This First WandaVision Photo Previews Elizabeth Olsen & Paul Bettany’s 1950s Look

During the recent Marvel Studios panel at the 2019 CCXP, Marvel’s chief creative officer Kevin Feige has debuted the first image from Disney+’s highly-anticipated MCU series WandaVision, featuring Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany’s Vision as a happy 1950s’ couple. The series is scheduled to be release in the Spring of 2021.

Set in the 1950s, WandaVision will follow the story of Olson and Paul Bettany’s superhero characters Scarlet Witch and Vision from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will also star Teyonah Parris as the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, a character who first made her appearance in this year’s Captain Marvel. The series is expected to be the first show that Marvel Studios is producing for Disney+ with Jac Schaeffer (Captain Marvel) serving as the its producer, showrunner and writer.

Scarlet Witch and Vision were last seen in last summer’s blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, though the duo parted on rather depressing terms. Scarlet Witch attempted, nay, destroyed the infinity stone inside Vision’s head, thus killing the man she loved. Except Thanos used the time stone in his gauntlet to undo her actions, which brought Vision back to life … but then he died again when Thanos removed the stone from his head and completed his quest to collect all the infinity stones. The infamous snap heard ’round the universe then effectively turned Scarlet Witch to ash.

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Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour With Paul Reubens

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, there will be a special screening of the movie in 20 cities, followed by amazing, never-before-told stories about the making of the film by Paul Reubens!

The pre-sale starts tomorrow at 10AM local and on-sale is this Friday. Go to peewee.com now to see when it’ll be at a city near you! 

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Watch The Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer

Sony Pictures has revealed the first trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, a direct followup to 1989’s Ghostbusters 2 from director Jason Reitman.

12-year-old Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel, Annabelle Comes Home) stars in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, with Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) playing her mother and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT) as her brother. Paul Rudd (Avengers: Endgame) will be playing a teacher in the film, while Oliver Cooper and Bokeem Woodbine will also be featured. Original stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts are all expected to return for the sequel.

According to Reitman, the sequel “connects back to the Manhattan Crossrip of 1984” that was seen in the first film. “As the family arrives at an old farm, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters. Trevor and Phoebe are about to find out who their grandfather was and whether they’re ready to pick up the proton pack themselves.”

Jason Reitman (Juno, Young Adult, Tully) directed the new film, taking over from his father Ivan Reitman who helmed the first two and will produce. Reitman, who had a cameo in 1989’s Ghostbusters 2, co-wrote the script with Gil Kenan (Monster House, Poltergeist), who is no stranger to ghost stories.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be released on July 10, 2020.

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Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee Primetime Special Airing On ABC December 20

Stars of the Marvel Universe assemble to celebrate the life and luminous legacy of Stan Lee in an ABC News production, Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee, airing Friday, December 20 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET) on ABC.

Filmed in part in front of a live audience at The New Amsterdam Theater in New York City, Celebrating Marvel’s Stan Lee takes viewers on an action-packed journey throughout the life of Lee and across the Marvel Universe, sharing never-before-seen interviews and archive footage with Lee himself from deep within the Marvel and ABC News archives.

Lee was one of the most prolific and legendary comic creators of all time. In his more than seven decades in the industry, Lee dreamed up an endless number of new characters and worlds, and brought readers an all-star roster of heroes and villains. As the co-creator of many of Marvel’s iconic comic book characters, including Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the X-Men and Black Panther, Lee is credited with making an unprecedented impact on the world of pop culture. He was a visionary and true pioneer whose work lives on in everything from blockbuster films, television series and comic books to video games and consumer products.

During the special, stars Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Saquon Barkley, Mark Hamill, Jimmy Kimmel, Method Man, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Lauren Ridloff, Kevin Smith, Deborah Ann Woll, Joe Quesada, Seth Green, Bob Iger, CB Cebulski, Todd McFarlane, Kevin Feige, Gerry Conway and more share their memories of Lee.

Known for his vivid and engaging prose, Lee gave his heroes real-world problems and realistic human failings. Besides saving the world, they had to face everyday concerns such as dating or paying the rent, and Lee never shied away from social commentary on relevant issues such as race or substance abuse. He also broke ground in giving credit to comic creators, and filled every issue of his titles with chatty responses to fan letters. After years as Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, Lee became Marvel’s editorial director and publisher in 1972, and eventually was named chairman emeritus.

In addition to his publishing successes, Lee also appeared in some of the most popular films of all time. His well-known cameos in Marvel films began with 1989’s telefilm The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, and since the release of X-Men in 2000 he has appeared in nearly every Marvel production, including 22 Marvel Studios films. Lee also appeared in many television series, including Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s Agent Carter and Marvel’s Daredevil, Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man and even as a LEGO version of himself in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. Outside the Super Hero realm, he even pops up as a wedding guest in Disney’s The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and portrayed a version of himself in the indie classic Mallrats.

“As a young man, Stan ‘The Man’ Lee always dreamed of writing, going on to create some of the greatest heroes of our modern times,” said Joe Quesada, Executive Vice President, Creative Director of Marvel Entertainment. “Stan showed each of us how to be a hero in our everyday lives, and the stories he wrote will go on to influence generations of fans for decades to come. We can’t wait for all you True Believers out there to see this special to honor and celebrate Stan’s incredible life and all the lives he has touched.”

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Watch The Wonder Woman 1984 Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for their highly-anticipated DC film Wonder Woman 1984 featuring the return of star Gal Gadot as well as director Patty Jenkins.

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. As previously announced, the film stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. Chris Pine also returns as Steve Trevor.

Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster) returns to direct the sequel, while Jenkins, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.

Wonder Woman 1984 will open in theaters June 5, 2020.

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The Addams Family Available On Digital December 24 & Blu-ray January 21

Everyone’s favorite creepy and kooky family is back in the “frighteningly funny and fresh” (Rosie Knight, IGN) animated feature film, The Addams Family, arriving on Digital December 24, 2019 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand January 21, 2020 from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The very first full-length animated film about the eccentric and unconventional family, The Addams Family on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital showcase the wonderfully weird world of the Addams family with a variety of exclusive bonus features not seen in theaters including deleted and extended scenes, an interactive charades game with Thing, behind-the-scenes footage, music lyric videos and more! Filled with wildly funny moments and a fresh take on the beloved characters created by Charles Addams, The Addams Family celebrates the uniqueness of every family and delivers spooky fun all year long. 

From directors Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Madagascar 3) and Greg Tiernan (Sausage Party, “Thomas & Friends”), The Addams Family boasts a star-studded voice cast including Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, X-Men: Apocalypse), Charlize Theron (Long Shot, Kubo and the Two Strings), Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass, The 5th Wave), Finn Wolfhard (It, “Stranger Things”), Nick Kroll (The Secret Life of Pets 2, Sing), music icon Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus, The First Wives Club) and Allison Janney (Minions, I, Tonya). The Addams Family was recently nominated for two Annie Awards including “Best Character Design – Feature” and “Best Production Design – Feature.”

Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family is back in their first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, The Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.

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Watch The Mel Brooks: Unwrapped Trailer 

American premium cable net HBO is set to launch a new documentary about legendary funnyman Mel Brooks this month.

Mel Brooks Unwrapped looks back at the life and career of Brooks (pictured), known for his pioneering work in film and TV, including writing and directing landmark films The Producers, Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles and earning the rare EGOT status after winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award for his work across entertainment spheres.

The hour-long film includes interviews with the actor, writer, producer and director, conducted by Alan Yentob, former creative director for the BBC. Combining Yentob’s archival material with present-day interviews and vérité footage of the now 93-year-old Brooks, the doc offers numerous anecdotes from throughout his career and follows him in his day-to-day life, including a visit with long-time friend and collaborator Carl Reiner.

Mel Brooks Unwrapped debuts exclusively on HBO December 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

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Watch The Free Guy Trailer

20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Pictures have released the first trailer for Free Guy, the forthcoming action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, 6 Underground).

Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Night at the Museum franchise) directed Free Guy from a script by Matt Lieberman written way back in 2016. In the vein of hits such as Wreck-It-Ralph, Free Guy will follow Guy, a lonely bank teller who discovers he is actually a background character in an open-world video game entitled Free City and works to prevent the makers of the game from shutting it down with the help of an avatar.

In addition to Reynolds, the cast also includes Killing Eve‘s Jodie Comer, Get Out‘s Lil Rel Howery, Stranger Things‘ Joe Keery, Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi and Blindspotting‘s Utkarsh Ambudkar. The film acts as a reunion for Reynolds and Waititi, who previously shared the screen in the superhero film we all want to forget, 2011’s Green Lantern.

The film is set to hit theaters on July 3, 2020.

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A Banana Duct-Taped To A Wall Sells For $120,000 At Art Basel Miami

A banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000 at Miami’s Art Basel this week — it may be the most talked-about artwork at this year’s event. Two of the three editions have been sold, according to Perrotin, the contemporary art gallery behind the work. The last one is expected to go for $150,000.

The controversial piece, called “The Comedian,” was created by Maurizio Cattelan, an Italian artist who had also entertained art lovers from around the globe in 2017 with his “America” 18-carat-gold toilet. However, the $6-million throne was stolen from England’s Blenheim Palace over the summer.

“Whether affixed to the wall of an art fair booth or displayed on the cover of the New York Post, his work forces us to question how value is placed on material goods,” he said. 

He added that “the spectacle is as much a part of the work as the banana.”

Some critics argue this piece is a perfect representation of what the art world has become with its gaping wealth inequalities. Others, however, chose not to go as deep and appreciate the simplicity of the art piece. 

The artist first came up with the idea a year ago. He “was thinking of a sculpture that was shaped like a banana,” according to a press statement from Perrotin.

“Every time he traveled, he brought a banana with him and hung it in his hotel room to find inspiration. He made several models: first in resin, then in bronze and in painted bronze (before) finally coming back to the initial idea of a real banana.”

The artist reported no clear instructions for buyers on whether the bananas start to decompose. The Miami Herald reported that owners can replace the banana, as needed.

Reprinted from CBS News – LINK

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Zombieland: Double Tap Arrives On Digital December 24 & Blu-ray On January 21

Remember to limber up and beware of bathrooms, as Woody Harrelson (Venom), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Abigail Breslin (“Scream Queens”) and Emma Stone (La La Land) return to the United States of Zombieland ten years after their first undead adventure for Ruben Fleischer’s long-awaited Zombieland: Double Tap coming to Digital December 24 and 4K Ultra HDTM, Blu-ray and DVD January 21 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Experience an all-new adventure with some of your favorite zombie apocalypse survivors, as well as newcomers Rosario Dawson (TV’s “The Defenders”), Zoey Deutch (TV’s “The Politician”), Luke Wilson (Old School), Avan Jogia (Shaft), and Thomas Middleditch (TV’s “Silicon Valley”).

Set one decade after the events of the first film, Zombieland: Double Tap finds Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), and Wichita (Emma Stone) working together as a well-oiled, zombie-killing machine with a new home in the now-vacant White House. These four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

In addition to the film’s on-screen reunion, Zombieland: Double Tap brings back several fan-favorites behind the camera as well. Director Ruben Fleischer returns to the Zombieland universe after the blockbuster debut of Venom in 2018, directing a script penned by original Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, in addition to Dave Callaham, solidifying Zombieland: Double Tap as an event ten years in the making.

The bonus materials for Zombieland: Double Tap include audio commentary by Ruben Fleischer, a hilarious blooper reel, nine alternate & extended scenes, and several behind-the-scenes featurettes diving into the making of the film and more!

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