Cruella may not have opened as big at the box office as A Quiet Place Part II, but it’s clear the origin story of the 101 Dalmatians villain already has plenty of big fans. If you’re among the masses looking to get more of Emma Stone as the rebellious fashionista, you’ll be happy to hear that director Craig Gillespie already has some ideas about what he’d like to see from a Cruella sequel. Read More »
Disney’s Cruella doesn’t arrive until next week, but the film’s score and soundtrack are available now for your listening pleasure. This isn’t your average whimsical Disney score with uplifting songs about love and adventure. Instead, Cruella comes with a rockin’ soundtrack inspired by London in the 1970s, so we get jams from Queen, The Clash, Blondie, Electric Light Orchestra, Nina Simone and more.
A new Cruella music featurette dives into the impressive roster of songs you’ll hear in the movie along with some new footage. Read More »
Cruella doesn’t seem to be high on anyone’s must-see list as we kick off a quiet blockbuster summer. But if the early buzz is any indicator, we’re sleeping on what could end up being one of the best live-action Disney movies inspired by one of their animated classics. The movie stars Emma Stone as the young version of 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil, when she was an up and coming fashionista with an axe to grind, and apparently it’s wickedly fun, packed with style, and supremely entertaining.
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We’re one day closer to Cruella, the movie that seems to ask, “What if we remade Joker, but with Emma Stone playing a Disney villain?” The film is set to tell us the origin story of Cruella de Vil, a lunatic who wants to murder dogs, and I continue to wonder just who this movie is for, exactly. In any case, there’s a new Cruella clip, featuring Emma Stone using a questionable accent as she crashes a party thrown by Emma Thompson. It’s a battle of the Emmas! Watch the Cruella clip below.
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It’s time to find out what Cruella de Vil was up to before she decided to try skinning dogs to make coats. In Disney’s new movie Cruella, Oscar winner Emma Stone is playing the 101 Dalmatians villain her younger years when she was just starting to take shape as a rebellious fashionista in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution. Even without any dogs to skin, Cruella is clearly ready to make a statement that will blow everybody away. Read More »
Netflix’s adaptation of the musical version of Matilda has finally found a young star to take on the lead role of a precocious young girl with advanced reading skills and telekinetic abilities who feels like she doesn’t belong in her family of idiotic gamblers and crooks. Relatively unknown 11-year old actress Alisha Weir has landed the role of Matilda, but there’s already been a change with the casting of one of the other key characters, with Emma Thompson taking the role of the nasty headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Read More »
Hot off her starring role as the second Mrs. de Winter in Netflix’s recent remake of Rebecca, Lily James is lining up a new movie project.
James is set to co-star with Emma Thompson (Late Night, Last Christmas) and Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery) in a new romantic comedy from Working Title called What’s Love Got to Do With It? Here’s what we know so far.
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The Movie: Stranger Than Fiction
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: What happens when a man suddenly starts to hear someone narrating his life as if he were the main character in a story? That’s exactly what happens to IRS auditor Harold Crick (Will Ferrell), and as if hearing a female voice describing everything he was doing wasn’t bad enough, she’s also made him out to be an ill-fated protagonist, and his death is imminent. It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, “There are only two things certain in life: death and taxes.”
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Will Ferrell is best known for his raucously hilarious comedic roles in Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and other comedies. But in 2006, Stranger Than Fiction saw Ferrell mix some of his comedic antics with an outstanding dramatic performance that should have earned him an Academy Award nomination. Read More »
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When the first trailer for Last Christmas arrived, there was an entire bumper dedicated to the fact that the movie featured the music of the late George Michael. Of course, that was probably already assumed since the movie’s title comes straight from a Christmas song that he wrote, produced and performed when he was part of the English pop duo Wham!. But a new Last Christmas trailer really leans into that fact by directly citing the song as inspiration for the movie written by Emma Thompson, who also stars in the movie with Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. Watch below! Read More »
Late Night is sure to please audiences. It’s a good-natured, timely comedy featuring the incredibly likable Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling (who also wrote the script). The Amazon-released film is already playing in limited release, and opens wide this weekend – which means it’s time for one last marketing push! Below, you can watch the Late Night final trailer, which goes heavy on the pull quotes. In addition to that, there’s a behind-the-scenes featurette highlighting the importance of diversity both in front of and behind the camera.
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