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Charles Osgood Will Retire From CBS’ ‘Sunday Morning’

28 August 2016 8:10 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Charles Osgood said he would step down from his anchoring duties at CBS’ venerable “Sunday Morning,” bringing a 22-year run on that program to an end.

His final broadcast is set to take place on Sunday, September 25.

“For years now people — even friends and family — have been asking me why I keep doing this considering my age. I am pushing 84. It’s just that it’s been such a joy doing it!” Osgood said during today’s broadcast of the show. “Who wouldn’t want to be the one who gets to introduce these terrific storytellers and the producers and writers and others who put this wonderful show together. I want to thank all of them and all of you in our still-growing audience for your support and encouragement. It’s been a great run, but after nearly 50 years at CBS, including the last 22 years here on ‘Sunday Morning,’ the time has come.”

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- Brian Steinberg

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Olympics Opening Ceremony Alternates Earnest Messages with a Party Vibe

5 August 2016 9:46 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s easy to feel a little Olympics exhaustion before the Games even start, at least for those of us who don’t live for competitive sports. You’d have to be living under a rock to avoid all the hype, and even many rocks have endorsement deals.

And yet it was also hard not to be drawn in by the earnest and spectacularly colorful opening ceremony that took place in Rio Friday, which made excellent use of the cavernous Maracana Stadium. Perhaps the two most memorable things about the ceremony were the way that certain segments of the show filled up the entire center of the enormous space, and the use of the floor, which lit up in ways that added energy and depth to the story that was being told.

The story certainly jumped around, but director Fernando Mereilles didn’t shy away from the most difficult parts of Brazil’s past. He »

- Maureen Ryan

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*Updated* An American Werewolf In London 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Announced

27 July 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated with the new 35th anniversary Blu-ray cover art.* “Keep clear of the Moors,” because Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing An American Werewolf in London on a restored, 35th anniversary edition Blu-ray this fall.

Scheduled for a September 27th release, An American Werewolf in London 35th anniversary Blu-ray comes with new cover art (see below) and features a restored version of the film, giving viewers a better look at John Landis’ lycanthrope mayhem and Rick Baker’s incredible, Oscar-winning makeup effects.

So far, the list of special features for the anniversary Blu-ray are the same ones that were included on the 2009 Full Moon Edition Blu-ray, making the restoration the only new element, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements regarding this release. In the meantime, we have a list of the special features and a look at the new cover art below. Will the »

- Derek Anderson

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Venice to fete 'Minions' producer Chris Meledandri

27 July 2016 6:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Illumination Entertainment founder and The Secret Life Of Pets producer will be honoured with an in conversation event and a special screening.

This year’s Venice Film Festival (Aug 31 - Sept 10) will pay tribute to Us producer Chris Melendandri for his contribution to the field of animated films.

Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment and Oscar-nominee for Despicable Me 2, will be feted on September 5 at the Sala Giardino with a screening of The Secret Life of Pets ahead of the film’s Italian opening in October.

The tribute will also feature an in conversation event with Meledandri, as well as footage from his next film Sing, which will premiere at Toronto.

Festival director Alberto Barbera commented: “Chris Meledandri has revolutionised our way of understanding and making animated film with his more than excellent achievements, both in terms of quality and box office, thanks to careful and skilfully-targeted investments.

“Under his leadership »

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Watch: Melania Trump Lampooned on Late Show over Plagiarized Speech by Laura Benanti

20 July 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Tony winner Laura Benanti appeared on the The Late Show back in May, host Stephen Colbert pointed out that the brunette beauty was a dead ringer for Melania Trump. So with the country buzzing about Trump's possibly plagiarized Republican National Convention speech, it made sense that Colbert called upon Benanti to step into the potential first lady's shoes, in a parody speech that opened his show on Tuesday night. Wearing the same white dress Trump wore in her speech, Benanti delivered a near-perfect impression of the Slovene-American model. She mocked the plagiarism scandal, claiming she wrote the speech herself »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Watch 'Melania Trump' Plagiarize Plagiarism Defense Speech on 'Colbert'

20 July 2016 6:37 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

One day after Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama with her Republican National Convention keynote address, the First Lady hopeful defended herself on The Late Show. Standing in front of a digital American flag, Ms. Trump (played by actress-singer Laura Benanti) explained she "did not plagiarize," with famous lines from Charles Dickens, the Beastie Boys, Braveheart, Dr. SeussThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and more.

"My fellow Americans: This is truly the best of times; it is the worst of times," she said. "I did not plagiarize my speech last night. »

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The Secret Life Of Pets – Review

7 July 2016 6:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Need to get the kiddos outta’ that oppressive July heat? Public pool’s too crowded? What about the cool, crisp air (with a dash of popcorn aroma) over at the multiplex?  Sure Summer’s the time for action blockbusters and raucous comedies, but it’s also the season for all ages entertainment, particularly the animated feature offerings. Those Angry Birds flew out a few weeks ago, heading to the ole’ Redbox very soon. The wee ones have no doubt taken a dip or two with Finding Dory, or they might be amongst the few to encounter The B.F.G. (who knew he’d tank?). Luckily those fine folks at Universal and their animation partners at Illumination Entertainment, the Minions makers, may have just the thing. We’ve seen what toys do when left alone, what about your furry, feathered,and scaley pals? The title may sound like an undercover documentary, »

- Jim Batts

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CG-Animated "Grinch" Film Delayed A Year

7 June 2016 8:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's planned CG animated feature based on Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" has been significantly delayed.

The project, originally slated for a November 10th 2017 release, has been pushed back a full year to November 9th 2018.

Benedict Cumberbatch voices the title role in the newly-imagined version of the enduring holiday classic. Pete Candeland and Yarrow Cheney helm the new take which Michael LeSieur is penning the adaptation of.

The only film now occupying that November 2017 release slot is Francis Lawrence's "Red Sparrow" for 20th Century Fox. »

- Garth Franklin

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas remake delayed to 2018

7 June 2016 7:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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All of Whoville will have to wait till 2018 to see the remake of the Dr. Seuss classic...

Universal has just announced that the animated remake of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, in which it has partnered with Illumination Entertainment, has been delayed by a year. It was originally set to release on November 10th 2017, but has been shunted back to November 9th 2018. No reason has been given, but we'd wager it just wouldn't be ready in time.

Benedict Cumberbatch, who showed us just how irredeemably evil he can sound as the voice of Smaug in The Hobbit trilogy, will voice the eponymous green grouch who is bent on making Christmas vanish by stealing every last candy cane.  Pete Candeland and Yarrow Cheney will co-direct, with Michael LeSieur adapting the screenplay, Audrey Geisel (the wife of the late Dr Seuss) and Chris Renaud executive producing, and Chris Meledandri, »

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Illumination’s ‘The Grinch’ Pushed Back to 2018

7 June 2016 3:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fans of “Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas” will have to wait a little longer for Illumination and Universal’s remake as the studio has announced the film’s release will be pushed back to 2018.

Originally set to bow on Nov. 10, 2017, Universal has now announced that the film will open on Nov. 9, 2018.

Universal announced at this year’s CinemaCon that Benedict Cumberbatch would be voicing the iconic character with Pete Candeland and Yarrow Cheney directing the holiday favorite.

The original children’s book tells the tale of the titular grouch who plots to ruin Christmas for the residents of his neighboring village of Whoville.

Michael LeSieur is adapting the script with Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy and Scott Mosier producing. Audrey Geisel and Chris Renaud exec produce.

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- Justin Kroll

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Universal pushes 'The Grinch' back to 2018

6 June 2016 7:10 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal has moved the upcoming Illumination Entertainment Benedict Cumberbatch starrer Dr. SeussHow The Grinch Stole Christmas from November 10, 2017, to November 9, 2018.

Studio sources said the move was designed to give the film-makers as much time as they needed and said that they wanted to keep the animated film within the November Us holiday season corridor.

Cumberbatch will voice the title role of The Grinch, which was announced back in April at CinemaCon. Pete Candeland and Yarrow Cheney will direct from Michael LeSieur’s adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book.

Illumination chief Chris Meledandri produces with Janet Healy and Scott Mosier, while Audrey Geisel and Chris Renaud are executive producers. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Uni pushes 'The Grinch' back one year

6 June 2016 7:10 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal has moved the upcoming Illumination Entertainment Benedict Cumberbatch starrer Dr. SeussHow The Grinch Stole Christmas from November 10, 2017, to November 9, 2018.

Studio sources said the move was designed to give the film-makers as much time as they needed and said that they wanted to keep the animated film within the November Us holiday season corridor.

Cumberbatch will voice the title role of The Grinch, which was announced back in April at CinemaCon. Pete Candeland and Yarrow Cheney will direct from Michael LeSieur’s adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book.

Illumination chief Chris Meledandri produces with Janet Healy and Scott Mosier, while Audrey Geisel and Chris Renaud are executive producers. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Too hot to play outside? Check out our Featured Family Favourites for June!

2 June 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Of course we're as excited as anyone else about the arrival of summer! Warmer temps mean more time to enjoy the great outdoors. That is, until the thermometer climbs over 30 with the humidex and the kids start to wilt, droop, and worst of all, whine "It's tooooo hot!" Some summer days are just too humid to send the kids outside, especially at midday when the sun is beating down.  What to do when there's a heat advisory in effect? Cineplex has your back. Every month there are classic family-friendly features playing on Saturday mornings at 11am. Admission is only $2.99 and a portion of the proceeds goes towards Free the Children. This Saturday, treat the family to an old favourite (and discover a new favourite) on the big screen!  Here's our June lineup: June 4: The Lorax Anyone who grew up with the stories of fabled Dr. Seuss will find lots »

- Jenny Bullough

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Sing Trailer Throws Down The Singing Competition Gauntlet

25 May 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

It’s been so long since singing competitions took over television, that it isn’t surprising that many have become jaded about their existence. This is undoubtedly part of the reason for American Idol‘s demise, something that only a few years ago seemed all but impossible. While other singing competitions are doing their best to pick up the ratings, and spin things in a slightly different way, the theory itself may have reached a point where it becomes too difficult to watch for too many.

The last two seasons of American Idol featured less and less talent, and more and more praise from judges, who were eager to convince audiences that every next set of singers were the best the show had ever seen simply by repeating the statement.

This all makes you wonder if this is the worst possible time for an animated showcase of a singing competition with cutesy animals… »

- Marc Eastman

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Film Review: ‘The Angry Birds Movie’

7 May 2016 8:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Agreeability gets you so far in life, but when the chips are down, it helps to lose your temper sometimes. That’s a pretty unexpected moral takeaway for a kids’ movie, and it’s just one surprise of many in “The Angry Birds Movie,” a fast, fizzy and frenetically entertaining extension of the manic gaming franchise that, at its zenith, had children of all ages glued to their smartphone screens. Establishing a basic psychological motivation for the fiery disposition shared by the feathered folk of Bird Island, this irreverent origin story takes an appropriately loose, elastic approach to its larger narrative, with frequent detours to fill in daffier details of its mad, mad, mad, mad story world. 

The result, machine-tooled and technically lustrous as it is, more or less matches the bouncily anarchic spirit of the game, debuted in 2009 by Finnish corporation Rovio Entertainment. While not quite as inspired or subversive as “The Lego Movie, »

- Guy Lodge

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‘Danger Mouse’ Trailer: He’s the Ace, He’s Amazing, He’s the Strongest, He’s the…

28 April 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Eventually, everything you enjoyed as a child will be revived in some capacity on Netflix. They’ve got a new Voltron series on the way, a show based on the work of Dr. Seuss, and a new adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Liked Stretch Armstrong as a young person? Netflix has got you covered. Pee-Wee […]

The post ‘Danger Mouse’ Trailer: He’s the Ace, He’s Amazing, He’s the Strongest, He’s the… appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Star in ‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and 3 More Gigs!

21 April 2016 10:40 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Star as the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, or one of the other nine characters being sought in this paid gig—or check out the other incredible casting notices on Backstage today!  “Dr. SeussHow The Grinch Stole Christmas”Eleven roles are being cast for two nonunion productions of “Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas”—including the title role. One production is a tour while the other is a sit-down production in a city. These open calls will be held in NYC April 30, May 1, and May 5–6. This paid gig pays $500/week for ensemble members and $700/week for adult principals. Rehearsals will begin in November!  “Girl. Moments.”Multiple roles are being cast for “Girl. Moments.” This is a compulation of stories told by female artists. A cast of a dozen tween girls will work alongside professional female writers and composers to tell their stories. The workshops will run June 12 in L. »

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Benedict Cumberbatch Is the New Grinch, Because Obviously

14 April 2016 6:11 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Benedict Cumberbatch and his silky, sinister voice born for "it was a dark and stormy night..." tales (and greedy dragons) is now going to voice the Grinch.

Illumination, the studio that made "Despicable Me" and "Minions," made the announcement at CinemaCon. Cumberbatch will voice the Dr. Seuss character in a movie simply titled "The Grinch." (Sorry, Cindy Lou Who, you'll have to wait for your own standalone movie.) Why Cumby? Well, it's probably obvious, but producer Chris Meledandri said he has a voice that exudes "comedic wickedness while embodying vulnerability."

It sounds like it's early days for "The Grinch," but it will be adapted for the screen by writer Michael LeSieur and directed by Pete Candeland and Yarrow Cheney. According to Entertainment Weekly, the current release date is November 10, 2017.

You'll remember that the Grinch of the 1966 Chuck Jones animated TV short "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" was voiced by Boris Karloff, »

- Gina Carbone

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CinemaCon Lays Foundation for 2016’s Animated Awards Race

13 April 2016 8:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

From a ten-minute preview of Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets” to a 27-minute deep dive into Pixar’s “Finding Dory,” this year’s CinemaCon is laying the groundwork for a very competitive animated feature awards race in 2016.

Warner Bros. got the ball rolling Tuesday by presenting a look at “Storks,” from writer-director Nicholas Stoller. The film, co-directed by Doug Sweetland, tells the story of, well, storks, who have transitioned from delivering babies to delivering packages. Complications ensue when an order for a baby appears. Andy Samberg stars alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Kelsey Grammer and Katie Crown.

(WB also touted the Warner Animation Group, which could land future consideration for everything from “The Lego Batman Movie” and “The Lego Movie 2” to a new spin on the world of Scooby Doo and friends.)

Sticking with avian themes, Sony Pictures Animation will be releasing “The Angry Birds Movie” later this year. On Tuesday, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Benedict Cumberbatch will voice The Grinch

13 April 2016 8:55 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Grinch will be back to steal Christmas once again and when he does, he'll do so with the dulcet tones of Benedict Cumberbatch. Illumination Entertainment (The Lorax) has had a animated remake of the Dr. Seuss classic in development for several years now and they finally announced who will be supplying the voice of the green curmudgeon at CinemaCon. Bendict Cumberbatch (Doctor... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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