In a world where a “tale as old as time” guarantees you a green light more than a tale as new as three seconds ago, it’s time to talk about the casting of Disney’s next effort, a live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The animated version released by the company in 1991 was a special achievement technically, and by becoming the only animated movie so far to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. But gold doesn’t matter to studios so much as green, and Beauty and the Beast made a lot of it, so if lighting can strike once, why not twice? Well, Disney has found its Beauty in Emma Watson, and now they’ve found a Beast, Dan Stevens. (more…)


This time on the all new lemon scented RadioBastard podcast hour of power, Jeremy and Jason get wrapped up in the timeless internet sensation known as #DressGate. Also, there’s some hot llama action, a plot to steal Winston Churchill‘s vampire blood and a hot Latin body for Jason, 47 uses for chicken skin, and DuckTales! Wooo… Wha?

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The idea of rebooting Indiana Jones  (or any classic pop culture movie property for that matter) is almost an abhorrent idea. I say almost because certain people involved in this talked about new version are not only giving moment for pause but making the hate meter go in the other direction (at least for some people).

None of this is official or even substantially accurate, but it’s been going around the interwebz that Disney has Chris Pratt as the frontrunner to take on the mantle of whip cracking archeologist Dr. Indiana Jones. While fans of the franchise have been debating the potential of Pratt replacing the role made famous by Harrison Ford, now one half of the creative team from the original movies (supposedly) both endorses that idea and wants to direct him in it. (more…)


If you live in North America, and anywhere west of the Rockies, then you’re probably freezing right now. Perhaps you can be comforted and warmed by the idea that, at least, you’re not going thorough it alone, but as it stands right now, forecasters are saying that this is going to be the coldest February on record. Being completely irrational human beings, people are looking for someone to blame. For the cold. And the good folks in Police Department of Harlan City, Kentucky, think they’ve found the culprit, Princess Elsa from Disney animated movie Frozen. Presumably, Mr. Freeze, Captain Cold and the X-Man Iceman have been accounted for, so a warrant has been issued for the immediate arrest of Elsa. (more…)


We’re less than a year away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the all important big screen relaunch of the franchise under the direction of Walt Disney Studios and new Lucasfilm Ltd. President Kathleen Kennedy. To say that there’s a lot riding on the film is an understatement, although the fact that it’s Star Wars buys an inordinate amount of good will, in other words, it will sell out no matter how bad it theoretically may be. But there’s one audience member whose opinion matters above all others, and his name is Robert Iger. Iger is the CEO of Disney, and in his words, The Force Awakens will be “worth the wait.” (more…)

Disney Eyeing Chris Pratt For Indiana Jones Franchise

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Is this a case of a Pratt trifecta? Well, not quite, but it’s certainly shaping up that way with this latest casting rumor. Coming off the back of one of the biggest films of 2014 Guardians Of The Galaxy and leading up to a new Jurassic Park, Chris Pratt is now reportedly being eyed by Disney to star in the planned revival of the Indiana Jones franchise.  (more…)


While many thought Emma Watson would be Disney‘s Live Action Cinderella back in 2013, it turns out that it just wasn’t meant to be. Fans hopes of seeing Watson as a Disney Princess seemed lost, but now those hopes will pay off as Watson takes the role of another Live Action Disney Princess Belle, when production starts on the Live Action Beauty and the Beast. (more…)


The live action adaptation of the legendary Anime classic Ghost In The Shell, has moved a few steps closer towards its final destination on the big screen. This is in part due to the studio locking down Scarlett Johansson to play the lead role of Major Motoko Kusanagi. However, although the film is moving forward production wise, there is still a long way to go before the big-budget live-action feature Ghost In The Shell makes it to the theaters. (more…)

J.J. Abrams Star Wars

Working under extreme pressure and holed up in a studio far far away, it’s not surprising that we haven’t seen or heard much from J.J. Abrams of late. Tinkering meticulously with infinite shots in the editing suite that go beyond stratospheric comprehension (well, you get the idea), it was nice to see the co-writer and director of the most anticipated films of 2015, turned up for the National Board of Review awards earlier this week. Furthermore, Abrams took some time out to talk about managing expectations during tropospheric production stages, the editing process, and how he feels now that the mesospheric marketing juggernaut has finally been set in motion for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Abrams was also asked about when we can expect to see some more footage. Find out what he had to say in the interview below. (more…)