Ewan McGregor has been cast as Lumiere

Ewan McGregor has joined the cast of the live action Beauty and the Beast as the human servant turned enchanted candelabra Lumiere.  This news comes on the heels of reports that Ian McKellen (X-Men) will be playing Cogsworth, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights) will be playing Plumette (the feather duster named Babette in the animated feature), and Stanley Tucci (Hunger Games) will play Cadenza.  Variety reports that Cadenza is “a character not featured in the 1991 animated Beauty and the Beast – described as an enchanted servant who takes on the form of a grand piano (and is a “neurotic maestro”).” Continue reading Ewan McGregor has been cast as Lumiere

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By Grabthar’s Hammer, Galaxy Quest May be Coming to TV

“Never give up, never surrender”

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that a television series based on the 1999 film Galaxy Quest is in the works at Paramount Television.  The film’s premise focused on the cast from cancelled Star Trek-esque TV show who were then accidentally transported to a real spaceship and believed to be the characters they pretended to be on the show.  It was a fun Star Trek spoof and a clever film as a whole.  The movie sported a great cast of characters with Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver), Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) as well as Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell and it’s one of those comedies that I have to revisit each year.  While not a blockbuster, the film did turn a profit ($90.6 million worldwide gross on a $45 million budget) and there was potential for sequels. Continue reading By Grabthar’s Hammer, Galaxy Quest May be Coming to TV

Final Tomorrowland Trailer Hits Online

The final trailer for Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland was just released today.  “Robertson plays Casey Newton, a science-loving teenager who learns of the existence of Tomorrowland – a fantastical yet enigmatic world that exists somewhere in time and space – via the Tomorrowland pin (seen throughout the film’s trailers to date). This leads her to seek out Frank, a reclusive inventor who, once upon a time, visited Tomorrowland… and gets pulled into a mission to save the place and its “vision of the future”, with Casey.”

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Full House Follow-Up Coming to Netflix

John Stamos confirmed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that the Full House sequel series, “Fuller House”, is officially happening.  On Monday Netflix agreed to pick up the show for a 13-episode initial run.  While the original show focused mainly on the characters played by Bob Saget, Joh Stamos and Dave Coulier, this series will shift to the next generation.  The Hollywood Reporter shared the following information: Continue reading Full House Follow-Up Coming to Netflix