The Secret Garden is a literary classic that children have been reading for over a century. The tale follows an orphaned girl left to live with her uncle in England after the tragic death of her British parents in their home country of India. The dreary setting nearly breaks her spirit until she uncovers a magical secret garden that blooms with bright colors and gives her some semblance of hope. The classic tale is being updated in a new film adaptation from the producers of Paddington and Harry Potter, and the trailer shows how today’s visual effects brings the magic to life. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky‘s sci-fi thriller Freaks hits theaters this weekend, but the duo has already lined up their next directing gig. Universal has purchased the rights to Outside the Box, a new adventure movie from Stein and Lipovsky that’s being compared to some of the Amblin films from the 1980s. Read More »
In 2018, some details began to leak online about a possible new Walt Disney Animation project rumored to be called Dragon Empire. We knew that Disney story artists Paul Briggs (Frozen) and Dean Wellins (Zootopia) were attached to make their directorial debut, with Moana producer Osnat Shurer overseeing and Adele Lim (Crazy Rich Asians) writing the script.
Now that project has officially been announced, and its real title has been revealed to be Raya and the Last Dragon. Here’s what we learned about the movie at the D23 Expo.
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Disney/Pixar is pumping the brakes on sequels, and its next movie is a totally original animated fantasy adventure called Onward. As usual, the cast is wildly impressive: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer star, and Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) is the writer/director behind the new feature.
We learned a bit more about this elf-centric adventure film during today’s D23 presentation – here’s what we know so far.
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Though Disney has had plenty of success with their live-action remakes like Aladdin and The Lion King this year, not everything will be carbon copies of their original animated movies. Following in the footsteps of Maleficent, there’s also the upcoming live-action spin-off Cruella, featuring Emma Stone as the fashionista villain from Disney’s animated classic (and previous live-action remake) 101 Dalmatians. The D23 Expo brought a Cruella first look photo, showing Emma Stone looking deliciously evil. Read More »
Are you ready to watch Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt go on a quest for a mystical healing tree? That’s the ultra-simplified plot of Jungle Cruise, Disney’s upcoming movie adaptation of the classic Disneyland theme park ride, which features skippers making purposefully terrible jokes and puns. In the film, Johnson plays a captain tasked with delivering a woman (Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) to a tree with magic healing powers, but we learned a bit more about the film during its presentation at today’s D23 Expo. Buckle up, keep your arms and legs inside the boat, and read on to find out the latest about this film. Read More »
Toy Story 4 surprised the hell out of everyone this summer by actually being a very good sequel that somehow put a better period on the end of the Pixar Animation franchise than the already stellar ending of Toy Story 3. But if you missed your chance to catch the return of Woody and Buzz Lightyear, or you just can’t wait to watch it again, you’ll be happy to hear that both the Toy Story 4 Blu-ray/DVD and Digital release dates have been set for early October. Find out when you can bring Toy Story 4 home below. Read More »
Fast and Furious 9 has been filming for almost two months already, and it’s still adding cast members to the Fast family. The latest addition is Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), who will be playing a new character in the delightfully insane action franchise. Here’s what we know about his role so far.
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Everyone loves Paddington 2. The sweet-natured, utterly charming family comedy features an incredibly polite bear, Brendan Gleeson playing a character named Knuckles McGinty, and of course, Hugh Grant as highly theatrical villain Phoenix Buchanan. Grant’s career is long and storied, but if you’re curious as to what the actor thinks is the best movie he’s ever been in, look no further than Paddington 2.
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Aladdin was another hit live-action remake for Disney, and it looks as if the House of Mouse wants to head back to Agrabah. Dan Lin, the producer of the Guy Ritchie-directed film, recently revealed that an Aladdin sequel is in the early stages over at Disney and that the powers that be are already mulling over ideas on how to bring back the characters for another adventure.
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