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Watch: 'The Lego Movie' Gets 'Man Of Steel' Treatment In New Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 4:06 PM
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Regardless of how the actual movie turned out, Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" certainly had one of the best blockbuster trailers of 2013, thanks in no small part to Hans Zimmer's triumphant track "What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?" So, Warner Bros. has decided to use it again.

Watch: Get Connected With 9 Clips From 'The Lego Movie' Plus Over 30 New Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2014 10:24 AM
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"Everything is awesome!" goes the official theme song to "The Lego Movie," and while critics will eventually decide if that's actually the case, it's had to deny that spirit that's powering the Warner Bros. flick. Even though the entire movie is built around one of the most popular toys of all time, there's a weird innocent sweetness permeating from "The Lego Movie," which is certainly a nice change from the usual crass commercialism these kinds of movies project.

Listen: Tegan And Sara & The Lonely Island's “Everything Is Awesome” From 'The Lego Movie' Plus TV Spots & More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 23, 2014 5:48 PM
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“The Lego Movie” is on its way to us, seeking to prove that it is in fact possible to make a good movie out of a toy: and while we'll have to wait until next month to find out if they've managed it, what we've seen so far is encouraging, in that it seems to realise that toy movies should actually be, you know, fun. With jokes and stuff. A batch of TV spots arrived today to prove that, showcasing more of the film's outstanding voice cast (Chris Pratt, Elisabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Nick Offerman....) and silly humour.

Watch: New Trailer 'The Lego Movie' Gets Out Of The Box, Onto The Screen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2013 1:04 PM
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Here's a question: can a toy movie actually be genuinely ... good? It's a nut that Hollywood has had a hard time cracking, particularly of late. "Transformers" may be a successful franchise, but to call them "good" would be contort and reconfigure the word like so many robots in disguise. The less said about "Battleship" the better, while Relativity has straight up thrown in the towel on "Stretch Armstrong" being a thing. But Legos? That's a whole a different ballgame.

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Lego Movie' From The Directors Of 'Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 18, 2013 7:28 PM
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Isn't there a Lego movie every other week with Batman, Superman and Star Wars? It's honestly hard to tell, there's a Lego trailer all the time and this writer personally just drowns them all out, but Warner Bros.' "The Lego Movie" is something else entirely. First up, it's directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors behind "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" who more than successfully transferred over into the world of live action with "21 Jump Street." Writers and directors from the animation world, they have a great sense of comedy, rhythm, dimension and space; must-have elements for filmmakers.Well, they're back in the world of animation with "Lego: The Movie," and as lame and generic as the title may be — the whole thing can seem like just an excuse to sell toys (which it probably is, anyhow —the trailer is admittedly awesome.

Warner Bros Create Pixar-Style Brain Trust For Animated Films, Includes Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Nicholas Stoller And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2013 4:47 PM
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This was bound to happen, we're mostly just surprised it didn't happen sooner. You would think that with Pixar's long-standing track record of proving that originality, high standards and creative vision can produce results that please both audiences and critics, rival studios would copycat their Brain Trust structure. As much a part of their brand as the lamp in their logo, Pixar's Brain Trust -- a collection of writers, directors and more -- routinely look at in-progress projects, break them down, pick them apart and build them back up again, all to create the best movie possible. Animated movies take years to make, and yet the Brain Trust won't see one to completion unless it rigorously passes muster (though that doesn't explain "Cars 2"). At any rate, Warner Bros. is going to give the concept a shot.

Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman & Alison Brie Join 'Lego: The Piece Of Resistance'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 1:55 PM
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Ordinarily, toy brand + celeb voice = us falling asleep. But, it's Lego and we pretty much like everyone who is coming on board a lot, and the guys directing it are solid too. So, color us optimistic. And really, how can you not like these latest additions?

Rebecca Hall & Eric Bana's 'Closed Circuit' Gets August 28, 2013 Release Date; 'Lego' Moves Up A Few Weeks

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2012 1:52 PM
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A couple of release date updates, so get out your day planner and find out why you might have to cancel on your Mom's birthday party...

Morgan Freeman & Elizabeth Banks Lend Voices To 'Lego: The Piece Of Resistance'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2012 7:44 PM
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Ordinarily, the idea of turning Lego into a movie is something that would make our stomach churn and eyes roll back into the far recesses of our head, but there is something about the approach "21 Jump Street" helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (along with Chris McKay) are bringing to the movie. The plot is pretty inventive, centering on Emmett, a regular everyday little Lego figure, who is mistaken as a MasterBuilder and suddenly becomes part of a group on a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing everything together. It's basically an excuse to run through a variety of Lego worlds, and a pretty good one at that, and with Chris Pratt taking the lead and Will Arnett stopping by as Batman (awesome), we now hear of two more voices pitching in.

So Much Awesome: Will Arnett Is Batman, Channing Tatum Possibly Superman In 'Lego: The Piece Of Resistance'; Chris Pratt Leads Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 5:23 PM
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On paper, the idea of a movie based on Lego sounds ridiculous and so easy to be exploited into a quick cash grab, brainless, toy brand blockbuster. But thankfully, the folks behind "Lego: The Piece Of Resistance" are putting their aims high for something that sounds like it's going to be a total blast. Anyway, we'll just fastforward to the good part: Batman and Superman are gonna be in this.

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