The Founder is the true story of how a persistent salesman talked two brothers with a unique way of selling burgers, fries, shakes and sodas into going bigger – then ditched them and became a rich man.
That unique way of selling burgers was the assembly line method that McDonald’s still uses today.
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There’s a new trailer for The Founder – the story of Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), the man who made McDonald’s what it is today.
How’d he do it? Persistence!
The Founder opens on January 20th.
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The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer for The founder – not about a religious cult (well, not really…), but about the guy who took McDonalds and turned it into the burger behemoth it is today. Check it out following the jump.
The Founder opens on January 20, 2017.
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The Spider-Man international trailer gives us a brief intro clip from Captain America: Civil War to fix its place in continuity, plus a few seconds of new footage. Check it out after the break.
Spider-Man Homecoming opens on July 7, 2017
Trailer Grade: A+
The Spider-Man we know and love makes his first appearance in a trailer for his own movie – Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Quippy, cocky yet insecure – the kid at the losers’ table in the lunchroom, daydreaming about the hot girl who’s way out of his lead; the hero who takes down a bunch of thugs while wisecracking – this is the first co-production between 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios and it looks like they got it just right.
And Michael Keaton’s vulture? If his Batman had gone bad it might have looked like this.
Check out the trailer after the jump. Spider-Man: Homecoming will open wide (very wide) on July 7, 2017.
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The most lovable henchmen to hit the big screen are back. This time, we get to learn their story before they serve their “Despicable” master, Gru.
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They’ve been on the planet far, far longer than we have, but it’s only now that they’re getting their own movie. They’re Minions and all they want is to work for the most evil supervillain ever.
Check out the new trailer after the jump.
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Saturday Night Live is kicking off April with some quality stuff!
Michael Keaton, fresh off the critical and box office success of Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) will host the show on April 4th – with musical guest Carly Rae Jepson.
Follow the jump for the Empire star and musical guests who will be taking care of business on SNL on April 11th.
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Birdman won three Indie Spirit Awards this afternoon – Best Picture, Best Male Lead (Michael Keaton) and Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki) – while Boyhood, its major competitor for the Oscars®, nabbed Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Female (Patricia Arquette). Julianne Moore won Best Female Lead for Still Alice.
Citizenfour won Best Documentary, J.K. Simmons got Best Supporting Male, and Ida won Best Foreign Film. For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.
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When I first heard that there was going to be a Despicable Me spin-off starring the Minions, I admit to be doubtful – though he end credits of Despicable Me 2 were pretty funny.
Now, after two trailers (check out the second one after the jump), I’m really looking forward to watching the little yellow guys navigate their way through a feature-length adventure. Minions premieres on July 10th.
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Some Oscar® wrongs were at least partially (and in two cases, totally) righted at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards. Selma, for example, at least got more nominations; The LEGO Movie won Best Animated Feature, and Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won for Score (while being not being considered at all for that award by Oscar®).
Birdman wound up with seven awards – including two for Michael Keaton (Best Actor in a Comedy and Best Actor); Boyhood got four (Best Director, Best Young Actor, Supporting Actress and Best Picture), and The Grand Budapest Hotel got three (Best Comedy, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design).
This year’s Louis XIII Genius Award went to Ron Howard; the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Kevin Costner and the very first MVP Award (for the most prodigious body of work over the last year) went to Jessica Chastain.
Host Michael Stahan (Live with Kelly and Michael) struggled a bit with his opening monologue, but got stronger as the night went on. The complete list of winners follow the jump.
Continue reading 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards – More Perceptive Than The Oscars®?