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Sausage Party isn’t the only R-rated animated film featuring a standout cast we’ll see this year. Next month, Nerdland will make its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the voice cast includes Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, Mike JudgeHannibal Buress, Molly Shannon, and Kate Micucci. For some, this film may have come out of nowhere, but if you’re always keeping an eye on what screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en) is working on, then you might’ve already heard about this adult animated feature.

Now the first Nerdland trailer has arrived, and you can watch it after the jump. (Be warned: It’s a red-band trailer, which means it’s slightly NSFW.)

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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 »

The Little Prince Release Date

One week before the animated film was slated to hit theaters in the United States, Paramount Pictures has pulled The Little Prince from its schedule release date of March 18th, 2016. The film has been waiting to hit theaters in the US since debuting at the Cannes Film Festival last year and hitting various international markets afterwards. It’s already grossed $80 million overseas, but now it will have to wait a bit longer for a debut in the United States. However, the good news is that it sounds like we’ll still see the movie this year. Find out more about The Little Prince release date after the jump. Read More »

Captain America Civil War Posters

This morning brought our report straight from the set of Captain America: Civil War, where yours truly was in Atlanta, Georgia to watch filming of the beginning of the epic battle between the Avengers. You can check out that full report right here, and stay tuned for interviews with Team Captain America and Team Iron Man later today and tomorrow.

But right now we’ve got a batch of Captain America Civil War posters for you to check out, giving each member of Team Cap their own piece of marketing material that will eventually match up with the Team Iron Man side to create a poster match-up just like the official Civil War teaser poster. See all the new posters after the jump. Read More »

Captain America Civil War Set Visit

On June 10th, 2015, in the sweltering heat of Atlanta, Georgia, I found myself on the set of Captain America: Civil War, the third installment in the patriotic superhero’s Marvel Studios franchise that began with Captain America: The First Avenger and continued with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

In the middle of nowhere lies Pinewood Studios, and this is where we spent half the day conducting interviews with stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and franchise newcomer Chadwick Boseman, not to mention writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, executive producer Nate Moore and directors Anthony & Joe Russo. All of those will be coming to you today and tomorrow, but first we want to talk about what we saw on set, because that’s what you’re going to see in theaters in May.

Outside on the studio lot, three massive green screen walls have been constructed to surround a set made to look like an airport tarmac. The only real objects on the set, besides the Marvel heroes who would be fighting shortly, is a fuel tank (that may end up exploding at some point) and some vehicles that say “Flughafen Leipzig-Halle,” which dictates that this is the Leipzig-Halle Airport in Schkeuditz, Germany. And this is where the Civil War begins. We are about the witness the beginning of the first fight between Team Captain America and Team Iron Man

After the jump, find out what we observed on the set of Captain America: Civil War, and how Marvel dealt with plenty of questions about Spider-Man entering the Marvel cinematic universe. All this and more can be found in our Captain America Civil War set report. And in case you haven’t realized it already, beware of spoilers after the jump! Read More »

sausage party sxsw

Every film festival has its unique identity. Programmers from all backgrounds and walks of life come together to create a voice for a fest, selecting and pursuing movies that they believe serve their particular slice of film fanatics. And while it would be unfair to to reduce a film festival as unique and special and varied as SXSW to “Yeah, they the exact kind of outfit that would take a chance on an R-rated animated comedy about talking food,” it’s true. They are the exact kind of outfit that would take a chance on an R-rated animated comedy about talking food.

The SXSW Film Festival has announced that it will screen a “work-in-progress” cut of Sausage Party, the latest project to blossom from the deranged minds of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Although the film sounds like a lazy riff on the Brave Little Toaster and Toy Story template, the fact that this animated film is intended for adult audiences and features a killer line-up of voice talent suggests that we’re supposed to make that comparison…only for the formula to be torn to shreds.

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When you really look at it, that first Captain America: Civil War trailer doesn’t give away much at all. Watching Captain America and Iron Man throw down is so exciting (and upsetting!) that you don’t really miss a big Spider-Man reveal. Catching tiny glimpses of Black Panther in action is cool enough that you don’t need to see the exact line-up of Tony Stark’s allies. There was enough satisfying stuff on display that we could go on for a few more months without knowing exactly what kind of role Paul Rudd‘s Scott Lang / Ant-Man plays in the finale film.

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Learn more about Ant-Man and the Wasp after the jump.

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