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Disney's Nutcracker Movie Brings in Captain America Director for Reshoots

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Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is undergoing some significant reshoots, with director Joe Johnston being brought on to take the helm of these additional scenes. While, lately, a move like this is often a sign that the original director was fired, that isn't the case here, with this new report claiming original director Lasse Hallstrom simply cannot direct the reshoots due to scheduling conflicts. Lasse Hallstrom is not being "sidelined" by this move, and he will still be involved in the post-production process.

Fans who attended Disney's D23 Expo this summer got the first glimpse at The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, with Disney showcasing the first Nutcracker and the Four Realms footage while announcing a November 2, 2018 release date. The D23 Expo presentation featured Los Angeles-based dancer Lil Buck, who hit the stage to demonstrate the kind of street dancing called jookin that informed the way his character moves in the film. »


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First Look Inside Disneyland's Incredible Millennium Falcon Ride

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We've just been given our first look inside the Millennium Falcon ride that will take over Disneyland and Disney World in 2019. The theme park attraction is set to be one of the pillars of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the massive Star Wars themed land that is being added to Disney's theme parks in the near future. Now, thanks to Disney Parks, the first look at the Star Wars attraction has been revealed. It may not be much, but it's enough to get fans excited.

The image shows the inside of the Millennium Falcon. Specifically, we're seeing the corridor leading to the cockpit. A location very familiar to Star Wars fans. The ride is going to be a flight simulator of sorts, allowing visitors to take control of the fastest ship in the galaxy for themselves. So seeing the corridor leading to the cockpit of the ship that did the »


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Woody Woodpecker Trailer: It's the Return of the Crazy One

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Chaos ensues in the all-new family comedy, Woody Woodpecker, coming to DVD, Digital and On Demand on February 6, 2018, from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film blends live action and CGI animation to tell the crazy and humorous story of an all-out turf war between the mischievous prankster and a big city lawyer who wants to build his dream home in Woody's backyard. Directed by Alex Zamm (Inspector Gadget 2, The Little Rascals Save the Day), Woody Woodpecker stars Timothy Omundson (Psych), Thaila Ayala (Rio Heat), Graham Verchere (Fargo) Jordana Largy (Monster Trucks) and Eric Bauza (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water), as the voice of Woody. The Woody Woodpecker DVD and digital features deleted scenes and an exclusive inside look at the making of the film as well as the evolution of Woody's iconic cartoon character.

Woody Woodpecker is back with his signature laugh, »


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Infinity War Has Most Viewed Trailer in YouTube History

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There's a new champion in town. A couple of weeks ago, Marvel finally did the world a favor and released the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. It didn't disappoint and gave fans even more reason to be excited for the massive event next year. Given the anticipation, the trailer was viewed a ton of times, to the point that it now has a pretty impressive record to its name. The Avengers: Infinity War trailer is now the most viewed trailer in the history of YouTube.

As of this writing, the Avengers: Infinity War trailer has 100,182,921 views. That tops the previous record holder, which was the first full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As of this writing, that trailer has a total of 99,984,054. Considering the Infinity War trailer has only been online for a couple of weeks, that's truly impressive. It shows just how excited audiences are to »


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Annihilation Trailer #2 Is Absolutely Crazy, Terrifying and Trippy

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The first full-length trailer for Alex Garland's Annihilation has arrived and it's truly crazy, along with two new photos. Audiences have been treated to some excellent, sophisticated sci-fi in recent years and those risks studios have been willing to take have really paid off. That's why Paramount is betting on Annihilation, but this really looks like it's going to be something totally unique. Will the risk pay off? Who knows at this point? But this new footage is something you absolutely need to see.

Paramount previously released a teaser trailer for Annihilation, which gave a general sense of what to expect from the movie, but didn't give much in the way of story and was very shy on giving away any of the big visuals. This trailer goes all in on both. We get a sense for this team Natalie Portman is a part of and the strange world »


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10 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Facts You Never Knew

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It's the darkest chapter in the original trilogy of the most famous sci-fi franchise and it has one of the biggest surprising reveals in movie history. The Empire Strikes Back, long celebrated as the best chapter in the massive Star Wars saga, has many secrets swirling around that have yet been discovered by sone of the franchise's biggest fans. Here we take a look at 10 facts you never knew about what some claim is the greatest Star Wars adventure of them all.

Buffy the Jedi Master.

In the decades since Star Wars changed the world in 1977, a wealth of material about the saga's developmental stages has come out, with some bits of old concept art and words like "Starkiller," the original last name for Luke, even getting repurposed in later chapters and the extended universe. The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, by J.W. Rinzler, is a »


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Die Hard, Goonies, Titanic and Superman Join National Film Registry

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The Library of Congress has announced the 25 movies being added to the National Film Registry for 2017. The list this year is all over the place, which includes movies dating back to the early 1900s and modern classics. Movies like Die Hard, The Goonies, Titanic and Superman have all been selected this year and are considered worthy of preserving under the National Film Preservation Act. Yes, John McClane taking out terrorists at Nakatomi Plaza is worthy of being preserved by the government now.

Under the National Film Preservation Act, the Librarian of Congress names 25 movies to the National Film Registry every year. These movies are said to be "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant. Beyond that, the only other requirement is that the movies must be at least 10 years old. Here's what Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden had to say about 2017's additions to the National Film Registry.

"The selection of a »


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Salma Hayek Shares Terrifying Weinstein Experience: He Was My Monster

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It's been more than two months since the tidal wave of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein started surfacing, and now another famous actress has come forward with her story, Oscar nominated actress Salma Hayek. In a gripping first-person account published by The New York Times, the actress reveals how she was asked by reporters to come forward and share her story with others, including her friend Ashley Judd, but the actress revealed she didn't want to share her story then because she was, "trying to save myself the challenge of explaining several things to my loved ones," and since so many others had come forward with their tales of sexual misconduct against the producer, she didn't think anyone would care about her pain.

The actress revealed that she first started working with Harvey Weinstein when she was trying to get her passion project, a biopic of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo off the ground, »


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Nasa Is Screening The Last Jedi in Space

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The world is very much ready to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which finally rolls out in theaters this weekend. Fans have been waiting eagerly to see this movie ever since the closing shot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Given the hype, what could possibly be better than seeing the latest chapter in the Skywalker saga in a theater surrounded by friends and fellow fans this weekend? How about seeing it in space? As crazy as it sounds, that's exactly what the crew aboard the International Space Station will get to do, as Nasa has confirmed Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be screened in space.

As awesome as watching a movie in the best film series ever to take place in space while actually in space sounds, it's really out of necessity for those about the International Space Station. It isn't as though they can just come »


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The Last Jedi Is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

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Following the world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the first press screenings over the past few days, The Last Jedi reviews are in, and they're overwhelmingly positive, easily earning a certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While the percentage may very well fluctuate between now and the wide release on Friday, Star Wars: The Last Jedi currently stands at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, with 173 positive reviews and just 11 negative reviews posted thus far. That tally is currently higher than both 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens (93%) and last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (85%).

Given the extremely positive Last Jedi early reactions, the Rotten Tomatoes score isn't entirely surprising, but it certainly is encouraging for fans who have waited two long years to see how the story continues after Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movie has also gotten a positive seal of approval from the »


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Justice League Is the Highest-Grossing Box Office Bomb Ever

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They say that numbers don't lie, but that isn't always the case when it comes to the box office. Since its release almost a month ago, Warner Bros.' Justice League has pulled in $212.8 million domestic (10th highest this year overall) and $615.4 million worldwide (12th highest this year), but a new report contends that Justice League has become the "highest-grossing box office bomb" in cinematic history. While that distinction seems oxymoronic at worst, and facetious at best, there is some logic within this notion regarding this Dceu movie.

This report from Forbes claims that Justice League beat out another underperforming movie from this year, Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight, which posted franchise lows in domestic ($130 million) and worldwide ($605 million), as the "highest-grossing box office bomb." The report clarifies that Justice League won't be the movie that loses the most money, and there's a chance that it still could break even, »


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Kingsman 3 Is Still Being Planned by Original Director Matthew Vaughn

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It looks like we're going to get at least one more movie with Eggsy and the Kingsman. Despite the fact that Kingsman: The Golden Circle took a bit of a step back, in terms of box office and critical praise, it made enough money to justify a sequel from Fox. So director Matthew Vaughn reportedly already has plans for Kingsman 3. But will he actually return to direct the third installment?

Visual Effects Supervisor Angus Bickerton recently did an interview to promote the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle on Blu-ray. During the conversation, he was asked about the possibility of Kingsman 3, which hasn't officially been announced by Fox yet, but sounds increasingly likely. Here's what he had to say about it.

"We've had the briefest of conversations with Matthew [Vaughn] about it...he's got plans."

That's pretty simple. Matthew Vaughn has plans for Kingsman 3 and the movies have made money. »


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Clint Eastwood's 15:17 to Paris Trailer Celebrates Real American Heroes

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Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for The 15:17 to Paris, the latest from director Clint Eastwood who takes a different approach to this true story adaptation. Instead of finding the right actors to play the heroes who helped thwart a real-life terror attack on a train bound for Paris, the director cast the real-life heroes themselves, with the heroic trio comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone. We'll have to wait and see if this unique approach pays off for this harrowing true story adaptation.

From Clint Eastwood comes The 15:17 to Paris, which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride. In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train »


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What Does George Lucas Think of Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally about to arrive in theaters this weekend. To say that people are excited about it would be a bit of an understatement. It's tough to match the anticipation we all felt heading into Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but there's a growing sense that this movie is something special. Even though George Lucas isn't involved, it sounds like his legacy is continuing on in a great way. Lucas thinks so too, as he's seen the movie and, reportedly, he really loved it.

The man who created Star Wars recently screened Star Wars: The Last Jedi. According to Connie Wethington, a rep for George Lucas, says that he feels the movie was "beautifully made." That's pretty high praise. He also reportedly talked to director Rian Johnson after the screening and had nothing but nice things to say about his latest entry in the Skywalker saga. »


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Frank Oz Teases Yoda Spin-Off Movie, Is It Really Happening?

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Is Yoda getting a standalone Star Wars Story? It sure seems like that might happen. Disney isn't going to stop making Star Wars movies anytime soon. Aside from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars 9, Rian Johnson is currently working on a new trilogy of movies not connected to the Skywalker saga, there's an Obi-Wan solo movie said to be in the works and possibly a Boba Fett movie. But that'll only get us through a few years. So, what's after that? Could it be a Yoda movie?

Frank Oz was recently interviewed for the director's cut of Little Shop of Horrors. During the conversation, he was asked about the possibility of Yoda, the character he first brought to life in The Empire Strikes Back, getting his own movie. Surprisingly, Oz said that such a thing is going to happen, but he then takes the wind out of the sails rather quickly. »


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Venom Eyes Woody Harrelson for Henchman Role

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Although Sony Pictures' Venom already in production, with filming starting in late October, it's never too late to add a new cast member. A new report surfaced today which revealed that Woody Harrelson is in talks to sign on, reportedly to play "a henchman of sorts," although there is no indication that this character has roots in the Marvel Comics, and it remains unclear when we'll find out more about this character. It also remains unclear how many more roles need to be filled out as production keeps rolling.

This report comes just a few days after Tom Hardy confirmed Venom is based on Lethal Protector comics, with the actor adding that this character will be very important for the Marvel Universe, during an appearance at Brazil's Comic-Con Experience last weekend. The actor wouldn't clarify what he meant by "Marvel Universe," if he meant the Spider-Man universe Sony is creating, »


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Watch Star Wars Characters Flawlessly Sing 'MMMBop'

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Have you ever wondered what it might be like if a bunch of characters from Star Wars movies sang Hanson's MMMBop? Probably not, but either way, we now know exactly what that sounds like, thanks to a new video released by The Tonight Show. Yes, whether we need it or not, Jimmy Fallon has compiled a video of Star Wars characters singing the 1997 hit song and it sounds exactly how one would think something like this would sound. Is that a good or a bad thing? That's up for you to decide.

The video, titled Star Wars Characters Sing MMMBop, is only 30-seconds long, but it's more than enough time to show that there's enough weird sounds made in the history of the Star Wars franchise to seamlessly recreate the nonsensical chorus, originally performed by Hanson. Yoda, Greedo, Rey, Finn, Jabba the Hutt, Han Solo and dozens of other »


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Netflix 2018 Originals Include Boss Baby, Trolls, Captain Underpants

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Netflix and DreamWorks have partnered up for a massive slate of programming next year. In 2018, Netflix and DreamWorks Animated Television will debut six original shows. Some familiar titles and some brand new. Among the movies getting the small screen treatment are Trolls and The Boss Baby. In addition, TVweb is reporting that Netflix is rebooting the beloved 80s animated series, She-Ra, a spin-off of the old He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon.

First up is Trolls: The Beat Goes On, which arrives on January 18, 2018. Picking up where the film left off, Trolls: The Beat goes On is an all-new chapter in the endlessly upbeat adventures of the Trolls as Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village keep the party going in their fantastical forest home. Executive produced by Matthew Beans (Robot Chicken), the series features Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) and Amanda Leighton (This Is Us) as the voices »


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Corey Feldman Partners with Child USA to Fight Sexual Abuse

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2017 has been a major year for change. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, many in Hollywood came forward to expose sexual abusers in the business. Corey Feldman, star of The Goonies and current musician, has been leading the charge against Hollywood pedophiles. Now, he's made another major step to make change, as he's partnered with Child USA to fight sexual abuse in this country. Here's what he had to say about the partnership in a statement.

"I am beyond honored to lend my voice to an organization that is so closely aligned with my cause. Marci has been a strong voice and leading advocate for change even longer than I have and I have spent most of my life working towards this change. I know that by joining forces, we can and will accomplish endless victories in the name of innocence lost. It is my pleasure to donate »


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Black Panther International Trailer Is the Best One Yet

12 December 2017 2:07 PM, PST

If you're looking for some new Black Panther footage, this international trailer for the upcoming Marvel movie will scratch that itch. Black Panther is easily shaping up to be not only one of the most anticipated superhero movies of 2018, but one of the most interesting Marvel movies ever released. Now, we have quite possibly our best look yet at T'Challa's first solo entry in the McU, which looks to be totally unique and absolutely action-packed.

There's a lot to love in this new Black Panther trailer. For one, we get our best look at T'Challa's suit in action, as well as a sense of what the suit is capable of. We also get a much better sense for Michael B. Jordan's villain, Erik Killmonger, who we're hoping doesn't suffer the same curse as most Marvel villains. There's also so much going on in this trailer, in terms of new shots and awesome lines, »


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