Break out your short shorts, because Reno 911! is officially back from the dead. The latest in a long line of cancelled or concluded shows to be resurrected in the streaming era, Reno 911 season 7 is heading to Quibi, the yet-to-launch mobile viewing platform which aims to provide episodic short form content in approximately 10-minute chunks. And there’s good news for longtime fans of this series: creator/stars Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Thomas Lennon are all attached to come back to star in and write the new episodes. Read More »
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, one of 2019’s very best movies, will become the newest addition to the prestigious Criterion Collection library next year. This will mark the first Criterion entry for up-and-coming distributor Neon, which has only been operating since 2017.
You can read more about the inclusion of director Céline Sciamma‘s film in this distinguished group, and find out when you can see it for yourselves below.
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It was only a matter of time until Disney ran out of classic animated movies to remake into live-action films, and we’ve been wondering how the studio would shift gears when they inevitably decide that a remake of The Fox and the Hound probably isn’t going to cut it. Now it seems like we may have our answer about what they might do instead: spin-offs of its live-action remakes.
A new report says a live-action Aladdin spin-off is in the works, but it’s not based on Mena Massoud’s Aladdin, Naomi Scott’s Jasmine, or even Will Smith’s Genie. Nope, it’ll center on Prince Anders, the goofy-ass character played by Billy Magnussen who was in the film for all of two minutes.
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While the pop culture landscape eagerly awaits the impending release of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the studio has notified the Epilepsy Foundation and exhibitors around the world that the highly-anticipated new film contains multiple sequences that could trigger seizures in audience members who have photosensitive epilepsy. Read their warning message below. Read More »
Troop Zero follows a space-obsessed oddball (Mckenna Grace) who discovers that the local girl scouts are participating in a contest where the winners will be able to record a message for the Voyager spacecraft. So naturally, she gathers her fellow misfits and forms her own troop to try to win that prize, while the feuding leaders (Allison Janney and Viola Davis) clash along with their troopers. Check out the film’s first trailer below.
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On the December 5, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. Read More »
The Oscars is like a living, breathing entity, constantly evolving and seeming to either be skirting or courting controversy with practically every decision its voting bodies make. Let’s introduce the Popular Oscar! Just kidding, that’s not happening. Let’s relegate cinematographer speeches to the commercials! On second thought, we’re including everyone in the broadcast. Let’s hire Kevin Hart as the host! Actually, never mind, we’re going host-less.
At least it keeps things interesting.
The latest potential change isn’t garnering the same level of outrage as those previous decisions, perhaps because this one actually seems to be pretty good idea: the governors of the Academy’s sound branch are reportedly “favoring” the concept of consolidating the Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing awards into a single “Best Sound for a Motion Picture” award. Read their reasoning below.
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On Wednesday, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, and the cast of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker gathered together for the film’s global press conference, fielding questions from moderator Ava DuVernay (Abrams’ friend who gave him some advice about one of The Force Awakens‘ lightsaber fights) and a few from the audience of journalists as well. Here are some of the best moments, including a piece of trivia about Kennedy’s early career that I bet you’ve never heard before.
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When I think of the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, I often think of the loudest and most cacophonous movies to play in a theater in a given year. But perhaps that’s unfair, because upon closer inspection, it seems that those types of films are rarely rewarded with the actual prize. So while there are a fair share of obnoxious movies on this year’s shortlist of candidates, the Academy will narrow the field soon for the actual nominees. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the 20 final contenders and see if we can use some recent history to predict the eventual winner. Read More »
Last night, Disney announced that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the company’s immersive Star Wars hotel experience, will open at Walt Disney World in 2021. The studio also released a couple of new pieces of concept art, and you can learn more below about how the experience of visiting the hotel will flow directly into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Read More »