Live-Action Peter Pan

Sooner or later, Disney will get around to remaking all of their animated films as live-action. Their 1953 Peter Pan is one of many animated titles in the process of being remade, and they’ve hired A Ghost Story director David Lowery to get the job done. Producer Jim Whitaker recently provided an update on the live-action Peter Pan.

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on chesil beach trailer

Are you looking for some excitement? Well, nothing, and I mean nothing, is more exciting than a trailer round-up. This latest trailer round-up features a new film featuring Saoirse RonanPandas!; a horror movie that looks good but has a bit of a poor title; a documentary about Andre the Giant; yet another Thoroughbreds trailer; and much more. The trailer round-up awaits you below.

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Coco locations

Disney/Pixar’s Coco is bursting with authenticity. From the set designs to the family dynamics to the music, the whole film feels like a love letter to Mexico. It has a story that works for everyone, but goes out of its way to give a special nod to a culture that isn’t often represented on the big screen. That attention to detail paid off in a huge way: Coco became the highest grossing movie in Mexico’s history and has made more than $730 million worldwide.

So how did the film that survived a justified uproar when Disney tried to copyright the phrase “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) become one of the most culturally accurate and pure-hearted films in recent memory? Immersion, research, and respect.

In honor of Coco’s home video release, Disney flew me and a handful of other journalists to Oaxaca, Mexico, where we followed in the footsteps of the filmmakers’ research trips and visited many of the neighborhoods and locations that inspired the creation of the movie. Learn more about the making of Coco below. Read More »

Wreck-It Ralph 2 trailer

Ralph is back, and this time he’s not content with keeping his wrecking contained to a single arcade. In Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, the lovable video game character (John C. Reilly) and his adorable pint-sized pal Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) are broadening their horizons and heading into the larger world…the world wide web.

Watch the brand new Wreck-It Ralph 2 trailer below, and see what kind of trouble our old friends get into once they leave the arcade. Read More »

Labyrinth in Theaters

The first week in May will be bringing Avengers: Infinity War to theaters, but before that fans can return to a wild, weird fantasy world from the mind of Jim Henson in 1986.

In association with the Jim Henson Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fathom Events is bringing the cult classic Labyrinth back to theaters for three days. Fans are encouraged to attend in costume for this event and presumably partake in the magic dance with David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King. Read More »

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Making of Early Man

Even though Black Panther is the talk of Hollywood right now, there’s another movie that opened last weekend that deserves our attention, and that’s Aardman Animation’s latest production Early Man.

In an age when computer animation is so prominent, stop-motion animated has gone by the wayside. But thankfully studios like Aardman Animation are keeping it alive be creating fantastic feature length adventures using clay models that move frame-by-frame. Early Man is one of those films, and you can take a look at the step-by-step process of how this film is made with an extensive batch of behind the scenes featurettes below. Read More »

Live-Action Pinocchio Remake

Paddington director Paul King was recently announced to be in negotiations for a new Willy Wonka origin story set up over at Warner Bros. But when you’ve directed the best reviewed movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes, everyone wants a piece of your success, and Disney is locking down King for a project of their own.

Disney is developing a live-action remake of their 1940 animated classic Pinocchio, and Paul King is currently in talks to to be in the director’s chair. It sounds like the Paddington director is going to be rather busy over the next few years. Find out more about the live-action Pinocchio remake below. Read More »

Aardman Movies Ranked

One of the great underrated purveyors of modern family entertainment, Aardman Animations has been comfortably chugging out feature films and shorts over the last 30 years to acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Over the last few years, Aardman’s stop-motion style has been matched in the United States by the Laika studio, with its ambitious storytelling in Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings, among others. But this past weekend, Aardman’s newest movie, Early Man, got to take center stage as a form of counter-programming against Black Panther.

With Early Man in theaters, it’s time to look at the whole of Aardman’s feature-length output with this ranking. So, do like Wallace and grab the nearest cheesy snack, and dig in.

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On paper, there’s nothing about Early Man that’s particularly special. But paper isn’t the movie’s medium: It’s clay.

Aardman’s latest offering is an absolute delight, and, much like Paddington 2, is a prime example of the heights that children’s entertainment — and entertainment in general — can reach in the right hands. In this case, those hands are quite literal, as Aardman is one of the last bastions of stop-motion clay animation.

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Billion Brick Race

The latest Lego Movie spin-off has lost one of its key pieces: the director. Jorge R. Gutierrez was set to helm The Billion Brick Race, but has departed the project. Now, Lego and Warner Bros. will need a new master builder for their latest Lego title..

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