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Get ready to learn more about The Secret Life of Pets in summer 2018

Family fare is big business at the box office these days, so, if a studio can find a property that the general public enjoys, you know what is happening next to capitalize on that fresh revenue stream... SEQUEL!! And that's where we're heading with THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, which just nailed down a summer 2018 release date, thanks to Universal's happiness with...
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Weekend Box Office Report: July 15-17, 2016

Secret Life of Pets still sitting on top! The antics of animated animals were the biggest draw for audiences again this weekend as THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS remained in first place at the box office with an estimated $50.5 million ! The latest effort from 'toon studio Illumination (DESPICABLE ME) dropped a little more than 50% from its opening last week,...
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Weekend Box Office Report: July 8-10, 2016

Pets chase away Dory! One family-friendly animated feature kicked another from atop the box office this weekend as THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS took the number one spot with an estimated $103.1 million ! The latest from DESPICABLE ME creators Illumination couldn't best the $115.7 million domestic debut of their MINIONS last summer, but it is the biggest...
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Review: The Secret Life of Pets

PLOT: Max (Louis C.K) - a spoiled terrier - finds his comfortable NYC life threatened by the arrival of a big dog named Duke (Eric Stonestreet) who competes with him for his owner’s love. After a plot to get rid of his competition goes awry, Max finds himself unwittingly allied with Duke as the two must put aside their differences to navigate the city and find their way home....
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South Park co-creator Trey Parker will voice the villain in Despicable Me 3

During Universal Pictures’ CinemaCon 2016 presentation, Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri announced that Trey Parker has joined the voice cast of DESPICABLE ME 3. This comes as a bit of a surprise since the South Park co-creator isn't known for doing family-friendly films or projects that he doesn't have a hand in developing. Parker will...
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Netflix Line-Up: Kimmy Schmidt, Minions & more arrive in April

A new month is around the corner and for Netflix users, that means a slew of films/TV shows coming and going. As per usual, some of the biggest material includes Netflix originals, such as the lovely Ellie Kemper in season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. For those of you craving those little, creepy, yellow guys, MINIONS is also coming our way. Check out a complete list of what's...
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New posters arrive for The Secret Life of Pets and Knight of Cups

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS takes place in a Manhattan apartment building where Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their...
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The Minions return to compete in this new short film

The latest film to feature those creepy, little, yellow guys, MINIONS, went on to gross more than $1 billion worldwide. Alright, maybe I was alone in NOT wanting to see a Minion's butt when that flick hit theaters, but now there's a new short film featuring a couple of those popular "creatures", sans butt. Check out The Competition! In the DESPICABLE...
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Ink & Pixel: Despicable Me

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I'm always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fanbase, Ink & Pixel has been granted permission to broaden its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres. I hope that you enjoy...
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Review: Minions

PLOT: The origin story of those lovable yellow creatures who only want to find a master to serve. After centuries of having trouble finding an appropriate leader, three minions venture to Orlando in order to meet who they believe is the one they've been searching for: A super-villainess named Scarlet Overkill. REVIEW: I won't lie, I had a bad feeling about MINIONS going...
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You may never look at Minions the same way after their new trailer

The DESPICABLE ME films have been met with great success and that's due to, in no small part, the titular Minions. They're tiny, they're yellow, and they speak in a gibberish concocted of English, Spanish, and whatever else director Pierre Coffin decides to spew out of his mouth. This spin-off prequel film will focus on three particular Minions (Stuart, Kevin and Bob) as...
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The new trailer for Minions gives us villains, bananas, and bedtime stories

When it comes to the world of animated films, Universal's DESPICABLE ME franchise seems to be the most viable in terms of marketing. Where SHREK seemed to outlive it's welcome and Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks taking their sweet time between films in their franchises, Universal is going all in and releasing their third film in their series just two years after the last one. MINIONS...
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