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Newest Trailer for Trolls World Tour delivers plot and music

Trolls turned out to be a really good kids movie when it landed many years ago. It was followed up by a cartoon and a Christmas special but the absence of a sequel meant that parents (like myself) were stuck watching the first movie ov...

 
 
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We're getting a Barney movie

We've seen some wild feature film adaptations over the past few years. The Emoji Movie, UglyDolls; not one but two Angry Birds films. Well things about to get a whole lot more purple around here (and I'm not talking about my dream of a...

 
 
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Paddington producers to adapt Pippi Longstocking into a film

Pippi Longstocking, the wildly successful children's book series, is set to receive another film adaptation soon. In a report from Variety, it's been revealed that Studiocanal and Heyday Films will be partnering together to bring the belove...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Uglydolls

Uglydolls is an ugly movie. And, yes, I realize that the moral of the film is supposed to be about not judging things by how they look, but what's on the inside. But Uglydolls is ugly throughout. At no point in its under 90-minute...

 
 
 
 
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Review: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I've been trying to hard not to demean the merit of computer animation, so hopefully this won't come across as a backhanded compliment—with the How to Train Your Dragon series, I truly felt like I was watching films, rather ...

 
 
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Review: The Kid Who Would Be King

There's a certain magic to the perfect childhood movie. It involves the right mix of high adventure, coming of age, poor parental supervision, and the innocence of youth. The 80s was jam-packed with movies that somehow nailed this (or maybe...

 
 
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We may be getting a Baby Shark movie

For anyone alive with children "Baby Shark" is a song that will never ever ever leave your head. Its catchy beat and easy dance has captured the minds of children everywhere and burrowed deep into their cerebral cortexes so that they beg to...

 
 
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Margot Robbie to produce and star in Barbie movie

Hey kids! Did you know that Mattel has just launched their own film division, called Mattel Films, and that they're making a Barbie movie? Well they are! And they brought along everyone's favorite Hot Topic sensation Harley Quinn! I mean Ma...

 
 
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The Kid Who Would Be King drops new trailer and posters

I don't know anyone who is turbo excited about The Kid Who Would Be King, but I'm getting a fun vibe from it that a lot of movies lack these days. The kind of kids movie that is just enjoyable to watch and leaves you feeling happy. Somethi...

 
 
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The Grinch 2000 is the worst Christmas movie I've ever seen

I hate it when my well thought out plans get screwed up.  Originally, this piece was going to be a feature about all of the various big screen and small screen adaptations of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, one of my favorite Christmas...

 
 
 
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I'm happy John Lasseter is leaving Disney

I've always had very conflicting feelings about Disney's former Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter. This was even before the frequent sexual harassment claims, which led him to take a six-month sabbatical last year before announ...

 
 
 
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Review: The Grinch

Believe it or not, prior to my screening I wasn't paying that much attention to Illumination's The Grinch, but from what I did see I thought the film was going to try something a little new with the character and focus on how he became...

 
 
 
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Paddington 3 in the works and you all better go see it

At Flixist we don't cover kids movies with that much regularity. With that in mind, you're probably wondering why I've chosen to publish a story about a possible third film in the Paddington series coming out as, at face value, th...

 
 
 
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Review: Smallfoot

The fact that's there's a Tod Browning's Freaks reference in Smallfoot doesn't really say all that much about the movie. It's not actually crammed full of clever comedy for adults, or secretly hiding darker themes than w...

 
 
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Review: The House with the Clock in Its Walls

You know what a lot of kids movies lack these days (I ask while waving my cane in the air at a cloud)? Charm. There's some amazing stuff going on for sure, but that certain "charming" characteristic is often missing. Maybe it's because chil...

 
 
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Wonder Park trailer is clearly hiding a dark secret

We got the first trailer for Paramount's Wonder Park today and normally I'd let it slide right by but the teaser trailer is so devoid of anything even remotely hinting at a plot that I felt compelled to share it. It definitely lo...

 
 
 
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Robert Zemeckis is going to direct a remake to The Witches

Warner Bros. and Robert Zemeckis are in final negotiations for him to direct a remake of Roald Dhal's The Witches. This is meant to be a more direct adaptation of the book in which a boy returns to England with his grandmother, an ex witcho...

 
 
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First Trailer for How To Train Your Dragon 3 premieres

I don't know why the marketing run for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World seems so slow to me but for some reason, it feels like we've been waiting on this trailer for ages. But it's here now and that's all that matters right? Ta...

 
 
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Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer repairs expectations

It's not even been three months since Ready Player One whelmed at the boxed office and already someone has come along and shown how that should have been done. Love it or hate it, the crux of RPO, outside of nostalgia, was t...

 
 
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The pieces come together for first LEGO Movie 2 trailer

I am hyped for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part because it looks like it's basically the first movie, but more. Most of the time when a movie is just the first movie but more things go wrong. Jokes get recycled, characters get dull, ...

 
 
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Paramount Players bought the film rights for Creepy Crawlers

Creepy Crawlers are the reason I didn't learn to cook until I was in my mid-twenties. The anti-Easy-Bake Oven left a deep impression in me that anything I cooked should spurt neon green guts when I smashed it under my fist, or it wasn't wor...

 
 
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Fox is making a Choose Your Own Adventure interactive movie

At CinemaCon, Fox has announced that it will be making a film and possibly more based on the Choose Your Own Adventure book series. This blurs the line between film and game the same way that 80s VCR games did with hopefully better results....

 
 
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Review: Sherlock Gnomes

I’ve never watched Gnomeo and Juliet, the first entry in the British Garden Gnome Public Domain Property Parody Adventure series, but apparently they opted not to end the first film with mutual suicide. If you’re looking for a...

 
 
 
 
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See Early Man early and free

February likes to pump out kids movies because that helps the box office survive, and Early Man is one of those movies. But it's also from Aardman Animation so it's actually kind of exciting. Their work isn't always the best, but it's alway...

 
 
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Review: Peter Rabbit

Have you ever wanted to watch General Hux at his most detached strangle the life out of realistic looking bunny while he curses him for driving him to murder? Or maybe you've had a desire to see a weird love triangle between a rabbit, a man...

 
 
 
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Review: Coco

A litany of Disney animated films have explored various cultures. Whether or not they were entirely respectful of those cultures is up for debate, but the one constant up until recently was that neither Disney nor Pixar tackled any aspects ...

 
 
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Check out the first teaser for The Incredibles 2

There isn't much to go on in this teaser, honestly, but it does confirm a few things. Baby Jack Jack has a couple of new powers, and the Incredibles theme still pulls at my heartstrings the way it used too.  The sequel will ...

 
 




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Ford v Ferrari"Car Wars"

 

10 Minutes Gone"Regrettably forgettable"

 

Recap: The Mandalorian (Season 1, Episode 1)"Star Wars, but with more shooting"

 

The Shed"It's actually about the vampire inside the shed"

 

Lady and the Tramp"Wait, this isn't a cash grab?"

 

Midway"戦争はつまらない"

 

Primal"Cage v. Jaguar"

 

Official Secrets"For your eyes only"

 

Doctor Sleep"Not The Shining"

 

Red Letter Day"'You were going to kill my daughter... live on the internet!?'"

 

Terminator: Dark Fate"We're fated to get more sequels"

 

Inside Game"A different kind of whistleblower"

 

Marla"IUDEAD on arrival"

 

The Lighthouse"A twisted tale of American horror"

 

Zombieland: Double Tap"New zombies, same jokes"

 

Carmen Sandiego (Season Two)"Sins of the father"

 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"EEEEEEEEVIIIIIIIIIIIIL"

 

Trick"Give me something good to stab (and stab and stab)"

 

Metallica: S&M²"Fight Fire With Fire"

 

LFF Harriet"Be free or die"

 

Gemini Man"Does whatever a gemini can"

 

LFF The Aeronauts"Reach for the sky"

 
 
 
 
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