20 items from 2015
20th Century Fox has shuffled around their upcoming summer slate. Now, we’re set to be haunted by those invisible ghosties in Poltergeist two months earlier than scheduled. Also affected by the changes are Melissa McCarthy-Paul Feig comedy, Spy, and John Green adaptation, Paper Towns. The Poltergeist reboot will now land on May 22, the date originally held by Spy, which itself shifts to June 5. Paper Towns, meanwhile, now nabs the July 24 slot that was previously held by Poltergeist.
The reboot of Tobe Hooper’s 1982 original scarefest was developed by producer Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan. A ‘loose’ adaptation the eighties take, this modern day Poltergeist stars Rosemary Dewitt and Sam Rockwell as a married couple whose recent move to a new home comes with its price; they have to share it with ghosts. On top of that, the unseen beasties steal their daughter and begin taunting her parents. »
- Gem Seddon
At one time, 2015 was poised to be the biggest year at the movies in recorded cinematic history. But that was before Warner Bros. pushed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to 2016. Still, in the next twelve months, we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie, 2 Marvel adventures, a Terminator reboot, a Jurassic Park sequel, and a new 007. That's just the very tip top of this giant tasty cake. There are over a hundred big movies coming in 2015. We're taking a look at the best of the best. These are the movies you know you don't want to miss. Check it out as we delve into the 27 most anticipated movies of 2015!
1Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Release Date: December 18
Director: J.J. Abrams
What It's About: Continuing the Star Wars »
This article contains spoilers for the Harry Potter movies.
The Harry Potter films didn’t need to be good.
The books were already a phenomenon. Only Twilight and Dan Brown’s novels have resulted in midnight openings at bookshops across the world in recent years, and when you look at their film adaptations (Angels And Demons grossed nearly $500 million worldwide, despite being Angels And Demons), it’s clear: the Harry Potter films didn’t actually have to try that hard to be a success.
Across eight films, they told the story of death-magnet legend boy Harry Potter and his loyal flame-locked sidekick Ron as they courted whimsical oblivion on a roughly yearly basis, getting rescued repeatedly by Girl Guide/Wikipedia hybrid Hermione Granger. They »
Hanna-Barbera original animated show aired in primetime on ABC in 1962 and 1963. It was set in 2062 and centered on George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson along with Rosie the Robot. The series was a Space Age counterpart to Hanna-Barbera’s “The Flintstones.”
In 1990 Universal released a “Jetsons” movie directed by Joseph Barbera, co-founder of the Hanna-Barbera company and one of the creators of the original series.
- Dave McNary
Dante, who's helmed both the Gremlins films to date, hasn't been involved with a Gremlins 3, nor the talk of a reboot that tends to surface from time to time. And a reboot is currently the thinking for a new Gremlins adventure.
Seth Grahame-Smith, who's also working on Beetlejuice 2, had pitched an idea for a new Gremlins to producer Steven Spielberg and the writer of the original, Chris Columbus. And it seemingly got to the stage where he was working on the project. However, in a new piece at Entertainment Weekly, he concedes that the new Gremlins has burnt out somewhat.
"I think we just ran out of steam", he said. "It's one of those »
The Gremlins remake film has been put on hold, its writer has revealed.
Seth Grahame-Smith has said that the project is not currently moving ahead.
"I think we just ran out of steam," he told Entertainment Weekly. "It's one of those things where everybody got busy doing other things.
Spielberg and Columbus - who produced and wrote the 1984 original, respectively - were both involved in the remake plans.
"It was a completely different cast of characters, but acknowledging the events of the first two movies," added Grahame-Smith.
Watch a trailer for the original Gremlins below: »
As Hollywood continues cutting a swath through classics of yesterday and today, revving up their reboot machine to run on the pulverized remains of your childhood, we all dream of a brief respite from seeing our favorite films turned into not-so-favorite ones for fun and profit. Now we might have some hope for at least one terrifying childhood classic: the prospective reboot of Gremlins might be placed on indefinite hold.
The Gremlins reboot has been in a questionable area for years now. Steven Spielberg was of a mind to produce the film, with Chris Columbus taking on directorial duties instead of Joe Dante, the original director of the first two Gremlins. Seth Grahame-Smith, the screenwriter behind Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was working on a new script that would bring us back to the world of Gremlins thirty years after the original. However, now Grahame-Smith seems to be »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Back in May 2013, Warner Bros. hired Seth Grahame-Smith and his partner David Katzenberg to produce a Gremlins reboot. In April, the studio put the project on the fast track, although it was never confirmed if a writer or director had been attached. During a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Seth Grahame-Smith revealed that the project is no longer moving forward and has been put on indefinite hold. Although, he does hope to revisit it sometime in the near future.
"I think we just ran out of steam. It's one of those things where everybody got busy doing other things. It's something I would love to come back to, but right now Steven (Spielberg) is making two movies back to back and Chris Columbus is busy. We're all taking a five-minute break on that."
While it isn't known if a full screenplay has been written, Seth Grahame-Smith did conceive a story, »
The creepy, mini-monster Gremlins have been on the radar in recent months due to news of a reboot in the works. However, much to our dismay, the latest reports are saying that a new film is probably not going to happen anymore. The announcement came from writer and producer Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), who has been leading the charge on the recently announced Gremlins reboot, and word is that it.s highly unlikely we.re going to see tv-loving Gizmo up on the big screen anytime soon. Grahame-Smith discussed the project with Entertainment Weekly and told them how he brought his treatment for the film to the original film.s executive producers, Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus, but that was as far as it got. He said: "I think we ran out of steam. Everybody got busy doing other things. It.s something I would love to come »
Everyone likes to cut corners, especially when it’s a job you’ve done a zillion times before. (I’ve tried re-submitting the same lists from a few months ago a bunch of times, but the editors keep noticing.) The same apparently applies to the music part of the movie-making business. It makes sense when you really think about it. 99% of viewers probably never even notice the music anyway. The whole point of movie music is to exist in the background, silently lurking, waiting for its chance to… wait, I’m confusing movie music with Jason Vorhees again. That’s been happening a lot lately. I probably need to see a doctor. 5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets The second Harry Potter film tried to be more or less a direct continuation of the first. Same director (Chris Columbus), same cast, same Dumbledore… but John Williams, he of Star Wars and Indiana Jones fame, couldn »
- Ashe Cantrell
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a timeless classic that will live on bookshelves and movie screens for the rest of mankind's existence. So it's nice to know that publishing house Scholastic intends to keep the magic alive by periodically offering a few upgrades to the printed edition of this first Hogwarts tale. Scholastic has released four images from it's upcoming, fully illustrated reprint of J.K. Rowling's bestselling fantasy novel, in stores this fall.
Kate Greenaway Medal winner Jim Kay created these new artistic renditions of the book's storyline. Today, we get to see four major characters from the Harry Potter series, including Rubeus Hagrid, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy and Ron Weasley. You may notice that they look somewhat different than their movie counterparts.
The new deluxe hardcover edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone will be published globally on October 6 2015. The book will be full color throughout, »
Back in 2012, it was revealed that Disney was developing a remake to the cult 1987 comedy Adventures in Babysitting, with Raven-Symone and Miley Cyrus both linked to the film, which was going by the title of Further Adventures of Babysitting.
Given the complete lack of news since that point, it was assumed that the project had since fallen apart. However, Disney Channel has now announced that the remake is going ahead as a TV movie, and will star Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) and Sofia Carson (Austin & Ally) as two rival babysitters looking to track down a missing kid.
The original Adventures in Babysitting marked the directorial debut of Chris Columbus and saw Elisabeth Shue leading the cast. A success at both the box office and on home video, it spawned a 1989 TV pilot starring Jennifer Guthrie, which failed to get a series order.
Filming on Further Adventures in Babysitting is »
- Gary Collinson
Sabrina Carpenter ("Girl Meets World") and Sofia Carson ("Disney's Descendants") are set to star in "Further Adventures in Babysitting," a Disney Channel original telemovie said to be "inspired by" Chris Columbus‘ 1987 comedy classic "Adventures in Babysitting" (aka. "A Night on the Town").
The original starred Elizabeth Shue as a babysitter who winds up getting into some crazy situations with three kids she’s supposed to be babysitting. While it performed only so-so at the box-office, it became a big hit on video and TV. These days it's seen as a seminal film of the decade like "The Goonies" and "The Breakfast Club".
An attempt was made back in 2007 to remake it with Raven Symone, that version thankfully fell through. This telemovie take will be penned by Tiffany Paulsen ("Nancy Drew") and deals with two competing babysitters who go on the hunt for a missing child.
From the sounds of it, »
- Garth Franklin
If you grew up in the Eighties, Chris Columbus‘ 1987 comedy Adventures in Babysitting was one of your go-to films. It starred Elizabeth Shue as a babysitter who winds up getting into some crazy situations with three kids she’s supposed to be babysitting. The film did okay at the box office upon release but became […]
- Germain Lussier
The 1987 comedy Adventures In Babysitting from Chris Columbus is one of those great movies you can watch every few years and still get a kick out of it. Elizabeth Shue starred as a babysitter who winds up getting more than she bargained for when she and the three kids she's babysitting venture off into some shenanigans that almost get them killed. There was a sort-of remake a few years ago with Jonah Hill called The Sitter; it’s essentially the same movie but with a lot more »
- Graham McMorrow
Carpenter, 15, will star alongside Sofia Carson (Disney’s “Descendants”) in “Further Adventures in Babysitting,” which is inspired by Elisabeth Shue‘s cult 1987 adventure-comedy “Adventures in Babysitting.” Blanchard, meanwhile, who is just 13, is set to star with Paris Berelc (“Mighty Med”) in the live-action adventure-comedy “Invisible Sister.”
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- Travis Reilly
Stop everything. The 1987 film classic Adventures in Babysitting is coming back. Disney announced on Friday, Jan. 9, that it's remaking the Chris Columbus-directed action comedy into a TV movie -- well, sort of. Girl Meets World star Sabrina Carpenter and Austin & Ally's Sofia Carson are set to star in the project, which will be loosely based on the flick. Further Adventures in Babysitting will center on two competitive babysitters, Jenny (Carpenter) and Luci (Carson), who find themselves searching New York City to find one of [...] »
Chris Columbus' "Adventures in Babysitting" is one of those Disney movies that is really quite good but gets glossed over a lot of the time because it wasn't a big hit when it was released and the studio has never really gotten behind it since (although, somewhat surprisingly, a high definition 25th anniversary edition was released on Blu-ray). While a sequel or remake or something has been floated around over the past decade, with both Raven Symone and Miley Cyrus having been linked to the project, it looks like things are finally getting underway on a proper follow-up (according to AdWeek). That's right folks, coming soon to the Disney Channel is.... "Further Adventures in Babysitting."
Set to debut in 2016, almost 30 years after the original film was released (shortly after Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg came to Disney and injected fresh blood and a new sensibility), "Further Adventures in Babysitting »
- Drew Taylor
The iconic Mrs. Doubtfire house which is located in San Francisco was struck by an arsonist late on Monday. Made famous by the comedy, the property has served as a memorial for the late Robin Williams since his death last year. Damage was limited, as the owner was able to put the fire out before it got out of control.
The incident happened at 8:00 pm on Monday. The owner, a doctor, believes the fire was started by a disgruntled patient. Fire officials believe the arsonist doused the doormat in a flammable liquid before igniting it on fire.
Before his death, Robin Williams was planning a return as Daniel Hillard, an actor and divorcee who disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. The location was likely to be used again in Mrs. Doubtfire 2, but the project, of course, »
Formerly going by A Chjàna, the same title as the short film (see pic above) on which this is based on, Mediterranea has all the earmarks of a being a sizzler of a title that trail-blazes. A filmmaker who is known internationally, Jonas Carpignano saw A Chjàna win the Controcampo Italiano Award for Best Short at the Venice Film Festival and parallel to working on the feature, earlier this year, he won the Discovery award in Cannes Critics’ Week for A Ciambra. With a bevy if support from producers and fund/labs support alike, this received coin and support from the 2012 Creative Producing Summit, 2012 June Screenwriters Lab, 2012 Directors Lab, 2012 Sffs Grant, 2013 Berlinale Talent Campus, 2013 Sffs/Krf Grant Recipient, and 2013 Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award. Equipped with what we believe is a set of non-professional actors, we’re expecting a pulsating, detonating and »
- Nicholas Bell
20 items from 2015
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