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He’s Not Our Son Trailer: Brightburn!

Brightburn – Elizabeth Banks – Photo courtesy of Screen Gems/Sony Entertainment.

Brandon is not like other boys. He’s something more… and less.

The new trailer is out for Brightburn – the first superhero horror movie. Brightburn will be in theaters on Memorial Day.

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part: Almost as Awesome!

The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part – (L-R) Unikitty (Alison Brie), Benny (Charlie Day), President Business (Will Ferrell), MetalBeard (Nick Offerman), Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy/Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) and Batman (Will Arnett) – Image courtesy of Warners Animation Group.

It’s been five years since The LEGO Movie became a surprise hit, but those five years were spent to good effect. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is almost as good as the original.

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Not Quite Him Trailer: BrightBurn!

BrightBurn – Elizabeth Banks – Photo courtesy of Screen Gems.

We all know the story: the childless farm couple; the spaceship carrying an infant; the way they take him in and raise him.

This is not quite that story – it’s more… sinister!

BrightBurn – a James Gunn production – opens on May 24th.

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Someone Out There Is Killing Puppets Trailer: The Happytime Murders!

Someone is killing the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show so, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet teams up with a human cop to try to catch the killer.

The Happytime Murders is an R-rated Who Framed Roger Rabbit for grown-ups – with puppets instead of Toons.

The Happytime Murders opens on August 17th.

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Dignity Trailer: Pitch Perfect 3!

After the two delightful bits of froth that were the first two Pitch Perfect movies, the third in the series finds the Bellas out in the real world after graduation – and and finding real life to be a lot less fun than the aca-awesome days in college.

What to do? What to do?

The teaser trailer for Pitch Perfect 3 offers a look at how the former Bellas choose to deal with that question – and it looks like an intriguing variation on what has gone before.

Pitch Perfect 3 opens on December 22nd.

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Prequel Sequel Trailer: Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later – Katie (Marguerite Moreau) and Andy (Paul Rudd) – Photo by Jared Harrell/Courtesy of Netflix.

Two years ago, Netflix took us back to the first day  the campers at Camp Firewood met in Wet Hot American Summer: The First Day. At the end of the series, Ben (Bradley Cooper) said, ‘Hey! Let’s all promise that in ten years from today, we’ll meet again and we’ll see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into.’

Although we see Ben say that in the trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, come the reunion, he’s a no-show – but almost everyone else is back; along with a host of newbies.

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later premieres on August 4th.

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Power Rangers Is The Very Model of Diversity!

(L_R) Jason (Dacre Montgomery), R.J. Cyler (Billy), Zack (Ludi Lin), Trini (Becky G), Kimberly (Naomi Scott) – Power Rangers – Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Power Rangers is a more serious take on the patched together kids’ show that gained a huge following in the ‘90s. More serious doesn’t mean Batman serious – more like Iron Man Lite.

It’s fun if you don’t go in with much in the way of expectations – and it checks off a laundry list of diversity requirements: there’s a black kid and an Hispanic kid and an Asian kid, and a kid ‘on the spectrum,’ and a mean girl, and a gay kid, and forty-percent of the team is female (one way the original series was ahead of its time – it’s good to see that stay intact).

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Recap: ABC’s The Muppet’s “Pig Girl’s Don’t Cry” Series Premiere

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The Muppets are back! That zany group of fuzzy muppets you grew up loving are back a little older, a little wiser and starring in their very own reality show. The skits and musical numbers you remember from the days of old are no longer the recipe of the day. In their new series “The Muppets”, sadly we find Missy Piggy and Kermit have broken up and they are dating other people all while working together on Miss Piggy’s late night talk show “Up Late with Miss Piggy”.

Not to worry though, the rest of the gang is back too! Kermit is the Executive Producer of “Up Late with Miss Piggy” and everyone’s favorite funny Bear, Fozzie, is the in-house comedian warming up the crowd before the show with that wild man drummer extraordinaire Animal with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem band keep it colorful as the house band along with musical guests Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons.

From table reads to booking guests the season premiere of “The Muppets” takes us behind the scenes of how Kermit and Piggy run a late night talk show while navigating the world as newly single individuals. 

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