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Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Finds Its Maria In NJ High School Student Rachel Zegler
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West Side Story

Steven Spielberg‘s West Side Story has found its actress to play Maria opposite Ansel Elgort‘s Tony.

It’s been confirmed that New Jersey high school student Rachel Zegler will be playing the iconic role of Maria, the love interest of Tony, who is a member of a rival street gang. Natalie Wood played Maria in the 1961 original. The film was ahead of its time and one of the few to feature a richly diverse cast that had people of color in lead roles. It was one that helped Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the original and has a role in this new take on the story, to become the iconic figure that she is now.

Obviously with a film like West Side Story, any talent that is brought into the film will need to be able to sing. And before you question whether or not Zegler can sing, I suggest you take a look at the video of her singing a cover of “Shallows” from A Star Is Born. It left me floored. Check out who will be joining Zegler on the cast and the video, below.

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Neil Armstrong Biopic ‘First Man’ Coming To Digital, 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD This Month
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Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle‘s latest film, the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man starring Ryan Gosling, is about to make its way to home video.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing the movie on digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD later this month. You can find all of the details along with a home video trailer below.

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First Trailer For ‘Men In Black’ Reboot Released By Sony
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Men in Black: International

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released the first trailer for Men in Black: International, a reboot of the Men in Black franchise.

The movie, which is based on Lowell Cunningham‘s comic The Men in Black, stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, Emma Thompson, and Liam Neeson. It’s directed by F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious, Straight Outta Compton), from a screenplay written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Transformers).

You can find a little more info on Men in Black: International and check out the official trailer for the movie and a poster below.

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‘West Side Story’ Remake Adds Original Star Rita Moreno
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Rita Moreno In West Side Story

Rita Moreno is an icon. The Puerto Rican singer, dancer, and actress is a true legend who broke gender and racial barriers. She has paved the way for future artists to make a name for themselves. The EGOT winner is best known for her role as Anita in West Side Story. In fact, that role helped her win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. And now, she will be coming back, although for a very different role.

New reports confirm that Moreno will star in Steven Spielberg’s remake of the 1961 musical of the same name. And in a slight twist, she will play a new character that is being designed for the film. More on the report, below.

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Lena Dunham To Pen ‘A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea’ Film Adaptation
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Lena Dunham

Girls creator Lena Dunham will now be working on a new project. This time for producers J.J. Abrams and Steven Speilberg.

According to new reports, Dunham will be writing the screenplay for A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea. More on the report below.

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Movie Review: First Man
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FIRST MAN

First Man
Director: Damien Chazelle
Writers: Josh Singer
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, Lukas Haas
Studio: Universal Studios
Rated PG-13 | 141 Minutes
Release Date: October 12, 2018

First Man covers man’s epic journey to the moon at the peak of the space race of the 1960s. It’s a bit of a step away for Damien Chazelle, who is better known for music-based films like Whiplash and La La Land, but one that plays to his strengths. A film about characters making great sacrifices.

Not only that, but it also succeeds on a technical level. Close-up shots and the shaky cam brings audiences closer to the story and allows them to see physical and emotional toll these NASA missions have on the crew. Additionally, the cinematography, especially in the IMAX sequences, displays the grandeur of the collective effort to not only get man on the moon but also its successful landing. The problem is, the film suffers from a by-the-numbers story that does very little to engage with its audience. Check out my full review of the film below.

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‘Indiana Jones 5’ To Bring Back Global Feel
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Indiana Jones

It looks like we will be seeing the return of a globe-trotting Indiana Jones in the untitled Indiana Jones 5. With Kingdom of the Crystal Skull shot entirely in the U.S., the untitled fifth installment of the franchise will see the title character tour the globe once more.

Where exactly remains unclear. Additionally, it looks like producer Frank Marshall will be working with people who he trusts to pitch him ideas. More on the report below.

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‘First Man’ Starring Ryan Gosling and Directed By Damien Chazelle Gets A New Trailer
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First Man

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for First Man, which is based on author James Hansen‘s book First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong.

The movie re-unites Academy Award winning La La Land director Damien Chazelle with his Academy Award nominated star Ryan Gosling, who plays Armstrong in the film. Also starring is Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciaran Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas.

Continue below for a synopsis and to check out the latest trailer for First Man.

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New Trailer For Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ Starring Ryan Gosling Released
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Back in June we saw the first trailer for the latest movie from Academy Award winning Whiplash and La La Land director Damien Chazelle, titled First Man.

Now Universal Pictures has released a second official trailer for the movie, which is based on the book First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James Hansen. It tells the story of NASA’s mission to land people on the moon with a focus on Neil Armstrong. Starring in the movie is Ryan Gosling as Armstrong, as well as Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciaran Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas.

Click on over to the other side now to read an official synopsis for First Man and to watch the new trailer.

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‘Jurassic Park’ Returning To Theaters For 25th Anniversary
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Dr. Henry Wu In Jurassic Park

Steven Spielberg’s seminal classic Jurassic Park is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and if you look at the box office, dinosaurs have never been bigger. In 2015, Jurassic World returned fans to the island of Isla Nublar and raked in $1.6 billion worldwide. Currently, its sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, sits third on the 2018 worldwide box office charts with a whopping $1.2 billion. While it pained me how much I disliked Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, no one can deny that dinosaurs are still a big money attraction. And while the sequels may suffer from the law of diminishing returns, the original holds up as royalty. Now, thanks to Fathom Events, fans of the original can see it in theaters this September.

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