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Review: R.L. Stine's monsters all come to life in successful 'Goosebumps' movie

5 October 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

By the time the "Goosebumps" publishing phenomenon began, I was well past the age of the target audience. I worked at a bookstore for a little while in the '90s, and watching the way kids went berserk about the series, I was always curious about what made them so addictive. Now I've got a voracious reader in my house, and he's burning his way through the series, which made us the perfect pair to watch Sony's new big-budget "Goosebumps" movie. Sony has several films on their slate that follow the "Jumanji" model, including an actual "Jumanji" reboot, and the script credited to Darren Lemke, from a story by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, is certainly efficient at setting up and unleashing the bad guys here. What once would have seemed avant-garde, blending the author of the series with his own creations, is now a big fat commercial hook. After all, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Special La Screening Celebrates Upcoming Diamond Edition Release of Aladdin

28 September 2015 4:47 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

In celebration of the upcoming Aladdin: Diamond Edition release, Scott Weinger, the voice of Aladdin, hosted a special screening of the film at the Walt Disney Studios lot and Wamg was there for Sunday’s fun events.

There was a host of fun activities for kids – a coloring table, ring toss, belly dancing lessons and a nice pre-movie breakfast. Youngsters in attendance also left with gifts such as Disney action figures, the iconic fairy wings, and a special Golden Books edition of Aladdin.

For many of the kids in the audience, this was their first time seeing Aladdin, including star Scott Weinger’s own son and his delighted friends, further confirming that this Disney classic holds up through generations.

Disney’s beloved masterpiece will make your heart race and your spirit soar.

Experience the laughter, adventure and Academy Award-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World, »

- Melissa Thompson

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45 years ago today: Monty Python debuted their Spanish Inquisition sketch

22 September 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

45 years ago today, BBC viewers first saw Monty Python’s series of Spanish Inquisition sketches, in the second season of “Flying Circus.” Featuring Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam as three incompetent and unintimidating Inquisitor cardinals, the 1970 sketch remained one of the comedy troupe’s most iconic and most quotable (“Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!” “The comfy chair?!”). Other notable happenings in pop culture history from Sept. 22 (which turns out to be a big day in TV history): • 1958: Elvis Presley, a private in the U.S. Army, departed for an 18-moth tour of duty in Germany. • 1964: “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” premiered on NBC. • 1964: The musical “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. In 1972, it became Broadway’s longest-running musical, before it was overpassed by other shows in the coming decades. • 1972: American audiences got their first glimpse of Ziggy Stardust, »

- Emily Rome

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The Best Films Of 1995, Ranked

9 September 2015 8:39 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The world was very busy in 1995. The Internet became part of the public consciousness. Dean Martin died. Oj Simpson was found not guilty. And Jumanji was released. Robin Williams playing the world.s best board-game wasn.t the best thing to happen in the movies that year, though. Oh, no. In fact, cinema screens across the globe were lit up with an array of fantastic performances, delightful direction, and all-round enthralling entertainment over the course of 12 months. But which films were the cream of the crop back in 1995? And which films have aged the best since then? Well, to mark the 20th anniversary of these efforts, let.s look back and celebrate the 10 best films of 1995, as selected in 2015.  10. Friday  While Ice Cube had already proven that he could perform on the big screen with 1991.s Boyz n the Hood, it was still rather shocking to see him take to »

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When they were young: 8 A-listers' amazingly fresh-faced audition tapes

9 September 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

At some point in our lives - most often early on - we were all young. But when it comes to some actors, that's hard to believe... until you watch their fresh-faced audition tapes, that is.

Here, then, are 8 examples of joyfully awkward casting tapes where the now rich and famous were very young and eager to please. Resist the urge the hug the following, if you can...

1. Hugh Jackman

Film: X-Men (2002)

Role: Logan / Wolverine

Age at the time: 33

Did he get the part? Yes

Hugh Jackman only came on board X-Men very late in the day, replacing Dougray Scott, who had decided to do Mission: Impossible 2 instead. Good call, Dougray.

2. Matthew McConaughey

Film: Dazed and Confused (1993)

Role: David Wooderson

Age at the time: 22

Did he get the part? Yes

MTV's heavy metal show Headbangers' Ball, incidentally, was "killed off" in 2012. Fortunately, thanks to this audition tape, it lives on! »

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Interview: Patricia Clarkson Takes the Wheel in ‘Learning to Drive’

4 September 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – The anchoring presence of actress Patricia Clarkson has been familiar to movie audiences for the last three decades. From her debut role as Elliott Ness’s wife in “The Untouchables,” to her role currently as a just-divorced New Yorker in “Learning to Drive,” Clarkson brings depth and character to all of her roles.

Learning to Drive” is a transition story for the two main characters. Patricia Clarkson is Wendy, a successful book critic in New York City. whose husband has just walked out on her and seeks a divorce. Devastated, she looks to resume her life, and part of it means finally learning to drive. Darwan (Sir Ben Kingsley) is her driving instructor, a Sikh from India going through a transition of his own. The two disparate souls help each other in essential ways, and at the same time weather the storm of some extreme life changes.

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14 cartoon movie spinoffs you forgot existed: The good, the bad and the just plain weird

27 August 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Free Willy vs cyborgs? The Mighty Ducks from outer space? The path to bringing a beloved film to the small screen isn't always a smooth one, as these oddities demonstrate.

How many of these madcap cartoon series do you remember?

Check out this amazing concept art for the abandoned Jurassic Park animation

1. Back to the Future

Back to the Future is generally considered a perfect movie trilogy, so did we really need the further adventures of Doc Brown and his family in cartoon form? Christopher Lloyd actually appeared in this series in live-action interstitials, but the animated Doc was voiced by Dan 'Homer Simpson' Castellaneta.

2. Mighty Ducks

Remember those films about the cute outcast kids who Emilio Estevez coaches into champion hockey players? How much better would it have been if they were actual ducks? Alien ducks? It made sense to someone.

3. The Real Ghostbusters

The gem in the cartoon adaptation crown, »

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Why Nostalgia Rules the Internet and You Can’t Escape ‘Full House’

19 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Check out the Internet, TV and movie screens, and it seems like everyone is wallowing in the past. Viewers 18 to 40, in particular, are obsessed with the Day-Glo, super-fun time that represents their youthful innocence, when endless viewings of “Clueless” and “Full House” were the centerpiece of many a sleepover. Fueled by social media, this interest in the pop-culture trappings of the recent past, particularly the ’90s, has become a fertile area for TV programmers, who are unleashing a flood of shows over the next year to capitalize on the ever-growing appetite for all things retro. Aiding in programmers’ quest to decide what should be revived, rerun or re-exploited: a veritable focus group of Internet obsessives steeped in, and celebrating, the past couple of decades.

That has translated to upcoming TV versions of ’80s and ’90s small- and bigscreen favorites including “Full House,” “Coach,” “Twin Peaks,” “Powerpuff Girls,” “The X-Files,” “Rush Hour, »

- Pat Saperstein

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...


One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

- simonbrew

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Franchise Reboots: A Necessary Evil

11 August 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the aftermath of this weeks disastrous Fantastic Four release, David Opie argues that reboots are still essential to modern day filmmaking…

Remake. Reimagining. Reboot. The Three dreaded R’s of Hollywood.

Every day, it seems that studios announce plans to launch yet another a new franchise reboot and every day, the internet responds with a collective groan louder than the sound of Fantastic Four crashing and burning at the box office.

See Also: Fantastic Four Clobbered At The Box Office

“How dare they mess with a classic!?”

“Is there no originality left in Hollywood!”

“Too Soon!”

In the harshest backhanded compliment ever given, critics are describing the new Fantastic Four movie as the best so far, yet the reviews are overwhelmingly negative, seemingly confirming the fears that fans held about the project ever since it was first announced. Fantastic Four isn’t the only reboot suffering from a backlash though. »

- David Opie

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Robin Williams Remembered One Year After His Death: 10 Movies, Shows You Can Stream on Netflix

11 August 2015 5:26 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

It's a good day to curl up with a Robin Williams movie. The beloved comedian — who died by suicide one year ago on Aug. 11, 2014, at the age of 63 — touched millions with his poignant, funny, and memorable performances in childhood classics like Hook, Jumanji, and Mrs. Doubtfire. Here, Us Weekly remembers the Oscar-winning actor on the one-year anniversary of his death with a roundup of 10 movies and TV shows starring Williams that you can stream on Netflix. 1. Jumanji (1995) Williams starred in the [...] »

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'Jumanji' Star -- Film Reboot Not Right Without Robin Williams

8 August 2015 12:10 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Bradley Pierce, the little kid from "Jumanji," doesn't want Sony to roll the dice on the reboot ... and for good reason. Pierce hasn't been asked to reprise his role as Peter Shepherd from the original '95 film, which also starred Robin Williams.  The snub's not what's bothering Pierce about the remake ... it's the fact that Williams obviously isn't in the picture ... he carried the film to blockbuster status. Pierce says he believes Williams would have »

- TMZ Staff

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'Is nothing sacred?': Twitter responds to news of Jumanji remake

7 August 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Sony Pictures’ slate for 2016 and 2017, which includes a remake of the Robin Williams family film, has prompted cries of ‘too soon’ and ‘travesty’

Twitter users have reacted with fury to the prospect of a remake of the hit 1995 movie Jumanji, which starred Robin Williams as a man released from a magical board game in which he had been trapped for 26 years.

Industry stories of a Jumanji reboot had been quietly circulating for some time, but Sony Pictures’ slate announcement on 5 August confirmed it was going into production – and even named its release date: Christmas Day 2016. No director or actors have yet been named, but it is likely that Zach Helm will be one of the credited writers, after an announcement was made in 2012 that the Stranger Than Fiction writer had been hired to work on a script.

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- Andrew Pulver

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Sony Slates Long-Dormant Jumanji Reboot For Christmas 2016

6 August 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two decades ago, TriStar and director Joe Johnston rolled the dice on a Jumanji film, a big-screen adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 children’s book of the same name, and even today, it’s widely considered to be one of the very best and endearing films of its generation. Fast forward to the here and now, and Sony is primed to blow the dust off its long-dormant reboot.

Truth be told, yesterday’s release date rollout was the first tangible hint that the reboot was still on the cards, with the studio slating its modern retelling for a release on December 25, 2016.

Originally hired in 2012, it’s understood that screenwriter Zack Helm is still attached to write Jumanji, though in the time that has lapsed since, it wouldn’t be too surprising if the script was doctored before Sony eventually shepherds the project in front of the cameras. Before that, »

- Michael Briers

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Jumanji Is Getting a Reboot! Sony Plans to Release Updated Version in 2016 Along With More Sequels

6 August 2015 5:28 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It was the board game that haunted your nightmares, and now it's coming back to the big screen! No, we're not talking about Ouija boards—it's Jumanji! Sony Pictures released titles and release dates of its forthcoming movie, and the Robin Williams-starring classic, Jumanji, is set to hit the big screen once again come Christmas 2016, per Variety. Let's just say what we're all thinking—Christmas is coming early! The original movie, based on Chris Van Allsburg's book of the same name, was released 20 years ago, so we're due for a reboot. (Can you believe it has been that long since Williams popped out of the game board in a full beard and Tarzan-like loincloth?). The original »

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Sony Pictures sets film slate through 2017; Jumanji reboot in production

5 August 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures, has announced the studio’s line-up for the next few years, with 16 films dated for release.

Amongst the biggest films scheduled include two sequels to hit action-comedy Bad Boys, along with a remake of the Robin Williams fantasy film Jumanji, which will hit cinemas on Christmas Day, 2016.

2016 will also showcase many more films, including the Jodie Foster-directed Money Monster starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts which bows April 16th; Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot has been moved up a week to July 15th; the remake of The Magnificent Seven, directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt has shifted to September 23rd; zombie flick Patient Zero opens September 2nd; while Jennifer Lawrence-Chris Pratt sci-fi drama Passengers opens December 21st.

Sony has also announced a fifth film in the Underworld franchise, which is set for Halloween (well, October 21st) of next year. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Sony Officially Dates ‘Jumanji’ Reboot for Christmas 2016

5 August 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s been 20 years since Robin Williams starred in the blockbuster adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg‘s 1981 children’s book Jumanji. So that means it’s time for a reboot. We first heard about a new adaptation of Jumanji in the summer of 2012, and then six months later, Zack Helm, the writer of Stranger than Fiction […]

The post Sony Officially Dates ‘Jumanji’ Reboot for Christmas 2016 appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Sony Sets Release Dates for Uncharted, Dark Tower, Bad Boys Sequels, and More!

5 August 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Sony Pictures just announced a Slew of upcoming release dates for their upcoming film slate, including new dates for the long-gestating Uncharted and Dark Tower adaptations, along with a Jumanji reboot, Two Bad Boys sequels, and lots more.  Come inside to check it all out!

Going to be entirely honest here...I was Not expecting Sony Pictures would announce release dates for 16 films on their upcoming 2016 and 2017 slate.  Yet, here we are!  This isn't exactly unprecedented, as many major studios reveal their big list of release dates in one fell swoop, but I think the films listed are what's most interesting.  I'll let you look at the list first, then we'll talk about them. 

Money Monster – 4/8/16

The Shallows - 6/24/16

Ghostbusters - 7/15/16 

Patient Zero - 9/2/16

The Magnificent Seven - 9/23/16

Underworld 5 - 10/21/16

Passengers – 12/21/16

Jumanji – 12/25/16

The Dark Tower – 1/13/17

Resident Evil 6 – 1/27/17

Bad Boys 3 – 2/17/17

Baby Driver – 3/17/17

Barbie – 6/2/17

Uncharted – 6/30/17 

The Lamb – 12/8/17

Bad Boys 4 – 7/3/19

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