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The ‘Zootopia’ Trailer is Here to Teach Your Kids What ‘Anthropomorphic’ Means

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by Jacob Hall June 11, 2015 @ 12:34 PM
It’s common for early teaser trailers to act as announcements, introducing a the existence of a film before proper previews show up to talk about little things like plot and character. It’s less common for a trailer to give its viewers — ostensibly, in this case, children — the definition of “anthropomorphic” so they can easily digest a high concept. Welcome to the internet, Zootopia trailer. You are certainly one of the more unique teasers we’ve seen in a little while.

‘Zootopia’ Offers First Look at Disney Animation’s Next Film

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by Britt Hayes June 9, 2015 @ 7:15 PM
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Similar to Pixar’s little break last year, Disney Animation is taking a break from releasing a film this year (more time for you to get “Let It Go” out of your head), but the studio will return next year with Zootopia. Disney has released the first look at their upcoming film, which doesn’t hit theaters until next spring.

‘The Gift’ Trailer: Joel Edgerton’s Directorial Debut Is Very ‘Single White Male’

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by Britt Hayes April 1, 2015 @ 5:39 PM
Like many actors before him, Joel Edgerton is adding “director” to his resume. First up: The Gift, a psychological thriller produced by horror heavyweights Blumhouse Productions, starring Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall as a nice, normal couple living a nice life in their nice new house (so nice!), until an old high school classmate gets a little too attached.

Review: ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ Was a Horrible Idea

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by Matt Singer November 20, 2014 @ 10:06 AM
Warner Bros.
Some ideas just aren’t cut out for sequels. ‘The Hangover’ was ingenious and hilarious—for one movie. But another ‘Hangover’? With the same guys? That doesn’t make a ton of sense. ‘The Blue Lagoon’ was striking and exotic. But a ‘Return to the Blue Lagoon’? More castaways? On the exact same deserted island? Sorry, no thanks. To the list of concepts that could not support a sequel but got one anyway, we can now add ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ a flimsy retread of the 2011 comedy that had barely enough material to fill one film.

'Horrible Bosses 2' Clip: Kevin Spacey Is Back and He's Still Horrible

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by Britt Hayes November 5, 2014 @ 5:53 PM
If you thought we wouldn't get to take pleasure in seeing Kevin Spacey's hilarious jerk of a boss steal at least one scene in 'Horrible Bosses 2,' think again. Universal has released the first official clip from the upcoming sequel, featuring Spacey's Dave Harken, in prison, delivering a lovely verbal smackdown to his former would-be killers.

'Horrible Bosses 2' Trailer: Business Is Hard, Kidnapping Is Harder

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by Britt Hayes September 30, 2014 @ 7:53 PM
A new, full trailer for 'Horrible Bosses 2' has arrived, and in it we see just what it is that has driven our favorite bad co-workers/besties to such horrible lengths this time around: turns out, being an entrepreneur isn't as easy as you might think, and neither is kidnapping ... or, uh, "kidnaping." They're not so great at spelling, either.

'Horrible Bosses 2' Trailer: This Is the Most Absurd Kidnapping Attempt Ever

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by Britt Hayes September 4, 2014 @ 7:14 PM
The second full trailer for 'Horrible Bosses 2' is here, and it features some seriously amateur kidnapping maneuvers, as the guys try to put together a foolproof plan to help Chris Pine's character get revenge on his dear old dad, played by Christoph Waltz. If these guys can't even spell "kidnapping" correctly, we don't see this thing turning out very well.

'This Is Where I Leave You' Trailer: One Stellar Cast Comes Together for a Funeral

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by Jacob Hall May 28, 2014 @ 10:30 AM
Warner Bros.
http://youtu.be/fH0cEP0mvlU
The 'This Is Where I Leave You' trailer sells a movie that could be unbearably sentimental, or genuinely warm and touching, or funny. It's almost impossible to tell from two-and-a-half minutes of footage. However, you're unlikely to find a stronger cast of likable, funny people than this, and director Shawn Levy is certainly due for a little redemption after making nonsense like 'The Internship' and 'Date Night.'

‘Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary' Review: Everything Is...Pretty Okay

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by Mike Ryan April 21, 2014 @ 4:50 PM
Yes, it’s a little odd that another LEGO movie is coming out so quickly after the release of, well, ‘The LEGO Movie’ – that also features an animated LEGO mini-fig voiced by a well-known celebrity. In this case, it’s Jason Bateman (as opposed to Chris Pratt) and this is a documentary (or, as they are calling it, a “brickumentary”), not a narrative feature.
‘Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary’ (which premiered this week at the Tribeca Film Festival) is a sort of companion piece, as opposed to direct competitor, to the aforementioned ‘The LEGO Movie’ – especially considering that ‘The LEGO Movie’ is mentioned quite a few times over the course of this film and we even see the shooting of a particular scene. (Funny, if you don’t want to be spoiled on how ‘The LEGO Movie’ ends, you probably should avoid ‘Beyond the Brick.’) Also, it’s endlessly fascinating.