WTF: Now Pez Candy is Getting a Movie Too

Pez movie

Hot on the heels of the mind-numbing news that Sony Pictures Animation is making an Emoji movie, yet another mystifying movie is in development based on a familiar property. In contrast to the basis for the Emoji movie, this particular property is 88 years old.

At some point in your life, you’ve likely encountered Pez candy, the chalky, fruity, antacid-like sugar tablets dispensed from trademark containers featuring popular characters whose heads lift open and to push out candy. And somehow, a company called Envision Media Arts is developing a Pez movie. Find out more about this bewildering project below! Read More »

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Fuller House cast photos

As you know, the Tanner family is together again as the Netflix sequel series Fuller House is now in production. (See photos from the first day of shooting here.) The series is a continuation of the cheesy 1990s sitcom Full House with most of the original cast returning, with the exception of notable absences from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who originally played Michelle Tanner.

Today, however, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos of Netflix offered an update, saying the Olsen twins could still appear in the series. He also talked about the filming of the first episode, which began this week. Find out about the possible Olsen Twins Fuller House return and more, after the jump.

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Muppets TV show posters

Not long after the the video presentation that landed The Muppets a new show on ABC surfaced online after a debut at Comic-Con, we have a batch of new posters for the “more adult” TV comedy series that you’ll likely start seeing around major cities very soon.

Featuring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo, each of the character posters have a clever little tagline, with Kermit’s taking the cake as the boldest and funniest tagline to promote a Muppets production I’ve ever heard. Check out The Muppets TV show posters after the jump! Read More »

Monster Hunt trailer

A movie titled Monster Hunt has just become the highest grossing Chinese movie of all time. The live action/CGI fantasy epic has now grossed $211 million worldwide after just two weeks of release. So what is Monster Hunt? Hit the jump to find out and watch the Monter Hunt trailer.

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Disney sequel spin-off chart

If you’ve been paying attention to movie news over the past year, then you’re probably aware that Disney has been digging around in their vault for inspiration by giving some of their animated classics the live-action treatment with revisionist takes on the same story, or spin-offs following other characters from the movie.

Just this year alone we’ve gotten word of Tim Burton directing Dumbo, Alex Ross Perry writing Winnie the Pooh, and Reese Witherspoon starring in a Tinkerbell movie, not to mention live-action takes on Mulan, Pinocchio, Prince Charming and now an Aladdin prequel called Genies.

It’s a lot to keep track of, but thankfully, a helpful new chart has surfaced online to help Disney fans keep track of all the sequels, spin-offs and remakes from the past and the future, and there’s even some interesting information to be gleaned from the chart as well. Check out the Disney sequel spin-off chart after the jump! Read More »

Wreck It Ralph 2

This fall will mark three years since Wreck-It Ralph hit the big screen, and we’ve yet to hear any updates on progress towards making a sequel. Last we heard from composer Henry Jackman was that a story was in the works, but that’s all he could say.

As of now, we’re still not sure when the sequel will get off the ground, but it sounds like fans don’t need to be worried that it won’t happen. Wreck-It Ralph voice actor John C. Reilly recently appeared at the Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland, and confirmed that he’s signed on for a sequel to the video game based adventure.

Find out more about Wreck It Ralph 2 after the jump! Read More »

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Goosebumps trailer

For people of a certain age, the Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine were the introduction to reading, and to horror, and probably to many other things. Now there’s a Goosebumps movie, with Jack Black as the lead, playing a fictionalized version of Stine himself, and Jillian Bell, Amy Ryan, Ken Marino, and Kumail Nanjiani playing characters who end up touched by the not-so-fictional world and creatures created by the writer. Check out the Goosebumps trailer below. Read More »

Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip trailer

Alvin and the Chipmunks isn’t a franchise that gets much love around here, but let’s give credit where it’s due. This series is still going strong after close to a decade, with the fourth film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip due out in theaters later this year.

This time around, the trio engage in that most American of pastimes: hitting the road. Afraid their father figure Dave is about to ditch them for his girlfriend, they head to New York City to prevent his impending marriage proposal. Watch the Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip trailer after the jump.  Read More »

A Series of Unfortunate Events teaser trailer

UPDATE: Alas, the A Series of Unfortunate Events teaser trailer has been revealed as a fake. Original story follows.

Last year, we got the very fortunate news that Netflix was fast-tracking a series based on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. For fans, that meant a second chance to see the beloved books brought to life, following the little-loved 2004 movie starring Jim Carrey.

It’ll be a little while yet before we see if this attempt pans out any better than the last one did. But the first promo, at least, is very promising, with a deliciously creepy vibe that should feel familiar to book readers. Watch the A Series of Unfortunate Events teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »