The latest animated tale from Illumination is a ‘let’s put on a show’ story that weaves over 75 songs – most well-known – into the story of Buster Moon’s last gasp attempt to save his run down theater.
With a sparkling voice cast (everyone performs their characters’ songs) and a heaping helping of wit and charm, Sing is unexpectedly great fun.
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Imagine a singing competition in Zootopia and you’ve got the basics for Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment’s Sing.
In this wolrd of anthropomorphic animals, Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey) is a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—and maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Sing opens on December 21st. The new trailer follows the break.
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Illumination’s SING is a let’s-put-on-a-show tale set in a world of anthropomorphized animals.
To save his failing theater, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) decides to hold a singing competition and when a misprint on his flyers inflates the prize money, suddenly he has more contestants than he could have hoped for.
Read on to meet the cast and characters. SING will be in theaters on December 21st.
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The seventh annual Produced By Conference presented by the Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) occurred May 30-31, 2015, and was hosted by Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. It brought together the best of Hollywood in film, television, and digital. Lee Daniels,Tyler Perry, Kevin Smith, Brian Grazer, Eva Longoria, and Reese Witherspoon are but a few of the names that came to speak to producers from all over the world. See more after the jump.
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Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon plays the wife of a would-be snitch and the buttoned-down cop sent to escort her to trial. When two different pairs of assassins kill the husband, the two women go on the run.
Despite terrific chemistry between Vergara and Witherspoon (whose production company developed the film), Hot Pursuit only hits on about one gag out of every eight and runs some of its most unfunny jokes into the ground. Continue reading Hot Pursuit: Not Quite a Female Midnight Run!
NBC is expanding its Saturday Night Live app to close out the show’s fortieth season. The upgraded app expands to iPad and Android devices and includes hundreds of additional fan-requested sketches and new emojis.
The upgraded app comes as SNL’s final three shows of the season are about to debut – with Scarlett Johannson hosting on May 2nd, Reese Witherspoon hosting on May 9th and Louis CK hosting the season finale on May 16th.
For further details, follow the jump. Continue reading NBC Expands SNL App To Close 40th Season!
Inherent Vice is a twisty mystery that fuses old school PI movies with the psychedelia of the late sixties and early seventies. The point of fusion is the lead character, Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello, a private eye who always – at a minimum – half baked (and usually full on stoned) but somehow manages to be more on the ball than anyone else.
Continue reading Inherent Vice: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Psychedelic Mystery Tour!
Wild is director Jean-Marc Vallee’s follow-up to Dallas Buyers’ Club and it is as powerful and rewarding an experience.
Continue reading Wild – A Wild Physical and Metaphysical Journey!
This Means War is a truly bizarre mash-up of bromance, romantic comedy, spy flick and Bugs Bunny. Tonally, it’s all over the place and, frankly, it makes sense only infrequently. Prior to its release, I could say with confidence that I had never actually felt guilty about liking a movie. Now, I’m flummoxed.
Continue reading Of Course You Realize… This Means War!
Despite a fine performance by Reese Witherspoon, James L. Brooks’ How Do You Know is a pretty awful movie.
Continue reading How Do You Know Doesn’t [Know, That Is…]