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Donald Glover continues to score roles that bring cinematic icons into the 21st century as the Childish Gambino rapper will play Simba in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney's The Lion King.
Like Favreau's remake of the The Jungle Book, the film will utilize CGI technology and green screen to transform the beloved 1994 animated movie into a live-action movie.
In addition to voicing Simba, Glover has also been cast to »
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Entertainment Weekly has peeled back the velvet curtain on Beauty and the Beast to unveil five all-new images for Disney’s fairytale epic, while there’s also a brief interview with Emma Watson reflecting on her time spent in “Belle boot camp.”
From the cavernous halls of Beast’s castle to an action shot of Watson’s Belle riding through the enchanted forest, this latest batch of pictures for Bill Condon’s remake is truly something to behold, and previous trailers have showcased just how seamless Belle and the Beast’s (Dan Stevens) interactions can be. It’s a credit to Disney’s VFX team, essentially, but as Emma Watson reveals to EW, the actors had to go endure preparations of their own before the cameras started rolling.
“I kind of went into this boot camp for three months before we started shooting, which was singing four times a week, »
- Michael Briers
The half-hour sitcom starred country star Reba McEntire as a single mother, whose character’s ex-husband married a younger woman. Swisher played Reba’s oldest daughter. Reba aired for six seasons on The WB and The CW, ending its run on Feb. 18, 2007.
“I think we would all be super pumped to get together professionally,” Swisher told Et’s Katie Krause at the Fist Fight premiere in Los Angeles on Monday. “But we all are pretty tight and stay pretty close and connected and spend a lot of time together, so it doesn’t really feel like it’s ever gone away. It airs like 100 times a day, so we’re reliving the moments.”
Last June, the 37-year-old actress welcomed her second daughter, Sailor Stevie »
Yesterday was a tough one for the Newell family. Actually, the past few months haven’t been easy; my dad is – well, the best way to describe the situation is that my father is a soul trapped in the shell of what was once a healthy, vibrant human being. To be honest, I don’t know why he isn’t dead. And my mom had a stroke about a month ago – and although she’s up and walking around (with the aid of a walker), the energetic and vivacious woman with whom I laughed and fought and loved is gone, too, leaving behind an old lady who is dip-shit batty – though I must admit that some of what she says is pretty funny.
And at least they both are in the same nursing home.
We have spent the last few weeks cleaning out their apartment – especially my brother, who has »
- Mindy Newell
Ryan Lambie Feb 16, 2017
When it came to Steven Spielberg's 2001 sci-fi film, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Jeanine Salla played a low-profile yet important role. Educated at Bangalore University, Salla was an expert in engineering and machine intelligence, and considered so important to the makers of A.I. that she was given a credit in the movie's posters and trailers.
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The only thing was, Jeanine Salla never existed.
Before the spring of 2001, almost nothing had been seen of Spielberg's latest sci-fi movie. That the director had taken over the project from his late friend Stanley Kubrick was well known, as were its origins in a story by British sci-fi writer Brian Aldiss called Supertoys Last All Summer Long. But Spielberg had remained secretive through A.I.'s shoot, »
Tony Sokol Feb 13, 2017
The upcoming noir slasher film Carnival is about a knife-throwing artist performing at a traveling circus. But the barnstorming blade buff is not the villain, he is the hunter. In the tradition of Tod Browning’s Freaks, Alejandro Jodorowsky's Santa Sangre, Hammer’s Vampire Circus and Halloween perennial Carnival Of Souls, Carnival will be a three-ringed affair.
Carnival will be directed by Robert Stromberg, the Oscar-winning production designer who made Maleficent (2014) with Angelina Jolie as the sympathetic, malicious witch. Stromberg was the first production designer to ever win back-to- back Oscars, for Avatar and Alice In Wonderland. He turned the lonely journey of astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) from Ridley Scott’s The Martian into The Martian: Vr Experience, which was released at Sundance last year. Stromberg also directed the pilot Dawn for Hulu and MGM. »
Aaannddd best big brother award goes to 17-year-old Mohammad Hasher!
On Saturday, the teen’s “heart literally melted” when he saw his 6-year-old sister Noor Sabah sitting on a couch in their Portage, Michigan, home — all dolled up in a dress, but looking sad.
“I said, ‘Noor, what’s wrong?’ ” Mohammad, a senior at Portage Northern High School, tells People. “She told me there was a father-daughter dance at school and that she couldn’t go.”
Mohammad and his mother, Sadia Karamat, say they haven’t heard from his father since he and Sadia divorced six months ago.
“There was no hesitation on my end, »
- Rose Minutaglio
Voltage Pictures fully finances and represents world sales at the Efm.
Casting on Carnival will begin immediately as the producers eye an autumn start on principal photography.
Argentinian writer Matias Caruso’s Black List screenplay centres on Shiv, a circus knife-thrower who uses his deadly skills and enlists the help of his circus friends to avenge his sister’s murder.
Stromberg directed Maleficent and shared two art direction Oscars for Avatar and Alice In Wonderland.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The project, written by Matias Caruso, centers on a knife-throwing master in a traveling circus, who uses his deadly skills to avenge the brutal murder of his sister. In hunting down the assailant, he enlists the help of the uniquely talented circus performers.
Stromberg made his directorial debut on “Maleficent,” which grossed more than $750 million worldwide. He won Academy Awards for his work as a production designer on “Avatar” and “Alice in Wonderland,” marking the first time a production designer has ever won back-to- back Oscars.
Stromberg also directed the virtual reality experience for “The Martian,” which was released at Sundance last year, and directed the pilot “Dawn” for Hulu and MGM.
- Dave McNary
The 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special, or Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio, will be coming out on Blu-ray / DVD beginning February 21st! Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes look at the special, and an interview with Peter Capaldi, who is heading into his final season as the Doctor.
Press Release: Catch up on the Doctor’s latest adventure with Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio on Blu-ray and DVD February 21, 2017, with newly announced bonus content.
Doctor Who: The Return Of Doctor Mysterio
DVD $19.98 ($24.98 in Canada) / Bd $24.98 ($30.98 in Canada)
Approx. 60 mins + bonus content / single disc
In Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio, join the Time Lord, played by Peter Capaldi, as he teams up with an investigative journalist, played by, and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat. Written by Steven Moffat, the special stars Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) as Grant, »
- Tamika Jones
To say that we live in a very fragile political climate would be an understatement. In our increasingly globalized world, there is a pressure to try and represent the diversity that many Americans see day in and day out. Without getting too political, it’s been difficult for Hollywood to embrace this idea. The fact is they like money, and up until recently, it’s largely been white actors who have become the big Hollywood A-listers, and in a continued effort to keep the gravy train going, studios have often clung to those familiar faces, assuming they would result in better box office receipts.
Of course, with those decisions come backlashes. We’ve seen it in films like Exodus: Gods and Kings, Gods of Egypt, Ghost in the Shell, and of course, The Prince of Persia face all sorts of criticism for their choice in leads.
So what does this »
- Joseph Medina
When 10-year-old Ellie Bosher found out that her grandmother couldn’t attend her birthday party because she was recovering from spinal surgery, she decided to bring the party to her nursing home.
The December party was originally going to be at a hotel in Ellie’s hometown of Pulaski, Tennessee, but the plans quickly changed.
Ellie has spent many precious birthdays with her grandmother. On her fifth birthday they had dinner together and on her sixth birthday they saw The Nutcracker, according to ABC News.
“They have always had a very special relationship, which I had with my grandmother too. »
- Caitlin Keating
A Cure for Wellness, 2017.
Directed by Gore Verbinski.
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.
There won’t be another mainstream Hollywood film similar to A Cure for Wellness released all year. After having viewed the twisted and psychedelic mind-bender from director Gore Verbinski (The Ring and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), what stands out front and center is the shock that 20th Century Fox actually greenlit a mid-budget hard-r thriller filled with taboos and uncomfortable material, all wrapped up in a beefy 146 minute running time. Instead of asking questions, let’s just be grateful that something truly different, unashamedly »
- Robert Kojder
Colleen Atwood (Rafael Pulido/Courtesy of Citizens of Humanity)
By: Carson Blackwelder
When it comes to the best costume design category at the Academy Awards there are few who shine brighter than the legendary Colleen Atwood. This talented woman has been nominated 12 times — including this year — and, out of those times, has taken home the trophy three times so far. Let’s take a deep dive into Atwood’s career and see how she stacks against her peers.
As mentioned above, the 68-year-old costume designer has been up for numerous Oscars. Films for which Atwood was just nominated for include: 1994’s Little Women, 1998’s Beloved, 1999’s Sleepy Hollow, 2004’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, 2007’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2009’s Nine, 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, and 2014’s Into the Woods. Films for which Atwood has won, on the other hand, include: 2002’s Chicago, »
- Carson Blackwelder
Given that its trailer shattered records back in November with almost 130 million plays in its first 24 hours, Disney must be very confident that it has another hit on its hands with next month’s Beauty and the Beast, and early tracking seems to support that, with pre-sales rivaling “those of a superhero movie.”
“With its dazzling new trailers, [Beauty and the Beast] is creating tremendous buzz among movie fans of all ages,” said Erik Davis in a statement, managing editor of ticket site Fandango (via Market Watch). “Its pre-sales rival those of a superhero movie.”
- Gary Collinson
As per the predictions of our Oscar experts, Mary Zophres is the frontrunner to win Best Costume Design for her contemporary creations on display in “La La Land.” This one-time Oscar nominee (“True Grit”) is favored to prevail over, among others, three-time past champ Colleen Atwood (Chicago,”2002; “Memoirs of a Geisha,” 2005; “Alice in Wonderland,” 2010). The latter reaped her 11th Oscar […] »
- Paul Sheehan
By: Carson Blackwelder
The Academy Awards are meant to celebrate the best that Hollywood has to offer us each year — but sometimes a few less-than-stellar films can slip through the cracks. It doesn’t happen that often in the major categories and, when it does, these duds usually pop up in the categories that fly under the radar. Let’s take a look at the films that meet the criteria of having been panned by critics and somehow landing an Oscar nomination this year and others in the 21st century.
Just to be transparent about the qualifications a film would need to meet to be included in this story, we’re looking at those that were at least nominated for an Oscar — if they won, even better — and that registered as “rotten” on RottenTomatoes.com. “Rotten” films would be »
- Carson Blackwelder
WWE revealed yesterday that Seth Rollins reinjured his right knee on this week’s Raw during the beatdown by Samoa Joe. The injury appears to have come when Joe took Rollins down for the Coquina Clutch, where you can just about hear Joe ask Seth on the matt: “Are you Ok?” To which Rollins rather heartbreakingly responds, “I hope so.” All the more tender as Joe whispers those words as he’s pretending to choke the life out of him.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Rollins’ knee was evaluated yesterday and he’s believed to have torn his McL. The early word is that he’ll be out for about eight weeks, getting him back just days before Wrestlemania. Rollins missed both the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania last year because of his previous knee injury, and missed this year’s Rumble for storyline reasons. He’ll obviously be desperate »
- Oli Davis
It's been delightful if sometimes gruelling, webchatting to you all. Let's do it again sometime!
Mike Thorne says:
I think it's quite important with Wagner to distinguish between German nationalism as espoused by the new German Reich, from Wagner's conception of a cultural phenomenon, which is a fundamental kind of Teutonic conception of life. Which is semi-mystical, and almost anthropological, with its roots as Wagner conceived of it, in pre-history. Whether this is an attractive or real thing or not is obviously a matter for discussion, but it's a different thing from a specific nationalism of a kind that Wagner was increasingly prevalent in the 19th century across Europe and beyond. Wagner was intellectually an extraordinary mix of influences, he was never as »
- Guardian Staff
"Prepare the Sistine Chapel."
Move over, "Release the Kraken" – there's a new godlike command in town, and its word is law. (Jude Law, to be precise.) With this order, Pope Pius Xiii and The Young Pope alike begin their greatest triumph: an address to the Cardinals delivered in full papal regalia, towering tiara and all. The fact that the Holy Father gets his gear on in a full-fledged dress-up montage soundtracked by Lmfao's "Sexy and I Know It" doesn't undercut the totalitarian coming-out party that follows; if anything, it enhances it. »
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