Jack White in A Star Is Born

It’s hard to imagine the remake of A Star Is Born without the gruff voice of Bradley Cooper behind the country rocker Jackson Maine, especially when it comes to the memorable line, “I just wanted to take another look at you.” But early in the development of the movie, the actor, who also directed the film, didn’t have himself in the lead role. Instead, Bradley Cooper had his eyes on a real musician to take the role.

In a recent profile of Lady Gaga, an entirely different version of the movie is nonchalantly mentioned. Before Lady Gaga came on to star in the movie, Bradley Cooper wanted singer and songwriter Jack White in A Star Is Born. So why didn’t it happen? Read More »

A Star Is Born Extended Cut

Bradley’s Cooper‘s acclaimed remake of A Star Is Born starring himself and Lady Gaga already clocks in at 2 hours and 15 minutes. However, if the film’s cinematographer is to be believed, there might be an extended cut of the movie on the way.

In a recent interview, director of photography Matthew Libatique (who has shot movies ranging from Iron Man to Black Swan) talked about the evolution of the film over time, and he revealed that an extended cut might put some deleted scenes and footage back into the movie. Read More »

I visited the London set of Mary Poppins Returns back in 2017 and came away thoroughly charmed. Director Rob Marshall‘s upcoming sequel to the Disney classic looks to have its heart in the right place every step of the way, complete with two thoroughly charming leads, elaborate musical numbers, and even an extended animation sequence where the cast gets to dance with cartoon animals. It all seems so lovely.

With the film now just over a month away, a new batch of images has arrived alongside a new featurette diving into how the film came together. And because we have even more from our original set visit that didn’t make the initial cut, we’ve packaged it all together with some quotes from Rob Marshall about the new cast, that big animated sequence, and more.

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frozen 2 songs

You’re going to have to let go of “Let It Go” soon: a new Frozen 2 song will take its place. Co-director Jennifer Lee confirmed that four new Frozen 2 songs have already been written for the highly anticipated Disney sequel, one of which she described as the “evolution” of the insanely successful “Let It Go.” So get ready for this potential earworm to play at every department store ad nauseam for the next 50 years.

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west side story cast Eiza Gonzalez

Steven Spielberg is taking his time casting his West Side Story remake. Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort was recently cast as Tony, one of the leads of the film. Now, rumor has it that Elgort’s Baby Driver co-star Eiza González is in the running to play Anita, a role made famous by Rita Moreno in the 1961 film. More on the West Side Story remake cast below.

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Anna and the Apocalypse Clip

The best part of the holidays is getting together with those you love and enjoying a nice hot chocolate. Or maybe it’s heading to theaters to watch some unsuspecting, musically inclined teenagers deal with a zombie apocalypse that will paint a small British town red, but not in the jolly way that you might expect from Santa Claus.

Anna and the Apocalypse is a new comedy that not only features high schoolers dealing with zombies, but also belting out awesome original musical tunes. It’s a nice break from the usual melodramatic family holiday movies that hit theaters around this time. There’s no time to argue when there’s zombies to kill, and you can see why in a new Anna and the Apocalypse clip. But be warned, it’s a bloody one. Read More »

the color purple musical movie

The Color Purple is getting remade into a feature film again, but this time as a movie musical. The powerful Alice Walker novel was first adapted to the big screen by Steven Spielberg, whose 1985 Oscar-nominated film featured an all-star cast that included none other than Oprah Winfrey. Now, the duo are teaming up again to develop the musical version, based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway show.

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nightmare on my street video

A long-lost music video for “A Nightmare on My Street”, the Nightmare on Elm Street-inspired song from DJ Jazzy Jeff (AKA Jeff Townes) and The Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith), has surfaced after 30 years, and we have it just in time for Halloween. The video was thought destroyed after New Line Cinema sued the artists’ record label, but you can watch the video below right now.

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Ava Duvernay to Make a Prince Documentary for Netflix

prince documentary

After the critical and awards circuit success of her searing documentary 13thAva Duvernay is re-teaming with Netflix to produce a documentary about the legendary, recently passed musician, Prince.

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halloween box office

Halloween may have shattered box office records for slasher films, but the Gordon Green sequel is set to slash even more records as the numbers from this weekend roll in. The Halloween box office continues to have a strong showing in its second weekend, maintaining the No. 1 spot, while A Star is Born begins to rise over the current October No. 1 box office holder, Venom. And if the numbers continue to be strong for both Halloween and A Star is Born, the two films could see an impressive — maybe even record-setting — total box office haul.

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