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Mulan Star Liu Yifei Terrified the Boys On Set with Her Warrior-Like Strength

Mulan Star Liu Yifei Terrified the Boys On Set with Her Warrior-Like Strength
The next live-action adaptation on Disney's agenda is the Chinese fantasy epic Mulan. The movie follows Mulan as she joins the Imperial Army in order to save her ailing father from having to serve. Disguising herself as a man, Mulan becomes a hero during a battle with Northern Invaders in China.

Starring actress Yifei Liu as Mulan, the movie's director Niki Caro has recently offered up some details on the grueling audition that Yifei was put through in order to win the role, and why such extreme measures were taken.

"Because I needed a warrior, and I needed a partner. So she did this grueling audition and then we sent her straight to the physical trainer to do an equally grueling physical assessment. Weights, push-ups, pull-ups, everything. She was brilliant in the dramatic part of the audition, and in the physical part she never stopped, never faulted. I knew at
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Promising Young Woman Looks So Good, We're Counting the Days Until Its Release

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Promising Young Woman Looks So Good, We're Counting the Days Until Its Release
One of the buzziest movies of early 2020 is definitely Promising Young Woman, a female-centric, darkly comic revenge thriller whose trailer went viral when it first debuted months ago. So when can you actually catch Promising Young Woman in theaters? It's only a couple of months away.

Promising Young Woman officially hits theaters in the Us on April 17, 2020, but it's already had its official world premiere. It was featured at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 25, 2020, where it received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the critics and audiences. The movie's cast is led by Carey Mulligan, who plays Cassie, the "promising young woman" of the title who pretends to be heavily intoxicated in order to find out which men would take advantage of her, before turning the tables on them. Also in the cast are Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Laverne Cox, Adam Brody, Max Greenfield,
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Mulan Is the First Live-Action Disney Remake to Get a PG-13 Rating

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Mulan Is the First Live-Action Disney Remake to Get a PG-13 Rating
Up until this very second in time, Disney has been content with every single one of its live-action remakes based on a classic animated movie getting a PG or G rating. That all changes with their next live-action remake. Mulan is getting ready for its March 25 debut. And it has just been given a PG-13 rating. The first of these live-action remakes to earn such an honor.

Mulan is treating its source material much more seriously than previous live-action Disney remakes. Gone are all of the musical numbers. And the Eddie Murphy voiced dragon Mushu has also landed in the dumpster, making this a more realistic, streamlined take on the classic story.

And with that comes a more adult rating. It's not an R, but the Motion Picture Associate of America has decided that no one under the age of 13 should be able to see Mulan unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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Daily Podcast: Mulan, Onward, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Curse, Halloween Kills & The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Daily Podcast: Mulan, Onward, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Curse, Halloween Kills & The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
On the February 19, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Mulan’s PG-13 rating, Onward’s early buzz, the blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Curse, Halloween Kills and […]

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‘Mulan’ Is Disney’s First Live-Action Remake to Get a PG-13 Rating

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‘Mulan’ Is Disney’s First Live-Action Remake to Get a PG-13 Rating
“Mulan” may not be for very young children, as it’s become the first Disney live-action remake to receive a PG-13 rating.

The new take on the Disney classic got the rating from the Motion Picture Association of America due to the “sequences of violence” apparently depicted in the film. All previous live-action remakes from the studio have received a G or PG rating, and 2017’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” was Disney’s most recent film to be labeled PG-13.

Mulan” is straying away from the model of previous remakes like “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Cinderella.” Unlike the other live-action takes, “Mulan’s” trailers depicted the film without its famous musical numbers and removed some of the characters featured in the original 1998 animated version, including Mushu, Mulan’s dragon companion who was voiced by Eddie Murphy. Two trailers have been released,
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What Mulan's PG-13 Rating Means

What Mulan's PG-13 Rating Means
Kayti Burt Feb 19, 2020

Mulan's PG-13 rating sets it apart from other live-action Disney remakes—one of many signs this movie is looking to do something new.

From its inception, Disney's upcoming Mulan feature film has felt different from its live-action adaptation brethren. The announcement that it would not be a movie musical was the first sign that, unlike other recent adaptations— such as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, or Aladdin—Mulan isn't looking to rest on its nostalgia laurels. With every trailer we've seem for Mulan, this impression has been reinforced. Now with the recent announcement that Mulan will be rated PG-13, the first of the recent adaptation not to be rated PG (a more inclusive rating for obvious reasons), we have another major indicator that Mulan could be something new.

What will this PG-13 rating mean for viewers? Well, if the trailers are anything to go by,
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‘Mulan’ is Rated PG-13, a First For Disney’s Live-Action Remakes

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‘Mulan’ is Rated PG-13, a First For Disney’s Live-Action Remakes
As you might have noticed, all of Disney’s recent live-action remakes of their animated films have scored PG ratings – until now. Mulan just landed a PG-13 rating, making it the first of these remakes to suggest something slightly more mature than what we’ve seen from Disney so far. The rating is due to “sequences of violence”, […]

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Mulan Is Disney's First Live-Action Remake to Get a PG-13 Rating

Mulan Is Disney's First Live-Action Remake to Get a PG-13 Rating
Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan is setting itself apart.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which is responsible for setting ratings on movies, announced that Mulan will be a PG-13 movie due “sequences of violence,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

This marks Disney’s first PG-13 live-action remake as every reboot up till now has been rated G or PG.

The live-action Mulan comes after the success of previous remakes, including Aladdin, The Lion King, Maleficent (the live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty), Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella.

The movie seems to be moving away
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Disney’s live-action Mulan receives PG-13 rating

Disney’s live-action Mulan receives PG-13 rating
Ahead of its March 27th release date, Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan has received a PG-13 rating from the MPAA – breaking the recent streak of PG ratings for Disney remakes which included Cinderella, The Lion King, and Aladdin. Mulan has earned its PG-13 rating from the MPAA for “sequences of violence” throughout the movie. See Also: Live-action Mulan director […]

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Mulan becomes first live-action Disney adaptation to receive PG-13 rating

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Mulan becomes first live-action Disney adaptation to receive PG-13 rating
Disney's live-action Mulan adaptation has made itself stand out from the rest well ahead of its release date. The film, although rooted in some fantasy, seems to offer a more realistic and grounded approach that has it doing away with talking animals or the film's signature songs. Mulan is also going to stand out from its live-action counterparts in others ways because…
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'Mulan' Receives First PG-13 Rating for Disney's Live-Action Remakes

'Mulan' Receives First PG-13 Rating for Disney's Live-Action Remakes
Disney's live-action remake of Mulan has received a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America due to "sequences of violence."

Mulan's PG-13 rating makes it the first Disney live-action remake of animated classics to receive a rating above PG, and the first title from Disney's live-action studio to be tagged PG-13 since Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017. 

Trailers have depicted Mulan as more of a fantasy war epic than a musical, which strays from Disney's remakes often following similar beats to the original films, plus or minus a ...
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‘Kung-Fu’: Tzi Ma & Kheng Hua Tan To Co-Star In the CW Reboot Pilot

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‘Kung-Fu’: Tzi Ma & Kheng Hua Tan To Co-Star In the CW Reboot Pilot
Exclusive: Tzi Ma and Kheng Hua Tan have been cast as series regulars in the CW pilot Kung Fu, a reimagining with a female lead of the 1970s David Carradine-starring TV series. Ma and Kheng will play the parents of the protagonist in the project, from Christina M. Kim, Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros. TV, where Kim, Gero and Berlanti Prods. are under deals.

Written by Kim, inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman, in the new Kung Fu, a quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…
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Punisher Star Wants To Play Flynn Rider In Live-Action Tangled Remake

The Walt Disney Company has lately made something of an artform out of reimagining its own animated features into (often) billion-dollar live-action films, starting with Alice in Wonderland in 2010 and continuing with Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, as well as the photorealistic computer animated remake of The Lion King.

A live-action version of Mulan, said to be more faithful to the original Chinese folktale than Disney’s 1998 animated film, is set to premiere this Spring, with Cruella, The Little Mermaid, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan & Wendy, The Sword in the Stone, Lilo & Stitch, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Bambi, as well as Jungle Book and Aladdin sequels and possible Tinker Bell and Prince Charming projects, slated to be remade over the coming years.

According to The DisInsider, a potential live-action Rapunzel film has now been added to that extensive list as well, though
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Home Entertainment: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ DVD review

Home Entertainment: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ DVD review
The follow-up to the 2014 release Maleficent, one of Disney’s very first live-action remakes, is actually a thoroughly engaging family fare, even if it is a little on the scary side for some younger viewers.

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Who would have thought that 2014’s Maleficent was to spawn a sequel? As one of the Mouse House’s very first live-action redos, and despite garnering some rather average reviews upon its initial release, the film was a massive hit for the studio pulling in well over $700 million from the worldwide box-office. Its success could be the reason why we are being inundated with countless revisits to most of Disney’s greatest animated hits, so a sequel was most likely to be put out there if screenwriters were able to find a way of revisiting the Moors.

In this pretty decent sequel, Aurora has sat on the thrown of the Moors for five years.
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Movie Trailers This Week: 'The Green Knight,' 'The French Dispatch,' 'Cut Throat City'

Movie Trailers This Week: 'The Green Knight,' 'The French Dispatch,' 'Cut Throat City'
Wes Anderson's latest film, The French Dispatch, stars Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrian Brody, Tilda Swinton, Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray and Elisabeth Moss. Craig Zoebl's controversial film The Hunt, written by Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse stars Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz and Emma Roberts.

RZA directs Cut Throat City, starring Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Ethan Hawke, T.I., Eiza González, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Shameik Moore. Katie Holmes stars in Brahms: The Boy II from director William Brent Bell and Yifei Liu stars in the live-action remake of Mulan from director ...
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Black History Month: Matthew A. Cherry, Peter Ramsey and the Craft of African American Animators

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Black History Month: Matthew A. Cherry, Peter Ramsey and the Craft of African American Animators
Back in 2016, Matthew A. Cherry put out a call on Twitter looking for 3D artists to help with a project. On Sunday, Cherry was standing on the stage of the Dolby Theatre celebrating his Oscar win for best animated short for “Hair Love.”

His triumph comes as Variety continues to celebrate African-American artisans who work behind the scenes and continue to make an impact.

“Hair Love” was executive produced by Frank Abney and Peter Ramsey. The latter has been drawing since the age of 3. Ramsey, whose credits as an illustrator include “Godzilla,” “Independence Day” and “Batman Forever,” was a self-taught storyboard artist who dreamed as a young kid in Crenshaw of becoming a director.

Ramsey went on to work at DreamWorks and directed “Rise of the Guardians,” making history as the first African-American to helm an animated film with a $145 million budget. He notched another benchmark in 2019 as the first
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‘Onward': First Pixar Film of 2020 Projected for $45 Million Opening

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After a year unlike any seen in box office history, Disney is ready to get their 2020 slate underway with the first of two original Pixar films set to come out this year. “Onward,” a suburban fantasy starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, is predicted to conjure a $45 million opening weekend, according to industry soothsayers.

While Pixar briefly dipped back into new material with the Oscar-winning “Coco” in 2017, it has spent much of the past four years focusing on sequels to its iconic early titles like “Finding Dory,” “Cars 3,” “Incredibles 2,” and “Toy Story 4.” While all well-received, those films have created a thirst for something new from hardcore Pixar fans that new studio creative head Pete Docter is trying to satisfy.

But as one can see from this first round of tracking, that means lower box office expectations. While “Dory”, “Incredibles 2” and “TS4” all scored summer openings of over $100 million,
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Who Is Utkarsh Ambudkar, the Guy Who Just Freestyle Rap Recapped the Oscars?

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Who Is Utkarsh Ambudkar, the Guy Who Just Freestyle Rap Recapped the Oscars?
If you were like us, you probably were wondering who was that guy who showed up in the middle of the Oscars on Sunday, only to rap-recap the first half of the show. Luckily, that’s what we’re here for.

That was Utkarsh Ambudkar, who is best known as a member of the freestyle live performance rap group, “Freestyle Love Supreme.”

Back in 2003, future Tony-winning director Thomas Kail (“Hamilton”) helped form the group with other soon-to-be stars, including Christopher Jackson (“Hamilton”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Ambudkar joined the group in 2005, and performed in the group’s self-titled Broadway show last year. You can read a recap of that show here.

Also Read: Here's Why Eminem No-Showed the 2003 Oscars When He Won for 'Lose Yourself'

Ambudkar was actually the original Aaron Burr on “Hamilton,” performing the role in the developmental readings at Vassar Workshop. He was replaced by Leslie Odom Jr.
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Movie Trailers This Week: 'Fast and Furious 9,' 'Top Gun: Maverick,' 'No Time to Die'

Movie Trailers This Week: 'Fast and Furious 9,' 'Top Gun: Maverick,' 'No Time to Die'
Fast and Furious 9, directed by Justin Lin, stars Charlize Theron, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren and John Cena. Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Monica Barbaro and Jon Hamm. Yifei Liu stars in the title role of Mulan from director Niki Caro.

Elisabeth Moss stars in The Invisible Man from director Leigh Whannell and Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh star in Black Widow from director Cate Shortland. No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Léa Seydoux and Rami Malek and is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Steve Carell ...
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Disney Still Going Ahead With Mulan Release Despite Coronavirus Outbreak

Due to the devastating effects of the coronavirus outbreak in China, many industries are shutting down, but Disney intends to move forward with the release of its highly anticipated Mulan live-action film.

As of now, the coronavirus has afflicted more than 30,000 people and resulted in the deaths of 724 in 28 territories across the world. Currently, the city of Wuhan, which was the source of the outbreak, and many other cities in China are under lockdown. As such, the streets are empty and many businesses are shutting down until things get back to their normal state. Theaters have also closed down, causing a huge decline in revenue for the film industry.

So, it stands to reason that many studios are currently rethinking their plans for the Chinese market, but it would appear that the Mouse House isn’t going to delay the release of one of its biggest live-action adaptations. Mulan, which under normal circumstances,
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