Come on and slam and welcome to the latest disappointing casting update for Space Jam 2. Despite an encouraging number of NBA and WNBA players recently joining the sequel to the beloved 1996 live-action/animation hybrid film, Space Jam 2 was faced with another casting disappointment after NBA superstar Stephen Curry turned down an offer to make a cameo.
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After years of rumors, Space Jam 2 seems like it’s actually happening. Now that the NBA is in the off-season, superstar Lebron James has plenty of time to lead the sequel to the live-action/animated hybrid sequel. And despite having some trouble recruiting certain NBA superstars a few months ago, it sounds like plenty of names have been lined up with key roles in the film.
While the first Space Jam featured Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, Mugsy Bogues and Shawn Bradley from the NBA, Space Jam 2 is bringing in names from both the NBA and WNBA, and the first list of players on the roster has reportedly been revealed. Find out who the Space Jam 2 basketball players will be below. Read More »
King Richard, the biopic starring Will Smith as the father and coach of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams, has served a release date and a director. The film will bounce into theaters next November, with Reinaldo Marcus Green calling the shots. The film will track how Richard Williams trained his daughters Venus and Serena to be the best tennis players in the world.
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Bleecker Street has released the official Brian Banks trailer, which tackles a controversial subject within the confines of a inspirational sports drama. The drama follows the titular Brian Banks, a former American high school footballer who was primed to become one of the biggest NFL stars of his generation. But when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, his life is upended. Watch the Brian Banks trailer below.
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The Karate Kid is one of the most beloved sports movies of all time, and like many properties from the 1980s, it made a modern comeback in the form of a new television series. Cobra Kai follows the exploits of a grown-up Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who still have some bitterness between each other after their famed karate tournament match-up in the 1984 film. But for those of you who may not be as familiar with the drama and tension of this rivalry, ESPN has given the 1984 All-Valley Karate Championships a 30 for 30 documentary short. Read More »
Update: It’s now being reported that the Sandlot series sequel will be coming to Disney+. Our original story follows.
The Sandlot is one of the quintessential sports movies of the 1990s. Hell, it’s one of the most beloved sports movies of all-time, even for people who aren’t necessarily in love with baseball. We already know Hollywood will try to tap into the nostalgia for the 1993 film with a prequel that takes place before the events of the 1962-set sports comedy, but now they’ll try to bring the magic of The Sandlot back in a way that might sound a little more appealing to fans.
The Sandlot director David Mickey Evans recently revealed on a podcast appearance that he has sold a pitch for a television series sequel to the original movie that will bring all the original cast members back. Read More »
(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
It’s that time again! Time for more great movies you can stream right now. In this edition of Now Stream This, you’ll find a Nicole Kidman cop drama, Kristen Stewart deconstructing the story of Lizzie Borden, a quiet horror film, Nicolas Cage going full Cage, some disturbing body horror, a hilarious documentary, and more! These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!
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After years of development, it looked like Space Jam 2 was gaining steam once NBA superstar LeBron James officially signed on last year to star in and produce the sequel to the 1996 film. However, it seems like Space Jam 2 will be sidelined for a little longer as producer Ryan Coogler teams up with Searching co-writer Sev Ohanian to pen a Space Jam 2 rewrite while James negotiates a sneaker contract that may prevent NBA stars from showing up in the film entirely.
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Cobra Kai put YouTube Premium on the map with originals. The sequel to the Karate Kid films became a phenomenon when it premiered last year, and YouTube ordered a second season in the first week. Since then, YouTube decided to stop investing in original series. Now the second season of Cobra Kai is about to premiere and fans definitely want to know there will be more
Cobra Kai creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald were at WonderCon for Cobra Kai. The creators seemed to have it on good authority that YouTube is still behind Cobra Kai, and had some more teases for the upcoming season. Read More »
Today is opening day for Major League Baseball! But even if you don’t care about the sport itself, there’s a good chance you still love the 1993 coming of age sports comedy that Mondo is honoring today.
The Sandlot is one of those classic kids sports movies that studios don’t really make anymore. Oddly enough, this one doesn’t hail from Disney, though it does come from the studio they just acquired: 20th Century Fox. You might be mourning the loss of Fox, but today you can celebrate The Sandlot with a set of new prints and enamel pins created by artists Matt Ryan Tobin and Dave Perillo. Check out The Sandlot prints and pins below. Read More »