Universal Changes Release Date On ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Again; ‘Girl Trip’ Travels To July 2017

Universal Changes Release Date On ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Again; ‘Girl Trip’ Travels To July 2017

Twenty two days after changing the release date on Pitch Perfect 3 to July 21, 2017, Universal is now moving the film to the Christmas 2017 time frame with a launch on Dec. 22. They wanna make sure they date this threequel right. Meanwhile, the Malcolm D. Lee comedy will takeover Pitch Perfect 3‘s old date of July 21, after being parked at Aug. 11…Read full story

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Weinstein Company Blasts Open Road & ‘Little Prince’ Producers Over $35M ‘Playmobil’ Breached Deal

Weinstein Company Blasts Open Road & ‘Little Prince’ Producers Over $35M ‘Playmobil’ Breached Deal

EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company says it had a $35 million-plus deal for an animated movie based on the Playmobil toys, and today the company went to court to make sure that agreement is enforced or some hefty damages are paid out — even though Open Road now has picked up the pic. “The Producer Defendants materially breached the Agreement by retracting their promise to sell TWC the Playmobil Movie distribution rights and refusing to negotiate a written deal memo (the…Read full story

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How to build a ukulele from scratch

How to build a ukulele from scratch

The folks at Dremel have been featuring different makers, and this month they asked me to be their Dremel Maker. I was happy to do it because I’ve been using a Dremel Moto-Tool since I was 12. I participated in a Facebook Q&A, offered some tips on Twitter, and made a ukulele from scratch. To make it, referred to the free plans for the acoustic travel uke, available from Circuits and Strings. Here are my build notes. This could be a fun family project. As much as possible, I like…

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More failed ‘Star Wars’ auditions, from Matthew McConaughey to Jon Hamm

More failed ‘Star Wars’ auditions, from Matthew McConaughey to Jon Hamm

The cast and guests of Saturday Night Live just don’t know when to quit when it comes to Star Wars auditions. Perhaps you remember all the excitement around a little movie called Star Wars: The Force Awakens in late 2015? And the selection of (fake) failed auditions from Saturday Night Live? Here’s some more of that goodness. The sketch you saw back in December didn’t include everything. These failed “auditions” all landed on the cutting room floor — and now they’re here, only on Mashable. Taste the fiery, slow motion rainbow with the…

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‘Rogue One’: Re-Shoots But No Test Screening, Won’t Impact Release Date

‘Rogue One’: Re-Shoots But No Test Screening, Won’t Impact Release Date

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards will definitely be undergoing re-shoots just as Star Wars: Episode VII did before it was released and as Paramount’s next installment of Star Trek did. With so much riding on these franchises, it’s gotta be good. The New York Post first reported the do-over on Rogue One, however, to clarify there were no test screenings and rather the decision was made after Disney suits and producers watched the initial cut of the…Read full story

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Don Mischer Will Be Back As Producer Of Primetime Emmy Awards

Don Mischer Will Be Back As Producer Of Primetime Emmy Awards

Don Mischer is returning as producer of the 68th Emmy Awards. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Emmys will be broadcast live on ABC, Sunday, September 18, from LA’s Microsoft Theater. This will be Mischer’s sixth time producing the awards. Mischer Productions’ Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare also will return as co-executive producers. “We’re honored to be producing the Emmys for ABC and the Television Academy. We love Jimmy Kimmel,” said Mischer. “He brings a level of smart…Read full story

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