Disenchanted Begins Production

At last, 14 years after the first movie came out, the Enchanted sequel Disenchanted has begun production. Rock of Ages filmmaker Adam Shankman is helming the sequel, with original cast members Amy AdamsPatrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Idina Menzel all reprising their roles from the original while Maya Rudolph has joined the cast as well. In the first film, Adams’s Disney princess Giselle stepped out of her animated world into live-action New York City.

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Maya Rudolph Joins Disenchanted Cast

It’s been nearly 14 years since Disney released the fantasy comedy Enchanted, taking a meta approach to their animated fairytales with Amy Adams playing a naive cartoon princess lost in the bustling metropolis of New York as a flesh-and-blood person. The sequel Disenchanted has been in the works for quite some time, and it’s finally coming to fruition with the original cast returning. But they’ll also be joined by some new faces too, starting with former Saturday Night Live star Maya Rudolph playing the movie’s big bad. Read More »

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Disenchanted could have used a little of that Disney magic to help it get off the ground. The long-gestating Enchanted sequel is confirmed to be coming exclusively to Disney+, with Amy Adams officially set to reprise her role as Giselle. And that’s how you know the sequel was worth the wait

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Reviewing Drumming Scenes in Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a professional drummer analyzes drumming scenes from movies like Whiplash, Drumline, Wayne’s World, and more. Plus, listen as Oscar-winning make-up artist Nicki Ledermann talks about her work on Joker, The Devil Wears Prada, The Greatest Showman, and more. And finally, learn the differences between John Carptner‘s They Live and Ray Nelson‘s short story that inspired it. Read More »

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Sam Raimi says he’s constantly thinking about his unmade Spider-Man 4.
  • In honor of Stranger Things 3, let’s reminisce about New Coke.
  • The Enchanted sequel might finally be happening.
  • The Mask creator has an idea for a reboot with a female lead.
  • Hey, are you in the mood for a White Chicks sequel?

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Peter Jackson gives a potential Tintin sequel update.
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet features some internet stars, plus: check out early story notes
  • Bumblebee screenwriter Christina Hodson talks about crafting a Transfomers movie for a wide audience.
  • The Croods 2 is still happening, and Peter Dinklage has joined the cast.
  • Karl Urban would like to know what’s going on with Star Trek 4.
  • Patrick Dempsey weighs-in on the potential Enchanted sequel.
  • Michael Ironside explains why he’s not coming back for Top Gun: Maverick.

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In this edition of sequel bits:

  • Jason Blum, the man who produced Halloween, wants you to know Halloween is very good. Why would he lie?
  • Amy Adams offers an update on the Enchanted sequel.
  • Sylvester Stallone gets his own Creed II poster.
  • Stallone also provides an update on the next Rambo movie, because the past never dies.
  • Social media expert Dwayne Johnson welcomes Idris Elba to Hobbs and Shaw.
  • Steven Spielberg gave the O.K. to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s twist.
  • Netflix’s Godzilla anime sequel now has a release date.
  • Want to see a blurry set pic of Chris Hemsworth filming Men in Black? Of course you do.
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout has a new IMAX poster featuring Tommy Cruise doing dangerous stuff.
  • Behold a new image from The Crimes of Grindelwald.
  • Grumpy Gus Terry Gilliam reveals he once turned down an Alien sequel.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Robert Downey Jr. still wants a third Sherlock Holmes movie to happen
  • Author R.L. Stine reveals the official title of Goosebumps 2
  • Karl Urban has some thoughts about when Star Trek 4 is going to begin filming
  • Karen Gillan‘s hopes for Jumanji 3
  • All that and more!

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Amy Adams in Enchanted

Adam Shankman was on a Television Critics Association panel for Step Up: High Water, the YouTube Red series he is producing based on the Step Up films. After the panel, he spoke with /Film about the sequel to Enchanted. Shankman is set to direct the film, which is titled Disenchanted.

“We are handing in a script in a couple weeks that I’m super happy with,” Shankman said. “Then gotta get the music written.”

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The Fifth Element - Born Sexy Yesterday Video Esssay

Every film genre has tropes, recurring themes or elements that sometimes help define the kind of movie we’re watching. They can be portals in the sky, training montages, the final girl, or as a new video essay called Born Sexy Yesterday explains, a naive but mature, sexualized female character with the mind of a child.

Jonathan McIntosh, aka Pop Culture Detective on YouTube, put together this video essay to explain a trope that you might not have even realized was so prevalent in sci-fi. But it’s right there in movies such as TRON: Legacy and The Fifth Element, not to mention other sci-fi-esque fantasy movies Splash or Enchanted. Watch the Born Sexy Yesterday video essay after the jump to see what we’re talking about. Read More »