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.
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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.
This November, the long-awaited sequel to Walt Disney Animation Studios' Wreck-It Ralph arrives in theaters with the release of Ralph Breaks the Internet. Today comes the release of the final full trailer for the film alongside the theatrical poster. Check 'em out below, and stay tuned for some Ralph Breaks the Internet special features here on The Rock Father™ Magazine - including one that will arrive later today!
It's time to take things back to a different era... one that holds a particular place of fondness for me: the mid-1990s. For the 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), we're spinning things back to move things forward. As teased at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) realizes that something is very much awry thanks to the impact of Thanos' snap, he pulls out a device to contact Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) aka Captain Marvel. Where she's been all these years is a mystery, but at some point in the 90s she found herself super-powered and in the midst of a war between two alien forces - the Skrulls and the Kree. Along for the ride, a pre-eye patch Nick Fury. It's been said that Danvers is in fact the most powerful hero in the MCU, and on March 8, 2019 we'll get the full story when Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel arrives in theaters, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Now, fresh from its debut on ABC's Good Morning America, here's your first-look at the first trailer!
On December 19, a beloved character will return to cinemas as Disney's Mary Poppins Returns hits theaters - just in time for Christmas. Today comes the first full trailer for the film, and if there was ever any doubt to just how much this connects to the 1964 film, this fresh look at what's yet to come should put that to rest. Anyone interested in flying a kite?
Last month we met Team Fireball, and now it's time to meet the elite crew of ace pilots hired to serve and protect the Colossus platform in the upcoming animated series, Star Wars Resistance. In a new behind-the-scenes featurette, more members of the cast are revealed as the voices behind Team Aces. The one-hour series premiere of Star Wars Resistance will make its debut on October 7th on Disney Channel (10 p.m. ET/PT) and DisneyNOW. Two additional new episodes will be available via the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD, giving kids and families access to the series wherever and whenever they want to watch. Check this out...
The cast for STXfilm UGLYDOLLS movie is shaping up. Today comes word that comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Wanda Sykes have joined the voice cast, taking roles alongside Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and Pitbull, all of whom were previously announced.
"Having two comedy powerhouses like Gabriel Iglesias and Wanda Sykes join the cast of UglyDolls adds yet another creative layer to this heartwarming film," said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms. "Wanda's ability to be hilarious and sarcastic while always staying completely charming and Gabriel's undeniable likability and relatable brand of comedy round out this endearing story, and help create a world that pops for both children and adult audiences alike."
As audiences eagerly await next year's release of Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel, she's coming to animated form in MARVEL RISING: Secret Warriors, which makes it's debut on Sunday, September 30th at 10PM ET/PT simultaneously on Disney Channel and Disney XD. She's a supporting player here, as Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors follows super-powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely, but formidable crew of aspiring heroes. When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together and prove to the world that sometimes the difference between a “hero” and “misfit” is just in the name. Today comes the full trailer, which made its debut on Marvel HQ and can be seen below!
Nickelodeon is inspiring kids to embrace the transformative power of play and lead active lifestyles with its annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP) on Saturday, Sept. 29. As part of its ongoing health and wellness initiative, Nickelodeon will use its platforms—Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, TeenNick, and NickMusic— to empower kids and families to get up and play. On the ground, Nick will celebrate with over 4,000 events hosted by local and national partners including: Afterschool Alliance; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Girl Scouts of the USA; Kiwanis International’s Builders Club and K-Kids; Laureus Sport for Good; National Fitness Foundation; NFL PLAY 60; Playworks; Police Athletic League; Special Olympics International; The Aspen Institute’s Project Play; The Association of Children’s Museums; US Play Coalition and USA BMX. Additionally, the network will launch two new grant programs in partnership with Laureus Sport for Good and National Fitness Foundation in honor of Worldwide Day of Play’s 15th anniversary.
If you count the Deadpool films, 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise now stands at 11 films with two more on the way (Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants). That said, it seems like the original X-Men Trilogy took place in an entirely different time... and in reality, it's been nearly 20 years since Brian Singer's X-Men hit theaters. Now, the first three films are getting an upgrade, coming home again in 4K Ultra HD as "The X-Men Trilogy Evolution."