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Talk about a movie that has #problematic written all over it. As the industry continues to grapple with its relationship to women and sex thanks to the unfolding scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, Universal has seen fit to release the trailer for &#…

2017 has been a lackluster year for animated films. There have been one too many saccharine, soulless products like “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” and “Smurfs: The Lost Village” that insult their young target audience by assaulting them with condescending lessons about the importance of teamwork. Soon, kids will likely get more of the same from “Ferdinand,” which was directed by Carlos Saldanha (the “Ice Age” franchise) and stars John Cena as the voice of a kindly bull who learns the importance of playing nice with hedgehogs (or something). Continue reading ‘Ferdinand’ Trailer: John Cena Gets Bullish at The Playlist.

Mel Gibson‘s comeback hasn’t quite hit the mainstream. While “Hacksaw Ridge” saw the actor/filmmaker back in the awards spotlight, he remained behind the camera for the grisly WWII drama. Thus far, in front of the camera, he’s mostly stuck to genre flicks like “Blood Father,” “Get The Gringo,” “The Expendables 3,” and “Machete Kills.” Well, now he’s hoping to be hugged by the public once again with a little help from Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Continue reading ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Trailer: Mel Gibson Joins The Family at The Playlist.

If there was one element to add to the “Daddy’s Home” sequel to make even more unbearable than it already was in the first place, I’d have to imagine that bringing Mel Gibson into the mix would be at least in the top ten. Following his mind-numbing “He’s back!” tour following the controversies that have shrouded his career while in support of his blood bath pacifist film “Hacksaw Ridge,” he’s now decided that he’ll force his comedic side on viewers in “Daddy’s Home 2.” READ MORE: Andy Samberg Races Into Comedy In New Trailer For ‘Tour De Pharmacy’ Following where the original left off with the two characters at peace, things are quickly upended with the arrival of both their fathers — Gibson and John Lithgow — and tension rises again. Continue reading First Trailer For ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Starring Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson & John Lithgow at The Playlist.

The simple message that we should judge a book by its cover seems particularly relevant at this moment, and it’s the undercurrent that runs through the upcoming animated flick, “Ferdinand.” Featuring an ensemble voice cast including John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Boris Kodjoe, Jerrod Carmichael, Raúl Esparza, Karla Martínez, and Miguel Ángel Silvestre, the film is based on the book Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, and tells the story of a loveable bull who’s a lover, not a fighter. Continue reading New Trailer For ‘Ferdinand’ Is Built To Fight, Born To Love at The Playlist.

While it might not be at the same level of Steven Spielberg‘s absurdly great cast for “The Papers,” the ensemble assembled for Andy Samberg‘s “Tour De Pharmacy” is not slouching one bit. Orlando Bloom, Daveed Diggs, John Cena, Dolph Lundgren, Phylicia Rashad, James MarsdenDanny GloverFreddie Highmore, Julia Ormond, Mike Tyson, and Jeff Goldblum are all joining in the fun of this HBO comedy. Continue reading Andy Samberg Races Into Comedy In New Trailer For ‘Tour De Pharmacy’ at The Playlist.

No matter what genre he explores, Doug Liman works best in grounded territory. The director behind “Swingers,” “Go,” “The Bourne Identity” and “Edge of Tomorrow,” to name a handful, knows how to make gripping, involving and often darkly funny pictures, so long as the characters are developed and the worlds they inhabit are fleshed out. It makes sense that the high-concept “Jumper” is one where he lost a grip on the proceedings. Continue reading Doug Liman’s ‘The Wall’ Is A Surprisingly Sturdy War Thriller [Review] at The Playlist.