Hero Complex IMAX Screening Series
Oct. 03, 2012 | 11:41 a.m.
In Tim Burton’s black-and-white, stop-motion-animated monster movie “Frankenweenie,” Martin Landau supplies the voice of Mr. Rzykruski, a mysterious science teacher who sparks curiosity in the kids of the town of New Holland. But John August’s screenplay for the film simply described Mr. Rzykruski as “European,” Landau said, so the actor created a fictional country for his character. “I decided he came from the wonderful country of Slobovia, where the Slobs are from,” Landau said in an interview at a special advance showing of the film last week as part of the Hero Complex IMAX Screening Series. Watch the video to see Landau perform Mr. Rzykruski with his Slobovian accent and explain one of the character’s other inspirations — horror legend Vincent Price. Mr. Rzykruski’s sharply angled face bears a striking resemblance to Price, who was an influential figure in Burton’s life, […]
Oct. 02, 2012 | 11:02 a.m.
“Frankenweenie” doesn’t open until Friday, but some Hero Complex readers got to see it last week thanks to the Hero Complex IMAX Screening Series. During a Q&A with Hero Complex contributor Rebecca Keegan, Martin Landau, who supplies the voice of the movie’s science teacher, Mr. Rzykruski, discussed his unique relationship with director Tim Burton. “Frankenweenie” is the third Burton film Landau has acted in — he won an Oscar for his performance as Bela Lugosi in 1994′s “Ed Wood” and delivered a cameo in “Sleepy Hollow” in 1999. The secret to Burton and Landau’s collaboration, the actor said, is a kind of nonverbal connection. “Tim and I don’t finish a sentence,” Landau said. “There’s something oddly kinesthetic about it. We kind of understand each other.” Take a look at the video above to learn more about Burton and Landau’s creative partnership, […]
Sept. 24, 2012 | 1:56 p.m.
Most moviegoers will have to wait until Oct. 5 to get spooked by “Frankenweenie,” but a few hundred Hero Complex readers will get to see Tim Burton’s monster movie homage early Thursday night at our free IMAX screening in Century City. The special screening of the black-and-white, stop-motion animated film will include a Q&A with Oscar winner Martin Landau, who voices Vincent Price-inspired science teacher Mr. Rzykruski, moderated by Hero Complex contributor Rebecca Keegan. A remake of Burton’s 1984 short film of the same name, “Frankenweenie” is about a boy named Victor who loses his dog and deploys science to bring the beloved canine back to life. The film features the voices of Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder and Landau, in his first collaboration with Burton since 1994′s “Ed Wood.” (Check back soon for an in-depth interview with Burton about […]
July 08, 2012 | 10:37 a.m.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” is off to a strong start, and director Marc Webb’s film has escaped the clutches of its biggest foe — the crowded summer schedule. Trapped between “The Avengers” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” the Sony reboot was in real danger of becoming the friendly neighborhood afterthought. Our readers got to see “Amazing Spider-Man” early thanks to the Hero Complex IMAX Screening Series. In the Q&A portion of the evening, Webb spoke about the chemistry between his lead actors, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, and said that “casting them was the single most important” thing. Take a look at the video above to learn more about the casting of Garfield, the differing style of the two young stars and the director’s funny line about the off-screen romance between the two actors. “We did a lot of work in […]
July 01, 2012 | 6:14 p.m.
HERO COMPLEX IMAX SCREENING SERIES This vivid and vertiginous Mondo poster features the art of Laurent Durieux and you’ll get one if you spend the first two hours of Tuesday morning watching “The Amazing Spider-Man” on an Imax screen. Mondo, the pride of Austin, Texas, has been delivering some memorable images since Imax turned to them to create a keepsake for the loyal stay-up-late crowd. The poster will also be handed to all 350 Hero Complex readers who attend tonight’s free Imax screening of Sony’s latest wall-crawler adventure. We know how much fans love the posters, too; we also gave out a cosmically collectible Mondo/Imax poster at our early “John Carter” screening and a limited-edition Marvel/Imax poster for “The Avengers.” Director Marc Webb is tonight’s special onstage guest for a Q&A after the screening of “Amazing Spider-Man,” which stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, Martin Sheen […]
May 01, 2012 | 5:07 p.m.
“The Avengers” look ready for action in this sweet limited-edition poster from artist Ryan Meinerding and the folks at Imax — and if you’re one of the lucky Hero Complex readers who got into tonight’s “Avengers” screening in Burbank, you’re going to get one of these as you leave the theater. The poster was printed up as a cool keepsake for die-hard fans who have bought Imax tickets for all the midnight screenings of “The Avengers” on Friday – those are the fans who would rather watch a 135-minute movie in the middle of the night than run the risk that one of their spoiler-spouting friends might see the landmark Marvel epic first. Of course, though, 400 of our readers are beating pretty much everybody to the punch thanks to the Hero Complex Imax Screening Series, which brings Hollywood’s biggest movies to fans who get to […]
April 27, 2012 | 1:51 a.m.
Marvel fans across America must wait for May 4 to watch “The Avengers” assemble but a few hundred Hero Complex readers will see the cosmic epic Tuesday night with our free IMAX screening in Burbank. Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Studios and director Joss Whedon promise to fill the sky with heroes, villains, gods, monsters and alien warriors but, luckily, the Hero Complex IMAX Screening Series has a screen big enough to hold the all-star 3D epic. This edition of our series has a special offer for a special segment of our readership: Marvel has reserved a limited section of seats for “Real Heroes” (firefighters, active military personnel, law enforcement officers, etc.) and there is more information about that down below. First, though, the basic event information: RSVP PAGE GOES LIVE : FRIDAY, APRIL 27, at 10 AM (PT) RSVP TO ATTEND “THE AVENGERS”/HERO COMPLEX IMAX SCREENING SERIES TUESDAY, MAY 1 at 7:30 PM /AMC BURBANK 16 “REAL […]
Feb. 22, 2012 | 4:00 a.m.
The rest of the world is waiting until March 9 to see “John Carter” but thanks to the Hero Complex IMAX Screening Series you can visit the kingdoms of Mars on Feb. 27 in Burbank. Even better? It’s free. Space is limited so RSVP right now for our screening, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at AMC Burbank 16. “John Carter” director Andrew Stanton will be on hand for the event, too, and after the movie he’ll be interviewed onstage by Hero Complex lead writer Geoff Boucher. With “John Carter,” the two-time Oscar winner is making his live-action film debut after a sparkling run at Pixar, where he wrote and directed “Finding Nemo” and “WALL-E.” “John Carter” is a digital-era epic but the title character is celebrating his 100th birthday this year. The adventure hero was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in his Barsoom series — […]