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'Minions' Clip: 'Despicable Me' Henchmen Arrive in NYC

17 December 2014 8:11 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures has released a new clip from the Despicable Me spinoff Minions, and while some of the footage was already shown in the first trailer from last month, we get a new look at how Kevin, Stuart and Bob react to life in New York City, circa 1968. Before they arrive in The Big Apple, these hungry Minions, going delusional from starvation, actually mistake each other for bananas as they drift aimlessly in their boat. As you can see below, though, Kevin, Stuart and Bob don't seem to have much trouble adapting to life in the big city.

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. »

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'Despicable Me' Minions Go Caroling in Holiday Greetings Video

27 November 2014 7:05 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You loved them in Despicable Me. Now, the Minions are getting their own spinoff movie this summer. And they want to sing their little hearts out about it. They also come bearing gifts of free popcorn in an offer from AMC theaters.

That's right! AMC and the Minions are teaming up to celebrate this Holiday season with a Black Friday special that you can learn more about in their new caroling video. The Minions are making their way back onto theater screens across the country for their very own adventure this summer. An origin tale, the story follows Minion Kevin and his quest to find a new master. He'll embark on a journey with three others, eventually finding work alongside Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever female super-villain. Fans will be able to watch the Minions evolve through the ages, finally arriving at what we know today!

In honor of Thanksgiving, »

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Great Trailer for the Minions Animated Adventure

4 November 2014 7:23 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me spin-off, Minions, and it actually looks pretty damn funny. I've enjoyed both Despicable Me films, and this spin-off is sure to be a huge hit for the studio. Minions have become quite popular over the years, and I don't know a single kid that doesn't love those yellow troublemakers. 

Below you will find a full detailed synopsis along with the enjoyable trailer. 

Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a »

- Joey Paur

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Watch The Minions Trailer

4 November 2014 5:30 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Get ready for a big load of Minion cuteness! Stuart, Kevin and Bob journey through history in search of a new master in the official trailer for Minions.

The story begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters – from T. rex to Napoleon – the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he – alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob – ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, »

- Michelle McCue

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‘Despicable Me’ Spin-Off ‘Minions’ Gets A Trailer

3 November 2014 11:14 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Minions have become the most successful part of the Despicable Me franchise, with toys and merchandise littered absolutely everywhere. Now we look back over the history of Minions in this brand new trailer. We discover that Minions have always sort out the most despicable master, and we see them helping out a T-Rex, Napoleon, and even Dracula. Apparently the film is going to skip the part where they served under Hitler. The film will detail the events that lead our yellow friends to America back in the 1960s, as they become workers for Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock). The trailer is quaintly narrated and comes across as its own short story.

Minions is set to be released 26th June in the UK and 10th July in the Us. It stars the voices of Sandra Bullock, Michael Keaton, Jon Hamm, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, Hiroyuki Sanada, Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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'Minions' Trailer: 'Despicable Me' Henchmen Get a Spinoff Movie

3 November 2014 8:48 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While fans will have to wait three more years for Despicable Me 3 to hit theaters, the Minions spin-off will be released next July, and you can get your first look with the new trailer and photos.

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters - from T. rex to Napoleon - the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he - alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob - ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill »

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Meet The Minions In First Poster

2 November 2014 9:16 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The loveable little yellow dudes are returning to the big screen this summer. Stuart, Kevin and Bob star in the first poster for Universal Pictures’ and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions. Get a first look of the new trailer on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ on Monday, November 3rd.

The story begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters – from T. rex to Napoleon – the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he – alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob – ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy »

- Michelle McCue

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Danish producers aim for growth after decline

29 August 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ambition to produce 25 Danish features per year with a $14m cash injection.

The Danish Producers’ Association wants local production to reach 25 features annually, following a decrease from 31 in 2005 to 19 in 2013.

It will require a cash induction of $14.2m (Dkk 80m), and despite the recent media agreement with the Danish government, $11m (Dkk 62m) is still missing.

“Danish films are still selling tickets in the cinemas and winning prizes at international festivals, but we need to strengthen the finances to produce more films and improve the quality and diversity,” said the association’s CEO Klaus Hansen.

DVD sales in Denmark dropped 40% between 2011 and 2013, reducing income by $70.8m (Dkk 400m).

Hansen proposed the creation of a Digital Film Fund, paid for by Danish internet operators, which control streaming of film and TV series. According to recent statistics, 65% of all web traffic is movie transmissions.

The Danish producers want the new fund to be included in the upcoming negotiations with the »

- jornrossing@aol.com (Jorn Rossing Jensen)

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The Academy Invites 271 New Members for 2014

26 June 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as »

- Brad Brevet

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271 Invited To Join The Academy

26 June 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014.

“This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”

The 2014 invitees are:

Actors

Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips

Clancy Brown – “The Hurricane,” “The Shawshank Redeption”

Paul Dano – “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners

Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave,” “Shame

Ben Foster – “Lone Survivor,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”

Beth Grant – “The Artist,” “No Country for Old Men

Clark Gregg – “Much Ado about Nothing,” “Marvel’s The Avengers

Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine, »

- Michelle McCue

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Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o among 271 Academy invitees

26 June 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave were two of the 271 artists and industry leaders invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which determines nominations and winners at the annual Oscars. The entire list of Academy membership—which numbers about 6,000—isn’t public information so the annual invitation list is often the best indication of the artists involved in the prestigious awards process. It’s worth noting that invitations need to be accepted in order for artists to become members; some artists, like two-time Best Actor winner Sean Penn, have declined membership over the years. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Josh Hutcherson, Lupita Nyong'o, Pharrell and 268 others invited to join the Academy

26 June 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pop quiz: What do Chris Rock, Claire Denis, Eddie Vedder and Josh Hutcherson all have in common? Answer: They could all be Oscar voters very soon. The annual Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences invitation list always makes for interesting reading, shedding light on just how large and far-reaching the group's membership is -- or could be, depending on who accepts their invitations. This year, 271 individuals have been asked to join AMPAS, meaning every one of them could contribute to next year's Academy Awards balloting -- and it's as diverse a list as they've ever assembled. Think the Academy consists entirely of fusty retired white dudes? Not if recent Best Original Song nominee Pharrell Williams takes them up on their offer. Think it's all just a Hollywood insiders' game? Not if French arthouse titans Chantal Akerman and Olivier Assayas join the party. It's a list that subverts expectation at every turn. »

- Guy Lodge

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Academy Invites 271 New Members

26 June 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org’s determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.

Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar nominees. That’s true this year as well, with letters going out Wednesday to a cross-section of people including 2013 contenders Barkhad Abdi, Lupita Nyong’o, Hayao Miyazaki, Pharrell Williams, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, plus such creatives as Megan Ellison, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Coogan, Jason Statham, William Chang Suk Ping, Joan Sobel, Tracey Seaward, Mads Mikkelsen and Chantal Akerman.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs told Variety Thursday, “This is a continuation of an initiative to bring in new voices. Filmmaking has gotten more diverse, and audiences have been responding. There are terrific filmmakers around the world at the top of their game and we want to recognize them and bring them into the Academy. »

- Tim Gray

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Casting: Brooks, Kendrick, Harewood, Miller

17 June 2014 6:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Untitled Pets Project

Albert Brooks, Hannibal Buress, Lake Bell, Bobby Moynihan and Ellie Kemper will join Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart in the 3D animated comedy adventure "Untitled Pets Project" for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.

The story deals with dogs in Manhattan hanging out while their owners are away. Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney will co-direct. [Source: The Wrap]

Trolls

Anna Kendrick will star as the relentlessly upbeat princess Poppy in the comedy musical "Trolls" for DreamWorks Animation.

The story follows colorful big haired dolls that became a popular toy among collectors during the 1960s and later again in the 1990s. Mike Mitchell ("Shrek Forever After") will direct the film which will open November 2016. [Source: Variety]

Tulip Fever

David Harewood has scored a role in Justin Chadwick's 17th century-set drama "Tulip Fever" for The Weinstein Company.

The story follows century Dutch woman who begins an affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Emilia Clarke to headline indie psychological thriller; Plus Jason Momoa, Anna Kendrick, more

16 June 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will play the lead in the psychological thriller Voice From the Stone, based on the Italian novel La Voce Della Pietra by Silvio RaffoEric D. Howell will make his feature directorial debut with the story adapted by Andrew Shaw set in 1950s Tuscany about a nurse (Clarke) who gets caught up in an evil force inside the castle where she is taking care of a young boy dealing with the trauma of his mother’s sudden death. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Italy in November. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Clarke’s former Game of Thrones co-star »

- Jake Perlman

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Albert Brooks in Negotiations for Illumination's ‘Pets’ Project; 4 More Join Voice Cast (Exclusive)

16 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Funny people Hannibal Buress (“Neighbors”), Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”), Lake Bell (“In a World…”) and Ellie Kemper (“The Office”) have joined the cast of Universal and Illumination Entertainment's “Untitled Pets Project,” while Albert Brooks is also in negotiations to join the 3D comedy adventure, TheWrap has learned. It was previously announced that Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart will make their animated debuts in the film, which will be Universal and Illumination's fifth fully-animated feature collaboration. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the film, which Chris Renaud (“Despicable Me”) will direct and. »

- Jeff Sneider

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'Minions' Teaser Poster Offers First Look at 'Despicable Me' Spin-Off

16 May 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The bright yellow Minions are getting their own origin story in this Despicable Me spin-off from Universal and Illumination Entertainment. A teaser poster has arrived, giving us our first look at this animated adventure hitting theaters summer 2015.

The Minions were the breakout stars of 2010's Despicable Me and helped carry last summer's Despicable Me 2 to enormous box office success. This new film will showcase their unpredictable personalities as they evolve from single cell organisms to the servants of any despicable master they can find.

In Minions, Sandra Bullock voices the dastardly villain Scarlett Overkill, who reigns over the super-villain scene of the 60s. Jon Hamm is also attached to lend his voice.

Minions comes to theaters July 10th, 2015 and stars Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Jon Hamm, Hiroyuki Sanada, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. The film is directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin. »

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86th Academy Award Winners and Nominees; Nyong'o and Leto Chat

3 March 2014 6:19 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2014 winners and nominees (photo: Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto chat at the 2014 Oscar ceremony) Best Picture: American Hustle, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon; Captain Phillips, Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca; Dallas Buyers Club, Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter; Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman; Her, Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay; Nebraska, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa; Philomena, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward; 12 Years a Slave, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Anthony Katagas; The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, Emma Tillinger Koskoff. Best Foreign Language Film: The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium; The Great Beauty, Italy; The Hunt, Denmark; The Missing Picture, Cambodia; Omar, Palestine. Best Actress: Amy Adams, American Hustle; Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine; Sandra Bullock, Gravity; Judi Dench, Philomena; Meryl Streep, August: Osage County. Best Actor: Christian Bale, American Hustle; Bruce Dern, Nebraska; Leonardo DiCaprio, »

- Steve Montgomery

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The 86th Academy Awards – Full List Of Winners!

2 March 2014 10:29 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

So, the ceremony has just finished and Gravity turned out to be the big winner on the night with no less than seven awards at the 86th Academy Awards. Best Picture did Not go to the space drama, but to Steve McQueens superb 12 Years A Slave. We have a ton of fun stuff for you to read over at our official Live Blog of this year’s ceremony, so be sure to check it out here.

Here’s the full list of this year’s Oscar winners.

** Winners in bold **

Best Picture

American HustleCharles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers

Captain PhillipsScott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers

Dallas Buyers ClubRobbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers

GravityAlfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers

HerMegan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers

NebraskaAlbert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers

PhilomenaGabrielle Tana, »

- Paul Heath

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Gravity Wins 7 Academy Awards; 12 Years A Slave Takes Best Picture – 86th Oscars

2 March 2014 9:29 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After a lengthy awards season that lasted three long months, the race for the Oscars came to a conclusion tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

This year’s 86th Academy Awards saw a split between Best Picture and Director. 12 Years A Slave won three, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o.

Backstage, producer/actor Brad Pitt said, “ I love this movie.  I ‑‑ just as a film, as a lover of film, the filmmaking, the ‑‑ this heroic story of a man in this inhumane situation trying to get back to his family.  I love this film.  I love the filmmaking.  It’s counterintuitive to the way we’re making films today.  It’s a real achievement by Mr. McQueen here.  I love this movie.  I think it’s important.  I think it’s important because it deals with our history that we haven »

- Michelle McCue

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