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A Family Affair! Will Smith Surprises Fans at Coachella by Joining Son Jaden Smith's Set

A Family Affair! Will Smith Surprises Fans at Coachella by Joining Son Jaden Smith's Set
Like father, like son!

Will Smith surprised fans at Jaden Smith‘s Coachella performance on Friday night, joining his 20-year-old son onstage for a performance of Jaden’s song “Icon.”

Jaden filmed a portion of his dad’s cameo while onstage, as Will, 50, rapped for the camera. The Coachella crowd went wild as the elder Smith showed off his musical chops. Later, both father and son shared the same video to their Instagram accounts.

“Done Did ‘dat!” the Bad Boys star captioned the video, adding the hashtag #coachella. Meanwhile, Jaden wrote: “I Love You Coachella.”

For the performance, Will wore
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2019 Summer Movie Montage Trailer Will Get You Hyped and Ready

The summer movie season is very nearly upon us and this 2019 blockbuster movies montage trailer is the perfect way to get amped up for what's coming our way in the near future. In recent years, Hollywood has become more franchise obsessed than ever. In some ways, for certain moviegoers, that's been a very good thing. For that particular brand of movie lover, the next few months are going to (hopefully) be heavenly and this video highlights every single reason why.

This video was put together by YouTube user ANONymous and it includes every major blockbuster coming out from now till August. This includes Dark Phoenix, Avengers: Endgame, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Men In Black: International, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, Detective Pikachu, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Artemis Fowl and Hobbs and Shaw. So yeah, it's a lot to process and,
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Avengers, X-Men And More Collide In Epic Summer Blockbuster Montage

We’re now just one week away from the release of Avengers: Endgame, serving as the official start to this year’s summer of blockbusters. And if you’d like a taste of what the season has to offer, YouTuber AMONymous has released a new montage of all biggest releases coming our way in the next few months.

As previously stated, the summer begins with the release of Endgame on April 26th, and it’s practically a given that Marvel’s era-closing work will be the biggest release of the season. Nonetheless, it must be said that Detective Pikachu is headed for cinemas on May 10th with more buzz behind it than just about anyone could’ve predicted this time last year. After that, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum will be wrapping up the Keanu Reeves-led action saga when it comes out on May 17th, before Disney’s live action
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‘The Prom’ Director Casey Nicholaw: Thanksgiving Kisses, Broadway Babies And A Date With Netflix – Tony Watch

Last Thanksgiving, Broadway’s The Prom had just recently opened at the Longacre Theatre when it took part in the annual Macy’s parade. Performing the musical’s big finale number “Time To Dance,” the show essentially introduced itself to a nationwide audience that holiday with a big, sweet kiss that, in its own way, made history: The musical about two high school girls battling a bigoted school board for permission to attend the prom together, became the Thanksgiving parade’s first performance to feature a same-sex kiss.

I wrote in Deadline the following day that The Prom and its two young actresses, Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla, had upstaged Santa Claus himself. I also spoke director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw then, and he seemed both overwhelmed by the good wishes that began pouring in after The Kiss, and maybe a little disturbed by some hate email reported by a few cast members.
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John Wick 3 IMAX Poster Invites You Inside the Continental Hotel

John Wick 3: Parabellum hits theaters next month and Lionsgate is starting to push the promotional campaign into overdrive. IMAX has offered up a pretty amazing piece of artwork in a new poster, which kind of looks like the Last Supper, except everybody is trying to be as far away as possible from Keanu Reeves' John Wick, who is front and center. As for why nobody wants to be around Wick, that may have to do with the $14 million bounty on his head.

In addition to Wick, the IMAX John Wick 3 poster features Sofia, The Adjudicator, Winston, The Director, The Bowery King, and Zero. While the poster art on its own is great, the official John Wick 3 site has an interactive version, which lets users hover over the characters to get a small amount of dialogue from the movie, a short scrap of footage, and a new picture. It's
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‘The Lion King’ Is Not A Shot-for-Shot Remake, Jon Favreau Promises Fans

‘The Lion King’ Is Not A Shot-for-Shot Remake, Jon Favreau Promises Fans
After underwhelming critics and the box office with Tim Burton’s “Dumbo,” Disney has two more chances to impress audiences with live-action remakes this summer with the upcoming releases of Guy Ritchie’s “Aladdin” and Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King.” The latter is expected to be one of the biggest earners of the summer movie season. Not only did the first “Lion King” set a viewing record for Disney, but the footage the studio has shown so far has earned rave reviews.

If any criticism has been lobbied at “The Lion King” thus far, it’s that the movie’s trailers have made it appear the movie is a shot-for-shot remake of Disney’s 1994 animated classic. For the 2019 remake, Favreau relied on the same VFX technology he used on Oscar winner “The Jungle Book” to create photorealistic animals that are not necessarily live-action, but come pretty close to the real thing.
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Will Smith Finds All the Aladdin Genie Memes Very Funny

Disney did not get the response they were hoping for when they unveiled their first look at Will Smith as the Aladdin Genie. Social media exploded after seeing Smith take on the CGI role that Robin Williams made famous in the animated classic from the early 1990s and it was not a positive explosion. Many were flat out scared of what Guy Ritchie had come up with for the Genie look and it ended up creating quite a few memes in the process. Upon looking back, Will Smith and Ritchie think some of the backlash was kind of funny.

It's a lot easier for news to spread these days with the internet, especially bad news or anything with negativity attached. The new Aladdin Genie was one of those things and it felt like it was just getting worse as time went on. However, Disney argued that the CGI work wasn't
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Will Smith Says the Backlash to His Blue Genie in the Live-Action Aladdin Is 'Very Funny'

Will Smith Says the Backlash to His Blue Genie in the Live-Action Aladdin Is 'Very Funny'
Will Smith isn’t hurt by the initial backlash to his blue-skinned Genie in the upcoming Aladdin.

In February, the first teaser trailer for the Disney live-action film dropped sparking memes across the Internet that poked fun at Smith’s character.

The 50-year-old star opened up about the reactions to the Genie in a new interview with Empire in which he revealed he laughed it off.

“It was very funny,” he told the magazine. “There was a Sonic The Hedgehog/Genie frog. Everything is under such critical scrutiny.”

The massive fan response, whether positive or negative, is something the actor is still getting used to.
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Will Smith and Guy Ritchie React to ‘Aladdin’ Genie Backlash by Looking On the Bright Side

Will Smith and Guy Ritchie React to ‘Aladdin’ Genie Backlash by Looking On the Bright Side
Will Smith is looking at the glass half full when it comes to the internet backlash over his appearance as the Genie in Disney’s live-action “Aladdin.” Smith’s VFX character was unveiled for the first time February 10 in a teaser that debuted during the Grammy awards. Fan reaction to blue Will Smith was overwhelmingly negative. The actor’s appearance as the Genie launched hundreds of memes on the internet mocking the character’s look (many compared the Genie to Tobias Fünke in “Arrested Development”), but Smith tells Empire he took it all in good fun.

“It was very funny,” Smith said about the response to his Genie. “There was a Sonic the Hedgehog / Genie frog. Everything is under such critical scrutiny. I came up in an era where there was no internet. It’s a new thing that I’m trying to get a handle on.”

Ritchie told Empire
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‘Aladdin’: Will Smith Took Recent Backlash In Stride & Thought Your Genie Memes Were “Very Funny”

In the overall scheme of things, Disney’s live-action remake initiative has gone pretty well. Sure, there have been a couple of hiccups, most notably the sequel to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and most recently, ‘Dumbo.’ However, as a whole, the Mouse House has happily (and fairly easily) earned billions of dollars just by remaking their already-beloved films. Earlier this year, the plan got called into question with the release of the first trailer for “Aladdin,” and the world’s introduction to Will Smith as the big, blue Genie.

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The Beard & The Bald - CinemaCon, Hellboy, Star Wars, DisneyPlus & more!

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The Beard and The Bald talk CinemaCon 2019, Terminator: Dark Fate, The Gentlemen, The Lion King, Aladdin, Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, Hellboy Review, Disney+ Streaming Service, Pricing and New Titles, including Falcan and The Winter Soldier, ScarlettVision, Hawkeye, Monsters, Inc., Criterion Channel, Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne on Titans and more! For previous episodes on YouTube, click Here! If you just want the Audio-only version, click Here for iTunes and…
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Film Review: ‘Run This Town’

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Film Review: ‘Run This Town’
There is much to admire but a lot to admonish in “Run This Town,” writer-director Ricky Tollman’s aggressively cluttered drama about ambitious millennials, circulation-famished editors, and other not-so-innocent bystanders who cross paths in Toronto during the scandal-rocked 2010-14 mayorship of Rob Ford.

It doesn’t help much that Tollman takes far too long during the rapid-fire crisscrossing of storylines throughout his movie’s first third before making it clear which individuals should be paid primary attention. And it doesn’t help at all that Mayor Ford — who looms large, literally and physically, despite his status as a supporting character — is played by a heavily latexed Damian Lewis in a less-than-convincing fat suit. Lewis so closely resembles Mike Myers’ Fat Bastard character in the “Austin Powers” franchise that it’s practically impossible to fully appreciate his spot-on portrayal of a man with an unstable id checked only sporadically by an image-conscious superego.
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Home Entertainment: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Blu-ray Review

It would be quite easy to dismiss a sequel to one of cinema’s most beloved family features some fifty-plus years on from the release of the original, but this is Disney, and they would only push forward and step on hallowed celluloid with a tale worth telling with a team worthy of telling it. Mary Poppins Returns is a modern-day masterpiece that in fifty more years, we could look back on with that same fondness and magical exception in which our generation looks back at the flawless 1964 original.

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Set some twenty-four years after the events of the first movie, Mary Poppins Returns centres once again on the Banks children, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer), now grown up with responsibilities of their own. Michael has three children, Annabel, John and Georgie, but we learn that he has sadly lost his wife a year earlier. Struggling with balancing home and work life,
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How do you like your Disney classics? Old-school animated or live-action updated? [Poll]

When Disney isn’t busy pumping out “Star Wars” spin-offs or Marvel superhero sequels and origin stories, the studio seems bound and determined to recycle every one of its animated classics into a live-action or heavily CGI version. Back in 1994, the House of Mouse did its first live-action redo based on 1967’s “The Jungle Book.” Directed by Stephen Sommers, it took in an Ok $42 million at the box office. It was a step in a new direction from the old days when the studio would do anniversary revivals of their treasured animated features by re-releasing them on the big screen.

That tradition ended when they got more bang out of their remake buck with 1996’s live-action “101 Dalmatians,” based on the 1961 cartoon feature. The big draw was Glenn Close as the malevolent puppy-snatcher Cruella de Vil. The doggy romance hit the spot, grossing $320.7 million worldwide — although its sequel, “102 Dalmatians,
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John Wick Star Thinks The Franchise Can Continue For Another 10 Years

The third chapter in John Wick‘s globetrotting adventure, aptly titled Parabellum, is almost upon us.

And yet, while many suspect the end is nigh for Keanu Reeves’ sharpshooter, Chapter 3 may prove to be the end of the beginning, rather than the beginning of the end. Or so says Ian McShane, star of American Gods and the recently-released (and critically panned) Hellboy reboot, who told Collider that the John Wick franchise has enough mileage to continue for another 10 years – if not more.

The secret? To expand the series in such a way that future films draw attention away from John Wick – the myth… the legend – and onto those other characters scattered throughout the criminal underworld.

Probably in 10 years, John Wick would still be going. You never know, Keanu might be running the [Continental] hotel and everything by then. John Wick, the world of John Wick is being explored in the next one.
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Avengers: Endgame Gets Another Ridiculously Whacky "Weird Trailer" Makeover

For those of you who enjoy the wildly ridiculous “Weird Trailers” that Aldo Jones creates, he has released a new one for Avengers: Endgame that you’re sure to laugh at.

The trailer starts off as a funny Endgame and Aladdin mashup as Tony Stark asks Steve Rogers if he trusts him and then they fly off on a magic carpet together. It then leads to Thanos dancing.

This is just a little something to enjoy and tide you over until Endgame hits theaters!
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The New Trailer For Disney's Lion King Reboot Introduces Us to Simba, Nala, Scar, and More

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Hear Simba roar! The first official trailer for Disney's live-action adaptation of The Lion King has finally arrived, so consider us excited beyond belief. The film stars Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Beyoncé, Billy Eichner, James Earl Jones, and more in the film's biggest roles. In the minute and a half of footage above, we see a glimpse of young Simba - who's unbearably cute! - facing down Scar, hanging with Nala, running around with Timon and Pumba, and other re-creations of some of the 1994 animated film's most iconic moments.

Unsurprisingly, the CGI is nature documentary perfection, which has us even more excited for it to come out. Between this film, Aladdin, Lilo & Stitch, and all the other live-action Disney adaptations scheduled for release, we have so much to look forward to. Watch the official trailer above, as well as the previous teasers ahead, before it hits theaters on July 19, 2019. Then,
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A Prequel to Grease Is in the Works, and All I Can Say Is, "Tell Me More, Tell Me More"

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A Prequel to Grease Is in the Works, and All I Can Say Is,
Grease has inspired everything from a questionable sequel to Halloween costumes to bone-chilling theories. Now, it seems we can add "a prequel" to that list - Deadline reports that Aladdin screenwriter John August is writing a prequel to the 1978 musical called Summer Loving. Oh boy.

The film takes its plot from the Grease song "Summer Nights," which details the brief but romantic fling between John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's characters, Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, before they unexpectedly end up at the same high school together in the Fall. If you somehow have gotten through life without hearing the song or watching the iconic musical, the tune describes Danny and Sandy's versions of the Summer as they tell their friends about how they met ("Summer loving had me a blast / Summer loving happened so fast").

While Sandy remembers it as an innocent love affair ("He got friendly holding my
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Ranking Disney’s Live-Action Remakes from Worst to Best

Liam Hoofe ranks all of Disney’s live-action remakes from worst to best…

Last Friday, Disney released their latest remake of an animated classic, with Tim Burton attempting to bring Dumbo into the real world. The movie has been met with mixed reviews but will no doubt clean up at the box office, with Disney realising that remaking their old movies is effectively a license to print money.

Dumbo is not going to be the only animated classic to receive a live-action remake this year either, with both Aladdin and The Lion King both set for releases in the coming months.

A quick look at box office figures will tell you exactly why Disney continues to do this, and while there is an undeniable cynicism to remaking all of their animated movies, there is always an element of intrigue that will keep fans coming back for more.

The company has
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‘Project Runway’: We dish on which designers took a wrong turn with luxury streetwear and how to solve a problem like Kovid [Watch Video Recap]

‘Project Runway’: We dish on which designers took a wrong turn with luxury streetwear and how to solve a problem like Kovid [Watch Video Recap]
Luxury streetwear might sound like an oxymoron, but not on “Project Runway” episode 5 that bore the title “High Fashion to High Street.” Gold Derby senior editors Daniel Montgomery and Susan Wloszczyna got down to the nitty gritty quickly when it came to the designers who struggled with the challenge — especially since they were given only 11 hours to complete their outfit. They did save some time since their fabric choices were on display in their workspace area. But no buying of material meant no sign of Swatch, Mood’s Boston Terrier mascot yet again on season 17.

Ok. let’s focus on the designer who will be leaving our midst. “Sadly, my beloved Kovid Kapoor, who seems like a delightful, joyous, ball of sunshine human, was eliminated,” says Daniel with sadness. He notes that he and Susan might disagree on this issue. “You thought the judges were spot on. I didn’t
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