the grinch review

Everything is round, and shiny, and innocuous in an Illumination movie. The animation studio behind Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets delivers films with no sharp corners, no rough edges, only a soft plumpness that recalls a plush toy or a baby-proofed house. And The Grinch, the adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic Christmas story, fits right into that mold.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 trailer

Are you ready for more goofy pet antics? Illumination Entertainment certainly hopes so, because The Secret Life of Pets 2 is coming next summer. The first movie became an animation juggernaut, pulling in over $875 million worldwide, but will the sequel fare as well?

Check out the first trailer below, in which Patton Oswalt replaces original star Louis C.K. and leads a cast that includes returning members Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart, and Eric Stonestreet and new additions like Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll, and Pete Holmes.

Oh yeah, and freakin’ Harrison Ford is in this movie too, marking the first time he’s ever lent his voice to an animated feature film. Read More »

shrek reboot

Shrek is coming back from far, far away. The franchise starring Mike Myers as the most meme-able ogre is getting revived with a Shrek reboot and a Puss ‘n’ Boots reboot from Despicable Me creator Chris Meledandri.

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New Grinch Song

When Illumination Entertainment’s hit animated comedy Despicable Me arrived in theaters, it came with a theme song produced and performed by none other than chart-topping recording artist Pharrell. So of course they had to find another performer that all the kids would love to hear perform a new version of the classic holiday song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” for the new animated take on the classic Dr. Seuss holiday tale.

Tyler the Creator was tasked with writing the new song for The Grinch, and while it keeps the familiar lyrics of the original song performed by Thurl Ravenscroft (the voice of Tony the Tiger), the style is distinctly more modern and hip, almost like spoken jazz with Tyler the Creator’s rap flair spicing it up. But that doesn’t mean it’s good. You can judge for yourself by listening to the new Grinch song below. Read More »

the grinch trailer

The Grinch is headed back to the big screen yet again with The Grinch, a new digitally animated take on Dr. Seuss’ classic. The film appears to be telling the story we all know and love – a miserable green monster ruins Christmas for everyone – but with the added bonus of featuring a lot more sight gags and pratfalls. Watch a new The Grinch trailer below.

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Trailer round-up

In today’s trailer round-up, we take a look at an international trailer for the upcoming animated remake of The Grinch starring Benedict Cumberbatch, a psychological thriller called A Crooked Somebody, a supernatural horror movie called Along Came the Devil, a Kevin Smith TV series called Hollyweed, and Ordeal By Innocence, a new Agatha Christie adaptation coming to Amazon Prime. Peruse them all at your leisure below. Read More »

the grinch trailer

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. Except, the latest The Grinch trailer shows us how he wasn’t always mean. In fact, he was — and is — still cuddly and adorable.

Because as much as Benedict Cumberbatch can strain his voice, and as many grouchy faces that The Grinch pulls, there’s no denying that the animation design for Dr. Seuss‘s iconic character is super cute and fluffy.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 cast

Animation studio Illumination Entertainment had a huge hit with 2016’s The Secret Life of Pets, so a sequel was inevitable. But The Secret Life of Pets 2 cast just got a whole lot more interesting, because Harrison Ford has come on board in his first voiceover role for an animated feature film. And that’s not all – Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish is also going to be in this movie, which is about as perfect an addition to that world as I could imagine.

Learn about even more new cast members below, including the actor tasked with taking over the lead character’s voice.

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the grinch trailer

That mean green bastard The Grinch is back in an all-new animated movie. Yes, that nasty wasty skunk is returning to ruin Christmas for the Whos down in Whoville, so you better get out of his way. The new The Grinch trailer awaits you below, in all its green glory.

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The Grinch first look

The Winter Olympics have commenced, bringing with them our first real look at The Grinch. Dr. Seuss’ immortal Christmas thief has already seen one big screen treatment before, via Ron Howard’s candy-colored nightmare adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Now, the big green menace is set to come to theaters again in the form of a new animated film from Illumination. See The Grinch first look below.

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