‘Christopher Robin’ Trailer: First Look At Pooh & The Gang In Disney’s Live-Action Adaptation Of A.A. Milne Classic

The Hundred Acre Wood comes to life in the new teaser trailer at Disney’s Christopher Robin, the live-action adventure featuring the characters created by A.A. Milne.

The Marc Forster-directed film follows the titular character, who as a young boy used to go on adventures with his lovable stuffed animals. Now, as a grown man, he has lost his way

the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

Forster directs a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. Providing the voices for Milne’s lovable characters are Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh; Chris O’Dowd as Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.

The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers.


‘Station 19’: Marla Gibbs Set For Multi-Episode Arc On ABC’s ‘Grey’s Spinoff

Marla Gibbs will have a multi-episode arc on Station 19, ABC’s upcoming Grey’s Anatomy spinoff that premieres March 22 at 9 PM with a special two-hour episode. As per usual for Shondaland series, her character details are under wraps.

Set in a Seattle firehouse, Station 19, from Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland and written by Grey’s executive producer/co-showrunner Stacy McKee, follows a group of heroic firefighters. From the captain to the newest recruit, the show revolves around the men and women as they risk their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock.

Jaina Lee Ortiz and Jason George star along with Jay Hayden, Alberto Frezza, Grey Damon, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre and Miguel Sandoval. McKee executive produces Station 19 with Shondaland’s Rhimes and Betsy Beers for ABC Studios.

Gibbs’ credits include her multi-Emmy-nominated turn in The Jeffersons and later 227, and more recently has been busy with roles on the TV side including Black-ish, The Carmichael Show, Trial & Error and This Is Us.

She is repped by Momentum Talent and Literary Agency.


Grease Returns to Theaters for 40th Anniversary This Spring

Grease is Still the Word as the Iconic Movie Musical Returns to Big Screens Nationwide This April for its 40th Anniversary. It’s a high school reunion unlike any other as Grease, the timeless cultural phenomenon starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, returns to U.S. movie theaters this April to celebrate its 40th anniversary in a special presentation from Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Paramount Pictures.

For two days only, Sunday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 11, Grease will be presented as part of the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series. TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz will join in the fun by offering special commentary both before and after the film, which will play at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time) each day.

Tickets for Grease can be purchased online at or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 700 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

An explosion of song and dance that made an indelible impact on popular culture when it was released in 1978, Grease boasts an unforgettable soundtrack that includes “Greased Lightnin’,” “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You” and “Beauty School Drop Out,” among others. Forty years later, the film remains a feel-good celebration that’s perfect to watch with friends or for a memorable date night.

Directed by Randal Kleiser (The Blue Lagoon, Summer Lovers), Grease was not only the highest-grossing film of the year in 1978, but it remains the second-highest-grossing movie musical of all time. The film’s extraordinary cast also includes Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Stockard Channing as Rizzo, Jeff Conaway (Taxi) as Kenickie, Didi Conn (Benson) as Frenchy, ’50s teen idol Frankie Avalon as the Teen Angel, plus TV icons Sid Caesar, Eve Arden and Dody Goodman in memorable supporting roles. Said Tom Lucas, Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations.

“Whether you’ve seen it dozens of times and know the words to every song, or you’re in for the rare treat of seeing it for the first time, watching Grease on the big screen with an audience is an unforgettable experience that we’re delighted to offer movie lovers.”

Grease will also be available in a new 40th Anniversary Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital April 24, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. You can check out the original trailer from Paramount pictures to get back in that swinging mood for this iconic classic. You definitely don’t want to miss celebrating what some consider the greatest modern musical of all time.

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Rampage Gets Early Release Date, The Rock Shows Off New Posters

Just days after Marvel made the surprise announcement that Avengers: Infinity War will arrive one week earlier, on April 27, New Line is adjusting their slate accordingly by moving Rampage one week as well. Originally scheduled to hit theaters on April 20, the studio has pushed the movie to April 13, with sources claiming that producers want to preserve a “two-week cushion” between Rampage and the surefire blockbuster-to-be, Avengers: Infinity War. Dwayne Johnson also took to social media to announce the new release date, while showcasing a new poster as well, along with all the International versions for it.

The release date push now makes April 13 one of the most crowded dates of the year, with a whopping six movies opening in wide release, although it wouldn’t be surprising if at least one of these movies shifts to Rampage‘s old slot on April 20. As of now, though, Rampage will be going up against Universal’s thriller Truth or Dare, Pantelion’s Overboard remake, Mirror/LD’s drama The Miracle Season, Neon’s drama Borg Vs. McEnroe and Fun Academy’s animated movie Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero. Currently slated for release on April 20 is 20th Century Fox’s comedy sequel Super Troopers 2, Focus Features’ comedy Tully and STX Entertainment’s I Feel Pretty.

Surprisingly, no movie has moved to the May 4 date yet, which only has Strand’s The Desert Bride and Music Box Films’ The Guardians opening in limited release, with no wide release movies thus far. It wouldn’t be surprising if the movies still slated to open on April 27, Electric Entertainment’s thriller Bad Samaritan and Lionsgate’s Traffik, would shift to May 4 or another date to shift away from Avengers: Infinity War, which is expected to dominate no matter what weekend it opens during. While the first weekend of May is typically the start of the summer movie season, Marvel and Disney have thrown quite a big curveball and it will be interesting to see how other studios continue to respond.

Rampage‘s release date shift also puts it one week before Paramount’s thriller A Quiet Place, Universal’s raucous comedy Blockers and Entertainment Studios’ thriller Chappaquidick and two weeks before Warner Bros.’ highly-anticipated Ready Player One. That adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel, directed by Steven Spielberg, would have had a three-week run without another “tentpole movie before all of this release date shifting took place, so that may affect its box office take as well. While Rampage may have a bit more competition than it had before, the video game adaptation, which has reportedly been testing very high, is still in a good position for two strong weeks at the box office, before Avengers: Infinity War takes over.

As for the new posters, they were posted by The Rock on Twitter earlier today, which are all the same poster designs, but in different languages for four countries, Brazil, Turkey, Thailand and Romania. After the domestic debut of Rampage on April 13, the movie will open around the world on April 20. Dwayne Johnson leads a cast that also includes Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton and P.J. Byrne. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on the release date earlier today, and you can check out the international posters below.

Check out a few of our new dope international RAMPAGE posters. Cant wait for you to meet our monsters created by Weta Digital (Avatar, Lord of the Rings etc)..
APRIL 13th & APRIL 20th

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 5, 2018


Green Lantern Corps. Targets Mission: Impossible 6 Director

It looks like the Green Lantern Corps. movie may be closing in on director Christopher McQuarrie. Warner Bros. is in flux right now, in terms of how it’s handling the future of the live-action DC movie universe. Justice League disappointed in many ways and that has caused swift change for DC Films. With that, many of the DC projects that are, or were, in development are in doubt. However, it looks like the Green Lantern Corps. movie is still moving forward and, what’s more, it looks like Mission: Impossible – Fallout‘s director may be the one at the helm.

Warner Bros. is reportedly still looking to make Green Lantern Corps., which has been described as a buddy cop movie akin to Lethal Weapon in space. It will feature Hal Jordan, played by Ryan Reynolds in the previous, disastrous live-action Green Lantern movie, as well as the John Stewart version of the character. Tyrese Gibson has been campaigning for the part. Now, it’s said that Christopher McQuarrie is circling the project, which previously had Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt attached, but he’s since moved on.

Christopher McQuarrie has made quite the name for himself in recent years as a director, working on Jack Reacher and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation with Tom Cruise, in addition to the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Fallout. He’s also an Oscar-winning writer for his work on The Usual Suspects, and has also worked on the scripts for movies like Edge of Tomorrow and Valkyrie. There are some duds in there like Jack the Giant Slayer and The Mummy, but overall, he’s’ got an impressive resume. But another thing that’s very clear is that Tom Cruise is a common thread throughout McQuarrie’s career, especially in recent years.

There’s no evidence that Tom Cruise is currently being eyed to star in Green Lantern Corps., even though we reported that his name was listed among the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal and Bradley Cooper on the studio’s early wish list for the movie last year. That said, this new report states that the current draft of the screenplay for the Green Lantern movie will see an older, experienced Hal Jordan (39-50), who meets a younger John Stewart. Cruise is 55 and will be pushing 60 by the time Green Lantern Corps. actually hits theaters, but he’s in exceptional shape for his age and it’s possible that McQuarrie could help lure him to the project. Though, that’s mostly speculation at this point.

Currently, Warner Bros. doesn’t have a firm release date for Green Lantern Corps., but they reportedly would still like to see the movie arrive in 2020. They have release dates planted for untitled projects on February 14 and June 5 of that year. The current draft of the screenplay comes from Man of Steel’s David S. Goyer, who was reportedly being looked at to direct the project himself at one point. As for Christopher McQuarrie, he doesn’t have anything lined up officially after Mission: Impossible -Fallout, so he would, in theory, be free to sign on for this project, should Warner Bros. managed to convince him to take the gig. Odds are, he’ll have other offers on the table. This news comes to us courtesy of That Hashtag Show.


Frances McDormand’s Oscar Thief Was Arrested

After The Academy Awards telecast, attendees typically attend the Governor’s Ball, one of many post-Oscars parties that happen after the ceremony. But this year the Governor’s Ball was also a crime scene, so to speak. A man named Terry Bryant, 47, was arrested last night after he stole the Oscar belonging to Frances McDormand from her table. If that wasn’t strange enough, the thief actually posted a Facebook Live video from the Governor’s Ball at the Ray Dolby Ballroom, holding the Oscar and taking photos with other attendees, before he was apprehended.

After the awards ceremony last night, Terry Bryant posted a Facebook Live video, which was just recently taken down but has still been captured and re-posted on YouTube and various other outlets. In the video, Bryant is seen sipping champagne when he pulls out an Oscar statue, stating that, “my team got this tonight, this is mine,” before kissing the statue a number of times. He then asks those around him, “who wants to tell me congratulations,” with several people around him congratulating him and taking pictures with the man and “his” Oscar.

At one point, a woman tells him that she’s going to the “Jimmy Kimmel party,” which prompts him to ask an unseen person named Patrick where the party is at. He then proceeds to look into the camera and say, “What’s up everybody? I got this. This is mine!” He then states he’s, “about to go to so many parties,” with another woman proclaiming that the award he’s holding, “is your ticket into anything you want to go to.” He then asks someone to give another unseen person, who is apparently with Terry, the information about the Jimmy Kimmel party because they’re about to go to the Vanity Fair party.

Towards the end of the video, Terry Bryant proclaims that he “won” this Academy Award, “for music,” adding that, “I can’t believe I got this.” One woman said she got to hold one earlier and they’re so heavy, and he asks if she wants to hold his trophy, which she does before being seen on camera stating that the trophy is “the real deal.” While Terry is taking photos with others, a voice can be heard saying “Terry, we have to go. Terry, we have to go,” shortly before the Facebook Live video ends. New York Times reporter Cara Buckley posted a photo of Buckley on Twitter, that was taken from Wolfgang Puck’s photographer, who reportedly stopped him and got the Oscar back before he “disappeared” back into the ball. Frances McDormand told security to let him go, but the Los Angeles Police Department arrested him, and he was booked on felony grand theft charges at 11:50 PM last night, with his bail being set at $20,000.

Authorities also confirmed that Terry Bryant did have a ticket to attend the Oscars and the Governor’s Ball, and a quick glimpse at his social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, reveal he’s no stranger to awards shows and celebrities. On his Instagram page, he describes himself as an, “Alist Producer Entertainment journalist, A&E Editor Actor, TV host, U.N. Ambassador.” His Instagram page also has photos from recent events like the Black Panther film premiere, the Grammy Awards, and he’s also seen holding a SAG Award and at the Golden Globes, along with photos of Bryant alongside celebrities like Paris Hilton, Channing Tatum, his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum, Mariah Carey and more. Take a look at the video Terry Bryant posted on Facebook Live last night, along with the tweet from New York Times reporter Cara Buckley, and you can read more at Variety.

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Security at the Governors Ball are looking for this guy, who grabbed Frances McDormand’s Oscar and ran out with it. Wolfgang Puck’s photographer stopped him, got the Oscar back, and the guy disappeared back into the ball. Apparently Frances has said to let him go.

— Cara Buckley (@caraNYT) March 5, 2018


Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman Wraps Production

That’s a wrap! Director Martin Scorsese has been hard at work on The Irishman, a passion project for him that has been brewing for quite some time but is finally on its way to becoming a reality. Netflix stepped in and put up the money that no other traditional studio in Hollywood was willing to put up in order to make The Irishman happen. Will all of that money and time spent waiting to get this movie made be worth it? We’re one step closer to finding out as filming on the movie has officially concluded.

Martin Scorsese took to Instagram to make the announcement that The Irishman has wrapped. This project is accomplishing a lot, bringing together Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci for the first time ever. Pesci had retired from acting, but was persuaded to come back for this movie, which took quite a bit of convincing.

“That’s a wrap! Thank you to the many people who made this possible. #iheardyoupainthouses #theirishman.”

Netflix is said to be putting up more than $100 million to make The Irishman. The budget has reportedly ballooned during the filming process and is now said to possibly be Martin Scorsese’s most expensive movie to date. Much of that has to do with the fact that the movie, which is based on Charles Brandt’s novel, I Heard You Paint Houses, will take place during two different time periods. To accomplish this, Scorsese will use de-aging technology, which has been seen in movies like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in order to make Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci look like younger versions of themselves. That’s going to come at a cost and will take a lot of time to get done. While no official synopsis has been released for the movie yet, here’s the synopsis for Brandt’s novel, which gives us an idea of what we can expect with The Irishman.

“The first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank ‘the Irishman’ Sheeran were, ‘I heard you paint houses.’ To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the U.S. Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually he would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani would name him as one of only two non-Italians on a list of 26 top mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, he did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. Sheeran’s important and fascinating story includes new information on other famous murders including those of Joey Gallo and JFK, and provides rare insight to a chapter in American history. Charles Brandt has written a page-turner that has become a true crime classic.”

Netflix has yet to settle on a release date for The Irishman, but it’s likely going to be seen as an awards season contender. So we might expect to see it arrive, at least in limited release, later this year. Currently, the movie is listed for release in 2019. Netflix doesn’t typically do much in the way of a theatrical release and, while there’s been some debate as to whether or not The Irishman will actually be seen in theaters, Scorsese reportedly insisted on it when signing his deal with the streaming service. Even though filming has wrapped, it’s going to take a long time to get the de-aging effects finished. Plus, the movie has to be edited. You can check out Martin Scorsese’s Instagram post for yourself below.


Blade Runner 2049 DP Roger Deakins Breaks Long Oscar Losing Streak

Legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins has finally won a sorely-deserved Oscar for his work on Blade Runner 2049. Deakins has been one of the most respected talents working in the industry for a very long time now and has helped bring some of the greatest movies of the last few decades to life. At the 2018 Oscars, he finally won after having been nominated 13 times previously. 14th time’s a charm, apparently.

Roger Deakins was seen as the favorite at this year’s Oscars for his stunning work on Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited to sequel to Ridley Scott’s original 1982 sci-fi classic. The movie may have been a bit of a financial flop, but it was critically beloved and a true visual achievement, which was in no small part thanks to Deakins’ work. Blade Runner 2049 also walked away with the Best Visual Effects Oscar last night. Here’s what Deakins had to say in his acceptance speech, joking about the jet ski host Jimmy Kimmel promised to the winner who gave the shortest speech.

“I guess I’d better say something, or else they’ll give me a jet ski, and I can’t see myself on a jet ski somehow. I really love my job. I’ve been doing it a long time, as you can see, but one of the reasons I really love it is the people I work with, both behind the camera and in front of the camera. This is for every one of them.”

There were some very competitive Oscar categories last night, and the Best Cinematography Oscar was certainly one of them. Though Roger Deakins was seen as the favorite, things got tight when Rachel Morrison, the first woman to ever be nominated in the category, scored a nod for her work on Netflix’s Mudbound. Deakins also beat out Hoyte Van Hoytema (Dunkirk), Dan Laustsen (The Shape of Water) and Bruno Delbonnel (Darkest Hour).

Even if you’re not familiar with cinematography and how it affects the final movie, there’s no question Roger Deakins has enhanced some of the best movies that you’ve probably enjoyed from the 90s and 2000s. Deakins was previously nominated for his work on movies like The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Fargo (1996), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), No Country for Old Men (2007), True Grit (2010) and Skyfall (2012). He also earned nominations for his previous collaborations with Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, Prisoners (2013) and Sicario (2015).

Roger Deakins’ win snaps one of the longest losing strings by any living Oscar nominee. Some of the other long-running nominees who have never managed to pull off a win include composer Thomas Newman, who’s lost 14 times, and sound mixer Greg P. Russell, who’s pulled in 16 nominations without ever winning. Deakins’ Oscar-worthy work can next be seen in The Goldfinch, which is set to arrive in theaters in 2019. You can check out Deakins’ acceptance speech, courtesy of the ABC Television Network YouTube channel, as well as his backstage comments, for yourself below.

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