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Mad Men writer adapting Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

3311 Productions has announced that it is partnering with Argent Pictures to develop and produce a movie based on Esta Spalding’s popular 2016 children’s novel Look Out For The Fitzgerald-Trouts, which is being scripted by Semi Chellas (Mad Men, Ophelia).

Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts is the story of a family of four kids, living in a contemporary Swiss Family Robinson dream on a tropical island, who set out to find themselves a home, and end up saving the world.

“I’m so excited to see my beloved Fitzgerald-Trout characters take on new life in the capable hands of Semi Chellas and the 3311 and Argent teams,” said Spalding. “We’re all of the same page in wanting to make a super entertaining movie that speaks to the power of children to make the world a better place.”

“We are continually looking for stories that will resonate with a cinematic audience
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‘Look Out For The Fitzgerald-Trouts’ Book In Works As Film; ‘Mad Men’ Writer To Adapt

‘Look Out For The Fitzgerald-Trouts’ Book In Works As Film; ‘Mad Men’ Writer To Adapt
Exclusive: Argent Pictures and Brigsby Bear producer 3311 Productions are teaming to develop, finance and produce a feature film adapted from Esta Spalding’s children’s book Look Out For The Fitzgerald-Trouts. Former Mad Men writer/co-executive producer Semi Chellas is set to pen the screenplay. The book, published last year by Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers, centers on a family of four kids who are living a contemporary Swiss Family Robinson dream on a…
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Riverdale: Let's Take a Minute to Freak the F*ck Out Over That Archie and Betty Moment

Warning: a cute little Riverdale spoiler below! Is Riverdale trying to kill me? That is the sincere, if melodramatic, question I pose for The CW's teen mystery show following its wild midseason finale, "Chapter 22: Silent Night, Deadly Night." For starters, the identity of the Black Hood is finally revealed, only to be the lame tertiary character of high school janitor Mr. Svenson (which has to be a red herring . . . right?). It's a deeply unsatisfying and nonsensical conclusion to the serial killer storyline, to say the least. But you know what? The big Svenson reveal was eclipsed by another important moment in the episode: Archie and Betty's kiss. Yes! Or no, depending on which couples you're rooting for. That's right - the two best friends decided to cut the sexual tension brewing between them with a knife their lips following their respective breakups from Jughead and Veronica. For some fans,
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'Riverdale': Betty and Archie Kiss! Kj Apa & Lili Reinhart Dish on Barchie's 'Genuine' Connection (Exclusive)

'Riverdale': Betty and Archie Kiss! Kj Apa & Lili Reinhart Dish on Barchie's 'Genuine' Connection (Exclusive)
Betty and Archie shared a Christmas kiss -- and no there was no mistletoe in sight!

In this week's mid-season finale of Riverdale, "Chapter 22: Silent Night, Deadly Night," the relationships between Bughead and Varchie were still on ice, but it looks like things between life-long friends Betty and Archie are finally starting to heat up. The detective duo shared a passionate kiss in the car when they were on the quest to discover the Black Hood's identity. (By the way, it was Janitor Svenson underneath the hood. Lame!)

It all started when Archie gifted Betty with a sentimental blast from their childhood past during the gang's Secret Santa party. Archie gave his next-door neighbor a Swiss Family Robinson read-along record they used to listen to when they were five years old. "I love it, Arch! Thank you," Betty gushed.

Et was on the Riverdale set in Vancouver, Canada, during the filming of this gift-exchange scene and star Lili Reinhart
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Jumanji 2 Teaser Arrives, Full Trailer Is Coming This Thursday

Jumanji 2 Teaser Arrives, Full Trailer Is Coming This Thursday
Sony Pictures has unveiled a brief trailer preview for the highly-anticipated Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, to get fans ready for the first full trailer that will arrive on Thursday, June 29. Unfortunately, this trailer preview doesn't feature any footage at all, just a glimpse at the movie's official logo along with the tagline, "The Game That Plays You." This trailer preview comes almost exactly two months after the first Jumanji footage was shown to exhibitors at CinemaCon, which revealed that this movie will put a whole new twist on the original book by Chris Van Allsburg, and the movie it was based on.

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world, pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a brave
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New Han Solo director, Jurassic World 2 title revealed, Avengers: Infinity War set photo and more – Daily News Roundup

Go Direct A Star War

After the shock news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been fired from their positions on the Han Solo spin-off movie, it was revealed yesterday by Disney and Lucasfilm that Ron Howard would be taking over. Ron Howard has a lot of connections to George Lucas, appearing in the director’s American Graffiti and he was even approached with the chance to direct Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Read more here.

Just One More Thing

Looking ahead to Star Wars: Episode IX and it has been revealed that director Colin Trevorrow made a small request of Star Wars: The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson. “It wasn’t an adjustment, it was just ‘Could you shoot this one extra thing while you’re in this place on this day?’ And he did, which was great. But, y’know, it’s part of the collaborative process that exists – everyone is in communication.” Just what could that small thing be? Read more here.

Life Finds A Way

Speaking of Trevorrow, and the sequel to his 2015 dino smash Jurassic World was given an official title and poster yesterday – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pretty badass, eh? Check out the poster here.

Jumanji Connections

Keeping with the sequels theme now, and we should be expecting our first look at Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle any time soon. In an new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, star Jack Black has been talking about the film’s connections to the original. “We’re exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it’s life or death, but while we’re there, we find clues left behind by [Robin Williams’ character Alan Parrish],” states Black. “He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation. It’s like he’s there helping us without actually being there… [In the original] you never got to see the inside world, but this one takes place primarily inside the jungle of Jumanji. That’s the coolest part of the film — we’re able to transport the audience to that secret and wondrous land, with the danger and the beauty.” Read more here.

Inside The Sanctum

Following the super-cool behind the scenes photo of Iron Man, Hulk, Doctor Strange and Wong, former McU helmer Scott Derickson has shared another image from the Avengers: Infinity War set – this time from his old stomping grounds of the Sanctum Sanctorum. Check out the image here.

Bumblebee

Transformers: The Last Knight isn’t looking to do so well at the box office this weekend, which won’t be a good sign for the Bumblebee spin-off. Although according to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the solo film is going to be very different from what we’ve seen so far from the five Bay-directed movies. “The objective of that movie is to develop more time with less robots in a way, and to go back to 1985 and go back to sort of the original heritage if you would of the Transformers,” he said. “So it has a very distinct idea in it, and then whatever is gonna happen with the chemistry is what’s gonna happen, but it really is a young female lead opposite Bumblebee.” Read more here.

Article Of The Day

Anghus Houvouras has some thoughts on Lord and Miller leaving the Han Solo movie, which you can read here.
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Jack Black on how Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle connects to the Robin Williams movie

When it was first announced that a new Jumanji movie was in the works, it was assumed that it would be a reboot of the beloved 1995 movie, only for star Dwayne Johnson to confirm last summer that it is in fact a sequel to the original. Now, in an interview with THR, The Rock’s co-star Jack Black has revealed just how it will tie in with the Robin Williams film:

We’re exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it’s life or death, but while we’re there, we find clues left behind by [Robin Williams’ character Alan Parrish],” states Black. “He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation. It’s like he’s there helping us without actually being there… [In the original] you never got to see the inside world, but this one takes place primarily inside the jungle of Jumanji. That’s the coolest part of the film — we’re able to transport the audience to that secret and wondrous land, with the danger and the beauty.”

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will follow four teens who find themselves transported into the world of Jumanji via a video game, where they take on the avatars of Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is set for release on December 22nd 2017 and sees Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape) directing a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson (The Fate of the Furious), Kevin Hart (Central Intelligence), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Rhys Darby (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Nick Jonas (Scream Queens), Alex Wolff (The Sitter), Madison Iseman (Still the King), Morgan Turner (Remember Me) and Ser’Darius Blain (Star Trek Into Darkness).
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Jack Black On How Robin Williams' Character Will Impact The Jumanji Sequel

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan is set to be released this December. The film is going to be a sequel to the original Jumanji film that starred the late Robin Williams, Kristen Dunst, and Bradley Pierce in 1995. It's about two kids who find a magical board game and as they play it they release a man who had been trapped there for decades, but in doing so also release other dangers that can only be returned by finishing the game. The film is an adaptation of the self-titled children's book published in 1981 by Chris Van Allsburg. How will this sequel connect with the original film which is 22 years old? As a courtesy I am going to put a Spoiler Alert as the topic at hand deals with some of the scenes in the film.

Thanks to an interview with The Hollywood Reporter with Jack Black on the sidelines of CineEurope in Barcelona we have some idea of what to expect. This is what he had to say about the differences between the two films:

“[In the original] you never got to see the inside world, but this one takes place primarily inside the jungle of Jumanji. That’s the coolest part of the film -- we’re able to transport the audience to that secret and wondrous land, with the danger and the beauty."

The film actually takes place inside game where Alan Parrish, Robin William's character, was trapped in for so many years. Speaking of Robin Williams, Black also commented on how his character from the 1995 film plays a role in the film:

“We’re exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it’s life or death,” he said. “But while we’re there, we find clues left behind by [Williams’ character Alan Parrish]. He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation. It’s like he’s there helping us without actually being there.”

It will be great to see what Alan Parrish went through in that mysterious jungle land that is found inside the game. Although I am very happy to see this film get a sequel, I fear that the gap between films is too far and a lot of the younger generation won't be able to connect the two. Also, my biggest issue is the casting of both Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. I think that they are in too many films, and we are getting to a point where although they have had some good films, we need to see some different faces on the big screen. Because of the nostalgia, and also curiosity about the jungle world, I will definitely be watching this. Does Jumanji interest you? Does the casting make you want to watch the film more or less? Chime in below!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle hit theaters December 20, 2017.

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How Robin Williams' Jumanji Connects to Welcome to the Jungle

How Robin Williams' Jumanji Connects to Welcome to the Jungle
Jack Black reveals that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle contains a tribute to Jumanji star Robin Williams. It turns out that Williams' character Alan Parrish has a role to play in the highly anticipated upcoming sequel. Williams' Parrish character followed the tribal drums and was trapped inside the Jumanji board game for 26 years, which is where he grew up and learned to survive and now the sequel will show off where Parrish lived. Jack Black recently talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the sequel and the tribute to Robin Williams within the movie.

Possible Spoilers ahead, you have been warned. Jack Black, who plays Professor Shelly Oberon in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle told the Hollywood Reporter that Parrish left behind a jungle house within the game that will help him and Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson's http://movieweb.com/jumanji-2-dwayne-johnson-fight-photos/Dr. Smolder Bravestone navigate through the jungle. Read what
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The Touching Way the Jumanji Sequel Will Pay Tribute to Robin Williams

If your first reaction to hearing that Jumanji was getting rebooted was dread, you're certainly not alone. Hollywood's history of remaking beloved childhood classics hasn't always gone so well, but it seems like the next installment of Jumanji - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which was later revealed to be a sequel, not a reboot - is trying its best to pay homage to the original. While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, one of the movie's stars, Jack Black, explained how the sequel will honor Robin Williams, who played Alan Parrish in the first movie. "We're exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it's life or death. But while we're there, we find clues left behind by [Williams' character, Alan Parrish]," he said. "He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation. It's like he's there helping us without actually being there. [In the original] you never got to see the inside world.
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Jack Black says both ‘Jumanji’ films will connect through Robin Williams

A new Jumanji film will debut in cinemas later this year, a film that will unite the likes of Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson and will reboot the series that started with the original Robin Williams adventure back in the 1990s. Well, we though that the first movie and this new one would not be connected, but it seems that they are, according to Jack Black.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Black said, “We’re exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it’s life or death, but while we’re there, we find clues left behind by (Robin Williams’ character Alan Parrish). He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation. It’s like he’s there helping us without actually being there.”

Black added:

“(In the original) you never got to see the inside world, but this
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How Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Pays Tribute to Robin Williams

How Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Pays Tribute to Robin Williams
There's no Jumanji without Robin Williams. Though the actor died at age 63 in August 2014, his character's legacy will live on in Sony Pictures' Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, premiering in theaters nationwide this Christmas. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter during a photo call at CineEurope in Barcelona, Jack Black explained how the sequel pays tribute to Williams. "We're exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it's life or death," he said. "But while we're there, we find clues left behind by [Williams' character Alan Parrish]. He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation," he said. "It's like he's there...
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Jimmy Kimmel on Hosting the Oscars, Donald Trump Jokes and if Hillary Clinton Will Show Up

Jimmy Kimmel on Hosting the Oscars, Donald Trump Jokes and if Hillary Clinton Will Show Up
Being asked to host the Oscars isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Last December when Jimmy Kimmel was at the airport, coming home from a relaxing family vacation in Hawaii, he took a phone call from his agent with the offer. After he hung up — “my response was not one of enthusiasm,” he confesses — he dreaded facing his wife, TV writer- producer Molly McNearney, who had lived through his hosting the Emmys just three months earlier.

“As I approached her, I felt like I was going to tell her I wrecked her car or something,” Kimmel says. “Then we got home, and I had a vicious migraine all night. It wasn’t your typical celebration.”

This Sunday, Kimmel faces off in front of millions of viewers for the most thankless job in show business. The track record of many past Oscar hosts has been jinxed, with reviews
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‘Baddest Chick on the Alps!’ Madonna Shares Sporty Snap of Daughter Mercy from New Year’s Trip to Switzerland

‘Baddest Chick on the Alps!’ Madonna Shares Sporty Snap of Daughter Mercy from New Year’s Trip to Switzerland
2017 is all about family — and staying active! — for Madonna.

The 58-year-old superstar and mother of four took to Instagram to share a snap of herself with her kids, posing for the camera while on a ski vacation in Switzerland.

“Starting 2017 with The 4 things that I love the most!” Madonna captioned the shot of herself with sons David Banda, 11, and Rocco John, 16, and daughters Mercy James, 10, and Lourdes “Lola” Leon, 20. The family is all smiles as the Swiss Alps can be seen in the background.

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Madonna Shares Adorable Photos With Her Kids During Holiday Ski Trip

Madonna Shares Adorable Photos With Her Kids During Holiday Ski Trip
This family sure knows how to have fun!

Madonna took to Instagram on Thursday to share a few snaps of her epic ski trip with friends and family, including her son, David, 11, and daughter, Mercy, 10, and close friend, David Blaine, as they got ready to head down the slopes.

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"Swiss Family Robinson!!" she captioned the sweet group shot. 

"Ski Bunnies!" she captioned another post, along with a photo of her two kids. 

Slaying the slopes was her son, David, whose formation was on point. "David gets Air!!!" she captioned an Instagram video with a heart emoji. 

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She documented
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‘Ski Bunnies!’ Madonna Shares Adorable Photo with Her Son and Daughter During the Holidays

‘Ski Bunnies!’ Madonna Shares Adorable Photo with Her Son and Daughter During the Holidays
The family that skis together, stays together.

Madonna took to Instagram on Thursday to share a cute photo of herself and her son, David Banda, and daughter, Mercy James, getting ready to hit the slopes during the holiday season, wearing helmets, masks, coats and wide grins.

“Ski Bunnies!” the 58-year-old singer captioned the photo.

In a second photo, the music icon shared a jovial group snap that included her children Lourdes, 20, Rocco, 16, David, 11, and Mercy, 10, along with family friend, David Blaine, a famous magician, from the top of a mountain.

Swiss Family Robinson!!” Madonna captioned the photo.

The illusionist could
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Passengers Revew

Ever wonder what’d happen if Nicholas Sparks somehow got his hands on a Stephen King script, and went all “sappy love story” on it while butchering the intended dread? That, in a sense, is Passengers – a creeper-feature that somehow blossoms into romantic sci-fi schmaltz about a girl who’s literally forced into loving someone.

What a great message. If your crush doesn’t reciprocate feelings (or is catatonic), tamper with her life (or transport pod) and trick her into starry-eyed lustiness. Wrong and right don’t matter when it comes to love! She’ll come around in the end, because you (the male) dictate all scenarios. Kinda like if Misery gender-flipped and went celestial, where James Caan ends up loving Kathy Bates anyway.

Before even attempting a plot recap, I’m blanketing the rest of my review in a Spoiler Warning. There’s no way to address gaping plot
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Viggo Mortensen Gives One Of His Best Performances Ever In Cannes Winner ‘Captain Fantastic’ — IndieWire On Demand

Viggo Mortensen Gives One Of His Best Performances Ever In Cannes Winner ‘Captain Fantastic’ — IndieWire On Demand
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You know an indie family drama when you see one. Between the quirky characters and the trademark mix of comedy and drama, the genre has become so worn out that it seems like there’s no longer room for any kind of surprises. Luckily, Matt Ross’ vibrant and strange “Captain Fantastic” is here to restore your faith in the genre. Part “Little Miss Sunshine,” part “Swiss Family Robinson,” this award-winning indie checks off the boxes while making every cliche feel excitingly new. Part of that is because of Viggo Mortensen, whose magical performance reminds you why he’s one of the best actors in the game. If only he’d take on more roles.

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Set in the forests of the Pacific Northwest,
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50 More of the Greatest Matte Paintings of All Time

A few years ago the editors of Shadowlocked asked me to compile a list of what was initially to be, the ten greatest movie matte paintings of all time. A mere ten selections was too slim by a long shot, so my list stretched considerably to twenty, then thirty and finally a nice round fifty entries. Even with that number I found it wasn’t easy to narrow down a suitably wide ranging showcase of motion picture matte art that best represented the artform. So with that in mind, and due to the surprising popularity of that 2012 Shadowlocked list (which is well worth a visit, here Ed), I’ve assembled a further fifty wonderful examples of this vast, vital and more extensively utilised than you’d imagine – though now sadly ‘dead and buried’ – movie magic.

It would of course be so easy to simply concentrate on the well known, iconic,
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Old Yeller Actor, Sons of Anarchy Producer Kevin Corcoran Dead at the Age of 66 From Cancer

Old Yeller Actor, Sons of Anarchy Producer Kevin Corcoran Dead at the Age of 66 From Cancer
Kevin Corcoran, the actor who played the youngest brother in the 1957 classic Old Yeller, has passed away at the age of 66. Corcoran’s wife, Laura, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he died on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., after losing his five-year battle with colorectal cancer. The child actor, who was a Santa Monica, Calif., native, played Arliss Coates in the famed Disney flick. Corcoran also starred in The Shaggy Dog, Swiss Family Robinson, and Bon Voyage. Following his [...]
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