Disney Drive-On with The Muppets Episode 1: Walter Gets A Job At Walt Disney Studios

To help promote the home video release for Muppets Most Wanted, Disney Movie Anywhere is premiering a six-part original series called “Disney Drive-On with The Muppets” for a limited time beginning August 1, 2014 (today!).

After being left in charge of the Muppets’ office by Kermit, Pepe the King Prawn takes on the responsibility of “mentoring” Walter on the business of Hollywood. Still considered the “new guy” with the Muppets, Walter is given low-level jobs working alongside his fellow Muppets at their office in the famed Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. He quickly learns there is a lot more to making movies than he thought! Developing projects may not always be so glamorous, but Walter is still excited to tackle new challenges, and discovers life on the Disney Lot is certainly a fun and funny adventure.

What happens when Kermit The Frog leaves the office and Pepe the king prawn is left in charge? Watch the first episode of Disney Drive-On with The Muppets now embedded after the jump. It follows Walter’s first day working on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, CA.

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Forrest Gump IMAX release

Paramount Pictures has announced they will be releasing Forrest Gump in IMAX theaters for a one-week run to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary.  The film has been digitally re-mastered for the IMAX format and released domestically starting September 5th 2014. Later in the month, the film will hit home video in a special Diamond Luxe Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on September 30th. Read the full press Forrest Gump IMAX release after the jump.

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Uncharted movie begins production

King of Kong/Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon recently talked with press about The Goldbergs (the 1980-something-set sitcom he produces and sometimes directs) and revealed some information about the Uncharted movie adaptation Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune which he is set to direct. Find out new details about the movie including when the Uncharted movie begins production, after the jumpe

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Guillermo del Toro hellboy 3

There’s never been any doubt that Guillermo del Toro wants to make a Hellboy 3. But at this point, even he’s doubting he’ll ever actually get the opportunity to do it. “I don’t think it will happen,” he admitted when asked recently about the long-rumored sequel.

As a small consolation, however, he’s dished out some juicy details about what the plot would’ve been. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

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nick cave documentary trailer

20,000 Days on Earth is a magnificent film. Mostly a documentary, the movie is a profile of Australian singer/songwriter/film composer/author Nick Cave. But the film is really about creativity, and songwriting, and memory. It’s a mold-breaking doc that willfully does away with the rigors of hardcore doc filmmaking by staging scenarios in which Cave can be provoked to reveal things about himself and his work. We see Cave in a therapy session, and driving around with people such as Kylie Minogue (above), Ray Winstone, and, crucially, former bandmate Blixa Bargeld. The setups may be artificial, but what comes out of them has a ring of real truth.

For your first look at 20,000 Days on Earth, check out the Nick Cave documentary trailer below, via the Australian distributor Madman. Read More »

 

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we see what that redhead from BMX Bandits has been up to, follow a deaf mute through his trials, tribulations and sexual conquests, understand how a forest can be a living organism, get weird in France, and figure out the horrific fate of some random strangers.

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Jimi Hendrix biopic trailer

André Benjamin, aka André 3000 of Outkast, does a solid job of playing Jimi Hendrix in the movie Jimi: All Is By My Side. The film isn’t your typical biopic, as it veers away from providing a top to bottom account of the guitarist’s life. Instead, it focuses on the year of Hendix’s life in which he went from being an unknown supporting player to a guy on the brink of stardom.

During that year, he meets Linda Keith (Imogen Poots), who dates Keith Richards and consequently has the connections to get Jimi’s career started. The film wanders through this strange, intense year in the man’s life with an odd rhythm that gives it a unique feel. Some of that is captured in the new Jimi: All Is By My Side trailer, which you can see below. Read More »

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes prequel shorts

Fox and Vice have teamed for an interesting project: three short films which act as prequels to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Collectively called Before the Dawn, these shorts explore the time between the end of the last film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and the ten years in which the so-called Simian Flu devastated the human population. Each takes place at a different point in the timeline, marking one, five, and ten-year points in the pandemic. All three Dawn of the Planet of the Apes prequel shorts are below, along with a trailer for a related documentary.  Read More »

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