Brad Bird Tomorrowland walt disney

The Japanese trailer for Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland had a very explicit reference to the Walt Disney theme park the film is named after. While investigating a mysterious pin, Casey (Britt Robertson) ends up at a geek store called Blast from the Past. There, the clerks played by Keegan-Michael Key and Kathryn Hahn explain the link between the Disney theme park and the real life Tomorrowland of the movie. But when the film hits theaters on May 22, that exchange won’t be there. In fact, the name “Disney” isn’t mentioned in the film once. While we see some of his creations, the character and theme parks are pretty much a non-entity.

In a new interview, Tomorrowland producer and co-writer Damon Lindelof explained why the above scene was cut along with other references to the visionary filmmaker. Read about the Tomorrowland Walt Disney references below. Read More »

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Tomorrowland Character posters

From the beginning, Tomorrowland has been shrouded in secrecy. But now Disney has finally opened up that mystery box for critics, and the reviews are starting to pour in.

Directed by Brad Bird from a script he wrote with Damon Lindelof, Tomorrowland centers on an idealistic teenager (Britt Robertson) and a former boy genius (George Clooney) who journey to a utopian place called Tomorrowland.

It’s a sci-fi film that calls for hope and optimism, standing in stark contrast to the dark dystopias the clog our multiplexes these days. But do good intentions make for a great movie in this case? Get the Tomorrowland early buzz after the jump. Read More »

The Goonies

It’s time for another edition of Sequel Bits, this time with casting updates, an interview and updates on developing sequels. After the jump, here’s what we’ve got for you to check out:

  • Nathan Lee Graham is coming back for Zoolander 2
  • Sean Astin gives an update on Goonies 2
  • Regina Hall & Nicki Minaj join the cast of Barbershop 3
  • Paul Feig talks a bit more about his Ghostbusters reboot
  • Ben Whishaw hints at a sequel to Paddington

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New Minions Trailer

Pretty much everyone knows Minions is going to be a big hit. The wild, yellow characters are incredibly popular with kids and adults alike, so the fact they’ve got their own movie hitting theaters this summer is a slam dunk. At this point, it comes down to one thing: is the movie good? If it isn’t, the film will still be a success. But if it is good, it could be one of the biggest animated films of all time. The Minions are that well-liked.

A new 3-plus-minute trailer obviously can’t speak to the film’s quality, but it can speak to its scope (very big), its humor (silly, with an adult edge) and its voice cast (incredibly impressive).  The film is set 42 years before the events of the first Despicable Me, which pretty much makes it a period piece, too. Minions opens July 10, watch the latest trailer below. Read More »

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