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‘Power Rangers’ Cast Puts A New Spin On “It’s Morphin Time”
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As a kid who grew up in the 90s, I practically lived and breathed Saturday morning TV, and nothing said get up early to watch shows than the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. It has been nearly a quarter of a century since the American version of the popular Japanese Super Sentai aired. Since then, over 20 different themed Power Rangers shows have aired and two different theatrical films were released.

Now, a whole new version will hit theaters next week in Power Rangers. Directed by Dean Israelite (Earth To Echo), the film is a callback to the first show that aired in the U.S. But this time there is a whole new group of kids: Jason Scott (Dacre Montgomery) Kimberly Hart (Naomi Scott), Billy Cranston (RJ Cyler), Trini (Becky G), and Zack (Ludi Lin) who will morph into a new team to fight a different kind of Rita Replusia (Elizabeth Banks).

We were fortunate enough to sit down with a group of our fellow journalists to talk to the cast and crew about making the film and appealing to the older fans while also drawing in new audiences. We also learned about the fight training and what it was like for the young cast to star opposite Banks. Check it all out here below.

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Movie Review: Power Rangers (2017)
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Power Rangers
Director: Dean Israelite
Screenwriter: John Gatins
Cast: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks
Distributor: Lionsgate
Rated PG-13 | 124 Minutes
Release Date: March 24, 2017

“Different Colors. Different Kids. Different Colored Kids.” The Power Rangers are the zeitgeist of 90’s Saturday morning television. But the series isn’t exactly the sparkling example of quality acting and writing. None of that really mattered as a kid as long as the title heroes defeated the monster of the week. So in an age where TV shows are getting the big-screen adaptation treatment, it was only a matter of time before studios would take their eyes on our Saturday morning cartoon favorites.

As fans got older so did the franchise. The Power Rangers constantly changed teams, themes, and stories. But one thing remained true: it was always going to be campy. However, with this new reboot, titled simply Power Rangers, we are introduced to a few more bold ideas, like the introduction of a gay character as a ranger, and one ranger who has Autism. These new ideas are a reflection of the world that we live in today, gives way to those who are trying to find out who they are the impression that they have someone they can relate to. That in itself gives hope and inspiration while also being fun and nostalgic. My full review of the film below.

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‘Power Rangers’ Trailer: Five Teenage Screw-ups Find Their Power
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At long last another trailer for the Power Rangers has arrived. It was beginning to look like the first trailer was the only one we were going to get considering that it’s January and the film is going to be released in March.

As with all new trailers, there’s also brand new footage. This time we finally get to see the five title heroes in their morphed up forms, and a glimpse of the five new zords and their unified Megazord form. Plus our very first look at Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Bill Hader as Alpha 5. Check it out below.

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NYCC 2016: ‘Power Rangers’ Teaser Trailer Turns Heroes Into The Breakfast Club
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Now that the New York Comic-Con is in full swing, a lot of Power Ranger fans will have their eyes on the panel hoping for a glimpse of the new Rangers in action. The titular heroes will actually be based on the first American iteration, where five teenagers are selected to be super-powered protectors of Angel Grove. Of course, things will change, and based on the new trailer that was shown earlier this morning, these Teenagers have to attend Saturday school, which will bring them together to fight an evil force known as Rita Replusa.

Check out the full trailer here below.

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Bill Hader Will Voice Alpha 5 In ‘Power Rangers’
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Bill Hader to Voice Alpha-5 in Power Rangers

The heroes for the new incarnation of Power Rangers are relative unknowns, while the villains and supporting roles have gone to more recognizable names like Elizabeth Banks and Bryan Cranston. This was the plan going into the movie from the very beginning, and it looks like they are following through as the latest casting gets yet another famous comedian to join the ranks of the Rangers. Bill Hader will now be the voice of Alpha 5, the bumbling robot with a heart of gold who often assists Zordon, who is otherwise trapped in a time wrap, by giving the Power Rangers the tools they need to save the day.

More on the story below.

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‘Power Rangers’ Character Posters Want You To “Go Go” See The Movie
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Being a kid of the ’90s, I am willing to admit that the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers were a big part of my TV watching life. While the teams have changed and those young enough to even member the show got older, interest in the franchise has somewhat declined. But Saban’s new film, Power Rangers, will attempt to reinvigorate that interest that brings back the classic characters from the first iteration with a whole new look.

As we all know, when it comes to these reimaginings comes new designs to the suits, powers, and yes, the zords. So far we’ve seen nothing from those Jurassic-themed mechas that when combined becomes the mighty Megazord, and these newly released posters only offer a small tease. Check out what these posters have to offer and when you can see more of them below.

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‘Power Rangers’ Casts Bryan Cranston As Zordon
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Production is currently underway for the new Power Rangers movie, but that still hasn’t stopped the casting process. As we know, the five new Power Rangers will be played by five youthful newcomers, while the villain, Rita Repulsa, will be played by Elizabeth Banks. In the TV series of the same name, the five Power Rangers were mentored by Zordon, a great being of incredible power, and now we know who will play him. Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston will be Zordon.

More on the story below.

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Netflix Confirms ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Follow Up ‘Ten Years Later’ (Video)
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Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Confirmed

Last summer a limited series prequel to the 2001 comedy Wet Hot American Summer, which was set on the last day of summer camp in 1981, arrived on Netflix titled Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. The joke being that all of the actors who appeared in the original would be 15 years older despite the show taking place earlier. Now another eight-episode season is officially on the way, this time a sequel.

In the original movie, there’s a scene in which the camp attendees agree to meet back there a decade later to catch up. It took 16 years to get to it, but fans will finally be able to see how that meeting went down. Netflix has confirmed that Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will arrive in 2017.

You can check out a brief confirmation video including the above mentioned scene below.

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Blu-ray Review: The Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection
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The Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection
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Directors: Gary Ross, Francis Lawrence
Writers: Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray, Gary Ross, Simon Beaufoy, Michael deBruyn, Peter Craig, Danny Strong
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Gwendoline Christie, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland
Lionsgate
Rated PG-13 | 93 Minutes
Release Date: Digital HD March 8th; Blu-ray and DVD: March 22

Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games film franchise is a four-part adaptation of the trilogy of the same name. Set in a dystopian future that was once North America, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is thrust into the dangerous competition called the Hunger Games, a nationally televised event in which “tributes,” a boy and a girl from each of the 12 districts, battle to the death until only one person survives.

Katniss along with her fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellarck (Josh Hutcherson) come out as victors but also sparking a revolution amongst the impoverished districts. In order to snuff out that spark, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) holds the Third Quarter Quell, in which previous winners of the Hunger Games have to battle amongst each other once more.

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Elizabeth Banks To Play Rita Replusa In Lionsgate’s ‘Power Rangers’
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Power Rangers is a film that is happening. After various TV iterations and reincarnations, network switches, and two live-action films, we are finally getting a new reboot with an all new cast. The principle story stays the same where five teenagers with attitude and skills are recruited by Zordon to stop an evil alien force from ruling the world. Now the five young recruits consist of a young and relatively unknown cast. But one of Lionsgate’s major goals was to cast an A-list star to attract fans of the franchise and generate new ones.

The studio didn’t have to look too far as they have cast Elizabeth Banks to play Rita Replusa.

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