Movie Review: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD | ©2019 DreamWorks Animation

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Jay Baruchel, America Ferrara, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harington Writer: Dean DeBlois, based on the novels by Cressida Cowell Director: Dean DeBlois Distributor: Universal/DreamWorks Animation Release Date: February 22, 2019  The first HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON film was released in 2010; its sequel came out in 2014. Based on a series of novels by Cressida Cowell, they were charming tales of a boy and his dragon, plus interspecies cooperation, with exciting action and some scary threats. Now, to round off the story, here’s […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the DESPICABLE ME 3 World Premiere

Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell at the premiere of DESPICABLE ME 3

Illumination and Universal Pictures held the World Premiere of DESPICABLE ME 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 24th. The film introduces Dru, the long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother of Gru (both voiced by Steve Carell). Dru wants to team up with Gru for one last criminal heist and the is where the fun starts. The stars of the film walked the carpet on this hot sunny day, which included: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Jenny Slate, and Pharrell Williams (Original songs and themes by). Joining them were guest, which included: […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DESPICABLE ME 3

DESPICABLE ME 3 movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker Writers: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio Directors: Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin, co-director, Eric Guillon Distributor: Universal Release Date: June 30, 2017  In DESPICABLE ME 3, there’s a moment when Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) mutters, “I miss the Minions.” Well, yes. So likely will most of the audience. Although the little yellow hench-beings are heavily promoted in the DESPICABLE ME 3 trailers, they are largely missing from this third entry in the animated series. In the original 2010 DESPICABLE ME, Gru was a professional super-villain, supported by his mad […]Read On »

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SAUSAGE PARTY highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for Nov. 8, 2016

SAUSAGE PARTY | © 2016 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. SAUSAGE PARTY – The whole idea behind SAUSAGE PARTY is a bit disturbing, that food is actually conscious and reacts to how we, well, devour them. Like I don’t want to know about my bread loving getting spread with mustard and then at the same time get eaten in extreme pain. Luckily, it is all in good, filthy and dirty-talking fun with a host of funny people including Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, James Franco, Danny McBride and more. Obviously this is a very […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos of the GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL Los Angeles premiere

Melissa McCarthy at the Los Angeles Premiere of GHOSTBUSTERS

GHOSTBUSTERS first graced the big screen in 1984 and starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver among many others. It was an instant hit. Now in 2016 GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL returns to the big screen with the GHOSTBUSTERS being woman. Some of the original cast return to once again save the world! Columbia Pictures in association withe Village Roadshow Pictures held the Los Angeles Premiere at the TCL Chinese. It was a big premiere closing Hollywood Blvd down. Fans lined the streets and some fans were lucky enough to be in the stands on the red carpet. Those […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ZOOLANDER 2

ZOOLANDER 2 | © 2016 Paramount

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, Cyrus Arnold, Kristen Wiig Writers: Justin Theroux & Ben Stiller and Nicholas Stoller and John Hamburg, based on characters created by Drake Sather & Ben Stiller Director: Ben Stiller Distributor: Paramount Release Date: February 12, 2016 Ben Stiller’s epically airheaded supermodel character Derek Zoolander, created by the actor and his then-writing partner, the late Drake Sather, began life in the ‘90s in sketches created for the VH1 Fashion Awards. In 2001, ZOOLANDER got his own movie, with the character jockeying for position with fellow male supermodel Hansel, played by […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE MARTIAN

THE MARTIAN movie poster | ©2015 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Michael Cena, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, Aksel Hennie, Benedict Wong Writer: Drew Goddard, based on the novel by Andy Weir Director: Ridley Scott Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: October 2, 2015 Director Ridley Scott is an acknowledged master of the visual arts, but the words “charming” and “intentionally funny” don’t usually spring to mind to describe his works, especially those set largely in outer space (ALIEN and PROMETHEUS are not generally cited as sources of warm fuzziness). THE MARTIAN changes […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL | © 2015 Sony Pictures Classic

Rating: R Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig Writer: Marielle Heller, based on the book by Phoebe Gloeckner Director: Marielle Heller Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics Release Date: August 7, 2015 It’s easy to imagine that THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL. Those who find it true to their own experience, metaphorically (and possibly though not necessarily literally), are likely to love it. Those whose teen years went in completely other directions may still be intrigued, but could equally be disbelieving, alienated and/or bored. For those open to its appeal, THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL is full […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 movie poster | ©2014 DreamWorks

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrara, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington Writer: Dean DeBlois, based on the novels by Cressida Cowell Director: Dean DeBlois Distributor: 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks Animation Release Date: June 13, 2014 In 2010, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON came to the screen. Jointly written and directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, based on Cressida Cowell’s series of novels, the first TRAIN introduced us to our hero and narrator, the Viking youth Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel). Hiccup is more of an […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

ANCHORMAN 2 - THE LEGEND CONTINUES movie poster | ©2013 Paramount Pictures

Stars: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, James Marsden, Kristen Wiig Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Director: Adam McKay Release Date: December 18, 2013 Distributor: Paramount Pictures It’s a given that it’s getting harder to create funny mainstream comedies with the bar so heavily skewed in the direction of lowest common denominator crass, potty humor. That kind of humor is the easy way, but something like ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES does things the hard way, trying to create a world filled with word play, crazy situational comedy and some actual satirical moments thrown […]Read On »

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