This summer, from the greatest global animation franchise in history comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged the team the cinema’s most despicable and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled in Minions: The Rise of Gru.
Long before he became the master of evil, Gru (Oscar nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in the suburbs of the 1970s, plotting to take over the world from his basement.
It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob and Otto – a new Minion, wearing braces and desperate to please – this unexpected family joins forces. Together they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.
When the infamous supervillain supergroup, the Vicious 6, ousts their leader – legendary martial arts fighter Wild Knuckles (Oscar winner Alan Arkin), Gru, their most dedicated fanboy, interviews himself to become their newest member. The Vicious 6 are unimpressed with the budding little villain, but Gru outwits them (and infuriates them), and he suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the pinnacle of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions try to master the art of kung fu to help save him, and Gru finds that even the bad guys need a little help from their friends.
Featuring more dramatic action than any film in Illumination history and filled with the franchise’s signature subversive humor, Minions: The Rise of Gru features an exciting new cast including, the Vicious 6: Taraji P. Henson as the cool and confident leader Belle Bottom, whose chain belt doubles as a deadly disco-ball mace; Jean-Claude Van Damme as nihilist Jean Griffe, who is armed (literally) with a giant robotic claw; Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck, whose traditional nun’s garb hides her deadly nun chucks; Dolph Lundgren as Swedish roller-skating champion Svengeance, who dispenses his enemies with spinning kicks from his spiked skates; and Danny Trejo in Stronghold, whose giant iron hands are both a threat to others and a burden to him.
The film also stars Russell Brand as young Dr. Nefario, an aspiring mad scientist, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, an acupuncturist with mad kung fu skills, and Oscar winner Julie Andrews. as Gru’s self-centered mother.
Led by the original creators of the franchise, Minions: The Rise of Gru is produced by visionary Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and longtime collaborators Janet Healy and Chris Renaud. The film is directed by returning franchise filmmaker Kyle Balda ( Despicable Me 3, Minions), co-directed by Brad Ableson ( The simpsons) and Jonathan del Val ( The secret life of pets movies), and features the iconic voice of Pierre Coffin as the Minions and a killer ’70s soundtrack courtesy of legendary Grammy-winning music producer Jack Antonoff.
Starring: Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, with Julie Andrews and Alan Arkin.
Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, Chris Renaud
Director: Kyle Balda
Co-directors: Brad Ableson, Jonathan del Val.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie
A battle for freedom
(Opening today at Palace Amusement Cinemas)
This animated adventure film follows Yuta Okkotsu, a high school student who takes control of a powerful cursed spirit and enrolls in Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School with the help of Jujutsu wizards in an effort to help him control his power and to keep an eye on him. him.
Directors: Seong-Hu Park, Sunghoo Park.
Producers: Keisuke Seshita, Hiroaki Matsutani, Masaya Saito, Yuri Murai, Makoto Kimura, Tatsuya Ōmori, Toshihiro Maeda.
Screenwriters: Gégé Akutami, Hiroshi Seko.
Jurassic World Dominion
An ecological disaster that could end everything
Experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic Era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar-winning actress Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominiona bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe.
Of jurassic world architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Domination takes place four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar. Dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans all over the world. This delicate balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether humans are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.
Jurassic World Dominionfrom Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, takes the $5 billion+ franchise into bold, uncharted territory, featuring never-before-seen dinosaurs, dizzying action, and stunning new visual effects.
The film features new cast members DeWanda Wise ( She must have it), Emmy nominee Mamoudou Athie ( Archives 81), Dichen Lachman ( Agents of SHIELD), Scott Haze ( minari) and Campbell Scott ( The Amazing Spider-Man 2). The film’s returning cast includes BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, Justice Smith as Franklin Webb, Daniella Pineda as Dr. Zia Rodriguez, and Omar Sy as Barry Sembenè.
Jurassic World Dominion is directed by Colin Trevorrow, who helmed 2015 jurassic world to a record worldwide box office of US$1.7 billion. The screenplay is by Emily Carmichael ( Battle at Big Rock) and Colin Trevorrow from a story by Derek Connolly ( jurassic world) and Trevorrow, based on characters created by Michael Crichton.
Jurassic World Dominion is produced by acclaimed franchise producers Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley and is produced by legendary Oscar-winning franchise creator Steven Spielberg, Alexandra Derbyshire and Colin Trevorrow.
Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment present, in association with Perfect World Pictures, a film by Colin Trevorrow.
Top Gun Maverick
Feel the need… the need for speed
After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s finest airmen, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is in his place, pushing the envelope as a brave test pilot and dodging advancement of grade that would ground him. When he finds himself forming a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick meets Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: ‘Rooster’, the son of Maverick’s late friend and radar intercept officer, Lt Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”.
Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice of those chosen to pilot it.
Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Produced by: Oscar winner Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison.
Based on characters created by: Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr.
Story by: Peter Craig and Justin Marks
Screenplay by: Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie.
Starring: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis with Oscar nominee Ed Harris and Val Kilmer
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Enter a new dimension of the strange
Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a thrilling adventure across the multiverse starring Doctor Strange, his trusted friend Wong, and Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch.
Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the door to the multiverse, including alternate versions of himself, presenting an unprecedented threat to humanity.
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Xochitl Gomez
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