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Ferdinand the Bull Is Real and Lives at The Gentle Barn

Ferdinand the Bull Is Real and Lives at The Gentle Barn
“You can’t judge a bull by his cover.”

That’s the moral of the favorite children’s story Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, which Blue Sky Studios and Twentieth Century Fox have adapted for the big screen, hitting theaters on Dec. 15. The all-star cast includes John Cena (as Ferdinand — typecasting much?!), Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and more. You can watch the trailer here.

In honor of this animated tale about a giant bull who’s “a lover, not a fighter,” the studio has teamed up with Zevia and The Gentle Barn, adopting a bull calf and naming him “Ferdinand.
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'Despicable Me 3' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Hitman's Bodyguard (action-comedy; Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman,Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung; rated R) Leap! (animated; voices: Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Maddie Ziegler, Mel Brooks, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kate McKinnon; rated PG) Good Time (action; Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh; rated R) Beach Rats (drama; Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein; rated R) Hangman (drama; Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow; pretheatrical release; rated R) California Typewriter...

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Ghostbusters Reboot Director Knows Why His Movie Failed Miserably

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Ghostbusters Reboot Director Knows Why His Movie Failed Miserably
Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot, later retitled Answer the Call, was supposed to launch a new franchise and it had the backing of the original cast, which was a big selling point. But many were skeptical from the start with the idea of an all- female cast driving around in the Ecto-1 and kicking some ghost ass. A lot has been said about the movie since its release, but now Paul Feig is speaking up and stating that he now knows the reason why the movie has been deemed a box office failure.

Paul Feig recently sat down with Vulture to discuss his version of Ghostbusters and what exactly he feels went wrong and kept the movie from becoming a box office sensation. In the end, the director believes that a movie that was supposed to be fun and a celebration of the original franchise became too politicized, which Feig regrets to this day.
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Paul Feig Gets Candid About What Went Wrong With The Ghostbusters Reboot

The post-mortem examination of Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot continues today, only this time, it’s Feig who has weighed in with the latest take.

One year after its theatrical release, Vulture gave the filmmaker a call to discuss his gender-swapping actioner, which had Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones suit up as those four famous ‘Busters: Zeddemore, Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler.

But for all of its lofty ambitions, Ghostbusters proved to be one of the more high-profile flops of 2016, and wound up costing Sony upwards of $70 million when accounting for marketing and distribution. Plus, as Dan Aykroyd so rightly says, the film wasn’t exactly cheap to make, what with all that lavish CGI.

For Feig, though, Ghostbusters will forever haunt him as “a great regret in [his] life,” after the movie unknowingly morphed into a “cause.”

I think it kind of hampered us a little
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Ant-Man 2 Wraps Production

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Ant-Man 2 Wraps Production
Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp has finally wrapped production as of late last night, according to director Peyton Reed. Ant-Man and the Wasp began shooting on August 1, with Marvel Studios releasing a brief teaser video that showcased the official logo for this highly-anticipated sequel. Now that production has wrapped, the countdown begins for the first trailer to surface, as the post-production process begins, as we get closer and closer to the July 6, 2018 release date.

This news comes just after star Paul Rudd showed off the new Ant-Man costume during a special video he prepared for the HBO special Night of Too Many Stars, directly from the Ant-Man and the Wasp set. We also recently got our first glimpse at Michelle Pfieffer as Janet Van Dyne, the thought-to-be-dead wife of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and mother of Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly). While very little about her return is known, the
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Watch 'SNL' Tackle Al Franken, Roy Moore Accusations in 'Weekend Update'

Watch 'SNL' Tackle Al Franken, Roy Moore Accusations in 'Weekend Update'
Saturday Night Live tackled the accusations against Al Franken and Roy Moore and Jeff Sessions' congressional hearings in the latest installment of "Weekend Update."

After briefly commenting on multi-time SNL host Louis C.K.'s sexual misconduct in the previous week's episode, SNL again remarked on the allegations against someone close to the series: Franken had numerous stints as an SNL writer and cast mate and notably starred as the long-running character Stuart Smalley.

"Thursday is Thanksgiving, and there's so much to be thankful for this year, unless you're a human woman,
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‘It’ Director Andrés Muschietti Shares a Spooky Sketch of Pennywise the Clown

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‘It’ Director Andrés Muschietti Shares a Spooky Sketch of Pennywise the Clown
Bill Skarsgård’s take on Pennywise the Dancing Clown became a pop-culture phenomenon before this year’s “It” even arrived in theaters. First made famous onscreen by Tim Curry in the 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s tome, the interdimensional being is many things, but funny isn’t one of them.

Director Andrés Muschietti would appear to disagree, considering the caption to a drawing of Pennywise he’s shared on Instagram: “And here a little sketch i drew for pennywise’s ‘killmouth’ , one of the comedic highlights of the film.”

Read More:Jessica Chastain Would Definitely Play Adult Beverly in ‘It’ Sequel: ‘I Hope We Can Make it Happen

Muschietti may be laughing, but most who saw “It” weren’t — at least not during the scene itself. (The moment, which comes in the film’s opening minutes, has been parodied in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch featuring Kate McKinnon as a Pennywise-esque Kellyanne Conway,
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Saturday Night Live: Chance the Rapper leads the laughs in Thanksgiving special

The rapper’s hosting was a highlight of the season in an episode that addressed Al Franken, and gave us an unparalleled Thanksgiving parody anthem

Tonight, the show opens with the Mueller Files. Kate McKinnon is Julian Assange, patchy beard and all, creeping in a parking garage next to Mikey Day, as Trump Jr, shortly joined by Eric, played by Alex Moffat. “I told you to come alone,” says Assange. “Eric’s wife had to work so I have him for the day,” Jr explains.

“I look forward to working with you,” says Assange, “and I do mean you, not necessarily Eric.”

Related: As a comic, Al Franken joked about rape, sex robots and Afghan women

Related: Sarah Silverman: ‘Jokes I made 15 years ago I'd not make today’

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‘SNL’ WikiLeaks Cold Open Is Further Proof That Eric Trump Is Its Funniest Character — Watch

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‘SNL’ WikiLeaks Cold Open Is Further Proof That Eric Trump Is Its Funniest Character — Watch
“…And I’m Eric!” With that simple declaration, a star was born. “Saturday Night Live” has been lampooning the entire Trump family for quite some time now, with Alec Baldwin’s take on Donald naturally getting most of the attention, but Alex Moffat’s impersonation of Eric has gradually emerged as the show’s funniest recurring character. The simpleminded son returned to last night’s espionage-themed cold open, which found him and his brother (Mikey Day) having a cloak-and-dagger meeting with Julian Assange (Kate McKinnon).

Read More:‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Chance The Rapper Charms His Way Through The Season’s Best

Presented as an episode of “The Mueller Files,” the covert meeting begins with Eric waiting in the car as Donald Jr. and Assange get down to business. “Not to worry,” Don says. “I told him to honk the horn if he gets scared.” He does so immediately, of course,
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‘SNL’ WikiLeaks Cold Open Is Further Proof That Eric Trump Is Its Funniest Character — Watch

‘SNL’ WikiLeaks Cold Open Is Further Proof That Eric Trump Is Its Funniest Character — Watch
“…And I’m Eric!” With that simple declaration, a star was born. “Saturday Night Live” has been lampooning the entire Trump family for quite some time now, with Alec Baldwin’s take on Donald naturally getting most of the attention, but Alex Moffat’s impersonation of Eric has gradually emerged as the show’s funniest recurring character. The simpleminded son returned to last night’s espionage-themed cold open, which found him and his brother (Mikey Day) having a cloak-and-dagger meeting with Julian Assange (Kate McKinnon).

Read More:‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Chance The Rapper Charms His Way Through The Season’s Best

Presented as an episode of “The Mueller Files,” the covert meeting begins with Eric waiting in the car as Donald Jr. and Assange get down to business. “Not to worry,” Don says. “I told him to honk the horn if he gets scared.” He does so immediately, of course,
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SNL: Watch Chance the Rapper's Musical Plea to Obama, Trouble In Gotham, Family Feud and More

SNL: Watch Chance the Rapper's Musical Plea to Obama, Trouble In Gotham, Family Feud and More
Saturday Night Live this weekend took a chance on Chance the Rapper, allowing the three-time Grammy winner to lord over Studio 8H despite having no proven track record in comedy. The results were mixed at best.

VideosSNL Calls Out Alum Al Franken in Wake of Sexual Harassment Scandal

A cold open featuring Kate McKinnon as Julian Assange was a letdown, but proved not-so-terrible by comparison to much of what followed. First up, a dreadful monologue that found Chance trying to become the “Mariah Carey of Thanksgiving,” calling on the cast to help craft a song as big as “All I Want for Christmas
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Chance The Rapper Charms His Way Through The Season’s Best

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Chance The Rapper Charms His Way Through The Season’s Best
The biggest shock to come from this week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” is that Chance The Rapper can apparently exist without his signature hat. He might even thrive without it, which is a fascinating reality to accept. The point is, with or without the hat, Chance The Rapper hosts the best episode of this season so far, the first one to maintain a consistently good quality from top to bottom as well as successfully use the host to their strengths. In fact, Chance The Rapper showed signs in this episode of being the next Justin Timberlake for “Saturday Night Live” in terms of his versatility, gameness, and general sense of humor as a host.

The second biggest shock is that, despite the opening monologue, the “Family Feud” sketch, and some Weekend Update, this year’s Thanksgiving episode is not tied down to the concept of being a Thanksgiving episode.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Chance The Rapper Charms His Way Through The Season’s Best

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Chance The Rapper Charms His Way Through The Season’s Best
The biggest shock to come from this week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” is that Chance The Rapper can apparently exist without his signature hat. He might even thrive without it, which is a fascinating reality to accept. The point is, with or without the hat, Chance The Rapper hosts the best episode of this season so far, the first one to maintain a consistently good quality from top to bottom as well as successfully use the host to their strengths. In fact, Chance The Rapper showed signs in this episode of being the next Justin Timberlake for “Saturday Night Live” in terms of his versatility, gameness, and general sense of humor as a host.

The second biggest shock is that, despite the opening monologue, the “Family Feud” sketch, and some Weekend Update, this year’s Thanksgiving episode is not tied down to the concept of being a Thanksgiving episode.
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‘SNL': Jeff Sessions Visits Weekend Update and Still Can’t Remember Anything (Video)

  • The Wrap
‘SNL': Jeff Sessions Visits Weekend Update and Still Can’t Remember Anything (Video)
If you felt slightly disappointed that Kate McKinnon showed up in this week’s “SNL” cold open as Julian Assange — which meant she couldn’t do her Jeff Sessions — you’ll be happy to know that McKinnon’s Session did appear later in the show on Weekend Update to chat with co-host Colin Jost. Sessions kicked off the segment with a call-and-response chant with the audience. “When I say ‘I do not,’ you say….” Sessions prompted. “Recall!” the audience yelled back. “That’s my catchphrase,” McKinnon’s Sessions said. Also Read: 'SNL': Black Gotham City Residents Wish Batman
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‘SNL’: Trump Boys Inherit Dad-Free Spot With “Juilliard Massage” Of “RickiLakes”

Update with video The Trump boys, as played by Saturday Night Live‘s Mikey Day and Alex Moffat, filled in for an absent dad on the show’s cold open tonight. Bypassing the usual cast-stuffed gathering, tonight’s introductory sketch featured just the two Trump sons and Kate McKinnon wearing a vaguely Andy Warhol-ish wig as WikiLeak’s Julian Assange. Watch the sketch above. In a faux-tv documentary style, The Mueller Files sketch was built around a reenactment of a 2016 Deep…
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‘SNL’ Cold Open Reveals the Fateful Meeting Between Julian Assange and Donald Trump Jr (Video)

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‘SNL’ Cold Open Reveals the Fateful Meeting Between Julian Assange and Donald Trump Jr (Video)
Alec Baldwin may not have appeared in the “SNL” cold open for the second week in a row, but it made up for it by revealing an important piece of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collaboration between the Trump campaign and Russia to win the 2016 election: a look at an in-person meeting between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Kate Mckinnon) and Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) in which Assange provided Trump with a pile of hacked emails from the Democrats. And Also Eric. I’m gonna cut straight to the end here, in which Eric Trump, played as usual.
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'SNL': The Trump Boys Return to Talk Collusion With Kate McKinnon's Julian Assange

Saturday Night Live kicked off with a tale from the "Mueller Files," a riff on Robert Mueller, who is heading the special counsel investigating possible Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.

In a reenactment of events that may or may not have taken place during the run-up to the election, Kate McKinnon, sporting a white beard and leather jacket, impersonated Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to meet with Mikey Day’s Donald Trump Jr. in an abandoned parking garage.

Assange wanted to make sure Trump Jr. had come alone, who confessed his brother Eric (Alex Moffat) was waiting in the car...
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Chance the Rapper Dances Away His 'Saturday Night Live' Hosting Jitters in Hilarious Promo -- Watch!

Chance the Rapper Dances Away His 'Saturday Night Live' Hosting Jitters in Hilarious Promo -- Watch!
You've got this, Chance the Rapper!

The Coloring Book artist is hosting Saturday Night Livethis weekend with musical guest Eminem (which hopefully signals an epic collaboration), but in a new promo for the episode, he's not so sure he's ready!

So Beck Bennett, Kate McKinnon and more SNL players help him shake off the jitters with an impromptu dance party. Watch below.

More: Chance The Rapper Unpacking His GRAMMYs With His Daughter Is The Cutest!

As the clip ends, Keenan Thompson happens upon the gang, hilariously quipping, "Smoking my stuff..."

We'll have to see if the pep-dance worked come Saturday! The long-running NBC comedy-variety show has lined up an impressive roster of artists to end the year.

Watch the video below to see Taylor Swift's performances during last week's show.

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Chance the Rapper Holds Dance Party in 'SNL' Promo

Chance the Rapper is ready to celebrate his upcoming hosting gig on NBC's Saturday Night Live by having a dance party with the SNL castmembers. 

In the promo, the rapper is walking with cast member Beck Bennet when he seeks for advice on how to be best prepared for his upcoming hosting duties. 

"Usually I just dance a little bit," Bennett said of his SNL prep, as the two are then shown immediately having an energy-infused dance party.

Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and other castmembers soon join in on the fun, dancing alongside the rapper and Bennett. 

Unaware of what...
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‘Office Christmas Party’ DVD Review

Stars: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Courtney B. Vance, Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park, Sam Richardson, Jamie Chung | Written by Justin Malen, Laura Solon, Dan Mazer | Directed by Josh Gordon, Will Speck

Josh Gordon and Will Speck, co-directors of one of, if not The, greatest ice-skating comedy ever (Blades of Glory), re-team for another buddy comedy that once again mixes gross-out humour and heartfelt laughs – this time in a story set in the world of office politics. Think Animal House for the tech generation…

Reminiscent of the Seth Rogen flick The Night Before, Office Christmas Party is very much in the same vein: an ensemble cast in a crazy scenario, featuring raunchy comedy and some totally outrageous situations and it’s all set over the Christmas holiday season. It also shares a similar taste in songs, in fact the two films could
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