The 90th Academy Awards are still a cool month away, but the nominees had a dress rehearsal of sorts Monday afternoon in Los Angeles as the institution's annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon.
Here are five fascinatingly different versions of famous Disney movies that almost came to pass, only to be consigned to the idea bin of history. Disney had been trying to make a version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale ‘The Snow Queen’ since the late 1930s, but every attempt had run aground. In 2008, the project was revived again and even had some cast – ‘Will & Grace’ star Megan Mullally was onboard as Elsa (then a flat-out villain) and Josh Gad, who did eventually play snowman Olaf in the finished film.
Denis Villeneuve and cast explain how they pulled off some of the trickiest, most visually stunning scenes in "Blade Runner 2049."
YouTuber Colin Furze constructed a full-scale version of a TIE Silencer using parts completely sourced from eBay.
Renowned prankster George Clooney was not up to his usual tricks on the set of his new directorial effort Suburbicon.
Though wildfires are spreading death and devastation across swathes of Northern California, a movie about an ill-fated team of firefighters is keeping its original release date.
In his multibook series They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Late Golden Age , Disney historian Didier Ghez has performed his own Indiana Jones act, delving into the recesses of the Mouse House’s storied animation archives to unearth the rarest of cinematic treasures. With the third volume coming out next week, Ghez gave Yahoo Entertainment a sneak preview of his archaeology, stunning artwork created for Disney features and shorts in the 1940s, including such masterpieces as Dumbo , Fantasia , Bambi , and Alice in Wonderland. “Half of the pieces in the book come from the Disney vault and half from the collection of the families of Disney artists. More than 90 percent of them had never been seen before in book form,” Ghez says. “Most of them had not been seen by anyone outside of the Disney Studio in more than 75 years. “Rescuing these pieces of art created by some of the most talented artists of the 20th century is immensely rewarding.” Contained here are illustrations for “The Mouse’s Tale,” a scene from Dumbo that was ultimately cut from the film, as well as the image Ghez calls “the most exceptional document featured in the book.” Click through to see. They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Late Golden Age: The 1940s — Part Two (Chronicle Books, $45) will be available on Oct. 10.
They’re big stars elsewhere, but we reckon you either didn’t know or had simply forgotten that these eleven performers also boldly went where no man had gone before. Image credits: Rex_Shutterstock, Getty, CBS, Paramount, PA
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To accompany "Olaf's Frozen Adventure," a 21-minute holiday-themed featurette set to open on Nov. 22 in front of Disney-Pixar's "Coco," there will be an avalanche of tie-in toys, books, clothes, and assorted knickknacks.
It continues to be a long wait for Disney’s sequel to the 2013 mega-hit Frozen (trust us, we have kids), with Frozen 2 slated to hit theaters Nov. 27, 2019. In parental terms, that’s roughly 15,000 questions about when the new Frozen movie is coming out. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is a 21-minute “featurette” that follows the Josh Gad-voiced snowman and his trusty steed on a mission throughout the kingdom after Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) realize Arendelle is lacking in holiday traditions.
Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Man Down’ is a spectacular flop. According to The Guardian, the latest Shia LaBeouf flick managed a meagre £7 at the UK box office… but it might not be as bad as it sounds. “Signature’s theatrical distribution of Shia LaBeouf war movie Man Down may be fairly termed token – it opened on Friday in just one venue, concurrent with release on digital platforms,” they revealed.
The 19-year-old Brit (whose Irish first name is pronounced “Finn”) joins elite ranks as the lead actor in a Christopher Nolan joint, headlining the acclaimed filmmaker’s upcoming ensemble war, Dunkirk. At this point Whitehead doesn’t have clearance to say anything about his character, Tommy. “It’s a suspense thriller,” Whitehead told Yahoo Movies.
Earlier this year, director Scott Derrickson tweeted: “Wish more online diversity activists had aggressively celebrated ROGUE ONE. Praise can be as effective as criticism.” That’s ‘Doctor Strange’ director Scott Derrickson, himself no stranger to issues of diversity after he was accused of ‘whitewashing’ by casting Tilda Swinton as an Asian character.
He’s not Gryffindor anymore. But then again, he’s not quite Slytherin either. The wit and wisdom of Ravenclaw, then, that’s where we might find Rupert Grint in this first teaser trailer for the TV (well, streamed) series of ‘Snatch’. Based on Guy Ritchie’s follow-up to ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’, it centres on a ‘group of 20-something, up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime’. ...
Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen some huge physical changes take place amongst the some of the biggest names in Hollywood. While some celebs manage to preserve their famously good looks, others have grown into them. From Chris Pratt’s weight loss transformation to Will Smith’s newly sprouted greys — not to mention some classic flashback fashion moments — we’ve headed back in time to dissect them all. Click through to gallery to see how your favourite stars have changed over the years.
If you went into the 2011 Ryan Gosling film expecting a pedal-to-the-metal action flick, you were probably disappointed, even if the resulting drama was still one of the best movies that year. Investment banker Andrew Greene sued the Scorsese movie for using his likeness in a character called Nicky Koskoff, played by actor P.J. O’Byrne, who’s one of Jordan Belfort’s (Leonardo Di Caprio) greedy, amoral trader posse.
The unsinkable movie star Debbie Reynolds died on Dec. 28 at age 84, just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. While we mourn her passing, let’s take a look back at some of the Hollywood legend’s most memorable roles.
Carrie Fisher’s brother tells the AP that the actress is “out of emergency” and stabilized at a Los Angeles hospital. Carrie Fisher suffered a full cardiac arrest on Friday while aboard an airplane going from London to LAX, an emergency official confirmed to Variety. The actress is in critical condition, according to the Los Angeles Times. The female victim had gone into cardiac arrest and officers from the Los Angeles County Fire Department were already on the scene performing CPR, when airport police arrived.
Imagine no Key & Peele, which means no Liam Neesons or Obama Anger Translator. Jordan Peele may have still co-written Keanu, but who’s to say the film would have been made without his partner in cat-seeking crime? All because Keegan-Michael Key would have been in Ashland, Oregon.
The return of a heavy-breathing dark lord, first contact like we’ve never seen it before, a humanitarian scrapping with a CGI bear, a 20-storey Paul Rudd – it’s safe to say that in 2016, we’ve seen it all.
Tom Cruise has announced the first trailer for 2017’s horror spectacular ‘The Mummy’ will be released on Sunday. The ‘Mission: Impossible’ star revealed the news on social media along with a 15-second teaser for the forthcoming trailer featuring brief looks at Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll, Sofia Boutella as The Mummy, and Annabelle Wallis as Jenny Halsey.
Martin Scorsese will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday (20 November) morning to discuss his latest film, a religious epic starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. It’s not clear if Francis will be in attendance at the second, more private screening taking place on Thursday.
There’s just a few weeks until ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ hits cinemas but the specifics of the plot of still firmly under wraps.