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No one was sure, when "The Green Mile" was released 15 years ago this week (on December 10, 1999), whether lightning could strike twice in the same spot for Frank Darabont. Sure, the writer/director's first Stephen King prison drama, 1994's "The Shawshank Redemption," had gone from commercial failure to beloved classic in five years. But another King prison tale, one that was three hours long and featured some horrific electric-chair executions, bizarre fantasy elements, and a trained mouse?
As it turned out, of course, "Green Mile" became a huge hit, earned four Oscar nominations, put another feather in star Tom Hanks's cap, and made a star of Michael Clarke Duncan, who played miracle-working, self-sacrificing inmate John Coffey. To this day, it remains the most beloved movie adapted from a King tale.
Still, as many times as you've seen it, there's plenty you may not know: how former ditch-digger Clarke got the star-making part, »
- Gary Susman
Ryan Murphy has proven that stars are drawn to his series. Glee and Nip/Tuck each had their fair share of big names grace each series, but American Horror Story has drawn Oscar nominees like Kathy Bates alongside recognized names like Michael Chiklis, Stevie Nicks, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Zachary Quinto, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, James Cromwell, and of course Jessica Lange. With his true crime series American Crime Story yet to cast anyone, Murphy's upcoming Fox series Scream Queens »
- Alex Maidy
The pigs waiting to be turned into pork products sold at Walmart have some famous new allies in Hollywood - and it's all thanks to Joaquin Phoenix and his friends at Mercy for Animals. The animal rights group tapped the Inherent Vice actor, 40, to narrate a video detailing alleged animal abuse at a Walmart pork supplier. The video contains graphic and disturbing undercover footage of what they claim is one of those suppliers. The short film went viral after it was posted on the group's site on Tuesday - and now many of Phoenix's famous colleagues are taking to Twitter to voice their support. »
- Michael Miller
Murder in the First is to air on Fox UK.
The TNT original drama has been acquired by the channel and will premiere on Friday, January 16 at 10pm.
The ten-part series focuses on two San Francisco detectives (Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson) investigating separate murders who discover a common link between the two.
Head of Programming and Scheduling of Fox International Channels UK said: "Murder in the First is a compelling single-case drama, with striking performances and a plot that will keep you guessing 'whodunit' until the very end.
"A perfect companion to NCIS, viewers can enjoy their fill of intriguing mysteries and murder, Friday nights on Fox."
Be warned, if you haven't seen Disney's Big Hero 6, or if you simply didn't stay past the credits, there will be spoilers for a surprise cameo, so read on at your own risk. While this scene doesn't exactly spoil the main narrative drive of Big Hero 6, it wasn't included in any of the press screenings. It does, however, potentially set up a sequel, so you may want to check out Big Hero 6 in theaters first before reading on.
Big Hero 6 is Disney's first animated adaptation of a Marvel comic book, although it didn't have nearly the same amount of name recognition as a hit titles such as Marvel's The Avengers. Still, Disney managed to keep a Marvel tradition alive at the end of Big Hero 6, by giving comic book legend Stan Lee a voice cameo during an end credit scene.
The scene in question centers on T.J. Miller's Fred, »
Big Hero 6 (2014) Film Review, a movie directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams and starring Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, and James Cromwell. Big Hero 6 is the rare comic-book movie that fully embraces many of the elements that [...]
Continue reading: Film Review: Big Hero 6 (2014): A Film That Gives Us The Hiro We Deserve »
- Victor Stiff
Big Hero 6. 2014
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
For an animated film, Big Hero 6 is bursting with originality and many welcome refreshing concepts. Take the city backdrop for example, San Fransokyo, an amalgamation of San Francisco and Tokyo that creatively blends the two cultures into one unique world. There are even twists put on historical landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, which now has Japanese-style pagodas standing tall at the ends of each side. Simply put, the world on display here is fascinating, but is only just the beginning of the amount of praise Big Hero 6 deserves. »
- Robert Kojder
Excellent debuts for Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Paramount/Warner’s Interstellar helped the North American box office rebound considerably from last weekend’s dismal Halloween frame. Nothing else came even close. The box office jumped a huge 165% over last weekend’s totals but lagged eight percent behind the top ten from one year ago when Thor: The Dark World arrived with $85.7 million.
Disney continues to mine gold from its acquisition of comic book giant Marvel. Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy were megahits for the Mouse House earlier this year and now the animated Big Hero 6 looks to become their third smash hit for 2014. Hero 6 rode a wave of strong reviews and heavy advertising to arrive on 3,761 screens Friday to earn an estimated $56.2 million. 29% of the film’s gross came from 3D screens. Based loosely on a lesser-known Marvel Comics property, Hero 6 features »
Walt Disney Animation Studios released their new comedy/adventure film, "Big Hero 6," into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from the top,major movie critics. It turns out that most of them liked this animated flick, as it garnered an overall 75 score out of a possible 100 across 33 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, and Daniel Henney. We added blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Michael Rechtshaffen over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a great 90 score, saying: "East meets West to immensely satisfying effect in the vibrant mash-up of an animated romp, Big Hero 6." Alonso Duriade at TheWrap, gave it an 89 grade, stating: "Sweet and sharp and exciting and hilarious, Big Hero 6 comes to the rescue of what's become a »
Two big films for you, we have .Interstellar. for sci-fi fans and .Big Hero 6. for the entire family. Which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!
Official .Interstellar. Synopsis:
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. (C) Paramount
. Matthew McConaughey as Cooper
. Anne Hathaway as Amelia Brand
. Bill Irwin as the voice of Tars
. Josh Stewart as the voice of Case
. Jessica Chastain as Murphy
. Michael Caine as Professor Brand
. Casey Affleck as Tom
. John Lithgow as Donald
. Topher Grace as Getty
Official .Big Hero 6. Synopsis:
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to »
Walt Disney Pictures is about to make history this weekend with Big Hero 6, the first animated theatrical adaptation of a Marvel comic book. While this obscure comic may not be the most popular to come out of the hallowed halls of Marvel, this animated adaptation will surely usher in a new era of fans.
The story centers on robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) and his plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), who decides to take a stand when a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger. Hiro and Baymax join forces with adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neat freak Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller), as they use their tech-savvy abilities to transform themselves into Big Hero 6. »
The Walt Disney Animation Studios team continues to knock hits out of the park, following up Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen with this weekend's adaptation of the Marvel comic Big Hero 6. Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams (Bolt), Big Hero 6 is perhaps a first in presenting modern Asian-American leads as positive role models in a major Hollywood studio production for children.
Young Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) is something of a robotics savant, hustling cash in the underground world of robot fighting a la Real Steel. He's encouraged by older brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney) to apply himself and join him in the advanced robotics program led by Roberto Callaghan (James Cromwell). There he meets fellow students Go Go (Jamie Chung), Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), and Fred (Tj Miller).
An unexpected disaster leaves Hiro reeling, and with the help of his friends and Baymax (Scott Adsit), his brother's helpful medical robot, »
- Mike Saulters
Following our Interstellar Reviews - What Did You Think?! item, Walt Disney Animation Studios' Big Hero 6 is now also playing in theaters and we've created this spot for you to tell us and your fellow moviegoers what you thought about the film, featuring the voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk and Daniel Henney. »
Title: Big Hero 6 Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams Starring: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Damon Wayans Jr., Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph The original intentions for transforming ‘Big Hero 6′ from an obscure Marvel comic to a feature length animated picture made sense. Disney is at the height of their popularity and wonderful collaboration with their Marvel Studios brethren. It’s obvious that the studio would want to take advantage of any property that they can get their hands on, transforming it into the next big superhero that people around the world would fawn over. Unfortunately not every movie that Disney collaborates [ Read More ]
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- Melissa Molina
Go deep inside the next animated adventure to hit the big screen with 7 official clips from Walt Disney Animation Studios' latest animated feature, Big Hero 6. Based on the Marvel Comics series that debuted in the late-90's, Big Hero 6 is an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion--a robot named Baymax--Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
The latest offering from Disney Animation comes by way of Marvel, but make no mistake, this one is pure Disney magic, as I say in my video review above.
It’s based on a rather obscure Marvel comic of the same name and marks the first time the comics-driven studio within a studio has been involved in animation. Given how this one has turned out, it surely won’t be the last.
The film was directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams and features a voice cast including Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk and Maya Rudolph.
Producers are Roy Conli and Disney Animation/Pixar chief John Lasseter. It opens Friday and promises to be one of the holiday’s big hits, perfect fare for families that don’t have a whole lot of choices right now. »
- Pete Hammond
Big Hero 6, out Friday, is the Marvel-inspired action comedy-adventure that chronicles the special bond developed a plus-size inflatable robot named Baymax and a robotics prodigy who turns him and his adrenaline-seeking friends into a band of high-tech heroes. Set in the slightly futuristic city of San Fransokyo, the film is directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, produced by Roy Conli and features a voice cast of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller, Maya Rudolph, Daniel Henney, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell and Alan Tudyk. The Walt Disney Animation Studios 3D family film
- Ashley Lee
<< Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastBig Hero 6Release Date: November 7thStudio: DisneyGenre: AnimationDirector: Don Hall, Chris WilliamsWriters: Don Hall, Jordan RobertsCast: Voices of Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Genesis Rodriguez, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., Maya RudolphStudio Description: From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Big Hero 6, an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.Forecast: Big Hero 6 is the latest movie from Disney Animation Studios, which has had a resurgence in recent years thanks to the success of Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and, of course, last year's Frozen.Frozen earned an exceptional $400.7 million, which is around twice as much as Tangled ($200.8 million) and Wreck-It Ralph ($189.4 million). While Frozen likely elevated the Disney Animation brand to another level, it's hard to imagine »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There’s no denying that the most popular genre around these days is that of the superhero movie. Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy proved that comic book adaptations could be just as dramatic and heavy as non-genre films, Marvel Studios jumpstarted a massive interconnected series of superhero movies that were significantly more colorful and humorous, and audiences have been turning out to both kinds of superhero movies in droves. With every major studio now working to turn its own comic book properties into the next big thing, it’s sometimes tough to keep track of what’s coming out when, who’s in it, and how it fits into the overall picture. Not to worry, though, because we here at Collider have you covered. After the jump, you’ll find a comprehensive guide of superhero movie release dates for every major comic book adaptation on the calendar, going all »
- Collider Staff
Loosely inspired by an obscure series of Marvel comics, Disney’s Big Hero 6 is here to firmly shut the door on Let It Go’s last dying breath with an unlikely origin story that merges the emotional core we’ve come to expect from the House of Mouse, with a splashy, manga-like aesthetic and millenial sensibility. From the vibrant cosmopolitan mash-up San Fransokyo, where the story takes place, to the technologic conundrum of research development versus sale for immediate gain that protagonist Hiro (Ryan Potter) faces, Big Hero 6 weaves together a compelling futuristic adventure comedy with surprising deftness.
Hiro is a messy-haired, hoody-wearing fourteen year-old high school graduate who, initially, squanders his smarts building robots and entering them in illegal fights. His older and more polished brother »
- Misa Shikuma
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