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15 Things You May Not Have Known About Disney’s ‘Tangled’

by ScreenCrush Staff June 18, 2015 @ 11:13 AM
If you keep your eyes peeled during Tangled you can catch a glimpse of some other Disney classics. In the background, there are nods to Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen, plus other references from classic Disney fairy tales. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which lets it hair down with Tangled!

New DVD and Blu-ray Releases: July 2015

by Britt Hayes June 17, 2015 @ 7:36 PM
July may be a major month at the theater, but if you’re looking for an investment, there are plenty of great films hitting shelves next month that are well worth your time and dollars. Along with acclaimed indies like Clouds of Sils Maria and It Follows, July’s new releases also include this year’s best sci-fi film (so far), Ex Machina. Read on for our guide to the new DVD and Blu-ray releases arriving in July.

‘The Good Dinosaur’ Looks Like Nothing Pixar Has Ever Done Before

by Matt Singer June 17, 2015 @ 3:25 PM
Disney and Pixar invited a bunch of journalists to a screening room in New York City earlier today for an hourlong presentation about the film, its characters, and about Sohn himself, who discussed his life story and his journey from film nerd to full-fledged Pixar director. Here are a few notes from the event:

10 ‘Empire’ Facts to Drip-Drippity Drop Knowledge On

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 17, 2015 @ 11:15 AM
FOX’s Empire proved an unexpected juggernaut across its first season, but did you know the Lee Daniels drama bucked every trend by its climbing ratings? Or that we almost had Wesley Snipes and Mo’Nique instead of Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson? These are just some of the trivial tracks flowing through the eleventh episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which drip-drops knowledge of FOX’s Empire!

New Movie Releases: July 2015

by Britt Hayes June 16, 2015 @ 7:24 PM
After Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World, it may be hard for you to believe that we still have two months left in the summer movie season. July promises even more major blockbusters, with another Marvel film on the way and a few highly-anticipated sequels. No need to mark your calendars for next month’s major releases — read on for our guide to what’s hitting theaters in July.

Bill Hader Talks ‘Inside Out’ Reveals He’s Been Working in Pixar’s Writers’ Room

by Mike Sampson June 16, 2015 @ 11:06 AM
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In addition to supplying the voice for Fear, the neurotic and anxiety-driven emotion inside the brain of 11-year-old Riley, Hader has also been spending time inside the Pixar writer’s room, where the so-called Brain Trust convene to work out their upcoming movies. The former SNL star (who also has a cameo as the running slug in Monsters University) has been making recurring trips to the Emeryville campus to contribute to the story process, similar to his role as a Creative Consultant on South Park. We spoke to Hader about working with (and for) Pixar, his contributions to their movies and why, even though he was cut out of the film, he still thinks The Good Dinosaur is going to be awesome.

15 ‘Star Wars’ Facts You Might Not Know About ‘Return of the Jedi’

by ScreenCrush Staff June 15, 2015 @ 1:28 PM
Jurassic World recently set the record for the biggest opening weekend at the box office with $209 million. But, did you know that Return of the Jedi once held that record in 1983 with just $23 million. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which looks at the finale of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi!

Comic Strip: How do You Sell ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Fantastic Four’?

by Jacob Hall June 15, 2015 @ 11:29 AM
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ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, watch new TV spots for Fantastic Four and Ant-Man, ponder the existence of a Spider-Gwen movie, and go behind the scenes of the latest X-Men movie via social media.

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth: A Complete Look at Mondo’s ‘Jurassic Park’ Gallery Show

by Jacob Hall June 12, 2015 @ 7:31 PM
The company behind the most in-demand nerd art on the internet has hosted a lot of very cool shows in their Austin, Texas art gallery, but their latest is bound to give you a nice punch in the nostalgia. As the name implies, “When Dinosaurs Rule the Earth” is all about Jurassic Park and it features art that runs the gamut from direct recreations of iconic scenes to abstract pieces that use Steven Spielberg’s classic as a basic jumping-off point. And yes, you can peruse the complete gallery below!

WookieeLeaks: Daisy Ridley May Have Just Dropped a Big ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Spoiler

by Jacob Hall June 12, 2015 @ 12:08 PM
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, learn a big (possible) The Force Awakens spoiler, learn the future of how the saga will be shot, and take a look at C-3PO’s new arm.