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Encanto Ending Explained: Generations, Divided

For Walt Disney Animation's 60th feature-length major motion picture "Encanto," the audience is transported to a vibrant village in the mountains of Colombia and introduced to the extraordinary Madrigal family. Thanks to the magic of their palatial home, each member of the family has been bestowed a unique gift such as super strength, the ability to heal, or shape-shifting. Each member, that is, except for Mirabel Madrigal (played by the delightful Stephanie Beatriz). Now when the house's magic ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Colombia, Diane Guerrero, Don, Lin Manuel Miranda, Antonio, Bruno, Isabela, Hill House, Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Madrigal, Walt Disney Animation, John Leguizamo, Luisa


Encanto Stars Stephanie Beatriz And John Leguizamo On Family, Colombia, And Lin-Manuel Miranda [Interview]

Stephanie Beatriz is not voicing the first Colombian Disney Princess. "I would say I'm a Disney heroine, which would include all the princesses and myself," the "Encanto" star said in an interview with /Film ahead of the release of the latest Disney animated musical (in theaters now)."Encanto" is not your typical Disney animated musical either, though it's got all the hallmarks: a spunky female protagonist, goofy animal sidekicks that may or may not talk, magic houses, characters bursting into s...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Colombia, John, Disney Princess, Byron, Jared, Stephanie, Lin Manuel Miranda, Lin, Bruno, Beatriz, Madrigal, John Leguizamo


The Ice Age Adventures Of Buck Wild: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Earlier this year, The Walt Disney Company shut down Blue Sky Studios, the creators 'of the "Ice Age" franchise as well as "Robots," "The Peanuts Movie," and the recent "Spies in Disguise." But that's not stopping Disney from releasing another "Ice Age" movie on Disney+. Originally slated to be an animated series, "The Ice Age Ad...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Eddie, Simon Pegg, Buck, Ray Romano, Manny, The Walt Disney Company, Sid, Josh Gad, William Scott, John Leguizamo, John C Donkin, Blue Sky Studios, Ray DeLaurentis, William Schifrin


Encanto Featurette: How Disney Worked Its Magic On The Madrigal Family

In a mere two weeks, Disney will sprinkle more magic on the world with their latest feature film, "Encanto." This musical love letter to Colombia comes from Zootopia creators/directors, Byron Howard and Jared Bush, with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda. (The "Hamilton" creator also happens to be involved in three other 2021 musicals, which I guess makes him the new king of the genre.) Miranda wrote all the songs in the film, along with singer-songwriter Carlos Vives and based on some early buzz from ...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Colombia, Diane Guerrero, Wilmer Valderrama, Miranda, Mariano, Zootopia, Encanto, Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Madrigal, Carlos Vives, John Leguizamo, Alan Tudyk


‘Encanto’ Star John Leguizamo on Why the Film So Important: ‘I Never Thought I’d See This In My Lifetime’

Disney’s “Encanto” aims to exude the joys of celebrating family and celebrating Colombia. The green and purple carpet premiere at the El Capitan Theatre did just that. “This is the first time we’re meeting people in the flesh. It’s crazy,” said writer and director Jared Bush, noting that the film, which will be released Nov. […]
Tags: News, Disney, Colombia, Encanto, Jared Bush, John Leguizamo, El Capitan Theatre


21% Of Fans Believe This Is David S. Goyer's Worst Screenplay

(Welcome to Survey Says, a feature where we conduct a movie-related survey for a random group of people and explain why they're completely right, completely wrong, or somewhere in-between.)Davis S. Goyer is one of the most successful genre screenwriters out there, with classics like "Blade," "Blade II," and  "Batman Begins" under his rhetorical belt alongside some exceptional story credits (namely the rest of Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy). A short time ago we ran a poll (with 628 American respo...
Tags: Movies, News, Superman, Justice League, Trinity, Batman, Nolan, Lex Luthor, David S Goyer, John Leguizamo, Goyer, Davis S Goyer


Barry Levinson's The Survivor, Starring Ben Foster, Lands At HBO

Barry Levinson and HBO are back in business. The filmmaker's latest, "The Survivor," has been acquired by the premium cable network, which will now serve as the movie's home in North America. Levinson, known for directing movies such as "Rain Man" and "Bugsy," helmed the biopic about boxer Harry Haft."The Survivor" was produced by New Mandate Films and BRON Studios, in association with Baltimore Pictures, Endeavor Content, USC Shoah Foundation, and Creative Wealth Media. It's a splashy get for H...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Movies, News, Philadelphia, Jack, Barry, Danny DeVito, Auschwitz, Barry Levinson, Ben, Levinson, Rocky Marciano, Billy Magnussen, Bugsy, John Leguizamo


After rewatching the surreal and bizarre 1993 'Super Mario Bros.' movie where Yoshi gets stabbed and Goombas are humanoid dinosaurs, I can't suggest it enough

Throw away whatever you thought you knew about Goombas. Buena Vista Pictures/Disney In 1993, the first-ever major film adaptation of a video game hit theaters: "Super Mario Bros." In 2022, a new "Super Mario Bros." movie starring Chris Pratt as Mario is scheduled to arrive. Rewatching the original for the first time in decades is a stunning reminder of how bizarre the film was. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As a 36-year-old and a lifelong video game fan, I saw...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Movies, Video Games, Entertainment, Film, Disney, Trends, Earth, Features, Brooklyn, Nintendo, Manhattan, Super Mario Bros, Mario, Luigi


Encanto Trailer Breakdown: Disney Magic (And Music) Collides With Colombia

Disney has released a for its upcoming animated feature "Encanto." This is the 60th feature ever from Walt Disney Animation Studios, so it carries with it a big legacy. It's also a musical, which is arguably when the studio shines brightest. Not to mention that Lin-Manuel Miranda is the one behind the music in this case. As someone who has seen a decent chunk of footage from the movie, in addition to speaking to many of the filmmakers, I can say with confidence that this Colombia-set magical a...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Colombia, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Co, Don, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Bruno, Alma, Isabela, Jared Bush, Madrigal, John Leguizamo, Luisa, Disney Magic


Original Super Mario Bros. Movie Actor John Leguizamo Has A Specific Issue With The Animated Reboot

John Leguizamo went on social media to criticize a particular aspect of the animated Super Mario Bros. movie.
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Original Super Marios Bros. Movie Actor John Leguizamo Has A Specific Issue With The Animated Reboot

John Leguizamo went on social media to criticize a particular aspect of the animated Super Mario Bros. movie.
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Watch live at 11:15 AM EDT: John Leguizamo and Latinx media company NGL Collective's David Chitel on Hispanicize 2021

Leguizamo and Chitel join Ad Age to discuss the state of Latinx representation in entertainment and media.
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The 12 Best Video Game Movies Ranked

What should a great video game movie feel like? Should the "Final Fantasy" film mostly function like a playthrough with a bunch of extra cutscenes? Should plot developments be mostly fetch-quests? Films tell compelling stories, but an entire generation has been raised on video games, and they're used to feeling like they're participating in the plots of the media they consume, whether the project is based on a game or not. This, I would argue, is a quality the best video game movies share, no ma...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robin Williams, Aaron Sorkin, La, Time, Disney, Earth, Chicago, Jake Gyllenhaal, Walton Goggins, Nintendo, Mario, Angelina Jolie, Jim Carrey, Ubisoft


Amazon Studios Presents ‘Voices/Voces’ in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (EXCLUSIVE)

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Amazon Studios presents “Voices/Voces,” a one-day virtual event headlined by John Leguizamo, Rep. Joaquin Castro, Laz Alonso, Gloria Calderón Kellett and comedian Gina Brillon, celebrating the rich culture and heritage of more than 60 million people living in the United States and their contributions to the entertainment industry. The […]
Tags: News, United States, Amazon Studios, Joaquin Castro, John Leguizamo, Laz Alonso, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Gina Brillon, Amazon Studios Presents ` Voices Voces, Hispanic Heritage Month Amazon Studios


The Scariest Scene In Land Of The Dead Showcases George Romero At His Finest

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: Matt explains why "Land Of The Dead" is responsible for one of his favorite group-scare memories, and Ariel weighs in on the unexpected pick.)George A. Romero's original "Dead" trilogy rightfully reigns as the pinnacle of zombie cinema. His later trio, "Land Of The Dead," "Diary Of The Dead," and "Survival Of The Dea...
Tags: Movies, Green, Ariel, George Romero, Miguel, Sarah, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Pillsbury, Matt, Romero, Charlie, Buster Keaton, Kaufman, Simon Baker, SFX


Batman Unburied Audio Drama Casts Daily Show Star Hasan Minhaj As The Riddler

Riddle me this: who's playing the Riddler? Well, it depends on which of the many upcoming Batman projects you're talking about. Since the headline above already gives away the answer to this particular riddle, however, we'll go ahead and do away with any quizzing pretense and just say that Hasan Minhaj has been cast as the voice of the Riddler in "Batman Unburied."The news comes our way via The Hollywood Reporter that Minhaj, the star of Netflix's "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" and a former cor...
Tags: Spotify, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, News, Gotham, Netflix, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Jeffrey Wright, Cool Stuff, Paul Dano, Hunter, Thomas


Superhero Bits: Animated Injustice Movie Trailer, James Gunn Debunks A Peacemaker Cameo Rumor & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:Watch the trailer for the animated "Injustice" movie coming in OctoberJames Gunn debunks a rumor about the first season of "Peacemaker"Get ready for "Batman: The Audio Advent...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Superman, Dc Comics, Turkey, Earth, Batgirl, Gotham City, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Man Of Steel, Jeffrey Wright, Catwoman


Superhero Bits: Everett Ross' New Look For Black Panther 2, Nia DaCosta Pitched An X-Men Movie & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:Patty Jenkins found "Wonder Woman 1984" release "heartbreaking"John Cena is down to play The Thing in "Fantastic Four"Nia DaCosta pitched an X-Men movie to "The Marvels" prod...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Youtube, Suicide Squad, Martin Freeman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Stan Lee, Smith, Marvel Studios, Bishop, Sigmund Freud, Ava, John Cena


Superhero Bits: Marvel Cooks Up Gingerbread Funko POPs, John Leguizamo Is Becoming PhenomX & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:Want to add new gingerbread Marvel Funko POPs to your holiday decorations?John Leguizamo is becoming the new comic book character PhenomXApril O'Neil will be a playable fight...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Nintendo, Associated Press, John, Thor, Avengers, Cw, Max, Odessa, Bradley, Katy, Liu, Neil, Marvel Entertainment


The Daily Stream: ‘Romeo + Juliet’ Shakes Up Shakespeare

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.) The Movie: Romeo + Juliet Where You Can Stream It: Paramount+ The Pitch: Remember the play you read in high school about the two families who hated each other, but their teenage kids ended up falling in love? Director Baz Luhrmann modernized that tragic tale, but with a twist: the dialogue remained the same as when the Bard wrote i...
Tags: Movies, Features, Paris, Leonardo Dicaprio, Prince, Shakespeare, Verona, Claire Danes, Rudd, Romeo, Baz Luhrmann, Danes, Bard, DiCaprio, Montague, Juliet


New ‘Batman’ Podcast Will Be Exclusive to HBO Max, John Leguizamo and Rosario Dawson On Board

Riddle me this: which distinguished actor is set to play both Batman and Commissioner Gordon in two separate upcoming DC projects? If you answered Jeffrey Wright, then “that’s a bingo,” as Hans Landa would say. The Riddler will also be making an appearance in Batman: The Audio Adventures, a new exclusive podcast bound for HBO Max. This time, the voice of John Leguizamo will bring the character to life. He’ll be joined by Rosario Dawson as Catwoman along with a murderer’s row of current and form...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Hbo, Movies, News, Wikipedia, Germany, Netflix, Robert Pattinson, Italy, Justice League, States, Batman, Fred Armisen, Caribbean, Jeffrey Wright


New fan edit of the 90s SUPER MARIO BROS movie restores 20 minutes of lost footage

There aren't many great movies inspired by video games. But even among of the worst of them, none stand out for their wild ambition quite like 1993's Super Mario Bros., a bizarrely surrealist cyberpunk nightmare with dinosaurs starring Bob Hoskins, Dennis Hopper, and John Leguizamo. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Video Games, Super Mario Bros, Mario, Super Mario, Mario Bros, John Leguizamo, Video Game Art, Fan Edit, B Movies, Mario And Chill, Absurdist Video Games, Classic Video Games, Bob Hoskins Dennis Hopper


‘Super Mario Bros.’ Extended Cut Dares to Add 20 Minutes of Deleted Scenes to the Bonkers Nintendo Movie

A group of inexplicably passionate and loyal fans of the box office bomb Super Mario Bros. have released an extended cut of the film that restores 20 minutes of previously unreleased (and at one time, undiscovered) deleted scenes. Because if there’s one thing that people have always said about bad movies, it’s that they wish they were much longer. You might remember Super Mario Bros.: The Movie Archive, a website that came into possession of a VHS tape from an auction that featured items from...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Brooklyn, Nintendo, Super Mario Bros, Dennis Hopper, Zelda, Bob-Hoskins, Iggy, Video Game, Morton, Mario Bros, Gilchrist, Garrett Gilchrist, Roland Joffe


‘Waiting for Godot’ Review: Starry Tramps Like Us and Their Existentialist Dilemmas Make for Daring, Delightful Streaming Theater

For this smart, lockdown-era, streaming iteration of Samuel Beckett’s show about nothing — and also everything, perhaps, and electric alienation for sure — director Scott Elliott and his tramps Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Tarik Trotter and Wallace Shawn play the absurd theater classic “Waiting for Godot” as a low-lit, (mostly) subtle series of daft conversations […]
Tags: Reviews, Ethan Hawke, Samuel Beckett, The Roots, Wallace Shawn, John Leguizamo, Scott Elliott, Ethan Hawke John Leguizamo Tarik Trotter


Black Spot Takes Classic Awards Show Virtual In A Tour-De-Force For Audiobooks

THE 26TH ANNUAL AUDIE AWARDS® WILL BE BROADCAST ON C-SPAN’S BOOKTV ON APRIL 3 AT 5:40PM ET / 2:40PM PT. Leveraging the best of remote-production technology and a pantheon of performing talent, Black Spot exploded the audience for the 26th Audie Awards® by more than 1000% — even as the pandemic continued to rage. For the fifth year in a row, the Audio PublishersAssociation tapped Black Spot’s live event team from Pelorus Studio to produce their signature Audie Awards® — spangled with star...
Tags: Featured, Advertising, United States, Art and design, Manhattan, Soho, John Leguizamo, Audio Publishers Association, Rob Tannenbaum, Black Spot, Ben Whitten, Alicia D Williams, Audie Awards, Taylor Ervin, JoAnna Laskas, Pelorus Studio


Matthew Rhys Brings One-Man Show ‘Playing Burton’ to Audible (EXCLUSIVE)

On Jan. 28, Emmy Award-winner Matthew Rhys (“The Americans,” “Perry Mason”), will bring “Playing Burton” to life on Audible Theater. The award-winning one-man show explores the life of the international icon of stage and screen Richard Burton, told from the perspective of the Welsh megastar. Adapting the classic show for Audible’s theatrical storytelling initiative has […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Actors, Jake Gyllenhaal, Elizabeth Taylor, Carey Mulligan, Richard Burton, Burton, Perry Mason, Mark Jenkins, Matthew Rhys, Andre Holland, John Leguizamo, Blair Underwood, William Jackson Harper, Performers


John Leguizamo bashes Florida 'lemmings' after the state was called for Donald Trump in the 2020 election

John Leguizamo bashed Floridians after the state was called for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
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‘The Mandalorian’ Returns With an Explosive Premiere Filled With Big Action and Plenty of ‘Star Wars’ Deep Cuts

Naturally, there are major spoilers here. The second season of The Mandalorian picks up almost immediately where the last left off. Din Djarin, the Mandalorian, has been quested to return the child (known as Baby Yoda on the internet) to its people and decides that seeking out other Mandalorians will aid him in this venture. Since Mandalorians fought against the Jedi in the past, perhaps they can lead him to those who can take the child. This leads him to Tatooine, chasing the shadow of ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Timothy Olyphant, Rex, Darth Vader, Jon Favreau, Alfred Hitchcock, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, Spielberg, Lucas, Anakin Skywalker, Boba Fett


John Leguizamo, Stephanie Beatriz, Benjamin Bratt and More on Fighting for Parity Beyond Representation

Even for celebrated Latinx performers like John Leguizamo, finding success in the entertainment industry is a hard-fought and seemingly never-ending battle. But as a newcomer to the business, Leguizamo recalls being galvanized by the struggle into telling his own stories. “I just kept getting put into these really negative roles that I felt I was […]
Tags: News, Benjamin Bratt, Julio Torres, Cristela Alonzo, John Leguizamo, Stephanie Beatriz, Leguizamo, John Leguizamo Stephanie Beatriz Benjamin Bratt