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Stars of ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’ Honor Firefighters at Premiere

Kesha at Planes: Fire & Rescue Premiere in Hollywood

Planes: Fire & Rescue,’ the animated sequel to Planes, premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood last night.  The stars were out for the show, and many brought their children to the premiere with them.  Dane Cook (seen above with Hal Holbrook) voices Dusty Crophopper in both films, and he explains to The Hollywood Reporter how excited he was to have this role:

“Getting a phone call from John Lasseter was like, in in my 24 years of performing, just like getting Willy Wonka to call you and say, ‘Come into the factory.’ This is going to be unlike anything you’ve ever done before. It was like a dream come true,” Cook told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet. “To get a second call from John Lasseter, saying, ‘We’d like to do it again,’ was outstanding.”

Cook also noted the movie carries an important message.  “We are celebrating the brave men and women that fight fires day in and day out, with a really heartwarming story to it,” he added.

Disney blocked off the street for the kid-friendly event, which featured several fire and rescue vehicles supplied by the Planes of Fame Air Museum, while the L.A. Fire Department provided coats, pants, helmets, boots and other firefighting equipment that kids could try on.

What a fun premiere to be able to take your kids to!  Many more pics from the premiere after the jump! (more…)

Posted Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 3:15pm
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‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Sings ‘America the Beautiful!’


Who is excited about Pitch Perfect 2?  I am.  Very very excited.  The original was so awesome.  Anyway.  Elizabeth Banks, the director of the sequel – which is due out in 2015, posted a video on her Facebook page and on YouTube showing Skylar Astin and Ben Platt doing an a cappella performance of ‘America the Beautiful.’  Astin and Platt were in the original film.

The two actors appear in what looks like The Treblemakers’ signature costume — a dark red velvet blazer — with an American flag as a backdrop.

“Happy (early) 4th of July from the set of Pitch Perfect 2!” Banks wrote.

The first movie, about a cappella singing teams in college, became a surprise success upon its release in September 2012, earning $65 million at the box office.

Banks appeared in and produced the first movie; she also is set to appear in the sequel, alongside returning cast members Astin, Platt, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson and newcomers Hailee Steinfeld and Katey Sagal.

You can see the video here.


Posted Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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FIRST LOOK: Disney releases first image from ‘Cinderella’ live-action movie!


Disney has just released the first image from ‘Cinderella,’ the live-action movie that just begun filming in London!

The photo shows Lily James (‘Downton Abbey’) as Cinderella, on a horse. Kenneth Branagh is directing the new movie. In the new movie, Cinderella gets a new name. She’ll be “Ella” in the new take on the classic 1950 Disney cartoon.

“With Lily James we have found our perfect Cinderella,” says director Kenneth Branagh in an statement announcing the start of production. “She combines knockout beauty with intelligence, wit, fun and physical grace.”

While it looks like it’s set in a similar time period to the 1950 Disney animated movie, the new project seems to feature a stronger, sexier, more independent version of Cinderella who isn’t afraid to wear a lower neckline while living a very active lifestyle. Cinderella will also star Rickard Madden as the Prince, Cate Blanchett as the stepmother and Helena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother.

Best known for playing Lady Rose MacClare on TV drama Downton Abbey, James will play Ella, a young girl whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. When Ella’s father suddenly dies, Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel new family. They make her into a servant girl and give her the nickname “Cinderella” out of spite. But Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” And then she meets a handsome prince, and, with a little help from a fairy godmother, finds her way to the ball.

I’m excited! Disney’s Cinderella is slated to open on March 13, 2015.


Posted Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 4:16pm
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Tell me this doesn’t make your heart pitter-patter!

It’s a ‘Sandlot’ reunion!

The boys of ‘The Sandlot’ reunited this week to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary, minus two of the main characters. Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez and Scotty Smalls, couldn’t be there.

All the other favorites were there, however!

Fortunately for fans, “Sandlot” favorites Patrick Renna (who played Hamilton “Ham” Porter), Chauncey Leopardi (who played Michael “Squints” Palledorous), and Shane Obedzinski (who played Tommy “Repeat” Timmons) hit Salt Lake City to mark a historical film location from the field where a large part of “The Sandlot” was shot.

The Salt Lake City day was the latest stop on the 20th Anniversary “Sandlot” Tour, led by director David Mickey Evans. The tour is scheduled to continue through the summer, hitting cities including Los Angeles, Dayton, Ohio, and Omaha, Neb.

While the film’s main character, the lovable nerd Scotty Smalls, was noticeably absent from the reunion, HuffPost Entertainment caught up with Guiry, the actor who played the egghead, earlier this year to talk “Sandlot.”

“I think what it does is it brings people back to a time in their lives that it was fun and kind of innocent,” Guiry said of the film. “They didn’t have to worry about bills and work. It was a carefree time of everyone’s life. It’s fun to watch people reminisce about it – plus, baseball. That’s what’s great about baseball, some people are exceptional at the game, but still, even people that aren’t very athletic like, me – I played Little League! It’s one of those games in sports where even if you’re not the greatest, you can still play.”

I can’t believe it’s been 20 years! Man, I love that movie! I’ve watched it with my own boys a dozen times! Classic!


Posted Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 at 4:16pm
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‘Mean Moms’ – sequel to ‘Mean Girls’ is coming!

Sounds like a sequel to the 2004 hit ‘Mean Girls’ is on it’s way! In the original movie, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert played high school rivals. Now it’s time for “Mean Moms!”

New Line Cinema has tapped Beth McCarthy-Miller (“Saturday Night Live”) to adapt “Queen Bee Moms And King Pin Dads: Dealing With The Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child’s Future” — a book by Rosalind Wiseman, whose “Queen Bees and Wannabes” was the inspiration for the “Mean Girls” movie, Deadline reports.

The film adaptation of Wiseman’s 2006 book focuses on a mother who encounters some grown-up mean girls in the form of suburban moms. “Mean Moms” will be produced by Jill Messick with Offspring Entertainment, according to Deadline.

While McCarthy-Miller served as a director for “SNL,” she had a chance to work with “Mean Girls” stars Tina Fey and Tim Meadows. No word as to whether “Mean Moms” will serve as a mini-reunion for the trio.

I totally loved ‘Mean Girls,’ I wonder if they’re going to bring back any of the original girls? Would anyone really hire Lindsay Lohan these days?


Posted Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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