Movie Review – The Queen’s Corgi (2019)

The Queen’s Corgi, 2019. Directed by Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot. Featuring the voice talents of Jack Whitehall, Sheridan Smith, Ray Winstone, Julie Walters, Tom Courtenay, Matt Lucas, Jon ...

Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox, Adele Invited to Join Motion Picture Academy

Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox, Adele Invited to Join Motion Picture Academy Oscar winners Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox and Adele are among the 28 composers, songwriters and music editors invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year. The three ...

As ‘Toy Story 4’ Opens to $118 Million, Do We Need to Reset Theatrical Expectations?

As ‘Toy Story 4’ Opens to $118 Million, Do We Need to Reset Theatrical Expectations? This is a weekend of twin disappointments. First up: While “Toy Story 4” handily crossed a $100 million three-day opening, at $118 million in sales it fell significantly short of Disney’s ...

Film Review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ Feels More Like a Cat Nap Than Catnip

Chicago – As a pet owner, I know firsthand that I want an exciting life for my guinea pigs. When I’m off at work, I’d like to think that they throw parties or have some sort of hangouts with other ...

‘Secret Life of Pets’ Screenwriter Brian Lynch Looks Back on His Journey Into Animated Film

If family animation often struggles to earn respect in the film industry, and screenwriters often struggle to get respect in film’s creative hierarchy, then where does that leave a screenwriter who ...

The Secret Life of Pets 2 Review: Snowball Steals a Hilarious Sequel

The Secret Life of Pets 2 Review: Snowball Steals a Hilarious Sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2 is that rare sequel that's actually funnier than the original. The short runtime is loaded with pet adventures and hijinks. I was quite surprised by the level of plot detail ...

Exclusive Interview – Michael Gatt discusses his score to the newly relaunched DC Super Hero Girls

We chat with composer Michael Gatt about DC Super Hero Girls… DC Super Hero Girls have been around since 2015, originally premiering with a toy line and webseries, but when Emmy winning ...

“It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day” In Toe-Tapping Music Video For The Secret Life Of Pets 2 Featuring Aminé And LunchMoney Lewis

(from left) Chloe (Lake Bell), Gidget (Jenny Slate), Buddy (Hannibal Buress) and Mel (Bobby Moynihan) in Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” directed by Chris Renaud. It’s gonna be a lovely ...

Win A Family Four Pack Of Passes To The St. Louis Advance Screening of The Secret Life Of Pets 2

Illumination’s tenth feature, The Secret Life Of Pets 2, is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 comedic blockbuster that had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original film, animated or ...

Sequel Bits: ‘Constantine’, ‘Avatar’, ‘Napoleon Dynamite’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Minions’

Sequel Bits: ‘Constantine’, ‘Avatar’, ‘Napoleon Dynamite’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Minions’ In this edition of Sequel Bits: Keanu Reeves is down for more Constantine movies, and I support this idea. James Cameron goes bowling (to kick-off more Avatar sequel filming). Napoleon Dynamite is ...

Minions: The Rise of Gru set for July 2020

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have announced that their upcoming Minions sequel is officially titled Minions: The Rise of Gru, and is set to arrive on July 3rd 2020. The first ...

Second Opinion – The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

The Secret Life of Pets 2, 2019. Directed by Chris Renaud. Featuring the voice talents of Patton Oswalt, Jenny Slate, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Dana ...

The Minions Sequel Gets a Title and 2020 Release Date

Universal and Illumination has given its Minions sequel a name and a date. The sequel comes after the 2015 spin-off film that branched off the Despicable Me films, which are the highest-grossing ...

UK box office preview: 'Aladdin' to top 'Secret Life Of Pets 2', 'Rocketman'?

Disney’s latest live-action remake takes on Universal’s sequel and Paramount’s Elton John biopic. This weekend’s UK box office sees Disney’s Aladdin open against Universal’s family animation sequel ...

UK box office preview: 'Aladdin' and 'Rocketman' go head to head

Disney’s latest live-action remake challenges Paramount’s Elton John biopic. This weekend’s UK box office sees Disney’s Aladdin remake and Paramount’s Elton John biopic Rocketman open against each ...

The Secret Life of Pets 2 review – return of the funny furry friends

In this wittier and less frenetic sequel, the arrival of a newborn baby upends the world of pampered pooch Max In 2016, the team behind Despicable Me and Minions pulled off a blatant act of flattery ...

Film News Roundup: ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Feature Adaptation Taps ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer

Film News Roundup: ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Feature Adaptation Taps ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer In today’s film news roundup, “Three Identical Strangers” is moving ahead, Skeet Ulrich has been cast with Tom Hanks, the “Minions” sequel has been titled and “Vegas Dave” is getting a movie. ...

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru Is Officially Coming in Summer 2020

Illumination Entertainment has revealed the official title for Minions 2, the follow-up to the 2015 prequel to the very popular Despicable Me franchise. The studio has confirmed that the sequel will ...

‘Minions’ Sequel Gets A Gru-vy Title; Pic Bows In 2020

‘Minions’ Sequel Gets A Gru-vy Title; Pic Bows In 2020 Universal and Illumination have set on a title for the sequel to their hit 2015 animated film Minions, itself a spinoff of the Despicable Me franchise. The latest film, now titled Minions: The Rise of ...

All Hail The Pomeranian “Queen Gidget” In The Hilarious New Trailer For The Secret Life Of Pets 2

Poms rule! “All Hail the Queen!” Heading to theaters on June 7 is The Secret Life Of Pets 2. The sequel will follow summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or ...

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