The above Star Wars Episode 7 fan poster was created by hobo95 (see more of his art on deviantart). Here is a look at what we’ll be talking about in today’s edition of Star Wars bits:
- John Boyega tweets a photo tease promising shooting has started on a new planet
- Liam Neeson comments on if he will return as Qui-Gon Jinn in Episode VII
- Tina Fey vows to crush Star Wars Episode 7
- Rumored descriptions for Star Wars Rebels Episodes 3 and 4
- Listen to Vanessa Marshall read an excerpt from Star Wars: A New Dawn
- Marvel declines to answer questions about Star Wars royalties
Hit the jump to read about all this and more.
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A tracking board report got a lot of people talking today about the idea of Tina Fey producing a sequel to Kenny Ortega’s 1993 Disney Halloween movie Hocus Pocus. The original film starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as a family of witches. It wasn’t a hit in theaters, but became a big thing on home video.
Hocus Pocus fans can, however, stop worrying about whether a sequel might be any good. Tina Fey is not making a new Hocus Pocus movie. She is, however, producing and starring in another Disney movie oriented around witches. Read More »
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, writing-directing pair that made Crazy, Stupid, Love, are just finishing the movie Focus at Warner Bros., with Will Smith and Margot Robbie starring. Once that gets all the way through post, the duo may have another film ready to move forward. They’ve just signed to direct Taliban Shuffle, based on the wartime memoir from journalist Kim Barker. And Tina Fey will star as Barker, and produce the film with Lorne Michaels. Read More »
If nothing else, This is Where I Leaves You earns a peek for its cast alone. Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda are just a few of the names in this adaptation of a novel by Jonathan Tropper. In the story, a dysfunctional family is forced to reunite for a whole week when their father dies. Old feuds become newly inflamed, passions are ignited, and all kinds of other madness ensues.
But This I Where I Leave You isn’t a straight up, sad drama. There are laughs too, as evidenced not only by director Shawn Levy being at the helm, but the brand new trailer. Check out the first This Is Where I Leave You Trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
A star-studded cast doesn’t guarantee a good movie, but it definitely doesn’t hurt. Especially when the stars in question include the likes of Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jason Bateman, Corey Stoll, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, and Rose Byrne.
Directed by Shawn Levy, This Is Where I Leave You centers on the Altman family, who come together for their father’s funeral. Which sounds like somber stuff on paper, but — as you might’ve guessed from the cast — This Is Where I Leave You plays out as a bittersweet comedy. See the first This Is Where I Look image after the jump.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are taking on the Empire. Their upcoming film, The Nest, was just given the release date of December 18, 2015. That just so happens to be the day Star Wars Episode VII opens. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are famously close friends, and now they’re going to be sisters as well. On the big screen, anyway. The former Weekend Update co-anchors and Golden Globes co-hosts are set to star together in The Nest, a Universal comedy being directed by Pitch Perfect‘s Jason Moore. Get plot details and more after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
The Muppets are nothing if not self-aware, and Muppets Most Wanted opens with a promising joke. Picking up just moments after the last movie left off, Kermit and company launch into a jaunty, toe-tapping musical number that acknowledges all the pitfalls of a follow-up. “We’re doing a sequel,” they sing. “That’s what we do in Hollywood / And everybody knows that the sequel’s never quite as good!”
But all the knowingness in the world can’t save the Muppets from the actual pitfalls of doing a sequel. In the end, Kermit’s early admission feels more like a warning than a joke. Muppets Most Wanted isn’t bad; in some parts, it’s very good. Still, it struggles to match the highs that the first one hit so easily.
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