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7 reasons Benedict Cumberbatch shouldn't fear the mixed reviews of Hamlet

26 August 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Updated: Read the critics' verdicts on Benedict Cumberbatch's radical reinvention of Hamlet, post-press night

As Shakespeare himself might have exclaimed: "Huzzah!" Thanks to the presence of a certain film and TV megastar, the Barbican's latest production of Hamlet has eclipsed everything else in Theatreland ever since it was first announced back in March 2014.

And don't worry: despite a mixed response from the critics on - and before - press night, Digital Spy can confirm it's both extraordinary and unmissable. But more importantly, with Benedict Cumberbatch in it, along with elements linked to Game of Thrones and even The X Factor, it might just be the most DS-ish cultural event this year, seemingly laser-targeted to excite you. And here's why:

1. Benedict Cumberbatch is ace in it

Just in case you hadn't heard, Britain's foremost TV & film star is playing Hamlet himself - and whether you're a drooling fan or mere interested observer, »

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Amazon Strikes Open Road Films Exclusive Streaming Pact

21 August 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon.com reached a multiyear content-licensing agreement with midsize film distributor Open Road Films giving the e-commerce giant’s Prime Instant Video exclusive streaming rights to Open Road’s theatrical releases starting with its 2016 slate.

The deal, though relatively small, is another victory for Amazon in its fight with Netflix for exclusive content. The Open Road titles will launch on Prime Instant Video starting in 2017, available to Amazon Prime members.

Open Road titles coming to Prime ahead of any other non-cable U.S. subscription service will include comedy “Fifty Shades of Black,” starring Marlon Wayans; action-thriller “Triple 9,” with an ensemble cast featuring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel EjioforWoody HarrelsonAaron Paul, Kate Winslet and Gal Gadot; and Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy “Mother’s Day,” starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis.

Other 2016 Open Road releases are action-thriller “Sleepless Night,” starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Gabrielle Union, »

- Todd Spangler

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Here's Your First Look at Disney's 'Moana' from the D23 Expo

21 August 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Disney has finally released official images from its D23 presentation of upcoming animated musical "Moana," and based on what we've seen so far, the film is beautiful, colorful, fun, and emotional -- basically, everything a great Disney flick is meant to be.

The presentation, which took place last week, featured a bunch of people involved in the behind-the-scenes action on the movie, including directors Ron Clements and John Musker ("The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin") and producer Osnat Shurer (a Pixar consultant making her Disney feature producing debut), along with the team behind the film's music: Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony winner for "In the Heights"), composer Mark Mancina ("The Lion King"), and Opetaia Foa'i (lead singer of world music band Te Vaka).

Te Vaka performed a musical number from the film, complete with Polynesian dancers. Dwayne Johnson, who voices the demigod Maui in "Moana," also made an appearance, discussing his passion for the »

- Katie Roberts

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New extended clip from The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

20 August 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has released a new extended clip from the Disney Channel animated movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, which you can watch below below…

See Also: Disney reveals cast and clip from The Lion King sequel The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from “The Lion King” as Mufasa and Pumbaa, alongside Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”) as Simba and Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) as Nala. Max Charles (“The Strain”) stars as Kion. The voice cast also includes Joshua Rush (“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”) as Kion’s best friend, Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) as Ono, an intellectual egret; Diamond White (“Sofia the First”) as Fuli, a confident cheetah; and Dusan Brown (“Blaze and the Monster Machines”) as Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo.

Additional cast members include: Eden Riegel (“All My Children”) as Kiara, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Great British Bake Off: 12 things that look just like Paul's bread lion

19 August 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Well, that was totally roarsome. It was Bread Week in the Great British Bake Off tent and the showstopper round - in which the 10 remaining hopefuls had five hours to whip up a 3D bread sculpture - produced some spectacular bakes. There was the Brighton Royal Pavilion, a bicycle, a frock, a snake, a bunch of flowers and a Tracey Emin-esque unmade bed.

But best by far was the lion made out of bread. Baked by Welsh prison governor Paul Jagger - himself something of a lookalike for judge Paul Hollywood - the 'King Of The Jungle' creation left Hollywood totally gobsmacked.

"That's one of the best things I've seen on bread, ever," murmured the notoriously hard-to-please judge. "It's exceptional."

Here's 12 things the majestic bready behemoth reminded us of...

1. Aslan - Chronicles Of Narnia

As Sue Perkins quipped when she saw Paul putting the finishing touches to »

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The Great British Bake Off: 9 things that look just like Paul's bread lion

19 August 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Well, that was totally roarsome. It was Bread Week in the Great British Bake Off tent and the showstopper round - in which the 10 remaining hopefuls had five hours to whip up a 3D bread sculpture - produced some spectacular bakes. There was the Brighton Royal Pavilion, a bicycle, a frock, a snake, a bunch of flowers and a Tracey Emin-esque unmade bed.

But best by far was the lion made out of bread. Baked by Welsh prison governor Paul Jagger - himself something of a lookalike for judge Paul Hollywood - the 'King Of The Jungle' creation left Hollywood totally gobsmacked.

"That's one of the best things I've seen on bread, ever," murmured the notoriously hard-to-please judge. "It's exceptional."

Here's a few things the majestic bready behemoth reminded us of...

1. Bagpuss

"Breadpuss, breadpuss, oh floury old catpuss..." And when Breadpuss goes to sleep, all his friends go to sleep. »

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Disney Collects Their Last 15 Years of Short films into One Blu-Ray

18 August 2015 9:58 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney is bringing their treasure trove of their short films from the last deacde and a half to blu-ray/DVD for you and your family to enjoy together in one complete set.  Come inside to learn more about the shorts being collected!

With each new release, Disney continues their tradition of having a short animated film play before their movies, and now they're brining all of their latest (including this year's Frozen Fever) together in one collection on Blu-Ray/DVD...and it's available Now!

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films featuring the never-before-released Frozen Fever, starring Frozen's Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the Oscar®-nominated Lorenzo. The Short Films Collection features contemporary shorts starring classic characters, including the 2012 groundbreaking Mickey Mouse cartoon, Get A Horse!, holiday treats like Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa as well as hailed Oscar® winners Paperman and Feast. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Watch a Clip From the Latest Lion King Sequel, and Get Ready to Fall in Love With a Honey Badger

17 August 2015 6:11 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Much has happened since The Lion King (and the other things), apparently. Namely, Simba and Nala have a kid named Kion, who has a mohawk and a tattoo. He also has a bad-influence friend named Bunga. Bunga is a honey badger. In typical honey badger fashion, Bunga doesn't give a crap about anything — which only means that this TV movie, premiering November on the Disney Channel, officially looks like a lot of fun. »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Watch A Clip From ‘The Lion King’ Sequel ‘The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar’

17 August 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Just last week, we got a first look at the forthcoming Disney Channel TV movie and animated series kick-off The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. An extended sneak peek of the TV movie portion of this follow-up debuted at D23 this weekend, and it’s now available for you to check out. In The Lion […]

The post Watch A Clip From ‘The Lion King’ Sequel ‘The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Everything We Know About the Beauty and the Beast Live-Action Movie

17 August 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Though we still have some burning questions about the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, we also have a lot of important details about the film starring Emma Watson, including the release date and all the new cast members. This weekend, a few lucky fans (including us!) got a peek at some footage of the film at Disney's D23 event, and we have the best news to report: the yellow dress is in the movie! Here's everything else we know. The Release Date The film will come out on March 17, 2017. It's shooting now, as evidenced by an Instagram pic shared by Josh Gad. It'll Be in 3D Disney has confirmed that the film will be in 3D, with "the help of transformative CG magic." How much CG, though, is still one of our questions. The Cast Members Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are playing the titular beauty and the beast, »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani will cover Disney classics for a new album

17 August 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Some of music's biggest names have signed themselves up to feature on a new Disney album.

We Love Disney will feature the likes of Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo and Gwen Stefani belting out the biggest hits from some of Disney's most famous films.

Grande will be covering 'Zero to Hero' from Hercules, Derulo is tackling The Lion King classic 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' and Stefani will be taking on 'The Rainbow Connection' from The Muppet Movie.

Ne-Yo will be covering 'Friend Like Me' from Aladdin and Jessie J will take on the part of Ariel in The Little Mermaid's 'Part of Your World'.

The Jungle Book's 'I Wan'na Be Like You' will be performed by Fall Out Boy, and Rascal Flatts and Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale will be covering Disney's most recent hit, 'Let It Go' from Frozen.

Tori Kelly, Kacey Musgraves and Jessie Ware »

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Watch Dwayne Johnson Present 'Moana' at Disney's D23

16 August 2015 3:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney presented their animation line-up this past Friday at D23 Expo. They delivered in grand fashion with a three-hour panel that showcased a slew of upcoming Disney and Pixar animated movies. Among these upcoming projects were The Good Dinosaur, arriving November 25, 2015 and Inside Out: Riley's First Date, a new Pixar short film that will be included with the Inside Out Blu-ray and DVD, debuting November 2. But perhaps most exciting of all is Moana, set for release on November 23, 2016. Fans at the convention were shown footage from all three movies, but the biggest surprise came when Dwayne Johnson took the stage. We now have video from his epic presentation.

Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas, Furious 7, HBO's Ballers), who lends his voice to the mighty demi-god Maui in Walt Disney Animation Studios' Moana, hit the stage at D23 Expo 2015 Friday afternoon. Renowned directors John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, »

- MovieWeb

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Disney reveals cast and clip from The Lion King sequel The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

16 August 2015 5:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has released details of the cast and the first clip from The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, the upcoming Disney Channel animated movie which will serve as both a sequel to The Lion King and a lead-in to the animated series The Lion Guard. Here’s the official press release from Disney, along with the synopsis and clip…

James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from “The Lion King” as Mufasa and Pumbaa, alongside Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”) as Simba and Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) as Nala. Max Charles (“The Strain”) stars as Kion. The voice cast also includes Joshua Rush (“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”) as Kion’s best friend, Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) as Ono, an intellectual egret; Diamond White (“Sofia the First”) as Fuli, a confident cheetah; and Dusan Brown (“Blaze and the Monster Machines”) as Beshte, »

- Gary Collinson

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Toy Story 4, Finding Dory, and More Disney Animation Details Revealed at D23

15 August 2015 7:22 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney's big D23 Expo is underway and last night the House of Mouse started things off with a look at the upcoming films on their animation slate.  This included new looks and information on Finding Dory, Toy Story 4, Moana, and a few more.  Come inside to check it all out in one spot.  

We already reported on one of the new animated films that was announced last night, Gigantic, but there was so much more Disney had in store for attendees at D23.  While the majority of information came from previously annnounced films, there was another new animation project revealed in the form of Coco: 

“Coco” – Director Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”) and producer Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”) revealed the title of their upcoming film today at D23 Expo 2015. Disney·Pixar’s “Coco” is the celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios D23 Expo Panel Unveils Finding Dory, Gigantic And Coco

14 August 2015 9:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios introduced D23 Expo 2015 fans to an array of new stories and characters—from a lost dinosaur to a master wayfinder, a scheming fox to a forgetful fish.

The audience of 7,500 was treated to sneak peeks, musical performances and appearances from stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dwayne Johnson, Randy Newman and Ty Burrell, among others.

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, led the presentations, calling on a host of filmmakers from both studios to introduce the upcoming slate of films. “We really have an unbelievable range of movies in production at our studios right now,” said Lasseter. “The stories are dynamic, fresh and so much fun; the characters new and old are so appealing. I’m excited to share some of our long-held »

- Michelle McCue

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'Good Dinosaur', 'Moana' and 'Riley's First Date' Get New Photos

14 August 2015 7:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney kicked off their D23 Expo in grand fashion today, with a three-hour panel that showcased a slew of Disney and Pixar animated movies. Among these upcoming projects were Moana, set for release on November 23, 2016, The Good Dinosaur, arriving November 25, 2015 and Inside Out: Riley's First Date, a new Pixar short film that will be included with the Inside Out Blu-ray and DVD, debuting November 2. Fans at the convention were shown footage from all three movies, although it isn't known when these videos may be released to the public. Until then, we have some new photos and details for you to check out.

Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas, Furious 7, HBO's Ballers), who lends his voice to the mighty demi-god Maui in Walt Disney Animation Studios' Moana, hit the stage at D23 Expo 2015 this afternoon. Renowned directors John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, Aladdin »

- MovieWeb

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7 reasons Benedict Cumberbatch shouldn't fear the reviews of Hamlet

14 August 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

As Shakespeare himself might have exclaimed: "Huzzah!" Thanks to the presence of a certain film and TV megastar, the Barbican's latest production of Hamlet has eclipsed everything else in Theatreland ever since it was first announced back in March 2014.

And don't worry: despite a couple of shrill, negative early reviews, Digital Spy can confirm it's both extraordinary and unmissable. But more importantly, with Benedict Cumberbatch in it, along with elements linked to Game of Thrones and even The X Factor, it might just be the most DS-ish cultural event this year, seemingly laser-targeted to excite you. And here's why:

1. Benedict Cumberbatch is ace in it

Just in case you hadn't heard, Britain's foremost TV & film star is playing Hamlet himself - and whether you're a drooling fan or mere interested observer, witnessing that kind of star power up close and unedited is worth the ticket price alone. But it's also, »

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21 shocking straight-to-video sequels: How many have you seen?

14 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

What's the only thing worse than a sequel? The only prospect worse than paying £10 at your local cinema to have your favourite movie ruined, forever. The answer has three words. Straight-to-video.

In the '90s, home release sequels became fairly common. You'd greet them with surprise at your local Blockbusters and then want to pull your eyeballs out when you took them home and watched them. They're probably called straight-to-dvd or straight-to-Blu-ray now, but they still exist.

With the announcement that Dolph Lundgren will be starring in Kindergarten Cop 2 (because of course), here are 21 absolute stinking sequels - the vast majority of which weren't even considered good enough for the cinema. How many of them have you watched?

1. American Pie Presents: Band Camp

2. American Pie Presents: Beta House

Maybe it's the Eugene Levy factor - just why did he keep starring in all the sequels?! - but we have weird »

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Lion King Sequel Finalizes Cast; Adds Rob Lowe As 'Simba' & Gabrielle Union As 'Nala'

12 August 2015 8:55 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

This November, Disney is gearing up to step back into the world of one of its all-time classics, The Lion King, with a televison sequel titled The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar, which will air on the Disney Channel and serve as an extended pilot for a subsequent television series titled The Lion Guard, which is set to debut in January 2016. Earlier today, the movie/show finalized its voice cast by adding a few new faces as well as bringing back a few old ones. First off, Max Charles (American Sniper) has landed the lead role of Simba & Nala's son Kion. The rest of the main cast includes Diamond White (Transformers: Rescue Bots), Dusan Brown (42), Atticus Shaffer (Hancock), and Joshua Rush (Chuck). As for the characters you know and love, Rob Lowe (Parks & Recreation) has been cast as Simba and Gabrielle Union (Bad Boys II) has signed on as Nala. »

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'The Lion King' Story Continues in First 'Lion Guard' Clip

12 August 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The epic storytelling of Disney's The Lion King continues with The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, a primetime television movie event premiering in November on Disney Channel. The movie follows Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. The movie is a precursor to The Lion Guard television series, premiering in early 2016 on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels around the globe. A special preview of The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar will be presented at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on Sunday, August 16 (2:00 p.m.), but today Disney Jr. has released the first clip from this TV movie, and revealed the full voice cast.

James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from The Lion King as Mufasa and Pumbaa, respectively, »

- MovieWeb

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