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Disney+ Sets Another Live-Action Remake with ‘Robin Hood’

“Robin Hood” is getting the live-action, hybrid treatment at Disney+, which is developing a remake of the 1976 animated classic with “Blindspotting” director Carlos López Estrada at the helm.Variety reported that the studio will bring Kari Granlund, who wrote Disney+’s live-action “Lady and the Tramp” launch film, to write the screenplay. Justin Springer, who produced […]

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‘Robin Hood’ Animated Film Getting Disney Remake

Disney is in early development on a remake of its 1973 animated musical comedy “Robin Hood” for Disney Plus.“Blindspotting” director Carlos Lopez Estrada is on board to helm the movie. Kari Granlund, who wrote the script for 2019’s Disney Plus reboot of “Lady and the Tramp,” is attached to pen the new “Robin Hood.” Justin […]

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Dolittle review – Robert Downey Jr does nothing in pointless remake

Deploying a terrible Welsh accent and surrounded by CGI-mouthed animals, the eccentric Victorian gent comes to the aid of the sickly queenAn exotic new film accent has arrived, to be treasured alongside Dick Van Dyke’s Beverly Hills cockney in Mary Poppins, Michael Keaton’s lockjaw Mummersetshire in Much Ado About Nothing and Russell Crowe’s Geordie-Cornish-Glasgow in […]

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Bharti Airtel, Lionsgate launch Lionsgate Play in India

Initial offering includes Hunger Games, Twilight Saga franchises, La La Land.Indian telecoms company Bharti Airtel, Lionsgate and Starz’s subscription platform Starzplay have launched Lionsgate Play in India.Airtel customers will access the roster of content on the Airtel Xstream app containing more than 10,000 films and shows and 400 TV channels, and via web platforms.Content will […]

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‘Holmes & Watson’ and ‘Gotti’ Lead 2019 Razzie Nominations for Worst Picture

If their dismal reviews wasn’t punishment enough, for the 39th year, the Razzie Awards seek to recognize the achievements of the worst movies of the year. And for 2019’s crop of nominees, John Travolta’s “Gotti” and Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s “Holmes & Watson” both received the “honor” of being nominated for Worst Picture […]

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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ to Stuff Box Office Competition With $80 Million-Plus

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” is set to stuff its Thanksgiving box office competition, with Disney estimating a domestic launch of $80 million-plus at 4,017 sites for the five-day period.Other projections come in between $90 million to $100 million, which would break the previous Thanksgiving record set by Disney’s “Frozen” at $93.6 million.The sequel is dwarfing […]

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‘Robin Hood’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Lionsgate claims the top spot in spending with “Robin Hood.”Ads placed for the action-adventure remake had an estimated media value of $7.88 million through Sunday for 1,037 national ad airings on 35 networks. (Spend figures are […]

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ & ‘Creed’ Sequels Headed Toward Big Thanksgiving Debuts

As the month rolls on, the yearly box office will receive a generous boost from this long, holiday weekend. The five-day Thanksgiving frame will see Disney debut the animated sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet, MGM will come out punching with Creed II and Lionsgate’s release of Robin Hood will hope to steal some of the […]

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Early Reviews Say Taron Egerton’s ‘Robin Hood’ Is “Bloated,” “Terrible,” & “Hysterically Awful”

As we feared, the moment the first trailer began, the latest adaptation of the classic Robin Hood tale is terrible. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to many, especially after watching the action-heavy trailers that clearly showed a film where Robin Hood is basically a superhero. However, as early reviews start pouring in, […]

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‘Robin Hood’ Review: Revisionist History Has Never Been Dumber or More Boring

This year has seen a (small) handful of movies as bad as Otto Bathurst’s revisionist new “Robin Hood,” but none of them — not “Mile 22” nor “The Happytime Murders” nor even Dinesh D’Souza’s “Death of a Nation” — have been more in denial of their own badness. If nothing else, this accidentally hilarious, goofy […]

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