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PEABODY Parenting: A Dog for a Dad?

Written by Tara the Mom    Wednesday, 12 March 2014 17:23   

Mr. Peabody & Sherman may be about time travel and history, but it also presents an interesting question - one you've probably never thought about before. What would it be like to have a dog for a dad? Here's what the kid cast members of Mr. Peabody & Sherman had to say:

"I would love to have Peabody as a dad," says Ariel Winter, who plays bratty Penny. "He's super smart. I would love that if I could just have his knowledge."

"The best thing would be the looks you get when you're walking down the street with a talking dog and you're calling the dog, dad," says Joshua Rush, who voices Sherman's wheelchair-bound friend, Carl. "The worst thing would be slobber and stuff, I mean, I don't know how Sherman puts up with that."

"Jessie" star Karan Brar, who is the voice of another of Sherman's friends, Mason, sees having a dad as a dog means more chores. "I think the bad thing is if he'd shed, maybe – my dad would be like,' hey I'm shedding all over the place, can you vacuum?'"

Zach Callison, who voices King Tut, thought about HIS dog as a dad, ""If my dog were my dad, that would be interesting bc he sleeps a lot but he's also very ferocious and he's kind of an adventurer. But, he acts immature and barks all the time at random things so he's be embarrassing too – as a dad should be."

So, would it be awesome or awful to have a dad as a dog? Diego Velasquez from "The Thundermans" thinks it would be fun, maybe. "Being able to pet my dad and have my dad play catch with me...but with his... mouth? I don't know – it would be weird!"

Check out the Mr. Peabody & Sherman premiere in the video below. And, see what other kids have to say about Mr. Peabody & Sherman by clicking HERE... and after you see it, Crix It by writing a review by clicking on User Reviews!






Written by Dave B.    Wednesday, 12 March 2014 15:30   

She's not hiding anymore. One of Disney's oldest villains is getting a makeover this year, and now you can see her in all of her glory.

Really, when Angelina Jolie was cast in the lead role of Disney's Maleficent, we couldn't agree that they were more spot on. Now that the newest poster is revealed, it sent chills down our spine. We're not sure if it's the sinister attire or her malevolent look, but whatever it is, it's spot on!

And with the release of Maleficent just months away, make sure you follow the brand new Twitter @Maleficent. They're promising some big things on the horizon.

Maleficent heads to theaters on May 30. The movie also stars Elle Fanning, Juno Temple, and Miranda Richardson. We can't wait to hear this version of the story. One can only imagine that Maleficent has been waiting for far too long to tell her side of the story...


NEED FOR SPEED: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

Written by Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara    Tuesday, 11 March 2014 23:25   

You may already know "Need for Speed" the video game and now it's time to get familiar with Need for Speed the movie. But is it more than just a showcase for cool cars? Check out KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) review:

"Need for Speed zooms into theaters this weekend and is sure to be a big hit. This film follows the story of Tobey Marshall, played quite impressively by Aaron Paul, an amateur racer with potential and drive (pardon the pun) to make it to the proverbial big leagues. When disaster strikes, he must rebuild his life from the ground up in order to clear his name and drive his dream race - the prestigious De Leon. The cinematography in the film was beautifully scenic showing scene after scene of beautiful expansive highway and his unlikely sidekick, Julia, played by Imogene Poots, speed across the country to make the starting flag. The cast of the film was a great ensemble with a particularly noticeable performance by Harrison Gilbertson as Little Pete. This film keeps you on the edge of your seat with action, adventure, and a fleet of amazing .cars to accelerate this film to the top of the box office charts. 3 stars."

Did Joel and Kat get it right? Crix it by writing your own review of Need for Speed by clicking HERE.

Kat just finished filming A Sort of Homecoming with "Austin & Ally" star Laura Marano. Joel is about to shoot a pilot episode for the CW on a show called "The Messengers." The two have several movies coming out soon, including the film they made together - Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Follow them on Twitter @Joel_Courtney and @Kat_McNamara and, of course, please follow @KidsPickFlicks for all the latest movie news that concerns kids 7-17!


All Eyes on Aaron Paul & "Drool-Worthy" Stars at NEED FOR SPEED Premiere

Written by Miranda R    Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:28   

"The action and the cars," as Matt Lanter from CW's "Star-Crossed" put it, are what everyone was excited about at the premiere of Need for Speed. Both car lovers and gamers who've enjoyed the "Need for Speed" videogame knew they would feel like kids in a candy store.

For Gilles Marini (ABC Family's "Switched at Birth") and his son George, watching the flick was just some good father-son time. "We bond all the time," says Gilles. "You know I'm a dude, he's another dude, we just want to watch a good movie."

The action scenes should be especially intense, considering the stars performed all of their own stunts. When Aaron Paul heard that was the plan, he thought "it was incredibly brave. I also thought the director was out of his mind."

No one was more celebrated than Aaron Paul by everyone walking the red carpet. There was not a single person there who didn't love him in AMC's "Breaking Bad" and wanted to see his performance. In fact, composer Nathan Furst says he was his main source of inspiration when working on the film, "Aaron Paul's character is absolutely amazing and inspiring and his acting in this movie is so incredible... I'm getting goosebumps just talking about it."

Second only to Aaron Paul, the cars were the big stars on the Need for Speed red carpet. Two shiny new Mustangs were on display, including the fabulous 2015 Ford Mustang which makes its debut in the film. This is the car the hero drives and the car audiences everywhere will soon be drooling over. I felt lucky just to stand near it.

However, I'm sure Aaron Paul himself felt even luckier. "The '68 Grand Torino, I just found out that they just gave it to me."

Need for Speed races into theaters March 14. Check out the video below to see pro-driver and extreme sport competitor Ken Block (Nitro Circus: The Movie) talk about the film and the upcoming Gymkhana!


MUPPETS MOST WANTED: Working "Together Again" with New Cast!

Written by Star Reporter Cassandra    Tuesday, 11 March 2014 00:00   

At the press conference for Muppets Most Wanted, Kermit the Frog addressed why he wasn't cast to play his dead-ringer Constantine, Piggy talked about her scene with Celine Dion, and Constantine talked about his future plans. Least to say, it was a very interesting press conference.

"It didn't make sense for me to play Constantine because we have a few scenes together," said Kermit in response to a question about how he could quite easily play the look-alike evil frog. He added, "And I don't really work on green screen."

Muppets Most Wanted, like its predecessor, is a musical. However, Ty Burrell only got one song—in which he spoke most of the words. "America and the world was spared my singing voice except for two notes," he laughed.

Sam Eagle, who plays his friendly rival in the movie, protested. "You are selling yourself short. You are a great singer, a great actor, and a great American."

It seems that the two bonded over the making of Muppets Most Wanted, even after their initial rivalry!

Muppets Most Wanted Press ConferenceHanging out with the Muppets and starting his acting career has certainly led the villain Constantine to consider his plans for the future.

"I am actually thinking about doing a Netflix original program," said Constantine. "I will call it 'House of Toads.'"

Ricky Gervais, who plays Constantine's "badguy" sidekick in the movie, commented on their friendship. "We bonded over our hatred of most of the other Muppets," Ricky deadpanned.

I had the opportunity to ask Kermit if there was ever a time when he mimicked other people instead of being true to himself.

Kermit answered, "That's what we do for a living, don't we? We have a very strange psychological disorder in doing a lucrative career." Well said, Kermit, well said.

In the movie, one of the great cameos is Celine Dion in a duet with Miss Piggy. The press asked Piggy what it was like to film with Dion.

"Working with Celine Dion was a pleasure and a joy for her. I am only too happy to let her ride my coattails up to oh, the Oscar stage, with moi," said Piggy with a flourish. "[The experience] was very meaningful to her."

Muppets Most Wanted opens in theaters March 21, 2014.


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