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For your chance to win a complimentary admit-two pass to the advance screening of Universal Pictures’ CATS, find instructions for your nearest city below.

§ Miami, FL
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December 17th, 2019 - 7:00PM
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OPENING DATE: December 20, 2019

 

RATING: CATS has been rated PG (Parental Guidance Suggested – Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children) for some rude and suggestive humor

 

GENRE: Epic Musical

 

CAST: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and introducing Francesca Hayward

 

DIRECTOR: Tom Hooper

 

SCREENPLAY BY: Lee Hall, Tom Hooper

 

BASED ON: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot, the musical “Cats”

by Andrew Lloyd Webber

 

PRODUCERS: Debra Hayward, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tom Hooper

 

EXECUTIVE

PRODUCERS: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Steven Spielberg, Angela Morrison, Jo Burn

 

 

Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event.

 

Cats stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut.

 

Featuring Lloyd Webber’s iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap.

 

The film also stars Robbie Fairchild (Broadway’s An American in Paris), Laurie Davidson (TNT’s Will), hip-hop dance sensation Les Twins (Larry and Laurent Bourgeois), acclaimed dancer Mette Towley (featured in videos for Rihanna and Pharrell Williams’ N.E.R.D.), Royal Ballet principal dancer Steven McRae, and rising-star singer Bluey Robinson.

 

Universal Pictures presents a Working Title Films and Amblin Entertainment production, in association with Monumental Pictures and The Really Useful Group. Cats is produced by Debra Hayward, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Tom Hooper. The screenplay is by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Rocketman) and Hooper, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot and the stage musical by Lloyd Webber. Cats is executive produced by Lloyd Webber, Steven Spielberg, Angela Morrison and Jo Burn.

 

One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, the stage musical “Cats” received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981, where it played for 21 years and earned the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983, the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for an extraordinary 18 years. Since opening in London in 1981, “Cats” has continuously appeared on stage around the globe, to date having played to 81 million people in more than fifty countries and in nineteen languages. It is one of the most successful musicals of all time.

 

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THEATERS NATIONWIDE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018

WHAT:                                 To commemorate NASA’s 60th anniversary on Monday, October 1, 2018, Universal Pictures is treating audiences to free early screenings of FIRST MAN  the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the film.

WHO:                                   You, the fans!  

WHERE:                               Markets that will host the special FIRST MAN screenings on October 1 include Phoenix, AZ; Orange County, CA; Palm Desert, CA; Riverside, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Simi Valley, CA; Ventura County, CA; Denver, CO; Hartford, CT; Washington, D.C.; Ft. Myers, FL; Miami, FL; Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL; West Palm Beach, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Detroit, MI; Minneapolis, MN; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Albuquerque, NM; Buffalo, NY; New York, NY; Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Oklahoma City, OK; Toronto, ON; Portland, OR; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburg, PA; Nashville, TN; Austin TX; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Norfolk, VA; Seattle, WA; and Milwaukee, WI.

For more information and a list of theaters offering the special screenings, please visit Universal Screenings

WHEN:                 Monday, October 1, 2018

                                   

FIRST MAN arrives in theaters nationwide on October 12, 2018. 

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UNIVERSAL PICTURES CELEBRATES MOMS EVERYWHERE WITH FREE MOTHER’S DAY SING-ALONG SCREENINGS

Offer Valid in 25 Theaters Across North America on Sunday, May 13

Guests of 10:00 A.M. Screenings of the Beloved Musical Comedy Will Be Among the First to Experience Exclusive New Footage from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Universal City, CA, May 9, 2018—In anticipation of its upcoming Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Universal Pictures today announced that free sing-along screenings of the blockbuster musical comedy Mamma Mia! will be available on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, at 25 theater locations across the U.S. and Canada.  Each guest who requests a ticket the day of the screening—at a participating location—will be given one free admission to the 10:00 a.m. showing, up to theater capacity.

Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be picked up at the theater box office starting at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 13.  This offer is valid for the 10:00 a.m. showing of Mamma Mia! The Movie on May 13, at participating locations only. 

“Since its debut as a smash-hit stage musical and evolution into a beloved feature-film adaptation, Mamma Mia! The Movie has brought joy to worldwide audiences,” said Jim Orr, President, Distribution, Universal Pictures.  “As the movie is an unabashed celebration of mothers and daughters, we felt that Mother’s Day is the perfect holiday to invite audiences back into the theater to experience the sing-along version…and to share exclusive footage of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.”

Markets that will host the special Mamma Mia! Sing-Along screenings on May 13 include Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Tampa, FL; Toronto, ON; Vancouver, BC; Washington, D.C.; and West Palm Beach, FL.

For more information and a list of theaters offering the special screenings, please visit www.MammasDaySingAlong.com.  Broadcast-quality clips from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again are available at www.epk.tv, and stills are available at www.image.net.

About Mamma Mia!

Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 170 cities and 8 languages around the world.  Bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to movie audiences, Mamma Mia! originally opened in theaters on July 18, 2008.

The three women who created the worldwide smash stage hit—global producer Judy Craymer, writer Catherine Johnson and director Phyllida Lloyd—repeat their roles in bringing this joyful, musical story to the big screen.  The Mamma Mia! film is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman.

Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper join Streep in this celebration of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads. 

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she’s raised alone.  For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends—practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski)—from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos.  But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. 

On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna’s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier.  Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities. 

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.

About Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again.

Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.  With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, producers of the original film.  Craymer is also the creator and producer of the worldwide smash-hit stage musical. 

Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker.  Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers.  Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers.

Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya.  Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar® winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry.

As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna.  Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful).  Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).  www.MammaMiaMovie.com

About Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com).  Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal.  NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks.  NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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Offer Valid at 100 Theaters in 50 Cities Across the U.S. on Wednesday, April 4

Guests of 7:00 P.M. Screenings of the Comedy Will Be Among the First to Experience the South-by-Southwest Sensation

Universal City, CA, March 29, 2018—Universal Pictures, director Kay Cannon and the cast of Blockers, today announced that free “Spring-Fling” screenings of the new comedy will be offered on Wednesday, April 4, at 100 theater locations across 50 cities in the U.S. Guests who go to www.BlockersSpringFling.com and RSVP for a ticket—at participating locations—will be given one free admission to the 7:00 p.m. showing, up to theater capacity.

Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be claimed at www.BlockersSpringFling.com. Each guest must present a printed ticket and show a valid ID to receive admission. This offer is valid for the 7:00 p.m. showing of the film on April 4, at participating locations only.

“Ever since our first screening at South-by-Southwest we have been overwhelmed at how audiences have embraced the film,” said Cannon. “In keeping with the spirit of the story and how gratified we are by the response, Universal is spearheading a series of free “Spring-Fling” screenings. On behalf of our entire cast and crew, we hope everyone will love watching this film as much as we loved making it.”

Markets that will playing Blockers on April 4 include ones in Albuquerque, NM; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Fort Myers-Naples, FL; Fresno-Visalia, CA; Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, SC; Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-Mcallen, TX; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New Haven, CT; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Oklahoma City, OK; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond-Petersburg-Hopewell-Colonial Heights, VA; Sacramento, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; Tampa, FL; Tucson-Nogales, AZ; Washington, DC; West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce, FL. To find out more information, visit www.BlockersSpringFling.com.

For more information and a list of theaters offering the special screenings, please visit www.BlockersSpringFling.com.

About Blockers

When three parents discover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert on-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) and John Cena (Trainwreck, Sisters) star in Blockers, the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the Pitch Perfect series).

The comedy is produced by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and James Weaver, under their Point Grey Pictures banner (Neighbors, This Is the End), alongside Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar series) and DMG Entertainment’s Chris Fenton (47 Ronin).

Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joseph Drake (Don’t Breathe, Juno) executive produce with Chris Cowles (Collide) of DMG, as well as Josh Fagen, Dave Stassen and Jonathan McCoy. The film is written by brothers Brian & Jim Kehoe. www.blockersmovie.com

About Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com).  Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal.  NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

 

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UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND AMC THEATRES® OFFER

U.S. VETERANS AND ACTIVE-DUTY SERVICEMEMBERS

UP TO 10,000 FREE TICKETS TO DREAMWORKS PICTURES’

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Offer Valid at More Than 400 AMC Theatres Nationwide to First 25 Servicemembers Who Request Tickets to the 7:00 P.M. Preview Screening on October 26

New Film from the Writer of American Sniper Arrives in Theatres on October 27

Universal City, CA, October 20, 2017—Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres today announced that, on October 26, up to 10,000 free tickets will be presented to U.S. veterans and active-duty servicemembers for DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You for Your Service—at more than 400 AMC locations nationwide.  Each of the first 25 servicemembers (per location) with valid, government-issued ID who request a ticket will be given one free admission to the 7:00 p.m. preview screening

From the writer of American Sniper and the studio that brought you Lone Survivor, the film follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.  Thank You for Your Service arrives in theatres nationwide on October 27.

The promotion will be available at all AMC Theatres playing Thank You for Your Service.  Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be picked up at the AMC box office on October 26.  Each guest must present a valid government-issued military ID to receive their ticket, with a limit of one free ticket for each military ID presented, while supplies last.  This offer is valid for the 7:00 p.m. showing of the film on October 26, only. 

“Once we began a discussion with AMC about how we could embody the spirit and message of Thank You for Your Service, they stepped up to the plate in a major way,” said Jim Orr, Executive Vice President, General Sales Manager, Universal Pictures.  “We are honored that up to 10,000 U.S. veterans and active servicemembers will be among the first to experience this riveting film from our partners at DreamWorks.”

Thank You for Your Service reminds us all of the tremendous sacrifice made by America’s servicemembers and their families,” said Elizabeth Frank, EVP Worldwide Programming and Chief Content Officer, AMC Theatres.  “AMC is pleased to partner with Universal Pictures to offer veterans and active servicemembers the opportunity to attend this preview screening at no charge.”

For more information and a list of AMC Theatres participating, please visit www.ThankYouForYourService.com

About Thank You for Your Service

DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You for Your Service follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.

Starring an ensemble cast led by Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel. 

Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay of American Sniper, makes his directorial debut with Thank You for Your Service and also serves as its screenwriter.  Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games series, Babel) produces the film.  www.ThankYouForYourService.com

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About Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com).  Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal.  NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks.  NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

AMC (NYSE:AMC) is the largest movie exhibition company in the U.S., in Europe and throughout the world with approximately 1,000 theatres and 11,000 screens across the globe.  AMC has propelled innovation in the exhibition industry by: deploying more plush power-recliner seats; delivering enhanced food and beverage choices; generating greater guest engagement through its loyalty program, web site and smart phone apps; offering premium large format experiences and playing a wide variety of content including the latest Hollywood releases and independent programming.  AMC operates among the most productive theatres in the United States’ top markets, having the #1 or #2 market share positions in 22 of the 25 largest metropolitan areas of the United States, including the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago).  Through its Odeon subsidiary AMC operates in 14 European countries and is the #1 theatre chain in Estonia, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden and UK & Ireland.  www.amctheatres.com  

KATE MARA STARS IN THE INSPIRATIONAL FILM BASED ON A TRUE STORY
 
MEGAN LEAVEY
 
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD AUGUST 22, 2017
AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
 
Universal City, California, July 13, 2017 - Follow the devotion and partnership in the remarkable film, Megan Leavey, coming to Digital HD on August 22, 2017 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on September 5, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Kate Mara ("House of Cards," The Martian) shines in her role as a military officer, beautifully capturing the unbreakable bond between two soldiers and their fight for survival. The film also includes outstanding performances from Common (Selma, John Wick: Chapter 2), Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Edie Falco ("The Sopranos," "Nurse Jackie") and Bradley Whitford (Get Out, "The West Wing"). Megan Leavey on Blu-rayTM and DVD and Digital delivers a powerful and moving portrayal of the powerful bond between human and dog.
 
Megan Leavey is based on the life of a young Marine Corporal (Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.
 
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  • Never Give Up: An inside look at how Megan Leavey learned to trust Rex.  
 
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FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Kate Mara, Ramón Rodríguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Will Patton, Sam Keeley, Common, Edie Falco
Directed By: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Written By: Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo, Tim Lovestedt
Produced By: Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Jennifer Monroe
Executive Produced By: Robert Huberman, Scott Holroyd, Josè Luis Escolar, Nicole Stojkovich
Director of Photography: Lorenzo Senatore
Production Designer: Ed Verreaux
Edited By: Peter McNulty
Music By: Mark Isham
Music Supervised By: Julianne Jordan
Costumes By:  David Tabbert
Casting By: Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: September 5, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 57187474
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: Rated PG-13 for war violence, language, suggestive material and thematic elements
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour and 56 minutes        
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: September 5, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 57187470
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: Rated PG-13 for war violence, language, suggestive material, and thematic elements
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour and 56 minutes
 
About Bleecker Street
Bleecker Street (bleeckerstreetmedia.com) is an independently financed U.S. film distribution company founded in 2014 by Andrew Karpen. The company's recent releases include MEGAN LEAVEY starring Kate Mara, Academy Award nominated, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, Gavin Hood's hit thriller, EYE IN THE SKY, the Academy Award nominated TRUMBO, the Blythe Danner starrer I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, and the Golden Globe nominated DANNY COLLINS with Al Pacino and James Gray's THE LOST CITY OF Z. Upcoming films include Steven Soderbergh's LOGAN LUCKY, BREATHE directed by Andy Serkis, and THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS with Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer.
 
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE- www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Despicable Me 3

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment present a 90 minute, PG, Animation, Action, Adventure film directed by Eric Guillon and Kyle Balda, written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio with a theater release date of June 30, 2017.

Talkin' Pets News

12/03/2016

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Suzanne Topor

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - My dear friend Tippi Hedren will join Talkin' Pets 12/03/16 at 5pm EST to chat about Shambala and her new book

Ingrid Sutton, the owner of K9-Tea will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/03/16 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away her K Cups for dogs

Jerry Grymek, Doggie Concierge at Hotel Penn will stop by at 721pm EST for a few minutes to chat about the upcoming Westminster show in NYC February 2017

 

Sing Saturday” Launches Event Film Starring Oscar® Winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, as Well as Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly

Universal City, CA, November 14, 2016—Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres today announced a Thanksgiving weekend event for audiences of all ages: “Sing Saturday,” a celebration of free screenings of the new event film from Illumination at 200 AMC Theatres nationwide, on November 26.  From the creators of Despicable Me, Singin which Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon lead an all-star cast—arrives nationwide on December 21, 2016. 

Tickets for “Sing Saturday” screenings are available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 200 moviegoers in line at participating AMC Theatres on Saturday, November 26 (10 a.m. local time).  Audiences are encouraged to bring their family and friends of all ages and experience the film Variety calls “a game changer.”  Moviegoers must be in line to receive a ticket for the screening.

“We are so proud that ‘Sing Saturday’ marks the biggest advance-screening program in the history of Universal Pictures and are honored to join AMC as we kick off the holiday season with Illumination’s gift for moviegoers of every generation,” said Nick Carpou, President of Distribution, Universal. 

“For the past several years, Sing has been a labor of love for everyone at Illumination, as well as the tireless performers who have poured their hearts into this movie,” said Chris Meledandri, Founder and CEO of Illumination.  “We know audiences of all ages will embrace the heart and the humor of this extraordinary film and can’t wait for movielovers to experience Sing over Thanksgiving weekend, throughout the holiday season and beyond.”

“For AMC movie-loving audiences of all ages who have cooked through Thanksgiving Thursday and shopped through Black Friday, AMC is thrilled to offer a holiday-entertainment treat with Sing Saturday,” said Elizabeth Frank, EVP and Chief Content and Programming Officer, AMC Theatres.

For more information and a list of AMC Theatres participating in “Sing Saturday,” please visit www.SingSaturday.com.  Broadcast quality clips from Sing are available at www.epk.tv, and stills are available at www.image.net.

About Sing

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history.  Following the release of this summer’s comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents Sing this holiday season.  

With its highly relatable characters, heart and humor, the first collaboration between writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri marks the sixth fully animated feature from the studio.

The event film stars Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times.  Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it.  Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.

Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.  And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.

Featuring more than 65 hit songs, Sing is produced by Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy.  Together, they have produced all of Illumination’s films since the studio’s inception.  Released by Universal Pictures, Sing arrives in theaters on December 21, 2016.  www.singmovie.com

About Illumination Entertainment

Illumination Entertainment, founded by Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event animated films.  Illumination, which has an exclusive financing and distribution partnership with Universal Pictures, is the creator of the hugely successful Despicable Me franchise, which includes Minions, the second-highest-grossing animated film of all time, as well as Despicable Me 2, an Academy Award® nominee for Best Animated Feature of 2013.  In all, Illumination’s films, which also include the 2016 record breaking The Secret Life of Pets, 2011’s Hop and 2012’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, have grossed more than $4 billion in worldwide box-office revenues and feature some of the world’s most renowned talent. 

Upcoming films include Despicable Me 3, starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker, which is set for June 2017; and a newly-imagined version of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of The Grinch, which is set for November 2018.  In addition, “Despicable Me: Minion Rush” (more than 750 million downloads) has become one of the world’s most popular apps, and Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem attracts huge crowds at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.

About Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com).  Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal.  NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks.  NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About AMC Theatres

AMC (NYSE: AMC) is the guest experience leader with 388 locations and 5,295 screens located primarily in the United States.  AMC has propelled innovation in the theatrical exhibition industry and continues today by delivering more comfort and convenience, enhanced food & beverage, greater engagement and loyalty, premium sight & sound, and targeted programming. AMC operates the most productive theatres in the country’s top markets, including No. 1 market share in the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago).  http://www.amctheatres.com.

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Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment present a 98 minute, PG, animation, 3D, crime, comedy, directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, written by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul with a theater release date of July 3, 2013.

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