Abominable Movie

The folks at at Pearl Studio and DreamWorks have been working on the animated film Everest for a few years, and now the film has a new title: Abominable. The movie focuses on a group of humans who befriend a Yeti. That makes Abominable the second soon-to-be-released animated Yeti movie. What a time for cinema!

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In this edition of sequel bits:

  • Some updates on Bumblebee
  • A new on-set Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom video
  • Learn the working title for John Wick 3
  • Check out the title card for Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • Sam Rockwell and Chance The Rapper join the cast of Trolls 2

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Hulu Offline Viewing

Yesterday, Hulu announced they now have over 20 million users subscribed to their streaming service. That’s a lot of people clamoring for TV shows and movies (and there are even more joining with the new Spotify combo deal), and now they’ll be able to watch them without needing an internet connection all the time.

Hulu has confirmed plans to make offline viewing available so users can download which shows and movies they might want to watch when they don’t have the luxury of being connected to the world wide web. Furthermore, they’ve also struck an exclusive new deal with DreamWorks Animation for their upcoming movie slate and original programming from DreamWorks Animation Television. Read More »

Catch me if you can and the terminal

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg, an ongoing column that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. In this edition: Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal.)

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in,” wrote Robert Frost. After the bleak future worlds of A.I. and Minority Report, Steven Spielberg made two seemingly light, breezy films that could very well be cinematic explorations of that Frost quote.

The main characters in Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal are both in search of home. Both in the literal sense, and the abstract sense. If home really is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in, then the main characters of Catch Me and Terminal perhaps have no real home at all. And what a terrifying thought that is.

Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal were Spielberg’s pivots out of darkness. Gone were the oppressive, often hellish futurescapes of A.I. and Minority Report. In place of the darkness came a sunny, funny trip back to the 1960s, followed by a stop-over into present day. On the surface, these two films were light hearted, brisk affairs. Yet even here, beneath the brightly lit retro fashions of Catch Me and the slapstick humor of The Terminal, melancholy still lurks. It was perhaps a confirmation that even when Spielberg tried to go light in the 21st century, darkness still found its way in.

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The Fast and the Furious animated series

The high-octane world of street racing and outrageous car-based heists is coming to the small screen in a new The Fast and The Furious animated series from DreamWorks Animation. The series is being developed for Netflix, and has franchise star Vin Diesel on board to executive produce. And since this is Fast & Furious we’re talking about, you know this show has to be about #family. But it won’t explicitly be about the adventures of Diesel’s Dominic Toretto – instead it’ll follow his younger cousin, Tony Toretto. Read More »

Guillermo del Toro Dreamsworks Animation deal

Very busy filmmaker Guillermo del Toro just added several more projects to his plate. The Shape of Water director just inked a deal with Dreamworks Animation to write, produce, and direct animated family films for the studio. Does this mean we’re about to get the Guillermo del Toro reboot of Shrek? No, it does not, but we can dream.

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Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest

Update: Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that their new Kung Fu Panda attraction, Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest, will open in June. More details have been added below. Our original article follows.

Universal Studios Hollywood made a couple of big announcements this morning, including:

  • Christmas will be coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a “dazzling light projection show, festive holiday décor and holiday-themed food and beverages.”
  • Shrek 4D is being replaced with DreamWorks Theatre, which will kickstart with a new Kung Fu Panda attraction.

Find all of the details below.

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How to Train Your Dragon 3 title

DreamWorks Animation has unveiled the How to Train Your Dragon 3 title, giving us the name of what is supposed to be the final film in the dragon-riding trilogy. It’s called How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and a conflict may be brewing between best buds Hiccup and Toothless. Check out the synopsis below.
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Best Movies Streaming March 2018

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

The year ticks on. February comes to a close, and March begins. I can think of no better way to kick-off a brand new month than a list of great movies to stream right now (but that may be because I have a limited imagination, who knows). As always, I’ve scoured the far corners of the streaming world to bring you back these entertaining riches.

In this latest edition of Now Stream This, we have a surprisingly funny history lesson from Steven Spielberg, a horror classic that invented an entirely new genre, a Martin Scorsese crime epic, a ’70s mystery movie starring Gene Hackman, a phenomenal new miniseries from Hulu, Steven Soderbergh’s return from retirement, a ’90s thriller, and more!

These are the best movies streaming right now (and a little TV as well). Let’s get streaming.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hasn’t hit theaters yet, but plans for Jurassic World 3 are already stomping forward. The sixth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise will hit theaters in June 2021, with Emily Carmichael tapped to write the script alongside Colin Trevorrow.

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