Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The internet has given millions of people a platform to complain about things that don’t matter in the entertainment world, but it has also given millions of people a platform to complain about things that really, really matter and should be carefully considered by everyone working in a creative field. The subject of Hollywood whitewashing, where ethnic characters and stories are given a painful Caucasian makeover, belong in the latter camp. For every Scott Derrickson, who genuinely listened to and learned from fans concerned about whitewashing in Doctor Strange, you have people in positions of authority who really, really don’t give a shit.
So when the producer of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin says the cast will be diverse, we should all pause and take notice.
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Kong: Skull Island arrives in one month, and we’ll get to see what Legendary Pictures has done with one of the most iconic movie monsters of all time. Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is behind the camera, making a jump from indie to blockbuster in the same way that Colin Trevorrow did from Safety Not Guaranteed to Jurassic World. Can he deliver an action adventure worthy of the name King Kong? Some new TV spots give us more of what’s waiting for us next month.
Watch a couple new Kong Skull Island extended TV spots, and see a new poster, after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
So what does it take to drag the great Jack Nicholson out of retirement? A remake of a critically acclaimed German-Austrian comedy about a hardworking woman and her practical jokester father, apparently. Paramount is remaking Toni Erdmann, which is currently nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, and has cast Nicholson and Kristen Wiig in the lead roles.
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When the first full theatrical trailer for Beauty and the Beast debuted, one fan was quick to take the trailer and pair it with footage from Disney’s original animated tale from 1991. There were plenty of similarities to be noticed, with some shots in the live-action remake almost exactly the same as they were in the animated adaptation. Now another fan has done the same with the most recently released theatrical trailer, and now we finally start to see more of the differences between the new adaptation and the old.
Watch the Beauty and the Beast trailer comparison after the jump. Read More »
You can hear John Legend on the La La Land soundtrack, playing the kind of jazz music that Ryan Gosling’s character actively hated until it provided him with a steady paycheck. So it only seems appropriate that John Legend cashes in himself by taking on a classic Disney theme song with another chart-topping singer.
Beauty and the Beast has one of the most famous theme songs from any animated movie, and it was all over the radio back in 1991 (and even 1992) thanks to Céline Dion and Peabo Bryson. Now John Legend has been tasked with remaking it along with fellow best-selling artist Ariana Grande (who hosted Saturday Night Live nearly a year ago). Does their rendition of the classic theme song shake a stick at the original?
Listen to the Beauty and the Beast theme song remake after the jump to find out. Read More »
It seems crazy to think that Kong: Skull Island will be in theaters in just a little over a month. There doesn’t seem to be enough buzz about the movie just yet, but that will likely change as the release date gets closer. There’s a chance there could even be a Super Bowl spot to help spread the word.
In the meantime, a new Kong: Skull Island IMAX poster has been released that takes an obvious cue from Apocalypse Now, just like the first trailer for the King Kong reboot did. Plus, we finally have confirmation on how Kong Skull Island connects to Godzilla, the reboot of the King of Monsters from 2014. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Angie Han
Universal’s Scarface remake has gone through a few different potential directors over the years, and it’s just lost another one. Antoine Fuqua has reportedly dropped out of the project, due to scheduling conflicts with Sony’s The Equalizer sequel. But it’s not all bad news for Scarface. While it may not have a director right now, it apparently does have a star. Diego Luna, fresh off his star turn in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is reportedly attached to play the lead. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Angie Han
With about a month and a half to go until its release, Disney has unveiled one last trailer for Beauty and the Beast. Given that it’s a remake of the 1991 animated classic that everyone, their mother, and their pet dog has already seen, we’re not expecting too many jaw-dropping surprises from the movie. But it’s still interesting to see how director Bill Condon has refashioned some of our favorite scenes in live-action, with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens serving as the new Beauty and the Beast. Check out the Beauty and the Beast final trailer below. Read More »
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What About Bob? is another hilarious Frank Oz film being remade with female stars. Unlike the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake starring Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway, the new version of What About Bob? is being made for television, not for theaters. The NBC comedy, titled What About, Barb?, hails from writers and executive producers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, who worked on Dilbert and The IT Crowd.
Below, learn more about the What About Bob? reboot.
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Over eight years ago, talk of a Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake began. Hot Tub Time Machine director and Grosse Point Blank co-writer Steve Pink was hired to write and direct the remake, based on the wonderful comedy starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, which was itself a remake of the 1964 film, Bedtime Story. Pink eventually departed from the project, which is up and running again with Rebel Wilson and (possibly) Anne Hathaway in the starring roles.
Below, learn more about the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake.
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