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Watched ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ in theaters for the first time ever

I’ve seen this at home numerous times as a kid. From the VHS to the DVD and now I own the Blu-Ray. But there is something special about watching a movie in a theater.

Today I went to Playhouse 7 in Pasadena to see it. There were so many jokes as a kid I missed that I caught this time around. The sound was great. The picture was great. The entire movie was a blast.

The crowd was loving it and it was real fun to watch. I love this movie and am so glad I got to see it in a theater.

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Went to a Back to the Future screening and it was heavy

For about a over a month, I was planning to attend a screening of Back to the Future at the historic Theater at Ace Hotel. Formerly a United Artist theater, it was remodeled and for the first time since 1990, it was open to the public for movies.

I signed up knowing that Christopher Lloyd (D0c), Claudia Wells (Jennifer) and Lea Thompson (Lorraine) from the movie would be there. Lloyd would have a schedule conflict so Donald Fullilove (Goldie) came instead. Now that this was set up, let me tell you how it all went down.

I rushed right after V3con and headed towards downtown. As I drove to find parking, I saw a fat line already wrap around the block. I rushed to the line only to find out that people had in and out privileges to the theater, so it wasn’t that bad as people were walking around. Why were they walking around? Because of the above. Take a look at the DeLorean on display. You can see the almanac, the hoverboard, Mr. Fusion and everything we love about the movie in it. It played an audio track of lines from the film. I wasn’t able to touch it but I did snap a photo with it.

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‘Batman-Superman’ Movie to Be Scored By Hans Zimmer

Samuel:

YES!!!!!

Originally posted on Variety:

A lot is still under wraps for Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Batman-Superman” movie, but it looks like Hans Zimmer will return to score the upcoming sequel.

Zimmer told Digital Spy that he will begin working on Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” follow-up once he completes the score for Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” (Nolan evidently kept the sci-fi film’s plot a secret from his longtime composer).

“We’ve already had a couple of chats and once I finish the movie that I shall not talk about, I will probably head over to where Zack is shooting his movie and just hang out a bit and see if we can come up with any ideas,” Zimmer, who most recently scored Oscar winner “12 Years a Slave” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” said.

Zimmer is no stranger to the Batman universe, having penned the music to Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy. However, he said the experience only…

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‘Frozen’ Becomes the Highest-Grossing Animated Film Ever

Samuel:

WHAT?????????? It was good, but it wasn’t that great of a movie. And that song is overplayed. MEH!!!!!!!!!

Originally posted on Variety:

Disney’s animated tentpole “Frozen” has continued its wildly successful run in international markets to become to biggest animated pic ever, bringing its total to $1.072 billion this weekend after opening in its final market, Japan.

The competition to beat was another Disney/Pixar title, “Toy Story 3,” which grossed $1.063 billion in 2010. “Frozen” earned $398.4 million domestically and $674 million internationally to take the title.

In its run overseas, “Frozen” has become the top Disney or Pixar film in 27 territories. It has grossed $50.5 million in Japan thus far, and also broke into the top ten films of all time globally at the box office this weekend.

It was released more than four months ago in the U.S., where it had a late November opening. Since then, it has enjoyed both critical and major financial success, becoming the first billion-dollar film from Disney Animation Studios. It won two Academy…

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‘Captain America’s’ Chris Evans Says He’s Ready to Leave Acting Behind

Samuel:

Don’t leave us you handsome man!

Originally posted on Variety:

There’s no escaping Captain America — especially for the actor behind the blue mask. That’s not just a career assessment. It’s a physical reality. To gear up as the iconic Marvel superhero, Chris Evans, the star of the upcoming “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” once again dons his trademark patriotic suit, which requires the actor to wear a snug latex undergarment that keeps the uniform from clinging to his sculpted muscles.

Given the confines of the zip-from-the-back costume, Evans jokes that there’s one thing audiences won’t see Captain America do — head to the bathroom. “Not to get too graphic,” he says, “but you’d better hope you’re on a nice schedule in that thing. There are all these zippers and buttons.” And he only sheds the suit with the help of a wardrobe entourage. “You could fight all day; you’re not getting out of it.”

Q&A: Robert Downey Jr. Talks…

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“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” so far is pretty good

So I finally saw the first episode. It’s so hard to really take this show at first because I want to compare it to the movie. But they are playing out the beginning of the film, and there are some little differences here and there.

But so far, my curiosity of how this is going to be different than the movie has me hooked. It’s not exactly the same so I want to see where it goes from here.

I will give the second episode a go.

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I know HUVr Tech is trolling me with the hover board, but I still think it’s real

I mean, who wouldn’t be excited for this? Of course there are numerous signs that suggest that such technology isn’t real. And the cameos is too crazy to make it believable.

It can’t be real.

But I won’t accept that it isn’t real either. Since 1989, people have wanted to see the hover board. It’s been in the works since. It could happen.

Please let it happen.

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The True Identity of Andy’s Mom In “Toy Story” Will Blow Your Mind

Samuel:

WHAT???? I want to be convinced this theory works but I don’t know of her reaction when she sees Jessie again. She never said “I had one like that as a kid” or anything of that sort.

Originally posted on Jon Negroni:

It all started with a hat.

Several months ago, one of my anonymous Pixar Theory Interns (that’s a thing on a resume) came to me with a crazy proposition: Andy’s mom is Emily, Jessie’s previous owner.

I laughed. I then agreed.

For some time, I compiled all of the evidence and found some incredible support for this theory. For one thing, take a close look at Andy’s cowboy hat he frequently wears in the movies:

Andy's Hat

Here’s another close look:

Andy's Hat

As you can see, Andy’s hat is noticeably different from Woody’s. Why is this? Why wouldn’t Andy want to wear a hat that closely resembles the one worn by his favorite toy?

It’s no secret that Andy has a close connection with Woody. In Toy Story 2, his mom (who we only know as Ms. Davis) mentions that Woody is an old family toy.

Remember that Woody doesn’t even recall that…

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Matthew McConaughey on ‘Dallas Buyers Club': ‘Damn Right This Is a Great Time in My Career’

Samuel:

This guy is balling out of control right now. “Dallas Buyers Club” is great and “True Detective” is gripping.

Originally posted on Variety:

It may not be to most actors’ tastes, but Matthew McConaughey is sounding oddly happy about his smaller paydays.

“For the first time in my career, I lost money! No joke!” the actor says.

Then again, McConaughey has reason to smile; his choice to reject big mainstream movies, ultimately in favor of gritty roles in independent films, represents a dramatic career shift –— and has garnered widespread recognition — for the 44-year-old Texas-born father of three.

His performance in “Dallas Buyers Club,” as the real-life Ron Woodroof, a homophobic good ol’ boy who became a health crusader after being diagnosed with AIDS, smuggling life-saving drugs into the U.S. for himself and fellow patients, has earned him top honors at the Golden Globes and SAG awards, and brought him his first Oscar nomination.

It is one of several complicated characters that McConaughey has boldly portrayed recently — from the hard-edged drifter…

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The Disaster Artist movie is tearing me apart, Lisa!

Shut up and take my money! I will support this film!

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