spamalot movie

Always look on the bright side of life, because a Spamalot movie is on its way. 20th Century Fox has fast-tracked the development of a Spamalot movie, bringing the Monty Python Broadway musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail to the big screen. This story is not yet, and never will be, dead.

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Elton John biopic

Kingsman star Taron Egerton is the latest actor to play Robin Hood (watch this morning’s new trailer here), but the 28-year-old actor will also be suiting up as singer/songwriter/superstar Elton John in a new film called Rocketman. Production begins later this year, and in a new interview, Egerton confirms that the film will be a “fantasy musical” and not an Elton John biopic. Read More »

west side remake casting

Listen up, potential Sharks and/or Jets – here’s your chance to audition for Steven Spielberg‘s big West Side Story remake. The film is holding an open casting calling in New York City this weekend. More on the West Side Story remake casting call below.

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Labyrinth musical

Get ready to dance, magic, dance all over again, as a Labyrinth musical is bound for the stage. Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson and Chairman of The Jim Henson Company, says plans for a Labyrinth musical based on the cult classic film are currently underway.

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Beauty and the Beast Recording Sessions

Though you may not know Howard Ashman by name, you’re undoubtedly familiar with his work as one of the lyricists behind the original songs for Disney’s animated classics Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Unfortunately, Ashman passed away far too young at 40 after a battle with AIDS. But his legacy will live through the Disney movies he left his stamp on, and a new documentary wants to make sure everyone remembers him.

Simply titled Howard, the film hails from Beauty and the Beast producer Don Hahn and explores the life and career of the lyricist and playwright. A new clip has debuted to show how he worked behind the scenes during recording sessions at Disney during production on Beauty and the Beast. That means we get to see rare behind the scenes footage of Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansbury singing the tune “Be Our Guest” as Lumiere and Mrs. Potts respectively. Read More »

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Fantasy Camp

Kristen Bell is heading to Fantasy Camp. The actress, who broke out with Veronica Mars and has since gone on to star in films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Bad Moms, will star in STX’s Entertainment’s new musical comedy. Learn more about Bell’s newest starring role below. Read More »

Mulan cast Donnie Yen

The coolness factor of Disney’s live-action Mulan has just increased considerably. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Donnie Yen has joined the live-action Mulan cast as a mentor to Mulan.

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Hearts Beat Loud trailer

Hearts Beat Loud already has a reputation as a feel-good crowd pleaser thanks to its run on the festival circuit, and here’s the first official trailer to prove all that praise is warranted. Nick Offerman plays a single father who talks his daughter (Kiersey Clemons) into starting a band. Watch the Hearts Beat Loud trailer below.

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The Greatest Showman Honest Trailer

Though The Greatest Showman didn’t have a huge opening weekend or break any major box office records, you might be surprised to learn that the film raked in nearly $173 million at the domestic box office, putting it in the lower end of the top 20 highest performing movies of 2017. On top of that it raked in another $247.3 million internationally. But Honest Trailers doesn’t care about all that.

Now that The Greatest Showman is available on home video, it’s time to really dig into this circus musical for what it is: a fabricated celebration of a man who was a total prick who owned a slave, abused animals, and exploited people for his own financial gain. Yes, this is the hero of this movie that people kept coming back to theaters to see so much that it even had a sing-a-long version released in theaters. Read More »

New Blu-ray Releases Phantom Thread

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

What physical media awaits you this week? Why, it’s one of the best films of last year – Phantom Thread! Also: a musical featuring Hugh Jackman and CGI elephants; a Ridley Scott thriller more known for its reshoots than its story; the supposedly last entry in a horror franchise; and two very different indie films.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week.

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