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Today in Movie Culture: What Makes ‘The Lion King’ So Popular, ‘Avatar’ Yields to ‘Avenger: Endgame’ and More
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:46:11 GMT

Today in Movie Culture: What Makes ‘The Lion King’ So Popular, ‘Avatar’ Yields to ‘Avenger: Endgame’ and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Video Essay of the Day Disney’s remake of The Lion King broke box office records over the weekend, meaning the two versions of the movie are among the highest-grossing animated movies of all time. Why is it so appealing? This video essay from The Take argues that it’s the darker side of The Lion King that makes it so successful:   Director Commentary of the Day Jon...

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2019 San Diego Comic Con Movie Trailers
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:23:39 GMT

2019 San Diego Comic Con Movie Trailers

  Check out all the new movie trailers that dropped during 2019 San Diego Comic Con, and sign up for Fan Alerts so you can find out the moment tickets go on sale. IT CHAPTER TWO (in theaters September 6) Sign up for a FanAlert here   Additionally, watch our exclusive interview with the cast of It Chapter Two   21 BRIDGES (in theaters September 27) Sign up for a Fan Alert here   TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (in theaters...

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The Week in Movie News: Taika Waititi to Direct ‘Thor 4,’ First ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer and More
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:29:57 GMT

The Week in Movie News: Taika Waititi to Direct ‘Thor 4,’  First ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Taika Waititi will return to direct Thor 4: Given the success and popularity of Thor: Ragnarok, it’s not surprising that director Taika Waititi has been tapped to also helm the next Thor movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This makes the Asgardian thunder god the first Avenger to get four solo installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.    Greta...

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Today in Movie Culture: How ‘The Lion King’ Should Have Ended, How It Would End in Real Life and More
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:19:49 GMT

Today in Movie Culture: How ‘The Lion King’ Should Have Ended, How It Would End in Real Life and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Endings of the Day Disney’s live-action-style reimagining of The Lion King is now in theaters, and it mostly hews close to the plot of the studio’s 1994 animated classic. If that’s the case, then this humorous cartoon showing how the original should have ended should apply to the new version as well:   Fan Theory of the Day Speaking of alternate...

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Exclusive: 'It Chapter Two' Director Andy Muschietti Breaks Down The New Trailer
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:37:21 GMT

Exclusive: 'It Chapter Two' Director Andy Muschietti Breaks Down The New Trailer

It may be one of the most anticipated horror sequels ever, and you won’t have to wait much longer to see it. It Chapter Two hits theaters on September 6 (sign up for a FanAlert to learn when tickets will go on sale), and it will bring with it a wildly freaky conclusion to a two-part horror epic that’s already smashed box office records (the first It is currently the highest grossing horror movie of all time). This week, the film debuted a brand-new trailer at San Diego Comic Con,...

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'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' Tickets Now on Sale: Watch Exclusive Clip
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:00:00 GMT

'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' Tickets Now on Sale: Watch Exclusive Clip

Arrows zip through the air as Dora and her friends discover that the jungle can be a very dangerous place to visit. In Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the brave, intrepid Dora (Isabela Moner) has ventured into the wild in search of her missing parents (Michael Peña and Eva Longoria), who told her about the mystery of a lost city of gold. Accompanied by new friends, her trusty monkey Boots and an explorer named Alejandro Gutierrez (Eugenio Derbez), Dora soon finds herself forced to...

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Today in Movie Culture: Beyoncé’s ‘Lion King’ Music Video for “Spirit,” How to Make a Marvel Movie and More
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:49:10 GMT

Today in Movie Culture: Beyoncé’s ‘Lion King’ Music Video for “Spirit,” How to Make a Marvel Movie and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Music Video of the Day Disney’s new reimagining of The Lion King arrives in theaters this weekend with a brand new song co-written and performed by Beyoncé, who also voices the role of Nala. Here is a music video for the tune, titled “Spirit,” which will also appear on a companion album from the megastar:    Cosplay of the Day Are fans wearing lion...

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San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Schedule: The Biggest Movies, Trailers, Parties and More
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:00:00 GMT

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Schedule: The Biggest Movies, Trailers, Parties and More

Happy Comic-Con! It’s that time of year when pop-culture fans from around the world descend upon San Diego, California for a few days of hardcore fandom. From TV to movies to comics to video games and everything in between, San Diego Comic-Con is still a major event for so many people, and while this year may feel light for movies, it will not be light when it comes to major announcements and stars in attendance. We collected a full list of the biggest movie-related panels at the...

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Roar Along With 'The Lion King' Activity Sheets
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:00:00 GMT

Roar Along With 'The Lion King' Activity Sheets

A magnificent family adventure beckons in Disney's all-new The Lion King. Young Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and looks forward to the day, sometime in the distant future, when he will assume his rightful place as ruler of the animal kingdom. An unexpected battle, though, forces Simba into immediate exile, where he must learn important life lessons without his beloved father. Thanks to newfound friends, however, he returns to Pride Rock with the purpose of regaining the crown that...

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