Into The Woods – First Poster Released

The Christmas Disney film for 2014 is “Into the Woods,” a Stephen Sondheim musical that is loved by millions. The first one sheet poster for the film has just been released and it features the character of “The Witch” as portrayed by Meryl Streep.

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“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014.

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Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix – new details

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There’s been a lot of talk surrounding Marvel’s Cinematic Universe lately. Disney and Marvel just released the official plot for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” has become the highest grossing film of the year and, despite being knocked down to third last week in the box office, is still breaking records and we are less than a week away from the Season 2 premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But there is one side of the MCU that isn’t getting talked about as much, though I think that’s about to change.

Months ago, Marvel made a huge deal with Netflix for multiple original series which will culminate with a new team of heroes forming, The Defenders. “Daredevil” will begin streaming next year, but, if you find yourself at New York’s Comic Con this year, you’ll be in for a treat.

Both Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Daredevil will have a presence this year. Attendees will get to watch the latest AoS episode before it airs on ABC, but I think the real treat is that this will be the first time that we get to see the whole cast of Daredevil assembled together. Showrunner, Steve DeKnight will also be there with Charlie Cox (who plays Daredevil) and the rest of the cast to finally answer fans questions about the new show.

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Until then, Marvel is slowly revealing more casting from the show. Scott Glenn (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Silence of the Lambs) has been cast as Stick, a martial arts master and mentor of Matt Murdock.

“Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock’s life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero’s journey,” said Jeph Loeb, who heads up Marvel Television and, seeing online reaction to the casting announcement, fans seem to agree with him.

Are you looking forward to the Daredevil show?

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge evacuates guests due to minor fire

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Guests dining at the popular Boma buffet restaurant inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge had a little extra smoke with their Zebra Domes last night. A small fire in a storage room prompted the evacuation of the restaurant and surrounding areas of the hotel around 6:45 pm last night.

According to Reedy Creek Fire & Rescue, the fire wasn’t very big, but it put off a lot of smoke. A full investigation is on-going, but the early suspect is an improperly stored paint can. No injuries or other damage were reported.

After a safety inspection for the rest of the hotel, guests were allowed back into the building around 8pm.

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Synopsis released for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Disney has released the plot synopsis for the third film in the Marvel Avengers series. It’s not a lot more detail than what we already knew, but at least it’s official now. Read the synopsis here:

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

I’m really looking forward to James Spader and Paul Bettany playing the villains in the film. What about you?

Avengers: Age of Ultron will debut in theaters on May 1, 2015.

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Sesame Street Takes on Star Wars in a Delightful New Parody

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A long time ago in a cookies and milky way galaxy far, far away… the folks at Sesame Street got the bright idea to take on the classic Star Wars film trilogy.

Starring Cookie Monster as Flan Solo, “Star S’mores” is a perfect g-rated parody of the classic sci-fi film.

If only Solo’s partner wasn’t Chewie the Cookie. But he is, and besides being very punny and funny, the muppets from Sesame Street deliver a lesson on self-control. As the wise Groda says to Solo, “There is no try, only sing.”

Not sure what that means? Watch the video:

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