Beauty and the Beast Live Concert

Disney’s live-action adaptation of its animated classic Beauty and the Beast was a huge hit last year, but it didn’t satisfy all the fans out there. Some were particularly disappointed with the obviously enhanced vocal work of Harry Potter franchise star Emma Watson when singing as the charming, sharp, bookworm villager Belle. But they might be more satisfied with the latest casting of Belle in an upcoming Beauty and the Beast live concert production coming to The Hollywood Bowl this spring.

Following previous live concert renditions of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the Beauty and the Beast live concert features an all-star cast that will be led by (500) Days of Summer and New Girl star Zooey Deschanel. And if that wasn’t intriguing enough, the rest of the cast features an interesting assembly of talent as well. Read More »

Jeff goldblum dinosaur

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, we’re featuring a handful of the star-studded Super Bowl commercials from last night featuring the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt selling Michelob Ultra, Stranger Things police chief David Harbour talking about Tide, Game of Thrones badass Peter Dinklage rapping for Doritos, Jurassic Park franchise star Jeff Goldblum driving a Jeep alongside some dinosaurs, and many more. Read More »

Pitch Perfect Recap

This weekend brings Pitch Perfect 3 to theaters, offering a different kind of musical opposite Hugh Jackman’s circus extravaganza in The Greatest Showman. So just in case you haven’t seen the first two installments of the a capella franchise, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Chrissie Fit, Hana Mae Lee, and Ester Dean took the time to run through both Pitch Perfect movies in under seven minutes. It’s not as fun musically, but it’s a good way to catch up for anyone who has a friend dragging them to the final performance of the Bellas.

Watch the Pitch Perfect recap below. Read More »

Pitch Perfect 3 trailer

The marketing for Pitch Perfect 3 is referring to this as “last call,” so there’s a chance that this truly is the final time audiences will be able to hang out with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, and the rest of the Bellas. And while this new trailer for the sequel promises a film that’s just as enjoyable as the first two, it might actually be a good idea for this franchise to go out on top after the curtain falls here, because it seems like it’s reached its natural conclusion.
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Isn't It Romantic Movie

Over in New York City, production has begun on Isn’t It Romantic, a new romantic comedy starring Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Liam Hemsworth and Pryianka Chopra. The film is directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson (pictured above on set with Rebel Wilson), who brought us the horror comedy The Final Girls, and he’s bringing some of the same meta cinematic style to the table.

Isn’t It Romantic follows Rebel Wilson as Natalie, a New York City architect who works hard to get noticed at her job, but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper. Her love life isn’t faring any better as a lifelong relationship cynic, but when an encounter with a mugger knocks her out cold, she wakes up to discover that she’s stuck in the kind of romantic comedy that she hates, and she’s the leading lady.

We asked Todd Strauss-Schulson to tell us why he was drawn to Isn’t It Romantic and why audiences should be excited to see the movie which sounds like a romantic comedy version of The Final Girls. Find out what he had to say below. Read More »

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Pitch Perfect 3 Trailer

Are all you pitches ready for one last round with the Bellas?

The first Pitch Perfect 3 trailer arrived online this weekend, giving us a much better idea of what the a capella group  featuring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and more are up to for what appears to be their third and final outing together. All of the Bellas have graduated college now (well, almost all), and they’re having some trouble getting jobs and staying motivated.

Desperate for some semblance of purpose, the Bellas decide to get together for an overseas USO tour that apparently also doubles as some kind of competition. But this is the first time the Bellas will be facing musical groups who don’t just make music with their mouths. So how is that going to turn out? Watch the Pitch Perfect 3 trailer below to find out. Read More »

Pitch Perfect 3 Featurette

Production has officially wrapped on the musically charged sequel Pitch Perfect 3, and we know that because a new wrap reel featurette has just arrived to give us our first look at the return of the Bellas after their big world championship win in Pitch Perfect 2.

New director Trish Sie takes us behind the scenes of the sequel where she reveals that the Bellas are going on a global tour, and we get a sneak peek at some of the musical numbers, as well as a surprising action sequence that happens at some point. Watch the Pitch Perfect 3 featurette below for our first glimpse at the sequel. Read More »

The Girl on the Train movie

In today’s edition of “casting news pieces that aren’t quite big enough to get their own story but are certainly more interesting when lumped together”:

  • Chris Evans leads a rescue mission in a film based on a remarkable true story;
  • Adam Devine, Liam Hemsworth, and Rebel Wilson star in a rom-com together;
  • The third Maze Runner is in production and the cure is more Walton Goggins.

Now, let’s go into detail.

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dirty rotten scoundrels remake director

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson‘s gender-bending Nasty Women movie finally has a director. Veep director Chris Addison will be helming the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake in his feature film directorial debut.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake

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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