‘Christopher Robin’ Review: A Melancholy ‘Hook’
Ewan McGregor plays the adult Christopher Robin in Disney’s moody live-action take on Winnie-the-Pooh.
Winnie the Pooh Comes To Life In New ‘Christopher Robin’ Trailer
Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ is like ‘Hook,’ but with Winnie the Pooh.
Tom McCarthy to Rewrite Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’
Disney’s concept for Christopher Robin — a live-action reimagining of the happy tales of Winnie the Pooh and the rest of the Hundred Acre Wood gang — was kind of weird from the start. The idea was that the film would rejoin Pooh’s young pal Christopher Robin as a family man swept up in his professional life, with Pooh returning to remind the jaded grown-up of the wonderment of childhood. Perhaps Disney recognized what a tricky sell that might be, and accordingly decided to throw all the talented people they could at this. They brought in acerbic indie-circuit favorite Alex Ross Perry to draw up a script, and then hired eclectic director Marc Forster (responsible for everything from World War Z to Stranger Than Fiction to Finding Neverland to Quantum of Solace) to head up the operation.
‘World War Z’ Director to Helm Live-Action ‘Winnie the Pooh’
Yet another live-action project is gearing up for production at Disney, as their new Winnie the Pooh movie has taken a sizable step closer to the big screen. In a move that can certainly be described as nothing less than A Choice, the studio has hired World War Z and Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster to helm Christopher Robin’s live-action return to the Hundred Acre Woods.
Marc Forster Is Making a Trilogy Out of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Downslope’
Over a decade ago, Steven Spielberg directed A.I. Artificial Intelligence, a bleak science fiction epic that had been the brainchild of the late master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick for decades. And while film fans continue to debate the quality of the film (psst, it’s a masterpiece), everyone pretty much agreed that Spielberg, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, was one of the few people worthy enough to step into Kubrick’s boots. You won’t find such universal agreement with the news that Marc Forster is adapting one of Kubrick’s old un-produced screenplays. Actually, the news that The Downslope will be the first in a trilogy may be a enough to get the real film snobs to riot.
'World War Z' Review
The title is 'World War Z,' but I can think up two other letters: "O" and "K." 'World War Z' is okay because it zips along with the fury of a computer-generated cascade of fast zombies. 'World War Z' is okay because Brad Pitt is a great leading man, even if his character has no depth. 'World War Z' is okay because there is always a fatalistic draw to see our social order tumble
‘World War Z’ Featurette: Mother Nature Is a Serial Killer!
In the past we've griped a little that the promo material for 'World War Z' was hiding the zombies, which seemed just a bit counterproductive for a big zombie movie. No such complaints today, however, as the first featurette for the summer release has arrived, introducing us to plenty of crazed swarms of the undead. Check it out after the break!