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Film Review: ‘Teen Titans Go! to the Movies’

Film Review: ‘Teen Titans Go! to the Movies’
“Teen Titans Go! to the Movies,” a brash and blithe-spirited animated comedy adventure for kids, demonstrates that when it comes to superhero movies, meta has become the new normal. The whole meta fixation in mainstream movies didn’t start with superhero films, of course. It probably goes back to “Scream” (1996) or even “Last Action Hero” (1993). Yet it was still startling, in 2014, to see how far “The Lego Movie” — a picture that invited three- and four-year-olds into its big tent of fun — could push the notion of look!-we’re-using-Lego-blocks-to-construct-a-fantasy-world-that-we’re-also-deconstructing-the-concept-of.

The Lego Batman Movie” nudged the cheeky self-awareness a notch further by using it to tweak the mindset of Bruce Wayne, a rich-dude vigilante with narcissistic personality disorder who enjoyed being Batman not because he liked saving people but because he loved the image of himself as Batman. And it wouldn’t be farfetched to say that “The Lego Batman Movie” was influenced,
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The Wizard of Oz’s Toto to get his own animated Oz feature

Warner Bros. has snapped up the film rights to War Horse author Michael Morpurgo’s Toto, a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from the perspective of Dorothy’s faithful canine companion.

The studio has tapped Mark Burton to pen the script for an animated adaptation of the book, which will be executive produced by Jared Stern, writer on The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie.

Toto becomes the latest addition to the Warner Animation Group slate, which includes Smallfoot, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Billion Brick Race, Scooby and Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.


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Deathstroke featured on new Teen Titans Go! to the Movies promo poster

Warner Bros. has unveiled a new promotional poster for its upcoming animated DC movie Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, which showcases the Titans’ arch enemy Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke, voiced by The Lego Batman Movie’s Will Arnett.

See Also: Nicolas Cage finally plays Superman in new Teen Titans Go! to the Movies trailer

It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously
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Chris Hardwick’s Name Removed From Nerdist’s ‘About Page’ as One Writer Leaves the Site

Chris Hardwick’s Name Removed From Nerdist’s ‘About Page’ as One Writer Leaves the Site
Following an essay by Chloe Dykstra detailing her abusive relationship with an unnamed man, about whom context strongly suggests is Chris Hardwick, the podcast host and Nerdist founder’s name has been removed from the “About” page on Nerdist’s website.

In addition, freelance contributor Scott Weinberg announced his departure from the site: “As of today I no longer write for @nerdist,” he tweeted. “The editorial staff is absolutely fantastic but I don’t want my work or name affiliated in any way with Chris Hardwick.”

Hardwick’s name was still on Nerdist’s About page as of May 31, according to the Internet archive. He has also been removed as moderator from the Nerdist subreddit, a largely ceremonial role.

Dykstra’s Medium post, “Rose-Colored Glasses: A Confession,” includes claims of emotional abuse and sexual mistreatment. While she is careful not to mention Hardwick by name, she described him as having
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The Lego Movie 2 Trailer Is Here and Everything Is Awesome Again

The Lego Movie 2 Trailer Is Here and Everything Is Awesome Again
Everything is awesome once again, as the first trailer for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is here. Warner Bros. has finally given us our first look at the long-awaited sequel, which is set to arrive in theaters next year. Get ready to embark on another brick-centric adventure with Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty and Benny with this first footage. It may have taken a little longer than many of us would have liked, but the movie is finally coming our way and this trailer is here to prove that it may have been worth the wait.

The Lego Movie largely took us by surprise in 2014. It's not so much that the idea of making a movie about a line of toys was new, but it's just that Lego never really had much of a narrative to it. Kids just got their hands on toy bricks and pieced them together per the instructions,
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‘Lego Movie 2’ Trailer: Everything Isn’t Awesome In The Intergalactic ‘Second Part’

Who knew that 2014’s “The Lego Movie” would be the start of one of the most fun and creative franchises around today? Four years and two films (“The Lego Batman Movie” and “The Lego Ninjago Movie” later, here we are with the first trailer for the long-awaited “Lego Movie” sequel “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.” And it looks awesome.

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‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ Trailer: Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks Blast Off to Space

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ Trailer: Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks Blast Off to Space
The Lego Movie” became an instant animated family classic when it was released in 2014, and it’s taken four years to get our first proper look at the sequel. Following spinoff films “The Lego Batman Movie” and “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” the adventures of master builder Emmet Brickowski will finally continue next year.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” centers around the kidnapping of Elizabeth Banks’ Wildstyle, Will Arnet’s Batman, and more. The Lego are kidnapped by Duplo Aliens, which leads Chris Pratt’s Emmet on an adventure into space to get his friends back. Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Tiffany Haddish also make voice appearances.

The sequel is directed by Mike Mitchell, whose animated credits include “Trolls” and “Shrek Forever After.” The filmmaker takes over the franchise from original “Lego Movie” duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who returned to write the script for the sequel with
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The gang returns in The Lego Movie 2 poster ahead of tomorrow's trailer

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I never would have expected The Lego Movie to turn into such a success, let alone that it would be such an entertaining ride, but here we are. Lesson learned. Since the release of the Phil Lord and Christopher Miller film fours years ago, we've seen two spin-offs released in the Lego franchise, The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie, but the main gang will be returning next year in the... Read More...
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Lego Movie 2 Poster Revealed, First Trailer Coming Tomorrow

Lego Movie 2 Poster Revealed, First Trailer Coming Tomorrow
To the delight of millions of fans, a new poster for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part has been released online, with the announcement that the movie's first trailer will release tomorrow. The trailer teases a whole new adventure for the Lego characters to follow, featuring what appears to be an alien invader.

Over four years after the release of the original Lego Movie, the sequel is finally on the horizon. Since its initial release in 2014, The Lego Movie has earned itself two spin-offs, The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie. These movies have seemingly created a Lego Cinematic Universe, with The Lego Batman Movie taking place almost immediately after the events of The Lego Movie. Because of this, people are more excited than ever to see these Lego characters return to the big screen early next year.

While the most prominent aspect of the new Lego
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Video: Top 5 Spin-Off Movies

The upcoming release of Solo: A Star Wars Story has reignited the usual disputes over whether you are Team Rogue One or Team Force Awakens and there are many who would argue a spin-off film can be better than the core franchise feature. However, the best spin offs pay homage to their original content whilst marking themselves as a great stand-alone feature. Whether it is adventure or comedy, family-friendly or hard-core action – a sign of a great franchise is the ability to produce a great spin-off. So here are our ‘Top 5 Spin-Off Movies’ that have successfully levelled with their original counterparts…

5. Minions (2015)

The success of Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013) saw a growing obsession with the films’ adorable yellow henchmen. And when endless stuffed toys and fluffy backpacks didn’t seem to be enough to feed our Minion obsession, there was a decision to bring out a film of their very own.
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Warner Bros. Teams With Ron Howard’s Imagine, Animal Logic on Family Films

Warner Bros. has formed a five-year partnership with Imagine Entertainment and Animal Logic Group to co-produce and co-finance animated and hybrid family films.

The companies made the joint announcement Tuesday. They will share a development fund, with financing, production responsibilities and company credit being determined on a picture-by-picture basis. All films produced under this partnership will be distributed globally by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Imagine is headed by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Howard’s most recent directing credit is “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which opens worldwide this weekend. Imagine produced Universal’s family film “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” in 2000 and the “Curious George” TV series.

Animal Logic teamed with Warner Bros. for “Happy Feet,” “The Lego Movie,” “The Lego Batman Movie” and the upcoming “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.” It also produced the Sony Pictures release “Peter Rabbit.”

“This new partnership brings together an innovative slate
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The Lego Movie 2 Gets Official Title, First Logo

Everything is awesome, if you're looking forward to The Lego Movie 2, that is. Today, Warner Bros. has finally settled on an official title for the long-awaited sequel and has released the official logo for the movie, which arrives in theaters next year. After much deliberation behind the scenes, the sequel is now officially titled The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. It's a fitting and possibly more fun title than simply going with a number 2 situation.

"Prepare for the second part. #TheLEGOMovie2"

The logo looks similar to what we saw with the first Lego movie, but with a black background and some new colors for the lettering. More than anything, this just lets us know that the sequel is finally on track to arrive in theaters. By the time that does happen, it will have been five years since The Lego Movie took us by surprise. Will that have been too much time between installments?
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‘The Lego Movie 2’: Full Title and Logo Revealed

I’ve enjoyed all The Lego Movie installments thus far. Even The Lego Ninjago Movie, which no one saw, was pretty delightful even if it wasn’t as good as The Lego Batman Movie and my beloved The Lego Movie. But there was a bit of oversaturation, so there’s no Lego Movie hitting theaters this year. But next year, we’ll finally get the sequel to The Lego Movie, and now the official title and logo have been revealed. The official Lego Twitter account just tweeted out the following: Prepare for the second part. @TheLEGOMovie #TheLEGOMovie2…
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Show Dogs movie review: everything is awful

MaryAnn’s quick take… Embarrassingly bad CGI; pratfalls; genital humor; denigration of cat ladies; horrible clichés and stereotypes. This is the cinematic equivalent of stepping in dog poop. You know, for kids! I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

(learn more about this)

Miss Congeniality, but for dogs. Did we need this? We did not. Director Raja Gosnell has previously perpetrated two Smurfs movies and two Scooby-Doo movies, and I guess he felt that he needed to even out the ranks of his terrible talking-dog “comedies” since he only had the one, Beverly Hills Chihuahua. “Nobody makes talking dog movies anymore,” one of the talking dogs in this talking-dog movie explains. And yet here we are.

These are indeed dark times.

It’s funny cuz there’s a dog wearing sunglasses.
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Nightwing director shoots down reports that Zac Efron has been cast as Dick Grayson

Last year, The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay stated that Warner Bros. and DC Films would be “casting a wide net” to fill the role of Dick Grayson in the planned live-action Nightwing movie, with McKay subsequently stating in February that work on the script was ongoing, and we shouldn’t expect to hear casting news “any time soon”.

Well, this past weekend, a rumour started circulating via voice actor Jon Bailey suggesting that the search had come to an end and that Zac Efron would be taking on the role of Dick Grayson in the Dceu solo movie.

As it turns out, the rumours aren’t true, at least according to McKay himself…

Not true

— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) May 13, 2018

It should be noted that Efron has been linked to the part of the former Boy Wonder previously, although so has many young actors, including the likes of Steven Yeun,
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Movie Review – Show Dogs (2018)

Show Dogs, 2018.

Directed by Raja Gosnell.

Starring Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci.


When a lone Rottweiler cop (stick with me), voiced by Ludacris uncovers a Panda smuggling ring, he must go undercover as a show dog to infiltrate the gang. In order to do this he must team up with Will Arnett’s FBI agent, who isn’t exactly dog’s best friend.

The detective dog sub-genre has been impounded since 1989, when Turner & Hooch (referenced here) and K-9 went head-to-head in an Armageddon/Deep Impact style face-off. Now it’s been let off the leash by a director with more canines on his CV than Cruella de Vil has in the back of her van, as Raja Gosnell adds Show Dogs to a Crufts line-up’s worth of mongrels; Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo 2: Monster Island,
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Rumour: The Flash movie ditching Flashpoint storyline

During last year’s Comic-Con, Warner Bros. announced that it had changed up its plans for The Flash, revealing that the planned solo movie for Ezra Miller’s Scarlet Speedster would instead adapt the Flashpoint comic book storyline, which features a depowered Barry Allen in an alternate DC universe.

Having passed through the hands of directors Seth Grahame-Smith (The Lego Batman Movie) and Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), it was announced in March that Game Night directors and Spider-Man: Homecoming writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley had boarded the movie. And now comes a rumour suggesting that Warner Bros. and DC Films may have ditched Flashpoint and reverted to their original plan.

Last month, Borys Kit of THR posted on social media that he’d heard the movie was no longer going by the title of Flashpoint, but could still adapt the source material, and now it is being rumoured that
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Jimmy Kimmel to voice Batman in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

Following the release of the latest trailer for Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, comedian and late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel has announced on Twitter that he will be lending his voice to the Dark Knight in the upcoming animated movie.

Kimmel posted the trailer, along with a message to The Lego Batman Movie’s Will Arnett (who also happens to be voicing Deathstroke in the film), stating that “there’s a new Batman in town”.

See Also: The Teen Titans stand in the shadows of the Justice League in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies posters

Dear @ArnettWill, there’s a new #Batman in town (me) and you are what the kids call Old News… @TeenTitansMovie #TeenTitansGOMovie

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 1, 2018

When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! Teen Titans Go! to the Movies finds our egocentric, wildly satirical
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Jimmy Kimmel To Voice Batman In Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

If anything, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies is shaping up to have the most bizarrely atypical cast for a DC animated film this side of The Lego Batman Movie. Well, that’s aside from those voicing the titular adolescent heroes whom we’ll list off a bit later.

For now, let’s discuss those Justice Leaguers who’ll be putting in appearances, shall we?

Already, we’ve known that Nicolas Cage will be voicing Superman, just as Lil Yachty and Halsey will do for Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, respectively. Still, you had to figure that with those heavy hitters showing up, the studio surely wouldn’t pass up including its top moneymaker, right?

Originally, we suspected that Will Arnett would again lend his pipes to Batman, but we recently learned that he will, in fact, be playing Slade Wilson instead. With that out of the way, we’re
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Jason Momoa Reveals His Favorite Batman, and It's Not Ben Affleck

Jason Momoa Reveals His Favorite Batman, and It's Not Ben Affleck
While attending this year's CinemaCon to promote Aquaman, the movie's titular star Jason Momoa revealed his favorite Batman actor to be Will Arnett. Arnett has previously voiced Bruce Wayne in The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie, and is set to return to the role next year for The Lego Movie 2.

Over the past three decades, we have seen a number of different actors playing the Caped Crusader. Actors like Michael Keaton and Christian Bale have been beloved by fans, while other actors like George Clooney and Val Kilmer have received rather negative reactions from audience members, whether it was due to bad acting on their behalf or just overall bad writing. Additionally, a number of Batman voice actors like Kevin Conroy have received a lot of attention from DC fans, almost to the point of being favored by fans more than the live-action Batman stars.

Despite Batman voice
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