Had a chance to join Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on the TODAY show this morning to discuss Justin Bieber’s concert meltdown… again, Donald Glover’s headline news of being cast in the new ‘Untitled Han Solo’ project and talk on how Tyler Perry beat Tom Cruise at the box-office.
Denzel Washington stars in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures’ THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.
It’s been a while since I’ve done these, but we’re back on track. It’s mid-September, past Labor Day and you know what that means… it’s Oscar season time. The Fall Preview of films is really Oscar films testing the waters. TFF was the kickoff and the NYFF starts next week. Also, this week we see more female directors taking charge. Get ready for the next couple of months!Read More
Star Wars fans… watch this trailer debut of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ aka Star Wars VIII. See anything different, see anything that stands out? The whole cast is basically diverse! I believe it is the first time a Star Wars film has introduced a full lead diverse cast. Read More
With the short film Frozen Fever being released in front of the live-action Cinderella, many have been asking once again when the official sequel would be greenlit by Disney and why did they not approve the sequel immediately? Well, the wait is gone and it will happen. Read Disney’s official announcement on Frozen 2…Read More
If you’ve been to the Magic Kingdom in DisneyWorld, you most likely saw Tomorrowland. This movie is nothing like that neat carousel show. It is a time-travel movie that will blow the socks off your feet! Disney’s “Tomorrowland” comes to theaters May 22, 2015!Read More
BED HEAD — Anna wakes up to a very special birthday party hosted by big sister Elsa in “Frozen Fever.”
It is great that a new Frozen short is coming out, but I am still baffled at why Disney has not greenlit a sequel after the phenomenon that the Frozen film was. Nevertheless, here are the first look images and video featurette from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ all-new short FROZEN FEVER,which welcomes Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf back to the big screen.Read More
Disney this week announced that they created their first ever Latina Princess and her name will be Princess Elena of Avalor. Here’s the catch, she will only exist as part of the Disney Junior cable TV world and not in film which is where the mainstream masses could really have felt her presence. To keep her ensconced from broad platforms such as the movie arena, unlike the African-American Princess in 2009’s The Princess and the Frog, is something that should have all Hispanics pondering on why the decision of relegating her to the whims of 2-7 year olds? Did things not work out with the diverse Princesses concept in film?Read More
Get ready for history to repeat itself. To be more specific, get ready to relive your childhood. Disney just flipped it and this new Star Wars VII 88-second teaser trailer has all the retro-sensibilities of the classics we love and worship, but with all the bells and whistles of today’s state-of-the-art tech.Read More
With the conversion of animation to live-action, Disney could have hit stardust gold. Cinderella is the first experiment from the Walt Disney company to “refresh” their animated legacy properties to “real life”. If successful, you will see Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled and yes, Frozen, be adapted to the big screen with real actors. Imagine a Frozen live-action movie? We’ve seen glimpses of how it would look like through the Broadway shows, but film is a whole other medium and beast. The amount of money to be generated from recycling old content is a potential game-changer for the Disney’s film division. Only time will tell if it works, but we at least have this trailer for now to judge it on. Have a look! Read More