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The First Trailer for ‘The LEGO Ninjago Movie’ Has Bad Blood

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by Charles Bramesco February 8, 2017 @ 10:50 AM
Yesterday, a brief partial trailer for a full-length trailer (itself a partial-length version of the full-length movie) arrived online in promotion of The Lego Ninjago Movie, the latest spinoff of the Lego Movie franchise more recently expanded with The Lego Batman Movie. It gave us a brief preview of the design of the land of Ninjago, a block-built utopia wth Eastern influences that superficially resembles Tokyo. But today, we’ll get a fuller look at the new world in which this film takes place, and the scrappy little figurines that populate it as well.

‘The Little Hours’ Review: John C. Reilly Steals This Convent-ional Sundance Comedy

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by Matt Singer January 20, 2017 @ 1:43 AM
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One of the apostles (I think it was Peter) once said that casting John C. Reilly covers over a multitude of sins. The Little Hours is basically a one-joke sketch — medieval nuns swearing like sailors — stretched out to feature length, but whenever the film starts to run out of gas or repeat itself a little too much, there’s Reilly, its rock and redeemer, turning watery jokes into a potent brew.

Famous People Find Love in Joe Swanberg’s Netflix ‘Easy’ Trailer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 15, 2016 @ 9:51 AM
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We’ve gone at least several hours without a high-profile Netflix original series release, and have our next fix lined up as early as September 22. In the meantime, sneak a dirty little peak at Joe Swanberg’s new star-studded comedy on love and sex, as Netflix makes things Easy next week.

Orlando Bloom, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Lead Joe Swanberg’s Netflix ‘Easy’ Tease

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 1, 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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Just when you thought you had a handle on Netflix’s upcoming series, in swoops Joe Swanberg with a star-studded anthology series about modern sex and love. See Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman and so, so many more in the first teaser and photos from Netflix’s Easy September premiere!

‘Nerve’ Trailer: Dave Franco and Emma Roberts Teach Us the Dangers of the Internet

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by Britt Hayes May 11, 2016 @ 8:09 PM
Judging by a trailer that seemingly reveals just about everything (including the bodies of its leads), Nerve takes the premise of indie thrillers like Cheap Thrills and the lesser-seen 13 Sins and re-frames it with the treacherous world of a little place called The Internet. With that particular distinction in mind, it shouldn’t surprise you that Nerve was helmed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, the directing duo behind Catfish (the movie, not the TV show).

Dave Franco Talks Young Han Solo Audition Process

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by Britt Hayes April 17, 2016 @ 12:34 PM
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A few months back it was reported that Disney was looking at over 200 actors for the role of young Han Solo in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Star Wars spinoff, narrowing the list down to 12 names, including Miles Teller and Neighbors star Dave Franco. That shortlist has become even shorter, with Hail, Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich reportedly emerging as the frontrunner, while guys like Franco and Teller are now off the table. A new interview with Franco basically confirms this, as the actor opens up about the audition process and the difficulties of finding the right person to step into Harrison Ford’s iconic shoes.

Now You See the ‘Now You See Me 2’ Trailer, Now You Don’t

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by Charles Bramesco March 16, 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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Magicians: they’re no longer just people who remind of you of the good choices you made in life when seen at children’s birthday parties. Magicians are now “cool” and “sexy” and “played by Lizzy Caplan.” She’s taking the place of Isla Fisher, who was presumably busy keeping a brave face as she watched her husband of six years crawl into an elephant’s vagina, as one of two new key acquisitions for the fledgling franchise. As the newly released trailer embedded above indicates, she’s one of three newcomers, along with Chinese singer Jay Chou and actual boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe, showing a little range by portraying a character who cannot do magic, but does somehow have access to every single computer in the world, which is slightly more implausible.

Lucasfilm Narrows Down Han Solo Shortlist; Miles Teller, Dave Franco Testing For Spinoff

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by Mike Sampson January 11, 2016 @ 12:33 PM
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Disney and Lucasfilm have looked at over a thousand young actors to try and find the right person to play a young Han Solo in the upcoming spinoff film directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. They’ve narrowed that massive list down to 12 actors all...