Peter Pan and Wendy, the latest attempt from Disney to turn one of their animated classics into a live-action title, has found its Tinker Bell. Yara Shahidi, whose credits include Salt, The Sun is Also a Star, Black-ish, and Grown-ish, will play the fairy who follows Peter Pan around and (traditionally) gets crazy jealous when Peter brings Wendy to Never Land. Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson are playing Peter and Wendy, while Jude Law is Captain Hook. David Lowery directs.
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Quibi is still on track to debut on April 6, even in the face of a lawsuit trying to stop them, bringing a cavalcade of new movies (in chapters) and TV shows that you’ll be able to stream to your phone. You probably won’t be watching this stuff on-the-go as Quibi originally intended, at least not while the coronavirus outbreak is still spreading across the globe, but you can still check them out from the comfort of your own home. Plus, T-Mobile will let you get a free Quibi subscription for a year
On top of that, we have two new trailers for Quibi programming, one with Chance the Rapper rebooting the prank show Punk’d that once thrived at MTV, and the other a Jennifer Lopez-produced series called Thanks a Million, bringing some much needed heart-warming kindness to the table by having a celebrity or public figure giving $100,000 to an unsuspecting individual who must pay it forward to help others in their community. Read More »
The Sun Is Also a Star was a YA bestseller from author Nicola Yoon, and now its headed to the big screen. The film focuses on two young people falling for each other over the course of a single day. It’s a pretty cut-and-dry romantic movie set-up (and also the plot of Before Sunrise). But based on this The Sun Is Also a Star trailer, the movie isn’t taking a cut-and-dry approach to its visual storytelling. At the very least, this film looks pretty damn stylish. Watch the trailer below. Read More »
Hello, everyone. I’d like to introduce you to the family film Smallfoot. It’s about a Yeti who goes on a quest to discover if humans really exist. Sounds cute, right? Also, it stars Channing Tatum. But don’t get too excited: you won’t be seeing his abs and dancing skills. Because this film is animated. Sorry, you’ll just have to use your imagination. The Smallfoot trailer is below.
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Hey, remember Butter? The satire shot what seems like years ago (in fact it was only 2010) and did the rounds of the festival circuit last year. Picked up by Radius-TWC, aka the new arm of The Weinstein Company, the film was dated for release this spring, then pushed back to October to take advantage of the political climate that will be at a peak in the US then.
No surprise, then, that the first official trailer plays up the political satire embedded in the film. Jennifer Garner plays a buttoned-up conservative whose husband (Ty Burrell) is a long-standing butter-carving champ. He has to retire, and she steps into the contest, only to face a talented young black girl named Destiny (Yara Shahidi), whose adoptive father (Rob Corddry) gets a lot of the trailer’s laughs. This footage hints at some of the film’s other aspects, like Olivia Wilde‘s stripper character (above, without a hint of the sex scene that Pete hinted would be a talking point) and vaguely introduces Hugh Jackman as well. Read More »
We’ve talked a lot about the casting for Butter, the Black List script by Jason Micallef that Jim Field Smith directed starring Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Ty Burrell, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Olivia Wilde, Alicia Silverstone and Yara Shahidi. The film takes place in Iowa among an interrelated group of people, with championship butter carving being the event that brings them all together. But the film is also a political satire, which makes it a much more interesting prospect.
Now there’s a five-minute clip of interviews, footage and behind the scenes video that will give you a taste of what the film offers. Read More »