Boardwalk Round-Up: Zootopia Isn't Getting Two Sequels, Toy Story 4, and Lee Unkrich
The Boardwalk Round-Up is back. Disney starts off 2019 with a bang. This is only in month one. We are in store for a wild year. — Earlier this week reports started to float around that Zootopia would be getting two sequels. Not to crush anyone's hopes and dreams but Disney doesn't usually announce two sequels in a row unless it is Star Wars or Marvel. Especially for their animation studio. The reports were started because a voice actor for Zootopia, Tommy Lister revealed Disney had plans for two sequels.
Sebastian Stan replaces Chris Evans in Netflix's evil backwoods thriller 'THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME'
This headline screams love/hate. — With Chris Evans previously committed to star in Neill Blomkamp’s Greenland, Antonio Campos’ The Devil All The Time, Antoine Fuqua’s Infinite, Apple’s streaming series Defending Jacob and Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, you knew it was simply a matter of time until one or two of these projects would eventually fall through.
'Cold Pursuit' review
So, Liam Neeson dug a deep hole for himself ahead of the release of his latest film ‘Cold Pursuit’. Friends and colleagues have had to assure me that it will all be alright in the end for Neeson, that tanking the publicity for ‘Cold Pursuit’ and admitting to a racist blood lust wouldn’t drown out one of my favorite actors.
'Happy Death Day 2U' Review
The first Happy Death Day was a pretty neat, if not very low stakes Blumhouse production and kind of the exemplifier of their format. It was a slightly above average, cheap, and brief horror/slasher with a kind of neat twist, i.e. Groundhog Day, but I'm being murdered. There was nothing really exemplary about it, compared to other BH productions that came out that year (Get Out, The Belko Experiment, Creep 2 or Ouija 2) but what it had going for it was a slightly fun black comedy tone, along with a campy but dedicated performance by Jessica Rothe as the heroine and trashy college girl, Tree. If I had reviewed when it came out, I probably would've given it a 2.5-3/5.
'2019 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films' Review
Here are my takes on this year's five Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films: — “Animal Behaviour” is a Canadian film directed by Alison Snowden and David Fine, who won the Animated Short Oscar in 1995 for “Bob’s Birthday”. “Behaviour” features talking animals in group therapy. It’s a clever concept, though the execution is a little too straightforward. However, enough of the dialogue-based humor and messages work. 3 out of 5 stars.
Josh Brolin and Jason Momoa join Denis Villeneuve’s star-studded 'DUNE' reboot
Brolin and Momoa are going to shake the tree and create some chaos on Arrakis — Denis Villeneuve’s dystopian dream ensemble spells bigger, badder and more beautiful, and they’re not even done casting!
Vince Gilligan's 'Breaking Bad' Movie Coming to Netflix and AMC
Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad movie has struck a distribution deal with Netflix and AMC! — One of the many unresolved questions surrounding Vince Gilligan’s top secret BREAKING BAD film was whether or not fans would catch it theatrically or in collaboration with cable network AMC.
Frozen Teaser Trailer
Chris Evans to star in Antoine Fuqua’s sci-fi thriller ‘INFINITE’
Shall we first address the elephant in the room? — Say it with me: life without Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America is going to suck, BIGLY.
'Coming to America' Sequel Will Hit Theaters 2020
Coming 2 America? Coming 2 America 2? Coming Back 2 America? — Needless to say, Paramount has set the official release date for Eddie Murphy’s untitled ‘Coming to America’ sequel.
'High Flying Bird' review
Steven Soderbergh's 'High Flying Bird', produced by Netflix, is among other things a politically charged heist movie. Yes, on the surface it’s a sports drama about the minutia of an NBA lockout and how an agent and a prized client navigate their way through it, but we are working with an incredibly smart and layered screenplay here. Soderbergh and writer Tarell Alvin McCraney prod at ideas having to do with the commodification of sports talent, player agency and the capitalist system that is forced to taste its blood for the first time.
Rebecca Ferguson returning for ‘Mission: Impossible 7’
Welcome back IIsa Faust! — Rebecca Ferguson will return for 2021’s next Mission, marking Ilsa Faust’s third appearance since joining Christopher McQuarrie’s resurgent Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.
Blumhouse 'HALLOWEEN' Sequel Hires Writer
Blumhouse is gearing up for a sequel to 2018’s slasher reboot — Those familiar with series lore should not be entirely shocked by this news. I mean, The Shape + Jamie Lee Curis (coupled with) + Blumhouse financial model = no brainer.
'Muppets Live Another Day' Coming to Disney+ from Josh Gad and 'Once Upon a Time' Creators
We finally know what direction The Muppets will be going in for Disney+. — The Muppets are making a comeback once again. After a successful film back in 2011. Then a television show in 2015, which lasted for one season. Many were wondering what Disney would eventually do with The Muppets.
Ellie Creed's fate revealed in the second 'PET SEMATARY' trailer
Paramount’s second look offers a surprising twist into the Creed’s spiraling descent of sadness and despair. — While much of the second trailer sow the seeds of familiarity as the first - including shots of Sematary's sinister burial ground accompanied by the voice of the Creed’s neighborly historian Jud Crandall (John Lithgow) "Your child is not the only thing that will come back" - the second look reveals an entirely new fate for Louis and Rachel Creed’s oldest child, Ellie (Jete Laurence).
'Pet Sematary' Trailer 2 - Paramount Pictures
'The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part' Review
Considering the amazingly effective (live-action) revelation at the end of “The LEGO Movie”, it was going to be tough to construct a sequel that proved the spirit, energy and innocence of the original. I just didn’t think it would be this hard.
First Teaser Promos for Guillermo del Toro's 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'
Let this be a hard R. Please. — This past week, CBS films unveiled the long-awaited first look at the big screen adaptation of Alvin Schwartz's terrifying collection of shorts - Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
'ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL' (2019) Movie Review
Several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is or any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.
Anya Taylor-Joy will star in Edgar Wright's horror-thriller 'LAST NIGHT IN SOHO'
The visionary behind Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Shaun of the Dead, and Baby Driver says his next film draws inspiration from Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion.
Disney is developing another top-secret VR short film, VR Team exploring projects with existing Disney characters
CNET reported Walt Disney Animation is making another VR short film. — Cycles director Jeff Gipson is working on another top-secret VR film. Cycles is currently on display at 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The new film that Gipson is developing will be three to five minutes long. Cycles is three minutes long.
Nick Jonas and the rest of ‘Jumanji’s’ teens will return for Sony’s sequel 'JUMANJI 2'
It’s no surprise the gang is getting back together after Sony’s massive $900M+ global box office performance. — The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, Ser’Darius Blain, and Morgan Turner will reprise their roles as Spencer, Bethany, 'Fridge', and Martha in Jake Kasdan’s “Jumanji” sequel!
Marvel Eyes Chris Evans To Direct Some Episodes for the Disney+ Marvel Shows
Chris Evans will still be involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even if it isn't on screen. — Chris Evans has been offered from Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President, to direct some episodes for Marvel's Disney+ series. This is according to Jim Hill, a Disney insider. This would keep Evans within the Marvel universe. It could also open up the possibility for a return to the screen someday.