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In the last couple of years, ABC has made a major effort to add reboots of unscripted series like $100,000 Pyramid, Celebrity Family Feud, To Tell the Truth, and Match Game to its primetime lineup. Now, the Alphabet Network has brought back another oldie but goodie, The Gong Show. The ABC TV series is an updated version of the Chuck Barris 1970s and '80s NBC and syndicated classic. Can lightning strike twice? Will The Gong Show be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. Airing on the ABC television network, The Gong Show is a wacky amateur talent competition, hosted by “British comedic legend Tommy Maitland” (Mike Myers). Celebrity judges include Will Arnett, Ken Jeong, Zach Galifianakis, Alison Brie, Andy Samberg, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Dana Carvey, Will Forte, Jack Black, and Anthony Anderson. Performers with unique talents face off in hopes of impressing a »
Jack Black gives his finest screen performance in this film about a man for whom even a murder conviction cannot sully his good name »
- Darren Richman
As many as three movie versions of R.L. Stine’s teen horror series “Fear Street” are in the works at 20th Century Fox. Leigh Janiak has signed on to direct and will oversee the development of the scripts.
Fox-based Chernin Entertainment is producing the project and Fox executive Jason Young will oversee for the studio. Kyle Killen, Zak Olkewicz, and Silka Luisa have each been hired to write a “Fear Street” script.
The “Fear Street” books are set in the fictional city of Shadyside, Oh. The first book, “The New Girl,” was published in 1989 and centered on a high school student falling in love with the new girl at school … despite not being able to tell if she was even real. The student eventually goes to her home — conveniently located on Fear Street — only to be told by her brother that she’s in fact dead.
- Dave McNary
Sony and Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” continued to dominate social media buzz with 345,000 new conversations last week, according to media-measurement firm ComScore and its PreAct service.
The activity was spurred by strong reviews, promotional cast videos and a June 28 coffee shop live stunt in which Spider-Man-suited stuntman Chris Silcox drops from the ceiling on wires while customers wait to pick up their orders, giving several a scare. The video also features a cameo from Marvel icon Stan Lee and Spider-Man taking a few selfies with the customers before heading out the door.
It was the third week in a row that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” — starring Tom Holland as a 15-year-old Peter Parker who’s still in high school — topped the chart. The tentpole has produced a total of 2.67 million new conversations and opens on July 7.
Film Review: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” generated 83,000 new conversations in the wake of releasing its first »
- Dave McNary
Dwayne Johnson has clearly never skipped a leg day!
It's no secret that "The Rock" is clearly built as his nickname would suggest, but it's still jarring to see the Ballers star's chiseled physique up close and personal, as his Instagram followers did on Sunday when the 45-year-old actor shared an intense post-workout pic, writing, "We got crazy and hard core trained legs (my personal fav) this weekend. Had fun."
"Got after it like f*cking animals... the big furry kind," Johnson added. "Another one in the books. Grateful. #HardestWorkersInTheRoom."
And, just for clarification, Johnson added that the exercise did not take place in a partial birthday suit.
"And to answer all your comments, I'm not training naked. I'm wearing »
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Greatest Showman, Pitch Perfect 3, and more make our weekly movie newsJumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Greatest Showman, Pitch Perfect 3, and more make our weekly movie newsZachary Dent6/30/2017 1:14:00 Pm
We've got a slew of trailers and posters coming at you in this week's movie news roundup!
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle trailer dropped this week! In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - »
- Zachary Dent
The Flickering Myth team react…
The first trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle landed online yesterday [watch it here], but what did our writers think of it?
Shaun Munro: It doesn’t inspire much confidence that this is anything more than another soft reboot nobody really asked for. At least it looks like it might lean into the satirical potential of the character-swap premise and the nature of video games. The Rock will probably be fun, but I’m expecting mediocrity.
Tai Freligh: It actually looks quite entertaining. I like the premise and am curious to see what happens. I have enjoyed previous Rock/Hart outings and this one looks to be more of the same. I’m glad they didn’t straight up reboot the original because it stands on its own. »
- Luke Owen
We’Ve Got Fun And Games
It was a big day for trailers yesterday, and it kicked off with our first look at the upcoming reboot/sequel to the 1995 adventure movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan as video game avatars for a group of school kids who are sucked into the game. We’ll have a full reaction to the trailer up today at Flickering Myth, but for now you can watch the trailer here.
Good Han Solo News, For A Change
After a week or so of bad news coming from the Han Solo spin-off camp, a good snippet came yesterday when it was reported that Disney are now pleased with a sizzle reel put together. What’s interesting is that this sizzle reel was shown to the Disney brass a month ago, and the »
- Luke Owen
Jumanji the game has evolved from a board game to a video game in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, and Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale are avatars in this version. Watch the trailer which has a twist to the original plot.
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"This is a video game - which means we all have special skills." Sony Pictures has revealed the first two official trailers (Us + international) for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the new big screen take on the Jumanji board game (though in this it's a video game). This movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan as glorified "avatar" versions of high school kids sucked into this game world. This also stars Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Rhys Darby, Madison Iseman, and Bobby Cannavale. This is made by comedy director Jake Kasdan, and looks much more adventurous and fun than the more thrilling and horrific first Jumanji movie, directed by Joe Johnston in 1995. The video game angle is a bit bland, and the rest of it doesn't look that good, but I'm still hoping it turns out okay. Your thoughts? Here's the first official trailers for Jake Kasdan »
- Alex Billington
“He’s got an incredible energy and he speaks so highly of his wife,” Whelan, 36, tells People Now of the actor. “He mentioned a lot on set.”
She adds: “He’s awesome and so cool — you can understand why he’s George Clooney.”
The Clooney’ announced the births of Ella and Alexander earlier this month, »
- Brianne Tracy
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, My Little Pony, Breathe, and more make our daily movie newsJumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, My Little Pony, Breathe, and more make our daily movie newsZachary Dent6/29/2017 4:42:00 Pm
In today's movie news we have a a few trailers with a couple posters sprinkled in!
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle trailer dropped today! In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever. »
- Zachary Dent
First published in 1981, Chris Van Allsburg's children's book Jumanji revolves around a board game that brings dangers from the jungle into the real world. The beloved movie adaptation starred Robin Williams and focused on adult characters rather than children. A new movie inspired by the original book was touted for years before it finally got the green light with Dwayne Johnson set to star. Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan were soon added and we heard that the new adventure...
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Twenty-two years after the original, Jumanji's sequel is set to debut with a big twist. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black lead an all-star cast in Jumanji 2: Welcome to the Jungle, which will be released on Christmas day later this year.
The scene is set with a quartet of Breakfast Club-type teenage archetypes who are thrown into detention with one another. Their principal instructs them to clean out the school's basement, where they discover an old video game named Jumanji — setting the film apart »
Coming to cinemas this holiday season is Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.
Columbia Pictures has released the first trailer for the movie.
In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji.
When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you.
They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, lands in theaters December 20, 2017.
Visit the official site Here.
- Melissa Thompson
Today, the trailer for the new Jumanji movie was released, revealing a vast new video-game lore and a bunch of zany hi-jinks from the cast, which includes Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The subtitle of the new movie is Welcome To The Jungle, which a few Rock superfans noted was also the title of The Rock’s sub-par 2003 action flick The Rundown until it got changed late in the game. This inspired some good-natured ribbing on America’s favorite forum for good-natured ribbing, Twitter!
Now why does the new Jumanji film featuring @TheRock sound and look familiar? »
- Clayton Purdom
First published in 1981, Chris Van Allsburg's children's book Jumanji revolves around a board game that brings dangers from the jungle into the real world. The beloved movie adaptation starred Robin Williams and focused on adult characters rather than children. A new movie inspired by the original book was touted for years before it finally got the green light with Dwayne Johnson set to star. Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan were soon added and we heard that the new adventure would find the heroes going straight to the jungle, something that was confirmed when the movie's new title was revealed: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Now the first trailer has dropped, showing that the lead characters are teenagers when they first discover the mysterious game and...
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- Peter Martin
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Trailer Jake Kasdan‘s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) U.S. and international movie trailer stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Missi Pyle. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle‘s plot synopsis: “In a brand [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Jumanji is one of those movies that played a key role in a lot of childhoods. Not only was the flick unexpectedly thrilling for a PG movie at the time, it also starred the late and great Robin Williams in a time when his involvement in anything meant great things to us. As such, when the idea came of rebooting or sequelizing the film, it was met with a lot of resistance. Would there be a point in retreading a film like it, and how would they make it stand out from the original?
Their direction became clear when they released a photo featuring stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. It seemed to tease a more standard jungle adventure, with the main cast acting as avatars for the kids. So whereas the first film unleashed a board game onto the real world, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle »
- Joseph Medina
You're in the jungle baby! And it is pretty cool. More than twenty years later, we are finally getting a sequel to Jumanji and, in a world full of reboots that nobody asked for, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actually looks pretty awesome so far. Sadly, it won't be able to feature the late Robin Williams, but Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is doing his best to help fill that void and, based on this first sneak peak, it looks like he just may be able to pull it off.
Sony Pictures dropped the first trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle today, as promised, following a couple of brief trailer teases earlier in the week. This movie is going to be able to capitalize on some nostalgia, no doubt, but it is also going to benefit from modern special effects, which is very clear here. Director Joe Johnston did the »
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