The Cast For DownSizing Expands

(PCM) Three new actors have joined the cast for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, a sci-fi satire currently in development starring Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon.

The high concept story, taking place in the not-too-distant future, follows a husband (Damon) and wife (Witherspoon) who voluntarily decide to shrink themselves in an attempt to gain control over their out of control spending habits and lives. Things don’t go according to plan when his wife backs out last minute, leaving the jilted husband in an unfortunate situation.

The Wrap recently reported the addition of Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jason Sudeikis to the cast of the sci-fi dramedy in unspecified roles. Currently slated for a 2017 release, Downsizing is written and directed by Academy Award-winner Alexander Payne along with longtime co-writer Jim Taylor.

Reese Witherspoon is receiving a fair amount of Oscar buzz for her performance in the biographical drama, WildRead more

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Snoopy Flies High in the New Trailer for The Peanuts Movie

PeanutsMovie(PCM) We’re still eleven long months from the release of The Peanuts Movie, the first film in 35 years to star the lovable Charlie Brown and company, but we finally have a new official trailer to tide us over until the movie’s November 6, 2015 release.

20th Century Fox released a new official trailer for The Peanuts Movie today featuring a doghouse-flying, crime fighting Snoopy, a dishevelled Woodstock, and a classically clumsy Charlie as we’ve never seen them before; in state of the art 3D animation.

From Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age franchise comes The Peanuts Movie, a tale of adventure following Snoopy, everyone’s favorite beagle and expert pilot, as he flies high and embarks on his greatest mission yet: to thwart The Red Baron, Snoopy’s arch-nemesis. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown, Snoopy’s best friend, also embarks on his own epic quest.

Directed by Steve Martino (… Read more

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“The Interview” Will Open in Select Theaters on Christmas After All!

TheInterview(PCM) Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s comedy The Interview has seen a mountain of controversy since the infamous SONY hack that damaged the reputations of some of the entertainment industry’s biggest players.

The controversy and scandal came to a head after the hackers behind the attack, calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace” and speculated as having ties to North Korea, threatened 9/11 style terrorist attacks on American theaters screening The Interview on its opening day, Christmas.

It only took a few hours for major theater chains to pull the film. Supporting the theaters, SONY issued a statement saying that they stood by the theaters’ decisions but were not going to officially pull The Interview from all theaters.

After almost every theater chain cancelled their scheduled screenings, SONY decided it would be best to scrap the film’s release. The backlash was immediate, with everyone from George Clooney to the POTUS … Read more

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Will Ferrell Goes Hard With Kevin Hart in First Trailer for “Get Hard”

GetHArd(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures released the first trailer for Etan Cohen’s comedy starring Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell, Get Hard, opening in theaters next year on March 27, 2015.

Get Hard is written and directed by Etan Cohen (Idiocracy, Tropic Thunder) from a screenplay by Jay Martel & Ian Roberts (Key & Peele) from the story by Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers) and Jay Martel & Ian Roberts.

Will Ferrell stars as a white collar worker facing hard time in jail and in need of some toughening up. Comically mistaking small business owner Kevin Hart as a hardened street-wise criminal, Ferrell enrolls him as his coach in the 30 days leading up to his sentence.

Tip “T.I.” Harris and Alison Brie star alongside Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in the March 27, 2015 release.

Watch the official trailer and read … Read more

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High Levels of Sass Detected in the New Trailer for Disney Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

InsideOut(PCM) Disney•Pixar released the first official trailer for veteran Pixar crew Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen’s animated feature, Inside Out.

The trailer, uploaded to the Disney UK account on December 10, has already gained over 2.3 million views and is 2 minutes and 10 seconds of classic relatable Pixar hilarity.

The trailer enters into the modest dining room of a small family; a mother a father, and their oh-so-angsty tween daughter. As an argument mounts between father and daughter, we’re treated to an inside look at both of their subconsciousnesses and the little beings in charge of controlling them.

Inside Out, written and directed by Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) and co-director Ronaldo Del Carmen (Up, Ratatouille), stars Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, and Phyllis Smith

Watch the trailer and read the official synopsis for Inside Out, slated … Read more

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Pixar’s “Finding Dory” Releases Plot and Setting Details

FindingDory(PCM) When Pixar released Finding Nemo in 2003, the animated feature about an anxious clownfish, Marlin, on the hunt to find his son, Nemo, with the help with an endearingly forgetful fish, Dory, became an instant classic.

When news broke in 2012 that a sequel to Finding Nemo was in the works, the excitement was palpable. Then in 2013, Disney announced that the sequel would be titled Finding Dory and would star returning stars Albert Brooks as Marlin and Ellen Degeneres as Dory.

After campaigning for a sequel for some time, Ellen made an announcement on her show expressing her excitement at Disney’s official announcement, saying:

“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16. But the time they took was worth it. The script … Read more

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There’s A Whole Lot of Singing in the New Trailer for “The Last 5 Years”

TheLast5Years(PCM) The first trailer for RADiUS’ dramedy musical, The Last 5 Years, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan in the last 5 years of the young hopeful couple’s failed marriage.

The trailer, clocking in at a little over two minutes, features both Kendrick and Jordan singing their hearts out and is a good tip-off that The Last 5 Years will probably be most enjoyed by someone who is a huge fan of musicals.

Written and directed by Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You), The Last 5 Years is the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s musical based on his own failed marriage to Theresa O’Neill.

Showcasing the talents of Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect) and Jeremy Jordan (Six by Soundheim, Joyful Noise), both seasoned actors with great voices and prior Broadway experience, The Last 5 Years opens in select theaters starting February … Read more

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Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell Star in Etan Cohen’s Comedy, ‘Get Hard’

GetHArd(PCM) Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, undoubtedly two of the successful comedians/actors working, have answered comedy fans’ prayers everywhere and teamed up for Warner Bros. Pictures’ Get Hard.

Get Hard is written and directed by Etan Cohen (Idiocracy, Tropic Thunder) from a screenplay by Jay Martel & Ian Roberts (Key & Peele) from the story by Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers) and Jay Martel & Ian Roberts.

Will Ferrell stars as a white collar worker facing hard time in jail and in need of some toughening up. Comically mistaking small business owner Kevin Hart as a hardened street-wise criminal, Ferrell enrolls him as his coach in the 30 days leading up to his sentence.

When Warner Bros. Pictures first acquired the film in 2012, many comparisons were drawn between the plot of Get Hard and Rob Schneider’s Big StanRead more

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Official Red and Green Band Trailers for Vince Vaughn Comedy ‘Unfinished Business’

unfinished-business-small(PCM) 20th Century Fox released the red and green band trailers for director Ken Scott’s Unfinished Business, starring Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers), Tom Wilknison (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Dave Franco (21 Jump Street).

Unfinished Business is the second comedy directed by Ken Scott to star Vince Vaughn; the two previously worked together on 2013’s dramedy, Deilvery Man.

Sienna Miller (Stardust), James Marsden (X-Men), and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) also star in the comedy, penned by The Pursuit of Happyness and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty writer Steve Conrad. 

A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, … Read more

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The Minions Go Caroling in New AMC Theaters Gift Card Promo

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(PCM) Universal Pictures captured audiences’ hearts with the hilariously sweet animated 2010 summer hit, Despicable Me, and its loveable minions, the endearingly clumsy assistants of anti-hero Gru.

Now, thanks to Dreamworks and AMC theaters, you can watch the adorable group as they sing, or attempt to sing, some classic Christmas carols below!

The minions arrived on a dinosaur-ruled earth, millions of years ago. Their need for organization and purpose lead them to search for a master to follow. After various fatal mishaps befall their numerous masters throughout history (mostly due to their own bumbling actions), the minions are left without leadership.

Without a master, the minions become listless, too unmotivated to even enjoy the life they’ve built for themselves in the Arctic. Minions follows the loveable yellow sidekicks as they search for a new villianous master to serve.

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