Hamilton has been a Broadway hit ever since it debuted at the beginning of 2015. Unfortunately, that has made it difficult for curious audiences to get a glimpse at the hip-hop fueled historical musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda, even as the show travels around the United States. But soon, everyone will be able to see the Broadway show from the comfort of their own home. A recorded version of Hamilton will be available on Disney+ staring next month, and the first trailer has arrived. Read More »
The next movie we get from Walt Disney Animation Studios is Raya and the Last Dragon. Originally slated for release in November, the coronavirus pandemic forced a schedule change that pushed it back to March 2021. We haven’t even seen a trailer for this movie yet, but we’re already getting details on the original animated movie that will come after that.
That movie is currently going by the title Encanto and it comes from Zootopia directing duo Byron Howard and Jared Bush and co-writer/co-director Charise Castro Smith. The film will not only follow in the footsteps of Moana and Raya and the Last Dragon by following a woman of color in the lead, but it will have some traditional Disney magic at the center of it. Read More »
Right now, all attention is on the extremely necessary protests unfolding in the United States and the rest of the world after the unlawful murder of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In an effort to make sure the focus stays on these historical protests, Hollywood creators are delaying some projects that were intended to debut this week.
The debut of Lin-Manuel Miranada‘s documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, which focuses on the improvisational hip-hop group of the same name, has been pushed back, and the premiere of the kid-centric competition show Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge has also been delayed. Read More »
If you remember watching the early days of the American version of Whose Line is it Anyway? in the late ’90s and early 2000s, you probably recall a game in which performer Wayne Brady would essentially freestyle his way through a song based on a suggestion from the audience. But he wasn’t the only one doing hip-hop improv around that time.
There was also Freestyle Love Supreme, a small improv group comprised of future big names like Lin-Manuel Miranda. That group is the subject of a feature length documentary called We Are Freestyle Love Supreme which played at Sundance earlier this year, and it’s about to debut on Hulu in just a few days. Here’s the first trailer. Read More »
The Office and Jack Ryan star John Krasinski recently started passing some of his time in self-quarantine by hosting a web series called Some Good News. Recorded from the home office of the A Quiet Place director/star, the series highlights some uplifting stories from around the web to help drown out the hellish nightmare of news from our government and the coronavirus pandemic that is claiming lives everyday.
The first episode of Some Good News brought the wonderful surprise of The Office star Steve Carell appearing on the show for a chat, just in time for the NBC workplace comedy’s 15th anniversary. But an even more impressive reunion comes in this week’s second episode as John Krasinski assembled the entire original cast of the Broadway music Hamilton and had them perform a musical number on the video conference service Zoom, all for a little girl who missed the show due to coronavirus cancellations. Read More »
Alan Menken, the legendary composer who is responsible for providing the scores for several Disney animated classics, was hard at work on the studio’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid when the coronavirus ground Hollywood to a halt. And while we already knew that the new movie would feature new music, we weren’t sure about exactly how much to expect. But now we know: the ebullient composer recently revealed that there will be four new songs for the film.
Read on for his exact quotes, plus news about Disenchanted, Hercules, and more. Read More »
Disney is not throwing away its shot to bring the Tony-winning pop culture phenomenon Hamilton to a wider audience. But that shot may not ring quite as clearly as fans remember. A new report suggests that when Disney releases its Hamilton “movie” theatrically in 2021, some of the production’s curse words may be censored due to the House of Mouse’s strict adherence to the PG-13 rating.
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“Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?” That question of legacy is posed in the final minutes of the smash hit musical Hamilton, and creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda took no chances when it comes to securing his musical’s legacy on film. Back in 2016, Miranda and the Broadway cast shot a “live capture” version of the Tony-winning production on stage at The Richard Rogers Theatre in New York City, and today The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will make that filmed performance available theatrically next year. Get the exact release date and more details below. Read More »
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Hamilton and In the Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda had a cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as a Resistance fighter, but now you can hear his musical cameo in the movie as well. The official Star Wars Twitter account has shared a clip from the movie showcasing “Lido Hey,” a song which Miranda helped create that’s heard during the movie’s Pasaana celebration sequence. Listen to the song in the clip below. Read More »
Since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is wrapping up the Skywalker saga, it’s pretty much the last time for some key characters to make a significant appearance in the long-running sci-fi saga. And since it’s the end of an era in a galaxy far, far away, there are plenty of people who wanted to get in on the last chapter of the story that began all the way back in 1977.
That’s why there are plenty of cameos to behold in The Rise of Skywalker, some in the form of new characters, others being characters from previous installments of Star Wars. We’ve got a list of all the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker cameos that we know of so far, but beware of major spoilers as we name them. Read More »