Disney is expected to bring another one of its classic animated movies to the big screens.
Fans have been revisiting their favorite Disney classics with recently released live action adaptations. It seems as though Disney is not planning to stop the trend as it was teased that the executives are thinking of bringing "The Little Mermaid" to theaters.
While many in America will be fully engaged in barbecues and reveling in the three-day weekend, producers of the documentary "The Unknowns," which releases on Memorial Day, have given us a reminder that the national holiday is not just another day off.
"Memorial Day comes around every year, and unless you know someone who was killed fighting for our country it becomes just a nice day off," producer Ethan Morse told this reporter via email. "We wanted to show the general public the behind-the-scenes of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier so they could get a better appreciation of why they even have the day off."
In "The Unknowns," also produced and directed by Neal Schrodetzki, along with co-producer Matthew Little and executive producer Mark Joseph ("Max Rose"), film viewers follow the training of the Sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknowns monument. The site at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. An unidentified U.S. serviceman who died in France during World War I was interred at the monument in 1921. more >>
Owen McManus Jr., a third-generation minister and his wife, Tammy, who lead the 4,000-member City Church of New Orleans and its affiliated grammar school, Bishop McManus Academy in Louisiana, are now likely to be arrested for tax fraud, according to documents from the New Orleans Police Department.
In a report dated May 20 cited by WWL-TV, police say arrest warrants are likely to be issued for the husband and wife team. charging them with filing false public records seeking Louisiana film tax credits. A warrant is also expected to be issued for the arrest of Bishop McManus Academy's Principal, ToniLynn Tyson, and the school's Executive Pastor, Keith Barnes, for theft by fraud of federal education grants.
The pastors, however, "vehemently deny any wrongdoing. They haven't committed any crimes, they haven't attempted to commit any crimes," said their lawyer, Pat Fanning, according to WWL. The charges are based on the testimony of four separate informants. more >>
The upcoming Marvel film "Captain Marvel" is expected to bring some changes to its production.
First off, IGN reported that Joss Whedon will officially not be involved in the upcoming film. This surprised many fans as Whedon is known for handling strong female characters. Nevertheless, it seemed as though Marvel is expected to take a new direction.
According to BuzzFeed, he said, "Um, I would never rule anything out, because I like working here. By the same token, the biggest thing for me is that I need to do something that I create myself. Its been way too long since I created a universe. Captain Marvel I don't know as well. There have been a few [versions] of her. I have the first issue of Ms. Marvel, back when she was that, and had the Farrah hair. My only issue with her is that she always felt sort of on top. She was very driven. A winner. I always like to dig into the soil of things to find my heroes, if I can." more >>
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has dropped out from a speaking engagement at the Reason Rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 4, which is aiming to be "the biggest gathering of nonreligious people in history."
Hemant Mehta of The Friendly Atheist blog said on Thursday that Lyz Liddell, the rally's executive director, shared with him that Depp has dropped out, along with his wife, Amber Heard.
While Liddell is "disappointed that they're not coming," she said others will take their place. The rally is still scheduled to have speeches by celebrities like Billy Nye "The Science Guy," and prominent atheist authors, such as Lawrence Krauss. more >>
Fans are anticipating the upcoming installment of the "Avengers" movie series.
There is a lot excitement regarding the upcoming Marvel film "Avengers: Infinity Wars." The film will bring the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to its conclusion, which means that a new era of superheros are expected to join.
With that, there is a lot of speculations regarding the crossover of the "Avengers" and "Guardians of the Galaxy," in the upcoming "Avengers: Infinity Wars." Written by Chris Markus and Steve McFeely, the movie is expected to involve the characters of "Guardians of Galaxy." more >>