What’s Out? 9/9 Edition

It is another fine day this lovely Friday afternoon. I am your resident movie junkie and this is “What’s Out?” Here I’ll give you an overview of all the big stuff coming to the big screen. So let’s hop to it!

Sully – Clint Eastwood

The next Oscar bait film to come up to bat is the newest Clint Eastwood film Sully. This movie, being the first biopic of the Oscar season, has captured the attention of many thanks to its well beloved lead (Tom Hanks) and the guy behind the camera. It has been on my radar more so for its story than that stuff. Sully follows pilot Chesley Sullenberger who famously landed his plane in the Hudson after some geese flew into the engine. The movie mostly follows the aftermath of said water landing and to me that sound pretty interesting. It stands on Rotten Tomatoes with a certified fresh rating of 83%, which doesn’t surprise me at all.

When the Bough Breaks – Jon Cassar

Now for something a bit trippier, When the Bough Breaks. Starring a largely African American cast, this movie sounds like something out of the best kind of novel. This movie starring Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall revolves around what happens when a surrogate becomes obsessed with the father of the baby she’s holding. Now does that sound like a Lifetime movie or what? But a good Lifetime movie. While the movie doesn’t have a score on Rotten Tomatoes yet, I’m very intrigued. The director’s been doing mostly TV work but two Emmys gotta count for something, right?

The Disappointments Room – D.J. Caruso

Now this one I hadn’t heard about until I looked up what was coming out this week, so not the best time. I haven’t seen any type of marketing for this at all. But it stars an X-Man (Lucas Till) and Kate Beckinsale and is a horror movie, so that’s fun. The IMDB description of it is “A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.” Sounds fun. And interestingly enough Wentworth Miller of Fox’s Prison Break and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was one of the writers on this movie. So if that sweetens the pot for you by all means, go see it. And report back because I’m not gonna waste my hard earned cash on it unless I hear good things.

The Wild Life – Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen

And for something weird and out of place we have The Wild Life. It’s basically the tale of Robinson Crusoe told from the perspective of a parrot. Yes, you heard that correctly. Why this isn’t straight to VOD I don’t know. It stands at a very predictable 18% on Rotten Tomatoes and looks gross. I mean I like that Pixar isn’t this only animation game in town but this is just not a good use of anyone’s time. Or maybe I’ll see it in 3 years and realize it’s actually the best thing ever. Doubtful, but who knows?

So that’s everything new coming out this weekend. My first pick would have to be Sully, but When the Bough Breaks is a close second. To be honest anything that isn’t The Wild Life is fine. So what’re you seeing? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on what’s out and other things in the world of movie news.

After ‘Incredibles 2’, Pixar Doesn’t Have Any Sequels on the Books Anytime Soon

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Pixar is at the top of its game and rocking it. With Finding Dory ruling the box office for the third time in three weekends, there’s no doubt in my mind that they know what they’re doing. Known for fun family classics like Ratatouille, Wall-E, and Toy Story, I strongly believe Pixar is the biggest and best name in animation. And that’s something on which kids and adults both agree, what with their entertaining characters, thought-provoking stories, and life lessons that apply to any kid or kid at heart.

And the stuff Pixar has coming up is just as interesting as the stuff in the past. The most interesting of these future projects being Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2. Continuations of two very beloved franchises, one of these having been a while in the making. While these sequels will definitely be well appreciated, according to Pixar president Jim Morris after The Incredibles 2 in 2019 Pixar has no plans for anymore sequels anytime soon. In an interview with EW, Morris talked about the possiblities of sequels to some of our favorite films and how they decide when to make sequels.

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“Most studios jump on doing a sequel as soon as they have a successful film, but our business model is a filmmaker model, and we don’t make a sequel unless the director of the original film has an idea that they like and are willing to go forward on,” Morris explains. “A sequel in some regards is even harder [than the original] because you’ve got this defined world which, on the one hand, is a leg up, and on the other hand has expectations that you can’t disappoint on.”

So he’s saying that Pixar doesn’t make sequels immediately and just to make money (although anyone who saw Cars 2 may disagree), they only do it when the time is right. That sounds like a pretty good model.

Morris says, “Everything after Toy Story and The Incredibles is an original right now.” Following The Incredibles 2 in 2019, Pixar’s next two films — currently listed on Disney’s release schedule for March and June of 2020, respectively — are both originals, independent of one another but both of which take place in “unusual but believable worlds that take us in even other directions than we’ve pursued in the past.” Following those two, Morris says, are two more original films in early development that aren’t dated on the studio’s schedule yet but are “highly likely.” No other sequels are planned at the moment, Morris says.

So it seems Inside Out 2 won’t be coming anytime. However this isn’t exactly a bad thing. All of our favorite Pixar movies were original properties (excluding Toy Story 2 3) and those became classics.

“Pete Docter [who directed Inside Out] has an original idea for his next film. Brad Bird, being the director of Ratatouille, is working on The Incredibles and we haven’t really spoken about [a sequel to] that. And WALL-E is close to my heart since I produced it,” says Morris, who shepherded the 2008 film with director Andrew Stanton. “It would be good to back and visit that world and let everybody know that the humans actually survived again after getting back to their burnt-out planet. But that was really a love story that had its beginning, middle, and end, so we’re not really planning any further stories in those worlds at this point.”

So here’s some more specific information on some fan favorites, but from this it seems after 2019 it’ll be a bit before we see any Pixar sequels on the big screen.

So are cool with more original properties? Or are you still holding out for your favorite PIxar movie to get a sequel and soon? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on the coming Pixar movies and other things in the world of movie news.

Luckily we have a bit before the sequel train stops. Finding Dory is in theaters right now. Cars 3 comes to theaters June 16th, 2017 (unfortunately). Toy Story 4 comes to theaters June 15th, 2018.And the Incredibles 2 comes to theaters June 21st, 2019.

Source: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/07/01/pixar-sequels-ratatouille-wall-e-inside-out

Wreck-it Ralph 2 Gets a Release Date

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When one thinks of animation the first thing that comes to most minds is Pixar. However they are not the only people animating stuff. There’s stuff like Sausage Party and Kubo and the Two Strings going on, so there’s more to animation than Pixar. Another great example is actually something Pixar adjacent: Disney. While most of their best work has been in conjunction with Pixar, there are a few gems that stick out even with the famous animation company backing them. One example of this is Wreck-It Ralph. A movie about being more than what you’re ‘supposed’ to be, Wreck-it Ralph was a heartwarming movie about a video game villain that didn’t want to be a villain. And along with that lovely premise it had great voice talent, some names being John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman.

And now that lovely family film is getting a sequel. Wreck-It Ralph 2 has just been given a March 9th, 2018 release date. It is confirmed that John C. Reilly will be returning to voice the ‘villain’ Wreck-it Ralph. the director of the original, Rich Moore, will be co-directing this sequel alongside Phil Johnston, who  co-wrote the film’s script. It is unclear at the moment who else will be joining Reilly in this sequel, but we have till 2018 so we have time.

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As for plot not too much has been revealed, however John C. Reilly and a photo have given us a bit of insight about what it’ll be about. According to Reilly, “It’s top secret but I’ll tell you this much… Ralph leaves the arcade and wrecks the Internet” So if that’s not enough to reel you in I don’t know what will. And as you can see from the photo he looks like he will indeed be ‘wrecking the internet’.

So I’m pumped! How about you? Do you want other characters from the original to return? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Wreck-it Ralph 2 and other things in the world of movie news.

Wreck-it Ralph 2 comes to theaters March 9th, 2018.

Source: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/30/wreck-it-ralph-2-officially-announced

‘Lego Movie’ Sequel Pushed Back

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The Lego Movie franchise has had a tough run of it. While the 2014 movie was extremely well received by critics and fans alike, the movie was overlooked. The movie wasn’t even nominated for best animated feature. You could’ve easily replaced The Boxtrolls with The Lego Movie and no one would’ve batted an eye (no hate towards Boxtrolls though). All it got was the song Everything is Awesome a nomination. So this franchise has had a bit of frustrating time. And it seems to be just getting worse.

The sequel to the beloved Lego Movie has pushed from May 18th, 2018 to February 8th, 2019. It is unclear why the movie has been moved back considering the success of its predecessor. On does have to wonder what the they think of this movie, with May being the new start of Summer in film. And February being … well it’s not January. If you really believe in a movie you put it in the Summer. So this is something to wonder about.

While this movie has been moved back, it’s spin-off The Lego Batman Movie has not been 1-a-lego-batman-movie-is-coming-jpeg-150184moved. It currently sits at February 10th, 2017, so we have that to look forward to. So what do you think? Is everything still awesome cause we have Lego Batman next year? Or are you really bummed? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on The Lego Movie 2 and other things in the world of movie news.

Source: http://deadline.com/2016/06/lego-movie-live-by-night-bastards-geostorm-warner-bros-release-dates-shifted-1201774989/

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Remake gets pushed back

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Christmas is a magical time. With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer! But it seems the Christmas of 2017 won’t be the hap-happiest season of all. Or maybe it will be. Depends on how you take this news. Illumination’s take on the Christmas classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been pushed back a whole year. The film was originally dated for November 10th, 2017 but it’s release now lies on November 9th, 2018.
This is said to be a new take on the original tale. Will it be welcomed by lovers of the 1966 mqdefaultclassic? Only time will tell, but I can’t help but be worried. Illumination is the studio behind the Despicable Me franchise and it’s spin-off Minions. And don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed those movies (well some more than others) but they’re no How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Even the other Seuss property they’ve done, that being The Lorax, was not to the caliber of HTGSC. the original, not the Jim Carrey version. It was great but this is one property I’d love to be untouchable.
But what do you think? Is the Grinch just waiting to be voiced by Ben Cumberbatch? Or are you on team untouchable?  Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on the How the Grinch Stole Christmas remake and other things in the world of movie news.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas comes to theaters November 9th, 2018.
Source: http://www.thewrap.com/universal-pushes-dr-seuss-how-the-grinch-stole-christmas-a-year/