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Disney Readies Another Classic Animated Film For Live-Action: 'Dumbo'

July 9th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Dumbo
Disney is reaching back into the 1940s for another classic carton to bring to life: Hollywood Reporter has revealed the House of Mouse has begun work on a live-action Dumbo.

The 1941 movie was the fourth feature film by Walt Disney Animation Studios, after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Fantasia. It went on to win an Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture and was nominated for Best Original Song for "Baby Mine."

Dumbo will become the sixth classic animated film by Disney to be re-imagined into a live-action feature. It follows Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderla...
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Ethan Hawke And Patricia Arquette Watch Their Youth Wither Away Before Their Very Eyes In 'Boyhood'

July 7th, 2014 11:57am EDT
Ethan Hawke And Patricia Arquette Watch Their Youth Wither Away
Boyhood is an ambitious film 12 years in the making - that's right, 12 years, and you might have only just heard of it.

Boyhood made its' Sundance debut in January of this year. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as two parents raising raising their young son from childhood into adolescence, hence the umbrella-like title of "Boyhood." The story is primarily belonging to Mason (Ellar Coltraine) who the film introduces at age six, and ends with him leaving for college.

Director Richard Linklater says that this film was a project he had been hoping to take on for some time, st...
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Henry Cavill Reprises His Role As Superman In 'Dawn Of Justice'

July 5th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Batman v. Superman
Zac Snyder teased us this past Spring with a sober, depressing photo of Batman as portrayed by Ben Affleck. Now, we have confirmation that Superman in the 2016 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' will indeed be played by Henry Cavill. Warner Bros released this picture yesterday from the set of Dawn of Justice.

While the tone of this picture isn't quite as somber as Ben Affleck's Bat-pic, it still has a decidedly dark feel to it. Cavill's Superman costume hasn't really undergone any radical changes, and the overall look and feel of the character remains much the same as it was in the l...
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Melissa McCarthy Loses Her Head While Filming 'Tammy'

July 5th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Melissa McCarthy Loses Her Head While Filming 'Tammy'
Well, just her hair really - and by 'hair' we mean a wig. But not just any wig. The actress reported that the wig was $9,000 - not exactly dollar store quality.

McCarthy revealed in a Chelsea Lately interview that during a practice run for a jetski scene while filming 'Tammy' she took a bad spill on the water, and the wig, which had been pinned to her real hair, went missing in the course of the wipeout.

“I don’t remember ever leaving it. All of a sudden, I literally was like, ‘I’m in water.’ I didn’t know if I was up or down and I thought, ‘Holy god, I’ve got that wig on.'"

McCarthy, ...
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Kim Jong Un Officially Condemns James Franco And Seth Rogen For 'The Interview' (But He's Going To Watch It Anyway)

June 23rd, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Kim Jong Un Officially Condemns James Franco And Seth Rogen For
That's right folks - the supreme leader of the glorious "People's" Republic of North Korea is officially angry with the two stars behind the upcoming action-comedy The Interview.

Kim Jong-un has been the butt of many, many jokes since his father Kim Jong-il passed away. In fact, with all the emerging horror stories coming out of escaped 'citizens' (more like prisoners) the entire country has quickly become a very sad political joke and a blemish on southeast Asia in general.

But leave it to Hollywood to turn what might be considered a serious problem into a comedy. And there are few actor...
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Harrison Ford's Broken Ankle Could Keep Him Off 'Star Wars' Set For Up To 8 Weeks, May Require Surgery

June 17th, 2014 5:30pm EDT
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford will have to sit out of filming of Star Wars: Episode VII for up to eight weeks following an injury he sustained on set last week.

The 71-year-old star, who will reprise his role as Han Solo in the saga's sequel trilogy, broke his ankle on Thursday when a door from Solo's ship, the Millennium Falcon, fell on him during filming.

"The initial day or two after the accident it was hard to move things around but now we have had more time we can juggle things, bring some scenes forward and push others back," a source told London's Mirror Online.

Fortunately the production is expe...
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Game Of Thrones' Actor To Star In Upcoming 'Batman vs. Superman' Movie

June 15th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
Game Of Thrones' Actor To Star In Upcoming 'Batman vs. Superman'
That's right. Everyone's favorite Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) is set to play Aquaman in the upcoming Superman sequel, Batman vs. Superman : Dawn of Justice.

Momoa is best know for his part as the savage Dothraki warlord from Essos in the incredibly popular HBO flagship series 'Game of Thrones,' but also played as Conan the Barbarian in the less well known 2011 reboot.

According to Hitfix, Jason's role in the upcoming film will be fairly brief.

"What we're hearing is that he [Aquaman] is not pleased about the World Engine and what it did to the Indian Ocean."

There were hints that Aqu...
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Disney Continuing Live-Action Trend With 'Beauty And The Beast' Remake

June 5th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Beauty and the Beast
Disney is still all about animation, but they plan on continuing to cash in on live-action remakes – and Beauty and the Beast is next.

Following the $170 worldwide box office gross earned by Maleficent, Disney would be foolish not to continue its trend of live-action features. Oz the Great and Powerful, Alice in Wonderland, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe were all successful for Disney Pictures.

Variety reports Bill Condon is set to direct the film. Condon's directing credits include Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2, and The Fift...
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Director J.J. Abrams Pokes Fun At 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set Photo Leak

June 5th, 2014 12:31am EDT
Director J.J. Abrams Pokes Fun At 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set P
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Following a leak of several photos from the top-secret set of Star Wars: Episode VII on Sunday, director J.J. Abrams has sent a message asking that whoever is leaking photos from the set stop.

Photos showing the construction of a very familiar ship from the Star Wars saga and numerous extras filming in the desert were posted on TMZ.com on Sunday, and on Monday the site shared photos of a set being constructed with the early work on a ship that appears to be the Millennium Falcon.

"I wish people would stop leaking photos ...
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Will Ferrell To Produce Animated 'Flintstones' Movie

May 8th, 2014 3:05pm EDT
Flintstones
Will Ferrell and production partner Adam McKay are working to bring The Flintstones back to the big screen.

The Hollywood Reporter says Warner Bros. and Ferrell's production company Gary Sanchez are involved in the creation of an animated film based on the 1960s cartoon. Chris Henchy, who co-wrote The Campaign, is working on the script.

The last time we saw the Flintstones was the live action film Viva Rock Vegas in 2000, which was critically panned and never recouped production costs. A previous live action film in 1994 made over $340 million worldwide.

In 2011, Seth MacFarlane attempte...
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