Cars 3 Demolition Derby Clip

This week brings Pixar Animation’s Cars 3 to theaters, and while the excitement might not be high since the anthropomorphic vehicle franchise is largely regarded as the animation studio’s weakest series, the early buzz on the sequel is that it’s easily the best of the three movies. A new clip from Cars 3 has arrived online, introducing a new character who makes her debut in a sequence that is easily one of the most exciting and cool we’ve seen in the Cars universe.

Watch the Cars 3 demolition derby clip below…and see if you notice a certain Pixar Easter egg. Read More »

Mary Poppins Returns Julie Andrews

It’s been a good week for fans anxiously awaiting any snippet of information they could find about Walt Disney Pictures’ Mary Poppins Returns. The studio released a batch of new photos from the movie showing off Emily Blunt as the new (and perfectly cast) Ms. Poppins, as well as our first look at the rest of the cast, which includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and more.

But there’s some bad news for those hoping the new movie would feature the best part of the original. Now we know that Julie Andrews, the woman who made P.L. Travers’ beloved nanny a cinematic icon, won’t be appearing in the new movie.
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Final Cars 3 Trailer

The world of Pixar’s Cars may raise a number of disturbing questions that the writers actively avoid answering, but kids love these movies. Seriously. Talk to any retail employee who has worked in a toy section around the time a new movie comes out. But the first movie is now 11 years old and the young’uns who have literally grown up with these films are now staring down the barrel of young adulthood. They will soon realize that they will grow old. And die.

Welcome to Cars 3. And welcome to the final Cars 3 trailer.

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coco trailer

While many Pixar fans are planning to grit their teeth through the release of Cars 3 next week, we do have something to look forward to later in the year. Coco is the next original film from the most respected and critically lauded animation studio on the planet and, at the very least, it looks gorgeous. While the new trailer only shows off a sliver of story and character, the visuals on display are stunning to behold.

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Mary Poppins Returns images

Making a sequel to Mary Poppins over 50 years after the original film charmed audiences all over the world and quickly established itself as an instant classic that maintains all of its magic and charm in 2017 sounds like a terrible idea on paper…but it’s hard not to be completely won over by the thought of Emily Blunt stepping in for the great Julie Andrews and Hamilton maestro Lin-Manuel Miranda lending his talents as her co-star.

And now, a bunch of new photos from Mary Poppins Returns have debuted online, offering our first good look at Rob Marshall‘s upcoming musical.

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Beauty and the Beast Deleted Scene

Even for people who love Beauty and the Beast, one of the most disturbing parts of the movie is the fact that everyone in the Beast’s castle is subject to the curse placed upon the residence by the enchantress who was so rudely refused shelter by the arrogant prince. Aside from that, the curse itself raised the question as to whether every household item in the castle was indeed inhabited by a person. One scene in particular would have provided just a little more information to that question, but it ended up getting deleted.

The Beauty and the Beast deleted scene in question finds LeFou (Josh Gad) attempting to run from the fight between the angry villagers led by Gaston and the castle’s living furniture by hiding in the bathroom. But that room turns out not to be so safe as it’s inhabited by one of the castle’s inhabitants, one who is stuck in that room due to what he’s been unfortunately transformed into: a toilet. Read More »

The Boss Baby teaser trailer

I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named The Boss Baby, and a sequel was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

Man, the Bible really saw this afternoon’s movie news coming, huh? Maybe I should have paid closer attention in church. Anyway, The Boss Baby 2 is in the works, just as the Book of Revelation foretold.

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Despicable Me 3 trailer

It looks like Gru, Steve Carell’s reformed villain of the Despicable Me movies, is about to turn to the dark side once again. A brand new trailer for Despicable Me 3 has just been released, and the newest Illumination Entertainment sequel sees Gru meeting up with his twin brother Dru (also voiced by Carell) and being tempted to return to a life of crime. Minions form a dancing prison gang, hijinks ensue…you know how these things go. Check out the latest Despicable Me 3 trailer below.
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Something Wicked This Way Comes Revisited

(Welcome to Nostalgia Bomb, a series where we take a look back on beloved childhood favorites and discern whether or not they’re actually any good. In this edition: Walt Disney’s live action adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s brilliant novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes.)

“My dad disappeared on a trip to the Thousand Islands when I was thirteen years old. My father and I had to go home without him.”

I wrote those lines over twenty years ago as the opening of a personal essay called “The Island of Loss and Pancakes,” and while I won’t burden you with the specifics of the tale the gist of it was this. My dad was once a man of vitality with a desire for exploration who’d take me boating, fishing, and camping at every opportunity, and when we weren’t off cruising the St. Lawrence River, we’d be exploring altogether different frontiers with our cutting-edge Commodore 64 computer or the building of a slot-car race track hidden in the ceiling and only accessible via an elaborate system of pulleys. There was always something shared between us, something we could do together or talk about, and then one day among the islands bordering New York and Canada… there wasn’t.

The passage of time and of adulthood in general had taken a toll on him, and while I didn’t understand his regrets and stresses then, the effect they had on me was both immediate and long-lasting. It affected the choices I made going forward, the dreams I pursued and the ones I let pass me by, and to the (already overdue) point of this very article it changed the way I respond to certain types of stories onscreen.

Like the 1983 adaptation of Ray Bradbury‘s Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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Sam Mendes Directing Pinocchio

Disney just keeps tearing through their vault of animated classics in order to bring younger audiences live-action remakes of the movies that their parents fell in love with when they were kids. Beauty and the Beast became a box office sensation this year, and The Lion King, Dumbo, Mulan and Aladdin are marching towards production. Now their remake of Pinnochio is making some progress.

While Pinocchio was announced back in the spring of 2015, news has just surfaced that Skyfall director Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct the remake of the classic 1940 animated film about a woodworker named Geppetto who makes a wish on a falling star for his recently created wooden puppet to become a real boy.

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