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‘The Secret Garden’ Trailer: The Literary Classic Gets a New Edition

David Heyman, the producer of the Harry Potter and Paddington movies, is ushering another literary classic to the big screen with The Secret Garden, the fourth cinematic adaptation of author Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel. Check out the colorful, magical new trailer below. The Secret Garden Trailer Last year, I caught up with the 1949 version of The Secret Garden for the first time, and I ended up finding a lot to like about it. Most prominently, the film was largely shot in black ...
Tags: UK, England, Movies, Drama, India, Adaptation, Yorkshire, Harry Potter, Movie Trailers, Julie Walters, Colin-Firth, Remakes, Mary, Frances Hodgson Burnett, David Heyman, Jack Thorne


‘Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made’ Director Tom McCarthy on Following ‘Spotlight’ With a Disney Family Movie [Interview]

Just when you think you have Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy figured out, he goes and follows Spotlight with a film for Disney+ about a kid who thinks of himself as a hard-boiled detective whose best friend is a polar bear. It may surprise you to know that McCarthy’s latest film, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is delightful. The main character takes himself very seriously and the film has a lot of fun playing around with that while building an entertaining mystery for him to solve. The Re...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Netflix, Paris, Pasadena, Mccarthy, Robert Redford, Tom, Timmy, Steph, Sean, Marty, Tom McCarthy, Redford


‘The Call of the Wild’ Clip: Harrison Ford Befriends a Cartoon Dog

The Call of the Wild looks like a perfectly nice movie. Harrison Ford grew a beard and signed up to make a family film, which is surprising, since he seems like he’d rather…not do that sort of thing. But here he is, starring in Call of the Wild as John Thornton, who sets off on an adventure with a big dog named Buck. Buck is the real star of this movie, and he’s also completely digitally animated, which is just a little weird. Watch a new Call of the Wild clip below, where Harrison Ford meets B...
Tags: Movies, Wild, California, Harrison-Ford, Video Clips, Family Films, John Thornton, Colin Woodell, The Call of the Wild, Dan Stevens Omar Sy Karen Gillan Bradley Whitford


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Featurette: Zany Jim Carrey from the ’90s Is Back as Dr. Robotnik

Jim Carrey had a meteoric rise to fame in the 1990s thanks to a string of comedy hits like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber, not to mention a campy villainous turn as The Riddler in Batman Forever, all in the span of a year and a half. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Jim Carrey get that silly, but as a new Sonic the Hedgehog featurette shows us, that changes this weekend. Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the Sega video game of the same name, brings in Jim Carrey to pla...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Jim-Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Parks, Tom, Carrey, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Behind the Scenes Footage, Oren Uziel


Sony’s ‘Cinderella’ Cast Now Includes Missy Elliott, John Mulaney, James Corden, and More

Disney already made its live-action version of Cinderella several years ago, and since the original fairy tale is in the public domain, Sony has decided to take a crack at a version of their own. The studio has already set singer Camila Cabello in the title role of a new movie, but now it’s rounded out its cast with people like Missy Elliott, John Mulaney, James Corden, and more. Find out who else is on board and who they’re playing below. Evidently, James Corden (Cats, Into the Woods) is th...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Casting, Disney, Adaptation, Sony, Jennifer Lopez, Cinderella, Britney Spears, Mia, Robert, Romesh Ranganathan, Minnie, Missy Elliott, Corden, Charlotte Spencer


‘The Call of the Wild’ Featurette, TV Spot, and Clip: Harrison Ford’s Canine Companion Outruns an Avalanche

Jack London’s 1903 book The Call of the Wild has been adapted for the screen several times already, but there’s only one that features Harrison Ford opposite a CG dog. 20th Century Studios is releasing this new iteration later this month, and they’ve unleashed a slew of marketing materials recently that we’ve gathered up below in one place. The Call of the Wild Featurette I love that wearisome, over-it-all face Ford makes at the beginning of this video when he says, “I’ve had dogs all my...
Tags: Movies, California, Fox, Ford, Adaptation, Harrison-Ford, 20th Century Fox, Video Clips, Jack London, Chris-Sanders, Action/Adventure, TV Spots, Featurette, Family Films, The Call of the Wild


Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Featurette Promises a Truly Magical and Touching Family Adventure

With one month left until Pixar’s Onward hits theaters, the buzz doesn’t seem to be all that high. Maybe it’s because this is Pixar’s first original movie since Coco was released in the fall of 2017, but there’s just not a lot of hype yet. That’s why Disney is doing their best to get the word out and show audiences what the modern fantasy world of Onward is all about, and that includes the touching story at the center of it that was inspired by Dan Scanlon‘s real-life experience of having never...
Tags: Coco, Movies, Fantasy, Disney, Animation, Holland, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Gore, Bernie, Ian, Pratt, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tom Holland, Pixar Animation


‘Wind in the Willows’ Movie Back in the Works with ‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Hopping on Board

It’s been about 10 years since we first heard about a film adaptation of The Wind in the Willows coming together with the help of Peter Jackson‘s WETA Workshop. At the time, the plan was for WETA’s Ray Griggs to direct a live-action movie using advanced animatronics to bring the four anthropomorphic animal characters, Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger, to life. However, a decade later, the plans have changed and a new filmmaker is on board to help Peter Jackson’s WETA Digital is now involved with The ...
Tags: Downton Abbey, Movies, Fantasy, Disney, New Zealand, Adaptation, Julian Fellowes, Disneyland, Peter Jackson, Charlie Brown, Toad, Grahame, Richard Taylor, Fellowes, Stone Street Studios, Badger


Celebrate ‘The Goonies’ 35th Anniversary with Four-Day Fan Event and Screening Tour in Oregon

The Goonies is one of the most beloved films to come out of the 1980s. This year, the movie directed by Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg is celebrating its 35th anniversary, and Oregon Film and Travel Oregon are teaming up to pay tribute from where the adventure unfolded. The state where the movie takes place, in the town of Astoria, will host a special fan event spread across four days, as well as public screenings of the movie in five cities around the Beaver State. Find out all a...
Tags: Movies, Oregon, Events, Steven Spielberg, Astoria, Todd Davidson, La Grande, Richard Donner, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Movie Tourism, The-Goonies, Oregon Film and Travel Oregon, Oregon Film, Bowling Alley, Churchill School Baker City


‘Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made’ Review: A Weird and Delightful Detective Movie For Kids [Sundance 2020]

The best part about an indie movie becoming a critical or commercial hit is watching what the filmmaker does next. Do they take that success and use it to helm a big-budget blockbuster? Do they follow up with another personal film? If you’re Academy Award-winning writer/director Tom McCarthy, you take the success of the hard-hitting Spotlight and make a detective noir movie for kids co-starring a 1500-pound “pet” polar bear. The result, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is a delightful...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Movie Reviews, Sherlock Holmes, Portland Oregon, Mccarthy, Sundance, Timmy, Pete, Tom McCarthy, Oakes, Film Festivals, Pastis, Masanobu Takayanagi, Family Films


‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Trailer: The Yellow Goofballs Help a Young Gru Become a Super Villain

Despicable Me is one of the most successful animated franchises in recent memory, and the little yellow Minions are a cash cow for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. So it should come as no surprise that they’re back in theaters this summer. Minions: The Rise of Gru takes us back to the 1970s when Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) was just a little kid aspiring to be a super villain. When he heads to the headquarters of the nefarious team known as the Vicious 6, he almost gets laughe...
Tags: Movies, Minions, Russell Brand, Animation, Sequels, Universal, Steve Carell, Gru, Movie Trailers, Universal Pictures, Michelle Yeoh, Taraji P Henson, Julie Andrews, Otto, Dolph Lundgren, Illumination Entertainment


The Infamous ‘Dolittle’ Dragon Fart Scene Was Apparently Robert Downey Jr.’s Idea

The post-mortem for Universal’s big-budget disaster Dolittle continues, as the film continues to flounder at the box office and lose millions for the studio. More reports have emerged of the behind-the-scenes troubles that plagued Dolittle, which has struggled to break even with its costly $175 million budget. However, surprisingly, this wasn’t a case of too much studio interference or bad test screenings, but of a star who pitched the idea of a dragon farting in his face. A new report from ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Robert-Downey-Jr, Iron Man, Seth Rogen, Universal, Chris Mckay, Rogen, Downey, Hollywood Reporter, McKay, Dolittle, Downey Jr, Jonathan Liebesman, Action/Adventure, Family Films


Final ‘Mulan’ Trailer: Disney Goes for Huge Battle Sequences Instead of Musical Numbers

Disney is bringing their epic animated movie Mulan to theaters again, this time in live-action and without that musical touch. But it doesn’t look like we’ll be missing those song and dance numbers, because this movie will be filled with warriors facing off in massive battles. The final Mulan trailer shows off the huge action sequences. Final Mulan Trailer This looks like a gorgeous film, and we don’t have to worry about having any animals that lack emotional expression. Instead, we have...
Tags: Movies, China, Disney, Mulan, Movie Trailers, Jet Li, Remakes, Donnie Yen, Imperial Army, Tung, Niki Caro, Gong Li, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Jason Scott Lee


‘F9’ Trailer and Super Bowl Spot: ‘Fast and Furious’ Welcomes Director Justin Lin Back to the Family

The Fast and Furious franchise hit a couple of speed bumps over the past few years with The Fate of the Furious and the series’ first spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw, but this year, we’ll see the latest entry in the primary ongoing storyline, which is officially being referred to as The Fast Saga. That means no Dwayne Johnson or Jason Statham, but instead a renewed focus on Vin Diesel‘s Dominic Toretto and his eclectic group of racers-turned-international-spies. (God, I love these movies so much.) And...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Sequels, Miami, Hobbs, Brian, Movie Trailers, Justin-Lin, Johnson, Jason Statham, Chris Morgan, Ludacris, Elena, Nos, Shaw, Dominic Toretto


‘F9’ Trailer: ‘Fast and Furious’ Welcomes Director Justin Lin Back to the Family

The Fast and Furious franchise hit a couple of speed bumps over the past few years with The Fate of the Furious and the series’ first spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw, but this year, we’ll see the latest entry in the primary ongoing storyline, which is officially being referred to as The Fast Saga. That means no Dwayne Johnson or Jason Statham, but instead a renewed focus on Vin Diesel‘s Dominic Toretto and his eclectic group of racers-turned-international-spies. (God, I love these movies so much.) And...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Sequels, Miami, Hobbs, Brian, Movie Trailers, Justin-Lin, Johnson, Jason Statham, Chris Morgan, Ludacris, Elena, Nos, Shaw, Dominic Toretto


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Clip and Super Bowl Spot: Jim Carrey and the Blue Speedster Ham It Up

The release of Sonic the Hedgehog is just two weeks away. The SEGA video game character took some extra time coming to the big screen to get a much-needed makeover that wouldn’t terrify audiences with his human teeth and wide-set eyes (the new version looks very close to his classic design). Was it worth the wait? You’ll have to watch the new Sonic the Hedgehog clip and Super Bowl spot to get a better idea. Sonic the Hedgehog Clip First up, we have a new Sonic the Hedgehog clip featuring...
Tags: Comedy, Family Films, Paramount Pictures, Sci-Fi, Super Bowl, Video Clips, Video Game, James-Marsden, Jim-Carrey, Sonic the Hedgehog


New ‘Matilda’ Movie in the Works Based on the Tony Award-Winning Musical

In 1988, author Roald Dahl published Matilda, a book about an exceptionally smart young girl who develops telekinetic powers and thwarts her overbearing and evil headmistress. The story was adapted into a movie in 1996 and a stage production in 2010, the latter of which won five Tony Awards and became a long-running hit. Now, in a case of the snake eating its own tail, Sony and Netflix are teaming up to adapt that musical version of the story into a new Matilda movie. But it looks like it won’t...
Tags: Movies, Roald Dahl, Netflix, United States, Broadway, Adaptation, Sony, Musical, Danny DeVito, Tony, TriStar Pictures, Matilda, Brucie, Dennis Kelly, Family Films, Warchus


‘F9’ is the Official Title of ‘Fast 9’, and John Cena and John Cena’s Arms Get a Character Poster

Universal has released a batch of character posters for the Fast and Furious #family, proving that the road to F9 is not without the occasional pothole. Check out John Cena’s hulking arms below. F9 Character Posters Vin Diesel is jacked, but Cena’s arms are next level. We knew Cena would be trying to fill the bicep-sized hole left by Dwayne Johnson when Johnson went off to make Hobbs and Shaw movies with Jason Statham, but this is ridiculous. I wouldn’t be surprised if the studio w...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Sequels, Tokyo, Miami, Hobbs, Universal, Justin-Lin, Johnson, Honda, Poster, Jason Statham, Helen Mirren, John-Cena, Shaw, Charlize Theron


Every Studio Ghibli film – ranked!

In a bonus edition, we rank all 21 animations – from Spirited Away to Ponyo – by the revered Japanese studio, which will be available on Netflix from FebruaryThe first of Hayao Miyazaki’s aviation-themed films, it remains unclear why its pilot character is a pig (unfortunately, a sexist one). Set against the rising Italian fascist regime, this chirpy animation has an oddly noticeable gangster-film influence. After absconding from the RAF, Porco Rosso transforms back into a human, literally and m...
Tags: Japan, Television, Media, Film, World news, Netflix, Culture, Asia Pacific, Television & radio, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Spirited Away, Ponyo, Family Films, Drama films, Science fiction and fantasy films


‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Clip: James Marsden is Being a Really Good Sport About All This

One would have thought that after starring in the Easter-themed family comedy Hop, James Marsden would be done acting opposite entirely computer generated characters. But maybe the paycheck for a big blockbuster family film is just too good to pass up nowadays, because he’s back starring in Sonic the Hedgehog and a silly new clip has just debuted. Thankfully, this isn’t as horrifying as it could have been thanks to the character redesign that pushed the movie back from November last year…but it...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Dreamworks Animation, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Video Clips, Tom, James-Marsden, Pixar Animation, Family Films, Oren Uziel


VOTD: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Music Video with Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child

Sonic the Hedgehog arrives in theaters next month, and with it comes a rap theme song from Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child. If you’re getting old, most of those names don’t make any sense, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the 16-bit-styled music video that takes all of those rappers and puts them into Sonic’s video game world. They don’t make music videos for movies like this very often, and even if you don’t like the song, the visuals are still fun. So check...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Stone, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Ty Dolla $ign, Video Clips, Tika Sumpter, Action/Adventure, Video Of The Day, Soundtracks, Family Films


‘Come Away’ Review: A Delightful Origin Story of Peter Before Pan and Alice Before Wonderland [Sundance 2020]

When animation directors make the jump to directing live-action, the transition can be fraught. Just ask Andrew Stanton, whose live-action debut, John Carter, was a huge bomb for Disney several years ago. Thankfully though, Brenda Chapman, the director of Prince of Egypt and Pixar’s Oscar-winning Brave, successfully makes the leap with Come Away, a delightful fairytale that imagines what might have happened if Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland were siblings before they became the characters we ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Disney, Features, David, Movie Reviews, Egypt, Santa Claus, Michael Caine, Peter Pan, Pixar, Jack, David Oyelowo, Wonderland, Alice, Peter


Of Course ‘Bambi’ Is Getting a “Live-Action” Remake at Disney

Did you love the emotionless, photorealistic animals from Disney’s remake of The Lion King? Well, we have good news for you. The House of Mouse isn’t anywhere near done reaching into their vault to give a makeover to their classics with an animal-centric cast. The next one on the roster is Bambi, the coming-of-age story of a young deer who happens to be the prince of the king of the forest, and Disney has already hired pair of writers to tackle it. The Hollywood Reporter has word on the Bamb...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Remakes, Jacob Tremblay, Bambi, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Weitz, House of Mouse, Andrew Miano, Josh Spiegel, Robertson Dworet, Jojo Rabbit, Roman Griffin Davis, Lulu Wang


The Worst Scenes in ‘Dolittle’ Were Added During Expensive Reshoots

Another week, another story about how a box office disaster ended up the way it did. But Dolittle, which is on track to be Universal’s first massive box office bomb of the year, is unique in that these stories are coming right now and not right after release. By now you’ve probably heard some of the tales of infamy surrounding the $175 million family blockbuster starring Robert Downey Jr. — the nonsensical storyline, the badly CGI’d talking animals, the dragon fart scene. But what you may not k...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Universal, Chris Mckay, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, McKay, Dolittle, Downey Jr, Jonathan Liebesman, Action/Adventure, Family Films, House of Mouse, Business and Industry News


‘Dolittle’ Character Featurettes Introduces the CGI Animals Being Voiced by Hollywood’s Biggest Stars

Do you spend the entire runtime of a movie trying to pinpoint who that voice coming out of the CGI gorilla belongs to? Then Dolittle is just for you. The new family adventure film starring Robert Downey Jr. revives the classic character for a new generation, complete with CGI animals voiced by way overqualified actors. And Universal Pictures, who probably spent a lot of money getting those actors into the recording booths, is dropping a series of new Dolittle character featurettes to remind you...
Tags: England, Hollywood, Movies, Robert-Downey-Jr, Universal, Jim Broadbent, Universal Pictures, Queen Victoria, Eddie Murphy, Video Clips, Rami Malek, Dolittle, John Mulaney, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Behind the Scenes Footage


‘Dolittle’ Review: A Messy, Ill-Conceived Voyage You’re Better Off Not Taking

Everyone was a little baffled when Robert Downey Jr. chose to follow his career-defining role as Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with…Dolittle. It turns out, they were right to be. The Stephen Gaghan-directed family adventure film reboots the Doctor Dolittle films, which last saw Eddie Murphy taking on the role of the animal-talking doctor in the 1998 modern-day comedy and its sequels. But Gaghan’s new film, like the 1967 musical starring Rex Harrison, takes more direct inspiration ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robert-Downey-Jr, Features, Movie Reviews, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, Universal, Michael Sheen, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Marion Cotillard, Barry, Rube Goldberg, Caribbean, Eddie Murphy


‘Stargirl’ Trailer: The Best-Selling Coming-of-Age Story is Coming to Disney+

Not to be confused with the forthcoming DC Universe superhero series of the same name, Stargirl is a new Disney+ original movie adapted from Jerry Spinelli’s New York Times best-selling novel. The coming-of-age tale follows an introverted young man named Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) who likes flying under the radar. But when he meets an outgoing, quirky and confident new girl named Stargirl (Grace VanderWaal), everything changes. See for yourself in the first Stargirl trailer below. Stargir...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Disney, New York Times, Adaptation, Leo, Movie Trailers, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Giancarlo Esposito, Julia Hart, Family Films, Grace Vanderwaal, Jordan Horowitz, Graham Verchere, StarGirl


How Pixar’s ‘Onward’ and Its Suburban Fantasy World Grew Together from a Seed of Truth

During /Film’s visit to Pixar Animation’s campus, we learned all about the unique story process that was utilized for the studio’s upcoming modern fantasy adventure Onward. While we learned how the story was written and drawn before heading into animation, we also heard from director Dan Scanlon about the personal nature of this narrative and how it informed both the story of the nervous and introverted 16-year old elf (Tom Holland) and the creation of the fantasy world that has lost the magic ...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Animation, Dreamworks Animation, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Ian, Tom Holland, Pixar Animation, Scanlon, Set Visit, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Barley, Dan Scanlon, ONward


Creating the Story of ‘Onward’: Embarking on a Fantasy Adventure with Pixar Animation

This Spring brings the release of Pixar Animation’s Onward, a modern fantasy adventure about Ian and Barley (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) two teenage elf brothers who magically get the opportunity to spend just 24 hours with their late father, thanks to a magic spell, a wizard’s staff, and a special stone. But when the spell to bring their father back for a day goes slightly wrong, they’re quickly thrust into a race against time to find a bit more of the magic that used to make their world so s...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Disney, Animation, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Ian, Mann, Tom Holland, Pixar Animation, Scanlon, Set Visit, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Barley, Dan Scanlon


‘Space Camp’ Remake in the Works for Disney+ from ‘Saturday Night Live’ Writing Pair

Many children of the 1980s grew up wishing they could be astronauts thanks to the teen space adventure Space Camp. Now the movie could inspire a whole new generation of space travelers as Disney+ is currently developing a Space Camp remake, and they’re surprisingly tapping Saturday Night Live for a pair of writers to tackle it. The Hollywood Reporter has word on the Space Camp remake being in the works at Disney+. If you didn’t grow up watching Space Camp, the movie follows a group of teens a...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Earth, Joaquin Phoenix, Cape Canaveral, Hollywood Reporter, Tate Donovan, Space Camp, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Mikey Day, Streeter Seidell, John Rickard