In the world of Hollywood, sometimes producers reach out to stars for a certain role in a movie, and they get turned down. Some of today’s biggest stars and most memorable characters have come to fruition because another actor or actress turned down a role. And when it comes to a key role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, it appears one of the Mean Girls turned down the chance to venture into space. Read More »
The cast of the new animated take on Scooby-Doo continues to grow, and this time it’s with some familiar child stars playing younger versions of the characters from Mystery Inc.
Scoob is the name of the new animated Scooby-Doo movie, and it already features Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Gina Rodriguez and Will Forte as the voices of Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy respectively. Frank Welker is also reprising his longtime role as Scooby-Doo. But now two young stars from Avengers: Infinity War and Looper are being added to the Scooby-Doo movie cast to play young versions of Velma and Fred. Read More »
The animated Scooby-Doo movie in the works over at Warner Bros. Animation Group is picking up steam as the rest of Mystery Inc. has been cast. Fans of Scooby-Doo were a little shocked when Will Forte stepped up to voice Shaggy, replacing live-action Scooby-Doo movie star Matthew Lillard, who has been voicing the character in cartoons and animated movies since then. Meanwhile, they seem to be all right with Gina Rodriguez as Velma, but how will they feel about who’s playing Fred and Daphne? Read More »
No one was clamoring for a sequel to 2008’s Mamma Mia, the smash-hit jukebox musical based on the popular Broadway play. It was campy, kitschy, and just the right thing to put on in the background as you drank rosé and and reminisced of the glory days of ABBA. And yet, 10 years later, here comes a sequel as dazzling and dedicated to joy as the first one was. And critics say that it could melt our cold, cynical hearts.
The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again reviews are here and, despite a healthy heaping of cynicism from the critics going into the films, they found themselves tapping their feet to the music. It’s a silly, solid sequel that just may be what we need in these trying times.
See what critics are saying in their Mamma Mia Here We Go Again reviews below.
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A24 has become one of those names that always has your attention. We sometimes don’t hear about their movies much until the trailers start rolling in, and then we’re totally on board. And that’s exactly how we feel about their forthcoming release from Paul Schrader, best known for writing Taxi Driver and directing a slew of dark and often deranged thrillers.
First Reformed follows Ethan Hawke as a priest who is becoming more and more disillusioned with humanity as his congregation dwindles and the world around him becomes more and more troubling. The clergyman suddenly finds himself taking matters into his own hands as he grows impatient waiting for God to do something. Read More »
Cher takes the spotlight (or perhaps the moonlight) in the latest Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again TV spot. And it sure does feel good to see the smoky-voiced diva on the silver screen again after taking an seven-year hiatus away from the film industry…even if she’s only here to sing a cover of ABBA’s “Fernando.”
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Titling your movie after a slur is always a gamble, but casting award-winning actors in your marijuana black comedy may be even more so.
Gringo stars David Oyelowo in his most broad comedic performance yet, playing a mild-mannered businessman who is tasked with delivering a formula for a new weed pill to a lab in Mexico. But because of the shady dealings of his superiors, played by Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton, he gets kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel and finds himself tangled in a web of drug conspiracies, mercenaries, and the DEA — and hey, isn’t that Sharlto Copley? But this is a comedy, so Oyelowo has to scream hysterically the entire time.
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Ed Helms hasn’t quite been able to parlay his success on The Office onto the big screen, but perhaps his new film The Clapper will change that. The quirky romantic comedy has Helms playing a professional infomercial audience member who finds himself smitten with a gas station attendant played by Amanda Seyfried. Their romance is challenged, however, when a late night talk show host turns Helms’ world upside down. The Clapper trailer awaits you below.
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We’ve quietly entered a renaissance of master American filmmakers tackling religious subjects with the gravity, dignity and seriousness they deserve. Add Paul Schrader’s latest movie First Reformed to a growing list of modern masterpieces on faith through hardship that includes Martin Scorsese’s Silence, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man and James Gray’s The Immigrant.
Read our full First Reformed review from TIFF below. Read More »
Next month Mark Pellington returns to the Sundance Film Festival. The last time the filmmaker attended the fest, he brought I Melt With You with him. That aggressive and bleak drama didn’t receive the warmest of receptions, but it had its fans at the time. Pelling’s new film, The Last Word, looks like a far more accessible movie, and it stars Shirley MacClaine and Amanda Seyfried.
Below, watch The Last Word trailer.
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