trolls world tour clips

Sometimes the world seems like it’s relatively normal, and then you remember that Trolls World Tour might be the movie that will change moviegoing as we know it. Ahead of the DreamWorks animated film’s game-changing release in theaters and on VOD platforms next week, Universal has released two new Trolls World clips showing the characters played by Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and James Corden in action. Watch the new Trolls World Tour clips below.

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1917 featurette new

The “hidden man” is how editor Lee Smith sees himself in 1917. Not for a second did Smith want audiences paying attention to his cuts or tricks, but to instead immerse themselves in director Sam Mendes‘ World War I story, which is constructed to take place in one seemingly unbroken take. Despite the obvious technical wizardry and razzle-dazzle, they pulled it off. Audiences were caught up in the feeling and exhilaration of 1917, not the craft of 1917.

The war pic isn’t the first time Smith and Mendes collaborated. The two worked together on Spectre, which involved a long take that gave the editor and filmmaker some ideas of how to accomplish 1917. Outside of Smith’s collaborations with Mendes, he’s edited several Christopher Nolan films, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and an underrated gem from the early 2000s, Buffalo Soldiers.

Recently, Smith spoke to us about his intense work on 1917, a few of the movie’s standout sequences, and doing what hasn’t been done before.

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Don't Go in the Water

Stephen Williams, whose directing credits include episodes of WatchmenThe Walking DeadLost, and more, is set to helm Universal’s new monster movie Don’t Go in the Water. There are zero plot details at the moment, but it’s safe to assume from the monster movie distinction and the title that this is going to be some sort of aquatic horror movie – and we could always use more of those.

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rise of gru release date

The coronavirus dominos continue to fall throughout Hollywood, as another film studio has shuffled release dates for some of its big movies. This time it’s Universal Pictures, which has now bumped Illumination Entertainment’s prequel Minions: The Rise of Gru for a whole year and has delayed the release of Sing 2 by five months. And what’s going on with that Wicked movie we’ve been hearing about for years? Get the details below. Read More »

Fast and Furious LEGO Set

LEGO has struck a deal with Universal Pictures and the Fast and Furious franchise to bring new playsets to life inspired by the wild action movies starring Vin Diesel. Right out of the gate, LEGO is knocking it out of the park with a new LEGO Technic set of Dom’s Dodge Charger, the trademark muscle car with a V8 engine, double-wishbone suspension, a wheelie bar, and the always helpful nitro in the trunk. Get a look at the first Fast and Furious LEGO set below. Read More »

Hobbs and Shaw 2

Upon its release last summer, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw made $759 million worldwide on a reported budget of around $200 million. Those kinds of numbers usually mean that a sequel won’t be too far behind, and now star Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that Hobbs and Shaw 2 is officially in development. Flex so hard that your cast explodes and read his comment below.
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trolls digital release

The movie landscape is in a weird place right now. Most theaters are shut down at the moment, and studios are trying to compensate by releasing their films digitally earlier than expected. All but one of these early digital releases have been films that previously opened in theaters, but that one exception – Trolls World Tour – has the potential to cause a serious rift between Universal Studios and theater owners. Meanwhile, with movie theaters effectively shut down, the box office has officially hit zero for the first time.

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The Invisible Man live tweet

Earlier this week, NBCUniversal became the first major Hollywood studio to shatter the traditional theatrical window by announcing that some of its films which recently debuted in theaters would be heading to VOD on an accelerated timeline. Each of those films – Focus Features’ Emma., and Universal Pictures’ The Hunt and The Invisible Man – are available to rent today due to the unusual circumstances of the coronavirus, and the filmmakers behind all three movies are participating in live tweets of their respective projects to help celebrate this odd occasion.
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Shaun of the Dead coronavirus

A scene from Edgar Wright‘s 2004 zombie horror comedy Shaun of the Dead has become something of a rallying cry for people when times get tough: when pals Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) realize they’re in the middle of a zombie outbreak, they cycle through several possible plans before settling on one which ends with them going to their favorite pub, where they’ll “have a nice cold pint and wait for all this to blow over.” Now Pegg and Frost have updated that scene for the coronavirus era in a new YouTube video, which you can watch below.
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New Back to the Future Funko POPs

There have been a handful of Back to the Future Funko POPs released over the years, but most of them have been tied to the original movie from 1985. That will change later this year though when a batch of Funko POPs inspired by the sci-fi franchise hit shelves in honor of the original film’s 35th anniversary. Along with some new collectible figures inspired by the first movie, we’ll finally get some more Funko POPs from Back to the Future Part II. Check them out below. Read More »