Put down your bows and arrows, Brave fans. After more than a week of concern over the changed appearance of our favorite animated redhead, a Disney rep tells EW that there’s no cause for alarm: Merida’s seemingly sexier image was only created for the heroine’s official induction into the Disney Princess Collection and was always planned to be phased out within a few months of the coronation. READ FULL STORY »
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Meet the 'Equestria Girls': 'My Little Pony' spinoff coming to theaters this summer -- EXCLUSIVE POSTER
Look, Ma — two hands!
Hasbro officially announced today that it’s expanding the My Little Pony brand with a new property: Equestria Girls, which will recast My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic‘s characters as human high-school students. As the toy company tells the New York Times, its brand extension will launch this summer with a full-length feature film called My Little Pony Equestria Girls. The movie’s set to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival before being released in theaters nationwide June 16. Here’s an exclusive look at the movie’s official poster:
MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd has unveiled an adjustment to the movie ratings system that is meant to help parents better determine whether certain content is appropriate for their child.
As part of the MPAA’s new “Check the Box” campaign, announced today at CinemaCon by Dodd and National Association of Theatre Owners president John Fithian, ratings descriptors will begin being more prominent when displayed along with movie ratings.
“Throughout its existence, the goal of the rating system has never changed: to inform parents and allow them to make their own decisions, considering their children’s sensibilities and unique sensitivities,” Dodd said. “In 1990, we took a significant step to advance that goal, introducing rating descriptors for every film that is rated PG or higher, giving parents a snapshot of the content in each movie that leads to its rating. The campaign we are announcing today focuses on these descriptors, giving parents the information they need to navigate the rating system and movies coming to their theaters.”
Other parts of the campaign will focus on reminding parents about the tools at their disposal to help them to make educated decisions. The PSA below was also released: READ FULL STORY »
Interested in spending a few hours watching these furballs frolic across the gorgeous Alaskan wilderness? If so, you’ll love Bears, the next film to be released under Disney’s Disneynature label. The movie documents a year in the life of two mother bears “as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs,” according to a release. Unfortunately, these lessons will not be delivered musically, as real bears can’t sing.
Get a first glimpse at the upcoming film in the featurette below; skip to the 1:33 mark for pure Bears footage, or take in the entire video to see clips from the studio’s other breathtakingly beautiful films.
When last we saw dyslexic demigod Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), the son of Poseidon and his two best friends, Annabeth (a daughter of Athena, played by Alexandra Daddario) and Grover (a half-man, half-goat satyr, played by Brandon T. Jackson), were riding high after successfully tracking down Zeus’s stolen lightning bolt. But in this upcoming sequel to Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, the trio find themselves tasked with completing another mythological labor — one that will take them all the way to the Bermuda Triangle, a.k.a. the titular Sea of Monsters.
As the second Percy Jackson movie begins, all is not well at the demigod safe haven known as Camp Half-Blood. The wicked Cronus — father of Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon — is threatening to rise again and exact his vengeance on those who overthrew him. Only one thing can stop him: the Golden Fleece, a prize once sought by Jason and his Argonauts. Though Percy’s journey to capture the fleece won’t be easy, it will at least be populated by tons of colorful characters — including Stanley Tucci as wine god Dionysus and Nathan Fillion as the tricky messenger god Hermes. Catch the trailer below.
Don’t be fooled by the creepy Gollum image: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a family movie, says Andy Serkis — the actor and voice behind Gollum. He’s in good company too. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit for children!
With its PG-13 rating (MPAA: “for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images) the film is likely not for children of all ages, but if you didn’t get a chance to preview the film in theaters, you can check it out in the comfort of your own home. The fantasy epic is currently available for purchase on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD. Each version includes more than 130 minutes of bonus content, and access to stream a live first look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on March 24.
Check out what Serkis has to say about the merits of family movies after the jump, and why the adventures of Bilbo Baggins should be shared with the whole family.
Every week EW’s Dalton Ross and his wife, writer Christina Kelly, have a… um, lively discussion about what movie they should watch with their two children (Dale, 12, and Violet, 10) that weekend. Now they make their cases publicly and you get to vote on the choices and settle the argument. The power is in your hands, people. Last week, Dalton won once again, as Singin’ in the Rain toppled Mad Hot Ballroom. Read on and then vote for what film they should watch this weekend.
Every week EW’s Dalton Ross and his wife, writer Christina Kelly, have a… um, lively discussion about what movie they should watch with their two children (Dale, 12, and Violet, 10) that weekend. Now they make their cases publicly and you get to vote on the choices and settle the argument. The power is in your hands, people. Last week, Dalton got back in the winner’s column as his pick of ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ bested Christina’s selection of ‘Cinema Paradiso.’ Read on and then vote for what film they should watch this weekend. READ FULL STORY »
Every week EW’s Dalton Ross and his wife, writer Christina Kelly, have a… um, lively discussion about what movie they should watch with their two children (Dale, 12, and Violet, 10) that weekend. Now they make their cases publicly and you get to vote on the choices and settle the argument. The power is in your hands, people. Last week, Dalton kept his 2013 dominance up as his selection of ‘Matilda’ thrashed Christina’s pick of ‘A Cat in Paris.’ Can Dalton keep his winning streak going? Will Christina bounce back? Read on and then vote for what film they should watch this weekend.
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In Escape from Planet Earth, a family of daring intergalactic adventurers find themselves trapped on a famously dangerous alien world. The twist: The family is from a far-away orb called Baab… and the world that lures them in is none other than Earth.
The youngest of these interplanetary crimefighters is Kip Supernova (Jonathan Morgan Heit, of Jake and the Neverland Pirates), a 9-year-old Baabian who aspires to be just like his butt-kicking Uncle Scorch (Brendan Fraser). When Scorch and Kip’s dad, brainy Gary (Rob Corddry), are both marooned in Earth’s Area 51, it’s up to Kip to save the day — using moves he may or may not have learned from a certain future Jedi. Can the alien kid handle his first major mission? Check out the exclusive video below to find out:
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