The Netflix Original Movie THE PACKAGE – One Minute Movie Review

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Just when you thought you've seen it all, the Netflix original comedy The Package comes along and puts a whole different spin on the term "lost package." From the minds behind Workaholics and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates comes this latest Netflix original comedy about a group of teens who try to reunite one of their friends with his lost "manhood" after a camping accident with a knife.  But does this raunchy teen romp bring good laughs or more cringe?

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MCU Veterans Adam Pally and Neal McDonough Join SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

We just learned that everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog would be voiced by Ben Schwartz. Now, we know that Adam Pally and Neal McDonough have been added to the cast. The catch is that we don’t know what their roles are. Maybe they’re Tails and Knuckles?

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One interesting thing is that Pally and McDonough are both veterans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Pally was Gary the Cameraman from Iron Man 3 and McDonough was Timothy “Dum Dum” Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger. These two actors join James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, and of course Schwartz. Who do you think these two actors will be?

I'll be honest, I'm worried about this movie mostly because it will be a live-action CG mix. I wish they had just done an animated film. Let's be honest though, this will still bring in a good chunk of change.

Sonic the Hedgehog is currently slated for release November 15, 2019.

Source: Collider

Disney To Cancel “Costly” Non-Family Friendly Film Projects at Fox But Will Release Films Already Completed

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Thanks to the Wall Street Journal, we have some additional insight into what Disney might be planning after the purchase of Fox is complete. There are definitely some big changes that will be coming to Fox, but as of right now everyone at the studio is supposed to just be moving forward as if nothing is happening.

"Fox is obligated to keep acting as if it will survive, people who work at the studio say, which means making movies and developing new ideas with no certainty as to what Disney will end up doing with them."

That obviously can't be easy to do because people are going to lose their jobs in the process of this merger.

A lot of fans have been wondering if some of the changes will affect the films that Fox is currently developing. The recent reports says that Disney has plans to release any movies from the studio that are completed or in the middle of production when Disney’s acquisition is complete. That means you can expect all those Marvel films in production to be released like X-Men: Dark Pheonix and The New Mutants

The site then goes on to say something interesting and a little disheartening. They report that the studio is going to scale back on certain film projects that don't fit Disney's family-friendly MO. The report says:

"Fox’s movie studio is expected to be significantly downsized once the deal is complete. Disney will likely take over Fox’s two biggest film franchises, Avatar and the X-Men, and scale back production of costly movies that don’t fit its family-friendly, franchise-focused formula, people close to both companies have said."

Now, it doesn't say that they are canceling all movies that aren't family-friendly, just the costly ones. In case you're worried about Deadpool and X-Force, Disney CEO Bob Iger already said that they were safe. 

"It [Deadpool] clearly has been and will be Marvel branded. But we think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool. As long as we let the audiences know what's coming, we think we can manage that fine." 

They better not change their minds on that! It would totally suck if they did and the fans will riot! Up until now, there's just a been a lot of talk about what is going to happen. Once the deal is 100% then we are going to learn the true nature of what Disney is intending to do. 

In the end, I just hope that they bring in great talented filmmakers to develop great film projects. I also hope that many of them are original! Fox Searchlight Pictures has played a huge role in providing audiences with edgy and original content, thankfully, there are no plans to change what they are doing. Bob Iger recently said:

"We have every intention once the acquisition is approved to maintain the business of Fox Searchlight. We think they’re in the business of making high quality films. We don’t have any plans right now to change what they do. Frankly, we think they’re doing just fine."

That's good to hear because Guillermo del Toro plans on making a lot of movies with them! Remember, they are the company that produced The Shape of Water

What are your thoughts on this latest update in regards to what is going to happen when Disney's Fox purchase is complete?

Marvel Celebrates 10 Years Of Marvel Studios With Video and IMAX Will Host MCU Marathon

Marvel released a short video to its YouTube Account celebrating 10 years of Marvel Studios, and it's really understated how great of an achievement that's been for them. The build could've easily crumbled and fallen apart in the last decade, but the studio has consistently brought forward some great movies that kept fans on the line all the way until Avengers: Infinity War.  

It's also created a bond between all its actors, as folks like Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo talk about how great it has been to be a part of the ride.

IMAX has also announced that in celebration of the 10 year anniversary, they will host an MCU marathon where you can relive all 20 films from the MCU in IMAX!

Check out the 10-year celebration video below, and find some time to thank Marvel today for 10 great years!

Gal Gadot Gets Fast and Furious in New RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Promo Spot

Earlier today Gal Gadot announced that she had a role in Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet. She is taking on the role of a character named Shank and now you can see the first footage of her in action in the new promo spot below! 

It's explained that Shank has a reputation as "a tough-as-nails street racer, and Vanellope finds herself up against her." It's also said that she is "the coolest character in this world of Slaughter Race... yet she’s got nothing but kindness in her heart." You will get a little taste of her in the world of Slaughter Race below. 

When talking about the character she plays, Gadot said:

"Shank is amazing at driving cars and has this bad-girl vibe to her. But as the movie goes on you realize how fun, wise and warm she really is on the inside, which is what I like most about her."

Shank seems like a great character that will make a fantastic addition to the franchise! The movie opens on November 21st and you can watch the promo below! 

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”

Ralph Breaks the Internet hits theaters on November 21. 

ANT-MAN AND THE FLY Is The Wondrous Trailer Mashup You Didn’t Know You Needed

Ant-Man and the Wasp proved "it takes two," in some situations, although now we're wondering if that's really the case. For example, what would've happened if Scott Lang teamed up with Seth Brundle from The Fly? Sure it would be great to see Paul Rudd and Jeff Goldblum side by side in a film, but is this the iconic duo capable of saving the day? 

We're not so sure about that, but this mashup trailer is about the most wondrous thing we've seen on the internet this week, so check it out below:

Idris Elba’s New Film Project GHETTO COWBOY Involves Redemption Through Urban Horseback Riding

I know a lot of people are hoping Idris Elba will be the next James Bond. It may still happen, but it looks like he has a different project to work on for now. Deadline reports that Elba is set to star in and produce a film called Ghetto Cowboy. This film will be based on the novel by Greg Neri of the same name. If you’re unfamiliar with the novel, here’s a brief synopsis:

Twelve-year-old Cole’s behavior causes his mother to drive him from Detroit to Philadelphia to live with a father he has never known, but who soon has Cole involved with a group of African-American “cowboys” who rescue horses and use them to steer youths away from drugs and gangs.

It certainly sounds interesting and inspirational. I wonder who will get the role of Cole. Elba will be directed by Ricky Staub who also wrote the screenplay alongside Dan Walser. Ghetto Cowboy will be produced by Elba’s Green Door Pictures as well as Jeff Waxman, Jen Madeloff, Sam Mercer, Tegan Jones, and Walser.

Trailer For John Carpenter’s 4K Re-Release of THE FOG

As you may have read a few days ago John Carpenter's classic horror film The Fog is getting a 4K theatrical re-release, and now the first restored footage of the film has surfaced!

Unfortunately, the theatrical re-release is only happening in New York, L.A., and Chicago throughout October, so this trailer is the only look some of us will get to see of the finished product. That said, what was shown looks incredible!

Check it out below, and let us know if you plan on making a trip to see the restored version of the film in theaters. 

The 4K re-release will open in theaters on October 26th for limited runs at the Metrograph in New York, Landmark’s Nuart in Los Angeles, and The Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Additional screenings will occur during the week of Halloween throughout the Alamo Drafthouse circuit and other specialty theaters.

Carpenter’s first post-Halloween venture into the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, apocalyptic vein that he would continue to mine in films like The Thing (1982) and Prince of Darkness (1987), THE FOG depicts the seaside California town of Antonio Bay in the grips of an ancient curse and a creeping mist. Drenched in malevolent atmosphere and packing an ensemble cast that includes Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Hal Holbrook and the mother-daughter duo of Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis, this is the director at his ingenious, chilling best, servicing a contemporary taste for gore while simultaneously evoking the spirit of Val Lewton.   
Out of theatrical release for years due to faded, unplayable prints, THE FOGcan now be viewed again as it was intended, with the restoration of its breathtaking color cinematography by Dean Cundey (Escape From New York, Back To The Future (I-III), Apollo 13, Romancing The Stone), who deftly captured both the daylight beauty of the Point Reyes shore and the ghostly goings-on in the dark, eerie night. 

Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day Have a New Video Game Comedy Series Coming to Apple

If you're a fan of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, you'll be excited to hear that Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a half-hour scripted comedy from Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day. This would be their first collaboration with each other since It's Always Sunny.

All that's been revealed about the series at this point is that it's set in a video game development studio. You can let your imagination run away with that. McElhenney is also attached to star in addition to writing and executive producing alongside Day. 

The series will be produced by Lionsgate-3 Arts Entertainment venture along with video game publisher Ubisoft. Not sure how Ubisoft or their gaming properties will fit into the series, but we'll eventually find out. 

Source: Apple

Emily Blunt is Having a Jolly Good Time in New Photo From MARY POPPINS RETURNS

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We've got a new photo for you to check out for the highly anticipated Disney film Mary Poppins Returns. It features Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins joyfully dancing in the streets of London. While talking about the film with EW, director Gary Marshall drives home the fact that this is not a remake of the original film:

"There’s never been a moment when I’ve felt like I want to in any way re-do the original. The thing that’s so mortifying is when people say it’s a remake. Never. No one could touch that. But can we continue the tradition of that storytelling with our own cast, with our own world, with our own sensibility? There’s so much more story to tell, and it’s because the character’s so great."

I like the fact that they are continuing the story. It's set in the same place on Cherry Tree Lane but is 25 years later. In an effort to embrace the 1964 film but stay true to the further adventures of P.L. Travers’ eight-book series, Marshall explains:

"We felt it was important to not only reflect the depression era [of the books], but that there had to be a very important reason for Mary to come back. It had to be something true and real, and so in our film, Michael’s a young father who has three kids and has not only lost his wife, but because of the time period, has also lost his whole sense of wonder and joy and optimism."

Sounds like the same kind of story formula that was used to tell the story of Christopher Robin. Regardless, I'm still excited about the film because it's Mary Poppins! 

The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).

Mary Poppins Returns is slated for release December 25, 2018.