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Back in 2012, Netflix and Disney were deep into talks for a deal that would allow Netflix to exclusively stream all Disney films, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, you name it, if it’s a Disney owned film, Netflix would have it exclusively. The deal went through and will take effect this September. Now Netflix will still have to wait until after the Blu-Ray/DVD release dates for new movies, but Netflix won’t have to wait until after the premium channels (HBO, Starz, ETC…) air the movies, nope, Netflix will start streaming those Disney movies at the same time. Throw in Netflix’s original programing and the networks and cable television should be a little worried. (more…)

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Emma Watson‘s return to film out of her semi-retirement finds her entering strange dark castles and taming wild beasts. This new teaser for the live action Beauty and the Beast sets the mood as Belle finds and enters the seemingly abandoned home. The talented ensemble cast includes Dan Stevens (Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Ewan McGregor (Lumière), Ian McKellen (Gaston), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Josh Gad (LeFou), and Stanley Tucci (Cadenza). (more…)

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Disney has just released a new trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s latest movie The BFG. Based on the classic tale by Roald Dahl, The BFG certainly has Spielberg back in his wheelhouse where he examines the wonder of the world through the eyes of a child. The script was written by the late Melissa Mathison, the script writer for one of Spielberg’s most beloved films E.T., The BFG will be her last writing credit. Check out the trailer below. (more…)

Team Cap Goes All Out In Brand-New Civil War Footage

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War is coming for the MCU, ready to kick off Phase Three and all the cosmic hullabaloo that entails. Civil War is definitely going to be one of the most ambitious Marvel superhero films we’ve seen so far and Disney are doing their best to keep the hype-train rolling until May 6th, when we can finally get to enjoy the cinematic brawl. And judging by the recently revealed footage that was shown during the MTV Music Awards, this is going to be one heck of a ride…

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From the footage that’s been released, director Jon Favreau’s adaptation of Disney’s The Jungle Book, which hits theaters in a few weeks, is taking the original story of home, family and belonging to a whole new level. Favreau has stated in the “Legacy Featurette” video included later in this post that, as a huge fan of the original film (based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling), he didn’t want to do a re-telling without a reason behind it. The intent this time around is to utilize today’s technology to provide the story with “photo-real animal animation” that will fully immerse viewers into Mowgli’s world. (more…)

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The film industry has enjoyed some great tax breaks in Georgia since the increase in 2008, which spurred a lot of Hollywood related economic development in the state, including the construction of Pinewood Studios in Fayette County. There are numerous television shows (The Walking Dead), movies (Guardians of the Galaxy 2), and other film projects being produced in Georgia because of those tax credits. Those productions generate economic revenues and growth that many other states would love to have. All that progress, which really means JOBS for the state, are now being put into jeopardy by the recent Religious Liberties Bill passed by the Georgia House of Representatives.

The bill now sits on Governor Deal‘s desk, awaiting his decision to sign it into law or not. A heavy hitting Hollywood studio combo, Disney and Marvel Studios have publicly announced their opposition to the bill. (more…)

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The Star Wars Expanded Universe has been a thorn in many a nerd’s side for years now. Ever since Disney pretty much uprooted the existing franchise, kicking off a brand-new series with The Force Awakens, many diehard fans have been wondering whether we’ll ever get another chance to look deeper into the cosmology and setting of the long-ago galaxy, far far away. Thankfully, the Rogue One initiative seems to be taking the first step to expanding to new mediums, after announcing their releases coming this Fall…

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There have been some mixed reactions regarding the recent news that Disney and Lucasfilms are reviving the Indiana Jones franchise that was previously presumed dead after the catastrophe that was Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  While some are thrilled to have the chance for the franchise to be redeemed, others have their reservations.  Harrison Ford has been confirmed to star, and his age is, well, advanced.  How will they handle that?  He’ll be 77 when the Indiana Jones 5 hits theaters on July 19, 2019.  He might throw out his back cracking that whip!  There are also rumors that Chris Pratt is in talks to replace Ford and that he will be introduced in the upcoming film.  Those two strong characters could be too much for one movie.  If those concerns weren’t enough, add this one into the mix. (more…)

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Civil War’s latest trailer made huge waves in the global nerd scene. Coupled with Robert Downey Junior‘s recent consideration of giving up his iconic Iron Man role means that Captain America: Civil War needs to give us the biggest, meanest, most over-the-top MCU pow-wow yet. The cast and creative team seem to be taking all this performance anxiety rather well, all things considered, what with their recent teases and some of the behind-the-scenes hijinks that we’ve been hearing about…

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While Harrison Ford may have stumbled into the role of Han Solo, the casting of the young Solo in the Star Wars spin-off film will not be left to luck. From a pool of actors that sources tell THR originally numbered over 2,500, Disney recently made the cut from ten down to three. Two notable names that didn’t pass the screen or costume test portion were Miles Teller (Fantastic Four, Whiplash) and Ansel Elgort (Divergent franchise). (more…)