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The UK Trailer & Poster For 2018 Animated Feature ‘Smallfoot’ Has Arrived

Warner Bros. has debuted the first trailer and poster for the highly anticipated animation Smallfoot, which is set to avalanche into UK cinemas on 5th October 2018. Pan down for the full Smallfoot UK trailer, but first, here’s the new poster.

An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.

News of this “smallfoot” brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams. It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

The film features an all-star voice cast including Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito and more!

Related: The Lego Batman Movie
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Justice League: Director’s Cut, Lord & Miller break silence on Han Solo firing, Ant-Man and The Wasp set photos and more – Daily News Roundup

Justice League: The Director’S Cut

It was revealed earlier this year that Zack Snyder was stepping down as director on Justice League, with Joss Whedon filling in for him. However one of the bigger complaints from film goers about the rather disappointing DC team-up movie was that Whedon’s jokes and Danny Elfman’s music were misplaced in Snyder’s work. As such, some fans have started a petition for Warner Bros. to release Snyder’s original cut of the movie – which they feel will be a better version. Read more here.

Justice League Deleted Scenes

In a new interview with Gamespot, Ray Fisher has spoken about a deleted scene – seen in the trailers – of a pre-Cyborg Victor Stone. “There were some things that you’ll probably end up seeing later on, that didn’t make it into this version of the film,” he said. “There’s a scene with Victor Stone,
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Lord & Miller on their breakup with Lucasfilm over Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • JoBlo
This summer, with just a few weeks left on the schedule, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord exited Solo: A Star Wars Story as they couldn't agree with Lucasfilm over the direction of the project. At the time, the directing duo said, "Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the... Read More...
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Fired Han Solo Directs Break Silence on Losing Star Wars Movie

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Fired Han Solo Directs Break Silence on Losing Star Wars Movie
Chris Miller and Phil Lord have broken their silence about leaving Solo: A Star Wars Story and how it made them better filmmakers. While it didn't come as a complete shock over the summer when Disney and Lucasfilm decided to part ways with Lord and Miller, it was still a surprise since so much of the movie had reportedly already been completed by the duo. Disney sited creative differences for the split, which seems to have been the case, and now the directors are sharing their side of the story for the first time.

At a panel for their MTV animated series Clone High at the Vulture Festival in L.A. over the weekend, Chris Miller and Phil Lord discussed their experience of being fired from the young Han Solo movie. When asked about the experience, Lord was positive about the incident and said that shooting the movie was great
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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Break Their Silence on Leaving ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

  • Collider.com
Surely one of the biggest entertainment stories of 2017 was directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller leaving the then-untitled Han Solo movie near the end of production, with Lucasfilm bringing in Ron Howard to finish the film and craft additional photography. Filmmakers leaving projects over creative differences is not a unique occurrence, but leaving in the midst of production certainly is. Thus far Lucasfilm has done a swell job of easing concerns, with Howard taking to social media to offer teases of his filming experience. And a few cast members have spoken up to say that while Lord and …
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Laura Dern’s Top Secret Character Revealed (and She’s Causing Trouble)

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Laura Dern’s Top Secret Character Revealed (and She’s Causing Trouble)
Laura Dern’s banner 2017 has made her an Emmy-winning star (thank you, “Big Little Lies”) and an instant icon of the “Twin Peaks” franchise, but her most highly anticipated role is still to come in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Dern and the entire cast and crew behind “The Last Jedi” have been insanely secretive when it comes to giving out any information regarding Dern’s character. All we’ve known is she goes by the name Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo and rocks a pretty memorable purple hairdo.

Read More:‘Han Solo’ Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord Reveal Departure Reason: ‘Our Approach Was Really Different’

Fortunately, the latest addition of Entertainment Weekly (via Vanity Fair) is a deep dive into “The Last Jedi” and provides our first real details about Dern’s “Star Wars” debut. One of the covers features Dern’s Holdo opposite Oscar Isaac’s Resistance fighter
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Former ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Directors Address Their “Break-Up” With Lucasfilm

  • Slash Film
Former ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Directors Address Their “Break-Up” With Lucasfilm
It’s still the biggest geek news item of the year: original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were fired from Solo: A Star Wars Story and replaced with Ron Howard. The news that Lucasfilm has a heavy hand in Star Wars is noting new – Kathleen Kennedy reportedly clashed with J.J. Abrams during Star Wars: The Force […]

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Lord and Miller break silence on Solo: A Star Wars Story: “The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful”

The expulsion of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the director’s chairs of Solo: A Star Wars Story is old news at this point. Since then, the film has wrapped under director Ron Howard, and we have been treated to a host of behind-the-scenes images, an actual title, etc. With production over, it’s a good time to wonder what Lord and Miller have to say about the whole fiasco?

Recently, at the Vulture Film Festival, the directing duo hosted a panel, and questions on the topic of the Han Solo spinoff came up (obviously). Here is their response regarding filming, and their termination from the project:

Lord: “The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful. We had the most incredible cast and crew and collaborators. I think in terms of us leaving the project, I think everybody went in with really good intentions and our approach to making
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Chris Miller & Phil Lord Talk Exit From ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: “Sometimes People Break Up”

  • The Playlist
One of the biggest news stories of the summer — if not the year — was Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s sudden exit from “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Heck, the movie didn’t even have an official title when they left. The spinoff was in the middle of production, but the directors behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street” reportedly ran afoul of Kathleen Kennedy and Lawrence Kasdan, by deviating from the script, and putting their own irreverent touch on the material.

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Phil Lord & Chris Miller Discuss Leaving ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Earlier this year, The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the Han Solo movie that has just wrapped up shooting with Ron Howard taking over the helming duties. Much has been discussed about their leaving the project, but we haven’t heard too much from the filmmakers themselves.

The duo were appearing at the Vulture Festival in L.A to talk about their MTV animated series Clone High. The outlet spoke about their experience of being fired from the Star Wars young Han Solo movie and getting replaced by Howard.

Here’s what they had to say.

“The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful,” Lord said. “We had the most incredible cast and crew and collaborators. I think in terms of us leaving the project, I think everybody went in with really good intentions and our approach to making the movie was different than theirs. That
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‘Han Solo’ Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord Reveal Departure Reason: ‘Our Approach Was Really Different’

  • Indiewire
‘Han Solo’ Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord Reveal Departure Reason: ‘Our Approach Was Really Different’
It’s never easy to get let go from a project, but in their first public appearance since exiting what’s now been titled “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” Phil Lord and Chris Miller handled it gracefully.

“The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful,” Lord said to the crowd at Vulture Festival Sunday. “In terms of us leaving the project, everyone went in with really good intentions and our approach was really different from theirs… The gap was too big.”

Added Lord, “Sometimes people break up and it’s sad. We learned a lot from our collaborators, we’re really proud of our work and wish everyone with the best.”
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The Best Animated Films of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Anomalisa’ to ‘Spirited Away’

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The Best Animated Films of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Anomalisa’ to ‘Spirited Away’
Pixar and Studio Ghibli tend to spring to mind first when discussing great animation, but there’s a world beyond those two giants. Animated films have grown ever more artful and affecting as more and more folks realize that it’s never just been a medium for kids, with studios and indies alike creating stop-motion marvels, hand-drawn standouts, and CGI spectacles.

The genre has grown so much since we entered the current century, in fact, that it can be easy to forget the Academy Awards didn’t even recognize animation until 2001. As few as three movies were nominated per year until 2010, but since then animation’s increased prominence has been reflected in the race’s competitiveness. Not every worthy movie could make the cut on either the awards circuit or this list, sadly, but rest assured that “The Red Turtle,” “Kubo and the Two Strings,” and “Ernest and Celestine,” to name just a few,
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Solo: A Star Wars Story Actor Woody Harrelson Teases The Film’s Comedic Elements

Ever since committing to Lucasfilm’s Han Solo spinoff, which was once under the stewardship of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Woody Harrelson has been pretty cagey about his nebulous character and, more specifically, how he fits into the story.

For instance, Star Wars fans were placed on red alert some months ago when Harrelson let slip that he had landed the role of Garris Shrike, a known criminal and one of the biggest influences on Han’s journey from adolescence to adulthood. The two-time Oscar nominee has since walked back those comments, leaving fans to deduce that he’s actually attached to the part of Beckett, a known criminal and one of the biggest influ–well, you get the drift.

And though there’s still a tremendous amount of secrecy swirling around Solo: A Star Wars Story, Woody Harrelson touched base on Lucasfilm’s anthology flick in a new
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Why Author Andy Weir Took Readers to the Moon With ‘Artemis’ (Exclusive)

Why Author Andy Weir Took Readers to the Moon With ‘Artemis’ (Exclusive)
It would have been perfectly understandable for Andy Weir to rest on his laurels or take a victory lap after the success of The Martian, the rare novel that strikes lightning in a bottle on both a critical and commercial level. To top it off, the movie adaptation of the book, starring Matt Damon as stranded astronaut Mark Watney, was a monster hit, winning two Golden Globes and giving Weir even more cachet.

But writers write, and before long, Weir found himself back at the computer screen, ready to dive into another science-fiction yarn. And he did so without any expectations hanging over his head.

“I didn’t set out to top The Martian,” Weir tells Et. “A success like that is something a writer will get once in his whole career, if he’s lucky. I know that there’s a good chance that I could write 20 more books and people will say The Martian is the one
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Paul Bettany’s Han Solo Character is an Intergalactic Gangster

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Paul Bettany’s Han Solo Character is an Intergalactic Gangster
If you’re a /Film reader, you’re probably familiar with the messy production of Solo: A Star Wars Story by now. We’ve written about the firing of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the hiring of Ron Howard to finish the movie, how actor Michael K. Williams could not return for the reshoots, and how Paul […]

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The Lego Movie Franchise: The Marriage of Movies and Merchandising

Sarah Myles on The Lego Movie franchise and the marriage of movie merchandising…

Forty years ago, there was a seismic shift in the film industry, when Bernard Loomis of Kenner Toys decided that Star Wars was ‘toyetic.’ That shift, all those years ago, has led us on a journey of courtship between movies and merchandising, that has brought us to The Lego Movie franchise. There have been many diversions along way – perhaps, most notably, Hasbro and the Transformers film franchise – but Lego… well, Lego is different. Lego – with all its flexibility and trans-generational appeal – has created the ultimate marriage between movies and merchandise.

The rise of movie merchandising

Bernard Loomis was a toy development executive who had worked for Mattel during the introduction of its Hot Wheels line of toy cars in the late 1960s, and proposed the animated television show that subsequently went along with it. Such an endeavour proved problematic,
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Updated: Is This Our First Look at Alden Ehrenreich in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’?

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Updated: Is This Our First Look at Alden Ehrenreich in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’?
We’ve heard plenty about next year’s new Star Wars spin-off focusing on Han Solo. After a troubled production saw directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller let go from the project, only to be replaced by director Ron Howard, the film wrapped back in October and was finally given the official title of Solo: A Star […]

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Is This Our First Look At Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo?

Ever since Ron Howard took over from original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Star Wars fans – or anyone who follows Howard on Twitter – have received a steady stream of behind-the-scenes sneak peaks at Solo: A Star Wars Story, the upcoming Han Solo prequel movie. However, the director has been careful not to reveal anything about Alden Ehrenreich’s new take on the iconic role, originally played by the legendary Harrison Ford.

And while we’re still waiting for something official from the studio, we might just have our first look at the new Solo, thanks to an unlikely source. One moviegoer attending Harkins Theater in Arizona has shared images of “a movie loyalty cup” they’ve received from the cinema chain. Amongst other characters from upcoming films, such as Lara Croft, Marvel’s Gamora and Deadpool 2‘s Domino, Han Solo and Chewie are also featured. Plus, the Millennium
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New Finn Footage Arrives in Latest Last Jedi TV Spot

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New Finn Footage Arrives in Latest Last Jedi TV Spot
Some new footage of Finn, Poe and Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi has surfaced online. With the release of the movie just over a month away, Disney and Lucasfilm are in full-blown promotion mode. With that, a brand new TV spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been released. It's quite short, but it actually gives us quite a bit to chew on and adds a little extra layer to Rey with one, very interesting shot.

The video starts out with Finn, who's still rocking his buddy Poe's jacket, saying, "May The Force be with you." We then cut to some quick action shots, which have been revealed in previous trailers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Then we move to Poe, who is doing what he does best in his X-Wing with Bb-8. While the sequence with Bb-8 getting a shock was revealed in a previous trailer,
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Rian Johnson Writing and Directing a New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

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Rian Johnson Writing and Directing a New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy
That galaxy far, far away keeps getting bigger. Rian Johnson, the writer/director of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” will resume his duties with an all-new trilogy set in the “Star Wars” world but featuring entirely new characters and an original story. Bob Iger, the head of Disney, just announced the news.

Read More:Porgs 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Adorable ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Creatures

Johnson’s feat is especially impressive, given how many other directors have been replaced before even completing one “Star Wars” film: Josh Trank, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and Colin Trevorrow have all been dropped from upcoming movies. He previously directed “Brick,” “The Brothers Bloom,” and “Looper.”

Read More:‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer: Spoilers Revealed in Epic New Look at Rian Johnson’s Sequel

“The Last Jedi” picks up where “The Force Awakens” left off, with Daisy Ridley, John Boyega,
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