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Box Trolls not to be confused with Troll Dolls or The Littles #TheBoxtrolls

theboxtrollsLAIKA will unveil the final trailer for its upcoming family event movie THE BOXTROLLS at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on Wednesday, June 11, timed to its global digital debut.

LAIKA will unveil the final trailer for its upcoming family event movie The Boxtrolls at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on Wednesday, June 11, timed to its global digital debut. The trailer will be presented at Annecy before an open-air screening of LAIKA’s Academy Award® and BAFTA®-nominated second feature ParaNorman. Chris Butler, who wrote and directed ParaNorman, will introduce the movie and participate in an audience Q&A.

The Boxtrolls will begin its theatrical rollout on September 12 in several international territories including the United Kingdom and Mexico; and will be released in France in October. The film will bow nationwide in the United States and in Canada on September 26. The film is being released by Focus Features in the U.S., eOne Films in Canada, and Universal Pictures International in all other territories.

Fueled by the vision of its owner, NIKE Inc. Co-Founder and Chairman Phil Knight, and its President and CEO Travis Knight, LAIKA is an animated feature film company located just outside Portland, Oregon dedicated to creating bold, distinctive, and enduring works of art. LAIKA’s first feature film, Coraline, released in February 2009, was the first stop-motion animated feature film to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3D. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award® and a BAFTA® Award for Outstanding Animated Feature and won the prestigious Cristal Award at the Annecy International Animation Festival. ParaNorman, also Oscar® and BAFTA®-nominated, was released in August 2012. For more information please visit www.laika.com.

LAIKA’s third film is The Boxtrolls, based on Alan Snow’s bestselling novel Here Be Monsters.   Introducing audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, these soft-boiled detectives uncover the hidden connections in Eggs’ past and devise a daring plan to save his unique family.

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THE BOXTROLLS releases in theaters on September 26!

Funny guys from New Girl star in #LetsBeCops

Oh my gosh! When I saw that two of the best NEW GIRL characters, Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson were co-starring in the movie “Let’s Be Cops” I immediately started giggling because YOU KNOW this movie is going to be hysterically awesome!

Lets-Be-CopsFake cops, real trouble.  20th Century Fox has just released a brand new TRAILER for their upcoming comedy, LET’S BE COPS. Watch the hilarious trailer NOW, featuring the ultimate duo, Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson!

Be sure to catch the comedy event of the summer, when LET’S BE COPS booms into theaters AUGUST 13, 2014!

LET’S BE COPS

Action-Comedy

Release: August 13, 2014

Director: Luke Greenfield

Written by: Luke Greenfield & Nicholas Thomas

Producers: Simon Kinberg, Luke Greenfield

Cast: Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy and Andy Garcia.

SYNOPSIS:

It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops.  When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations.  But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

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20th Century Fox puts on their dancing shoes for a RIO 2

rio2My four-year-old, Finn, my best Finn as I like to call him, absolutely loves the movie Rio. In fact, he loves Rio so much that I downloaded the soundtrack and we listen to it in the car sometimes. He sings, he dances, he wants to watch the movie all the time. I may or may not have hid the case recently. Which begs to question… do I tell him about Rio 2? Of course I will because it would be cruel not to let him know that one of his favorite movies has a sequel.

Get into the groove with the latest trailer for RIO 2 from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios.

Voice Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars, and Kristin Chenoweth

Release: April 11, 2014

Veronica Mars movie in theaters today, win the DVD

veronica marsI am a Veronica Mars fan and I’m not the only one. It’s incredibly awesome though that thanks to a historic crowdfunding campaign, this is the first movie made BY FANS. In fact, fans raised $5 million dollars to get this movie produced and sent to the big screens. Incredible!

Not only did fans raise the money but somehow the amazing Rob Thomas is who was picked to produce the flick! I think this just goes to show how powerful us everyday folk can really be. Very cool!

The premise of the movie is as follows:

“On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don’t seem right with how Logan’s case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.”

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Giveaway open to the U.S.A. and Canada

**All prize packs will ship after the DVD release date ETA May 2014.

Thank you to Warner Bros. who is supplying these materials to promote their awesome Veronica Mars series/movie.

A summer movie must see “Guardians of the Galaxy”

20140220-205036.jpgThe folks casting for Marvel’s upcoming film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” have done very well with the decisions. The movie will be starring actors and actresses such as, Zoë Saldana, Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Glenn Close, Lee Pace and John C. Reilly.

The movie is about Pratt’s character Peter Quill, otherwise known as Star Lord, who assembles a team of aliens to help protect him from the extraterrestrial villain Ronan (Pace).

Very fun!

Valentine cartoons just aren’t what they used to be

Where are the class valentine cartoons with the skunk.. what was his name? Pepe Le Pew! Yes! Valentine’s Day was his day! Remember how he used to chase after that black kitty cat, I don’t remember her name either but he thought she was a female skunk. She, of course, took offense because um he thought she was a skunk. No I think she took offense because he was overly assertive about his pursuit. Maybe if he as more casual about his affections things could have worked out for the two critters.

I’m also super fond of the Valentine card we had growing up with Rainbow Brite or the Jetsons, they were so much cooler than the cards you can find in the stores now. Which is why my kids make their own Valentine’s from printables that I find online and we cut them out and each person gets something more individual.

So one of our readers will win a movie from this list at random, but let’s be honest all of them would be an awesome prize so whichever you end up winning for your kids will be loved!

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition
A Charlie Brown Valentine
Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers
Happiness is… Peanuts: Friends Forever
Elmo Loves You
Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack

Many thanks to Warner Brothers for sure a super sweet giveaway!

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Super Bowl Ads will be the best part of the game this year for sure

My husband has to work during the Super Bowl and neither of the teams we like are in the big game so really all it has going for it are the commercials and of course whatever snacks I decide to make for me and the kids.

One of the talked about ads this year will not be airing and it is for SodaStream. Sadly, Pepsi said they simply won’t allow the competition. Coke on the other hand didn’t really care one way or the other, probably because their commercials are usually awesome anyway.

A commercial which will be airing is one by the America’s Wetland Foundation and it has a super cool story.

The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) will launch its new ‘GAME ON!’ campaign to save coastal Louisiana with an advertisement titled ‘Eagle,’ during Super Bowl XLVIII, expected to be one of the most-watched television events of the year.

game-on-ad“Seventy-four percent of people in this state consider saving the coast to be the most important issue of our lifetime,” said AWF Chair R. King Milling, referencing a statewide poll released last week by the Foundation “The public knows we’re out of time. But we have a plan in place, and if we come together now, we have a chance to accomplish something truly extraordinary.”

AWF’s ad will feature young Louisiana football players as part of a call for teamwork to save the coast for future generations. Louisiana loses the equivalent of a football field of land every 50 minutes, a fact first popularized by AWF when it created a virtual ‘flooding’ of LSU’s Tiger Stadium ten years ago to raise awareness of coastal land loss. Since then, the football field metaphor has helped to generate billions of media impressions throughout the country and around the world.

AWF’s poll found that 97 percent of voters believe it will take a team effort of government, industry, education and non-profit organizations to the restore the coast, agreeing that a unified effort is the best hope for coastal restoration and protection, not assigning blame for what has been lost.

“It’s time for us all to get our game on and that’s the message we’re taking to the public on Super Bowl Sunday,” said AWF Senior Advisor Sidney Coffee. “Think of everything that is rooted in the coastal landscape that is disappearing so rapidly – the unique cultures and communities, vital national economic assets, and a truly critical ecosystem of global significance. With so much at stake, we hope this is one of those Super Bowl ads people remember.”

AWF’s new GAME ON! ‘Eagle’ ad will run both before and during Super Bowl coverage on Fox affiliates and Cox Media throughout southern Louisiana. The ad was produced by Compose Digital Design and Marmillion / Gray Media, both based in Baton Rouge.