Trailer For DreamWorks’ ‘Penguins Of Madagascar’ – Starring Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch
From DreamWorks Animation comes this first trailer for ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ the animated spin-off from the ‘Madagascar’ series centered on the fan-favorite penguins. Set for a November 26th, the film features the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare. Simon J. Smith is directing from a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud.
Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then… you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world.
New Theatrical Trailer For Laika’s ‘The Boxtrolls’ – Featuring The Voices Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg…
Laika have revealed this new full-length trailer for their upcoming animated film ‘The Boxtrolls,’ without a doubt one of my most eagerly awaited films of 2014. Featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg, ‘The Boxtrolls’ is penciled in for a September 26th release in the US and a September 12th bow in the UK.
A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) & Drax (Dave Batista) Character Posters For Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’
Following the Gamora and Groot/Rocket posters (which you can also check out below), Marvel has debuted these latest character one-sheets for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ hits cinemas in the UK and Ireland on July 31st before opening in the US on August 1st. The top-notch cast for the sci-fi action/adventure movie includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Batista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and if recent reports are true, Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry and Enzo Cilenti co-star.
‘Belle’ is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the colour of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son (Sam Reid) bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. ‘Belle’ is directed by BAFTA Award winner Amma Asante, written by Misan Sagay, and also stars Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Matthew Goode, Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton and James Norton. Out now in the US, ‘Belle’ opens on June 13th in the UK and Ireland.
While ‘Belle’ is very much a sumptuous period piece and a historical document of sorts, the struggles faced by woman of colour like Belle didn’t end with the abolition of slavery. Hers is a journey from being the woman she is expected to be to becoming the woman she wants to be, while accepting that she doesn’t fit into any one convenient preconception. We follow a huge arc in this young woman’s life…
Gugu Mbatha-Raw: Yeah, I truly loved that. Dido goes on a massive journey, from a protected young girl to a woman who really takes control of her own destiny. Just the idea that there was this girl who was part of our cultural legacy in England – a mixed race woman in the 1780s – hooked me. Speaking as a mixed-race woman now, there aren’t many historical stories, and so I thought, “This is a part of our cultural heritage, and hardly anyone knows about it!” I think when people think of “dual heritage”, many people think it’s a modern concept, but really it’s not. So the fact that Dido was a pioneer of her time is amazing to me and so I wanted to do justice to her. Her story needs to be known. And it’s about family, falling in love for the first time and finding your identity in the world. These are very resonant, contemporary issues.
Five years have passed since the heroic young Viking Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) befriended an injured dragon and forever changed the way the residents of Berk interact with the fire-breathers. Now, Vikings and dragons live side-by-side in peace on the fantastical isle that has been transformed into a dragon’s paradise. But when grown-up responsibilities loom on the horizon, Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless take to the skies in search of answers. It’s much more than he bargained for, though, when Hiccup discovers that a mysterious dragon rider is really his long-lost mother Valka (Cate Blanchett) and that the peace between dragons and Vikings is threatened by the power-hungry Drago (Djimon Hounsou) with help from the dragon trapper Eret, son of Eret (‘Game of Thrones’ actor Kit Harington).
As Astrid (America Ferrera), Gobber (Craig Ferguson) and Viking friends Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and twins Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Tuffnut (T.J. Miller), lend their support, Hiccup, his mother and tribal chief father Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), must work together to protect the dragons they have grown to love. In the process, Hiccup finds the answers he has been looking for in ways he could never have imagined. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ is loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The film opens on February 13th in the US and February 27th in the UK and Ireland.
In the original ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ Hiccup’s world is flipped upside down when he encounters and befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless – and he gains the admiration of his father, the respect of the town, Berk, and even the affection of Astrid, the girl that he was pining for. And now this second film really maps Hiccup’s coming-of-age, and with him being groomed to become a Chief, he’s uncertain about the future...
Jay Baruchel: Yeah. Hiccup’s a bit of a square peg. I wouldn’t say he’s ahead of his time, but he doesn’t make a tonne of sense in the world he’s born into, but he’s found a way to make it his own. And we’ve seen some of the promise of the first movie realized a bit, and the obligations of adulthood are starting to mount and pile up and he knows that, as the son of the Chief, it doesn’t take a Math whiz to know that he’s next in line – and he struggles with that. And Berk is amazing now. If you live in Berk now and you don’t have a Dragon now you’re in the minority. There’s Dragon racing and it’s all this beautiful testament to what Hiccup was a part of in the first one in bridging the gap and bring them together. The emotional content, the action sequences, this second film is everything it’s supposed to be and then some. It’s really a pretty incredible, beautiful flick.
Universal Pictures has just unveiled this first trailer for Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s ‘Dumb and Dumber To.’ Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as Lloyd and Harry in the film, while Rachel Melvin, Rob Riggle, Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, Laurie Holden and Steve Tom co-star. Set twenty years after their last adventure, good-hearted yet dimwitted best friends, Harry and Lloyd, head out in search for one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney. ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ opens on November 14th.
The brief synopsis for the film is as follows: “Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: Dumb and Dumber To. The original film’s directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given.”