Minions is kind of a critic-proof movie. You pretty much already know what you’re getting from this film: one and a half hours of those walking twinkies from the Despicable Me Movies. Amusing antics! Nonsensical babble! Contrived situations! It feels like a direct-to-DVD movie, but it’ll make a billion dollars.
Final data isn't in, but it looks as though overall U.S. box office was down in 2014 from 2013 — although the major studios still made over $10 billion domestically. Most significantly, the number of tickets sold dropped 6 percent, to the lowest amount since 1995.
Despicable Me blew us away with its inventive, heartfelt story of a supervillain who adopts three girls and turns sort of good. In the sequel, we discover that there's one thing harder than juggling supervillainy and fatherhood: being a good guy and a dad. Spoilers ahead...
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Movies for kids generally exist in a zone of lowered expectations. Recycled sitcom jokes and microwaved pop culture references dot a paint-by-numbers story about rehashed characters. So it's refreshing to see a film like Epic, which actually packs a real story, along with some gorgeous imagery. Minor spoilers ahead...
Despicable Me was a surprisingly awesome film, with a lot of heart and supreme supervillain hijinks. Here's our first real taste of the sequel... and it looks promising.
The first trailer for Despicable Me 2 just came out, and it's entirely focused on the best part of the first movie - those cute little twinkie henchmen. And it looks like something pretty gnarly is happening to them. Can Groo and his kids mount a rescue? In any case, this is mostly just reminding us how much fun the…
The Lorax is everything it claims to be against. It's plastic. It's fake. It's utterly disposable. It has no love in its heart for nature, or for anything else. They took one of Dr. Seuss' most famous books and turned it into a dull comedy, full of tedious pop-culture in-jokes and bland songs. Interspersed with…
The little one-eyed yellow minions are back, singing "Barbara Ann" and melting our hearts into a puddle on the floor. We love these little guys, and we loved Despicable Me, so we're supremely pleased to see them all together again in this little teaser trailer for the sequel. Both directors Pierre Coffin and Chris…
This was a year of hard lessons. Movie attendance and ticket sales fell. Television shows struggled and died. Book publishers faced an electronic future. And through it all, some great works of the imagination thrived. What did 2010 teach us?
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Traditionally, only the mammoth Hollywood studios could afford to work with 3D—it's too expensive to build the necessary, air-conditioned 24 hours a day, server farms. The company behind Despicable Me decided to try something new, and cut the AC.
In Despicable Me, opening today, Steve Carrell plays a supervillain named Gru who only cares for fame... or rather infamy. Until he adopts three little orphan girls and grows a heart. Yes, it's totally sappy. But you know, it's fun.
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Mad scientist kiddie flick Despicable Me has a new trailer that showcases Steve Carell's vocal talents as baddie Gru - and orphans. Why? Perhaps because orphans can do the one thing non-Pixar animation can't, like elicit emotion?