Shrek Movie References

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been almost 16 years since DreamWorks Animation released the first Shrek into theaters, launching a multi-billion dollar franchise (that is supposed to continue sometime in the near future). If it’s been awhile since you sunk your teeth into the animated fairytale comedy, you might have forgotten just how many movies Shrek and Shrek 2 parodies and paid homage to.

For those who may not have time to sit down and watch the first two Shrek movies just to soak them all up, one fan has put together a video taking a look at the various references to other movies, from Beauty and the Beast to Alien to Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring. You just may have forgotten how many gags there are referencing other movies.

Watch the Shrek movie references video round-up after the jump. Read More »

The Boss Baby trailer

After spending the past few months playing one incredibly immature businessman, Alec Baldwin will be lending his voice to another in The Boss Baby. It’s an entire movie built around the oft-repeated joke that babies are the real bosses in the household, running their parents ragged with their ever-changing whims. In this film, though, the only one who can see the baby for what he really is is his older brother, who seems to resent this newcomer for sucking up all the attention in the household. Watch The Boss Baby trailer below.  Read More »

The Croods 2

While I don’t think anyone was chomping at a bit to see The Croods 2, there will undoubtedly be some animation fans disappointed by the news that arrived over the weekend.

DreamWorks Animation and their new parent comedy Universal Pictures have dropped an asteroid on the animated sequel to the 2013 prehistoric family comedy. But the good news is that this doesn’t mean the Croods will be put on ice forever. Read More »

sky high sequel

The co-directors of next month’s Trolls, Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell, have a long history with DreamWorks. Dohrn has worked on several of their films as a story artist or head of story, while Mitchell directed Shrek Forever After. Micthell is also behind the original superhero film Sky High — a charming movie that has seemingly gained more fans over the years. Shrek 5 is definitely happening, which neither Dohn or Mitchell are officially involved with, but according to Mitchell, he’s (possibly) working on Sky High 2 at the moment.

Below, learn more about the Sky High sequel and Shrek 5.

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Trollhunters Trailer

At the end of last month, Netflix unveiled the first photos from their animated series Trollhunters, created by Guillermo del Toro and based on the young adult novel of the same name that he wrote with Daniel Klaus. Now the first trailer for the DreamWorks Animation show has debuted online, and it actually looks pretty decent.

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Trollhunters Photos

Originally planned to be a feature film at Walt Disney Pictures back in 2010, Trollhunters is now an animated series over at Netflix, produced by DreamWorks Animation. It’s the latest endeavor from Guillermo del Toro, who has been passionate about the project for years now. The story was first published last summer as a young adult novel, and now we’re getting a better look at the series as the premiere on Netflix later this year gets closer.

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Trolls trailer

At Comic-Con, DreamWorks showed 15 minutes from their upcoming animated film Trolls. Based on the toys from the ’90s, it looked like co-directors Mike Mitchell (Sky High) and Walter Dohn‘s (SpongeBob SquarePants) were aiming higher than most movies based on toys. For starters, its soundtrack is produced by Justin Timberlake, who recorded his first single for the film since 2013. Some of the music choices added personality to the animation, but one sequence played to Gorillaz’ “Clint Eastwood,” as unsubtle as that sounds, made Trolls look more charming than we may have expected before Comic-Con.

Below, watch the new Trolls trailer.

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Ready Player One movie

The future doesn’t look too bright in Ernest Cline‘s Ready Player One. The world is dealing with an ongoing energy crisis that has shattered society and the economy. People want to escape the world of 2044, and they do so with the virtual reality called OASIS and a pair of VR goggles. Steven Spielberg‘s film adaptation is currently shooting in London, where some folks snapped a few photos of the set.

Below, get a look at the Ready Player One set photos.

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Derek Cianfrance interview

With his adaptation of M. L. Stedman‘s bestselling novel, writer-director Derek Cianfrance wanted to make The Light Between Oceans a cross between a John Cassavettes movie and a Dean Lean film, a personal tale told against an epic backdrop. Cianfrance, both in his films and in person, proudly wears his influences on his sleeves, but The Light Between Oceans still features staples we’re now coming to expect from the filmmaker behind Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines.

Like the relationships in Cianfrance’s two previous dramas, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and Isabel Graysmark’s (Alicia Vikander) intense love for each other is tangible, intimate and often painful. When Isabel first enters a room, Tom’s face is lit up as if a miracle is unfolding before him. As Cianfrance tells us, he wants these seemingly minor moments to feel grand — but that’s not all we talk about with the filmmaker.

Below, read our Derek Cianfrance interview, in which he discusses with us the themes that tie his body of work together, his dreams of longevity as a director, the 209 hours of footage he shot for The Light Between Oceans, and more.

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Gladiator Honest Trailer

This weekend brings the sword and sandal epic Ben-Hur to theaters, a new telling of the classic novel by Lew Wallace that was already turned into a movie back in 1959. Therefore, the folks over at Screen Junkies thought it would be appropriate to skewer one of the most successful sword and sandal epics of the past 20 years with an Honest Trailer.

Back in 2000, Gladiator was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and ended up taking home five of them, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Russell Crowe. There are many who don’t think the movie deserved to take home Best Picture that year, and now they can revel in the jokes made at the movie’s expense in the Gladiator Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »