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Calling all Movie Geek Dads! As we head into the weekend, collect your minions for some great BBQ, a movie, a baseball game and have a Despicable Father’s Day!
Now that the ever-entrepreneurial Gru has left behind a life of super crime to raise Margo (Miranda Cosgrove of television’s iCarly), Edith (Dana Gaier of Bullied) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher of television’s Masha and the Bear), Gru, Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand of Get Him to the Greek, Hop) and the Minions have some free time on their hands. But as he starts to adjust to his role as a suburban family man, an ultra-secret organization dedicated to fighting evil around the globe comes knocking.
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Thanks to a high-octane street racing sequel and an Oscar-nominated musical movie, Universal has crossed the $1 billion mark at the international box office. Universal Pictures International reported on Friday that the studio had reached the mark faster than ever before, including last year’s previous record of July 17, 2012, when it was handling films such as Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Ted, Battleship and Snow White and the Huntsman. Photos: 26 of Summer's Most Anticipated Movies: 'Man of Steel,' 'Wolverine,' 'The Lone Ranger' Upi zoomed to the $1 billion mark thanks to the record-breaking performance
- Rebecca Ford
Dr Seuss' ecologically sound tale of a synthetic world where nature has been destroyed is brought to the big screen by the creators of Despicable Me. Twelve-year-old Ted (voiced by Zac Efron) strays beyond the walls of plasticised city Thneedville in search of the Mythical Truffula Tree. He's aided in his quest by the enigmatic Once-ler, a tragic character who lives a life of regret after felling every tree to feed his rapacious business and The Lorax, a bewhiskered guardian of the forest voiced by Danny DeVito. »
For an early poster teasing “Despicable Me 2,” Universal Pictures went with a more minimalist approach: two Minions stand above the date July 2013. It didn’t need to say more because since the first film hit big in 2010, the yellow Twinkie-shaped characters have not only helped launch Universal’s first family franchise in well over a decade, but also made it a major player in the animation game.
They’ve broken out as such big stars — make that important spokes-characters — for the company that the Minions have their own short film series, theme park attractions, a consumer products line that includes toys, games and apparel, and will get their own movie spin off in 2014. They even have their own blimp.
Growing their global appeal over the past three years has now paid off for Universal as it revs up its marketing machine for the “Despicable Me” sequel, out July 3 from Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment. »
- Marc Graser
Alright, I would have thought that swapping out the current trailer with a new one would have something to do with the replacement of Al Pacino by Benjamin Bratt as the villain Eduardo, but nope, fans will be disappointed with the reuploaded version which has nothing significant to offer of the previous trailer we saw. Also lending their voices to characters are Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier and Moises Arias. The film opens on July 3rd and marks the fourth time Universal and Chris Meledandri's Illumination Entertainment have collaborated, including Despicable Me, Hop and The Lorax. »
Benjamin Bratt has come in to replace Al Pacino as Eduardo, the villain in the Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment animation. Obviously he's getting right into it as the film directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin finds release on July 3rd. Pacino had obviously done significant work on the project, however, as tough as it sounds, it's really not that hard to get the voices in, and swap them within the animation process, with a strong team like this one. In this case, Deadline's headline of "Say Goodbye to My Little Friend" is absolutely hilarious. Voice cast includes Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Moises Sarias, Elsie Fisher and Dana Gaier. Despicable Me 2 marks the fourth collaboration between Universal and Chris Meledandri's Illumination Entertainment after 2010's Despicable Me, Hop and The Lorax. »
Update: "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm is joining Sandra Bullock in Evil for the Minions movie. Hamm's animated character is inventor Herb Overkill, who is married to Bullock's fashionista villainness Scarlet Overkill. Hamm's dramatic turns as Don Draper and the doctor in Sucker Punch are balanced by the comedic characters he's played on "SNL," "30 Rock," and Bridesmaids.
Feb. 12, 2013 - Sandra Bullock, whose usually busy fighting crime in Miss Congeniality movies or upcoming Heat, will play the bad guy girl in Minions, the Despicable Me spinoff. Bullock will voice Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain fashionista. Minions establishes that the little helpers have been serving as henchmen for bad guys throughout history but in the 1960s (before they met Gru) they didn't have a master. They all fall into a depression so three of them set out to find a new employer through a competition, which is where they meet Scarlet Overkill. Minions »
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Hamm will voice the role of inventor Herb Overkill, the husband of Bullock's character, Deadline reports.
Minions will be released in Us and UK cinemas on December 19, 2014.
Meanwhile, Despicable Me 2 will be released on June 28 in the UK and July 3 in the Us.
Watch a trailer for Despicable Me 2 below: »
The story is set in the 1960s, long before the loveable yellow Minions joined forces with Despicable Me's Gru, and establishes that these pint-sized henchmen have been around since the beginning of time, providing their services to the world' elite villains. The plot follows the Minions heading to a villain conference to find their latest master to serve, when they encounter Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock). Jon Hamm is playing Scarlett's inventor husband Herb Overkill.
Fans will get another dose of the Minions in this summer's comedy sequel Despicable Me 2. Jon Hamm recently voiced the villainous Captain Murphy in the Season 4 finale of FX's hit animated series Archer. »
The actor revealed to Flaunt that he has nothing but fond memories of the Disney film series, which launched his career.
"Here's the one thing about High School Musical that a lot of people forget or don't realise. It affected a lot of people; its resonance, culturally, was massive," Efron said. "At the same time, it was in every sense of it, the luckiest break in the world."
He went on to comment: "The wrong thing to do - and that's what all these interviews now are trying to get me to say - is to turn on it, to like s**t on it, call it crap. But that's insane.
"There are hundreds of people who began doing one thing when they were younger, who go on to develop and refine and shape their vision, »
Earth Day may have been on Monday, but this entire week schools and communities around the country have been celebrating the environment with various events and rallies. If you want to tie in your weekend entertainment with the environment, check out these three films, each of which provides an ecological message for preschoolers, kids and teens alike. After seeing these green movies, turn off the TV and computer and head outside to help the environment! Rated G Pick: "FernGully: The Last Rainforest" (1992, 76 minutes) Netflix Amazon Instant iTunes Kids Will Love: Even though the animation is a bit dated, young kids will get caught up in this fantasy adventure about a young fairy who discovers that humans are cutting down all of the trees of her magical rainforest, so she shrinks a boy and teaches him about preserving their shared land. Magic and friendship (with a dash of romance) make for an exciting (and eco-friendly) tale. »
- Sandie Chen
IMAX Corporation, alongside Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, which are both divisions of Comcast Corp., today announced that Despicable Me 2, the highly anticipated 3D-cg feature follow-up to the 2010 hit, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and released in select IMAX theaters internationally beginning on June 20.
Universal and Illumination's worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe, grossing more than $543 million and becoming the 10th highest-grossing animated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2.
Christopher Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.
"After the successful release of Dr. Seuss' the Lorax, we're looking »
Producers of Fox's hit comedy New Girl have enlisted singer and songwriter extraordinaire Taylor Swift to guest star on the upcoming Season 2 finale. The news was first reported by THR and subsequently confirmed by Fox on their official Twitter feed. Potential spoilers about the Season 2 finale follow so proceed at your own risk.
Swift is said to embody the role of an "important" guest at the wedding between Cece (Hannah Simone) and her appointed husband, Shivrang (Satya Bhabha). We'll have to wait to see just how important of a guest to the proceedings Swift will end up being. It would be funny if she turned out to be "trouble when she walked in."
Acting is something Swift has been slowly nudging her way into over the past few years. She appeared in a cameo role on CSI and also alongside Taylor Lautner in Valentine's Day. Her most successful dip into »
This season of New Girl has seen an array of impressive guest stars including Olivia Munn, Nick Kroll, Brooklyn Decker, Nate Corddry, David Walton, Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis, among others. All those actors have brought something fresh to the show, and it’s made for a very enjoyable season. The newest star that will join that impressive list is Taylor Swift, as the singer will appear in the season 2 finale.
While we don’t specifically know what Swift’s role is, we know she will play an “important guest” at Cece’s wedding (which, for the record, I’m still predicting doesn’t end in “I do”s).
This season of New Girl has been an excellent one so far. While the first season was very enjoyable, »
- Alexander Lowe
Swift will arrive just in time to be a guest at the wedding of Cece (Hannah Simone) and Shivrang (guest star Satya Bhabha), EW.com reports. Going by the name of Elaine, all we know is that Swift's character will be an important guest at the ceremony.
Could we be about to meet another of Cece's model friends? Is Elaine an old friend of Cece and Jess (Zooey Deschanel)? Is it possible that Elaine is a girl from Shivrang's past, much like Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is part of Cece's romantic history? Wouldn't that last theory be fun?
We won't find out for sure until May 14, when the season finale airs.
This is a rare acting role for the hit country-pop singer. Swift provided the voice of Audrey in the animated film, »
Swift has done a bit of acting before. Her credits include the a bit part in the flick "Valentine's Day," voicing a character in "The Lorax," a guest appearance on "CSI" and hosting "Saturday Night Live."
Fox recently renewed "New Girl" for a Season 3. See the status of your other favorite shows below.
- Chris Harnick
Will Cece and Shivrang be seeing Red on their wedding day?
Perhaps, now that Taylor Swift has booked a guest-starring role on the Season 2 finale of New Girl. The pop-country superstar will be playing Elaine, an “important guest” at the climactic nuptials according to EW.com.
Swift may be best known for catchy anthems like “We Are Never Getting Back Together,” “Love Story” and “Mean,” but she’s not a complete neophyte in the acting department, having hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2009 and provided the voice of Audrey in the animated feature The Lorax.
Here’s hoping »
- Michael Slezak
The Croods to top domestic box office with perfectly solid (but not fantastic) opening weekend grosses DreamWorks Animation's The Croods is the studio's first film distributed by 20th Century Fox (since 2006, Dwa had a distribution partnership with Paramount Pictures). First the good news: the animated comedy in 3D will undoubtedly become this weekend's box-office king. Helmed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders, the Dwa/Fox release will almost certainly pass the $40 million milestone this weekend, probably bringing in up to $43 million after earning $11.6 million at 4,046 venues this past Friday as per studio estimates published on the web site Box Office Mojo. (Pictured Above: scene from The Croods.) Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and Powerful, which had topped the worldwide box office in the past two weekends, should drop two places (also trailing new entry Olympus Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler), scoring between $20-22 million by Sunday evening. »
- Zac Gille
It’s the biggest night of the year for kids of America — the 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards! HollywoodLife.com has the live stream from the Red Carpet! Look below for video.
See which stars are wearing what, who matches the orange carpet and who ends up on our best and worst dressed lists. Hear from celebs such as Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Darren Criss and Cory Monteith of Glee, Jaden Smith, Amanda Seyfried, Kaley Cuoco, Miranda Cosgrove, Neil Patrick Harris, Ashley Tisdale, Gabby Douglas, Kristen Wiig, Megan Fox and more as they make their way down the orange carpet to USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles for the 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on March 23! Click below to watch the live stream video of the orange carpet.
Watch The Kids’ Choice Awards Orange Carpet! Full List Of Nominations:
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- Christopher Rogers
Are you ready for slimiest award show of the year? It’s finally here! And we’re here with you all night to keep you posted with the best moments, winners , and fashion from the big night. Follow along right here!
Josh Duhamel is ready to host and we’re ready to watch. From the red purple carpet, hosted by Khloe Kardashian and Terrance Jenkins to the award show with A-list appearances, this is where all the best moments will take place.
Khloe has already said she doesn’t want to get slimed tonight, while host Josh promised there will be quite a few of it.
So, who are you most excited to see walk the carpet? »
- Emily Longeretta
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