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Check Out Sean Astin’s Audition Video for The Goonies

Check out Sean Astin’s audition video for The Goonies Here’s something fun. Sean Astin has taken to Instagram (via ) to share his audition video for the 1985 Richard Donner classic The Goonies — and no, it’s not just for kicks. The actor is using the post to seek donations for the American Cross. You can view the Instagram post below. RELATED: Elton John To Host Coronavirus Relief Effort Special With Guest Artists “Never before seen footage!!! My Goonies Audition. Hey you guuys, I’ve been w...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Austin, Netflix, Josh Brolin, Peter Jackson, The Goonies, Steven Spielberg, Sean Astin, Richard Donner, Chris Columbus, ComingSoon, Movie News, Astin, Jeff Cohen Corey Feldman, John Matuszak Robert Davi Die Hard Joe Pantoliano

The Goonies Re-Enactment Series Gets Pilot Order at Fox

The Goonies re-enactment series gets pilot order at Fox Nearly 35 years since Richard Donner’s iconic film The Goonies had made its theatrical release in 1985, Deadline reports that Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television is bringing back the beloved iconic comedy film in the form of a new untitled drama series which has just been given an official pilot order by Fox. The series will feature a group of aspiring young filmmakers as they attempt to recreate The Goonies shot-by-shot. RELATED: Rick...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Fox, United States, TV News, Library Of Congress, The Goonies, Steven Spielberg, Mikey, Amblin Television, Richard Donner, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Rick Moranis, Chris Columbus

POLL RESULTS: Who Should Direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

POLL RESULTS: Who Should Direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Following the sudden departure of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness director Scott Derrickson, who helmed the first movie that introduced Benedict Cumberbatch’s Master of the Mystic Arts into the MCU, asked its readers to vote on who they feel would be the best-suited filmmaker to take the reins on the massive sequel that is scheduled to begin production in May. After receiving nearly 2,000 v...
Tags: New York, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marvel, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Netflix, Bryce Dallas Howard, Olivia Wilde, Morten Tyldum, Avengers, Natalie Portman, David Goyer, James Gray, Eli Roth, Bill Condon

Tom and Jerry Movie Adds Michael Peña

Tom and Jerry movie adds Michael Peña Deadline has brought word that the upcoming live-action/CGI hybrid film adaptation of the classic cartoon Tom and Jerry has found its antagonist in Ant-Man and the Wasp star Michael Peña, who will star alongside Chloë Grace Moretz. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var stand...
Tags: Movies, Michael Pena, Lebron James, Warner Bros, Chris Mckay, Tim Story, Adams, Tom, Jerry, WB, Moretz, ACME, Pena, Scooby Doo, Kayla, David Bowers

Sherlock Holmes in the Movies: Ranking 70 Feature-Length Films Starring the Iconic Detective [Part Two]

(Months ago, writer Rob Hunter set out on a wild and dangerous case: he would watch and rank as many feature-length Sherlock Holmes movies as possible. This is part two of his investigation. Part one can be read right here.) Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes may not have been the first fictional detective – that honor belongs to Edgar Allan Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin from 1841’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” – but he’s quite possibly the most well-known and ubiquitous in pop culture. He’s a fascinati...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, Scotland, New York City, Peter Cushing, Edgar Allan Poe, Basil Rathbone, San Francisco, Bbc, Features, Rupert Everett, Watson, Martin Freeman, Sherlock-Holmes

WB Developing Gremlins Animated Series for its Streaming Service

WB developing Gremlins animated series for its streaming service Gremlins, those slimy, homicidal monsters who are known to lay waste to entire towns (or, in some cases, New York high-rises) are back — and this time, they’re animated. Variety has learned that WarnerMedia is in the process of working on a Gremlins animated series for its upcoming streaming service. While Warner hasn’t issued an official comment, it’s said that the series will be a prequel, centering on Mr. Wing, Keye Luke’s C...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Horror, Disney, Warner, Warner Bros, Gremlins, Dante, WB, Chris Columbus, Joe Dante, Streaming News, Keye Luke, Warner Bros Television and Amblin Television, Netflix Hulu Amazon CBS

How Do I Love a Problem Like ‘Rent’?

The televised Fox production of Rent Live,  other than the production hiccups that led to it being majorly pre-recorded rather than actually “live,” resurrected both the problems and affection I had with the original stage musical. The lyrics still resonated with me even if I now scratch my head at the story, characters, and the handling of the historical context. In 2007, I was a middle schooler in Texas exploring the concept of sexuality. As a middle schooler under a conservative father...
Tags: Texas, Television, Movies, Angels, America, Features, Broadway, Angel, Rent, Houston, Musical, Pascal, Rapp, Anthony Rapp, Mark, Mimi

How Fox’s Live Version of ‘Rent’ Honors and ‘Enhances’ Jonathan Larson’s Vision

In the more than 20 years since Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” first debuted on Broadway, the conversation of adaptation has often come up: Film director Chris Columbus infamously brought the story to the big screen in 2005, Michael John Warren similarly shot one of the final performances of the original theater run in 2008, and talk […]
Tags: News, Features, Fox, Broadway, Rent, Jonathan Larson, Vanessa Hudgens, Valentina, Michael Greif, Jordan Fisher, Chris Columbus, Brandon Victor Dixon, Brennin Hunt, Michael John Warren

Netflix Signs First-Look Deal With Chris Columbus’ Production Company

Netflix has entered into a multi-year first look deal with Academy Award nominated filmmaker Chris Columbus and his 1492 Pictures partners, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe. Columbus and 1492 most recently produced  “The Christmas Chronicles” starring Kurt Russell for the streaming behemoth. “Chris has established himself as a diverse and versatile filmmaker with his work […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Chris, Kurt Russell, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, The Christmas Chronicles, Mark Radcliffe Columbus

Home Alone Will Never Be the Same After You Read This Epic Rant About Details You Probably Missed

A woman’s funny Twitter thread about how the family in Home Alone went “overboard” with their Christmas decorations has gone viral. Home Alone, the Chris Columbus-directed seasonal classic about precocious eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) left all alone on the holiday is primarily known for the ultimate showdown with the bumbling burglars Harry (Jose Pesci)…
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Viral, Chris Columbus, Onetime, Kevin McCallister Macaulay Culkin

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ at 25: Inside the Making of the Robin Williams Classic

When Lisa Jakub showed up to audition as the oldest daughter of Robin Williams and Sally Field in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” she was introduced to a matronly Scottish woman. Jakub thought she was talking to the mother of director Chris Columbus, who was in production on the movie that turned out to be an enduring classic […]
Tags: News, Robin Williams, Mara Wilson, Sally Field, Harvey Fierstein, Jakub, Chris Columbus, Mrs. Doubtfire, Lisa Jakub

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Movie Delayed as Game Creator Rewrites the Script

Earlier this year, word came out that Blumhouse Productions was set to make a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie based on the popular video game series, with Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire) lined up to direct. The project was at one point aiming for a 2020 release date, but now Scott Cawthon, the creator of the games and producer of the film, says that the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has been delayed because it’s getting a total overhaul. Five Nights at Freddy’s became a sensation ba...
Tags: Movies, Adaptation, Columbus, Video Game, Freddy, Blumhouse, Chris Columbus, Screenwriting, Blumhouse Productions, Scott Cawthon, Cawthon, Five Nights At Freddy's, Chris Columbus Home Alone Mrs Doubtfire, Jason -LSB- Blum, FNAF

‘Five Night at Freddy’s’ Movie Script Scrapped, New Script in Works

The movie script for “Five Nights at Freddy’s” was wrapped up and greenlit by both Jason Blum and Chris Columbus, but game creator Scott  Cawthon decided to “toss it” because it didn’t match his vision for the movie adaptation, Cawthon posted on the forum for the game Monday. A film adaptation of “Five Nights at […]
Tags: News, Jason Blum, Freddy, Chris Columbus, Blumhouse Productions, Scott Cawthon, Cawthon, Five Night at Freddy's

Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Delayed as Creator Rewrites Script

Five Nights at Freddy’s movie delayed as creator rewrites script According to Polygon (via Bloody Disgusting), video game creator Scott Cawthon has revealed that Blumhouse and Universal Pictures’ forthcoming live-action adaptation of his popular horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s has been briefly delayed due to his dissatisfaction with the first script he had written. Cawthon also shared that the new script the he has been working on will be based on the first three Five Nights at Freddy’s g...
Tags: Games, Movies, Horror, Netflix, Jason Blum, Universal Pictures, Freddy, Blumhouse, Blum, Chris Columbus, ComingSoon, Movie News, Scott Cawthon, Cawthon, Freddy Fazbear, Five Nights At Freddy's

‘The Christmas Chronicles’ Trailer: Take Another Look at Kurt Russell’s Hot Santa

Halloween has passed and we’re officially into November, which means only one thing: it’s Christmas time, friends. Break out the ugly holiday sweaters and get ready for a jaunt with Kurt Russell as hot Santa Claus, because Netflix is already tapping into the Christmas season frenzy by releasing another The Christmas Chronicles trailer. The Christmas Chronicles Trailer I just have a few questions: Is this technically a chronicle? Why is it called The Christmas Chronicles when this advent...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Harry Potter, Santa Claus, Movie Trailers, Kate, Santa, Kurt-Russell, Russell, Chris Columbus, Action/Adventure, Judah Lewis, Family Films, Clay Kaytis, Darby Camp, Kurt Russell Russell

Kurt Russell Is Santa Claus in The Christmas Chronicles Trailer

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Kurt Russell is Santa Claus in The Christmas Chronicles trailer Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming holiday movie The Christmas Chronicles, starring Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Silkwood) as Santa Claus alongside co-stars Judah Lewis (The Babysitter) and Darby Camp (Big Little Lies). Check out the trailer in the player below, as well as new photos in the gallery! The Christmas Chronicles, a holiday adventure from producer C...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Harry Potter, Santa Claus, Kate, Santa, Kurt Russell, Golden Globe, Mark Radcliffe, Chris Columbus, Movie News, Judah Lewis, Clay Kaytis, Matt Lieberman, David Guggenheim Home Alone, Michael Barnathan

Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo Films in the Works at Warner Bros.

Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo films in the works at Warner Bros. It looks like Warner Bros. is taking serious steps with its Warner Animation Group (WAG). According to a report by Variety, the studio has brought in top-tier talents Tim Story and Chris Columbus to guide Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo to the big screen. Oh, and it also has plans for Wile E. Coyote and The Jetsons. First up, Warner Bros. has reportedly tapped Tim Story (Fantastic Four, and 2019’s Shaft reboot) to direct a live-act...
Tags: Movies, Harry Potter, Lebron James, Warner Bros, Ryan Coogler, Chris Mckay, Samuel L Jackson, Garfield, Tim Story, Tom, Jerry, Coogler, ACME, Scooby Doo, Wile E. Coyote, Chris Columbus

New ‘Tom and Jerry’, ‘Scooby-Doo’ and ‘Flintstones’ Movies in the Works

Warner Bros. is going cartoon crazy as they set up a slew of animation-inspired movies. New Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Flintstones movies and more are currently in the works. The plan is for Warners to embrace their classic characters, with hopes of crafting animated features and live-action hybrids. Tim Story, director of Fantastic Four, is handling Tom and Jerry, while Harry Potter helmer Chris Columbus is producing Scooby-Doo. Hey kids, do you like classic cartoon characters? Would you li...
Tags: Movies, Animation, John Goodman, Harry Potter, Dc, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Scooby Doo, Tom, Variety, Jerry, WB, Chris Columbus, Warners, Family Films, Sausage Party

‘Tom and Jerry,’ ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movies Land Top Talent at Warner Animation Group (EXCLUSIVE)

Warner Bros. has big ambitions for its animation division, and the studio has zeroed in on the talent to help steer the ship on two popular properties. Sources tell Variety that Warners and Warner Animation Group are in negotiations with “Shaft” helmer Tim Story to direct the new “Tom and Jerry” hybrid live-action pic. The […]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, Scooby-doo, Tim Story, Tom, Jerry, Chris Columbus, Warners, Warner Animation Group, Tom And Jerry

‘The Christmas Chronicles’ Trailer: Kurt Russell is Cool Santa Claus

Kurt Russell is the coolest Santa Claus you’ll ever see in The Christmas Chronicles trailer. Will this Netflix family film be any good? I don’t know. But at least Russell is clearly having fun playing the role of Jolly Old Saint Nick. In the film, a pair of kids have to help Santa save Christmas, as seems to be the standard set-up for these types of stories. Watch The Christmas Chronicles trailer below. The Christmas Chronicles Trailer  One thing makes The Christmas Chronicles worth see...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Harry Potter, Santa Claus, Movie Trailers, Kate, Santa, Columbus, Kurt-Russell, Kurt, Russell, Chris-Columbus, Family Films, Clay Kaytis, Kurt Russell Russell, The Christmas Chronicles

Kurt Russell is Santa Claus in Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles Teaser

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Kurt Russell is Santa Claus in Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles teaser Christmas has come early this year with the released of Netflix‘s official teaser for their upcoming holiday comedy The Christmas Chronicles. Featuring Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Big Trouble in Little China) as the cooler version of everyone’s favorite legendary holiday figure Santa Claus while also giving us a glimpse of the movie’s adorable CGI elves, you can check it out in the player below! ...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Harry Potter, Santa Claus, Kate, Santa, Kurt Russell, Little China, Mark Radcliffe, Chris Columbus, Movie News, Judah Lewis, Clay Kaytis, Matt Lieberman, David Guggenheim Home Alone, Michael Barnathan

Director Augustine Frizzell Wants to Make ‘Stoned Alone’ an “Emotionally Well-Balanced Christmas Film” [Exclusive]

The recently announced Home Alone riff, Stoned Alone, is in good hands with director Augustine Frizzell. Frizzell’s feature directorial debut debut, Never Goin’ Back, is an acclaimed and wonderful A24 release that should raise expectations for 20th Century Fox’s R-rated, Ryan Reynolds-led stoner comedy. Frizzell recently told us about the importance of the Christmas classic, making a holiday stoner comedy with some heart, and more. Below, read what the director had to say about her Home Alone r...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Ryan-Reynolds, 20th Century Fox, Home Alone, John Hughes, Kevin McAllister, Frizzell, Chris Columbus, Featured Stories Sidebar, Kevin Burrows, Augustine Frizzell, Stoned Alone, Augustine Frizzell Frizzell, Matt Mider Reynold

/Answers: Our Favorite Summer Movie Memories

Every week in /Answers, we answer a new pop culture-related question. In this edition, we ask “What is your favorite summer movie memory?” Matt Donato: Seeing Independence Day When I Totally Wasn’t Allowed to See Independence Day My most prominent summer movie memory dates back to the red, white and blue weekend of July 3, 1996. The movie? Independence Day. My age? Too young. How did the stars align and allow such a theater viewing? I can’t fully recall, but that day’s “rule-breaking” h...
Tags: Florida, Movies, White House, Features, Chicago, Mpaa, Harry Potter, Pixar, Bill Pullman, Spielberg, John Williams, James Dean, Steven Spielberg, Answers, Andy, John Morris

Is the New ‘Gremlins’ Movie a Reboot or a Sequel?

We’ve been writing about the possibility of a new Gremlins movie for years, and so far it’s been nothing but talk. Now the latest update has us wondering exactly what this project might look like – assuming we see it at all. Writer Chris Columbus has given a new update on the film, which he says will “almost definitely be a reboot.” Gremlins 3 Update Columbus, who wrote the original Gremlins from 1984, spoke with MetroUS (via ScreenRant) earlier this week, and while he essentially scoffed ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Sequels, Gremlins, Columbus, Warner Brothers, Gizmo, Chris-Columbus, Gremlins-3, Zach Galligan, Update Columbus, Has Columbus

Daily Podcast: Willy Wonka, Peter Rabbit, House Party, Kitty Pride, Netflix, Kung Fury & More

On the February 13, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman , and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including a Kung Fury feature film, another Netflix surprise release, new details on the Kitty Pride movie, Five Nights at Freddys gets a director, Peter Rabbit controversy, the Super Mario Bros movie, a Willy Wonka reimagining, and a reboot of House Party . You can subscribe to /Film Dail...
Tags: Movies, House, Harry Potter, Michael Fassbender, Chris Rock, Mario Bros, House Party, Peter Rabbit, Tim Miller, Willy Wonka, Chris Columbus, Peter Sciretta, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Brad Oman, Sam Hume

‘Five Nights at Freddys’ Lands ‘Harry Potter’ Director Chris Columbus

A film adaptation of the hit video game Five Nights at Freddy’s has been in the works for a few years now. Originally, the project was set up at New Line Cinema with Monster House director Gil Kenan on board, but now a new director is being brought in as the project finds a new home. The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is now situated at Blumhouse, which feels like a much better fit for the story of a security guard dealing with animatronic robots who come to life late at night at a place not unl...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Adaptation, Harry Potter, Columbus, Adam Sandler, Video Game, Freddy, Percy Jackson, Blumhouse, New Line Cinema, Chris-Columbus, Mrs Doubtfire, Scott Cawthon, Gil Kenan, Monster House

Chris Columbus to Write and Direct Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie

Chris Columbus to Write and Direct Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Deadline reports that Blumhouse and Universal have found a director for the long in-development Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, enlisting Chris Columbus to write and direct the feature. The production company confirmed the news on Twitter with the below photo. Mr. Columbus, are you ready for Freddy? #FiveNightsatFreddys — Blumhouse (@blumhouse) February 12, 2018 Columbus is perhaps best known for di...
Tags: Games, Movies, Horror, Harry Potter, Warner Bros, Columbus, Jason Blum, Freddy, Blumhouse, Chris Columbus, Movie News, Video Game News, Mrs Doubtfire, Scott Cawthon, Freddy Fazbear, Freddy s Movie Deadline