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Film Review: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

10 July 2014 3:04 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆Few could have predicted the gargantuan success of DreamWorks' 2010 franchise opener How to Train Your Dragon - an animated adaptation of Cressida Cowell's children's book series. It came out of nowhere to dazzle audiences to a tune of $500m worldwide with its soaring visuals and underlying poignancy. It's little wonder then that Dean DeBlois' How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) - a sequel that not only matches the quality of its predecessor, but quite often bests it - is primed and ready. Five years after the war between the village of Berk and dragons came to an end, all appears to be well, with Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler) keen for Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) to follow in his footsteps.

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- CineVue UK

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Gerard Butler Visits Brazil For 2014 World Cup

8 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Scottish actor Gerard Butler touched down in Brazil Monday to watch the host nation face off against the fierce German national team in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup Tuesday afternoon.

Gerard Butler Attends World Cup

Butler landed in Rio de Janiero Monday and headed to a party where he hung out with former Friday Night Lights actor Taylor Kitsch. The two were enjoying the pre-semifinal revelry in matching navy blue shirts on the roof of Hotel Budweiser in Copacabana Beach.

On Tuesday, Butler headed to the Belo Horizonte to watch the Brazil vs. Germany match where he was spotted wearing the yellow jersey of the home team. Unfortunately for Butler, he didn’t get to see a Brazil victory, as the squad fell in a shocking 1-7 defeat. The loss left Brazil fans in tears and players struggling to explain how they let the game get so far away from them. »

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review

8 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Dean DeBlois

Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, America Ferrara, Kit Harington, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou

Certificate: PG

Running Time: 103 minutes

Synopsis: When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons, and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the centre of a battle to protect the peace.

How To Train Your Dragon started life as a book series written by Cressida Cowell before becoming a smash animated movie for DreamWorks in 2010. The film followed peace-loving Viking Hiccup as he forged an alliance with a loveable dragon called Toothless.

Now four years later Hiccup and Toothless are back. Set five years after the first film ended we rejoin a restless Hiccup who isn’t sure where he should fit in his newly formed world. His father wants him to be Chief, but Hiccup »

- Kat Smith

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review

7 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Having stopped the Red Death and ushered in a new age of human-dragon relations, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless have left Berk in the hope of spreading their message of inter-species solidarity to the rest of the viking world. It’s a belief they share with the former’s estranged mother, Valka (Cate Blanchett), who he encounters while trying to track down Drago Blundvist (Djimon Hounsou), a figure from his father Stoick’s (Gerard Butler) past who is in the process of building a dragon army. While he and his mother reconnect, Berk’s other dragon riders, Astrid (America Fererra), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Tuffnut (T. J. Miller) use dragon hunter Eret (Kit Harrington) to help find Drago.

It’s been something of a rocky road for DreamWorks Animation since How To Train Your Dragon appeared to herald brave new beginnings for the studio »

- Steven Neish

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20 Best Non-Marvel Or DC Comic Book Movies Of All Time

7 July 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With the continued box office dominance of the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with the X-Men and Spider-Man franchises, the popularity of the superhero genre looks set to continue for some time yet. Man of Steel served as the kick-off to DC’s own connected mythology and in the next three years will provide a new cinematic iteration of Batman along with the highly-anticipated Justice League movie, not to mention plenty of other sequels and reboots to established characters. When studios are looking for a surefire blockbuster hit, comic books are now the first port of call.

You’d be forgiven that the battle for comic book movie dominance is a two-horse race between Marvel and DC, which is to be expected given that the ‘Big Two’ boast the most famous characters and the biggest box office grosses. However, there are plenty of great comic book movies out there »

- Scott Campbell

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 goes to pretty daring places, warns America Ferrera

6 July 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

How to Train Your Dragon 2 may look like a cutesy kids' film, but America Ferrera has warned parents that the flick goes to some "pretty daring places".

Speaking to Digital Spy, the actress told all about the movie's more shocking moments, its underlying social political themes, and revealed whether she now gets recognised more as Astrid or Ugly Betty.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 also features the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kit Harrington, Kristen Wiig and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

The film is released in UK cinemas on July 11. »

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All Eyes Were on Bradley Cooper and His Girlfriend at Wimbledon

4 July 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse made a stop at Wimbledon in London on Friday to watch Novak Djokovic face off against Grigor Dimitrov from the royal box. This is hardly the couple's first stop at the famous tennis championships as they visited Wimbledon last year with Bradley's friend Gerard Butler. This time, however, Bradley and Suki passed the time by chatting and joking around with each other as well as adventurer Bear Grylls, who sat next to Bradley. The couple has been spending quite a bit of time together in Suki's home country of England after Bradley wrapped up work on his latest project, American Sniper. On Tuesday, the duo showed Pda at the annual Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London, where they mingled with Pharrell Williams and Keira Knightley. Over the weekend, Bradley hit up the Glastonbury Festival, but Suki wasn't spotted by his side when he checked out Metallica's set. »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Win exclusive merchandise and a hardback copy of The Art of How to Train your Dragon 2!

3 July 2014 5:51 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of How To Train Your Dragon 2 on 10th July, we’re giving three lucky readers the chance to win a batch of How To Train Your Dragon 2 merchandise packs and a hardback copy of The Art of How To Train Your Dragon 2! The packs include the following goodies: Puzzle, Ball, Keychain, Stationary Set, Tail Pen, Ice-Stir, T-Shirt and Viking Helmet Game.

Fans won’t want to miss The Art of How To Train Your Dragon 2: This outstanding insider’s guide reveals the creative process behind the film, featuring more than 300 concept sketches and an introduction by Gerard Butler!

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago. »

- Competitions

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300: Rise Of An Empire Blu-Ray Review

2 July 2014 10:44 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When I first heard that there was going to be another 300, my gut reaction was, “But they all died!” Dear viewer, don’t worry one second about that. After all, Warner Bros. wouldn’t have cobbled together 300: Rise of an Empire if the studio hadn’t been able to come up with a worthwhile reason to revisit those war-loving, glory-seizing Spartans and their magnificent six-pack abs… right? In all honesty, 300: Rise of an Empire was an inevitability after 300 left such a noticable imprint on the cinematic landscape, grossing over $450 million and producing the immortal “This is Sparta!” meme while also racking up some accolades and undoubtedly influencing filmmakers. Luckily, Noam Murro’s 300: Rise of an Empire isn’t just a worthy follow-up to the CGI-heavy bloodbath that was 300 – it actually surpasses its predecessor in one major regard.

What am I talking about? Let me introduce you to Persian military commander Artemisia, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Katherine Heigl Felt "Betrayed" by Her Career

2 July 2014 6:39 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

For better or worse, Katherine Heigl's career will never be the same. Several years ago, the actress was poised to become the next big movie star, thanks to comedies like 27 Dresses and Knocked Up. And then…she opened her mouth. Heigl wasn't afraid to discuss taboo topics like sexism in Hollywood, and she openly criticized the writing she was given on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. While her candor was refreshing, it was also polarizing—and the media was quick to dismiss the actress. To their dismay, Heigl continued to work in film, starring in and executive producing 2009's The Ugly Truth (opposite Gerard Butler) and 2010's Life As We Know It (opposite Josh Duhamel), among »

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 review: Flying high or wings clipped?

2 July 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Dean DeBlois; Screenwriter: Dean DeBlois; Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington, Tj Miller; Running time: 102 mins; Certificate: PG

With recent releases Frozen and The Lego Movie earning big bucks at the box office and winning over audiences, it's starting to feel like a very good time for animated movies. Those films have ascended to near-classic status, so expectation is perhaps running a little higher than usual for DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon 2. Its 2010 predecessor took the studio away from the wacky slapstick and pop culture gags of the Shrek films and into a more straightforward storytelling approach.

This sequel has been pitched by director Dean DeBlois as The Empire Strikes Back to How to Train Your Dragon's A New Hope, picking up five years after the events of the original with »

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Katherin Heigl Says She felt Cheated by Her Career

2 July 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Katherine Heigl was slated to be the next big movie star, thanks to comedies like 27 Dresses and Knocked Up. And then.she opened her mouth. Heiglwasn't afraid to discuss taboo topics like sexism in Hollywood, and she openly criticized the writing she was given on ABC's Grey's Anatomy

Besides her television stint, Katherine continued to work in film, starring in and executive producing 2009'sThe Ugly Truth (opposite Gerard Butler) and 2010's Life As We Know It (opposite Josh Duhamel), among others. At the same time, many critics picked the actress' projects (and relative interviews) apart like vultures.

"The thing that was my best friend for a long time suddenly turned on me," Heigl says of acting in Marie Claire UK's August issue. "And I didn't expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me."

Heigl accepts partial blame, saying she did too many romantic comedies and neglected serious roles. »

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Katherin Heigl Says She felt Cheated by Her Career

2 July 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Katherine Heigl was slated to be the next big movie star, thanks to comedies like 27 Dresses and Knocked Up. And then.she opened her mouth. Heiglwasn't afraid to discuss taboo topics like sexism in Hollywood, and she openly criticized the writing she was given on ABC's Grey's Anatomy

Besides her television stint, Katherine continued to work in film, starring in and executive producing 2009'sThe Ugly Truth (opposite Gerard Butler) and 2010's Life As We Know It (opposite Josh Duhamel), among others. At the same time, many critics picked the actress' projects (and relative interviews) apart like vultures.

"The thing that was my best friend for a long time suddenly turned on me," Heigl says of acting in Marie Claire UK's August issue. "And I didn't expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me."

Heigl accepts partial blame, saying she did too many romantic comedies and neglected serious roles. »

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Katherin Heigl Says She felt Cheated by Her Career

2 July 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Katherine Heigl was slated to be the next big movie star, thanks to comedies like 27 Dresses and Knocked Up. And then.she opened her mouth. Heiglwasn't afraid to discuss taboo topics like sexism in Hollywood, and she openly criticized the writing she was given on ABC's Grey's Anatomy

Besides her television stint, Katherine continued to work in film, starring in and executive producing 2009'sThe Ugly Truth (opposite Gerard Butler) and 2010's Life As We Know It (opposite Josh Duhamel), among others. At the same time, many critics picked the actress' projects (and relative interviews) apart like vultures.

"The thing that was my best friend for a long time suddenly turned on me," Heigl says of acting in Marie Claire UK's August issue. "And I didn't expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me."

Heigl accepts partial blame, saying she did too many romantic comedies and neglected serious roles. »

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Katherin Heigl Says She felt Cheated by Her Career

2 July 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Katherine Heigl was slated to be the next big movie star, thanks to comedies like 27 Dresses and Knocked Up. And then.she opened her mouth. Heiglwasn't afraid to discuss taboo topics like sexism in Hollywood, and she openly criticized the writing she was given on ABC's Grey's Anatomy

Besides her television stint, Katherine continued to work in film, starring in and executive producing 2009'sThe Ugly Truth (opposite Gerard Butler) and 2010's Life As We Know It (opposite Josh Duhamel), among others. At the same time, many critics picked the actress' projects (and relative interviews) apart like vultures.

"The thing that was my best friend for a long time suddenly turned on me," Heigl says of acting in Marie Claire UK's August issue. "And I didn't expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me."

Heigl accepts partial blame, saying she did too many romantic comedies and neglected serious roles. »

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Win Amazing Merchandise & A Signed Copy Of ‘How To Train Your Dragon’!

28 June 2014 2:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of How To Train Your Dragon 2 on 11th July, we’re giving three lucky readers the chance to win a batch of How To Train Your Dragon 2 merchandise packs and a copy of How To Train Your Dragon signed by Cressida Cowell herself!The packs include the following goodies: Puzzle, Ball, Keychain, Stationary Set, Tail Pen, Ice-Stir, T-Shirt and Viking Helmet Game.

To be in with a chance of winning, you’ll need to watch the trailer below first:

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.

Starring the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Craig Ferguson, Djimon Hounsou, »

- Dan Bullock

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Watch: ‘Dracula Untold’ 1st Trailer Wants To Rule The World

28 June 2014 1:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bram Stoker’s Dracula creation has been a popular staple of all fiction mediums since the journal-style novel was first released over a hundred years ago in 1897. The iconic role has been portrayed by a vast range of actors in that time including Gary Oldman, Gerard Butler, Leslie Neilson, Bela Lugosi and, of course, Christopher Lee.

With the exception of Oldman’s portrayal of the Count, most incarnations have had the character as a heartless and remorseless monster; new film Dracula Untold hopes to give a new spin. Luke Evans, star of The Hobbit, plays Vlad Tepes a mighty warrior who makes a pact with darkness so that he can save his family. The film is released in October, just in time for Halloween, and has released it’s first trailer, see below:

Set to a cover of Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Lorde, the trailer hints at »

- Kat Smith

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 movie review: flying higher

26 June 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

An absolute delight, even better than the first film; a gorgeously animated ode to peacemaking, nonconformity, and sticking to your principles in the face of ultimate adversity. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first film

I’m “biast” (con): absolutely nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The world is bigger on dragonback, as Hiccup — dragon whisperer and heir to the tiny throne of the Viking island village Berk — is discovering, joyfully. And we are there with him in a stunningly animated return to this fantastical realm. How to Train Your Dragon 2 isn’t only a glorious narrative expansion of the people and places we met in the first film, it also represents an astonishing leap in computer animation that makes Hiccup’s world even more touchably real than it was before. It seems like a paradox, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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UK movie releases: July 2014

25 June 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

July 4, 2014

The Anomaly

Director: Noel Clarke

Starring: Ian Somerhalder, Alexis Knapp, Noel Clarke

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: 15

A Hard Day's Night

Director: Richard Lester

Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Running time: 89 mins

Certificate: U

Tammy

Director: Ben Falcone

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: 15

July 11

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Director: Michael Bay

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer

Running time: 165 mins

Certificate: 12A

Begin Again

Director: John Carney

Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine

Running time: 104 mins

Certificate: 15

Boyhood

Director: Richard Linklater

Starring: Patricia Arquette, Ella Salmon, Ethan Hawke

Running time: 166 mins

Certificate: 15

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Director: Dean DeBlois

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler

Running time: 102 mins

Certificate: PG

July 18

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Director: Matt Reeves

Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

Pudsey the Dog: The Movie

Director: Nick Moore

Starring: Olivia Colman, »

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Edgar Ramirez says he ‘talking’ about joining Marvel's ‘Doctor Strange’

24 June 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Actor Edgar Ramirez had nothing but praise for "Deliver Us From Evil" writer/director Scott Derrickson, telling Spinoff Online he’s been “a huge fan” of the filmmaker’s work since "The Exorcism of Emily Rose." It’s little surprise then that the duo is looking beyond the horror film, which opens July 2, to Derrickson’s next project: Marvel’s "Doctor Strange." “We’re talking,” Ramirez revealed to IGN.com. “We’ve been talking.” Granted, “talking” isn’t the same as “in talks”; discussions may never progress beyond that. However, considering that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced just last week that he expects to begin casting “ probably in the next month or two,” the timing is certainly right for tentative initial conversations. "'Strange' is very, very important, not just because it’s an amazing character study, and a journey of a man who’s gone from this very »

- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources

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