cats movie cast

You’re not going to be able to shake off this piece of news. Tom Hooper‘s long-gestating Cats movie adaptation has set its cast, and it’s a who’s who of pop stars, talk show hosts, and stage veterans – all of whom you’ll really want to see don skin-tight catsuits.

The Cats movie cast has tapped Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Ian McKellen to star in Hooper’s feature film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s hit Broadway musical.

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the sinner season 2

In this edition of TV bits:

  • A sneak-peak at Family Guy‘s limited commercial episode
  • Ross Lynch cast in Netflix’s Sabrina
  • David Tennant joins Lena Dunham‘s new HBO show
  • The Sinner gets a second season
  • Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn & Lamorne Morris cast in National Geographic limited-series
  • A trailer and details for HBO’s new documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher

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Lord of the Rings TV series Gandalf

Amazon made headlines when they dished out a ridiculous amount of money to snag the rights to a Lord of the Rings TV series, and Ian McKellen wouldn’t mind getting a little cut of that action. The actor, who played the wizard Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy (and also those bad Hobbit films) suggested that asking anyone else but him to play the iconic character, should he be featured on the LOTR series, would be a big a mistake.

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Beauty and the Beast Featurette

Fans of Disney’s beloved animated classics from decades past consistently ask why the studio is bothering updating movies that everyone already loves. In the case of Beauty and the Beast, director Bill Condon recognizes that the original iteration of Beauty and the Beast was perfect, raising the question of why Disney is bothering to remake it at all. A new Beauty and the Beast featurette attempts to explain that by going behind the scenes and showing fans how they’re making this story feel familiar and new at the same time.

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is getting closer and closer with the release just over a couple months away. A bunch of TV spots are hitting the small screen to remind everyone that it’s coming out, but with all the record-breaking trailer views the live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic has racked up, I think it’s safe to say everyone knows about it.

Disney loves to have as big of a crowd as possible though, so it should come as no surprise that they debuted a new Beauty and the Beast TV spot during the Golden Globes tonight. There’s a good amount of new footage for those looking to see every bit of Belle (Emma Watson) and The Beast (Dan Stevens, covered in visual effects) of this new spin on the classic tale, and we also have a new poster to check out as well.

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Beauty and the Beast household staff

Before the household staff in Beauty and the Beast were things, they were people. People who had the terrible misfortune of working for a rich kid who was such a jerk, the magical spell cast to punish him turned them into common household objects, possibly forever. But they retained their humanity deep down inside, and today, we have our first glimpse at what they look like as people. Click through to get your first look at the Beauty and the Beast staff in human form.  Read More »

Cogsworth, Mrs Potts and Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast)

So far we haven’t seen much from Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, just a teaser trailer teasing some of the iconic locations and our new Beauty. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters) the film stars Emma Watson as the new Beauty and Dan Stevens as the new Beast. And now we get a first look at some of the other iconic supporting characters from the new film: Lumiere played by Ewan McGregor and Cogsworth played by Ian McKellen. Get a first look at the what these two characters from Beast’s castle look like in the new movie, after the jump.
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Back in January this year, X-Men franchise star Patrick Stewart thought that neither he nor co-star Ian McKellen were going to be popping up in X-Men Apocalypse, with the focus on the 1983 versions of the mutants that were rebooted in X-Men: First Class and continued into X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Now a new set photo from director Bryan Singer teases that Stewart might be back in some capacity after all, with the actor seen on set during production. See the Patrick Stewart X-Men Apocalypse set photo after the jump! Read More »

X-Men Rogue Cut Blu-ray cover

In the mutant-packed extravaganza that was X-Men: Days of Future Past, there was one glaring omission. Fan favorite Rogue got dropped from the film, after Anna Paquin had already shot her scenes.

But as you’ve probably already heard, she’s being reinstated in the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut, out on Blu-ray and DVD later this month. Today, we have our first official glimpse of Paquin in the movie. Get your X-Men Rogue Cut first look after the jump. Read More »

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Though it’s long been assumed that Hugh Jackman would appear as Wolverine in X-Men: Apocalypse, no official source has actually confirmed the casting. But now someone else has spilled the beans about Jackman’s role in the upcoming sequel.

On the flip side, Jackman’s old X-Men co-star Ian McKellen will not be making an appearance, as confirmed by McKellen himself. Hit the jump for to read about the X-Men Apocalypse Ian McKellen denial and Hugh Jackman confirmation.  Read More »