I was scrolling through Netflix the other day and noticed something odd: the 1993 live-action adaptation of Dennis the Menace was among the top ten movies on Netflix at that moment. (Did you know that film was directed by Nick Castle, the same guy who played Michael Myers/The Shape in Halloween? Because I didn’t!) In any case, I found it curious that a significant chunk of Netflix subscribers were watching a decades-old movie about generational warfare between a grandfatherly figure and a young whipper-snapper.
But now a brand new movie is coming along to help quench the world’s thirst for stories in which young and old men engage in prank wars with each other. It’s called The War with Grandpa, and, naturally, it stars one of the greatest American actors of all time: Oakes Fegley. No, I’m kidding. It stars Robert De Niro. Well, Fegley is also in it, but he’s not one of the greatest Am–you know what? Never mind. Let’s just roll the trailer.
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John Crowley‘s 2015 film Brooklyn was one of my favorites of that year, and now the director is finally back with his next movie: The Goldfinch, a star-studded adaptation of a novel that was even more acclaimed than Brooklyn. Oakes Fegley (the kid from the Pete’s Dragon remake), Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), and many more co-star in this movie based on author Donna Tartt‘s novel, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014. Check out the latest trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by Ben Pearson
Filmmaker Todd Haynes (Carol, I’m Not There, Far From Heaven) has teamed up with Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions for his latest film. Based on author Brian Selznick‘s best-selling children’s novel, Wonderstruck is the story of two kids in two separate time periods going on their own quests for discovery, and early reviews indicate that this could be a major contender for awards as we enter the fall movie season. Take a look at the latest Wonderstruck trailer below.
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It’s been a great year for Walt Disney Pictures with success in both live-action and animation. Zootopia is one of the most successful movies of the year, Finding Dory was a huge box office hit, and the live-action remake of The Jungle Book may be the best revision of their classic animated movies yet. But the studio isn’t done bringing magic to movie theaters just yet.
Pete’s Dragon is yet another remake of a classic Disney movie. However, as we’ve seen in the trailers so far, this new take on the 1977 live-action and animated hybrid could not be more different from the original. Basically, the only thing they share is a camaraderie between a young boy and a dragon in the woods. And the more we see from Pete’s Dragon, the more excited I am to see it, and you just might feel the same way after watching a new trailer from across the pond.
Watch the Pete’s Dragon trailer from the United Kingdom after the jump. Read More »
Director David Lowery is probably doing something right with his upcoming remake of Pete’s Dragon because I’m not a fan of the 1977 original in the slightest but I fully intend to see the new version in its opening weekend. Maybe my soft spot for tales of isolated youngsters finding families is showing, or maybe I’m just a sucker for dragons, but everything we’ve seen from this movie looks charming and sweet and the right shade of adventurous.
Two new clips from the film have arrived online and they haven’t changed my mind. This looks like it could be one of 2016’s better family movies.
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Adding to the barrage of Disney’s remakes, late this summer comes a contemporary take on Pete’s Dragon, the film that blended animation with live-action all the way back in 1977. This looks like a magical update of the old movie from Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director with a performance from young star Oakes Fegley that feels like the kind of child actor that Steven Spielberg would have discovered. But will this movie have the same kind of heart and spirit of adventure of the director’s films? A new Pete’s Dragon TV spot is certainly reassuring, complete with a nice little song to guide us. Watch it below. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, February 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
Disney’s slowly been going through its back catalogue over the past few years, remaking its greatest hits in live-action with the help of 21st century technology. This spring brings The Jungle Book and Alice Through the Looking Glass (a sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland remake), and then later this summer comes Pete’s Dragon.
Directed by David Lowery, Pete’s Dragon brings the 1977 movie into the modern day. Oakes Fegley is the titular Pete, a little boy in the woods who claims to live with a giant green dragon. Robert Redford and Bryce Dallas Howard also star. The first Pete’s Dragon teaser trailer has just hit, and you can check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
One of the debuts at Disney’s live-action D23 panel today wasn’t a live-action character at all, but an animated dragon named Elliott. Disney offered a preview of their upcoming Pete’s Dragon reboot today, which is directed by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints). Find out everything we learned from the Pete’s Dragon D23 presentation after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard is about to log some time with a different kind of big, scaly beast. She’s just entered talks for Pete’s Dragon, David Lowery‘s remake of the 1977 Disney original. Robert Redford, Oona Laurence, and Oakes Fegley also star.
Hit the jump for more details on the Bryce Dallas Howard Petes Dragon casting, plus new details on the film’s New Zealand shoot. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
David Lowery‘s Pete’s Dragon reboot is expected to depart from the original in some significant ways, but at the end of the day it’s still Pete’s Dragon. It needs a Pete and a dragon, and now it’s found the first of those.
Oakes Fegley is set to play the little boy who befriends the dragon Elliot. In addition, Oona Laurence has been set to play his other (human) friend Natalie. Hit the jump for the latest on the Petes Dragon casting.
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