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Christopher Robin Tugs At Your Heartstrings

The retirement of one’s childhood, and graduation into adolescence and ultimately adulthood, is one of life’s most unsettling events. Stuffed animals and other assorted toys and memories are boxed away and forgotten. First love takes precedence over everything else for many. And then work and family, but mostly work, occupies much of the brain, sometimes […]

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The Sandlot Prequel Coming from 20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox is developing a prequel to the 1993 cult classic The Sandlot, with David Mickey Evans, the original film’s writer and director, attached to co-write the script with Austin Reynolds. The plot of the prequel involves the legend of the beast from the first iteration. The news comes as the film recently hit […]

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Fantasy Island Film In The Works from Blumhouse

Sony Pictures and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse are adapting the ABC TV series Fantasy Island into a feature film. Truth or Dare director Jeff Wadlow is directing the film based on the hit series that ran from 1977 to 1984 and starred Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize. A revival of the series aired between 1998 and […]

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Mowgli Moves From Warner Bros to Netflix Bypassing Theaters

In the biggest acquisition of a finished film it has made so far, Netflix has acquired from Warner Bros the worldwide rights (yes, even in the United States), to Mowgli, the CGI live action film directed by Andy Serkis based on the Jungle Book stories of Rudyard Kipling. The film has a voice cast that […]

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9 To 5 Original Cast On Board for Sequel

A big screen sequel to 9 to 5, the hit 1980 comedy in which Jane Fonda starred alongside Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton appears closer to going into production. “My role is as an executive producer, and I’m working with the writers, with Lily, and talking to the writers,” Fonda told reporters on Wednesday morning […]

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Hamilton Movie Ignites Bidding War

According to our sources, Warner Bros. executives were meeting with the producers of Hamilton today (Tuesday) at their Burbank studios until 8pm, discussing the possibility of acquiring rights to, get this, an original cast recording of the show to bring to theaters most likely later this year. 20th Century Fox also has shown interest in […]

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Kristen Stewart signed on for Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels Reboot

Charlie and Sony Pictures have found their Angels. Naomi Scott, who is starring as Jasmine in Disney’s upcoming Aladdin remake, and British newcomer Ella Balinska are set to join Kristen Stewart in the studio’s new Charlie’s Angels reboot. Elizabeth Banks, who is directing the project, will also take a role in front of the camera: […]

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Ryan Reynolds Working On R-Rated ‘Home Alone’ Re-Imagining ‘Stoned Alone’

20th Century Fox is re-imagining one of the all time grossing comedies, Home Alone, with an R-Rated version entitled Stone Alone, with Ryan Reynolds producing (and maybe appearing in?). Stoned Alone is reminiscent of that hallowed comedy classic. It revolves around a twenty-something weed growing loser who misses the plane for his holiday ski trip. […]

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Peter Dinklage to Star in Rumpelstiltskin Movie From Columbia Pictures

Sony Pictures is developing a Rumpelstiltskin adaptation, with Emmy-award winning Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage attached to produce and star as the titular character. Dinklage recently scored his seventh Emmy nomination for supporting actor in a drama series (Game of Thrones) and broke the record for the most nominated person ever in the category. […]

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Mission Impossible: Fallout Packs A Punch

By Dylan Tracy Tom Cruise is a genuine bad ass who is sure to make you sweat bullets, pop an Ambien, and have a full fledged heart attack, all in the span of two and a half hours in Mission Impossible: Fallout. Just when you think Cruise has done it all with his death defying […]

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Disney Fires Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Director Over Vile Tweets

Disney Fires Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Director Over Vile Tweets. The move comes after conservative personalities resurfaced old tweets Thursday in which the filmmaker joked about controversial topics such as pedophelia and rape. Gunn has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed […]

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New Cats Film Lines Up A Star Studded Cast, Including Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen are set to star in the big screen adaptation of Cats, to be directed by Tom Hooper and telling the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will […]

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Cher Steals Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

If you’re a fan of either The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel or its sequel, and/or the original Mamma Mia, chances are you will be enthralled with Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, which was written and directed by Ol Parker (writer and director of both Marigold Hotel films). This film even includes in its plot a […]

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Lin Manuel Miranda to Direct Tick Tick Boom

Hamilton playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to make his directorial debut with Tick, Tick…Boom! for Imagine Entertainment. Miranda will helm the film adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the late playwright behind Rent. Miranda, who starred in a 2014 stage production of Tick, Tick…Boom!, will also produce, alongside Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and […]

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Zombieland 2 Is Finally Getting Made With Woody Harrelson

It may have taken almost 10 years but Zombieland is ready to open its doors again. After fits and starts, Sony Pictures has reunited the cast of its 2009 surprise hit — including Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin — for Zombieland 2. Ruben Fleischer, who directed the original and who is […]

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Scarlett Johansson Drops Out of Trans Movie Amid Backlash

In a controversial move, Scarlett Johansson has caved in to the demands of the out of touch trans community and dropped out of Rub & Tug, the movie that would have seen her play a transgender man. Felicity Huffman earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for playing one not too long ago in the brilliant […]

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RoboCop Returns Coming to Theaters in 2019

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has signed on to direct a new installment of the RoboCop series for MGM entitled RoboCop Returns, WildAboutMovies has learned. The project is a long-dormant sequel that had been planned by the original 1987 film’s screenwriters Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, but was cancelled when director Paul Verhoeven declined to […]

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David Bowie’s Son to Direct Rogue Trooper Movie

David Bowie’s son, filmmaker Duncan Jones on Sunday teased a new Rogue Trooper movie via his Twitter account. The director behind films including Moon, Source Code, Warcraft and Mute posted a teaser video in which he ponders what the subject of his next film should be in a rhyming-poem format. “One for them or one […]

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Billy Dee Williams Reprising His Role as Lando in Star Wars IX

Billy Dee Williams is returning to a galaxy far, far away. The actor, who famously played the galactic gambler Lando Calrissian, will reprise the role for Star Wars: Episode IX, the next Star Wars installment from Lucasfilm. Williams is returning to the Star Wars film franchise for the first time since 1983’s Return of the […]

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Lost Stanley Kubrick Screenplay Found After 60 Years

His first world war classic, Paths of Glory, is one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, as was his Roman epic, Spartacus, both of which starred Kirk Douglas. Now a “lost” screenplay by director Stanley Kubrick has been discovered – and it is so close to completion that it will […]

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Boundaries Interviews by Tim Nasson and Dylan Tracy

By Tim Nasson and Dylan Tracy Beverly Hills – In the movie Boundaries, Laura (Vera Farmiga) is a single mother living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others and animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father Jack (Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, The Sound of Music, Beginners, All the Money in the World) is kicked out […]

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Kelly Clarkson To Lead Voice Cast Of Uglydolls Movie

Kelly Clarkson has signed on to star in UglyDolls, an animated feature film based on the plush doll franchise. STX Entertainment snagged rights to the brand and is also prepping an animated TV series which will stream exclusively on Hulu. Clarkson, with more than 25 million albums sold since winning the first American Idol, has […]

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Spiderman Co-creator Dead at 90

Steve Ditko, who co-created Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with Stan Lee, has died at age 90. No cause of death was announced. Ditko was found dead in his apartment on June 29 and it is believed he died about two days earlier. In 1961, Ditko and Lee created Spider-Man. Lee, the editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics, […]

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Idris Elba to Play Villain in Dwayne Johnson Fast And Furious Spinoff

Idris Elba to Play Villain in Dwayne Johnson Fast And Furious Spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham will star in the feature, playing their Fast characters Luke Hobbs, the Diplomatic Security Service agent, and Deckard Shaw, one of the franchise’s primary bad guys. The Crown actressVanessa Kirby will also star. The Fast […]