DreamWorks Releases First KUNG FU PANDA 3 Trailer [72 Screenshots]

The first Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer released today, which included a character teased at the end of Kung Fu Panda 2, Po’s father Li Shan, voiced by Bryan Cranston in the upcoming sequel. It’s been four years since we last saw our kung fu animal friends take on an evil peacock voiced by Gary Oldman; and it’s been an astonishing seven years since the original film debuted back in 2008. Is there still gas in the tank for this once beloved franchise?

Although there isn’t much in the way of story revealed within the Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer, Li’s first encounter with his son offers a great humorous beat that speaks to Po’s personality. Cranston, who has worked on Family Guy, Archer, and The Cleveland Show, was born to do voice work. His delivery and timing is executed brilliantly. J.K. Simmons has also joined the cast as the main antagonist, Kai, a bull with glowing green eyes.

The Kung Fu Panda series has always had such beautifully choreographed fight sequences, and the action at the beginning of the trailer leaves no doubts for this next installment. It will be interesting to see what kind of fighting style Kai will have.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for Kung Fu Panda 3 courtesy of DreamWorks Animation:

When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Despite what a handful of critics felt about the sequel, I’m still positive toward the series and have been looking forward to the third chapter of this story. Kung Fu Panda was part of my resurgence into animated feature films, and I’m hoping Kung Fu Panda 3 continues to keep the franchise strong.

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Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni, Kung Fu Panda 3 stars the voices of Jack Black as Po, Bryan Cranston as Li Shan, Angelina Jolie as Tigress, Dustin Hoffman as Master Shifu, Jackie Chan as Monkey, Seth Rogen as Mantis, Lucy Liu as Viper, David Cross as Crane, Rebel Wilson as Mei Mei, James Hong as Mr. Ping, and J.K. Simmons as Kai.

Source: DreamWorks

‘Godzilla’ Strikes Terror on Blu-ray and DVD September 16

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Gareth Edward’s Godzilla found its audience at Comic-Con and it’s only fair that the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film is announced right before it this year. Making a big splash at the box office this spring, $93 million its opening weekend, Godzilla has come back with a vengeance. Check out the slew of special features you can find on home video when it releases on September 16. Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Godzilla’ is a Monstrosity of a Reboot

Godzilla 2014 Movie Review

The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and in this case we’re talking about the Godzilla reboot, not the king of monsters himself. Despite a strong marketing campaign, a solid cast and promising director (Gareth Edwards), Godzilla sadly disappoints. From empty human characters that take up most of the screen time to poorly paced monster battles, Godzilla is frankly, underwhelming. Continue reading

Second ‘Godzilla’ Trailer Awakens the King of Monsters (53 Screenshots)

Second 'Godzilla' 2014 Movie Trailer

It’s the king of monsters versus the king of meth in this brand new trailer for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. If the amazing teaser trailer wasn’t enough, this new full-length trailer for Godzilla will make you wish it was May 16 already. Try as he might, Bryan Cranston will be going head first against the lizard king with Aaron Taylor-Johnson as his new Jesse Pinkman. Catch the full trailer after the break along with 53 hi-res screenshots. Continue reading

Legendary Pictures Unleashes the ‘Godzilla’ Teaser Trailer (48 Screenshots)

Godzilla 2014 Teaser Trailer Still San Fran

The mother of all teaser trailers have arrived in the form of Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla. The two minute teaser is enough to get me on board for this Godzilla reboot. And with having Gareth Edwards in the director’s seat, my faith in this movie couldn’t be any greater. Watch the trailer and see 48 screenshots after the break.  Continue reading

Comic-Con 2013: Legendary Pictures’ ‘Godzilla’ Experience

Comic-Con Legendary Pictures Godzilla Experience

If you happened to be outside the San Diego Convention Center near PETCO Park this weekend you may have noticed a building that looked like it was attacked by a monster. Thanks in part by Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros., the king of monsters, Godzilla himself is coming back on to the big screen in May of 2014. What Legendary and Warner Bros. brought to Comic-Con 2013 this year was an experience far more extravagant then a teaser clip like last year, they brought fans to Japan to see the beast up close and personal. Continue reading

Breaking Bad Season 5 Part 2 Official Poster Revealed

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The official teaser poster for Breaking Bad dropped recently, but now AMC has released an official poster for the final eight episodes of the series. How will showrunner Vince Gilligan approach the final moments of Walter White’s story? Perhaps there is something in this official poster’s tagline that will give us a hint at what to expect. Check out the full poster after the jump and see what this poster might be implying. Continue reading

19th Annual SAG Awards Winners List

2013 SAG Award Winners

All of the pretty faces of Hollywood gathered together to celebrate each others work for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. This deep into awards season many of the picks for the Oscars are pretty much determined. But this year, between the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, and now the SAG Awards, some of the categories have become very unpredictable. Check out the complete winners list after the jump. Continue reading