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Why Karen Gillan Is Wearing That Skimpy Costume in Jumanji 2

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Every since the first cast photo for The Rock's new Jumanji movie arrived, controversy has swirled around Karen Gillan's skimpy costume in this so-called sequel to the Robin Williams' classic. Back when the image was first made public, Dwayne Johnson stated that there was a good reason for Gillan's character to be dressed like that. Now, that reason has been revealed.

Dwayne Johnson showed up to Sony Pictures' big panel at CinemaCon last night, to show off the very first footage from his Jumanji movie, which he assured early on isn't a reboot or remake, but instead a sequel to the 1995 original. Standing before a packed house, The Rock announced that his movie is titled Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. And that there is a big twist.

As revealed in the first look footage, this version of the story doesn't revolve around a board game. It is »

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The Game Continues In Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, And It Sounds Awesome

13 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jumanji was one of the surprise hits of 1995, combining cutting-edge CGI special effects and the inestimable Robin Williams into a wonderfully adventurous whole. Not to mention that the core idea of a magical board game that begins to affect the real world is brilliantly imaginative. A sequel, Zathura, was released in 2005, though now it’s primarily known as the gig that proved to Marvel that John Favreau was the man to helm Iron Man and birth the McU.

Now, the franchise is set to be rebooted with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. At CinemaCon 2017, Sony screened new footage from the film in addition to confirming some details about the plot. From what we understand, this new version inverts the premise of the original in that rather than elements from the board game wreaking havoc in the real world, the film shows people being sucked into the in-game jungle.

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- David James

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Dwayne Johnson Recalls Meeting Robin Williams for the First Time: ‘I Was Totally Fanboying’

14 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dwayne Johnson says he had a major “fanboy” moment while meeting the late Robin Williams for the first time.

While speaking at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Monday, Johnson, 44, said he met Williams some years ago on the very same stage he was currently standing on.

“I was on this stage and I met Robin Williams, one of my heroes,” he said. “I was such a big fan of Robin like so many of you here, and I came off stage and I walk back there and I didn’t know he was back there. I saw him and I was like, »

- Mark Gray

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Jumanji 2 Title Revealed, First Footage Wows at CinemaCon

16 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Anyone worried about The Rock's Jumanji sequel can breathe easy. Dwayne Johnson showed off the first footage to distributors at CinemaCon, and it was a hit. He also offered up the first real story details and announced that his action-adventure comedy is officially titled Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. So you can expect to hear that classic Guns N Roses song when the trailer debuts a few weeks from now.

Jumanji closed out Sony's big CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, which is happening throughout this week. And coming on the heels of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Blade Runner 2049, this sizzle reel did not disappoint. The clip started off with four high schoolers stuck in detention. They are ordered to clean out the basement of their school. There, they find an old video game console, which includes the cartridge for the Jumanji game.

This is where you discover the twist. »

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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

16 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who has been the best guest star on a scripted show?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Wayne Brady showing up in body armor and riding a horse on Syfy’s post-apocalyptic disaster disaster “Aftermath” needs to be mentioned somewhere in this critics’ roundup, so here it is. But I’ll point out two from intentional comedies that come to mind. Timothy Olyphant’s short run on “The Grinder” as himself was fantastic and if I didn’t mention this my coworker Kaitlin would kill me. But my pick goes to David Duchovny, also as himself, on “The Larry Sanders Show.” We’d largely known Duchovny for »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

16 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who has been the best guest star on a scripted show?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Wayne Brady showing up in body armor and riding a horse on Syfy’s post-apocalyptic disaster disaster “Aftermath” needs to be mentioned somewhere in this critics’ roundup, so here it is. But I’ll point out two from intentional comedies that come to mind. Timothy Olyphant’s short run on “The Grinder” as himself was fantastic and if I didn’t mention this my coworker Kaitlin would kill me. But my pick goes to David Duchovny, also as himself, on “The Larry Sanders Show.” We’d largely known Duchovny for »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Times Are Changing! Jumanji Sequel Swaps Board Game for Video Game

20 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Times certainly have changed. While the highly anticipated Jumanji sequel is underway, fans are finally getting their first crumbs of what the film will entail. More than two decades since Robin Williams swung into movie theaters as the jungle-banished Alan Parrish, the sequel's star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson unveiled the first footage of the new project at CinemaCon Monday night. Brace yourselves: the board game is not a board game anymore. As one of the most notable changes for the sequel, the teaser trailer revealed the characters fall upon an old video game, not the fold-out self-moving board game that become synonymous with the story. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the »

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CinemaCon 2017: New Jumanji Movie Retitled, Plus Footage Description

28 March 2017 1:10 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Sony Pictures introduced an updated sequel to follow up 1995’s Jumanji starring the late Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.

Additionally, the second film isn’t even a direct sequel, but more of an updated and different take on the concept. It is also retitled as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

At CinemaCon 2017, Sony Picture brought on the stars of the film that included Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black. Johnson indicated there will be a few scenes that will show respect and as an homage towards the original film and Robin Williams.

Kevin Hart joined in the fun through a video, in which the whole cast praised everyone in production except for Hart. And Hart was making pissed off faces that his fellow cast members didn’t mentioned in on stage.

Related: What Does The First Jumanji Cast Photo Reveal About The Film's Story?

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- Gig Patta

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‘Jumanji’: How Director Jake Kasdan & Producer Matt Tolmach Are Changing The Game Of The Classic Book – CinemaCon

27 March 2017 8:37 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sony capped off their CinemaCon presentation tonight with a brand new five-minute clip of its upcoming JumanjiWelcome to the Jungle, due out on Dec. 22. Introducing Dwayne Johnson, the studio’s worldwide marketing and distribution chief Josh Greenstein said that the movie will appeal to everyone “from eight to 80.” Released 22 years ago, the original Jumanji was built as a Robin Williams blockbuster vehicle at the height of his B.O. trajectory post Mrs. Doubtfire. Based… »

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Beauty Or Beast: Is There Any Value In Disney’s Live-Action Remakes?

25 March 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The growing desire on the part of the House Of Mouse to wring every last remake opportunity from its entire back catalogue is something that sparks a number of debates about the evolution of cinema, and the part we play in that evolution as consumers. With 2015’s Cinderella having come and gone, and Beauty And The Beast now doing well at the box office, we’re currently staring down the barrel of at least a further 15 of these types of projects – featuring live-action re-imaginings of previously animated tales and characters. This being the case, it’s tempting to decry the dearth of new ideas and creations in Disney’s big screen output. But, while there is clearly merit to that argument, is there really no value to be found in these upcoming movies?

Disney’s developing slate of live-action re-imaginings is a mixture of remakes, sequels, and character-focused spinoffs – which »

- Sarah Myles

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Robin Williams’ widow Susan speaks out over his dementia struggle on People Icons

21 March 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Robin Williams’s widow Susan Schneider speaks about his death tonight on ABC’s People Icons — and says she hopes cures for dementia can be found soon. The much-loved actor and comedian took his own life in August 2014 at his home in Paradise Cay, California. It later emerged he had been struggling with Lewy body dementia, a version of the condition which gradually worsens over time. Tonight his widow Susan appears in a special ‘Gone Too Soon’ episode of People Icons on ABC, which tells the stories behind famous cover stories from People magazine. During the interview she talks about...read more »

- Julian Cheatle

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80s fantasy movie moments that terrified us as kids

21 March 2017 6:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Mar 22, 2017

Fearsome monsters, grasping hands, and a suggestive tree. Here are 10 fantasy movie moments that scarred us as kids...

Sooner or later, you're going to see a scary movie. Whether you sneak down and watch a horror film on late night television, watch a Nightmare On Elm Street sequel round a friend's house or watch clips of slasher movies on YouTube, horror movies are always out there, waiting in the wings for the young and curious.

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But long before most of us graduate to the stage of our lives where we start seeking out 18-rated movies of gore and terror, we reliably encounter scary moments in what might initially seem to be harmless family adventure films.

The 1980s was an »

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Robin Williams’ Widow Reflects on His ‘Legacy’ to those Living with Lewy Body Dementia: ‘They Are Not Alone, They’re Not Outcasts’

20 March 2017 12:57 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There were two sides to Robin Williams.

In the upcoming People and ABC special People Icons: Gone Too Soon, Williams’ widow Susan Schneider Williams opens up about the “quiet, intellectual man” she knew and loved — a far cry from the explosive personality often seen on screen.

“The Robin that I knew was not the crazy, manic one who would be performing on stage for comedy or sometimes in his roles as an actor,” she says in an emotional interview for the special, which airs on Tuesday at 10 p.m. Et on ABC. “And I think that’s commonly a misconception, »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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Supergirl & The Flash bust a groove in this new cross-over poster

17 March 2017 12:41 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

In the immortal words of the late and great Robin Williams, who played Armand Goldman in the 1996 comedy The Birdcage, "You do an eclectric celebration of the dance! You do Fosse, Fosse, Fosse! You do Martha Graham, Martha Graham, Martha Graham! Or Twyla, Twyla, Twyla! Or Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd! Or Madonna, Madonna, Madonna!... but... Read More »

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A Great Ensemble Offers A Serious History Lesson In Comedy In Showtime’s ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ [SXSW Review]

17 March 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s a cliché, albeit a tragic one at this point, to suggest that comedy and depression go hand-in-hand. As chronicled by Dick Cavett in connection with CNN’s recent series on “The History Of Comedy,” the late Robin Williams would aim to keep audiences laughing only to walk backstage and say, “Why can’t I be that happy?” The story of the stand-up comic has been documented in many forms, and the song is usually the same in terms of both clinical diagnosis and the hunt to be the next great success story.

Continue reading A Great Ensemble Offers A Serious History Lesson In Comedy In Showtime’s ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ [SXSW Review] at The Playlist. »

- Erik Childress

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People Icons: Season One Ratings

16 March 2017 8:39 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

We're a celebrity-obsessed culture to be sure, but will ABC viewers watch a TV show that rehashes popular People magazine cover stories? Will the new People Icons TV show on ABC be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.ABC News and People magazine have teamed up to produce the People Icons TV show. The weekly, hourlong series is hosted by Good Morning America co-anchor Lara Spencer, with contributions from People editor-in-chief Jess Cagel. Subjects in the first season include Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Whitney Houston, Patrick Swayze, Robin Williams, Prince, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Dwayne Johnson.Read More… »

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Prince's Sister Tyka Says the Late Icon Predicted His Death: 'He Said, "I Think I've Done Everything I've Come to Do"'

15 March 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Prince‘s sister is finally opening up about the late icon’s death.

In the upcoming People and ABC special People Icons: Gone Too Soon, the legendary musician’s sister Tyka Nelson speaks out in an exclusive interview. (The special, which looks back on the lives of beloved stars, also features exclusive interviews with Patrick Swayze‘s widow, Lisa Niemi; Robin Williams‘ wife, Susan; and Whitney Houston‘s friend BeBe Winans.)

From sharing memories of their youth in Minneapolis (he taught her how to whistle and tie her shoes) to pondering on his final days, Nelson will give fans and »

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Robin Williams Mooned ‘Hook’ Cast to Prank Spielberg, Actor Says

10 March 2017 11:19 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Apparently, Robin Williams wasn’t afraid to make an ass of himself if it meant pulling off a good prank. Thomas Tulak, who played one of the Lost Boys in the 1991 film “Hook,” said Thursday that “Hook” star Williams mooned the cast on set to thwart director Steven Spielberg’s effort to establish order. Tulak, who played Too Small in the film, relayed the tale during a Reddit Q&A. Also Read: The Boy Who Inspired 'Hook' and 19 Other Little-Known Facts as Film Turns 25 (Photos) Asked about his favorite memory of Williams, Tulak recalled, “I had the best time hanging out with Robin. »

- Tim Kenneally

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25 films all but guaranteed to cheer you up

9 March 2017 11:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joe Richards Mar 24, 2017

Need to find a bit of movie happiness? Here are 25 films that might just do the trick...

Let's face it, we could all probably do with a little bit of cheering up right about now. Times are scary and times are tough, so it's perfectly natural to look for some kind of reassurance that everything will indeed be all right in the end.

Film is perhaps one of the most powerful and effective tools in doing this. It can be a transportative experience, an escape from reality, and, most importantly, it can act as a reminder of all that is good in the world.

With that in mind, here’s a list of 25 movies that are almost-guaranteed to make you smile and restore your faith in humanity...

City Lights

In truth, any of Charlie Chaplin’s films are perfect for those times when you just need to smile. »

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Every Detail We Have About Disney's Live-Action Aladdin Movie

9 March 2017 11:00 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Once we finally calmed down after hearing that Disney is in the process of rebooting Aladdin with a live-action film (à la the new Beauty and the Beast), we realized we have quite a few questions. Who can possibly fill Robin Williams's shoes? Will the musical numbers be just as magical? And how, exactly, are they going to handle the talking parrot? Related:This Crazy Fan Theory About Aladdin Is Actually 100% True The Story So far, not much is known about the new story. Although we're sure it'll follow the same basic plot of a young thief who meets a magical Genie who grants him three wishes, it's been described as "nontraditional" and "nonlinear," so at the very least we can expect the remake to take a few liberties with the 1992 animated classic. The Cast It looks like Disney is trying to avoid the accusations of whitewashing in which projects »

- Quinn Keaney

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