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Jordan Peele’s Us gets a new poster

Universal Pictures has released a new poster for the upcoming thriller Us, the second directorial offering from Jordan Peele after his Oscar-winning debut Get Out. Check it out here…

A mother and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss from TV series The Handmaid’s Tale). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

In addition to Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elizabeth Moss, Us also stars Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Get Down), Anna Diop (24: Legacy), Shahadi Wright Joseph (The Lion King), Evan Alex (Kidding), Cali Sheldon (Friends), Noelle Sheldon (Friends) and newcomer Madison Curry.

Us is set for release on March 15th 2019.

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Is the New ‘Lion King’ Movie Live-Action or Animation? Top Hollywood Animators Debate

One thing in this world is clear: Disney's 1994 classic The Lion King is an animated movie. But when it comes to Jon Favreau's upcoming remake of that movie, the consensus is a little murkier. It's been billed as a live-action remake, but since it uses cutting-edge computer graphics technology, doesn't feature any motion-capture or performance-capture, and doesn't have a flesh-and-blood character anywhere in sight, the argument is that it's more of a photo-realistic animated movie. Clearly that doesn't roll off the tongue as easily as "…
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Disney passes $7 billion at the global box office for 2018

After setting a record in 2016 by becoming the first studio to reach the $7 billion mark at the worldwide box office in a single year, Walt Disney Pictures has now matched that feat in 2018.

The Mouse House is responsible for four of the year’s top eight releases in Avengers: Infinity War ($2.048 billion), Black Panther ($1.347 billion), Incredibles 2 (1.241 billion) and Ant-Man and the Wasp ($622.7), while other big releases include Solo: A Star Wars Story ($392.9 million), Ralph Breaks the Internet ($261.2 million and counting) and Christopher Robin ($197.4 million).

2019 is also shaping up to be another huge – and potentially record-breaking – year for Disney, with its big releases including Captain Marvel, Dumbo, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Artemis Fowl, Frozen 2 and Star Wars: Episode IX.

And that’s without the Fox takeover!

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Black Lightning Season 2 Episode 9 Review – ‘The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi’

Red Stewart reviews the ninth episode of Black Lightning season 2…

Running away from home isn’t all that it’s made out to be. Movies like The Outsiders, American Beauty, and even The Lion King have often portrayed this path as leading to a partially happy outcome, but the truth is, even with money, there are a lot of problems that one can theoretically run into. What do you do for housing? What do you do for medical attention? What do you do when you run out of money? What do you do about law enforcement looking for you? Do you honestly stop caring about the effect this will have on your family?

Black Lightning’s mid-season finale didn’t quite address all these questions, but the fact that it brought up most of them is an attestation to the writers taking this plotline seriously. It would have been very
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Disney’s The Lion King gets the Pop! Vinyl treatment from Funko

Funko has unveiled a new line of Pop! vinyl figures for the 1994 Disney classic The Lion King which includes Mufasa, Simba, Nala Timon, Pumbaa, and Zazu; take a look here…

See Also: Disney’s The Lion King remake gets a first trailer and poster

If we learned anything from Disney’s 1994 animated epic musical, it’s that hakuna matata ain’t no passing craze and neither are the loveable characters The Lion King introduced to the world. Bring home a piece of the Pride Lands of Africa, and Disney, with Pop! Mufasa, Simba, Nala and Zazu. Meanwhile, Pop! Timon and Pumbaa are ready for a luau with a grass skirt, apple and lei.

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‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Casting: Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers And Werner Herzog Join Disney+ Series

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The expanded cast for the Disney+ series Star Wars: The Mandalorian has been unveiled by Lucasfilm with some notable new additions: Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man).

The announcement also confirmed previously reported news that the title role would be handled by Pedro Pascal (Narcos) and that Gina Carano (Deadpool) and Nick Nolte (Affliction) would also be on board as co-stars.

“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” executive producer Jon Favreau said in the cast announcement, which was posted on the official Star Wars website.

Production is underway on The Mandalorian, which is written and Ep’ by Favreau. Well-known Jedi universe storyteller Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) is directing the inaugural episode and serves as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson.
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Universal and 'The Grinch' Top Third Largest November of All-Time

Universal and 'The Grinch' Top Third Largest November of All-Time
For the fourth time, and for the second year in a row, November calendar grosses topped $1 billion at the domestic box office. However, while this November's grosses topped last year's, 2018 ranks as the third highest grossing November ever with $1.044 billion in domestic grosses behind the back-to-back years of 2012 and 2013. Leading the charge was Universal and Illumination's The Grinch, which in turn helped the studio take the monthly crown for the third time this year as Universal's yearly grosses are now pacing ahead of last year's with over $1.6 billion. Universal's release of Illumination's The Grinch brought in $189.7 million over the course of the month, following its November 9 release, and has since delivered over $225 million at the domestic box office. The film currently ranks as the second highest grossing film based on a Dr. Seuss property behind 2000's release of the live-action adaptation of The Grinch starring Jim Carrey. That film's $260 million in domestic grosses,
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‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Shining’ and ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Added to National Film Registry

‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Shining’ and ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Added to National Film Registry
Jurassic Park,” “My Fair Lady,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Shining” were among the 25 American films inducted into the National Film Registry, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Wednesday.

Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time because of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage.

“The National Film Registry turns 30 this year and for those three decades, we have been recognizing, celebrating and preserving this distinctive medium,” Hayden said. “These cinematic treasures must be protected because they document our history, culture, hopes and dreams.”

Also Read: 'Titanic,' 'The Goonies,' 'Superman' Added to National Film Registry

This year’s films span 107 years, from 1898 to 2005. They include blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation and independent films. The 2018 selections bring the number of films in the registry to 750, a small fraction of the Library’s
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Disney Hits $7 Billion at Global Box Office for Second Time in 3 Years

Walt Disney Studios made box office history on Monday as its global box office total for 2018 hit $7 billion. It’s only the second time in industry history that a studio has reached that mark, with Disney previously reaching it in 2016.

The milestone comes a week before Disney’s final 2018 release, “Mary Poppins Returns,” is set to arrive in theaters after earning four Golden Globe nominations. When it opens on December 19, it will push Disney past the all-time annual domestic record of $3 billion that it set in 2016. The studio’s domestic total is currently at $2.94 billion.

Disney has set multiple box office records in 2018, including the largest opening weekend in box office history with “Avengers: Infinity War” with $257.7 billion. The Marvel crossover also became the first summer release to gross over $2 billion worldwide. Marvel Studios also gave Disney the record for the biggest pre-summer release ever with “Black Panther,” which became
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Brief synopsis for Jordan Peele’s new film Us revealed

Following the enormous success of Get Out, it was announced earlier this year that Jordan Peele will be staying in familiar territory for his second directorial feature Us, described only as a “new nightmare”.

Well, thanks to Slash Film, we’ve now got an official synopsis for the movie which has been circulating with test screening invites, and while it doesn’t give much away (at all), it does give us some insight into the premise:

A mother and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss from TV series The Handmaid’s Tale). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

In addition to Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elizabeth Moss, the film also stars Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric’s
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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Trailer Turns Mothra, Rodan, and More Into Epic Spectacle — Watch

Studio fare in 2019 might be dominated by Disney blockbusters like “The Lion King,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Star Wars: Episode IX,” but don’t underestimate the appeal of cinema’s most beloved monster. Godzilla is returning to the big screen in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” directed by Michael Dougherty. The movie is the sequel to Gareth Edwards’ acclaimed 2014 “Godzilla,” which grossed over $520 million worldwide.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters” follows the efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters. The film finds Godzilla facing off against such iconic beasts as Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

The blockbuster hopeful features a star-studded cast, including Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins,
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The Lion King screenwriter unsure about the remake, “wasn’t totally thrilled with Beauty and the Beast”

While the first trailer for The Lion King proved to be a huge success for Disney, becoming the Mouse House’s most-watched trailer ever with 225 million views in its first 24 hours, one person who remains apprehensive about Jon Favreau’s remake is Linda Woolverton, screenwriter on the original 1994 animated movie.

“I don’t know how The Lion King is going to be,” said Woolverton in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, before going on to reveal that one of the main reasons for her concern is that she wasn’t impressed by the way that Disney handled their live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.

“I wasn’t totally thrilled with the Beauty and the Beast remake because I didn’t think it was exactly true to the mythology of the storytelling,” she said. “Was [LeFou] in love with Gaston? No. He was just a toady and besotted with a person he could never be.
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Top 5 Films We’re Looking Forward to in 2019

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If you’re a movie buff like I am, the next 12 months will be a wild ride for incredible original films and long-awaited remakes. Whether you’re into comedy, horror, action, or family-friendly films, there’s something coming out this year that is sure to intrigue you. WIth an incredible roster for the year, it seems impossible to narrow it down to the ones I’m most excited for, but there are a few films I have been eagerly awaiting for quite some time.

Glass Opening on: January 18, 2019

The most anticipated film for me, possibly ever, is the M. Night Shyamalan crossover Glass, which merges his 2016 psychological horror film Split with his 2000 classic superhero thriller, Unbreakable. With Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson returning from Unbreakable and James McAvoy from Split, this A- list cast is sure to impress us with what has the potential to be
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Exclusive Interview – Composer Raul Vega talks Rose Drive and working with Hans Zimmer

Sam Kitagawa chats with composer Raul Vega

Raul Vega chats with Flickering Myth about working with Hans Zimmer on the scores of Man of Steel, Interstellar, Dunkirk, and Blade Runner 2049, as well as his new mystery podcast Rose Drive. The podcast follows seven friends in the wake of a tragedy that occurred at a high school reunion in the small town of South Hampton. Vega also touches on new trends in sound design and the potential future of podcast adaptations.

What’s your background?

Above everything, I’m a music composer. I originally grew up in the Bay Area playing piano in my teens and quickly found a love for film music and decided that was what I wanted to do. I was lucky enough to land an internship right out of college at Remote Control Productions, which is Hans Zimmer’s music studio. So, I started interning for
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Avengers: Endgame Trailer Breaks the Internet with Biggest launch in history

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The first trailer for Avengers: Endgame has offically become the biggest trailer launch in history with a whopping 289 million views in just 24 hours. It was only a few weeks ago that Disney broke records with the first official teaser for their live action version of The Lion King, which reined in around 224.6 million views in a single day. This came extremely close to the Avengers:…
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Smashes 24-Hour Video Views Record

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With the Marvel fandom’s anticipation leading up to “Avengers: Endgame,” it’s no surprise that the trailer drop set a new record for most views in its first 24 hours.

The “Avengers: Endgame” trailer was viewed 289 million times in its first 24 hours, after it was released around 5 a.m. Pt Friday, according to Marvel Studios. That blasted past the previous record of 230 million views, set a little over a year ago by the studio’s “Avengers: Infinity War.” Behind that was Disney’s “The Lion King” teaser, which racked up 224.6 million views.

The views for the “Avengers: Endgame” trailer were tabulated across multiple platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Avengers: Endgame,” the fourth Avengers movie and the sequel to “Infinity War,” is set to hit theaters April 26, 2019.

Marvel announced the record on social media Saturday, extending thanks to “the greatest fans in the world”:

To the greatest fans in the world,
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is Biggest Trailer Launch In History

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is Biggest Trailer Launch In History
There’s a new record in movie trailer launches: Avengers: Endgame had 289 million views over the last 24 hours, surpassing the Avengers: Infinity War total of 236 million views and The Lion King‘s 224.6 million over the same time measurement.

Twitter conversation (549K) also has surpassed the 24-hour volume for all comps, including first content releases for Black Panther (349k) and the previous record-holder, Avengers: Infinity War (389k).

To the greatest fans in the world, thank you for being there from the beginning until the endgame and making this the most viewed trailer in history with 289M views in 24 hours!

Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 8, 2018

The new record may have been even higher if not for a bit of misdirection which saw the URL for redirected to the site for Once Upon A Deadpool, which bows this month. The redirect on that URL was still active this morning.
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Demolishes Trailer Record With 289 Million Views in 24 Hours

The Avengers just broke their own record; no, they just demolished it. Marvel Studios has revealed the first trailer for “Avengers: Endgame” earned 289 million views across streaming platforms in 24 hours, becoming the most viewed trailer in 24 hours in movie history. The trailer launched December 7 at 8am Et, and by the morning of December 8 had 43 million YouTube views, 35 million on Twitter, 28 million views on Facebook, and so on.

Avengers: Endgame” takes the top spot from “Avengers: Infinity War,” which launched with 230 million views in its first 24 hours in November 2017. “Infinity War” ended up on a shocking cliffhanger, with the villain Thanos succeeding in his quest to eliminate half the universe’s population. Beloved Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Star Lord, and Black Panther all turned to dust. “Avengers” films are often anticipated, but the so-called deaths of so many characters has turned “Endgame” into even more of an event.
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Enjoy This Super Weird Fan Trailer For Jon Favreau's The Lion King

Aldo Jones has released another “Weird Trailer” and this time he gives Jon Favreau’s CGI remake of The Lion King a super bonkers and unpredictable trailer that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. I just love how absurd and funny these things turn out.

The trailer is filled with all kinds of zaniness such as Jim Carrey popping out of a Rhino’s butt and Dwayne Johnson and Val Kilmer popping up as Timon and Pumbaa, and more. I’m sure it’ll make a few of you laugh, so enjoy!
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After Seeing Beauty and The Beast, The Lion King's Original Screenwriter Isn't Happy About the Remake

After Seeing Beauty and The Beast, The Lion King's Original Screenwriter Isn't Happy About the Remake
The first trailer for the remake of The Lion King might have confused viewers who initially assumed "live-action" meant seeing stars Beyoncé and Donald Glover walking around the jungle in actual lion costumes, but overall, the brief look at the upcoming reimagining of the beloved Disney story seemed to excite fans of the original. But there's one person who still isn't sold on the idea: the 1994 original's screenwriter, Linda Woolverton.

The 65-year-old Disney veteran recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter's historical podcast, It Happened in Hollywood, to discuss her lengthy, impressive career. Naturally, the subject of Disney's long line of planned reboots came up, and Woolverton seems apprehensive about tinkering with the classics, for good reason, after seeing how Beauty and the Beast was handled in 2017.

Related: The First Trailer For Disney's Live-Action Lion King Reboot Is Unbelievably Cute

Woolverton noted how annoyed she was at the handling of
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