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Power Rangers and the Franchise Fresh Start

IMG_0436‘It’s morphin’ time!’ or you would sing ‘Go, go, Power Rangers!’ Premieres tomorrow, March 24, Power Rangers (Lionsgate), a reboot of the super heroes created by Haim Saban. The film follows the journey of five teenagers who must look for something extraordinary when they realize that their small town Angel Grove – and the world – are on the verge of suffering an attack that the villain Rita Repulsa plans for a long time. Chosen by fate, they will find they are the only ones who can save the planet. But for that, they must overcome their personal problems and join their forces to become the Power Rangers, before it’s too late. Directed by Dean Israelite, the feature stars Dacre Montgomery, singer Becky G, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Bryan Cranston, among others. Actress Elizabeth Banks plays villain Rita Repulsa and is very well on paper. The script was written by John Gatins.

Here are some questions discussed during the press conference that happened in Beverly Hills a few weeks ago. The attendees were actors Dacre Montgomery, who plays Jason Scott, the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott, who plays Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger, RJ Cyler, Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, and singer Becky G, who plays Trini, the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin, who plays Zack, the Black Ranger, Elizabeth Banks, in the role of villain Rita Repulsa, Bill Hader, who borrowed his voice to the robot Alpha 5, director Dean Israelite and screenwriter John Gatins.

This is a very action and stunt heavy film. What sort of training did you have to go through, to get physically conditioned for the role?

RJ Cyler – We all trained in our respective living environments. I trained at 8711 with Becky, and it was mostly physical training. The stunt training consists of being able to respect distances and also knowing that your partner in the scene is your partner and both of your safety is important. You want to keep everybody safe, without bloody noses. And then, we got to Vancouver and we trained for choreography. Our stunt team was really good. They made us safe, and they made us feel safe doing our stunts, even though harnesses are one of the most uncomfortable things.

Naomi Scott – Becky and I trained before we actually got to Vancouver, which was more to do with the stamina to get through the shoot. I don’t think it was necessarily purely an aesthetic thing. It was for us to get strong. At the end of the day, we’re all playing teenagers in school, and not every teenager looks like Ludi Lin.

Ludi Lin – That’s because Ludi Lin is not a teenager!

Naomi – We can only try! So, I think that was really important. For Becky and I, as girls, wanted to look like normal girls.

Dacre Montgomery – I wanted to look as ripped as possible. No. It was a lot of fun. I didn’t come from sports, or a physically fit background. Spending two and a half months in Perth, training in the lead up to shooting was amazing. I learned so much about my body, my flexibility and my diet. It was for the stamina to go through the shoot, but also to learn how to be safe, on set. The choreography and the stunts were so important.

Becky G – I think we should take a moment of silence for all of the teenage girls that fainted, every time the boys posted a shirtless selfie. I grew up in Inglewood, so the concept of fighting was very natural. No. The person you’re working with is not your opponent, they’re your partner. So, learning how to fight for the camera and learning about safety zones was very new, for a lot of us. But it was so much fun, more than anything.

Ludi – I don’t take training as training. It’s not something that’s hard for me to do. I can do it, all the time. I can do it for half an hour, if I have it, or I can do it for six hours, if you give it to me. But, I learn that sometimes I over-train. The first day on set, when we did some camera tests, they had some problems with my man arms.

Did you guys just work with the script that you were given, or did you go back and re-watch the show for inspiration?

Dacre – I just want to say a big thank you to the director Dean and the studio because there was a huge incentive from the creatives to add our own touch. I’m a newcomer, so what do I know, but I think that was pretty fortunate. We’re pretty lucky to have our own opportunity to put our own spice onto the roles.

Becky G – I made the conscious decision not to revisit the show because I wanted to take that impression that it first made on me, and how it inspired and stuck with me, and build on that. What intrigued me the most, when I first had a conversation about the script and my character with Dean, was that, although these names might sound familiar, you are meeting our characters for the first time. It’s taking place now, in 2017, with really relevant and current issues to now, which a lot of kids can identify with and relate to one of our characters, in some way.

Naomi – For me, I just wanted to start fresh.

Ludi – I grew up with the original Power Rangers series, and when I read the script, it struck me as an origin story. We get to go deeper into these kids’ backgrounds. For the TV series, people had a lot of time to grow to love these characters through each episode. But within this movie, you really have to dig deep to make them fall in love and relate to the characters, in that timeframe. I didn’t go back to the original American series, but I did go back and watch a few episode of the original Japanese TV show and it inspired me to think about how different things could be. On that show, everything was different. The Yellow Ranger was a man. That gave me a lot of motivation to actually put my own creativity into these characters, rather than follow some convention or memory.

One of the great things about Power Rangers is the diversity, and this film continues that, as we see one character on the autism spectrum and another character who might be questioning their sexuality. What was it like to be a part of that?

RJ – It was exciting to be able to play a character that was on the spectrum, mostly because it challenged me to learn about something that I had no idea about. It was kind of like starting school over. Also, it rekindled a friendship from my high school years. I called my friends Andre to get insight. Andre is on the spectrum, but he’s one of the most brilliant minds I’ve ever come into contact with. It was really cool to be able to step into that world and do the role justice. It’s something a lot of people don’t understand, but we’re affected by it, in some way. It’s cool, just to be able to show how the world reacts to people on the spectrum, and also how people on the spectrum react to the world.

Becky G – As a new actress, I want to be very aware of what messages I’m taking on, and what message the character is carrying. I feel like this movie is so diverse, in so many ways. First of all, the colors of our skin and where we come from is very different, and that isn’t even mentioned in the movie because it doesn’t matter. We’re all equal, and I think that’s amazing. Not only that, we’re diverse, as far as gender goes. You have two female leads in the Power Rangers, who are working with three male leads, and we say, “Together we are more. Without one, we’re not the same.” I think that’s awesome, as well. Being all about that girl power, I think it’s awesome to know that there’s going to be young women watching this and saying, “Hey, she looks like me!,” or “I can do that, too!” And then, as far as Trini and her identity issues and figuring out who she is, I think that’s something very relevant and current to our generation. We deal with self-identity issues and cyber-bullying. Billy being on the spectrum has a special place in my heart. My little brother, Alex, was diagnosed with autism, at a very young age. Knowing that he’s going to watch this movie and be like, “That’s me!,” and that he can see himself in that character, is all we can ask for, as people, to share a positive message like that. We need that, right now, more than ever, for sure. It’s truly an honor to be a part of all of this.

How did you guys avoid making these characters too cliché?

Naomi – For me, my responsibility is just to do the character justice. When I got the script, I was like, “Okay, who’s Kimberly and what’s she going through?” She’s not perfect. She does something that she regrets, but it’s about how she learns from that mistake. These aren’t perfect kids. They’re all going through things. That’s how I view it. I just want to do the characters justice. It’s about how she learns from her mistakes, rather than just being one thing. We’re not one stereotype. We have different layers going on.

Becky G – Building Trini actually had a lot to do with talking with Naomi and seeing how she was building Kimberly, and one thing we always talked about was the sisterhood and how to make that real. We also didn’t want to be pitted against each other. Two women can be successful at the same thing. It doesn’t have to be that one of them is better, prettier or cooler than the other. I love the contrast between our two characters and how, at the end, they still come together. Especially as young women, that’s how we broke down that barrier.

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Your characters go through a lot in their school lives. What are your own best and worst memories from school?

RJ – My best high school moment has to be my 10th grade talent show. That was the first time I felt like I was going to get out of the friend zone. But the worst thing was when I found out that that doesn’t happen, getting out of the friend zone. I’m gonna go cry now.

Naomi – I enjoyed school. I did have a little moment that I think a lot of people have had, where that one friend isn’t at school that day, so you don’t really have anyone to hang around with and you walk around purposefully at lunch time, even though you’re not going anywhere because you have no one to hang out with. I’ve been there, a few times. I was always in drama club or doing music, and I was friends with everyone, but I didn’t have a clique. Other than that, it was pretty good.

Dacre – My experience in school was very different. I didn’t really have many friends and I was pretty overweight. When you first meet Jason in the film, you think he’s the stereotypical jock. What’s lovely about it is that it doesn’t evolve that way. I hope I was able to mold my own experience to that and make him more multi-faceted, multi-dimensional and interesting to watch, so that people hopefully fall in love with him.

Becky G – My school experience wasn’t always the best. I wouldn’t say I had a greatest day. There isn’t a day that sticks out because I was like, “Wow, that was really cool!” The best way to explain it is that I was in a classroom full of monkeys and I’m a fish, and the lesson of the day was how to climb a tree. I could see it and I knew how to climb it, and I could tell the teacher how to do it, but I just couldn’t do it. Everyone else was climbing the tree and the teacher was like, “Why aren’t you climbing the tree?” And I was like, “‘Cause I’m a swimmer. I’m really good at swimming. I’m just gonna keep swimming ‘cause I’m really good at it.” I would always change schools and I was always the new girl. I connected to Trini because of that. I definitely took a lot of my childhood experiences from school and channeled it. It was pretty shitty, to be honest.

Ludi – For me, high school was bittersweet, like it was for a lot of people. I moved around a lot, so I was the outsider, a lot of the time. I connected to Zack because he’s an outsider. The first thing that comes to my mind is when I finally got up the courage to ask out this girl that I had a crush on, for the longest time. Jessica, if you’re out there, this one’s for you. All of my friends were gearing me up to ask her out, and I had planned this whole thing. I had bought movie tickets, and I was going to buy a rose, but I thought about having to hold the rose for the entire movie, so I got a fake rose with these cool plastic water droplets. I thought that was a good idea. The rose was so realistic that it had spikes, and I was sitting on a plastic spike, the whole time. And then, that night, we were at her house at a party and she wasn’t really talking to me, so I went up to the room to be that lonely philosophical guy. In high school, you think that’s attractive. And she actually came up, so it worked. The sad fat kid sympathy angle worked, and she came up. So I went, “I think you’re pretty and I really like you,” and then I gave her the rose and she gave me a kiss on the cheek. For all of the kids out there, for a five dollar fake rose, you can get a kiss on the cheek. I was the happiest kid, walking home that day, but then I didn’t hear from her for another week. That was the sweet part. The bitter part is that the next time I saw her was when I went over to my best friend’s house, very early in the morning, and she was there.


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Julieta debuts in Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital HD

From the internationally acclaimed auteur and Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar comes Julieta. Pedro is back in the director’s chair for his 20th feature film and Julieta is available today, march 21 on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital copy. Based on three short stories by Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Munro called Chance, Soon and Silence, Julieta tells us a story about a mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty. It is also about fate, guilt complexes and that unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love, erasing them from our lives as if they had never meant anything, as if they had never existed. Julieta has received acclaim for its rich storytelling and supreme design as well as great performances led by Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez and Rossy de Palma.

Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antia. They are both in pain over the loss of Xoan, Antia’s father and Julieta’s husband. But sometimes grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. When Antia turns eighteen, she abandons her mother without a word of explanation. Julieta is haunted by the mystery of this loss and it pervades everything in her life. Her struggle and obsession lead to self-discovery and surprising revelations.

Evoking such earlier Almodóvar films as High Heels and All About My Mother, Julieta reflects on the magic of chance encounters and the fragility of relationships in the face of long-buried secrets.

The film was written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar and was produced by had Agustín Almodóvar and Esther García.

Blu-ray & DVD Special Features Include:

Two Featurettes: “Portrait of Julieta” & “Celebrating Director Pedro Almodóvar”

Digital Special Features Include:

Three Featurettes: “Portrait of Julieta”, “Celebrating Director Pedro Almodóvar”, & “Meet the Filmmaker- Almodóvar at the Apple Store” (exclusive to iTunes)

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¡Latin Food Fest! ™ is here with its 5th Annual Culinary Classic

¡Latin Food Fest!™ returns this upcoming weekend, March 24-25 for its fifth annual Hispanic culinary classic, which includes a kick-off Chefs Night Out, ultimate tasting experience Gran Tasting, energetic street food party Mercado, and chef’s dinner, Latin Supperclub. The America’s largest annual Hispanic culinary celebration will take place at the beach in Santa Monica.

Gran Tasting, brought to you by Obrigado Coconut Water (100% pure coconut water from Bahia Brazil), is the epitome of all tasting events featuring a star-studded culinary showdown and tasting booths, which will take place adjacent the Santa Monica Pier, showcasing from more than 200 restaurants, chefs, artisanal foods makers and renowned purveyors of wine, beer and spirits. We will indulge in a variety of local and international Hispanic food, wine, beer and spirits; meet acclaimed chefs such as two-star Michelin chef Josiah Citrin and watch cooking demos by Peruvian culinarian and restaurateur Ricardo Zarate and Univision chef host Tati Polo.

Dedicated pavilions will include Oasis by Obrigado, Baja Beer Garden, Music Stage, Best of Fest Awards where top chefs go head to head in a fun cooking competition, and Spirits Americas where mixologists and distillers will hold tastings of cachaça (from Brazil), rum (from Cuba), pisco (from Peru), mezcal (from Mexico), stool (from Mexico) and tequila. A VIP ticket grants early admission and access to the “VIP Tent” where we will enjoy special gifts, reserve wine, gourmet bites and hand rolled cigars and in a lively beach setting. In addition to the tastings, the festival also delights other senses with live music by Mestizo LA!, and a silent auction of culinary supplies and memorabilia.

“It’s still difficult to sample every delicious Latin flavor the Los Angeles region has to offer but Gran Tasting nails it,” said Festival Executive Director Lucia Tovar-Matthews. The festival also draws a diversity of attendees while helping to bring awareness and raise funds for the fight against hunger for the Campanile Foundation.

The fifth annual ¡Latin Food Fest!™ will take place on March 24 and 25 in Santa Monica (1550 Pacific Coast Hwy0, in San Diego on August 18 and 19, and in Orange County November 10 and 11. For more information, please visit www.latinfoodfest.com/taste

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VIP Event: THE BOSS BABY “Cutest Screening…Ever!”

My son Ryan and I were invited to attend last Saturday, March 18, an exclusive event THE BOSS BABY “Cutest Screening…Ever!” on behalf of DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox at DreamWorks Studios at Glendale. On the invitation, they highly encouraged the kids to be dressed “like a Boss” and Ryan was very excited to wear a suit! Also, on the lot they had a puppy petting area, kid snacks, coloring area, the animato teaching the kids how to draw the baby face and more. Aside from that we had the chance to watch the new animation which will premiere here in the US on March 31. The event was hosted by Rosie Rivera, Reality TV Personality, Entrepreneur and CEO of Jenni Rivera Enterprises.

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DreamWorks Animation and the director of MADAGASCAR invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ THE BOSS BABY. THE BOSS BABY is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ THE BOSS BABY is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.



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Beauty and The Beast hits theaters this Friday


Emma Watson stars as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast (Photo Credit by ©Disney Enterprises)

Premieres on Friday, March 17, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, one of the most anticipated films of the year. I know it’s an old tale but there is a lot of freshness in this new adaptation of the animated fairy tale about the monstrous-looking prince and the young lady who fall in love. Belle, a resident of a small French village, has her father captured by the Beast and decides to exchange her liberty for her father’s freedom. In the castle, she meets magical objects and discovers that the Beast is, in fact, a prince who needs love to return to become human again. Considered one of the most beloved animations and taking into consideration that was the first animation to be nominated for the Oscar in the category of Best Movie, it would be almost impossible to make a film so perfect or even better, but director Bill Condon nailed it. It’s modern and edgy that it was my reaction when I first saw the movie.

The adaptation remains quite faithful to the 1991 masterpiece; however, writers Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos revealed certain details of the characters and scenarios to give more depth to the story. Gaston, played by Luke Evans, is much more dark and unpleasant. LeFou, played by Josh Gad, is not so perverse, and if you have not followed the controversy surrounding the movie, there are slight and subtle indications that he is gay. And Belle and the Beast, played beautifully by Emma Watson and Dan Stevens respectively, do not show so much the affection that is created between the kidnapped and the kidnapper as in the animation, thanks to a new emotional plot in the story in which the two lose their mothers when they were still a child.

Well, all this to say that it was a pleasure to be at the press conference that happened on the last 5th here in Beverly Hills. Actors Dan Stevens, Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken attended the press conference. Before the questions from the journalists, we watched an exclusive presentation of the soundtrack with composer Alan Menken on the piano, live, where we could listen to songs like Be Our Guest, Beauty & The Beast, among others. The coolest part was when Alan invited the actors Luke and Josh to perform the song Gaston. It was beautiful and emotional, a magical and unique moment.

Let’s check it out what they had to say about the movie during the press conference:

The animated movie is, for so many people, their favorite film of all time. When you approached adapting it for a live action, sort of what was the process for you?


Composer Alan Menken, actress Audra McDonald & director Bill Condon during the press conference.

Bill Condon – Get over the terror first, and then you just start with that basic idea. You’re going to take it into a new medium which is live-action. They’re going to be actors. Emma’s going to be playing a character on real locations that has to fall in love with the Beast. All the behavior in an animated film is sort of a little more exaggerated, so it has to come into reality, and once you start to investigate that, you realize there are questions you may have never asked before that you want to know about, such as how did Belle and Maurice wind up in this village where they’re outsiders, and that leads to new songs and suddenly you’re creating something new.

Alan Menken – When Bill came aboard, we had meetings about what we would add, and one of the things we talked about, the music box moment and Maurice, getting into the backstory of how Maurice and Belle came to the town, and the backstory for the Beast, and how he became such a cold and callous young man. We also tried to root ourselves much more in the time and place, 18th Century France, and that really helped immensely.

Emma, you’ve become a role model to so many young girls and I know that when you were growing up, Belle was someone you sort of looked up to. When you began to make the character your own, what was the sort of the things that you thought about in modernizing Belle?

Emma Watson – It’s really remarkable to play someone that I’m almost sure had an influence on the woman that I have become. The first time I saw Paige O’Hara sing Belle, I just immediately connected with her. I was so young I didn’t even know what I was tapping into but there was something about that spirit,


Emma Watson

there was something about that energy that I just knew she was my champion. When I knew I was taking on this role, I wanted to make sure that I was championing that same spirit, those same values, that same young woman that made me a part of who I am today. Every time we would address a new scene that Bill or Steve or Evan had put together, I just always had the original DNA of that woman in mind, and I had my fists up, I was ready to fight because she was so crucial for me. It was just taking what was already there and just expanding it. I love that in our version Belle is not only kind of awkward and doesn’t fit in, and you see her reading, and you see her not really a part of the community. In our film, she’s actually an activist within her own community. She’s teaching other young girls who are part of the village to read, and moments like that where you could see her expanding beyond just her own little world and trying to kind of grow it, I loved that, and it was amazing to do.

Emma, what does Belle symbolize to you?

Emma-  Belle is this ultimate kind of symbol of the fact that books can be rebellious, they can be incredibly empowering, liberating. They are a means to travel. You can travel to places in the world that you would never be able to, under other circumstances. I was just really proud to play a character that has a certain earnestness about her, honestly. She’s not in any way kind of ashamed of that, and it’s not easy being an outsider and it’s not easy to pick battles. It’s not easy to try to move and work against a system, to work against the grain, to move against the status quo. But she does so with kind of this amazing fearlessness, with the support of her father. It’s something that she weathers on her own, really, at the end of the day, and so I’m very grateful that this character exists and that I get to bring her to life. It’s fantastic.

Dan, in bringing the Beast to life, one of the probably the biggest challenges would be creation of him, because he’s such a huge player, the physicality has to be so intense and large and specific. Did you approach playing him any differently than any other character you’ve played?


Dan Stevens

Dan Stevens – It was a very physical engagement. Just to support that muscle suit on stilts was a challenge that I’d never really encountered before. I’ve definitely been taking a more physical approach to my roles in the last few years and just training myself in different ways. With the backstory, we decided that the prince before he was the Beast was a dancer. He loved to dance, and so I trained myself like a dancer and learned, three quite different dances for this movie and worked very closely with the choreographer, just in terms of his general deportment, both for the prince and the Beast, and there was a lot of dancing on stilts. Getting to know Emma on the dance floor was probably a great way to get to know your costar, and I’m going to try and do with every movie I do now, whether there’s a waltz in the movie or not. The dancing is actually telling a very crucial part of the story, so it was lots of physicality.

When you have the title Beauty and the Beast, there is someone trying to keep those two apart and that is Gaston. Luke, what did you sort of clue into in Gaston’s past or in building the character that made him more than a villain to you?

Luke Evans – I just think a villain shouldn’t start out as the bad guy. A villain should end up being the bad guy, and I think with Gaston, outwardly, to a lot of people in that village, he is the hero. He’s a bit of a stud. He’s got the hair. He’s got the looks. He’s always impeccably dressed. And his singing voice isn’t that bad. He’s got a great pal who makes everybody support him and sing about him. I wanted the audience to, in a way, like him a little bit first, so that’s when the cracks start to appear, which they do very subtly, even from the door slam, there’s something inside of him saying, “this is not what she’s supposed to be doing.” And although he keeps believing that Belle will change her mind, that’s where the cracks appear. Slowly, the jealousy takes over. Gaston, as opposed to other Disney villains, has no book of spells and no magic powers. He’s a human being, and he uses his status within that village to rouse a crowd and he does it all from just being himself, which is quite terrifying, in a way, so I played on that. I played on the humanity of the character as much as he is larger than life. He was a war hero, of sorts. That’s why his murals are all over the pub that he drinks in. There is this animalistic soldier when he finally fights the Beast on the rooftops. You see this man out for blood, and it’s a scary moment to see the arc of somebody who was the loveable buffoon of the village to become this almost monster.

Josh, you’ve done Broadway so you come into this being adept at singing and doing comedy. In this film, you get to ride a horse. How was the horseback riding for you?

Josh Gad: I learned a couple of great lessons on this movie, one of which is that Jews don’t belong on horses, specifically, overweight Jews. My horse was an anti-Semite. They told me it trained for this movie but I believe they found it in the wilds of England. Luke and I our first entrance into the village, and when Condon called “action,” all our horses need to do is walk side by side. Luke’s horse does it. Mine is a cold-blooded killer, and he proceeded to moonwalk, walk backwards. Then, he ran through multiple extras in the village—I didn’t even know it was possible—but ran through these like pillars around, up and back again. I heard “cut” and I heard laughing, and the laughter was coming from the horse’s trainer, and he came up to me and he goes, “I’m so sorry. I’ve never seen this happen before.” It was so sad and it made me feel so awful about myself. Ironically, my horse’s name was Buddy. That is a true story. He’s nobody’s buddy. I’m begging Disney to press charges against him, and I’ve told my agents to never send me another script with a horse in it again, unless it’s on wheels. In the sequel to Beauty and the Beast I drive a DeLorean.

Bill, there’s been a lot of talk about the sexuality of LeFou this week. How do you feel about that?

Bill – I talked before about how we translate this into a live action; that means filling out the characters. It’s also a translation to 2017. What is this movie about? What has this story always been about? For 300 years it’s about looking closer, going deeper, accepting people for who they really are, and in a very Disney way, we are including everybody. This movie is for everybody, and on the screen, you’ll see everybody, and that was important to me, (and) I think to all of us.

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Despicable Me 3 – New Trailer

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On June 30, villainy runs in the family.

Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.  Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Steve Carell is Gru and Dru. Joining Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon.  Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.

Here is the trailer:


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SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE – The Official “Lost” Trailer

This is the brand new trailer for SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE!!!! SMURFS will find your village on April 7th!!!!!

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.