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Ghost of Christmas (Just) Past: Office Party Comes to Home Video!

Paramount’s Office Christmas Party is coming to home video in April.

The Combo Pack will feature an unrated version of the film and a host extras including:  Commentary by directors Josh Gordon & Will Speck; Throwing an Office Christmas Party, and more.

Details follow…

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Office Christmas Party – Great Party, Lame Movie!

L-R: Courtney B. Vance as Walter, T.J. Miller as Clay Vanstone in OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY by Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, and Reliance Entertainment
L-R: Courtney B. Vance as Walter, T.J. Miller as Clay Vanstone in OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY by Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, and Reliance Entertainment

You’d think a rude, crude Christmas movie starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller, Olivia Nunn, Kate McKinnon and Jillian Bell would, by mere fact of its existence, would have to be a laugh riot.

You’d be wrong.

Office Christmas Party is fitfully funny at best; occasionally poignant, and mostly humdrum.

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Laura Linney Joins Jason Bateman in New Netflix Drama Ozark!

Laura Linney

Financial planner Marty Bird, his wife Wendy and their family have suddenly been relocated from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort area in the Missouri Ozarks.

Netflix’s new drama, Ozark, ‘explores capitalism, family dynamics, and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans.’

Ozark stars Jason Bateman as Marty and Laura Linney as Wendy. The series will premiere in 2017. Follow the jump for more.

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After the Carnage Trailer: Office Party!

L-R: Courtney B. Vance as Walter, T.J. Miller as Clay Vanstone in OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY by Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, and Reliance Entertainment
L-R: Courtney B. Vance as Walter, T.J. Miller as Clay Vanstone in OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY by Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, and Reliance Entertainment

‘It’s Christmas. We should celebrate, they said. Just a little get together for the employees…’ intones a weary voice over a scene of destruction that could have come from an after-the-apocalypse movie.

Then we go back in time…

Off ice Party stars (among others): Justin Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller and Kate McKinnon, and will be in theaters on December 9th. Check out the carnage after the break.

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Zootopia – Deceptively Twisted Fun!

ZOOTOPIA – OFFICER HOPPS -- Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) believes anyone can be anything. Being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't easy, but Hopps is determined to prove herself. Featuring score by Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, and an all-new original song, "Try Everything," performed by Grammy® winner Shakira, Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia" opens in U.S. theaters on March 4, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
ZOOTOPIA – Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin)  ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

With a trio of high quality films (Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Big Hero 6) in the last few years, Disney’s animation studio has been on a roll. Zootopia takes their game to the next level – equal to Pixar’s best level.

Set in a world where humanity never existed – and mammals evolved past their predator/prey relationship – Zootopia takes place in a world of anthropomorphized animals. The titular city, from afar, brings to mind a multi-colored city of OZ – or maybe Wayne Boring’s Kryptonopolis from the fifties’ Superman comics – it is an exquisite sight.

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Zootopia Is Where the Action Is!

ZOOTOPIA – OFFICER HOPPS -- Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) believes anyone can be anything. Being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't easy, but Hopps is determined to prove herself. Featuring score by Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, and an all-new original song, "Try Everything," performed by Grammy® winner Shakira, Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia" opens in U.S. theaters on March 4, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
ZOOTOPIA – OFFICER HOPPS (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin). Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia” opens in U.S. theaters on March 4, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Disney’s Zootopia may be a city where all mammals – predators and prey alike – can live in peace and harmony, but it’s just like any big city with its diverse inhabitants and cultures.

Follow the break to meet the city’s assistant mayor and the desk sergeant at Officer Judy Hopps’ new precinct – and get a chance to see her in action.

Zootopia opens on March 4th.

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Rush Trailer: Zootopia!

ZOOTOPIA – OFFICER HOPPS -- Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) believes anyone can be anything. Being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't easy, but Hopps is determined to prove herself. Featuring score by Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, and an all-new original song, "Try Everything," performed by Grammy® winner Shakira, Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia" opens in U.S. theaters on March 4, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
ZOOTOPIA – OFFICER HOPPS — Judy Hopps – Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia” opens in U.S. theaters on March 4, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Disney has just released a new trailer for Zootopia to introduce one of the many unique citizens of the titular city. He works for the Zootopia DMV and his nickname is Flash. That’s all I’m sayin’…

Zootopia opens on March 4, 2016.

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D23: Shakira and Sloths Light Up “Zootopia”

D23 EXPO 2015 - D23 EXPO, the ultimate Disney fan event, brings together all the past, present and future of Disney entertainment under one roof. Taking place August 14-16, this year marks the fourth D23 EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center and promises to be the biggest and most spectacular yet. (ABC/Image Group LA) RICH MOORE, BYRON HOWARD

Day 1 of Disney’s very own Comic-Con, the D23 EXPO, began in earnest with its John Lasseter (Chief Creative Officer of Disney & Pixar Animation) hosted Disney Animation and Pixar Animation panel. After a sizzle reel featuring an impressive cut of Disney’s most salient properties, from Marvel, Star Wars, Disney Animation, Pixar, Pete’s DragonBeauty and the Beast, the Johnny Depp two-fer: the newest Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice Through the Looking Glass, and that upcoming Chris Pine Perfect Storm-like movie (The Finest Hours).

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Mammal City Trailer: Zootopia!

Zootopia Trip

Cop shows, buddy movies, mysteries – each and every one of these tropes can be made even better by one thing: anthropomorphic animals (see trailer for a very loose definition).

Disney’s Zootopia combines all three tropes in what, if you can believe the trailer (and it’s very persuasive), will be a very cool, very funny movie. Check said trailer out after the jump. Zootopia will trip into theaters on March 4th, 2016.

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Ginnfer Goodwin and Jason Bateman Join Zootopia Voice Cast!

Zootopia Logo

Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Have joined the voice cast of Disney’s Zootopia – a film set in a ‘modern mammal metropolis.’

Goodwin will voice Judy Hopps, an optimitisic bunny newly accepted into the city’s police force, while Bateman will tackle the con artist fox, Nick Wilde, with whom she must reluctantly team up to solve her first case.

Follow the jump for more.

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This Is Where I Leave You – August Osage County The Good Version!

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

This Is Where I Leave You finds four siblings reuniting with their mother for their father’s funeral. The mother insists they sit shiva for him – which means seven days of dysfunction. It’s a plot we’ve seen quite a bit in the last year, but thanks to a terrific cast and surprisingly nuanced direction from Shawn Levy, it’s what August Osage County could have been.

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