Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s a tradition as reliable as jack-o’-lanterns and trick-or-treating: Every year around Halloween, nostalgic Gen Xers and Millennials revisit the 1993 comedy Hocus Pocus, and then get to wondering why no one’s made a sequel yet. This year, Bette Midler even joined in on the conversation with a (facetious) explanation. As far as we know, though, Disney hasn’t officially fired up the cauldron yet.
And just to drive that last point home, Sarah Jessica Parker has gone on the record to clear things up: No, as far as she knows, there’s no Hocus Pocus 2 coming soon to a theater near you. But that doesn’t preclude the possibility of its returning in another form, according to producer and co-writer David Kirschner. Get the latest comments on the Hocus Pocus sequel after the jump. Read More »
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Even though it seems like everyone will be flocking to theaters the weekend of December 18th to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we must remember that there are plenty of people who just aren’t interested. Some might prefer to see the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy Sisters, or have younger kids who aren’t old enough for Star Wars, making the new Alvin and the Chipmunks sequel the more appropriate choice.
And for those parents who may be forced into the latter, a new Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip trailer has surfaced, showing off all the childish humor that will be coming just before Christmas this season. Beware of pizza toots. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Welcome back to Sequel Bits, the round-up of anything and everything sequel-related. In today’s edition:
- The stars of Hocus Pocus 2 joke around about a sequel.
- The star of The Goonies ponders a follow-up.
- Sam Raimi offers an update on that Evil Dead crossover.
- Jurassic World continues to make insane money at home.
- And a whole bunch of Spectre updates.
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It’s been 65 years since Charles M. Schulz first delivered Charlie Brown and his dog Snoopy to newspapers on October 2nd, 1950. The comic would go on to span 17,897 strips through February 13th, 2000, and at its peak, ran in over 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries, translated into 21 languages. And now all that rich history is coming to the big screen with The Peanuts Movie.
The final Peanuts Movie trailer celebrates the seven-decade history of friendship and fun that has come with Charlie Brown and the whole gang, and brings it into the 21st century with a stylish but reserved computer animation makeover that keeps everything we love about Schulz’s iconic illustrations, while bringing them into the third dimension. Watch it after the jump! Read More »
Pixar Animation came back with sweet, emotional vengeance this year, after not releasing a film in 2014, with the touching and heartfelt Inside Out. The film has given feelings to feelings, but just because it’s a beautiful story that audiences and critics alike have fallen in love with, that doesn’t mean it’s safe from becoming the target of Honest Trailers.
In the Inside Out Honest Trailer, there’s actually not a whole lot to mock when it comes to breaking down the movie itself. In fact, some of the jokes in the trailer are more about mocking how audiences feel about Pixar movies, because they’re so great. Watch! Read More »
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Paddington is one of the year’s nicest surprises. Adapted from Michael Bond’s books, the film is sweet, magical, and just all around pleasant. It was written and filmed by The Mighty Boosh director Paul King, so it’s really not that shocking how delightful the movie is. Audiences embraced Paddington earlier this year, and luckily for us, a Paddington 2 is happening.
Read more about the sequel after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Two decades ago, the beloved children’s book Jumanji got the Hollywood treatment, with Chris Van Allsburg’s black-and-white, Caldecott Medal-winning illustrations becoming the basis for a massive family adventure film starring Robin Williams at the height of his powers. Today, that movie hits a few nostalgic notes among the ’90s kids, but it’s more fondly remembered for the memes it has inspired than anything else.
In other words, it’s time for a reboot! Well, it’s been time for a reboot since a screenwriter was originally hired in 2012, but Sony has decided to speed things up. They even set a release date and everything, because nothing gets people working quite like an impending deadline. And now, roughly 14 months before the movie is due in theaters, Con Air and Gone in 60 Seconds writer Scott Rosenberg has been hired to bring the movie down the homestretch.
Read on for everything we currently know about the new Jumanji writer.
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Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Remember in 2012, when College Humor released a parody trailer for a Dora the Explorer live-action movie and we all had a good laugh about how ridiculous that idea was? Well, we’re not saying Paramount gets its ideas from College Humor parody trailers, but we’re not not saying that either. The studio has put into development a real Dora the Explorer live-action movie, with Puss in Boots scribe Tom Wheeler set to write.
While you let that sink in, Wheeler has also been set to pen the next draft of Paramount’s Micronauts, another live-action feature based on a kiddie property — in this case, a Hasbro toy line. More on the Micronauts and Dora the Explorer live-action movie projects after the jump. Read More »
If you’re a fan of the work of author Neil Gaiman (Coraline), when you hear the talent coming together for an adaptation of his children’s book Fortunately the Milk, you’re going to flip your lid.
Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright is teaming up with superstar Johnny Depp for the adaptation of the children’s book that is perfectly described as “a story of time travel and breakfast cereal.” And the writer on board the project only sweetens the deal. Read More »