"Oh no, I can't be late on the first day!"
In the 2001 hit Monsters, Inc., bed-time monsters Sulley (John Goodman) and Mike (Billy Crystal) end up befriending and, ultimately, saving a human child from their city of Monstropolis while simultaneously helping to uncover a scandal at their titular workplace. Monsters, Inc. was only Pixar Animation's fourth movie and its second outside of the Toy Story franchise, but was a huge box office success, earning more worldwide than Toy Story 2.
So where has the sequel been? The upcoming prequel Monsters University, answers that question, albeit twelve years later. The holdup lies somewhere in Disney's 2006 acquisition of Pixar, but resulted in the decade-plus delay. Nonetheless, Monsters University picks up years before the events of Monsters, Inc., with Mike and Sully meeting at college, where their friendship began as a rivalry prompted by competitiveness to see who was the scarier monster, as seen in the newly-released international trailer. watch the trailer >> Posted 02.11.13 by Ryan
A comedy for grandparents, their kids, and their kids.
It isn't easy getting older. Music gets louder, technology gets harder to understand, and the generation gap begins looking like a chasm. So what happens when the old school is left in charge of the new school? That's the premise behind the upcoming comedy Parental Guidance, which follows Billy Crystal and Bette Midler as two distant grandparents who agree to watch their daughter's kids for a week. Crystal, who also co-wrote the movie, recently revealed that he came up with the idea for the movie after he and his wife watched their two granddaughters for five days.
"On the sixth day I was exhausted and came in to the office and said, 'OK, here's the movie,'" Crystal told MTV last month. "It's a really funny movie that will surprise people with its heart and depth; it's more along the lines of Parenthood than it is something silly. And to me, that was a struggle to make.
Scheduled for a holiday release, the first trailer for Parental Guidance is now online. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.10.12 by Ryan
With a new Disney Pixar movie, Brave, hitting theaters this week, now is a great time to start promoting the studio's next movie, Monsters University. Four variations of one trailer have just been released online and it looks like this animated flick will deliver far more laughs than scares.
The movie is a prequel to the 2001 hit Monsters, Inc., and it follows Sulley (John Goodman) and Mike (Billy Crystal) at college, where they weren't always the best of friends. This new trailer reveals a few facts about the new movie and these already beloved characters. First, it seems that, in their younger days, Sulley was the bigger prankster and Mike was the more studious of the pair. Second, monsters dreams aren't that different than everyone else's. And finally, nothing sets a mood like a disco ball and some Spandau Ballet. Well, maybe everybody already knew that last thing. watch the trailer variations >> Posted 06.20.12 by Mandy
Hugo and The Artist were the big winners at tonight's 84th Annual Oscars — and Angelina Jolie's right leg, which gained a twitter account and more than 4,800 followers before the awards ceremony ended.
We've got the complete list of 2012 Oscar winners here. Watch Hollywood Dailies Monday at 5:30 PM ET for full Oscars coverage, including analysis from Reelz movie experts Richard Roeper and Leonard Maltin, and our Fashion Fanatics: Academy Awards special at 7 PM ET. ReelzChannel is Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and available on your cable system. See the full list of 2012 Oscar winners >> Posted 02.26.12 by reelz
Back by popular demand, Billy Crystal... And our Academy Awards BINGO. Print out a set for your Oscar party and watch as they enliven your living room. Use them as a way to ignore that friend who saw only two movies in 2011 (X-Men: First Class and Harry Potter) yet has an opinion on every movie up for best picture. We can’t guarantee every one of these events will happen, but we have a sneaking suspicion you won’t have much difficulty using these cards for a game of Blackout BINGO.
Get the 10 BINGO Cards + Markers >> Posted 02.20.12 by reelz
In case you haven't checked your calendar — it's award season. With the Oscars just a few weeks away, the Academy joined forces with Funny or Die to shoot a new Oscar promo with Transformer co-stars Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel, as they search for the elusive Billy Crystal to host the Oscars. There are cameos by Robin Williams, Vinnie Jones, and William Fichtner, who gives a pretty damn good Brian Grazer impression.Funny? Well, after the Oscar's stumble last year, the bar is set pretty low for a chuckle. watch the promo >> Posted 01.06.12 by Chris
Earlier this month, the 84th Academy Awards telecast was set to be produced by movie director Brett Ratner and hosted by Ratner's Tower Heist star Eddie Murphy. Then, after Ratner committed two public gaffes while out promoting Tower Heist (Ratner once used a homophobic slur while discussing rehearsals and also offered a rather candid summation about his sex life with actress Olivia Munn, which he later recanted), Ratner dropped out as the show's producer, with Murphy following shortly thereafter.
Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer stepped in and replaced Ratner and eventually named eight-time Oscars host Billy Crystal to replace Murphy. With the dust settled, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak told EW that he felt "very badly" for Ratner. read Sherak's comments while grazer defends whether Crystal was the "safe" choice >> Posted 11.14.11 by Ryan
UPDATE: As many predicted, Brian Grazer was able to convince his friend Billy Crystal to host the awards show. Crystal tweeted the news: "Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show."
Recently announced Oscars producer Brian Grazer is on the hunt for a new host since Eddie Murphy dropped out. Now some of our favorite childhood characters are up for consideration. The Muppets have been nominated for the big task via Facebook.
This may be the fresh, new spark the Oscars have been looking for — not to mention a great spark of publicity given the November 23 release of The Muppets movie. But is it coincidental? The Oscars are run through ABC, which is owned by Disney, which in turn owns the Muppets. Either way, the followers of "The Muppets as Oscar Hosts?" Facebook group is growing, and with three months until the big evening, those numbers could sky rocket, further encouraging the appearance of our favorite fuzzy characters.
Also being mentioned is comedian Billy Crystal, who last hosted the Oscars in 2004. With his good guy charm and friendly demeanour, he may give other considered hosts a run for their money. Posted 11.10.11 by reelz
In July, it seemed like Kevin Costner was unstoppable, having lined up high-profile roles in the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel and director Quentin Tarantino's latest movie, Django Unchained.
Described as a "Southern" — blending together elements of the Western genre and exploitation movies — Django Unchained follows a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who trains with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in order to reclaim his wife from a plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Coster was reportedly playing a "vile and sadistic trainer of slaves," a departure from his usual roles.
But according to a Tweet from Variety writer Justin Kroll, Costner is no longer involved. more on these casting news stories >> Posted 09.16.11 by Ryan
Co-President of ICM (International Creative Management) Ed Limato announced Friday that he will be parting ways with the agency, reports Variety. Why does this matter to movie fans?
Well, it's simple: Limato represents such Hollywood power players as Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington, Liam Neeson, Richard Gere, Billy Crystal and Steve Martin. And whither he goes, they shall follow.
The trouble, of course, is that Limato is held to a non-compete agreement, which prevents him from taking his clients with him should he choose to part ways with the agency. He will likely contest the agreement.
We'll be sure to keep you posted. After all, the future of Apocalypto II and City Slickers XVI may hang in the balance! Posted 07.16.07 by reelz