Disney will never shy away from crafting sweeping fantastical landscape and mythical realms, and with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, they had, well four. The classic ballet gets the Disney big-budget make0ver in a feature film adaptation that expands on a story once limited to the stage.
With the adaptation, The Nutcracker becomes a rollicking fantasy adventure in which our heroine Clara (Mackenzie Foy) must travel through four realms, each more breathtaking than the last. Now Disney has released a new The Nutcracker and the Four Realms featurette that delves into nuts and bolts of creating this magical world.
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Eugenio Derbez is already one of the biggest stars in Mexico, but now he’s trying to build up his profile for American audiences. His recent turn alongside Anna Faris in the remake of Overboard helped a bit, but his next movie will see him tackling a much different role.
The live-action Dora the Explorer movie is coming together at Paramount Pictures, bringing the educational animated series from Nickelodeon to the big screen. Transformers: The Last Knight star Isabela Moner is already on board as the title explorer, and now we have word that Eugenio Derbez will be part of the cast as well. However, the role he’s playing might be considered a spoiler, so if you’re worried about ruining a key part of the Dora the Explorer movie, you’ve been warned. Read More »
No one was clamoring for a remake of Overboard, but here we are with a new version of the amnesiac romantic comedy.
Anna Faris stars in a new take on the 1987 movie starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, which does away with some of the more problematic elements of the original story. In this version, Faris plays an overworked single mother trying to provide for her children, but ends up getting fired from one of her jobs by a rich asshole (Eugenio Derbez). So when this wealthy jerk falls off his expensive yacht and ends up washed up on a beach with amnesia, she has no problem convincing him that they’re married and forcing him to head out into the workforce. Read More »
Garry Marshall’s 1987 Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell amnesia comedy gets updated for 2018 with Overboard. This new take on the material reverses the genders of the leads, but mostly tells the same story – with more pratfalls. Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez and Eva Longoria star. Watch the Overboard trailer remake below.
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Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: someone turned The Nutcracker into a fantasy adventure film. Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms updates the classic story of The Nutcracker into an adventure movie from director Lasse Hallström. The first The Nutcracker and the Four Realms trailer has arrived just in time for the holidays.
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While there are plenty of heavy-hitters at this edition of D23, Disney also used the expo to introduce a film that, while it has a famous title, may not be on as many radars as the movies coming out of Lucasfilm and Marvel. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a fantastical take on an iconic story and the footage screened at the film’s panel suggests something similar to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland…with a lot more dancing.
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A remake of Overboard has always felt inevitable. The original 1987 romantic comedy, which stars Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, is an immediately recognizable title, and one that more than a few people gladly watch whenever it plays on cable for the billionth time. It’s an enjoyable enough romantic comedy that thrives on Russell and Hawn’s charisma. Hopefully, in the remake, Anna Faris (Observe and Report) and Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included) are as charismatic of a pairing.
Below, learn more about the Overboard remake.
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Over the past few years, there have been a couple different big screen projects with ties to the Looney Tunes in development. At one time the iconic animated characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and more were going to get rebooted in an animated Looney Tunes feature. A couple years later, some kind of spin-off was in the works called Acme with Steve Carell attached. But we haven’t heard anything about those projects since they were announced.
Now it looks like Warner Bros. has turned their attention back to bringing individual characters to the big screen. They’re going to start with Speedy Gonzalez, the fastest mouse in all of Mexico, and they’ve already got someone lined up to voice the little rodent. ¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! Read More »
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In theaters this Halloween will be a different sort of ghost story. The Book of Life is a film based on the images and stories about the Day of the Dead, and features a man, recently deceased, who hopes to journey back to the land of the living to be with the woman he loves. The real attraction in the film, which is directed by Jorge Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro, is the visual design. The lands beyond the living, as seen here, are just stunning to see; the colors and level of detail are almost overwhelming. Watch the Book of Life trailer below. Read More »
Scott Sanders, the man who with Michael Jai White crafted the often hilarious blaxploitation spoof/homage Black Dynamite, is turning to the world of Mexican wrestling with his next film, Aztec Warrior. The movie begins shooting today, with Luis Guzman as a luchador who faces off against his rival El Diablo, played by Eugenio Derbez. Terry Crews, Nadine Velazquez, and Lupe Ontiveros are in the film, too.
And, evidently, there are some familiar-looking robots in the movie as well. A piece of concept art surfaced recently showing the Aztec Warrior squaring off against a machine that looks a lot like the ED-209 from RoboCop. Read More »