DUMBO: Watch The Teaser For Tim Burton's Live Action Film
The teaser trailer for Tim Burton's live action version of Disney's Dumbo flew into town this morning. You will find it below. It is predictably gorgeous to look at, Burton being one of the top visionary directors of his era. Other than his enormous ears I appreciate how beautiful and expressive Dumbo's eyes are. They were always a key part of the little fella's expressiveness in the original animated film. And we are given a tease of his flying ability right at the end. Dumbo opens in cinemas on March 29, 2019. From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and...
John Cena Joining Jackie Chan in Scott Waugh's Action Thriller
This could be a really fun match up. THR is reporting that John Cena will join Jackie Chan in an upcoming action thriller to be directed by Need For Speed's Scott Waugh. Cena is reportedly replacing Sylvester Stallone who was slated for the role. Under the working title of Project X Chan is playing the role of a security contractor who is called to the Middle East to extract workers from the Chinese-run oil refinery when it comes under attack. He teams up with an American and former Marine, played by Cena, when he learns that the attackers intend to steal a fortune in oil. Arash Amel (Erased and The Titan) wrote the screenplay. From the description above it sounds like it has borrowed elements...
Fantaspoa 2018: Award Winners And New Distribution Arm Cap Off Festival
Now that the fourteenth edition of the Fantaspoa Film Festival has wrapped up and the Cachaça hangovers have subsided we have time to reflect on this year’s festival and celebrate the award winners. By all accounts, speaking to those who went and those who run Fantaspoa, the festival was another great success. Fantaspoa welcomed over 100 guests from around the world. Over 9,000 tickets were sold for more than 120 screenings and over 20,000 visitors came to see the Frankenstein exhibition, celebrating 200 years since the pages of Mary Shelley’s monster work were published. Among the notable winners Demian Rugna`s Terrified (Aterrados) took home Best Picture in the Ibero-American category. I fucking love that movie! On the international side the duo of Benson...
Fox Accepts Disney’s $71.3 Billion Bid for 21st Century Fox, Topping Comcast’s Latest Offer [Updated]
Update 6/20/2018: Bloomberg reports that Fox has accepted a $71.3 billion bid from Disney, which tops Comcast’s previous offer of $65 billion. Disney’s new offer “gives Fox shareholders the option to take their payment in the form of cash or stock, up to a 50-50 level”, and the company will also “take on about $13.8 […]
‘The Meg’ International Trailer Sinks Its Jaws Into New Footage
The only thing that can save the summer at this point is Jason Statham fighting a big-ass prehistoric shark. Thankfully, a new The Meg international trailer just swam online, bringing with it a ton of new footage. The Meg International Trailer Ah, summer. A time of sandy beaches, sunlight glinting off the sea, and of course, […]
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Review: A Desperate Struggle to Capture That ‘Jurassic’ Magic
When the film he was reviewing would demand it, the late Roger Ebert would retell an old story he’d once heard. It was about a child prodigy, gifted at playing the piano, who was lucky enough to meet one of the old masters to perform. And so he did, skillfully getting every part of a […]