the color purple musical movie

The Color Purple is getting remade into a feature film again, but this time as a movie musical. The powerful Alice Walker novel was first adapted to the big screen by Steven Spielberg, whose 1985 Oscar-nominated film featured an all-star cast that included none other than Oprah Winfrey. Now, the duo are teaming up again to develop the musical version, based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway show.

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Oprah Apple

If anyone thought Apple was just going to ease its way into the original content game, today the company proved once and for all that they are walking up to the edge of Hollywood’s pool, screaming “cannonball!”, and hurling themselves in the deep end with the hopes of making the biggest splash possible.

In the wake of yesterday’s news that the company may be getting into movies as well as TV, a new report says that the company has just signed Oprah Winfrey to a multi-year content development deal. Read More »

Conan - Dwayne Johnson Stunt Double - A Wrinkle in Time 4D

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Conan O’Brien becomes Dwayne Johnson‘s stunt double with a special Rampage twist. Plus, James Corden does A Wrinkle in Time 4D with cast members from the Disney fantasy, and a video essay points out some problems with the cinematography and editing of David Letterman‘s Netflix series. Read More »

Beetlejuice - Cartoons Based on Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, count down some of the best animated shows that were based on movies that came before them. Plus, watch as director Ava DuVernay narrates a scene from the fantasy adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, and listen to the story Bill Hader has about getting kicked out of Kate McKinnon‘s audition for Saturday Night Live. Read More »

a wrinkle in time early buzz

A Wrinkle in Time has a lot of expectations riding on it. It is Ava Duvernay‘s ambitious passion project, the first non-documentary feature film that the director has tackled since Selma won acclaim and awards love four years ago. It’s an adaptation of a beloved children’s fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle. It has a black lead actress (Storm Reid) in a piece of colorblind casting that differs from the novel. And it’s starring some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine.

So, does A Wrinkle in Time live up to those expectations? Not quite.

The social media embargo for Duvernay’s Disney film has lifted, and reactions are mixed at best and pessimistic at worst. Formal reviews don’t drop until March 7 — two days before the film’s release — but a few people who attended the premiere shared their opinions on the science-fiction movie.

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Wondering about the who, which, and whatsit of A Wrinkle in Time? Well, the newest clips, TV spots, and featurettes for the upcoming Disney sci-fi film are here to answer your questions. Kind of.

Specifically, your questions about Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit, the celestial beings played by Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Witherspoon, respectively. While the marketing for the film has been focused on Storm Reid‘s Meg Murry, we can now gain a better idea of who these glamorous, inhuman beings are.

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a wrinkle in time tv spot

No hero can go on a journey without gifts and wise words from omnipotent beings who began the story as their kooky next-door-neighbors. Because when you get down to it, A Wrinkle in Time is about the crazy cat lady next door who turns out to be a celestial being who can transcend time and space — and only wants to help you find your dashing scientist father.

After the trailers that have focused on the epic journey traveled by the young Meg Murry (newcomer Storm Reid), the newest TV spot highlights the three Misses who send her off on that life-changing quest. Because you can’t journey across the galaxy without some inspiring words from Oprah.

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a wrinkle in time trailer

If Oprah tells you to “have faith in who you are,” you darn well better.

13-year-old Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a bit of an unconventional hero to set off on a quest spanning time and space, but aided by her gifted little brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), her best friend Calvin (Levi Miller), and a trio of strange celestial beings (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling), she has no choice to rise to the occasion. The new trailer for A Wrinkle in Time charts Meg’s cautious hero’s journey from school troublemaker to galaxy-gallivanting savior of her missing father. And it’s all set to an empowering — and kind of cheesy — pop song.

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A Wrinkle in Time images

There’s something magical about seeing a black girl with curly hair take the lead in a Disney tentpole — and A Wrinkle in Time director Ava Duvernay knows how monumental it is. To supplement her unique heroine, Duvernay surrounds newcomer Storm Reid with warm, talented co-stars and a ravishing vision of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic sci-fi novel. And we get to see how that all came together in the new A Wrinkle in Time behind-the-scenes featurette.

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2018 Golden Globes Video Highlights

Last night, the 75th Golden Globe Awards aired on NBC, and while the night wasn’t particularly exciting, it was full of a handful of big firsts for the awards presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

To kick off the night, Seth Meyers delivered a monologue targeting all of the missteps by Hollywood in the wake of sexual assault allegations against a wide variety of producers, actors and more. After that, there were a few awards handed out to actors of color for the first time ever. It’s kind of crazy that’s still happening, but at least Hollywood is finally embracing diversity more across the board.

We’ve got all those 2018 Golden Globes video highlights and more below. Read More »