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Fox Teams With Russo Brothers in Finance-Distribution Movie Deal

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Twentieth Century Fox is teaming with the “Captain America” directing team of Joe and Anthony Russo for the studio to co-finance and distribute movies from the brothers’ unnamed production company.

The production company will formally launch next year after the brothers complete their work directing Marvel-Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and the untitled sequel. “Avengers: Infinity War” will open May 4, 2018, and the sequel is set for May 3, 2019.


Marvel’s Russo Brothers on Political Messages and if They’d Direct a ‘Star Wars’ Film

The Russo brothers directed 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War” for Marvel-Disney. The team first gained notice for their work on the 2002 film “Welcome to Collinwood” and then turned to television with work on the series “Arrested Development” and “Community.” They also produced the 2006 Owen Wilson comedy “You, Me and Dupree.”

Under the non-exclusive multi-year deal with Fox, the Russo brothers venture will provide half of the »

- Dave McNary

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Cars 3 interviews: Owen Wilson and Pixar's team on how they can make inanimate objects so loveable

19 July 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Owen Wilson returns to voice Lightning McQueen, who suddenly finds himself overshadowed by the next generation of cars »

- Clarisse Loughrey

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Great Job, Internet!: Star Wars, but with the lightsaber sounds replaced by Owen Wilson saying “wow”

17 July 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

One might remember seeing Star Wars for the first time as a child, an awestruck “wow” escaping their mouth as those glowing lightsabers whooshed to life for the first time. Well, you can now relive that moment again and again with the below video, which replaces each strike of the lightsaber with a “wow” from acclaimed character actor Owen Wilson.

Star Wars, but all of the light saber sounds are Owen Wilson saying “wow”

— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) July 14, 2017

As you might recall, Wilson has a penchant for saying “wow”; in fact, he’s made something of an art out of it. Like Game Of ThronesKristian Nairn, who conveyed emotions of every shade using only the word “Hodor,” Wilson has imbued his myriad utterances of “wow” with inflections both solemn and breezy.

We hear several of them here, though the most appropriate is »

- Randall Colburn

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Exclusive: Owen Wilson on playing Lightning McQueen in Cars 3 & how even he got emotional during Marley & Me

17 July 2017 8:02 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

Much like with Toy Story, Cars is yet another Pixar franchise to be entering in to its third movie – and we had the pleasure of sitting down with the trilogy’s leading star Owen Wilson – who voices Lightning McQueen.

We discussed with Wilson what he believes it is about this series, and these characters, which keeps drawing audiences back in, and whether there was a challenge in ensuring this latest production not only appealed to established fans, but newcomers too.

He goes on to speak about his closeness to this character of Lightning, and how much of his own input he was allowed during the making of the feature. On the same topic we ask which character he’d most like to revisit again on screen, while also – and following on from a theme in the movie – we ask about getting older, and whether he resents it, »

- Stefan Pape

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The Internet Has Mashed Together Owen Wilson And ‘Star Wars’ For One Hilarious Video

17 July 2017 5:37 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

This is why we love the internet! Twitter user @jbillinson brought together “Star Wars” and Owen Wilson for one unexpectedly genius and hilarious mash-up. Related: Spider-Man Pranks Unsuspecting Starbucks Customers In Hilarious Viral Video Ever wondered how Wilson would fit in as a character in the “Star Wars” universe? Well, now you don’t have to look […] »

- Jordan Appugliesi

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Someone Remixed a Lightsaber Fight With Owen Wilson's Voice - and It's Hysterical

16 July 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Star Wars, but all of the light saber sounds are Owen Wilson saying "wow" - Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) July 14, 2017 In today's unexpectedly strange yet wildly hilarious entertainment news, one genius is going viral for editing a Star Wars fight scene to incorporate Owen Wilson's voice in the background. Now, you're probably thinking to yourself, "Well, that's an insanely random combination." And you're right; it most certainly is. But the results of this remix are undeniably hilarious, which explains why it's currently spreading like wildfire all over the internet. Twitter user jbillinson is the creative mastermind behind this mashup. He simply edited a movie clip so that each time the characters' lightsabers collide, Owen Wilson's voice - specifically his distinct and overused "wow" catchphrase - is played instead. When creator Josh Billinson shared the completed video on Twitter, it went totally viral, »

- Victoria Messina

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Cars 3 review – whiz without the fizz

16 July 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The world’s favourite talking vehicles are showing their age in this latest animated joyride

A third zip around the racetrack for Pixar’s Cars franchise, this time tackling an older generation’s anxieties about irrelevance in the internet age, with racing veteran Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) almost edged out by Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), a sleeker, faster, more efficient anthropomorphised automobile. A sly feminist subplot involving trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) is welcome, and it’s a colourful, spry enough ride, but it doesn’t exactly reinvent the wheel.

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- Simran Hans

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Cars 3 movie review: road to nowhere

14 July 2017 8:10 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Three movies in, and this world of sentient driverless cars still creeps me out, and still does nothing except advertise a mountain of related merch for kids. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of this franchise

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

So, hotshot sentient driverless race car — dammit, three movies in, and that’s still creepy — Lightning McQueen has hit middle age. He’s not as fast as he used to be. The youngsters are nipping at his heels… tires… whatever… and lapping him on the track. What’s an automobile dude to do?

I have many questions about the scenario of Cars 3.

But… wait… Who designed and built the sleek new supercharged race cars nipping at Lighting McQueen’s heels?

Where are these vehicular youngsters coming from? Jackson Storm (the voice of Armie Hammer: Free Fire, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Cars 3 review

13 July 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

By not hugely popular demand, Pixar makes a third Cars film. It turns out to be an improvement on the last one...

Pixar’s least-vital series of films now brings us what, on the surface, is something of a trilogy closer. It’s also a course correction of sorts. Cars 3 heads back to the safer ground of the original Cars film, rather than exploring the kind of global espionage feature that the really not very good Cars 2 opted to venture towards. You’d hardly accuse the new film of taking much in the way of a risk, but it does at least offer a more satisfying end result.

This time, Lightning McQueen – voiced once again by Owen Wilson – is coming to the end of his career. He’s still racing, but when more experimental, cutting edge racers start overtaking – primarily Jackson Storm, the sort-of foe of the film »

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Cars 3 review – a franchise that's running out of road

12 July 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Well-intentioned and amiable, this latest instalment in Pixar’s animated auto series is the threequel no one was crying out for

When Shrek the Third came out in 2007, many pundits commented on the strange phenomenon of cartoon characters who appeared to be going through the motions. That’s really what is going on here. Cars 3 is the threequel that no one was crying out for. It is well-intentioned and amiable, but basically running on empty. It seeks to replicate the rookie-mentor dynamic of the first film, only this time making Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) face up to his dawning oldster status. He is still racing, but losing his speed and losing his touch.

Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) is a smug newbie who is outpacing him on the track and patronising him off it; Lightning must submit to a new motivation regime run by Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Cars 3 Review: Dir. Brian Fee (2017)

10 July 2017 12:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Cars 3 review: The animation giants Pixar return this summer, with the third instalment in their most lucrative – albeit if not most critically loved – franchise.

Cars 3 review, Awais Irfan.

After the studio switched gear and put Mater in the spotlight last time around (to bad results), the focus is very much back on Rookie sensation Lightning McQueen (voiced again by Owen Wilson). Only, he’s no longer a Rookie. And when McQueen finds his career challenged by younger, faster, more tech-savvy racer by the name of Jackson Storm (voiced by Armie Hammer), he will have to prove that his racing days are not over yet, seeking help from a new generation car herself, Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo).

As we’d expect from any Pixar affair, the animation is undoubtedly stunning. This is, yet again, masterclass technical work from the subsidiary of the House of Mouse. There are landscape scenes »

- Awais Irfan

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Deadpool, Logan, and Back to the Future: What to see on the Canada Day long weekend

29 June 2017 8:10 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Deadpool, Logan, and Back to the Future: What to see on the Canada Day long weekendDeadpool, Logan, and Back to the Future: What to see on the Canada Day long weekendJenny Bullough6/29/2017 10:10:00 Am At last, it’s finally here, the best long weekend of the year! Naturally we have a soft spot for our nation’s birthday. Those of us that aren’t taking advantage of the extra day off to chill at a cottage or campground are stoked to enjoy local festivities including, of course, fireworks! But we confess, the main reason we love all long weekends is the opportunity to see more movies! And this weekend has a bumper crop to choose from, whether you’re hanging out with friends, taking the kids out for a treat, or spending quality time with your Significant Other. Read on for our recommendations on what to see! »

- Jenny Bullough

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Eiff 2017: Cars 3 Review

28 June 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Steven Neish

Veteran racer Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is back where he belongs at the Piston Cup, but while he’s been away saving the world or whatever it was he got up to in Cars 2 a new wave of next-generation super-cars has started to dominate the competition. Crashing out during the final race of the season while attempting to overtake his would-be successor, Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), Lightning returns to Radiator Springs to lick his wounds and recover. With a new sponsor by the name of Sterling (Nathan Fillion), and the threat of a premature retirement closing the distance, Lightning has it all to prove as he’s forced to retrain under the tutelage of Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) and her high-tech simulators.

Clearly sensing where they went wrong with Cars 2, namely in removing the characters from their backwater setting and releasing them onto the world stage, »

- Steven Neish

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Cars 3 Preview Screening

27 June 2017 2:20 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Disney•Pixar Cars 3 Special Preview Screening Disney•Pixar Cars 3 is released on July 14, but we’re teaming up with our friends at The Walt Disney Company to bring you an exclusive preview screening of Cars 3 on Sunday July 9 at The Gate Cinema, North Gate Bridge, Cork. We’ve a bunch of family passes to give away! Each family pass is 4 tickets. To be in with a chance of winning just fill in the form below! Disney•Pixar Cars 3 Special Preview Screening Cars 3 cruises into Irish cinemas on July 14, 2017. Loading... Synopsis Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late »

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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: How Wedding Crashers became “this generation’s Animal House”

26 June 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Wedding Crashers opened more than a decade ago to rave reviews, going on to unexpectedly make some $200 million at the box office. A new oral history from Mel Magazine digs into the movie’s success, using firsthand interviews with the movie’s director, writers, stars, and crew, and in the process it lays out a straight line from some of their behind-the-scenes decisions to the resurgence of bromance comedies (like The Hangover and many Judd Apatow movies) in intervening years.

Casting was crucial for this. The film hinges on the comic repartee of stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, but also features a slate of then-unknown talents like Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper, and Rachel McAdams, as well as well-placed supporting spots from Jane Seymour and Christopher Walken. Director David Dobkin insisted upon several weeks of rehearsals, during which improvisation and actor input was considered and then put into a »

- Clayton Purdom

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Box Office: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Assembles $37.5 Million in Three Days’ Time

24 June 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Transformers: The Last Knight” had a slightly unconventional Wednesday night opening this week, but its Friday numbers aren’t anything for the Autobots to actually write Cybertron about.

Despite its franchise-low opening, the fifth film in the “Transformers” saga is expected to easily win the first official weekend of summer 2017, while “Wonder Woman” and “Cars 3” will be in a tight race for second place.

Transformers 5” had already pulled in $23.7 million from Wednesday and Thursday showings going into the weekend, but Michael Bay can now add another $13.8 million from 4,069 theaters to his total. This brings the Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, and Stanley Tucci vehicle from Paramount to just over $40 million so far, with an expected $64 million domestic cume by Sunday’s end for the 5-day.


As ‘Wonder Woman’ Soars, Movies Starring Men Fail to Connect at Box Office

Wonder Woman” continues to prove impenetrable as Patty JenkinsDC Comics adaptation lassoed another $7.35 million on Friday »

- JD Knapp

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Video Movie Review: Cars 3 (2017): Well…At Least It’s Better Than Cars 2

23 June 2017 7:53 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Cars 3 (2017) Video Movie Review, a Pixar Animation Studios movie directed by Brian Fee and starring Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen, Cristela Alozo as Cruz Ramirez, Armie Hammer as Jackson Storm, Chris Cooper as Smokey and Larry the Cable Guy as Mater In this video review, I delve into Brian Fee’s Cars 3 and discuss [...]

Continue reading: Video Movie Review: Cars 3 (2017): Well…At Least It’s Better Than Cars 2 »

- Mathieu Brunet

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Learn how to draw Lightning McQueen from Cars 3 with Pixar's John Hoffman

23 June 2017 1:39 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Learn how to draw Lightning McQueen from Cars 3 with Pixar's John HoffmanLearn how to draw Lightning McQueen from Cars 3 with Pixar's John HoffmanAdriana Floridia6/23/2017 3:39:00 Pm

Our very own Tanner Zee sat down with Pixar story artist John Hoffman to learn how to draw the star of the Cars franchise, Lightning McQueen (who is voiced by Owen Wilson).

This is Hoffman's first Pixar film, but he has worked on other high profile animated movies such as Anastasia and Paranorman. The Calgary-native is currently working on a top-secret new project at Pixar.

The video makes it look easy enough, and may inspire you to try drawing Lighning McQueen for yourself. Check it out below and see Cars 3, now playing at Cineplex theatres. For tickets and showtimes, click here! »

- Adriana Floridia

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Nathan Fillion talks being Canadian and his voice role in Cars 3!

20 June 2017 2:38 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Nathan Fillion talks being Canadian and his voice role in Cars 3!Nathan Fillion talks being Canadian and his voice role in Cars 3!Adriana Floridia6/20/2017 4:38:00 Pm

The third installment of Disney and Pixars Cars franchise is in theatres now!

Owen Wilson returns as Lightning McQueen, who now has to prove to a new generation of racers that he is still the best in the world. It'll be tough for Lightning, however, as a bunch of new racers are using a special technology that allows them to drive faster. Lightning basically has one last chance to keep his reputation.

Nathan Fillion joins the cast as a new character named Sterling, who is a big fan of Lightning. He has plans to make Lightning into a brand, and works with him to update his look and help him train.

We had a chance to talk to Nathan Fillion about his role as Sterling, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Could ‘Cars 4’ Replace Lightning McQueen in the Driver’s Seat? [Interview]

20 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

During my conversation with Cars 3 director Brian Fee last week, I brought up the question of another Cars film. If this movie is a hit and they decide to make a fourth installment, could Owen Wilson‘s Lightning McQeen take a back seat (pun intended) while another character becomes the focal point of the series? Here’s what the filmmaker […]

The post Could ‘Cars 4’ Replace Lightning McQueen in the Driver’s Seat? [Interview] appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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