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Movie News: Kevin Hart Wants to Play 'Mrs. Doubtfire'; Oscar Isaac to Voice Gomez in 'Addams Family'

Mrs. Doubtfire: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (above), a followup to Robin Williams' 1995 family adventure, opens in theaters on Wednesday. Now costar Kevin Hart says he'd love to play a lead role that Williams made iconic in a 1993 movie: Mrs. Doubtfire. "That was a very amazing performance on both ends for him," Hart says. "I think that's one I'd love to get to play." [CinemaBlend]   The Addams Family: Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) is in negotiations to voice the lead role of Gomez Addams in a new, animated version of The Addams Family. The original characters were created by Charles Addams in illustrated form in The New Yorker; the single-panel gags served as inspiration for a 1960s TV show, a 1970s animated series and...

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Kevin Hart to go On the Run, wants Mrs. Doubtfire remake

Variety is reporting that Kevin Hart is teaming up with Universal Pictures to produce and star in On the Run, an action comedy which is being scripted by Aeysha Carr (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

Although details are scarce, the film will see Hart taking on the role of a hitman whose assigned target turns out to be a surprise. Hart will produce with Will Packer, the two having previously worked together on Ride Along and Think Like a Man.

Meanwhile, Hart – who will next be seen alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – has also revealed that he’d like to remake another Robin Williams classic in the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire.

“I’ll stay on the Robin Williams train and say that if I could jump into Mrs. Doubtfire,” Hart told CinemaBlend. “That was a very amazing performance on both ends for him. I think
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Kevin Hart Is on a Misson to Remake Mrs. Doubtfire

Kevin Hart Is on a Misson to Remake Mrs. Doubtfire
Would you watch a remake of Mrs. Doubtfire starring Kevin Hart? It's not exactly the kind of movie that's begging for a remake. It's a movie very much driven by the man and performer that Robin Williams was. Whether you want it or not, Kevin Hart says that he would like to do a remake of Mrs. Doubtfire, if he were offered the chance to do so.

Kevin Hart is currently promoting Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. While not a remake, it's a franchise that is absolutely tied to Robin Williams. During an interview, Hart was asked what other classic Robin Williams movie he would like to be involved in remaking. Not being shy, the comedian-turned-actor decided to go for a true comedic classic. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I'll stay on the Robin Williams train and say that if I could jump into Mrs. Doubtfire. That
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'Matilda' Star Mara Wilson Calls Out Disturbing Trend of 'Sexualizing' Child Actors

'Matilda' Star Mara Wilson Calls Out Disturbing Trend of 'Sexualizing' Child Actors
Mara Wilson is imploring people to reevaluate the way they think and talk about child actors.

The former child star -- who came to fame with roles in films like Matilda and Miracle on 34th Street -- recently penned a forceful editorial for Elle.com, in which she got candid about the perverse sexual objectification directed at young performers in Hollywood -- a troubling trend she became familiar with early in her life.

"Even before I was out of middle school, I had been featured on foot fetish websites, photoshopped into child porn, and received all kinds of letters and messages online from grown men," wrote the actress, who is now 30.

"At every premiere and awards show, I would see strange men holding photos of me they’d printed themselves, hoping I would sign, and I would, hoping they were going to sell it somewhere and not keep it," she added.

Wilson -- who made
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'Maltida' Star Mara Wilson Calls Out Disturbing Trend of 'Sexualizing' Child Actors

'Maltida' Star Mara Wilson Calls Out Disturbing Trend of 'Sexualizing' Child Actors
Mara Wilson is imploring people to reevaluate the way they think and talk about child actors.

The former child star -- who came to fame with roles in films like Matilda and Miracle on 34th Street -- recently penned a forceful editorial for Elle.com, in which she got candid about the perverse sexual objectification directed at young performers in Hollywood -- a troubling trend she became familiar with early in her life.

"Even before I was out of middle school, I had been featured on foot fetish websites, photoshopped into child porn, and received all kinds of letters and messages online from grown men," wrote the actress, who is now 30.

"At every premiere and awards show, I would see strange men holding photos of me they’d printed themselves, hoping I would sign, and I would, hoping they were going to sell it somewhere and not keep it," she added.

Wilson -- who made
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Mara Wilson Issues a Message to the Public: Stop Sexualizing Child Stars Like Millie Bobby Brown

Mara Wilson Issues a Message to the Public: Stop Sexualizing Child Stars Like Millie Bobby Brown
Mara Wilson is urging everyone to take a closer look at how they talk about child stars.  In a powerful essay penned for Elle.com, the actress who rose to fame with early roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda, knows all to well how quickly young actors and actresses can be sexualized once they're thrust into the public spotlight. After all, she experienced it firsthand.  "Even before I was out of middle school, I had been featured on foot fetish websites, photoshopped into child porn, and received all kinds of letters and messages online from grown men," she recalled in the piece.  "As soon as I'd hit puberty, it had become okay for strangers to discuss my...
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‘Matilda’ Actress Mara Wilson Protects Millie Bobby Brown Against Sexualization: ‘A 13-Year-Old Girl is Not All Grown Up’

‘Matilda’ Actress Mara Wilson Protects Millie Bobby Brown Against Sexualization: ‘A 13-Year-Old Girl is Not All Grown Up’
Take it from someone who knows: Hollywood’s rampant sexual misconduct problem begins with sexualizing actors, and that includes child ones. Mara Wilson, a writer and former child actress who starred in ’90s favorites “Matilda” and “Mrs. Doubtfire,” penned a powerful essay for Elle urging the media to stop sexualizing child stars — beginning with “Stranger Things” breakout star Millie Bobby Brown. The essay was inspired by this viral tweet, written by a middle-aged man, declaring the 13-year-old Brown “just grew up in front of our eyes.”

Wilson writes that she was sexualized and objectified from a very young age; her body and looks were were scrutinized by the media; and she often received leering fan letters from grown-men. “Even before I was out of middle school, I had been featured on foot fetish websites, photoshopped into child porn, and received all kinds of letters and messages online from grown men.
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Film News Roundup: ‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’ Lands at Greenwich Entertainment

In today’s film news roundup, Greenwich Entertainment buys “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood,” June Bug Pictures launches, and Greg Cannom and Mary Guerrero will receive lifetime achievement awards.

Acquisitions

Recently formed distributor Greenwich Entertainment has bought all U.S. and Canadian rights to Matt Tyrnauer’s documentary “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” for an April release.

The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. It follows Scotty Bowers, a World War II marine combat veteran who became a legendary bisexual male hustler and all-purpose date-arranger for Hollywood movie stars from the 1940s until the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

The film contains a portrait of the now 94-year-old Bowers, and documents how Bowers became a confidante, aide-de-camp, and lover to many of Hollywood’s stars.

“Scotty is a classic American type: fun, happy-go-lucky, eager to please, big-hearted, and literally up for anything — a ‘greatest generation’ guy who
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What Your Favorite Comedies Would Look Like as Horror Movie Trailers

What Your Favorite Comedies Would Look Like as Horror Movie Trailers
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?”

Frozen

“Do you want to build a snowman?” has never sounded so ominous. Although we were already low-key pretty scared of that snow monster.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’: How Robin Williams Connects the Sequel to the Original

It’s been a little over three years since Robin Williams passed away, and it still stings. He was so talented and widely beloved, and especially for my generation, where Williams did a string of family films including Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, and Jumanji, the loss hit particularly hard. Jumanji offered Williams a role he rarely got, which was to play the adventure hero, and he perfectly walked the line between a mild-mannered kid who had to grow up a wild man in the jungles of Jumanji. 22 years after the release of Jumanji and a new adventure is …
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12 Scary Movies From Your Childhood That Probably Made You Wet the Bed

We love reminiscing about movies from our childhood. From summertime favorites like The Sandlot and Now and Then to unforgettable classics like Mrs. Doubtfire and The Little Rascals, we could watch those nostalgic films anytime, anywhere. But in addition to all of those gems, we also got a few, well, darker ones. Most of them are also classics that we have grown to love (with all the lights on), but there was a time with certain "kid-friendly" movies just scared the sh*t out of us. In between Gremlins invading our innocent dreams and Don't Look Under the Bed affecting our ability to turn on the Disney Channel, our trust in those PG ratings was well and truly tested. Now that we've grown up (for the most part) and are able to appreciate these movies for what they are, we can look back on the terrifying moments with fondness. Keep scrolling if you dare.
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The unmade Planet Of The Apes movies of the 1990s

Mark Harrison Aug 17, 2017

Anyone for monkey baseball? We examine the weird and wonderful unmade scripts of the Planet Of The Apes series

In 2006, screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were inspired by footage of domesticated chimpanzees who were unable to adjust to our lifestyles to write a sci-fi horror spec script that they called Genesis. Apparently, it was a while before the two of them realised that they were writing a Planet Of The Apes movie.

Their resultant pitch to 20th Century Fox led to 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, the excellent, emotional prequel/reboot of the franchise that led to 2014's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and recent trilogy topper, War For The Planet Of The Apes. Together, the three films take Caesar from domestication to domination and have been huge critical and financial hits for the studio.

The development hell that plagued Fox's
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Sarah Michelle Gellar Remembers Robin Williams on 3rd Anniversary of His Death: 'We Miss You Everyday'

Sarah Michelle Gellar Remembers Robin Williams on 3rd Anniversary of His Death: 'We Miss You Everyday'
Sarah Michelle Gellar is paying tribute to her on-screen dad.

The 40-year-old actress took to Twitter on Friday to honor Robin Williams, three years after his death.

Related: Pierce Brosnan Recalls Working With Robin Williams on 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' Shares Epic Flashback Photo

"We miss you everyday, but today especially. #RobinWilliams," Gellar, who played Williams' daughter on CBS' The Crazy Ones, wrote alongside a sweet black-and-white photo of the two.

Billy Crystal also remembered the late actor on social media, writing, "3 years later and words still don't come easily. Think of Robin today and smile."

Watch: Robin Williams' Widow Pens Emotional Essay About Late Actor's Struggle Before Suicide

Williams died on Aug. 11, 2014, at 63 years old. 

See how his daughter, Zelda, coped with his death in the video below. 
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Pierce Brosnan Reminisces on Working with Robin Williams on Mrs. Doubtfire Days Before Anniversary of His Death

Pierce Brosnan Reminisces on Working with Robin Williams on Mrs. Doubtfire Days Before Anniversary of His Death
It only took two takes for Robin Williams to film the iconic pool scene in Mrs. Doubtfire.

His costar in the film, Pierce Brosnan, who portrayed the love interest of Williams character’s ex-wife, posted a photo of the iconic scene on Instagram Thursday, about a week before the anniversary of the legendary comedian’s death.

“… I remember this day like it was yesterday …it was a San Francisco morning on the set of ‘Mrs Doubtfire’ …a drive by fruiting… I thought we would be there all morning trying to get the shot, Robin nailed it on the second take,
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You'll Never Guess Who Inspired Disney's New Aladdin, Mena Massoud, to Pursue Acting

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You'll Never Guess Who Inspired Disney's New Aladdin, Mena Massoud, to Pursue Acting
A post shared by Mena Massoud (@menamassey) on Jul 19, 2015 at 5:58pm Pdt If you had any trepidations about Disney's live-action Aladdin, cast your worries aside. The film recently revealed that newcomer Mena Massoud would be playing the title character, and let's just say, we are already obsessed. Not only does he have some striking resemblances to "Prince Ali" (hello, look at those abs!), but his inspiration for pursuing acting has a sweet connection to the original film. Plus, it seems like we'll be seeing a lot more of him in the coming months. Get to know all you can about the latest Disney prince below. RelatedAll the Places You Might Have Seen Disney's New Aladdin, Mena Massoud 1. He's Canadian but Has Ties to Egypt Mena was born in Egypt, but raised in Canada. Now, he spends his time between Toronto and La. 2. Robin Williams Inspired Him to Become an
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Maui Film Festival Draws Film Fans and Stars to Hawaii

Maui Film Festival Draws Film Fans and Stars to Hawaii
In an ever-more crowded calendar of summer film festivals, the Maui event stands out for its popularity. It celebrates its 18th anniversary this year and offers both casual fans and ardent cineastes from around the world a compelling mixture of sun, sand and cinema.

“What sets us apart from other film festivals is location, location, location,” says festival founder and director Barry Rivers. “We have the incredible natural beauty of Maui, ranging from mountains to jungle to beaches, and the spectacular ocean. All that serves as a backdrop to the festival. And most of the venues are outside, including our Celestial Cinema at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course, and our Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema on Wailea Beach at the Four Seasons.”

The latter venue will host this year’s Short Film Showcase. “It’s free,” adds Rivers. “Where else can you sit under the stars on a balmy night on a beautiful beach and watch a great movie for free?”

Rivers says he’s particularly thrilled with this year’s film program. “We’ve got a great collection of indie films, including our opening night dramedy ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow and Connie Britton, and directed by Miguel Arteta, which has been getting great reviews.”

The festival will close with a diverse slate, including “Holy [un]Holy River,” about India’s Ganges, and “The Trip to Spain,” the third in the popular road trip series featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, again directed by Michael Winterbottom.

Adds Rivers, “We’ll also show some terrific surf films, which people really love out here, including ‘The Big Wave Project — A Band of Brothers.’”

Screening on the second night, and five years in the making, the film was directed by Tim Boynton and features many of the biggest names in the big-wave surfing world.

Also screening is “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” which profiles the local surfing legend, and “Proximity” which features eight of the world’s best surfers.

“We’ve also got a few films that speak to matters of the spirit, and address how people spend their time on the planet, such as ‘Given’ and ‘Heal,’” he says.

Other highlights include various filmmaker panels, Q&A sessions, honoree events and private VIP soirees, as well as open-to-all themed culinary celebrations. “We have three taste events, starting on opening night with a Taste of Summer, and our launch party, with cocktails, dinner and live music. On Friday we do Taste of Chocolate, and on Saturday we do Taste of Wailea, which will feature about 13 local chefs from all the local resorts and hotels.”

While the festival has come a very long way since the early days, Rivers says, it hasn’t been without challenges. “We’re so far from the mainland, it’s a bit like the early space shots – you need double or triple redundancies built in, just in case.”

Pictured above: “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” which profiles the surfing legend who grew up in Hawaii.

Mauii Film Festival Honorees:

Karen Gillan

Rising Star

The Scottish actress’ big breakthrough came in 2009 when she landed the role of Amy Pond in “Doctor Who.” She then snagged the role of Nebula in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and stars in Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” out in December. She has also completed production on her feature film directorial debut, “The Party’s Just Beginning,” which she also wrote and in which she stars.

Freida Pinto

Shining Star

Since arriving on the international scene in 2008’s Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire,” the Indian actress has successfully fought typecasting. She’s currently playing a radical activist opposite Idris Elba in Showtime’s limited series “Guerrilla,” set in1970s London and directed by John Ridley. Pinto also stars in Warners Bros.’ “Jungle Book,” out in 2018.

Connie Britton

Navigator Award

The four-time Emmy nominee and star of “Beatriz at Dinner,” which is screening at the Maui fest, is supremely versatile, with credits including “Friday Night Lights,” “Nashville,” “American Horror Story” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Britton recently shot “Land of Steady Habits,” written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, and “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women.”

Pierce Brosnan

Pathfinder

The Irish-born star got his big break in the 1980s TV hit “Remington Steele” before moving into films and showcasing his range in both spy thrillers (“The Fourth Protocol”) and comedies (“Mrs. Doubtfire”). But Brosnan also played the iconic James Bond in four films, and his resume is eclectic: “Dante’s Peak,” “The Matador,” “Mamma Mia!” and his current project, AMC’s “The Son.”

Related storiesPierce Brosnan, Freida Pinto, Connie Britton Added to Maui HonoreesMaui Film Festival Announces Karen Gillan as Rising Star Award RecipientPierce Brosnan Writes Tribute to Roger Moore: 'We Fell in Love With a Magnificent Actor'
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Gear up for Father's Day with our list of Memorable Movie Dads!

Gear up for Father's Day with our list of Memorable Movie Dads!Gear up for Father's Day with our list of Memorable Movie Dads!Zachary Dent6/16/2017 10:01:00 Am

Father's Day is upon us once again! Whether you're getting together with family, heading up to the cottage, or just hitting the park for some fresh air it's always good to mix in a cinematic adventure. We've all got a favourite movie; ok, well at least a top 3. And there's nothing like sitting back with family and friends to take in everyone's favorites. What better reason to check out the Cineplex store's Father's Day sale and earn some extra Scene points!

To inspire your viewing choices, we've got a list of the most memorable movie dads coming at you before the weekend. Take a look, there's something here for everyone.

Marlin - Finding Nemo​/​Finding Dory

"If this is some kind of practical joke,
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10 Movies Perfect for Father's Day

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We pick 10 movies that honor the fathers in our lives, but they’re also highly entertaining films that dad himself will enjoy!

Father's Day is a celebration of the fathers that have positively influenced our lives, as well as the impact of fathers on our society as a whole. To show just how important fathers can be, I selected 10 films where fathers play an important role. In selecting these films, I used two criteria. First, they are movies that celebrate all kinds of dads. Some of these movie dads may be selfish or disillusioned, some don’t have the best relationship with their kids, and some of them might seem like they are doing more harm than good. But despite their weaknesses, they all share one thing in common; an unrelenting love for their children. By contrasting different dads, I wanted these films to show us the many different ways
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Get Shorty gets the TV show treatment as well

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Wait, another film turning into a TV show? At this point no movie would surprise me. A Mrs. Doubtfire show? Sure. A Pulp Fiction anthology series? Bet there's already been a discussion. A Twelve Monkeys series? Shit, that's already a show! Now, to be fair, I can see Get Shorty working as a show moreso than others. For instance, the whole conceit of the film and upcoming show is that a gangster is trying... Read More...
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