Ted 2 is, as could be guessed, the sequel to the first comedy film Ted which was released in 2012. Ted 2 was written by Wellesley Wild, Seth Macfarlane, and Alec Sulkin, and the movie was directed by Macfarlane. Universal Pictures has scheduled the release of the movie for June 26th, 2015. Macfarlane has been talking about the possibility of a sequel as early as 2012, and in fact Steve Burke the chief executive wanted the movie made and released ASAP. October 2nd, 2013, was when the release date for Ted 2 was officially announced.
The stars of Ted 2 include Seth Macfarlane as Ted, Mark Wahlberg as John Bennett, Amanda Seyfried as Samantha Leslie Jackson, Richard Schiff as Steve, Jessica Barth as Tami-Lynn McCafferty, Patrick Warburton as Guy, Michael Dorn as Rick, Giovanni Ribisi as Donny, Sam J. Jones as himself, Ron Canada as The Judge, Tom Brady as himself, Morgan Freeman, Dennis Haysbert, Curtis Stigers, Liam Neeson, John Slattery, Philip Casnoff, David Hasselhoff, and Nana Visitor.
In the sequel to Ted, Ted 2, Ted is moving forward with his life and marrying Tami-Lynn. The two decide they would like to have a family and John, Ted’s best friend, agrees to act as the sperm donor. Soon Ted is met with adversity as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts demand Ted prove he is an actual person by coming before a judge. Together Ted and John must fight for Ted’s civil rights because without winning their case Ted may not be able to have the family he and his wife want.
There has been a lot of discussion and rumors going on about Amanda Seyfried replacing Mila Kunis as John’s girlfriend/future wife. Mila Kunis is likely to appear very briefly in the film, if at all. Many fans were rather surprised to hear of this news and many have been wondering where that leaves the sequel. At the end of the first Ted John got his life together and married Lori (played by Mila Kunis) and there is still some mystery as to what specific role Amanda Seyfried will play and what has happened between John and Lori. Wahlberg admitted that his character John has not yet settle down and that Ted will now have to compete somewhat for John’s attention now that there is a new woman on the scene. This is not the focal point of the plot, however. It appears Amanda Seyfried will be portraying Samantha Jackson, Ted’s lawyer.
As the movie has not yet been released there are no viewer responses. Rotten Tomatoes, does, however, have a 96% rating of people who want/plan to see Ted 2, so thus far the movie is being anticipated with a high level of excitement. Of course, there are some fans of Ted who are concerned that the sequel could ruin the franchise, and others who simply aren’t into the kind of lewd humor which Ted supplied and Ted 2 is bound to continue. If you liked Ted, however, give Ted 2 a chance because by this point it seems relatively full of potential and promise. Find out how you can watch this and other movies online right here.Read More
Expected to be released on June 26th of 2015, the movie Max, a Sunswept Entertainment Production, is a family-friendly adventure film. The movie is rated PG and initially the release date was planned for January 30th of the same year but the date was pushed back. It was directed by Boaz Yakin and the film is presented by Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.
The cast of Max consists of Josh Wiggins as Justin Wincott, Miles Mussenden as Major Miles, Dejon LaQuake as Chuy, Lauren Graham as Pamela Wincott, Thomas Haden Church as Raymond “Ray” Wincott, Miles Mussenden as Major Miles, Robbie Amell as Kylerick “Kyle” Wincott, Mia Xitlali as Carmen, Joseph Mussenden as Major Miles, Walid Hakim as Taliban Fighter, Jay Hernandez as Sergeant Reyes, and Luke Kleintank as Tyler Harne.
The film has been inspired by actual events. Max, who the movie was named after, is a military dog who worked in Afghanistan at the very frontlines functioning as a precision-trained canine. His handler who worked beside Max was U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott, but unfortunately things take a terrible turn when Kyle receives a mortal wound. Max is left traumatized and devastated by Kyle’s death and he is not able to continue on as a military dog. Consequently, Max is shipped back to the United States. It is soon discovered that the only human he can really bond with is Justin, Kyle’s brother. Kyle’s family takes Max into their family and adopts him, giving him a new chance at life. Justin isn’t interested at first in connecting with Max and forming a relationship as he struggles to live up to the expectations his father has for him. Fortunately, Carmen, another fellow teen with a love for dogs, helps the story to develop. Justin discovers that Max is the link to uncovering the events which actually transpired when Kyle was mortally injured. Justin and Max help one another to heal from Kyle’s death as well as the inside problems of the family, and together they team up for an exciting and dangerous adventure in an effort to shed light on a mystery. In the end, both Max and Justin are left with a new and improbable best friend.
Even though the movie has not yet been released there is a considerable amount of talk revolving around it. It is true that the movie is mainly targeted for the American audience and other countries won’t be able to relate to/or enjoy it as much. Other critics are already calling it cheesy. The film is made for families, however, and there are a lot of families and dog-lovers who are enthusiastically awaiting the film’s release.
Max is a mix of German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois. Some people are concerned that the Belgian Malinois will become the new trend for dog-owners to buy, in a similar fashion that Dalmatians were widely sought out and bought after 101 Dalmatians was released. German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois both need committed owners who will not only take them to obedience classes, socialize them properly around strangers, children, and other dogs, but also give them ample attention and exercise.Read More
Inside Out first premiered in May at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, and it was officially released on June 19th. The animated comedy-drama was released by Walt Disney Pictures and produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It was directed by Pete Doctor who first began working on the project in 2009 after he had realized his daughter’s personality was developing and changing as she grew up. In an effort to truly craft Inside Out there was a lot of research and first drafts before the story finally became the film it is today. Psychologists were even consulted, and in the end the creators of Inside Out realized it is interpersonal relationships which are most responsible for human feelings and emotions.
Kaitlyn Dias is the voice of Riley Anderson, Amy Poehler as Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Bill Hader as fear, Mindy Kaling as Disgust, Lewis Black as Anger, Richard Kind as Bing Bong, Riley’s imaginary friend, Diane Lane as Riley’s mother, and Kyle MacLachlan as Riley’s father.
The story centers around a girl named Riley and the inner workings of her mind and emotions. There are five emotions living within her head in the headquarters of her mind. These emotions are Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust. They all have a certain purpose in her life, be it keeping her life fair, safe, or happy, but sadness feels that she is worthless. The job of these five emotions is not only to respond to things which happen to Riley but also to influence and form memories. The most vital memories are called core memories, and these are responsible for powering the five islands which symbolize different key aspects of Riley’s personality.
The story really sets off when Riley moves to San Francisco and Joy and Sadness have a struggle inside her head. While Joy is making an effort to make Riley’s move and her first day of school pleasant and enjoyable, Sadness accidentally makes Riley cry in front of her class. As a consequence of the scuffle between Joy and Sadness, all of Riley’s core memories get knocked out of their container and Joy and Sadness both get sucked into the memory tube which launches them to the far reaches of Riley’s mind. Together Joy and Sadness must try to find their way back to the headquarters where all of the other emotions are. On their trek back they run into the neglected imaginary friend Bing Bong. Meanwhile, the other emotions try to take over but end up doing more harm than good. The islands which make up Riley’s personality all begin to crumble tragically and her life is thrown into utter chaos.
So far Inside Out has been received considerably well. IMDb gives the film 9/10 stars and Metacritic gives it an approval rating of 93. Viewers call the movie a mind-opener and fun psychological thriller. Despite the obvious humor in the film it is also quite as clearly a tear-jerker throughout certain parts. Most people agree that it is a meaningful, enjoyable comedy which is perfect for the entire family.Read More