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Office Christmas Party Review

Good

Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman reunite with The Switch directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck for a holiday comedy based on a story by the guys who wrote The Hangover movies. Yes, this is pretty much what you expect it will be: a clumsily written lark that strains for gross-out gags. But it also manages to keep the audience laughing, simply because the cast is up for it.

It's set in the Chicago branch of a technology firm, where the playful director Clay (T.J. Miller) has created a lively atmosphere but is losing money. So his CEO sister Carol (Aniston) drops in to tell him she's planning to shut down the branch. Clay and manager Josh (Bateman) have one last hope: to land a big client (Courtney B. Vance), so they invite him to their epic Christmas party, which is also designed to assure the staff that everything is fine. Helping with the plan are the IT expert Tracey (Olivia Munn) and the HR director Mary (Kate McKinnon). And no one is surprised when the festivities begin to spin crazily out of control.

Frankly, the party itself is the weakest thing about the movie, as it's blown up far beyond credibility, and never given much attention in the narrative. Instead, the through-line is the wacky caper involving the central characters, played by a gang of actors who are experts at improvisation, so they continually throw amusing bits of unexpected comedy at the audience. The winner is McKinnon, who is consistently hysterical, stealing every scene as she did in Ghostbusters. But Munn's acerbic wit and Miller's endearing nuttiness give her a run for her money. As does Rob Corddry as a chucklehead colleague. By comparison, Aniston and Bateman anchor the film as the vaguely more grounded figures. Although Carol is a pretty nasty piece of work, we have no doubt that everyone will wear her down in the end.

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James Corden Joins 'EmojiMovie: Express Yourself'


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James Corden has joined the voice cast of Sony’s EmojiMovie: Express Yourself, due out in summer 2017.

Directed by Anthony Leondis, the comedy’s cast so far also includes How to Train Your Dragon’s T.J. Miller and 'Broad City' co-creator and star Ilana Glazer.

Office Christmas Party Trailer


For many large companies, the office Christmas party are nights that can rapidly descend into mayhem. Free flowing liquor, music, Santa hats and the thought of the Winter Holiday period off work are enough motivation to drive even the most straight of employees to unwind.

Clay Vanstone is part of the family business, out of all their branches, his in the one that's failing and Clay is hardly a usually businessman. His sister, Carol is firm on the idea of closing down his branch but Clay is steadfast in saving the business. 

As the holidays approach, Clay comes up with the great idea of combining the office party with a boozy meeting with some new clients, who, if they win their business would be enough to save their fun-loving branch. 

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Search Party Trailer


Daniel "Nardo", Jason and Evan are three best friends with a bromance that is unbreakable and on the stag night for Nardo's upcoming wedding to Tracy he admits that potentially she isn't 'the one' for him. To save him from making - what he considers - the biggest mistake of his life Jason bursts in to the wedding and stops them from getting married. This then leaves a heartbroken Tracy to honeymoon alone in Mexico away from Daniel.

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Deadpool Review

Very Good

Both the filmmakers and the characters on-screen are so pleased with themselves that this might just be the smuggest movie ever made. Thankfully, it's also very funny. It's a passion project for actor-producer Ryan Reynolds, who throws himself fully into his role as a snarky mercenary who becomes an indestructible superhero with nothing to lose. And in addition to a constant stream of irreverent humour, he underscores the film's snarkiness with some real emotion.

Reynolds plays Wade, a thug for hire who works out of a bar run by his comical pal Weasel (T.J. Miller), and when he meets fellow mercenary Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), it's love at first sight. The feisty pair match each other with sharp tongues and brutal physicality, but their romance is shaken when Wade is secretly diagnosed with end-stage cancer. His only hope lies in a shady treatment from the ropey Ajax (Ed Skrein) and his sidekick Angel Dust (Gina Carano), which turns out to literally be torture. Sure, it cures his cancer and sparks his innate mutant healing power, but it leaves him hideously scarred. As he sets out to get revenge, two young X-Men (Brianna Hildebrand's Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Stefan Kapcic's Colossus) try to recruit him to their cause. And Wade, now known as Deadpool, tries to work up the nerve to show Vanessa what's left of him.

All of this is revealed early on, as Wade's back-story is recounted in a series of flashbacks in the middle of a massive opening action sequence. And once we're caught up, the story heads into a succession of massive climactic action sequences. Fortunately, there are some quieter moments in between that are both hilarious and involving. Reynolds effortlessly bridges the film's wild mood swings. His sassy attitude and feisty physicality feed cleverly into his riveting chemistry with Baccarin, whose character starts off strongly before dissolving into the standard hackneyed girlfriend role.

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With 100%, 'Big Hero 6' Is Pretty Much The Best Movie Ever


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Well, we didn't see this one coming. Or did we? Disney's shadowy project Big Hero 6 has only gone and turned out to be, like, the best thing ever. The comedy-adventure follows a robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends.

Big Hero 6Big Hero 6 could be one of Disney's finest movies in years

When a devastating turn of events leaves Tadashi and his pals in a dangerous situation on the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro and his robot Baymax transforms the group into a high-tech heroes. 

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Brand New Cast Of Humans And Automatons Set To Revive 'Transformers 4'


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Brace yourselves, the Transformers are coming – and with a complete cast overhaul apparently, as Mark Wahlberg, T.J. Miller and newcomers Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor are all joining the party/giant robot face-off in place of Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and co.. There are also changes in the production team, with Ehren Kruger having written the script and Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing with Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto and Don Murphy, The Wrap reports.

But after what seemed like the end of the franchise, Michael Bay will need more than a revamped cast list to get everyone excited for this. Cue the giant robots. The big deal and what most of us go to theatre to see are, of course, the transformers and the studio knows it. That’s probably why photos of two brand new Autobots (well, in car form anyway) have been leaked online to create some hype around the project. The first is a 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse, which sources have pegged as the Autobot swordsman Drift. The other is a C7 Corvette Stingray that is most likely the Autobot Slingshot, according to MTV. Clearly, Bay isn’t planning on letting go of the formula, which has served him so well in the past – namely, beautiful actors, a healthy dose of CGI and lots and lots of explosions. And, let’s be honest, nobody can complain about that.

Despite all of the changes, Bay promises that this will not be a reboot, but a sequel to the previous trilogy. "It's not a reboot; that's maybe the wrong word," Bay told the Los Angeles Times. "I don't want to say 'reboot' because then people will think we're doing a 'Spider-Man' and starting from the beginning. We're not. We're taking the story that you've seen — the story we've told in three movies already — and we're taking it in a new direction. But we're leaving those three as the history. It all still counts." Good to know. Still, it’s mostly about the giant robots.

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Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World Review


Excellent
There's a whiff of wilful quirkiness about this apocalyptic comedy-drama, but as the brittle humour quietly transforms into something remarkably emotional, the film gets under our skin in ways we never expect.

With an apocalyptic asteroid strike due in three weeks, Dodge (Carell) wonders why he's still going to work at his dull insurance firm. Then he runs into Penny (Knightley), distraught because she's broken up with her boyfriend (Brody). Dodge wants to revisit his childhood sweetheart, while Penny wants to see her parents in Britain. And Dodge knows someone with a plane, so they team up. Along the road, they get help from a trucker (Peterson) and Penny's survivalist ex (Luke). But with the world ending, their priorities begin to shift.

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Yogi Bear Review


Good
There's no real reason for this live action/animation hybrid version of the classic cartoon besides the fact that digital effects allowed them to do it.

But at least it's rather undemanding good fun while it lasts.

At Jellystone Park, Yogi Bear and his sidekick Boo Boo (voiced by Aykroyd and Timberlake) drive Ranger Smith (Cavanagh) crazy with their picnic-stealing antics. But just as they reach a kind of agreement, things are complicated by the arrival of nature expert Rachel (Faris), who wants to make a documentary about the talking bears. Meanwhile, the local mayor (Daly) decides to sell the park to logging companies to pay the city deficit, luring Smith's sidekick Jones (Miller) in as an accomplice. It's going to take a miracle to save the park.

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Yogi Bear Trailer


2011 will see the return of two very popular bears, Hundred Acre Wood resident Winnie The Pooh and secondly Jellystone Park occupant Yogi Bear! Never alone, Yogi is once again accompanied by his young partner in crime Boo-Boo.

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Gulliver's Travels Review


OK
Jonathan Swift's 1726 novel is given the Jack Black treatment in this lively, colourful romp, which isn't nearly as funny as it thinks it is. But the childish rudeness will keep children giggling.

Lemuel Gulliver (Black) works in the mailroom at a New York newspaper, where he torments a young colleague (Miller) and pines after the travel editor (Peet).

After convincing her to let him write a story on the Bermuda Triangle, he's shipwrecked in Lilliput, an island populated by people who are 6 inches tall.

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TJ Miller and Mann - T.J. Miller Saturday 11th December 2010 at Mann Village Theater Los Angeles, California

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Tj Miller and Mann
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Gullivers Travels Trailer


Gulliver works in a mail room, he's got big dreams and ambitions but he's never had the chance to prevail, when he's mistakenly given the a new assignment to write a piece on the Bermuda Triangle, he accepts his mission and he soon finds himself a giant among men. In this case, it's quite literally the truth when he lands upon the island of Lilliput.

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TJ Miller Tuesday 26th October 2010 Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Unstoppable' held at Regency Village Theatre Westwood, California

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She's Out Of My League Review


Very Good
For all its rude humour and chucklehead antics, this is actually a sweet and shy romantic comedy. It also boosts Jay Baruchel into leading-man status with a thoroughly charming performance.

Two years after taking a break from his girlfriend (Sloane), geeky airport security guard Kirk (Baruchel) still pines for her. Then he meets the unspeakably hot Molly (Eve), who improbably takes an interest in him. But Kirk's buddies (Miller, Vogel and Torrence) and his parents (Rupp and LeFevre) wonder how this dork could land such a gorgeous, smart, successful girl. The truth might be that he's not such a loser after all. But how will he ever believe that?

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TJ Miller - T.J. Miller Tuesday 25th May 2010 at Greek Theatre Los Angeles, California

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How To Train Your Dragon Review


Excellent
A winning combination of vivid imagery, snappy writing and a strong narrative lifts this far above most animated features. And it also has a surprisingly effective message woven into the comedy and action.

In an isolated Viking village, vicious attacks by fire-breathing dragons are standard, so naturally the villagers grow up to be dragon-slayers. The exception is Hiccup (Baruchel), a geeky teen who simply can't think inside the box, as it were. His annoyed tough-guy father Stoick (Butler) reluctantly allows Hiccup to train at the dragon-fighting school run by Gobber (Ferguson).

Hiccup is only interested because the sexy Astrid (Ferrera) is the top student.

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Extract Trailer


Joel Reynolds is a married businessman; his business Reynold's Extract is a failing flavouring company. When his soon to be floor manager is badly injured it's just the start of worse things to come. Constantly frustrated due to the lack of sex in his marriage and his worsening financial status he turns to Dean, his best friend who works as a barman who suggests a medicinal solution to his problems. Joel being the man that he is turns down Dean's offer and returns to work.

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TJ Miller - T.J. Miller Monday 24th August 2009 at Arclight Theater Los Angeles, California

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Cloverfield Review


Excellent
We should have seen this coming. Team Cloverfield dropped more than enough hints suggesting they knew what they were doing, from the inspired viral marketing campaign to the seeds of a deeper mythology planted on message boards. But with hype meters peaking, cautiously optimistic fanboys willing to entertain the notion that a good movie could be released in January sharpened swords for a potential backlash.

With apologies to Public Enemy, believe the hype. Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has created an abnormality, a visceral monster movie that doesn't overly concern itself with its actual monster. The filmmaker certainly doesn't go out of his way to show his beast. Not because he doesn't want to, but because he can't. That's not the movie he decided to tell.

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The Emoji Movie Movie Review

The Emoji Movie Movie Review

There's no reason why this animated comedy adventure needed to be this pointless. Solidly entertaining...

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Office Christmas Party Movie Review

Office Christmas Party Movie Review

Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman reunite with The Switch directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck...

Office Christmas Party Trailer

Office Christmas Party Trailer

For many large companies, the office Christmas party are nights that can rapidly descend into...

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Search Party Trailer

Search Party Trailer

Daniel "Nardo", Jason and Evan are three best friends with a bromance that is unbreakable...

Deadpool Movie Review

Deadpool Movie Review

Both the filmmakers and the characters on-screen are so pleased with themselves that this might...

Deadpool Trailer

Deadpool Trailer

Formerly a soldier in the Special Forces, Wade Wilson finds himself dealt a bad hand...

Deadpool Trailer

Deadpool Trailer

Wade Wilson isn't your average superhero. Indeed, he has fewer morals and a brutal villainous...

Big Hero 6 Movie Review

Big Hero 6 Movie Review

Fans of bright, flashy things will love this colourful, kinetic animated adventure, although anyone seeking...

Big Hero 6 Trailer

Big Hero 6 Trailer

Hiro Hamada is a young robotics virtuoso whose best friend is a large, balloon-like humanoid...

Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Review

Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Review

With each film in the Transformer saga, Michael Bay makes it clear that all he's...

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Review

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Review

Bigger and even richer than the terrific 2010 hit animation, this sequel is also quite...

Transformers: Age Of Extinction Trailer

Transformers: Age Of Extinction Trailer

Taking place after the events of 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon', we see a new...

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