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Into the Woods: Extended Featurette

– by ELI COLON –

Disney has unveiled an extended featurette for Rob Marshall’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical “Into the Woods.”

The Disney production stars James Corden and Emily Blunt as a Baker and his wife who venture into the woods to confront the witch (Meryl Streep) responsible for putting a curse on the childless couple. Along the way, they run into a number of familiar fairy tale characters, all of whom have wishes to change their lives.

While Johnny Depp’s costume and makeup for the Big Bad Wolf continue to plunge the actor into self-parody, the rest of the movie looks pretty good. (CONTINUED)

Christian Bale confirmed for Steve Jobs biopic

– by ELI COLON – Just about a week ago, we learned that Christian Bale was again in the running to play Steve Jobs in a new biopic about the Apple founder and technology innovator. Danny Boyle (“127 Hours,” “Slumdog Millionaire”) is directing the film from a script by Aaron Sorkin, and it is the […][...]

Brad Pitt stops by Between Two Ferns

– by ELI COLON – Though it seems like this might be arriving a little late since “Fury” hit theaters last weekend, maybe Sony Pictures is hoping that an appearance by Brad Pitt on the Funny or Die web series “Between Two Ferns” with comedian Zach Galifianakis will help the movie win another box office […][...]

The Gambler: Red-Band Teaser

– by ELI COLON – After some first-look photos surfaced earlier this month, Paramount Pictures has finally debuted the first red-band teaser and poster for director Rupert Wyatt’s remake of the 1974 drama “The Gambler,” which stars Mark Wahlberg as a literature professor whose gambling spirals out of control, putting his girlfriend (Brie Larson) and […][...]

Charlie Kaufman & Steve Carell set for IQ 83

– by ELI COLON – It looks like writer Charlie Kaufman and actor Steve Carell may get to work together after all. Carell was originally set to star in the “Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind” scribe’s musical “Frank or Francis,” but the feature was postponed due to lack of financing. Now, Kaufman has been tapped […][...]

Ben-Hur: Casting News

– by ELI COLON – Following the barrage of news about Warner Bros. Pictures’ release plans for its DC Comics big screen ventures — which included a 2017 release date for “Wonder Woman” — the star of that female superhero flick is lining up another lead role before she has to whip out her lasso […][...]

Review: Fury

– by ELI COLON – The fact that war is hell shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone at this point, although Hollywood has always tried to find fresh ways to remind us. Writer/director David Ayer’s new film, “Fury,” doesn’t exactly find an angle that hasn’t been explored before, but it does bring blistering ferocity […][...]

Mockingjay – Part I: District Voices

– by ELI COLON – The Lionsgate marketing team deserves so much credit for its work on the “Hunger Games” movies. The release of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I” is less than a month away, and the marketing campaign is heading into overdrive with cross-promotions launching all over the place. Lionsgate has announced […][...]

Avengers: Age of Ultron: Teaser & Poster

– by ELI COLON – Marvel had the best official response I can remember for a huge online leak by tweeting out the message, “Dammit, Hydra.” Late in the afternoon, the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer leaked, only hours after an announcement that the trailer would debut during next week’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” episode. So […][...]

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