SPONGEBOB Is Back To Soak Up Box Office In New Movie (VIDEO/POSTERS)

https://youtu.be/HfiH_526qhY A cultural icon for twenty years -- first on TV, then two movies, and recently a Tony-nominated musical -- the popularity of SpongeBob SquarePants shows no signs of letting up, so his upcoming third feature film should prove a real crowd-pleaser. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run follows in the computer-animated style of [...]

A BEAUTIFUL DAY International Trailer Is Best Look Yet At Mr. Rogers Movie (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTWP0NwHuhc Previous trailers and featurettes have given us a good look at A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (a.k.a. the Mr. Rogers movie inspired by the true story of a reporter's relationship with the beloved PBS icon), but this latest -- and likely last -- trailer produced for international audiences offers the most concise version of the [...]

New SONIC Trailer Fixes The Hedgehog, Shows Off Jim Carrey (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szby7ZHLnkA Now honestly, how hard was that? The title rodent of Sonic the Hedgehog (the iconic video game / animation blue-fuzzy speedster) finally looks like himself rather than, you know, a freakish bizarro version. (Here's a side-by-side tweet of the old and new renderings.) https://twitter.com/ThePlaylist/status/1194353126037491712?s=20 Thanks to the huge online backlash against the original monstrosity (which was [...]

Zoinks! It’s, Like, An All New SCOOB!, Man! (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnKvQbpDYXU Ruh-roh! Scooby-Doo is remade for the 3D animated CGI modern era. Scoob! -- the new reboot featuring the titular slobbery dog, his best friend Shaggy, and their Mystery Machine gang of Fred, Velma, and Daphne -- are back. The new feature from Warner Bros. will mix flashbacks of a Scooby / Shaggy origin story [...]

First Trailer For Pixar’s SOUL Takes Jamie Foxx To The Afterlife (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TojlZYqPUo Pixar is famous for making kids' movies that have a strong appeal for adults, not just emotionally but even philosophically. Well, Soul may be their first offering to be target squarely at the parents. Going a step further than even The Incredibles did (which involved a family), Soul follows the existential afterlife struggle of Joe [...]

NEXT LEVEL Action Comedy In Final JUMANJI Sequel Trailer (VIDEO/POSTER)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6QaLsw8EWY New Places. New Faces. Next Level. That marketing copy pretty much sums up Jumanji: The Next Level, the sequel to the highly successful Welcome to the Jungle franchise reboot. This final trailer showcases more of what the first one teased: an opportunity for Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black to have fun with broad character [...]

HOLIDAY IN THE WILD Trailer Unwraps First Netflix Christmas Flick Of 2019 (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8miCh30GcGU I hear the sleighbells echoing tonight...because it's Christmas in Africa! Holiday in the Wild will launch Netflix's seasonal offerings for 2019, and the trailer (above) plus the exclusive Entertainment Weekly images (below) sure lay down a marker on what Hallmark, Lifetime, and other networks have to compete with. Boasting a bigger budget and scale [...]

First BOMBSHELL Trailer Goes #MeToo On Fox News (VIDEO/POSTER)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rBnkBIhoFE Fair and balanced? Not so much. But definitely unafraid. Gauging by this first trailer for Bombshell (a.k.a. the Fox News exposé about how anchors Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly brought down Fox honcho Roger Ailes), subtle and thought-provoking it ain't. Sure, a movie need not be agnostic in its point of view, even when [...]

First Trailer For DOLITTLE May Have You Game For Robert Downey Remake (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEf412bSPLs When it was first announced that Robert Downey, Jr. would be starring in a remake of Doctor Dolittle, it seemed like a cheap move by a studio looking to milk easy money out of recycling an old classic for the second time (the previous remake being Eddie Murphy's late-90s modern update). Suffice it to [...]