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‘The Secret Life Of Pets 2′ Trailer: How Domesticated Animals Get Their Owners’ Attention
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The Secret Life Of Pets may follow the same premise as Toy Story, but it still makes way for a lucrative franchise. And now there’s a sequel. The new film isn’t due out in theaters for a while, but Universal and Illumination have been releasing character trailers to promote the sequel. Check out The Secret Life Of Pets 2 trailer for Chloe here below.

The trailer sees Chloe (Lake Bell) trying to get her owner’s attention by any means necessary. Whether it’s tapping her face, or shaking it. Nothing seems to work. That is until Chloe coughs up a hairball. And we get to see the side effects of catnip.

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‘The Secret Life Of Pets 2’ Trailer: Going To The Vet Is Crazy
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Secret Life Of Pets 2

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have released the first trailer for The Secret Life of Pets 2. The sequel will feature a few changes and some new additions as well. One of the most notable changes is Patton Oswald stepping in to replace Louis C.K, who voiced Max, the lead dog, in the first film.

Meanwhile, Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart, and Eric Stonestreet are all returning to reprise their respective roles. But the sequel will be making some new additions that include Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll, and Pete Holmes. Check out the trailer, below.

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Movie Review: Sing
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Sing

Sing
Director: Garth Jennings
Screenwriter: Garth Jennings
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG | 110 minutes
Release Date: December 21, 2016

Sometimes what looks good can end up being just slightly disappointing. In this case, Illumination’s Sing gives a very earnest effort through its well-intentioned story and an excellent collection of songs that spans generations and genres, but falls very short of being great through its lack of a narrative and inability to juggle the many subplots. Backed by a great ensemble of actors and singers, director Garth Jenning‘s animated film has all the makings of an Illumination Entertainment film, but fails to execute a great concept.

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‘Sing’ Interview: Garth Jennings On Making Singing Animals Feel Human
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Sing Interview Garth Jennings

In Illumination’s latest film, Sing, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) is holding a singing competition in his dying theater in a last ditch effort to scrounge up the money needed before the bank can repossess his beloved property. The optimistic koala settles on five contestants: a mouse (Seth MacFarlane), a timid elephant (Tori Kelly), a pig (Reese Witherspoon), a gorilla (Taron Egerton), and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson), in hopes that they can generate the funds necessary to keep the theater afloat but also bring back interest in genuine talent. Little does he know that the road to success isn’t easy, but with a little hard work and some faith, it can be done.

We had a phone interview with the film’s director Garth Jennings (A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Son of Rambow) to talk about what it was like to get clearance for the songs, working on his first animated film, his reaction to all the positive buzz, and much more. Check it out below.

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‘Sing’ Trailer: Animals Have Dreams Of Singing Stardom
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Universal has released the final trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s Sing.

From the writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri, the film is the sixth animation feature from the studio and features the voice talents of Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. Check out the new trailer below.

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Official Trailer For ‘Sing’ From ‘Minions,’ ‘Secret Life Of Pets’ Animation Studio
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Illumination's Sing

Back in February we saw a teaser trailer for Sing, the latest animated feature from Illumination Entertainment, the studio behind Despicable Me and its sequel, the spinoff Minions, and upcoming release The Secret Life of Pets.

Now Illumination has released the full official trailer for the movie, which follows animals getting the chance to show off their singing talents in a competition similar to the ones humans are very familiar with.

You can read more about the movie and watch the new trailer below.

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DVD Review: ‘Son of Rambow’
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Son of RambowSon of Rambow
Directed by Garth Jennings
Starring Will Poulter, Bill Milner
Paramount Home Entertainment
Release date: August 26, 2008

I don’t know where this stuff starts. For months I had heard about this movie, the darling of the festival circuit, and had been interested in its premise. Two British lads inspired by a bootlegged copy of the movie Rambo: First Blood set out to make their own version of the film to try and win a young filmmaker competition. Sounds promising but there’s only one small problem: It was boring as hell.

I sat down to watch Son of Rambow one evening and fell asleep halfway through it. I woke up a couple hours later and finished it. Feeling I didn’t give it a fair shake, I waited until the next day and re-watched it in its entirety. What conclusions did I draw the second time around? That I was right the first time.

I know it’s supposed to be cute and endearing to watch kids do things usually reserved for adults but I just didn’t care about these kids or their actions. You’ve got your basic buddy story setup. Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the most misbehaved kid in school, bullies classmate Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) into hanging out with him. Wouldn’t you know, along the way they grow into actual friends. Neither kid seems to have any real guidance around him at home.

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