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‘Onward’ Trailer: Pixar Wants To Know If You Believe In Magic
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Disney Pixar ONWARD

Onward is best described as a fantasy adventure set in suburbia. And based on the two images that were released earlier this week, that would seem to be the case. Now Disney•Pixar has unveiled their first trailer for the upcoming animated film starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as two elves who embark on a quest to see if there is still magic left in the world. Check out the full trailer here below.

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Movie Review: Ma
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Ma
Director: Tate Taylor
Writer: Scotty Landes, Tate Taylor
Cast: Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Luke Evans, McKaley Miller, Missi Pyle, Corey Fogelmanis, Marjay Ross, Gianni Paolo, Dante Brown
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated R | Minutes: 99
Release Date: May 31, 2019

Ma can be seen as a cautionary tale about horrible teens doing horrible things because they are horrible people whose actions will have dire repercussions. The reality of this is that when a bully’s actions go unpunished, it is only a matter of time before the sins of the past come back to haunt the person. It’s a pretty sound premise for a horror film.

The only problem is, Ma lacks structure, balance, and cannot figure out what exactly it wants to be because it feels like there are two separate films going on at once. Director Tate Taylor’s latest effort brings out the best in Octavia Spencer, who plays the titular character, but she’s surrounded by characters who lack depth. My full review below.

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Geek Peek: Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Offers A First Look At A Magical Domesticated Life
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Disney Pixar Onward Title

Pixar’s Onward may open in theaters in 2020, but we are getting our first look at the film that combines fantasy and reality.

In the upcoming animated feature, Tom Holland and Chris Pratt play two magical elves who embark on a quest to find out if there is still magic left in the world. It will be the studio’s newest original film following 2017’s Coco. Check out the two new images below.

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Apple Reveals First Look At Their New Streaming Service Apple TV+
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Apple TV Plus

Apple has unveiled Apple TV+, their very own subscription-based streaming service. This is a huge moment for the tech giant, which will now be entering the ring with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu to deliver original content from some of the best storytellers. Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, M. Night Shyamalan, Ron Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Sofia Coppola, Reese Witherspoon, Hailee Steinfeld, and Damien Chazelle are among those who already have titles on the way which will be available exclusively on Apple TV+.

Though a lot of the details on what we could see are still limited, a pair of preview videos show us what to expect from the streaming service. Check out the videos below.

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‘The Witches’: Octavia Spencer Among Latest To Join Roald Dahl Adaptation
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The Boy and His Grandmother In The Witches

Following the news last month that Anne Hathaway will play the Grand High Witch in director Robert Zemeckis‘s new adaptation of the 1983 Roald Dahl book The Witches, comes word that fellow Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is in talks to join her on the cast. Earlier today we saw an official trailer for one of Spencer’s latest, a horror titled Ma.

In addition to Spencer joining the cast it’s also being reported that Jahzir Bruno and Codie-Lei Eastick are currently in negotiations for roles, and that Black-ish creator and writer of the upcoming Shaft and Coming to America sequels Kenya Barris will now be co-writing the screenplay with Zemeckis.

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‘Ma’ Trailer: Octavia Spencer Just Wants To Have A Friend
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We’ve seen Octavia Spencer in some pretty inspiring and Oscar-winning roles. But never quite something like Ma, which Universal Pictures has released an official trailer for.

In the film Spencer plays as a quiet loner who helps some teenagers buy booze and sees the opportunity to make some new friends by taking them to her basement. Though they suspect something, it turns out she isn’t all that bad. That is until she becomes more aggressive as her popularity starts to rise. And when one of the kids breaks the ground rules of never going upstairs, things in this once small quiet town become really scary. Check out the trailer for Ma below.

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Disney•Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Casts Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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Disney Pixar Onward Title

Last year, at the D23 Expo 2017, Disney announced a previously untitled Pixar project that would be directed by Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) and produced by Kori Rae. At the time the film was described as a fantasy set in suburbia.

Now Disney and Pixar have titled their fantasy pic Onward. In addition to that, they have confirmed that the voice cast will include talents like Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. More on the report below.

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Movie Review: Green Book
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Green Book

Green Book
Director: Peter Farrelly
Writers: Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Studio: Universal Pictures
Rated R | 130 Minutes
Release Date: November 16, 2018

Race is a touchy subject for any film to address. But Peter Farrelly‘s Green Book addresses it earnestly and with heartwarming charm. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali give us two of the most powerful performances of the year.

While it is a familiar story that doesn’t do anything groundbreaking, it reminds us that something as simple as friendship can be powerful enough to break down the barriers of racism and social inequalities. My full review below.

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‘Instant Family’ Trailer: Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne Learn The ABCs of Parenting
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Instant Family

We’ve all seen Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne in comedies before. Both are clearly up to the task of making audiences laugh. And now we will get to see the two work together in Sean Anders‘ film Instant Family, which is based on a true story.

Paramount has dropped the first trailer for the upcoming film which sees the two play a married couple who suddenly adopt three children and learn that parenting may be difficult, but there are great rewards that come with it. Check out the trailer and a featurette below.

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‘Green Book’ Trailer: Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali Forge A Friendship That Transcends Race
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Green Book

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Green Book from comedy director Peter Farrelly. The film sees a blue-collar bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) hired to drive a pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a concert tour.

While the two are an unlikely pair, the road trip will help forge a friendship between them that will transcend race during that 1960s. Check out the full trailer below.

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