Did anyone else assume that a sequel to 2017’s The LEGO Batman Movie had already been announced? I could have sworn that Warner Animation Group had given a sequel the go-ahead, but it turns out that no announcement ever came through official channels – that is, until director Chris McKay revealed on Twitter that he’s working on The LEGO Batman Movie 2 “right now.”
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Awards season is in full swing, and today we have the Producers Guild of America announcing their nominations for the annual PGA Awards. This is one of those awards that is a good indicator of how the Academy Awards nominations are going to fall when the time comes, so a certain comic book movie getting a nomination is kind of a big deal.
The 2018 PGA nominees include the standard awards season favorites like Get Out, The Post, Lady Bird, and Call Me By Your Name. But due to a tie, the full list also features 11 total nominees, which has allowed Wonder Woman to come away with one of the nominations. Find out the rest of the nominees below. Read More »
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, find out how Tim Burton‘s sequel Batman Returns was almost a completely different movie than what ended up in theaters. Plus, watch an hour-long animation roundtable with the directors of Coco, The LEGO Batman Movie and more. And finally, see the plane sequences in Dunkirk get a special Top Gun makeover. Read More »
When I sat down to compile a list of the best animated movies of 2017, I realized that the selection was shockingly meager. Outside of Pixar and Disney, animation has never been the pride of Hollywood, often appealing to the lowest common denominator rather than stretching the limits of what animated storytelling can do. That’s a job for the foreign animated flicks or for the arthouse indie films. Mainstream animated films only have to keep kids occupied while their parents run errands.
But there was something exceptionally horrible about 2017’s mainstream animated offerings. Aside from Coco, Cars 3, and The Lego Batman Movie, Hollywood has had a pretty bad year for animated movies. Don’t remember what came out this year? The Emoji Movie, The Boss Baby, and Smurfs: The Lost Village, just to name a few. Now you see what I mean.
Compared to last year, which boasted fantastic widely released films from high-profile studios like Disney’s Moana and Zootopia and smaller studios like Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings, this year’s wide-release animated movies have little in the way of critical acclaim. How can there be such a difference in quality in one year? Let’s dive into it.
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This week brought The LEGO Batman Movie to Blu-ray and DVD to bring some darkness to your movie collection, and in honor of the home video release of The LEGO Movie spin-off, we have a new edition of How It Should Have Ended.
The LEGO Batman Movie gets a new ending that’s much more straightforward than the more recent installments of HISHE. It’s the first one in awhile that’s concerned only with the ending as opposed to some of the other scenes earlier in the movie. Plus, it makes for the perfect tie-in to the usual diner chat between Batman and Superman. As a bonus, this episode of HISHE is stop-motion animated with real LEGO minifigures that make it feel just like the real movie.
Watch How The LEGO Batman Movie Should Have Ended after the jump. Read More »
Who are the best fighters in Injustice 2 and what can you expect from the first downloadable content? When will the fifth season of Agents of SHIELD debut on ABC? What did Ron Perlman have to say about David Harbour becoming Hellboy? What cameo is Arrow star Stephen Amell teasing in the season finale? Does someone really think The Dark Knight Trilogy is the worst thing to happen to Batman, or is it just clickbait? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Would you believe Tom Holland hasn’t actually seen The Empire Strikes Back? When does The LEGO Batman Movie hit home video? Are you ready to see a Watchmen animated movie? Want to make a Batman that looks like Boba Fett in Injustice 2? How do Batman and Wonder Woman react to the Thor: Ragnarok trailer? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to know how to make a standing LEGO Batman Movie cake? Why are some people freaking out about Wonder Woman not having armpit hair in the latest movie trailer? How would Gal Gadot pitch Wonder Woman to skeptical boys? Will Deadpool 3 be an X-Force movie? How many times did Jay Baruchel watch Batman v Superman last year? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The deranged beauty of The LEGO Movie was that it could be anything it wanted to be, existing in a universe where the only borders were the limits of a child’s imagination. Rather than feel like a commercial, it felt like a tribute to the limitless possibilities of playtime – it was unafraid to jumble genres, blending action and comedy and on-point satire into a mixture that had absolutely no right to work. But it did.
So when the director of The LEGO Batman Movie says that The LEGO Movie Sequel will be a musical and a “space action movie,” all you really can do is nod and think “Sure, okay.”
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