the grinch trailer

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: it’s much easier to relate to the grumpy, Christmas-hating Grinch than those basic Whos.)

Illumination’s new animated adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – shortened to The Grinch – introduces a younger generation to Dr. Seuss’ iconic green curmudgeon and his journey toward understanding the true meaning of Christmas. But many of us grew up in a world that never knew a holiday season without the Grinch, be it the classic children’s book or the 1966 animated TV special, or Ron Howard’s garish live-action reimagining. The Grinch has always been there – for some of us more than others. While most viewers undoubtedly identify with the Whos of Whoville and their unrelenting holiday cheer, I find the big green fuzzy meanie far more relatable a character, and it’s not just because I don’t particularly care for Christmas.

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the grinch box office

Christmas came early for Illumination’s The Grinch, which made off with $66 million at U.S. theaters. The Grinch box office haul made stealing Christmas look like a piece of cake, taking the previous weekend’s box office crown from reigning champion Bohemian Rhapsody.

But on the global stage, Venom is still going strong, officially passing Justice League at the worldwide box office.

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The Grinch Was Right

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a refresher reminds you of all the important details you need to remember from the Harry Potter franchise for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Plus, a video essay makes the case for why The Grinch who stole Christmas might have been right to hate the Whos of Whoville, and Pixar reveals some Easter eggs from Finding Nemo you might have missed. Read More »

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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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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On the April 25, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by special guest Frosty from Collider to talk about Univeral’s presentation at CinemaCon 2018, which included sneak previews of Halloween, M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, First Man, The Grinch, The House With A Clock in its Walls, The First Purge, Mortal Engines, and How to Train Your Dragon 3.

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