‘The Change-Up’ Filmed in Georgia

Posted by Paul Murray on Thursday May 29, 2014 Under Georgia Film Industry

Filmed in Georgia: The Change-Up

‘The Change-Up’ starring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds was filmed entirely in Georgia. The film is about two friends, Dave and Mitch who are jealous of each other’s lives. Dave is married to a beautiful, loving woman and has two kids, while Mitch is single and seems to get any woman whenever he wants. On a fateful night, the two are urinating in a fountain and simultaneously wish for the other’s life. They wake up the next day realizing they have switched bodies. It’s like a raunchy ‘Freaky Friday’ for grown-ups and comes with an R-rating. The film also stars Olivia Wilde and Leslie Mann and was released in 2011. ‘The Change-Up’ is set in Atlanta and was filmed at several locations in and around the city.

In Alpharetta, Georgia the cast and crew of ‘The Change-Up’ went to the North Point Mall to do some filming. In the mall’s parking lot, the crew created their own thunderstorm for the scene as it required rain. This location was used for the re-discovery of the fateful fountain scene in the movie. One of the film’s stars, Ryan Reynolds was seen one day during filming having lunch at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse located in the mall. The mall is located at 1000 North Point Circle.

In Atlanta, many local and popular locations can be seen in ‘The Change-Up’. Several bar scenes were filmed at Joe’s on Jupiter, including a scene where the main characters are watching a Braves game. Joe’s on Jupiter is located at 1049 Juniper Street. The fountain scene where the main characters, Dave and Mitch urinate together and cause their bodies to be switched, was shot in Woodruff Park. The scenes that took place at Dave’s home were shot a local resident’s home in the Buckhead area. The Georgia Aquarium was featured in the film during a scene where Dave (in Mitch’s body), gets high and decides to wander around the aquarium. Turner Field is also seen in the movie when Mitch (in Dave’s body), and Olivia Wilde’s character go to a Braves game. Former Braves pitcher, John Smoltz has a cameo. The ballroom located in the Georgian Terrace Hotel filled in as the Plantation Oaks Country Club for the movie, where a country club party scene was filmed. Phipps Plaza makes an appearance in the film as well. Two Atlanta restaurants, Ecco and Abattoir both had scenes filmed at their locations. Also, at the historic Piedmont Park located at 1320 Monroe Dr, the movie’s final scene, Dave and his wife’s anniversary party, was filmed.

‘The Change-Up’ is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD as well as digital download.

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National Barefoot Day: 5 Movies to Celebrate the Beach

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday May 26, 2014 Under Movie Articles

Movies About The Beach

National Barefoot Day is celebrated on June 1st each year and is the perfect day to kick those shoes off and support a charity that is making a difference. Soles4souls.com is the organization that is responsible for the holiday, and its purpose is to provide shoes to those suffering from natural disasters around the world. Since many of these natural disasters occur around beaches, we’ve put together a short list of movies about beaches along with a brief description of each of them.

Surfs Up

Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) is a determined little penguin with more desire than ability when it comes to riding the waves. Lucky for Cody, he has enough heart to get him surfing like a pro, and just in time for his very first professional competition. Cody knows that he has a lot of work to do if he is going to have any kind of chance at winning the competition but more importantly, he is going to need help. This is where his King Penguin mentor Big Z (Jeff Bridges), and his biggest fan Lani (Zooey Deschanel) come in very handy. You see, Big Z is an ex-surfing legend and Lani is Pen Gu Island’s star lifeguard and together they are going to make a professional surfer out of Cody yet.

Nims Island

Nims Island tells the story of Nim, a little girl who finds herself alone on the tropical island that she and her father have been living on together for quite some time. After her father gets stranded by a broken down boat, Nim is forced to fend for herself but that is the least of her worries. Nim finds a tour company on the island and learns that their intentions are to make a number of very undesirable changes to the island which is unacceptable to Nim. She realizes that she will definitely need the help of an adult if she is going to save her island home so Nim reaches out to the author of one of her favorite books. She begins communicating through e-mails and manages to do much more than she had ever imagined possible.

Soul Surfer

Taking the little things for granted is something that a young surfer girl has learned not to do, but only after suffering the loss of one of her arms to a 14 foot tiger shark while surfing one Halloween morning. Soul Surfer tells the story of Bethany (Anna Sophia Robb), a young girl born and raised on the island of Kauai who began surfing at a very young age. Everything changes for Bethany after that tragic Halloween morning as losing the ability to surf is much like losing the ability to live. But giving up is not an option for Bethany and with the help and support of special people in her life like her father Tom (Dennis Quaid), her mother Cheri (Helen Hunt), her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), and her youth group leader Sara (Carrie Underwood), she is able to learn to surf with just one arm and is able to make her mark, once again, on the surfing world. Soul Surfer is a story of how good things can come out of even the most unimaginable situations, and how anything is possible if we just put everything we have into it.

Cast Away

Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is a fairly happy individual living a fairly happy life. He has a good job working as a Federal Express engineer in charge of troubleshooting problems anywhere and everywhere they might come up and he has a girlfriend named Kelly (Helen Hunt) who he proposes to just before leaving on a job related, Christmas Eve assignment. Everything seems to be going perfectly for Chuck right up until the moment that his plane crashes leaving him stranded on a deserted island in the middle of nowhere. His once perfect life comes to an abrupt stop and Chuck must learn to cope with living alone on an island with only the few supplies he is able to gather from the destroyed plane. Time passes and Chuck is left alone for so long that he befriends a volleyball (Wilson – the name on the volleyball) he finds in the rubble. It is this unusual friendship that keeps Chuck going and eventually gives him the courage to do what must be done if he is to ever make it back to civilization again.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked finds the Chipmunks & Chipettes enjoying a much needed vacation together on a luxury cruise ship. Nothing could be better for the group of happy little chipmunks and they soon turn the entire ship into their own gigantic floating playground. But the unexpected happens and they are left “chipwrecked” on a deserted island, alone and afraid. The chipmunks & chipettes quickly come to terms with their situation and begin searching for a way to get back home. It is during their search that they stumble onto something and find out that the deserted little island that they are on might not be so deserted after all.

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Filmed in Georgia: The Last Song

Released in March of 2010, ‘The Last Song’ stars Miley Cyrus and a then relatively unknown, Liam Hemsworth. (He is the younger brother of ‘Thor”s Chris Hemsworth). The movie is about a rebellious, troubled teen (played by Cyrus) who is sent to a southern beach town to spend the summer with her father. Throughout the summer, her and her estranged father are able to reconnect and she falls in love with Hemsworth’s character, Will. ‘The Last Song’ was filmed entirely in the state of Georgia.

Tybee Island, Georgia became the setting for ‘The Last Song’. The movie is the first to be both shot and set on Tybee Island. Many local places on the island can be prominently seen during the film. The Tybee Pier only had minor changes to it for its scenes, which included erecting lampposts, inserting stairs to the beach and a few decorations. The pier had to be closed to the public for about five days during filming. Along with the pier, the pavilion on the beach was also featured during a bonfire scene. An entire church was built on the island specifically for scenes in the movie. For the film, the church was built at 13th street and 6th Avenue, but since wrapping the movie, a local buyer purchased the church, moved it to Butler Ave, and has opened a southern wedding chapel. A few Tybee Island homes were also used for the movie, doubling as some of the characters’ houses.

In Savannah, about 30 minutes west of Tybee Island, sits the Wormsloe Historic Site, or, informally known as Wormsloe Plantation. The property is used in the film to portray Will’s family home where they retreat to for his sister’s lavish wedding. The mansion was built by one of Georgia’s colonial founders, Noble Jones. Construction on the Wormsloe Plantaion was between 1739 and 1745. The property is likely named after the area where Jones’ family lived, Wormslow Hundred, Herefordshire in the Welsh border country. The site of this piece of historical architecture has a very rich history. Permission to utilize the property for the filmmakers of ‘The Last Song’ was not an easy thing to obtain, but in the end, they were able to do so. The wedding scene does a nice job at showing off some of the beautiful features of the Wormsloe Plantation.

Other filming locations for ‘The Last Song’ include a college campus scene shot at the EDRB building at Georgia Tech and a few scenes that were filmed at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, where the character, Will, works in the movie.

‘The Last Song’ is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Outdoor Movies in Canton GA, Cherokee County

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday May 21, 2014 Under Event Productions

2014 Outdoor Movies  in Canton GA, Cherokee County

Movies in the Park™ returns to North Georgia for another year of free outdoor movies under the stars. The multi-city outdoor movie tour features free children’s activities and family-friendly outdoor movies which are shown in unique and historic settings around Atlanta.

The Canton series which is Sponsored by Northside Hospital Cherokee in association with Southern Outdoor Cinema and The City of Canton, will be hosted in the heart of downtown Canton at Browns Park located off of Elizabeth Street. The park, which is the former site of Governor Brown home, features views of the 1925 City Hall as well as a Memorial Arch (dedicated in 1923).

The Northside Hospital Cherokee’s Movies in the Park™ Canton series is as followed:
Saturday, August 30– Rio 2 (movie @ 8:45)
Saturday, September 27 – The Lego Movie (movie @ 7:30)
Saturday,October 25 – How to Train Your Dragon 2 (movie @ 6:50)

Details:
The event is free
Gates open one hour before the movie.
Activities include face painting, kids activities and concessions

Venue Address:
Browns Park
Elizabeth Street
Downtown Canton next to police station
Canton, GA

For More information:
Visit www.GaMoviesInThePark.com or www.facebook.com/GaMoviesInThePark

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Outdoor Movie Night Kicks Off 3 Day Long Festival

Posted by Paul Murray on Tuesday May 20, 2014 Under Event Productions

Outdoor Movie Kicks off Vidalia Onion Festival

One southern town found a creative and fun way to kick off their 37th annual three day harvest festival. This yearly celebration is always eagerly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. This year the organizers of the festival wanted to start things off with an event packed evening in the downtown area. It included local dancers, pageant queens, and the winners of a writing contest. It was topped off with an exciting Movies Under the Stars event.

The three day festival draws in people from all over. It is featured on a popular TV channel, and it was named as one of MSNBC’s top “Five Don’t Miss Festivals Across the U.S.” The festival itself includes plenty of family friendly activities and fun. Numerous cooking contests are held where professional chefs compete against each other’s notorious dishes. A carnival midway is set up at the local airport with rides and games for all ages. During the three days of celebration, country concerts fill the air with joyful tunes.

Vidalia Onion Festival Dancers and Beauty Queen

The fun began long before the actual festival with a beauty pageant, a boy’s youth baseball tournament, and a Battle of the Bands. Finally opening day arrived, and it was celebrated with plenty of family friendly activities. There was a children’s parade and a folk life play for entertainment, and visitors could spend the afternoon browsing among the sidewalk sales and arts and craft booths. The highlight of the day was the evening’s Movies Under the Stars event.

To make the movie event possible, organizers turned a section of the downtown area into an outdoor theater. A stage was constructed where local talents could perform, and a large inflatable outdoor movie screen was set up. With the help of the local residents, they created a fun area where everyone could gather together, sit back, and relax while enjoying a popular animated feature. It was also a great way to attract patrons to the festival. Food and concession stands were also brought in for the big event.

Guests were encouraged to bring lounge chairs and blankets, and once everyone got settled in, the evening festivities began. They started with local children and youth dancers performing their wonderfully done routines on the stage. The pageant winners were introduced, as well as the winners of the festival’s writing contest. Afterwards all of the children and contest winners were able to join their families to watch the movie.

It was a beautiful evening spent outdoors under the stars with friends and family. Not only did it provide a way for people to visit and have fun, it gave everyone a chance to relax and unwind before the actual festival began. Everything was in place for the three day festival, and it was a terrific way to get things started.

The festival continued on throughout the next few days with all the fun and events residents look forward to each year, but it was the Movies Under the Stars event that will be remembered the most. Watching a movie on the large inflatable screen outdoors was unique, fun, and enjoyed by all.

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Southern Outdoor Cinema, LLC, is the LARGEST producer of high quality outdoor movie events in the United States for movie studios, film festivals, marketing agencies, Fortune 500 Companies, schools and cities. Southern Outdoor Cinema produces extraordinary outdoor movie experiences with big screens and bright and colorful images so that your audience members feel like they are at a real Hollywood film premiere. Contact Southern Outdoor Cinema to receive a free consultation for your next outdoor movie event.

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