Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Before we actually deal with the news at hand, let me just lead by saying that I use IMDb every single day and find it to be one of the most valuable resources on the internet. I am on there dozens of times a day, to double check the cast and crew of a movie I’m writing about or to read random trivia out loud to fill awkward silences at bad parties. I love you, Internet Movie Database. You are wonderful.
But you’re also a little drunk, as evidenced by your top 10 movies of 2016.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Mary Poppins Returns will largely feature a brand-new cast, with Emily Blunt stepping into the title role, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer playing the Banks children, Lin-Manuel Miranda playing Mary’s new buddy Jack, and more. But they’re also making room for one of the classic stars. Dick Van Dyke has confirmed he will return for the new film, which takes place about 20 years after the events of the original. Van Dyke played Bert, the chimney sweep with the atrocious Cockney accent, in the 1964 movie.
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Production on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth film in the multi-billion dollar franchise, has been done for awhile now. But it appears there may be one more addition to the cast that we hadn’t heard about, someone from one of the previous films in the franchise who will be brought back alongside other returning cast members like Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and Orlando Bloom as Will Turner.
However, revealing who this returning cast member might be is a bit of a spoiler for those wanting to stay in the dark regarding any surprises, so you’ll have to find out who it is after the jump. Read More »
It feels like it’s been too long since we’ve gotten a new project from Guillermo del Toro. That might be because Crimson Peak was a bit of a disappointment last year, and we’ll be waiting until sometime next year to see his next movie, The Shape of Water, which started filming just a few months ago. But in the meantime, we’ll have a little something to hold us over.
Guillermo del Toro has been working with Netflix on an animated series called Trollhunters, adapted from a book he wrote himself with Daniel Kraus. While it’s clearly geared towards kids, it has some stylish animation and fantasy action that should keep his adult fans entertained until his new movie arrives. You can see what we’re talking about in a new Trollhunters featurette with new footage and some insight from del Toro himself. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The last time we heard from Sony’s upcoming adaptation of The Dark Tower, it was being delayed from February 17, 2017 to July 28, 2017, giving director Nikolaj Arcel and his team a few extra months to finish their movie. It’s a decision that makes sense on two fronts: the original post-production timeframe did seem overly ambitious and of course the long-delayed, frequently troubled path to bring Stephen King‘s magnum opus to the big screen was going to offer up one more speed bump in the home stretch.
And while we have to wait an extra five months to finally see how Hollywood has managed to bring King’s truly strange and truly wonderful fantasy series to life, there is a new image from the film to look at right now, if that’s your thing.
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David Lowery‘s Pete’s Dragon is a simple, beautiful and warm tale of friendship. It’s a refreshingly sparse story that hardly resembles the original Disney film. Lowery and co-writer Toby Halbrooks lifted very little from the ’77 musical; they made a movie that stands on its own and doesn’t rely at all on nostalgia.
The film was well received when it was in theaters, but now that it’s on home video, more viewers will likely embrace Elliot and Pete’s heartfelt and tender adventure. With Pete’s Dragon now on Blu-ray, we recently had the chance to speak with Lowery again, and he reflected on some of the toughest and most enjoyable days during the shoot, not reading the reviews, the lessons he learned, and the experience of working with Robert Redford again.
Below, read our David Lowery interview.
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Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child debuted this summer to a glowing reception from Potterheads. But chances are you haven’t had a chance to enjoy it in its proper form yet. The play only opened in London’s West End, so unless you live in the area or were able to travel there, you had to make do with the published script and the power of your imagination.
But it looks like things are going to get a bit easier for Stateside Potterheads in the not-too-distant future. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is looking to hop on its broomstick and fly across the pond to New York, with plans to open in 2018. Get all the details on the Cursed Child Broadway debut below. Read More »
The return of Jason Bourne this past summer wasn’t anything to write home about, but Matt Damon will be back in action again soon enough. But this time, he’ll be in China, about 1,000 years in the past.
The Great Wall stars Matt Damon as one of a trio of mercenaries from the West who have come to steal gunpowder from the Chinese and maybe a rumored legendary weapon that they want to use to conquer their homeland. But when they arrive at the Great Wall, they find something they weren’t expecting, and we get to see much more than the previous trailers have shown us in a new trailer/featurette hybrid from China.
Watch the extended international The Great Wall trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Vintage Wine Estates is teaming with HBO for an officially licensed Game of Thrones wine, and you’ll be able to get your hands on it before the seventh season premiere arrives on the cable network next year. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
That very long-gestating Dark Crystal sequel is finally happening… but not in the form we originally expected. Boom! Studios and Henson Company have announced a 12-issue comic book series titled The Power of the Dark Crystal, based on an unproduced screenplay by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pierce. Read More »