9 items from 2016
Next year, Sony Pictures Animation will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its animated hit Surf's Up. What better way to kick off the celebration than with the release of a brand new sequel, Surf's Up 2: WaveMania. Earlier today, Sony and WWE Studios debuted the brand new trailer for this animated sequel, offering our first look at The Hang 5.
Cody Maverick, hungry for a new challenge, convinces an infamous big wave riding crew known as The Hang 5, voiced by WWE Superstars John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H, WWE Diva Paige and Mr. McMahon, to let him join them on their journey to a mysterious surf spot known as The Trenches, where legend has it, they'll find the biggest waves in the world. Cody soon discovers that the life he left behind might be more heroic than what any death-defying wave has to offer. Surf's Up 2: WaveMania will be released »
It really is one of those things that needed to be seen to be believed - a Surf's Up sequel featuring WWE Superstars as surfing penguins. I had seen stills and concept art, and yet I still had trouble wrapping my head around the idea that Sony Pictures and WWE Studios had teamed up to make Surf's Up 2: Wavemania. Cody Maverick, Chicken Joe and Lani are crossing... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Bogart finds Bacall and movie history is made; for once the make-believe romantic chemistry is abundantly real. Howard Hawks' wartime Caribbean adventure plays in grand style, with his patented mix of precision and casual cool. It's one of the most entertaining pictures of the 'forties. To Have and Have Not Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1944 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 100 min. / Street Date July 19, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Hoagy Carmichael,Dolores Moran, Sheldon Leonard, Walter Szurovy, Marcel Dalio, Walter Sande, Dan Seymour. Cinematography Sid Hickox Art Direction Charles Novi Film Editor Christian Nyby Original Music Hoagy Carmichael, William Lava, Franz Waxman Written by Jules Furthman, William Faulkner from the novel by Ernest Hemingway Produced by Howard Hawks, Jack L. Warner Directed by Howard Hawks
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Speaking for myself, I can't think of a more 'Hawksian' picture than To Have and Have Not. »
- Glenn Erickson
When an out-of-work architect has trouble making ends meet, he ends up taking a bizarre job that changes his life, for better or worse, in the first trailer for Amateur Night. Jason Biggs stars as Guy Carter, a promising graduate student studying architecture, who has been having trouble finding work in his chosen field, which leads to him taking on a unique "driver" job, which is much more complicated than he had imagined. Cinedigm has released the first trailer for this comedy, while announcing that the film will get a limited theatrical release on August 5, before expanding on August 12th digitally, on demand and in 8 other select markets. We also have the first poster and photos from this upcoming comedy.
This new comedy from Cinedigm centers on Guy Carter (Jason Biggs), an award-winning graduate student of architecture. He's got a beautiful wife and a baby on the way. The problem? »
If the name Alana Blanchard isn’t in your vocabulary ... it’s time to change that. The sexy surfer turns 26 today and we’re using that as an excuse – as if we need one -- to lurk on Alana's Instagram account. Ride through the birthday babe’s photos to see her best bikini shots. Surf's up! Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Sausage Party: The first image from Sausage Party presents four colorful characters. Seth Rogen cowrote the script and provides one of the voices; the cast includes Kristen Wiig, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Edward Norton, Michael Cera and more. It's scheduled to open in theaters on August 12. [Collider] No Exit: Josh Brolin and Miles Teller are set to star in No Exit, to be directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy). It's based on the true story of a group of firefighters who valiantly battled a deadly wildfire in Arizona. No start date for the production has been established yet. [Variety] Surf's Up 2: WaveMania: A sequel to the 2007 animated film Surf's Up is on its way. To be titled Surf's Up 2: WaveMania, the...
- Peter Martin
Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios have announced plans to co-finance and produce the animated feature "Surf's Up 2: WaveMania".
In the follow-up to the 2007 feature, adventure-inclined penguin Cody Maverick convinces an infamous big wave riding crew known as The Hang 5 to journey with him to a mysterious surf spot where the crew will supposedly find the biggest waves in the world.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
It's been 10 years since Surf's Up was first released in theaters, and, if you had held your breath waiting for a sequel to happen... well, you'd be dead by now. However, we'll pay tribute to your fallen soul next year right around the 10th Anniversary of the original, as today a follow-up to Surf's Up was announced for 2017 that'll see Sony Pictures Animation teaming up with WWE Studios in... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Sony Pictures Animation today announced the addition of three new cast for the lineup of talent in the next Smurf adventure Smurfs: The Lost Village. This all-new animated adventure is hitting theaters March 31, 2017. Joining the already announced Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel and Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf will be triple Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck-It Ralph) as the sweet, awkward and honest-to-a-fault Clumsy, who's forever trying his best and missing the mark; Danny Pudi (Community) as book smart and geek proud Brainy, who's long on knowledge, but short on inter-Smurf-onal skills; and Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) as the strong and super-positive Hefty, a loyal dynamo struggling with his hero complex.
The newest entry in the Columbia Pictures movie franchise that has grossed more than $900 million globally, Smurfs: The Lost Village is set for a worldwide release on March 31, 2017. The fully-animated return »
9 items from 2016