All posts tagged "Robert Zemeckis"

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: The Walk

    Robert Zemeckis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt look to take Philippe Petiti's true story to new heights in "The...

  • Trailer/Clips
    First Trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Well, after taking a step back to his earlier days of filmmaking with Flight, director Robert Zemeckis...

  • Images
    First Images from Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’

    Today we got a first look at the next film by Robert Zemeckis, The Walk. It recounts...

  • Film Reviews
    Bound by Flesh (★★½)

    Subjected to exploitation, financial abuse and abandonment, Bound by Flesh tells the inequitable story of Violet and...

  • News
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in Robert Zemeckis’ next film

    For those of you who thought that Flight wasn’t the best use of Robert Zemeckis as a...

  • Historical Circuit
    Historical Circuit: Forrest Gump (★★★★)

    The 1990s yielded several choices for this week’s Historical Circuit, and it’s expected considering I was able...

  • News
    The Academy Celebrates 25th Anniversary of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’

    AMPAS is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Robert Zemeckis’ Who Framed Roger Rabbit? by presenting a new digital restoration of the film. Roger Rabbitt won three Oscars (four if you include the Special Achievement award that it won), and was nominated for six total. Have a look at the official press release after the jump.

  • News
    Palm Springs to Honor Robert Zemeckis

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is set to name Flight director, Robert Zemeckis, as the director of the year. Previous honorees include Stephen Daldry, Ang Lee, Anthony Minghella, Alexander Payne, Sean Penn, Jason Reitman and David O. Russell.

  • Article
    Kelly Reilly chats about “Flight”

    Sometimes the very first moment where you meet the person you’re about to interview really sets the tone for the talk to come. In the case of Kelly Reilly, I walked into the room we were going to use just as she was finishing up dealing with getting an apartment, so I’m...

  • Film Reviews
    Snippet Reviews: ‘Flight’ and ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

    For someone who has a tremendous fear of flying, I can say that the opening act of Robert Zemeckis’ Flight is one of the most terrifying film experiences I’ve had in years, as Denzel Washington flies a malfunctioning plane completely inverted in an attempt to save the lives on board his craft. From...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 11/04)

    Hello Readers! What a week we’ve had here at the AC to see us into November. For one week only I’ll be bringing you our Sunday round up of all the juiciest bits from the past seven days, as our regular host Joseph is currently doing a sterling job of covering AFI-Fest....

  • Article
    Robert Zemeckis’ Ten Best Films

    Mentored by Steven Spielberg, Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis has been one of the finest directors in American cinema for more than twenty years. One can see, and often feel the influence of Spielberg’s work in his films, but Zemeckis has managed to put his own very personal stamp on all of...

  • Film Reviews
    Flight (***)

    After what most of us would agree was too long a period spent experimenting with motion capture technology in a series of animated projects, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis has made his return to live action filmmaking with ‘Flight’, a very entertaining star vehicle for Denzel Washington that could wind up getting an Oscar...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: 11/2/2012

    Forgive the obvious pun, but I’ve got my money on Ralph wrecking his competition at the box office this weekend to cap off a nice week of triumphs for Disney.  Robert Zemeckis is also back at it with the help of a non-animated Denzel Washington.  And perhaps a little stylized kung fu...

  • Article
    “Did You Know?” Episode 3: The True Death of Han Solo

    Let me just put this right out there: aside from Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford is my favorite actor of all time. Boom. Between his roles as Indiana Jones, Han Solo, and — shucks — even President James Marshall (“GET OFF MY PLANE!”), there was no greater movie hero during my childhood. Heck,...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: “10 Weeks to Go”

    The Oscar race is beginning to formulate itself.  As it stands the Academy Awards have positioned themselves to be the wildest of wild cards of the Oscar season.  Since Oscar ballots are due January 3rd, the nominations will be one of many awards ceremonies coming down like wildfire. The Screen Actors Guild...

  • Editor
    Flight (***½)

    Robert Zemeckis’ latest film Flight starring Academy Award Winner Denzel Washington is not only thoroughly entertaining and terrifically structured, it encompasses a soul that Hollywood hasn’t really delivered in quite some time.  The film, that closed the New York Film Festival, is simply one of the best films of the year. Flight tells the...

  • Article
    Wrapping up the 50th New York Film Festival!

    The 2012 New York Film Festival is now in the books ladies and gentleman, so there’s no better time to double back and take a look at what the 50th installment of the festival was actually like. This was my first time covering a festival of any sort. I saw some fantastic...

  • Article
    Lead Actor Overstuffed

    This year’s race for the Academy Award for Best Actor will have no shortage of worthy nominees; in fact I daresay they could nominate five worthy actors right now. However there are still many more performances to be unveiled, work that will end up in the category, work that will not, disappointing...

  • General
    Oscar Question of the Day – Four-Time Oscar Winner

    Katherine Hepburn has the distinct honor of being awarded four Oscars in her lifetime, all for Best Actress in a Leading Role.  Hepburn won for Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967), The Lion in the Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1982). You mission, if you choose to accept...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: “If I Had a Magic Lamp…”

    Attempting to keep a pulse on the season has presented some challenges as of late for the 2013 Oscars and its predictions.  It can be argued that we don’t have a front runner in any category despite some films having strong showings at festivals. Best Picture has presented real challenges.  Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln finally...

  • Editor
    NYFF Begins Today!

    Myself and Joey will be attending the New York Film Festival for the next few weeks.  As Toronto Film Festival comes to end, another one begins. There are many films scheduled to make their big debuts including Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, David Chase’s Not Fade Away, and Robert Zemeckis’ Flight.  We...

  • News
    ‘Flight’ will be the Closing Night Film at the 50th New York Film Festival!

    One film that I think a number of us are underestimating in our awards predictions so far is the Robert Zemeckis/Denzel Washington flick ‘Flight’. I’m guilty of this too, but I might have to change my thinking a bit as news hit today that the film has been selected to play as the...

  • Article
    Davis Awards 2000 Announced!

    Taking a break from all this Bat-talk.  Trekking through the year 2000 was a daunting task.  There were many films I hadn’t seen in years, while others I’ve never feasted my eyes on before.  Naturally this brings on a dilemma.  A 15-year-old Clayton watching movies is very different from a now, 28-year-old...

  • General
    The trailer for ‘Flight’, starring Denzel Washington, hits the web!

    While there’s another trailer currently arriving online to much more fanfare, the trailer for Flight snuck up on us and delivered a solid look at the flick. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film stars Denzel Washington as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving...