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SXSW tends to be a hectic time for anyone in the general vicinity of Austin, Texas, but Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg may be even busier than most this year. Not only are they premiering their new series Preacher, which hits AMC this spring, they’re also unveiling the first look at their animated film Sausage Party, in the form of a work-in-progress screening.

Described by Rogen as an “R-rated Pixar-style movie,” Sausage Party follows a bunch of food items at a grocery store who wonder about the “Great Beyond” — i.e., what happens after they get purchased. Rogen, who co-wrote the script with Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir, voices a hot dog named Frank who falls out of a shopping cart and embarks on an eventful journey to make it back to his shelf before the Fourth of July sale. Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon directed. Watch the first Sausage Party trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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Angry Birds Movie Easter

Even though Easter weekend is still a couple weeks away, The Angry Birds Movie is getting a head start by getting their holiday greeting out there. After all, birds have become a part of the Easter holiday, along with rabbits, for no good reason at all. The good news is that even though this is just a shameless plug for the animated adaptation of the mobile game franchise, it’s done in an extremely adorable way, thanks to the tiny hatchlings explaining what the Easter Bunny does for the holiday. Seriously, they’re almost unbearably cute. Read More »

Angry Birds Movie Trailer

So far the trailers for The Angry Birds Movie have mostly been about Red, the character voiced by Jason Sudeikis who has a bit of an anger management problem. The green pigs and their dastardly plot to steal the eggs of our favorite mobile game fowls were featured more prominently in a recent trailer, but now a new international trailer finally shows how the war will be waged to get those eggs back. And of course, it involves slingshotting birds into the pig kingdom.

Check out the new Angry Birds Movie trailer after the jump. Read More »

Maggie's Plan trailer

It’s no secret that love has a way of complicating things, both in the movies and in life, but Maggie’s Plan takes these complications to the next level. Greta Gerwig stars as Maggie, a 30something New Yorker who’s decided the time is right for her to try and get pregnant on her own. Then she meets and falls for a professor named John (Ethan Hawke), who’s unhappily married to Georgette (Julianne Moore), and all of Maggie’s plans go out the window.

The Rebecca Miller-directed comedy has been making the rounds on the festival circuit for the past several months, and now it’s finally on its way into theaters. Watch the first Maggie’s Plan trailer after the jump.  Read More »

BB-8 Voice

Shortly after the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a cool little behind the scenes detail regarding the beloved ball droid BB-8 surfaced, specifically with regards to how the character’s voice was created. Sure, like R2-D2 and some of the other droids we’ve seen in the Star Wars universe, BB-8 communicates with a series of bleeps and bloops. But how those sounds were created for the movie is quite a fascinating story.

Thankfully, enough time has passed that comedian Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies) is now able to open up a bit about the creative process for giving BB-8 his voice. Bill Hader only briefly touched upon this behind the scenes information before, but Schwartz dives in and tells us exactly what kind of work he did for The Force Awakens. Read More »

Seth Rogen Space Comedy

It’s been awhile since there has been a straight-up comedy set in space. We’re not even going to talk about The Martian for that conversation, and Guardians of the Galaxy wasn’t just a comedy. Feel free to offer up some other options in the comments, but I believe the last genuine comedy set in space was The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But that’s about to change.

Zach Galifianakis, Seth Rogen and Bill Hader are slated to start in The Something, a comedy that takes place in space, following a group of male astronauts, who, after being stuck in space for years, come upon another ship. Find out more below. Read More »

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the BFG poster

Only fools don’t eagerly anticipate Steven Spielberg movies and only a total cynic wouldn’t want to see one of the greatest filmmakers of all time adapt the work of the great Roald Dahl. So while it’s currently flying a bit under the radar, you should probably start looking forward to the arrival of The BFG, Spielberg’s first collaboration with Disney and his first live action family adventure movie since 1991’s Hook.

A new poster for The BFG has arrived and it’s lovely, teasing colorful imagery, a grand sense of scale, and name-dropping a Spielberg masterpiece that has more than once connection to this new movie.

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Bill Hader BB-8

Just one day sits between us and the first nationwide screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There’s already tons of reviews for the movie out there, and we’re bound to get a bunch more articles diving deep into the movie, talking about unanswered questions, predicting what’s in store for the future and plenty more. It’ll be a couple days before people start diving into spoiler territory, so in the meantime let’s talk about an awesome bit of trivia.

Saturday Night Live veteran and Trainwreck star Bill Hader helped bring one of the new characters in The Force Awakens to life, and you can even see his name in the credits after the movie. So what was Hader’s involvement? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter

For the past month, we’ve been reporting on the progress of a Kickstarter campaign to bring back the cult favorite, movie-mocking TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Creator Joel Hodgson started an ambitious crowd-fund campaign to raise $5.5 million in order to produce 12 new episodes of the show with a whole new cast, and last night the campaign ended with even more good news than expected.

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter is now the largest crowd-funded online video of all-time, and the campaign made so much that they’ll actually be able to make 14 new episodes. It truly is a great time to be alive. Read More »