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London is giving Los Angeles a run for its money as the filming capital of the world this year. Though it is still early, it looks like some of most anticipated film shoots of 2013 will take place across the pond.
The Muppets 2 and Transformers 4 are expected to shoot in London this year, along with the much buzzed about Guardians of The Galaxy, about superheroes from the future who travel back in time, and Marvel's Ant-Man. There's even a rumor that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 could spend some time filming in the U.K. this spring.
The Guilt Trip features all the components of a great road trip moviea steak eating contest, a stop at the Grand Canyon, and endless hours gabbing in the carbut, there's just one catch: it was shot almost entirely in Malibu, CA.
The movie's star, Barbra Streisand, would only agree to join the cross-country flick if it was entirely filmed within 45 minutes of her Malibu home. The concession meant that most of the iconic locations in the movie, like the Grand Canyon, were filmed in a sound stage (specially built in Malibu) using green screen.
It's a good day for fans of The Hobbit as the movie finally hits U.S. theaters today, but they aren't the only ones with a reason to celebrate.
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This weekend, Bill Murray returns to the big screen as FDR in Hyde Park on Hudson. The film shines a light on the relationship Roosevelt had with a distant cousin, Daisy, who lived near his Hudson Valley, NY estate, and the historical visit made by the British monarchs George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the estate before the dawn of World War II.
Producers weren't granted approval to film at Springwood, so the film was shot at similar location in the U.K., but Hyde Park is hoping is that all of the references to Hudson Valley attractions in the film, like Beacon and the Wilderstein House, are enough to attract visitors.
The James Bond films are famous for bringing moviegoers to some of world's the most luxurious, remote and exotic locales, and Skyfall is no exception. Here are three of our favorite locations in Bond 23.
· Four Seasons Hotel at Canary Wharf, London
As with most Bond movies, London plays a large role in Skyfall. 007 makes his way through landmarks like Parliament Square, Tower of London, the O2 Arena, and the Secret Intelligence Service Building (the real M16 headquarters). But, the city also doubles for Shanghai in many Skyfall scenes. The posh Four Seasons Hotel at Canary Wharf's Room 712 is the location of what is sure to become Bond's most infamous shower scene, set in Shanghai.
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At this point you’ve probably seen the preview and trailer for the new airplane disaster movie “Flight.” Just in case you haven’t, you can check it out here, but basically it stars Denzel Washington as a pilot who saves the plane—and we think most of the passengers—from a true catastrophe. However, it turns out that he had a little bit of alcohol in his system, and that’s when the fingers start pointing at him and his actions.
Of course any good actor needs to get into his or her role, and for this film it looks like Denzel called up Delta for some assistance. Understandably, Delta probably didn’t want to have a film feature one of their planes crashing—not good marketing—but they were willing to hand over the keys to the flight simulators down at headquarters in Atlanta.
Today, Chasing Mavericks starring Gerard Butler hits theaters and, if nothing else, is sure to inspire quite a few moviegoers to hit the waves, too.
The movie tells the true story of legendary surfer Jay Moriarity who made a name for himself surfing the Mavericks at California's Half Moon Bay but sadly died in a free-diving accident at 22.
This weekend the movie Looper opens nationwide. It's about a hit man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who gets rid of mob targets sent back in time until his future self (Bruce Willis) arrives.
Even though we love to watch movies about it (Looper is sure to be a hit), time travel isn't quite an option for us yet. But, if you want to pretend it is within the realm of possibility, Geeks After Dark are hosting a little time traveling party they're calling "Lost In Time: A Geekend Like No Other" in Barkerville, British Columbia this weekend.
Filming officially began this week in Atlanta for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and it's only a matter of time before the movie's filming locations become the city's hottest tourist destinations.
The first Hunger Games movie was shot in North Carolina and launched a entire new tourism industry for the state, including survival trips and location tours.
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This week the Toronto International Film Festival is screening more than 250 films and a few of them have us ready to hit the road.
Remember reading Jack Kerouac's On The Road in High School and wishing you could just get into the car and drive across the country? Well now you can take that trip (at least vicariously) with Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, and Kirsten Dunst. The first big screen adaptation of Kerouac's classic premiered Thursday at TIFF and is already creating wanderlust among fans.
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As the high-adrenaline action flick Premium Rush opens in theaters today, you'll probably never look at bike messengers in the same way.
Premium Rush follows New York City bike messenger Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who picks up the wrong packagean envelope wanted by a dirty cop (Michael Shannon)who then chases him across Manhattan.
Expendable 2, which assembles a dream team of action stars including Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, and Jason Statham all out for revenge after one of their own is killed, hits theaters today.
The action flick was shot all over the world, in Hong Kong, New Orleans, and Sofia, Bulgaria. Sofia isn't exactly a popular location for big budget films but, according to director Simon West, that was what made the country appealing.