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Run The Series: The Air Bud movies are the laziest of lazy kids’ flicks, but at least the dog is cute

With Run The Series, The A.V. Club examines film franchises, studying how they change and evolve with each new installment.

Compared to some of their more crass kids’ movie counterparts, the Air Bud movies are relatively digestible. They’re not trying to sell anything—save for their own interminable sequels and spin-offs, which have now grown to include the Air Buddies series, the Santa Paws series, the Pup Star series, the Mvp: Most Valuable Primate series, and a smattering of ape- and/or dog-related movies unrelated to the rest of the Air Bud franchise. (We’re sticking with the original five for our purposes.) They encourage kids to go outside and play sports, which is nice, if shame-inducing if one happens to be a full-grown adult sitting inside and watching these movies in air-conditioned comfort all day. And animals doing people things, as five minutes on YouTube will prove
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Stand By Me, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more in February’s Family Favourites

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Stand By Me, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more in February’s Family FavouritesStand By Me, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more in February’s Family FavouritesJenny Bullough2/1/2017 10:00:00 Am Ugh, February. The holidays are over and winter’s charm is fading like dirty snow. Even though it’s the shortest month, it often feels like the longest, and we kind of just want to avoid the great outdoors until spring. Which makes it the perfect month to relax with the family in the coziness of a Cineplex theatre, at a Family Favourites presentation! There are family-friendly features playing at Cineplex theatres every Saturday morning at 11am as part of our Family Favourites program. Admission is only $2.99 and a portion of the proceeds goes towards We.org. Revisit an old favourite, or discover a new family favourite together on the big screen! Feb 4: Stand By Me

A classic returns to the big screen!
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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': See Andy Serkis and others go ape in this side-by-side special-effects video -- Exclusive

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': See Andy Serkis and others go ape in this side-by-side special-effects video -- Exclusive
Like its predecessor Rise of the Planet of the Apes and unlike such classic works of American cinema as Every Which Way But Loose, Dunston Checks In, and Mvp: Most Valuable Primate, Matt Reeves’ upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes features no actual apes whatsoever. Rather than going for flesh-and-blood primates, the filmmakers once again opted for zeroes and ones. The digital makeup is being sculpted in three-dimensions by the wizards of Weta Digital and overlaid onto performances by Velcro/spandex-suited actors like Andy Serkis and Toby Kebbell. “I’ve seen an entire cut of the movie without any ­special ­effects whatsoever,
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The 10 Most Weirdly Specific Movie Cliches

Movie cliches are unavoidable; the director only has two-odd hours to take you from start to finish, so whether a high school's social structure is built on a thin foundation of classic nerd and jock stereotypes or a wedding is abruptly interrupted by the aw-shucks nice guy who's finally ready to spill his guts, there's bound to be some shortcuts along the way.

But sometimes Hollywood takes it a bit further, hitting us with cliches that are so oddly specific (and frequently divorced from reality) that they make you wonder if they've been written by a random plot-generating robot with limited resources and a tenuous grasp on the human experience. So sit back, relax, and set your deja vu detectors to "on" as we break down ten insanely specific things that are commonplace in the movieverse.

1. Character Dislikes Past/Future Version of Themselves

As seen in: "Looper," "Men in Black 3,
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Apropos of nothing: Sequels you had no idea existed, from 'Ace Ventura 3' to 'Air Bud 8'

Bless you, direct-to-dvd industry, for churning out endlessly amusing extensions of movies that never should have been franchises in the first place. An EW staffer casually mentioned the third Ace Ventura movie earlier today, inspiring a group of us to reminisce about the most random sequels we could think of — sequels many of us were hearing about for the first time.

And so, in honor of both these little-discussed gems and the gift that is Friday afternoon, here’s a list of the genre’s most unassuming entries. Caution: It’s about to get all nostalgic up in here. (Like that’s a surprise.
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Kevin Zegers as ‘Alec’ in “Mortal Instruments”

Kevin Zegers as ‘Alec’ in “Mortal Instruments”
According to Just Jared (which just makes me think of jewelry and sandwiches), Kevin Zegers, the star of Air Bud (!!!!) and Mvp: Most Valuable Primate, as well as some less critically acclaimed work in Dawn Of The Dead and Gossip Girl, has joined the cast of The Mortal Instruments, a film targeting the young adult demographic that has made many in Hollywood millions.

Zegers will play Alec Lightwood, the gay brother of Isabelle (Jemima West). He joins a cast that already includes Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland, Lily Collins as Clary Fray, Lena Headey as Jocelyn Fray, Jared Harris as Hodge Starkweather, Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane, Robert Sheehan as Simon Lewis, Kevin Durand as Emil Pangborn and Robert Maillet as Samuel Blackwell.

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones is set to come out August 23, 2013.
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The 9 Most Impressive Animals in Movies

Animals: They're a good source of protein. The cowboy's slaves. Furry, stupid people. By whatever name you choose to call them, there's no doubting that animals are both funny and delicious.

But what have they ever accomplished on their own? Nothing! If it weren't for us humans dressing them up in funny hats and putting them on greeting cards, there wouldn't be a single gainfully employed animal.

Fortunately, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" might be the wake-up call our cuddly companions need to start cleaning their own litter boxes, if not take over the world. But if ape-ageddon isn't the right route for your pet, here are some other examples of impressive animals that might light a fire under their furry butts.

9. Scooby-Doo in 'Scooby-Doo' (2002)

Accomplishment: Sort of talking and sort of standing

What's most impressive about this canine sleuth aren't his questionable powers of deduction, so much
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6 Movie Sequels That Would Have Benefited From a Monkey

Monkeys are awesome. This is one of those theories of life that are never debated, up there with the Theory of Evolution and the Origin of George Lucas’ Beard and Flannel Shirt Combo (if anything, the man has style). So by including a monkey in The Hangover: Part II, the film is already the greatest movie of all time (only equal to 12 Monkeys and Mvp: Most Valuable Primate). The Hangover II made the right decision by including one of our primate brethren in the confines of its film, but other movie sequels were less thoughtful. Thus, here are the six films that would have benefited most from including everyone’s favorite simians.

6. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

We’ll start off this list with arguably one of the most disappointing movie sequels ever made; The Phantom Menace. There’s a lot wrong with The Phantom Menace, but one
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6 Movie Sequels That Would Have Benefited From a Monkey

Monkeys are awesome. This is one of those theories of life that are never debated, up there with the Theory of Evolution and the Origin of George Lucas’ Beard and Flannel Shirt Combo (if anything, the man has style). So by including a monkey in The Hangover: Part II, the film is already the greatest movie of all time (only equal to 12 Monkeys and Mvp: Most Valuable Primate). The Hangover II made the right decision by including one of our primate brethren in the confines of its film, but other movie sequels were less thoughtful. Thus, here are the six films that would have benefited most from including everyone’s favorite simians.

6. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

We’ll start off this list with arguably one of the most disappointing movie sequels ever made; The Phantom Menace. There’s a lot wrong with The Phantom Menace, but one
See full article at Cinelinx »

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