Monster Trucks

The Worst ‘Monster Trucks’ Reviews: Critics Are Raving!

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 30, 2017 @ 1:31 PM
Have you ever seen those movie ads on TV filled with gushing quotes from critics and thought to yourself, “I saw that movie; it was terrible. Where did they find these positive reviews?” If you have, you’re not alone — and you’re going to love ScreenCrush’s newest series, Critics Are Raving!, which balances the cinematic scales with trailers full of slightly more accurate (and slightly more negative) lines from reviews. Real critics. Real quotes. Really bad movies. That’s what’s Critics Are Raving! is all about.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ Dominate the Holiday Weekend

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by Jacob Hall January 15, 2017 @ 2:38 PM
After a neck-and-neck race last weekend, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has officially stepped aside to let Hidden Figures reign supreme. The crowd-pleasing drama about the black female mathematicians who assisted NASA in its early days topped the box office, leading a weekend that was otherwise all about films bursting out of limited release. The bulk of the new releases were not so fortunate.

The Strangest Kids Movies Ever Made

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by Josh Spiegel January 11, 2017 @ 9:27 AM
This Friday, Paramount Pictures is releasing what will arguably be the finest family film of the year (to date): Monster Trucks, which has had a famously messy production up to its release in the doldrums of the first month of the year. (Shocking that a movie thought up by a 4-year old wouldn’t have smooth sailing!) Leaving its behind-the-scenes rockiness aside, Monster Trucks ostensibly has the ingredients to be a kids’ movie: it’s a mix of computer animation and live action; it’s directed by Chris Wedge of the Ice Age franchise; and it’s about big trucks. But all accounts suggest that the oddity of the concept’s genesis is borne out by the finished film, making for a truly odd film intended for the whole family. In (dubious) honor of Monster Trucks, thus, here’s our list of 10 of the truly weird, oddball children’s movies.

Get to Know Creech in the High-Octane Unleaded ‘Monster Trucks’ Trailer

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by Charles Bramesco November 17, 2016 @ 10:01 AM
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Paramount's upcoming kids' flick Monster Trucks sounds like the sort of project that was conceived as a goofy pun and then reverse-engineered from there. You see, we colloquially refer to motor vehicles outfitted with oversize suspension and larger tires as "monster trucks" due to their large size and monstrous appetite for smaller, weaker trucks. But this film imagines a fanciful scenario in which an odd beast makes a home inside the engine of a truck, which the creature then controls using its slimy tentacles — quite literally, a monster truck! Everybody still with us? Good.

Paramount Takes Massive Write-Down on ‘Monster Trucks’

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by Matt Singer September 23, 2016 @ 3:57 PM
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In what might conservatively be described as a mildly discouraging sign, the Wall Street Journal reports that Paramount Pictures “took the unusual step Wednesday of announcing a $115 million impairment charge ‘related to the expected performance of an unreleased film.’” And that film appears to be Monster Trucks, which has an also mildly discouraging release date of early January, in which a teenager (26-year-old Lucas Till) discovers a monster who then hangs out inside his truck. Hence, monster truck.

Paramount Lays Plans ‘SpongeBob SquarePants 3’ and More Animated Films

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by Charles Bramesco November 11, 2015 @ 10:01 AM
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The third feature-length SpongeBob SquarePants movie has been set for February 8, 2019. The follow-up to this year’s fabulously successful Sponge Out of Water (a $315.9 million box-office receipt is nothing to sneeze at) and 2004’s The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie will rejoin the helium-voiced cleaning implement and his undersea pals with all major voice actors returning, bringing Squidward, Sandy, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs to theaters to the delight of children nationwide once more.

‘Mission: Impossible 5’ Moves Up to Summer to Avoid ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 26, 2015 @ 3:19 PM
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Your mission if you choose to accept it: save ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ from being trampled by ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ at the box office. Mission complete. While ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ was originally set to open this Christmas, just one week after the juggernaut that is ‘Star Wars’, Paramount has wisely thought this over and moved the new Ethan Hunt adventure up to this July.