Category Archives: Pop Culture

Now Playing: “The Grinch” in Theaters Everywhere (11/9/2018)

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Hey there my friends, we are here once more to share news about an exciting movie opening. We’ve talked about this one already with the trailer posting but today is the day that “The Grinch” opens in theaters everywhere. This is the third telling of the time honored story featuring the beloved Dr. Seuss character who just wants a little peace and quiet on Christmas and how he hopes to get it. The poster, brief premise and voice casting for this computer animated feature are below. Dig in.

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The Premise:
The Grinch hatches a scheme with his trusted canine Max to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan to make their annual holiday three times bigger that year. Meanwhile, Cindy Lou Who plans to seek out Santa Claus to thank him for helping her widowed mother every Christmas, but little does she know she is trying to blow the Grinch’s cover.
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166 Documentary Features Submitted For 2018 Oscar® Race

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The Press Release:
One hundred sixty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“Above and Beyond: NASA’S Journey to Tomorrow”
“Active Measures”
“Amazing Grace”
“American Chaos”
“Andy Irons: Kissed by God”
“Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco”
“Avicii: True Stories”
“Bali: Beats of Paradise”
“Bathtubs over Broadway”
“Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché”
“Believer”
“Better Angels”
“Bill Coors: The Will to Live”
“Bisbee ’17”
“The Bleeding Edge”
“Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat”
“Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine”
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25 Animated Features Submitted For 2018 Oscar Race

The Press Release:
Twenty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 91st Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“Ana y Bruno”
“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”
“Early Man”
“Fireworks”
“Have a Nice Day”
“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”
“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“The Laws of the Universe – Part I”
“Liz and the Blue Bird”
“Lu over the Wall”
“MFKZ”
“Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms”
“Mirai”
“The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl”
“On Happiness Road”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Ruben Brandt, Collector”
“Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero”
“Sherlock Gnomes”
“Smallfoot”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
“Tall Tales”
“Teen Titans Go! To the Movies”
“Tito and the Birds”
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Universal Pictures “Glass” Official Trailer #2 (Coming 2019)

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It was back during the San Diego Comic Con that I first posted about the movie “Glass” and how amusing it is to me to be doing another post just shortly after the NY Comic Con has ended. If you missed that trailer item please click HERE to check it out on PiercingMetal since I’ve loaded a different teaser poster there and the clip might be slightly different from this new one down below. Let’s watch.

Premise: Following the conclusion of Split, David Dunn pursues Kevin Wendell Crumb’s superhuman persona of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price, going by “Mr. Glass”, emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

The Cast/Characters:
James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Horde
Bruce Willis as David Dunn
Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass
Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke
Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple
Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn
Charlayne Woodard as Mrs. Price
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Disney’s “Aladdin” Official Teaser Trailer (2019)

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I guess I should have expected another live-action rendition of a Walt Disney Animated feature now that “The Jungle Book” had opened and closed in theaters (it came out in 2016 for those who weren’t paying attention). Though I didn’t see it myself, it sure looked good from the trailers and its on my list of eventual “must see” films. Now it’s Aladdin’s turn with a live-action reworking of the amazing film. Let’s look at the just revealed teaser trailer.

The Cast:
Will Smith as Genie
Mena Massoud as Aladdin
Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine
Marwan Kenzari as Jafar
Navid Negahban as The Sultan
Nasim Pedrad as Dalia
Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders
Numan Acar as Hakim
Frank Welker as the Cave of Wonders
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