• All Corey Feldman ever wanted was to be in a 'Star Wars' movie (and specifically, play Han Solo's son)
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    All Corey Feldman ever wanted was to be in a 'Star Wars' movie (and specifically, play Han Solo's son)

    Like most of the world, Corey Feldman is a huge “Star Wars” fan. And all the “Goonies” and “Stand by Me” star ever wanted, he says, was to appear in one of the movies.

  • 'Blade Runner 2049' underperformance at box office a 'mystery' to Denis Villeneuve despite career-best reviews
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    'Blade Runner 2049' underperformance at box office a 'mystery' to Denis Villeneuve despite career-best reviews

    Ahead of time, this year’s “Blade Runner” sequel looked like a box office smash, but it stumbled. In a Facebook Live interview, its director told Yahoo Entertainment he’s still coming to grips with that.

  • 'Dune' reboot: Denis Villeneuve says his new version will be nothing like David Lynch's
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    'Dune' reboot: Denis Villeneuve says his new version will be nothing like David Lynch's

    "When I saw his adaptation I was impressed, but it was not what I had dreamed of, so I'm trying to make the adaptation of my dreams," Denis Villeneuve says of David Lynch's "Dune."

  • MVPs of Horror: Jennifer Tilly reveals the spine-tingling, head-rattling secrets of working with Chucky
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    MVPs of Horror: Jennifer Tilly reveals the spine-tingling, head-rattling secrets of working with Chucky

    “Sometimes I’m a little bit aware that Chucky is not pulling his part,” Tilly told Yahoo Entertainment during a recent Facebook Live interview promoting the new "Cult of Chucky."

  • 'The Lion King' director explains how death of Bambi's mom influenced the death of Simba's dad
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    'The Lion King' director explains how death of Bambi's mom influenced the death of Simba's dad

    'Lion King' co-director Rob Minkoff tells Yahoo Movies that major death in his film isn't as disturbing as the one in 'Bambi.'

  • A 'Lion King' fan favorite was almost fired from the Disney classic
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    A 'Lion King' fan favorite was almost fired from the Disney classic

    'Lion King' director Rob Minkoff reveals Ernie Sabella, voice of Pumbaa, was almost let go during production.

  • Lea Thompson Recalls the Various Woes of 'Space Camp'
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    Lea Thompson Recalls the Various Woes of 'Space Camp'

    Joaquin Phoenix), looked like a lot of fun to make. It’s why the question of “How fun was Space Camp?” came up during our recent Facebook Live interview with Thompson, the actress-turned-director whose new film The Year of Spectacular Men premiered last week at the L.A. Film Festival.

  • Lea Thompson on Middle-Aged 'Back to the Future' Makeup: 'No One's That Scared Seeing Me Now'
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    Lea Thompson on Middle-Aged 'Back to the Future' Makeup: 'No One's That Scared Seeing Me Now'

    In a Facebook Live chat with Yahoo Movies, 'Back to the Future' star describes makeup process that in the film made her look age she is now in real life

  • Lea Thompson Talks 'Howard the Duck,' Claims Her Crown as First Queen of Marvel
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    Lea Thompson Talks 'Howard the Duck,' Claims Her Crown as First Queen of Marvel

    During Yahoo Movies' Facebook Live chat with Lea Thompson, she stands behind her role in '80s cult favorite 'Howard the Duck' — and its fans

  • Does 'The House' Share the Same Universe as 'Neighbors'? Jason Mantzoukas Connects the Comedies
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    Does 'The House' Share the Same Universe as 'Neighbors'? Jason Mantzoukas Connects the Comedies

    We noticed something interesting while perusing the IMDb credits one Jason Mantzoukas, the prolific funnyman best known for his role as Rafi, the “homeless, ethnic Santa Claus” of the TV favorite The League, as well as countless movie and TV roles. The inane emergency room M.D. he played in the 2014 comedy hit Neighbors was “Doctor Theodorakis.” And the pop-up casino tycoon he plays in the upcoming Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler comedy The House is “Frank Theodorakis.”

  • Tom Holland Admits He Has Way Too Many Spider-Man Toys, Sleeps in Spidey Blanket
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    Tom Holland Admits He Has Way Too Many Spider-Man Toys, Sleeps in Spidey Blanket

    In Facebook Live chat with Yahoo Movies, Tom Holland talks about collection of tie-ins based on his character, how they decorate his new apartment

  • 'Band Aid': Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally Talk Fighting Through Music and Their Film's All-Female Crew
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    'Band Aid': Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally Talk Fighting Through Music and Their Film's All-Female Crew

    Patty Jenkins’ blockbuster take on the most iconic female superhero in comics — opened to a historic $103.5 million at the box office. Receiving a much quieter release on the other end of the budgetary spectrum was Band Aid, a critically acclaimed indie that arrived in select theaters with its own set of admirable credentials in the male-dominated movie business. Writer/director/producer/star Zoe Lister-Jones (Breaking Upwards, TV’s Life in Pieces) hired an all-female production crew to work on the musical rom-com.

  • 'Spider-Man: Homecoming': Tom Holland Wants New Peter Parker to Be His Generation's Marty McFly
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    'Spider-Man: Homecoming': Tom Holland Wants New Peter Parker to Be His Generation's Marty McFly

    Actor tells Yahoo Movies that 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' is not just a superhero movie, but also could stand on its own as a high-school/coming of age movie

  • How Chris Hemsworth Helped Tom Holland Land Spider-Man Role
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    How Chris Hemsworth Helped Tom Holland Land Spider-Man Role

    Tom Holland had a friend in a high place when it came to auditioning for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2013, Holland bonded with Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, as the pair endured the shared experience of suffering through 500-calorie-per-day diets to play shipwrecked whalers in Ron Howard’s 2015 historical drama In the Heart of the Sea. “I sent him an email while auditioning, sort of like, ‘Hey, Chris, so I’m auditioning for Spider-Man. Can you let them know that I’m amazing or something?'” Holland recalled to us in a Facebook Live interview.

  • Tom Holland Talks 'Uncharted,' Suggests Jake Gyllenhaal or Chris Pratt for Co-Star Role of Sully
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    Tom Holland Talks 'Uncharted,' Suggests Jake Gyllenhaal or Chris Pratt for Co-Star Role of Sully

    Tom Holland is in full Peter Parker mode, with his first Marvel Cinematic Universe standalone entry, Spider-Man: Homecoming, five weeks out and back-to-back Avengers films currently in production in Atlanta. “I didn’t know much about it… It [came from] a conversation I had with [Sony CEO] Tom Rothman about the potential of different movies that I’d like to work [on] with Sony. With Holland taking up the mantle as Nathan Drake, it stands to reason that the next character the studio will need to cast is Drake’s faithful ally/mentor, Sully.

  • How Will Ferrell's 'Hilarious' Cameo for 'Romy and Michele' Wound Up on the Cutting-Room Floor
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    How Will Ferrell's 'Hilarious' Cameo for 'Romy and Michele' Wound Up on the Cutting-Room Floor

    Twenty years ago today the comedy favorite Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion hit movie theaters, and to mark the anniversary the film’s director, David Mirkin, joined Yahoo Movies for a Facebook Live interview. Mirkin, also a key architect of The Simpsons, dropped all sorts of nostalgic nuggets about the film, which memorably paired Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow as clueless twentysomethings determined to fake their success at their 10-year reunion in Tucson, Arizona. One of the best tidbits came when Mirkin recounted how he convinced Will Ferrell to make a cameo in the film, only to cut the scene following a test screening.

  • Top 4 Wildest Stunts in 'The Fate of the Furious,' According to Director F. Gary Gray
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    Top 4 Wildest Stunts in 'The Fate of the Furious,' According to Director F. Gary Gray

    At this point we are well within reason to expect absurdly over-the-top — and possibly logic-defying — stunt pieces in our Fast and Furious movies. We’ve seen cars parachute from planes, cars jump skyscrapers, and cars do… tons of others things cars have no business doing.

  • 'The Fate of the Furious' Director F. Gary Gray's Dream Project Is Still a Marvin Gaye Biopic
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    'The Fate of the Furious' Director F. Gary Gray's Dream Project Is Still a Marvin Gaye Biopic

    In 2008 it was announced that F. Gary Gray would direct Marvin, a biopic based on the life of the late legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye. “This is my passion project, the one that I wake up every day thinking about,” Gray said at the time. “I always say Marvin Gaye, just because I love his music,” Gray (Friday, Straight Outta Compton) told Yahoo Movies when we asked about his dream project during a Facebook Live promoting his latest film, The Fate of the Furious.

  • Here's How Much 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn Hates 'Howard the Duck' the Movie
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    Here's How Much 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn Hates 'Howard the Duck' the Movie

    After three decades of potshots and putdowns stemming from the much-maligned 1986 film, Howard the Duck made a big comeback following his cameo during the end credits of Marvel’s 2015 megahit Guardians of the Galaxy. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 weeks from opening, the subject of Sir Duck from Duckworld came up with director James Gunn (who wrote and produced the new thriller The Belko Experiment) during a Facebook Live interview with Yahoo Movies, and the filmmaker hilariously echoed the sentiments of comic book fans worldwide: He really loves Howard the Duck the character, and really detests that movie Howard the Duck. “I’m a huge Howard the Duck fan,” Gunn said of the character first introduced by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik in Marvel Comics’ 1973 Adventure Into Fear No. 19.

  • James Gunn Explains What He Really Meant About 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3'
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    James Gunn Explains What He Really Meant About 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3'

    James Gunn came into Yahoo Studios Thursday for a Facebook Live discussion about The Belko Experiment — the bloody new workplace thriller he wrote and produced — but conversation inevitably turned to that other little property he masterminds, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The big news surrounding the MCU’s outer-space odyssey today revolved around Gunn seemingly confirming a threequel ahead of May’s release of Vol. 2. In simplest terms, his comments should not be viewed as an announcement that there will in fact be a Vol. 3….

  • Watch Indie Spirit Award Hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's Hilarious Attempts to Summarize This Year's Nominated Films
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    Watch Indie Spirit Award Hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's Hilarious Attempts to Summarize This Year's Nominated Films

    For a sampling of what you might expect at Saturday’s 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards, look no further than our Facebook Live interview with its hilarious cohosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney (watch above).

  • Adrianne Palicki Talks New Movie 'Baby, Baby, Baby' and Brief Stint as Wonder Woman
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    Adrianne Palicki Talks New Movie 'Baby, Baby, Baby' and Brief Stint as Wonder Woman

    Since her breakout role as Tyra Collette on the beloved television drama Friday Night Lights (#ClearEyesFullHeartsCantLose), Adrianne Palicki has participated in some grand-scale productions. As Baby, Baby, Baby hits DVD and Digital HD, Palicki dropped by Yahoo Studios for a Facebook Live interview (watch above) to tell us all about her new indie, plus her idea for a FNL spin-off and what she thinks went wrong with her failed Wonder Woman pilot. Palicki got to explore her artsy side in Baby, Baby, Baby.

  • Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan Talk 'Sleepless' — And That Time She Chipped His Tooth Fighting on Set
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    Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan Talk 'Sleepless' — And That Time She Chipped His Tooth Fighting on Set

    There’s rarely a dull moment in Sleepless, the new action flick starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan that remakes the 2011 French import Sleepless Night. Foxx plays a Las Vegas detective deep undercover with an Internal Affairs officer (Monaghan) hot on his trail over the course of an eventful night at a casino. Foxx and Monaghan — who had previously appeared together in the 2010 comedy Due Date — joined Yahoo Movies for an action-packed Facebook Live interview, which you can watch above.

  • How James Franco Got 'Walter Whited' by Bryan Cranston in 'Why Him?'
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    How James Franco Got 'Walter Whited' by Bryan Cranston in 'Why Him?'

    As men at odds over a young woman (one’s daughter, the other’s girlfriend), Bryan Cranston and James Franco go head-to-head in the new comedy Why Him? Cranston is Ned, a Michigan businessman who’s less-than-thrilled when he flies the family to Northern California and meets Laird (Franco), the eccentric, foul-mouthed Silicon Valley billionaire dating his daughter (Zooey Deutch).

  • Yes, Bryce Dallas Howard Had 'Jurassic World' Dinos on the Brain While Shooting 'Pete's Dragon'
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    Yes, Bryce Dallas Howard Had 'Jurassic World' Dinos on the Brain While Shooting 'Pete's Dragon'

    Bryce Dallas Howard filmed Jurassic World and Pete’s Dragon — two tentpole blockbusters featuring behemoth CGI creatures — in such close proximity the actress admits that there were points where she forgot which set she was on. The 35-year-old mother of two recently appeared in an episode of Netflix’s buzzed-about series Black Mirror and will soon be seen in the December drama Gold opposite Matthew McConaughey. In between she chatted with Yahoo Movies for a Facebook Live (watch above) to promote this week’s home release of Pete’s Dragon, Disney’s live-action update of the 1977 favorite.