Twenty years ago, the crazed minds of Joel and Ethan Coen brought Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski onto the big screen in The Big Lebowski and into the hearts of millions. The iconic comedy starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, and John Turturro is returning to theaters for one more night only, tomorrow August 8, 2018, thanks to Universal Pictures, Fathom Events, and their TCM Big Screen Classics series.
Across the Universe Now available on: 4K Ultra HD | Blu-ray | Digital
Directed by Julie Taymor
Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy, T.V. Caprio
Original release date: October 12, 2007
Fathom Events screenings: July 29 & 31, August 1, 2018
Thanks to Fathom Events and Columbia Pictures, I got to see one of my favorite films, Julie Taymor‘s gorgeous 2007 musical drama Across the Universe, in theaters again. Finishing up a 3-day run on August 1, the limited-edition screenings included a special exclusive introduction from Taymor celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in 1968.
Across the Universe uses the spectrum of classic Beatles songs to take our characters through the turbulence of late 1960’s America as we fought the unpopular Vietnam War abroad and waged cultural wars at home. Starring Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood, the film allowed Taymor to showcase her artistic style, and the array of songs by arguably the greatest band of all time show the wide range of human emotions that that era was dealing with.
Another fan favorite movie being brought back to theaters by Fathom Events is The Sandlot, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
The cult classic is not just a baseball movie but an all-around great summertime flick well worth watching around this time each year. In addition to seeing the movie on the big screen again or for the first time, these screenings will also include a preview for an upcoming documentary about The Sandlot.
You can find more information on when the movie is returning to theaters, where you can buy tickets, and watch a video promo for the event below.
This week only, Labyrinth, one of the most beloved classics of the 1980s, returns to movie theaters, thanks to Fathom Events. The film is the brainchild of three magnetic forces of entertainment: produced by George Lucas, directed by Jim Henson, and starring the incomparable David Bowie, Labyrinth appealed to anyone and everyone when it debuted in 1986.
Since it was first released, writer/director/producer/star Tommy Wiseau‘s top contender for worst movie ever made, The Room, has slowly but surely collected an impressive cult following. To this day, midnight screenings are held all over, attracting the movie’s fans to experience it the best way possible.
But due to a surge in popularity thanks to the recently released movie about the making of this best worst movie, The Disaster Artist, The Room is about to get a theatrical release no one who saw it when it first came out in 2003 would have ever believed it would one day get. Instead of the occasional midnight movie screening, it’s been announced that Wiseau’s disasterpiece will be getting a wide theatrical release in around 600 theaters all over the country.