Don’t trust Alan Menken with your secrets.
The famed composer, who just joined the rarified group of EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) winners, accidentally revealed the title for the Disney+ Beauty and the Beast prequel series for which he’s composing the music. The series, which stars Luke Evans as Gaston and Josh Gad as LeFou, will be called Little Town, named after the opening line in Beauty and the Beast‘s catchy small-town song “Bonjour.”
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Even though Pixar Animation is still sitting on the release of their next film Soul, the animation studio has already announced their next project, and it will arrive next summer.
Pixar’s Luca is a coming-of-age story said to follow as young boy as he and a new friend experience an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. This sounds like Pixar’s version of Call Me By Your Name, though probably with a lot less peach eroticism. Read More »
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial is a cinematic masterpiece from director Steven Spielberg when he was at the top of his game. It’s a touching story about childhood mixed with a harrowing sci-fi adventure that packs a hefty emotional punch, but it still makes for a great movie to show your kids. So what on Earth could Honest Trailers possibly have to say about this incredible movie? Well, besides taking some jabs at E.T.’s horrifying face and salad fingers, they actually just use this as an opportunity to eviscerate the blatant rip-off that was Mac and Me, and it’s hilarious. Read More »
It’s been 22 years since director Nancy Meyers remade the classic Disney movie The Parent Trap. The cast of the beloved 1998 comedy hasn’t gotten back together since the movie premiered, but since everyone has plenty of spare time in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, reporter Katie Couric was able to get all of the main cast members back together for a little virtual reunion.
Lindsey Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter, and even Simon Kunz got back together with writer/producer Charles Shyer and director Nancy Meyers for a nostalgic look back at the movie, including a glimpse at some of the early screen tests and a tribute to the one cast member who couldn’t be with them for the reunion. Read More »
Hello again, friend of a friend. It’s time for a trailer round-up! This is an infrequent column where we cobble together various trailers from TV shows and movies that aren’t exactly “big,” but still deserve some attention. The indie flicks, documentaries, and other oddities that we can’t exactly give devote a single post to, but can find time to talk about. We love you, movies.
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Just because production on Hollywood movies and TV is shut down right now doesn’t mean studios have given up on developing projects that were in the works before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Though it’s not clear when production might resume, Disney+ is rounding up more cast members for the Home Alone reboot in the works for the streaming service.
The Home Alone reboot will star the charming Jojo Rabbit supporting actor Archie Yates in the lead role, and a new report confirms that he’ll be joined by Saturday Night Live alums Kenan Thompson and Chris Parnell, Toy Story 4 voice star Ally Maki, and a few more funny people. Get the full roster of new Home Alone reboot cast members below. Read More »
Even the Muppets are working hard from lockdown. The beloved characters, and stars of the new Disney+ series Muppets Now, are taking us behind the scenes of a video call as they prepare to launch their first-ever unscripted show. The Muppets Now trailer lets us in on the behind-the-scenes planning of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Scooter, and of course, Joe from Legal, as they talk about the six half-hour “muppisodes” that will debut on Disney+ this month.
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A few days before the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt, word came out that Disney+ was developing a live-action Beauty and the Beast spinoff series that would tell a prequel story about what the arrogant Gaston (Luke Evans) and his submissive pal LeFou (Josh Gad) were doing before they entered the narrative of the movie. And while the pandemic has thrown a wrench into many a project over the past few months, it sounds like this one is still chugging full steam ahead.
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Universal continues to go all-in on ways to revive their classic Universal Monsters. The latest: Little Monsters, an all-ages approach to the monsters coming from Josh Cooley, director of Toy Story 4. Plot details are slim, but the project is described as “a live-action hybrid monster feature” that’s also “a love letter to classic Hollywood and the history of filmmaking with a story that takes a multi-generational approach to the monsters.”
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If you were excited about a sequel to Chicken Run after 20 years, we have some news that is supremely disappointing.
British actress Julia Sawalha, who voiced the character Ginger in the original stop-motion animated movie from Aardman Animation, recently revealed that she will not be reprising her role in Chicken Run 2 for one very stupid reason. Apparently the producers of the movie told Sawalha’s agent that Ginger would be recast with a younger actress because her voice was deemed to sound “too old.” This decision came without even being given a voice test to make that determination. Read More »