Onward D23

Disney/Pixar is pumping the brakes on sequels, and its next movie is a totally original animated fantasy adventure called Onward. As usual, the cast is wildly impressive: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer star, and Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) is the writer/director behind the new feature.

We learned a bit more about this elf-centric adventure film during today’s D23 presentation – here’s what we know so far.
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Luce trailer

Director Julius Onah took a bit of a critical beating last year with his messy, inert, interconnected side-quel The Cloverfield Paradox, but he seems to have rebounded in a big way with a psychological thriller called Luce. A psychological thriller adapted from an acclaimed play, this movie about a model student who may be hiding a dark secret made its debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has been scooping up strong reviews ever since. Check out the intriguing new trailer below. Read More »

Onward first look

Following the release of Toy Story 4, Pixar is entering a new era: one that no longer includes sequels or prequels. For fans of the award-winning animation studio this is great news — even though Pixar’s sequels were of higher quality than most sequels or reboots out there, there’s nothing like watching a fresh, original Pixar film.

The first of these is Onward, a magical adventure film that stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as two elf brothers living in modern day suburbia. Disney has released the first Onward first look at the Holland and Pratt’s elvish characters, who “go out on an adventure to see if there’s a little magic left in that world.”

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Thunder Force

A superhero movie starring Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy? Yes, sign us up. Spencer and McCarthy are close to closing deals to star in Thunder Force, a Netflix superhero flick from writer-director Ben Falcone. Falcone is the wild card here. Spencer and McCarthy are both capable of great things, but Falcone’s track-record is a little spotty. Let’s hope for the best.

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Ma Trailer

A Blumhouse movie starring Octavia Spencer? You have my attention. In Ma, Spencer plays a lonely woman who offers some teens a chance to crash in her basement and knock back a few cold ones. But Spencer’s house has some rules, and if the kids break them, well…there’s going to be trouble. Ma comes from Tate Taylor, who also directed Spencer in The Help. Watch the Ma trailer below.

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the witches remake cast octavia spencer

Octavia Spencer is the latest to join The Witches remake cast. Spencer will play the grandmother of a boy who runs afoul of witches, lead by the Grand High Witch herself (played by Anne Hathaway). Robert Zemeckis is directing the film, adapted from Roald Dahl’s children’s book, which was previously adapted into a movie by director Nicolas Roeg.

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Avengers Infinity War

Pixar Animation has announced the first four cast members in their upcoming animated fantasy adventure Onward, the story of two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.

Marvel Cinematic Universe fans will be excited to hear that Guardians of the Galaxy frontman Chris Pratt and Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland will be voicing the two lead characters in the film, but they’re not the only cast members announced for the film. Read More »

are you sleeping cast

Aaron Paul is jumping straight from one streaming series to another. The Breaking Bad and The Path actor is joining the cast of Are You Sleeping, the Apple TV series produced by Reese Witherspoon and starring Octavia Spencer and Lizzy Caplan. And Paul isn’t the only new actor rounding out the cast.

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The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle cast

Robert Downey Jr. is setting up more potential franchises in which he can star. One of those is a remake of Doctor Dolittle, and now the once-and-future Tony Stark has revealed The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle cast on Twitter. Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick), Octavia Spencer (The Help, The Shape of Water), John Cena (12 Rounds, Sisters), and more have signed on to voice animals in the new movie, and you can find out their character names and what animals they’ll play below. Read More »

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Next Michael Showalter Movie

Director Michael Showalter is coming off plenty of acclaim for directing the consistently and frequently praised romantic comedy The Big Sick from last year (it’s on Amazon Prime right now if you haven’t seen it). It was his third film behind the camera, and it continued his meteoric rise in quality as a filmmaker following his charming work on Hello, My Name is Doris and his satisfying romantic comedy The Baxter. And now he’s lined up what will be his most high profile project yet.

Universal has set Michael Showalter to be at the helm of an untitled Christmas comedy starring Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game) and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures). So what will the movie be about? Read More »