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…)
Despicable Me 2
Check Out a Handful of New Images from ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’, ‘World War Z’ and 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!