toy wars tv series

If this doesn’t sound like a television series made just for me, then I don’t know what does. Actor/writer Josh Gad (Frozen, Jobs) will be co-writing and star in a new limited television series set up at Amazon called Toy Wars. The story follows the real-life battle between American toy giants Hasbro and Mattel in the 1980s and 1990s. Ryan Dixon (Triplets, Curious George) is attached to co-write with Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Gossip Girl, Chuck), who will be the showrunner for the series with The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters director Seth Gordon expected to direct the pilot episode. Hit the jump to learn more.

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A DOG'S PURPOSE

You probably had no idea today was National Dog Day until you signed on to Twitter or Facebook this morning, but no matter — it’s as good an excuse as any for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment to drop the first A Dog’s Purpose trailer. Josh Gad voices a dog who keeps getting reincarnated and, over the course of his many lives, finds meaning in his relationships with various humans played by Dennis QuaidK.J. Apa, John Ortiz, and more. Is that cute or creepy? Judge for yourself with the A Dog’s Purpose trailer below. Read More »

Cogsworth, Mrs Potts and Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast)

So far we haven’t seen much from Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, just a teaser trailer teasing some of the iconic locations and our new Beauty. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters) the film stars Emma Watson as the new Beauty and Dan Stevens as the new Beast. And now we get a first look at some of the other iconic supporting characters from the new film: Lumiere played by Ewan McGregor and Cogsworth played by Ian McKellen. Get a first look at the what these two characters from Beast’s castle look like in the new movie, after the jump.
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Frozen 2

The animated musical Frozen was a massive runaway hit for Walt Disney Animation back in 2013, making a sequel to the movie a forgone conclusion. However, Disney dragged their feet a bit when it came to confirming plans for Frozen 2, and it wasn’t until just over a year ago that the project was officially announced. We still don’t have a release date for Frozen 2, but the good news is star Kristen Bell has revealed that production is slated to begin next month. Read More »

Russ and Roger director

One project that has been kicking around for a few years now is Russ & Roger Go Beyond, the film that tells the real life story of how softcore pulp film director Russ Meyer and film critic Roger Ebert teamed up to make the 1970s cult classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Will Ferrell and Josh Gad have been lined up to play Meyer and Ebert respectively for a little while now, but the project has had a hard time locking down a director, with the most recent name being Once and Begin Again director John Carney. Read More »

Angry Birds Movie Trailer

So far the trailers for The Angry Birds Movie have mostly been about Red, the character voiced by Jason Sudeikis who has a bit of an anger management problem. The green pigs and their dastardly plot to steal the eggs of our favorite mobile game fowls were featured more prominently in a recent trailer, but now a new international trailer finally shows how the war will be waged to get those eggs back. And of course, it involves slingshotting birds into the pig kingdom.

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gorgeous george movie

Here is a collection of proper nouns that you didn’t think you’d see in a sentence today: Josh Gad is writing a biopic about influential wrestler Gorgeous George for WWE Studios. Gad is typically known for acting. WWE is typically known for schlocky genre movies. Gorgeous George, while certainly an interesting figure, doesn’t seem to be demanding a movie biography of his life. But here we are.

Hit the jump for details on the new Gorgeous George movie.

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The Angry Birds Movie teaser trailer

Video game movies don’t have the greatest track record, but recently we’ve noticed some attempts to battle that trend. Duncan Jones is going wildly ambitious with Warcraft, while Macbeth director Justin Kurzel has amassed a Shakespeare-worthy cast for his take on Assassin’s Creed.

And then there’s Angry Birds, which turns a simple, colorful game about warring animals into a simple, colorful movie about warring animals voiced by big-name stars. It might not sound as prestigious as Warcraft or Assassin’s Creed, but it looks a heck of a lot cuter and more family-friendly. Watch the first The Angry Birds Movie teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »

Josh Gad as Roger Ebert

Update: Josh Gad is now finally confirmed to play Roger Ebert in the film Russ & Roger opposite Will Ferrell as film producer and director Russ Meyer. (The film was formerly referred to as Russ & Roger Go Beyond.)

Michael Winterbottom will direct the movie, which follows the creation of Ebert and Meyer’s film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. This picture is described by THR as “a debaucherous comedy centering on two outsiders who defied the Hollywood establishment and made one of the first X-rated films ever released by a major movie studio.”

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