Disney shows off new John Williams theme, whole bunch of aerial shots of its Star Wars mini-parks

Out of all of the things made possible by Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars brand back in 2012, few have been as highly anticipated—or as fraught with the potential for fuck-ups—as the chance to see what its famed Imagineers could do with a Wars-themed “Land” at the company’s parks. The end result of that effort…

Dan Aykroyd's latest bizarre belief is that Bill Murray would ever be in a Ghostbusters 3 

Dan Aykroyd has put his name behind a lot of, let’s say, out there ideas over the years—many of the revolving around crystal skulls, and the life-giving powers and vodka contained within—but none are more bizarre than his continued, dogged, and utterly scientifically unfounded belief that there will ever be a …

Armie Hammer and Lily James to remake Rebecca, inviting all sorts of unflattering comparisons to the original

Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) and Lily James (Cinderella) are both veterans of the unnecessary remake game, having similarly spent their early careers retreading someone else’s more beloved and celebrated work. It’s fitting, then, that the two of them are gearing up for a remake of Rebecca, that classic story of…

Let's guess which of these upcoming Bad Robot productions will be a Cloverfield 

We may have been a little too eager to declare whether or not something is part of the nebulous Cloverfield series in the past, but the trick of those movies has always been that it’s hard to tell what they’re really about until the very last moment. It’s sort of like a cinematic Schrödinger’s cat, in that any film…

Academy president still determined to make "Best Popular Film" Oscar a thing

Despite the best efforts of the internet, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences isn’t giving up on its absurd quest to introduce an Oscar for “outstanding achievement in popular film”—or, as it’s more commonly known, the “best popular film” Oscar. As Variety reports, Academy president John Bailey returned…

A Star Is Born could've starred Jack White, almost featured a whole different bummer ending

At this point, everybody who wanted to Bradley Cooper’s latest take on A Star Is Born has already seen it, meaning we all already know how the tragic end of this tragic story differs from the tragic end of all the previous versions of the tragic story, but it turns out that Cooper and the rest of the people behind…

Of course Wes Anderson's curated museum exhibit is full of weird oddities

Let Wes Anderson poke around a museum for too long, and he’ll end up curating his own art show. No, seriously. That’s what happened when Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum invited two of its frequent visitors— Anderson and his partner, designer Juman Malouf—to sort through its 14 collections of historical objects to…

Lin-Manuel Miranda to do some supercalifragilistic rapping in Mary Poppins Returns

Lin-Manuel Miranda is good at everything, whether it’s writing songs for Moana, making a cameo on How I Met Your Mother, or getting into a duel with Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm, but the one thing everybody wants to see from him is—altogether now!—raps about history. So far, there has really only been one way…

Alcon had the nerve to announce a director for a new Garfield movie on a freakin' Monday

We tend to adhere to an attitude of cautious optimism here at The A.V. Club, since it’s not fair to judge something before you can really experience what it has to offer, but a movie studio has made it clear that it knows absolutely nothing about a character that is extremely important to us, and we are really darn…

The Child's Play reboot will open against Toy Story 4, which is honestly pretty funny

This morning, we got our first look at Toy Story 4, which seems like it’s going to be a movie that questions the nature of toy reality, but it turns out that Pixar’s latest epic is going up against a movie with a much simpler message: Some toys will stab the shit out of you and then say bad words in an off-putting man…

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