Despicable Me 2

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There’s no question about it anymore: nostalgia sells.  Things that make people reminisce about their younger days have been absolutely killing it for the entertainment industry as of late.  A look at any TV station’s lineup will likely reveal a show or two being re-booted, re-imagined, or spun-off from an earlier series; some of the biggest draws in the music world are bands that have gotten back together for a new album or a “reunion” tour; and of course, big-budget films love to take existing storylines or universes and live in those worlds some more.  On the latter front: it seemed almost inevitable, and now it’s official: Jurassic World has become the fastest movie in history to reach the $1 billion plateau.  (more…)

As we begin 2013 it’s time to start getting excited about all the potential blockbusters releasing this year. In anticipation, USA Today has released new images from a variety of box office-smashing hopefuls: Man Of Steel, World War Z, Oblivion, Oz The Great And Powerful, The Great Gatsby, Epic, After Earth, and Despicable Me 2.

Nothing jaw-dropping here, just some quick looks at what you’ll being seeing in theatres this year,

Of all these upcoming flicks, which are you most amped for?

Source: Bleeding Cool

I wouldn’t say Universal Picture’s Despicable Me is in the upper echelon of great animated kid flicks, but it was sappy, cute and funny enough to make $540 million and become the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. I guess, yellow skinned, happy-go-lucky, nugget men is all it takes to sell a picture these days.

Anyhow, Despicable Me was a cash-cow, so naturally a sequel is in the works.

Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters. Despicable Me 2 is scheduled for theatrical release on July 3rd, 2013.

Here’s a trailer featuring those yellow skinned, happy-go-lucky, nugget men (minions) singing, in their wacky little language, The Beach Boy’s “Barbara Ann”:

Uh, did the punchy one say “Potato”? Hehe, I love these guys!