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Baby Driver and Doctor Dolittle Reboot Get New Release Dates

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Baby Driver and Doctor Dolittle Reboot Get New Release Dates
Just one week after Robert Downey Jr. came aboard to star in The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, Universal Pictures has already found a spot for this highly-anticipated project on its release calendar. The studio has set a May 24, 2019 release date for this live-action adaptation, although Universal wasn't the only studio shifting its upcoming slate. Sony Pictures also announced today that it will be pushing its upcoming Baby Driver to Wednesday, June 28, up nearly two months from its original date of August 11.

Sony Pictures made their release date announcement at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas today, and while it doesn't have any direct competition on this Wednesday date, it stilll puts this action-packed crime thriller from director Edgar Wright in the midst of some stiff box office competition. Five days before this release, Paramount will debut their highly-anticipated Transformers: The Last Knight on June 23, and two days after the release,
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Robert Downey Jr. Takes on The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle

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Robert Downey Jr. Takes on The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
With Robert Downey Jr. returning as Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War next year, and another Sherlock Holmes movie in the works, the actor has still found time to pick up yet another potential franchise. Universal Pictures has landed the rights to Doctor Dolittle, bringing Robert Downey Jr. in as the title character in a new project entitled The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. The studio picked up the rights to this franchise in a competitive bidding situation, with a number of studios vying for this film package last week.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Stephen Gaghan (Gold) has signed on direct and write the script, which had an earlier draft written by Tom Shepherd. The story will be based on the series of children's books by Hugh Lofting, which followed the title character who could speak with animals. The book series kicked off in 1920 with Doctor Dolittle, and was followed
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Robert Downey Jr to star in new Dr Dolittle film

Tony Sokol Mar 21, 2017

Robert Downey Jr will headline The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle...

Robert Downey Jr. will grunt, squeak, squawk and talk with the animals in Universal’s upcoming The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle. The film will be directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Gold) based on a screenplay he wrote that had an earlier draft written by Tom Shepherd. Universal won the rights to the film after a competitive battle for the project.

The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle is based on the character from Hugh Lofting series of children’s books from the 1920s, The Story of Doctor Dolittle, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle and Doctor Dolittle's Circus.

The story was first made into a film in 1967 when Richard Fleischer directed the musical Doctor Dolittle starring Rex Harrison. Eddie Murphy played the eccentric former physician in the 1998 Dr. Doolittle and its 2001 sequel, Dr. Dolittle 2.

Robert Downey Jr. was
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Exclusive: 'A Walk to Remember' Turns 15! Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With Mandy Moore and Shane West

Exclusive: 'A Walk to Remember' Turns 15! Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With Mandy Moore and Shane West
"You have to promise you won't fall in love with me."

Fifteen years ago, Mandy Moore tried not to steal our hearts in her breakout film role as the innocent, angelic Jamie Sullivan in A Walk to Remember, delivering that line to Shane West, who portrayed the popular, rebellious charmer Landon Carter.

At the time, fans only knew her as "Mandy Moore the pop star," the adorable 17-year-old bubblegum pop princess who introduced us to hits like "Candy" and "I Wanna Be With You."

While the Nashua, New Hampshire, native actually made her film debut in 2001 with a minor voice role in Dr. Dolittle 2, followed by a slightly larger role in The Princess Diaries, it was A Walk to Remember that really launched her acting career and made fans fall in love with her, forever. Yes, 15 years later, the now 32-year-old actress is still melting our hearts, now making us cry as Rebecca Pearson on [link
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'Middle School' Trailer Brings James Patterson's Hit Book to Life

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'Middle School' Trailer Brings James Patterson's Hit Book to Life
Fans of the bestselling Ya novel Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life have a reason to celebrate today! Author James Patterson's hit novel is coming to the big screen, and we have your first look courtesy of EW. They have debuted both the trailer and a very colorful poster, which bring Rafe Khatchadorian's cruel, hilarious and life-changing adventures to life.

The cast is headed-up by by a strong ensemble of comedy favorites. Griffin Gluck is introducing the iconic literary character of Rafe to the big screen, appearing alongside Lauren Graham, Adam Pally, Rob Riggle, Efren Ramirez and Andrew Daly.The film is directed by Steve Carr, best known for his family friendly hits Dr. Dolittle 2 and Daddy Day Care.

The filmmaker was ready to take a break from family films, but the stellar script for Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life changed his mind.
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‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ Helmer Steve Carr Signs With Paradigm

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‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ Helmer Steve Carr Signs With Paradigm
Exclusive: Paradigm has signed Steve Carr, the helmer of hit comedies that include Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Are We Done Yet, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2 and Next Friday. Carr next is set to direct The Wedding Guests for CBS Films and The Boondoggle, a buddy comedy scripted by Rob Riggle & Tom Lennon. He’s also developing the AMC series Sherman’s March. Carr had been at ICM Partners.

He becomes the latest in a bunch of directors who’ve signed with Paradigm including Luke Greenfield, Rob Minkoff, Walt Becker, Malcolm Lee, Joe Johnston, Carl Franklin. Ole Bornedal and others. The signings come after a number of high-profile agents have joined the agency.

Carr remains managed by Peter Principato and lawyered by Karl Austen.
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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 2

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We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best.

2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best.
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Mandy Moore Turns 30 -- See More Pop Stars Then & Now!

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Mandy Moore turns the big 3-0 today!The pop star first entered the music scene in 1999 when she released her first single, "Candy" off of her debut album "So Real." The album rapidly reached platinum certification, and she went on to release three more albums before parting ways with her record label in 2003. Following a successful music career, the singer-songwriter switched her focus to acting and made her film debut in the 2001 film "Dr. Dolittle 2," before staring alongside Anne Hathaway in the "The Princess Diaries" later that year. In 2002, the singer-turned-actress landed her first starring role playing Jamie Sullivan in the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel "A Walk to Remember," which also spawned a soundtrack filled with songs she performed.On the heels of her breakthrough performance, the brunette beauty appeared in various films, such as "Chasing Liberty," "Saved!" and "How to Deal," and later voiced the character
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'Animation Domination High-Def': Mandy Moore and Vincent Kartheiser give voice to Fox's new programming

If making an animated series was easy, a child could do it.

Actually, one is involved in the process now ... but that still doesn't mean it's simple, especially if several different shows are combined. That's the approach of "Animation Domination High-Def," a late-night franchise Fox debuts Saturday, July 27. Two of the 15-minute programs will be ready for starters, and Fox will give them preview showings in primetime Sunday, July 21.

"Axe Cop" is the component involving the child, Malachai Nicolle, who's 8 now. At age 5, he developed the premise as an Internet comic book with his much-older brother Ethan. Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation") supplies the voice of the sleepless, birthday-cake-consuming title character, with Megan Mullally (Offerman's wife), Patton Oswalt and Ken Marino furnishing other vocals.

Also in the initial "High-Def" lineup is "High School USA!" with singer-actress Mandy Moore and Vincent Kartheiser -- alias Pete Campbell on AMC's "Mad Men" --
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Last-minute casting news for Game Of Thrones season 3

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News Louisa Mellor Jan 28, 2013

Game Of Thrones moves production to La for the first time, to work around the inclusion of a new guest star...

Warning: contains a spoiler for Game of Thrones season three

Just sixty-two days from broadcast, you'd have thought that the cast for Game of Thrones' third season would be locked down by now, but no, a new er, performer has recently joined the HBO flagship show. 

A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R Martin teased the new cast member last Thursday on his personal (not a) blog. Under a post titled "It's the pits" came the message "Son of Homer", quickly followed by elucidation: "You guys are smarter than the average bear, plainly. Yes, it's Bart The Bear. Or rather, Bart the Second. The original Bart, that nine foot tall star of stage and screen, has departed for the great forest in the sky.
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‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ Director Steve Carr Will Helm ‘The Wedding Day’

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When one looks at Steve Carr‘s filmography — Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Are We Done Yet? — one is, almost assuredly, surprised he still manages to find work. But THR tells us the director’s been hired to helm an ensemble comedy, The Wedding Day, for CBS Films.

The script, a Black List entry by Andrew Goldberg, “revolves around a number of guests who meet — and whose personalities collide — over the course of one day at a wedding.” We haven’t really heard anything in the ways of casting news, so this is really all we have to go on right now — and it isn’t too much.

But I’m hoping the placement of Goldberg‘s script on a well-regarded slate could make better subject matter for Carr, rather than dumb jokes and Ice Cube as the film’s star. Although he doesn’t make the best movies,
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[Now Streaming] Your ‘Green Lantern,’ ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins,’ ‘The Art of Getting By’ & ‘Page One’ Alternatives

Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to the worthwhile titles currently available on Netflix Instant Watch.

In theaters this week a intergalactic cop will square off against a batch of urban penguins, a lovelorn teen, and an investigative look at one of the world’s most heralded publications. If you’re still craving superheroes, stand-up comics turned kid flick peddlers, besotted boys and inside information, we’ve got a selection of features that should satisfy.



Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds returns to the arena of superheros with a fully CGI-suit and a little ring that holds a lot of power. Hal Jordan (Reynolds) is an American test pilot who is thrown into a world of intergalactic intrigue when an alien crash lands on Earth and passes off all the powers of The Green Lantern Corp! Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, and Mark Strong co-star.
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40 Actors and Actresses We Love

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40 Actors And Actresses We Love40 Actors and Actresses We LoveWith the Academy Awards announced this morning, all eyes are fixed on Hollywood. Even though no Black actors and actresses were nominated this year, we take a moment to honor 40 actresses and actors we love. Their work has made us laugh, made us cry, allowed us to step away from the pressures of our day-to-day lives, and taught us more about ourselves and our culture. Check out who made our list. Who would you add?Jennifer HudsonFavorite role: Effie White in "Dreamgirls." Won Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in 2007.Halle BerryFavorite role: Leticia Musgrove in "Monster's Ball." Won Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2002.Jamie FoxxFavorite role: Ray Charles in "Ray." Won Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in 2005.Nia LongFavorite role: Nina Mosley in "Love Jones.
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'Mr. Show's Bob Odenkirk and David Cross to Reunite on the Big Screen

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Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical

Before he was a never-nude who painted himself blue, David Cross co-starred with Bob Odenkirk on the '90s sketch-comedy series 'Mr. Show.' Once the series ended, the long-time collaboraters found themselves on the same films now and then, usually bit parts in features like 'Dr. Dolittle 2' and 'Waiting for Guffman,' but they haven't inhabited the same cinematic space in years. However, that big-screen hiatus is about to come to an end.

According to Odenkirk, he wants to jump behind the camera and reunite with Cross for a new indie comedy called 'Annie Jenkins: A Not Very Romantic Comedy,' which will boast the likes of Krysten Ritter, Rainn Wilson, Dennis Farina and of course, David Cross.

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'Mr. Show's Bob Odenkirk and David Cross to Reunite on the Big Screen

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'Mr. Show's Bob Odenkirk and David Cross to Reunite on the Big Screen
Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical

Before he was a never-nude who painted himself blue, David Cross co-starred with Bob Odenkirk on the '90s sketch-comedy series 'Mr. Show.' Once the series ended, the long-time collaboraters found themselves on the same films now and then, usually bit parts in features like 'Dr. Dolittle 2' and 'Waiting for Guffman,' but they haven't inhabited the same cinematic space in years. However, that big-screen hiatus is about to come to an end.

According to Odenkirk, he wants to jump behind the camera and reunite with Cross for a new indie comedy called 'Annie Jenkins: A Not Very Romantic Comedy,' which will boast the likes of Krysten Ritter, Rainn Wilson, Dennis Farina and of course, David Cross.

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How Many 'Great' Comedy Sequels Can You Name? One? Two? More?

Today Universal released Get Him to the Greek, a sort-of sequel to 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall as it uses Aldous Snow who had a small role in the original. Beyond that, there is only a brief reference to Sarah Marshall, which has me thinking it's not really a sequel as much as it is a spin-off. The same could be said for a movie like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)... Same characters, but not really a sequel to Clerks, which ended up having its own sequel in 2006.

In a debate with a group of fellow Seattle critics trying to decide if Get Him to the Greek was a sequel to Forgetting Sarah Marshall or not, the topic turned to comedy sequels in general and I was asked to name a great comedy sequel. Should be easy... right?

I started mining my memory banks, and started thinking of movies with
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Boos! & Whoop-doos!: Why Is Pegasus Black? and Other Remake Mysteries!

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B. Alan looks at a decade of horrible cinematic remakes and rehashes that ruined film as an art form.

Black Pegasus? Boo!

Why is Pegasus black? Why did this flying horse need to be recast El Negro? It makes about as much sense as casting Cedric the Entertainer in the role of Ralph Kramden. There is no reasoning being placed behind it, other than, "We can do what we want! We can do what we feel!" It's strange that in both Clash of the Titans and 2005's The Honeymooners, the only hint of imagination or originality came from swapping ethnicities. In neither case does it pertain to, or help push along the story. It's senseless esthetic scrambling. Sure, poor black folks probably work in the sewer and beat their spouses, too. So why not update an old 1940s sitcom to reflect how far we've come? But Pegasus? Come on! Nowhere
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Number 5 is Alive! (With Steve Carr)

Short Circuit, one of the many titles in Dimension’s upcoming slew of remakes, has found a director, says Variety. Steve Carr, whose career has so far been a string of slapstick comedies (most recently Paul Blart: Mall Cop), has been tapped to retell the story of Johnny 5, the robot who suddenly finds himself a personality.

The training in broad laughs Carr has recieved from working on films like Next Friday, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Daddy Day Care will probably be a good match for Short Circuit, especially if the redo will maintain the silly tone and numerous sight gags of the original. And the screenplay’s coming from Robot Chicken’s Dan Milano, so there should definitely be some laughs in store.

Carr has also been in line for a long time to direct Marvel’s film adaptation of The Immortal Iron Fist. God only knows when that film will actually surface (or,
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Paul Blart Director Steve Carr Hired for the Short Circuit Remake

This right here, this is when we know this movie is going to suck. Say what you will, but there's no giving Steve Carr the benefit of the doubt on this one. Besides directing the pile of crap known as Paul Blart: Mall Cop, his other credits include Are We Done Yet?, Rebound, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Next Friday. Sure, the script, written by "Robot Chicken" writer Dan Milano, might not be that bad, but Carr is going to screw it up. This Short Circuit remake is going to go onto his filmography right there along with the others as yet another piece of crap. This finally confirms what we knew all along - this remake will suck! Variety says that "the remake is a robot reboot that brings the iconic Johnny 5 into the 21st century." Built by the military to be a highly sophisticated weapon, Johnny
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Johnny 5 Is Alive! Short Circuit Remake Has Director!

That’s right, Johnny 5 is coming back to our screens, and they have named their director! Steve Carr, director of (ahem…) comedy classics ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’, ‘Daddy Day Care’ and ‘Dr. Dolittle 2′ is to take up the challenge of remaking a cult favourite. Cynical fans may perhaps call into question the choice of director, a man with such a hand in Eddie Murphy’s comedic downfall and with a history of making barely anybody laugh. I was desperate to fit a ‘but’ into that last sentence, any reason that this remake might not be a disgrace to the original, but I’m at a loss. The only possible saving grace is the choice of writer, Dan Milano, who wrote for ‘Robot Chicken’, but that is even arguable, as whilst ‘Robot Chicken’ is (in my opinion, of course) occasionally very amusing, there are a lot of misses, and the
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