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Movie Review: The Little Prince
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The Little Prince 2015

The Little Prince
Director: Mark Osborne
Screenwriter: Irena Brignull, Bob Persichetti
Cast: Mackenzie Foy, Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Riley Osborne, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Bud Cort, Albert Brooks, Ricky Gervais, Jaquie Barnbrook, Marcel Bridges, and Jeffy Branion
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Rated G | 108 Minutes
Release Date: March 18, 2016 (U.S. limited release) | March 25, 2016 (U.S. wide release)

The Little Prince has been adapted. Again. But, for those who are tired of the onslaught of adaptations and sequels, the new film adaptation manages to do something quite “novel,” to turn a phrase. Director Mark Osborne has constructed something to surprise people familiar with the work without alienating those fans in the least.

The plot device of The Little Prince lay in the character of an un-named little girl (Mackenzie Foy), the only child of a single mother (Rachel McAdams) who’s fiercely dedicated to bringing her daughter up with the best opportunities available. Mind you, no one’s downtrodden and there’s not a lick of poverty in the film; rather, it’s as much an exploration of middle class upward mobility (that’s only too American) as it is anything else. Our little girl is bright, fun loving, and shy — nearly the inverse of our Little Prince. She meets the titular character through The Aviator, an ancient man played by Jeff Daniels who mirrors the spirit, life experiences, and adventures of the author of the original work: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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Ricky Gervais Returns To Host The 2016 Golden Globes
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Ricky Gervais to host the 2016 Golden Globes

Sure it has been fun to see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler cut loose during the Golden Globes, but after a three-year run, this year’s awards ceremony was to be their last as hosts. They’re a pretty tough act to follow, but the two actually came after Ricky Gervais, who had his own three-year stint at hosting the awards show with his own brand of humor. So how could anyone follow those three up? Well, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) seems to have solved that problem as they have gone back to Gervais, and confirmed that he will be returning to host the Golden Globes in 2016. More on the story below.

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Trailer For ‘Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb’ Released
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

A new trailer has been released for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the third installment in the Night at the Museum franchise.

The trilogy-maker heads to London for this adventure, which is again directed by Shawn Levy and stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Rami Malek, Skyler Gisondo, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, and Ben Kingsley.

You can check out the trailer for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb below.

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Disney In Depth: Movie Review: Muppets Most Wanted
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Muppets Most Wanted
Directed by James Bobin
Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire, and Eric Jacobson
Walt Disney Pictures
Released March 21, 2014

The Muppets are back on the big screen, but does this “sequel” live up to the 2011 film that essentially ignited interest once again in the brand? While Muppets Most Wanted lacks the drama and overwhelming nostalgia of its predecessor, it more than makes up for that in laughs and smiles a plenty. The movie is insanely funny and astute, far from a film that you would want to imprison audiences from seeing.

While initial box office results are more disappointing and middling than encouraging – its opening weekend here in the United States totaled to a mere $17 million – I cannot think of any reason why moviegoers should avoid this genius blend of satire and parody in great Muppet form. It was evident in its marketing, and it translates to the actual film.

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Disney In Depth: The Marketing Genius Of ‘Muppets Most Wanted’
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Muppets Most Wanted leaps into theaters some 28 months after the “revival” of the Muppets entity through the Jason Segel and Amy Adams film that sparked new interest in Kermit, our favorite felt friend. The March 21 release benefits from a keen and laugh-out-loud marketing campaign that integrates one of the brand’s best assets: smart humor.

This week’s Disney In Depth takes you behind the scenes as we explore how Disney’s first family film of 2014 may also be the best-promoted movie of the year – no matter the studio.

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‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Trailer: Kermit The Frog and The Case Of Mistaken Identity
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One is the most world renowned frog in the entertainment business, and the other is the most notorious frog in crime. It’s a case of mistaken frog identity in director James Bobin‘s sequel to The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted. The gang is back together for the sequel that will take them on a tour that takes them around the world and back. Problem is Kermit will be spending a great portion of that tour in prison, while the most notorious frog in crime, Constantine, takes his place.

This crime caper flick, which looks to be as much fun, if not more fun, than the film’s predecessor. And of course it wouldn’t be much of a Muppet movie if it did not have any sequels. Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, and Ricky Gervais are the principle cast, but there are cameos made by Danny Trejo, Christoph Waltz, Ray Liotta, P. Diddy, Celine Dion, and Tom Hiddleston (oh please let that be Tom Hiddleston). Hit the jump to see the full trailer.

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D23 Expo: Ty Burrell Previews ‘Muppets Most Wanted’
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D23 Expo 2013: Muppets Most Wanted

Get ready for Muppet mayhem in March 2014, as a preview of Muppets Most Wanted shown today at the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, suggests this will be a fantastic sequel to the 2011 feature, The Muppets.

The newly-shown footage says that Constantine, the villainous Kermit look-alike with a mole, is the “world’s greatest criminal (that) bears resemblance to someone you know.” Constantine is a riot, as indicated by the clips, including a musical sequence where he asserts his “number one” authority over Ricky Gervais’ character, Dominic, aka Number Two.

The scene began with the Muppets in a theatre, looking for Kermit, and in comes Gervais with Kermit “clone” Constantine, who tries to cover up his European accent. Animal senses this is not his amphibian pal and attempts to eat Constantine’s arm. Constantine talks with Walter, but the cheerful Muppet does not understand who this is. Constantine struggles to say the word “burglary” when scheming with Gervais’ character, and then the two enter their duet on a staircase. They even “tap dance.” This was hilarious, and the audience was apparently the “first in the world” to see this footage, according to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Sean Bailey.

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Watch Now: Teaser Trailer For ‘The Muppets’ Sequel ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Released
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Walt Disney has released a teaser trailer for Muppets Most Wanted, a sequel to the 2011 hit, The Muppets, which scored rave reviews, $158.4 million worldwide on a $45 million budget, and an Oscar for Best Original Song.

The sequel stars Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, and all your favorite Muppet characters, and will be released on March 21, 2014. Original director James Bobin returns once again to direct, from a screenplay he penned with Nick Stoller. Jason Segel, who starred in and co-wrote the first movie with Stoller, is not involved in the sequel.

You can check out the teaser trailer for Muppets Most Wanted below.

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First Images Of ‘The Muppets… Again’ Featuring Ricky Gervais, Kermit, Miss Piggy & The Gang!
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In case you haven’t noticed, The Muppets are back again. The cast of colorful characters returned to the big screen in 2011 and it was as if they had never left the cinematic stage. The film was such a success that Disney decided it was good enough for a repeat. James Bobin returns to direct the sequel titled The Muppets… Again, with every one of your favorite Muppets returning, including Walter.

The film has already started production, so to celebrate we are getting our first images of The Muppets…Again and Ricky Gervais in action, so to speak. Hit the jump to see the new image.

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Tina Fey Latest To Join Disney’s ‘The Muppets 2’
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Golden Globe Awards hosts past and present are coming together with news that Tina Fey—who’s co-hosting this years ceremony with Amy Poehler this Sunday—is in late-stage negotiations to join the cast of The Muppets 2 as the female lead.

Fey joins Ricky Gervais—who hosted the Globes the past few years—to make up the two human leads. Fey would apparently be playing a Russian gulag prison guard. Huh!

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