If asked, I’d sum up this movie in one sentence. I’d say that it’s about a depraved matriarchal killer named Rose the Hat (Ferguson). She started her bloodshed over a century ago, and moves around the country with her band of misfit vampires, for lack of a better word, looking for souls to steal along the way. This story is utterly wicked as is she.
“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.
ABOUT “TOY STORY 4”:
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.
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
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.
BURBANK, CA, July 2, 2018 – Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s “IT CHAPTER TWO,” director Andy Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit “IT,” which grossed over $700 million globally. Both redefining and transcending the genre, “IT” became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest-grossing horror film of all time.
Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “IT CHAPTER TWO” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. Bill Skarsgård returns in the seminal role of Pennywise. James McAvoy (“Split,” upcoming “Glass”) stars as Bill, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Mama”) as Beverly, Bill Hader (HBO’s “Barry,” “The Skeleton Twins”) as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV’s “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”) as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV’s “Mary Kills People”) as Ben, James Ransone (HBO’s “The Wire”) as Eddie, and Andy Bean (“Allegiant,” Starz’ “Power”) as Stanley.
Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Lieberher as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie.
Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (“IT,” “Annabelle: Creation”) based on the novel by Stephen King. Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing the film. Marty Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are the executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Checco Varese (“The 33”), Oscar-winning production designer Paul D. Austerberry (“The Shape of Water”), editor Jason Ballantine (“IT,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Luis Sequeira (“The Shape of Water,” “Mama”).
Production will take place in Toronto, Canada.
Set to open in theaters September 6, 2019, “IT CHAPTER TWO” is a New Line Cinema production. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
(L-r) JESSICA CHASTAIN as Beverly, JAMES McAVOY as Bill, ISAIAH MUSTAFA as Mike, JAY RYAN as Ben, JAMES RANSONE as Eddie, BILL HADER as Richie and ANDY BEAN as Stanley in New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT CHAPTER TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Brooke Palmer
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ was made for the fans. It is tremendously displayed hardcore action that simply doesn’t stop. If you love Marvel and the Avengers films, they’re topped out here. This is the one to beat and I don’t think it’ll be possible to do such a thing. The end will leave you mystified, shocked and salivating for the next feature. Fully shot on IMAX, I do suggest that you find a way to get to an Imax theatre and see it as it was meant to be seen. The CGI is fantastic and as the characters planet hop, it can’t be fully appreciated on a smaller screen.
There’s not a lot to say that will sell you on the film that you most likely don’t already know. If you’re a Marvel fan, you already know the universe that has been created. If you haven’t seen any of these movies, don’t start with this but hurry, get them all watched and catch this one before it leaves theatres! The Russo brothers, Anthony and Joe, took over directing after Joss Whedon left and, even though Whedon seemed irreplaceable, you’ll be convinced this was the right move. The characters, and there are a lot to get through, are given careful attention and had almost equal time onscreen for everyone to develop even more thoroughly than before.
There are many other reasons why you need to see ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ It’s very well thought out, it’s not predictable, it’s incredibly entertaining and the entire 2 ½ hours go by in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, waiting for Avengers 4 will seem like a lifetime. While this film is quite morbid and rather sinister, it has to be one of, if not the best because it took the darker path it needed to.
Parrticular actors get a chance to sink their teeth into moments that are meatier, deeper emotionally and even more comical than before. Once such comedic moment is when Hulk loses his confidence after getting beat during battle and Bruce Banner (Ruffalo) must discover a way to take over when needed. Another hysterical scene is when Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) calls an ominous looking character named Ebony Maw (Vaughan-Lawlor) ‘Squidward’ due to his resemblance to the character in ‘Sponge Bob Square Pants.’
So, while there is a lot of darkness, there’s a wonderful balance of humor, as well, mostly from the previously mentioned characters and from Peter Quill / Star-Lord (Pratt) due to his jealousy of Thor (Hemsworth).
We start by finding out that Asgard was under assault by Thanos (Brolin) who wants all of the Infinity Stones so he can control the universe. He believes that the random death, genocide, of half of a planet’s population, is merciful. Only he has what it takes to rid the planet, therefore the universe, of misery and despair by doing what no one else has the guts to do… murder by the trillions. So, he’s on the hunt for all the stones. Everyone is doing their best to keep them hidden from him but he’s has declared war with them, he’s strong and is winning. He’s not having too much trouble finding the stones and one by one, with what seems like very little opposition, he takes them.
This is particularly entertaining because while you may want our heroes to win, there’s a certain delight in watching them in peril for a change. The fight lasts a long time before they finally come together to deal some serious blows. The length of the film gives you time to truly care for what’s going on in this world and also question moves made by certain characters. Dr. Strange (Cumberbatch) will have you exceptionally perplexed. But, I’ve said enough. I’ll let you find out the rest on your own. If you’re a fan, you must immediately get to the theatre and watch this movie. Then, run right back in and do the same thing. Don’t drink coffee before you go. You’ll regret it about an hour in when you decide you can’t miss a moment of the film.
* There is only one end credit scene.
* Look for Stan Lee on the bus.
Broken Lizard is our Monty Python and Super Troopers was their Holy Grail. One can only imagine what a Holy Grail Part 2 could have been but with Super Troopers… get to the theatre today and wonder no more.