the little mermaid remake cast Jonah Hauer-King

Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid has finally found its Prince Eric. Jonah Hauer-King, whose credits include A Dog’s Way Home and the recent, non-Greta Gerwig-directed BBC adaptation of Little Women, has landed the role of the human who falls hard for mermaid Ariel, played by Halle Bailey. At one point Harry Styles was announced in Prince Eric role, but the singer-turned-actor had to bow out of the project.

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scoob first look

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Incorporated gang have an all-new paint job. The team of intrepid teenage mystery solvers and their beloved talking dog have gotten a new 3D animated makeover with Scoob!, a Warner Animated movie set to kick off the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe. See the Scoob first look images below.

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new scream movie

Are you ready to head back to Woodsboro? Scream, the horror trivia-obsessed franchise from the late Wes Craven, is getting ready to live again. A new Scream movie is reportedly in the works at Spyglass Entertainment, but beyond that, details are sketchy. Will this be a reboot? Or will it be the canonical fifth entry in the film franchise? And who is going to direct now that Wes Craven has departed us?

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the invisible man trailer

Elisabeth Moss is in serious trouble in The Invisible Man, a new take on the classic Universal horror movie. Far removed from the original H.G. Wells story that inspired it as well as the original 1933 movie directed by James Whale, this new The Invisible Man comes from Leigh Whannell, writer of Insidious and director of Upgrade. Elisabeth Moss plays a woman who escapes an abusive relationship only to find herself tormented by an invisible force. Watch The Invisible Man trailer below.

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The Lion King Remake Honest Trailer

Disney’s remake of The Lion King is the second highest grossing film of 2019 (though that could very well chance once Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hit theaters over the next month and a half). But just because a movie earns $1.65 billion worldwide doesn’t mean it’s worth a damn. In this case, we’re dealing with a remake of one of Disney’s most beloved hand-drawn animated movies, and unfortunately, as The Lion King remake Honest Trailer points out, it’s a remake that sucks all the life and passion out the story. Read More »

nightmare on elm street reboot spectrevision

The original Nightmare on Elm Street series has long since ended, giving way to an absolutely abysmal remake. What does the future hold for Freddy Krueger? Will he ever don his fedora and unleash his claws on unsuspecting teens? Or is Freddy truly dead? It’s safe to assume that sooner or later, Hollywood will give Freddy a second chance. But who will be behind it?

How about Elijah Wood? Wood and his fellow SpectreVision producer Daniel Noah are eager to get their hands on a Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, and have even attempted to work out something with the rights holders.

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the invisible man first look

The trailer for The Invisible Man is appearing tomorrow, but for now, how about a first look? Official images for Leigh Whannell‘s new take on the classic Universal horror movie are here, and they promise bad things are in store for Elisabeth Moss. Also: Whannell talks about how he tried to make the most grounded version of this story possible while also going for something very tense and scary. See The Invisible Man first look, and learn more about the movie, below.

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Little Women clip

Don’t sleep on Little Women.

Writer/director Greta Gerwig‘s new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel doesn’t come out until Christmas, and while Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will dominate the box office around then, I’m guessing a new version of Little Women is going to earn a significant amount of attention in its own right. Sony has unveiled a new clip from the movie that seems to represent a microcosm of Gerwig’s approach to this beloved story. Check it out below. Read More »

Cash Truck cast

Director Guy Ritchie is returning to his London gangster roots next year with the ensemble crime film The Gentlemen, but he’s not done scratching that crime thriller itch just yet. Ritchie is already lining up his next film, Cash Truck, and he’s hired Jason Statham and Scott Eastwood to star, reuniting those actors after they worked together on 2017’s The Fate of the Furious. Learn the film’s plot details below. Read More »

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Lady and the Tramp Review

The slew of live-action and computer-animated remakes of Disney’s hand-drawn animated classics have largely managed to feel creatively bereft, but they have never been entirely pointless. Why does a remake of Aladdin or Dumbo or The Lion King exist? If nothing else, to further fill the coffers of the Walt Disney Company, so that its executives can pull a Scrooge McDuck and dive through the cash. It’s a cynical view, and arguably a point that doesn’t impact anyone who isn’t a shareholder or investor in the company. But these movies exist for at least that one reason.

What, exactly, is the point of a streaming-only remake of an animated film? This question exists now for us to ponder thanks to the upcoming arrival of Disney+, a company-owned streaming service that will house hundreds of older films, thousands of episodes of TV shows, and new content such as Lady and the Tramp. No, not the 1955 animated film about two dogs from different sides of the tracks in small-town America who fall in love. This is a live-action/CG hybrid remake of that same story, premiering on November 12 on Disney+. Though the service itself is designed to hopefully make Disney lots of money, what would the point be of a film like this, one of many that you can watch once the service is available? It can’t make Lion King money or even Dumbo money. The best thing to say about Lady and the Tramp ‘19 is that it’s tolerable, more so than the other Disney remakes released this year. But that’s not saying a whole lot.

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