After a long, 14-year wait, the Parr family is back on the big screen with Disney•Pixar's Incredibles 2 blasting into theaters for a new tale filled with heroic action! Now, The Rock Father™ has teamed-up Fandango and the all-new Fandango FanShop to give you a shot at getting geared-up for the movie in-style with a truly incredible prize pack. Three (3) lucky readers will receive bundles including a limited-edition Fandango Gift Card, plus a Funko Pop! vinyl figure, t-shirt and more!
As Jurassic Park celebrates its 25th Anniversary ahead of the release of Universal Pictures' Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a familiar predator is making an appearance at the "Raptor Encounter." Blue, one of the most popular dinosaurs from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s blockbuster Jurassic World franchise, is now part of Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort’s exciting “Raptor Encounter” experiences inviting guests to brave the dangerous predator in daring face-to-face standoffs.
It's never too early to start thinking about my favorite season, Fall, and the greatest holiday of the year, Halloween. That holiday is also the backdrop for John Carpenter's 1978 film, Halloween, one that spawned a sprawling franchise that's been able to last four decades. Now, for the 40th Anniversary of the film that started it all, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride have crafted a story that carves a new path from the events of the original. In Halloween (2018) Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Check out the first trailer below!
As the summer movie season starts, we're starting to see a ton of glimpses into the future. It's been a massive week for movie trailers, and today we've got the first look at DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which doesn't hit theaters until March 1, 2019. The third big-screen Dragons film caps off the trilogy and the this first-look presents it as perhaps the best of the series. After showing this to my girls, we're all hoping that PLAYMOBIL continues their Dragons toy line (more will be released this summer) so that we can get Toothless's new friend! Check out the new trailer,complete with Ed Sheeran's "Castle on the Hill" which also featured in the trailer for last year's Ferdinand...
This is one of those things that can make certain members of the general public that are casual fans of things a little bit confused. More than one person has been Spider-Man, which means that the traditional story of Peter Parker sometimes gets thrown out the window. There's a storyline that's appeared in comics in which there have been many variations on Spider-Man (and not just "man"), perhaps most famously when a kid named Miles Morales dons the mask. This Christmas, that comes to the big screen in the animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," which comes to life from Sony Pictures Animation. Check out the new trailer and full details below!
It's a big day for movie trailers, and for this one we're looking ahead until February of the year 2019. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part takes things from the Mad Max-eque apocalypse that followed the events of "Taco Tuesday" and blasts off for some intergalactic adventure (soundtracked by the Beastie Boys, of course). Crank it up!
"Why is Bumblebee a different car?" "Is that John Cena?" Those are questions asked by The Rock Daughters™ this morning as they checked out the trailer for Paramount Pictures' Bumblebee before school this morning. The first Transformers spin-off to come from the Michael Bay TF Universe, Bumblebee is a much smaller film, and one rooted in the "Generation One" era of the 1980s. We see 'Bee in his most famous form - the one kids learned to love back where it all started as a Volkswagen Beetle. But that's not all... look closely and you'll see that at some point he scans a Jeep Wrangler (maybe a Renegade?), and as the last Transformers film showed us, Bumblebee was at one point a military vehicle circa WWII. The designs are simpler, and there's definitely an E.T. vibe happening as ghostly voice of the late Bernie Mac reminds us that "the car will choose the driver." Take a look...
Last summer, I was in the room at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California when Walt Disney Animation Studios dropped the curtain on the first footage from Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. Like a few other things (such as Jon Favreau's The Lion King and the upcoming "planes in space" thing), that footage has remained under wraps. Sure, we got a teaser trailer back in February, but there was something really buzzed-about that was missing: Disney Princesses and Star Wars. As I mentioned last July when all of the living voices behind the Disney Princesses took the stage at D23, indeed, they're all there - and R2-D2 and C-3PO, too! But that's not all, and now you're finally getting a taste (Infinity Gauntlet). Check out the new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet below!
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They say that time flies when you're a parent, and that's something I never thought much about until we actually had kids. This summer marks two years of backyard movies at our house, or as I like to say it in the interest of sounding fancier: "The Backyard Cinema at Rock Father HQ proudly enters it's third season of screenings." If I was being ultra-cool with it, I'd go ahead and make a full schedule of films, but it's something that tends to happen on-the-fly. Pulling-off a backyard movie night is dependent on a few things, like our schedule, the availability of friends and neighbors to attend, weather, and just how badly the mosquitoes are biting. This week, we kicked-off our third summer of movies with Early Man, the latest film from Aardman, the award-winning tribe that brought you Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, and Shaun the Sheep Movie. Complete with some special soccer balls that my friends at Lionsgate sent over (you may recall that I gave some away back in February when the film was in theaters), the backyard was set-up for fun as not only the first screening of the season, but the first on our new deck (which I still have to stain and finish furnishing). Would you believe that Early Man is sort of a sports film?
The recent ABC reboot of Roseanne has been a smash-hit, but like the woman in the title, it's also been controversial at times. Today it's over. Following a racist, since-deleted tweet in which Roseanne Barr compared Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, to the offspring of the "Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes," ABC pulled the plug on the show. In an email sent out to media this morning, Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment said: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."
Unless I happen to be in Los Angeles for a premiere, I tend to skip the advance screenings of upcoming films. In large part it's due to being 50 miles outside of Chicago proper, which makes attending the advances logistically difficult - but there are exceptions. Star Wars is the one franchise that I consciously avoid attending press screenings for, even though it's the series that most would expect that I'd absolutely want to see early. The reason for that is that the Star Wars films are something special for our family, and for the modern films that Lucasfilm has been releasing under Disney ownership, the tradition is that my wife and I see them at the Thursday night "preview" showings, and then take our daughters to see them over the weekend. My personal connection to Star Wars runs deep, and I was there working with Disney to promote the launch of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, on the ground at the Global Media Event to play a small part in ushering in a new era of Star Wars - a return to the saga that many felt would never happen. Now, with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, I think we've reached a point where all generations should be enjoying these films more than ever before... if they'd just let themselves have some fun.
One of my favorite childhood toys is coming back to television after a successful relaunch last year. Wicked Cool Toys and their partner Alchemy II, Inc. have teamed up with The Jim Henson Company to develop an animated fantasy adventure series for kids ages 3-7 based on Teddy Ruxpin.