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It's a big week for blue characters in TV and film. On Monday, "X-Men" director Bryan Singer tweeted a photo of Jennifer Lawrence in her full blue glory, done up for her role of Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and this weekend, "Arrested Development" character Tobias Fünke who famously "blue" himself returns with Netflix's release of new "Arrested Development" episodes.
Blue-hued characters have held a special place in pop culture for decades, inexplicably appearing far more often than their counterparts from the rest of the color wheel. Take a spin through a brief history of blue characters below.
The Smurfs may be the most famous blue characters, making their mark in their comic strip, television series, and film.
The Na'vi species »
- Madeline Boardman
Directed by Chris Wedge.
A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world - and ours.
Based on the children's book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce, Chris Wedge (Ice Age, Robots) directs this family-adventure with outstanding 3D and thrilling chase-sequences which are let down by a story that lacks the moral-core it clearly should have. With a Toy Story-esque "secret life" of characters within the forest, we join Mk (Amanda Seyfried) as she magically shrinks and is tasked with saving the forest as a great »
- Flickering Myth
Michael Fassbender's "Assassin's Creed" movie finally has been given a release date. The Ubisoft video game adaptation will be joining the increasingly crowded 2015 release slate, claiming the Memorial Day weekend slot with a May 22 premiere date.
Coming Soon has the release date news. Fassbender is attached to both star in the film and produce it, while Michael Lesslie is penning the screenplay. No director or other stars are attached at this time.
From the way things are shaping up, 2015 is looking to be the biggest movie year in recent history. "The Avengers 2," "Star Wars: Episode VII," "Avatar 2," "Justice League," "Ant-Man" and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" are all slated to hit theaters in 2015, along with the "Fantastic Four" reboot, "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" and the "Finding Nemo" sequel "Finding Dory."
Meanwhile, studios are snapping up video game properties left and right, with films based on "Portal, »
Earlier this week it was revealed that Pixar has at least one other sequel in development beyond 2015's Finding Nemo follow-up Finding Dory; while Toy Story 4 must surely be at the top of any list, it wouldn't be too much of a surprise to see the Disney-owned animation studio attempting to capitalise on the current superhero boom with a sequel to 2004's smash hit The Incredibles. However, judging by comments from director Brad Bird it seems we can probably scratch The Incredibles 2 from the list of possibilities for the time being, although the two-time Oscar winner has revealed that he's certainly open to continuing the adventures of the superhero family.
"I have been thinking about [The Incredibles 2]. People think that I have not been, but I have," said Bird in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "Because I love those characters and love that world. I am stroking my chin and scratching my head. »
- Flickering Myth
There's a fair amount of discussion on the interwebs about which clichéd line appears more frequently than any other in the movies. While there are a few contenders, one that's cited again and again is "Let's get out of here!" One enthusiastic movie fan created a supercut of people saying the line or variations of it, and it's amazing how often it's used. By the way, it's Friday afternoon. Are you still at the office? Get out of there!
Link | Posted 5/17/2013 by reelz
- reelz staff
Cast an eye over Brad Bird’s back catalogue and it’s easy to understand why the burgeoning filmmaker was initially one of the directors touted to helm Star Wars: Episode VII. Ultimately, it was J.J. Abrams’ name that was picked from Disney’s hat, but that doesn’t mean Bird was in close contention at one stage. And now, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the director reveals the reason why he turned his back on a galaxy far, far away.
Speaking about Star Wars: Episode VII, here’s what Bird had to say:
“I’ve known Kathy [Kennedy] for a while and I know George. And they did come to me. But the problem was, the schedule they had in mind made it impossible to do…unless I dropped Tomorrowland.…We had reached a critical mass where it would’ve thrown the furniture around from the train stopping. »
- Michael Briers
Ask Pixar fans which movie they'd like to see a sequel to and most of them will tell you The Incredibles. With Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. releasing sequels over the next few years, The Incredibles remains one of the few movies in Pixar's library that hasn't gotten a second installment. Wall-e, Up, Ratatouille, Brave and A Bug's Life remain the other Pixar features that haven't had a prequel/sequel… yet. The Incredibles director Brad Bird recently spoke with THR about the prospects of a sequel. "I have been thinking about it. People thing that I have not been, but I have. Because I love those character and love that world. I am stroking my chin and scratching my head. I have many, many elements that I think would work really well in another...
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Toy Story will return for a special TV movie later this year, it has been announced.
ABC will air the 30-minute film Toy Story of Terror in October, TV Guide reveals.
The Pixar production follows the group of toys post-Toy Story 3, on a road trip adventure that goes wrong.
"Bonnie is on a road trip to go see grandma with her mum and the toys are in the trunk," executive producer Galyn Susman said.
"Mum gets a flat tyre and they have to spend the night at a motel and all kinds of chaos ensues."
Susman added: "We've gotten to see a lot of development in Woody and in Buzz and we felt it was »
A few days ago, Disney held a conference call with stockholders, revealing that Pixar is developing even more sequels to some of its films, outside of "Monsters, Inc" and "Finding Nemo," which have already been announced. Disney CEO Bob Iger said: "We are very excited about 'Monsters University,' which opens next month. Pixar's slate of films for the next five years includes fantastic original stories as well as some great sequels to their previous hits. And as we recently announced, we are in production on one of those sequels, 'Finding Dory,' featuring Ellen DeGeneres once again as the voice of Dory, one of the most beloved characters from 'Finding Nemo,' which was one of the most popular and profitable movies to date." Iger didn't say which films will be getting sequels, but it's safe to say that it won't be "The Incredibles." The obvious »
Pixar took some big chances from 2007-2009. Ratatouille starred a rat (not a cuddly animal), Wall-e spent its first act in a quiet and abandoned Earth, and Up had a geriatric as an adventure hero. They're all great movies, and none of them came close to matching the $1 billion worldwide pulled in from Toy Story 3 (it's worth noting that of the 2007-2009 movies, only Up was in 3D). And while Cars 2 grossed only $559 million worldwide, its merchandising sales were probably through the roof. These movies and have hopefully put enough into the company's coffers that they can have the creative freedom to pursue the original features The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, and the Untitled Dia de Los Muertos movie. The sequels will begin again in November 2015 with Finding Dory, and it looks like a sequel to another Pixar movie might be in the works. Hit the jump for more. »
- Matt Goldberg
Previously on Glee, Rachel was tripping balls on nostalgia at her Funny Girl audition, so she hallucinated Original New Directions onto the stage with her, where they Didn’t Stop Believin’ together again. Blaine made it plain that he wanted to spend all his days of all of his life with perfect human being Kurt Hummel, even if they were still mostly broken up (but still hooking up at literally every opportunity). Brittany pulled down a perfect Sat score. And Ryder was teetering very near the edge of an apoplectic brain hemorrhage because these writers have a memory worse than Finding Nemo’s Dory but his stupid catfishing storyline just would not go away.
Back when I used to watch American Idol, my favorite thing was when some girl would walk into the room and say she was going to sing Mariah or Whitney or Celine and the judges would »
- Heather Hogan
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Previously on Glee, Rachel was tripping balls on nostalgia at her Funny Girl audition, so she hallucinated Original New Directions onto the stage with her, where they Didn't Stop Believin' together again. Blaine made it plain that he wanted to spend all his days of all of his life with perfect human being Kurt Hummel, even if they were still mostly broken up (but still hooking up at literally every opportunity). Brittany pulled down a perfect Sat score. And Ryder was teetering very near the edge of an apoplectic brain hemorrhage because these writers have a memory worse than Finding Nemo's Dory but his stupid catfishing storyline just would not go away.
Back when I used to watch American Idol, my favorite thing was when some girl would walk into the room and say she was going to sing Mariah or Whitney or »
Attempt to secure domain for merchandise around new Pixar 'Dia de los Muertos' film met with online protests
Disney has dropped attempts to trademark the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead festival for the purposes of a new Pixar animated film following angry online protests.
Critics took to social media after it emerged that the studio was applying to trademark the term "Dia de los Muertos" for merchandising purposes. Disney-owned Pixar's film about the famously macabre November celebration was announced in April last year. It does not yet have a title but will be directed by Toy Story 3's Lee Unkrich.
In its trademark applications, Disney wanted exclusive domain for goods including "fruit-based snack foods", "Christmas-tree ornaments and decorations", "decorative magnets", "non-medicated toiletries" and "frozen meals consisting primarily of pasta or rice", as well as for education and entertainment purposes. Anger was sparked among the Us's Mexican-American community, »
- Ben Child
Exclusive: Beatrice Springborn has joined Craig Zadan and Neil Meron’s Storyline Entertainment as President of television development and production. Springborn, who starts today and reports to Zadan and Meron, has been hired under Storyline’s first-look deal with Universal TV and NBCUniversal’s international TV production division to produce series and specials for both the U.S. and international markets. Springborn also has been tasked with expanding the company’s footprint into genre and book-based series. Additionally, she will shepherd Storyline’s current series, which currently include Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime and Smash on NBC. For the past two and a half years, Springborn was Svp for Caryn Mandabach Prods. where she oversaw development genre- and book-based series for the worldwide marketplace. She previously was Evp of TV and film production and development at Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures (The Walking Dead). Springborn started her executive career is features, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Moviefone's New Release of the Week "Jack Reacher" What's It About? Tom Cruise stars in the long-anticipated adaptation of the best-selling series of novels about a tough-as-nails military investigator searching for a deadly sniper who has already claimed several victims. See It Because: Although "Reacher" purists were upset that Tom Cruise didn't fit the book's interpretation of the alpha hero, the film is still a gritty, throwback action movie with old-school gruffness. Moviefone's Blu-ray of the Week "Finding Nemo 3D" What's It About? The beloved Pixar classic about a father and son fish separated from each other gets the 3D upgrade. See It Because: "Nemo" is one of the animation studio's most lush, colorful productions ever -- and now you can experience the tropical visuals with in an even-more immersive experience. New on DVD & Blu-ray "In the Hive" In or Out? In "Mama" In or Out? In "The Oranges" In or Out? »
- Eric Larnick
We’ve received the following press release giving the UK release date and bonus material of Disney-Pixar’s Oscar-winning animated classic Finding Nemo, which will be available on Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray for the very first time. The film, directed by Andrew Adamson and Lee Unkrich, originally hit cinemas in the early summer of 2003 and this new release will mark the films tenth anniversary. Find all the details below:
“Sea”It For The First Time Ever On Breathtaking Blu-ray™ & 3D Blu-ray™ On 27 May 2013!
Disney•Pixar proudly announce that the Academy Award®-winning film “Finding Nemo” will be swimming into living rooms for the first time ever in stunning high definition Blu-ray™ and 3D Blu-ray™ on 27 May 2013.
Collectors will finally be able to complete their high definition Disney•Pixar collection as the much loved stunning animation makes a splash onto Blu-ray. Spectacular picture and enhanced sound plus a host of spectacular »
- Craig Hunter
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Iron Man 3, The Avengers 2, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Man of Steel, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Arrow, Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Teen Titans Go!, Superman: Unbound and more...
The 2013 superhero season is now officially underway with director Shane Black and star Robert Downey Jr. kicking off Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Iron Man 3 begins to roll out around the world. The threequel arrived in the UK on Thursday, pulling in $36.5 million internally by close of play that day, and appears to be comfortably heading towards an opening weekend in excess of $100 million globally. This »
- Flickering Myth
Popcorn's great and all, but there's just something super-tasty about movie-inspired cakes.
As film bakery is a real thing these days, there are gobs upon gobs of delicious designs all over the place as many talented maestros are generous enough to pretty up the world with photos of their scrumptious gumption.
We like to recognize the creative ways people celebrate their various degrees of infatuation with the cinema, so we went through the painstaking (read: tummy grumble-inducing) process of scouring the interwebs to pluck the very best in show for these Tinseltown-inspired treats ... just in time for "The Big Wedding," opening April 26.
Grab a bib before you dig into these 25 ridiculously well-designed desserts, 'cause it's pretty much a guarantee you'll be drooling all over the place by the end of this list.
This delectable dish makes us sure the eighth dwarf would be named "Hungry. »
- Amanda Bell
Going back to the college days of our beloved Mike and Sulley, the film is naturally sure to be a strong contender in the same category early next year.
We’ve seen plenty of brilliant things from the animated blockbuster already, with the first full-length trailer landing two and a half months ago. And with its release now less than two months away, the studio have debuted another terrific new trailer, courtesy of Yahoo Movies.
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences »
- Kenji Lloyd
After sending Superman fans into a frenzy last week with the third trailer for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, Warner Bros. has now served up a new clip from the upcoming direct-to-video feature Superman: Unbound featuring Supergirl and Lois Lane (voiced by Castle stars Molly Quinn and Stana Katic), along with four new images from the latest in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movies series...
Superman: Unbound is directed by Warner's new DC supervising producer James Tucker (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and is loosely based on Action Comics' 2008 'Brainiac' story arc by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Matt Bomer (White Collar) lends his voice to the Man of Steel, with John Noble (Fringe) as Brainiac, Frances Conroy (American Horror Story) as Martha Kent, Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Perry White, Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) as Steve Lombard, Stephen Root (Boardwalk Empire) as »
- Flickering Myth
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