Angry Birds Movie 2

From Columbia Pictures’ and Sony Pictures Animation comes THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2!

A hilarious all-star cast of new and returning talent are brought together as the flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their beef to the next level.
Directed by: Thurop Van Orman
Screenplay by: Peter Ackerman
Produced by: John Cohen
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage and Nicki Minaj

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Frozen 2 Trailer

From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’…

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In Theaters Nov. 22, 2019

The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part

This is the best sequel I’ve seen in a long time. It’s perfect. Written very skillfully and playfully by Phil Lord (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Chris Miller (Cloudy Chance of Meatballs) makes it an automatic win. They were the perfect team for this project and their years on this earth researching and studying the material used in this film pays off for their audience in the sheer amount of laughter that’ll be coming out of their mouths. This film is slick, smart and a whole lot of fun.

‘The Lego Movie’ was exceptional and was followed by several other films but ‘The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part’ assembles again the original heroes of Bricksburg in a yarn you won’t see coming. The adventure they take us on is as magical. It’s not only magical for the children sitting in the theatre viewing the beautiful animation and the enlightening story accompanying it, but it’s entertaining for adults, as well. If you didn’t see the first one, don’t worry. You don’t necessarily have to see it to get what’s going on here, however, for more hilarity I suggest you do. 

So, we’re taken inside the town of Bricksburg. All safe were the citizens who believed their lives were comfy and cozy. A Fool’s dream. Their simple lives suddenly become anything but awesome. A very real and BIG challenge confronts them in the form of LEGO DUPLO® blocks. At first, these strangers are thought cute and sweet; anything but dangerous. Their adorable voices, baby doll eyes, and innocent faces leave the town defenseless. Bricksburg is caught off guard when the true aim of Duplo’s destruction and dominance is identified. After a horrific attack, the town tries to rebuild. They’ve learned how to keep Duplo from hurting them by not doing or having anything cute. By not showing weakness of any kind.

This doesn’t work for long… they’re back. However, this time, they make contact with General Mayhem (Stephanie Beatriz). Though he still often goes about singing his ‘Awesome’ mantra, Emmet (Pratt) has just had a dream about the end of times. He and a group he forms must stop this from becoming a reality when everything from his dream starts to come true. The film gets very sophisticated from here. Emmet, Lucy (Banks) and their team are now on their way to meet mysterious Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, who’s played by the incredibly talented and hysterical Tiffany Haddish. The queen has a sinister plan, involving a song that will get stuck in your head, that they must prevent. By the way, this song will get stuck in your head before the movie ends. It drove me crazy for days.

Having hatched a plan on how to destroy the queen, Emmet meets Rex Dangervest who lends a hand in their quest to stop their new enemy, but Emmet sees that one by one the members of the gang gives in to her mysterious power. They now doubt the entire mission… especially when Batman (Arnett) explores his softer side and decides that Alfred might not be the only company he wants for the rest of his life. Superman with glitter in his hair is another giveaway that this strange new world might be one to accept. There are even several different versions of Wonder Woman and each of them is fine with her body type. They listen to and enjoy the strange song which Emmet and Rex refuse to do. They’re staying on course.

When the movie first starts, Will Ferrell’s live-action character of dad is with his son and daughter who are playing Lego’s. He’s insisting that brother share with his sister. This becomes the theme of the film. Duplo and Lego. Boy and Girl. Dark and Light. Destruction of all things.

Enter the message.  

I flipped out over this movie but before I tell you everything that happens, I’ll cut to the chase. See this and on the big screen preferably. You’ll never forget seeing scenes recreated from popular films such as ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and characters such as Bruce Willis from ‘Die Hard’ crawling around in air ducts in his white t-shirt. The adorably destructive Duplo is a must-see. In fact, every one of the characters in this film are amusing and imaginative. Spoiler… you won’t see this one coming but RBG makes an appearance. And why not? She’s everywhere right now! For that alone, you cannot miss, ‘The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part.’

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Bo Peep is a new woman in Toy Story 4… here is her New Look!!

“Bo’s taken control of her own destiny,” said “Toy Story 4” director Josh Cooley. “While Woody was watching Andy grow up, Bo gathered dust until she took it upon herself to head out into the world. And when Woody shows up, they can’t believe that they’ve found each other again.”

Annie Potts returns as the voice of Bo Peep. “She is modern, independent, capable and confident,” said Potts of her character. “Bo is written and conceived to be inspiring as she has weathered life’s ups and downs with grace. I aspire to that.”

“Toy Story,” originally released on Nov. 22, 1995, was the first fully computer-animated feature film and the highest grossing movie of the year. It was nominated for three Oscars® and two Golden Globes®. With new energy from Bo Beep, let’s see how far it goes.


Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.  

Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”), and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney·Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

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U.S. Release Date:  June 21, 2019

Voice Cast:  Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris

Director:  Josh Cooley

Producers:  Jonas Rivera, Mark Nielsen

Another Family Event!! Lego Characters at AZ Mills this week 1/30 and 1/31

I want to make sure that everyone in the community knows about these unique family events!!! What a unique and exciting opportunity! It’s not every day that LEGO fans and families get to meet their favorite LEGO characters in person am I right?! Emmett, Lucy and General Mayhem will be at AZ Mills to greet families THIS WEEK on Wednesday and Thursday, January 30 and 31!!! Don’t miss it!  
Here’s all the information you’ll need to make the event on time. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Arizona Mills Mall (*located next to Sea Life Aquarium)


Emmett, Lucy and General Mayhem will be on site to greet families and take photos!

LEGO Store at Arrowhead Towne Center (*located next to Dicks Sporting Goods)


Emmett, Lucy and General Mayhem will be on site to greet families and take photos!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

LEGO Brick City Display at Tempe Marketplace (*located next to Harkins Theatres across from JUST SPORTS)


Emmett, Lucy and General Mayhem will be on site to greet families and take photos!

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Advance Movie Screening

Movie Screening Summary

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.  

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Phoenix, Arizona

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Movie Screening Date: Saturday, February 2nd
Location: Harkins Tempe Marketplace
Movie Screening Time: 7:00pm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Movie Screening Date:Saturday, February 2nd
Location: Regal Winrock
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THE LEGO® MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART Mini-Room tour coming to Phoenix on 1/26/19!!

Saturday, January 26th 2019


WHAT:           THE LEGO® MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART Mini-Room Multi-City Tour

WHEN:           Saturday, January 26th  

                         Open to the Public: 10:00 am             

*event access on a first-come, first-served basis


WHERE:           Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall

                          7014 East Camelback Road

                          Scottsdale, AZ 85251


*located in the food court area, event is free

WHO:               Emmet and you! THE LEGO® MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART Mini-Room is a unique, limited-time only, traveling experience visiting 11 markets across the country leading up to the film’s release in theaters on February 8, 2019. Fans will experience Bricksburg as never before, with a sneak peek into the world of LEGO hero Emmet, by visiting a hyper-detailed micro recreation version of his living room. Guests will be able to sit on the couch with Emmet and his pal Planty for a unique photo moment.  This special photo can then be captured and delivered to the user in real-time via MMS or email.

*About the film:  The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.  It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

This film is rated PG.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 ‘Snowball’ Trailer

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 – In Theaters June 7

The Secret Life of Pets 2 will follow summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the sequel to the comedy that had the best opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and once again be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me series, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax).

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Dana Carvey, Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Pete Holmes, Garth Jennings, Ellie Kemper, Nick Kroll, Bobby Moynihan, Patton Oswald, Jenny Slate, Eric Stonestreet

Director: Chris Renaud

Co-Director: Jonathan Del Val

Writer: Brian Lynch

Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

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Mary Poppins Returns Movie Review

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is a marvelous, mystical, magical musical that revolves around the same siblings, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Mortimer), from the story within the original Mary Poppins. There are three children in this rendition. The youngsters are, Anabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh) and little Georgie (Joel Dawson). Their father is Michael who’s now widowed. Not long after we meet him, Michael, missing his wife Kate terribly, sings a song called ‘A Conversation.’ In the song he asks Kate where she is. It’s depressing but quite moving. The lyrics at the end of it are, ‘But still, one question fills my day dear. The answer I’ve most longed to know. Each moment since you went away, dear. My question, Kate, is… Where’d You go?’ Heavy lyrics for a ‘family movie.’ 

 This moment in the film is very different from the opening number that has Lin-Manuel Miranda’s, Jack the Lamplighter, singing and dancing while extinguishing the street lamps in, ‘(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky.’ You’ll be impressed with both numbers and already fully invested in this film. The score is gorgeous. The songs are passionate, and you’ll be ecstatic you made the choice to see this at the theatre rather than waiting. Trust me on that. And not only will you love it but it’s for everyone of all ages so bring the whole gang!

Something you’ll likely appreciate most is that some of the animation goes back to old-style Disney. It’s nostalgic, for certain, but its color is vibrant and brings about a feeling of happiness as you watch. It’ll also force smiles on every face in the audience. Color, cheer, happiness and smiles. Not a bad night out. This perfect recipe is a rare find in movies these days.

Set in Depression-era London, or the Great Slump of the 1930’s, Michael and the kids still live in the home that he and his activist sister, Jane, grew up in. Only now, he’s without his wife Kate who used to take care of the finances. Unfortunately, he’s having some money trouble of late, a lot of money trouble, and is about to lose their cherished home on Cherry Tree Lane. In fact, he has until midnight to pay a loan to the evil banker, William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth), that he took out against the house or they’re out in the streets. Seems there’s always an evil banker somewhere, doesn’t it? This one is particularly cruel and not so innocent. Think Potter from, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’

Enter the somewhat self-centered, Mary Poppins. Well, why not be at least moderately egotistical? After all, you can float down on an umbrella and change the lives of everyone you come into contact with. I think that deserves a little puffing of the chest. Yes. From up above, Mary Poppins, attached to the children’s kite, descends upon them once again. Jane and Michael admit to thinking she wasn’t ever real. Grown-ups, am I right? After an outstanding bathtub scene, a bowl is broken in the kids’ room. When this happens, the children are whisked away onto the bowl and begin to see fully what and who Mary Poppins is. There is a rather dark part here full of warnings and strong messages as they try to fix the bowl. The graphics during all of this is eye-popping, to say the least. They’re now in a fascinating world, being taught lesson after lesson. One of those lessons is to beware of what you only think you know… to never judge a book by its cover. This comes by way of the song ‘A Cover is Not the Book,’ which has some amusing lines. Here’s a peek. ‘A cover is not the book. So, open it up and take a look. ‘Cos under the covers one discovers. That the king may be a crook. Chapter titles are like signs and if you read between the lines. You’ll find your first impression was mistook. For a cover is nice but a cover is not the book!’ Each song of the soundtrack is easy to learn, and you’ll be singing along in the theatre before you know it!

I could go on forever, but I may as well just review by saying this… GO SEE THIS ASAP! The costumes, animation and the sets are unbelievable. Sensational! And certainly, you don’t want to miss seeing Dick Van Dyke singing and dancing again. Then there’s Julie Walters and Angela Lansbury in the cast. One of my favorite parts is Meryl Streep singing ‘Turning Turtle.’ It’s unbelievably good! This scene is delightful and quite peppy!

Look, whatever you do, don’t worry that you won’t like it. No one is going to forget Julie Andrews, and no one involved in making this film wants them to forget her or her performance. Most of all, Emily Blunt. This is simply her take on this beloved character. After you see her performance, I think you’ll agree she was the perfect choice to play the role. That said, her Mary Poppins is a bit stricter than the character was in the original. She doesn’t put up with any shenanigans. No ‘Spoonful of Sugar’ for the kiddies here which more resembles the P.L. Travers’ books.

This beautiful, glorious and extremely charming movie is entrancing, especially during certain musical numbers. I’ll leave you with this. I beg you to see ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ on the big screen. If you do, you’ll be fully aware that you’re watching another classic as it was meant to be seen. So, listen to Shari and go see it today. Then go see it again… and again… and again. The ‘Balloon Lady’ insists.

Ralph Breaks the Internet Movie Review

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” proves that Disney Animation can make a sequel based on its legacy of great movies, and does not “Wreck-It”. “Ralph” is a follow-up edition to “Wreck-It Ralph”, which introduced some arcade video game characters. It had a smart story line and large group of quirky, yet lovable, characters. This new update to the continuing “Ralph” story takes two main characters beyond the walls of Litwak’s Arcade. They venture out into the Internet, which Ralph promptly breaks… The online community is not ready for the big, lovable doofus of Ralph, so he takes the Internet by storm.

In the first movie (“Wreck-It Ralph”), Ralph (John C. Reilly) has a job in an arcade game called “Fix-It Felix Jr.” Felix (Jack McBrayer) has met his true love Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch).  Ralph’s best friend is Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), who is go-kart racer from “Sugar Rush”. Vanellope has a ‘glitch’, which gives her unusual functions. She is tired of her life in the Sugar Rush game, and she would like to see much more of the world. Ralph is very content with the state of things, while Vanellope needs to expand her horizons.

After a part breaks on the Sugar Rush game, Mr. Litwak (Ed O’Neill) is forced to unplug this game. All the characters rush out and now are homelessa. Litwak has just installed a router that connects to the Internet, so Ralph and Vanellope find their way into it. They have heard that a new part can be purchased on-line for the Sugar Rush game. They intend to go to that website and bid for that part. But when they bid way too much, they need to find a way to get money to pay for it. Ralph finds a site called BuzzTube, and it is run by an algorithm named Yesss (Taraji P. Henson). She explains that Ralph can become an Internet sensation by creating viral videos. That could get the money they need.

Vanellope and Ralph also find an online video game called ‘Slaughter Race’. It is dirty and grungy and there are no rules. Vanellope thinks it is the perfect world for her racing future. The best racer in that game is named Shank (Gal Gadot), and she has the best car and best skills. She and her crew raise havoc with all the online gamers, because she always wins. Vanellope has met her match with Shank, and she wants to stay in Slaughter Race forever to race her heart out.

When Vanellope goes to a Disney website and meets with all the other Disney Princesses. She likes them all, and they accept her as another real Princess – but she does not feel at home there. Ralph just wants to buy that part to fix Sugar Rush, and then get home to his game. But Ralph begins to worry that his best friend Vanellope will not be coming with him.

Ralph lets his worry and his doubt take over, and he does something really dumb. He wants to convince Vanellope that she should come back to the arcade with him. But Ralph’s plan backfires, in a really big way. The Internet is threatened by the bone-headed move that Ralph makes, and Vanellope is in real danger. Shank tries to help Vanellope, and also later on the Disney Princesses come to her rescue. Ralph finally learns a big lesson that friendship is stronger than distance. Vanellope can still be his best friend, even if they are in two different places. The Internet is saved, and Sugar Rush gets repaired…

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” takes the characters from the first movie and gives them a new and expanded universe to explore. Getting the two main game characters (Ralph and Vanellope) into the Internet-at-large is a terrific concept. Ralph is a ‘fish out of water’ type, while Vanellope embraces all that the new horizons can offer to her. Because this is a Disney movie, all of the properties they own (Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, Disney Princesses, Winnie-the-Pooh, and others) all make a brief appearance.

John C. Reilly does the voice of Ralph, and he proves himself to be a work horse, not a show horse. He is a steady and reliable character voice for the big lug, and it fits him perfectly. Gal Gadot does the voice of Shank, the attractive and super-cool driver in the ‘Slaughter Race’ online game. She is strong and capable, and she becomes a new friend to Vanellope. Taraji P. Henson plays Yesss, and her character is quite quirky. She searches for the next huge viral video, and she encourages Ralph to become a video star.

But then we come to the weakest part of this movie. Sarah Silverman does the voice of Vanellope. But her character’s voice is such a whiney, nasally and annoying voice that it can grate on your nerves. In the first movie, this character was introduced about midway into the stroy. So Vanellope’s voice gets a LOT more screen time in this movie. Vanellope is supposed to be cute and precocious character. But she leans heavy into being more annoying than sweet. However, her character and Ralph are the main two roles, so you get much, much more of the least enjoyable voice in the bunch.