Guillermo del Toro Dreamsworks Animation deal

Very busy filmmaker Guillermo del Toro just added several more projects to his plate. The Shape of Water director just inked a deal with Dreamworks Animation to write, produce, and direct animated family films for the studio. Does this mean we’re about to get the Guillermo del Toro reboot of Shrek? No, it does not, but we can dream.

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Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest

Update: Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that their new Kung Fu Panda attraction, Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest, will open in June. More details have been added below. Our original article follows.

Universal Studios Hollywood made a couple of big announcements this morning, including:

  • Christmas will be coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a “dazzling light projection show, festive holiday décor and holiday-themed food and beverages.”
  • Shrek 4D is being replaced with DreamWorks Theatre, which will kickstart with a new Kung Fu Panda attraction.

Find all of the details below.

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How to Train Your Dragon 3 title

DreamWorks Animation has unveiled the How to Train Your Dragon 3 title, giving us the name of what is supposed to be the final film in the dragon-riding trilogy. It’s called How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and a conflict may be brewing between best buds Hiccup and Toothless. Check out the synopsis below.
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A.I. and Minority Report

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg, an on-going column that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. First up: A.I. and Minority Report.)

“What if Peter Pan grew up?” pondered the tagline of Steven Spielberg’s 1991 fantasy Hook. It was an intriguing premise: what would happen if the perpetual child – the boy who refused to get older – embraced the cold, stark, finite nature of adulthood? Of course, the compelling concept of this tagline is all but forgotten in the runtime of Hook, where the adult Peter Pan quickly reverts to childhood in order to save the day. Still, what a notion!

Sometimes, life imitates art. In the 21st century, Steven Spielberg, the perpetual child – the pop culture impresario who found a way to turn childhood and nostalgia into a lucrative, highly entertaining art form – did something remarkable.

In the 21st century, Steven Spielberg grew up.

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Best Movies Streaming March 2018

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

The year ticks on. February comes to a close, and March begins. I can think of no better way to kick-off a brand new month than a list of great movies to stream right now (but that may be because I have a limited imagination, who knows). As always, I’ve scoured the far corners of the streaming world to bring you back these entertaining riches.

In this latest edition of Now Stream This, we have a surprisingly funny history lesson from Steven Spielberg, a horror classic that invented an entirely new genre, a Martin Scorsese crime epic, a ’70s mystery movie starring Gene Hackman, a phenomenal new miniseries from Hulu, Steven Soderbergh’s return from retirement, a ’90s thriller, and more!

These are the best movies streaming right now (and a little TV as well). Let’s get streaming.

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jurassic world 3

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hasn’t hit theaters yet, but plans for Jurassic World 3 are already stomping forward. The sixth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise will hit theaters in June 2021, with Emily Carmichael tapped to write the script alongside Colin Trevorrow.

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voltron legendary defender season 5 trailer

The war against the Galra Empire drags on, but things are only getting more tense for the Paladins.

The last season of Voltron: Legendary Defender found Team Voltron with an alluring, but dangerous offer from their former enemy. But while the deal finally puts the end of the war in their sights, it may have worse repercussions than they could have anticipated.

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Daughters of the Resistance

Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Partners have optioned the rights to Daughters of the Resistance, a book proposal about female resistance fighters who fought against the Nazis in World War II. The book isn’t due out till 2020, but the subject matter was more than enough to catch the eye of Spielberg and company. No word on if Spielberg plans to direct, or only serve as a producer.

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Get Out sequel

Jordan Peele‘s Get Out came out almost a full year ago, but it’s never faded from the collective consciousness. Thanks to recent, much-deserved Oscar nominations, Get Out has catapulted back into the headlines again. In a recent interview during Academy’s Nominees Night, Peele said he’s given serious thought to a Get Out sequel. In another recent appearance, Peele also revealed that he decided to call his acting career quits thanks to The Emoji Movie.

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Best Movies Streaming February 2018

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Welcome to another edition of Now Stream This. I’ve scoured the wild world of streaming services to bring you the best of the best of the best. It seems every day another new streaming service is popping up, making it nearly impossible to navigate this dangerous terrain. Don’t worry, I’m here to help. You’re welcome.

This edition of Now Stream This brings you a highly underrated and very recent Todd Haynes movie, a new Netflix horror flick, a gloriously over-the-top action movie, a cynical noir loaded with snappy dialogue, the first Hannibal Lecter film, a romantic horror movie, a Steven Spielberg adventure, a cringe-inducing social media comedy, and some good old fashioned body horror. It’s time to look at the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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