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Harry Potter Reunion Alert: Bonnie Wright Attends Daniel Radcliffe's Off-Broadway Play and Our Hearts Are Swelling

22 July 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Reunion alert! Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, a.k.a. Daniel Radcliffe and Bonnie Wright, reunited Thursday night, and it is everything. Harry Potter fans know that these two ultimately end up together in the series after several trials and tribulations (read: near-death experiences), and it looked like Wright returned the favor by supporting Radcliffe at his off-Broadway play, Privacy. Joining Wright was the director of the first two Harry Potter films, Chris Columbus, so it really was a miniature family reunion! Fortunately, Wright snapped a picture and shared it on Instagram where fans could freak out with excitement. "Reunion! Congrats Dan on another stellar performance," she captioned the picture. »

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Hollywood Bowl Outdoor Concert Screening Breathes Fresh Magic Into Original ‘Harry Potter’

8 July 2016 8:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since the first Harry Potter movie, since author J.K. Rowling’s literary creation crystallized into the form audiences followed over the course of the next decade on-screen. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” director Chris Columbus deserves credit for making that experience so iconic, of course, as do actor Daniel Radcliffe and the rest of the cast, though a unique summer-night cine-concert at the Hollywood Bowl reminds just how important John Williams’ contributions were in bringing the character to life.

While an opportunity to see “Sorcerer’s Stone” with live accompaniment from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra ostensibly explains why some 18,000 fans crowded the Bowl on Wednesday night — many of them dressed in cloaks, scarves and other Hogwarts-themed accoutrements — the unique energy (some might say “magic”) felt among the crowd no doubt owed to the rare chance to revisit »

- Peter Debruge

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The 'Goonies' Sequel Will Likely Never Happen, Here's Why

5 July 2016 10:47 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

While it may have only been one film, The Goonies is a film that's shaped a whole lot of childhoods. Not many films could live up to the same amount of adventure and fun as that one. With memorable villains, and even more memorable leads, it helped to define the Amblin Entertainment brand. A sequel has been rumored to be in the works for decades, but it hasn't really ever materialized for one reason or another.

Well, sadly, it doesn't sound like the film will ever take off, despite the fact that the director and most of the actors seem up to the idea. In a recent interview with MovieWeb, actor Corey Feldman (who played Mouth in The Goonies) expressed his doubts about the sequel ever coming to fruition.

"[Goonies director] Richard Donner is 87 years old. And it's like, no one really wants to make it without him. He's the driving force behind it. »

- Joseph Medina

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The Goonies 2: Corey Feldman doubts it’ll happen

4 July 2016 10:11 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Corey Feldman throws fresh doubt on whether we'll ever get to see The Goonies 2...

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any kind of news on the planned The Goonies 2. The last real update came from the writer of the original, Chris Columbus, back in April 2015, where he revealed that he, director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg hadn’t yet come up with a story that they liked for the new film. As he said last year, “we are in the thick of it now, trying to figure it out”.

Yet 15 months later, there’s been no obvious sign of progress, and one of The GooniesCorey Feldman – has cast doubt over whether the film will happen at all.

The news that The Goonies 2 actually existed at all was broken by Richard Donner two years ago, but as Feldman told Movieweb, »

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The Real Reason Goonies 2 Probably Won't Happen | Exclusive

4 July 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Like other classics before it, such as It's a Wonderful Life and The Big Lebowski, The Goonies was not heralded as a piece of iconic Americana right out of the gate. In fact, when it arrived in the summer of 1985, it received fare to middling reviews with some critics calling it a noisy, vulgar Indiana Jones rip-off for the prepubescent set. Times change, though, and what may have initially been written off as fun seasonal fodder is now considered one of the all-time cinematic greats, and has gone on to become the most popular family movie in Warner Bros.' long and storied catalogue history, even eclipsing The Wizard of Oz. Like other true classics of a bygone era, The Goonies didn't ever get a sequel. Upon its release, it looked like a 'one and done' deal. But low and behold, over thirty years later, people involved with the original »

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How a last-minute Steven Spielberg note made 'Gremlins' into a blockbuster

1 July 2016 12:32 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yesterday’s episode of Marc Maron’s Wtf Podcast was a great one for horror fans, as the comedian invited two masters of the genre onto the show: Halloween and The Thing director John Carpenter and Joe Dante, who directed such cult horror classics as Piranha and The Howling before going on to great popular success with the 1984 blockbuster Gremlins. Both interviews are absolutely worth a listen, but the discussion around Gremlins stands out thanks to a moment in which Dante described the big change (seemingly mandated by producer Steven Spielberg) that ended up making the movie work as well as it did. Here’s the relevant soundbite: “In Chris Columbus’ original script, the idea was that the cute, cuddly Gizmo mogwai character would turn into the bad, evil Stripe character. The idea was that you wanted to get people interested in the character and then surprise them by having, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Pixels gets a brutal Honest Trailer

22 June 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for last year’s sci-fi action comedy Pixels – a movie which proves that a fun premise, a good director and Peter Dinklage are still no match for Adam Sandler. Check it out here…

See Also: Was Pixels really that bad?

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

Pixels sees Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) directing a cast that includes Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity).

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- Gary Collinson

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Can fantasy films escape Lord Of The Rings' shadow?

21 June 2016 4:18 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The world of J.R.R. Tolkien, brought to the screen by Peter Jackson, continues to cast a shadow over fantasy cinema...

One realm to rule them all. One realm to find them, one realm to bring them all and in the darkness bind them, in the land of Middle-earth where the shadows lie.

Now, far be it from me to ever describe Middle-earth as a dark shadow over anything, but for everyone else trying to make a mega-hit fantasy film, the very thought of competing with Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit must seem the equivalent of toppling literal evil on Earth.

It seems that any time a big-budget fantasy flick is released, they get sneered at as generic, lacking the richness of detail or story compared to Lord Of The Rings.

But if this sounds like I’m suggesting there »

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11 Marvel Studios movies awaiting a greenlight

5 May 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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With news that a Black Widow movie may finally be moving, we look at 11 Marvel films stuck in development...

When the next Avengers movie hits cinemas, it will have been ten years since Marvel Studios came onto the scene since Iron Man. At the time of writing, they've already released 13 movies and so far (touch wood), there hasn't really been a single clunker among them, and certainly no box office bombs.

The studio also has dates staked out for the next 11 movies, including sequels to Thor, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Ant-Man, along with films based around Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Captain Marvel, in the run-up to a two part Avengers movie that will tie off a lot of the franchise's over-arcing storyline. They've got plenty to be getting on with, but there have been a few projects along the way that didn't quite get the green light. »

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Mrs. Doubtfire Child Star Mara Wilson Remembers Her Most Embarrassing Moment with Robin Williams: 'I Felt Humiliated'

4 May 2016 9:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mara Wilson, the adorable former child star from Mrs. Doubtfire, had a very awkward encounter with Robin Williams on the set of the 1993 comedy. She recounts the anecdote in her new memoir, Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame, which will be available from Penguin on Sept. 13th, 2016. In an excerpt revealed by Buzz Books, Wilson explains that she received "the sex talk" from her mother one night while filming Mrs. Doubtfire. Just 6-years-old at the time, Wilson came back to set the next day giddy with grownup knowledge. "I wasn't focusing on the scene. I was bubbling with excitement, »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Mrs. Doubtfire Child Star Mara Wilson Remembers Her Most Embarrassing Moment with Robin Williams: 'I Felt Humiliated'

4 May 2016 9:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mara Wilson, the adorable former child star from Mrs. Doubtfire, had a very awkward encounter with Robin Williams on the set of the 1993 comedy. She recounts the anecdote in her new memoir, Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame, which will be available from Penguin on Sept. 13th, 2016. In an excerpt revealed by Buzz Books, Wilson explains that she received "the sex talk" from her mother one night while filming Mrs. Doubtfire. Just 6-years-old at the time, Wilson came back to set the next day giddy with grownup knowledge. "I wasn't focusing on the scene. I was bubbling with excitement, »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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How Harry Potter was nearly been very, very different

20 April 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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It's the small decisions along the way that shape major successes - and Harry Potter had lots of potential turning points...

Spanning a series of books, films, merchandising prospects, an amusement park and - soon - a spin-off film and West End show, Harry Potter is one of the most iconic franchises in the history of fandom.

But things could have been very, very different…

Spoilers lie ahead for the Harry Potter series.

1. What if Harry Potter had never been published?

It’s been well-documented that J K Rowling struggled to get her first book published.

Almost a dozen houses, including Penguin, TransWorld and Harper Collins, rejected Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone outright.

When a first chapter arrived at Bloomsbury Publishing, it was destined to remain in the slush pile until its curious black binding caught the eye of a lowly assistant. On a whim, »

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Chris Columbus Bio: In His Own Words

7 April 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Chris Columbus is a well-known American director famous for directing some of the most iconic films of the past couple of decades including Mrs. Doubtfire, two of the Home Alone movies, the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rent and the first two movies from the Harry Potter series among others. Chris Columbus: Early Life Chris Joseph Columbus was born on September […]

The post Chris Columbus Bio: In His Own Words appeared first on uInterview. »

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Cannes: Eric Min Joins Xyz Films

5 April 2016 9:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-Cannes Film Festival move, Xyz Films has hired veteran executive Eric Min as head of international sales.

Based out of Los Angeles, Min will be spearheading international sales at the upcoming Cannes market. Xyz partner Nate Bolotin will continue to oversee sales strategy and remain directly responsible for certain key territories and buyers.

Min has served as executive VP for film and TV for Aldamisa Entertainment, handling all aspects of worldwide sales, distribution and acquisitions. While at Aldamisa, he worked on the films “Chef” and “Machete Kills.”

Prior to that, he was VP of international sales and distribution for Seven Arts Pictures.

Xyz said Min’s hire reflects the company’s continued expansion, highlighted by the recent announcement of Mette Marie-Katz overseeing feature and TV development, and Tamir Ardon joining the company as director of international distribution. “I have a deep respect for Xyz’s passion for filmmaking »

- Dave McNary

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Monday’s best TV: The Vikings Uncovered; Marcella; James May: The Reassembler

3 April 2016 10:10 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

There’s compelling evidence for a Viking presence in North America, a new suspense drama from the creator of The Bridge and James May tinkering away with a lawnmower to compelling effect. Plus the best movies and sports action

As if to prove that we are living in a fantastical future replete with spectacular job titles, space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak employs satellite images of Earth to develop accurate imagery of otherwise long-lost historic settlements. Using this technology, Parcak joins historian Dan Snow and a team of experts who go to extraordinary lengths to prove (or disprove) claims first made in Viking sagas that their settlers explored locations as far-flung as North America some 1,200 years ago – centuries before Christopher Columbus. Mark Gibbings-Jones

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- Mark Gibbings-Jones, John Robinson, David Stubbs, Graeme Virtue, Julia Raeside, Hannah J Davies, Ben Arnold and Paul Howlett

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Derek Landy interview: Skulduggery Pleasant, Demon Road

31 March 2016 5:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We chat to Skulduggery Pleasant author about the movie adaptation, new trilogy Demon Road, horror influences, Feminism and Doctor Who

Derek Landy is excited. Next week, he's going to see two of his favourite 80s films on the big screen for the first time. His publisher Harper Collins is hosting screenings of Joe Dante's Gremlins and Wes Craven's A Nightmare On Elm Street at London's Picturehouse Central (win tickets to both, here) for Landy's legion fans as part of the publicity circuit for book two of his Demon Road trilogy, Desolation.

Landy made his name in Young Adult fantasy with the nine-book Skulduggery Pleasant series about a skeleton detective and his teenage girl accomplice. The huge success of the first Skulduggery novel was a tornado that lifted him Dorothy-like straight out of his family's farm in Ireland and plonked him down in Hollywood where he »

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Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures Acquires Hot Novel ‘Jane Steele’

21 March 2016 1:52 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures has acquired Lyndsay Faye’s acclaimed novel Jane Steele along with Ocean Blue Entertainment and Prescience in association with Altus Media. The book, which has received ecstatic critical notices across the board, will be published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on Tuesday. Inspired by Charlotte Bronte’s classic Jane Eyre, Faye’s novel is a piece of historical fiction that tells the story of Jane Steele, a fresh and determined Victorian… »

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Chris Columbus On ‘The Young Messiah,’ Casting Adam Greaves-Neal

15 March 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Director Chris Columbus, whose latest picture is religious film The Young Messiah, was drawn to the project by the idea of tackling something new. Chris Columbus On The Young Messiah “We never really dealt with this particular time in Jesus’s life,” Columbus, who produced The Young Messiah, told uInterview. “You’re dealing with a seven-year-old boy who’s […]

The post Chris Columbus On ‘The Young Messiah,’ Casting Adam Greaves-Neal appeared first on uInterview. »

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How 'The Witch' Got Backing from Chris and Eleanor Columbus's Maiden Voyage

19 February 2016 3:46 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Sometimes people discover something that feels good and it changes their lives. Take Chris Columbus ("Home Alone," "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"). For five years at Nyu he worked closely with Richard Vague on their Columbus Vague Awards. "We'd fly into New York once a year and read scripts from the grad and undergrad film department," he told me in a phone interview, "meet students who pitched ideas, and award money from the school to help them make their first feature." Columbus didn't have much contact with the filmmakers after that but he'd track their progress and see such films as Dee Rees's "Pariah" get into Sundance with Spike Lee as executive producer. "I said, 'wait a second. I should be doing this in line with my company 1492, and create a company to help first time filmmakers find financing.'" So with his Nyu Film & TV grad daughter Eleanor, »

- Anne Thompson

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Will Mario, Link and Zelda Unite for 'Lego' Inspired 'Nintendo' Movie?

18 February 2016 12:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Lego Movie producer Roy Lee has a dream project sitting in his back pocket, and he thinks it would be the ultimate video game movie. Using his previous animated adventure as inspiration, he wants to unite all of Nintendo's characters in one epic movie. The Vertigo Entertainment president recently spoke out at Dice 2016's "Franchise Fever: Pursuing Ideas and Big Audiences" panel. And it was here that he revealed his ultimate goal. Only problem is, he does not own the rights to any Nintendo character at this time.

Video game adaptations were a big talking point at Dice 2016. And Roy Lee did not shy away from expressing his grand idea for what would ultimately be his dream movie. While he is currently in the process of helping to develop and produce both the The Lego Batman Movie and Ninjago, as well as the long-awaited Adventure Time Movie, it's »

- MovieWeb

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