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Arrested Development is coming back - but you already knew that, huh?
Will Arnett has confirmed that Arrested Development is returning to Netflix for a fifth season. Arnett will reprise his role as Gob, of the dysfunctional Bluth family. Fans of the popular show were left disappointed after Fox cancelled it in 2006, before it was revived for a fourth season on the on-demand internet service.
Speaking on NBC's Today programme, Arnett - currently starring in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - said: "We are going to do more Arrested Development. Ted Sarandos and Netflix kind of let the cat out of the bag on that one. It's something we all want to do, so we're excited."
Continue reading: Will Arnett Confirms 'Arrested Development' Is Returning For Season 5
The TMNT reboot has its Los Angeles premiere - but will it be good enough to shake off the critics of this remake?
The stars of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot were out in full force on Sunday 3 August for the film’s premiere in Los Angeles. Megan Fox, who plays intrepid reporter April O’Neil, stepped on to the red carpet with her fellow co-stars Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson and Johnny Knoxville, as well as the film’s producer, Michael Bay.
Megan Fox wows at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiere
The Jonathan Liebesman-directed action movie was screened at the Regency Village Theatre where Fox and her co-stars stopped to pose with fans and for a whole cast line up picture.
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Most of Hollywood ventured out for a nostalgia hit as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles enjoyed its Los Angeles premiere on August 1.
The film’s stars, Megan Fox, William Fichtne, Alan Ritchson, Johnny Knoxville and Will Arnett, were all in attendance but it was for former, and most marketable star whom left the premiere with the headlines following her critique of the critics, who haven’t been as impressed with TMNT as a certain other summer blockbuster.
On the subject of the film’s less than desirable critical conclusion, Fox decided the reviews and the people who wrote them could “f*ck off”, alluding to Transformers: Age of Extinction, which faired poorly with the critics but scored big at the box office.
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Some years ago, four baby turtles were discovered in a puddle of radioactive ooze in a sewer by a rat named Splinter. Adopting them as his own, he gave them the names of the four most influential Italian painters: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael, and the humanoid reptiles grew up learning the art of ninjitsu from their rodentine sensei. Defiant defenders of New York City, they must band together to fight against the merciless Foot Clan; a gang of vicious criminals led by city samurai The Shredder. Meanwhile, an aspiring reporter named April is following the turtles, but with no-one likely to believe her story the city residents have little hope left for peace in their crime ravaged home. Determined to restore humanity to the town, April joines the turtles in their fight - though not even Splinter is strong enough to take on their latest enemy.
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April O’Neil is a fearless news reporter whose job to land stories is all the more dangerous in this day and age as the city of New York is overcome with crime, suffering and destruction. The law enforcers of the city are unequipped to deal with the level of power that the top villains of the streets wield, those being The Shredder and his brutal Foot Clan. There is still one last hope for the town though with the arrival of four mutant brothers (Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello); laboratory guinea pigs (well, turtles) that found themselves living in their sewer for most of their lives while being trained in the art of ninjitsu by their rodentine sensei Splinter. They have now surfaced to defend the human race against The Shredder and April is determined to gain the exclusive story on their existence alongside her trusty cameraman Vernon Fenwick. Question is, is she ready to face such formidable creatures?
Take a look at the more sinister looking turtles.
Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello and their sensei, Master Splinter are all back from the depths of your childhood TV set to make it big on the silver screen.
The Michael Bay-produced reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has finally got its first trailer, giving us a chance to see how the motion-captured turtles look compared to their traditionally animated/live-action predecessors. And they look kind sinister.
In a city rife with crime and destruction, there's danger at every turn and suffering in every corner. The real authority of New York is The Shredder and his violent Foot Clan, whose power supersedes both police and politics. The only hope for restoring safety to the streets comes in the form of four mutant brothers, created in a laboratory many years ago and who have now found their way out of the sewers. A plucky newspaper reporter named April O'Neil is determined to land an exclusive story on the arrival of these martial art heroes alongside her cameraman Vernon Fenwick, but on being faced directly with these teenage mutant ninja turtles, she doesn't feel as brave as she first appears. However, if she wants to save the city from total obliteration, she and the masked mutants (Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello) must team up and fight against Shredder and his formidable Clan.
Of course, a second film was always on the way
The Lego Movie went down so well with the critics and fans alike, Warner Bros. have set a release date for its sequel while the first one is still in cinemas. May 26, 2017 is the magic day the studio confirmed on Friday.
The Lego movie has been a smash hit
Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks all enjoyed voice roles in The Lego Movie, which opened with nearly $70m at the domestic box office. It then went on to gross more than $200m in the global market in what was a remarkable success story. It didn’t just stun on a fiscal level, though. The critics were equally impressed, lauding the film’s original style and refreshing dynamic. It soon accumulated a very respectable 96% on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.
Continue reading: Warner Brothers Building Lego Sequel, Want It Done By May 2017
With nothing to stand in its way, The Lego Movie will dominate again this weekend.
It looks as though Lego mania will stretch over one more weekend as Feb 21-23 gears up to be the dullest in box office history. And while most people who saw The Lego Movie went to see it in the last few weeks its been out, you can expect another healthy addition its gross come Monday (February 24, 2014). Check out our Lego Movie trailer and review.
The Lego Movie has been a huge success
Having opened to $69m on opening weekend, the critically acclaimed animation has gone from strength to strength, bringing its total, international gross to nearly $200m. What’s more, the movie is yet to hit international markets like Japan and large parts of Western Europe, and with a Chinese release yet to be announced, you can safely add another $150m, give-or-take, to the overall total.
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Inventive visuals and a seriously deranged script make this animated adventure far more enjoyable than we expect, especially as it brings out the childish creativity in everyone watching. Filmmakers Lord and Miller are experts at finding offbeat comedy in the most surprising places (see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs or 21 Jump Street). And this movie is often jaw-droppingly entertaining.
It's set in a Lego city where construction worker Emmet (voiced by Pratt) follows instructions to the letter. Like everyone else, he has been lulled into complacency by President Business (Ferrell), whose inanely catchy pop songs (the insanely hummable Everything Is Awesome!) and mindless TV shows (Where Are My Pants?) keep people from thinking creatively. He's also concocting an insidious plan involving a secret weapon called the Kragle. Then Emmet inadvertently discovers the Piece of Resistance and is declared "The Special" by the underground rebel alliance led by Wyldstyle (Banks) and Vitruvius (Freeman). With help from Batman (Arnett), a patched-up pirate (Offerman) and a groovy kitty (Brie), they go off-grid to save their civilisation, pursued by the president's vicious enforcer (Neeson).
As the story spirals from the city to the Wild West and Cloud Cuckoo Land, it develops an insane, free-wheeling tone that can't help but spark our imaginations. And the sassy 3D animation adds to this by evoking surreal stop-motion classics like Gumby or The Magic Roundabout while referencing other movies and playing merrily with iconic characters. Hill, Smulders and Tatum turn up as a trio of frustrated superheroes, while Daniels and Williams offer a bit of Star Wars silliness. All of the vocal cast members dive into their characters with energy, bringing out the warped humour and pulling us into the action and even some emotional moments.
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It would be quite literally insane not to make another four million of these movies.
The Lego Movie clocked up nearly $70m on its debut. It racked up a ridiculously high score on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic combined, and is being talked about in the same breath as Toy Story and Finding Nemo. It’s a smash.
The Lego Movie is the best thing ever, according to everyone who's seen it, reviewed it or been in the same world in which it exists
So it makes perfect sense that Warner Bros. are already in talks to get a sequel off the ground, with screenwriters Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan are already hard at work mapping out possible storylines for the franchise to take.
By combing hundreds of reviews, a pretty succinct top 5 can be compiled...
In light of The Lego Movie’s success, we’ve taken a look at some of the best computer-animated films out there. Based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings, combined with Metacritic ratings (the most accurate way we could think to rank them) the latest Lego romp finds itself in some pretty prestigious company indeed…
To be clear: films included in this top 5 are computer animated, rather than the complicated, classic style of animation employed in films like Pinocchio from 1940. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of animation cells and Zerox, but we’re going for a modern slant with this list. So without any further ado, let’s see where The Lego Movie fits in with its contemporaries.
There's high anticipation for release of 'The Lego Movie'.
Danish company The Lego Group have partnered up with Warner Brothers for the first feature length Lego film, The Lego Movie, set to hit the big screen in 2014.
A child's imagination is what made Lego blocks what they were. They could make a spaceship, a Wild West shootout or even a pirate ship come to life; well, maybe for a few hours until the few remaining pieces left out were embedded in a parent's foot. Now it has reached a safer place for adults as the loveable figures make their way from the toy box onto the big-screen in 3D animation comes Warner Brothers production: 'The Lego Movie'. With a highly admirable voiceover cast of Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Channing Tatum and Elizabeth Banks, the film looks ready to be a 2014 BLOCK-buster sensation.
Superman meets Abe Lincoln in 'The Lego Movie'
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The film brings out the child in everyone and has us itching to build things.
The wide release of The Lego Movie is now only days away and as reviews filter through, reasons to watch this brand new, animated adventure stack up like the iconic, colourful building blocks. It seems that something in the movie's playful attitude and inventiveness has worked to bring out the inner child of even the most cynical critics and it's practically unanimous: The Lego Movie is a winner.
Critics Are Falling Head-Over-Heels For 'The Lego Movie.'
The movie stars Chris Pratt as Emmet, an average little Lego guy with a sunny outlook on life who is mistaken for the amazing Master Builder by the bearded sage Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman) and is enlisted on a mission to save the Lego world from being destroyed by Lord Business, the evil tyrant voiced by Will Ferrell. Emmet's unpreparedness yet nervous willingness to take on the heavy mantle of hero makes for some hilariously hapless scenes that will coax giggles out of those who thought their childhood was long gone.
Surly is a short-tempered purple squirrel who's beginning to worry as the cold winter approaches and he has managed to store hardly any food for hibernation. The city streets offer little in the way of nourishment and so, desperate, he starts to search elsewhere. When he meets the town's other animals; including Buddy the rat, the self-important Mole, Grayson the grey squirrel and some rather intellectually challenged gophers; he discovers the world of Nutlantis in the form of Maury's Nut Store. The animals agree to accompany Surly on a food heist that could keep them cosy all winter, but in order to do so they have to get past the menacing owner and his slobbering pug, Precious. How to rob a nut store isn't the only thing that Surly finds himself learning though, and he starts to realise just how great the benefits can be working in a team.
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See the teaser for the hilarious new animation below.
Did you know a nut is actually a fruit? Well, Surly doesn’t care. See Surly is a plotting squirrel with a belly to fill, and he’s after the biggest score a squirrel could possibly hope for: nuts.
Arnett voices the rarest of things: a purple squirrel...that can talk
Will Arnett plays the confident, gruff-throated rodent, who, alongside his archetypally slack-jawed sidekick, Buddy – a rat - plans to unlock the mother load of nuts when hunger just gets to be too much.
It was Justin's birthday this weekend and Jen was keen to make sure her hubby had a memorable bash, inviting a whose-who of Hollywood celebs
Amidst reports that their relationship is on the rocks, Jennifer Aniston was on hand to throw one heck of a distraction as she lavished her hubby Justin Theroux with gifts and visits from his famous friends as the actor celebrated his 42nd birthday this weekend.
The couple celebrated Justin's birthday and their one year anniversary as an engaged couple
There was no shortage of celebrity guests either, with famous faces dotted all around Jen and Justin's Bell Air mansion to wish Justin a happy birthday. Although Jen's BFF Courtney Cox couldn't attend the birthday bash, as the actress is reportedly recovering from a broken wrist still, reports state that among the attendees at their Los Angeles home were Ben Stiller, Tobey Maguire and Jason Bateman. Fellow actors Don Cheadle, Will Arnett, Malin Ackerman, Kristen Bell and her fiance Dax Shepard and Isla Fisher and her husband Sacha Baron Cohen were also in attendance, as were comedians Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres and their partners.
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The comedy actor was speaking on behalf of his new series, The Millers, when he admitted that he'd be open to more AD
Will Arnett's G.O.B. Bluth is one of the integral character's in the recently revived cult comedy series Arrested Development, and any further AD episodes would be truly lacking something is the half-witted eldest sibling of the Bluth clan didn't make a return to any further continuation of the series. Should the show be picked up for any further episodes by Netflix, as far as Will is concerned he'd be more the ready to slip into his magician's hat again and further commit himself to the show.
Will would be open to even more Arrested Development
During a discussion for his upcoming CBS comedy The Millers, the comic actor discussed his new projects in detail, but couldn't escape the questions surrounding the newly returned Arrested Development. As quoted by AccessHollywood.com, Arnett discussed the show's fourth season, which was met with a mixed response when released earlier this summer, when he was quizzed about the possibility of more episodes. “It’s something that everybody’s open to,” Arnett teased, not willing to give too much away about the proposed fifth season - which is reported being discussed by Netflix bosses and AD creator Mitch Hurwitz.
Continue reading: Will Arnett Hints At Even More Arrested Development From Netflix
The possibility of Netflix shows nabbing a couple of Emmys of big-budget network productions doesn't seem too worrying for execs.
Beware the media revolution – specifically, Netflix shows at the Emmys. Four years after Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) predicted the death of traditional media, online shows – that is, programming specifically produced for online distribution – might, for the first time, upstage traditional broadcasts. The contenders are the obvious ones – Arrested Development and House of Cards. The shows are leading contenders for the Best Actor and Best Program nominations – categories, which have up until now been the exclusive domain of broadcast and cable networks.
Are online shows the way of the future?
Regardless of whether the two shows have any chance of winning - which, given their critical and audience reception, seems likely – the mere fact that the two are being considered shows a shift in the paradigm, so to speak. However, it might be that Netflix specifically, and not online content in general, is moving into the mainstream.
Continue reading: Netflix At The Emmys? Networks Welcome The Change
Netflix is considering the renewal as part of its strategy to move into production of original programming.
The fourth season of Arrested Development was such a huge success that Netflix is reportedly in talks for another one. Brian Grazer, co-chair of the production company, Imagine Entertainment, said at the Allen & Co. Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Speaking to Bloomberg Television, Grazer explained: “We are in conversations with them to do another. They are interested in doing that.”
Jason Bateman and co. might be back for another season.
The show’s fourth season of the show was part of a large-scale experiment for Netflix, the first phase of the company’s transition from a pure rental service into a producer of online content. Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings has called “Arrested Development” and other “Netflix originals” integral to his strategy of transforming the company from a purveyor of rerun programming into a Web-based television network offering a mix of Hollywood movies and new shows, comparable to Time Warner Inc.’s HBO.
Continue reading: Netflix In Talks To Renew Arrested Development For Fifth Season
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