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Movie Review – Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

Dora and the Lost City of Gold, 2019.

Directed by James Bobin.

Starring Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Benicio del Toro, Eugenio Derbez, Temuera Morrison, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, Adriana Barraza, Q’orianka Kilcher, Madelyn Miranda, Malachi Barton, Joey Vieira, Pia Miller, and Danny Trejo

Synopsis:

Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

The smartest creative decision for Dora and the Lost City of Gold isn’t wisely turning the beloved cast of animated children into live-action teenagers, although it is an intelligent approach to adapting the long-standing popular cartoon. What really makes this movie pop is the commitment to maintaining Dora’s overly cheery and bubbly personality, her unwavering optimism, and her happy-go-lucky excitable be yourself attitude that seems like it shouldn’t work utilizing real people (or at the
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Iliza Shlesinger Joins Rom-Com ‘Godfrey’; Coming-of-Age Horror ‘Student Body’ Sets Cast

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Iliza Shlesinger Joins Rom-Com ‘Godfrey’; Coming-of-Age Horror ‘Student Body’ Sets Cast
Ken Mok‘s Godfrey has added Iliza Shlesinger, to the cast. She will star alongside Cleopatra Coleman and Nick Thune in the indie romantic comedy. The film is currently in production in Vancouver, Canada.

Written and directed by Mok, the film follows the titular character (Thune) who is dealing with his dark past in a profound way: he’s decided to be anyone but himself. Coleman plays Sara, a smart insightful writer who tries to unravel the mystery of Godfrey while uncovering her own true identity. Shlesinger will play the role of Kelly, Sara’s fast-talking, deal slinging literary agent.

“We have such a great cast for this film,” says Mok. “Cleo and Nick are not only gifted comedically – they are incredibly talented musicians as well. And this film features all of their skills. Now to have Iliza join this cast with her comedic energy and attitude – it’s really a dream come true.
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Teen Choice Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List

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Teen Choice Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List
Avengers: Endgame” and The CW’s “Riverdale” dominated Fox’s Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, winning four awards each.

The two-hour event hosted by “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale and YouTuber David Dobrik was broadcast live from Hermosa Beach, California, and featured a massive surf-and-sand dance number that set the tone.

Taylor Swift accepted the inaugural Icon Award and took a moment to applaud the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team not only for winning the World Cup, but “also taking a historic stand in terms of gender equality, gender pay gap.”

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The Jonas Brothers received the Decade Award, recognizing their evolution over the past 10 years.

Avengers: Endgame: was a big winner in the action film category, scoring Choice Movie, Choice Actor for Robert Downey Jr., Choice Actress
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‘Dora And The Lost City Of Gold’ Review: Can You Say ‘Fun Family Film’?

Fun fact, when I was in college, I took a Spanish language class, and every Friday, our T.A. would bring in episodes of Dora the Explorer for us to watch. The simple lessons and vocabulary stuck with me, and most of the Spanish I still use to this day I learned from those episodes. Dora the Explorer is a cultural icon. The young adventurer has been teaching children of all ages languages and jungle facts for almost two decades, but she's never crossed over from animation to live action -- until now -- as Dora and the Lost City of Gold brings the character to life, and for the most part, they succeed.

In Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the intrepid adventurer is now a teenager, played by the incomparable Isabela Moner, and while she is older, she has never lost that explorer's spirit and child-like wonderment.
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Movie Review – Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

Dora and the Lost City of Gold, 2019.

Directed by James Bobin.

Starring Isabela Moner, Jeff Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez, Madeleine Madden, Nicholas Coombe, Benicio del Toro and Danny Trejo.

Synopsis:

After growing up in the jungle with her explorer parents, Dora must take on being a high school student, at least until she’s kidnapped and dumped straight back into the Amazon.

It would be easy to be sniffy about the very notion of a Dora the Explorer movie. The animated series has been around since 2000, teaching kids Spanish through the colourful world of the titular adventurer and her various allies – a talking backpack, a monkey in red boots, etc – as they try to evade kleptomaniac fox Swiper. It doesn’t exactly scream big screen in and of itself, but that ignores the incredible ability of James Bobin – director of 2012’s terrific Muppets reboot – and his regular collaborator Nicholas Stoller,
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‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ Film Review: Old-School Family Adventure Strikes It Rich

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‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ Film Review: Old-School Family Adventure Strikes It Rich
When “Dora the Explorer” made her debut on Nickelodeon in 2000, she not only became the first animated Latina character in a leading role but also birthed what would become the longest-running American TV show that featured characters speaking Spanish. (The show is still running on Nickelodeon with new episodes).

Nineteen years later, Dora gets the live-action treatment in “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” and despite an awkward first act, the film harkens back to the family-adventure genre that today’s parents can recall from their own childhoods.

Dora and her parents (Michael Peña and Eva Longoria) have lived in the jungles of South America for all of Dora’s life. The jungle is her home, her school and her playground, and like many young teenagers she runs through her life documenting everything with a GoPro strapped on, speaking to an invisible audience about the wonders of exploring the rain forest.
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Film Review: ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’

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Film Review: ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’
Dora the Explorer was seven years old when audiences met her on television, a sing-songy polymath who traveled the map seeking answers and solving puzzles, accompanied by a big-mouthed backpack and equally loquacious monkey, Boots. Nearly 20 years have passed since the adventure show first aired (enough to cultivate a massive global awareness), but only 10 in Dora’s world, which means her live-action debut, director James Bobin’s “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” gives audiences of all ages the chance to see the character — whose unquenchable thirst for education knew no bounds — face the ultimate test: adjusting to an American high school.

If that sounds like a pretext for a snappy, self-parodying TV-to-film adaptation — something in the vein of “21 Jump Street” or “The Dukes of Hazzard,” perhaps — think again. Yes, the movie is postmodern enough to acknowledge that there’s something odd about Dora’s penchant for breaking
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Mark Wahlberg to Star in Dog Adventure Movie ‘Arthur the King’

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Mark Wahlberg to Star in Dog Adventure Movie ‘Arthur the King’
Mark Wahlberg will star in the true-life canine adventure story “Arthur the King” for Paramount Players.

The project is based on the 2017 book “Arthur: The Dog who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home,” written by Mikael Lindnord, the captain of a Swedish adventure racing team. Lindnord met the wounded stray dog during a 400-mile race through the Ecuadoran jungles, first by throwing him a meatball, which led the dog to follow the team through some of the toughest terrain on the planet. He decided to adopt the dog and bring him back to Sweden.

Wahlberg will portray Lindnor, who will also executive produce. No director is attached. The script has been written by Michael Brandt, whose credits include “3:10 to Yuma” and “Wanted.”

Producers are Mark Canton, Tucker Tooley, Courtney Solomon and Tessa Tooley. Executive producers are Dorothy Canton, Brandt and Lindnord.

Wahlberg starred in Paramount’s two “Daddy’s Home” movies,
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Isabela Moner Explores in Next 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' Trailer

"Oh look, Dora brought a knife on the field trip, everybody." Paramount has revealed the second trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the live-action Dora the Explorer movie that's hitting theaters coming up later this summer. Young actress Isabela Moner takes on the iconic role of Dora, with the short hair and backpack. Her first big adventure is high school, but of course she quickly ends up in the jungle on a real adventure to save her parents - played by Eva Longoria & Michael Peña. The film also stars Eugenio Derbez, Temuera Morrison, Q'orianka Kilcher, Adriana Barraza, plus Danny Trejo (as the voice of Boots - her little sidekick monkey), and Benicio Del Toro (as the voice of Swiper). This looks super duper goofy and extra cheesy, with more cheese on top. But I guess they know the audience they're playing to ...
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Mark Wahlberg in Talks to Replace Chris Evans in Paramount’s ‘Infinite’

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Mark Wahlberg in Talks to Replace Chris Evans in Paramount’s ‘Infinite’
Mark Wahlberg is in talks to replace Chris Evans in Paramount’s “Infinite,” a reincarnation thriller from director Antoine Fuqua, an individual with knowledge of the project tells The Wrap.

Evans, who boarded the project earlier this year, dropped out due to scheduling issues with his Apple TV series, “Defending Jacob.”

Infinite” is based on D. Eric Maikranz’s 2009 novel “The Reincarnationist Papers,” which centers on the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. A troubled young man haunted by memories of two past lives stumbles upon the centuries-old society and decides to join their ranks. The script is being adapted by Ian Shorr.

Also Read: Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in Reinaldo Marcus Green's True-Life Drama 'Good Joe Bell'

Infinite” is being produced by John Zaozirny alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian at Di Bonaventura Pictures. Rafi Crohn is the executive producer.
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Mark Wahlberg to Replace Chris Evans in Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Infinite’

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Mark Wahlberg to Replace Chris Evans in Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Infinite’
Mark Wahlberg is in negotiations to take over Chris Evans’ role in Antoine Fuqua’s action thriller, “Infinite.”

Evans, who signed on to the pic in February, was unable to continue with the project due to scheduling issues.

Infinite” is based on D. Eric Maikranz’s novel “The Reincarnationist Papers,” which centers on the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. A troubled young man haunted by memories of two past lives stumbles upon the centuries-old society and decides to join their ranks. Ian Shorr are adapting the story for the screen.

The Paramount film will be produced by John Zaozirny alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian at Di Bonaventura Pictures. Rafi Crohn is the executive producer.

Infinite” is set to bow Aug. 7, 2020, with production scheduled to begin this fall.

Wahlberg most recently appeared in the Paramount comedy “Instant Family” and longtime
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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Aladdin’ Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations

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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Aladdin’ Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations
The nominations for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards have been revealed, and voting has opened for the top movies, TV shows and music that has dominated the last year.

“Avengers: Endgame” and “Aladdin” are the top contenders in the movie category with nine and five nods, respectively. In TV, “Riverdale,” “The Flash” and “Shadowhunters” each received four nominations. Still hot off the release of “Old Town Road,” up-and-coming rapper Lil Nax X made a splash with five nods, followed by Post Malone with four.

Voting is open now through June 25, and the show airs live on Sunday, Aug. 11, on Fox at 8 p.m. Et.

Movies

Choice Action Movie

Ant-Man and the Wasp

“Avengers: Endgame”

Bumblebee

Captain Marvel

“Men in Black: International”

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Choice Action Movie Actor

Chris Evans – “Avengers: Endgame”

Chris Hemsworth – “Avengers: Endgame,” “Men in Black: International

John Cena – “Bumblebee

Paul Rudd – “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Avengers: Endgame
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Home Entertainment: ‘Instant Family’ Blu-ray Review

Instant Family unites Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne for an appealing comedy-drama from Sean Anders, the filmmaker responsible for the likes of Daddy’s Home and Horrible Bosses 2. Instant Family is easily his best work, and also his most personal, drawing from his own personal experiences.

The story revolves around Pete (Wahlberg) and Ellie (Byrne), two thirty-somethings who embark on a hugely personal journey when they go through an adoption programme, taking on three children at various ages. The three children in question are fifteen-year-old Lizzy (Isabela Moner), along with her younger brother Juan (Gustavo Quiroz) and Lita (Julianna Gamiz). Peter and Ellie foster the trio when their mother is sent to prison for a number of months following addiction issues rendering her incapable of looking after them. Of course, this being a comedy co-written by Anders and John Morris, hilarity ensues and various situations see the new parents come up against obstacle after obstacle,
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Elizabeth Banks joins Cate Blanchett in FX’s Mrs. America

Elizabeth Banks (Brightburn) has joined FX’s limited series Mrs. America. She is set to star alongside Cate Blanchett (Thor: Ragnarok) in the series, which comes from writer Davhi Waller (Halt and Catch Fire) and producer Stacey Sher (Into The Badlands).

Mrs. America will follow “the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly (Blanchett). Through the eyes of the women of that era — both Schlafly and second-wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus — the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the ’70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape.”

Banks will poryray Jill Ruckelshaus. Described as a “pro-choice, socially progressive Republican, she was appointed by President Ford to advance women’s rights, and fought to
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Five Studios Launch ‘Ultimate Movie Weekend’ Rental Sale Across U.S. Digital Services

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A group of Hollywood studios wants to remind consumers that they can rent movies — including recent releases not available on Netflix — from a wide array of digital providers, through a four-day promo offering discounts on titles starting at 99 cents.

Dubbed the “Ultimate Movie Weekend,” the special sale runs May 31-June 3 and will offer select titles from Lionsgate Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Notably absent from the campaign: Disney and 20th Century Fox (which Disney recently acquired).

It’s touted as the first coordinated, multi-studio and multi-platform promotion of its kind in the U.S., spanning the five studios and 18 internet and pay-tv services. Retailers participating in the Ultimate Movie Weekend will offer 50-250 movies at discounted prices — as low as $2.99 for recent releases and 99 cents for catalog movies. Each retailer sets prices independently.

Recently released titles available through the promo include “Aquaman,” “A Star Is Born” (2018), “Bumblebee,
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‘A Quiet Place 2’ Going Earlier In 2020, ‘Playing With Fire’ Takes Over ‘Sonic’s November Spot: Paramount Release Date Changes

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Paramount is moving up John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place 2 from its first announced May 15, 2020 date to March 20, 2020.

The new release date brings the sci-fi horror thriller back to the original’s spring launchpad. A Quiet Place made its world premiere at SXSW last year and opened roughly a month later on April 6, to outstanding $50.2M and ending its domestic run at $188M, $340.9M global — a complete surprise.

A Quiet Place 2 leaves behind Warner Bros. Scoob on May 15, 2020 and will share the marquee on March 20, 2020 with Lionsgate’s I Still Believe.

After Sonic the Hedgehog moved from Nov. 8 to Feb. 14, 2020 this morning, Paramount has filled that hole with Andy Fickman’s Playing With Fire starring Judy Greer, John Cena, John Leguizamo, and Brianna Hildebrand. Pic’s original date was what A Quiet Place 2 has now. The feature we hear is ready and a good family film for the date.
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20 Things You Didn’t Know about Isabela Moner

17-year-old Isabela Moner rose to fame thanks to her stellar performance as C.J in Nickelodeon’s 100 Things to do Before High School. She’s since gone on to carve out a successful career in film, with credits including the Michael Bay directed “Transformers: The Last Knight” and the Mark Wahlberg comedy “Instant Family”. With upcoming roles in “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” and “Let it Snow”, 2019 looks set to be the year Moner makes the transition from child actress to bona-fide movie star. To find out more, let’s look at 20 things you may not already know about

20 Things You Didn’t Know about Isabela Moner
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Mark Wahlberg cast in long-awaited ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ movie; Travis Knight to direct

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The man behind one of the most enjoyable ‘Transformers’ movies ‘Bumblebee’, Travis Knight has been set to take the helm on the long in development movie adaptation of the ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’.

Mark Wahlberg has also been cast in the project as Col. Steve Austin, a downed pilot who is saved by an operation that makes him part machine.

The movie had been in development at The Weinstein Company until Warner Bros. took it over. Lost co-writer Damian Szifron had been linked as a director at the time but he soon moved on. Mel Gibson had also been interested in the director’s chair at one point too.

Also in news – Programme announced for Sundance Film Festival: London 2019

The TV series ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ ran for 5 seasons between 1974 and 1978, the former astronaut, Colonel Steve Austin was portrayed by American actor Lee Majors. Austin has superhuman strength due
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Peter Facinelli, Jordan Calloway, P.J. Byrne, Talitha Bateman & More Join STX Horror Pic ‘Countdown’

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Peter Facinelli, Jordan Calloway, P.J. Byrne, Talitha Bateman & More Join STX Horror Pic ‘Countdown’
Exclusive: STXfilms has set the cast for their horror thriller Countdown about an app which tells people when they’re going to be killed.

Joining previously announced Elizabeth Lail is Talitha Bateman, Peter Facinelli (Twilight franchise), P.J Byrne, Anne Winters, Tom Segura (Instant Family), Jordan Calloway and Tichina Arnold (Everyone Hates Chris). Production is already underway in Los Angeles.

In the movie, a young nurse downloads an app that tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a mysterious figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out. Justin Dec wrote and directs Countdown. John Rickard, Sean Anders, John Morris, (Instant Family), and Zack Schiller (Escape Plan franchise) are producing, with STXfilms’ Drew Simon
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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s True-Life Drama ‘Good Joe Bell’

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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s True-Life Drama ‘Good Joe Bell’
Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton will star alongside up-and-coming actor Reid Miller in Reinaldo Marcus Green new film “Good Joe Bell,” written by Academy Award-winning “Brokeback Mountain” scribes Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry.

“Good Joe Bell” tells the true story of Oregonian father Joe Bell (Wahlberg) who sets out on a walk across America with his son, Jadin (Miller).

The film is Green’s follow-up to “Monsters and Men,” his feature film directorial debut that was released last year.

Also Read: Mark Wahlberg's 'Six Billion Dollar Man' Taken Off Release Schedule

Production on the “Good Joe Bell” is set to begin April 15 in Utah.

Producers on the film include: Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold, Riva Marker and Jake Gyllenhaal of Nine Stories, Eva Maria Daniels of Vision Chaos, Cary Fukunaga of Parliament of Owls, Ryan Ahrens of Argent Pictures (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Wahlberg, and Stephen Levinson.

Argent Pictures and Hercules Film Fund
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