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Elton John Calls ‘Lion King’ Remake a ‘Huge Disappointment’

Elton John isn’t feeling the love for Disney’s latest live-action remake.In an interview with GQ U.K., the legendary musician criticized Disney’s remake of “The Lion King,” citing the film’s music as a “huge disappointment.”“The new version of The Lion King was a huge disappointment to me, because I believe they messed the music up. Music […]

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‘Cruella’ Adds ‘Killing Eve’s’ Kirby Howell-Baptiste Opposite Emma Stone (Exclusive)

Kirby Howell-Baptiste has signed on to join Emma Stone in Disney’s live-action “Cruella,” an origin story based on the classic “101 Dalmatians” villain Cruella de Vil.Stone will portray de Vil, the villain who is obsessed with capturing the titular puppies in the 1961 animated classic. Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser and Joel Fry will also […]

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Water Cooler: Joker, Glow Season 3, Carnival Row, Blair Witch Project, The Lion King, Creepshow, Disneyland, My Neighbor Totoro, Downton Abbey, Hhn

On the September 4, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. Opening Banter: Chris is away in Toronto for the Toronto International […]

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People’s Choice Awards: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ Bts Among Nominees

The 2019 People’s Choice Awards nominations have been revealed, with Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones and Bts among the nominees in top categories.Joining Endgame in the movie of 2019 category are Toy Story 4, Captain Marvel, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Lion King, John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, Us and Spider-Man: […]

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The Morning Watch: ‘The Simpsons’ New Orleans Food Tour, Creating ‘The Lion King’ Remake & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, take a look behind the scenes at the […]

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J.K. Simmons joins Cinema Magagement Group Tiff animation sales title ‘Seal Team’ (exclusive)

New voice cast members include British musician Seal, John Kani (The Lion King).J.K. Simmons has joined the voice cast of the animation Seal Team, which Cinema Management Group (Cmg) will continue to offer to worldwide buyers Toronto.Simmons, who won the best supporting actor Oscar in 2015 for Whiplash, joins previously announced Jessie T. Usher (Independence […]

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Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Heads Toward $14 Million Holiday Weekend

“Angel Has Fallen” continues to fly at the box office. The Lionsgate and Millennium film is heading for a $14 million Labor Day weekend, following $2.8 million in Friday’s domestic ticket sales.While slightly below earlier predictions, that should push the film’s total domestic gross to around $43 million come Monday. “Angel Has Fallen” beat expectations […]

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‘Toy Story 4’ Crosses $1 Billion, Fifth Disney Film to Hit Global Box Office Landmark in 2019

Disney has its fifth billion dollar movie of the year, as “Toy Story 4” crossed $1 billion at the global box office on Wednesday night since debuting on June 20.It has earned $421.8 million domestically and is the fifth-highest grossing film domestically of all time. This year alone, Disney boasts “Avengers: Endgame,” “The Lion King,” […]

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Disney Exploring a Sequel to Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Movie

Disney ain’t ever had a friend like money, as the studio eyes a sequel to Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin just a few weeks after the remake flew over the billion-dollar mark. This astronomical number easily marks Aladdin as the second highest-grossing live-action remake in Disney’s catalog, with Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast taking the […]

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Dwarfs Quentin Tarantino With a $60 Million Opening

Here’s 2019 movie reality: “Fast & Furious” offshoot “Hobbs & Shaw” — starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, and Idris Elba — opened over 50% bigger than than “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” easily besting Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie.That’s not to say “Once Upon a Time” isn’t doing well enough; it’s already […]

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