Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by Angie Han
You knew this was coming: Sing, Illumination’s “American Idol, but with animals” movie, is getting a sequel. Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have just set the follow-up for Christmas 2020, putting it in the same slot that did so well for the first Sing.
Meanwhile, The Secret Life of Pets 2 is getting pushed back a year to 2018, and Minions 2 is moving up just a tiny bit. Read More »
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 »
Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Bad Boys 3 may in trouble after some drama at Sony.
- Bryce Dallas Howard talks about preparing for Jurassic World 2.
- The Goosebumps sequel has a release date.
- Tremors 6 is set to begin filming next week.
- Reese Witherspoon would be down for a third Legally Blonde movie.
- Jeepers Creepers 3 is set to resume production after a long delay.
- Richard Armitage has joined the cast of Ocean’s Eight.
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Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
If the Academy Awards are too fancy and high-falutin’ for you, you can always look to the People’s Choice Awards to be reminded that yes, those movies that you saw last summer were good! As with any system where the general public makes decisions through mass voting, the results of this annual awards ceremony can sometimes be head-scratching, but they always make sense when you think about them for more than five seconds. Of course Finding Dory won a bunch of prizes, including Favorite Movie, last night. Did you see how much money it made? It’s probably the movie most people actually saw!
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Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The Nut Job 2 trailer is here and it wants to ask all of the important questions. Questions like “Will nature rise to the occasion and declare war on humanity when we descend on one too many precious ecosystems?” and “Is the world tired of CG-animated dancing animals yet?” and “Are farting pugs worthy preview-capping jokes?” Let’s try to answer ’em.
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In March, we’ll get to see Emma Watson become a Disney princess in the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. We’ve already heard her belt out one of the signature tunes from the movie in the most recent TV spot for the movie, and she just looks perfect as Belle, whether it’s her simple blue and white dress, or the elegant yellow ballgown she wears when she dances the night away with the Beast.
But before Emma Watson took on the role of Belle, you might remember that she was in talks to play Cinderella in Kenneth Branagh’s live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic that came out back in 2015. Lily James ended up landing the role of that Disney princess after Watson passed on the role back in 2013, but we never found out why. That changes today as an interview reveals why Emma Watson turned down Cinderella. Read More »
Plenty of movies have tried to capture the same magic as E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Perhaps most famous is the abysmal, blatant ripoff Mac and Me, which provides endless, unintentional laughs, but there are plenty more than have come and gone. It’s hard to manufacture the kind of genuine wonder and emotion that came from Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic. However, a new family film from Australia is making a valiant attempt.
My Pet Dinosaur is a sci-fi adventure that follows a young boy who stumbles upon what appears to be a tiny dinosaur, the product of a military experiment that sparked some unexpected consequences. It should come as no surprise that the government is in close pursuit. Keeping the dinosaur secret becomes a bit of a challenge as it grows exponentially in a very short period of time.
Watch the My Pet Dinosaur trailer after the jump. Read More »
For two years now Tim Burton has been attached to Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo. As the project stayed in development, we rarely heard news about it, but this week is providing plenty of signs of life for the film. Yesterday it was reported Will Smith is considering a starring role in Burton’s film, and today brings us the surprising news that Tom Hanks is circling the role of the villain — a part we don’t see him in often.
Below, learn more about the potential Tom Hanks Dumbo casting.
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Following the arrival of a new TV spot for Disney’s live-action adaptation of their own animated classic Beauty and the Beast, complete with Emma Watson belting out one of the signature tunes, some new photos from the movie have surfaced online.
The new Beauty and the Beast photos provide us with some of the best stills yet of the visual effects used to bring The Beast (Dan Stevens) to life. In addition, we get two new shots of Luke Evans as Gaston, along with Frozen star Josh Gad as his bumbling lackey LeFou. Read More »
Beauty and the Beast is getting closer and closer with the release just over a couple months away. A bunch of TV spots are hitting the small screen to remind everyone that it’s coming out, but with all the record-breaking trailer views the live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic has racked up, I think it’s safe to say everyone knows about it.
Disney loves to have as big of a crowd as possible though, so it should come as no surprise that they debuted a new Beauty and the Beast TV spot during the Golden Globes tonight. There’s a good amount of new footage for those looking to see every bit of Belle (Emma Watson) and The Beast (Dan Stevens, covered in visual effects) of this new spin on the classic tale, and we also have a new poster to check out as well.
See the new Beauty and the Beast TV spot and poster after the jump. Read More »