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"Charlie's Angels" Review: A Fun Female Centric Take on a Goofy Classic
While the first two films came from director McG, the newest iteration came from Cocaine Bear director Elizabeth Banks, offering the world a brand new introduction to a classic tale about a trio of badass women Though, the more modern film didn't exactly offer Banks an easy ride during her experience as its filmmaker. Credit: Sony Pictures Elizabeth[...]
Cocaine Bear Debuts Red Band Trailer, Wild Film Out February 24th
We've seen it for decades now, so the fact that the Universal Pictures film Cocaine Bear managed to impress and turn a profit is no surprise whatsoever. And after earning close to $90 million at the box office and generally positive reviews, there's certainly a strong chance that we'll see Cocaine Bear strike again, especially if[...]
Beanie Babies Craze Gets New Film The Beanie Bubble, Out In July
Starring Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Snook, and Geraldine Viswanathan, the film is directed by Kristin Gore ("Her," "Foxcatcher") and Damian Kulash, Jr (lead singer of OK Go) The documentary was a really neat look back at the 90s as a whole, through the last truly big toy craze, and the film is layering up[...]
Cocaine Bear Is Fun Despite Itself Trying Not To Be {Review}
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the action comedy has grossed $83 million worldwide, and as is the way these days, the film's streaming date is sooner than you would think The film will be on Peacock starting next week The Blu-ray of the film will be out July 1st as a "Maximum Rampage" Edition Even for a[...]
Cocaine Bear Arrives On Blu-ray July 1st, With Maximum Rampage Edition
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the action comedy has grossed $77 million worldwide, and as is the way these days, the Blu-ray is already being prepped while the film is still in theaters The "Maximum Rampage Edition will arrive on July 1st No features that will be included have been released yet, or a description of[...]
Executive producer Elizabeth Banks (Modern Family) is also set to lead the series' voice cast as Pebbles, the adult daughter of Fred and Wilma Flintstone Joining Banks on the cast are Stephen Root as Fred; Amy Sedaris as Wilma; Nicole Byer as Betty; Joe Lo Trulio as Barney; and Manny Jacinto as Bam Bam[...]
Cocaine Bear Debuts Red Band Trailer, Wild Film Out February 24th
And then Margo Martindale [Russell's co-star] texted me and said, 'Are you doing this film?' And I was like, 'Are you doing this film?' And I was like, 'Now I'm definitely doing this film.'" The Americans star then elaborated, "Because the thought of Margo doing that, that [Elizabeth Banks] had cast Margo, I was like, 'Oh,[...]
Cocaine Bear Debuts Red Band Trailer, Wild Film Out February 24th
Yes, that would in fact be the Elizabeth Banks-directed film labeled Cocaine Bear that's had the internet buzzing for weeks.  Though, if you think working with a coked-out bear was the biggest technicality to work around, you'd actually be wrong. When discussing the (CGI) titular character being a potential risk factor to work with as a[...]
Cocaine Bear Debuts Red Band Trailer, Wild Film Out February 24th
The film is directed by Elizabeth Banks and is based on a true story Watch the clip below. Cocaine Bear The Title Alone Makes You Want To See It. "Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner's plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it, this wild thriller finds an oddball group of[...]
Cocaine Bear Debuts Red Band Trailer, Wild Film Out February 24th
The film is directed by Elizabeth Banks and is based on a true story Watch the trailer below. Cocaine Bear What At Title. "Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner's plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it, this wild thriller finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists, and teens converging[...]
Flintstones Animated Sequel Bedrock with Elizabeth Banks to Star
Warner Bros Animation is setting up the next chapter in The Flintstones in a new sequel called Bedrock with Elizabeth Banks attached to star lending her voice to Pebbles, according to Variety The daughter of Fred and Wilma Flintstone, most incarnations of the series had her as a toddler, but Bedrock is set 20 years[...]
Elizabeth Banks Cast As Ms. Frizzle In The Magic School Bus Film
Elizabeth Banks will star in the new live action The Magic School Bus film She will also produce, along with with Max Handelman for Brownstone Productions, as well as Scholastic Entertainment's president and chief strategy officer Iole Lucchese and senior VP and general manager Caitlin Friedman, and Marc Platt and Adam Siegel for Marc Platt[...]
Mrs. America
Through the eyes of the women of that era — both Schlafly and second-wave feminists Gloria Steinem (Rose Byrne), Betty Friedan (Ari Graynor), Shirley Chisholm (Uzo Aduba), Bella Abzug (Margo Martindale), and Jill Ruckelshaus (Elizabeth Banks) — the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the '70s helped give rise to[...]
Elizabeth Banks to Direct, Star in 'Invisible Woman' at Universal
Elizabeth Banks will direct and star in Invisible Woman for Universal Studios She pitched the film, with a script being written by Erin Cressida Wilson (Girl on the Train) This will not however cross over with the new Invisible Man film coming in February starring Elisabeth Moss and Oliver Jackson-Cohen That film was a co-production[...]
Elizabeth Banks' mission to take over the entire entertainment industry one cool projetcafter another continues After impressing us with our first look at her take on the Charlie's Angels franchise (we're still impressed with the "Bosley" concept), Banks is parterning with Warner Bros Animation through her Brownstone Productions company to develop a new prime time[...]
'Mrs. America': Elizabeth Banks Joins Cate Blanchett in FX Limited Series
Adding to its already impressive cast, Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect franchise, upcoming Charlie's Angels reboot) is set to join Cate Blanchett in FX's Mrs America, from Emmy-winning writer Davhi Waller, Oscar-nominated producer Stacey Sher and FX Productions Banks' Ruckelshaus is a pro-choice, socially progressive Republican appointed by President Gerald Ford to advance women's rights – and[...]
New Extended Trailer for Brightburn Teases New Footage Plus a New Poster
The Screen Gems feature film stars acclaimed actress and filmmaker Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect 2), David Denman (The Office), Jackson A Dunn (Shameless), Matt Jones (Mom, NCIS), and Meredith Hagner (Younger). Here's a look at the final trailer, with Brightburn set to open Friday, May 24, 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0391pRUFIYVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is[...]
'Press Your Luck': ABC Bets on Elizabeth Banks as Game Show Revival Host
ABC continues to do its part to ensure that every single game show in existence gets its very own reboot, so Press Your Luck is the latest summer game show revival heading our way – but this one already has a major bonus going for it: actor/director Elizabeth Banks is taking on the hosting role[...]
[SXSW 2019] Hulu's 'Shrill' Presents a Bold, Brave New Face of Comedy [SPOILER REVIEW]
Welcome to Shrill, the new series from Hulu which premiered its first two episodes at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival Monday night, March 11th in Austin, TX. https://youtu.be/JyUr_-jxWZA From Executive Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks comes Shrill, a comedy series starring Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as Annie, a fat young woman who wants[...]
Brightburn - Trailer #2 (2019) Elizabeth Banks, James Gunn
In Brightburn, we get to ask the question- "What if Superman was evil?" The second trailer for the film, which reunites Elizabeth Banks and Gunn for the first time since 2006's Slither, just released this morning: Gunn isn't directing this flick, that honor lays with David Yarovesky, but is written by Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn[...]
Charlie's Angels Reboot Gains Sir Patrick Stewart as Bosley
We're getting a new  Charlie's Angels reboot from Sony's Columbia Pictures, and Sir Patrick Stewart will be joining the cast. Actor Patrick Stewart, photo by BAKOUNINE / Shutterstock.com The film is being developed (and directed) by Elizabeth Banks, and will feature Stewart as Bosley, long-time associate at the Townsend Agency. Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska will star as the Angels, Originally, Banks was[...]
Project 13: The CW, Elizabeth Banks Developing Traci Thirteen Series
Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) is attached as an executive producer on the series, along with Max Handelman through their Brownstone Productions company.  Daegan Fryklind (Bitten, Motive) will serve as the writer and executive producer on the project. The series will focus on Traci, a twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal who discovers her own[...]
'Wet Hot American Summer' Sequel Gets Premiere Date, Trailer
Miles, Amy Poehler, Beth Dover, Chris Meloni, Chris Pine, David Hyde Pierce, David Wain, Elizabeth Banks, Eric Nenninger, H Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman, Joe Lo Truglio, John Early, Josh Charles, Ken Marino, Kristen Wiig, Lake Bell, Marguerite Moreau, Marisa Ryan, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Molly Shannon, Nina Hellman, Paul Rudd, Rich Sommer,[...]
Elizabeth Banks Is Directing A 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot
According to Variety it's going to be directed by Elizabeth Banks Banks is also going to produce the movie with her husband Max Handelman  Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard are on board to rewrite the script, according to Tracking Board, who also say that Janelle Monae is a leading candidate for one of the starring roles[...]
Mike Myers Going Full Method Again To Host Reboot Of The Gong Show For ABC
And what a panel they are assembling, with the likes of Andy Samberg, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Dana Carvey, Zach Galifianakis, Alison Brie, Anthony Anderson, Jack Black, and Will Forte joining producer Will Arnett on the judge's panel as rotating judges But the curious part is the host. Slate PR Comedian Tommy Maitland will be tapped to fill[...]