With his work on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and Celebrity Name Game, Craig Ferguson has garnered his share of success in the entertainment industry. It’s his twelve years working on the How To Train Your Dragon films and animated seres as Gobber, however, that may be the most transcendent.
“I’m glad to be part of something which has a legacy value,” said Ferguson. “These movies will exist for a long time. They will become part of movie history and movie lore. They are important films in their way and I’m very happy to be part of that.”
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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, co-starring America Ferrera, opens nationwide February 22.
If Beale Street Could Talk, the latest film from Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 26 (the digital version debuts March 12). The 1970s set project, based on the James Baldwin novel, centers on a couple persevering through tragic times.
Friends since childhood, Harlem denizens Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James) are engaged with a baby on the way. Their plans take a nightmarish turn after Fonny is falsely accused of rape, and now Tish and her family will do everything it takes to ensure Fonny’s release from prison. The film received three Oscar nods, including Best Adapted Screenplay (screenwriter Barry Jenkins), Best Supporting Actress (Regina King), and Best Original Score (Nicholas Britell).
Special features on both versions include deleted scenes, audio commentary by Jenkins and the featurette “If Beale Street Could Talk: Poetry in Motion.”
Tim Tebow is a Heisman Winner, former NFL player, a minor league baseball player for the New York Mets, and a football analyst. With Run The Race, Tebow and his brother Robby are the producers of the faith based drama Run The Race.
The narrative centers on Zach (Tanner Stine), a high school quarterback whose life takes a different turn after he sustains an injury. Evan Hofer co-stars as Zach’s brother Dave, and though they share different points of view, the pair’s mutual bond helps them persevere through tough times.
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Run The Race, co-starring Kristoffer Polaha and Mykelti Williamson, opens nationwide February 22.
All good things must come to an end, and How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World closes one of cinema’s most beloved trilogies. Gerard Butleris back as the voice of Stoic, the father of the neurotic and unerringly brave leader Hiccup (Jay Baruchel).
“I feel like it’s rare that you truly go in and experience such a fantastical world,” said Butler. “But more importantly than that is the fact that you can travel so far and yet feel so connected because they tell stories we can all connect with.”
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Cole Sprouse (Riverdale) and Haley Lu Richardson (Support The Girls) play teenagers who have cystic fibrosis in Five Feet Apart. The latest trailer shows the gradual and inevitable bond between Stella (Richardson) and Will (Sprouse), and though romances that survive even the direst of circumstances isn’t a new thing, Five Feet Apart definitely has a purposeful intent.
Director Justin Baldoni, best known as actor (Jane the Virgin), also produced Five Feet Apart, and his production company Wayfarer Entertainment has just expanded its storytelling possibilities a $25 million content fund. The studio is aimed at creative narratives that focus on “the power of human connection,” and hopefully Baldoni’s passions lead to memorable moviegoing experience.
Five Feet Apart opens nationwide March 15. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
With the success of Happy Death Day, a sequel was definitely in the offing. Israel Broussard, who plays Tree’s (Jessica Rothe) boyfriend Carter. Broussard, who was also featured in the hit romantic comedy To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (which is also prepping for a sequel), said Happy Death Day 2U is not a carbon copy of the original.
“The main players – they’re still the main players but there are sides of them you don’t get to see in the first one,” said Broussard. “That brings up a lot of questioning who they really are. So there’s subtle differences and there are not so subtle differences.”
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