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Aspiring actors, disillusioned suburbanites, and little plastic men figure in today’s edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:

  • The Fight Club comic book sequel launches in May
  • China and France will get to see Taken 3 in 3D
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 5 adds a few more mates
  • Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a new poster
  • Martin Starr says a Party Down movie is “unlikely”
  • The Lego Movie 2 will introduce Emmet’s sister

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Lego Movie Honest Trailer

The latest Screen Junkies honest trailer is bound to set some people off. It’s for The Lego Movie and while the beginning totally admits the film is sweet and entertaining, the rest does not. The Lego Movie Honest Trailer hammers home their idea that the whole film is just one big commercial for Lego.

This trailer mentions how the film was snubbed for the Oscar, lists every single playset released based on the film, discusses how the film helped boost Lego’s sales, and even includes a brand new song called “Everything’s a Product,” set to the tune of “Everything Is Awesome.” (Which actually was nominated for an Oscar.)

It’s bitingly cynical, and yes Honest, but does it cross a line? Watch The Lego Movie Honest Trailer below and let us know what you think. Read More »

Minions trailer Orlando

So how do the Minions find their latest super villain to work for? We find out in the latest trailer for Minions, the animated prequel to the Despicable Me series, out July 10.

In the new Minions trailer, Kevin, Stuart and Bob are on the road to Orlando. Orlando is the location of the 1968 Villain-Con, an evil version of Comic-Con where everyone just wants to see Scarlet Overkill, played by Sandra Bullock. Before that though, a convention of villains is ripe for jokes and visual gags, which this latest Minions trailer is full of. Below, check it out along with a new one sheet. Read More »

Frozen Fever pictures 4

There’s a good chance, if Disney ran the seven-minute short film Frozen Fever, in theaters on its own, it would be a massive hit. Frozen Fever is the first sequel to the massive box office and cultural hit and it’ll be attached to Disney’s Cinderella when it hits theaters on March 13. So now fans will get to see the continuing adventures of Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Kristoff as well as a full, feature length film.

The first photos from Frozen Fever have now been revealed, giving some glimpses at what these characters are doing now that the kingdom of Arendelle has stopped being Frozen. Check out the Frozen Fever pictures below.

UPDATE: We’ve now added a Frozen Fever featurette too. See it below. Read More »

Tomorrowland Super Bowl tease

Earlier today, you read about all the films that are going to have Super Bowl commercials. One of the semi-surprises on the list was Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland. Well, Disney has released a brief tease of the spot, basically one sixth of it, with one new shot. It’s not much, but it’s a little morsel before the bigger meal on Sunday. Watch the Tomorrowland Super Bowl tease below. Read More »

Pirates of the Caribbean honest trailer

It’s a rare treat when the Screen Junkies team does an Honest Trailer for one movie let alone four. But their latest honest trailer is for Pirates of the Caribbean and they don’t just stick to the first film or trilogy. They go all the way up to On Stranger Tides, the billion dollar success no one remembers a single thing about.

Besides the sheer volume of films skewered here, the Pirates of the Caribbean Honest Trailer does a great job poking fun at the insane notion that pirates – one of history’s most violent and terrible groups – could be Disneyfied. My favorite bit is probably where they trailer shows that death is literally impossible in these movies as men are stabbed, shot and worse, and never ever die.

Check out the Pirates of the Caribbean Honest Trailer below. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

The Cookie Thief Cookie Monster special

For over 40 years, the characters of Sesame Street have been delighting children everywhere. It’s such a crazy, fun cast of characters and every few years, it feels like one or two of them get a moment in the sun. Big Bird had a few movies, Elmo had his tickle toy thing and now, it seems like it’s the Cookie Monster’s moment. PBS has announced everyone’s favorite blue…thing, will star in his own special called The Cookie Thief, co-starring Rachel Dratch. Read more about the Cookie Monster special below. Read More »

Paddington movie review

Paddington is a PG-rated family film about a talking bear who moves from the jungles of Peru to London. That premise, based on a popular series of children’s book by Michael Bond, is obviously silly. Yet writer director Paul King‘s adaptation is so on the money, so well-done, so deceptively simple, heartfelt and flat-out entertaining, it make movies with far more plausible plots seem silly by comparison.

Below read the rest of our Paddington movie review, which talks about what the movie does right that others should take note of. Read More »

Adventures in Babysitting remake

If you grew up in the Eighties, Chris Columbus‘ 1987 comedy Adventures in Babysitting was one of your go-to films. It starred Elizabeth Shue as a babysitter who winds up getting into some crazy situations with three kids she’s supposed to be babysitting. The film did okay at the box office upon release but became a staple of sleepovers, parties, and TV viewing after that. For many, it’s one of the definitive kid adventure films of the Eighties.

Rumblings of a remake of the film has been around for the better part of the decade. On this very site, Peter got very, very mad about Raven Symone potentially starring in a film called Further Adventures in Babysitting back in 2007. Well, Raven has aged out of it but the idea stays the same and now that movie is actually happening. Disney has announced Further Adventures in Babysitting, an Adventures in Babysitting remake, will be coming soon to Disney Channel. Read More »

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