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The Empire looms large for Han Solo in Star Wars spin-off

8 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It has been confirmed by director Ron Howard that the Empire will have a role in the currently untitled Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film.

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Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 16, 2017

Aevealed on Howard’s Twitter, it is seemingly confirmed that the Empire will play into the smugglers story, as we follow a young Han Solo, portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich and his adventures in the Millennium Falcon.

Howard replaced Phil Lord and Chris Miller, due to Lucasfilm and The Lego Movie directors parting ways over the much-discussed creative differences, and it is unclear whether the Empire are late additions to the film, or perhaps present in the previous incarnation under the comedy duo.

While the size of the Empire’s role is yet to be revealed, it is nonetheless great news for fans of the Original Trilogy and the Empire itself; with an »

- George Chrysostomou

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Bad Boys 3 Delayed Indefinitely, Silver and Black Gets a New Release Date

12 August 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you have been impatiently waiting the arrival of Bad Boys for Life, you'll have to wait a whole lot longer. The sequel starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence has been pushed off Sony's release slate. This news comes with a whole bunch of new release juggling, which first and foremost affects Sony's Spider-Man spin-off Silver and Black.

Just a few days after new Silver and Black plot details emerged, Sony Pictures has given it a new date, pushing it out of late 2018 and into early 2019. The studio has moved the Silver Sable and Black Cat adventure from October 19, 2018 to February 8, 2019. While no exact reason was given for this release date push, it will now put the movie up against Warner Bros.' The Lego Movie 2, with another Warner Bros.' movie, Isn't It Romantic and an untitled Fox/Marvel film arriving on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2018 and Universal's Bride of Frankenstein »

- MovieWeb

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Silver & Black Reportedly Gets Early 2019 Release Date

11 August 2017 5:50 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite the fact that Sony has decided to confound us all by building a cinematic universe of their own comprised of Spider-Man’s supporting characters that doesn’t seem to actually be inhabited by the icon himself, it’s very hard not to look forward to a movie starring Black Cat and Silver Sable, even if it could use a better title than Silver & Black. Well, the film is bound to have more than a few detractors, regardless, but you can’t help being the slightest bit curious.

That being said, it looks like the studio won’t waste much time broadening this strange universe after Venom hits theaters on October 5, 2018. As it turns out, Exhibitor Relations states that Felicia Hardy and Silver Sablinova (yes, one of the titular characters’ names is actually that uninspired) will storm multiplexes on February 8, 2019 in what is already being called Marvel’s answer to Thelma & Louise. »

- Eric Joseph

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Chris Pratt’s Rise to Stardom — and How That Meant More Time Away from Home

7 August 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris‘ careers have changed radically since they wed in 2009, and the actor’s busy schedule may have contributed to their decision to split.

The couple announced their separation after eight years of marriage.

“Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating,” Pratt wrote in a joint statement shared on Facebook on Sunday. “We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed.”

Pratt, 38, and Faris, 40, have one child together, Jack, who will turn 5 in August. The two met on the set of Take Me Home Tonight in 2007 and got engaged a »

- Stephanie Petit

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The Emoji Movie review – zestless, pointless boilerplate animation

3 August 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

While the Angry Birds movie balanced dumbed-down world with a smart script, this personification of smartphone symbols is just ‘meh’

One thing no one needed this summer was a very rubbish version of Inside Out, that animated gem about the personified emotions inside the surreal landscape of a young girl’s mind. Here, instead of a mind, a smartphone, and instead of emotions, emojis: all the wacky little symbols that originated in Japan, not that you’d know that from this film.

The Emoji Movie could in theory have been witty and sophisticated, like The Lego Movie – or even the Angry Birds movie – juxtaposing its apparently dumbed-down world with a smart script. But no. This is just a boilerplate animation, zestless, pointless. The idea is that the “Meh” emoji wants to express something more complicated, in effect to be something other than its assigned identity, and here I am prepared »

- Peter Bradshaw

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The Book of Life director to helm Lego Movie spin-off The Billion Brick Race

3 August 2017 3:46 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Once The Lego Movie went on to surprise audiences with just how much fun it was, and a healthy box-office take certainly didn't hurt either, a new franchise was born and Warner Bros. was quick to expand the series, announcing not only a sequel to the first film, but several spin-offs as well. One of those spin-off's has largely flown under the radar since then and I must admit that... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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The Book of Life director signs on for Lego’s Billion Brick Race movie

3 August 2017 2:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jorge Gutierrez, director of The Book of Life, has signed on to develop and direct The Billion Brick Race, a new animated movie from Warner Bros. and The Lego Group.

The Billion Brick Race was first announced back in 2015, with Drew Pearce (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Jason Segel (The Muppets) penning the script, although it seems both of those have now departed the project. Plot details are being kept firmly under wraps.

Following the success of The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie, Warner Bros. has several features in its Lego franchise incoming, with The Lego Ninjago Movie set to open in September and The Lego Movie Sequel slated for February 2019.

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- Gary Collinson

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The Book of Life helmer Jorge R. Gutierrez to tackle Lego Movie spin-off The Billion Brick Race

3 August 2017 9:04 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The Book of Life helmer, Jorge Gutierrez, has signed up to direct another outing in the Warner Bros Lego series of movies, The Billion Brick Race.

The spin-off from the surprisingly successful franchise was originally being developed by Drew Pearce and Jason Segel from Pearce’s idea, as of yet, a plot line has yet to be released for the new film.

The next Lego movie in the franchise, The Lego Ninjago movie, will hit the big screen in October 2017 it calls to action young Lloyd (Dave Franco), aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and Lego Master Builders.  Led by kung fu master Wu as wisecracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic »

- Zehra Phelan

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Lego’s ‘Billion Brick Race’ Lands ‘The Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez

3 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In the wake of the success of The Lego Movie, the folks at Warner Bros. Pictures decided to go crazy for building brick movies by scheduling a sequel to the imaginative hit, as well as spin-offs in the form of The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie. But there’s one more Lego movie […]

The post Lego’s ‘Billion Brick Race’ Lands ‘The Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez Takes over ‘Lego Movie’ Spinoff

3 August 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Lego Movie universe is getting some fresh blood. After the success of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 2014 film, Warner Bros. began developing not only a sequel but also a series of spinoffs. The Lego Batman Movie was the first out of the gate earlier this year, The Lego Ninjago Movie hits theaters later this year, and The Lego Movie Sequel is deep in development. But in 2015 Warner Bros. announced another spinoff called The Billion Brick Race, with Jason Segel and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) writing and co-directing the featured based on an idea from … »

- Adam Chitwood

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Culture Dump #2: The Emoji Movie & the End of Originality

3 August 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The Emoji Movie hit cinemas this week, proving that if you try hard enough you can make a film out of literally anything. The very fact that this movie exists is a pretty sad state of affairs but its arrival isn’t all we should be focusing our attention on. It doesn’t matter what happens in the film (understatement of the year) or even if it’s any good (oh, it’s not). The important thing to consider this week is why a film like this came about in the first place. Has the barrel been scraped so dry that a fully fledged feature based on text message add-ons can pass as entertainment? By the looks of it, the answer is yes.

But the problem runs a little deeper than that. The movie industry seems so afraid of original thought these days that they’ll actually turn to fodder like this as a solution. »

- Simon Bland

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Lego ‘Brick Race’ Movie Draws Director Jorge Gutierrez

2 August 2017 6:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has tapped “The Book of Life” director Jorge Gutierrez to develop the “Billion Brick Race” project in a studio off-shoot from its Lego franchise.

“Billion Brick Race,” which has not yet been greenlit by the studio, was previously in development with Jason Segel and Drew Pearce. Producers are Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Roy Lee. Chris McKay and Jill Wilfert of Lego are executive producing.

The Lego Movie” grossed nearly $470 million worldwide in 2014 amid strong support from critics and fans for its goofy story line and unique look. That success spurred Warner Bros. to develop “The Lego Batman Movie,” which opened in February and grossed $310 million worldwide; and “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” which opens Sept. 22.

Warner Bros. announced earlier this year that it had hired “Trolls” director Mike Mitchell for  “The Lego Movie” sequel for Warner Bros. Animation. He replaced Rob Schrab on the project, which is set for a Feb. 8, 2019, release »

- Dave McNary

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Book Of Life’s Jorge Gutierrez takes over Lego spin-off movie

2 August 2017 6:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Aug 3, 2017

The director of Book Of Life has taken over the Lego movie The Billion Brick Race from Jason Segel and Drew Pierce...

Mexican animator, painter, writer and Golden Globe-nominated director Jorge R Gutiérrez, who created Nickelodeon’s animated television series, El Tigre: The Adventures Of Manny Rivera, and directed The Book Of Life, is developing a new Lego movie, which is being called The Billion Brick Race.

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The Lego movie, whose precise details are currently under wraps, was being developed by Jason Segal and Drew Pearce, who came up with the original idea, with Pearce signed on as the original director.

We don't yet know why there's been a change of personnel behind the scenes on the forthcoming Lego spin-off, though the »

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The Lego Batman Movie, Pup Star, and more in our August Family Favourites!

2 August 2017 8:29 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Lego Batman Movie, Pup Star, and more in our August Family Favourites!The Lego Batman Movie, Pup Star, and more in our August Family Favourites!Jenny Bullough8/2/2017 10:29:00 Am

It's midsummer, and while we do love the sunshine and warm temperatures, sometimes it gets a little too humid and sticky for our liking. When the dog days of summer hit, what better way to cool off than with a movie at an air-conditioned Cineplex theatre!

If you have a free Saturday morning, check out one of this month’s Family Favourites! At only 2.99 per ticket, it’s a great deal and a fun way to spend some quality family time at the movies.

August 5 - Pup Star

Welcome to a world where dogs can not only talk—they can Sing! Tiny, a cute little Yorkie pup with a big voice, gets a chance to audition for the singing competition for dogs, »

- Jenny Bullough

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The Emoji Movie Review

1 August 2017 4:11 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Hannah Woodhead

Generally speaking, most titles at least have some redeeming features if you squint hard enough, or they manage to slip into so-bad-it’s-kind-of-good territory. Yet once in a while, something comes along that’s so ill-conceived, there’s no other phrase for it: The Emoji Movie is just bad.

In your smartphone exists a world called Textopolis (apparently that’s the best they could come up with), where all the emojis live. These emojis have one job and one job alone: portraying the emotion or item that they’re assigned. Our protagonist is a ‘Meh’ emoji called Gene, who is unable to stick to being ‘Meh’, much to his parents’ chagrin. With the help of an obnoxious high-five emoji voiced by James Corden, he sets out to locate a hacker emoji (eh?) who can help him get ‘reprogrammed’.

Straight off the bat, there are striking similarities to Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. »

- Hannah Woodhead

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Han Solo: Woody Harrelson Says The Film ‘Could Be One Of The Funnier Star Wars Movies’

31 July 2017 12:18 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Back when directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were hired to take on the standalone Han Solo film, it did raise a few eyebrows. While the two are very talented directors, they were mainly known for their work in comedy. All you need to do is look at their body of work: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, The Lego Movie, and the pilot for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Clearly, these are guys who know what they’re doing, but it’d be hard not to think of them as comedy directors, first and foremost.

More recently, the pair were fired as directors of Han Solo, and from everything we’ve heard, it was because they were turning the character of Han Solo into a much funnier one than he should have been. Taking the helm from this point forward is Ron Howard, but don’t think that »

- Joseph Medina

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Unpacking ‘The Emoji Movie’s’ $25 Million Box Office Opening

30 July 2017 2:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

What to do with “The Emoji Movie’s” box office debut? Should it get a thumbs up? A thumbs down? Should we simply throw up our hands and leave it alone?

Here are the facts: Sony Animation’s latest opened this weekend in second place at the domestic box office behind “Dunkirk,” and as recently as Saturday was projected to be in the running for first. By the weekend’s end, the animated adventure based on Unicode characters should make $25.7 million, about in line with expectations earlier in the week.

But this is not just any release. This is “The Emoji Movie.” This is the movie that (pardon the crassness) was Sir Patrick Stewart-ed on by critics, eliciting vitriol that sparked a second wave of headlines after the initial reviews that included “The Meanest Lines From ‘The Emoji Movie’ Reviews,” the more promising (?) spin “‘The Emoji Movie’ Lost Its 0% Rotten Tomatoes Rating Thanks to This Positive »

- Seth Kelley

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'The Emoji Movie': What the Critics Are Saying

27 July 2017 12:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Reviews for the Tony Leondis-directed Emoji Movie are flooding in, and it's not looking good for the animated comedy. 

The film follows the adventures of Gene (voiced by Silicon Valley alum T.J. Miller), an emoji with the unusual capability of showing infinite emotions, as he seeks to become a "normal" emoji. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter's John DeFore, any comparison to similar animated fare such as The Lego Movie or Inside Out isn't earned here. "Given the right combination of inspiration, intelligence and gifted artists, any dumb thing can be turned into an enjoyable film," he writes. "But Tony Leondis' The »

- Lauren Huff

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‘The Emoji Movie’ Review: There Are No Words

27 July 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

You can’t judge a movie by its source material: the much-maligned jukebox musical genre gave us “Rock of Ages,” yes, but it also made “Singin’ in the Rain” possible. And we were all worried about “The Lego Movie” before we saw it. So let us be clear that “The Emoji Movie” is not a soul-crushing disaster simply because its dramatis personae are the range of emotive faces and symbols that live inside your cell phone. It is a soul-crushing disaster because it lacks humor, wit, ideas, visual style, compelling performances, a point of view or any other distinguishing characteristic that. »

- Alonso Duralde

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'The Emoji Movie': Film Review

27 July 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Here's what you tell yourself when you accept an assignment to review a cartoon about emoji: "Remember what you thought when you heard about The Lego Movie? That it was the most shameless bit of advertising-as-entertainment you could imagine, the nadir of Hollywood's intellectual-property dependence, and couldn't possibly be worth seeing? Remember how incredibly wrong you were?"

You were wrong then. Given the right combination of inspiration, intelligence and gifted artists, any dumb thing can be turned into an enjoyable film. But Tony Leondis' The Emoji Movie, a very, very dumb thing, comes nowhere near that »

- John DeFore

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