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Mr. Incredible stays home? ‘Incredibles 2’ Olympic-sized teaser trailer drops

Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 3:10 PM

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A still frame "Incredibles 2"(Walt Disney Pictures)

The Olympics were the perfect venue for Disney and Pixar to release their latest installment of “The Incredibles” franchise.

And if you’ve seen any of the teaser images, they’re starting to make sense.

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Recently, they’ve teased fans with Mr. Incredible, voiced by Craig T. Nelson, at an ironing board.

We also know where the super suits are -- in the wash:

But in the sneak peek released during Olympic competition that aired Wednesday evening, we know that roles have been reversed with Elastigirl, voiced by Holly Hunter, leaving the home, and leaving her superhero children in the super hands of her husband, Mr. Incredible.

You also get a glimpse of Jack-Jack’s developing superpowers.

“Incredibles 2” hits the big screen on June 15.

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‘Incredibles 2’ comes with epilepsy warning

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:17 AM

Epilepsy Warning Issued For 'Incredibles 2'

It’s been 14 years since the Parr family was on the big screen as “The Incredibles,” and it seems like fans have been waiting for the sequel as “Incredibles 2” crushed box office records, taking in an estimated $180 million in its opening domestic weekend, CNN reported.

But the film is now coming with a warning for those who suffer from epilepsy or other conditions, USAToday reported.

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There is a segment of the movie that shows bright flashing lights used by the villain Screenslaver, USAToday reported.

There were warnings on social media from theater goers after last week’s premiere of “Incredibles 2” alerting fans with epilepsy, migraines or chronic illness that the mind control scenes could trigger seizures. 

The Epilepsy Foundation also issued a warning.

On Friday, Walt Disney Pictures took it a step further, requesting that theaters showing the film warn viewers about the scene, USAToday reported.

A theater supervisor for a Los Angeles AMC theater location told USAToday he has never had an alert like that before from a studio.

The Epilepsy Foundation says 3 percent of people with epilepsy can have seizures if exposed to some flashing lights. 

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Reese Witherspoon confirms 'Legally Blonde 3' in works

Published: Thursday, June 07, 2018 @ 1:10 PM

Executive producer/actress Reese Witherspoon of the series 'Big Little Lies' speaks onstage during the HBO portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California.
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Executive producer/actress Reese Witherspoon of the series 'Big Little Lies' speaks onstage during the HBO portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California.(Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Actress Reese Witherspoon confirmed Thursday morning that the “Legally Blonde” franchise is getting a third film.

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Rumors swirled last week that Witherspoon was in talks to reprise her starring role as sorority girl-turned-attorney Elle Woods for “Legally Blonde 3.”

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“It’s true,” she said Thursday morning in a tweet.

The announcement came with a short video of Witherspoon wearing a sparkly pink bikini and floating in a pool. “Legally Blonde” fans might recognize the bikini from the first film in the franchise.

 Variety magazine reported Monday that Witherspoon plans to produce the film through her company, Hello Sunshine.

“Legally Blonde” premiered in America in July 2001. Based on a novel of the same name by Amanda Brown, the film was a critical success. It was followed in 2003 by “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde.” A musical based on both the book and the 2001 film premiered on Broadway in 2007.

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Dayton skyline, bank spotlighted in trailer for new film starring Robert Redford, Danny Glover, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek

Published: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

This room in downtown Dayton's Liberty Tower is being used in Robert Redford's The Old Man and the Gun. Video a

If the trailer is any indication, you are going to look mighty fine on film, Dayton. 

Shots filmed in Dayton — including one showing Robert Redford and Danny Glover on top of the Talbott Tower —can be seen in the newly released trailer for the “Old Man and The Gun.” 

Shoots filmed in Dayton including one showing Robert Redford and Danny Glover on top of the Talbott Tower, can be seen in the newly released trailer for the “Old Man and The Gun.”(Screen grab from "Old Man and the Gun" trailer via Facebook)

Lisa Powell, a photographer for this news organization, took a photo of the actors on the building last year (see image below). 

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Fox Searchlight is set to release the film also starring Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek, on Oct. 5.

The movie based on bank robber and escape artist Forrest “Woody” Tucker’s real life was filmed here last spring. 

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Redford plays Tucker in the film directed and written by David Lowery.

Scenes for the movie, "'Old Man and the Gun," were filmed in downtown Dayton Monday. The movie stars Robert Redford (center) and Danny Glover (right) as well as Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek. Filming will continue in multiple locations Tuesday including the historic Liberty Savings Bank building on West Second Street. LISA POWELL / STAFF(Lisa Powell)

The former Liberty Savings Bank sections of Liberty Tower — an art deco high-rise at 120 W. Second St. — was also used for the film. 

>> PHOTOS: Scenes from the Robert Redford movie filming in downtown Dayton

Parts of downtown Hamilton were also used.  

A gas station and the Midway Theater in Bethel (southeast of Cincinnati) were also used in the movie.

The Dayton skyline and Liberty Tower are among the scenes seen in the trailer. 

The movie was filmed in Cincinnati and parts of Dayton and Hamilton last year.

The film is based on the 2003 New Yorker article “The Old Man and the Gun” by Dan Grann.


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'Black Panther' joining billion-dollar club

Published: Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 1:51 PM

Marvel's "Black Panther" Has Record Breaking Opening Weekend

The Disney and Marvel Studios superhero film "Black Panther" has become a global sensation, with box office profits surpassing the $1 billion mark this weekend.

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The film achieved the milestone Saturday, on its 26th day of release, according to The Hollywood Reporter

"Black Panther" will become the No. 2 superhero film of all time in box office profits, with "The Avengers" holding the box office crown for now, The Hollywood Reporter notes.

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"Black Panther" cost $200 million to make, according to IMDB.

The film has received positive reviews and has been lauded for its almost all-black cast and a story line that promotes cultural pride.

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