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Eddie Murphy To Return In Coming To America Sequel

Fans of the 1988 flick “Coming to America” are in luck – Eddie Murphy is on board for a sequel.

Murphy confirmed the news Friday, saying that he was “thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

“We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen,” Murphy said in a statement to the outlet.

The actor and comedian will reportedly once again play Prince Akeem in the Paramount movie. Paramount is hoping the majority of the original cast, including Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones, will return for the sequel.

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The Little Mermaid Dives Into The Walt Disney Signature Collection On Digital February 12  & Blu-ray February 26

In honor of its 30th anniversary, two-time Academy Award-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song “Under the Sea,” 1989) “The Little Mermaid,” dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. The magical, musical tale of mermaid princess Ariel — along with loveable sidekicks Sebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hate sea witch Ursula — is shore to make a splash with all generations when it comes home for the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD  and Movies Anywhere on February 12, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on February 26.

The Signature Edition of “The Little Mermaid” showcases its award-winning musical score and iconic songs such as “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World” with a sing-along mode allowing you to accompany this beloved cast of characters on their journey.   Never-before-seen bonus features bring legendary composer Alan Menken and some of Disney’s most recognizable leading ladies together around a piano to reminisce, sing and celebrate “The Little Mermaid.” The latest installment of “Stories from Walt’s Office” compares Walt and Ariel’s love of collecting treasures. Viewers will also receive an inside look at the “The Little Mermaid” cast in their original recording sessions, explore hidden treasures and fun facts from the film, and enjoy a special performance of “Part of Your World” by a cappella singing sensation DCapella. Plus, fans will have access to hours of additional classic bonus features! 

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale about a beautiful mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human, “The Little Mermaid” was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements (“Aladdin”). It features the voice talents of Jodi Benson (“Toy Story 2,” “Toy Story 3”) as Ariel, Pat Carroll (“Laverne & Shirley”) as Ursula, Samuel E. Wright (Broadway’s “The Lion King”) as Sebastian, Christopher Daniel Barnes (“The Brady Bunch Movie”) as Eric, Kenneth Mars (“Young Frankenstein”) as Triton, Buddy Hackett (“The Music Man”) as Scuttle, Jason Marin (“Back to the Future”) as Flounder and René Auberjonois (“The Patriot”) as Chef Louis. The film was originally released in theaters on Nov. 15, 1989 and is the 28th film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the first in what many described as a new Disney animation renaissance.

“The Little Mermaid” is the seventh title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King” and “Lady and the Tramp.”

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Chronicle Books Announces Studio Ghibli Publishing Line

In 1988 Studio Ghibli released the animated fantasy My Neighbor Totoro to much acclaim. Directed by legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyizaki, the award-winning film is widely regarded as one of the greatest animated films ever made, ranking #13 on Rolling Stone’s “40 Greatest Animated Movies Ever” and the #1 spot on a list of the greatest animated films, curated by director Terry Gilliam in TimeOut London.

In the decades since its premier the film has amassed a world-wide following of fans who embrace the film and its beloved characters such as Satsuki, Mei, Cat Bus, and of course, Totoro. Now Chronicle Books announces new stationery products that celebrate the anniversary and embrace the spirit of the film.

My Neighbor Totoro Postcards

Relive the enchanting story through these 30 full-color postcards reproducing hand-drawn final frames from the film.

My Neighbor Totoro: Pop-Up Notecards

Showcasing classic scenes from the film, these full-color notecards delight when opened and a character from the film pops up― a fun way to share one’s enthusiasm and friendship. Five different scenes repeat twice.

My Neighbor Totoro: Totoro Plush Journal

Collect plans and dreams in this plush journal that features Totoro under the umbrella embroidered on the cover and appearances of the forest spirit throughout its lined pages. 

My Neighbor Totoro: Cat Bus Plush Journal

Get ready for adventure with the fantastical Cat Bus embroidered on this plush journal and sprinkled among the lined pages.

With the debut of this line, Chronicle Books will be the first official publisher of Studio Ghibli stationery and gift products in North America with distribution at bookstores, gift shops, and national chains. My Neighbor Totoro is the first film in the Chronicle Books stationery program, with other Studio Ghibli films to follow in the future.

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Watch A Special Look At Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel 

Watch the exclusive look at Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel that aired tonight on ESPN during the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship game between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. 

The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel will fly into theaters on March 8, 2019.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens & The Last Jedi Prints By Eric Tan

This Tuesday, Bottleneck Gallery is teaming up with Acme and LucasFilm to release Eric Tan’s next set of brilliant prints in his ongoing Star Wars series!

Eric Tan has been working his way through the main Star Wars film canon, creating pieces for each movie, and we’re proud to present his latest prints for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi! Eric’s banner-esque prints are sleek and feature his trademark stylized representations of memorable elements from both films.

Eric’s prints will be available for purchase Tuesday (1/8) @ 12PM ET at bottleneckgallery.com!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Eric Tan
Screen print
12 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 250
$50 each / $95 per set
Officially licensed by Lucasfilm & Acme Archives

Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Eric Tan
Screen print
12 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 250
$50 each / $95 per set
Officially licensed by Lucasfilm & Acme Archives

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Where Does Batman Buy His Groceries?

If you didn’t know where Batman shops, you do now: He and celebrities like Slimer, Scooby-Doo, the Griswolds, Doc Brown and more—or, more specifically, their cars—make cameos in a new spot from Walmart promoting its free grocery pickup service.

The campaign debuted during NBC’s Golden Globes broadcast last night and featured familiar vehicles from movies and TV shows from the last four decades—including the station wagon from National Lampoon’s Vacation, Lloyd and Harry’s Mutt Cutts van from Dumb and Dumber and more. And it’s set to the tune of Gary Numan’s 1979 hit “Cars,”.

Barbara Messing, CMO of Walmart U.S., said the retailer worked with Hollywood studios to ensure that the famous cars looked just like ones on film.

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 Bookends Statue

Fans of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World will love these Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 bookends. The bookends resemble the scene where Harry Potter goes thru the wall at the train station.  The statue is made of polyresin. Measures about 13 1/10-inches long x 7-inches tall x 6 4/5-inches wide.

Pre-order HERE for $69.99.

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The 2019 Golden Globes Winners List

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards aired on NBC tonight with co-hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg. The Golden Globes serve as the official kickoff to the 2019 awards season. Winners in 25 categories — 14 in film and 11 in television — are voted on by the HFPA.

HERE is a list of all of the winners.

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Check Out The New Captain Marvel Promo Posters 

New promo posters for the upcoming Captain Marvel have made their way online featuring new images of Brie Larson as the titular heroine along with her cat Goose and Ben Mendelsohn’s Skrull character Talos.

Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson, Room) as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, the film is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Brie Larson is joined in the film by Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Annette Bening, and Jude Law. Reprising their roles from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace, and returning once again to a Marvel Studios film will be Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson.

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include Mississippi Grind and Half Nelson. An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (Glow) and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.

Captain Marvel will debut in theaters on March 8.

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Live-Action Dumbo New Character Posters 

Disney has posted 5 new character posters from the highly anticipated live-action Dumbo film. 

From visionary director Tim Burton, Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. 

Featured characters include Dumbo, a sweet newborn elephant with oversized ears; Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a former circus star charged with caring for an elephant who can fly; Max Medici (Danny DeVito), the owner of a struggling circus who hopes Dumbo will bring in the crowds; V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), an entrepreneur who sets his sights on Medici’s circus and its flying elephant; and Colette Marchant (Eva Green), an accomplished aerialist who’s cast to fly alongside Dumbo in a state-of-the-art amusement park called Dreamland.

Dumbo flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

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