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Warner Bros. Is Fast-Tracking A Lego Batman Movie, ‘The Lego Movie 2′ Has Been Pushed Back

Coming in 2017

After the huge success of The Lego Movie earlier this year, it was announced that a sequel would be coming out way in 2017. Today we learn that The Lego Movie 2 has been pushed back and, in its place, a stand-alone Lego Batman movie will be released in its place. Warner Bros. seems anxious to capitalize on the popularity of Lego Batman so they’ve decided to fast-track an animated movie that will star the tiny Dark Knight. More »

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After Producing ‘Gone Girl,’ Reese Witherspoon Says She’s Ready To Direct

I'm into it.

If you’re a dork like me, you get a little thrill out of reading the rolling credits, after a film is finished. My eyebrows definitely went up after seeing Gone Girl last weekend, and Reese Witherspoon‘s name popped up among the producer credits. I don’t know why, but I sort of dig the idea of her being behind the camera more. I feel like she has a good eye, and it might make for some good productions. So I’m happy to hear that she’s getting into directing now. Click inside for more!

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Watch: Disney Has Released A First Teaser For ‘Tomorrowland’

The future is almost here
"You wanna go?"

After the stunning success of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies which Disney based on the ride of the same name in Disneyland, the company has decided to produce a new film based on another part of Disneyland — the area known as Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland is described as a sci-fi fantasy film that … well, is all futuristic and stuff. The teaser above doesn’t really inform us much about the film’s plot but it sure does look interesting. As you can see in the embed above, a young girl is transported to a new place (presumably Tomorrowland) when she touches a special pin (which I have no doubt will be sold in pin stores at the Disney parks) … oh and the movie stars the newlywedded George Clooney. Have a look, see what you think. I’m intrigued by this teaser, are you?

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The Jim Henson Company Announces Sequel Films To ‘Labyrinth’ And ‘The Dark Crystal’ [UPDATE WITH BAD NEWS]

It would be wholly acceptable to freak the EFF out

Variety published a story about how Billy Crystal has joined a new animated film project by the Jim Henson Company and, in the process, announced other FAR MORE exciting news as an afterthought. At the conclusion of the article, it was revealed that sequel films are in the works for the 1982 film The Dark Crystal as well as the 1986 film Labyrinth. Um, hello?! The Jim Henson Company is making sequels to two of their greatest films ever, which also happen to be two of the greatest films of the 1980s?! THIS IS ONLY THE BEST NEWS EVER! UPDATE: Welp, it looks like Variety got the news wrong … very unfortunately, news of a Labyrinth sequel is completely wrong :( More »

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The New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie Will Star ’3 Hilarious Women’

She ain't afraid of no ghost

A couple of years ago, we first heard rumblings that pre-production was underway on a third Ghostbusters movie but after it was reported that Bill Murray pulled out of the project, it seemed as if Ghostbusters 3 was dunzo. In the past few months, talk of a new Ghostbusters movie started heating up and rumors started going around that the new movie would star 3 female lead characters rather than the original male characters who starred in the first two Ghostbusters movies. Today we learn somewhat officially that Ghostbusters 3 is headed our way and it will star “3 hilarious women” in the lead roles. More »

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‘Carrie’

The TV Guide

Last night I made my way to Sherman Oaks, CA for a special screening of the 1976 Brian de Palma film Carrie (based on the novel by Stephen King) because the movie is one of my fave horror films and I’d never had the opportunity to see it on the big screen before. The only time I’ve ever watched the movie was on TV, fully censored. Carrie, for me, is one of the great horror films that showcases a pair of the most heinous villains of all time (a deranged mother and a vile mean girl) and one, horribly abused protagonist — Carrie White (played by the amazing Sissy Spacek). I am so glad that I got to see the movie on the big screen, in all its uncensored glory. More »

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Here Is Your First Look At The ‘Frozen’-Inspired Wedding Dress

Wait, really?

Yesterday we saw cute video of Disney‘s Frozen reimagined as an 8-bit video game and today, we have another Frozen-inspired product to check out. Bridal designer Alfred Angelo has been designing real life wedding dresses inspired by the dresses worn by Disney characters for years and today unveils his latest masterpiece — a wedding dress inspired by Disney‘s Frozen. The dress, which is a version of the blue dress worn by Queen Elsa in Frozen, made its debut at New York Bridal Week this week and you can get your first look at the dress on the runway below. More »

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How Have We Not Discussed Michael D. Ratner And ‘The 30 Year Old Bris’?!

One of my new fave directors is about to blow up!
Because circumcision humor never gets old

As you all know, I spend a good portion of my life falling in love with new indie movies, and sharing my faves with all of you. This year I had an amazing experience during the Tribeca Film Festival, and I’ve been meaning to tell you all about one film in particular that stuck with me. Michael D. Ratner directed this hilarious short called The 30 Year Old Bris, and I absolutely fell in love. Now, this is a big week for Ratner (who I’ve kept up with since I interviewed him during Tribeca) and his Emmy-winning production company One Big Ball Entertainment (you know you love that name) because they have officially signed with Relativity Sports and have some exciting new projects underway. Check out the teaser trailer above, and click inside for more deets on one of my new favorite directors!

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Watch: This Red Band Trailer For The Film ‘Dear White People’ Is Certain To Get People Talking

"You're invited"
Race Relations

On October 17, the film Dear White People will open in select cities and as you can see in this red band trailer (the NSFWness comes in the form of language, btw) the movie will very likely get people talking … which is the intent. What happens when a group of Caucasian students host a party that is African American-themed? Well, this movie will show you. I’ve been hearing about this movie but this trailer is the first I’ve seen of it. I can’t tell if I’m genuinely interested in the story or if I’m just curious to see how these racial stereotypes will be handled in this feature film. Have a look above and see what you think about Dear White People. Does this look like a movie that you would like to see in theaters?

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Happy 4th Birthday Audrey, Happy 55th Birthday ‘Sleeping Beauty’

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I’m quite certain that it will come as absolutely no surprise to any out there AT ALL to learn that I spent my evening/night at Disneyland … but I promise, I had a really good reason for being there. Two great reasons, actually. First, my friends Genevieve and Charlie’s daughter Audrey turned 4 years old yesterday and, as it their tradition, they took her to Disneyland for her special day. Second, Disney hosted a special screening of Sleeping Beauty in the park for Annual Passport holders in honor of the 55th anniversary of the film’s release as well as the film’s re-release on DVD. So, you see, there was really no way I could miss either of these major events. More »

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