‘The Rats of NIMH’ Movie Gets a Director

Rats of NIMH series

If you were a bookworm-y kind of kid, you may remember Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, the Newberry-winning adventure written by Robert C. O’Brien and illustrated by Zena Bernstein. If you were more of a movie-loving type, you might be more familiar with the 1982 movie version, called The Secret of NIMH and directed by Don Bluth. Either way, it’s a story that’s made a huge impression on countless children over the past half-century. Now a whole new generation can get to know it through a new movie in the works, from director James Madigan.
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michael fassbender

Nothing can stop Michael Fassbender. Assassin’s Creed is a box office bomb? He’ll still headline major movies. Steve Jobs becomes one of the most criminally overlooked movies of the past few years? He’ll get an Oscar nomination. X-Men: Apocalypse is an incredible disappointment? He’ll still make each and every one of his scenes sing because he’s pretty darn great at that acting thing. So yeah, I’ll take a look at Michael Fassbender as Norwegian detective Harry Hole in Tomas Alfredson‘s upcoming film adaptation of the novel, The Snowman.

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Game of Thrones prequel

2017 is shaping up to be quite a year for A Song of Ice and Fire fans. HBO’s Game of Thrones will return this summer for its penultimate season; the sixth novel, titled The Winds of Winter, may actually be near the finish line; and now author George R.R. Martin has revealed that a new short story titled “The Sons of the Dragon” will be released to fill in gaps in Westeros’ increasingly complex history.

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Lord of the Rings Reunion Photo

This past December marked the 15th anniversary of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the first chapter in one of the greatest film trilogies of all time. Since that’s not exactly a celebratory, milestone anniversary, there wasn’t much pomp and circumstance. But a little over a month later, a mini-reunion of some of the members of the fellowship has taken place.

In what appears to be an impromptu reunion, Aragon (Viggo Mortensen), Frodo (Elijah Wood), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) all got together for a meal, and they took some time to snap a few pictures of the occasion as well. Check out the Lord of the Rings reunion photo after the jump. Read More »

Harry Potter Studio Tour Forbidden Forest Expansion
Warner Bros has announced that they will be expanding the popular Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter to include the Forbidden Forest. Learn the details of this new permanent addition to the studio tour and watch a video about the announcement.
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beauty and the beast imax aspect ratio
IMAX has revealed that Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast will be specially formatted to fit the full digital IMAX screen for the entirety of the movie.
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Fantastic Beasts deleted scene

At the heart of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a straightforward and sweet story: an animal lover and magizoologist, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), comes to New York City, where a few of his misunderstood creatures get loose. Newt’s story often gets derailed by some uninteresting subplots, an underwhelming twist/piece of setup, and franchise thinking in David Yates‘ inconsistent film, which frequently goes from wonderous to frustrating. It wasn’t the grand, heartfelt reintroduction to the wizarding world of Harry Potter, but audiences and fans embraced the film and helped it make over $800 million worldwide. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a little while away from hitting home video, but a deleted scene featuring Newt and friends has already hit the web.

Below, watch a Fantastic Beasts deleted scene.

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13 Reasons Why Teaser

After flying high off the success of the Best Picture winner Spotlight, director Tom McCarthy produced and directed a new Netflix series13 Reasons Why, based on Jay Asher‘s New York Times bestseller. McCarthy has directed for television before, having made the scrapped Game of Thrones pilot. The splendid storyteller behind Win Win and The Station Agent directed the first two episodes of 13 Reasons Why, a new drama following a group of high school kids after a tragedy.

Below, watch the 13 Reasons Why teaser.

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The Devil Wear's Prada musical

The Devil Wears Prada is a title we all know. It was a hit book, then a hit movie, and then David Frankel‘s movie proved to have legs, remaining today just as enjoyable, quotable, and as well liked as it was back in 2006, when it made over $300 million at the worldwide box office. Now author Lauren Weisberger‘s beloved story of a young aspiring writer (Anne Hathaway) in Manhattan working for the brilliant and relentless Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) is coming to Broadway, with icon Sir Elton John and playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Paul Rudnick writing the stage show.

Below, learn more about The Devil Wears Prada musical.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Honest Trailer

Screen Junkies is continuing their Fan Appreciation Month with another Honest Trailer that their most loyal viewers have been clamoring for. With just one more left to go before January is over, the film that landed in second place is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Author Roald Dahl adapted his own book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for director Mel Stuart, and the result is a fever dream of candy and imagery that might seem a bit crazy by today’s standards. But for a film created in 1971, it was completely normal. However, there might be some things you didn’t realize before, like the fact that Grandpa Joe is a con artist who has two coke nails.

Unlike most Honest Trailers though, this one has a special guest in the form of Michael Bolton. Why? Well, he has an album to promote, so there you go. Watch the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Honest Trailer featuring Michael Bolton after the jump. Read More »