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Ant-Man Releases First Full-Length Trailer

In: Donovan, Movies
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Good things do come in small packages. When I first heard about Ant-Man, the premise didn’t overly excite me. Really a pint-sized action hero? But since it starred Paul Rudd, whom I love, I was willing to give it a shot.

After watching the first full-length trailer, I’m actually stoked for it now. The clip gives a first glance at the origin story of the diminutive superhero. Marvel’s new offering looks to be one action-packed piece of awesomeness.

Movie Synopsis

“The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man, when master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.”

Joining Rudd and Douglas are Evangeline Lilly, Judy Greer, T.I., Bobby Cannavale and Corey Stoll who plays the villain Yellowjacket. It’s crawls into theaters on July 7. Check out the trailer below.

watch trailer after the jump

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It’s the final curtain call for the “Dancing Queens” of Mamma Mia. After 12 years on the Great White Way, the ABBA-inspired musical will shut down production on September 5. I guess theatergoers were no longer answering their “S.O.S

“‘Mamma Mia!’ has celebrated a passionate 14-year love affair with New York City,” creator and global producer Judy Craymer said in a statement. “I am thrilled that ‘Mamma Mia!’ has brought the music of ABBA to Broadway and so grateful to the hundreds of wonderful actors, musicians, stage managers, crew, front of house staff and the other people of the theatre who have given their professional lives and souls to be part of the ‘Mamma Mia!’ family and adventure on Broadway. And a huge thank you to our fans who have come from all over the world to see the show.”

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According to Variety, Eddie Redmayne is on top of the list to play the lead in the Harry Potter spin-off. The events of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them takes place in New York seven decades before Potter’s story begins.

Redmayne is being eyed to play Newt Scamander in the highly-anticipated film. The character is described as a “magiczoologist.” For all you Potterheads, you know that’s a person who studies magical creatures. Besides Scamander, there are four other main roles — two American girls and two American boys.

read who else is in the running after the jump

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Just when you thought the cast couldn’t get any more star-studded, Sir Ian McKellen enters the scene. The 75-year-old actor is the latest to join Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty & The Beast.

He joins previously announced cast members Emma Watson (Belle), Daniel Stevens (The Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Josh Gad (Le Fou), Audra McDonald (Singing Wardrobe), Kevin Kline (Maurice) and Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts). There aren’t many roles left to fill. Have any guesses which one McKellen has been tapped to play? Find out below.

find out which role after the jump

FOX Remaking The Rocky Horror Picture Show

In: Donovan, Movies, TV Shows
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In addition to their Grease remake, FOX is also developing one for The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Unlike the former, the reboot of 1975 musical comedy cult classic won’t be a live production.

According to Entertainment Weekly, this way the network will have an easier time attracting top talent who are fearful of performing without the safety net of retakes.

Kenny Ortega, the man behind High School Musical, is helming the project. He’ll work alongside the original producer of the film, Lou Adler. This won’t be FOX’s first experience with The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Glee previously paid homage to the film.

Who would you cast in the main roles? Hopefully Tim Curry or Susan Sarandon who appeared in the original make a cameo in the remake? Weigh in below.

Movie Review: The Longest Ride

In: Matt, Movies
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The tenth film based on a Nicholas Sparks novel hits theatres today and also marks the big screen debut of Clint Eastwood’s swoon worthy son, Scott. One of those facts is much more intriguing than the other but I’ll get to that in a moment. SPOILER ALERT: it’s Scott.

The Longest Ride, or as some will undoubtedly call it, The Longest Nap, is an incredibly dull movie that attempts to tell two separate love stories that, like alcohol and texting, really don’t go well together.

The film stars the adorable Britt Robertson, who I had the pleasure of meeting a few years ago while she was in Vancouver filming The Secret Circle, as sophisticated art loving college girl Sophia who ends up falling for the charming, hunky, bull riding Luke (Eastwood). Their love story is intertwined with that of Ira (Alan Alda) and Ruth (Oona Chaplin), whose story is played out via letters Ira wrote to his wife read to him by Sophia after she helps save him from a car accident. It’s never really explained why he writes letters to her even though they live together but… I guess that wasn’t important because letters are so emotional and romantic.

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Joe Manganiello Joins Pee-wee Movie

In: Donovan, Movies
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Never in a million years did I think I’d ever be jealous of Pee-wee Herman, but that day has come. I’m sure I’m not the only one who wouldn’t mind riding bitch on a motorcycle with arms hanging onto Joe Manganiello’s tight waist for dear life. Right?

The former True Blood actor joins the cast of Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. The last time Paul Reubens played his iconic character in a feature film was in Big Top Pee-wee back in 1988. Big Holiday doesn’t have a release date yet but will premiere on Netflix.

“I never really thought of Big Adventure as a family movie, but I didn’t try to make an adult movie or a kid movie,” he told Entertainment Weekly previously. “We wanted to make something that appealed to a wide age range, and I think that’s the case with this movie also.”

read about Suicide Squad rumors about Manganiello after the jump

Pinocchio Is Disney’s Next Live Action Adaptation

In: Donovan, Movies
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No lie here. Disney is developing yet another live-action adaptation of one of their animated classics. Someone stop the insanity.

After all these years, Geppetto finally gets his wish. Pinocchio will be a real life boy. The 1940 classic is based on Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio. It tells the story of a wood-carver named Geppetto and his puppet who is brought to life.

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