Archive for the ‘FILM FESTIVALS’ Category

Dilemmas of a Film Fan #FilmFanProblems

There are people who watch films for fun, and there are people who watch films to engage their brain and nitpick about it to their friends. Basically, there are people who think Batman’s weapon arsenal was cool, and those who assess how the “Dark Knight Rises” villain, Bane, can eat food with a giant outward-facing […]

Beyond the Marquee: The Web-Series (Episode 57) – Son of Monsterpalooza

If you love Monsters, Aliens, Creatures, Horror, really scary things and live anywhere near Southern Califiornia, then you’ve got to check out the fantastic “Monsterpalooza” conventions produced by Eliot Brodsky. Earlier in October we visited “Son of Monsterpalooza”, the sequel to the biggest event in Burbank back in April, “Monsterpalooza”! It’s here where you can […]

“SON OF MONSTERPALOOZA” is Almost Here! Tickets Still Available! It’s Horrifically Awesome!

October starts tomorrow and the sprit of Halloween and the feelings of Fall have already started to kick into full gear. If you live in Southern Califiornia there is nothing better to get you in the mood than Eliot Brodsky’s “Son of Monsterpalooza”, the sequel to the biggest event in Burbank earlier this year, “Monsterpalooza”! […]

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: FLASHDANCE 30th Anniversary Event with Director and Cast

The iconic “Flashdance” film, which has galvanized generations worldwide with its synergy of stylistic filmmaking, memorable characters, and fantastic fusion of dance and music — celebrated its’ 30th Anniversary at a sold-out screening event at the Aero Theatre in Los Angeles, California on September 21st — reuniting the director and many cast members in what […]


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Look for Beyond the Marquee This Saturday Only at San Diego’s Comic-Con International…

If you’re headed down to San Diego this weekend, or down there already for Comic-Con 2013, keep your eyes peeled for our Beyond the Marquee field team on the floor of the convention, on Saturday the 20th. In addition to taking in the sights of the latest toys, movies, tv shows, comic books and more, […]

Does Elijah Wood Walk the Floor of Comic Con?

With San Diego’s Comic-Con in full swing this week, you might wonder what celebrities will be seen walking the show floor in-between their appearances in the Exhibit Halls.  Some celebs attend just to do their part for a studio’s Publicity dept. and quickly head home.  However, there are also a good number of celebrity attendees […]

Starting This Sunday, Cinemark Theaters are Sending You… BACK TO THE FUTURE!!!

Relive the excitement of seeing your favorite time travel adventure back on the silver screen as Cinemark Theatres will be screening Back to the Future as part of their “Cinemark Classic Series” on Sunday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 17 in all participating theaters across the U.S. More than 130 theaters across the U.S. will […]

We Review Matty Collector’s Comic-Con Exclusives of Superman vs General Zod and Shazam!

Cocaine. As our friend Rick James famously mentioned on the Chappelle Show – it’s a hell of a drug. To a toy collector though, it falls far short of that sweet, sweet rush that only a certain plastic can give. That plastic has a name: Exclusive. The San Diego Comic-con (July 18-24) is home to […]

Check Out VALLEY GIRL’s 30th Anniversary Event Tonight!

Where were you in 1983 when Director Martha Coolidge’s landmark 1983 comedy Valley Girl hit theaters? Well as crazy as it sounds, this year marks its thirtieth anniversary. Nicolas Cage’s satellite dish-sized eyes and shambling time made their leading man debut as Randy, the amiable punk who falls for Julie (Deborah Foreman) when he and his […]

Paul Shipper’s “The Rocketeer” Illustration Soars!!!

We recently announced that Beyond the Marquee‘s co-founder Jon Donahue was going to be working soon with popular New Zealand illustrator Paul Shipper on a newly envisioned fan poster for Cloud Atlas and we’re excited to share those updates with you soon. In the meantime, Paul has been busy not only working on personal projects, but […]

STAR WARS Fans … MAY THE 4TH Be With You!!!

Though mentally you know it’s the day before Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, for Star Wars fans around the world, Saturday, May 4th is the worldwide day to say “May the Force be with you” to all and celebrate the beloved stories that bind our galaxy together. “May the 4th” kicks off a season of celebration, particularly […]

Beyond the Marquee: The Web Series (Ep.45) – MONSTERPALOOZA 2013

Are you scared by things that go bump in the night? Do you cover your face at the scary parts of a movie? Are you squeamish around blood? Do Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires and terrifyingly weird creatures give you the heebie-jeebies? Then you most likely should NOT be at MONSTERPALOOZA in Burbank, California. It’s here that […]

Harrison Ford Introduces BLADE RUNNER at AFI’s 2013 Night at The Movies

Last night saw a star-studded event in Tinsel-Town at the “Target Presents the American Film Institutes (AFI) Night at the Movies” at the famed Arclight Theater in Hollywood. A dozen of Tinsel-Town’s finest were on hand to help introduce and talk about their experiences with the iconic and successful films they were a part of. Among some […]

Varese Sarabande 35th Anniversary Film Music Concert

For film music fans living in the Southern California area, a phenomenal treat of a concert is set for May 11th at the Golden State Pops Orchestra located in San Pedro.  Varese Sarabande, a record label notable for producing many phenomenal film soundtrack albums throughout the years, celebrates its 35th Anniversary with a concert featuring […]

VOTE for “Hoverboard” a Great BACK TO THE FUTURE Themed PBS Film Festival Entry

It’s always nice when filmmakers drop us a line here at Beyond the Marquee, and yesterday we heard from our good pal Bob Gale, co-creator, co-writer, and co-producer of the Back to the Future film trilogy. Bob forwarded us a link he thought our BTM readers would truly enjoy – a short fiction film that’s part […]

Miss the Academy Awards? Here’s Who Won…

This years Academy Awards were a real treat to watch, not just from the vibe and feel of music and folly that host Seth McFarlane delivered, but just the entire energy given off by everyone in the audience and those who graced the stage for the 85th Annual event. Of course when you have prior […]

Check out a Sizzle Reel for this years Animated Films from Walt Disney Studios

Last week Disney Studio’s Chairman Alan Horn hosted The Walt Disney Studios’ 2012 Animation Celebration amongst a room full of talented filmmakers from Disney and Pixar. Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association were all on hand for a showcase of Brave, Frankenweenie, Paperman, and Wreck-It Ralph. These films have once again set […]

There’s Still Time to Check Out the Graumans Chinese, Universal Pictures Film Festival

  The most famous place in Hollywood, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, salutes Universal Pictures 100th Anniversary with Film Festival showcasing some of the Studio’s most iconic 80’s films. The Film Festival kicked off last Friday and runs thru Dec. 13. If you missed the double-feature of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club on the 16th, don’t […]


  Kicking off Friday in Southern California is the annual All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival, a 3-day event featuring films and filmmakers celebrating the wide wide world of sports. Given how many sports exist, a festival devoted to movies about them is a natural (not The Natural), but with such a wealth of cinematic […]

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