Dora the Explorer Movie in the Works With Michael Bay Producing
Dora is setting a course for New York City — and this time, she’s going to need a much bigger backpack.
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A live-action, feature-length film based on the Nickelodeon series Dora the Explorer is in the works at Paramount Players, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will follow teenage Dora as she moves to the Big Apple to live with her cousin Diego, the titular character in the Dora spinoff Go, Diego, Go!
Though Dora was originally introduced as an eight-year-old girl in 2000, she was »
Marvel Honcho Kevin Feige Hints ‘Captain Marvel’ Will Lead to Fourth ‘Avengers’ Film
Marvel Studios President and producer Kevin Feige has offered hints long suspected in fanboy circles, suggesting the upcoming “Captain Marvel” will lead into a fourth “Avengers” film. In an interview with Indie Wire, Feige discussed the plan moving forward after the fourth “Avengers” film and how the Captain Marvel film will play a big role in bringing the current story to a close. “We’re really focusing on ‘Captain Marvel’ and the work that Anna and Ryan are doing,” said the Marvel honcho. “It’s going to be a big part of heading towards this epic conclusion and epic finale »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Uber Sexual Harassment Movie in the Works With Susan Fowler
Good Universe is teaming up with Susan Fowler, who exposed Uber’s sexual harassment problems, for a movie about her experience at the company.
Fowler disclosed the ride-share company’s problems in a Feb. 19 blog post titled “Reflecting on One Very, Very Strange Year at Uber.” The post led to an internal investigation and CEO Travis Kalanick’s resignation.
Fowler wrote in her post, “When I joined Uber, the organization I was part of was over 25% women. By the time I was trying to transfer to another eng organization, this number had dropped down to less than 6%. Women were transferring out of the organization, and those who couldn’t transfer were quitting or preparing to quit. There were two major reasons for this: there was the organizational chaos, and there was »
- Dave McNary
‘Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp To Star In ‘Abe’ From Director Fernando Grostein Andrade
Exclusive: Noah Schnapp, of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, has been tapped for the title role in Abe, an indie drama that tells the story of Abraham, a 12-year-old boy who loves to cook. Brazilian director Fernando Grostein Andrade (Wandering Heart, Quebrando o Tabu) is attached to direct the film, which is shooting in New York. Seu Jorge (City of God) and Mark Margolis (Breaking Bad) co-star. Spray Filmes and Gullan are producing the pic while Fj Productions (Like… »
‘Hunting Ground’ Filmmakers to Make Hollywood Sexual Assault Documentary
Oscar-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering announced on Monday that their next documentary will tackle systemic sexual abuse in Hollywood, continuing their look into sexual abuse that began with their 2015 film, “The Hunting Ground.” “Documentaries, more than any other medium, bring an intensely moving investigative lens to controversial subject matter,” said Kirby Dick. “What our film will capture, especially at this pivotal turning point in Hollywood history, is the underlying current of abuse and manipulation at the hands of power. Our film will also underscore the courage it takes to come forward and be a catalyst for »
- Jeremy Fuster
David Fincher Didn't Want the Stress of Directing a 'Star Wars' Film
The Oscar-nominated director was in the running to direct 2015's The Force Awakens (it ultimately went to J.J. Abrams), which he called a "plum assignment." But he recently told Empire on the Empire Film Podcast that he stayed clear of the project because he knew the stress would be too much.
“I can’t imagine the kind of intestinal fortitude one has to have following up the success of the last two or three,” Fincher told the podcast. “That’s a whole other level. One is that you »
- Ryan Parker
‘Paddington 2’ Producers Seek to Exit Distribution Deal With Weinstein Company
With the future of the Weinstein Company already uncertain, the backers of the family film “Paddington 2” are looking to sever distribution ties with the company, Variety has confirmed.
According to The Guardian, Heyday Films and French company StudioCanal, the co-producers of the film, feel that a movie that caters to children shouldn’t remain associated with the sex harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
TWC also distributed the first “Paddington” film in the U.S. through its TWC-Dimension label, where it grossed $76.3 million, making it one of the company’s highest-grossing movies. Bob Weinstein has referred to “Paddington 2” as a reason why TWC’s future is not completely dire, and if the contract is not terminated, “Paddington 2” may become TWC’s biggest hit since 2012’s “Django Unchained.” The film is set for release in November in the U.K. by StudioCanal and January in the U.S. via TWC-Dimension.
“TWC has had nothing to do with the making »
- Erin Nyren
Michael Mann Talks New Project ‘Comanche,’ Praises ‘Avatar’
Michael Mann doesn’t put projects in front of the camera, until they’re absolutely ready, but it doesn’t mean he’s some kind of Stanley Kubrick perfectionist. The director still has “Ferrari” brewing, and is at work on the TV series “Hue 1968,” however, there’s a couple more feature film projects cooking on the stove.
Stopping in Paris for the Lumière de Lyon Film Festival, the director spoke with Liberation and revealed he’s got an intriguing sounding western on his desk.
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- Kevin Jagernauth
Film Review: ‘My Generation’
There’s a tremendous amount of pleasure to be had in David Batty’s “My Generation,” a sloppy wet kiss to Michael Caine and British youth culture of the 1960s. Loaded with great footage from the era and accompanied by superbly cleaned-up music tracks from the Kinks, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and many others, this love letter-as-documentary offers 85 minutes of good old fun. What it doesn’t do is posit any genuine analysis or even make a head-nod to diversity. But this is Caine’s narrative about the unapologetic working class taking over popular culture, and the writers as well as music mogul Simon Fuller, acting as top producer, have no interest in countering their star’s gleefully empowering chronicle of his youth. Voiceover interviews with such key players of the era as Paul McCartney, Marianne Faithfull, Twiggy and Mary Quant add to the overall feast, making the film an attractive offering for all platforms.
- Jay Weissberg
‘The Good Doctor’ and the Importance of Exploring Humor on the Spectrum
[Editor’s Note: The following contains mild spoilers from “The Good Doctor” episode titled “Point Three Percent.”]
“The Good Doctor” has been seen as an inspirational, feel-good drama, but it’s also surprisingly funny. The humor doesn’t stem from mocking Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, but it is often involved in how his unique outlook on life is juxtaposed with a mainstream viewpoint.
In a Facebook Live conversation that Highmore had with Autism Society of America, the actor said, “I like the humor of the show. I think a lot of that comes from Shaun’s hopeful, optimistic outlook on life. He always tries to see the good in people. It’s nice to play a role in which you can be happy a lot of the time.”
On the most recent episode, entitled “Point Three Percent,” Shaun is the »
- Hanh Nguyen
‘Venom’: First Photo From ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-Off Starring Tom Hardy Hits The Web
The first photo from the highly-anticipated solo movie Venom has hit the internet — or should I say inter-web? The brand new Venom movie Twitter account posted their first photo with the caption, “Day 1.” Tom Hardy, who stars as the titular supervillain, can be seen clearly in the pic. Considering it’s the first official photo from the production, not much can be gathered from the photo besides the fact that we now have official proof that Hardy is involved. Other than… »
‘The Gifted’ Recap: “eXit strategy” – This Isn’t Corn Muffins
The Gifted just wrapped up its first main plot arc — the integration of the Strucker family into the Mutant Underground — in style, with Caitlin, Lauren, and Andy helping John, Clarice, Sonia, Harry, and Marcos to rescue Lorna and Reed from the clutches of Sentinel Services. “Exit Strategy” wasn’t as strong as last week’s episode, but it demonstrated just how much The Gifted has done narratively in only four episodes. After only four hours of television, this show has formed a complex found-family dynamic that successfully taps into the themes that make the X-Men story so important. … »
- Kayti Burt
Halloween Costume Ideas 2017
With Halloween around the corner, it’s only natural to look to entertainment for costume inspiration.
From Eleven’s new, curly-haired hairdo in “Stranger Things 2” to a “Game of Thrones” getup that will make you king of the night, here are 20 costume ideas inspired by every corner of pop culture. Film aficionados look no further than Pennywise from “It” or Wonder Woman herself, while music lovers can go as any version of Taylor Swift from her hit “Look What You Made Me Do” video.
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