The live-action version of Disney’s Aladdin, already available through Movies Anywhere, is now available to bring home on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. When the film first came out in May, I was probably a bit more harsh towards Will Smith’s take on the Genie. Yes, he makes it his own character but when you grow up watching Robin Williams, it’s very hard seeing someone else in the role! It’s probably too late now but…"Aladdin comes home on 4K, Blu-ray"
It’s a whole new world for Aladdin as the animated classic is the newest film to receive the live-action treatment on the big screen. Much like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin stays true to the animated film in terms of plot. Aladdin (Mena Massoud) meets Agrabah Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and falls in love with her thanks to an assist from the Genie (Will Smith). There’s the evil Jafar (Marwan Kenzari) trying to steal the…"Aladdin: A Whole New World in Live Action"
Run This Town tells the story of late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford by way of city employees and an investigative journalist hoping to be the next Bob Woodward. The film starts out with Bram Shriver (Ben Platt) getting a job with The Record. Journalism isn’t what it once was yet it’s Bram’s dream job. He’s a guy who would rather be breaking the big stories like Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The reality? Bram is…"SXSW 2019: Run This Town"
Walt Disney Pictures has an Aladdin problem as they have been unable to find a male lead to play Aladdin in their live-action film. Guy Ritchie is directing the movie and the studio has searched for months to find a male lead. In addition to the unknown actors, the search has included known actors such as Riz Ahmed and Dev Patel. Newcomers include Achraf Koutet, Mena Massoud and George Kosturos. Their problem is that they…"Disney’s Aladdin Problem"