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Chris Pratt has revealed that he would love to return for the Lego Movie sequel, but doesn't currently know any details.
"I don't know anything," Pratt told Metro of follow-up plans. "I hope I'm back. I loved working with Chris and Phil, and I hope Emmet is crucial to the story.
"But I can also see a world where they can kind of do anything and call it The Lego Movie 2, do you know what I mean?
"It could be about a different character, it's not like other cartoons in that way. I hope that Emmet isn't disposable, he was such a great big part of that movie.'
Pratt continued: "I'm so proud of that movie.
"There was a nice buzz around it during the press for it. People hadn't »
What do I do? I don’t have my instructions.
There is something special about Legos. They aren't Hot Wheels or Barbies with clear identities and gender implications. Legos can be anything for anyone. They're building blocks and that's all. Writers-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, with story help from Kevin and Dan Hageman, use this to develop a theme that is resonant with any normal individual while also establishing the raison d’être of the company. Of course, they also get to use the expansive catalog of Lego’s greatest (and not-so-greatest) stylings from pirates to astronauts in bricks and accessories. It also comes supplied with sophisticated satire and an emotional heft that is quite simply astounding. So, in the way that G.I. Joe (2009) was decidedly not, this is very particularly the Lego movie. That's why they called it The Lego Movie (2014). Awesome.
- Jason Ratigan
The Lego Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. With the film released on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D this week, we sat down with Chris Pratt (Emmet), Morgan Freeman (Vitruvius), Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle), Will Arnett (Batman), Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (Writer/Directors) Dan Lin (Producer) and Chris McKay (Animation Co-Director)
Will, could you talk about your inspiration for finding the voice of Batman?
Will Arnett: Well, sure. Phil, Chris and I talked early on about the idea of looking at all the Batman incarnations that have come before, all the way back to the original Batman…
Chris Pratt: Yeah, the Shakespearian Batman. [Laughs]
Will Arnett: I feel like Morgan’s really judging my answer here. [Laughs] I think that we were trying to see what would make us laugh »
- Phil Wheat
★★★★☆"Everything is awesome" according to the whimsical song that's played repeatedly across plastic protagonist Emmett's (the voice of Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt) hometown. He spends his time assembling things out of tiny bricks, obediently following the manual. That, however, is exactly what Christopher Miller and Phil Lord's The Lego Movie (2014) doesn't do. Funded by Lego, it's a showcase for a construction toy that deconstructs everything in sight. Emmett's neatly interlocking world is demolished almost immediately when he discovers that he is "The Special", destined by prophecy to stop antagonist Lord Business (Will Ferrell).
- CineVue UK
This week annoyed by a loudmouth blogger of some repute, who declared anime for paedophiles and insulted more or less the whole of Japanese culture, I decided to watch Netflix original anime Knights of Sidonia. His comments have widely been circulated and condemned by many people and he’s just made himself look a fool, and all this just because Gus Van Sant might be directing a Death Note movie. I recognise that anime is not for everyone but still, by dismissing all of it you are missing out on an awful lot of classic work and influential stuff.
Knights of Sidonia has been billed as a Netflix original but it’s quite hard to imagine that they would have been involved in the production of something like this, it’s pretty far out there even for anime and its more likely that Netflix have done what they did with »
- Chris Holt
The idea of a horror movie inspired by a Ouija Board never really sounded like a great idea, but now the very first Ouija trailer is here and sadly, it confirms it. The film marks Stiles White’s feature directorial debut and involves a group of friends using a Ouija Board to contact Debbie (Shelley Henning), another friend who just passed. Turns out, Debbie’s death was no accident. She started messing with a Ouija Board she found and the thing killed her. We get horror movies about folks contacting spirits all the time, but what could have (and should have) made Ouija a standout is using the familiar board game in a nostalgic manner, just like Phil Lord and Christopher Miller did with The Lego Movie. Just having your leads sit at a table in a dark house with the board won’t do that, especially when they’re »
- Perri Nemiroff
Running Time: 100 minutes
Out among the possibilities of film and animation, The Lego Movie sounded like a great idea but how would it ever be accessible, interesting and just as fun as it is in real life? Well, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller already did quirky successfully after bringing forth the unexpected hit of Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs in 2009. From this they grabbed something else that shouldn’t have worked and revamped 21 Jump Street, with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and made something pretty darn unique.
The Lego Movie is completely original as it effortlessly clicks together different parts of a well-known brand and also adds something that both adults and kids can love. Lego has always had that extra »
- Dan Bullock
To celebrate the release of The Lego® Movie, Available On 3D, Blu-ray And DVD On July 21st And On Digital HD Now, we’ve got a competition for four lucky people to win a copy of The Lego ® Movie on Blu-ray 3D along with some Lego® goodies!
The Lego® Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego ® mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
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- Dan Bullock
We all know the refrain by now: remakes and reboots are a prime example of a creatively bankrupt Hollywood. The trend has gotten so ridiculous that now we have reboots and remakes within years of each other, studios throwing cinematic spaghetti at its old properties to see what sticks. Some do it right. After the success of The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will have to fight tooth and nail to avoid sinking under a pile of desired reboots and reimaginings. Others projects, meanwhile, seem to hold little sense at all – like turning a dangerous tale of high school obsession (Endless Love) into a positive romance. But what’s really frustrating is that our modern reboot culture rarely picks the properties that are still relevant today – the setups that can tap into a modern message while exploring the evolution of old ideas. Some projects are trying – we now have a Girl Meets World sequel »
- Monika Bartyzel
The Lego Movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on July 21 (and those of you who are tech-savvy can watch on-demand now), and five months on from its theatrical release the film is still very much awesome.
13 incredible Lego movie sets: Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, more
Digital Spy's top 10 movies of 2014 so far: X-Men, Lego Movie, Her
There's also the prospect of two brand new short films - Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops and Enter the Ninjago, which are previewed in this very article.
Lego Movie cast get nostalgic about childhood toys: Nes, Super Soakers
The Lego Movie's incredible cameos: Batman, Superman, more
If the Blu-ray and DVD aren't enough, then fans can look forward to further adventures of Emmet and Wyldstyle. »
The directing and writing duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have quickly made a career out of taking concepts that appear ludicrous and crafting clever works full of inventive storytelling. Starting with the cult animated series Clone High to the surprise hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to the even more surprising comedic reboot of 21 Jump Street they have shown creativity can begin in the most unlikely of places. Even with that said their latest, The Lego Movie, feels like they have bitten off more than they can chew.
How do you make it more than a pale imitation of Toy Story, or how to you avoid it becoming a licensers dream with a constant barrage a franchise characters that do nothing more than add name recognition? »
- Dan Clark
As of July 2, the year officially is half over. What kind of a year has it been? The summer blockbuster are struggling to surpass Phil Lord and Chris Miller.s The Lego Movie on the box office charts (though Captain America: The Winter Soldier rode its late-spring release date to a massive financial win). And early film festivals like Sundance, SXSW, Cannes and Tribeca started introducing a few movies into the awards-contending conversation . but we have plenty of time left to tell which features will earn Oscar.s favor. We decided that today would be a great day to regroup, reflect and single out the best movies we have seen on screen so far in 2014. The outstanding team of Cinema Blend movie writers have chosen to champion movies both massive and small, passionate and intimate. Even by expanding our list to 10, there are titles we had to leave off of »
Previously, on a very special episode of Clone High...
“Way, way back in the 1980s, secret government employees dug up famous guys and ladies and made amusing genetic copies. Now the clones are sexy teens and they're gonna make it if they try.”
So goes the theme tune to Clone High, the MTV animated series that ran for one season from 2002 to 2003. As a concept for a TV series goes, there's a hell of a lot of mileage in doing a teen drama featuring the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Joan of Arc, John F Kennedy and Cleopatra in school together.
The series was animated in the style of Genndy Tartakovsky’s hand-drawn animated series, such as Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack, with stylised character design and slightly more limited movement, making »
Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Due Out: June 17, 2014
Own “The Lego Movie” now on Digital HD and on June 17th on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD 2-Disc Special Edition
Plot: An ordinary construction worker (Pratt) is thought to be a messiah of his Lego society when he becomes stuck to a prophetic red thing.
Crafted with the imagination of an uncorrupted mind making a 60-million-dollar home movie with Legos, The Lego Movie is an excellent piece of marketing for its title product. Contrary to numerous other films that are dumped out unto our non-yellow-handed world, »
- Nick Allen
The Lego Movie is now in stores, and I have a great opportunity for you to win your very own copy of the Blu-Ray!
If you didn’t catch this one in theaters, and even if you did, you’re going to want this one at home. A surprisingly solid effort, this one has something for everyone, and is far more hilarious than it has any right to be. Plus, it has a lot of heart, and spins a great story.
It seems like every family movie released wants to call itself an instant classic, but even I think it applies to this one. It isn’t just that it’s a lot of fun, and will entertain the kids, but it also has an awesomely anti-corporate society backdrop that is rather surprising, and a nice treat for any film to dare aim at younger audiences.
To help celebrate, and have a bit of fun, »
- Marc Eastman
Will Forte can seemingly do it all. The former "Saturday Night Live" cast member can anchor an Oscar-nominated drama (last year's "Nebraska") and show up on "Conan" as an oversized approximation of media mogul Ted Turner (complete with stuffed buffalo) and do pretty much everything in between. It was revealed last week that he'll get the chance to inhabit a legendary "Simpsons" role -- for the never-before-seen King Toot, owner of the music store that sits beside Moe's Tavern. Pretty cool.
According to TV line, "Simpsons" executive producer Matt Selman revealed that Forte will play King Toot in the 26th season of the groundbreaking animated series, in an episode set to air this fall. Selman teased TV Line by saying: "Do they get along? I don't think so."
King Toot's Music Store is most famously featured in Season 9 episode "Lisa's Sax," in which the family recounts how Lisa obtained her signature instrument, »
- Drew Taylor
Friday Am Update: Think Like a Man Too earned an estimated $1.8 million from late Thursday shows beginning at 7 p.m. That's over three times as much as the first Think Like a Man earned at midnight, and is also above Ride Along's $1.06 million 8 p.m. debut. Before assuming this is going to earn over $40 million, though, it's worth remembering that this Summer's late Thursday numbers have accounted for a disproportionately high percentage of the overall weekend (just last weekend, 22 Jump Street's Thursday number accounted for nearly 10 percent of the weekend gross, which is very high for a comedy). Still, this gross does suggest that Think Like a Man Too should be in line for at least $30 million this weekend.Forecast: Comedy sequel Think Like a Man Too should take first place at the box office this weekend, while Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys could wind up outside of the »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Warner Bros. used The Lego Movie Blu-ray release as a way to promote their other upcoming Lego film property Ninjago. The studio released a funny promo teaser that kind of gives us our first look at Ninjago.
The spot is called “Enter the Ninjago,” and it introduces the idea of a Ninjago movie in a very meta way. They basically incorporate a The Green Ninja a.k.a. Lloyd Garmadon from Ninjago into certain climatic scenes of The Lego Movie. Those scenes are reimagined to show the ninja really saving the day rather than Emmett.
The Ninjago movie is set in a mystical land where ninja, samurai, and sensei band together to battle dragons and snake men. »
- Joey Paur
With the release of The Lego Movie on DVD and Blu-ray this week, we’re taking a look behind the scenes of the movie with the cast and crew. Christopher Miller and Phil Lord lead the commentary, joined by many of the actors in the studio, as well as Elizabeth Banks who phones in her contributions from an undisclosed location. Miller and Lord are riding a wave of cinematic goodwill with two of the biggest openings of 2014 (is a 23 Lego Jump Street far of?), but they managed to tear themselves away from counting their cash and diving into piles of gold coins like Scrooge McDuck to devote an hour and forty minutes to the cause of pulling the curtain back from the magical world of Legoland. The Lego Movie (2014) Commentators: Chris Miller (co-director), Phil Lord (co-director), Allison Brie (actor), Chris Pratt (actor), Will Arnett (actor), Charlie Day (actor), Elizabeth Banks (actor) 1. The design of President Business incorporated »
- Kevin Carr
With the upcoming release of Phil Lord and Chris Miller's "The Lego Movie" on DVD and Blu-ray, eyes turn towards the future of Warners' franchise - specifically the upcoming Lego spin-off film based on the Ninjago toy line.
Warners have now teased that upcoming Charlie Bean ("Tron: Uprising") directed effort by releasing a 100-second "Enter the Ninjago " promo extra that will be included on the "Lego Movie" disc releases. Whilst not actually showing off anything from the film which is due out in Fall 2016, it does give you an idea of how these ninja characters could work in the Lego universe.
- Garth Franklin
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