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It's been over five months since Aquaman started shooting in Australia, and while it remains to be seen when filming will wrap, a new video from the set has surfaced alongside more set photos, which tease some new armor for the title character. First off, there is a brief video from a local Australian news station, which shows Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and his queen Mera (Amber Heard) walking on the beach which is populated by a number of beach goers, none of whom seem to pay any attention to this couple, despite their rather colorful and elaborate outfits. While Mera's scaly green bodysuit is the same we've seen before, Aquaman's armor is brand new.
In the first part of this set video, which 7 News Gold Coast reports was shot in Currumbin, Australia, Aquaman is seen standing knee-deep in water on the shore, while forcefully grabbing Mera's arm. We can't hear what is being said, »
Lauren Conrad - whose wedding photos are Pinterest gold, even years later - is a huge inspiration when it comes to Halloween costumes; not only does she always have cute and original ideas, but she also swears by DIYing her designs each year. She's dressed up as Minnie Mouse, Mary Poppins, and even the Twitter bird - and now that she's a mom, she even got her son, Liam, in on the fun. In honor of Lauren's crafty costume ideas, we've rounded up her outfits from Halloween. RelatedOver 250 Celebrity Halloween Costumes! »
- Brittney Stephens
Roy Dotrice was a British actor who was born in Guernsey on May 26, 1923. His career spanned 55 years during which time he worked on stage, in television, and in movies. He won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway revival of ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’. Most recently, he was best-known for playing Hallyne in ‘Game of Thrones’. He was married to Kay Newman with whom he had three daughters, including Karen Dotrice who appeared in ‘Mary Poppins as Jane Banks. Sadly, Roy Dotrice passed away on October 16, 2017, at the age of 94. In
- Nat Berman
Each year Variety’s New Leaders feature profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business. To determine this year’s worthies, Variety looked for go-getters across disciplines, from television, digital, music and film, to law and finance, as well as content creators. They were proposed by their bosses and peers who have worked with them and seen their rise. All are age 40 or under, and Variety has measured them by the progress of their career trajectories: do they take calculated risks? How fast have they risen in their companies? Are they innovative and employ solutions to problems that are creative? While it’s hard to pinpoint the “it” factor, these folks embody that intangible. The people on the list have helped build the brilliant careers of their clients, shepherded hit television shows and successful movies, created small-screen series, films and animated shows, launched digital platforms, fostered hit music, counseled top dealmakers and financed them, and are some »
- Variety Staff
Celebrating Halloween doesn’t have to be all about Wes Craven slashers and Alfred Hitchcock classics. In fact, even your favorite animated features can have you cowering in utter terror thanks to these fan-made trailers.
Not only are they wildly entertaining, these genre-hopping previews will also finally answer your most riveting questions, like, “What if Cady Heron was actually a psychopath?” and, “Couldn’t Elsa have gotten real homicidal, real fast?”
“Do you want to build a snowman?” has never sounded so ominous. Although we were already low-key pretty scared of that snow monster.
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- Lydia Price
Catchy, heartfelt songs have been a staple of Disney movies since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted in 1937 and got us all humming "Heigh-Ho" whenever we have tedious work that needs to be done. It's nearly impossible to narrow down the dozens upon dozens of timeless classics into this "best of" list, but PopSugar took on this Herculean task in order to create a thorough, varied and toe-tapping playlist for all the Disney fanatics out there. Check out our favorite Disney songs of all time, and then use our Spotify playlist to enjoy them for yourself. RelatedFeel the Love Tonight With This Romantic Disney Playlist "Heigh-Ho," the Dwarfs chorus (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) "When You Wish Upon a Star," Cliff Edwards (Pinocchio) "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," James Baskett (Song of the South) "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," Verna Felton (Cinderella) "Once Upon a Dream," Mary Costa and Bill Shirley (Sleeping Beauty) "Cruella De Vil, »
- Andrea Reiher
Parmigiano at the readiano! The lowdown from the first ever Italian week
Whew. The end is dimly but definitely in sight, and nothing is cut and dried. Steven’s back on form, and lookin pici. Kate’s a proven master of escapology, Stacey is a victim of her own eschatology, and Yan’s departure proves we’ve had enough of experts.
Thanks to all of you who joined in, mainly to share your visceral unease at the thought of Hollywood in short shorts, brandishing a pizza paddle.
But we lose Yan! I’m genuinely shocked. Nooooo! We’ll never see that scooter injury heal now.
Noel’s lost his crazy pal. Sad emoji I don’t know how to do.
Steven claims his hat trick. I guess he really did cook that pizza until it was cooked.
Steven or Sophie? Titans at loggerheads. »
- Rhik Samadder
The only people who stay dead in comics are Jason Todd and Uncle Ben, as the old saying goes, but what about Yondu and the Ancient One?
Over the weekend, Disney erected the latest standee for Avengers: Infinity War, bringing together a small portion of the film’s gigantic lineup. Upon first glance, everything appeared to be in order, as the likes of Captain America and Doctor Strange were placed alongside Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth’s burly God of Thunder. Peer a little closer, though, and you’ll realize that Infinity War‘s standee also features two Marvel characters from beyond the grave: Yondu of Guardians of the Galaxy fame and the Ancient One, Tilda Swinton’s all-powerful sorcerer.
Is this a major story spoiler hiding in plain sight? Or an innocent PR blunder that’s now beginning to blow out of proportion? We’re inclined to believe it’s the latter, »
- Michael Briers
Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Mehmet Aksoy (1985-2017) - Documentary Filmmaker. He died covering the battle to retake Raqqa from Isis on September 26. (BBC) Xavier Atencio (1919-2017) - Animator, Imagineer. As a Disney animator, he worked on Fantasia and Pinocchio, sequences in Babes in Toyland and Mary Poppins and the titles for The Shaggy Dog and The Parent Trap. As one of the creators of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, he also wrote the lyrics to "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)." He...
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- Christopher Campbell
Mary Poppins Is a Retelling of the Bible »
Our American Film Institute poll results are in, and you choose Julie Andrews as the 46th life achievement award recipient in 2018. The “practically perfect” Oscar-winning Best Actress from “Mary Poppins” has received 32% of the vote in our poll that has been offered the past few days. AFI officials will most likely reveal the […] »
- Chris Beachum
The sunlight is dappled with darkness in the story of AA Milne’s famous creation and its effect on the son who inspired him
With its bittersweet interweaving of fact and fantasy, youthful innocence and adult trauma, this tale of the creation of a children’s classic could have been called Saving Mr Milne. Like Mary Poppins, Winnie-the-Pooh occupies a sacred space in our hearts and anyone wishing to co-opt some of that magic must tread very lightly indeed. Director Simon Curtis’s movie could easily have tripped (like Piglet) and burst its balloon as it evokes a dappled glade of happiness surrounded by the monstrous spectres of two world wars. Instead, it skips nimbly between light and dark, war and peace, like a young boy finding his way through an English wood, albeit one drenched with shafts of sugary, Spielbergian light.
Related: AA Milne, Christopher Robin and the curse of Winnie-the-Pooh
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- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
What is this? Sex-oriented movies with believable psychodramatics, made by a committed artist with taste and talent? Joe Sarno’s pictures still aren’t suitable for grandma, but he’s way, way above the exploitation grindhouse competition of his day. His ’60s B&W pictures are not only watchable, they’re involving. Restored to pre-print condition, they’re — how can I best put this? — artistically respectable.
All the Sins of Sodom + Vibrations
1968 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 161 min. (combined) / Street Date September 26, 2017 / 39.95
Original Music: none; Sandy Vane (Michael Colicchio)
Written and Directed by Joe Sarno
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- Glenn Erickson
- Joe Deckelmeier
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was one of the highest grossing movies of the summer, battling with Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Dceu's Wonder Woman for the top spot. Though Guardians didn't win the box office superhero battle, it would most certainly win in if there were a funny dialogue battle. One the most famous pieces of dialogue from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was not said by Star-Lord or even Rocket Raccoon. The most quoted line definitely has to go to Michael Rooker's Yondu character.
The now iconic line is obviously: "I'm Mary Poppins, Y'all!" as Yondu and Star-Lord fly away. ComicBook.com reports that Rooker was at the Salt Lake City Comic Con this weekend where he participated in a fan Q&A. As it turns out, the line was not improvised my Rooker and he's not trying to take credit for having come up with it, »
In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society polled its membership to list the 70 most influential VFX films of all time. James Cameron led the pack with six entries (“The Abyss,” “Aliens,” “Avatar,” “Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and “Titanic”); Steven Spielberg followed close behind with five (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “Jurassic Park”); and Peter Jackson had four Oscar winners (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong”).
“The Ves 70 represents films that have had a significant, lasting impact on the practice and appreciation of visual effects as an integral element of cinematic expression and storytelling,” said Ves board chair Mike Chambers. “We see this as an important opportunity for our members, leading visual effects practitioners worldwide, to pay homage to our heritage and help shape the future of the global visual effects community. In »
- Bill Desowitz
11 September 2017 7:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Atencio helped bring to life such attractions as the Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion to the Disney Parks and early in his career worked on the 1940 animated classics Fantasia and Pinocchio.
He also did animation for Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (1953), the Oscar-nominated films Noah's Ark (1959), A Symposium on Popular Songs (1962) and Jack and Old Mac (1956) and provided the stop-motion sequences for The Parent Trap (1961), Babes in Toyland (1961) and Mary Poppins (1964).
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- Lauren Huff
X Atencio, the legendary Disney animator and Imagineer who worked on “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia” and helped bring the Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion attractions to life at Disneyland, died on Sept. 10. He was 98.
Atencio worked for Disney from 1938 through 1984. He left the studio temporarily during World War II to join the Army Air Corps. He was inducted as a Disney Legend in 1996.
“X was an enormous talent who helped define so many of our best experiences around the world,” said Bob Weis, president of Walt Disney Imagineering. “Some may not know that when he wrote the lyrics for ‘Yo Ho’ he had never actually written a song before. He simply proposed the idea of a tune for Pirates of the Caribbean, and »
- Variety Staff
Practically a household name if not a household face, Andy Serkis may have done more than anyone in contemporary film to revise and expand perceptions of what constitutes screen acting. Whether as slippery no-man’s-creature Gollum or mighty chimpanzee warlord Caesar, his detailed, digitally abetted characterizations have effectively divorced the ideas of performance and physical presence, making the stage-trained thespian an unlikely flag-bearer for cinema’s more synthetic possibilities.
That future-minded reputation is scarcely in evidence, however, in “Breathe,” Serkis’ surprisingly fusty directorial debut. A soft square slab of British heritage filmmaking, bathed in buttery light nearly as golden as the awards it’s targeting, this earnestly romantic biopic of odds-beating polio patient Robin Cavendish and his unwavering wife, Diana, keeps its eyes moist and its upper lip stiff to the last — but its sweeping inspirational gestures rarely reach all the way to the heart.
- Guy Lodge
Tuesday’s American Horror Story: Cult premiere introduces viewers to two houses, not quite alike in dignity, in fair Michigan, where we lay our scene. But what transpires in the episode’s first few minutes is more tragic than anything Shakespeare could have imagined.
I’m referring, of course, to the election of Donald J. Trump as the President of the United States of America, the event which kicks off Cult‘s cavalcade of far-too-relatable horrors. We enter the story through the eyes of Ally »
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