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Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

The Croods: A New Age

DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures present a PG, 95-minute, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, directed by Joel Crawford, written by Kevin and Dan Hageman with a theater release date of November 25, 2020.

THE CROODS: A NEW AGE – IN THEATERS NOW.  ON DEMAND DECEMBER 18TH. 

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Genre: Animated Comedy
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Leslie Mann, Peter Dinklage, Kelly Marie Tran
Directed by: Joel Crawford
Produced by: Mark Swift

The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family.

The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved … except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans.

The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”)—with their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce—are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family.

Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.

The Croods: A New Age features the voice talent of returning stars Nicolas Cage as Grug Crood, Catherine Keener as Ugga Crood, Emma Stone as their daughter, Eep; Ryan Reynolds as Eep’s boyfriend, Guy; Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) as Thunk and Cloris Leachman as Gran. They’re joined by new stars Peter Dinklage (HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Phil Betterman, Leslie Mann (Blockers) as Hope Betterman, and Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: Episode VIII-The Last Jedi) as their daughter, Dawn.

The film is directed by Joel Crawford, who has worked on multiple DreamWorks Animation films, including Trolls and the Kung Fu Panda franchise, and is produced by Mark Swift (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted).

 https://www.dreamworks.com/movies/the-croods-2

 

Review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Blockers

Universal Pictures, Point Grey Pictures, DMG Entertainment, Good Universe and Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions present an R rated, 102 minute, Comedy, directed by Kay Cannon, written by Brian Kehoe and Jim Kehoe with a theatre release date of April 6, 2018.

NEWS RELEASE

 

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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