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Minions Takes The Number One Spot At The Irish Box Office

13 hours ago | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The Minions exploded onto Irish screens this weekend (read our review here), and it’s safe to say they made quite the impact, taking 57.5% of the total weekend sale, racking up an impressive opening haul of €1, 245, 657. This puts Minions as the number movie at the Irish box office, as well as the fourth highest opening movie of the year in this country so far, behind Jurassic World (with €1.38m), Avengers: Age of Ultron (€1.35m), and Fifty Shades of Grey (€ 1.34m). Also, in its first week, Minion has already become Ireland’s fourth biggest animation of all time, trailing behind Shrek 3 (€1.81m), Shrek 2 (€1.68m), and Toy Story 3 (€1.26m). Not bad for a bunch of yellow guys who can’t string a coherent sentence together. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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“Minions” – World Premiere in Los Angeles

27 June 2015 5:21 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Minions” – World Premiere, Shrine AUditorium, Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, June 27, 2015 The story of Illumination Entertainment and Universal PicturesMinions 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 of The Blind Side, The Heat), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, »

- HollywoodNews.com

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“Ted 2″: Ranking the top comedy sequels of all time

25 June 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

One of the hardest things to get right in Hollywood seems to be a sequel to a hit comedy. For one reason or another, most comedy sequels tend to fall flat. As such, it’s all the more notable when one succeeds, as it’s rather rare. This week though, we have a success story in Ted 2, which manages to be nearly as good as the first one. That’s not the highest praise possible, but for a category like this, it qualifies you. Below you’ll see my ranking of the best comedy sequels of all time. I figured it would be fun, so I hope you enjoy! Here now is how I would rank the ten best comedy sequels to date: 10. Ted 2 – The newest addition to this list is hardly an amazing film, but it’s a very funny one and happens to be barely a »

- Joey Magidson

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A gallery of Minions posters

25 June 2015 1:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release tomorrow, a gallery of artwork has arrived online for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me spinoff Minions, which reimagines a selection of iconic works of art…

See Also: A new batch of Minions images

 

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, »

- Gary Collinson

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The World To Get Smurfy – Demi Lovato

14 June 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin to lend their voices to fully computer-animated feature Film. To mark this year’s June 14th Global Smurfs Day, Sony Pictures Animation announced the all star cast of Get Smurfy, its brand new, fully computer-animated feature film reminiscent of creator Peyo Culliford’s original recognizable style. Get Smurfy finds Smurfette and her brothers trekking through the uncharted Enchanted Forest to try and discover a fabled Smurfs village before their nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel, does. Along the way, some of the mysteries of the little blue creatures’ origins are brought to light: do Smurfs come in any other colors? are their mushroom houses organic? And… why are there 99 boys and only one girl??? Platinum-selling recording artist Demi Lovato has signed to voice the girl-power-ful Smurfette, with Emmy-nominated comic actor Rainn Wilson (The Office, Monsters vs. Aliens) stepping into the evil shoes of the Smurf nemesis, »

- HollywoodNews.com

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'Get Smurfy': First Look at Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson-Voiced Film

14 June 2015 10:24 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Demi Lovato and Rainn Wilson are feeling blue. Sony has released the first image of its forthcoming fully animated feature Get Smurfy, which shows the familiar Smurfs characters bouncing on Gargamel's head. The film, based on artist Peyo's creations, is set for release on March 31, 2017. Lovato will voice Smurfette, Wilson will bring the evil Gargamel to life and Mandy Patinkin will be Papa Smurf. The film centers on Smurfette and the gang trying to find a mysterious Smurfs village before Gargamel can. Read More Sony Sets Release Date for Next 'Smurfs' Movie Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) is directing Get Smurfy. Jordan Kerner (Charlotte's

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Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Mandy Patinkin Join ‘Get Smurfy’ Voice Cast

14 June 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Demi Lovato, Mandy Patinkin and Rainn Wilson have boarded Sony Pictures Animation’s fully computer-animated Smurf reboot “Get Smurfy.” The castings were announced in conjunction with Global Smurfs Day on Sunday.

Lovato will voice Smurfette and Patinkin will play Papa Smurf. Wilson will lend his voice to the evil wizard Gargamel.

“We have gathered a group of filmmakers and artists who have grown up with these loveable characters, and ‘Get Smurfy’ will be imbued with the same spirit of adventure that first made all of us lifelong fans of these little blue guys…and girl,” says Kristine Belson, president of Sony Pictures Animation.

Pic, which hews back to Smurfs creator Peyo Culliford’s original style, will follow Smurfette and her fellow blue creatures as they search the Enchanted Forest for the fabled Smurfs village. The film will answer some long-held questions about the Smurfs, including why there’s only one girl among them. »

- Terry Flores

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Get Smurfy Set For Worldwide Release on March 31, 2017; Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin Star

14 June 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Smurf, and all Smurfs characters: ©Peyo. All Rights Reserved. “Smurf” and “The Smurfs” are registered trademarks of Studio Peyo

To mark this year’s June 14th Global Smurfs Day, Sony Pictures Animation announced the all star cast of Get Smurfy, its brand new, fully computer-animated feature film reminiscent of creator Peyo Culliford’s original recognizable style.

Get Smurfy finds Smurfette and her brothers trekking through the uncharted Enchanted Forest to try and discover a fabled Smurfs village before their nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel, does. Along the way, some of the mysteries of the little blue creatures’ origins are brought to light: do Smurfs come in any other colors? are their mushroom houses organic? And… why are there 99 boys and only one girl???

Demi Lovato has signed to voice the girl-power-ful Smurfette, with Rainn Wilson (The Office, Monsters vs. Aliens) stepping into the evil shoes of the Smurf nemesis, Gargamel. »

- Michelle McCue

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Annecy: Report Outlines Trends and Challenges of Europe’s Animation

14 June 2015 5:21 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Studiocanal, Aardman Animations, Ben Stassen’s nWave Pictures and Germany’s Constantin emerge as current drivers of Europe’s wide-audience movie animation industry, according to a pioneering study, “Focus on Animation,” which contains a wealth of pan-European and single-territory stats, establishing the base for a fuller report on the sector.

Produced by the European Audiovisual Observatory for the European Commission, and to be presented Wednesday at France’s Annecy Animation Fest, the study is a first-phase survey but still a powerful indicator of key companies and trends.

It captures a European animation industry in dynamic, if often challenging, flux. Though the authors are cautious about drawing conclusions, one driver that emerges from its figures is new market entries.

In terms of box office outside animated features’ main country of origin, “Gnomeo and Juliet,” from Kelly Ashbury (“Shrek 2”), topped Europe’s top 10 international animation movies, punching 19.9 million admissions outside the U. »

- John Hopewell

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Annecy: Report Outlines Trends and Challenges of Europe’s Animation

14 June 2015 5:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Studiocanal, Aardman Animations, Ben Stassen’s nWave Pictures and Germany’s Constantin emerge as current drivers of Europe’s wide-audience movie animation industry, according to a pioneering study, “Focus on Animation,” which contains a wealth of pan-European and single-territory stats, establishing the base for a fuller report on the sector.

Produced by the European Audiovisual Observatory for the European Commission, and to be presented Wednesday at France’s Annecy Animation Fest, the study is a first-phase survey but still a powerful indicator of key companies and trends.

It captures a European animation industry in dynamic, if often challenging, flux. Though the authors are cautious about drawing conclusions, one driver that emerges from its figures is new market entries.

In terms of box office outside animated features’ main country of origin, “Gnomeo and Juliet,” from Kelly Ashbury (“Shrek 2”), topped Europe’s top 10 international animation movies, punching 19.9 million admissions outside the U. »

- John Hopewell

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A new batch of Minions images arrives online

13 June 2015 5:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than two weeks to go before its release, Universal Pictures has debuted eleven new stills from the Despicable Me spin-off Minions, which we’ve got for you here…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Minions here

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, »

- Gary Collinson

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New poster for Despicable Me spinoff Minions

5 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has debuted a new poster from Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me spinoff Minions, which see the little yellow fellas displaying their butts…

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, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge »

- Gary Collinson

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New poster for Despicable Me spin-off Minions

2 June 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stuart, Kevin and Bob are set to return to the big screen this month in Minions, and Universal Pictures has released a new poster for the Despicable Me spin-off, which sees the trio joined by Sandra Bullock’s Scarlet Overkill…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Minions here

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Dallas Buyers Club Scribe To Pen Zombies Vs. Robots Adaptation For Sony

22 May 2015 9:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony may currently be working hard at getting the Spider-Man franchise back on its feet, but that’s not the only comic book adaptation that the studio has in the works. According to THR, Sony’s also looking to adapt a lesser-known graphic novel from Idw, titled Zombies vs. Robots. 

Unfortunately, the project won’t have that awesome title, and is instead being called Inherit the Earth. Shrek 2 and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe director Andrew Adamson has been attached to helm the project, while Dallas Buyers Club scribe Craig Borten will pen the screenplay.

Zombies vs. Robots, written by Ryall and Ashley Wood, tells the tale of a team of robots who must clone the last surviving human baby and protect it from intelligent zombies. It’s certainly a high-concept project if I’ve ever seen one, and a bit out of Borten’s wheelhouse, »

- James Garcia

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Rupert Everett to join BBC's The Musketeers

12 May 2015 11:33 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

My Best Friend’s Wedding and Shrek 2 star to play a corrupt politician in swashbuckling historical drama

Rupert Everett is joining the cast of swashbuckling drama The Musketeers as a corrupt politician.

The star will play King Louis Xviii’s illegitimate brother Philippe Achille, Marquis de Feron, the corrupt governor of Paris, in the third series of the show.

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Today in Movie History: Spider-man Sets $114 Million Box Office Record

3 May 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It may be tough to believe, but there was once a time—before the McU existed and before the “gritty reboot” was all the rage—when superhero movies did not rule the world. They were still just another genre of filmmaking, with its fair share of highs and lows. But that all changed in 2002 when Sony Pictures’ long-developing adaptation of the Spider-Man comic finally made its way to screens, and made movie history in the process. It’s fitting then that, with Avengers: Age of Ultron’s massive opening weekend in full swing, exactly 13 years ago today, on May 3, 2002, Spider-Man opened in theaters and broke a slew of box office records of its own. Anticipation for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movie was indeed high in 2002, but few could have predicted exactly how huge the film would be. Bryan Singer’s X-Men two years prior had certainly been a sizeable success of its own, »

- Adam Chitwood

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13 British comedy stars lured to Hollywood in the 1990s

20 April 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Hollywood went hunting for lots of British comedy talent in the 1990s - and lured the likes of Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson...

For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.

Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...

Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians

Laurie is a man of many talents, who ultimately cracked America with »

- simonbrew

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'Shrek' May Cameo in 'Puss in Boots 2'

27 March 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Though Shrek Forever After was touted as the final film in that animated franchise, DreamWorks Animation has teased that a Shrek 5 may be in the works. Though, that has never been confirmed. But rest assured, we probably haven't seen the last of the big green ogre and his pals. Talking with Empire, Puss in Boots himself, Antonio Banderas, hinted that Shrek may actually show up in the impending sequel Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives and 40 Thieves, though it will probably be just for a cameo. The actor says:

"I heard some rumors that Shrek may be coming back. That would be great. Shrek doing a cameo... in My movie? Uh, huh! Yeah, I'd like that."

That sequel is still a good three years away, as Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives and 40 Thieves won't hit theaters until at least December 2018. That was the film's original release date, but for now, »

- MovieWeb

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New Smurfs film moves to Easter 2017

27 March 2015 12:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Animation has announced that the new Smurfs film has been pushed back to March 31st, 2017, after moving from its original August 2016 release.

The new project, which is set to mark the start of a refreshed film franchise about the famous blue creatures, is directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet).

Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures Worldwide Distribution president, said on the film:

“With a fully animated feature close in tone and design to Peyo’s original creation, we’re embracing everything that has made the Smurfs so special for audiences worldwide ….The date is a perfect match for this movie. With the kids on break, every day plays like summer, and for franchises with global appeal like the Smurfs, audiences are ready to turn out for great entertainment.”

In addition, director Asbury posted her own statement on the film on its production website:

“I want nothing more than »

- Scott J. Davis

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Cannes: New Movies From Pixar, Woody Allen Expected at 68th Film Festival

26 March 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There are still three weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival unveils its official-selection lineup, but so far, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, Jeff Nichols, Denis Villeneuve and Arnaud Desplechin appear to be securing their positions in the event’s 68th annual edition (May 13-24).

In keeping with his longtime habit of avoiding festival accolades, Allen will likely receive an out-of-competition berth for his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (who starred in the director’s “Magic in the Moonlight”). Among other U.S. fare, Cannes will get an early start on the summer blockbuster season with Disney/Pixar’s feature toon “Inside Out,” marking a second trip to the Croisette for director Pete Docter (who co-helmed with Ronaldo Del Carmen) after his “Up” opened the festival in 2009. As already announced, George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road, »

- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy

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