Ferdinand the Bull first appeared on the big screen in a 1938 Oscar-winning Disney animated short. He’s now been given the feature-length treatment thanks to Blue Sky Studios, best known for the “Ice Age” films. Two years ago their “Peanuts Movie” was a gentle, thoughtful and surprisingly deep adaptation of a classic property.
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Review
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is the 8th installment in the core “Star Wars” saga – directly following 2015’s juggernaut reboot “The Force Awakens”, which featured the return of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo. Ford added some energy and fun to this latest trilogy. But Han’s gone (and that certainly isn’t a spoiler by now), so it’s Luke and Leia who take center stage this time.
Star Wars 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Film May Start Production in 2019
Rumblings in the Star Wars universe speculate the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff is being eyed for 2019 according to sources at Omega Underground.
Every Con Looks Stylin' and Profilin' In The Official Poster For 'Ocean's 8'
Warner Bros. released the first poster for the Sandra Bullock-led Ocean’s 8 along with a tag: Every con has it’s pros. Need more convincing? — The spinoff to Steven Soderbergh’s comedic heist trilogy comes 10 years since we last saw Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and crew put the breaks on Willie Bank’s (Al Pacino) quest for his Five Diamond rating. While 2007’s Ocean’s Thirteen marked the end of a near decade long trilogy, Ocean’s 8 will usher in a new story featuring Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, estranged sister of Clooney’s Danny Ocean.
Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox will not change your filmgoing experience or will it?
Disney's acquisition is said to reflect the "increasing consumer demand for a rich diversity of entertainment experiences that are more compelling, accessible and convenient". Welcome to the new normal.
Breaking News: The Walt Disney Company Acquires Twenty-First Century Fox For $52.4 Billion
On the day that Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out. Disney has officially announced its purchase of 21st Century Fox. — The transactions include 21st Century Fox's film and television studios, cable entertainment networks and international TV businesses. Disney touted that popular entertainment properties X-Men, Avatar, The Simpsons, FX Networks and National Geographic.
'Highlander' reboot lands 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' writers
As John Wick 3 heads into pre-production, we have news that Chad Stahelski’s long-gestating Highlander reboot has landed the writers of Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Exploring Michael Haneke: Cache
In my writings about 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance, I made mention of the notion that Micheal Haneke cares a great deal about his audience, an idea I would like to further explore while thinking about his 2005 film, Cache.
Industry critics say the force is strong in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
We are a mere hours away until the public at-large can feast their eyes on Star Wars Episode VIII! — Press screenings are in the books, the embargo has lifted, and good news awaits series die-hards, casuals, and first-timers anxious to get a peek at first reactions to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Based on initial critic reviews the outlook appears promising, not only for the eighth installment, but for LucasFilms and Rian Johnson, who are set to develop a new trilogy of films after the release of Star Wars: Episode IX.
'Creed 2' has a new director; Tessa Thompson set to return
In a somewhat surprising move, Warner Bros. and MGM announced Sylvester Stallone will not be directing what would have been his fifth go-around with the Rocky series according to Variety.
First full-length trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'
Spielberg’s follow up to the critically-praised The Post offers a refreshing change-of-pace genre pic for the two-time Academy Award-winning Best Director.
Ready Player One Full-Length Trailer
'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Review
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is somewhat connected, yet very different, than 1995’s “Jumanji”, which starred the late Robin Williams. That family adventure brought a board game to life. This slightly more adult sequel puts a retro video game at the center of the action.
'Olaf's Frozen Adventure' Will Air on ABC
After being cut as the opening act for Disney-Pixar's Coco. Olaf's Frozen Adventure will be on ABC as part of ABC's "25 Days of Christmas" lineup. — The 22 minute featurette was always intended to be a holiday special on ABC. Even on previous Frozen specials it was advertised as a holiday special. Before the release of Coco however Disney announced that the film wouldn't open with a creative Pixar short. Instead it would open with the featurette that was suppose to be a holiday special. We still don't know the backstory behind the Coco-Frozen issue. Many speculated that it was an attempt to make Coco more successful at the box office. Which I believed helped get more people to see Coco. Still the film is doing alright at the box office but not terrific.
Kristen Stewart Talks Sony's 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot
Back in September sources close to Sony's Charlie's Angels reboot confirmed Kristen Stewart is in talks to lead the trio of ass-kicking private detectives.
Paramount sets 'Pet Sematary' release date for April 19, 2019
Paramount's remake of 1989's Pet Sematary will hit theaters on April 19, 2019 - the original slot once held by Universal's Fast and Furious 9. — Paramount's decision to slot Pet Sematary for April is not entirely surprising, since it currently runs unopposed and represents a month that has fared well for previous genre releases carrying a premium brand with 2010's Nightmare on Elm Street ($32 mil) and 2013's Evil Dead ($25 mil).
First official trailer for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’
Mother Nature has big plans for Jurassic’s Isla Nublar — The first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom illustrates with force how the once mighty kingdom known as the Isla Nublar can come crashing down at the flick of a volcanic eruption. And as Pratt’s Owen Grady begs the question, “What could go wrong?”, Mother Nature appears to play a prominent role in addressing Grady’s loaded question.