Lindalee & Chris Hardwick Discuss @Four-Thirty

Though only 6 1/2 years old, Lindalee Rose has been known to watch DVR’d episodes of Comedy Central’s @Midnight (starring Chris Hardwick) early in the evening before bedtime. During a recent interview in New York with Chris Hardwick, the host of @Midnight, Lindalee pitches her idea for an earlier spin-off of the show for kids who can’t stay up late enough to watch his late evening show. Thus the pitch is made for @four-thirty.

TRANSFORMER’s Peter Cullen and Optimus Prime’s HOLLYWOOD Walk-Of Fame Ceremony Highlights

In celebration of the Blu-ray release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Paramount Home Entertainment honored Peter Cullen, the voice actor of Optimus Prime for over 30 years. Friends, family and fans were on hand in Hollywood outside of the historic TCL (Graumans) Chinese Theater to join in the festivities as Optimus and Peter received their honors. The ceremony included the honored tradition of them leaving their hand-prints and tire-tread marks in the cement.

Beyond the Marquee and SpyGame Studios were also on hand to capture the moment and jointly present these highlights from the momentous occasion.

The 30th Anniversary GHOSTBUSTERS Donuts Have Arrived at Krispy Kreme and We’ve Tried Them!!! (Movie Themed Food Review)

"We Got One!!!' (Well we got a dozen)

“We Got One!!!’ (Well we got a dozen)

Although our celebratory Ghostbusters Week is over here at Beyond the Marquee, our love for the Ghostbusters movie franchise continues.

In our talks with Sony Marketing about all the great product and promotional tie-ins they’re offering up, we were most excited to hear about Krispy Kreme doing a set of Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary themed doughnuts!

Starting yesterday (Sept 29th) and running thru Oct 31st, you can head to a local participating Krispy Kreme while supplies last and grab yourself a Slimer or Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Krispy Kreme cream-filled doughnut.

We got our first taste test this morning and thought we’d share our review with you…

GHOSTBUSTERS WEEK on BTM – All the Links

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

Unless you’ve been stuck in a Ghost Containment Unit for the past two weeks or so, you may have heard that Beyond the Marquee hosted a ‘Ghostbusters Week’ from September 15th thru the 19th. The week was full of videos, interviews and articles all centered around everyone’s favorite Ghostbusting troupe.

The appreciative response we got from fans and the media in general was great and we’re still fielding messages on a daily basis as a result. A lot of fans have asked for a compendium of all the links to our content from that week and we’re more than happy to oblige.

For your viewing and reading pleasure, here are all the spectral streams to our ‘Ghostbusters Week’ content. Enjoy.

 

TRAILER TUESDAY: Taken 3, Jupiter Ascending, Big Hero 6, The Wedding Ringer, Predestination & More!

TRAILER TUESDAYS Only on BTM

TRAILER TUESDAYS Only on BTM

Instead of bouncing around the net trying to find the latest trailers for the hottest films, just drop by Beyond the Marquee on TRAILER TUESDAY and we’ll load you up with what you need. Whether it’s the latest Hollywood blockbuster movie or mind-provoking independent film, we always have a fun mix of the best of what’s to come.

So click ahead to check out this week’s trailers

ONCE UPON A TIME – “A Tale of Two Sisters” Season 4, Episode 1 (TV Review)

ONCE UPON A TIME - "A Tale of Two Sisters"

ONCE UPON A TIME – “A Tale of Two Sisters”

Previously on Once Upon a Time, Captain Hook and Emma Swan returned from the past to ensure that Prince Charming and Snow White would meet, and in doing so upset the space time continuum as Emma rescued Maid Miriam. As the new season began, not only was everyone dealing with the ramifications of having Regina lose her true love, but upon opening the time portal, Storybrooke got a very icy princess join them in their midsts. Elsa’s plight to find her sister, Anna, is what drives her in the first episode as she retaliates against the people of Storybrooke by creating a snow monster.

This episode was similarly structured to episodes in the past as Anna and Elsa’s past was explored, meanwhile the other universe in question directly dealt with said characters. Although the mystery between Anna and Elsa’s parents and them opened the Frozen arc, Elsa only alluded to the fact that her parents went on their voyage to find a way to contain their daughters nontraditional gift. How the character’s of Arendelle will intermingle with those inhabiting the city of Storybrooke will likely take the first half of the season to fully explore.

This week I’m going to examine the season premiere through a new prism, I’ll examine the strengths, weaknesses, and potential long run pay offs that various components of the show are likely to have. The biggest strength for me was the focus on the family, and how family unites us no matter what the case. So click ahead for my recap and review of Once Upon A Time!

FREE STUFF FRIDAY: Win a Fandango Gift Card, Orbitz Rewards Bucks & More in our HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS Contest!

Hector and the Search for Happiness One-Sheet Poster

Hector and the Search for Happiness One-Sheet Poster

It’s FREE STUFF FRIDAY and we’ve got an AMAZING Prize-Pack this week tied in with Relativity Media’s upcoming movie, HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS. Starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer, the movie is about one man’s global journey to find the secret of happiness!

In celebration of this release, our good friends at Relativity are offering a fun giveaway where one lucky Beyond the Marquee winner will win a HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS travel prize pack, including the following items:

* $50 in Orbucks (Orbitz Rewards) Earn and redeem rewards in an instant. Join today at Orbitz.com/rewards and get Instant Vacation Gratification!
* “Handy Dandy” travel candy (featured in the movie)
* Branded travel journal
* $25 Fandango gift card

Check out HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS which is now open in theaters in NY & LA, gets a limited release today and opens wide on October 3rd.

…and Good luck w/ the Contest question below!

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep 2.01: Shadows (season premiere review)

SHIELD-season-2-banner

Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted last year with “must see live” hyperbole sprinkled all over it. After some lackluster episodes, the hype devolved into “must see days later via D.V.R.”, followed by “If you have nothing else to do, you may as well watch S.H.I.E.L.D.” Several juvenile episodes later and Marvel Entertainment’s first foray into T.V. had seemingly bottomed out at “save your D.V.R. space for Wipeout” status.

That all changed, however, with the spring release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film’s twisty S.H.I.E.L.D.-centric plot had serious repercussions throughout the M.C.U., nowhere more so than in the lives of Agent Coulson and his team. Suddenly the series had again become the topic of water cooler talk, but not in a “can you believe how sucky last night’s show was” manner. By the time the game-changing season finale rolled around, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had finally lived up to all of the “must see” hype, and then some.

Now the show is back for its sophomore season.

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“The Boxtrolls” a Fun Family Film that Rocks (Film Review)

 

A nice surprise for youngsters The Boxtrolls has ended the drought of animated family features for 2014.  The sweet film takes youngsters on an adventure like never before.  From a story based on the graphic novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow, the movie version can’t come at a better time on the eve of the month of trick or treat revelry (It’s an easy costume to make). Creative, bold, exciting and offering values that should leave lasting ideals, the movie tugs at the heartstrings while entertaining family audiences.

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“The Equalizer” Denzel gets Bold and Brutal (Film Review)

 

Returning to the screen with a very pervasive performance, Denzel Washington stars as a vigilante marauder in The Equalizer.  Providing a character with high intensity the movie conjures up memories of the violence in Safe House, Man on Fire and Training Day, three of Washington’s most fierce portrayals. There’s not much comedy to lighten the load in this thriller, but those who like it fast and brutal are sure to get an adrenaline rush.

We Explore the Illustrated Motion Picture Posters within THE ART OF JOHN ALVIN (Book Review)

The Art of John Alvin (Book Cover)

The Art of John Alvin (Book Cover)

Among the movie poster legends of the last century, artists such as Bill Gold, Drew Struzan, Tom Jung, Saul Bass, Bob Peak and Reynold Brown have all helped in some way to create movie posters that have endured for decades and have gone just beyond a movie marketing campaign, but have become memorable pieces of motion picture art that are instant throwbacks to our favorite films.

One movie poster artist/illustrator in particular, John Alvin was instrumental in creating some of the most iconic art for the motion picture industry in the last 40 years. Disney, Universal, Warner Brothers, FOX, Lucasfilm, and many other studios were just a handful of the clients that hired on Alvin to create visually imaginative worlds to aid in the promotion and marketing of movies. 

In The Art of John Alvin, a new book from TITAN Books, a collection of Alvin’s finest work as well as previously unseen comprehensives and in progress sketches fill all of it’s 160 pages. 

We were fortunate to get a copy sent to us by Andrea Alvin, John’s widow and we explore the art, imagination and creativity of John Alvin’s work in our review below.

BTM Ghostbusters Week CONTEST & GIVEAWAY (3 days left!)

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

The End is Near! Did you know you only have three days left to enter Beyond the Marquee’s ‘Ghostbusters Week’ Contest & Giveaway?

Beyond the Marquee is celebrating GHOSTBUSTERS WEEK in addition to the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters. Because of the overwhelming response and great feedback to our daily Ghostbusters postings last week, what better way to celebrate than to have a Contest and Giveaway for great Ghostbusters prizes!

Visit the Beyond the Marquee Facebook page and Click on the GHOSTBUSTERS GIVEAWAY TAB.  ‘LIKE’ our page and you will be able to enter a trivia contest about our three Ghostbusters Week videos which you can see featured on our YouTube Playlist at this link.

(NOTE: Entering on a mobile device may not work. Please enter via PC or Mac using the link above.  Thank you!)

Answer a few trivia questions about our Ghostbusters-related Web-Series episodes and enter to win some spectacular Ghostbusters prizes from us and our good friends at Sony and Mattel!

We Recap & Review FOX’s GOTHAM Pilot Episode

After months of the presses waiting to see the pilot that moment had finally arrived.

After months of the presses waiting to see the pilot that moment had finally arrived.

Warning this post will include spoilers and tidbits about the Caped Crusader and the events and people that lead to his evolution into becoming the Dark Knight or more commonly known as Batman.

After months of hype, speculation, and outright anticipation for the release of the Gotham pilot episode, in many respects for me as a huge Dark Knight fan it lived up to expectations. Having known the production players and casting talent involved, I thought they could deliver on the promise to etch out the city of Gotham, and for me the aesthetic, the acting, and every production element in between did just that.

The opening shot of them panning through the city just oozed with the dark mysterious nature of Gotham, and from there the creators of the shows were off to the races to placing key figures within the Batman anthology in the tracks of our leading man, Detective James Gordon. Over the course of the show they brought in such key future villains as Carmine Falcone, Fish Mooney, Catwoman, the Penguin, Poison Ivy, and even the Riddler and in doing so showed how each of their geneses were occurring long before the coming out party for Bruce Wayne as Batman.

Click ahead for our recap and review of the pilot episode of FOX’s Gotham!

TRAILER TUESDAY: The Judge, Big Eyes, The Interview, Low Down, Red Army and MORE!

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!

Instead of bouncing around the net trying to find the latest trailers for the hottest films, just drop by Beyond the Marquee on TRAILER TUESDAY and we’ll load you up with what you need. Whether it’s the latest Hollywood blockbuster movie or mind-provoking independent film, we always have a fun mix of the best of what’s to come.

So click ahead to check out this week’s trailers …

Never Before Seen Pictures of the Original Delorean from BACK to the FUTURE Surface on eBay!

Back to the Future HERO DeLorean Photos!

Back to the Future HERO DeLorean Photos!

ATTENTION BACK TO THE FUTURE FANS! Now selling on ebay, you have a chance to win some never before seen photos of the original hero (“A” car) DeLorean from the hit 1985 movie!

8 days are left to bid on a very special piece of Back to the Future history from the personal collection of Visual and Special Effects legend Kevin Pike! The auction includes a set of (23) close up 4×6 photos of the “hero” DeLorean from the first Back to the Future film!

The seller claims that these photos have never been released to the public! Taken privately by Kevin’s own camera during production of the movie on the Universal Backlot, this “lost archive” of 4×6 photos have been locked away in a filing cabinet — until now!

Click this link to check out the auction which is a Must Have for any Back to the Future fan!

Lindalee Rose Reviews TITAN Comic Books Latest Adventures of the 10th and 11th Doctor Who Series

Lindalee reviews the 10th and 11th Doctor's latest Comic Book Adventures

Lindalee reviews the 10th and 11th Doctor’s latest Comic Book Adventures

Now out on Comic Shelves are TITAN Comics 2nd issues for their Doctor Who comic series Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2 and Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2.

The further adventures of the time-lords continue on Earth and around the universe in these latest installments that feature all the fun, action and aliens you’d expect from Doctor Who.

Beyond the Marquee’s resident Whovian Lindalee Rose took a break after a taping of her recent Doctor Who Review episode to check out both issues and lends her critique on the newest issues.

Both titles are now available in print wherever good comic books are sold, and digitally through comiXology. Find out more at titan-comics.com , where you can also pre-order or subscribe to each series.

Lindalee Rose Takes You Behind the Scenes of Her New Doctor Who Season 8 Review Set

Resident Whovian, Lindalee Rose, gets a week off from doing her weekly Season 8 Doctor Who reviews while the Beyond the Marquee team is on vacation. But to not disappoint her fans who look for a video from her weekly, Lindalee Rose gives a personal tour of her newly-regenerated Doctor Who Review Set.

Join the world’s youngest Doctor Who reviewer as she gives you a close-up look at some of her colorful set’s decorations, props, mementos, and memorabilia from her many reviewing and reporting adventures.

Click ahead to check out up-close pictures, concept designs and more below!

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MR. STAY PUFT — Meeting the Man inside the Marshmallow Man

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

 

I’m not one to get starstruck.

That’s not true.

I get starstruck as much as the next film buff, but I keep it internal so as to remain “professional.” To paraphrase Bill Murray (from Quick Change, not Ghostbusters), “I’m the starstruck on the inside kind, I guess.”

Every now and then, however, the internal becomes external, no more so than the time I met one of my childhood idols. One of my heroes of the silver screen. One of the inspirations for westward ho-ing my Bostonian butt all the way to Hollywood.

Spielberg… Zemeckis… Jimmy Stewart… Walt Disney…

All iconic geniuses of American cinema, through and through, but none had quite the same impact on my formative years as… the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Unlike those other icons, I’ve actually met Mr. Stay Puft, more precisely the man who played him three decades ago in the first Ghostbusters movie. What were the circumstances to bring about such a fortuitous encounter? How did I come to not just meet the Marshmallow Man, but also work with him? Why, I remember it as if it were yesteryear…

June Foray’s Animated Life — at Age 97

Celebrated voice actress, June Foray, turned an amazing 97 years-old yesterday on September 18th, and we here at Beyond the Marquee are not surprised by that accomplishment at all. We had the distinct pleasure of visiting with June in her home about two years ago to interview her about her fascinating career as the voice of so many beloved cartoon characters. Since that time, she has been a great friend to Beyond the Marquee.

We thought our fans would like to to take a look at the interview and article we posted awhile back about this lady who shows no signs of stopping her animated life anytime soon. Enjoy!

 

For legendary voice actress, June Foray, everyday life can be very animated … and we’re not exaggerating when we say that!  95 years young, Foray continues to be an active presence in the world of voice-over work in Hollywood.  Chances are very likely that you’ve heard her at some point in your lifetime whether it be on radio, television, movies or even your playroom as a kid … and you probably didn’t even know it.  She has given voice to a multitude of favorite animated characters ranging from Lucifer the Cat in Walt Disney’s Cinderella to Granny in the Sylvester and Tweety Looney Tunes shorts to Rocky the Flying Squirrel in the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.  Throw in several Hanna-Barbera characters, some beloved Christmas specials, a voice appearance in JAWS (yep!), a spot on an early episode of The Simpsons and even a presence as the voice of the famed Chatty Cathy doll, and you’ll just be scratching the surface of some of June Foray’s work throughout the years. 

BTM’s Ghostbusters Week – CONTEST & GIVEAWAY

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

Beyond the Marquee is celebrating GHOSTBUSTERS WEEK in addition to the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters. Because of the overwhelming response and great feedback to our daily Ghostbusters postings this week, what better way to celebrate than to have a Contest and Giveaway for great Ghostbusters prizes!

Visit the Beyond the Marquee Facebook page and Click on the GHOSTBUSTERS GIVEAWAY TAB.  ‘LIKE’ our page and you will be able to enter a trivia contest about our three Ghostbusters Week videos which you can see featured on our YouTube Playlist at this link.

(NOTE: Entering on a mobile device may not work. Please enter via PC or Mac using the link above.  Thank you!)

Answer a few trivia questions about our Ghostbusters-related Web-Series episodes and enter to win some spectacular Ghostbusters prizes from us and our good friends at Sony and Mattel!

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