Today's Challenge: Can you link Due Date to Megamind, both out today on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 02.22.11 by reelz
It looks like DreamWorks Animation is looking to continue to produce comic book-inspired action-comedies by following up Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) and MegaMind (2010) with an adaptatation of the Oni Press comic book series Maintenance. According to THR, DreamWorks picked up the rights to the series in a turnaround deal with Warner Bros. (WB), which had been developing the property as a directing vehicle for McG (Terminator Salvation), who was also producing through his Wonderland Sound and Vision production company. Created by writer Jim Massey and artist Robbi Rodriguez, Maintenance was originally published in December 2006 and centers around two janitors who work for TerroMax, Inc., where they clean up after the world's most evil scientists. read the synopsis of the Maintenance comic book >> Posted 12.21.10 by BrentJS
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Megamind ||$30.1M ||$89.8M ||Impressive week 2 repeat for animated family pic. |
|Unstoppable ||$23.5M ||$23.5M ||Great reviews can't propel heart-pumping actioner to box office win. |
|Due Date ||$15.5M ||$59.0M ||Downey Jr.-Galifianakis road pic running out of gas. |
|Skyline ||$11.7M ||$11.7M ||Not bad for a movie some critics said wouldn't pass muster on the Syfy Channel. |
|Morning Glory ||$9.6M ||$12.2M ||Mostly shame, instead, for poor-man's Broadcast News. |
Posted 11.15.10 by reelz
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Megamind ||$47.7M ||$47.7M ||Animated antihero comedy with Will Ferrell leads best box office kick-off for a holiday season |
|Due Date ||$33.5M ||$33.7M ||Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis deliver highest-grossing opening for an R-rated comedy in November |
|For Colored Girls ||$20.1M ||$20.1M ||Tyler Perry's star-studded adaptation has fans, not critics, to thank. |
|RED ||$8.8M ||$71.9M ||Comedy about aging CIA agents hangs tough, dropping just one spot from last week. |
|Saw 3D ||$8.2M ||$38.8M ||The only wide-screen release from the previous weekend manages to place again despite 66% drop-off from opening weekend. |
Posted 11.08.10 by reelz
Megamind is this year's second animated feature about a hapless villain (Despicable Me). How does the blue version, voiced by Will Ferrell, stack up?
Posted 11.04.10 by reelz
"...Megamind is too goofy-surreal to pack a lot of emotional punch, but it's antically light on its feet, with 3-D images that have a lustrous, gizmo-mad sci-fi clarity."— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Megamind may initially seem like a superhero spoof in the comedic vein of Shrek, but it reveals itself to be smarter, funnier, and infinitely more sympathetic than that."— Simon Abrams, Slant Magazine
"Megamind is an amusing family entertainment and gains some energy from clever dialogue and the fun Will Ferrell has with his character."— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Moderately funny though immoderately derivative..."— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Though enlivened by some moderately clever twists on the superhero-movie template, Megamind never shakes off a feeling of been-there-spoofed-that."— Justin Chang, Variety
This week's Megamind pairs Will Ferrell with a solid comedic cast that includes Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, and Jonah Hill. So we're hopeful.
But then again, the same could be said for 2005's Bewitched — there the comedic chops included Conan O'Brien, Jason Schwartzman, Steve Carell, and Stephen Colbert. Yet, despite a phenomenal cast and seemingly can't-miss premise, the resulting movie was neither funny nor romantic nor even watchable.
But it didn't have to be. We offer as evidence our latest righting of cinematic wrongs.
see Rewind: Bewitched >> Posted 11.02.10 by reelz
DreamWorks has released five new clips from its upcoming 3D animated watch five new clips from MegaMind >> Posted 10.25.10 by BrentJS
superhero supervillain action movie, MegaMind, that are packed with action and humor and introduce the real threat in the movie, MegaMind's (voiced by Will Ferrell) creation, Titan (Jonah Hill). Rocketed to Earth from a dying planet just like his lifelong nemesis, Metro Man (Brad Pitt), MegaMind has always reveled in his villainy, even as a young child. However, when he finally manages to defeat Metro Man, MegaMind finds that there is a huge void in his life. Longing for a new hero to harrass, MegaMind creates Titan to replace Metro Man. However, when Titan decides that it's better to be bad than good, MegaMind is forced to become a hero in order to save his deceased rival's main squeeze, Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey), and the people of Metro City that he used to terrorize.
Nickelodeon recently aired the first five minutes of DreamWorks' upcoming 3-D animated Watch Megamind's opening minutes >> Posted 10.15.10 by BrentJS
superhero supervillain movie, MegaMind, and now they're available for online viewing. Borrowing heavily from the origin of Superman, the opening minutes invoke the classic nature-versus-nurture debate by showing how two babies rocketed to Earth from two different doomed planets grow up to be very different superbeings. One baby lands in a loving, stable family household and becomes the hero MetroMan (Brad Pitt), while the other baby lands in a prison and grows up to become the villain MegaMind (Will Ferrell).
In our Fall Movie Spotlight, ReelzChannel regular and movie reviewer Richard Roeper looked at the biggest titles coming to theaters over the next several months. Find out what he had to say about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Legend of the Guardians, Megamind, and Tangled. watch Roeper's preview for the rest of these movies >> Posted 09.11.10 by reelz
- It's fall (aka queue up the Oscar movies), so not surprisingly there are more dramas headed into theaters than this past summer. Also on the upswing are 3-D movies — in fact, nearly 1/3 of the fall titles boost the extra dimension, with 100 percent of the Kids/Family movies playing in 3-D.
By the numbers, here's how the season breaks down: fans of action/adventure (7), horror (6), drama (6), and comedy (5) are in luck, with the offerings fewer and farther between for kids (4) and mystery/thriller fans (3). Get details on all of them, including who stars, and check out the trailers and photo galleries.
see our 2010 Fall Movie Guide >> Posted 08.11.10 by reelz