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Disney Drops Teaser Trailer for Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’

The first trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ Pinocchio came to life Tuesday. The first look at the live-action and computer-animated musical starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto only teases, but does not show, the doll. However, Jiminy Cricket, voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, gets some solid screen time. Zemeckis’ Pinocchio is a remake of the 1940 Disney animated […]

‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ (Arguably) Best Cartoon and CG Cameos

[This story contains spoilers from Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers on Disney+.] Wait! Who? How? Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers dropped on Disney+ Friday, and the film, based on the beloved ’90s cartoon of the same name, features several surprising animated and CG cameos from assorted films and shows inside and outside the Disney realm. […]

Paul Casella Jr., Groundbreaking Transportation Coordinator in Hollywood, Dies at 86

Paul Casella Jr., a pioneering transportation coordinator in Hollywood who launched the mobile studio company Transcord Enterprises and handled logistics for Sony Pictures Studios for 25 years, died Feb. 15 in Glendale, his family announced. He was 86. Casella, who started his 60-year career in show business as a caterer, became the first person to […]

Christopher Lloyd Had Serious Reservations About Eric Stoltz’s ‘Back to the Future’ Firing

Christopher Lloyd was not thrilled when, months into filming, the entire Back to the Future crew was summoned to an impromptu meeting, where they were informed Eric Stoltz had been fired from the picture and Michael J. Fox would be taking over as the lead, Marty McFly. In a career retrospective with GQ published Monday, […]

David L. Lander, Squiggy on ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ Dies at 73

David L. Lander, who played Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman for all eight seasons of the popular ABC sitcom 'Laverne & Shirley,' has died. He was 73.

‘The Witches’: Film Review

Anne Hathaway rules the coven and Octavia Spencer plays the doting Southerner defending her orphaned grandson in Robert Zemeckis' update of the classic Roald Dahl children's novel, 'The Witches.'

Tom Hanks Says He Paid for Portions of ‘Forrest Gump’ Production Out of His Own Pocket

Tom Hanks says he paid for portions of the Forrest Gump production out of his own pocket when the studio refused to fund crucial scenes.

‘Back to the Future’ Cast Reunites for Josh Gad’s Retro Series Fundraiser

The cast of 'Back to the Future' reunited for a video posted Monday, a second in a series of fundraising projects spearheaded by Josh Gad, dubbed Reunited Apart.

Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Ares’ for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

Robert Zemeckis is in final negotiations to direct 'Ares,' a sci-fi thriller quietly set up at Warner Bros. late last year.

‘Back to the Future’ to Kick Off 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival

A remastered 35th anniversary screening of 'Back to the Future,' with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and screenwriter-producer Bob Gale set to attend, will kick off the 11th annual TCM Classic Film Festival in April.

Critic’s Picks: A December To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Reagan-era gems from Susan Seidelman and Robert Zemeckis, wintry classics from Nicholas Ray, Stanley Kubrick and Todd Haynes and a secret program of 16mm film prints are among options for SoCal cinephiles this holiday season.

‘Back to the Future’ Musical Sets 2020 World Premiere

It was announced Friday that the long-awaited musical based on the iconic 1985 film 'Back to the Future' will at last blast to the stage.