Just through its playful riffing on famous monsters and legends, the first two entries in the Hotel Transylvania franchise provided some seriously goofy summer fun. The trick was finding a core of great characters and some complementary secondary characters that could hold the screen in support.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation spends so much time on its core characters – and one newcomer – that those delightfully weird secondary characters are left with little to do. The result is a mediocre film that wears out its welcome well before the (admittedly delightful) closing credits.
The 2017 American Music Awards (ABC, Sunday, November 19, at 8/7C) has opened voting for New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year. Voting takes place until one hour into the live broadcast.
Christina Aguilera will pay tribute to Whitney Houston and music from “The Bodyguard” with a performance in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary, which falls on the same week as the awards ceremony.
Selena Gomez, will treat fans to the world television premiere of her brand new single, Wolves.
Annaleigh Ashford, Rebecca Hall, Cherry Jones, Will Rogers, and Kelly Rohrbach will fill out the cast of Woody Allen’s latest film – joining Jude Law, Diego Luna, and Liev Schreiber join Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, and Selena Gomez who were previously announced.
As is the case of all of Allen’s films, storylines are kept under wraps.
His next film for release is Wonder Wheel, which will be in select theaters on December 1st.
Hotel Transylvania 2 reunites the crazy crew of characters from Hotel Transylvania with the addition of a couple of new characters – Johnny and Mavis’ son Dennis, and Dracula’s father, old school vampire Vlad.
Plus the hotel is now also opens to (*gasp*) humans!
Check out the new trailer after the jump. Hotel Transylvania 2 opens on September 25th.