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Daily Podcast: Why We’re Intrigued By Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel; And What Is Adam Driver’s ‘Star Wars’ Secret?

On the January 16, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson , and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Ghostbusters 3, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pinocchio, Sofia Coppola, and Star Wars: Episode 9 . You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Netflix, Jason Reitman, Adam Driver, Peter, Ben, Joshua, Ben Pearson, Sofia Coppola, Paul King, Peter Sciretta, Hoai Tran Bui, Matt Donato, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast


Monster Jam Eliminates Incentive for Gun Owners to Attend Their Shows

Does this crowd look like gun imagery offends it? (Monster Jam Facebook photos) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “As gun outrage grew, Monster Jam quietly stripped weapons from its monster trucks,” the Tampa Bay Times reports. “Feld Entertainment had already been the target of protesters when it owned the circus, but they skirted the gun debate early.” “Gun outrage grew”?  With whom?  Do they get a lot of whiny harridans in pink pussy hats registering anti-gun indignation at monster truck events the...
Tags: Facebook, Nbc, Guns, South Park, Disney, Resistance, Peta, Animal Rights, Steven Spielberg, Tampa Bay Times, Feld Entertainment, Ringling Bros, Barnum Bailey, Feld, David Codrea, Gun Rights News


Kingdom Hearts Disney Hotel Room Fully Decked Out

The Tokyo Disney Ambassador Hotel has announced it will feature a time-limited Kingdom Hearts Special Room at its premises. The special room will feature all kinds of referential material to the video game franchise and will even come with a unique Keyblade-shaped keycard: Rather than just any old piece of metal or plastic, guests staying the Kingdom Hearts room […]
Tags: Games, Hotels, Disney, Tokyo, Anime, Kingdom Hearts, Tokyo Disney Ambassador Hotel


Get a first look at Ballast Point Brewery & Kitchen in Downtown Disney

It’s the first brewery ever in Downtown Disney and with it comes elevated pub food and a giant 2,500 square-foot patio. Ballast Point Brewery & Kitchen will be the hangout for craft brew fans. The brewery has eight other locations, including Long Beach, Chicago and of course its home base in San Diego. After a soft opening last weekend, the place was revealed to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 16 with a fun ceremony that celebrated the brewery’s seafaring brand. A ship’s rope instead of a ribbon w...
Tags: Drinks, Restaurants, Disney, Sport, Beer, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Caribbean, Constellation, Southern California, Mickey Mouse, Slater, Anaheim


‘Captain Marvel’ Character Posters Feature Captain Marvel’s Cat! (And Some Other People)

Every single dang character in Captain Marvel now has their own fancy character poster – including Captain Marvel’s cat, Goose. This is the first pet character poster in Marvel Cinematic Universe history, thus making this a momentous day for cinema. Also on display: young Nick Fury, young Agent Coulson, badly photoshopped Jude Law, and of course, Captain Marvel herself. See the Captain Marvel character posters below, and familiarize yourself with everyone human, alien, and feline. I know wha...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Jackson, Air Force, Poster, Jude-Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Marvel Studios, Samuel-L-Jackson, Lee Pace, NICK, Carol, Carol Danvers, U S Air Force, Danvers, Ronan


The Disney Princess Body Proportion Issue

“Disney princesses have extremely small waist-to-hip ratios that are nearly impossible to achieve naturally,” write anthropologist Toe Aung of Pennsylvania State University and independent researcher Leah Williams. They argue that such characters “might heighten or reinforce our preference for lower waist-to-hip ratios, and the perception that physically attractive individuals with lower waist-to-hip ratios possess morally favorable qualities.” – Pacific Standard
Tags: Art, Disney, Issues, SJ, Leah williams, 01.16.19, Toe Aung of Pennsylvania State University


Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will have X-wing and TIE fighters

X-wing and TIE fighter starships are ready to join a fleet of Star Wars spacecraft already docked at the new Galaxy’s Edge themed land under construction at Disneyland. Disneyland plans to install a $250,000 X-wing and $250,000 TIE fighter at the new Star Wars land scheduled to debut in June, according to Anaheim building permits. The building permits mention Jon Richards Co., which runs a 42,000-square-foot scenic design shop in Mira Loma and a second location in Orlando, Fla. Jon Richards Co. ...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Soccer, Resistance, Disneyland, Orlando, Mickey Mouse, Anaheim, Imperial, Minnie, Mickey, Poe Dameron, ToonTown, Hollywood Studios, Buena Vista Street, Disney California Adventure


Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ May Have Lost ‘Paddington’ Director Paul King

Over the past ten years, many filmmakers have tried and failed to direct a new version of Pinocchio. Guillermo del Toro is finally getting his stop-motion Pinocchio passion project made at Netflix, and Disney is primed to bring the character back in live-action like the other remakes of their animated catalogue. But a new update from the Disney movie’s would-be cinematographer suggests that version, which might have starred Tom Hanks as Geppetto, may have now lost Paddington director Paul King,...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Tim Burton, Disney, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Paddington, Guillermo Del Toro, Adaptation, Paul Thomas Anderson, Warner Bros, Ben Stiller, King, Remakes


TV broadcaster Sinclair launches STIRR, a free streaming service with local news and sports

Local TV broadcasting company Sinclair Broadcast Group today announced the launch of a new streaming service called STIRR that aims to bring local TV news and other content to the growing number of cord cutters across the U.S. The company today owns over 190 TV stations, which it’s leveraging in order to create its own “skinny bundle.” However, unlike TV streaming services such as Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV, or YouTube TV, for example – STIRR will be free and ad-supported in...
Tags: Amazon, TC, TV, Television, Life, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Seattle, Hulu, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, Sinclair, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Ware


Wall Street expects Netflix to effectively battle competitors in 2019 and loves its biggest price increase ever

Wall Street expects Netflix to succeed in a crowded streaming market in 2019 even as more competitors, including Disney and AT&T, enter the field. Netflix announced a price increase this week, but some Wall Street analysts are optimistic that the price hike will be successful. Analysts said traditional TV viewership was declining and Netflix's push into international markets would give it a boost. But Netflix will also have to rely less on licensing agreements as original content becomes more ...
Tags: Google, Time Warner, Wall Street, China, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Credit Suisse, Ubs, Hulu, Morgan Stanley, Black Mirror, Rbc, Stifel


Sinclair Launches A Free Streaming Service

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast wants to “Stirr” up streaming. The nation’s largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets. Sinclair said the motivation behind Stirr is in part to help viewers “access the local news and lifestyle programming that is relevant to their everyday life.” Sinclair was admonished by media watchdogs in April after the ...
Tags: New York, News, Nbc, Abc, Disney, Ap, Nasa, Daily Mail, Cbs, Fox News, Donald Trump, Tribune Media, Sinclair, Fox News Media, Fox Nation, Sinclair Broadcast


Disney to Make Live-Action ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Musical Possibly Starring Josh Gad

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the next beloved Disney animated staple to get the live-action treatment. The live-action musical, simply titled Hunchback, will adapt not only 1996 Disney film but the 1831 Victor Hugo novel upon which it was based. And if you’re wondering exactly how they’re going to turn this surprisingly dark Disney animated movie into a family-friendly live-action film, the House of Mouse is reportedly eyeing its favorite comedic bit player, Josh Gad, for the lead. Deadlin...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Berlin, Disney, Adaptation, Notre Dame, Tony, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Victor Hugo, David Henry Hwang, Josh Gad, Gad, Mandeville, Esmerelda, Disney/Pixar


Disney’s Hunchback Being Adapted Into Live-Action Musical

Disney’s Hunchback being adapted into live-action musical Tony winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) will be penning the live-action musical Hunchback for Disney, Deadline has confirmed. The project is an adaptation of the original novel by Victor Hugo. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneS...
Tags: UK, Movies, Disney, Notre Dame, Schwartz, Stephen Schwartz, David Henry Hwang, Gad, Mandeville, Menken, Movie News, David Hoberman, Hunchback, Alan Menken Beauty, Josh Gad Beauty, Disney Deadline


Ubiquity6 acquires AR music startup Wavy

Today, Ubiquity6 has announced that it is acquiring Wavy, a small AR music startup founded last year. In a blog post, the Wavy team confirmed that they’ll be joining the Ubiquity6 team and won’t be continuing their work on the Wavy app. “When we met the team at Ubiquity6, it became apparent that joining the team there would be a leap forward towards our shared mission of enabling creators to edit reality,” the post reads. Wavy’s app had sought to give musicians an outlet to bring concerts ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Disney, Tech, Augmented Reality, Anjney Midha, Exit, Index Ventures, SFMOMA, Wavy, Ubiquity6, The Wavy


‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Live-Action Reboot in the Works at Disney

Disney is in early development on a live-action “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” movie, based on Disney’s animated film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel “Notre-Dame de Paris.” Playwright David Henry Hwang is attached to write the script, with Mandeville Films and Josh Gad set to produce. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz will pen the music. […]
Tags: News, Disney, Notre Dame, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, David Henry Hwang, Josh Gad, Notre Dame de Paris, Mandeville Films, The Hunchback of Notre Dame


/Film’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

We are at the start of a new year and you know what that means: a whole new year of movies to anticipate. The /Film crew recently sat down, put our heads together, and compiled a list of our top 25 most anticipated movies of 2019. You can see the fruits of our labor below. And before you ask “But wait, why isn’t this movie on the list?”, please note that we recorded our deliberations as we formed this list as a podcast. So the answer you’re looking for is probably in that audio. Note: severa...
Tags: Movies, Justice, Senate, Stephen King, Disney, Dc Comics, Features, Jake Gyllenhaal, Elton John, Tommy Lee Jones, Dean Deblois, Steven Soderbergh, Seth Rogen, John, Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell


Stock Buybacks Leave Firms Without Funds to Invest in Future (Column)

Corporate giants on the S&P 500 have spent more than $720 billion during the past year on stock buybacks. Media and entertainment firms account for only a fraction of that spending, but even $1 million spent on share repurchases seems a foolhardy expenditure at this transformational moment for the industry. The record level of spending […]
Tags: Nbc, Opinion, Disney, Netflix, Comcast, AT&T, Columns, General Electric


Variety’s Digital Innovators 2019: The Trailblazers Pushing Media Boundaries

A decade ago, when the streaming-video revolution was in its infancy, the internet was more complementary than disruptive to Hollywood. Those days are gone. New platforms have risen up as Silicon Valley players have bulldozed onto the scene, and the media biz is rebuilding the ways it reaches audiences. With the inaugural Variety Digital Innovators […]
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Hollywood, Disney, Features, Silicon Valley, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Viacom, Quibi


Disney's Netflix competitor could hit 50 million subscribers in 5 years, but Wall Street sees 2 major risks to its strategy (DIS)

UBS analysts estimate Disney's upcoming Netflix competitor, Disney+, will hit 5 million subscribers in its first year after launch, and 50 million subscribers in its first five years. Disney's streaming aspirations could weigh on earnings in the short term, but the analysts think investors should consider the long-term positive growth. Still, UBS foresees at least two potential risks to Disney's direct-to-consumer strategy. Disney is expected to give reigning streaming champion Netflix some f...
Tags: Amazon, Nbc, Wall Street, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Ubs, Marvel TV


Tampa city guide: Where to experience the hip side of Florida's theme park capital

It may be close to some of the state's biggest theme parks, but Tampa has a refreshingly cosmopolitan vibe that's a world away from Disney [Author: Ella Buchan]
Tags: Florida, Disney, Tampa, Ella Buchan


Wall Street expects Netflix to dominate the streaming war in 2019 even after its biggest price hike ever

Wall Street expects Netflix to succeed in a crowded streaming market in 2019, even as more competitors, like Disney and AT&T, enter the field. Netflix increased prices this week, but some Wall Street analysts are optimistic that the price hike will be successful. Analysts said that traditional TV viewership is declining and that Netflix's push into international markets will give it a boost. But Netflix will also have to rely less on licensing agreements as original content becomes more and mo...
Tags: Google, Time Warner, Wall Street, China, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Credit Suisse, Ubs, Hulu, Morgan Stanley, Black Mirror, Rbc, Stifel


Consolidation is coming to gaming, and Jam City raises $145 million to capitalize on it

A slew of banks are coming together to back a new roll-up strategy for the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming studio, Jam City and giving the company $145 million in new funding to carry that out. There’s no word on whether the new money is in equity or debt, but what is certain is that JPMorgan Chase Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and syndicate partners including Silicon Valley Bank, SunTrust Bank and CIT Bank are all involved in the deal. “In a global mobile games market that is consolida...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, Disney, Toronto, Los Angeles, Tech, Bank Of America, Software, United States, Zynga, Computing, Harry Potter, Pixar, King, Silicon Valley Bank


‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Family Guy’ Game Developer Jam City Raises $145 Million in Strategic Financing

Mobile game developer Jam City is receiving $145 million in strategic financing jointly led by JPMorgan Chase Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and a syndicate of lenders including Silicon Valley Bank, SunTrust Bank, and CIT Bank, it announced on Wednesday. The money will support Jam City’s acquisitions and global growth. “In a global mobile […]
Tags: News, Disney, Harry Potter, CIT Bank, Cookie Jam, Jam City, JPMorgan Chase Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Silicon Valley Bank SunTrust Bank


12 essential tips for enjoying Disneyland in the rain

A day at Disneyland is usually fun in the sun thanks to Southern California’s reputation for year-round sunshine — unless you happen to show up at the theme park on one of the 23 days when it rains each year on average in Anaheim. This will go down as one of the rainiest weeks of the year in Anaheim, with the forecast calling for showers stretching into the weekend. While Disneyland remains open during the rain, some parks such as Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain have closed for t...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Southern California, Mickey Mouse, Tom Sawyer, Anaheim, Knott, Minnie, Mickey, Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Berry Farm, Ralph Brennan


Up to 60% Off Toys, Clothing & More on Disney.com + Free Shipping

Disney Coupon January 2019 – Happy Twice Upon a Year Sale at Disney.com! They have up to 60% off Clothes, Toys, Accessories & Home Decor right now! You can also get Free Shipping with code FREESHIP If you’re a Disney Fanatic or heading down on a vacation this year – this is the time to... Read More Read more about Up to 60% Off Toys, Clothing & More on Disney.com + Free Shipping
Tags: Deals, Kids, Disney, Coupons, Free Shipping, Women's, Online Deals, Disney Store, Toy Deals, Men's, Disney Fanatic


As the City of Angels begins to look like City of Capone

Chicago has a reputation for a history of political corruption and official lawlessness dating back at least as far as Prohibition. In one vintage joke, a thirsty visitor to the city flags down a cab driver. “Do you know where I can get a drink?” he asks. “You see that church?” says the cab driver, pointing to an ornate building. “That church?” the visitor repeats. “Yeah,” says the cab driver, “That’s the only place in town where you can’t get a drink.” Despite that city’s tradition of indiffere...
Tags: Google, California, Opinion, China, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Turkey, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Burger King, Los Angeles Clippers


Netflix's 18% price hike shows it got too comfortable being the only game in town, and it could be a costly mistake (NFLX, DIS, T, CMCSA)

Netflix's price hike, announced Tuesday, could hurt the company eventually, if not immediately, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said. Customers may not notice it right away, but may pay more attention later this year when Disney launches a rival service with movies and shows that are no longer on Netflix, he said. Few consumers are likely to choose more than one pure streaming service, and Netflix's price hike has left it vulnerable to price competition, he added. Netflix's price hike may com...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Showtime, Starz, Warner, Warner Bros, Nbc Universal, Hulu, 21st Century Fox


‘Hamberder’ Replaces ‘Covfefe’ As The Dumbest Word In The Trump Lexicon

Someone please get him a dictionary Clemson University’s national champion football team, the Tigers, were invited over to the White House for a feast on Monday, but the administration ran into a bit of a problem when they realized “Wait a second. The White House kitchen is closed because we fucking shut down the government” But that’s fine, no bigs, Trump had a solution. Why not treat these nationally ranked athletes to a cornucopia of fast food, the likes of which 17-year-old stoner...
Tags: White House, Disney, America, United States, Humor, Tigers, Gracie Hughes, Trump, Clemson University, Getty Images Trump


It took this family 246 days to reunite

The 12-year-old wore a pink Disney princess backpack that said, "We Can Do ANYTHING," as she hugged her mom for the first time in eight months.
Tags: News, Disney, Stories


‘Hamberder’ Replaces ‘Cofvefe’ As The Dumbest Word In The Trump Lexicon

Someone please get him a dictionary Clemson University’s national champion football team, the Tigers, were invited over to the White House for a feast on Monday, but the administration ran into a bit of a problem when they realized “Wait a second. The White House kitchen is closed because we fucking shut down the government” But that’s fine, no bigs, Trump had a solution. Why not treat these nationally ranked athletes to a cornucopia of fast food, the likes of which 17-year-old stoner...
Tags: White House, Disney, America, United States, Humor, Tigers, Gracie Hughes, Trump, Clemson University, Getty Images Trump, Cofvefe