A couple of directors return after a long hiatus, but they will be no match for the animated monsters of Hotel Transylvania 2 [HTRN2]. The first Hotel Transylvania set the September opening weekend record in 2012 with $42.5 million. Adam Sandler [ASAND], Selena Gomez [SGOME] and Andy Samberg [ASAMB] reprise their roles in the PG-rated sequel from Sony. While there hasn’t been another animated film since The Minions, Hotel Transylvania is not as fondly remembered as, say The Minions....Read more »
Sony has dropped the teaser trailer for the animated The Angry Birds Movie [ANGRB] based on the best-selling mobile video game. Ever wonder why the birds are so angry at the green pigs? No, me neither. The Angry Birds Movie will have the answers on May 20th.
The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis [JSUDE]), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad [JGAD]), and the volatile...Read more »
Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the trailer for the drama Truth [TRUTD] based on recent current events. Robert Redford [RREDF] stars as CBS anchor Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett [CBLAN] as producer Mary Mapes as they reported that President George W. Bush was AWOL from the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War. They then endured a media firestorm that accused the story as a political fabrication. As a result, both Rather and Mapes lost their jobs with latter writing the 2005 book...Read more »
Fox Family has uploaded the second, full-length trailer for The Peanuts Movie [PENUT], which has been rated G. Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang will be CG-animated in 3D for the first time when The Peanuts Movie hit theaters on November 6th.
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Paramount has released the trailer for the drama The Big Short [BIGSH] based on the non-fiction book by Michael Lewis about the build-up of the housing bubble during the 2000s that led to the financial crisis of 2008 and brought down the global economy as well as several investment banks. Christian Bale [CBALE], Steve Carell [SCARE], Ryan Gosling [RGOSL] and Brad Pitt [BPITT] star as four outsiders who saw the doomsday coming and profited from their foresight. The Big Short opens in limited...Read more »
Two new entrants into the weekend box office race both came in slower than expected. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials [MAZE2] finished first with an estimated $30.3 million, short of the $32.5 million opening of the first The Mazde Runner exactly a year ago. The YA sci-fi sequel found an audience that was 53% female and 65% under the age of 25.
Black Mass [BMASS] opened in second with $23.4 million. The crime drama skewed 61% males and 80%over the age of 25, The word of mouth did not...Read more »
The young will battle the old this weekend at the box office. Fox goes after teenagers with the sci-fi sequel Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials [MAZE2] based on the second book in a YA book trilogy. A year ago, The Maze Runner debuted at $32.5 million. A bigger fanbase has pushed advance ticket sales ahead of the first film. The PG-13 rated sequel has been trending heavily on social media. Starting in 3790 locations, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials could cross the finish line with $37...Read more »
Warner Bros. has released a second, full-length trailer for the action remake Point Break [PTBR2]. Luke Bracey [LBRAC] stars as F.B.I. agent Johnny Utah who goes undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang of extreme athletes led by Bodhi, played by Edgar Ramirez [EDRAM]. Point Break drops into theaters on Christmas Day.
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Focus Features has revealed the first trailer for the Biblical drama The Young Messiah [CHRST] based on the Anne Rice novel, Chirst the Lord: Out of Egypt. The film is told from the childhood perspective of Jesus at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. The Young Messiah arrives in theaters on March 11th.Read more »
Universal has unveiled the latest trailer for the biopic Steve Jobs [SJOBS]. Michael Fassbender [MFASS] stars as the co-founder of Apple as he prepares to launch three iconic products, while juggling both professional and personal issues.
Katherine Waterston [KWATE] plays his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his daughter. After premiering at the Telluride Film Festival, Steve Jobs opens in limited release on October 9th before expanding to wide on the 23rd.
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