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Beverly Hills Rambo

Did you know that Eddie Murphy wasn’t the original choice the play the character of Axel Foley in the movie Beverly Hills Cop? That role was actually given to Sylvester Stallone, but he couldn’t get some of the comedic elements right, so Eddie Murphy was brought in to replace him. And did you know that Clint Eastwood wasn’t going to be the original Dirty Harry? Frank Sinatra was set to play that role. Unfortunately Sinatra broke his wrist and couldn’t lift the gun, so the role went to Eastwoo...
Tags: Productivity, Careers, Values, Clint Eastwood, Beverly Hills, Scarlett Johansson, Sylvester Stallone, Jackson, Viggo Mortensen, James Cameron, Frank Sinatra, Peter Jackson, Steve, Eddie Murphy, Michael J Fox, Marty Mcfly

Check Out Sean Astin’s Audition Video for The Goonies

Check out Sean Astin’s audition video for The Goonies Here’s something fun. Sean Astin has taken to Instagram (via ) to share his audition video for the 1985 Richard Donner classic The Goonies — and no, it’s not just for kicks. The actor is using the post to seek donations for the American Cross. You can view the Instagram post below. RELATED: Elton John To Host Coronavirus Relief Effort Special With Guest Artists “Never before seen footage!!! My Goonies Audition. Hey you guuys, I’ve been w...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Austin, Netflix, Josh Brolin, Peter Jackson, The Goonies, Steven Spielberg, Sean Astin, Richard Donner, Chris Columbus, ComingSoon, Movie News, Astin, Jeff Cohen Corey Feldman, John Matuszak Robert Davi Die Hard Joe Pantoliano

Spanish Flu: A Warning from History

Two years ago historians marked the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu, a worldwide pandemic that seemed to be disappearing down the memory hole. Not so fast, said historians, we need to remember the horror. Happy belated anniversary, said 2020, hold my beer. And so here we are. As I write this, the President wheezed through an Address to the Nation which calmed no fears and sent Dow futures tumbling. I scrolled down my news feed to see that Tom Hanks and his wife both have it. Our god...
Tags: Google, Europe, College, China, America, Spain, History, Tom Hanks, Kansas, Donald Trump, Peter Jackson, Versailles, Facebook Twitter, Woodrow Wilson, Egon Schiele, KCRW

Peter Jackson’s Beatles’ Doc ‘Get Back’ Will Release in Theaters This September

Walt Disney Studios has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to filmmaker Peter Jackson’s previously announced Beatles documentary, “Get Back,” which creates a new film from the hundreds of hours of footage that spawned the group’s 1970 swan song “Let It Be.” “The Beatles: Get Back” will be released by The Walt Disney Studios in the […]
Tags: News, Disney, The Beatles, Peter Jackson, Walt Disney Studios, The Walt Disney Studios

Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary ‘Get Back’ Coming From Disney Later This Year

Early last year, word broke that Peter Jackson was working on massive Beatles documentary, encompassing never-before-seen footage and never-before-heard audio from the legendary band. And now we know who is distributing the film, and when we’ll be able to see the doc. Jackson’s film, titled The Beatles: Get Back, is due out on in theaters this September from Disney. Disney has purchased the rights to Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary, now titled The Beatles: Get Back. The film will be dist...
Tags: Apple, London, Movies, Documentary, Disney, Canada, United States, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Peter-Jackson, Ringo Starr, Peter, Wellington New Zealand, John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison, Abbey Road Studios, Bob Iger

Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary Get Back Gets Theatrical Release Date

Oscar-winning Lord Of The Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson has recently been working on a documentary about the Beatles' Let It Be recording sessions. Now that film, named after the album's #1 hit "Get Back," has a theatrical release date. The movie hits theaters 9/4 in the US and Canada via The Walt Disney … More »
Tags: Music, News, US, The Beatles, Canada, Oscar, Peter Jackson, The Walt Disney

Disney to Release Peter Jackson’s Doc The Beatles: Get Back in September

Disney to Release Peter Jackson’s Doc The Beatles: Get Back in September The Walt Disney Studios has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson’s previously announced Beatles documentary. The film will showcase the warmth, camaraderie, and humor of the making of the legendary band’s studio album, Let It Be, and their final live concert as a group, the iconic rooftop performance on London’s Savile Row. The Beatles: Get Back will be released by The Walt Disn...
Tags: Apple, UK, London, Movies, Disney, The Beatles, Canada, United States, Oscar, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, Peter, Walt Disney Studios

The Morning Watch: Deconstructing Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Cinematography, ‘Black Widow’ Trailer Easter Eggs & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, the cinematographers behind Pixar’s fantasy adventure Onward deconsrtuct their shot composition, lighting, and more in an extensive featurette. Plus, take a look at nearly four dozen Easter eggs, clues and c...
Tags: UK, Movies, Bbc, Watson, Martin Freeman, Black Widow, Sherlock, Pixar, Peter Jackson, Vanity Fair, Edgar Wright, Breeders, Video Of The Day, ScreenCrush, Sharon Calahan, Adam Habib

Watch Scenes from Czarist Moscow Vividly Restored with Artificial Intelligence (May 1896)

In May of 1896, Charles Moisson and Francis Doublier traveled to Moscow on behalf of the Lumière Brothers company, bearing with them the newly developed Lumière Cinématogaphe camera. Their purpose: to document the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II—the last Emperor of Russia, though no one would have known that at the time. The coronation was an extraordinary event, soon to be overshadowed by even more extraordinary events in the Revolutionary years to come. An enormous celebration followed,...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Russia, New York City, History, FPS, Moscow, Peter Jackson, Facebook Twitter, Alexandra, Khodynka, Nicholas, Josh Jones, Nicholas II, Tverskaya Street

Sherlock Almost Lost Martin Freeman His Role as Bilbo in The Hobbit (io9)

One of Martin Freeman’s most iconic roles is as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Say what you will about that trilogy, but the casting is perfect. No one else could have played that Bilbo the way Freeman did. Unfortunately, he was almost certain he was going to have to pass on the part. Read more... [Author: Julie Muncy]
Tags: News, Martin Freeman, Bilbo, Peter Jackson, Freeman, Bilbo Baggins, Julie Muncy, Sherlock Almost Lost Martin Freeman

Sherlock Almost Lost Martin Freeman His Role as Bilbo in The Hobbit

One of Martin Freeman’s most iconic roles is as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Say what you will about that trilogy, but the casting is perfect. No one else could have played that Bilbo the way Freeman did. Unfortunately, he was almost certain he was going to have to pass on the part. Read more...
Tags: Science, The Hobbit, Guillermo Del Toro, Martin Freeman, Warner Bros, Sherlock, Bilbo, Peter Jackson, Freeman, New Line Cinema, Bilbo Baggins, Sherlock Almost Lost Martin Freeman

Exploring the “Cinematic Unrealism” of Rian Johnson and Why It Works So Well

“I just didn’t think it was realistic enough.” How often have you heard someone’s complaints about a movie essentially boil down to this talking point? If you’ve spent enough time on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube comment sections, you’ve heard it. No matter the forum, film-related discourse in the 21st Century undeniably tends to fall back onto realism. Not that this is problematic in and of itself, but look no further than the cottage industry of popular “satirical” video channels that have ga...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Features, Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Johnson, Rachel Weisz, Ang Lee, Peter Jackson, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Mark Ruffalo, Tolkien, Stephen, Rian Johnson, Brick, Adrien Brody

A Military Historian’s Look at the Siege of Gondor in Peter Jackson’s Return of the King

In a six-part series on his blog, Roman military historian Bret Devereaux took a close look at the Siege of Gondor in Peter Jackson’s Return of the King, the final movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Looking at the logistics of moving the Army of Mordor to Minas Tirith is actually a great way to introduce some of these problems in more depth. They say ‘amateurs talk tactics, but professionals study logistics.’ Well, pull up a chair at the Grown-Ups Table, and let’s study some logistics. Th...
Tags: Rome, Peter Jackson, Sauron, Jason Kottke, Gondor, Minas Tirith, Minas Morgul, Bret Devereaux, Army of Mordor, Osgiliath

England v Wales: Recalling Ringer's infamous red card in 1980

Sports journalist Peter Jackson looks back at one of the most controversial incidents in international rugby history, when Wales' Paul Ringer was sent off at Twickenham.
Tags: England, Wales, Rugby, Peter Jackson, Wales Paul Ringer

Six Nations 2020: Recalling Paul Ringer's England v Wales red card 40 years on

Sports journalist Peter Jackson looks back at one of the most controversial incidents in international rugby history, when Wales' Paul Ringer was sent off at Twickenham.
Tags: England, News, Wales, Peter Jackson, Paul Ringer, Wales Paul Ringer

‘The Letter for the King’ Trailer: Netflix Series is Like ‘1917’ But in a Fantasy World, and Without the Long Takes

Dutch author Tonke Dragt‘s beloved 1960s fantasy novel De brief voor de Koning, AKA The Letter for the King, has already been adapted into a movie, but now it’s heading to Netflix as a six-episode streaming series. Between this and The Witcher, Netflix is sparing no expense when it comes to feeding fantasy fans’ appetites while they wait for HBO’s Game of Thrones spin-offs. This thing looks like it cost more than Ozark, GLOW, and American Vandal put together. Check out the new trailer below. ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Prague, Andy Serkis, New Zealand, Adaptation, Peter Jackson, Joe Cornish, Wilson, Vandal, Omid Djalili, Kim Bodnia, Action/Adventure

The Best TV Shows & Movies Leaving Netflix in March 2020

As we prepare to head into March, Netflix prepares to drop more movies and TV shows from its service. As they leave the rotation, a few head to other streaming platforms, like Marvel’s Black Panther, though several others may not be available to stream for a little while longer. So while you have the chance, check out the TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in March 2020. Coraline Laika’s first stop-motion animated film is still its crowning achievement, bringing Neil Gaiman‘s children’s ...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Neil Gaiman, Netflix, Uma Thurman, Batman, Quentin Tarantino, Peter Jackson, David Fincher, Zodiac, Coraline, Tarantino, Kill-Bill, Netflix/Streaming Video, Marvel s Black Panther, The-Dark-Knight

Original 1933 ‘King Kong’ Returning to Theaters for the First Time in Nearly 65 Years

The King Kong that most audiences are familiar with today is probably Peter Jackson’s remake from 2005. But the original King Kong from 1933 is a much bigger milestone in cinematic history, bringing a larger than life story to the big screen with old school movie tricks and special effects. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing the classic film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, there’s no better way to see it than on the big screen. Thankfully, Fathom Even...
Tags: New York, Movies, Sci-fi, Events, South Pacific, Peter Jackson, Kong, King-Kong, Dwight D Eisenhower, DARROW, Ernest B Schoedsack, Merian C Cooper, Fay Wray, Ben Mankiewicz, Willis O'Brien, Fay Wray Robert Armstrong

VOTD: VFX Artists React to ‘Avatar’, ‘King Kong’, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Jurassic Park’

Last week, the gang from Corridor Crew dove into the visual effects of Avengers: Endgame with the help of Weta Digital visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken, who worked on several key sequences from the Marvel Studios blockbuster. Now they’re all back to take a look back at a couple projects from Weta Digital’s past. Watch as VFX artists react to Avatar (as we wait for the sequels), Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong, and the creation of Gollum for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as one...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Avatar, Jurassic Park, Visual Effects, Peter Jackson, Marvel Studios, Empire State Building, Gollum, Kong, King-Kong, Aitken, WETA Digital, WETA, Video Of The Day, Behind the Scenes Footage

Barbara Remington, Whose Lord of the Rings Illustrations Were Beloved By Everyone Except Tolkien, Has Died

Before Peter Jackson’s movies, the visual identity of Lord of the Rings was the territory of artists and animators. And few created a vision so iconic, and so loosely related to the actual books, as Barbara Remington. Read more...
Tags: Science, Illustrations, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Ballantine Books, Barbara Remington, Barbara Remington Read

New Joaquin Phoenix Movie From Mike Mills and A24 Involves a Road Trip (and Effects From Peter Jackson’s WETA Digital)

Joaquin Phoenix, you just won an Oscar for playing a smelly clown! What are you going to do next? The answer: star in an A24 film for director Mike Mills. Word of this project first surfaced last year, and now, details are starting to trickle out. The plot involves Phoenix’s character traveling across the country with his nephew. That may sound like a simple indie movie, but it’s worth noting that Peter Jackson‘s WETA Digital is creating special effects for the film, suggesting something unconv...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Peter Jackson, A24, Joaquin Phoenix, Phoenix, Mike Mills, Mills, WETA Digital, Joker Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffman Woody Norman, Kenneth Kynt Bryan

‘Wind in the Willows’ Movie Back in the Works with ‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Hopping on Board

It’s been about 10 years since we first heard about a film adaptation of The Wind in the Willows coming together with the help of Peter Jackson‘s WETA Workshop. At the time, the plan was for WETA’s Ray Griggs to direct a live-action movie using advanced animatronics to bring the four anthropomorphic animal characters, Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger, to life. However, a decade later, the plans have changed and a new filmmaker is on board to help Peter Jackson’s WETA Digital is now involved with The ...
Tags: Downton Abbey, Movies, Fantasy, Disney, New Zealand, Adaptation, Julian Fellowes, Disneyland, Peter Jackson, Charlie Brown, Toad, Grahame, Richard Taylor, Fellowes, Stone Street Studios, Badger

‘Wind in the Willows’ Movie in the Works With Julian Fellowes, Peter Jackson

Julian Fellowes, the writer and creator of “Downton Abbey,“ has teamed up with producer Gerald R. Molen on a big-screen production of the classic children’s novel “The Wind in the Willows.” Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital is on board for the CGI for the four main characters — Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger — who live […]
Tags: Downton Abbey, News, Julian Fellowes, Peter Jackson, Badger, WETA Digital, The Wind In The Willows, Gerald R Molen, Julian Fellowes Peter Jackson

Groom Style – Andrew

Tayissa and Andrew paid homage to their Ukrainian background and also made new memories on their special day. There were many beautiful moments and elements crafted by the bride and groom. Plus, Cossack dancers made an appearance post ceremony! The Bride Tayissa details her Groom’s attire choices and styling for the day. Andrew wore a three piece suit from Peter Jackson in navy with a contrasting grey waistcoat. He wanted to look classic and his bride wanted him to look the most handsome he’d ev...
Tags: Wedding, Peter Jackson, Andrew, GROOM, Groom Style, Tayissa

Peter Jackson’s Forthcoming Beatles Film Shows ‘Let It Be’ Sessions Were Actually Rather Jolly

On the basis of the Beatles’ swan-song 1970 film “Let It Be,” the album’s sessions were downright morose. While the idea was to show the group performing live, creating music on the spot, “as nature intended.” But the sessions actually took place early in the morning in the depths of a London winter, and in […]
Tags: London, News, The Beatles, Peter Jackson

Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi and a Preview of Peter Jackson’s Beatles Film Light up Universal Showcase

Over the past few years, the Universal Music showcase has become a staple of Grammy Weekend: a tightly run, three-hour-ish sampler of the company’s current and upcoming talent, ranging from superstars to brand-new artists, wherein each act plays a song or two. It was the first place we saw Ariana Grande and Chris Stapleton; the […]
Tags: News, Ariana Grande, Peter Jackson, Beatles, Chris Stapleton, Universal Music Group, Lucian Grainge, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, Billie Eilish Lewis Capaldi

Christopher Tolkien, 1924-2020

Christopher Tolkien, custodian and mastermind of his father's literary estate, is dead at 95.'s Andrew Liptak: In 2017, Tolkien stepped down as the director of the Tolkien Estate and Tolkien Trust, saying at the time that Beren and Lúthien would likely be his final book. Tolkien was a staunch critic of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of his father’s trilogy, telling Le Monde in 2012 that “They gutted the book, making it an action movie for 15-25 year-olds, and it looks like The Hobbit will be...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Deaths, Peter Jackson, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Le Monde, Andrew Liptak, Christopher, Beren, Luthien, Christopher Tolkien, Tolkien estate, Tolkiens, Tolkien Trust

How Sam Mendes’ WWI Film 1917 Was Made to Look Like One Long, Harrowing Shot

Film editing goes back to the late 1890s. The decades upon decades of technological improvement and artistic refinement of the craft since then have tempted certain filmmakers to see if they can do without it entirely, or at least to look as if they can. Alfred Hitchcock gave it a try in 1948 with Rope, a film typical of his work in that it fit into the genre of the psychological thriller, but quite atypical in that its main action played out as a single long shot. But as we've previousl...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Sam Mendes, Seoul, Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Jackson, Facebook Twitter, Roger Deakins, Hitchcock, Western Front, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Mendes Deakins

Best travel books for kids and teens

We know travel is a wonderful gift for our children. We want our kids to be curious about the world and to get out there and discover it. Reading is one of the best ways to inspire our children to travel. Books about other children traveling, or books about the experiences of others in a far-off place, fuel kids’ curiosity. Below we list some of our favorite books to inspire your kids — from kindergarteners to teens — to travel. 1. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans Photo: Penguin Random House ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Books, New York, London, Greece, Mexico, France, Africa, Neil Gaiman, US, America, Barcelona, Rome, United States