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DUE DATE
(Blu-ray available as ‘Blu-ray only’ and ‘Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy’)
I wasn’t nearly as impressed by The Hangover as the rest of the world seemed to be, nor was I as dismayed by Due Date. In my estimation, the primary reason Todd Phillips’ latest comedy fell short of his previous effort is novelty—as much in premise as character dynamic and comedic set pieces. Given enough time, I think both films will appear similarly tired. Until then though, Due Date remains a moderately enjoyable Planes, Trains and Automobiles retread, afforded more vibrancy than it’s worth due to its affable leads. Robert Downey Jr. plays the easily irritated straight man, and Zach Galifianakis plays the eccentric, flamboyant whack-job who consistently ruins his day. There are only so many directions to take that pairing, and we’ve seen most of them play out over the course of the past 80 or so years. Due Date has little new to bring to the table. But then, it’s an ‘odd couple’ road trip comedy in 2010. How could it?
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD – A gag reel. 2-Disc Blu-ray – Includes everything on the DVD, as well as additional scenes, a complete Two and a Half Men Scene featuring Ethan Tremblay, a Due Date Action Mash-Up, and a Due Date Too Many Questions Mash-Up.

BEST DVD PRICE
Target Best Buy Fry’s
$14.99 $13.99 N/A
Amazon – $13.99

BEST BLU-RAY PRICE*
Target Best Buy Fry’s
$19.99 $19.99 N/A
Amazon – $19.99

*Does not include 2-Disc Edition, which costs $24.99 at Target, Best Buy, and Amazon.

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50 Movie Spoilers of 2010 in 3 Minutes

Our friends the Fine Brothers have filed the latest episode of their popular “Spoiler” series — 50 Movie Spoilers of 2010 in 3 Minutes, in one take. You might remember that we’ve featured their videos 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes, Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History, 50 spoilers of 2009 in 4 minutes, 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes, 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 Minutes and 50 Comedy Spoilers in 3 Minutes.  Hit the jump to watch their latest. And if it isn’t completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers.

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THR’s 2010 Awards Watch Animators Roundtable

It’s award season, and The Hollywood Reporter has begun posting their series of roundtable discussions with the contenders. Earlier this month they posted an one-hour discussion between screenwriters Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours), Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3), John Wells (The Company Men), Todd Phillips (Due Date) and David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole).

Today we get to watch/listen to the Animators roundtable, which includes Bonnie Arnold (producer, How to Train Your Dragon), Roy Conli (producer, Tangled), Bob Last (producer, The Illusionist), Tom McGrath (director, Megamind), Chris Meledandri (producer, Despicable Me) and Lee Unkrich (director, Toy Story 3).

Unfortunately, unlike the screenwriters roundtable, THR has decided not to put the entire video online. Instead they have given us three clips and have a full transcript of the roundtable online only for subscribers. You can still watch over ten minutes of the roundtable in selected clips embedded after the jump.
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Watch The First Five Minutes of Megamind

Megamind

DreamWorks Animation has released the first five minutes of the upcoming film Megamind on Paramount’s Nickelodeon site. While I know that many of you have not been impressed by the trailer, I have heard this film is actually good. The first five minutes shows evidence of this, and has definitely boosted my confidence in the project. You too can watch the first five minutes embedded after the jump. I must warn you that the embed auto-plays, there is nothing could do to change this. So adjust your speaker volume before hitting the continue reading link.

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del_toro_about_town

A few weeks ago it was reported that Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro spends time each week at DreamWorks Animation developing upcoming projects, acting as a creative consultant on several specific projects. This entails helping out on design or story, and other things he’s executive producing and developing, none of those projects have been announced yet… that is until today.

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Movie Trailer #3: Megamind

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We’ve already seen a couple trailers for the DreamWorks animated film Megamind, in which Will Ferrell voices a super-villain pitted against his super-heroic arch rival, voiced by Brad Pitt. Now there’s a third trailer, which actually shows off some of the film’s story, which is based on a sort of twist that the previous clips didn’t even suggest. Read More »

Get Him to the Greek

A bunch of new movie posters have been released over the last week. One sheets include a quad poster for Get Him to the Greek, Megamind, international poster for Sex and the City 2, international posters for Predators, a motion poster for Buried, four new one-sheets for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Eat Pray Love.

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Megamind Movie Trailer

Megamind

Dreamworks Animation has finally released a full length trailer for their upcoming superhero comedy Megamind. DWA’s supposed answer to The Incredibles looked like the exact opposite of anything I’d want to watch in the initial teaser trailer. But this new full length trailer has me a bit more excited. The opening, which is an obvious reference to Superman’s origin story, is a nice starting off point. But the trailer slowly degrades into the corny Dreamworks-like comedy (more Shrek than Kung Fu Panda). And did I mention that I hate the character design of Megamind? But remember, the trailers for How To Train Your Dragon were also pretty bad. So… how much of the movie is Dreamworks showing us?

The most shocking thing about the trailer is that it it isn’t really a full length trailer. Sure, it is two and a half minutes long, but it serves more of a teaser. The trailer doesn’t even reveal the HUGE plot point which is the entire starting point of the story. For those of you interested, I’ve included the official plot synopsis below. Check out the trailer now embedded after the jump and leave your thoughts in the comments.

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