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Fantasia & Fantasia 2000: 2-Movie Collection Special Edition

Fantasia & Fantasia 2000: 2-Movie Collection Special Edition Releasing for the First Time in Over a Decade To Astound the Eyes and Ears of a New Generation! Highly-Anticipated Hi-Def Debut of Disney’s Acclaimed Masterwork and the Modern Magnum Opus it Inspired Fantasia & Fantasia 2000: 2-Movie Collection Special Edition On 4-Disc Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and 2-Disc DVD November 30, 2010 Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 — the magical, animated musical masterpiece and the contemporary classic inspired by it — debut in highly anticipated Blu-ray High Definition and DVD 2-Movie Collection Special Editions on November 30. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is opening the Disney vault to be able to present these two films that broke the boundaries of imagination in the highest quality possible… The Fantasia and Fantasia 2000: 2-Movie Collection Special Edition will be available in a 4-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack ( $45.99 SRP) and a 2-Disc DVD ( $39.99 SRP ) for a very limited time

Star Tours Update And Photos

Star Tours Update And Photos We have reported before that Star Tours ride in currently going through an upgrade. Randy ( Arnoldfans ) and myself were one of the lucky few who got to attend the very last ride of the original Star Tours on July 26,2010.  Star Tours 2.0 , which is set to open up in May of 2011. The most recent info is that it will be called "Star Tours: The Adventures Continue" New destinations will include Tatooine and Coruscant. And the new ride will be set in-between the two Star Wars trilogies. The Star Tours vehicle is now going to be chased by Boba Fett .  C3PO and R2-D2 are still the hosts… Admiral Ackbar holographically communicates with the Star Tours vehicle." We occupied a large soundstage in Hollywood to film a key sequence of the new show. Anthony Daniels flew in from London to bring C-3PO to life on the stage, as well as workshop the script with our writer Steve Spiegel. I spoke with Anthony Daniels the other day about what it fel

UFC Champs VS WEC Champs Could Be On The Horizon

UFC Champs VS WEC Champs Could Be On The Horizon I am a huge UFC and WEC fan this news is music to my ears. For more than a year, Zuffa officials have been adamant with decries that the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its sister promotion, World Extreme Cagefighting , will operate as independent organizations. But for the first time, a company executive has suggested the WEC may get a promotional push by the UFC, and it could result in superfights between the two organizations' biggest stars. Today during a UFC Fan Expo London 2010 Q&A session at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London, UFC co-owner and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta admitted the time likely has come for the UFC to help its smaller partner. After all, while the WEC has produced some of the best and most competitive events of the past few years, ratings have sunk, attendance figures have flat-lined (when WEC star Urijah Faber isn't on the card), and yet the company continues producing some of the spo

Incredible Hulk Coming To ABC

Incredible Hulk Coming To The Small Screen As DC Comics heroine Wonder Woman , who had a TV series during the 1970s, is being prepped for a return to the small screen, Marvel and ABC are developing a TV return for the Incredible Hulk . CBS produced a memorable series featuring the jade giant that ran from 1978-82 and starred Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno . At the end of the decade, ABC followed up with three TV movies that featured incarnations of Marvel heroes Daredevil and Thor . Hulk is one of two projects that are priorities at Marvel Television, Marvel Studio’s TV division, which has been operating under the radar since Jeph Loeb took the reins at the end of June. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Heatvision

Vanessa Hudgens To Join The Cast Of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Vanessa Hudgens To Have A Journey On A Mysterious Island Vanessa Hudgens is in final negotiations to play the female lead in New Line’s “ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island ,” the sequel to “ Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D .” Brad Peyton is on board to direct the film, in which Josh Hutcherson is reprising his role as burgeoning explorer Sean Anderson. Dwayne Johnson is also starring in the pic being produced by Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm. The story sees Hutcherson and Johnson forced to go a trip to a mythical and monstrous island to find his missing grandfather. The script is loosely based on Jules Verne's "The Mysterious Island." Hudgens plays a Pacific Islander who gets swept into the adventure and end up falling for Hutcherson. Please Leave A Comment- Source- THR

Walken, Farrow & Blair Join The "Dark Horse"

Walken, Farrow & Blair Join The "Dark Horse" Christopher Walken , Mia Farrow and Selma Blair are joining Jordan Gelber in " Dark Horse ," the latest indie drama from Todd Solondz. The film centers on a thirtysomething man ( Gelber ) in arrested development who lives with his parents ( Walken and Farrow ), reluctantly works for his father and avidly collects toys. He seeks out a thirtysomething woman ( Blair ) in arrested development in an attempt to shed the "dark horse" status in his family and finally accomplish something. Aasif Mandvi, a correspondent for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" who appeared in "The Last Airbender," also is in the movie, playing Blair's "not quite" ex-boyfriend. Already cast are Justin Bartha ("The Hangover") as Gelber's more successful brother, Zachary Booth ("Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist") as Gelber's easygoing cousin and Donna Murphy (

Family Guy: It's a Trap! First Look

First Look At Slave Leia From Upcoming Family Guy The " Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi !" jab which " Family Guy " would do later this season has been given a preview. The family's matriarch Lois is dressed up in the iconic Princess Leia slave bikini while her son Chris poses as Luke Skywalker beside her. Called " Family Guy: It's a Trap! ", the final chapter will follow Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia who must travel to Tatooine to free Han Solo ( Peter ) by infiltrating the wretched stronghold of Jabba the Hutt ( Joe ), the galaxy's most loathsome and dreadful gangster. Once reunited, the Rebels team up with a tribe of Ewoks to combat the Imperial forces on the forest moon of Endor. Meanwhile the Emperor ( Carter Pewterschmidt ) and Darth Vader ( Stewie ) conspire to turn Luke to the dark side, and young Skywalker is determined to rekindle the spirit of the Jedi within his father. The Galactic Civil War has never been

Drive Angry 3D Trailer

Drive Angry 3D Trailer Yahoo released the first full trailer for the upcoming film " Drive Angry " Starring Nicolas Cage,Amber Heard,Billy Burke,David Morse,William Fichtner and our good friend Michael Papajohn . Milton, a hardened felon has broken out of hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon. Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Milton, a hardened felon has broken out of hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon. He's joined by Piper - a young, sexy waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend's cherry-red muscle car in order to help Milton. Now, the two of them are hot on the trail of the deadly leader of the cult, Jonah King, who believes it is his destiny to use the baby to unleas

LaBeouf Says Transformers 3 Will Be Best of the Series. Let's Hope So

 LaBeouf Says Transformers 3 Will Be Best of the Series. Let's Hope So Despite not being impressed with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen , Shia LaBeouf is pretty sure the third film will be the best of the series. "This is, and I'm not just BS-ing you, it's the best movie we've made of the three by far," LaBeouf told MTV News recently about Transformers 3, adding that director Michael Bay showed him 40 minutes of footage that had him feeling extra confident about the final product. "The script is the best script we've had," LaBeouf said. "The second movie, we were in the middle of a writers' strike, writing on the go," he explained. "The first movie, we had the discovery, and this movie really is the fruition of the rhythm we've created out of five years working together. I'm super proud of this movie." Movie Trailers - Movies Blog Also, it seems that Transformers 3 will be the final Transformers movie

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Cast Round-Up

The People Who Will Make More Money Signing Autographs At Shows Vampires are truly going international in " The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn ." Summit Entertainment announced a worldwide selection of vampire sects for the two-part conclusion to the "Twilight" franchise. Earlier this month, "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer confirmed that 9-year-old Mackenzie Foy would play the coveted role of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward's (Robert Pattinson) daughter . The studio covered the blood-sucking world in one sweep, listing the casting for the Amazon, Egyptian, Irish and Romanian Coven as well as the American and European Nomads groups. Representing South America: the Amazon coven will be comprised of Tracey Heggins as Senna and Judi Shekoni as Zafrina . The Egyptian Coven is comprised of Omar Metwally as Amun , Andrea Gabriel as Kebi , Rami Malek as Benjamin and Angela Sarafyan as Tia . The Irish Coven is comprised o

Top Gun 2 Could See The Skies Soon

Have You Lost That Love And Feeling? Reinflate your beach volleyballs, don your aviators, and apply some Coppertone to your shaven chests, lads, for the sequel to Top Gun is nigh! We have  learned that Paramount Pictures has made offers to both producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott to follow up their action classic, and has a missile lock on Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) to update the script, one in which Tom Cruise’s Maverick would play a smaller role. Maverick would be confused and slightly depressed by the state of Top Gun these days, anyway. Last June, at a junket for Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bruckheimer let slip that he had been “recently approached again to start talking about [a sequel]” but noted that “the aviation community has completely changed since we made the movie a long time ago.” Since 1986, the TOPGUN syllabus has been changed so the focus is far less on the spectacular and dramatic air-to-air do

Natalie Portman Has The Upper Hand For Lead Role In Upcoming Alien Prequel

Natalie Portman Has The Upper Hand For Lead Role In Upcoming Alien Prequel Vulture just got word: Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof turned in his new draft of the screenplay for Ridley Scott's Alien prequel on Saturday, and 20th Century Fox execs are very pleased with it indeed! We’re told all involved parties have been made to sign nondisclosure agreements about the plot, but our spies have been able to glean several interesting nuggets about the project, which is set roughly 35 years before Scott’s dystopic classic. Here's what we know ... One reason Fox execs are so thrilled with Lindelof’s Alien draft is that, not only is it creatively engaging, but it adds no expensive "set pieces" — production-speak for elaborate, effects-heavy action sequences that add millions to the cost of a film — to the movie. 20th Century Fox and Scott have been wrangling over the director’s proposed budget. One insider familiar with the situation puts Scott’s suggested budget at bet

Happytime Murders Brought To You By Jim Henson Company

“Happytime Murders" Finds A Home “ Happytime Murders ,” a comedy-thriller written by Todd Berger and to be directed by Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson , has landed at Lionsgate. The project has been in development at the Jim Henson Co . since October 2008, when it picked up Berger’s script as a spec. Lionsgate’s acquisition gives the risky project — a dark and adult story featuring puppets — a real shot at getting made, with insiders talking of a possible January start, depending on how soon a star can be found for the lead. “ Happytime ” takes place in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, with the puppets viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show called “ The Happytime Gang ” begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet — with a drinking problem, no less — takes on the case with his former human partner. Think “Avenue Q” meets “L.A. Confidential.” Please Leave A Commment- Source- THR

Eddie Murphy Set To Star In "Tower Heist"

Finally An Adult Film For Eddie Murphy Finally Eddie Murphy is getting back into the game. My man has been making kids movies for the last couple of years. Its' going to be good seeing him in an adult film. I was really hoping to bring you some news on him making a return with a Beverly Hills Cop 4 film, but looks like this is the best I got for now. Eddie Murphy is set to join Ben Stiller and Alan Alda in Tower Heist , the Brett Ratner -directed caper film for Universal Pictures. Imagine's Brian Grazer is producing, and Murphy will join Karen Kehela Sherwood and Kim Roth as executive producers. Jeff Nathanson, Ratner's accomplice in the Rush Hour films, is rewriting the latest version by Ted Griffin. Murphy has been mentioned as a possible participant going back to the film's original configuration as an African American version of Ocean's Eleven , when it was called Trump Heist . Trump was dropped as was that casting equation, and now, the storyline deal

'Napoleon Dynamite' Cartoon Series On It's Way

 'Napoleon Dynamite' Cartoon Series On It's Way Fox has picked up two animated series eyed for next season, Napoleon Dynamite , an adaptation of the hit 2004 movie, and Allen Gregory, co-written and executive produced by Jonah Hill . Both series are produced by 20th Century Fox TV; Allen Gregory is a co-production with studio-based Chernin Entertainment. The order to Napoleon Dynamite is for 6 episodes , while Allen Gregory has been picked up for 7 episodes. Both projects originated as presentations. The original cast of Napoleon Dynamite led by Jon Heder is back to voice the animated series, which follows the misadventures of an awkward high school teenager and his quirky friends as they struggle to navigate life in rural Idaho. The film's writers Jared Hess, who also directed it, and Jerusha Hess wrote the adaptation with The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully. All 3 are executive producing. Allen Gregory's title character is the world’s most celebrated seven-yea

Tom Hardy Cast As Lead In Batman 3

What Role Will Tom Hardy Play In Batman 3? While Tom Hardy 's plan to play Mad Max in the George Miller-directed Mad Max: Fury Road has hit another delay, the fast-rising Hardy's in the mix for another big film at Warner Bros. I'm told that Hardy has been set by his Inception director Chris Nolan for a lead role in the next Batman film at Warner Bros. Insiders are keeping the role secret and won't even say if he's up for a villain role, but that seems a reasonable assumption. Hardy has followed up Inception with lead roles in the Tomas Alfredson-directed adaptation of the John Le Carre novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and he's currently starring with Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon in the McG-directed Fox comedy This Means War . Please Leave A Comment- Source- Deadline

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune On It's Way To The Big Screen

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune On It's Way To The Big Screen David O. Russell has closed a deal to write and direct " Uncharted: Drake's Fortune ," an adaptation of the 2007 PlayStation 3 video game, for Columbia Pictures. Back in May, Russell first flirted with the project, but then moved on to develop a big-screen adaptation of " Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ." But his quest to direct the PS3 game adaptation pulled him back in, leaving "Zombies," for the moment, undead. Despite making his somewhat combative reputation with left-of-center indie films such as " Spanking the Monkey," "Flirting With Disaster" and "I Heart Huckabees," Russell appears to be making a serious move into bigger-budget mainstream movies. His next film, the boxing drama " The Fighter " from Paramount, comes out December. In the mold of epic adventure films like "Tomb Raider" and "Indiana Jones," the &

Carrie Fisher Used Coke On The Set Of Empire Strikes Back

Carrie Fisher Used Coke On Hoth " Star Wars " actress Carrie Fisher admitted Monday to taking cocaine on the set of " The Empire Strikes Back ", saying she didn't even like the drug but was intent on getting high. The Princess Leia actress, now 53, said her life had been defined by addiction, with stints in psychiatric hospitals and rehab clinics -- even the emergency room with an overdose. "We (who is we?) did cocaine on the set of 'Empire', in the ice planet," Fisher told Australian newswire AAP, referring to the setting of the second film in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. "I didn't even like coke that much, it was just a case of getting on whatever train I needed to take to get high," she said while visiting Sydney for her "Wishful Drinking" stand-up comedy show. Now a writer and comedienne, Fisher's turn as Princess Leia in the 1977-1983 "Star Wars" saga was by far her most famous

SyFy's New Show "Hollywood Treasure"

 What Next Hollywood Treasure Is Going To Be Found? " Hollywood Treasure ," Syfy's new reality series featuring Joe Maddalena , will premiere Wednesday, October 27 with two back-to-back half-hour episodes at 10:00pm and 10:30pm. "Hollywood Treasure" is a weekly documentary-reality series that delves into the intricate world of collecting showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, including science fiction and fantasy props and costumes. The series follows Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and the world's largest auctioneer of original movie, television and pop culture collectibles. HOLLYWOOD TREASURE Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Two back-to-back half hour episodes Wednesdays (10:00 - 10:30 p.m. and 10:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Syfy Starting October 27 Each episode follows Joe and his crew as they travel the globe searching for the most compelling, rare, and sought-after Hollywood memorabilia. Sometimes combing through basements and

Eric Stoltz Replaced In Back To The Future

Who Was the Original Marty McFly? Everyone knows the classic 1985 film " Back to the Future " featured a boyish Michael J. Fox in a winning performance as Marty McFly . But Fox was not the original McFly. In fact, Eric Stoltz was five weeks into shooting the famed McFly role when director and co-writer Robert Zemeckis made a drastic production decision -- changing his lead actor. Details of the shocking Hollywood switch and never-before-seen footage of Stoltz as McFly are part of the extras package for the "Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy " to be released on Blu-Ray on Oct. 26. Watch the video after the Jump.. Zemeckis says the casting change was "this horrific decision; it was heartbreaking for everybody." Executive producer Steven Spielberg said that Zemeckis consulted him before pursuing the casting change. "(Zemeckis) showed me the first five weeks of shooting that he had put together," Spielberg said. " And

Anthony Bourdain "Get Jiro" Comic Book

Anthony Bourdain To Cook Us "Get Jiro" Comic Book Star of the Travel Channel show " No Reservations ," Anthony Bourdain broke out some hard-hitting writing when he released his memoir " Kitchen Confidential " — but he's decided to try his hand at creating a graphic novel as well. Bourdain let his project slip in an interview earlier this year, but it's official now, and it won't be about gyros. He'll be aided by novelist Joel Rose of "Kill Kill Faster Faster" and artist Langdon Foss, whose work has appeared in "Heavy Metal." Together, they're synthesizing a "futuristic action thriller" called "Get Jiro!" which was just announced at New York Comic Con. The genre choice may surprise Bourdain's followers, but it's said to be focusing on American obsessions with exotic cuisine in manic, violent and extreme ways. Such subject matter is well within the realm of topics Bourdain has addresse


A Few Edgy Kristen Stewart Images Want to thank the good people over at Samuel Goldwyn Films and Destination Films,for sending us these new poster and images from the upcoming film  WELCOME TO THE RILEYS . The film stars Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini , and Academy Award nominee Melissa Leo . The film hits theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and Boston on Friday, October 29, 2010. To watch the trailer and see more images after the Jump.. James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo star as a married couple whose relationship has deteriorated due to a family tragedy years earlier. In what is widely considered her most dramatic and mature role yet, Kristen Stewart plays Mallory, a teenage runaway who transforms the couple's relationship after their lives intersect. WELCOME TO THE RILEYS is helmed by acclaimed film and music video director Jake Scott (including videos for R.E.M., Radiohead, U2, Oasis, The Strokes and many more). < param name="allowFullScreen" valu

Social Network Still #1 At The Box Office

Social Network Still #1 At The Box Office The enormous drawing power of Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel and a crapping baby couldn’t best the seething cauldron of ambition and computer programming at the core of The Social Network , as David Fincher’s latest edged out a win to top the US box office charts for a second week in a row with $15.5 million across the weekend. The Duhamel/Heigl comedy Life as We Know It still managed to survive some very mixed reviews to take second place, scoring $14.6 million. That meant Disney’s true-life horse drama Secretariat had to make do with third place, though we doubt it’ll be off to the glue factory just yet, with a decent if unspectacular $12.6 million. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole saw its wings clipped very slightly, slipping down from second to fourth, but it still added $7 million to its running total, which now stands at $39.4 million. The top five was rounded out by the week’s worst reviewed film, as Wes Craven’s My

Rhys Ifans To Play Villain In Upcoming Spider-Man Reboot

Which Villain Will He Play? Rhys Ifans has been cast as the villain in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot . The studio has not announced which villain he will be playing but I sure hope it will be the Lizard . Marc Webb is set to direct, Andrew Garfield to play Spider-Man and Emma Stone to play his first love Gwen Stacy . There have also been rumors that Spidey will battle Venom .Who would you like to see? Read the press release after the Jump.. CULVER CITY, Calif., October 11, 2010 – Rhys Ifans will play the villain, opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, in the next installment of Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures. The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December and will be released in theater