Takeshi Kitano ghost in the shell

Ghost in the Shell stepped in a giant pile of crap the moment it announced that Scarlett Johansson would star in the upcoming American adaptation of the beloved Japanese manga. After all, Hollywood whitewashing is alive and well and still incredibly ugly, so the reaction to the very Caucasian Johansson taking on a character named Motoko Kusanagi in the source material was rightfully (and righteously) brutal.

I don’t want to say that the casting of the great Japanese actor and filmmaker Takeshi Kitano is a direct response to this controversy (although it certainly feels like it), but I will say that Kitano is powerhouse performer and any movie is immeasurably improved by his presence.

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Ready Player One Cast

A few weeks ago when Ready Player One got bumped to 2018, to avoid the unstoppable Star Wars Episode VIII, Angie noted director Steven Spielberg and all involved were still searching for a male lead. Well, it looks like they’ve found their guy, because it’s just been reported Tye Sheridan will star in the film.

Learn more about the adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s hit novel below.

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The Light Between Oceans Trailer

After delivering the extremely bleak and poignant dramas The Place Beyond the Pines and Blue Valentine, director Derek Cianfrance is back to tug at your heartstrings again, this time with an adaptation of M.L. Stedman‘s novel The Light Between Oceans.

The drama stars Michael Fassbender as a lighthouse keeper, living with his wife (Alicia Vikander) on a remote island in Australia. One day a tiny boat appears near their shore with a baby girl inside of it, leaving them to raise her as their own daughter. But things get complicated when happenstance brings the child’s true mother (Rachel Weisz) into their life. As you can guess, a moral quandary presents itself, and thus begins the drama.

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Office Christmas Party

If you’ve ever held a job in your lifetime, there’s a good chance that you’ve had to deal with the inevitable craziness and/or awkwardness of an office Christmas party. And now Blades of Glory directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon will attempt to bring that to the big screen with the help of Horrible Bosses stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, as well as two of the best supporting comedy stars working today. Find out more about the Office Christmas Party movie after the jump! Read More »

netflix voltron series

Last month, we learned that DreamWorks Animation and Netflix were teaming up to resurrect Voltron, brining the beloved animated series to a generation via streaming. Now, thanks to the release of a new poster, we have our first look at the show’s logo and full title, as well as a silhouette of the big guy himself. If you’re the kind of person who has strong opinions on what cartoon robots should look like (and don’t worry, we’re all the kind of person who has strong opinions on what cartoon robots should look like), feel free to nitpick away.

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‘Trolls’ Trailer: Your Favorite ’90s Fad Is Back

Trolls trailer

It’s been a good 20 years since trolls were in, but with everything else from the ’90s making it back to the big screen, from Jurassic Park to N.W.A., DreamWorks is hoping they can make trolls happen again in the year 2016. These new trolls are tiny, colorful, CG-animated, and hip to the musics of today, like Silentó’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).” Watch these creatures get down in the first Trolls trailer after the jump.
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Hollywood’s been rooting around in your old childhood toybox again, and this time they’ve dug up your forgotten troll collection. You remember trolls, right? Those pug-nosed plastic dolls with the bright big furry hair? Well, they’re getting their own movie from DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox later this year, and today we have a first look at its star-studded cast (including Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake) and the characters they’ll be voicing.  Read More »

robo

Back in 2013, Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson‘s “Robopocalypse” was indefinitely postponed by DreamWorks and the director. Due to script and budget issues, Spielberg didn’t feel the project was ready to go. We haven’t heard much about the project’s status since then, but now screenwriter Drew Goddard looks back on the experience, and offers up a small glimmer of hope that it could still happen.

Read his positive thoughts on the project after the jump.

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kung fu panda 3 clip

Kung Fu Panda 3 is only two months away from release and you know what that means – a whole new collection of “Pandas are fat!” jokes. Which is perfectly fine, if fat pandas doing fat panda things is your idea of great comedy. There are definitely some of you out there since they’ve made three of these things.

As we’ve seen in the previous trailers, the third film in DreamWorks Animation’s series will find Jack Black‘s unlikely (because he’s a fat panda) kung fu master reuniting with his long-lost fat panda father, returning to his ancestral fat panda home, and training his fat panda brethren how to kung fu so they can stop an evil villain who is surely going to underestimate an army of fat pandas. A new clip from the film has arrived online and it contains no shortage of fat panda jokes. Hey, if the formula isn’t broken…

Watch the new Kung Fu Panda 3 clip after the jump.

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