J.J. Abrams Unveils New X-Wing from STAR WARS VII to Support UNICEF + Win a Private Screening

To kick off the final week of Star Wars: Force For Change, J.J. Abrams has just released a new video from set! But that’s not all…to create as much impact as possible for the remarkable work of UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs, J.J. is announcing an additional prize. For this final week only, if you contribute once more to support Star Wars: Force For Change you will also be entered for a chance to win a private hometown screening of Episode VII for you and 20 of your friends before it hits theaters!

Click ahead for more details and May the Force be with you…

TRAILER TUESDAY: Big Hero 6, Annabelle, Laggies, Ouija, PreDestination and 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 …

Upload Your Picture, Personalize It & TMNT Yourself!

TMNT Yourself Today!

TMNT Yourself Today!

Nows your chance to join your fellow Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, don a mask and take on the Foot-Clan! Well sorta. If you head on over to the TMNT Yourself site, you’ll be able to upload and personalize your pic and then choose a mask from one of your favorite pizza eating, crime fighting amphibious ninjas of the night. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, which turtle are you most like?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in theaters August 8th

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“Sex Tape” an Adults Only Comedy (Film Review)

It’s a wild romp of love making in the newest hard R film, Sex Tape.  The funny little comedy shows what can happen when you find yourself losing track of a personal filming of a bedroom escapade.  Strictly for adults, the voyeuristic adventure is nicely directed and acted. If you do not blush easily, are not insulted by repeated offensive language, would like to get some pointers (now I just said that for effect) then grab your partner, girlfriend, or a sex therapist and see Sex Tape.

FREE STUFF FRIDAY: Win a “THE PURGE: ANARCHY” Prize Pack from UNIVERSAL Pictures

Win a Prize Pack of Cool Stuff from the latest Purge movie!

Win a Prize Pack of Cool Stuff from the latest Purge movie!

It’s FREE STUFF FRIDAY and what better promotional partner to help us purge our Prize Closet out this week then our friends at Universal Pictures with their biggest horror hit of the Summer; The Purge: Anarchy!

The sequel to summer 2013¹s sleeper hit follows an unlikely group of five citizens who, over the course of the night, are hunted across the city in a kill-or-be-killed series of survival scenarios during the annual Purge.

We’ve got a fun themed prize-pack of a The Purge: Anarchy Promo T-shirt (size L) and a The Purge: Anarchy Promo Flashlight to giveaway to one lucky Beyond the Marquee reader, so read ahead for the contest question, check out the Interactive GIF’s & good luck.

BACK TO THE FUTURE Appears in Yet Another Commercial (and it’s pretty cool!)

As we approach 2015, there doesn’t seem to be any waning in the interest and callbacks to the Back to the Future franchise. Every six months or so, a reference shows up in commercials on TV, online, or in the movies – from hocking Nike shoes, using fake Hoverboards in joke videos, to a cameo in the latest (and deservedly-panned) film, A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Phones 4u, a UK-based company, recently added to the mix with their new ad that features a screen-accurate time-machine DeLorean and several references to the original Back to the Future film. Despite its brevity, this commercial is pretty cool and worth a look.

How many subtle Back to the Future references can you find?

 

TRAILER TUESDAY: The Captive, The Zero Theorem, Wild, Hunger Games: Mocking Jay 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 …

FREE STUFF FRIDAY: Win These Cool HASSLEIN Reference Guides to THE PLANET OF THE APES

Win this pair of PLANET OF THE APES Books this week on FREE STUFF FRIDAY!

Win this pair of PLANET OF THE APES Books this week on FREE STUFF FRIDAY!

It’s FREE STUFF FRIDAY and we’re going APE-CRAZY this week celebrating the release of “DAWN of the PLANET OF THE APES“. Now though this new film series explores a new direction in the story of the Planet of the Apes saga, there is no denying that here at Beyond the Marquee, we are huge fans of the original 1968-1973 films that started it all.

Once again our good friend Rich Handley and the team as HASSLEIN Books have been super generous in offering up some of their library of extensive movie-themed reference books to our loyal Beyond the Marquee followers. And what better titles from their amazing catalog for this week’s contest, than Timeline of the Planet of the Apes: The Definitive Chronology and Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes: The Comprehensive EncyclopediaTimeline examines every recorded event of the Apes saga, in its proper chronological context―from long before Caesar’s birth to far beyond Earth’s destruction. Lexicon is designed for casual and avid fans alike, and this volume will help you learn everything there is to know about the upside-down world of Planet of the Apes.

Click ahead for more details about these amazing books and also for your chance to win a pair of them with our Planet of the Apes trivia challenge! Good Luck!

In Celebration of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, We Revisit our Classic “APEMANIA” Beyond the Marquee WebSeries Episode!

With the new “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” episode hitting theaters this Friday, we thought we’d harken back and do our own Throwback Thursday to one of our very first Beyond the Marquee episodes from November 2011. BTM Founder and Creative Director; Steve Czarnecki, a huge fan of the Original Planet of the Apes film saga, paid a visit to Hollywood make-up artist Brian Penikas who when not applying make-up and prosthetics to A-listers on movie sets, he channels his own passion for the Planet of the Apes movies into his side company, APEMANIA. APEMANIA is a creative outlet for those wanting to be CosPlaying Chimps, have a passion for film accurate Prop and Costume Replicas and a place where restorations of original masks from the original films take place. With a VIP invite to tour Brian’s studio and an offer to be put into the makeup chair to undergo a man to ape transformation, this was one assignment Steve could not turn down.

Check out the video above and read ahead for a re-post of Steve Czarnecki’s original post about APEMANIA from November 23rd, 2011 

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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” a Fight for Justice (Film Review)

 

If you are looking for action and drama this summer, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has both.  The science fiction adventure does a terrific job of depicting the apes with realism and their ongoing battle with the humans a thrill ride.  Fine acting, CGI/Cinematography and directing make this one sequel you will not want to miss on the big screen.  The 3D effects are good, but not necessary and you have a choice of either 2D or 3D when it opens today at theaters everywhere.

Feeling Generous?  Now You Can Go Beyond the Marquee and Show Your Support! 

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Beyond the Marquee is sponsoring an initiative to accept donations of any amount!

Are you a subscriber, fan or casual observer of Beyond the Marquee and like what we’re doing? Feeling generous lately and want to have an impact on helping us out? Well, we have good news for you!

Beyond the Marquee is now set up to receive donations and we’d sure be appreciative of your help. We have now added a Donation button to our homepage that you can locate on the right-hand side margin.  

For nearly 3 years, Beyond the Marquee has been dedicated to literally bringing you ‘beyond the marquee’ with our assortment of web-series videos and online articles centered around the magic that makes Hollywood tick. We’ve been very blessed to get into some pretty exclusive doors to create content that is enjoyed by many … and we would love to do more. Beyond the Marquee continues to grow and reach the farthest corners of the globe, but that doesn’t come without a price.

Beyond the Marquee: The Web-Series (Episode 65) – Rick’s Cafe; Casablanca, Morocco

On this BTM Road Trip segment, we go behind the scenes as Beyond the Marquee senior reporter Jon Donahue takes a day off from acting in the new Tom Tykwer film “A Hologram for the King” (starring Tom Hanks), to interview the owner of the coolest restaurant and piano bar in Casablanca, Morocco.

Rick’s Cafe, the mythical saloon from the 1942 film “Casablanca” has finally been transformed from celluloid to wood, glass and plaster thanks to the imagination and determination of an American woman enamoured of Morocco, Kathy Kriger. Armed with only a FLIP Camera and the help of a couple of local friends, Jon manages once again to create yet another International Road Trip segment for the BTM audience you definitely won’t want to miss!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/beyondthemarqueeshow and click ahead to check out some of Jon’s other fun past BTM Road Trip segments!

TRAILER TUESDAY: Horrible Bosses 2, St. Vincent, Before I Go to Sleep, Gone Girl, GOTG and 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 TUESDAYS 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 …

[VIDEO] Check Out Some COOL Clips from the “FROZEN” Sing-Along Celebration (and More!) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If you’re heading to Orlando this Summer, head to the Disney Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort to check out the new “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration. This amazing new stage show includes Anna, Elsa and Kristoff and features songs from the hit Disney animated film, including “Let it Go” and “For the First Time in Forever. This interactive stage show includes a combination of effects including snow, fog and more!

This is also Kristoff’s first public appearance at the parks and it looks like he’s been receiving nothing but “warm” welcomes from the park guests! The “Frozen Summer Fun” event is every day through September 1st, 2014. Recorded from the front row of the theater.

If you’ve got a few minutes, check out the video above, then after scroll down for some more highlights, all courtesy of Disney park enthusiast Jeff Lange! You can check out more of his fun videos at; MouseSteps / JWL Media

Check Out THE WALKING DEAD Behind-The-Scenes Videos for a Sneak Peek at Season 5!

 

If you’re a devoted fan of the hit AMC cable show, The Walking Dead”, then you’ll want to check out the following recently released videos which provide a Season 5 preview! 

These behind-the-scenes vids give an idea of what’s to come on the new season returning this Fall. The cast and crew’s first few days back on the set are documented and they take some time to reveal their favorite walkers, explosions and bloodiest kills. Can’t wait for the new season to start? Well, hopefully, these videos will hold you over until then!

FREE STUFF FRIDAY: Win an EARTH TO ECHO Ultimate Summer Activity Prize Pack!!!

An adventure as big as the universe awaits you  in EARTH TO ECHO

An adventure as big as the universe awaits you in EARTH TO ECHO

It’s FREE STUFF FRIDAY and this week we’re helping our friends at Relativty Media in celebrating their latest PG action adventure movie, now in theaters; EARTH TO ECHO!

The Relativity gang have pulled out all the stops and are hooking one Beyond the Marquee reader with an EARTH TO ECHO Ultimate Summer Activity Prize Pack! Just check out this list of amazing goodies thats included; a Nerf Super Soaker Arctic Shock Water Blaster, Star Explosion Glow In The Dark Set, Crayola 48 Count Sidewalk Chalk, Invisible Ink Pen, Mini Fan, Projector Pen, Frisbee, Tank Top, Beach Ball, Sticker Set, Beach Towel, and a Bicycle Clip. WHOA!!!!

If you’d like to put your name in the hat for a chance to win this Ultimate Summer Activity Prize Pack, click ahead and answer this week’s EARTH TO ECHO Trivia Question.

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TAMMY – A Wacky Road Trip (Film Review)

Totally askew, the new comedy starring and written by Melissa McCarthy and directed by her husband, Ben Falcone, plays out more like a YouTube video than a major motion picture.  Called Tammy, the film puts together a number of McCarthy sight gags that fall flat, very unlike The Heat in which she shines.  Maybe her shtick requires some tweaking or she needs to stay away from writing her own script as both endeavors failed here. Lacing the film with a bevy of familiar faces is the first clue that this movie is on a dubious path with no light at the end of the tunnel. Using her past success to fuel interest in Tammy may get McCarthy a haul at the box-office, but her fans will suffer in the end. It’s a NO for me.

Filmmaker Bootcamp: Pro Secrets to Improve Your Next Independent Film

Making an Indie Film? Check out these Tips!

Making an Indie Film? Check out these Tips!

In 2013 alone, 900 new movies opened in New York City, reports The New York Times. For indie and documentary filmmakers, the sheer amount of competition out there can be intimidating; however, learning how to shoot, edit and promote your next film might make you the next Lena Dunham.

Click ahead for a few helpful tips for getting a leg-up on the competition

TRAILER TUESDAY: Fury, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay, Life After Beth, Dracula Untold and 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 TUESDAYS 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 …

FROZEN Comes to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort this Summer!

Frozen Summer Fun Live!

Royal sisters Princess Anna and Queen Elsa, from Disney’s hit animated motion picture “Frozen,” will be featured all summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.

This summer, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be celebrating Frozen, the hit animated feature film from Disney, with a daily character procession, sing-alongs with Anna and Elsa, fireworks, a polar playground, ice skating rink, ice carving demonstrations and a nightly party featuring a live band, all themed to the worldwide phenomenon. From July 5-September 1, 2014, “Frozen Summer Fun Live!” will bring to life the world of royal sisters Anna and Elsa and their fairy tale kingdom of Arendelle. Special experiences that will immerse guests in lots of Frozen fun include:

Anna’s & Elsa’s Royal Welcome: Each day at 11 a.m., Anna and Elsa, riding in a horse-drawn sleigh, will travel in a royal procession down Hollywood Boulevard. Rugged mountain man Kristoff is along for the fun joined by a flurry of skaters, skiers and ice cutters, all dressed in their Arendelle best.

For The First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration: Inside the park’s Premiere Theater, Princess Anna and Queen Elsa join the Royal Historians of Arendelle for a fun and comedic retelling of the history of their kingdom amidst projections, lighting and special effects. Guests will be invited to join in special sing-along moments from the film’s chart-topping soundtrack. At the end of the performance, guests might find themselves becoming “Honorary Citizens of Arendelle.” The 20-minute show will be presented multiple times each day.

Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland: There’s a “big summer blowout” happening inside the park’s Soundstage One, where Oaken—the film’s trading post owner—and his cousins have created the “Frozen Funland” amidst a winter wonderland. Living up to its name, there will be plenty of frozen festivities inside the makeshift adventure park Oaken and his cousins built to make the most of the sudden snowstorm.
Part of the Oaken’s Frozen Funland will be an ice skating rink with demonstrations by some of Oaken’s talented cousins on the Arendelle ice.

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