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The idea of a movie about former Vice President Dick Cheney might not sit well with some. He's a polarizing figure - but perhaps one whose full story has yet to be told. If such a film didn't seem appealing, the trailer for VICE just might change your mind. The unexpectedly badass trailer shows off some impressive makeup and performances that we're likely to be hearing about for some time to come. From Director Adam McKay (Talladega Nights), VICE stars Christian Bale (Dick Cheney), Amy Adams (Lynne Cheney), Steve Carrell (Donal Rumsfeld), Sam Rockwell (George W. Bush), Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill (Mary Cheney), Lily Rabe (Liz Cheney), Tyler Perry (Colin Powell), Justin Kirk (Scooter Libby), LisaGay Hamilton (Condoleezza Rice), Shea Whigham (Wayne Vincent) and Eddie Marsan (Paul Wolfovitz). 

It's true that SpongeBob SquarePants may indeed still be one of my nemeses, but there comes a time to lay down arms and come together in celebration of a mutual interest... in this case, Halloween. New from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Video comes  SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom the acclaimed stop-motion animation special, now available for the very first time on DVD. As part of our annual 31 Days of Halloween here at The Rock Father™ Magazine, Nickelodeon DVD and I have teamed-up to get three readers hooked-up with copies of the DVD just in time for the spooky season!

How many Spider-People are out there? That's the question put forth in the new trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the new animated film from Sony Pictures Animation and Marvel. For those unfamiliar with the storyline beyond the usual "Peter Parker is Spider-Man" routine, there's long-been other tales about other people putting on the mask - something that extends throughout the multi-verse (other dimensions). In this new film, audiences will see many of these legendary Spider-folk come together on the big screen for the very first time. Check it out below!

Thursday, September 27 2018 16:16

First-Look at Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers...

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Following the success of the documentary film, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Sony Pictures is rolling on an Untitled Mr. Rogers Project with Tom Hanks taking on the role of Fred Rogers. Two-time Oscar-winner Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in what's described as "a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor."

Love Hocus Pocus? If so, you're gonna want to see this... but if you live in Los Angeles, you could actually be a part of it!

Freeform announced today that it will air “Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash,” an all-star party in honor of the cult classic film’s milestone anniversary. The 90-minute special, filmed at the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery to celebrate the movie’s status as a Halloween staple, will premiere on SATURDAY, OCT. 20, at 8:15 PM EDT/PDT as part of Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween” programming event.  

With the premiere of Star Wars Resistance fast-approaching, the promotional efforts are growing, and that means some fresh new looks for fans. Today comes a brand-new extended sneak-preview from the team at Lucasfilm, and this one delivers our first look at some fan-favorite characters and some familiar locations. If that isn't Bossk and Salacious Crumb in there (and it probably isn't since I'm pretty sure they both perished on Jabba's Sail Barge), it's certainly great to see their species back in the mix as well. Star Wars Resistance debuts Sunday, October 7th on Disney Channel (10 p.m. ET/PT) along with DisneyNOW and VOD, allowing families to watch wherever and whenever they'd like.

After releasing a new poster yesterday, today MGM has issued the second full trailer for CREED II. Amping up the drama of the Drago vs. Creed family rivalry that began in 1985's ROCKY IV, the this new look at the film shows a young man that's very much at a crossroads - potentially ignoring the warnings of those who may know better in an effort to avenge the death of his father. Check it out below...

For parents with kids of school age, the name "Pete the Cat" should be a familiar one - a character created by author/illustrator James Dean, and the star of over 40 popular children’s books seen at Scholastic School Book Fairs and regularly requested by little ones. Now, Pete the Cat is starring in his first-ever musically-driven animated series, streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Elvis Costello, and Diana Krall, the series also features original music from Costello and Krall as they tell stories about exploring your world and trying new things, while being smart, accepting, and optimistic. To celebrate the launch, The Rock Father™ and Prime Video have teamed-up to give you a shot at winning a cool Pete the Cat Prize Pack from Scholastic that your kids are gonna love!

While it hasn't "officially" been deemed a "reboot," the new trailer for Paramount Pictures' Bumblebee certainly looks to be a fresh start for the cinematic Transformers franchise. If it's not a reboot, it adds to a multitude of continuity errors and conflicting mythology that spawned from the five films under Michael Bay's direction... but if it is a reboot, it's got a solid chance to set up a new franchise that connects generations of fans by finally giving them what they've been asking for: G1 (Generation One) Transformers that actually look like the Hasbro toys and cartoons that audiences first fell in love with nearly 35 years ago. From director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings), check out the new trailer for Bumblebee below!

Chicagoland friends - Get ready to celebrate Halloween early! Sony Pictures and The Rock Father™ Magazine invite you to join us for a special advance screening of Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween! The screening will take place at 12pm on Sunday, October 7 at the Hollywood Blvd. Cinemas in Woodridge, Illinois. Hosted by yours truly, The Rock Father, kids are invited to wear costumes and get into the Halloween spirit. You must claim your FREE family 4-pack of tickets via the Sony Screenings website (while supplies last). Based on Scholastic's best-selling books by author R.L. Stine, Goosesbumps 2 brings Halloween to life in a whole new way! Check out the latest trailer below, and hopefully I'll see you on October 7th!

It was nearly three years ago that I'd first met up with Director Rich Moore and Producer Clark Spencer on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California. It was then, on a detour from working the Global Media Event for Star Wars: The Force Awakens that I had a chance to join them (along with Director Byron Howard) to take an early look at what was shaping up to be the 55th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios - Zootopia. Fast-forward to July 2018 and I was back in a screening room on the Disney lot, but this time it was with Moore, Spencer and Director/Writer Phil Johnston for a sneak-preview of work-in-progress footage from the 57th Disney Animation feature, Ralph Breaks the Internet. Set for release on November 21, 2018, the crew was working feverishly as they entered the home stretch and as always, the collaborative efforts of team was showing as they continue to shape these films until they finally have to escape.

Thursday, September 20 2018 09:15

Family Movie Night - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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This #TeamJurassic  special feature is brought to you in collaboration with Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Dinosaurs have been a massive trend in pop culture and play this year, and at the summer box office that was extremely evident with the arrival of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, now available on Blu-Ray. The second chapter in the rebooted franchise took audiences back to the island once more - a place where Jurassic Park once stood with the intention of welcoming guests 25 years ago. Now, after the collapse of Jurassic World - a successful park build on the foundation of the original - Owen and Claire were back to save the dinosaurs from a second extinction… an adventure that left the island and has now come home.

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