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After his Broadway hit Hamilton became a cultural phenomenon, Lin-Manuel Miranda became quite the in-demand performer. He collaborated with Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams on a new cantina song. Most recently, he signed on to star in Mary Poppins 2 for Disney, while also coming aboard to compose new songs with Alan Menken and oversee the writing on the studio's live-action Little Mermaid remake. The actor/writer/composer/singer recently shared new details on both projects, confirming that Mary Poppins 2 is a "straight-up sequel." Here's what he had to say, explaining that his character grew up as an apprentice to Dick Van Dyke's character Bert from the original Mary Poppins.
"Michael and Jane Banks have grown up, and they find themselves in their own spot, and Mary Poppins comes back to take care of Michael's kids. I play a lamplighter named Jack who sort of grew up apprenticing to Bert. »
Things are heating up with some of Hollywood's hottest couples and we're bringing you all the details! Katy Perry just posted a sweet photo with Olrando Bloom…well of their matching socks! The songstress shared a pic on Instagram showing her and Bloom's Minnie and Mickey Mouse socks, which the duo wore to Shanghai Disneyland Park. Perry captioned the picture, "When you find your prince." #RelationshipGoals Take a look at the E! News video above to see the sweet pic and to find out what Gwen Stefani just said about her relationship with Blake Shelton! Are they really getting married? »
Mickey Mouse has no idea what he’s in for.
As teased in our Fall Preview Spectacular, black-ish‘s central family travels to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., in the Season 3 premiere. To ensure that his kids get the most out of their time on the property — which includes Epcot Center, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Studios, etc. — Dre hires a VIP guide (played by Community‘s Jim Rash) to squire the family around the parks.
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Glurg garrgle gurgle raaaaw! It's the razor-clawed reptile-man that scared the bejesus out of little kids, way back when. Jack Kevan's basic monster mash drags its feet a bit, but technically it's as slick as they come. Plus, the encoding is perfect. And did I mention the scary parts? This one inspired plenty of gory nightmares. The Monster of Piedras Blancas Blu-ray Olive Films 1959 / B&W / 1:78 widescreen / 71 min. / Street Date September 13, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98 Starring Les Tremayne, Forrest Lewis, John Harmon, Frank Arvidson, Jeanne Carmen, Don Sullivan, Pete Dunn, Joseph La Cava, Wayne Berwick. Cinematography Philip Lathrop Film Editor George Gittens Assistant Director Joseph C. Cavalier Written by H. Haile Chace Produced by Jack Kevan Directed by Irvin Berwick
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
We 'fifties kids love our monster movie memories. I was glued to the set every weekend to see what Science Fiction Theater had to offer, »
- Glenn Erickson
Simon Brew Sep 2, 2016
Premiere magazine highlighted 10 movie executives to watch in 1990. So what happened to them?
In its May 1990 issue, the sadly-missed Us version of Premiere magazine published an article, highlighting ten young movie executives, and suggesting that these were people with very big futures ahead of them in the industry.
Given that much is written about movie executives, without actually digging much deeper to find out who they actually are, I thought it was worth tracing what happened to these ten, and – 26 years later – whether Premiere was correct in saluting them as the future of the industry. So, er, I did...
Senior production VP, Paramount Pictures
Pictured in the article on an office swivel chair with some snazzy purple socks, Lance Young, Premiere wrote, had been “groomed for big things since joining Paramount at the age of 23”. He was 30 at the time the article was published, and »
Surround three international stars with several thousand extras in Franco's Spain and you've got yourself an instant historical adventure epic. Unfunny Cary Grant has a Big Gun, Spanish peasant guerilla (!) Frank Sinatra looks totally lost, and Sophia Loren conquers Hollywood by making with the sultry eyes and body moves. The Pride and the Passion Blu-ray Olive Films 1957 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 125 132 min. / Street Date August 16, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.95 Starring Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel, John Wengraf, Jay Novello Cinematography Franz Planer Production Designer Rudolph Sternad Art Direction Fernando Carrere, Gil Parrondo Film Editors Ellsworth Hoagland, Frederic Knudtson Original Music George Antheil Written by Edna Anhalt & Edward Anhalt from the novel The Gun by C.S. Forester Produced and Directed by Stanley Kramer
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Successful producer Stanley Kramer graduated to directing in 1955; two years later he was helming this giant, rather ill-conceived big-star epic in Spain. »
- Glenn Erickson
In his long career as a composer, John Debney has written the scores for Hocus Pocus, Cutthroat Island, Liar Liar, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Elf, The Passion of the Christ, Sin City, Zathura and Iron Man 2. Most recently Debney has worked on The Jungle Book with Jon Favreau and Mel Gibson.s Hacksaw Ridge.
It certainly does. I think this was our fourth film together. It was wonderful but it was a challenge. All told it was two years of work, and at the very beginning it was green-screen and stick figures, as it were, »
- Harry Windsor
Toward the end of Episode 2 of The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s ’70s-set drama about the rise of hip-hop and the fall of disco in New York City, there’s a line of dialogue that hints at the both the undeniable joys and the patented absurdities of the show’s premise and execution.
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Though none of the footage has been released thus far, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 certainly left its stamp on Comic-Con over the weekend, as director James Gunn and his crew invaded Hall H. As they were introducing their cast, the notorious Ravagers hijacked the proceedings. Now, Gunn has released an official image of these scoundrels, revealing who they are. He also left a lengthy Facebook post, answering a few of the lingering questions that arose after this epic Hall H panel.
In the photo seen below, James Gunn introduces Taserface and the rest of the Ravagers as they will appear in this Marvel Phase 3 sequel. Starting from the top left and moving in a circle, these cruel and taunting bastards of space include Brahl (Stephen Blackehart), Oblo (Joe Fria), Scrote, Narblik (Terence Rosemore), Gef the Ravager (Steve Agee), Kraglin (Sean Gunn), Wretch (Evan Jones), Half-Nut (Jimmy Urine), and »
Yesterday director James Gunn and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 took to the stage in Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con to showcase some footage from next year’s Marvel sequel [read a description here], as well as revealing some pretty major details about the film – not least the identity of Star-Lord’s father as Ego, the Living Planet, played by Kurt Russell. Following the panel, Gunn took to Facebook to share his thoughts in a rather lengthy post:
Whoa! So we just got off stage at the San Diego Comicon showing not one, but Three Guardians clips: 1) A piece from the film featuring Yondu, Rocket, baby Groot, and the Ravagers, 2) A behind-the-scenes featurette of me and the cast working on the forthcoming Guardians attraction at Disneyland, and 3) A special glimpse at a montage of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
I thought I’d share with you guys »
- Gary Collinson
Hall H played host to a great many presentations yesterday as the industry’s heavy-hitters paraded their wares in front of eager fans. One of those exhibitors was Marvel Studios, setting the stage for James Gunn and Co. to introduce Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
According to Gunn’s comprehensive Facebook post, those in attendance at Hall H were treated to not one, but three rip-roaring clips: “1) A piece from the film featuring Yondu, Rocket, baby Groot, and the Ravagers, 2) A behind-the-scenes featurette of me and the cast working on the forthcoming Guardians attraction at Disneyland, and 3) A special glimpse at a montage of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
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Speaking of which, the Ravagers are set to play an integral role in Gunn’s spacefaring sequel, and it’s understood Marvel has recruited Evan Jones, Jimmy Urine, Stephen Blackehart, Steve Agee, Joe Fria »
- Michael Briers
The story will pick up two months after the first film ended. While the first was about the creation of a new family with this group, Gunn says the second is about them "being a family" which is much harder. The big additions to the cast are Pom Klementieff as Mantis and Kurt Russell, who plays Star-Lord's father - Ego the Living Planet. Speaking of their inclusion, Gunn says:
"Kurt's character is an incredibly important role... For me, he was the center - his character, even before he was around - was the center of what this movie was. We had a great camaraderie on the first film, but when Kurt and Pom started coming around, »
- Garth Franklin
After debuting the new Doctor Strange trailer at its presentation at Comic-Con earlier this evening, Marvel Studios brought out Yondu and his team of Ravagers to introduce/make fun of the cast of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. After being on the receiving end of a sick Movie 43 burn, director James Gunn promised a big announcement, which turned out to be mere confirmation of the rumor that the Tower of Terror at Disneyland is being replaced with a new Guardians Of The Galaxy ride:
That’s fun and all, but then the studio debuted a clip from the upcoming movie—which it has yet to put online—that reportedly both confirmed and confounded something we already knew about the film. Yes, Kurt Russell will be playing Star-Lord’s dad in Guardians Vol. 2. That was a given. Here’s the weird part. He’ll also be playing this ...
- Katie Rife
Marvel has certainly put a packed panel together for Comic-Con, with Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming and now Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. First up, as with the rest of the slate, the film has an updated logo…
During the panel, it was revealed that Elizabeth Debicki is portraying Ayesha, confirming a rumour from back in June, and that Ayesha will enlist the help of the Guardians, only for it “to turn quite sour”. Meanwhile, confirming another rumour, Kurt Russel is playing Ego, The Living Planet – and he’s also Peter Quill’s father!
Some footage was also shown, and Coming Soon have the description:
We see Rocket and Yondu being thrown in a cell by the Ravagers. They’re to be handed over to the Kree. “You won’t live long after that,” one taunts. Another has little groot in a birdcage. He wants to »
- Gary Collinson
It's official. Kurt Russell is playing Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord's father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and he goes by the name of Ego, also known as The Living Planet. We weren't treated to too many extra details, but we did receive confirmation that his character does indeed have a penis. Take from that what you will. Russell's Tango & Cash co-star Sylvester Stallone was also confirmed for a role, although details on his part were also kept under wraps. The entire cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista were present, and while we didn't get a trailer, Marvel Studios did treat us to a brand new logo for the film, check it out below: On another note, Kevin Feige announced a brand new Guardians of the Galaxy-themed ride at Disneyland California, titled Mission: Breakout! Check out the first look below: Set to the all-new »
Kevin Feige presided over a boisterous Marvel Studios panel that brought new trailers from Doctor Strange and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, as well as footage from the sets of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok.
At San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Marvel studio president Kevin Feige unveiled a new company logo and introduced Chadwick Boseman and his fellow Black Panther cast members alongside director Ryan Coogler ahead of an early 2017 production start.
While that project is expected to strike a blow for diversity at a point in modern history that could not seem timelier, Marvel referenced another welcome development when Feige brought its Captain Marvel star Brie Larson on to the stage for a group shot.
That was the final act of the presentation and nothing more was revealed about Marvel’s first female-led superhero adaptation, which will open in theatres on March 8, 2019. Warner Bros has stolen a march in the gender wars, however, and will »
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A soaring remake of the 1977 Disney classic, the big green monster known as Elliott flies back into theaters this August in the family adventure Pete's Dragon. Following the full-length trailer released last month, which gave us a great look at the title character, we now have an extended TV spot, which shows off even more of the action, promising a late summer hit that will surly continue Walt Disney Pictures' current reign at the box office.
Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford), a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie (Oona Laurence), Grace sets out to investigate »
Amber Rose took to Instagram Sunday, Father's Day 2016, to pay tribute to a special man in her life—her ex, Wiz Khalifa. The two have remained friendly since their 2014 split and share with legal and physical custody of their 3-year-old son, Sebastian "Bash" Taylor Thomaz. Rose, 32, posted a photo of Wiz carrying their boy during a father-son trip to Disneyland in 2015, taken by a celebrity photographer. "Happy Father's Day to Sebastian's Dad @mistercap Thee most Awesomest Dad in the World!!! ( Besides my Daddy)," the glamour model wrote. "Wish I could be home with you guys Today but have a blast and love each other up all day!" "Thanks for making »
A mad extortionist is blowing up rollercoaster rides. Put-upon George Segal must stop him because we all know that the time, the tide and roller coasters wait for no man. Producer Jennings Lang's by-the-numbers suspense thriller is light on suspense and thrills, but the cast is good and the screenplay at least partly intelligent. And hey -- it's got a teenage Helen Hunt! Rollercoaster Blu-ray Shout! Factory 1977 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 119 min. / Street Date June 21, 2016 / 19.99 Starring George Segal, Timothy Bottoms, Henry Fonda, Helen Hunt, Harry Guardino, Susan Strasberg, Craig Wasson, Robert Quarry, Quinn Redeker, Dick Wesson, Gary Franklin, Steve Guttenberg. Cinematography David M. Walsh Original Music Lalo Schifrin Written by Richard Levinson, William Link, Tommy Cook Produced by Jennings Lang Directed by James Goldstone
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Jaws inspired plenty of rip-off movies about sharks, bears, killer whales and monster octopi threatening beaches. Since it wasn't safe to go back to the water, »
- Glenn Erickson
Disney is one of the most recognizable symbols in the entire world. It doesn’t matter if you’re American, there is a Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Hong Kong, a Shanghai Disney resort, a Tokyo Disney resort, and a Hawaii Disney resort and spa in addition to the original Disneyland in Anaheim and the Disney World resort in Florida.
The magic that is Disney and all of its cartoons is a magic that transcends culture, entrances people, compels them to drive hundreds of miles in a vehicle that’s been through a life of love and hard-earned miles, and draws people back into reminiscing about their childhoods. Disney is basically synonymous with happiness. Those who grew up watching the classics learned a lot of valuable life lessons. Though there are many, here are just 6 things fans took away from the Disney classics:
The Circle of Life Moves Us All
Of all of the Disney classics, »
- Jennifer Gretson
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