The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Trailer #1 (2019) *They Come in Pieces*

 

The LEGO Movie was one of the best surprises I’ve had at the movies this decade.  It combined a wildly inventive animation style with a script that had laughs and feels in it for anyone from 1 to 100.  Future LEGO installments haven’t been able to touch the magic of the original, and the sequel arrives early next year after a number of rewrites.  While the original voice cast returns, original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are only producers this time and the final script is only based on a story idea of theirs.

Everything is not awesome in Bricksburg.  Five years after Taco Tuesday, our heroes are in a post-apocalyptic DUPLO-created nightmare.  The first trailer for the sequel has some laughs and made me smile, but I’m honestly a more than a little worried that without Lord & Miller running this show it’s going to be hard to recapture the magic of the first film.  The LEGO Movie 2 will open in February 2019.  More from Coming Soon below. Continue reading The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Trailer #1 (2019) *They Come in Pieces*

Bumblebee Trailer #1 (2018) *Every Adventure Has a Beginning*

The tagline for the first spin-off in the Transformers franchise is “Every Adventure Has A Beginning.”  That’s a little ironic since it looks like Bumblebee will be the end of the line for the Bay-verse Transformers.  The film, which stars Hailee Steinfeld, opens December 21st, and will be the first live-action Transformers film directed by someone other than Bay.  Travis Knight will be helming the film, but as the trailer hearkens back to the original Transformers movie, the franchise is at a crossroads.

Transformers: The Last Knight was the fourth horrible sequel in a row for Transformers, but the first one that actually managed to underperform at the box office for Paramount.  Two weeks ago, the studio removed the planned seventh Transformers film from their schedule for 2019.  Hasbro, which owns the rights to the franchise, is reportedly looking to reboot the franchise with greater creative control over content, which will require a renegotiation with Paramount before proceeding with future installments.  More from Coming Soon below.

Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Daddy’s Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Jason Drucker (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul), Kenneth Choi (American Crime Story), Ricardo Hoyos (Degrassi: Next Class), Abby Quinn (Landline), Rachel Crow (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train), and Grace Dzienny (Zoo).

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

The film is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (Argo, Inception) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson (Unforgettable).

Bumblebee will be released in the U.S. on December 21, 2018.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer #1 (2018) *So. Many. Princesses.*

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”

The film will also include a team up of all the Disney Princesses including Auli‘i Cravalho (Moana), Kristen Bell (Anna in Frozen), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin), Paige O’Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid). 

Directed by Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids, co-writer Zootopia), and produced by Clark Spencer, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-Ralph 2 hits theaters on November 21.
*TEXT from Coming Soon

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