6:27 PM 9/26/2013 by Jeff Giles
Given how slick and soulless the Star Wars prequels often felt, a lot of fans have been waiting with bated breath to see which direction J.J. Abrams would go with the upcoming Episode VII -- and although he's expressed a desire to take the series back to its grungier, CGI-free days, that doesn't mean much until we see the fruits of his labor.
6:13 PM 9/26/2013 by Jeff Giles
Given that Frozen is coming out at the end of November, Disney's proven surprisingly coy about giving us a glimpse of what we can expect from the movie -- other than a brief, goofy teaser highlighting the comedic interplay between a moose and a snowman and the fact that the general outline was cribbed from the Danish legend of the Snow Queen, we haven't had a lot to go on.
2:11 PM 9/23/2013 by Jeff Giles
The glass slippers have been fitted, the fairies have been godmothered, and the Bibbidi has been Bobbidi-Booed: Disney is officially rolling on its live-action Cinderella, with Kenneth Branagh behind the cameras directing a cast that includes Downton Abbey star Lily James as the titular princess-in-waiting ("Ella" to her friends) and Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother.
7:59 AM 8/23/2013 by Jeff Giles
We already knew J.J. Abrams was taking pains to honor the original Star Wars trilogy with his work on the upcoming seventh installment in the series, having offered gestures of good faith by hiring John Williams for the score and using Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi co-writer Lawrence Kasdan as a story consultant.
11:57 AM 8/19/2013 by Jeff Giles
Movies don't get much more summer blockbustery than the Star Wars franchise, so it seemed like a matter of course that Disney would release the upcoming Episode VII -- still earmarked for 2015, in spite of persistent rumors to the contrary -- in May. But according to the most recent rumors, the studio might have a completely different corner of the calendar in mind.
9:34 AM 8/19/2013 by Jeff Giles
Bad news, Phineas & Ferb fans (Phineastes? Ferb-a-holics?): Disney's plans to put together a film adaptation of the show -- which already suffered a setback after the project was bumped from its original July 2013 release date -- appear to have reached an impasse.
9:17 AM 8/9/2013 by Logan Falk
Several new releases are blazing their way into theaters this week, promising quite the menagerie of genres and flavors for audiences this weekend: there’s a futuristic action flick, a decidedly adult comedy, a sequel to the movies adaptation of a fantasy novel series, and a new Disney film. The one unifying quality of these films seems to be a general lukewarm critical reception.
8:43 AM 8/9/2013 by Jeff Giles
Disney's The Lone Ranger will almost certainly go down as one of 2013's most infamous flops -- and according to some sources, the aftershocks of its failure to find an audience are already spilling over into other movies in development at the studio.
10:39 AM 8/6/2013 by Jeff Giles
With a new trailer for Thor: The Dark World just around the corner -- and just a few mere Earth months standing between us and the Asgardian legend's next big-screen adventure -- now seems like the perfect time to check in with hammer-wielding star Chris Hemsworth and see what he can tell us about what to expect from the Thor sequel.
10:18 AM 8/6/2013 by Jeff Giles
Filmmaking is an intensely collaborative process, fraught with creative peril at every step, and even the surest-seeming projects can go irreparably awry at any one of a thousand different steps of the journey from pitch to screen. All that being said, Disney is basically shooting fish in a barrel with 'Muppets Most Wanted'; the franchise's fanbase is still riding a euphoric high after the characters' long-overdue return in 2011's 'The Muppets,' and it's going to be difficult for anything short of a total disaster to put a major dent in it.