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Today, Epic Records and Sony Pictures Animation release Mariah Carey’s “The Star” as the lead single from The Star: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack—arriving in stores and online October 27, 2017.

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Now, the digital pre-order unlocks an instant grat download of “The Star” in addition to the previously released “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World. Meanwhile, The Star opens in theaters worldwide on Friday November 17, 2017.

Co-written by Marc Shaiman, the title track glows as an empowering, engaging, and emboldening anthem for dreamers everywhere. Carey’s voice soars to heavenly heights as she delivers the bright refrain “Follow that star.” With a dash of timeless Christmas spirit, it’s right at home in her catalog of holiday classics.

Be on the lookout for the music video’s debut very soon.

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Oprah Winfrey and Kristin Chenoweth in The Star (2017)

The soundtrack assembles new music from a bevy of powerhouse superstars befitting of the cast’s blockbuster pedigree. Kirk Franklin, Kelsea Ballerini, Zara Larsson, and more serve up new tracks recorded specifically for The Star. Each artist got into the spirit with show-stopping and standout performances. A look inside the The Star soundtrack can be seen HERE.

Check out the full tracklisting below.

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Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Gina Rodriguez, Steven Yeun, and Aidy Bryant in The Star (2017)

Tracklisting:
Mariah Carey – “The Star”
Kelsea Ballerini – “Children Go Where I Send You”
Kirk Franklin – “We Three Kings”
Fifth Harmony – “Can You See”
A Great Big World – “Life Is Good”
Zara Larsson – “Mary, Did You Know”
Yolanda Adams – “O Holy Night”
Saving Forever – “What Christmas Means to Me”
Jessie James Decker – “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)”
Casting Crowns – “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”
Jake Owen – “What Child Is This?”
Pentatonix – “Carol of the Bells”*

*digital-only bonus track

In Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas. The film stars the voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Aidy Bryant, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Plummer, and Tracy Morgan and Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Directed by Timothy Reckart, the screenplay is by Carlos Kotkin, with a story by Simon Moore and Carlos Kotkin. The film is executive produced by DeVon Franklin, Brian Henson, and Lisa Henson, and produced by Jennifer Magee-Cook.

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Surprising! Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) to Star in “Detective Pikachu!”

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Ryan Reynolds has been superheroes Deadpool and Green Lantern, and now it seems he is jumping into a film starring everyone’s favorite Pokemon in Detective Pikachu!

via The Hollywood Reporter

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Ryan Reynolds is going to catch ’em all.

The Deadpool star has signed on to star in Legendary’s live-action Pokemon movie, THR has learned. 

Reynolds joins Justice Smith, who will be seen in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton in the movie, titled Detective Pikachu, based on the gaming franchise.

Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing the project, which is due to start shooting mid-January in London.

The concept of Pokemon, which launched with a video game that transformed into a card-collecting, TV and movie franchise phenomenon, sees players acting as trainers who collect cute but powerful monsters called Pokemon in order to compete in battle tournaments.

Pikachu is a species of Pokemon, while Detective Pikachu the character is a peculiar sort from the Pikachu set, a self-styled investigator who is good at finding things. Reynolds will play the titular Detective Pikachu.

We have been Pokemon fans since 1997 and are really looking forward to this live-action adaptation of the Pokemon franchise! Pikachu has been our favorite Pokemon since we saw him take a flock of Spearows in that first episode of the series. Honestly, Detective Pikachu has us so nostalgic we are thinking of dusting off our original Game Boy and cranking out Pokemon Yellow–you know the Pikachu edition where he follows you around–we digress! Look for Detective Pikachu debut sometime next year! In the meantime check out the very first episode of Pokemon below. Pikachu we will ALWAYS choose you!

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Storm & Black Panther’s Love Affair Fuels Disney’s (@Disney) Acquisition of Fox!

Superhero movies are here to stay–well they are tentatively planned to nearly 2030! Still, one of the biggest showdowns in superhero movie landscape involves Disney as it attempts yet again to purchase Twenty-First Century’s movie and television rights to properties like the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Disney owns the vast majority of Marvel Comics’ movie rights and has worked out a deal with Sony to share Spider-Man. However, it is thanks to two Black superheroes–in part–that Disney really wants the X-Men back!

Sources close to the acquisition are allegedly stating that fans demanding to see Black Panther and Storm’s love affair on the Big Screen are fueling Disney’s fervor to have the X-Men on their roster!

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Superhero movies are here to stay–well they are tentatively planned to nearly 2030! Still, one of the biggest showdowns in superhero movie landscape involves Disney as it attempts yet again to purchase Twenty-First Century’s movie and television rights to properties like the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Disney owns the vast majority of Marvel Comics’ movie rights and has worked out a deal with Sony to share Spider-Man. However, it is thanks to two Black superheroes–in part–that Disney really wants the X-Men back!

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Sources close to the acquisition are allegedly stating that fans demanding to see Black Panther and Storm’s love affair on the Big Screen are fueling Disney’s fervor to have the X-Men on their roster!

As you may recall, in the comics not are Storm and Black Panther two of the most popular superheroes on the planet, they were for a time romantically involved, eventually married, and even have a daughter in the future. In fact, Storm lost her virginity to him in a flashback that explained the closeness between the two. Although the two heroes are no longer married–catch up on AvX: Avengers vs. X-Men, that is not stopping fans from wanting to see Black Love between the two play out in the movies.

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Young Black Panther (T’Challa) and Storm

Fans are making it very clear that they will not tolerate The Wakandan King having any love interest besides the X-Men’s resident Weather Witch. Alexandra Shipp, the young actress currently playing Storm in the newer X-Men films, has even stated she wants to see the Storm and Black Panther together.

Well, we are definitely here for this acquisition more than ever! Sure we definitely want to see Storm and Black Panther together, but more so we want the X-Men and Fantastic Four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the Fourth Phase of Marvel beginning after Avengers: Infinity War the timing for Marvel’s merry mutants and First Family to come aboard could not be better.

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Netflix’s (@netflix) Bright Releases Graffiti Cover Art for Ty Dolla Sign, Future, & Kiiara’s New Song, “Darkside”

After the release of the explosive second trailer and the official poster, Bright’s new cover art encapsulates the magically gritty setting of South Central LA and highlights the soundtrack’s hit song “Darkside” featuring hip-hop’s brightest stars, Ty Dolla Sign, Future and Kiiara.

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After the release of the explosive second trailer and the official poster, Bright’s new cover art encapsulates the magically gritty setting of South Central LA and highlights the soundtrack’s hit song “Darkside” featuring hip-hop’s brightest stars, Ty Dolla Sign, Future and Kiiara.

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Will Smith and Joel Edgerton bring their A-game action to the globe in the eagerly-anticipated Netflix film Bright. A bold new action-thriller from director David Ayer (known for such box office hits as Suicide Squad, End of Watch and Training Day), Bright follows the story of two LAPD police officers played by Smith, a human named Officer Ward, and Edgerton, an orc named Officer Jakoby, who form a most unlikely duo working to keep the mean streets of Los Angeles safe from a sinister, fantasy underworld filled with violence and dark forces at work.

Bright will be available in select theaters and on Netflix starting December 22nd, 2017.  Visit Bright on Netflix.

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