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We're at a weird place in Hollywood history, one where an original idea, executed by some of the industry's most successful writers and directors, and starring an A-list leading man, is considered an almost foolish risk -- especially in a summer season marked by blockbuster sequels that are considered safe by comparison. So it is with "Tomorrowland," Disney's big question mark of a Memorial Day weekend movie.
It was actually easier to predict how the reboot of a 33-year-old horror franchise ("Poltergeist") would open this weekend, or the sequel to a franchise whose last installment came out 30 years ago ("Mad Max: Fury Road") would open last weekend, than to guess how "Tomorrowland" would do. Indeed, predictions for "Fury Road" and "Poltergeist" (which opened this weekend with an estimated $23.0 million) were almost exactly on target. "Tomorrowland," however, opened on the low end of expectations, with an estimated $32.2 million through Sunday and »
- Gary Susman
Disneyland is celebrating its 60th birthday with a movie version of one of its most famous attractions. But do we still need the theme park now that the rest of the world has been Disneyfied?
Welcome to the future. Or is it the past? In Tomorrowland, Disney’s new adventure movie, George Clooney and friends risk life and limb to reach the utopian realm of the title, and it looks pretty much like we expected the future to look, at least back in the 1960s: a pristine, shopping-mall sort of place with soaring glass spires and flying trains and happy people of all nations wearing coloured boiler suits. But here in the real world (a relative term, admittedly) you can visit Tomorrowland today. As many millions of visitors know, it is already an area of Disney’s theme parks, devoted to the same type of optimistic techno-futurism Tomorrowland the movie espouses. »
- Steve Rose
Christina Aguilera is passing along her Disney traditions to her little ones! On Tuesday, the singer and Voice coach stopped by Live! With Kelly and Michael during the show's special week at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Just the day before, Christina treated her kids - Max, 7, and Summer Rain, 9 months - to a family day at the festive theme park. "And it was my daughter's first Disney trip yesterday," Christina told hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. "So it was superspecial." The former Mouseketeer also shared pictures of her home life with her kids and fiancé Matthew Rutler. The images mark the first time Christina has shown off her baby girl since the mother and daughter duo graced the cover of People in February. Read on to see Christina's interview and sweet snaps, then get a big dose of happy with a look at stars letting loose at Disneyland. »
Christina Aguilera's little girl is already following in her mom's Disney footsteps! The "Say Something" singer appeared on "Live with Kelly and Michael" at Disneyland in Anaheim, California on Monday -- and she revealed that she took her kids to the "happiest place on earth." "It was my daughter's first Disney trip ever yesterday so it was super special," the 34-year-old shared along with a photo of the 9-month-old. "She was so happy, she loves watching people so this is the place to come if you are not shy and you want to see people. She loved it!" It sounds like Xtina has a mini Mouseketeer on her hands! But how did her 7-year-old son Max enjoy the trip to the famous theme park? "I have to say my almost 1-year-old, who's gonna be one in August, was a little bit more of a trooper," she laughed. "Max my »
- tooFab Staff
Christina Aguilera is raising a new generation of Mouseketeers! The pop diva and former Mickey Mouse Club member appeared on Live! With Kelly and Michael Monday, which is shooting on location at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Aguilera revealed that just yesterday, she took her 7-year-old son Max Bratman and 9-month-old daughter Summer Rain Rutler to the theme park. "It was my daughter's first Disney trip ever yesterday. It was super special. She was so happy!" she said. "She loves watching people, so this is the place to come if you are not shy and you want to see people." What did her baby girl think? "She loved it!" Christina said, adding that her elder child "grew up on »
Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you’ve season the “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” season two finale, titled “Sos.”
ABC and Marvel’s “Shield” closed out its sophomore season with a tantalizing easter egg, an emotional wallop and a shocking cliffhanger, with plenty of dangling threads left to be tied up when the show returns for its recently announced season three. Skye (Chloe Bennet) was forced to lose her parents for a second time — after Inhuman leader Jiaying’s (Dichen Lachman) fanaticism threatened the lives of every remaining Shield agent, including Skye herself — but seemingly found new purpose in a project with Coulson (Clark Gregg) to assemble a group of super-powered individuals; an initiative that may be familiar to Marvel fans, with the codename Caterpillars.
- Laura Prudom
Fox’s “Empire” swallowed up so much oxygen that it’s easy to forget ABC had a very strong 2014-15 season too, anchored by not just “How to Get Away With Murder,” Shonda Rhimes’ latest dramatic hit, but the network’s ability to renew several new comedies, among them the diversely cast “Black-ish” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” Naturally, the network was all too eager to remind advertisers of that fact during Tuesday’s upfront presentation, which saw ABC unveil a more stable lineup than we’ve seen in recent years while taking a few interesting stabs, designed to create a bit of buzz, if not necessarily knock ’em dead by Nielsen standards.
Like Fox, ABC came into the upfront with a bit of momentum to tout and a clear vision of where its strengths lie. And unlike NBC, the network was able to point to the power of its news division, »
- Brian Lowry
Mickey Mouse's famous dog was off the chain -- and not in a cool nightclub kinda way. A family claims Pluto injured their 8-year-old little boy by hugging him til it hurt. Now Disneyland's scrambling, and the family consulting ... with lawyers. So much for that happiest place stuff. Read more »
- TMZ Staff
It was a great, big, beautiful tomorrow at Disneyland on May 9 for the bow of Disney’s adventure “Tomorrowland,” director Brad Bird‘s nod to Walt Disney’s vision of a utopian future in which science rules.
Disney pulled out all the stops by walling off Disneyland’s Tomorrowland to premiere guests, transporting them away from the throngs of park visitors into a party world of their own, complete with no waits to ride on all of the land’s attractions. That’s right. The longest wait was five minutes for Space Mountain. The vastness of Tomorrowland made for one of the least crowded premiere parties ever. It was a dream come true for Disneyland enthusiasts and jaded premiere attendees alike.
Star George Clooney and wife Amal brought along niece Mia Alamuddin to the red carpet at Downtown Disney. Of the film, Clooney said: “I liked the idea and how hopeful it was. »
- Terry Flores
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill took their love to the Tomorrowland premiere at Disneyland on Saturday. The country couple held hands while hitting the red carpet at the park in Anaheim, CA, and things only got more picture-perfect from there. As Faith lit up with a big smile, Tim held her hand up to his lips and gave her a kiss. They weren't the only couple to show off their connection at the event, as Tim's costar George Clooney showered wife Amal with plenty of Pda. The fun premiere follows up Tim's shirtless workout session from earlier this month and the couple's appearance at the Time 100 Gala in late April. Tim and Faith had some adorable company for that special occasion: their three daughters, who are practically grown up. Keep reading to see Tim and Faith's new pictures. »
Brett Morgen has been called the Mad Scientist of the documentary world with his latest film, the long-awaited Kurt Cobain biography “Montage of Heck.” Morgen certainly lives up to that billing, creating an explosive and totally unique visual and cinematic experiences out of the fallen rock god’s various creations. I have known Brett since we were both 14 years old, having gone to high school and then college together, where we were in roommates. Since the first days of our acquaintance, I have never known anyone with such a firm sense of who he was and what he wanted to do, and that has only strengthened over the years. However, what astonished me seeing “Montage” for the first time was how much his creative skills have grown as a director, so that wild, unstoppable sense of Brettism is now married to awe-inspiring technical superpowers, that have enabled him to produce what in my very-biased mind, »
- Richard Rushfield
While Brad Bird and his team are still doing their best to keep as many of Tomorrowland: A World Beyond’s secrets in reserve for the film itself, they are still exploiting some interesting avenues for promotion. Given the complicated alt-history plotline at the heart of the movie, the chance to offer a little background is a welcome one. Hence two animated segments cut from the final movie edited together into one, which has been released officially online.Without digging much into spoiler territory (unless you wish to see the film knowing nothing at all), the short ‘toon talks a little about how Tomorrowland was brought into being thanks to the efforts of Jules Verne, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Gustave Eiffel, who brought their brilliant brains together for the betterment of humanity in the face of corporate greed and combat-happy governments. Evoking the feel of 1950s TV specials and »
In the late 1950s to the early 1960s, Walt Disney Presents did a series of specials about the future, including Mars and Beyond and Magic Highway, USA. These specials encapsulated the hopefulness for the future that permeated mid-20th century American culture. “The Jetsons” and the push-button world of tomorrow were only a few decades away! Brad Bird’s new film “Tomorrowland” appears to be trying to reignite that feeling of nostalgia for a future that never happened. Unfortunately, time constraints meant cutting out some truly wonderful animation sequences that explain the “Plus Ultra” secret society. According to Animation Scoop, early edits of the film had these gorgeous exposition pieces inter-cut with the live-action actors reacting to them. Evoking the imagery and feel of Walt Disney Presents, these two animated featurettes live on as stand-alone videos from TakeMeToTomorrowland.com. "Tomorrowland" hits theaters on May 22, 2015. [Via CartoonBrew] »
- Donna Dickens
So who wants to join us on a trip to Disneyland? We feel totally brainwashed right now and we're not entirely mad about it. In fact, we're perfectly ready to just…let it go…and allow that glorious Disney magic to wash over and envelop us. We let ourselves be wooed by the costumes, the clever animation, and the songs that are now forever stuck in our head, and to be completely honest with you, it was awesome. We are one with the mouse, and all is well. All is not well, however, for one of the couples on Dancing with the Stars. Despite their best efforts to define the word "tramp" through dance (and to emulate the Disney animated classic, Lady and the Tramp) Suzanne Somers and Tony »
The Conversation is a feature at Sound on Sight bringing together Drew Morton and Landon Palmer in a passionate debate about cinema new and old. For their fourth piece, they will discuss David Lynch’s film The Straight Story (1999).
I am in the midst of my 1999 class and I assigned two films I had yet to see from the acclaimed year – the year that Entertainment Weekly claimed to “change movies” – Kimberly Pierce’s Boys Don’t Cry and David Lynch’s The Straight Story. I like doing this as a Professor, because it varies the class and keeps me from getting too settled into a comfort zone. It challenges me to be more spontaneous and in the moment, a zone I typically find stimulating and energizing. Needless to say, the sixteen year old legacy of Lynch’s The Straight Story created a certain predisposition. Having seen all of Lynch’s other films, »
- Landon Palmer
The project is based on Disney’s theme-park ride of the same name and has been in development for some time now, with del Toro officially announcing it at the San Diego Comic-Con back in 2010. D.V. DeVincentis (High Fidelity) is currently working on the latest draft of the screenplay, although plot details are being kept firmly under wraps.
Gosling and del Toro have been very friendly as of late; back in February the pair were spotted together enjoying the rides at Disneyland in California , while del Toro also moderated a panel at SXSW last month for Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River.
- Gary Collinson
As first reported by The Wrap, Ryan Gosling is sealing the deal to star in Disney's supernatural family film "The Haunted Mansion," directed and produced by Mexican genre movie-maker Guillermo del Toro. Based on the kooky, creepy Disneyland ride, the film has been in the works since del Toro unveiled the project at Comic-Con 2010. But del Toro insists this is not a comedy: "If you take the children, they will scream." D.V. DeVincentis (who penned John Cusack comedies "High Fidelity," "Grosse Point Black") is working on the script. Read More: Ryan Gosling Reveals How and Why He Shot "Lost River" A former Mouseketeer, Ryan Gosling wrote, produced and directed his first feature film "Lost River," out in theaters this weekend, which Guillermo del Toro hailed as a masterpiece during their SXSW panel. This Fall, Guillermo del Toro releases his haunted house gothic "Crimson Peak," starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Ryan Gosling may have just made his directorial debut with the dark urban fantasy Lost River, but don.t worry, he.s not giving up life in front of the camera just yet. In fact, it.s being reported that he.s teaming up with both pal Guillermo del Toro and Disney. The Wrap reports that the Drive star (and former Mouseketeer) is in talks to star in the Hellboy director.s long-in-the-works Disney film based on their Haunted Mansion ride. The movie has been in the process of coming to the big screen since 2010, when it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con, and del Toro himself has been circling for quite some time. Described as a "supernatural family film," this is going to be a marked departure for both Gosling and del Toro.who were also reportedly seen riding the ride at Disneyland over Oscar weekend, which is adorable. »
Ryan Gosling is in talks to join Guillermo del Toro's long-gestating project Haunted Mansion 3D. Guillermo del Toro recently moderated a panel at the South By Southwest Film Festival last month for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River, and they were also spotted at Disneyland over Oscar weekend, riding the Haunted Mansion ride together and others such as Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain Railroad and Pirates of the Caribbean. No details were given for what character Ryan Gosling may portray.
Back in July, the director revealed that he may not direct Haunted Mansion, and that they have not cracked the story quite yet. The Wrap reports that D.V. DeVincentis (High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank) is currently working on the script, although there is no indication about when production may begin. If Ryan Gosling does sign on, it will mark a reunion of sorts with Disney, since he was one »
Disney developing live-action adaptation of Pinocchio
Gosling is currently in the negotiations phase with Disney for a lead role in the horror movie, according to TheWrap.
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