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A little perspective from a parent.Look! It’s just what every multiplex needs: a playground for the boring moments in any movie.
A couple weeks ago, Film Twitter was lit aflame anew, but not by the latest potentially overhyped festival release or the fallout from last month’s Oscars. No, what raised folks’ ire this time was an announcement of a new kind of innovation offered by a Mexico-based movie theater chain, Cinepolis. There are already a slew of options intended to lure audiences away from their living room into the theater, from dine-in possibilities at chains like Alamo Drafthouse to reserved seating and extended legroom at the Arclight. Cinepolis went the opposite route of chains like Drafthouse, which try to emphasize the moviegoing experience as opposed to distractions. They now have Cinepolis Junior, which offers a “colorful play area near the screen in front of the seats, a jungle gym, and »
- Josh Spiegel
Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” with Jake Gyllenhaal, and John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” with Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning are strongly tipped to world premiere as official selections of the 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival.
Although Netflix has acquired films from Cannes in the past (including 2016 Camera d’Or winner “Divines”), “Okja” could be the first project produced by the company to bow in Cannes. “Okja” also attracted the support of Brad Pitt’s Plan B as a producer. Korean stylist Joon-ho’s film “Mother” premiered in Cannes in 2009.
In terms of pedigree and timing, “The Beguiled” couldn’t be better situated. Coppola is a Cannes vet after premiering “The Bling Ring” in 2013 and “Marie Antoinette” in 2006, and Focus plans to release the Civil War-set film June 23 in the U.S. A re-adaptation of Thomas Cullen »
- Elsa Keslassy and Peter Debruge
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Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3 is hitting the road this month with Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017.
“We are going to kick off the tour at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World on Thursday, March 23,” said Lylle Breier, senior vice president, worldwide marketing partnerships and special events for the Walt Disney Studios. “There will be fun activities for the whole family—plus a sneak peek of the movie.”
The roster of cities includes St. Louis, Houston, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles, among others—the full list is available at CARS3tour. »
- Michelle McCue
Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for their upcoming thriller My Cousin Rachel, which stars Rachel Weisz as the title character and Sam Claflin as Philip Ashley. This film will mark the third time that the timeless original novel by Daphne Du Maurier will be adapted, with the first big-screen adaptation debuting in 1952, starring Olivia de Havilland as Rachel Ashley and Richard Burton as Philip Ashley. The novel was then adapted into a 1983 mini-series starring Geraldine Chaplin and Christopher Guard as Rachel and Philip.
My Cousin Rachel is a dark romance that tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. The original novel was first published in 1951, and also spawned a few other types of adaptations. »
Expect traditional release windows and drama at Paramount to be on the agenda.
CinemaCon, the annual convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (Nato), is focused on the relationship between exhibitors and distributors. And like all long-time relationships, it is one that has learned to take the rough with the smooth. The talking points at this month’s event, held March 27-30 in Las Vegas, are likely to test this dynamic more than ever before.
Will there be a breakthrough on release windows?
While there have been experiments with the average 90-day theatrical window before a film moves on to home entertainment platforms, we are unlikely to see a dramatic paradigm shift at CinemaCon. AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron recently stirred the pot when he said he was intrigued by the notion of home viewing within several weeks of theatrical release if exhibitors could get a share of digital revenues. He noted, however »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Cars 3 is not the only release on Pixar’s 2017 slate, there’s also Coco, a new adventure from Finding Nemo and Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich. “Despite his family’s generation-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds […]
Read Here’s the First Official Teaser Trailer for Pixar’s Coco on Filmonic.
One of the great joys for many years when seeing a Pixar movie is not only the movie itself, but the original short film that play in front of the main feature. In some cases, these shorts are more memorable than the actual movies themselves. I have a feeling that may wind up being the case with Lou, the brand new short film from Pixar that will be playing ahead of Cars 3 this June.
Pixar decided to bring Lou to SXSW and treat some lucky audiences to the short before most of the world gets to see it when Cars 3 hits theaters on June 16. I was fortunate enough to catch it and Pixar has made some very memorable shorts, but this really ranks up there. Lou tugs at the heartstrings in the way only a Pixar project can and short film or not, it truly embodies everything we »
Rounding up yesterday’s big news stories…
The Matrix Rebooted
The big story from yesterday is a report that Warner Bros. is in early development on a reboot of The Matrix, having tapped Zak Penn (X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Avengers) for a new take on the material, which could potentially star Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Fantastic Four). Matrix creators the Wachowskis are not on board the relaunch – not yet, anyway – but it’s said that the studio will be looking to at least secure their blessing. Read more here.
The Batman Delayed
It looks like Warner Bros. won’t be going into production on The Batman this year after all, with new director Matt Reeves’ commitments to War for the Planet of the Apes said to leave a 2018 start date as the most likely scenario. The report also suggested that Reeves won’t be meeting with any actors until the summer, »
- Gary Collinson
In today’s edition of sequel bits: The new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales international poster. Jokes about a Hank Marlow (John C. Reilly) prequel to Kong: Skull Island. M. Night Shyamalan provides an update on Split 2. Director J.A. Bayona and executive producer/co-writer Colin Trevorrow enjoying themselves on the set of the Untitled Jurassic World sequel. A theory about Fantastic […]
- Jack Giroux
It’s hard to shake the marketing for Cars 3 from your mind, which dramatically suggested the death of series protagonist Lightning McQueen. A new video from the Film Theorists attempts to make that death much more visceral, suggesting that it is not a sentient machine that we will be watching die, but instead a living creature made of flesh, blood, and brains. That’s right: The cars in Cars aren’t cars.
The excitable MatPat of Film Theorists first manages to fit this new Pixar theory into the now internet-famous Pixar theory, which posits that all of Pixar’s movies are part of one larger, cohesive narrative. According to that, the cars are highly evolved machines roaming the earth after humans have left it, setting the stage for Wall-e’s post-apocalypse.
The “Cars’ cars aren’t cars” theory turns that on its head. Citing evidence that the cars have »
- Clayton Purdom
The first trailer for Pixar’s latest animated offering “Coco” hints that the film will be a magical medley of music and Mexican folklore.
The trailer shows Miguel (newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) — a young boy who aspires to become a musician despite a ban on music in his family — strumming his guitar in front of a shrine to his musical idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt).
Miguel seemingly ends up in a mausoleum to the legendary singer. When he takes de la Cruz’s guitar off the wall and plays a chord, he is transported to an other-worldly realm. While in the Land of the Dead, he meets a charming trickster named Hector (Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
- Will Thorne
The first teaser for the upcoming Coco starts out on a small scale: A boy strums a guitar while watching footage of a star of yesteryear. But, as is the norm for Pixar, what seems like an intimate tale soon goes grand. By the time the hero—a Mexican boy named Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez)—is transported to the Land of the Dead, it’s clear a sweeping journey is in store. (Though, yes, by riffing on Dia de Muertos, Coco does appear to have some surface similarities with the Guillermo Del Toro animated project The Book Of Life.)
Of the 2017 Pixar releases—the other being Cars 3—this is certainly the more intriguing offering, a return to original concepts after a year that brought us Finding Dory. It also shows the studio attempting to diversify its storytelling given how its prior human heroes have almost exclusively been white. Coco ...
- Esther Zuckerman
Disney/Pixar has dropped a dazzling first trailer for its fall release “Coco,” an adventure featuring an all-Latino voice cast. The studio’s second release of 2017, following this summer’s “Cars 3,” follows Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), a 12-year-old aspiring musician who is obsessed with legendary Mexican guitarist Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). In the teaser, Miguel touches Ernesto’s guitar, which somehow magically transports him to the Land of the Dead, where the narrative seems to kick off. Also Read: Ellen DeGeneres Explains 'Finding Dory' for Presidents Who Might Have Missed the Point Judging by the first look, »
- Nigel M. Smith
While we’re well aware that Cars 3 will be racing into cinemas this Summer, Pixar are pulling double duty this year with co-directors Lee Unkirk (Toy Story 3) and Adrian Molina's (The Good Dinosaur) Coco. Inspired the Mexican holiday Dia De La Muertos (or the Day of the Dead), the story follows the young, music obsessed Miguel (newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, despite his family’s baffling generations old ban on music. Following a mysterious chain of events, Miguel fins himself in the colourful Land of the Dead, where he teams up with the charming trickster Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal) to uncover the real story of his family’s history. While obvious comparison’s will be made to 2014’s The Book of Life, there is no denying that Coco does look absolutely stunning, the Pixar style well suited to the colourful, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Disney•Pixar have just released the brand new UK teaser trailer for their late 2017-released animated epic, Coco. The film is the studio’s second big release of the year following the summer’s Cars 3, and the new trailer comes just days after Pixar released the new poster for the upcoming motion picture.
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
- Paul Heath
Cars 3 may be stealing all the headlines going into the summer season – it is, after all, another installment of a proven, relatively bankable series – but Disney and Pixar are beginning to drum up excitement for their second animation of 2017. Its name? Coco, a Mexican-themed adventure film that introduces audiences to Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) and his cute canine, Dante.
Caught under the spell of legendary Mexican guitarist Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), Miguel longs to become a guitarist and effectively up-end his family’s ludicrous, generations-old ban on music. His pursuit of happiness leads him to Ernesto’s magical instrument, though after laying hands on the guitar itself, Miguel finds himself whisked off to the Land of the Dead, a parallel dimension where his adventure begins in earnest. It’s here, deep in the fantastical realm, that our pint-sized hero hopes to uncover the real story behind his family’s history, »
- Michael Briers
Author: Jon Lyus
A new Pixar movie is always something to celebrate. When it is a completely new vision from the Emeryville dream makers it’s even more special. Coco is a far cry from the stuttering engine of Pixar’s Cars trilogy (with a new installment, Cars 3, due out later this year). Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina are co-directing this tale of a young boy and his curious attachment to a guitar, and the music of an old folk hero.
Looking a little less like 2014’s The Book of Life than previously expected, this new vision looks utterly wonderful. Anthony Gonzalez voices the 12-year old Miguel, Benjamin Bratt is the voice of fabled musician Ernesto de la Cruz. Gael Garcia Bernal and Renée Victor are also among the voice cast.
Unkrich had spoken to Entertainment Weekly about his journey with the film, and how it was the day »
- Jon Lyus
Thanks to today’s release of the first trailer for their new film “Coco,” our Pixar withdrawal is that much closer to — blessedly — coming to an end. After director Lee Unkrich unveiled the poster on Twitter last week, it was only a matter of a time before the adorable and colorful trailer was released. It doesn’t disappoint.
“Coco” will be the second of the studio’s 2017 releases after “Cars 3,” and will be helmed by Unkrich and Adrian Molina, who previously directed “Toy Story 3” and “Monsters University,” respectively, so you might just want to get your tissues out now.
- Allison Picurro
This year, you’ll see two flavors of Pixar‘s: the brand building, money printing company behind “Cars 3,” and the innovative storytellers behind the original “Coco.” And it’s certainly the latter we’re looking forward to more.
The story follows a young boy with a musical gift, who goes on an unlikely adventure, and while there will be plenty of tunes, director Lee Unkrich (“Up“), says it’s not quite a full blown song-and-dance movie.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Pixar is releasing two new movies in 2017. First, we’re getting Cars 3, which feels like something of a safe bet because Pixar sequels are almost always a safe bet (Finding Dory made every last dollar on planet earth last year). But later in 2017, we’re getting Coco, the next film from Toy Story 3 […]
The post ‘Coco’ Trailer: Pixar’s Next Original Movie Reveals Its First Footage appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
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