Director Robert Zemeckis probably hoped that his film about a time traveling boy would be a remembered, but I'm reasonably sure he had no idea the impact it would have on the legions of fans for years to come. To say this movie was a success would be an understatement. Since 1985, Back to the Future has gone on to gross more than $381 million dollars worldwide and was the #1 movie of 1985. Back to the Future was voted the 23rd greatest film ever made by readers of Empire Magazine, it has been included in AFI's Top 10 Science Fiction Films of All Time, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant", and most importantly, it is my #1 movie of all time. Let's look back 29 years into the past and travel Back to the Future.
Screening for Cinemit members soon, stay tuned!
"Wes is a friend now." - Adrien Brody reminisces about working on The Darjeeling Limited saying, "it was really special. I shared so much with Wes and Owen and Jason and Roman Coppola. It was a very inspirational time."
Foreign films have not done particularly well on U.S. soil, because audiences here tend to avoid films that contain subtitles and may also contain a storyline that reflects another culture's heritage (i.e. history or artistically). An always niche genre, martial arts films have usually fallen prey to this type of thinking and have not done well at the U.S. box office; unless of course they starred Jackie Chan and co-starred some American sidekick. Although martial arts films have a loyal following here in the U.S., many films are released at film festivals and even sometimes receive a limited release. This was the case with director Gareth Evans 2011 cult classic, The Raid: Redemption. After much praise on the awards circuit, the film went on to gross $4.5 million in the U.S., but built a legion of fans throughout the preceding years. Gareth Evans promised that a sequel would be forthcoming and it has; 2014 has brought us The Raid 2: Berandal.
Now playing in select theaters, opening in more Friday, April 11th!
-Dumbledore (Played by Richard Harris)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Written by: Steve Kloves and J.K. Rowling (novel)
Featuring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Richard Harris
Plot: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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"All Along the Watchtower- Jimi Hendrix"
Submitted by nyart99
"I would have to say my favorite cover song is "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel 'IZ' Kamakawiwoʻole. It has been in many movies and tv shows. It's such a beautiful rendition of the well known original and fits so well in the movies/tv shows it has been in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_DKWlrA24k"
Submitted by lilprager
"King of Anything by Sam Tsui (originally Sara Bareilles)"
Submitted by trimbleb
"I would have to say that my favorite cover ever would be The Muppets rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Hehehe, gotta love The Muppets!"
Submitted by okaylauren