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Exclusive: Ryan Gosling Talks About Performing in His Uncle's Elvis Act as a Kid: He Was 'an Inspiration'

6 December 2016 10:25 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Ryan Gosling is the hottest leading man in Hollywood and now, with his role in the new musical dramedy La La Land, the acclaimed star has returned to his song and dance roots.

Gosling has come a long way since he started off as a teenage star, but it turns out his favorite memory of his early days in musical theater came before he ever got his big break.

"My uncle was an Elvis impersonator and I was in his act when I was 8," the 36-year-old heartthrob told Et's Carly Steel at the premiere of La La Land in Los Angeles on Tuesday. "He was wonderful and an inspiration to me, so that was fun."

Watch: Ryan Gosling Singing and Dancing as a 12-Year-Old Will Make Your Day

Despite his background in performing, Gosling said that mastering the classic ballroom-style numbers in his latest film was a far cry from the dance styles he learned for his »

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Christy Carlson Romano’s Blog: Putting the Final Touches on My Baby Girl’s Nursery

30 November 2016 2:15 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Christy Carlson Romano is pregnant!

The actress is best known for her early-2000s Disney Channel work, including her turn as type-a older sibling Ren Stevens on Even Stevens, and for voicing the titular character in the animated series Kim Possible. In 2004, she starred on Broadway as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Romano, 32, married writer-producer Brendan Rooney in a romantic winter-wonderland wedding set against the backdrop of the Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta, Canada, on New Year’s Eve 2013. The couple are expecting their first child, a daughter, on Christmas Day.

Romano can next been seen in »

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Moana review

29 November 2016 11:46 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Walt Disney Animation Studios strikes gold again with the delightful Moana. Here's our review...

Keeping count? You now have to go back to either 2011’s delightful Winnie The Pooh or 2007’s really underrated Meet The Robinsons to find a Walt Disney Animation Studios project that didn’t both win over audiences, and deliver commercially. Because right now, the studio is in the midst of an incredible run, that earlier this year saw Zootropolis cross $1bn at the box office, in a period where more blockbusters than not are falling short.

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In short, Walt Disney Animation Studios is on an almost-unparalleld run of continued success for it at the moment. And there is no way that Moana will derail that.

It’s the first film for directors Ron Clements and John Musker since their delightful hand-drawn production, The Princess And The Frog, »

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Swallows and Amazons and other great classic children’s book-to-film adaptations

22 November 2016 9:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons – directed by Philippa Lowthorpe – on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download from December 12th, we take a look at some of the best book to film adaptations to have captivated young audiences.

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome’s classic series of novels have been loved by readers since its first publication nearly a century ago. Now it comes to the big screen, promising audiences a tale of whimsical adventure. While on holiday in the beautiful Lake District the four Walker children discover a seemingly deserted island but soon find that a pair of sisters, the Blacketts, have already lain claim to the land. Taking up the mantles of their respective sailboats the two groups of children engage in a battle of wits for control of the island, but when the Walkers discover a secret about the Blackett’s uncle, the »

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Disney’s Pixar Acquisition: Bob Iger’s Bold Move That Reanimated a Studio

22 November 2016 7:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It has been just over a decade since Bob Iger engineered the deal that brought Steve JobsPixar Animation Studios to Disney, negotiating a $7.4 billion stock purchase that raised eyebrows at the time. But it swiftly proved to be the smartest move of Iger’s career, restoring his company to the height of the Disney Renaissance — that period from 1989 to 1999 that resulted in classic cartoons such as “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King.”

Pixar’s “Finding Dory” and Disney’s “Zootopia” are this year’s second- and third-highest-grossing films, and Disney’s “Frozen,” from 2013, holds the all-time record, with $1.3 billion in global receipts.

The Pixar deal went a long way toward appeasing Walt Disney’s nephew, Roy E. Disney, whose concern that the company had de-emphasized animation helped lead to Michael Eisner’s 2004 ouster. And by putting Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter and »

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Movie News: 'World War Z' Director Tapped for Disney's 'Christopher Robin'; Watch Sizzling New 'Fifty Shades Darker' TV Spot

21 November 2016 3:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Christopher Robin: Marc Forster (World War Z, above) will direct Christopher Robin. The live-action fantasy adventure follows Robin, the boy in A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books -- pictured above in Disney's most recent animated version -- as a grown-up businessman having troubles with his wife and daughter. The return of Pooh complicates everything. Alex Ross Perry (Queen of Earth) wrote the screenplay, which reportedly features "strong elements of magical realism." [THR]   Transformers: The Last Knight: Director Michael Bay says the first teaser for Transformers: The Last Knight will arrive in theaters on December 16, attached to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The fifth installment in the Transformers series stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony...

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News Briefs: 'World War Z' Director Tapped for Disney's 'Christopher Robin'

20 November 2016 9:26 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Christopher Robin: Marc Forster (World War Z, above) will direct Christopher Robin. The live-action fantasy adventure follows Robin, the boy in A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books -- pictured above in Disney's most recent animated version -- as a grown-up businessman having troubles with his wife and daughter. The return of Pooh complicates everything. Alex Ross Perry (Queen of Earth) wrote the screenplay, which reportedly features "strong elements of magical realism." [THR]...

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Marc Forster to direct Disney’s live-action Winnie the Pooh movie Christopher Robin

19 November 2016 12:01 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in April of last year it was announced that among Disney’s numerous live-action remakes of its animated classics is a live-action Winnie the Pooh movie, and now comes word that Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, World War Z) is set to direct the project, entitled Christopher Robin.

The film has been scripted by Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip, Queen of Earth), with EW reporting that it will centre on a now-adult Christopher Robin, “who toils as a businessman and prioritizes work above his wife and daughter. Having lost his sense of wonder, he must find it again with the help of a silly old bear.”

See Also: All upcoming live-action Disney remakes

Christopher Robin isn’t the only Pooh-related project on the horizon, with Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie starring in an upcoming biopic of Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne [check out some first look images here]. »

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World War Z's Marc Forster tapped to helm Disney's Christopher Robin

18 November 2016 3:55 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Christoper Robin, the young boy who shared his adventures with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest of the animals of the Hundred Acre Wood, will be the focus of an upcoming Disney film, except this time, he'll be a joyless adult like the rest of us. Take that cherished childhood memories! THR reports that Marc Forster (World War Z) has been tapped to helm Christopher... Read More »

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Newswire: Marc Forster is directing the live-action Winnie The Pooh film

18 November 2016 3:37 PM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

Out of all the projects to come out of Disney’s ongoing cycle of children’s lit remakes and fairy-tale spin-offs, few have been more intriguing than Christopher Robin, a largely live-action, decades-later sequel to A.A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh stories that’s being scripted by Alex Ross Perry, the caustic indie writer-director of The Color Wheel, Listen Up Philip, and Queen of Earth. Some among the arthouse faithful had their fingers crossed in the hope that Perry might end up directing the film himself. After all, his Listen Up Philip producer, David Lowery, made a successful and similarly unlikely leap with Pete’s Dragon.

But alas, that’s not to be. As Variety reports, Christopher Robin is now set to be directed by Marc Forster. The Swiss journeyman director’s career has included the likes of Monster’s Ball, World War Z, The Kite Runner, and (relevant ...


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Disney's Winnie the Pooh Live-Action Movie Gets World War Z Director

18 November 2016 2:23 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney is continuing the trend of delving into live-action territory and they are moving ahead with a rebooted version of Winnie the Pooh, which will be called Christopher Robin. The movie will center on the boy from the A.A. Milne books, but all grown up. So who will be tasked with bringing the world of Winnie the Pooh to life? Naturally, Disney has tapped World War Z director Marc Forster for the project.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Marc Forster has signed on to director Christopher Robin for Disney. It may seem strange that the guy who directed both the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace and the Brad Pitt zombie movie World War Z is taking on a live-action Winnie the Pooh movie, but he does have a diverse resume. He also directed Finding Neverland and The Kite Runner. Here is how THR describes Christopher Robin.

"The story centers on Robin, »

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Christopher Robin movie adds Bond director

18 November 2016 1:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Marc Forster, director of World War Z and Quantum of Solace, will helm the live-action Winnie the Pooh movie, Christopher Robin.

When someone wants to make the story of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh in live-action, you apparently need a little bit of magic from the director who found Neverland. That at least seems to be the thinking over at Disney, which has just tapped Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, World War Z) to helm Christopher Robin, the live-action movie version of Winnie the Pooh.

The news was broken by The Hollywood Reporter, which also revealed that the name of the movie will focus on the Robin of it all. There is certainly logic to this, just as how producer Bringham Taylor teamed with Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man) for his previous live-action remake at Disney, The Jungle Book. In that vein, Forster, who has dealt with »

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World War Z Director Marc Forster To Helm Disney’s Live-Action Winnie The Pooh Movie

18 November 2016 12:54 PM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

Disney’s latest film in a long list of live-action adaptations finally has a director. That’s right, Christopher Robin, a film based on A.A. Milne’s classic books Winnie the Pooh, has landed a director.

According to THR, the movie is set to be directed by Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, and World War Z helmer Marc Forster. Unlike most interpretations of the source material, this flick won’t focus as much on Pooh and the rest of the characters in the Hundred Acre Wood, but will instead focus on an adult Christopher Robin, who befriended the bunch as a kid.

I can already feel the waterworks coming on. Given that Pooh and his friends are stuffed animals, I can only imagine this movie will imbue themes of growing up, and by the end of it all, I’d be surprised if it wasn’t confirmed that everything was in Christopher Robin’s head. »

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Live-Action Winnie The Pooh Movie Locates Director

18 November 2016 12:48 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Add Winnie the Pooh to Hollywood’s jam-packed list of CG animations in line for the live-action treatment. Falling in line behind Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Mulan, Snow White, The Lion King and many, many more, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Marc Forster has agreed terms to helm Christopher Robin, Disney’s fantasy drama designed to follow the human character of Pooh’s lush world.

Given the barnstorming success of The Jungle Book galvanized this new wave of live-action remakes, it’s not too surprising to hear that the Mouse House has elected Brigham Taylor, producer on Jon Favreau‘s lucrative hit, to produce. Alex Ross Perry, meanwhile, will pen the script.

Not to be confused with Fox Searchlight’s Untitled A.A. Milne Project, Christopher Robin follows the titular boy who befriends the iconic, honey-loving bear. Sources close to THR claim that Disney has cited Seth MacFarlane’s »

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Marc Forster To Helm Live-Action ‘Christopher Robin’ Based On ‘Winnie The Pooh’ Character

18 November 2016 12:40 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Disney’s Christopher Robin now has a director. The studio has tapped World War Z and Quantum of Solace helmer Marc Forster to direct the upcoming live-action fantasy film focused on the further adventures of human child from the Winnie the Pooh stories. The story catches up with Christopher Robin – the character based on author A. A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin Milne – as an adult who has grown out of the joyful imagination he had as a child. Now a businessman, he… »

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Marc Forster to Direct ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Live-Action Movie on ‘Christopher Robin’ for Disney

18 November 2016 11:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marc Forster will direct “Christopher Robin,” the live-action adaptation of Disney’s classic cartoon “Winnie the Pooh.”

Alex Ross Perry is set to write the script.

The film will follow Christopher Robin, the little boy who befriends a lovable bear in the celebrated A.A. Milne books, as an adult. According to sources, the film will share similarities with Seth MacFarlane’s fantasy-buddy film “Ted,” but center more on family fun than vulgarities.

The character of Winnie the Pooh was created by Milne for a collection of stories in the books “Winnie-the-Pooh” (1926) and “The House at Pooh Corner” (1928). Disney licensed the rights to the bear in 1961, leading to TV shows and four feature films: “The Tigger Movie,” “Piglet’s Big Movie,” “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie,” and “Winnie the Pooh.”

Kristin Burr will oversee the project for the studio.

The film falls in line with Disney’s slate of live-action adaptations that »

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Marc Forster to Direct Live-Action Movie About Winnie the Pooh's Pal, 'Christopher Robin' (Exclusive)

18 November 2016 11:18 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Marc Forster has come aboard to direct Christopher Robin, Disney’s live-action fantasy project centering on the human character in Winnie the Pooh.

Brigham Taylor, who produced Disney’s recent mega-hit The Jungle Book, is producing Christopher Robin, which has a script by Alex Ross Perry.

The story centers on Robin, the adult version of the boy who in the A.A. Milne books shares his adventures with the animals of the Hundred Acre Wood. Robin has grown out of the joyful imagination he had as a young boy and is now a businessman who prioritizes work over his wife and daughter. With »

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So Long Rosewood! Pretty Little Liars Cast Posts Bittersweet Tributes on Last Day of Filming

26 October 2016 3:38 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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Pretty Little Liars might not return to our television screens until April of 2017, but for those involved in the creation of the show, the story has come to an end. Wednesday marks the final day of shooting for the crew, and seven years of memories has the entire cast feeling sentimental.

All of the Liars — Sasha Pieterse, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, and Troian Bellisario — have taken to social media to prepare for their final day inhabiting the lives of the Rosewood favorites. Bellisario even went so far as »

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Margot Robbie Enters Negotiations To Join Live-Action Peter Rabbit Movie

24 October 2016 12:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Margot Robbie is on the verge of landing a role in Sony’s live-action/CGI redo of Peter Rabbit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Negotiations are ongoing, but should the pieces fall into place, Robbie will be following in the footsteps of Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson, whom she stars alongside in Simon Curtis’ upcoming Untitled A.A. Milne Project – Aka the biopic based on the Winnie the Pooh author previously known as Goodbye Christopher Robin.

In terms of Peter Rabbit, although THR didn’t disclose details of the role Margot Robbie is in contention for, it’s understand the Aussie actress is being eyed to voice a bunny. The Late Late Show host James Corden is attached to the title part of Peter, with Daisy Ridley and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Elizabeth Debicki joining him in the recording.

Gleeson holds one of the few live-action characters; he’ll play curmudgeonly farmer Mr. »

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Winnie the Pooh Author Biopic Begins Shooting with Margot Robbie

1 October 2016 11:17 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that principal photography on the Untitled A.A. Milne Project has begun shooting on location in Oxfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex and London.&#160 The film is directed by Simon Curtis from a script written by Frank Cottrell Boyce based on a screenplay by Simon Vaughan.&#160 The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald and Will Tilston as young Christopher Robin.&#160

Additional cast includes Stephen Campbell Moore, Alex Lawther, Richard McCabe, Nico Mirallegro, Geraldine Somerville and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.&#160 Damian Jones produces with Steve Christian nd Vaughan serves as executive producer. Says producer Damian Jones.

"I'm thrilled to finally see this fascinating story be realized with such an array of fresh and exciting talent in front of and behind the camera as well as continuing my ongoing collaboration with Fox Searchlight."

Christian adds.

"It's such a joy to be able to share the long held passion that I've »

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