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You’ll Learn More Than the Bare Necessities With These ‘Jungle Book’ Facts

by ScreenCrush Staff August 30, 2016 @ 9:11 AM
Everyone knows that The Jungle Book, based on the classic Rudyard Kipling stories, is about a little boy living alone in the jungle with a bunch of animals. But did you know that Jon Favreau, director of this year’s live-action version of The Jungle Book, wanted his film to reflect man’s changing attitude toward nature? In Kipling’s time, Favreau said in an interview, “nature was something to be overcome. Now, nature is something to be protected.” That’s just one of the facts featured in the last episode of You Think You Know Movies!

‘Nine Lives‘ Clip: Christopher Walken Is a Cat Whisperer in This Year’s Weirdest Movie

by Britt Hayes June 18, 2016 @ 2:02 PM
Tickled may very well be the craziest documentary we see this year, but Nine Lives is already gunning for the title of Most WTF Film of 2016 — it may even outdo Gods of Egypt in the bafflingly bonkers department. To wit: Here’s a new clip from the upcoming film, in which Kevin Spacey is stuck in the body of a cat and Christopher Walken is the only one who can communicate with him because he’s a cat whisperer. Yes, really.

‘The Jungle Book’ Stars Pose With Their CG Animal Counterparts in These Great New Photos

by Britt Hayes March 21, 2016 @ 5:23 PM
Disney’s live-action update of The Jungle Book looks absolutely gorgeous, and if nothing else, the trailers for Jon Favreau’s new adaptation of the beloved classic promises some incredible CGI — perhaps even better than Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. We’ll have to wait until next month to be certain, but until then, Disney has released some pretty cool new photos featuring the voice cast posing alongside their respective CG animal characters.

‘Nine Lives’ Trailer: Kevin Spacey Turns Into a Cat, and No This Is Not a Joke

by Matt Singer January 28, 2016 @ 11:37 AM
[Awkward silence that lasts for eternity.]
Wow. This is actually happening. Kevin Spacey is starring in a movie (called Nine Lives) where a wealthy businessman is turned into a cat (called “Mr. Fuzzypants”) because...

Watch Taron Egerton Soar Through the Sky in the ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Trailer

by Charles Bramesco December 17, 2015 @ 8:20 AM
The account of Eddie the Eagle’s inspirational flight provides fodder for the upcoming sports picture appropriately titled Eddie the Eagle. Taron Egerton, fresh off of a hot year with roles in Kingsman, Testament of Youth, and Legend, steps in to portray the quixotic athlete Edwards, and he’ll joined by Hugh Jackman as the fictitious Bronson Peary, a former great who sees potential in this upstart and agrees to coach young Eddie. Christopher Walken will also appear in the film, directed by Wild Bill’s Dexter Fletcher.

‘The Jungle Book’ Trailer: Jon Favreau Welcomes You to the Jungle

by Jacob Hall September 15, 2015 @ 11:19 AM
Disney’s trend of adapting its animated classics into live action blockbusters has resulted in movies both good and bad, but The Jungle Book looks like it could be something special. The first trailer for the film has arrived and it rightfully puts the emphasis on the animals. Sure, young Mowgli is doing all of the running and the jumping, but we really care about the wide variety of creatures forcing him to do that running and jumping in the first place.

‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special Confirms More Stars Than Possibly Fit in Headline [Updated]

by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 1, 2015 @ 11:16 PM
Merciful Zeus, if you thought Eddie Murphy returning to ‘SNL’ after 31 years for the 40th anniversary special on February 15 was big enough, wait until you get a load of the full roster. Rivaling turnout for the Emmys and Oscars combined, the upcoming ‘SNL’ reunion will feature everyone from legendary alumni like Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Chevy Chase, to favorite hosts like Alec Baldwin, and even Taylor Swift, why not!

It's OK to Hate-Watch ‘Peter Pan' (Even Though No One Really Hate-Watches Anything)

by Mike Ryan December 4, 2014 @ 12:21 PM
I will be watching ‘Peter Pan Live’ tonight and I can’t wait. Yes, I might make a joke. I can’t help it sometimes. But that doesn’t mean I’m hate-watching. If I'm truly hate-watching, I'm miserable. I’m watching because I assume the experience will bring me pleasure. I’m expecting to like ‘Peter Pan Live,’ even if it's bad. And, right now, more than ever, it really feels good to like something.