in a 3D/IMAX 3D film.

It’s called The Walk and stars, among others, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (as Petit), Ben Kinglsey (Iron Man 3), James Badge Dale (Flight) and Charlotte Le Bon (The Hundred-Foot Journey). The Walk will premiere on October 5, 2015. Further details await just beyond the jump.

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Moms’ Night Out – Girls Just Want A Night Off!

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The trailers for Moms’ Night Out suggest a girls’ night out with a dash of Adventures in Babysitting. They don’t suggest it might be a faith-based movie. Oddly enough, the mainstream approach – with its very light touch – works surprisingly well. It ain’t art – but it ain’t ham-fisted (at least in respect to its Christianity) either.

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One Direction: This Is Us Expands–New Cut Includes 20 Minutes of New Footage!

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It looks like One Direction has given director Morgan ‘Supersize Me’ Spurlock his biggest hit – prompted by fan support, TriStar Pictures is releasing a super-sized cut to theaters on Friday. The new cut will contain 20 minutes of new footage and four new songs.

Check out the press release, after the jump, for details.

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Elysium Might Have Too Much Action!

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The idea of setting a film in a world where the 1% live on a giant space station and all of Earth is a third world country is a good one, but I think there might actually be too much action in it and the allegory might be a bit too on the nose. Still, even with too much action, it’s the smartest big-budget movie of the summer and quite possibly the one of the smartest of the year.

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Evil Dead – Pretty Groovy!

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Remakes tend to be awful – not always, but most of the time – and yet, hope lives eternal. Evil Dead not only had the stamp of approval from the original film’s creators, they also produced it – so there was some cause for hope. Of course, it also followed Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the woods – a complete deconstruction of the genre. In a sense, then, Evil Dead is a reconstruction of the genre and y’know what? For the most part, it works.

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