Disney Announces New Dates for Saving Mr. Banks, Muppets Most Wanted, Planes, Tomorrowland and more

Walt Disney Studios

Walt Disney Studios

SAVING MR. BANKS

SAVING MR. BANKS (Disney)  is inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it.

  • Opens 12/13/13 limited and  12/20/13 wide playdate
  • Genre:    Drama  Rating:    PG-13
  • Cast:   Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Baker
  • Director:   John Lee Hancock
  • Producers: Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer
  • Executive Producers:  Paul Trijbits, Andrew Mason, Troy Lum, Christine Langan
  • Written by:  Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

MUPPETS MOST WANTED

  • MUPPETS MOST WANTED is the final title of the follow-up to 2011’s THE MUPPETS. The previously announced 3/21/14 wide playdate is unchanged
  • Cast:  Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey
  • Director:  James Bobin
  • Producers: David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman
  • Executive Producers: Nicholas Stoller, John Scotti
  • Screenplay by:   James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted” hits the big screen March 21, 2014.

PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE

  • Now dated on 7/18/14 wide in 3D.

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY

  • Now dated on 10/10/14 wide.
  • Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner have been cast.
  • 21 Laps and The Jim Henson Company are producing.
  • Miguel Arteta is directing.
  • ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY, based on the award-winning children’s book by Judith Viorst, follows young Alexander through the mishaps of a terrible day for his family after he wishes they all would experience the same troubles he does.

TOMORROWLAND

  • Moves to 12/12/14 wide (from 12/19/14 wide).
  • The film is being directed by Brad Bird and written and produced by Bird and Damon Lindelof.
  • George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy and Thomas Robinson have been cast.

INTO THE WOODS 

  • Now dated on Thursday, 12/25/14 wide.
  • Rob Marshall is directing.
  • INTO THE WOODS, based on the Tony-winning original musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim, surrounds a baker and his wife’s quest to break a witch’s curse in order to start a family.  Along the way, they encounter several well-known fairy tale characters, and together they learn what happens after “happily ever after”.

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY 

(DreamWorks)

  • Now dated on 8/8/14 wide
  • Lasse Hallstrom is directing
  • Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake producing
  • THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, based on the international best-selling book by Richard C. Morais, tells the story of an Indian boy living in France who becomes the culinary apprentice to his father’s rival.

UNTITLED MARVEL FILMS

We’ve also announced dates for two UNTITLED MARVEL films (5/6/16 and 5/5/17), in line with Marvel’s successful tradition of opening films in early May, including the billion-dollar hits MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS and Marvel’s IRON MAN 3. We look forward to announcing more details about these films as well as the sequel to THE AVENGERS (opening 5/1/15) at a later date.

Have you seen “Fright Night” yet?

Check out these new clips from the movie, it’s not all scary there are some streams of comedy sewn in. What’s too big or not big enough when it comes to crosses and vampires?

For that matter… isn’t his stake kinda short in length?

What do I know – but I can tell you that “Fright Night” was a great movie and when we were in the theatre there were lots of people with popcorn getting shaken up. We won’t, however, divulge who in our crew jumped and grabbed for a hand during some scenes…

“Like” FRIGHT NIGHT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/frightnightmovie

Better yet – don’t wait for the weekend – check it out tonight!

Have you been bitten yet? Movies to see this weekend? Fright Night

What happens when your mother doesn’t listen to your warning?

How about your when you’re trying to save your girlfriend and she’s not listening?

 

Get out to the theatre this weekend and see “Fright Night” we loved it… of course, if you’re too scared of vampires… or don’t want people to hear you scream or jump in public, we understand.

Oh No! Another Vampire Movie? “Fright Night” is Like No Other….

You might think “Fright Night” falls into that “just another vampire movie” category, but you’ll be surprised to find it is more and you might find yourself jumping out of your seat.

A good movie starts with a good story… 

“What I loved about the script is that there are really horrific moments that are very scary and also very human moments,” director Craig Gillespie says. “It wasn’t just a straight genre film. Marti managed to balance thriller, humor and horror.”

Re-imagined from the 1985 Cult Classic “Fright Night”

Colin Farrell, who plays the role of Jerry the vampire is such a fan of the original film that he has seen it at least 12 times. How many times have you seen it?

“Fright Night” is re-imagined from the 1985 cult classic of the same name and is directed by Craig Gillespie and has a great cast which includes Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz‐Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette. Talk about experience, screenwriter, Marti Noxon, used to write for the popular TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Here’s a clip called “neighborly chat” with Colin Farrell which sets the tone for some of the parts where (no spoiler here….) you’ll have to discover in the theater!

When they turn the lights down in the theater, be sure to know who’s sitting around you before “Fright Night” in 3D starts to roll… That’s the only tip we’ll give you as this horror‐film reveals an imaginative take on a cult classic from 1985, one we’re sure you’ll be talking about!

Have some scary fun for us while watching “Fright Night” from DreamWorks and come back and tell us how you liked it!!.

As director Craig Gillespie concludes, “This ‘Fright Night’ is a great addition to the canon of Vampire films. Some of the scenes are going to be hard to watch, in the best possible sense, but there are also some very warm, sincere moments, as well as just flat‐ out humor.”

“Fright Night” opens in theaters nationwide on August 19, 2011

A vampire movie that you won’t want to miss… Fright Night Starring Colin Farrell

A vampire movie that you won’t want to miss… Fright Night from Dreamworks Pictures

Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) is a high school senior who’s on top of the world—that is until Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door and Charlie discovers that he is a vampire preying on the neighborhood.

DreamWorks Pictures

Fright Night

Fright Night - Watch this Neighborly Chat Video Clip

Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all—he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).

Trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—and everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice.

After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood.

Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.

  • Cast:   Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette
  • Director:   Craig Gillespie          -        Producers:  Michael De Luca, Alison Rosenzweig
  • Executive Producers:  Ray Angelic, Josh Bratman, Michael Gaeta, Lloyd Ivan Miller
  • Screenplay by:  Marti Noxon  -  Story by:  Tom Holland  / Based on the film   “Fright Night” written by Tom Holland

Follow Fright Night - coming to a theatre near you on August 19th 2011

 

THOR Red Carpet Premiere and Movie Opening May 6th – The Hammer Is Back!

Stan Lee

Stan Lee, creator of Thor (August 1962)

For any of you Stan Lee fans (yes, I am a big comic geek, all of us at MMTVN are) you’ll be excited to know that Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures has a big surprise for you (us) this Friday  - THOR will be in theaters.

Thor debuted in Silver Age comics as a character is based on Thor from Norse mythology.

Journey Into Mystery Thor Issue #83 August 1962

Journey Into Mystery Thor Issue #83 August 1962

THOR has starred in several series from Journey into Mystery issue #83 in August 1962 to being a member of the superhero team known as the Avengers.

About the theatrical release of THOR

The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.

It was so great to see Stan Lee on the red carpet (and I can’t wait to see his cameo in the movie) and in the THOR Dr. Pepper commercial earlier this year.

Walking the red carpet at the El Capitan Theatre we saw one of my favorite actresses, Jennifer Grey and her husband Clark Gregg, who looked amazing! Kenneth Branagh, director of THOR was there and looked as dashing as ever. (check out our complete photo library on Flickr).

Chris Hemsworth AKA THOR

Chris Hemsworth AKA THOR

The star of THOR, actor, Chris Hemsworth, who is 6’3″ and from Melbourne, Australia was there. He really sells the character of THOR and audiences will be amazed at this movie. I loved this photo with him on the red carpet with his character behind.

For all you Star Trek (2009) fans, you may recognize him as George Kirk, who saves the day at the beginning of the movie. He’s also in the upcoming Avengers movie as of course the character of THOR (now filming).

THOR’s love interest Jane Foster (from the original comic story) is played by Natalie Portman who we did not see on the red carpet last night… but we did see her at the Oscars Red Carpet earlier this year… she was spotted in New York however and it’s not unreasonable to skip the 5 hour flight for the premiere as she is expecting her baby in the coming weeks.

You can watch a clip here (this is the 2nd Official Trailer for the movie)

We did also see Anthony Hopkins who plays Odin and the lovely Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis along with Jaime Alexander and Rene Russo who looked amazing as well.

Kat Dennings

Kat Dennings

ABOUT the FILM: Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment Present a Marvel Studios Production. “Thor” is a Kenneth Branagh Film, Co‐Producers Craig Kyle, Victoria Alonso, Executive Producers: Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, Patricia Whitcher, Louis D’Esposito, Produced by Kevin Feige, Story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich, Screenplay by Ashley Edward, Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne, Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Get your tickets online for this move from MovieTickets.com, Fandango.com, and Moviefone. Special bonus – this movie is projected in RealD- 3D!!

Be sure to share your thoughts about THOR with us here on Mingle Media TV.

For more information on this movie, please visit the official site at www.thor.marvel.com.

Fun fact: MC Hammer was on the red carpet last night as well… It’s Hammer Time!

For more red carpet coverage, please visit Mingle Media TV Network at www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html.

On the THOR Red Carpet - El Capitan Theater Hollywood

On the THOR Red Carpet - El Capitan Theater Hollywood