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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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 box office

Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, but it looks like audiences are already in the Christmas spirit. Early The Grinch box office tracking indicates the new animated version of the Dr. Seuss classic is headed towards a $50 million-plus opening weekend. It’s official: people really want to hear Benedict Cumberbatch‘s voice coming out of a green monster’s mouth.

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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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mowgli netflix

In the survival of the fittest Jungle Book adaptation, it looks like Mowgli may have lost. Netflix has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to Andy Serkis‘ long-gestating film from Warner Bros., which dropped the film from its planned October theatrical release.

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infinity war clips

The home video release of Avengers: Infinity War was just announced, but if you can’t wait that long, you’re in luck. Three Avengers: Infinity War clips have surfaced, featuring some of the most memorable moments of the epic MCU extravaganza. Watch the Infinity War clips below.

And if you haven’t seen the movie yet, there are also spoilers.

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doctor strange sequel

You probably could’ve guessed this was coming, but now it’s official: a Doctor Strange sequel will weave its magic in the not-too-distant future. Marvel President Kevin Feige confirmed the eventual Doctor Strange 2 in a recent interview. Read More »

Infinity War behind the scenes

Avengers: Infinity War is loaded with VFX – landscapes, costumes, and even entire characters like Thanos are conjured up via computer effects. If you’ve ever wanted to see what the raw footage, void of post-production effects, might look like, feel free to marvel at the Infinity War behind the scenes video below.

Spoilers ahead if you’re one of the only people who hasn’t seen this yet.

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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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avengers infinity war spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Avengers: Infinity War.)

Everything dies, baby that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back.

– Bruce Springsteen, “Atlantic City”

Does Avengers: Infinity War live up to the hype? That depends. If you wanted nothing more than to see the majority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe characters up on the screen together, then yes, Infinity War delivers. If you were hoping for something deeper, you might find yourself wanting more. Ultimately, Infinity War is a magic trick of a movie, full of deception and misdirection. It entertains, sure – but when the smoke clears, we can’t help but see the obvious way the trick was designed.

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