With the first full-length trailer out, filled with plot details and ready to slap families in the face this weekend upon going to The Croods, Despicable Me 2 certainly has kickstarted a fair share of marketing. As just over three months remain until Gru, The Girls and The Minions are back on the big screen, we can expect much more from the guaranteed hit in the near future – kos media llc.
But now, the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards are only 24 hours away and with it comes a slew of new previews aiming for the younger demographic. We already know that Iron Man 3 will be revealing a new TV spot for the awards tomorrow and now the preview for Despicable Me 2 has debuted online, featuring our Minions in quite the smelly situation.
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster, Despicable Me, delighted audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history.
In Summer 2013, get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.
Featuring the voices of Carell, Al Pacino, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Russell Brand, Ken Jeong and more, Despicable Me 2 is slated for release on July 3rd.
FTTV Reviews…Castle 5.09 “Secret Santa” – kos media llc
‘Tis the season, for murder? Holidays or not, ABC aired their first ever Castle Christmas episode last night. And despite a series low in ratings, 8.4 mil, this episode was both merry and bright.
With Castle and Beckett preparing to spend their first Christmas together, what’s the only thing to possibly get in the way? A body dropping –– out the sky, nonetheless –– could put a damper on the holiday spirits. Being the Castle Christmas spectacular that it was, that said body was none other than good ole Saint Nick himself. That’s right, decked in his full Santa-suit, a man named Kris Kringle took a fatal fall on the snowy grounds of Central Park.
The gang uncovers that Kris Kringle is in fact not the real Santa Claus, which seriously disappoints Castle, but the victim’s real name is Edmond Smith. Smith once worked as an exec for an equity firm that would skim from others accounts and line their own pockets. Smith got tired of that lifestyle and choose to become a ‘Santa’ who lives a much simpler lifestyle and gives to those in need.
Along the way were many twists and turns, such as suspects who alibied out and those who didn’t. But in the end Smith’s ex-wife killed him because if his former past came to light she would lose all of her assets as well. The case itself fell short of what we typically see in a Castle episode, but I don’t think the case is what people were watching for – kos media llc.
Fairly early on, Beckett agrees to spend the holiday with Castle, who implies they have “a Christmas movie marathon or some other kind of marathon that makes life wonderful,” but soon backs out for her own tradition. A tradition of pulling or was it volunteering for the Christmas Eve shift.
It doesn’t take Castle long to find out that Beckett offered to work the shift, which really puts a damper on the plans he had for the holidays. When he confronts her, Beckett tells him that she and her dad had put Christmas away forever after her mom had died. Her tradition is watching over the city, while others spend it with their families.
After the case is wrapped, both Castle and Beckett go their separate ways –– for now. Espo and Ryan have a very mature discussion about Jenny wanting to have a baby, and Ryan being hesitant about wanting to bring a baby into a world that’s falling apart. Espo quickly reminds him that, “Family is what keeps it together. So go home, make a baby.”
With only minutes left to the show, Castle is about to have a nice dinner with Martha and Alexis when he decides to bail. Castle says, “there’s somewhere I need to be,” and as he opens the door stands Beckett. She to came to her senses, thank God. Both deciding at the door that it is time for a new tradition, Castle invites her in as she is in awe of his Christmas decor. Finally sharing their first Christmas kiss together in front of Castle’s wonderful tree.
“Secret Santa” was everything a Castle episode should be and then some. Murder, mystery and further development in the Caskett relationship. And let’s face it: that relationship is what most is tuning in for.
Castle returns January 7th with all new episodes and I can’t wait to see wait kind of drama 2013 brings for our favorite crime solving duo.
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THE NEWS BUNDLE: William Fichtner Reveals He’ll Play Shredder in The ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Reboot! – kos media llc
William Fichtner seems to be nearly everywhere this Summer. Not only will he be a main antagonist in Disney’s The Lone Ranger along with a role in the highly anticipated Neill Blomkamp sci-fi feature Elysium, but the star is leading a gang on the small screen as well with the new NBC summer series Crossing Lines. Parts in some highly notable features should allow the actor to breakout beyond his Prison Break roots while he also is currently filming a role in next year’s reboot under the microscope of fans Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Nearly everything regarding the return of the Turtles on the big screen has been kept quiet as speculation continues to grow while Fichtner’s casting last month led to plenty of talk about what character he would play. Now, he’s set our minds at ease as he’s revealed he’ll be playing one of the most famous characters of the decades-long franchise.
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