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Despicable Me 2

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    'Despicable Me 2' Retains Original's Charm--and Minions

    A half hour into “Despicable Me 2,” I had no idea what the story was. I didn’t care very much – directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud obviously knew that regular doses of Minion magic would mollify even the most nettlesome demand for a storyline– but the prospect of having to write a plot summary...

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    Immersed in Movies: Producing/Writing 'Despicable Me 2'

    In this season of sequels, nothing has been more eagerly awaited than the return of Gru and the Minions in Despicable Me 2. But where to go next with a domesticated super villain and his childish yellow henchmen? I asked writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio and producer Chris Meledandri what it was lik...

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    Casting: Neil LaBute Enlists Ethan Hawke, Vera Farmiga For New Thriller; Logan Lerman Joins Brad Pitt For ‘Fury’

    Logan Lerman might be known for the forgettable “Percy Jackson” films (a sequel arrives this summer), but he almost scored the coveted lead in “The Amazing Spider-Man” a few years ago and he impressed with his acting chops in “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.” Casting directors and filmmakers have n...

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    Summer Movie Photos: 'Before Midnight,' 'The Heat,' 'Prince Avalanche,' 'Bling Ring' & More

    They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so here’s 28,000 (not really) courtesy of stills from movies that run the gamut from highly anticipated sequels to smaller indie fare. Head on down below and get yr eyeballs ready.

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    Watch: Gru & The Minions Are Back To Fight Evil In New Trailer For 'Despicable Me 2'

    Here's an honest question: when you put song by Eminem that's over a decade old in the trailer for a kids movie, who exactly are you trying to appeal to? Parents, who have a suddenly nostalgia for Slim Shady? It certainly can't be kids who probably have no idea who or what a Marshall Mathers is. Mor...

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    Watch: More Minions In First Trailer For 'Despicable Me 2'

    After somewhat oddly announcing "Despicable Me 2" by having the minions "sing" The Beach Boys earlier this year, Universal has returned with the first official trailer for the sequel to their hit 2010 movie. And they are keeping those yellow creatures -- arguably, the key to the success of the whole...

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    The Weirdly Enjoyable Minions From 'Despicable Me' To Get Their Own Feature

    Pretty soon, the Minions are going to be everywhere. The weird little goggle-wearing, pill-shaped, yellow henchmen of super-villain Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) in 2010's surprise smash "Despicable Me," who speak in a bizarre made-up language and were, largely, the best part of that movie, are about...

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    Abigail Spencer To Climb 'Kilimanjaro' With Brian Geraghty; Steve Coogan Lends His Voice For 'Despicable Me 2'

    It seems we hear more about rising talent Abigail Spencer than we actually see of her onscreen but, as fans of "Mad Men" may attest to, she's certainly someone to keep an eye out for. In the near future, the actress will feature in Curtis Hanson's surfing drama "Of Men And Mav...

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    Watch: The Minions Return To Announce 'Despicable Me 2' By Singing The Beach Boys

    Universal had a surprise smash hit in the summer of 2010 with "Despicable Me." Surely, the studio thought the film would do well, but it bowled over critics, won the hearts of audiences and climbed its way to over $540 million, thus making a sequel an inevitability.

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    Al Pacino Get Animated, Replaces Javier Bardem As Villain Of 'Despicable Me 2'

    At this point, it's easier to name the actors who haven't lent their voices to a big CGI animated film than it is to name the ones who have. Ever since Robin Williams played the genie in "Aladdin" back in 1992, stars have been a key part of bringing audiences into big-screen cartoo...

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