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‘Stay Tuned’ TV Series in the Works; Will Adapt the Film About a Couple Who Gets Sucked Into Their TV

Stay Tuned, a 1992 movie in which John Ritter and Pam Dawber play a husband and wife who get sucked into their television and inhabit different worlds as they bounce through the TV’s hellish programming, is being adapted into a TV show. Just two months ago, I wrote a piece proclaiming that this goofy little quasi-forgotten movie was an ideal candidate for a modern remake. Am I to believe it’s a coincidence that a new version is now in the works? Or do the people behind this Stay Tuned TV series...
Tags: Television, Movies, Amc, Adaptation, Roy, Rosemary, Helen, Goldberg, Jane Doe, Pam Dawber, John Ritter, Ian Goldberg, Film to TV, Family Films, AMC Studios, Richard Naing


‘Everyday Parenting Tips’: Ryan Reynolds to Star in Family Comedy About a Monster-Filled Earth

Paddington franchise director Paul King has found a new family-friendly project to direct. But his new film’s heroes will have to face more than just an angry Nicole Kidman or a conniving Hugh Grant: they’ll come face to face with monsters. King is set to direct Everyday Parenting Tips, a family comedy from Universal which has signed Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) to star and has Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street) on board to produce. Get the details below. The Hollywood R...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Casting, Paddington, Nicole Kidman, Adaptation, Seth Rogen, Universal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Deadpool, Ryan-Reynolds, Edgar Wright, Miller, Hugh Grant


‘The Sleepover’ Trailer: Netflix’s Action Comedy is Like ‘Spy Kids’ Meets ‘National Treasure’ Meets ‘True Lies’

Take the clue-following premise of National Treasure, the kid-centric approach of Spy Kids, and mix a dash of the “spouse doesn’t know about their partner’s secret skills” concept from True Lies, and you get The Sleepover, a new action comedy coming to Netflix later this month. Malin Åkerman (Rock of Ages) plays a former thief who’s pulled back into the game by villains who force her to reunite with her sexy former partner (Joe Manganiello, Magic Mike) to pull a heist. All of this is quite a su...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Joe Manganiello, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Margot, Ken Marino, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Trish Sie, Joe Manganiello Magic Mike, Malin-Akerman, Sarah Rothschild, The Sleepover, Malin Åkerman Rock, Ken Marino Wet Hot American Summer


All Eight ‘Harry Potter’ Movies Will Be Available on Peacock This October

The Harry Potter movies are an extremely important film franchise for Warner Bros. However, just a few months after the launch of HBO Max, Warner’s new streaming service, all eight original Potter movies are leaving the service and shuffling over to a service run by one of WB’s biggest rivals: NBCUniversal. While all eight films will be disappearing from HBO Max later this month, you’ll be able to watch Harry Potter on Peacock starting in October – and you won’t have to pay anything (other than...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Sequels, Adaptation, Harry-Potter, Warner Bros, Nbcu, Potter, Peacock, WB, Action/Adventure, Family Films, HBO Max, Warner Bros However, HBO Max Warner, Frances Manfredi Peacock


‘The Secret Garden’ Review: An Adaptation Quite Contrary to Its Source Material But Just As Magical

I’ve always viewed The Secret Garden as a sort of “Gothic romance for beginners,” with a dose of that childish whimsy that made Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s 1911 classic such a fixture on our childhood bookshelves or our televisions in the form of the various film and made-for-TV adaptations over the years. Hear me out: a willful protagonist who comes to live at a cavernous, dilapidated manor in the moors, its residents haunted by the ghosts of their past. But of course, instead of a crazed wife i...
Tags: England, Movies, Drama, India, Fantasy, Bbc, Movie Reviews, Maggie Smith, Harry Potter, Secret Garden, Mary, Colin, BURNETT, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Walters, Thorne


‘Mulan’ Will Be Released on Disney+ on September 4, But You’ll Have to Pay to Watch It

After delaying the release of Mulan several times, the Walt Disney Company has made an unprecedented announcement about the future of its latest live-action remake. The film will be released on Disney+ on September 4, 2020 – but you’ll have to pay $29.99 to rent it. Director Niki Caro‘s live-action adaptation of the story was originally set to hit theaters back in March, but as the global pandemic began to take hold, Disney thought it would be wise to push it back to July. Then they pushed it...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Disney, Adaptation, Walt Disney Company, Mulan, Remakes, Niki Caro, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Release Dates, Bob Chapek, Coronavirus


‘Mulan’ Will Be Released on Disney+ on September 4, But You’ll Have to Pay to Watch It [Updated]

Update: Disney CEO Bob Chapek explained that the company’s distribution approach for Mulan is being viewed as “a one-off” tactic instead of “some new business windowing model.” I’ve added his full statement below our original article, which begins below. After delaying the release of Mulan several times, the Walt Disney Company has made an unprecedented announcement about the future of its latest live-action remake. The film will be released on Disney+ on September 4, 2020 – but you’ll have to ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Disney, Adaptation, Walt Disney Company, Espn, Mulan, Remakes, Niki Caro, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Release Dates, Bob Chapek, David A Smith, Chapek


‘Little Town’: The Disney+ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Prequel Series Gets a Title

Don’t trust Alan Menken with your secrets. The famed composer, who just joined the rarified group of EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) winners, accidentally revealed the title for the Disney+ Beauty and the Beast prequel series for which he’s composing the music. The series, which stars Luke Evans as Gaston and Josh Gad as LeFou, will be called Little Town, named after the opening line in Beauty and the Beast‘s catchy small-town song “Bonjour.” After taking home a Daytime Emmy Award for h...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Beauty and the Beast, Bill Condon, Egot, Don, Tony, Alan Menken, Gaston, Josh Gad, Gad, Little Town, Luke Evans, Menken, Family Films


Pixar Announces ‘Luca’, a Coming-of-Age Adventure Set in the Italian Riviera

Even though Pixar Animation is still sitting on the release of their next film Soul, the animation studio has already announced their next project, and it will arrive next summer. Pixar’s Luca is a coming-of-age story said to follow as young boy as he and a new friend experience an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. This sounds like Pixar’s version of Call Me By Your Name, though probably with a lot less peach eroticism. Luca was announced today in an of...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Italy, Oscar, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, Concept Art, Luca, Italian Riviera, Pixar Animation, Disney/Pixar, La Luna, Family Films, Release Dates, Enrico Casarosa, Andrea Warren Lava Cars


‘E.T. The Extra Terrestrial’ Honest Trailer: This Might Just Be a Skewering of ‘Mac and Me’

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial is a cinematic masterpiece from director Steven Spielberg when he was at the top of his game. It’s a touching story about childhood mixed with a harrowing sci-fi adventure that packs a hefty emotional punch, but it still makes for a great movie to show your kids. So what on Earth could Honest Trailers possibly have to say about this incredible movie? Well, besides taking some jabs at E.T.’s horrifying face and salad fingers, they actually just use this as an opportuni...
Tags: Movies, Mac, Sci-fi, Universal, Lol, Honest Trailers, Steven Spielberg, Honest Trailer, McDonald, Video Of The Day, Family Films, E.t. The Extra Terrestrial, Mac And Me


‘The Parent Trap’ Cast Reunited for the First Time in 22 Years, Including Lindsey Lohan

It’s been 22 years since director Nancy Meyers remade the classic Disney movie The Parent Trap. The cast of the beloved 1998 comedy hasn’t gotten back together since the movie premiered, but since everyone has plenty of spare time in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, reporter Katie Couric was able to get all of the main cast members back together for a little virtual reunion. Lindsey Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter, and even Simon Kunz got back together with writer/produ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Romance, Annie, Remakes, Katie Couric, Martin, LOHAN, Hallie, Meyers, Natasha Richardson, Nancy Meyers, Dennis-Quaid, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day, Lindsey Lohan


Trailer Round-Up: ‘Cats and Dogs’, ‘Fatal Affair’, ‘Father Soldier Son’, ‘The Kissing Booth 2’, ‘I Used to Go Here’, ‘Random Acts of Violence’, and More

Hello again, friend of a friend. It’s time for a trailer round-up! This is an infrequent column where we cobble together various trailers from TV shows and movies that aren’t exactly “big,” but still deserve some attention. The indie flicks, documentaries, and other oddities that we can’t exactly give devote a single post to, but can find time to talk about. We love you, movies. Fatal Affair  Fatal Affair appears to be a modern-day update on the classic domestic thriller. You know the t...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Toronto, Noah, Afghanistan, Teen, David, Netflix, Harvard, Thriller, Sequels, Showtime


‘Home Alone’ Reboot at Disney+ Adds ‘SNL’ Alums Kenan Thompson, Chris Parnell & More

Just because production on Hollywood movies and TV is shut down right now doesn’t mean studios have given up on developing projects that were in the works before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Though it’s not clear when production might resume, Disney+ is rounding up more cast members for the Home Alone reboot in the works for the streaming service. The Home Alone reboot will star the charming Jojo Rabbit supporting actor Archie Yates in the lead role, and a new report confirms that he’ll be joi...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Macaulay Culkin, Disney, David, Ellie Kemper, Home Alone, Sacha Baron Cohen, Remakes, Max, Rob Delaney, Kenan-Thompson, Gavin, Dan Mazer


‘Muppets Now’ Trailer Invites You on a Video Call With the Characters of the Disney+ Series

Even the Muppets are working hard from lockdown. The beloved characters, and stars of the new Disney+ series Muppets Now, are taking us behind the scenes of a video call as they prepare to launch their first-ever unscripted show. The Muppets Now trailer lets us in on the behind-the-scenes planning of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Scooter, and of course, Joe from Legal, as they talk about the six half-hour “muppisodes” that will debut on Disney+ this month. The Muppets Now Trailer The Muppets are ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Muppets, Frog, Joe, Kermit, Rupaul, Family Films, TV Trailer, The-Muppets, Muppets Studio, Kirk Thatcher, Muppets Now, Soapbox Films Muppets Now, Linda Cardellini Aubrey Plaza Seth Rogen


Dreambuilders review – blandly bright family animation

A young girl discovers she can infiltrate her snippy stepsister’s dreams in this unengaging adventure for kidsThis digimated Danish import might have shifted a modest number of popcorn deals in the days before the coronavirus came to town: it’s bright, derivative of only the most illustrious predecessors, and all over inside 80 minutes. Whether it would be worth corralling everybody in an enclosed public space for that time and thereby risking the lives of you and yours will have to be a matter ...
Tags: Europe, Film, Culture, Denmark, World cinema, Family Films, Comedy films, Action and adventure films, Animation in film


‘Beauty and the Beast’ Spinoff Update: Luke Evans Explains the Progress of the Gaston and LeFou Disney+ Show

A few days before the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt, word came out that Disney+ was developing a live-action Beauty and the Beast spinoff series that would tell a prequel story about what the arrogant Gaston (Luke Evans) and his submissive pal LeFou (Josh Gad) were doing before they entered the narrative of the movie. And while the pandemic has thrown a wrench into many a project over the past few months, it sounds like this one is still chugging full steam ahead. ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Disney, Evans, Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson, Belle, Josh, Alan Menken, Gaston, Josh-Gad, Luke Evans, Menken, Adam Horowitz, Eddy Kitsis


‘Little Monsters’, All-Ages Approach to Classic Universal Monsters, Coming From ‘Toy Story 4’ Director Josh Cooley

Universal continues to go all-in on ways to revive their classic Universal Monsters. The latest: Little Monsters, an all-ages approach to the monsters coming from Josh Cooley, director of Toy Story 4. Plot details are slim, but the project is described as “a live-action hybrid monster feature” that’s also “a love letter to classic Hollywood and the history of filmmaking with a story that takes a multi-generational approach to the monsters.” THR has the scoop on Little Monsters, a new family-...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Universal, Paul Feig, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Karyn Kusama, Dexter Fletcher, Family Films, Josh Cooley, McCreery, Little Monsters, Matt Stawski, Renfield Elizabeth Banks, Tom Cruise The


‘Chicken Run’ Star Julia Sawalha is Being Replaced Because Her Voice Sounds “Too Old”

If you were excited about a sequel to Chicken Run after 20 years, we have some news that is supremely disappointing. British actress Julia Sawalha, who voiced the character Ginger in the original stop-motion animated movie from Aardman Animation, recently revealed that she will not be reprising her role in Chicken Run 2 for one very stupid reason. Apparently the producers of the movie told Sawalha’s agent that Ginger would be recast with a younger actress because her voice was deemed to sound “...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Animation, Sequels, Mel Gibson, Nick Park, Peter Lord, Gibson, Family Films, Julia Sawalha, Aardman Animation, Chicken Run, Chicken Run 2, Sawalha, Ginger Sawalha


‘Chicken Run’ Star Julia Sawalha is Being Replaced in the Sequel Because Her Voice Sounds “Too Old”

If you were excited about a sequel to Chicken Run after 20 years, we have some news that is supremely disappointing. British actress Julia Sawalha, who voiced the character Ginger in the original stop-motion animated movie from Aardman Animation, recently revealed that she will not be reprising her role in Chicken Run 2 for one very stupid reason. Apparently the producers of the movie told Sawalha’s agent that Ginger would be recast with a younger actress because her voice was deemed to sound “...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Animation, Sequels, Mel Gibson, Nick Park, Peter Lord, Gibson, Family Films, Julia Sawalha, Aardman Animation, Chicken Run, Chicken Run 2, Sawalha, Ginger Sawalha


‘The One and Only Ivan’ Trailer: There’s Some Disney Magic in This Story of a Gorilla in Captivity

Along with remaking all of their animated classics into live-action spectacles, Disney has also been leaning into using photorealistic computer generated animals to lead their stories. From Lady and the Tramp to The Lion King, the animation studio is bringing very convincing digital animals to the screen, for better or worse. Even Call of the Wild, which came to Disney from 20th Century Fox, fit right in with their slate by utilizing computer generated dogs. Now another live-action/CGI hybrid a...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Drama, Disney, Fox, Adaptation, Angelina-Jolie, Bob, Movie Trailers, Ruby, Helen Mirren, Stella, Bryan Cranston, Captivity, Danny DeVito, Mike White


New ‘Soul’ Teaser Shows Off Stunning Animation and a Wonderful Soundtrack

Pixar Animation’s new film Soul was intended to be released earlier this month, but the coronavirus put a stop to that. But now the movie is slated to arrive in November, and even though that’s a long way off, Pixar wanted to show off a little more of the movie while we wait. A new Soul teaser was revealed during a virtual panel at the Essence Festival of Culture, and not only does it have plenty of new footage from the movie with some truly stunning animation, but it also features the original...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Soul, Animation, Tina-Fey, Jamie-Foxx, Movie Trailers, Pixar, Joe, Pete-Docter, Jon Batiste, Kemp Powers, Pixar Animation, Batiste, Cody ChesnuTT, Johnnetta Cole


Live-Action ‘Magic School Bus’ Movie Picks Up Elizabeth Banks as Ms. Frizzle

In the 26-year history of the beloved children’s book series The Magic School Bus, there has yet to be a big screen adaptation of the adventures of eccentric school teacher Ms. Frizzle and the class she takes on educational adventures. That’s about to change with Scholastic Entertainment producing a The Magic School Bus movie with Universal Pictures and Marc Platt Productions, and they’ve already figured out who will be playing the fearless teacher. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perf...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Elizabeth-Banks, Adaptation, Universal, Pbs, Universal Pictures, Lily Tomlin, Elizabeth, Magic School Bus, Frizzle, Marc Platt, Kathryn Hahn, Fiona


‘Enola Holmes’ First Look: Netflix Debuts Images of Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock Holmes’ Little Sister

Enola Holmes is on the case. Haven’t heard of her? Maybe you’ve heard of her last name, which belongs to her far more famous brother, Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. But in the new Netflix film Enola Holmes starring Millie Bobby Brown, the young teen detective takes the spotlight. The streamer has debuted the first images from Enola Holmes, the upcoming feature film directed by Emmy-winning Fleabag director Harry Bradbeer and based on Nancy ...
Tags: Images, England, London, Movies, Netflix, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock, Emmy, Henry Cavill, Holmes, Edgar, Sam Claflin, Mycroft Holmes, Mycroft, Cavill


‘A Goofy Movie’ Honest Trailer: Finally, A Disney Movie Where the Parents Don’t Die

It’s the 25h anniversary of A Goofy Movie this year, and we already celebrated earlier this year with an oral history of the original song “I2I” by the one and only Powerline. But since it’s blockbuster summer, albeit without any summer blockbusters in theaters, the folks behind Honest Trailers wanted to show their love for the delightful animated hit from 1995 by poking fun at it a little bit. So watch the A Goofy Movie Honest Trailer and get ready for plenty of hyuck-ing around. A Goofy Mo...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Lol, Honest Trailers, Donald Duck, Max, Don, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day, Family Films, Goofy, A Goofy Movie, Goofy Movie Honest Trailer Disney


UPDATED: ‘Chicken Run 2’ Lands at Netflix, a New ‘Mission: Impossible’-Style Heist is Teased

UPDATE: According to Newsweek, Mel Gibson will not be reprising his role as the chicken Rocky. Our original story from June 24, 2020 follows below. Today marks the exact 20th anniversary of Aardman Animation’s stop-motion animated comedy Chicken Run hitting theaters, a movie that still holds the honor of being the highest grossing stop-motion animated movie of all time. To celebrate, Aardman has announced that Netflix has come on board to finance and distribute Chicken Run 2. We first heard abo...
Tags: Movies, Molly, Netflix, Animation, Sequels, Mel Gibson, Aardman, Nick Park, Peter Lord, Variety, Newsweek, John O'Farrell, Karey Kirkpatrick, Family Films, Julia Sawalha, Aardman Animation


‘Chicken Run 2’ Lands at Netflix, a New ‘Mission: Impossible’-Style Heist is Teased

Today marks the exact 20th anniversary of Aardman Animation’s stop-motion animated comedy Chicken Run hitting theaters, a movie that still holds the honor of being the highest grossing stop-motion animated movie of all time. To celebrate, Aardman has announced that Netflix has come on board to finance and distribute Chicken Run 2. We first heard about Chicken Run 2 a couple years ago, but at the time it was only just starting development. Now that it’s been officially announced by Aardman Anima...
Tags: Movies, Molly, Netflix, Animation, Sequels, Mel Gibson, Aardman, Nick Park, Peter Lord, Variety, John O'Farrell, Karey Kirkpatrick, Family Films, Julia Sawalha, Aardman Animation, Chicken Run


‘Paddington 3’ Will Happen, But Not With Director Paul King

Few thought that a children’s series about a marmalade-loving bear could earn the critical acclaim that Paddington has, but writer-director Paul King elevated a silly premise into some of the best and most heartwarming films of the decade. And in unprecedented times like these, we need Paddington more than ever. And we may be getting it, as King confirmed that Paddington 3 is still happening — just without him. What are the Paddington movies without Paul King’s magic touch? We’ll have to fin...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Fantasy, Paddington, Sequels, King, Hugh Grant, Buster Keaton, Simon Farnaby, Paul King, Hamish McColl, Family Films, Paddington 3, Empire Magazine via Yahoo, Farnaby


‘Artemis Fowl’ Review: An Astounding Failure as an Adaptation and as an Entertaining Movie

I’ve been burned before by big-budget Hollywood adaptations of a beloved childhood property. I still remember the time that I sat in the darkened theater for The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan’s disastrous adaptation of the untouchably perfect Nickelodeon series. My deflating excitement slowly being replaced by an appalled disappointment is something that I never wanted to experience again. Unfortunately, I would with Kenneth Branagh‘s shiny and joyless adaptation of Artemis Fowl. Eoin C...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Fantasy, Features, Movie Reviews, DMV, Judi Dench, Colin Farrell, Batman, Kenneth Branagh, Dame Judi Dench, Artemis, Nickelodeon, Mcdonnell, Holly, McPherson


‘Artemis Fowl’ Actor Nonso Anozie Trained in Kendo Fighting and “Troll Fighting” [Set Visit Interview]

There are some unusual requirements to play a bodyguard to a 12-year-old criminal mastermind. For Nonso Anozie, who reunites with his Cinderella director Kenneth Branagh in the upcoming Disney fantasy movie Artemis Fowl, a few things he had to add to his resume were kendo fighting and “troll fighting.” More so the kendo, as the troll fighting would be mostly done by his stunt double. “But  I did a little stunt this morning, being pushed over by the troll,” Anozie told a group of journalists on ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Fantasy, Disney, Kenneth Branagh, Artemis, Butler, Branagh, Ender, Set Visit, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Featured Stories Sidebar, Anozie, Nonso Anozie, Artemis Fowl


Josh Gad’s ‘Artemis Fowl’ Character is Like the Han Solo of Dwarves [Set Visit Interview]

Josh Gad seems to have a penchant for playing wacky supporting characters in Disney fantasy films. After the wild success of his sentient snowman Olaf in Frozen, the actor has appeared as the foppish Lefou in the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, and now as Mulch Diggums in the upcoming Artemis Fowl. The kleptomaniac dwarf is a fan-favorite of Eoin Colfer’s books, the first of which Gad read to prepare for the part, but the thing that drew him to the project was the chance to play...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Disney, Alan Rickman, Artemis, Ken, Holly, Branagh, Orient Express, Olaf, Josh-Gad, Gad, Set Visit, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Eoin Colfer