Principal photography has begun on Ben-Hur, the Timur Bekmambetov-directed based on the Lew Wallace novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Ben-Hur stars Jack Huston (American Hustle) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman as Ilderim (Red, Lucy), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland) as Esther. Bekmambetov directs from a script […]
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Disney Casts Belle For Live-Action Beauty and the Beast!
Disney’s live-action take on Beauty and the Beast has cast its female lead – Emma Watson will be Belle. (Perfect casting, if I do say so myself – check out the photo after the break.)
The 2015 Oscar® Nominations: A Few Thoughts!
Once again, the Oscar® nominations are unveiled and, once, again, there are some moments of controversy. This year, more than most, the concept of a Best Film nominee apparently directing itself will spark a ton of controversy – making the argument that the nominee list for directors should be expanded to match that of Best […]
Kansas Doc Celebrates Band’s 40th Anniversary!
Kansas, the prolific prog rock band that became famous for both extended, classical structured rock songs that featured the violin as much as guitar, and hit singles like Dust in the Wind and Point of Know Return – and whose Carry On (Wayward Son) continues to be a driving force behind The CW’s weekly series, […]
First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange!
“Strange but not a stranger” – Talking Heads. That’s the quote that accompanies Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson’s first tweeted pic of the Sorcerer Supreme. Is it concept art, fan art, or just a bit of noodling with Photoshop. Whatever it is, it’s cool. Check it out after the jump. Doctor Strange is slated for a November […]
The Last: Naruto The Movie In Theaters In February!
The Last: Naruto The Movie finds the moon swinging perilously close to the Earth. It’s up to Naruto to find a way to save the planet! VIZ Media and Eleven Arts are bringing The Last: Naruto The movie to theaters in major American cities in February – screening in 20 major U.S. cities including New […]
Spielberg Finds His Katie for Roald Dahl’s BFG!
Steven Spielberg has cast the key role of Katie for his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s BFG (Dahl’s personal favorite of his own stories). Ruby Barnhill will play the young girl who becomes friends with the Big Friendly Giant and discovers the beauty and danger of Giant World. Production on Roald Dahl’s BFG will begin in […]
Frozen Fever Short To Play With Live-Action Cinderella!
Frozen’s Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf are returning to the big screen in Frozen Fever, a short to be played before Disney’s live-action Cinderella. In Frozen Fever, Elsa and Kristoff are determined to make Anna’s birthday her best ever. For more, check out the press release following the jump. Frozen Fever and Cinderella will be […]
Boxtrolls and Dragons Lead The 42nd Annual Annie Awards Nominations!
The Boxtrolls and How To Train Your Dragon 2 led the nominees for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards – with The Boxtrolls nabbing 13 noms and Dragon securing 10. Both are included in the Best Animated Feature Category where they are joined by Big Hero 6, Cheatin’, Song of the Sea, The Book of Life, The LEGO Movie and […]
Birdman Nabs Six Independent Spirit Award Nominations!
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) led the way at the 2015 Independent Spirit Award Nominations were announced today. The film received nominations for best film, director, lead actor, supporting female, supporting male and best cinematography. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler and Ava Duvernay’s Selma each nabbed five noms. Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash grabbed […]
First Look: Pixar’s Inside Out Teaser Poster!
Pixar’s Inside Out goes inside the head of Riley – a young girl whose family moves from the Midwest when her father gets a new job in San Francisco – as we meet her emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). Pixar has released its first poster for […]