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80s Movies That Need a Sequel

80s Movies That Need a Sequel
Remember seeing movies like The Goonies or Ferris Bueller's Day Off? Remember seeing Beetlejuice again and again in the movie theater? Why did we do this you may wonder? Because back in those days a film was just that. A film. It wasn't made and then sequel strewn with ease two years later. No, that sequel status was reserved for films in the pantheon of Star Wars. And because of that we have many films from the 1980s that need sequels.

Movies that make money today are pretty much guaranteed to have a second act. Regardless of whether this second act is warranted. As long as they hit a certain threshold at the box office, a successful film will generate film after film. Even when the numbers dip, these films can be released to platforms like Netflix where they can potentially live forever.

The 1980s were not like that. A movie would come out.
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‘Dumbo’ First Trailer: Tim Burton Brings Disney’s Lovable Elephant to Dazzling Life

‘Dumbo’ First Trailer: Tim Burton Brings Disney’s Lovable Elephant to Dazzling Life
The last time Tim Burton reimagined an iconic Disney animated film as a live-action spectacle, it was the 2010 adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland,” which earned over $1 billion at the global box office. Will Burton find similar success with his next Disney tentpole, “Dumbo”? We’ll have to wait until 2019 to find out, although the teaser trailer below suggests another smash hit.

Burton’s “Dumbo” is loosely based on Disney’s 1941 animated classic of the same name. Colin Farrell stars as soldier Holt Farrier, who returns home from war and is recruited by a circus owner (Danny DeVito) to care for a newborn elephant with oversized ears. Once the elephant reveals he can fly, the circus owner concocts a plan to make the circus rich. Eva Green, Michael Keaton, and Alan Arkin co-star.

Dumbo” is Buton’s first release since “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” in fall 2016. Green worked
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‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’ Featurette Showcases Halo Jump Stunt

Paramount has released a brand-new featurette for a new stunt from the upcoming ‘Mission: Impossible Fallout‘ and it looks absolutely insane. Although the franchise is seeing it’s 6th entry with ‘Mission: Impossible Fallout‘, star Tom Cruise seems bound and determined to top himself with each respective entry. One of the highlights of the franchise have always been witnessing the memorable stunts that Cruise and co. bring to the big screen.

Even though director Christopher McQuarrie teased the stunt on social media a few weeks ago, this feature provides a quick nuts and bolts approach to how they actually accomplished shooting such a dangerous stunt. The featurette dives into how they prepared for the jump with the creation of Tom Cruise’s helmet–which served as both a prop and life-saving device–all the way to the actually implementation of the stunt. Although the crew ended up requiring nearly 100 jumps
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Everything We Know About A Potential Beetlejuice 2 So Far

Beetlejuice was a Tim Burton classic. We all know how eccentric Burton could be, but Beetlejuice took his style to the next level. We all loved the film regardless of how odd and creepy it was. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 30 years since the original film first came out. Since the movie came out in 1988, fans have been clamoring for a sequel, but it literally took decades before talks about the project even surfaced. Will we be seeing a Beetlejuice sequel any time soon? All the principal players are still around after all, and the

Everything We Know About A Potential Beetlejuice 2 So Far
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Watch Tom Cruise Do The Awesome Halo Jump Stunt From 25,000 Feet For Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Some missions are not a choice. Watch the official featurette from Mission: Impossible – Fallout starring Tom Cruise where he completes a High Altitude Low Open skydive jump from over 25,000 feet while the plane is travelling at 165mph.

It’s an insane stunt, but Cruise pulls it off – awesome!

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt and his Imf team along with some familiar allies in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie (“Jack Reacher”) returning to the helm.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is in theatres July 27, 2018.

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Michael Keaton Reminds Everyone He's Still Batman in Commencement Speech

Michael Keaton Reminds Everyone He's Still Batman in Commencement Speech
It's that time of year where students are graduating from college, which means some of the bigger schools are getting big names to give the commencement speech. Michael Keaton attended Kent State University for 2 years and was asked to speak to the class of 2018, even though he dropped out before he could graduate. Only a few short seconds of Keaton's speech have popped up online, but they are an important few seconds, especially for fans of Batman.

After advising the students of Kent State University to "be respectful," "respect yourself," and to "be courageous," Michael Keaton wrapped up his speech by stating that he had two very important words to share. While many were expecting some big words of wisdom, Keaton did one better. He had this to say.

"I've got two words that I want you all to remember. They're very important, and if I leave you with anything,
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Michael Keaton Has Two ‘Important’ Words in Commencement Speech to Students: ‘I’m Batman’

Michael Keaton Has Two ‘Important’ Words in Commencement Speech to Students: ‘I’m Batman’
Michael Keaton can’t let his superhero past go.

The actor stopped by Kent State University in Ohio recently to give a commencement speech to graduating students and made the audience go wild with his closing remarks.

“I’ve got two words that I want you all to remember,” he said. “They’re very important, and if I leave you with anything, I’m going to leave you with these two words. And those two words are: I’m Batman.”

Michael Keaton closed his commencement speech at Kent State with "I'm Batman."

And this is why Michael Keaton is the best.
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First look at Dumbo from Tim Burton’s live-action movie

During the Walt Disney Pictures presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the Mouse House has delivered a first glimpse of the titular elephant from Tim Burton’s live-action remake of the animated classic Dumbo. Check it out here…

First Look at Dumbo! #Disney #CinemaCon pic.twitter.com/x4QKsgWz3z

— Caleb Williams (@KnightGambit) April 24, 2018

Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” introduces Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.

Dumbo
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Beetlejuice 2 Fan-Made Trailer Will Get You Hyped for the Real Thing

Beetlejuice 2 Fan-Made Trailer Will Get You Hyped for the Real Thing
The original Beetlejuice movie is 30 years old and talks of Beetlejuice 2 have been around just as long. Late last year it was revealed that Mike Vukadinovich was trying to write a sequel that would include both Tim Burton and Michael Keaton. However, fans know not to hold their breath while waiting for the project to ever get off of the ground. Since then, it was announced that a Beetlejuice musical was in the works, pretty much burying any idea of Beetlejuice 2 hitting theaters any time soon. Now, we have a new fan-made trailer for the sequel that is almost too good and will make you wish that it was real.

The new fan-made trailer for Beetlejuice 2 starts off like an updated version of the first movie with a young couple falling in love, getting married, and then getting into a horrific car crash. The couple are now
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Beetlejuice 2 Fan-Made Trailer Will Leave You Dying For The Real Thing

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s strange unusual horror/comedy Beetlejuice, which has got fans wishing for that long-touted sequel once again. In the absence of any official updates on that front, though, one YouTube user has now taken it upon themselves to create a teaser trailer for the belated follow-up, and we must say, it’s rather well done.

Echoing the events of the original 1988 movie, the teaser imagines the sequel following a young couple as they adjust to the afterlife once they’re killed in a car accident. Original ghosts the Maitlands also put in appearances as the couple’s new mentors, through some cleverly chosen footage of Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin as they appear now. Also, look out for clips of Catherine O’Hara, who played Delia Deetz, and Winona Ryder, whose role as Lydia Deetz offered the actress her first big break.
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Strangers Things Casts Cary Elwes And Jake Busey For Season 3

Stranger Things season 3 is set to begin filming later this month and, ahead of the Netflix phenomenon once again going in front of the cameras, two exciting new casting additions have been revealed to be moving to the weird and frightening town of Hawkins.

Cary Elwes – familiar to modern horror fans as Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the Saw films – is joining the ensemble cast as Mayor Kline, suggesting that season 3 will finally introduce us to the mayor of Hawkins. With all the odd shenanigans going on in the town, we expect him to be a very shady individual indeed. Meanwhile, Jake Busey – set to star in the upcoming Predator – is set to play a man named Bruce. That’s all we know about his role for now, though.

Elwes should definitely be right at home on Stranger Things, as he’s yet another cast member who’s previously appeared in a fondly-remembered classic 1980s movie.
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Look Who’s Talking at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

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2018 Tribeca Film Festival – Look Who’s Talking Now!

Last year’s Tribeca Film Festival Tribeca Talks series saw the unlikely on stage pairing of Robert Rodriguez and Barbra Streisand to discuss the latter’s career. Rodriguez revealed that in his household growing up Streisand was already revered as a singer and actress, but when she became a filmmaker it inspired a young Robert to take up a camera himself.

The 2018 line-up doesn’t have any pairings quite as surprising, but there are still some exciting names to see alongside each other such as Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee who’ll discuss their movie passions, while Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and all round legend Robert De Niro will interview Bradley Cooper about his career as actor, producer and director. Other names taking to the Tribeca Talks stage this year include Alexander Payne, Laura Poitras, Nancy Meyers, John Legend, Edward Burns, Jamie Foxx,
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Tina Fey on the Lasting Legacy of ‘Mean Girls,’ Its Road to Broadway and Time’s Up

Tina Fey on the Lasting Legacy of ‘Mean Girls,’ Its Road to Broadway and Time’s Up
Tina Fey wrote “Mean Girls,” but she’s no Regina George. On the first day of rehearsals for her new Broadway musical, based on the 2004 hit comedy, she had a message for her cast of ingenues: Avoid the trappings of fame. That meant no diva-like behavior in real life. If they felt like straying, Fey asked them to think of one thing. “Picture my face as your mom, saying, ‘Please don’t do that!’” Kerry Butler, who plays the teacher Ms. Norbury, recalls Fey telling them.

This spring, a lot of fans will be enrolling in Fey’s high school musical. “Mean Girls” is the breakout production of the season, earning a robust $4.1 million in its first three weeks of previews. When “Mean Girls” opened in movie theaters, the film’s message — of not tearing each other down to simply feel better about yourself — spoke strongly to teenage girls. Now it applies to everyone,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Beetlejuice”

He’s the ‘ghost with the most’ and quite honestly you might not want to know what the ‘most’ is. Beetlejuice was kind of a castoff that was supposed to be great but wound up being just flat out nasty and just barely reached cult favorite status really. The actors were great, the story wasn’t bad, but somehow there was just enough of a disconnect that it didn’t work after the movie. Summoning a dead guy to rid yourself of the living is kind of a one-shot deal it would seem judging by the movie, and it worked for the most

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Beetlejuice
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Beetlejuice Celebrates Its 30th Birthday With Awesome New Posters

Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice was released on March 30th, 1988, which means that it’s now been 30 years since the ghost with the most first exploded onto cinema screens. It’s an auspicious birthday, too, coinciding with Beetlejuice’s (sort of) return to theaters (as a Vr avatar in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One).

If for some reason you haven’t seen the film, it’s a ghost story with the twist being that the heroes are a pair of ghosts trying to get rid of the obnoxious new tenants in their house. Their haunting skills aren’t great, though, so they call in an expert: haunter extraordinaire Beetlejuice!

Now that I’ve said his name three times, I guess it’d be as good time as any to introduce these seriously cool fan posters that’ve been cooked up to celebrate the movie’s birthday:

Beetlejuice Celebrates Its 30th
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‘Beetlejuice’ Originally Had a Much Darker Ending

‘Beetlejuice’ Originally Had a Much Darker Ending
Beetlejuice is on everyone’s mind lately due to the film’s 30th anniversary. While you’re reflecting back on Tim Burton‘s 1988 dark comedy, here’s something you may not know: the film almost had a much darker ending. Read about the Beetlejuice alternate ending below. Happy 30th birthday, Beetlejuice – you don’t look a day over 29! In 1988, […]

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Freddy, Cuphead, Beetlejuice and Elvira Get New Funko Pop Cereal

Funko is officially getting into the cereal game. Funko has become one of the premiere names when it comes to fandom of any kind. While they're primarily known for making their signature bobbleheads for everything from Star Wars to Hong Kong Phooey, they venture outside of that from time to time. Their latest venture is the world of breakfast cereal, which will be themed around characters like Freddy Krueger, Beetlejuice, Elvira, Cuphead and more.

The news was revealed by Funko founder Michael Becker in a recent interview, while discussing the history of the company and the upcoming documentary, Making Fun: The Story of Funko. During the interview, unprompted, Becker revealed that the company will be releasing their own line of cereal in stores this June. While it may be a bit expensive, as far as cereal goes at $7.99 a box, it sounds like this may be well worth it for
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Get Cast as Beetlejuice in the Broadway-Bound Musical + More

The hotly anticipated musical adaptation of “Beetlejuice” is finally Broadway-bound but will make a pitstop in D.C. beforehand—and it’s hiring talent right now! We have that casting notice in this week’s roundup, as well as a new “Power Rangers” project, nonunion theater and film gigs, and more. “Beetlejuice”Equity performers are sought for the Washington, D.C. tryout of the new musical “Beetlejuice.” Seeking talent for both principal and ensemble roles, there will be Equity Chorus Calls in New York City on April 9 and 12, and Equity Principal Auditions April 14. “Power Rangers: Beast Morphers”Male and female talent aged 18–25 is sought to depict high school students in supporting roles in “Power Rangers: Beast Morphers.” Talent must be willing to relocate to Auckland, New Zealand (where the project will film) for approximately eight months. “Blind Interview”“Blind Interview,” a short film, is casting actors for a leading and two supporting roles.
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Tim Burton's Beetlejuice Originally Had a Much Darker Ending

Tim Burton's 1998 film Beetlejuice is such a great movie. But it was also such a different and crazy far-out idea, I'm surprised that it actually got made! The only person that would have been able to get away with it was Tim Burton and it also ended up being one of Michael Keaton's greatest roles.

According to Larry Wilson, who was the creator of the story and co-writer of Beetlejuice, the movie almost had a completely different ending that would have been so much darker and morbid.

In the original ending Lydia (Winona Ryder) comes home from school with good grades and does a little floating dance number thanks to the help of resident ghosts Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara Maitland (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis). It was a happy ending! You can watch here if you want:

As for the original ending, well... here's what Wilson
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Now Casting: Non-Equity Tour of ‘Rent’ Has an Open Call for Singers and Dancers + 3 More Gigs

Count all the minutes left in this week and apply for the gigs in today’s roundup! The Pulitzer and Tony-winning rock opera "Rent" is continuing its casting for its non-Equity tour. Plus, the “Beetlejuice” musical is casting actors for its pre-Broadway engagement, real families are wanted for a Play-Doh ad, and NBC’s “Chicago Pd” is hiring a deputy sheriff. “Rent,” Non-equity Tour, Open Dance CALLThe non-Equity tour of “Rent” is seeking male and female talent, aged 18–30, to join the cast as ensemble and swing members. Actors must be great pop and rock singers and be able to play various characters throughout the show, including homeless people and the parents of the main characters, as well as covering for multiple lead roles. There will be an open casting call on April 12 in New York City. Rehearsals will begin on or around May 1 and the show opens May 30, with an Asia opening Aug.
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