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Alyssa Wapanatâhk to Play Tiger Lily in ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’

Alyssa Wapanatâhk to Play Tiger Lily in ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’
Newcomer Alyssa Wapanatâhk has closed a deal to make her feature film debut and play Tiger Lily in Disney’s “Peter Pan & Wendy,” an insider with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Additionally, insiders add that this version of Tiger Lily is being reimagined for the new film.

Ever Anderson is set to play Wendy while Alexander Molony will play Peter Pan, the famous boy who wouldn’t grow up. “Pete’s Dragon” director David Lowery is directing “Peter Pan & Wendy” from a script he co-wrote with Toby Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker is producing. It was also previously reported that Jude Law was in talks to play Captain Hook. “Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi will be spreading pixie dust in the movie, as she’s set to play Tinker Bell.

Disney adapted J.M. Barrie’s famous novel and play in 1953, and since then, there have been many on-screen adaptations, such as
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Ghost Producers Refused to Hire Whoopi Goldberg Until Patrick Swayze Stepped In

Ghost Producers Refused to Hire Whoopi Goldberg Until Patrick Swayze Stepped In
Revealing that she "got that job because of Patrick Swayze," Whoopi Goldberg recalled how she was cast in the hit movie Ghost after she was initially rejected. In the classic movie, Goldberg memorably plays Oda Mae Brown, a psychic who must help a dead man save his living wife. It's clear to anyone who's seen the movie that Goldberg was perfect for the part, but while speaking with Naomi Campbell on her No Filter YouTube series, Goldberg opened up about how she almost didn't get the part.

At the time when production was just getting started on the movie, Goldberg recalls a friend telling her about the Ghost auditions. According to her friend, "every Black woman and her mother" had auditioned for the role of Oda Mae, and yet Goldberg never got the call. As she regales to Campbell on No Filter, Goldberg called her agent to ask why she
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - The 10 Best Characters, Ranked

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - The 10 Best Characters, Ranked
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a movie reboot that no one asked for and everyone was skeptical initially. Yet, it became the biggest surprise hit of 2017 that exceeded the quality and execution of the 1995 Robin Williams movie and produce an equally successful sequel in The Next Level.

Related: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle - 10 Behind The Scenes Facts You Never Knew

It is thanks to an aesthetic transition from a board game coming to the real world to the real world entering a videogame. And that brought to life clever action sequences and committed cast that had them play against type. As a result, the characters become worth following until the end.
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Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers

Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers
The creators of HBO Max’s Search Party join Josh and Joe to talk about their favorite films.

Show Notes: Movies Referenced In This Episode

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Tenet (2020)

Piranha (1978)

Piranha 3D (2010)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Jaws (1975)

E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982)

Looker (1981)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Waiting For Guffman (1996)

True Stories (1986)

Another Year (2010)

Abigail’s Party (1977)

Brazil (1985)

The Pink Panther (1963)

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Network (1976)

Idiocracy (2006)

A League Of Their Own (1992)

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

About Schmidt (2002)

Please Give (2010)

Duck Soup (1933)

The Gold Rush (1925)

The Cocoanuts (1929)

A Night At The Opera (1935)

The Terminator (1984)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Love Potion No. 9 (1992) – Sarah

The Birdcage (1996) – Charles

Mandy (2018)

Other Notable Items

Search Party TV series (2016- )

The Coen Brothers

The DGA

Jon Favreau

Garry Marshall

Christopher Nolan

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV series (2000-2015)

Jurassic Park series

Laura Dern

Jeff Goldblum

Sam Neill

Steven Spielberg

Jurassic Park novel by Michael Crichton
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Robin Williams' Son Zak Gets Married on World Mental Health Day

Robin Williams' Son Zak Gets Married on World Mental Health Day
Robin Williams' son Zak Williams, who's spent years working as a mental health advocate after his father's death, just married his longtime girlfriend, Olivia June, on World Mental Health Day. The event went down on Saturday at the Paramour Estate in Los Angeles, and Zak posted an image of the two on their special day on Twitter.

"I had the great joy of marrying my best friend @oliviajune today! It went awesome and we couldn't have tied the knot on a better day," Zak tweeted.

In a tweet of her own, Olivia responded, "Married my best friend and love of my life today. @zakwilliams you were already stuck with me forever, and now it's legally so."

Last year, Zak and Olivia had their first child, a son named McLaurin Clement Williams. The boy was named in memory of Robin, whose middle name was also McLaurin. The wedding also comes laong
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Night at the Museum 4 Is Happening as an Animated Movie for Disney+ Streaming?

Night at the Museum 4 Is Happening as an Animated Movie for Disney+ Streaming?
Predictably, Disney+ made quick and easy work of cornering the tween and teen market demographic mere months are starting their streaming service, thanks to the Disney brand's popularity with family audiences. Now, a report by The Disney Insider indicates the Mouse Empire is looking to further cash in on fan nostalgia with an animated follow-up to the Ben Stiller comedy series Night at the Museum.

According to the report, the animated sequel has been temporarily titled Night At The Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again, with casting for the project having already started. The movie is expected to go into production on November 2nd in Los Angeles, California.

The original three Night at the Museum movies dealt with the story of Larry Daley, a struggling entrepreneur who is forced to take a job as a night watchman at a museum. Things get strange when Larry discovers the artifacts in the building come
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Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle - 10 Behind The Scenes Facts You Never Knew

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle - 10 Behind The Scenes Facts You Never Knew
Based on the book of the same name, the original Jumanji movie from the 90s was one of the most iconic and popular movies of all time. The film starred Robin Williams and a young Kirsten Dunst, telling the story of a board game that could suck you into its world. Due to the popularity, in 2017, a sequel starring Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart was released.

Related: Jumanji: 10 BTS Facts About Robin Williams' Famous Movie

This film, instead of making Jumanji a board game, like the first, made it a video game and saw a group of teenagers get sucked into it. The film was a smash hit and helped introduce a whole new audience to the Jumanji world, while also bringing a unique new spin to the franchise as a whole.
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Will Smith and Family Honored with Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award

Will Smith and Family Honored with Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award
The Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award is going to the Smith family this year, honoring Will Smith and his family for their "longstanding contributions to the world." Following Williams' death in 2014, his children Zak, Zelda, and Cody have been working with Glenn Close and Change to Mind, a non-profit working to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. Every year, they've given the Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award to "an individual in entertainment we feel embodies the best sparks of Dad, still living and bringing joy."

In a video posted to Smith's YouTube account, Zak Williams can be seen speaking about the award, revealing the group's decision to honor Will Smith and his family this year. "As family that gets asked about the word legacy a lot, we decided that this year that we'd like to honor one that was being built with kindness, unity, and love right in front of us,
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Good Will Hunting: 5 Ways The Movie Didn't Age Well (& 5 It's A Classic)

Good Will Hunting: 5 Ways The Movie Didn't Age Well (& 5 It's A Classic)
For many, Good Will Hunting is a beloved American classic--nearly any movie that has Robin Williams in it is, after all. The movie has many timeless qualities that leave viewers returning to it year after year: it's tough, it's dramatic, it's got a romantic storyline, it features a certain Bostonian sense of humor that people from Massachusetts particularly adore, and above all, it's a tale of friendship.

Related: Which Robin Williams Character Are You Based On Your Zodiac Sign?

Audiences live for a good old rags-to-riches story, and the film nearly takes viewers down this road...but not quite. What makes Good Will Hunting so special is that it resists the cliché of the underclass protagonist climbing the designated social ladder. Viewers love the '90s movie for its independent spirit--but at the same time, as with most content people adore in their youth, time casts an unflattering light on some aspects.
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10 Movies To Watch If You Loved Disney's Aladdin

10 Movies To Watch If You Loved Disney's Aladdin
Disney's Aladdin is one of the greatest animated movies ever made. Telling an amazing underdog, rags to riches tale with compelling characters that bring the story to life in the most amazing manner. Whether it's Robin Williams' unforgettable performance as The Genie or the heartwarming personality of Aladdin himself, there's so much fun to be had with this.

Related: Aladdin: 10 Best Jokes From Robin Williams's Genie

The movie has brilliant music that has become iconic throughout the years, with a great blend of romance, comedy, and action all the way throughout. There's always something happening within this film, which is packed with energy and while it's tough to top, that doesn't mean there aren't similar movies that fans of Aladdin would love.
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Good Will Hunting: 10 Best Robin Williams Quotes

Good Will Hunting: 10 Best Robin Williams Quotes
Robin Williams embodies many a beloved character that fans will identify from growing up with alongside their childhood and more, and amongst possibly the most adored of all is his role as Sean, the tough-love therapist in Good Will Hunting.

Related: 10 Best Movie Performances By Real-Life Family Members

Fans of this movie will easily recall the iconic bench scene in which Sean faces off with Will, hard-headed boy-genius played by Matt Damon. This is only one of several scenes in the movie that makes themselves memorable for the powerful words shared between characters--and some of the best quotes of all come from the mouth of the legend himself, Robin Williams.
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‘The Comedy Store’ Review: Showtime’s Doc Squanders a Great Premise on Too Few Punchlines

‘The Comedy Store’ Review: Showtime’s Doc Squanders a Great Premise on Too Few Punchlines
There’s a moment in the fourth episode of Showtime’s “The Comedy Store” where Neal Brennan is interviewing Jay Leno about what the former “Tonight Show” host thinks about the current use of podcasts as vehicles for stand-up comedians to both hone their craft and build name recognition. And while Leno’s extended “podcasts are masturbation to stand-up’s carnal knowledge” metaphor is a simultaneous eye-roller/groaner, there’s an energy in this interaction missing from almost every other talking head interview in the series — and that’s likely because it’s the only time director Mike Binder is not conducting the interview.

Binder, whose bonafides include writing and directing “The Upside of Anger” and “Reign Over Me,” got his start at The Comedy Store during its heyday in the 1970s, where he became part of owner Mitzi Shore’s inaugural crop of regulars alongside giants of stand-up Robin Williams,
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The Filmmakers Podcast #184: Actress Caroline Goodall on how to make your debut indie film

The Filmmakers Podcast #184: Actress Caroline Goodall on how to make your debut indie film
Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar, with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors.

The Filmmakers Podcast #184: Actress Caroline Goodall on how to write and produce
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Rodney Dangerfield: His 10 Must-See Movies

Rodney Dangerfield: His 10 Must-See Movies
In the annals of stand-up comedy history, there are many comedians with a unique style that helped them stand out and become comedy legends. Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Robin Williams had something special to their comedy. Many comedians have turned their popular stage personas into big-screen success, with some even moving behind the camera, such as Jordan Peele's massive success with both Get Out and Us.

Related: 10 Best Stand-Up Shows of All Time

Rodney Dangerfield deserves mention amongst the comedy greats. His unique style of self-deprecating comedy was hilarious and original. Dangerfield easily made the leap from the stand-up stage to film stardom, finding the right roles to support his one of a kind personality.
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Disney’s D23 Expo Pushed Back to September 2022

Disney’s D23 Expo Pushed Back to September 2022
Disney has moved its next D23 expo back a year until 2022, the company announced Monday.

The seventh biannual event, held in Anaheim, Calif., at the Anaheim Convention Center, had been scheduled to take place next summer, but will now be held on Sept. 9-11, 2022. Disney said it will use the event to kick start the company’s 100th anniversary celebration, coinciding with the 1923 founding of the company by Walt Disney.

D23 is the official fan club for The Walt Disney Co. The group was founded in 2009 with Bob Iger unveiling it at the company’s annual meeting. It’s best known for its exposition event, the D23 Expo. Membership includes discounts and early access to the convention.

The first D23 Expo was held at the Anaheim Convention Center with pavilions from Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Consumer Products. It showed off an expansion of Fantasyland, an extensive re-hauling of Star
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Yara Shahidi to Star as Tinker Bell in ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’

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Yara Shahidi to Star as Tinker Bell in ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’
Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi will be spreading pixie dust soon, as she’s set to play Tinker Bell in Disney’s “Peter Pan & Wendy,” an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Ever Anderson is set to play Wendy while Alexander Molony will play the famous boy who wouldn’t grow up. “Pete’s Dragon” director David Lowery is directing from a script he co-wrote with Toby Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker is producing. It was also previously reported that Jude Law was in talks to play Captain Hook.

Disney adapted J.M. Barrie’s famous novel and play in 1953, and since then, there have been many on-screen adaptations, such as Steven Spielberg’s “Hook” starring Robin Williams and Joe Wright’s “Pan.” Benh Zeitlin recently directed “Wendy,” which looks at the character of Wendy in the classic tale.

Shahidi is known for her roles on “Black-ish” and “Grown-ish” but has also
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‘Grown-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi To Play Tinker Bell In Disney’s Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’ Pic

‘Grown-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi To Play Tinker Bell In Disney’s Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’ Pic
Exclusive: Disney continues to make strides in diversifying its classic characters and is doing it again as sources tell Deadline that Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi is set to play Tinker Bell in David Lowery’s Peter Pan and Wendy. This would mark the first time a person of color has filled the role that traditionally has featured a white actress and follows in the footsteps after Disney set Halle Bailey to play Ariel in The Little Mermaid.

Shahidi joins Jude Law, who will play Captain Hook, as well as Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, who will play the title characters. Lowery is on board to direct the project and also co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker is producing.

Sources say the release is expected to be theatrical and not go the Disney+ streaming route.

Disney’s 1953 animated classic is still the most successful adaptation of the J.M. Barrie novel about Peter Pan,
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Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine Streaming Live on October 18

Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine Streaming Live on October 18
Bob Saget continues to use comedy to shed light on a very heavy subject and make it lighter, by presenting and curating the Scleroderma Research Foundation's (Srf’s) signature annual fundraising event, Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine.

This year, audiences from around the world will be able to participate in a re-imagined virtual gathering of comedy greats and music legends, which broadcasts on YouTube on Sunday, October 18th, at 5 p.m. Pdt/8 p.m. Edt. To register, click here.

Bob Saget, an Srf Board Member who lost his sister to scleroderma, hosts the evening alongside fellow board member and Top Chef Master, Susan Feniger. The star-studded event features appearances by Jason Alexander, Jack Black, Bill Burr, Kelly Clarkson, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Garlin, Nikki Glaser, Regina Hall, Ken Jeong, Queen Latifah, George Lopez, Howie Mandel, John Mayer, Joel McHale, Pat Monahan, Ray Romano, Jeff Ross, Sarah Silverman, John Stamos, and more to be announced.
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Interview: Caroline Goodall on ‘The Bay of Silence’

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Interview: Caroline Goodall on ‘The Bay of Silence’
Ahead of the release of the UK release of the dark psychological thriller The Bay of Silence on September 28th, Caroline Goodall talks Hollywood influences and the mental health issues that drew her to write and produce her first feature film.

Why did you choose to become an actor?

Performing was my freedom. I had a childhood stutter but it disappeared when I pretended to be someone else, so acting freed me from the stutterer’s crippling shyness. I desperately wanted to be an actress, but I had no clue how to go about it as a career as my family weren’t in the business, though they loved the theatre. So, I thought if I took every opportunity maybe I’d find my way. I joined the National Youth Theatre and then in my last year of school, I was spotted in a school play. I spent the summer
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TIFF Review: Mads Mikkelsen Embarks on Alcohol-Infused Experiment in Another Round

TIFF Review: Mads Mikkelsen Embarks on Alcohol-Infused Experiment in Another Round
If you find yourself needing to latch onto an obscure scientific theory to reinvigorate your energy level and live your life as more than a sleepwalking zombie, you’re probably not ready to actually confront the real problem. We know this to be true of the quartet at the center of Thomas Vinterberg’s effective, cathartic drama Druk (known in English as Another Round), since our first impression of Tommy (Thomas Bo Larsen), Peter (Lars Ranthe), Nikolaj (Magnus Millang), and especially Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) is that they have lost their spark. Sexually, intellectually, physically, emotionally—whatever spark you can describe in words, they’ve lost it. Call it a mid-life crisis if you want. Call it evidence for needing a therapist like it is. Or, as they decide, retrieve that long-lost courage at the bottom of a bottle.

Don’t go calling them alcoholics, though (at least not yet). The
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