Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
J.K. Rowling‘s original Harry Potter book series ended in 2007, and the Harry Potter film series followed not too long after in 2011. But the Harry Potter franchise is as robust and productive as ever. In fact, 2016 is already shaping up to be a huge year for Potterheads. Not only do we have a spinoff movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, coming this fall, we’ve also got the imminent opening of Universal Studios’ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this spring and the West End debut of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this summer.
Of course, all that magic tends to add up. And if your Gringotts vault isn’t exactly overflowing with Galleons, you’ll make sure you want to spend your money wisely. So today, we’ve got a closer look at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, and some news about the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book due to hit shelves. Yes, you read that right: we’re getting an eighth Harry Potter book. Read More »
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As we’ve told you previously, ABC will be airing a special titled The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 on Sunday, February 21st 2016. Among many other things, it will feature Harrison Ford giving a preview of the Star Wars Lands coming to Disneyland and Disney World. A television commercial for the special was released online earlier this week, but did it contain our first look at one of the Star Wars Land rides? Hit the jump to take a look.
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Children of the 80s have been enjoying the celebration of milestone anniversaries for some of their favorite movies form the decade over the past six years, and this year brings another for one of John Hughes‘ beloved movies. Pretty in Pink was released in theaters on February 28th, 1986, which makes next month the 30th anniversary for the film. And in honor of the anniversary, the film starring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer and Andrew McCarthy is coming back to theaters for a two-day event. Get the details on when you can see Pretty in Pink in theaters again below! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
If you ever watched the Transformers movies and thought “You know, this would be better if all of this mayhem was actually happening right in front of me in real life,” you may be in luck. A live Transformers show, appropriately titled Transformers Live is in the works. There’s only one hitch that will render it a little inaccessible for a certain portion of the franchise’s fandom – this show is putting down roots in China. In other words, time to look deep into that pile of loose change you were hoarding for that Shanghai Disneyland trip and wonder if you can afford an additional evening of mayhem on your upcoming Chinese vacation.
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Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Tickets for the Deadpool movie have officially gone on sale and Fandango is celebrating in style. In addition to letting the Merc with a Mouth take over their site’s homepage (which is now dubbed “Fandeadgo”), they’ve handed the reins of their Twitter feed over to this red-suited menace.
But most importantly, Fandango is using the release of this film to highlight the work of a few talented artists and will be unleashing more Deadpool fan art over the coming weeks. They’ve sent over a few exclusive samples, so prepare yourselves for edged weapons, Terminator parodies, and, of course, chimichangas.
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We’ve already done plenty of looking back at the year in film that was 2015. We’ve featured a variety of retrospective trailer mash-ups. Plus, Angie Han, Jacob Hall, Jack Giroux and myself all counted down our favorite movies of the year. And now we’re looking forward to what’s coming in 2016. But it couldn’t hurt to take one more look back at last year, especially if it’s with a video that takes the biggest blockbusters of 2015 and recreates them all in LEGO form. Read More »
Disney has still not shown us what Star Wars Land will look like, aside from a few pieces of concept art released at D23 Expo 2015 (some of which were pieces of concept art from The Force Awakens). We’ve previously learned that the 14-acre Star Wars Land would be built in the top left corner of the park, taking over land previously occupied by backstage areas, Big Thunder Ranch as well as some of Rivers of America. We’ve even seen beautiful official concept art of what the Rivers of America will look like after the construction is completed. But now we finally get a look at the layout of Star Wars Land. Hit the jump to see an early unofficial Star Wars Land map.
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This whole week, the /Film crew has been running through their most anticipated films of 2016. Angie Han, Jacob Hall, Jack Giroux and yours truly all put together lists that included everything from blockbusters to musicals to hopeful Oscar contenders. But if that wasn’t enough to get you excited for all the cool movies we have coming this year, maybe First Cut 2016, a supercut put together from all the 2016 trailers we’ve seen so far, will do the trick. Watch! Read More »
Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become a global phenomenon, Disney is planning to add more new characters from Episode VII into the parks. The opening of Star Wars Launch Bay saw First Order Stormtroopers roaming Tomorrowland while Darth Vader and Chewbacca were given dedicated meet-and-greets (with Boba Fett making special appearances).
But now it looks like Adam Driver‘s character Kylo Ren will be coming to Disneyland in his quest to find Luke Skywalker. Hit the jump to learn more about the Kylo Ren Disneyland costumed character, and which other Force Awakens characters could join him next.
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