the secret life of pets box office tracking

Superheroes can’t stop the super franchise that is The Secret Life of PetsThe Secret Life of Pets 2 box office tracking shows that Universal’s animated sequel is head toward $65 million during the June 7-9 weekend, soaring past its main competitor, Dark Phoenix, which is only tracking for $50 million.

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dog's journey review

We don’t deserve dogs. Lovable, loyal companions that want nothing more than to be by our side (and eat our food), dogs are too good for this cruel, stupid world. While we don’t deserve dogs, dogs definitely don’t deserve movies like A Dog’s Journey, the weepy, manipulative, upsetting sequel to the surprise hit A Dog’s Purpose. Once again, audiences will be forced to watch dog after dog roll over and play dead, all in the name of telling some sort of half-assed spiritual story about reincarnation. Are the pups on screen cute? They sure are. Is that enough to make this movie worth seeing? Absolutely not.

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Emma Thompson in Cruella Movie

Walt Disney Pictures is still going full steam ahead with their slate of live-action remakes of their animated classics. However, in the case of one of their most famous movies, they’re taking a different live-action approach. Since 101 Dalmatians was already remade into a live-action movie back in 1996 (and even spawned a sequel), Disney is giving the fashionista villain Cruella de Vil her own movie starring Emma Stone as a younger version of the deranged woman who wants to make a coat out of puppy fur.

Now the film, simply called Cruella, has landed a new cast member in Emma Thompson. And come to think of it, she would have made a hell of a choice to play Cruella de Vil in the live-action 101 Dalmatians if Glenn Close had ended up turning down the job. Read More »

aladdin clip

Brush up your Sunday salaam, because Will Smith is performing his show-stopping version of one of Aladdin‘s most beloved songs: “Prince Ali.” But we’ll leave it up to your interpretation as to whether that’s a good or bad version of show-stopping. Watch the new Aladdin clip below.

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Secret Life of Pets ride

Blockbuster sequels aren’t just limited to big action bonanzas like Avengers: Endgame, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Family films are getting the sequel treatment this summer too, and one of them will be hitting the big screen much sooner than anticipated.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is the latest movie to become part of Fandango’s Early Access Screening program that is available to all members of the free-to-join Fandango VIP rewards program. The movie will open towards the end of this month, nearly two weeks ahead of its wide theatrical release next month. Read More »

Tom and Jerry movie CGM

Ten years ago, we wrote about how Warner Bros. wanted to make a new Tom and Jerry movie about the animated cat and mouse characters who are always at odds with each other. The film has been stuck in development hell for close to a decade, but since WB wants to put a renewed focus on animation, a new version is officially in the works.

Now the upcoming live-action/animation hybrid has cast its human lead: Chloë Grace Moretz, star of recent arthouse efforts like Greta, Suspiria, and The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Learn about the film’s plot below.
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mouse guard cancelled

Disney has laid the trap for the first major film casualty of its acquisition of Fox. Two weeks before it was set to go into production, Mouse Guard, the feature film adaptation based on David Petersen’s beloved comic series, has been scrapped.

Directed by The Maze Runner‘s Wes Ball, Mouse Guard was set to star Idris Elba, Andy Serkis, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Sonoya Mizuno, in a motion-capture animated film that would bring to life Petersen’s vivid Eisner Award-winning illustrations. However, it seems those plans have been halted by Fox’s new parent company, Disney.

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New Blu-ray Releases Glass

Physical media will live forever! That’s what I keep telling myself every night as I cry myself to sleep. For now, at least, physical media is sticking around, and that’s where this column comes in – rounding up the Blu-ray releases you might want to check out, while Blu-rays still exist. This week, we have the confusing conclusion to M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero trilogy; a charming Amblin-esque throwback from the director of Attack the Block; Keanu Reeves playing God; a crime-thriller guaranteed to piss some people off; and some wicked witchcraft. In addition to all that, her about the outrageously complicated “Escape Room in a Box” I was sent to promote the upcoming Blu-ray release of Escape Room. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.

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scoob cast

The new animated Scoob-Doo movie has just added some Crazy and Dope talent to its cast. Crazy Rich Asians star Ken Jeong and Dope star Kiersey Clemons will be lending the voices as part of the star-studded Scoob cast, which includes Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfreid, Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez, and Frank Welker reprising his role as the voice of Scooby-Doo that he’s played since 2002.

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the secret life of pets 2 trailer

Sometimes pets need therapy too. That’s what the official The Secret Life of Pets 2 trailer is about, which comes on the heels of about 352 character trailers that spotlighted every. Single. Pet. And as much as we can’t get enough of adorable dogs and cats in real life, animated pets just don’t have the same shine. But maybe the official The Secret Life of Pets 2 trailer will turn you around on them.

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