Into the Woods (2014) — Review

3.5 of 5 stars
Into the Woods (2014)

Into the Woods is based on the award winning Broadway musical of the same name. The play is much celebrated and many love it, but it is by no means for children. It deals with very adult themes and content. As such, one wonders what Disney’s interest in the film is/was? Disney is not beyond making more adult content, but it’s almost always of a type that children can still watch and enjoy as well. Though I believe it was Disney’s intent to put this film in that later category, I certainly don’t think I would take any of my children (8, 6, 4, and 2) to see it — and therein lies one of the big…

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New ‘Jetsons’ Movie Is Being Written

New ‘Jetsons’ Movie Is Being Written
Germain Lussier — /Film

Everyone’s favorite futuristic family, The Jetsons, have been around for a while. They started in the Sixties, had a movie made back in 1990 and, over the past few years, several people – including Kanye West – have been thinking about making another. Well, the needle is moving once again on a new Jetsons movie and, this time, it’s a lot more believable. Warner Bros. has hired Matt Lieberman to penning a screenplay to a new animated feature.

There are many kids franchises that I think fondly of and have strong feelings and memories of from my youth. This is not one of them. I’m just not…

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James Gunn Commentary Track on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

James Gunn Commentary Track on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
TOR.com

Want yet another way to watch Guardians of the Galaxy? Last night co-writer/director James Gunn popped onto Facebook (accompanied by Sean Gunn, Michael Rooker, and Stephane Ceretti, the VFX supervisor for Marvel) and held a communal screening! As he watched the film, he typed up a real-time commentary track and answered questions from fans. This Q&A format allowed Gunn to delve into a few aspects of the film, including a troubling moment between Drax and Gamora, and we got some insights into Rocket and Groot’s relationship!

There’s a lot of interesting information here you will enjoy…

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‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Pushed to 2018

‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Pushed to 2018
Jennifer Maas — Entertainment Weekly

How to Train Your Dragon 3 is just one of many DreamWorks Animation films being pushed back as it cuts down its feature film production from three films a year, to two.

Restructuring at DreamWorks Animation will focus the studio’s production on six films in the next three years, which will include one film and one sequel per year.

Kung Fu Panda 3 and Trolls will be released in 2016, Boss Baby and The Croods 2 in 2017, and Larrikins and How to Train Your Dragon 3 (originally scheduled for release in summer 2017) in 2018.

Nothing like leaving your best horse in the stable during what is…

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‘Monopoly’ Movie Will Be Sort of Like ‘The Goonies

‘Monopoly’ Movie Will Be Sort of Like ‘The Goonies
Adam Chitwood — Collider

Steve recently spoke with producer Randall Emmett, whose independent production company Emmett/Furla Films acquired the rights to Monopoly from Hasbro, and during the course of their conversation he provided a status update on the film.  He revealed that shooting begins this summer, a big cast and director announcement is coming soon, and the Goonies-esque story involves a treasure map and revolves around a bunch of kids being chased by an adult.

What is even happening here? Who thought this was a good idea? No, no, no, no, no…

‘Mockingjay, Part 1’ Is Now The Highest Grossing Film of 2014

‘Mockingjay, Part 1’ Is Now The Highest Grossing Film of 2014
Megan Daley — Entertainment Weekly

he Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part just became the highest-grossing domestic release of 2014, garnering $333.18 million in box office revenue as of yesterday, bringing the worldwide gross to more than $700 million. The young adult franchise toppled the Marvel/Disney film, which grossed $333.17 million.

The second film in the installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, was the highest-grossing domestic film of 2013, beating out another superhero film, Iron Man 3. This is the first time in box office history a franchise nabbed the highest-grossing title two years in a row.

That’s…

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Nicolas Cage to Star in Osama Bin Laden Satire From ‘Borat’ Director

Nicolas Cage to Star in Osama Bin Laden Satire From ‘Borat’ Director
Pamela McClintock — The Hollywood Reporter

Borat director Larry Charles is back in action with Army of One, a satirical comedy from Endgame Entertainment and Conde Nast Entertainment starring Nicolas Cage as a regular guy who goes on a hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

In a coup for the producers, Harvey and Bob Weinstein have struck a preemptive deal for North American rights to the project via their new TWC-Dimension label, designed to be a home for more commercially minded fare that both brothers believe in.

Army of One is loosely based on Chris Heath‘s GQ magazine article recounting the real-life misadventures of Gary Faulkner, a…

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Simon Pegg Will Co-Write Next ‘Star Trek’ Film

Simon Pegg Will Co-Write Next ‘Star Trek’ Film
Kayla Iacovino — TrekMovie.com

It was just confirmed by Deadline that Simon Pegg (JJ Trek’s Scotty) and Doug Jung (creator of the TNT series Dark Blue) will co-write the script for the next Star Trek film. This comes on the heals of the exit of Bob Orci and the announcement that Justin Lin (Fast and Furious 6) will take on the director’s chair for the third film in the new franchise.

So that’s kind of weird. But I like Pegg and I could see it working out well. But, I do think that means we may bet a bit more humor than we really want in a Star Trek film. I could be wrong.

The Five Year Old In Me Is Happy

The Five Year Old In Me Is Happy

I wish… I wish… I wish we could review a film, and so we do. Join TJ and JR Forasteros to discover whether ‘Into the Woods’ lived up to their expectations — or whether there is greener grass in pastures farther off. Also don’t miss a wonderful discussion on sci-fi television, crime drama, ‘X-Files’, ‘Fringe’ and more.

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Fox Is Working on a ‘Minority Report’ Sequel in the Form of a TV Pilot

Fox Is Working on a ‘Minority Report’ Sequel in the Form of a TV Pilot
TOR.com

Fox is prepping a Minority Report TV pilot, intended as a sequel to the 2002 film starring Tom Cruise. However, don’t expect to see Cruise or his character John Anderton, as the pilot is set 10 years after the movie and will focus on one of the “precogs” from the film. In fact, Fox hasn’t announced casting at all, but it has signed on a director: Mark Mylod, known for ABC’sOnce Upon a Time and Showtime’s Golden Globe-winning The Affair.

Mylod, who handled the pilots for Once and The Affair, will direct a script byGodzilla writer Max Borenstein, with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment…

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