A new live-action Sesame Street movie has been in the works since at least 2012, and last year, we learned that Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel was hired to direct it. Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway has been confirmed to star and production was originally supposed to get underway next month, but a new report says shooting has been delayed for nine months, which means it’s unlikely the movie will be able to hit its original release date.
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Before he wrote and directed the indie darling Eighth Grade last year, Bo Burnham was known for his stand-up comedy. More specifically, he was most famous for writing raunchy original songs for his stand-up act, something he became famous for on YouTube. The content was extremely adult in nature, but his songwriting skills can’t be denied, and that’s why Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM are bringing him in to write some original songs for the Sesame Street movie coming in 2021. Read More »
Riding in on the wave of gender-swapped remakes, The Hustle is a comedy whose timing is late in every sense of the word. Based on the 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is itself a remake of 1964 Bedtime Story, The Hustle attempts to reboot the story of two wildly different con artists for the modern age with a female-led cast, but instead ends up feeling painfully out of date. Fat jokes and gay digs run amok in a film that is barely saved by the sparkling chemistry of its duo, Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, who do their best with a film that scams you out of your time.
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The Steve Martin/Michael Caine comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels gets an update with The Hustle, starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Hathaway and Wilson play con artists who team up with go after the men who have wronged them. Hilarity, unconvincing disguises, and questionable accents follow. Watch the latest The Hustle trailer below.
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Get out your 2021 calendar and get ready to block off some family time. Warner Bros. has locked down release dates for both their untitled Sesame Street movie, and the animation/live-action hybrid Tom and Jerry movie. Anne Hathaway is set to star in the Sesame Street movie, which is a musical, while Tim Story will direct Tom and Jerry. Read More »
Octavia Spencer is the latest to join The Witches remake cast. Spencer will play the grandmother of a boy who runs afoul of witches, lead by the Grand High Witch herself (played by Anne Hathaway). Robert Zemeckis is directing the film, adapted from Roald Dahl’s children’s book, which was previously adapted into a movie by director Nicolas Roeg.
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This weekend brings Isn’t It Romantic? to theaters, officially turning Rebel Wilson into a leading lady. But for her next film coming this spring, she’ll be sharing the spotlight with Anne Hathaway in a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels called The Hustle. The first trailer has just arrived, and it almost feels like a throwback to the comedies of the 1980s. There’s a little bit of intrigue, a little bit of slapstick, and whatever the hell Anne Hathaway is doing with her accent. Watch The Hustle trailer below. Read More »
Late last year, we learned about a new Sesame Street movie in development. The project was intended to be the first theatrically released big screen adaptation of the popular children’s television show since Elmo in Grouchland in 1999, so it’s going to be a big deal. Anne Hathaway was being courted to star in the movie set up at Warner Bros. Pictures, and now she’s not only confirmed, but production could start late this summer. Plus, we have details on the Sesame Street movie’s story, thanks to Portlandia director Jonathan Krisel, who will be behind the camera for his feature length directorial debut. Read More »
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Serenity is probably not the movie audiences are expecting. Steven Knight’s third feature as a director is a bonkers thriller, both old-fashioned and modern, that defies expectations. Nobody could ever call this movie predictable. Knight says he’s not a fan of the constraints of any given genre, and it shows in Serenity, a movie not tied down to the rules of a thriller. It’s not an easy film to put in a box or even say much about without spoiling anything.
It’s the first feature Knight has directed since Locke, and although that drama came out six years ago, it’s so memorable that it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long since the creator of Peaky Blinders and Taboo directed a movie. Recently, he told us about the challenges of his latest film, why he doesn’t like labeling movies by genre, the differences between writing for himself or a studio, and more.
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Right from the beginning, there is something off about Serenity. The sultry neo-noir thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway seems to take place on a fictional fishing island that boasts a New England name but a tropical climate, while half the residents speak with a vague Southern twang. McConaughey’s character, Baker Dill, receives strange visions and omens — some of them seemingly supernatural in nature. And there’s the matter of Jeremy Strong‘s bespectacled businessman chasing after Baker Dill with urgent news about…something.
These all lay the grounds for a twist of sorts, or a revelation that some greater conspiracy is at work. But the Serenity ending has a twist that is so out of left field, it feels like you have fallen into some drug-fueled fever dream.
Major spoilers for Serenity follow, so do not read on if you want to see the movie…although these spoilers may convince you to actually see this movie.
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