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.
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.
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.
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.
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.