Robert Zemeckis

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Today Is 'Back to the Future Day'

And Doc Brown has a 'sweet message' for all of us

(Newser) - "I always hated—and I still don't like—movies about the future. I just think they're impossible, and somebody's always keeping score." Strange words from Robert Zemeckis, who directed all three films in the Back to the Future franchise, but as CNN notes, he has... More »

New Film The Walk Inspires Vertigo, Vomiting

'My head was reeling'

(Newser) - Business Insider has one piece of advice for moviegoers planning on seeing Robert Zemeckis' new 3D film The Walk: Don't eat a big meal beforehand. The film tells the story of Phillippe Petit, who tightrope walked between the towers of the World Trade Center without a net in... More »

Flight Soars, But Levels Off

Critics think Denzel Washington is great in starring role

(Newser) - The new release Flight, starring Denzel Washington as drug- and alcohol-addicted pilot, gets a solid 78% on Rotten Tomatoes . Most critics seem to think the acting and directing are superb, but at some point, the movie takes a bit of a nosedive:
  • Flight starts out with a thrilling plane crash,
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Motion-Capture Christmas Carol Hits Wrong Notes

Spirit's there, but critics split on wow-factor of evolving tech

(Newser) - Most critics express a hearty "humbug" for Robert Zemeckis' motion-capture version of A Christmas Carol, starring Jim Carrey. A sampling:
  • "It's a heartwarmer that doesn't have much of a heart itself," Michael O'Sullivan writes in the Washington Post, "populated by figures that are halfway between Wii
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3D Remake of Yellow Submarine to Surface

(Newser) - Disney is planning a 3D remake of Yellow Submarine, the 1968 psychedelic cartoon buoyed by a Beatles soundtrack, the Independent reports. Robert Zemeckis of Back to the Future fame will direct. Aside from the music, the Beatles were only tangentially related to the original film—actors provided the voices to... More »

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