Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:

Kung Fu Panda 3

Disney announced a flurry of release date changes including Star Wars: Episode VIII moving from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017. The Avatar sequel, originally scheduled for Christmas Day and now facing some serious competition, moved out of the weekend to an undetermined date. (Deadline)

Paramount Pictures has landed the exclusive film rights to bring the iconic TV series Little House on the Prairie onto the big screen. The show, loosely based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s children’s book series, ran for nine seasons from 1974 to 1983. (The Hollywood Reporter)

After an intense bidding war, Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation was acquired for $17.5 million by Fox Searchlight – the largest deal ever to come out of the Sundance Film Festival. The drama, chronicling the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner, received multiple standing ovations during its premiere last week in Utah. (The Wrap)

In two new TV spots for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the basis for their feud is finally revealed. (The Hollywood Reporter)

A new international teaser for Finding Dory shows an adorable Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) absent-mindedly swimming around without realizing that the voice-over is talking about her. (

Watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince reimagined as a ’90s teen movie in this parody trailer, complete with love triangles, parties and a perfectly-matched soundtrack. (Slate)

Discover the origins of Red, the original ‘angry’ bird, and his distrust of the newly-arrived pigs in the first full The Angry Birds Movie trailer. (ET Online)

The rumors surrounding a Labyrinth reboot were shot down by the movie’s screenwriter. Nicole Perlman took to Twitter to clarify that there’s definitely no reboot in the works – but actually a sequel that was in talks long before David Bowie’s passing. (Entertainment Weekly)

Opening this weekend:  Kung Fu Panda 3, The Finest Hours, and Fifty Shades of Black.


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