Listen for the 'Bare Necessities'
Altho I’m pretty horrified that Disney is planning a remake/sequel of their classic 1964 film Mary Poppins, I have been mostly excited to see their planned live-action remakes of their animated films (like Maleficent and Cinderella). In the spring of 2014, we learned that Disney is planning a live-action remake of their animated film The Jungle Book. Today we get our first look at the film with the release of the first teaser trailer. Now THIS is a Disney remake project that I can get behind. THIS is the kind of thing that Disney should be focusing on. The reinvention of animated movies into live action films has so much potential for greatness. Check out this teaser trailer above and see what you think. This looks like it will be great, no? The Jungle Book hits theaters on April 15.
Posted under: 'The Jungle Book'
Honestly, this sounds something quite atrocious
SO, as we should all be very aware by now, the Walt Disney Company has decided to start remaking their beloved classic old films into shiny new films for a new generation of fans (even tho the original films are still classic masterpieces that can be enjoyed by people of all generations). Thus far, we’ve learned that Disney has announced plans to remake Pete’s Dragon, Mulan, Winnie the Pooh, Sister Act and Fantasia … to name just a few projects. Today, I am officially losing it over news that Disney is now planning to remake the 1964 film Mary Poppins. For some INSANE reason, the execs at Disney think it will be a good idea to try and remake a film that is already practically perfect in every way. Actually scratch that, Mary Poppins is absolutely perfect in every single way. Even still, a remake is on the way … whether we like it or not. More »
Posted under: 'Mary Poppins'
Ho Ho Horror!
Last night, before my showing of The Visit at the Arclight theater in Hollywood, I got to see the first trailer for the forthcoming holiday horror film Krampus, based on the ancient tale of the demonic anti-Santa Claus who punishes bad children at Xmas time. I’ve only known the story as a cautionary tale, one meant to inspire fear and terror in the reader. As you can see above, this movie adaptation of the Krampus story looks like it has some scary elements in it … but it mostly looks like a comedy. I’m not quite sure I’m interested in a Krampus story that is treated as a dark comedy but I guess the studio had other plans. This looks to me more like a Gremlins II sort of movie … one that I think I have to see but know going in that I’m probably going to hate it. I’m a bit bummed that this Krampus movie doesn’t appear to be going for straight horror of the blood and guts variety so … I dunno, I’m not really excited at all. Check out the trailer above and see what you think? Are you Krampus fans pleased by what you see here?
Posted under: 'Krampus'
Batman VS. Bourne
Matt Damon is getting ready to reprise his role as Jason Bourne, and we recently bore witness to the hawt, shirtless photos that proved it. His body is ready, your bodies are ready and fans everywhere are excited to see what his return will bring to the Bourne franchise (all good things, we assume). That same kind of excitement is not exactly the reaction his BFF Ben Affleck has experienced whilst preparing to become the new Batman, but that doesn’t mean Damon is above some friendly teasing. Click inside to hear his thoughts on Batman VS. Bourne.
Posted under: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon
With only a few months left before the much anticipated sequel film Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters, the fan focus is squarely on the release of this year’s The Force Awakens. But today we learn that principal filming of the follow-up to Episode VII will begin in Ireland later this month. Star Wars: Episode VIII remains untitled (as far as the public knows) but that’s not stopping director Rian Johnson from moving forward with production of the film. As you may know, the first Star Wars stand-alone movie Rogue One began filming production last month. With the start of filming production of Episode VIII this month, we see that Disney is super serious about churning out new Star Wars films for us to devour. More »
“What's done cannot be undone.”
Last week we got to see the US trailer for the new feature film version of William Shakespeare‘s Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, just a few months after we got to see the first UK trailer back in June. As you may have noted, I am EXTREMELY excited for the release of this new Macbeth film because A.) Macbeth is my all-time favorite Shakespeare play and B.) Cotillard and Fassbender are two of my fave actors right now. Today we get to see new poster artwork for Macbeth that further shows us how insanely cool this new adaptation of the film will be. Based on the trailers alone, I’m sold … but the posters released thus far are another nice way to promote what is sure to be an excellent film. Have a look. More »
'Writing's on the Wall'
For some time now, there has been much speculation as to which musical artist would win the right to record the theme song for the forthcoming new 007 movie James Bond: Spectre. Among the rumored contenders leading the pack has been British soul singer Sam Smith. After some teasing yesterday, it is officially revealed today that Smith has recorded the new Bond theme song, titled Writing’s on the Wall. An official press release announcement was issued today with the news along with information regarding the theme song, which is being described as “one of the greatest Bond songs of all time”. Click below to see the promo photo/possible single cover art for Sam Smith‘s Writing’s on the Wall and learn more about the forthcoming James Bond theme song. More »
Censors have decided to approve "Seek McCartney"
We’re all guilty of living in a bubble, and the American bubble is one helluva drug. Often, we don’t have to think much about places like Syria, where refugee children are deemed safer in the water, than on the land they live in (the direct result of wars funded by the American government). And we don’t have to think much about what the people of other countries are exposed to on a daily basis—or what they’re censored from. I had no idea that China had a ban on love stories with gay couples, but apparently they did! And one new film is breaking through that barrier, Seek McCartney. Click inside for more!
Characters from other '90s shows are also involved!
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but… I’m into it. I’m into this massive Nickelodeon crossover movie. Our favorites from Rugrats, Hey Arnold, and a host of other ’90s Nick cartoons are apparently teaming up Avengers-style and coming to a theatre near us. I can’t even imagine what the plot of this movie might be, but I really miss that ol’ football head and I’d love to see what he’s been up to. Click inside for more!
A week ago, we got our first look at some of the toys that will be offered for sale in conjunction with the release of the forthcoming sequel film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We learned that the toys would be released in a worldwide roll out called #ForceFriday where retailers would be open at midnight to begin sales. Among the toys, is an action figure of the mysterious character Kylo Ren (played by Adam Driver). Altho we don’t know for sure, it seems likely that Kylo Ren is a “bad guy”/Darth Vader type character. The action figure/doll featured in the video above, gives us our first listen of Kylo Ren‘s voice as he delivers dialog from the movie. This first listen of the character gives us a bit of insight as to the kind of character he may be in the unfolding Star Wars saga. Have a listen above and “meet” what might possibly be the new Darth Vader.