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Twitter Announces Live Streaming Event With Disney & People For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Twitter today announced it is collaborating with Disney and People to live stream exclusively a special Rogue One: A Star Wars Story event. The live stream, hosted by People, will feature the debut of never-before-seen content from Rogue One followed by a Q&A with the director and cast members from the film.

Live coverage will start on Friday, December 2nd at 10am PT, streaming from a surprise location. The live stream will be available worldwide to Twitter’s logged-in and logged-out audience on Twitter and connected devices and can be found at RogueOne.twitter.com, in Twitter Moments and through @StarWars and @people.

The experience will give Star Wars fans a sneak peek of the highly anticipated film ahead of its December 16 release date, and will include behind-the-scenes commentary during a live discussion with Director Gareth Edwards, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, and cast members including Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. The Q&A will be hosted by People’s Deputy Editor, JD Heyman. Fans can submit questions on Twitter for the cast to answer during the event by Tweeting with #AskRogueOne. Fans can also Tweet with the following hashtags and a Star Wars Twitter emoji will automatically appear: #RogueOne, #DeathStar, #StarWars and #StarWarsRogueOne.

“People come to Twitter to see what’s happening in the entertainment world, and the conversation about movies, especially Star Wars, is constant on Twitter,” said Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter. “Our collaboration with Disney and People will give fans fresh and exciting live Star Wars content that they can view and Tweet about all on the same platform.”

“Disney and Lucasfilm are always seeking out innovative ways to tell great stories and engage with fans around the world,” said Ricky Strauss, President, Marketing, The Walt Disney Studios. “We’re thrilled to join forces with Twitter and People to create this can’t-miss Rogue One event that gives Star Wars fans a behind-the-scenes peek at one of the most talked-about movies of the year.”

“People is thrilled to participate in the celebration of the latest release in the iconic Star Wars franchise,” says Jess Cagle, Editor in Chief, People.  “We have been covering Star Wars since the very first film hit theaters in 1977; our audience can’t get enough of it.”

People is also releasing a special newsstand edition on Nov. 30 called Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One, featuring a VR bonus including goggles, in addition to the original People Special — Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story, which is premiering Nov. 30 on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN).

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Alien: Covenant Poster

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20th Century Fox has just released an Alien: Covenant poster and it teases a new release date that’s three months sooner than previously announced. Alien: Covenant was previously set to hit the big screen August 4, 2017. It will now arrive on May 19th.

Michael Fassbender (reprising his Prometheus role of David as well as a new android Walter) stars in the film along with Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Jussie Smolett (Empire), Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills), and Billy Crudup (Watchmen). Noomi Rapace is also expected to reprise her role as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw.

Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus, Alien: Covenant connects directly to Ridley Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. It begins with the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Michael Green (Green Lantern) are providing the Alien: Covenant screenplay, which Ridley Scott once again directs.

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The Official Beauty And The Beast Poster Is Here

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Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled the official Beauty and the Beast poster.

Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as Beast, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Kevin Kline as Maurice (Belle’s father), Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, and Stanley Tucci as a grand piano named Cadenza.

Bill Condon is directing Beauty and the Beast from a script by Stephen Chbosky, and the film will be produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated classic, has written three new songs for the production with Sir Tim Rice.

Walt Disney Pictures will release the movie on March 17, 2017.

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The BFG Comes To Digital HD, Blu-ray & Disney Movies Anywhere December 6, 2016

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This month, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, beloved children’s author of family favorites like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and Dahl’s personal favorite, The BFG, as well as World Dream Day, an annual event honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us.” It seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of The BFG, Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, on December 6, 2016 on Digital HD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

The BFG unites the talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – to bring to life the classic tale of a courageous little girl named Sophie (newcomer Ruby Barnhill) and a gentle and charming Big Friendly Giant (Oscar-winner Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Spielberg employs a new, hybrid style of filmmaking blending live-action and performance-capture techniques, resulting in genuine, heartfelt performances and super-photorealistic animation.

Families and fans will be swept away by this spectacular adventure and delight in extensive bonus features, including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The BFG hosted by Ruby Barnhill and featuring Steven Spielberg; a charming, all-new short; a fun and whimsical tutorial on the Big Friendly Giant’s unique language of Gobblefunk; a touching tribute to screenwriter Melissa Mathison (E.T. the Extraterrestrial, The Black Stallion); and more.

Spielberg’s directorial debut with The Walt Disney Studios was a labor of love, as he’s been a fan of Dahl’s for years. In fact, he read The BFG to his own children when they were younger. According to Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship; it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends; and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” The BFG is a Golden Phizzwizard come true for Spielberg, Dahl fans and audiences around the world.

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Watch The New Storks Movie Trailer

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Warner Bros. Pictures has just brought online a new Storks movie trailer.

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable, and wholly unauthorized, baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.

The animated adventure stars Andy Samberg (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania), Katie Crown (Cartoon Network’s Clarence), Kelsey Grammer (Toy Story 2, The Simpsons), Jennifer Aniston (We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), Ty Burrell (Finding Dory, Modern Family), Keegan-Michael Key (The Angry Birds Movie, Keanu), Jordan Peele (Keanu, Key & Peele) and Danny Trejo (The Book of Life).

Storks is directed by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, BAFTA nominee for Muppets Most Wanted) and Doug Sweetland (supervising animator on Cars, Oscar-nominated director of the animated short Presto), from a screenplay written by Stoller.

Storks is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille) and Nicholas Stoller. A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, Storks is slated for release in 2D, and in 3D in select theaters, on September 23, 2016.

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First Look At The New Pennywise From Stephen King’s IT

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Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first official look at Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Dancing Clown from Stephen King’s IT.

“It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane,” Skarsgård tells the outlet. “It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates…It truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt. What’s funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks it’s funny.”

EW also reports that the events of the film will be moved upward from the source material, which was set in both the 1950s and 1980s, and will be set in the present day with the late 1980s as the past setting.

Mama director Andy Muschietti will direct the film which will feature Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special) as Bill Denbrough, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things”) as Richie Tozier, newcomer Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) as Stan Uris, Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs (“Hawaii Five-0”) as Mike Hanlon and Jeremy Ray Taylor (42) as Ben Hanscom, the younger versions of the story’s protagonists.

Based on the novel by Stephen King, the film’s story recalls a promise made twenty-eight years ago that forces seven adults to reunite in Derry, Maine, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Unsure that their Losers Club had vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if IT should ever reappear. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that summer return as they prepare to do battle with the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers once more.

The film is set to be released in two parts with Part One focusing on the group of teens called the Losers Club, while Part Two is set around the repercussions on these characters as adults. Stephen King’s IT Part One will be released on September 8, 2017.

The remake is being produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.

IT was previously adapted into a television miniseries in 1990 from director Tommy Lee Wallace and featured Tim Curry’s iconic performance as the title character. The feature film remake has been in-development for some time and was previously going to be directed by auteur Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective) with the young English actor Will Poulter (We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner) originally cast as Pennywise.

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Carrie 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Arriving From Scream Factory On October 11, 2016

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Carrie from the legendary filmmaker Brian De Palma will celebrate its 40th anniversary and Scream Factory is celebrating four decades of the director’s classic Stephen King adaptation with a 2-disc collector’s edition Blu-ray set.

Available Oct. 11, the set features a 4K scan of the film’s original negative and nearly three hours of bonus features, including a featurette which revisits the film’s original locations, and new interviews with writer Lawrence D. Cohen, editor Paul Hirsch, actors Piper Laurie, P.J. Soles, Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt, Edie McClurg, casting director Harriet B. Helberg, and director of photography Mario Tosi.

More details can be found HERE.

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Watch The New Trolls Trailer

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20th Century Fox has just released a new Trolls movie trailer!

Leading the cast is nine-time Grammy and four-time Emmy Award winner Justin Timberlake (The Social Network, Inside Llewyn Davis) as the troll Branch, in addition to serving as executive music producer and performing multiple songs on the soundtrack. The film will also feature Academy and Tony Award nominee Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) as Princess Poppy, The Late Late Show host James Corden (Into the Woods) as Biggie, comedian Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek) as Creek, music superstar Gwen Stefani (The Aviator) as DJ Suki, YouTube personality GloZell Green as Grandma Rosiepuff, Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) as Guy Diamond, comedian Ron Funches (Undateable) as Cooper, YouTube personality Meg DeAngelis as Moxie and Swedish electropop duo Icona Pop (Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo) as the Fashionistas.

Directed by Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After), co-directed by Walt Dohrn (Shrek Forever After) and produced by Gina Shay (Shrek Forever After), the film for the first time tells the story behind the beloved Trolls and their gravity defying and colorful manes. Setting out on an epic adventure that takes Poppy and Branch far beyond the only world they have ever known, their quest will test their strength and reveal their true colors – with no shortage of musical mash-ups along the way!

Trolls will be released on November 4, 2016.

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Wicked Movie Officially Announced

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Universal has just announced that a Wicked movie has been given the green light for 2019. Having hit New York’s Broadway stages back in 2003, Wicked has gone on to become one of the most successful stage musicals of all-time with show selling out hundreds of performances. Wicked, which is based off Gregory Maguire’s novel  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, tells the Wicked Witch’s story from the original Wizard of Oz. With the play’s music and lyrics composed by Stephen Schwartz, Wicked has gone on both nation and international tours with the play collecting thousands of diehard fans.

As the original Broadway production starred Idina Menzel as the play’s lead Elphaba and Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, the play racked up 10 Tony nominations in 2004. Two of those nominations were for Best Actress as both Idina and Kristin were recognized with Idina ultimately winning the coveted award.

While the play’s initial critical reviews were mixed, the play’s commercial success has broken Broadway records. The play is currently housed at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City, and the production regularly grosses over $1.5 million a week with playgoers flocking to the show.

News of Wicked hitting the big screen has been teased several times over the years, but Universal Studios green-lighted the film’s production following the success of Les Miserables (2012).

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Watch The New Finding Dory Trailer

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Disney Pixar has released the new trailer for the long-awaited sequel Finding Dory, featuring returning stars Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks back in their classic voice roles.

Finding Dory picks up six months after the first movie, with Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) living a quiet life among the clown fishes. After going with Nemo on a class trip to see manta rays migrate back home, her home sickness leads the forgetful Dory on a quest to find where she came from.

“The movie will be mostly set at the California Marine Biology Institute, a huge complex of sea life rehabilitation and aquarium, where Dory was born and raised,” Pixar President Jim Morris stated previously. “We will get to meet new characters, like an octopus, sea lions, a beluga whale, among others.”

Finding Dory features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life, such as her parents voiced by Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy.

Findng Nemo helmer Andrew Stanton (John Carter) returns to the directors chair for the animated film, which features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Michael Sheen, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.

Walt Disney Pictures will release the animated sequel on June 17, 2016.

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