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Naomi Scott talks multidimensional Jasmine in Aladdin, Rajah joins the cast

As the Disney reboot train keeps on chuggin', Mouseketeers are gearing up for when Guy Ritchie 's live-action remake of the animated classic film ALADDIN makes a stop in cinemas. During the past several weeks, we've watched as the cast of the upcoming Arabian adventure has rounded out with additions like Will Smith , Naomi Scott , Marwan Kenzari,...
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11.08.2017
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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Dead Again

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at DEAD AGAIN! THE STORY: Mike Church ( Kenneth...
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11.03.2017
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Set pic released for Guy Ritchie's live-action Aladdin remake

I don't think I'm alone in my exhaustion of all the live-action remakes of beloved Disney cartoons - we also have LION KING, MULAN, and more on the way. But I can't deny I'm curious about Guy Ritchie 's upcoming live-action ALADDIN remake. For one, they actually went out of their way to cast ethnically diverse actors for the roles, which is a good start (we don't want to have another...
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09.07.2017
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Disney's live-action Aladdin finds its villain and Royal Vizier, Jafar

Today, it's been announced that Disney is in negotiations with Marwan Kenzari for him to star as the villain of the studio's live-action version of ALADDIN, Jafar. Kenzari will be joined by Mena Massoud (Aladdin) Naomi Scott (Jasmine), and Will Smith  who's set to gettin' jiggy with a magic lamp as The Genie. Additionally, Saturday Night Live...
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08.04.2017
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Disney's Aladdin remake finds its Aladdin cast with Will Smith & more

In more casting news out of D23, we have learned that the live-action ALADDIN movie has cast Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott (POWER RANGERS) as Aladdin and Jasmine, with confirmation that Will Smith will indeed voice Genie.  No word yet on which furniture outlet will be supplying the carpet. This news comes off a report that Disney was having trouble finding their Aladdin...
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07.15.2017
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Live-action Aladdin hits bump in the sand as casting drags on

Disney is on one hell of a roll, not just with their Marvel and Star Wars brands, but also in large part thanks to their recent run of blockbuster live-action remakes. The making of these potential billion-dollar babies is treated with better care than actual real-life babies, which means they will do whatever it takes to ensure they get all the ingredients just right – even if it...
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07.11.2017
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Rumor: Guy Ritchie looking at Tom Hardy for Jafar in Aladdin

Getting the right actor to take on any role is never an easy task, especially when the role already has an established legacy behind it. Such is the case with the villain of Disney’s ALADDIN – Jafar – who stands as one the most notable baddies in their animated canon. But the director of the live-action remake – Guy Ritchie – apparently has the perfect...
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06.10.2017
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Will Smith in talks to play the Genie in Guy Ritchie's Aladdin

Disney's live-action adaptation of ALADDIN is set to be directed by Guy Ritchie (KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD) and production is beginning to gear up for a July start, which means that we'll be hearing much more about casting in the coming weeks, but most people have been wondering who Ritchie will choose as the Genie. It will certainly be tough for anyone to follow in the...
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04.19.2017
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Ridley Scott teases Gladiator 2, knows how to bring Russell Crowe back

Spoilers if you haven't seen GLADIATOR, which, by the way, isn't too far off from celebrating its twentieth anniversary. How's that for making you feel old. Back in 2000, Ridley Scott 's historical epic told the story of Maximus ( Russell Crowe ), a Roman General who found himself reduced to slavery when Commodus ( Joaquin Phoenix ), the power hungry son of Emperor...
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03.10.2017
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Disney is holding open casting calls for Aladdin; begins production in July

Are you capable of taking the wheel on a magic carpet ride? How about developing a bromance with a monkey in a small vest? How about going on an entire adventure in the Middle East…while being barefoot? Then the upcoming live-action ALADDIN movie, which just announced an open casting call, may be just the job for you! Disney is holding open casting calls for their upcoming...
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03.10.2017
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Watch our Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective for 2001 (video)

In this recurring series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was popular for any...
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02.15.2017
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Pop-Up Movie Facts: Gladiator (video)

You've probably watched Ridley Scott 's Gladiator a hundred times by now (I know I have), but there's likely some cool and interesting info you still don't know about the classic Oscar winner starring Russell Crowe , Joaquin Phoenix , Connie Nielsen , Oliver Reed , Richard Harris , and Djimon Hounsou . So, jump into the arena and join us for some Pop-Up Facts to get you caught...
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09.01.2016
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