Trailer roundup Gaga

Sometimes, while we’re buried in the deluge of never-ending movie news, a few trailers manage to slip past us. But in an effort to never miss anything essential, we take hold of our metaphorical novelty-sized butterfly net, reach back, and scoop them up for articles just like this one. In this trailer round-up, get the newest looks at The Foreigner, Gaga: Five Foot TwoThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and more.
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The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Not too long ago, we highlighted a new featurette for The LEGO Ninjago Movie that took us behind the scenes of the animated spin-off to The LEGO Movie. We got to meet the cast, see some improvisation done during dialogue recording, and see new footage from the movie. Now we get a different kind of glimpse behind the scenes, this time within the world of the movie itself.

A new fully animated featurette takes audiences “behind the bricks” of The LEGO Ninjago Movie, guided by the characters in the movie as if they were the real actors bringing the story to life. Not only does it provide some amusing introductions for the film’s characters, but it shows off a bunch of new footage from the movie as well. Read More »

Netflix penis drawing

Update: The controversy must have reached the ears of Netflix executives, because the episode in question has now been removed from the streaming site. Our original article follows.

Last week, Netflix released the first season of American Vandal, an eight-episode documentary parody of true crime stories like The Jinx and Making a Murderer in which the central mystery revolves around someone spray-painting penises on teachers’ cars in the school’s parking lot. But now it looks like Netflix has a real life dick mystery on their hands, because an angry mother has noticed that an artist snuck a drawing of an erect penis into the background of a children’s cartoon that airs on the streaming service.
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The Croods 2

After previously thought dead and buried, The Croods sequel is alive and well. Today Universal and DreamWorks Animation announced release dates for both The Croods 2 and Spooky Jack, the first animated film from horror studio Blumhouse. The Croods 2 release date as well as the release date for Spooky Jack await you below.

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fourth powerpuff girl

The Powerpuff Girls are adding more sugar, spice, and everything nice to their team. The famous superpowered trio is now a quartet, with the addition of a long-lost sister and the official fourth Powerpuff Girl, Bliss.

Returned from years of exile away from her family, Bliss is the older sister of the Powerpuff Girls, created through the same sweet and spicy combination by Professor Utonium — except with the accidental addition of Chemical W instead of Chemical X. Now, she’s come back to Townsville to take her rightful place alongside her Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup.

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The LEGO Movie Sequel

The LEGO Movie was an incredible and imaginative movie, and a big part of that came from the surprising journey from the animated world of the building blocks to the real world that was the source of the LEGO city known as Bricksburg. But as we saw at the end of The LEGO Movie, that city is about to get shaken up by the arrival of characters from the planet Duplo.

As anyone who ever had toys as a kid knows, Duplo is the LEGO line of toys made explicitly for younger kids. The sets are more elementary and the pieces are too big for little ones to choke on. Those toys arrived at the end of The LEGO Movie when The Man Upstairs (Will Ferrell) allowed his son to play with his highly sophisticated inter-locking brick system, followed immediately by suggesting that his little sister could get in on the fun as well.

Thankfully, that ending wasn’t just a gag played for laughs. Instead, that will be a key part of how The LEGO Movie Sequel continues the story of Bricksburg and its residents.  Read More »

Coco Songs

Although it’s not a musical, Coco takes place in Mexico and pays homage to the country’s rich musical scene. And it’s a credit to the composers of Coco — and their cultural advisors — that the original songs in the Pixar film range from bolero ranchero, to son jarocho, to Huapango-inspired styles.

There’s a fair share of familiar mariachi songs and other styles scattered throughout the film, but the above genres describe the first three songs from Coco that were released in snippets this week. But most importantly, one of them has Gael Garcia Bernal singing. Yes, Mozart in the Jungle is finally flexing his singing chops.

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coco trailer

With the onset of fall, the season of Halloween and pumpkin spice is upon us. But more importantly, fall signals the coming of the joyous Mexican celebration, the Day of the Dead, also known as Día de los Muertos.

The Day of the Dead is the centerpiece of Pixar’s upcoming film Coco, a love letter to the Mexican holiday and the country’s music. Following a young aspiring musician named Miguel who finds himself stuck in the Land of the Dead during the Day of the Dead, the new Coco trailer showcases a lush, vivid vision of both the afterlife and the family in the Land of the Living that Miguel is so eager to leave behind.

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big mouth trailer

Puberty is the worst, but at least you can laugh about it thanks to Nick Kroll‘s new animated comedy series, Big Mouth.

The Netflix comedy follows the pitfalls of growing up as a teen dealing with raging hormones in the American suburbs, and features some of today’s funniest comedians voicing the animated teenagers. Netflix has released a few videos teasing the hormone monsters and “monstresses” plaguing these young teens, but the official trailer for Big Mouth has just dropped.

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Featurette

Though there doesn’t seem to be as much pomp and circumstance surrounding The LEGO Ninjago Movie as there was The LEGO Movie and the spin-off The LEGO Batman Movie, the more I see of the latest expansion of the LEGO cinematic universe, the more excited I get to see it.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie takes a cue from the LEGO building brick set of the same name, which has already spawned an animated series. But this feature adaptation has no narrative ties to the animated series, which means audiences of all ages can go into the movie without having to know anything except that this is another clever LEGO movie with a fantastic voice cast behind it. The LEGO Ninjago Movie featurette that was just released online goes behind the scenes with the cast, reveals new footage and shows a surprising amount of improvisation for an animated movie. Read More »