Illumination Entertainment’s first feature Despicable Me earned 56.3 million domestically in its first weekend of release, nearly double what analysts had predicted. It seems like everyone got lured to the theater to catch a glimpse of those cute little yellow minions. Of course, a sequel is already in development.
Posted on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 by Adam Quigley
Hollywood is in a dark place right now. The world is changing around it, and movie studios are struggling to adapt. We’ve already seen how studios have been trying to incorporate current technology-based trends and developments into everyday practice—whether it be through harnessing the power of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, or combating piracy with digital downloads—but so far none of these attempts have been met with much success or enthusiasm.
I doubt this latest experiment is going to change that.
In partnership with Universal, Best Buy has recently unveiled a movie app that encourages using your cell phone while watching Despicable Me. Find out more after the break. Read More »
Universal Pictures has released yet-another new movie trailer for Illumination Entertainment‘s computer animated feature Despicable Me (you can also see the previously released trailers here: one, two, three, and four). The movie will hit theaters in only a few weeks (July 9th) but with Toy Story 3 hitting theaters today, Universal is trying their best to keep the film in the audience’s mind. They are also trying to keep the cute yellow minions front and center, as they are clearly the most marketable/entertaining part of the movie. Watch it now, embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Movie Poster Roundup: The American, Middle Men, Despicable Me, Knight and Day, Resident Evil: Afterlife
Posted on Thursday, June 17th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
It’s been a few days since our last movie poster roundup. Today we bring you new one-sheets for Anton Corbijn’s The American, Middle Men, Knight and Day, and Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D. Check them out, after the jump.
Video Bits: James Horner’s Karate Kid Score, Four Minutes of The A-Team, Despicable Me Minions Flash Mob at The Grove
Posted on Thursday, June 10th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
After the jump you can find a few videos I was hoping to run today on the site, including:
- A featurette taking us into composer James Horner‘s recording of the score for The Karate Kid.
- Four minutes of The A-Team
- The Minions from Despicable Me invade LA’s The Grove, an interested marketing experiment with a studio-sponsored flash mob
Watch all three clips, after the jump.
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Universal Pictures has released a new “NCM First Look” featurette for Illumination Entertainment‘s computer animated feature Despicable Me (you can also see the previously released trailers here: one, two, three, and four). Watch it now, embedded after the jump.
Universal has released three new movie posters for Illumination Entertainment‘s computer animated feature Despicable Me. Check them out now, after the jump.
Okay, so we took a day off from the Poster round-up and it seems like the one-sheets have really stacked up fast. Today we bring you two Iron Man 2 IMAX movie posters, the one-sheet for The Disappearance of Alice Creed, A Nightmare on Elm Street Motion Poster, an Italian one-sheet for Despicable Me, Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric, and posters/promo images for two television shows: True Blood and Lost. Check them out now, after the jump.
Posted on Thursday, April 1st, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
A bunch of new movie posters hit today, so I thought I’d do a round up of some of the one-sheets we didn’t get to on the site. The movies include: MacGruber, The Losers, Beastly and Easter-focused posters for Despicable Me and Toy Story 3. Hit the jump to see all the new posters. Click on the images to enlarge.
Posted on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Since July 2009, three different teaser trailers have been released for Illumination Entertainment‘s computer animated feature Despicable Me (you can see them here: one, two, three). Each one is a little bit more confusing then the last, none of them showing what the movie is actually about.
Well, today Universal Pictures finally decided to do the full reveal, releasing a two minute and 42-second full length trailer which gives you a better look at the characters, story, and comedy of the upcoming film. I’m really digging the production and character design. Watch the movie trailer now, embedded after the jump. As always, leave your thoughts in the comments below.