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It's An "iCarly" Reunion! See The Stars Together Seven Years After Premeire

25 February 2015 3:15 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It's the "iCarly" reunion we've always dreamed of!  Carly, Sam, Spencer, Gibby and Trevor are all together again in a snap that star of the series, Miranda Cosgrove, shared to her Instagram followers on Monday.   "Got to see these guys tonight :), " she captioned the photo In the shot, the 21-year-old poses with former co-stars Jennette McCurdy, Noah Munck, Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor.   The cast has grown up so much since the show wrapped in 2012, after airing for seven seasons on Nickelodeon. So does this mean we can expect to see an "iCarly" reunion coming to a TV near us soon?!  No word on that yet, but we do known that the "Despicable Me" star is totally down to reunite with her co-stars. "It’d be fun to do [a reunion movie] some day," she said in a recent interview with J-14 Magazine. "Because we’re all doing our own thing I »

- tooFab Staff

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Chris Meledandri to Receive First-ever Mifa & Variety’s Animation Personality of the Year Award

25 February 2015 2:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chris Meledandri, a pioneering animation entrepreneur and creative force behind Universal’s family movie business, will be the first-ever recipient of a new prize: Mifa & Variety’s Animation Personality of the Year Award.

The Illumination Entertainment founder-ceo will be presented with the Award, made by Annecy’s Mifa market and Variety, at this June’s  55th Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival as Mifa celebrates its 30th edition. Annecy will in addition host a sneak preview of the highly-anticipated 3D CG comedy adventure “Minions,” a Universal Pictures-Illumination Ent. production, and one of Universal’s biggest bets of 2015.

Meledandri will also deliver a keynote speech and take part in an onstage Q & A at Annecy, the world’s best-known animation festival which, lodged in an idyllic French Alp valley, unspools June 15-20.

The Mifa-Variety Animation Personality Award recognizes the achievements of one of the toon industry’s global driving forces, whose “Despicable Me, »

- John Hopewell

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It's A Shame The Academy Still Doesn't Respect Animation

23 February 2015 12:16 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Everybody knows the Oscars is a bunch of old people that are as predictable as an elephant in an ocean. In other words, who knows what they will do and why. Well deserving films get pushed aside because they gain too much popularity, or best actors simply don’t win. Whatever, it is all opinion, but there is still one major problem I have. Their utter disrespect for animated films

I thought maybe this year would be slightly different, and it wasn’t. It all started a few months ago when the Academy announced their nominations, and to my surprise some key films were not even mentioned. The Lego Movie, which was debatable, felt totally forgotten. An amazing masterpiece of a film in The Book of Life also not mentioned. The second of those movies could have been mentioned for a lot more than being a good film. Best set »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Dustin Spino)

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McFarland, USA Review

17 February 2015 7:10 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There is a recognizable template to inspirational sports dramas developed by Disney. You have a beleaguered coach figure trying to reclaim his former glory. You have a rowdy, unmotivated group of ragtag players that just need to add discipline to their raw talent to attain success. You have an antagonist buoyed by prestige or power that the underdog protagonists have to face. You have montages set to swelling music, and of course, the inevitable down-to-the-wire speech, of which any dedicated fan of the genre could recite a variation. Oh, and most of the time, they are based on a true story.

The sport is different but the song remains the same for McFarland, USA. Kevin Costner continues his dismal streak of performances after Three Days to Kill and Draft Day, as high-school football coach Jim White. After roughing up a student, White loses his job at an elite secondary school »

- Jordan Adler

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18 Greatest Video Game Villains Of The 2000s

17 February 2015 10:08 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Konami/Bioware

There’s just nothing like a really vile, love-to-hate villain you can’t wait to give their comeuppance; they can be the reason you’ll endure countless terrible missions, bad level design, awful supporting characters or even crippling, experience-breaking glitches – all if that means on the other side of all that is an excuse to silence some infuriating antagonistic force, it’s a price worth paying.

So far this generation there’s not been that many signature villains worth pointing at (hey, stop looking at Ubisoft) – even the gigantic monsters of Evolve would be pushing it – instead you have to look to gaming’s vast console-spanning back-catalogue to get a feel for those that really got under your skin.

It’s worth pointing out that this will be a definitive list of video game villains too, not villains from other media that have appeared in video games – so the likes of Joker, »

- Scott Tailford

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Recap: 'The Celebrity Apprentice' crowns a winner

16 February 2015 7:57 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After two TV personalities created ads for Universal Orlando and paid their "Celebrity Apprentice" dues by praising Donald Trump, he awarded one of them $250,000 for their charity. That money is about the only thing that matters on "Celebrity Apprentice" finales, which are the worst part of a show that draws so much entertainment from celebrities being tested by high-pressure, quasi-business challenges. Since the decision is up to Donald Trump, it's always been like flipping a coin into a shredder: decisive but pointless. That said, Leeza Gibbons is an incredibly satisfying winner because she was such a non-controversial contestant all season, someone who was strong yet wonderful. She also raised more money in the final task, $324,000 to Geraldo Rivera's $146,000, and won the creative challenge, too. Trump told her, "you lead with kindness" and have "tremendous leadership ability." He also tried to get her a job with The Today Show. Before that, »

- Andy Dehnart

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Hans Zimmer on His Creative Marriage to Chris Nolan: "I Don't Think the World Understands Our Business"

11 February 2015 11:27 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Inside Hans Zimmer's panoramic, wall-to-wall burgundy studio are claw-footed sofas, velvet armchairs, gilded bookshelves, dimly glowing lamps made from skulls, custom bedazzled guitars, a grand piano and, on a central coffee table, an unopened pack of Marlboro Lights.  Collaborators bustle in and out of the room like Marx Brothers extras. It's as if this storied composer were moonlighting in a Transylvanian bordello. German-born Zimmer's lair at Remote Control Productions in Santa Monica has been his creative home-away-from-home since 2000, around the time he composed the stirring "Gladiator" score. But he never sleeps there, and takes time away from his work to do other things. Zimmer admittedly had a hell of a time at the Grammys last weekend, where he hopped onstage to shred guitar alongside "Despicable Me" pal Pharrell. "I am a rock 'n roller, and I'll always be a rock 'n roller," he said. But he also feels strongly about working. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Stephanie Sperber Leaves Universal as President of Partnerships & Licensing

5 February 2015 3:21 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stephanie Sperber, a longtime Universal executive who has headed up the studio’s partnerships and licensing business, is leaving the studio.

Sperber, who had extended her contract to remain as president of Universal Partnerships & Licensing through 2016, will transition out of her role with the company in the coming weeks, the company said.

“I want to thank my colleagues at Universal for giving me an amazing opportunity to learn, grow and lead, and I look forward to building on the incredible experiences gained here and taking them to the next level,” she said in a memo sent to staff on Thursday.

Sperber’s departure comes after Universal chief Jeff Shell named former Disney exec Vince Klaseus as president of a newly created brand development division, in September, to create a long-term strategic plan to grow the company’s portfolio of franchises and consumer products. That includes oversight of products tied to »

- Marc Graser

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French Film Hub in Search of International Franchises

5 February 2015 2:36 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — The Paris-Ile de France region is increasingly positioning itself as Europe’s premier film production hub, while simultaneously building synergies with its closest rival, London, and also with production centers in Belgium and Luxembourg.

In recent years there has been a sea change in the way the local industry works. Since the Nouvelle Vague, France has charted its own distinctive path in the film world, including a strong emphasis on auteur films. But this underlying commitment to the “Art et Essai” — broadly, arthouse — films is complemented by a new generation of directors interested in integrating VFX and animation work within their projects.

In the wake of the digital revolution, all areas of French film production have gone digital, including subtle use of “invisible” VFX on auteur films. Recent examples include VFX work by Mikros Image on Michael Haneke’s “Amour” and Jacques Audiard’s “Rust and Bone” and Buf »

- Martin Dale

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The Minions are Going to Villain-Con

5 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

It’s like Comic-Con, only for villains, so exactly where a minion would start looking for a new master. This is the second official trailer for Illumination’s Minions, the Despicable Me spin-off. Don’t work for the wolf, I guess that’s the moral of the bedtime story told by Scarlet Overkill. The Minions are back in their […]

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- Alex

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New trailer, poster and images for Despicable Me spin-off Minions

4 February 2015 4:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release on June 26th, 2015, we have a new trailer for Despicable Me spin-off movie Minions, which features the voice talent of Jon Hamm and Sandra Bullock.

Check out the trailer, poster and images below:

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 (Academy Award® winner »

- Luke Owen

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New Trailer and Poster for Minions

4 February 2015 1:57 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Universal Pictures just unveiled a new trailer and poster for its upcoming animated "Despicable Me" spin-off, called "Minions." Check it out below and watch the film in theaters on July 10th. Plot: 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. After accidentally killing off so many of them . from T-rex to Napoleon . the Minions find themselves without a master 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 an adventure that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world's first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, »

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The New Minions Trailer Is Adorable And Full Of Spunk

3 February 2015 3:39 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We already got a look at Scarlet Overkill, voiced by Sandra Bullock, in the Despicable Me prequel earlier today, but now you can see her in action in the new Minions trailer. This supervillain knows how to make an entrance, but let.s be honest, she totally stole this move from Tony Stark.s playbook. Per the Minions trailer, which dropped on iTunes, those "adorable little freaks" are heading to something called Villain-Con, where all of the world.s nastiest criminals come to mingle and show off their skills. Why the government doesn.t just ambush and arrest them all at once is beyond me, but that.s neither here nor there at this point. The minions are in search of a new supervillain to serve, and three members of the group . Kevin, Stuart and Bob . set out to find him or her. That.s when they stumble upon Scarlet »

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Minions meet new master: Watch new trailer for Despicable Me spin-off

3 February 2015 3:27 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new Minions trailer has been revealed.

The clip sees three minions head to Villain-con, "the biggest gathering of criminals anywhere", and attempt to impress evil inventor Scarlet Overkill.

The Despicable Me spin-off tells the story of the Minions before they met Gru, and follows three of them as they go on a long journey to find a new master to serve.

Sandra Bullock voices Scarlet Overkill and Jon Hamm voices the character of Herb Overkill, Scarlet's inventor husband.

The Universal Pictures movie is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and produced by Illumination Entertainment's Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.

Minions comes to cinemas in the UK on June 26 and on July 10 in the Us.

A new Minions trailer aired during last weekend's Super Bowl, as well. »

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Sandra Bullock is the new Big Bad in trailer and poster for Minions

3 February 2015 2:51 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Well before Despicable Me’s Gru and the kids entered the picture, the Minions hopped from maniacal mastermind to maniacal mastermind, serving their various evil overlords with enthusiasm, loyalty – and a complete lack of success. The Minions are, unfortunately for them, not so great at the business of being bad.

After a string of unsuccessful attempts at keeping a job, the Minions seek to improve their evil existence by hitchhiking to Villain-Con International, a gathering of the world’s super-villains, Big Bads, and the criminally inclined, in search of their next potential master.

While at Villain-Con, the Minions come face-to-single-celled-organism-face with Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first female super-villain. Of course, they’re smitten.

Watch the trailer for June 10’s Minions, which also stars Jon Hamm, Steve Coogan, Michael Keaton, and Allison Janney, below: »

- Sasha James

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Watch: Sandra Bullock’s Vampy Villain Takes Center Stage In The New Trailer For ‘Minions’

3 February 2015 1:25 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Movie studios will do anything to keep their franchises going. The “Despicable Me” series? Well, its grossed $1.5 billion worldwide after just two films, so a spin-off is hardly a surprise, and this one, "Minions," stars Sandra Bullock as the vampy antagonist. "This is a side to Sandra we haven't seen before," producer Chris Meledandri told USA Today recently. "She is really enjoying playing with this villainy. But underneath there's a character you cannot help but fall in love with." Also adding a little twist to the series is a groovy, late-1960s setting, which provides a colorful psychedelic pop soundtrack. Here’s the synopsis: 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 »

- Edward Davis

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Minions Trailer 2 – Watch It Here

3 February 2015 12:30 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Universal Pictures

We’re finally getting some idea of the non-yellow characters and actual storyline of Minions, this summer’s spin-off from Universal’s super-popular Despicable Me series. The plot proper is going to kick off with a trip to Villain-Con, where the perennial lackeys hook up with Scarlet Overkill, looking to make their dreams of fruitful subserviance come true.

Because the roots of a lot of these tropes are in James Bond – obviously he didn’t get chased about by a swarm of banana-skinned goons, though I wouldn’t have been surprised if such a scene was cut from the 1967 version of Casino Royale – the story is set, mostly, in the 1960s. Amongst other things, this gives us the excellent, mod-like styling of Scarlet’s husband, Herb.

Scarlet and Herb are voiced by Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm respectively. The Minions, meanwhile, are voiced by fingers going down a blackboard. »

- Brendon Connelly

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Sandra Bullock’s villain Scarlet Overkill unveiled in new Minions images

3 February 2015 12:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the Super Bowl TV spot [watch it here], we’ve got our first look at Sandra Bullock’s villainous Scarlet Overkill in the Despicable Me spin-off Minions, with USA Today posting two images of the character…

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 (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: Meet Sandra Bullock's Scarlet Overkill in New 'Minions' Trailer

3 February 2015 10:57 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Anyone who's even remotely familiar with Comic-Con will have a good time with this second trailer for Minions, due in theaters on July 10. The Despicable Me spin-off tracks the bumbling misadventures of Stuart, Kevin and Bob as they attempt to find a supervillain to serve, and according to this latest preview their quest will take them to none other than Villain-Con in Orlando, Florida. (Just picture Comic-Con, but with a lot more villains.) It's there that they meet Scarlet Overkill...

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The Minions Try to Be More Evil in New Trailer, Just Get More Adorable

3 February 2015 10:50 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Can Despicable Me's minions exist on their own? That's the plot of the animated spinoff Minions, but if you're wondering if they work on their own as a movie, the answer is yes. At least that's how confident we felt after watching the adorable first trailer, and we can reaffirm this now that the latest trailer has landed. Now, we see the plot, which has the three minions, Kevin, Bob, and Stuart, as they trek to a villain convention to find their new master. High on their list of potentials is Scarlett Overkill, voiced by none other than Sandra Bullock. Even with the minions speaking their own peculiar language, they're so cute and funny that you'll laugh out loud - and want to rewatch. The movie also features the voices of Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, and Steve Coogan, and it comes out July 10. Watch the trailers now! »

- Shannon-Vestal

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