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You don't have to be a kidlet to love animated movies — actually, the jokes in ones like "The Incredibles" and "Despicable Me" are so sharp, we suspect the little ones might have been the secretly-secondary demo.
In fact, though we love our cartoon icons almost as much as their youngest fans — we draw the line at plush toys and bedsheets... usually — we'll admit that once in a great while, we've looked at a particularly great still of The Lorax and thought, "Man, that would be a great color for throw pillows." Get More »
Studies show that the average person associates large foreheads with trustworthiness, intelligence and wisdom.
But perusing the history of Hollywood uber-noggins, one finds those possessing a fivehead (or larger) usually playing supervillains and/or morons. So which is right? Does a higher hairline mean an elevated IQ, or just a thicker head?
In the new black comedy "Horrible Bosses," Colin Farrell's middle manager from hell -- with his ill-advised combover -- isn't exactly a poster child for the highbrows of the world. But we're pretty sure a big head doesn't have to mean a damaged soul. To solve this mystery, we'd best get all sociological up in here and make an extremely scientific list of the top 11 foreheads in Hollywood.
Everyone loves a good old-fashioned, mustache-twirling, tie a girl to the railroad tracks-style villain. What do we love even more? When said villain has a change of heart and becomes a hero.
The Terminator was "back for good" in "T2." Roy Batty saves Deckard's life. Every evil Marvel Comics fiend has rescued a cat out of a tree at least once or twice. Hell, even Darth Frickin' Vader turned out to be a good guy.
DreamWorks' fun animated comedy "Megamind" seeks to mine this territory for all it's worth, playing with the dynamics of superheroes and supervillains. Will Ferrell voices the title character, a bald, blue alien from another planet who devotes his life to elaborate schemes designed to foil his super-powered heroic rival Metro Man (Brad Pitt), always to disastrous effect… for Megamind. Get More »
Thanks to a historically strong batch of animated features, this has been one of the best years ever for kids movies, as "Toy Story 3," "How to Train Your Dragon," "Despicable Me" and others have charmed audiences nationwide. And now you can add the latest feel-good kids flick to the list: "Saw 3-D."
If that doesn't sound quite right to you, well, look at it this way: at least you don't have to deal with the nightmares and permanent mental scars that a batch of children received as an early Christmas present over the weekend. That's because, as WHDH-TV is reporting, a theater in Revere, Mass., accidentally put the wrong film in the projector and subjected a packed theater full of kids to "Saw 3-D" instead of the movie they were expecting, "Megamind." Get More »
You may not have realized it while you were mesmerized by his giant blue head this weekend, but "Megamind" is actually all about fashion.
In fact, the animated super-villain rocks some duds that are, quite simply, right on trend. We're talking ripped straight from the Paris runways hip.
Brad Pitt is obviously a beautiful man, and his good looks have undoubtedly been an asset to his acting career. So why would the actor sign on for an animated movie that didn't take advantage of his blessed visage?
At the New York premiere of DreamWorks' new 3-D adventure "Megamind," Mr. Handsome himself revealed to NextMovie, "I did it for the little ones."
(Appropriately enough, Pitt brought his sons Maddox and Pax to the screening.) Get More »
Let's face it: Heading to an animated movie these days is a bit of a crapshoot. Studios are trying so hard to appeal to both kids and adults while simultaneously chasing the 3-D fad that the end result can be a mess-by-committee.
Which is why we are so happy with "Megamind," the new animated blockbuster from DreamWorks; not only is the film cool, it's cool in a way that all too few animated features can claim -- it's even cooler for adults than it is for kids. Get More »
Sure, the titular villain-turned-hero in "Megamind" is digitally animated, but we couldn't help but wonder what some of our favorite movie stars would look like if they were Megaminded, because… well, we wonder about some weird things.
Now that we're seeing them in all their blue-foreheaded glory, we have to wonder, is a live-action adaptation far behind? And who below would make the best lead? Get More »
The most incompetent evil genius the world has ever known -- Will Ferrell as Megamind, the titular character of DreamWorks' new animated feature -- is coming to theaters November 5.
But first, he's coming to your computer.
A sneak peak at "Megamind" has been posted online, and the five-minute clip confirms our suspicions: This movie has a good chance of box office domination.
Check out the clip at Nickelodeon.
Just because summer is coming to an end doesn't mean that Hollywood's well of blockbusters has run dry. Sure, fall is when studios roll out all their small, serious, Oscar-bait fare... but this year, the autumnal season is rife with movies that are just, well, BIG.
Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren kick booty as ex-CIA agents in "RED," Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf look to greedily rake in dough at the box office with Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" sequel, Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt duke it out as animated superheroes in "Megamind"... and a boy wizard you may have heard of (hint: Harry Potter) begins the final chapter of his big-screen journey. Get More »