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Time to Reread The Witches, Because Warner Bros. Is Rebooting the Cult Classic Family Movie

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The witches are back for another round! Warner Bros. is adding another adaptation to its roster by tackling Roald Dahl's The Witches.

According to Variety, Welcome to Marwen director Robert Zemeckis is in final negotiations to direct the project. Zemeckis is famous for working on classics like the Back to the Future film trilogy and, of course, the Oscar-winning Forrest Gump. He is planning on writing the script with his ImageMovers partner Jack Rapke and producing with a dynamite group of fellow Oscar winners: Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo del Toro (the latter of whom was originally on board to helm the project).

This will be the second adaptation of the 1983 novel, which follows a young boy who runs into a coven of witches who masquerade as ordinary women and kill children. The well-known 1990 movie adaptation, starring the amazing Anjelica Huston, was highly praised by critics and earned an incredibly
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Chris Pine Gets a Glorious '80s Makeover in the First Photo From Wonder Woman 2

Chris Pine Gets a Glorious '80s Makeover in the First Photo From Wonder Woman 2
Somehow, some way, Steve Trevor has been revived for the Wonder Woman sequel. And are we complaining? Hell no. Director and all-around badass Patty Jenkins shared the good news on Wednesday when she tweeted out a photo of Chris Pine, writing, "Welcome to Wonder Woman 1984, Steve Trevor! #WW84."

The actor is in costume as his beloved character, Steve, who memorably (and heartbreakingly) sacrifices himself to save the world at the end of the franchise's first film. Apparently he's not only been brought back to life somehow, but he's also gotten a pretty sweet '80s makeover, from his Top Gun jumpsuit down to his Forrest Gump-approved shoes.

Jenkins hasn't offered up any explanation as for how Steve's miraculous reappearance came to be, but we imagine some kind of weird science situation could be at play. After previously revealing that the film will be set during the Cold War,
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Welcome To Marwen (2018) Movie Trailer: Steve Carell Deals With Trauma Through Puppet Creation

Welcome to Marwen Trailer Robert ZemeckisWelcome to Marwen (2018) movie trailer stars Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monae, and Gwendoline Christie. Welcome to Marwen‘s plots synopsis: based on the documentary by Jeff Malmberg, “This holiday season, Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis — the groundbreaking filmmaker behind Forrest Gump, Flight and Cast Away — [...]

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Roald Dahl's Children's Classic The Witches Is Being Remade by the Director of Forrest Gump

Roald Dahl's Children's Classic The Witches Is Being Remade by the Director of Forrest Gump
The Witches are coming back!

The hit 1990 movie starring Anjelica Huston is getting a remake thanks to Back to the Future and Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis, according to Variety. The Oscar winner is partnering up with Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) and Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) for the remake.

Recent Oscar winner del Toro was originally set to direct the film before pulling out and handing over duties to Zemeckis. The director is also set to write the script for the movie.

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The 1990 film was an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1973 classic book in which a
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Robert Zemeckis’s New Trailer For Welcome To Marwen Hits – Stars Steve Carell

Opening this upcoming awards season is Welcome To Marwen. Universal Pictures has released the trailer for the drama, set to be in theaters November 21, 2018.

Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis – the groundbreaking filmmaker behind Forrest Gump, Flight and Cast Away – directs Steve Carell in the most original movie of the year. Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit. The film also features Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe, Eiza González, Gwendolyn Christie, Leslie Zemeckis, Neil Jackson.

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation-a testament to the most powerful women he knows-through his fantasy world,
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Carell creates a magical world in trailer for Zemeckis' Welcome to Marwen

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Robert Zemeckis has been fueling our imaginations and moving our hearts for years with movies like Back To The Future and Forrest Gump, and his new movie Welcome To Marwen is all about the power of our own imaginations. Based on the documentary Marwencol, the movie is about a man named Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) who was savagely beaten by thugs and lost most of his memory. As a form of therapy, he begins making a small WWII-era town and using dolls as representations of his friends and... Read More...
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Time to Reread The Witches, Because Warner Bros. Is Rebooting the Cult Classic Family Movie

The witches are back for another round! Warner Bros. is adding another adaptation to its roster by tackling Roald Dahl's The Witches.

According to Variety, Welcome to Marwen director Robert Zemeckis is in final negotiations to direct the project. Zemeckis is famous for working on classics like the Back to the Future film trilogy and, of course, the Oscar-winning Forrest Gump. He is planning on writing the script with his ImageMovers partner Jack Rapke and producing with a dynamite group of fellow Oscar winners: Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo del Toro (the latter of whom was originally on board to helm the project).

This will be the second adaptation of the 1983 novel, which follows a young boy who runs into a coven of witches who masquerade as ordinary women and kill children. The well-known 1990 movie adaptation, starring the amazing Anjelica Huston, was highly praised by critics and earned an incredibly
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‘Welcome to Marwen’ Trailer Reveals Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ Documentary Adaptation

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Oscar-winning Forrest Gump and Back to the Future filmmaker Robert Zemeckis’ new film Welcome to Marwen. Based on the documentary Marwencol by Jeff Malmberg, the film stars Steve Carell as a man who loses most of his memory after being beaten nearly to death. Unable to afford therapy, he begins building a 1/6-scale World War II-era Belgian town in his yard, populating it with dolls that represent himself, his friends, and even his attackers. That sounds like a bittersweet tale along the lines of Forrest Gump, but as …
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Chris Pine Gets a Glorious '80s Makeover in the First Photo From Wonder Woman 2

Somehow, some way, Steve Trevor has been revived for the Wonder Woman sequel. And are we complaining? Hell no. Director and all-around badass Patty Jenkins shared the good news on Wednesday when she tweeted out a photo of Chris Pine, writing, "Welcome to Wonder Woman 1984, Steve Trevor! #WW84."

The actor is in costume as his beloved character, Steve, who memorably (and heartbreakingly) sacrifices himself to save the world at the end of the franchise's first film. Apparently he's not only been brought back to life somehow, but he's also gotten a pretty sweet '80s makeover, from his Top Gun jumpsuit down to his Forrest Gump-approved shoes.

Jenkins hasn't offered up any explanation as for how Steve's miraculous reappearance came to be, but we imagine some kind of weird science situation could be at play. After previously revealing that the film will be set during the Cold War, her
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If You Like “Forrest Gump” Here are Five More Movies to Watch

Forrest Gump” was one of the most innovative and entertaining movies of its time. But it is hard to say that anyone except Tom Hanks could have played the intellectually and romantically challenged Forrest better than him. It is both the journey of a man whose mother only wants him to be treated as an equal, and someone who manages amazing accomplishments by having a singular athletic talent – he can run. The famous quote, “Run Forrest, run!” can be heard throughout the movie. In making the picks for this list, the problem was that the movie and storyline are

If You Like “Forrest Gump” Here are Five More Movies to Watch
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Vintage '94: Vampires, Gumps, and Serial Moms

The Supporting Actress Smackdown 1994 Edition arrives in just two weeks (Sunday June 24th) so as we approach and you vote (hint hint), let's talk context in movies and entertainment.

Great Big Box Office Hits: 1. Forrest Gump 2. The Lion King 3. True Lies 4. The Santa Clause 5. The Flintstones 6. Dumb & Dumber 7. Clear and Present Danger 8. Speed 9. The Mask and 10. Pulp Fiction just barely beating out Interview with the Vampire to complete the top ten. 

Oscar's Best Picture Nominees: Forrest Gump  (13 noms / 6 wins), Pulp Fiction  (7 noms / 1 win), The Shawshank Redemption (7 nominations), Quiz Show (4 noms), and the surprise Four Weddings and a Funeral (only 2 nominations in the 'only 5' Best Picture era!).

After the jump more vintage '94 and our best guess as to what would have made the list in the current voting era of 5-10 nominees...
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19 Coolest Ice Cream Scenes in Movies, From ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to ‘Wonder Woman’ (Videos)

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19 Coolest Ice Cream Scenes in Movies, From ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to ‘Wonder Woman’ (Videos)
From “It’s a Wonderful Life” to “Wonder Woman,” Hollywood has licked up America’s favorite frozen treat.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

George Bailey bonds with his future love an ice cream parlor.

Roman Holiday (1953)

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck enjoy a sweet treat on Rome’s Spanish Steps.

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Bette Davis clutches two ice cream cones on a Malibu beach.

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

John Carpenter’s shocker includes a surprise killing of a girl.

The Muppet Movie (1979)

Bob Hope and Fozzie Bear bond over ice cream.

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Justin Henry acts out over ice cream with Dustin Hoffman’s divorced dad.

Mad Max (1979)

Max’s wife (Joanne Samuel) fends off a bad guy with an ice cream cone — and a knee — in this dystopian classic.

The Shining (1980)

“How’d you like some ice cream, Doc?”

My Girl (1991)

Anna Chlumsky’s Vada joins a
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16 Actors Who Played JFK, From Patrick Dempsey to Michael C Hall (Photos)

16 Actors Who Played JFK, From Patrick Dempsey to Michael C Hall (Photos)
Cliff Robertson, “Pt 109” (1963)

Oscar winner Cliff Robertson (“Charly” and “Spider-Man” 1 and 2) portrayed JFK during his military years as a U.S. Navy officer in command of Motor Torpedo Boat Pt-109 touring the waters of the Pacific amidst World War II.

William Devane, “The Missiles of October” (1974)

Devane portrayed JFK in this made-for-tv offering, which depicted the drama in the 1962 White House while the President’s administration decided the best course of action during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Martin Sheen, “Kennedy” (1983)

Jed Bartlet on “The West Wing” wasn’t the only Democratic president Sheen has portrayed on screen. In 1983, he played JFK in the miniseries “Kennedy.” Nine years earlier he played “Jack’s” younger brother Robert opposite William Devane in “The Missiles of October.”

Steven Weber, “The Kennedys of Massachusetts” (1990)

The “13 Reasons Why” star played a young JFK in the ABC miniseries, which focused on the 54-year marriage on the family patriarch and matriarch,
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Happy as Lazzaro’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Happy as Lazzaro’
Nothing much makes sense in “Happy as Lazzaro,” until a stunning mid-film pivot that shakes time and space and snaps it all together, its world emerging from the disturbance as senseless again — but in a completely different, all too recognizable way. The third and most richly strange feature yet from Italian writer-director Alice Rohrwacher, this beautifully rendered tangram of a movie sees her pushing her recurring fascination with fables to its most literal (and literate) degree. Earthy folkloric storytelling, time-traveling magical realism and fact-inspired social drama are fused in its tale of a rural innocent defying life’s certainties to bear witness to two separate eras of social and economic exploitation. The result is a slow but bewitching burn that rewards viewers’ patience with humor and uncanny grace, sealing Rohrwacher’s status — following her 2014 Cannes Grand Prix winner “The Wonders” — as a truly distinctive European major.

A substantial prize at
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Robert Zemeckis, Sylvester Stallone Backed by China-Based Starlight (Exclusive)

Robert Zemeckis, Sylvester Stallone Backed by China-Based Starlight (Exclusive)
Starlight Culture Entertainment is backing a quartet of notable Hollywood filmmakers — Jonathan Liebesman, Sylvester Stallone, Alan Taylor and Robert Zemeckis — as part of its $100 million development fund.

The company is a China-backed firm with offices in Beverly Hills, Calif. It operates under the leadership of CEO Peter Luo, and came to notice in 2016 through a deal with “Aquaman” director James Wan. Starlight then signed deals with F. Gary Gray, Roland Emmerich and Jon M. Chu last year, and invested in the Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall.”

Thursday’s announcement did not identify specific projects or details of the financing. Zemeckis, whose credits include “Forrest Gump,” “The Polar Express,” “Cast Away,” “Flight” and the Back to the Future trilogy, lavished praise on Luo for his support of filmmakers.

“Under the leadership of Peter Luo, Starlight has created an environment that is incredibly friendly to filmmakers,” he added. “I could not be more
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16 Cannes Winners That Went on to Take Oscar Gold (Photos)

16 Cannes Winners That Went on to Take Oscar Gold (Photos)
Despite being two of the longest running institutions in cinema, the Oscars and Cannes have not always been the best of bedfellows. Only one film, 1955’s “Marty,” has won both the Palme D’Or and Best Picture. But many more films that have played on the croisette at Cannes have been nominated or won other big prizes from the Academy. These are the 16 films that both won the Palme D’Or and won an additional Oscar.

Marty” (1955)

In the first year that Cannes started calling their top prize the Palme D’Or, the Delbert Mann drama and romance based on the Paddy Chayefsky teleplay won four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing and Best Actor for Ernest Borgnine.

“The Silent World” (1956)

Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s pioneering, underwater nature documentary beat out films from Satyajit Ray, Alfred Hitchcock, Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and more to win the Palme, and it also took home the Best Documentary Oscar.

Black Orpheus” (1959)

Marcel Camus’s dreamy, contemporary take on the Orpheus and Eurydice Greek myth won the Palme and the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

La Dolce Vita” (1960)

Federico Fellini’s sensuous reverie of a film “La Dolce Vita” managed Oscar nods for Best Director and Screenplay, but only won for Best Costume Design.

A Man and a Woman” (1966)

The Academy rewarded this French New Wave romance starring Anouk Aimee and Jean-Louis Trintignant with two Oscars, one for its screenplay and another for Best Foreign Language Film.

Mash” (1970)

It’s surprising to see Cannes anoint a film as irreverent as Robert Altman’s screwball war satire “Mash,” but though the Oscars nominated it for Best Picture, the award went to another war film, “Patton.” “Mash” did pick up a win for Altman’s ingenious ensemble screenplay.

Apocalypse Now” (1979)

Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam war masterpiece was still a work-in-progress when it screened at Cannes, and it would split the Palme with “The Tin Drum” that same year. It was nominated for eight Oscars and won two, but lost Best Picture to “Kramer vs. Kramer.”

The Tin Drum” (1979)

After splitting the Palme with “Apocalypse Now,” “The Tin Drum” won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar with ease.

All That Jazz” (1980)

Weirdly, Bob Fosse’s musical was nominated alongside “Apocalypse Now” at the 1979 Oscars, opening in December of that year, but it won the 1980 Cannes after cleaning up four Oscars just a month earlier.

“Missing” (1982)

Jack Lemmon won Cannes’s Best Actor prize for Costa-Gavras’s political thriller in addition to “Missing” winning the Palme. And Lemmon and co-star Sissy Spacek each scored acting nominations in addition to the film being nominated for Best Picture, but it only won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Mission” (1986)

Starring Robert de Niro and Jeremy Irons as Spanish Jesuits trying to save a native American tribe, Roland Joffe’s “The Mission” won the Palme and earned seven nominations but only one Oscar win for Best Cinematography.

Pelle the Conqueror” (1987)

The legendary Max von Sydow plays a Swedish immigrant in Denmark in this Danish film that won the Palme, the Best Foreign Language Oscar and netted Sydow his first acting nomination.

The Piano” (1993)

Holly Hunter won the Best Actress prize at both Cannes and the Oscars for Jane Campion’s drama that won the Palme D’Or and was nominated for eight Oscars in all.

Pulp Fiction” (1994)

Much has been written about the bombshell Quentin Tarantino set off when “Pulp Fiction” debuted at Cannes and polarized audiences by winning the Palme, not to mention the cultural rift it created when it went head to head with “Forrest Gump” at the Oscars and lost.

The Pianist” (2002)

Winning Best Director for Roman Polanski and Best Actor for Adrien Brody, “The Pianist” was a strong favorite to win Best Picture after winning the Palme, but it lost to the musical “Chicago.” Just don’t expect a repeat from Polanski anytime soon.

Amour” (2012)

Michael Haneke had just won his second Palme D’Or for his sobering romance about old age “Amour,” and rightfully so. The film paired French New Wave legends Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva and scored five Oscar nominations in all, including Best Picture, but only came away with a win for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Here’s a True Story About Slavery You’ve Never Heard: ‘Django Unchained’ Meets ‘Ocean’s 11’ (Podcast)

In 1862, at the height of the Civil War, a 23-year-old slave named Robert Smalls pulled off one of the boldest escapes in history: He seized a Confederate ship from its wharf near Fort Sumter, South Carolina, navigated through blockaded waters, and escaped to the North with his crew, wife and two small children.

Every week on our “Shoot This Now” podcast, we talk about a different story that should be made into a TV show our movie. The story of Robert Smalls comes from TheWrap film reporter Trey Williams, who was stunned, when he first learned of Smalls, that he had never heard of him before.

His story is part “Django Unchained,” part “Ocean’s 11” — and you can listen on Apple or right here:

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By complete coincidence, we recorded this episode on the same day Kanye West said in a TMZ interview that 400 years of slavery seemed to have been a choice. This episode describes why millions of African-Americans couldn’t escape to freedom — and how Smalls and his entire family could have died trying.

Smalls’ story doesn’t even end with his seafaring heist drama. Smalls went on to help integrate the Army and Navy and win the Civil War –before embarking on an incredible career in politics.

Also Read: Why Angela Davis Needs a 'Forrest Gump'-Style Biopic (Podcast)

Most stunning of all: We bet you’d never heard of Robert Smalls until now. I hadn’t. That fact tells us a lot about the kinds of narratives we do and don’t hear about our history, and why it’s time for new ones.

We also talk about an excellent new “This American Life” segment that explains how Steven Spielberg was inspired to make “Amistad” after “Schindler’s List.”

To learn more about Robert Smalls, we recommend this Smithsonian account, among many others.

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What The Cast of Forrest Gump Looks Like Today

Do you realize that it’s been over 20 years since Forrest Gump came out? Looking at the cast then and now you can see some serious changes in some of them, but a few of them haven’t really changed at all it looks like, save for a bit of aging here and there. But before Forrest Gump even came out we didn’t have any euphemisms that derived from boxes of candy and we certainly didn’t shout “Run Forrest, run!” when someone took off at a dead sprint for their lives. This movie brought a lot to American culture and even

What The Cast of Forrest Gump Looks Like Today
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‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘Terminator Genisys’ Headed to 4K Uhd in June

Paramount Home Entertainment is adding a couple more catalog films to their 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray stable on June 12th.

The Father's Day-timed flicks, Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks and Terminator Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke, will each come in 3-disc packages. The second disc is reserved for the Blu-ray version while the third will house legacy bonus features.

Forrest Gump and Terminator Genisys in 4K will each feature Dolby Atmos audio and Hdr.

Here's a rundown of the bonus features for each new 4K Uhd catalog release.

Forrest Gump

4K Uhd

Commentary with Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter

Commentary with Wendy Finerman

Blu-ray

Commentary with Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter

Commentary with Wendy Finerman

Musical Signposts to History

Greenbow Diary

The Art of Screenplay Adaptation

Getting Past Impossible – Forrest Gump And The Visual Effects Revolution

Little Forrest

An Evening With Forrest Gump

The
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‘The Crown’ Season 3: Everything We Know About the New Era of Queen Elizabeth on Netflix

‘The Crown’ Season 3: Everything We Know About the New Era of Queen Elizabeth on Netflix
Fans of “The Crown” have likely come to appreciate the Netflix drama for different reasons. Some are drawn to the illicit romance contained within the confines of royal life. Others might tune in for the relationship drama, of the marital ups and downs behind two of the most famous people alive. The impeccable period details and costumes might be enough to snag some viewers.

Even though details are still scarce about what “The Crown” Season 3 will offer when it returns to Netflix at some point in the near future, it’s also not hard to believe that all of those components will still be there. Some notable changes are coming to this most prestige-y of prestige dramas, but the core of the show will most likely persist.

As Anglophiles, history buffs, and fans of soapy biodrama await the return of “The Crown,” we’ve assembled some of the key details
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