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Special 20th Anniversary Screenings of Luc Besson’s ‘The Fifth Element’ Showing This May

In 1997, writer/director Luc Besson (Leon: The Professional, The Family) released his cult sci-fi classic The Fifth Element, featuring an all-star cast led by Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Pulp Fiction), Milla Jovovich (Dazed and Confused, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Chris Tucker (Friday, Rush Hour), and Ian Holm (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Day After Tomorrow). Set in the 23rd century, the film follows a cab driver in New York City whose life changes when he inadvertently picks up Leeloo. After being contacted by a strange priest, who informs him of Leeloo’s importance in defeating a great Evil, the three of them embark on a mission to save Leeloo and the universe at large.

The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound Effects/Editing and, over the years, has developed a massive cult following. It also furthered the career of Milla Jovovich, who went on to star in such films as Zoolander and the Resident Evil film series. As a special 20th Anniversary celebration, The Fifth Element will be playing in select theaters across the country on May 14th and 17th. Showtimes and locations for Minneapolis, Chicago, and Cincinnati are available below, but you can search for screenings in your area by zip code right here at the Fathom Events website. Be sure to make it out for the special occasion!

Minneapolis, MN – May 14th:

• Southdale Megastar 16 – 400 Southdale Center, Edina, MN 55435-7020, 2:00pm and 7:00pm

• Rosedale 14 – 850 Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN 55113, 2:00pm and 7:00pm

• Arbor Lakes Megastar 16 – 12575 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, MN 55369-7407, 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Minneapolis, MN – May 17th:

• Showplace ICON at The West End – 1625 West End Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416, 7:00pm

• Southdale Megastar 16 – 400 Southdale Center, Edina, MN 55435-7020, 2:00pm and 7:00pm

• Rosedale 14 – 850 Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN 55113, 2:00pm and 7:00pm Continue reading

Kevin Smith Discusses Progress On Script For New ‘Mallrats’ Sequel

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Writer/director Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Tusk) seems to be making some solid progress on his announced upcoming sequel to Mallrats. Smith tweeted on May 11th that he has completed a 113-page draft for Mallbrats (the new title for the project) and will be dedicating it to original Mallrats producer Jim Jacks (Raising Arizona, The Mummy), who passed away just last year. Production on Clerks 3 has also been pushed back while the Mallbrats crew works on the set-production in the currently empty mall that will be used for filming. Returning for the new movie are original actors Jeremy London (Breaking Free, Levitation), Claire Forlani (The Rock, Meet Joe Black), Ethan Suplee (My Name is Earl, The Wolf of Wall Street), Joey Lauren Adams (Dazed and Confused, Big Daddy), Brian O’Halloran (Clerks, Dogma), Sven-Ole Thorsen (Lethal Weapon, Gladiator), Renee Humphrey (French Kiss, The Sex Monster), as well as Smith’s long time collaborator, actor/producer Scott Mosier (Chasing Amy, Good Will Hunting). Thus far there is no news as to whether or not Jason Lee (Almost Famous, Dreamcatcher) or Ben Affleck (Argo, Gone Girl) will return to reprise their roles, but we’ll keep you posted. Stay tuned!

The Mummy, Dazed and Confused Producer James Jacks Dies At 66

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Veteran film producer James Jacks, who helped Universal Studios revamp one of their oldest horror icons, died Monday of a heart attack at the age of 66. James Jacks first made a name for himself in Hollywood with the well deserved, but somewhat unexpected success of Dazed and Confused back in 1993. The film has since become a cultural classic, reflecting on high school popularity, alcohol, weed, and rock legends of the 1970s. It was also the first big project for actor Matthew McConaughey, who this year won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in Dallas Buyers Club, and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in the same movie. Jacks went on to produce such films as Mallrats (1995), Michael (1996), The Mummy (1999), and Rat Race (2001), and has worked with numerous directors ranging from Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused), Kevin Smith (Mallrats, Clerks), and Joel and Ethan Coen (Intolerable Cruelty, O Brother Where Art Thou).

12-Year Project Could Hit Theaters Next Year

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In 2002, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater began shooting scenes for a movie that was to take twelve years to complete. Linklater, who is known for such films as Dazed and Confused (1993) and The School of Rock (2003), is directing the film, which follows a boy all the way from his childhood to his young adult years. The idea was to film scenes at various points throughout the production, showing the actors actually aging with their characters in real time. Ethan Hawke began filming when he was 33 years old. Having just completed the film he is now 43, while his co-star is now 19, having started shooting at the age of 7. Many have speculated that this style of filming may lead many to expect a documentary-style film like Cloverfield or Paranormal Activity, but the filmmakers have maintained that it will not be a documentary. With shooting set to completely wrap-up this November, reports are saying that the film, thus far known as The 12-Year Project, Boyhood, or Growing Up, could be set for release as early as 2014, and may even make the cut in time to showcase the Cannes or Sundance Film Festivals. With all the recycling that’s being done in Hollywood right now, it’s always refreshing to see filmmakers take on an original concept for film. Keep an eye out for more on the release!