New in Theaters: "Midway", "Last Christmas", and the Sequel to "The Shining"
This is a sequel to Stephen King's"The Shining". It stars Ewan McGregor as a grown-up version of Jack Nicholson's psychic son, Danny Torrance. Forty years after escaping the Overlook Hotel, Danny's still struggling with the trauma of that night.
Disney is Pushing 13 "Avengers" Stars for Oscar Consideration
Disney is going all-in on the Oscar hype for "Avengers: Endgame". They're asking the Academy to consider 13 cast members for nominations.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. is obviously one of them, but even he doesn't get to be considered a LEAD actor. They're pushing everyone in the SUPPORTING categories. Here's who else they're backing:
Actor: Chris Evans (Captain America) . . . Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner / The Hulk) . . . Chris Hemsworth (Thor) . . . Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) . . . Josh Brolin (Thanos) . . . Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) . . . and Don Cheadle (War Machine).
Actress: Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) . . . Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts) . . . Zoe Saldana (Gamora) . . . Karen Gillan (Nebula) . . . Brie Larson (Captain Marvel).
As for those NOT nominated, we'd be here all day trying to name them. But the more notable "snubs" include Tom Holland (Spider-Man) . . . Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange) . . . and Anthony Mackie (The Falcon).
Disney is also backing the film for Best Picture, and Joe and Anthony Russo for Best Director.
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Well, this just sounds like extortion: The head of Marvel says you'll need to watch the Marvel TV shows on Disney+ in order to keep up with the movies going forward.
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Check out a teaser for "Soul", the new Pixar movie featuring the vocal talents of JAMIE FOXX and TINA FEY.
Those People Making the James Dean Movie Claim They Auditioned Live Actors, But He Was the Best Fit
So, yeah . . . I'm gonna go ahead and NOT believe this if you don't mind . . .
The guys who cast a dead JAMES DEAN in their movie claim they did NOT mean it as a publicity stunt, and they're SHOCKED that it bothered anyone.
Director Anton Ernst says, quote, "We don't really understand it. We never intended for this to be a marketing gimmick."
He also says the casting was LEGIT, and they actually auditioned LIVING actors . . . but a dead guy was just the best actor for the part. (???)
Quote, "We searched high and low for the perfect character to portray the role . . . which has some extreme complex character arcs, and after months of research, we decided on James Dean."
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The Battle of Midway took place in June of 1942, six months after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and two months after we retaliated with an air raid on Tokyo. It's considered "the most decisive blow in the history of naval warfare."
Ed Skrein stars in it as Navy squadron commander Dick Best and Mandy Moore plays his wife. Woody Harrelson is Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Nimitz, and Aaron Eckhart is Air Force General Jimmy Doolittle, the guy who led the Tokyo Raid.
Veterans Day is this Monday by the way. The rest of the cast includes Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Nick Jonas, Darren Criss, Alexander Ludwig, and Dennis Quaid.
An awkward romantic comedy written by Emma Thompson, directed by Paul Feig from "Bridesmaids", and set to the music of George Michael.
Emilia Clarke from "Game of Thrones" is struggling to make sense of her life until she meets and falls for Henry Golding from "Crazy Rich Asians".
"Playing with Fire"(PG)
John Cena rescues three kids from a wildfire and gets stuck babysitting them at his firehouse until he can find their missing parents. The rest of his firefighting team are Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, and fellow wrestler Tyler Mane.
Shia LaBeouf wrote the screenplay about his own childhood and struggles with his mental health. It stars Shia as his ex-con dad, with Noah Jupe from "The Quiet Place" and Lucas Hedges from "Boy Erased" as a fictional version of Shia named Otis Lort.