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Sofia Coppola wanted to turn The Little Mermaid into a dark fairy tale

Several years ago Sofia Coppola signed on to direct Universal's live-action adaptation of THE LITTLE MERMAID, but the following year she departed the project due to those pesky " creative differences. " At the time she said that she realized she wasn't the " right fit " for the film as they couldn't " agree creatively about how to do it. "...
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06.21.2017
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Cool Videos: Domino's recreates the Ferris Bueller chase scene

Commercials are becoming more elaborate over the years and some companies will go to great lengths to ignite that nostalgia within you. Case in point, we have the latest commercial for Domino's that features a recreation of the chase scene from FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF. You might recognize the lead actor, Joe Keery, from Stranger Things. Domino's has pulled off a nearly...
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03.20.2017
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Make this live-action trailer for The Little Mermaid a part of your world

Well, one thing is for certain, this ain't THE LITTLE MERMAID that I remember. In fact, this live-action trailer resembles very little from what I know of the Hans Christian Andersen tale of my youth, and I'm not quite sure what to make of it. Yesterday, Conglomerate Media and Kingsway Productions released a live-action trailer for a forthcoming live-action version of THE...
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03.10.2017
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Why It Works: Natural Born Killers

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** With SNOWDEN hitting theaters this weekend (you can read our review here ), Oliver Stone is bringing us another of his signature paranoia-laden biopics (making Edward Snowden part...
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09.16.2016
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Disney lures Lin-Manuel Miranda under the sea for live-action Little Mermaid

If you were to ask me what my Top Five Movies of this summer were at this very moment, you'd probably end up with a list that included CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, BAD MOMS and then three spots occupied for the Original Cast Recording of HAMILTON. Yeah, it's been that kind of summer season so far, but also... that soundtrack is really friggin' good.  Therefore,...
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08.16.2016
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Cars 3 will be "very emotional" and closer to the first film in tone

Although some point to CARS as Pixar's first misstep, the franchise has proved to be incredibly profitable which is why it's no surprise that CARS 3 is on the way. While CARS didn't quite manage to hit the heights of FINDING NEMO or TOY STORY in terms of critical acclaim, it wasn't until CARS 2 when Pixar received its first, and so far only, "rotten"...
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06.10.2016
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Exclusive: Ferris Bueller's Day Off - 30th Anniversary Tribute (Video)

The 30th Anniversary of FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF is upon us. It's hard to imagine that it's been that long since Matthew Broderick faked sick and enlisted his best pal, Cameron ( Alan Ruck ) and best girl, Sloane ( Mia Sara ) to skip school and have the best day of their lives. Writer/Director John Hughes captured the spirit, dilemma, and freedom of youth in this film,...
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06.10.2016
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Disney contemplating a live-action version of The Little Mermaid

If you were to tell me that Disney was just now thinking about putting a live-action version of THE LITTLE MERMAID in motion, I'd be flabbergasted that it wasn't being prepped to get into production in the coming months already. After all, with all the business The Mouse has been drumming up with these live-action remakes in recent years, THE LITTLE MERMAID would seem like a...
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05.25.2016
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Cool Videos: Disney pulls back the curtain on 2D and 3D computer animation

For those of you who went and saw WRECK-IT RALPH in theaters, you were treated to the best animated film (short or otherwise) in recent years. I'm, of course, talking about PAPERMAN. Chronicling a day in the life of an accountant in 1940s New York, George meets a woman who'll forever change his life and he concocts a plan involving paper airplanes to seek her out. For those...
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03.15.2016
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Sofia Coppola reveals why she dropped out of Universal's The Little Mermaid

Last year Sofia Coppola signed on to direct Universal's live-action adaptation of THE LITTLE MERMAID, however, the following summer she departed the project due to " creative differences. " I'd love if we could come up with a new term for that. The Wrap caught up with Sofia Coppola for an interview about A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS and the director elaborated...
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12.03.2015
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Chloe Moretz set to star in live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid

Sofia Coppola was set to direct Universal's live-action adaptation of THE LITTLE MERMAID, but earlier this year it was announced that she would be leaving the project due to " creative differences. " Ah yes, that old chestnut. At the time, we didn't know exactly why Coppola had exited the project, but thanks to today's casting news, we've got a little...
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11.06.2015
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Our Favorite Movie Easter Eggs: Psycho, King Kong, Lifeboat and more!

These days, part of the fun of watching a movie in theaters or at home with the ability to freeze frames, is finding the Easter eggs hidden within. For the history buffs out there, the origin of the cinematic Easter egg dates back to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW . Supposedly one day on the set, the cast decided to have a traditional Easter egg hunt, as you do, but some of the eggs...
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08.21.2015
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