MOVIES WITH BIG AL: LEGO Movie 2, What Men Want, Cold Pursuit, The Prodigy

THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART (Animated)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Five years after everything was awesome in the LEGO universe, the Duplo invaders turn Bricksburg into a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

WHO'S IN IT? Alison Brie , Margot Robbie , Chris Pratt , Elizabeth Banks , Tiffany Haddish , Jonah Hill , Stephanie Beatriz , Nick Offerman , Channing Tatum , Maya Rudolph , Charlie Day , Will Arnett

TRIVIA:

  • A sequel to The Lego Movie , which grossed $469 million worldwide in 2014.
  • It's the fourth film in the franchise, which includes the spin-offs  The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie .
  • The LEGO Movie 2  was originally set to open on May 26th 2017, but was delayed for the spin-off movies.
  • Stephanie Beatriz, who voices Sweet Mayhem, has a small scar on her right eyebrow after tripping on a LEGO when she was 10.

 

WHAT MEN WANT (Comedy)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? After being passed up for a promotion, a female sports agent gains the ability to hear men's thoughts.

WHO'S IN IT? Taraji P. Henson , Tracy Morgan , Wendi McLendon-Covey , Max Greenfield , Kellan Lutz , Shaquille O'Neal

TRIVIA:

  • A remake of the 2000 Mel Gibson movie What Women Want .
  • Directed by Adam Shankman ( Rock of Ages , Hairyspray ).
  • What Women Want was directed by a woman ( Nancy Meyers ) and What Men Want was directed by a man.

 

THE PRODIGY (Horror)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A mother suspects her genius son may be possessed by a supernatural force.

WHO'S IN IT? Taylor Schilling , Jackson Robert Scott

TRIVIA:

  • Taylor Schilling also stars in Orange Is the New Black .
  • The budget was $6 million.

 

COLD PURSUIT (Thriller)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son.

WHO'S IN IT? Liam Neeson , Emmy Rossum , Laura Dern , William Forsythe

TRIVIA:

  • While promoting the movie, Liam Neeson came under fire for saying he wanted to kill a black man 40 years ago.
  • Neeson has said this will be his last action movie. He might not have a choice after his recent comments.
  • Based on the 2014 Norwegian film In Order of DisappearanceHans Petter Moland directed both movies.

 
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