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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Is No Vacation!

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.

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Didja Miss Me? Trailer: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween!

We know what happens when one of R.L. Stine’s books is opened – in fact, we know what happens when many of them are opened.

In Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, we learn that there’s on R.L. Stine book that was not opened, until now – and it’s the one book that should never be opened!

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween opens on October 12th.

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SONY PICTURES ANIMATION AND AMAZON ALEXA TELL BEDTIME STORIES VOICED BY THE CAST OF HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION!

Beginning today, Sony Pictures Animation and Amazon’s Alexa will tell your little monster bedtime stories voiced by the cast of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation opens on July 13th.

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 Soars with New and Returning Cast!

The Angry Birds Movie – Red (Jason Sudeikis) and Bomb (Danny McBride) – photo courtesy of Sony Animation.

After the box office success of Angry Birds, a sequel – The Angry Birds Movie 2 – was announced by Sony Animation. Now the film’s new and returning cast have been announced.

Returning cast includes: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride and Peter Dinklage.

Joining them will be: Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Zach Woods, Awkwafina, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, Beck Bennett and Brooklynn Prince.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is slated to fly into theaters on September 20, 2019.

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This Is (And Isn’t) Your Grandma’s Peter Rabbit!

Peter Rabbit – Peter Rabbit (James Corden) – Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Sony Animation..

When I came out of an advance screening for Peter Rabbit I would have gladly paid to see it again right away.

The hybrid film (live-action/CGI) features a mostly CGI cast of animals interacting with human beings in the real world and it’s done so well that you buy in immediately.

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Wrong Face Trailer: The Emoji Movie!

Hacker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer), exuberant Gene (T.J. Miller) and his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) embark on the app-venture of a lifetime in Sony Pictures Animation’s EMOJIMOVIE: EXPRESS YOURSELF, in theaters summer 2017.

In the world of The Emoji Movie, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Anna Faris).

When a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.

The Emoji Movie opens on July 28th.

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Smurfy Trailer: Smurfs: The Lost Village!

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After the second live-action Smurfs movie tanked, Sony did the smart things and moved the little blue folks to animation – and, following the lead of last year’s successful Peanuts movie, they went full CGI.

Smurfs: The Lost Village finds the Smurfs trying to find a mysterious lost village before the evil Gargamel can.

The first trailer for Smurfs: The Lost Village follows the break. Smurfs: The Lost Villaige will premiere on April 7th, 2017.

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 – Mostly Harmless!

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Breaking away from the books that inspired the original, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 finds aspiring inventor Flint Lockwood working for his hero, Chester V – inventor and owner of Live Corp – when it appears that his biggest invention is still working but now creating dangerous food-animal hybrids. Naturally, he has to head back to the island to stop them and turn off the machine once and for all.

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