This issue we’re blasting off with Brad Bird’s retro sci-fi opus Tomorrowland A World Beyond. Inside we speak to one of the film’s stars, Britt Robertson, about the experience of being part of a humungous and original blockbuster enterprise, and she gave us some great tips about acting in front of a green screen.

Also in the issue, we talk to the creative team behind Disney’s latest live-action adventure and find out how you go about building a utopia from scratch. Brad Bird also weighs in, telling us why he adores John Ford and Akira Kurosawa, plus LWLies’ David Ehrlich tries to work out what makes Bird such an exciting and idiosyncratic director.

Elsewhere, we offer a movie shrine map of the USA, an index of all those venues scatted down the east and west cost which allow film lovers to pay tribute to the greats of yore. Plus, Adam Woodward takes a deep look at the original Tomorrowland, when it was the technological and ideological cornerstone of Disneyland in its original incarnation.

Here’s a first look at “Gorgeous” George Clooney collage-inspired cover courtesy of graphic artist Curt Merlo.

We’ve got reviews for May/June covered: Simon Pegg decides toMan Up, Melissa McCarthy gets her double-agent on in Spy, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart glance up at the Clouds of Sils Maria, Sion Sono inducts us into his Tokyo Tribe, Gael Garcia Bernal gulps Rosewater, François Ozon introduces The New Girlfriend, Jason Schwartzman cries Listen Up Philip, Joshua Oppenheimer delivers The Look Of Silence and Abderrahmane Sissako takes us on a chilling trip to Timbuktu.

All that plus exclusive interviews with Jon Stewart, Lake Bell, Nina Hoss, Abderrahmane Sissako and Mark Hartley, the best home ents releases from the UK and US and reports from film festivals in Missouri and Austin, TX.

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The Making of the Democratland Trailer

Disclaimer: Rated D for graphic violence, graphic sex, graphic language, graphic novels on graphite paper - scenes of intense jeopardy involving women, children, innocent rioters and looters at the hands of oppressive police.  Some material may be inappropriate for people with historical knowledge or rational thinking habits.  Children under 14 not admitted without social worker.  Democratland contains no smoking but high taxes on cigarettes and no petroleum products but high taxes on gasoline because compassion defines who we are as a people.  Anonymous government agents will redistribute all charity.  Because tolerance is our primary value, we invite all political opponents to sit down and shut up or be audited by the IRS.  We know what you have to say anyway, since the NSA monitors everything.  Since greed is bad, no gambling is allowed in Democratland, except when the government takes at least 50% of the proceeds.  No edible animals were harmed in the making of this film.  All scenes of fun and enjoyment are obviously fictitious.  Any resemblance to persons, living, dead, or undead is purely intentional. Any resemblance between the words of this video and the trailer for Disney’s Tomorrowland movie is practically verbatim and for purposes of derision only.





Video of the F-Repair Droids with English audio in the entry hangar of the Tokyo Disneyland version of the original Star Tours.

This user also shot from below and got a slightly better audio capture in the process.

Heading to Disneyland this Saturday, May 9th?

The premiere of the Tomorrowland movie is that day in Downtown Disney, so there are a few things you should keep in mind.

  • The park is open until midnight, but Tomorrowland closes at 5:00pm (as does the Monorail)
  • The Downtown Disney parking lot will be closed until 7:00pm (so no three-hour free parking)
  • The AMC movie theater in Downtown Disney will be closed all day
  • If you’re trying to catch a glimpse of celebrities, arrive in Downtown Disney early. There will be a blue carpet from the valet parking loop to the theater.
  • There will be a bus and car from the film that you can take photos with along the blue carpet, but the photo ops will end at 4:00 when the celebrities are scheduled to begin arriving.
  • Bear in mind that the Tinker Bell 10K is also being run that morning, so expect some early traffic.
  • There is a third World of Color performance at 11:00pm, so if you’ve got an annual pass or park-hopper, you can watch that instead of riding Star Tours or Autopia.
  • The after-party in Tomorrowland wraps up at 11:00pm, but don’t expect the land to reopen for guests.
  • If you get any good photos, feel free to share!

[information from MousePlanet’s Disneyland Resort Update]


Check out the latest spot with new footage from Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Pierce Gagnon, Kathryn Hahn, and Keegan-Michael Key.

WATCH: 'Tomorrowland' 'Athena Fun,' 'Jet Pack' Spots Offer New Fun and Strange Footage (Spoilers)

WATCH: ‘Tomorrowland’ 'Athena Fun,’ 'Jet Pack’ Spots Offer New Fun and Strange Footage (Spoilers)

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