March 28, 2017

Tag Archives: Computer-animated films

“MINIONS” – World Premiere in Los Angeles

“MINIONS” – World Premiere, Shrine AUditorium, Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, June 27, 2015 The story of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at[...]

KUNG FU PANDA 3 First Trailer

The star-studded cast returns to this franchise with Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, and David Cross; joined by newcomers Bryan Cranston, Rebel Wilson, and J.K. Simmons. KUNG FU PANDA 3 hits theaters everywhere on JANUARY 29, 2016! Check out the first trailer and[...]

“The Boxtrolls”: What’s Up with the 2015 Awards Race

Directed by: Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi Written by: Irena Brignull and Adam Pava Main Cast: Voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, and more… Past Oscar relations: The studio has previously seen Coraline, Corpse Bride, and ParaNorman nominated for Best Animated Feature Today we[...]

“The Lego Movie” : 2015 Best Animated Feature contenders

Today, for my weekly 2015 contender rundown, I’m moving on from the big eight categories and looking at one of the in between ones…the Best Animated Feature race. Since there are far less contenders in this category, I’ll be doing things a little bit differently. Here now are the five particular[...]

“How to Train Your Dragon 2”: What’s Up with the Awards Race

Directed by: Dean DeBlois Written by: Dean DeBlois Main Cast: Voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Djimon Hounsou, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, and others Past Oscar relations: The first film in the franchise was nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score Here[...]

Shanghai’s $2.4 billion “DreamCenter” to Open in 2017

In a sign of Hollywood’s expanding ties with China, DreamWorks Animation and Chinese partners Thursday unveiled their $2.4 billion “DreamCenter,” an entertainment complex in Shanghai that is set to open in 2017. The complex will contain a 500-seat IMAX cinema with international film festivals and red carpet events in mind,[...]

“The Croods” Leads Weekend Box Office

What a difference three years and an deflated expectations make. Three years ago this weekend, Dreamworks had to eat a token amount of crow when How To Train Your Dragon opened with *just* $43 million. Coming off the $59 million debut of Monsters vs. Aliens a year prior[...]

‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ wins the weekend box office with $80 million

I’ve said this before, but one of the problems with modern box office analysis is that it treats studio tracking numbers, which are supposed to be internal figures that can be used to adjust marketing in the run up to release, as ironclad box office predictions. More often than[...]

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ breezy action-packed trailer

The only spoiler bit is at around 1:02, where Captain Pike has some facial scars that I don’t recall him having at the end of the first Star Trek (he was of course seriously injured, but I don’t recall scarring). Perhaps Pike gets those scars when Cumberbatch escapes from his[...]

Early IMAX release of Tom Cruise’s ‘Oblivion’ cancelled

Having rather loathed Tron: Legacy, I’ve had to work myself up in order to get excited about Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion. Yes, Tom Cruise usually makes sure that his big-scale pictures are a cut above and yes the film looks better with each trailer, but the biggest cause for hope[...]
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