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Movie Review – How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

17 July 2014 11:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

How to Train Your Dragon 2, 2014.

Directed by Dean DeBlois.

Starring Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou and Kit Harington

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 center of a battle to protect the peace.

My brain needed a night’s sleep to make the connection and allow me to figure out what HTTYD2 reminded me of. But this morning it clicked.

The Empire Strikes Back.

That’s a rather lofty comparison I’m aware, but whilst this DreamWorks sequel doesn’t hit those heights it does a great job in the same way Empire did. Not only does it give us more of Hiccup and Toothless in an entertaining way, but it »

- Chris Cooper

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Neighbors (2014)

15 July 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 23, 2014; Digital Release Date: Aug. 12, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Seth Rogen (r.) and Zac Efron take it to the dance floor in Neighbors.

Seth Rogen (This Is The End), Zac Efron (That Awkward Moment) and Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids) star in the 2014 comedy Neighbors (not to be confused with the disastrous 1981 Belushi/Aykroyd movie of the same name).

The movie concerns a young suburban couple (Rogen and Byrne) suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Unfortunately, good fences aren’t nearly enough to keep things neighborly when a non-stop pargty breaks next door to sleep-deprived new parents!

Directed by Nicholas Stoller (The Five-Year Engagement), the movie also stars Dave Franco (Now You See Me), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (This Is The End), Jerrod Carmichael (TV’s The Goodwin Games »

- Laurence

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'Neighbors' Blu-ray Trailer Announces September Release Date and Alternate Opening

14 July 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Neighbors will debut on Digital HD August 12 before arriving on Blu-ray and DVD September 23. The studio has released a Blu-ray trailer for the hit summer comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, which reveals that the Blu-ray and DVD will include an alternate opening that wasn't seen in theaters. Take a look at the trailer, then check out the official press release for more details regarding the Blu-ray and DVD release.

Good fences aren't nearly enough to keep things neighborly when a non-stop rager breaks out in the suburbs next door to sleep-deprived new parents in the comedy blockbuster, Neighbors, available on Digtial HD August 12, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The outrageously funny comedy will arrive on Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet&#8482 and On Demand September 23, 2014. Both the Digital HD and Blu-ray include a never-before-seen uproarious Alternate Opening that Yahoo! »

- MovieWeb

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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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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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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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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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Dave Franco's Raunchy Lowbrow Breakout

2 July 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Not long ago, Dave Franco was just an A-list actor's D-list little brother, being bullied in a 2008 Funny or Die video called "Acting With James Franco." Dave wanted to act, too, but he was stuck in the big, weird shadow of James, who was balancing high-profile roles with poetry, nudity and crazy art films. Onscreen, Dave's good looks got him typecast as a clean-cut prick. He played "Greg the Soccer Player" in 2007's Superbad and a couple of forgettable bit parts on TV's Greek and Privileged. "I wasn't proud of »

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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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2014 Young Hollywood Awards Nominees Include ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Fault in Our Stars’

26 June 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The nominees for the 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards were announced Thursday, with “Divergent,” “22 Jump Street” and “The Fault in Our Stars” among the titles vying for Favorite Flick honors, while “Pretty Little Liars,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Orange Is the New Black” face off for the title of most Bingeworthy TV Show.

“Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth compete in the Fan Favorite Actor categories along with Variety cover stars Aaron Paul and Allison Williams.

The 2014 ceremony will air for the second consecutive year on the CW network on at 8 p.m. Et/Pt July 28. Kelly Osbourne will host the ceremony in Los Angeles.

The announcement was made by Jay Penske, founder, chairman and CEO of Penske Media Corp., owner and executive producer of the award show. (Full disclosure: Penske Media Corp. is the parent company of Variety.)

“We’re thrilled to see the Young Hollywood Awards, »

- Variety Staff

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2014 Young Hollywood Awards Nominees Include ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ ‘Fault in Our Stars’

26 June 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The nominees for the 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards were announced Thursday, with “Divergent,” “22 Jump Street” and “The Fault in Our Stars” among the titles vying for Favorite Flick honors, while “Pretty Little Liars,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Orange Is the New Black” face off for the title of most Bingeworthy TV Show.

“Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth compete in the Fan Favorite Actor categories along with Variety cover stars Aaron Paul and Allison Williams.

The 2014 ceremony will air for the second consecutive year on the CW network on at 8 p.m. Et/Pt July 28. Kelly Osbourne will host the ceremony in Los Angeles.

The announcement was made by Jay Penske, founder, chairman and CEO of Penske Media Corp., owner and executive producer of the award show. (Full disclosure: Penske Media Corp. is the parent company of Variety.)

“We’re thrilled to see the Young Hollywood Awards, »

- Variety Staff

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Kick-ass 2 Cosplay: Pamela Horton As Hit-Girl, Kick-Ass & The Mother F*cker

21 June 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010's irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass' (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. The holidays will pack an extra punch this year as Kick-Ass 2, the second installment in the irreverent action-comedy franchise, comes to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand on December 17, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD on December 3, 2013. In addition to more than an hour of behind-the-scenes featurettes, »

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Interview: Djimon Hounsou is Vocal in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

17 June 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Character actor Djimon Hounsou (Jee-mahn Hahn-soo) is memorable in any role he takes on – whether it’s working with Steven Spielberg in “Amistad,” or being so indelibly subtle for “In America.” Hounsou has also forged a true character in his voiceover work as Drago Bludvist in “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”

Born in Africa in the country of Bénin, Djimon Hounsou emigrated in the 1970s to Lyon, France, at the tender age of 13. His hardscrabble existence there included some homelessness, but a chance meeting with a photographer began a hugely successful modeling career. He moved to the U.S. in 1990, at which time he landed roles in music videos, TV and film – his 1990 debut film was in Sandra Bernhard’s “Without You I’m Nothing.” Bigger roles came in 1997 (“Amistad”), 2000 (“Gladiator”) and his Oscar nominated supporting role in 2004 (“In America”). Since then he has worked steadily, and also »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Film Review: Heroic, Visually Bold ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

13 June 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “How to Train Your Dragon 2” is spectacular in 3D, the filmmakers actually geared the film to enhance that much maligned vision. It also features a warm and heroic story about the coming-of-age for the character Hiccup, and his now fully trained dragon, Toothless.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The film evokes emotion in its visuals, they are so beautiful. From the Viking home of Berk, to the travels of Hiccup and Toothless, there is a stunning and artistically graphic world created – both above and below the clouds. The story is a bit more common and expected, but fine for the intended child audience. The combination of dragons, Vikings, flight and goofy humor should be irresistible to the kiddies, and the famous voice over actors behind the characters aim to please. While not sharing a classic story status with “Frozen” – as the previews imply – “How to Train Your Dragon 2” satisfies with its »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Sequel Showdown: "22 Jump Street" Vs. "How to Train Your Dragon 2!" Which is Better?

13 June 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

It.s a sequel showdown at the box-office between the action comedy .22 Jump Street. and the animated fantasy .How to Train Your Dragon 2.. In .Jump Street,. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum or Janning return to team up once again for the sequel for directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord.

Meanwhile, Jay Baruchel comes back to voice the role of Hiccup in .Dragon 2.. Together with his dragon, Toothless, they explore a new territory that will pit good against evil.

So which one is my pick of the week? Take a look at my movie reviews of what.s happening this weekend at the box-office.

Official .22 Jump Street. Synopsis

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and »

- Manny

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‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ is Bigger and Better in Every Way

13 June 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

The mere mention of dragons has moviegoers foaming at the mouth like Pavlov’s dog. That’s part of the reason why How to Train Your Dragon was such a hit in 2010. Sure, Vikings are a large draw too, but nothing compared to dragons. Want proof? Look at how Game of Thrones milks them every season. Often times, sequels or spinoffs fail to capture the magic of the first film, especially for animated films. Since there’s already a built-in audience with the kids (and in this case dragon-lovers too), there’s not always that effort to impress in subsequent films. They usually recycle a lot of what worked – including the structure of the story – beat a recurring joke to death (*cough* Ice Age *cough) and fail to deliver something fresh to the equation. Thankfully, none of that can be said about the next installment of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. »

- Ernie Estrella

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Review

13 June 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: How to Train Your Dragon 2 Directed By: Dean DeBlois Voice Cast: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tj Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit HaringtonHow to Train Your Dragon 2” is kind of like going to a pet store and being swarmed by puppies; you won’t want to leave and when you have to, you’ll want to take them all home with you. It’s been five years since Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) met Toothless and changed the way the people of Berk viewed dragons. Now, just about everyone has one, even Hiccup’s father, Stoick (Gerard Butler). When a notorious dragon  [ Read More ]

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- Perri Nemiroff

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 – The Review

12 June 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

DreamWorks Animation has made us wait four years for the sequel to their most beloved toon How To Train Your Dragon (Despicable Me, Rio and both of their sequels were released between the two Dragon films). They clearly wanted to get it right and they did. How To Train Your Dragon 2 does not disappoint. It’s darker and more ambitious than the original, perhaps less well structured, but combines gorgeous visuals with surprisingly deep emotions. It’s the best animated film I’ve seen this year.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 soars from the start with an opening dragon-racing competition, a sport that plays like Quidditch with sheep. Reintroduced are the main characters: our hero Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), now in a serious relationship with Astrid (America Ferrera), his wacky comrades Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), and twins Tuffnut and Ruffnut (T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig). Everything is idyllic in the village of Burk, »

- Tom Stockman

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“How to Train Your Dragon 2”: What’s Up with the Awards Race

12 June 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Directed by: Dean DeBlois Written by: Dean DeBlois Main Cast: Voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Djimon Hounsou, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, and others Past Oscar relations: The first film in the franchise was nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score Here now we have a brand new article in this series of mine on 2015 contenders hoping to compete for some sort of Oscar attention at the upcoming 2015 ceremony. Next up for us is the sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2, which looks to please audiences as much as the first one did. From there, it’s potentially on to Oscar contention! This is the second film in a now franchise, based on a highly popular series of books. How to Train Your Dragon 2 features a top notch voice cast, with folks such as Jay Baruchel, »

- Joey Magidson

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