Father’s Day Treat: Sage and Heartfelt Advice and Other Stuff From a Wise Grandpa

Hard working author and family man Jim Knipp has put a great deal of hard work into his latest endeavor and labor of love, Stuff Every Grandfather Should Know. Published just in time for Father’s Day, the wise little book is a lovely and informative read and recounts how Knipp’s life was transformed when he […]

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Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Delights Philadelphia Audiences

(PCM) Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is arguably one of the most beloved characters of the holiday season, so we were absolutely delighted to learn that “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” would be coming to Philadelphia’s Merriam Theather to ignite our holiday spirit. The Grinch took over the city of Philadelphia on […]

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The Energetic School of Rock Is Now In Session

Philadelphia Native Stars in Philadelphia Tour of School of Rock Through April 1 at the Academy of MusicWhen a cast of uber-talented children play their own instruments, act, dance and belt out songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, you know that you have arrived. This is the premise of School of Rock –The Musical, now playing […]

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Parents Mistakenly Feed Their Children Dog Treats

(PCM) Parents who were shopping at the Pak n’ Save grocery store in New Zealand are freaking out because they mistakenly fed their children dog treats and are now blaming it on the packaging and store placement. The parents, who were obviously in a hurry, ended up grabbing a box of Scooby Snacks, which are […]

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Calling All Disney Fans! Here’s A List of All Disney Movies Hitting Theaters in 2015!

(PCM) Walt Disney Studios has lit the silver screen and hearts everywhere with magic for over 90 years, celebrating imagination the power of love along the way.

Entering its 91st year, Disney show no signs of stopping; twelve films will be released in 2015 including four animated features and eight live-action films. 2015 releases include the the long-awaited and much anticipated J.J. Abrams helmed Stars Wars:The Force Awakens and the Paul Rudd-starring Marvel comic adaptation, Ant-Man.

Check out the full list of the Disney releases coming to a theater near you in 2015!

Strange Magic – January 23, 2015

Directed by Gary Rydstrom (Finding Nemo, Saving Private Ryan) and starring Alfred Molina, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Peter Stormare, Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Alan Cumming, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, and Bob Einstein, Strange Magic is an animated feature from LucasFilms that uses popular songs from the past six decades to Read more

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Snoopy Flies High in the New Trailer for The Peanuts Movie

(PCM) We’re still eleven long months from the release of The Peanuts Movie, the first film in 35 years to star the lovable Charlie Brown and company, but we finally have a new official trailer to tide us over until the movie’s November 6, 2015 release.

20th Century Fox released a new official trailer for The Peanuts Movie today featuring a doghouse-flying, crime fighting Snoopy, a dishevelled Woodstock, and a classically clumsy Charlie as we’ve never seen them before; in state of the art 3D animation.

From Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age franchise comes The Peanuts Movie, a tale of adventure following Snoopy, everyone’s favorite beagle and expert pilot, as he flies high and embarks on his greatest mission yet: to thwart The Red Baron, Snoopy’s arch-nemesis. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown, Snoopy’s best friend, also embarks on his own epic quest.

Directed by Steve Martino (… Read more

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The Minions Go Caroling in New AMC Theaters Gift Card Promo

(PCM) Universal Pictures captured audiences’ hearts with the hilariously sweet animated 2010 summer hit, Despicable Me, and its loveable minions, the endearingly clumsy assistants of anti-hero Gru.

Now, thanks to Dreamworks and AMC theaters, you can watch the adorable group as they sing, or attempt to sing, some classic Christmas carols below!

The minions arrived on a dinosaur-ruled earth, millions of years ago. Their need for organization and purpose lead them to search for a master to follow. After various fatal mishaps befall their numerous masters throughout history (mostly due to their own bumbling actions), the minions are left without leadership.

Without a master, the minions become listless, too unmotivated to even enjoy the life they’ve built for themselves in the Arctic. Minions follows the loveable yellow sidekicks as they search for a new villianous master to serve.

Watch the minions caroling below, after the official synopsis from the Minions official Facebook Read more

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Official Cast of ‘The Peanuts Movie’ Announced!

(PCM) 20th Century Fox released the official cast for The Peanuts Movie, slated to open in theaters November 6, 2015.

Charlie Brown, Lucy, Pig Pen, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Sally, Snoopy, Woodstock and the rest of the gang are making their big-screen debut in this CGI-animated feature film in 3D.

From Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age franchise comes The Peanuts Movie, a tale of adventure following Snoopy, everyone’s favorite beagle and expert pilot, as he flies high and embarks on his greatest mission yet: to thwart The Red Baron, Snoopy’s arch-nemisis. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown, Snoopy’s best friend, also embarks on his own epic quest.

Read the official cast announcement from 20th Century Fox’s press release for The Peanuts Movie below, after the jump!

 

Just introduced the talented kids who will be the voices of the #PeanutsMovie on @TODAYshow. Thanks, @NMoralesNBC! pic.twitter.com/VfddFGo5sd

— Paul

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New U.S. Trailer and Poster for Paddington!

(PCM) A new U.S. trailer and poster for Paul King’s family adventure-comedy, Paddington, have made their way to fans thanks to TWC-Dimension, who released the trailer and poster on Thursday. Watch the new trailer below and see the poster above.

From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (Harry Potter), Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home.

Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven.

It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

Paddington, voiced by Ben Whishaw … Read more

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New Penguins of Madagascar Trailer

(PCM) 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation released the latest trailer for Penguins of Madagascar, opening in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters nationwide November 26, 2014.

The new trailer introduces new characters Classified, Eva, Corporal, and Short Fuse as well as giving viewers a better look at the origins of our favorite spy penguins. Watch the new trailer below, after the official synopsis.

Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.

These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from destroying the world as we know it.

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The Minions Search For Their Master in the First Official Trailer for the Despicable Me Spinoff

(PCM) Universal Pictures captured audiences’ hearts with the hilariously sweet animated 2010 summer hit, Despicable Me, and its loveable minions, the endearingly clumsy assistants of anti-hero Gru.

Finally, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have released the first official trailer for Minions, a feature full length animated comedy that tells the origins of the lovable sidekicks and their search for a master.

The trailer features the minions’ arrival to a dinosaur-ruled earth, millions of years ago. Their need for organization and purpose leads them to search for a master to follow. After various fatal mishaps befall their numerous masters throughout history (mostly due to their own bumbling actions), the minions are left without leadership.

Without a master, the minions become listless, too unmotivated to even enjoy the life they’ve built for themselves in the Arctic.

Watch the new trailer below, after the official synopsis from the Minions official Facebook Read more

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Hasbro Studios is Developing ‘My Little Pony’ Movie For 2017

(PCM) Variety reported on Monday that an animated My Little Pony movie is in the works at Hasbro Studios, set to be released in 2017.

Along with fellow 80’s tv hit series Jem and the Holograms, My Little Pony is one of the first films to be produced through Hasbro’s new Allspark Pictures label.

Producing and financing the film in-house, Hasbro Studios is taking control of My Little Pony and has plans to release the film “on the broadest possible number of screens,” said Stephen Davis, president of Hasbro Studios and global entertainment and licensing for Hasbro Inc.

“We will continue to make big tentpole movies with our studio partners, [i.e. Transformers and G.I. Joe with Paramount and Monopoly and Candy Land with Sony], but there is another set of movies where we feel we have an opportunity to have a bit more control over the budgeting, financing, calendarization, marketing … Read more

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Walt Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′ Opens in 2D and 3D Theaters November 7

(PCM) Walt Disney Animation’s latest adventure/comedy, Big Hero 6, tells the story of the bond between a boy and his large inflatable robot, teaming up to fight crime with their friends as high-tech heroes, in 2D and 3D theaters November 7, 2014.

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred.

When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

Big Hero 6 is Walt Disney Animation Studio’s first … Read more

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‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ Hits Theaters Oct. 10

(PCM) Have you ever had a bad day? How about a day so bad it deserved it’s own title? That’s the kind of day Alexander is having in Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, in theaters nationwide October 10.

Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another.

But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him.

He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom, dad, brother and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

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“The Hero of Color City” Brings Color to Select Theaters Oct. 3!

(PCM) In Magnolia Pictures’ The Hero of Color City a little boy’s colorfully diverse crayons must protect their vibrant world from a horrible monster.

Each night, when Ben falls asleep, his Crayons’ magical Crayon Box transports them to Color City, a world of dazzling hues, soaring fantasy and the whimsy of childhood.

When Yellow is accidentally left behind in Ben’s room, she awakens two Unfinished Drawings: King Scrawl, a huge monster, and Gnat, Scrawl’s sidekick.

They follow Yellow to Color City and claim the enchanted Rainbow Waterfall and all of its color for themselves.

Soon Color City will fade and our lovable crayon characters will disappear.

It’s up to Yellow and her pals, Blue, Green, Red, and the twins, Black and White, to save the day.

Meeting with fantastical creatures and fun adventures along the way, Yellow discovers she has more courage than she knew and learns to believe in herself Read more

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“Dolphin Tale 2″ Hits Theaters September 12

(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures’s Dolphin Tale 2, the sequel to the 2011 hit, opens in theaters nationwide this fall, September 12!

Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment’s Dolphin Tale 2 continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery-thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail-made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie Dolphin Tale.

The film reunites the entire main cast, led by Harry Connick, Jr., Oscar ® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Austin Stowell, and, of course, the remarkable dolphin Winter as herself.

Charles Martin Smith, who directed Dolphin Tale, wrote the sequel and is again at the helm.

It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson (Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Read more

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Trailer For BatKid Documentary Has Been Released

(PCM) Award-winning film director, Dana Nachman, launched an Indiegogo campaign to finish the official Batkid documentary, “Batkid Begins”, a documentary about 5-year-old Miles Scott, a leukemia survivor who asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation to be transformed into Batkid for a day. The campaign was launched one week ago, and is now at 40% of its $100K goal. “Batkid Begins” goes behind the scenes chronicling the story of Miles Scott, a 5-year old in remission after spending half of his years fighting leukemia. Last November, with the support of family, strangers, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miles was transformed into Batkid and called upon to save Gotham City (aka San Francisco) from impending doom. What was anticipated to be an event with 200-300 in attendance quickly grew into a city-wide phenomenon that captured the spirits and imaginations of 25,000 people who lined the streets to cheer Batkid on. This magical event not only swept the … Read more

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SpongeBob SquarePants Debuts New Look in “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D”

(PCM) Everyone’s favorite sponge has updated his look for Paramount Pictures’ new The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D.

Very little is known about the film which doesn’t open in theaters until February 13, 2015.

All we know so far is that SpongeBob leaves the comfort of his pineapple under the sea to embark on a heroic journey above water – in our world.

According to USA Today, the film will follow SpongeBob as he leaves Bikini Bottom and comes on shore to transform into The Invincibubble to defeat the evil pirate that is threatening Bikini Bottom, voiced by Antonio Banderas.

SpongeBob is joined in his on shore adventure by Patrick Star as Mr. Superawesomeness, Mr. Krabs as Sir Pinch-a-lot, and Squidward Tentacles as Sour Note.

11 years after its predecessor, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, which saw success with critics and at the box office, earning over $85 … Read more

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Catch Disney’s Trailer for “Big Hero 6″

(PCM) The trailer for this fall’s upcoming Big Hero 6 was released earlier this week by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and if the trailer is a good indicator of what’s to come, Big Hero 6 looks likely to deliver fun, laughs, and a good message for the whole family.

Big Hero 6 is Walt Disney Animation Studio’s first Marvel Comics-inspired film, based on Marvel comics of the same name, and features comic-book style action. Big Hero 6 is directed by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt), and produced by Roy Conli (Tangled).

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey … Read more

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“Planes: Fire and Rescue” Hits Theaters July 18

(PCM) The sequel to Disney’s 2013 Planes, Planes: Fire and Rescue opens in 2D and 3D theaters nationwide starting July 18!

When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting.

Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

Planes: Fire and Rescue stars Dane Cook (Good Luck Chuck, Employee of the Month), Julie Bowen (Modern Family, Happy Gilmore), Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind, Gravity), Regina King (Jerry Maguire, Ray), Jerry Stiller (Zoolander, Hairspray), Kari Wahlgren (Bolt, Tangled), Wes Studi (Heat, AvatarRead more

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return in Theaters May 9

(PCM) Taking another trip back to the wonderful land of Oz, Dorothy is on a mission to help her friends in the new animated adventure Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, in theaters nationwide starting May 9! Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books … Continue reading

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Watch the Trailer for the New “Annie”

(PCM) Ever since Jay-Z and Will Smith announced plans to make an Annie remake, the internet has been abuzz with questions, skepticism, and excitement. Now audiences can get their first glimpse at the new film in its recently released trailer, seen below! In the summer of 2012, the two entrepreneurial … Continue reading

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Muppets Most Wanted in Theaters March 21st

(PCM) Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s … Continue reading

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The LEGO Movie in Theaters Feb. 7

(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures is releasing the first full-length theatrical LEGO adventure movie directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jumpstreet, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). Starring the vocal talents of Chris Pratt (Parks & Rec, Moneyball), Will Ferrell (Anchorman), Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games), Will Arnett (Arrested Development), … Continue reading

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Disney’s Frozen Sing-Along Coming to a Theater Near You

(PCM) Disney announced through a press release today plans to re-release their huge animated hit Frozen as a sing-along. The sing-along version of the film will feature the lyrics on screen with a bouncing snowflake to encourage audience participation. This sing-along re-release is perfect timing for Disney; Frozen was just nominated … Continue reading

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Dangerous Trend: Kids Are Snorting Smarties Candy

(PCM) There is an alarming new trend popping up in both middle schools and high schools across the country where kids are crushing up “Smarties” candies and snorting them like lines of cocaine. The teens are finding out about the trend via several videos that have been posted up on … Continue reading

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