Greatest Showman Reshoots

After the scope of the new musical The Greatest Showman became a bit too large for filmmaker Michael Gracey, Logan director (and veteran Hugh Jackman collaborator) James Mangold came to the rescue for a week of reshoots. Mangold also helped edit the film, and ended up with an executive producer credit. More info on the Greatest Showman reshoots is below.

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Mamma Mia 2 trailer

Well, here we go again, I guess. The sequel to Mamma Mia!, appropriately titled Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, just dropped its first trailer for your viewing pleasure. Really, what more movie news do you need today? This should literally be the only movie news you need. Feel free to knock off early. The Mamma Mia 2 trailer awaits you below.

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Pitch Perfect 3 - Official Trailer [HD] (screen grab) CR: Universal Pictures

Pitch Perfect 3 cannot shake the stench of desperation from start to finish. Here is a film that has no good creative reason to exist, made by people who are painfully aware of that fact. Though this third entry in the unexpected franchise brings together most of the key players who made the 2012 original mostly delightful, there is a tired, frantic sense to these proceedings. Once, Pitch Perfect wanted to be a playful, upbeat modern musical. Pitch Perfect 3 can’t help but struggle to achieve even that basic ambition. This movie is being marketed as the final chapter, which still might be one too many.

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The Greatest Showman Review

Oh, boy. Where to begin with The Greatest Showman?

Generally speaking, if you feel the need to cover something up, then it’s a pretty good indication that you know you’ve done something wrong. To that end, it’s a leading indicator of what you’re in for that The Greatest Showman’s cast includes Paul Sparks (always great, always underserved) as critic James Gordon Bennett, and saddles him first with the task of pooh-poohing the protagonists’ efforts, and then begrudgingly admitting, “another critic might have called [the circus] a celebration of humanity.”

For better or worse, I am not that critic.

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jesus christ superstar john legend

Jesus Christ Superstar has found its, well, superstar. The upcoming NBC live telecast has cast John Legend as the titular Jesus Christ in a move that is sure to shake up the show’s premiere date of Easter Sunday.

But if anything, John Legend does fit the label of “superstar” quite accurately. A 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer who won an Oscar for his song “Glory” from 2014’s Selma, Legend has also stretched his acting chops on both TV and film, most notably appearing in last year’s Oscar-winning La La Land. Not to mention the Tony Award he nabbed for producing Jitney, the revival of August Wilson’s play. Could Jesus Christ Superstar be Legend’s ticket to the coveted EGOT?

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greatest showman live movie trailer

A Christmas Story: Live heard that you like your musicals, so how about a musical within your musical? Viewers of the latest in the live TV musical phenomenon were treated to a surprising commercial from this season’s anticipated musical starring Hugh Jackman as a highly fictionalized version of P.T. Barnum.

But instead of your run-of-the-mill TV spot, The Greatest Showman went above and beyond and performed one of the film’s numbers live. Gotta live up to that title.

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the greatest showman featurettes

While there may be a lot of mystery surrounding whether The Greatest Showman is any good or not — the review embargo remains while the movie swoops up surprise Golden Globe nominations for best comedy/musical and best actor — there is no mystery to the fact that this is a straight-up musical.

And these new The Greatest Showman featurettes are here to remind you of that, offering you plenty of clips of Hugh Jackman buoyantly dancing to the songs written by the acclaimed composers of La La Land.

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Bohemian Rhapsody First Look

A few days ago, Bryan Singer was fired from his position as director of the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. And while the finger-pointing between filmmaker and studio continues, 20th Century Fox has already lined up their replacement: Dexter Fletcher, the English actor and director whose most recent credit behind the camera is the 2016 Olympics drama Eddie the Eagle.

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The Little Mermaid remake

Rob Marshall, the director of movies like Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Nine, is looking to be part of Disney’s world once again. According to a new report, the filmmaker is on the top of the studio’s wishlist to direct the planned live-action The Little Mermaid remake, which will feature music from Hamilton and Moana’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney legend Alan Menken.
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Bryan Singer fired

Remember the old days – back in that enchanted time of, oh, about three or four years ago – when hearing about a director getting fired from a movie was something of a rarity in Hollywood? Lucasfilm has practically made it into a common practice since then with people like Josh Trank, Lord and Miller, and Colin Trevorrow famously falling to the wayside of various Star Wars productions, but before that, firing a director was considered a pretty big deal.

Now there’s a new non-Star Wars-related firing that’s making waves. Bryan Singer, the director of movies like X-Men, The Usual Suspects, and Jack the Giant Slayer, has been fired from Bohemian Rhapsody, 20th Century Fox’s Queen biopic that stars Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek as frontman Freddie Mercury. Yep, another one bites the dust.
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