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Friday, October 05 2018 11:42

See a Five-Minute Extended Preview of AQUAMAN...

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After years of mixed reactions and conflicting opinions between fans and critics, Warner Bros. finds themselves in an interesting spot with their DC Extended Universe of films. Now, as it appears that we're in for a potential switch in cast and tone from our most recent big-screen Batman and Superman, other members of the Justice League are still on-deck with solo films of their own, and Aquaman is next in line. From director James Wan (SAW), AQUAMAN is shaping up to be a very different film from others in its universe - an epic that's bigger than many would've expected from a character that's often been the brunt of jokes across the decades. Yes, he can talk to fish... but Aquaman is looking quite badass, and Warner. Bros is counting on audiences to get behind the character, today issuing an extended, five-minute preview of the film. Check it out below!

The PAW Patrol is back for spooktacular adventures in the brand new DVD collection, PAW Patrol: Halloween Heroes. Available now, PAW Patrol fans can get into the Halloween spirit with the pups as they bravely board a ghostly pirate ship, explore cabins, caves and mazes, try to solve the haunting of the Lookout Tower and more. It'll be a scary good time watching all seven PAW Patrol adventures including a really ghoul double-length special! As part of our annual 31 Days of Halloween here at The Rock Father™ Magazine, Nickelodeon DVD and I have teamed-up to get a few readers hooked-up with copies of the DVD just in time for the spooky season!

Thursday, October 04 2018 15:24

Poster Debut: THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING

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Next spring, "Evil Gets Schooled." Or say says the tagline for 20th Century Fox's THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Ahead of a trailer debut sometime very soon the studio has released the first official one-sheet for this magical new adventure. Written and directed by Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), the film stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson.

This past weekend, Marvel Rising hit the scene in a big way with the feature-length Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors airing on Disney Channel and Disney XD, following the successful Marvel Rising: Initiation shorts and being joined by a companion line of new merchandise and toys from Hasbro. With fans already clamoring for more, Marvel Entertainment announced two new animated specials Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts and Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron. But that's not all... news is coming in from New York Comic-Con (NYCC) that Marvel Rising will be coming to comic books in 2019. Having seen how quickly The Rock Daughters™ have connected with it, I think all new Disney projects need to launch alongside a pop song from Dove Cameron (my girls just keep singing "Born Ready")...

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!

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