Toy Story 4 Full Trailer

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We’ve seen a couple of teaser trailers for Toy Story 4 introducing some new characters, but up until now we haven’t really had any idea what the upcoming Pixar sequel would be about. This week the first full trailer has finally arrived online and, well… it looks like a Toy Story movie. The plot revolves around a spork-turned-toy named Forky (voiced by Tony Hale) who has an existential crisis (shocking!) and leaves Bonnie and the other toys behind. Woody quickly sets off on a road trip adventure to save him. So far there doesn’t appear to be anything new and inspired here, although we do finally get to see Bo Peep make her triumphant return. Toy Story 4 hits theatres on June 21st; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Marvel’s Shang-Chi Movie Gets a Director

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Although we won’t really know what Phase Four of the MCU looks like until after Avengers: Endgame, there are a handful of upcoming movies on the docket even if they don’t yet have official release dates. In addition to Spider-Man: Far From Home, we know there will be sequels for several other established characters including Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange. But there will be some new characters introduced as well including The Eternals and martial arts master Shang-Chi. It was announced back in September that Chloe Zhao would direct the former, and now the latter has a director as well. Hit the jump for more info.

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Monday Morning Box Office Report: Captain Marvel Continues to Soar

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Captain Marvel continued to dominate the box office in its second weekend, absorbing another $69.3 million domestically and $119.7 million overseas. The movie has already earned $760 million worldwide and should pass Guardians of the Galaxy this week to become the tenth highest grossing MCU film worldwide. Nothing else came close this weekend with the animated film Wonder Park debuting in second place with $16 million and YA romance Five Feet Apart exceeding expectations to open in third with $13.1 million. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World fell to fourth and A Madea Family Funeral rounded out the top 5. Elsewhere, the Spanish comedy No Manches Frida 2 opened at #6 and scored a solid $3.89 million from just 472 theatres, while Rupert Wyatt’s Captive State tanked, earning just $3.1 million on over 2500.

1. Captain Marvel — $69.3M
2. Wonder Park — $16M
3. Five Feet Apart — $13.2M
4. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World — $9.3M
5. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral — $8.1M
6. No Manches Frida 2 — $3.9M
7. Captive State — $3.2M
8. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part — $2.1M
9. Alita: Battle Angel — $1.9M
10. Green Book — $1.3M

Ball Junk Podcast Episode #35: Fighting with My Family

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BALL BREAKING NEWS: The Ball Junk Podcast has a special guest for the very first time! It’s Dax Gordine and he jumps on the show to talk about WWE Films’ latest venture, Fighting With My Family. We also talk about the longest and most violent game of soccer ever! Plus, NFL news, Frankie hates the NBA, an incredible edition of Sack Time and of course, Knuckles gets the Gas Pedal. Download, subscribe and listen on iTunes or check us out right here! It’s Episode 35 of the Ball Junk Podcast! Balls!

0:00:00 – Intro
0:07:00 – Movie Review: Fighting With My Family
0:36:25 – NBA/NFL Discussion
1:33:00 – Balls Around the World
1:17:45 – Sack Time
1:39:20 – Gas Pedal / Outro

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James Gunn Will Direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3 After All

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It’s been 8 months since James Gunn was forced to step down as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 due to the discovery of offensive jokes in his Twitter timeline from years ago. Since then, he has signed on to write and direct a Suicide Squad sequel for Warner Brothers, but the Guardians of the Galaxy cast never stopped campaigning for him to be reinstated at Marvel. Now this week it looks like they have finally been vindicated as Disney has decided to rehire Gunn for the gig. Hit the jump for more info.

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Captive State, Wonder Park, Five Feet Apart

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We’ve got three major releases hitting theatres this weekend, although none will come close to matching the continued marketing might of Captain Marvel. Paramount’s animated film Wonder Park should be the biggest of the bunch, providing family audiences with an alternative to How to Train Your Dragon 3, while Rupert Wyatt’s sci-fi film Captive State seems to be getting dumped by Focus Features with a distinct lack of marketing and reviews. Also in wide release we have the tragic teen romance Five Feet Apart. In select theatres, look for the Spanish comedy No Manches Frida 2, The Hummingbird Project starring Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard, and Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie. What will you be watching this weekend?

Avengers: Endgame Trailer #2

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Now that Captain Marvel has arrived in theatres, Avengers: Endgame is less than two months away and the hype is definitely continuing to build. Marvel has released a new trailer for the film this week but they seem to be making a point of giving very little away, once again relying on flashbacks from previous films (presented in a sort of faux-Schindler’s List style). At the very least, we do get to see Captain Marvel briefly interact with some of the remaining members plus there is a glimpse of some cool suits, which are sure to spark speculation about how they might save 50% of the universe’s population. Avengers: Endgame hits theatres on Apr. 26th; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

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Good Boys Red Band Trailer: Superbad in Sixth Grade

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Although R-rated comedies are no longer putting up The Hangover-type numbers these days, you can still count on at least a couple of them hitting theatres every summer. This year Seth Rogen is producing a movie that feels like a spiritual successor to his 2007 hit Superbad, but the twist is that the kids are much younger and more naive. Good Boys stars Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams as three slightly nerdy sixth-graders who embark on a coming-of-age adventure when they try to steal some alcohol to bring to a party. Things get out of hand and hijinks ensue (obviously). Good Boys is written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Hello Ladies) with Stupnitsky directing and it hits theatres on Aug. 16th. Check out the red band trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #699: Captain Marvel

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0:00 – Intro
12:10 – Review: Captain Marvel
46:45 – Other Stuff We Watched: Leaving Neverland, Wanderlust, Fighting with My Family, Losers, Rollerball, The Adventures of Captain Marvel, Your Highness, Clue, Umbrella Academy
1:40:35 – Outro
2:03:15 – Spoiler Discussion: Captain Marvel

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Relaxer Trailer: From the Director of Buzzard

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Joel Potrykus’ 2014 film Buzzard was a dark comedy about a video game-obsessed slacker / scam artist who goes into a downward spiral after trying to stick it to the man. His latest film, Relaxer, also revolves around a video game-obsessed slacker in a downward spiral of sorts. Joshua Burge once again stars, this time playing a guy named Abbie who foolishly accepts a challenge to remain on his couch until he reaches Pac-Man’s level 256. It all turns into a desperate fight for survival and a nightmarish fever dream with music provided by Neon Indian. Relaxer hits select theatres on March 22nd; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Cobra Kai: Season 2 Trailer

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Although the first season of the Karate Kid spin-off series Cobra Kai was way better than most people expected it to be, now that the show is heading into its second season, there is a new challenge ahead. They have to somehow build on that promise and continue to remix elements of the movies without simply rehashing them. The introduction of another character from the past may or may not help with that, and after the first season had us sympathizing with Johnny, it seems like Daniel may resume the mantle of underdog hero in season 2. Let’s hope they keep subverting our expectations based on what has come before. The second season of Cobra Kai drops on YouTube Premium on April 24th; check out the trailer below and see what you think.

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Mindy Kaling’s Late Night Trailer

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One of the biggest sales at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was the film Late Night, which was acquired by Amazon for $13 million in the hopes that it will become a breakout comedy hit in the vein of The Big Sick. Written by and co-starring Mindy Kaling, the movie revolves around a comedy writer who is hired to help revitalize a struggling late night talk show but finds herself clashing with its all-white-male staff. Emma Thompson plays the late night host while the supporting cast also includes John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Amy Ryan and Ike Barinholtz. The movie was originally supposed to be directed by Paul Feig, but after some scheduling issues, veteran TV helmer Nisha Ganatra (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, You Me Her) took the reins instead. Late Night hits theatres on June 7th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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