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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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‘The Grinch’ is bright, cute and fun with some sweet moments

A new Grinch film features Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Doctor Strange) as the voice of the green, Christmas hating creature. If you are expecting a something superior to the 1966 TV version from director Chuck More...

By Terra Budary On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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‘Despicable Me 3’ Review: Minions steal the show in another ‘delightful’ story about families

Illumination continues to grow their Despicable Me franchise, with their third film, Despicable Me 3, hitting theaters this weekend. DP3 begins as the world’s most mediocre villain, Gru, is now the world’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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‘Despicable Me 3’: Dana Gaier discusses Edith, praises Steve Carell and picks a favorite Minion

Despicable Me 3 promises to be yet another animated adventure and box office success for Steve Carell and company as fans will flock to fill cinemas to join in the latest Gru adventure with his girls. One, Edith, More...

By Stephen Nevets On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Steve Carell talks ‘Despicable Me 3,’ Gru and Dru, kids loving the danger of the films

During the promotion of Despicable Me 3, star Steve Carell discusses the film, his return as “bad guy” Gru and the new character, Gru’s twin Dru. Separated as babies when their parents divorced, More...

By Stephen Nevets On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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‘Minions 2’ gets locked in for 2020 as ‘Sing 2’ ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ set as well

The popular Despicable Me films fueled the launch of sequels and the spin-off Minions and now Illunination confirms the follow up film, now set for 2020. Minions 2 was given the go-ahead fairly quickly after the More...

By Stephen Nevets On Sunday, January 1st, 2017
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First ‘Despicable Me 3’ trailer teases Trey Parker’s Balthazar Bratt and the 80’s

Universal Pictures has released the first Despicable Me 3 trailer bringing back Steve Carell’s Gru, now facing off against Trey Parker’s 80’s obsessed supervillain:Balthazar Bratt. From shoulder More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 8th, 2016
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‘Secret Life of Pets’ is a fun but predictable version of the ‘Toy Story’ films

From the makers of Despicable Me comes The Secret Life of Pets, a fun look at our pets’ lives when we’re not alone. Sadly, Universal’s Illumination offered a third rate plot centered around gags, More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Trey Parker to voice ‘Despicable Me 3’ villain, Balthazar Bratt

During Universal Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri announced new castings for 2017’s highly anticipated film: Despicable Me 3. Emmy, Tony More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, August 14th, 2015
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NYC drug bust: Olaf from ‘Frozen’ and Minions toys used to smuggle cocaine

The NYPD’s special prosecutor for narcotics announced that it had arrested five people alleged to have been running a drug trafficking scheme that involved sending cocaine in packages disguised as children’s More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, July 20th, 2015
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‘Minions’ toy credited with saving Colorado girl who fell out of a window

A stuffed animal from the new animated movie Minions has been credited with breaking the fall of a 5-year-old Colorado girl who suffered only minor injuries after falling from a third-story apartment window, police More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
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‘Minions’ Review: Plenty of cuteness, but short on story

Despicable Me introduced the pill-shaped, yellow creatures in denim, aiding the evil villain Gru in his schemes, but now take center stage as Geoffrey Rush voices the narration of the history of the Minions. The More...

By Stephen Nevets On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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New ‘Minions’ trailer

The Minions from the Despicable Me films will be back this summer and now fans get to learn how those wild, yellow creatures came to work for Gru. A new trailer teases the details, which includes a big scope and More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, April 6th, 2015
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Andrew Thomas Jones identified as man who committed suicide at Universal Studios

The ex-boyfriend of a Universal Studios Hollywood employee has shot himself to death in the park near the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. The incident happened shortly after his ex, who has a child with the More...

By Stephen Nevets On Sunday, March 15th, 2015
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‘Minions’ meet ‘Godzilla’ in new promo, pics Sandra Bullock’s villain

A new ad for Toho Cinemas sees the Minions of Despicable Me meet Godzilla in a new animated teaser, like the classic Bambi Meets Godzilla sneak, just months after the studio announced a new Toho Godzilla film More...

By Stephen Nevets On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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‘Minions’ Super Bowl ad as ‘Despicable Me’ characters going nude

In a new promo video for the Despicable Me spin-off film Minions, a Minion “Super Fan” gets a little carried away while cheering on his favorite team and is a naughty influence on his friends. The More...

By Stephen Nevets On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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First trailer for ‘Minions’ reveals plot, set for 2015 release

Universal is attempting to cash in on the success of the Despicable Me franchise as those lovable Minions will now have their own film. Now the studio released the first trailer for the spin-off and fans get a What More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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First ‘Minions’ poster confirms 2015 release date

A new Star Wars film, an Avengers sequel – sure, 2015 has a lot to offer, but don’t lose sight of those little yellow troublemakers from Despicable Me who get their own film in 2015. Minions will indeed More...

By Stephen Nevets On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Universal sets release dates for ‘Despicable Me 3’ ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and Garth Jennings film

 Universal has announced three new animated feature films from their Illumination Entertainment.  First up is a film from director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow) in an untitled animated feauture – “original More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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Minions were planned to be ‘Orc-like’ says ‘Despicable Me 2’ director, ‘Minions’ movie set for 2015

Despicable Me 2 creators Chris Meledandri, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud and Pharrell Williams shared some of their creative processes following a showing of their popularVariety Screening Series. Variety details More...

By Stephen Nevets On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
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‘Despicable Me’ spinoff ‘Minions’ movie moved to July 4th weekend in 2015

2013 was a crowded year for animated films: The Croods, Epic, Monsters University, Despicable Me 2, Turbo, and Planes all opened in the space of six months, and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Free More...


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