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Connected robots

If you haven’t experienced it yet, you’re missing out.  It’s the family cross-country roadtrip.  And consider it a bonus if you take your dog.  That plus the imposition of modern technology on family time, and the other downfalls of technology take center stage in the late summer release, Connected.  The new animated film hails from Sony Pictures Animation, the same studio that created the powerhouse Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse and The Lego Movie.

But you don’t need to look too close to find the framework of The Incredibles–that quirky family doing the things that all families do–which invariably is fun to laugh at.  Plus robots and, better yet, robots gone amuck.  Sci-fi plus comedy plus family fun sounds like a win to us.

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The cast of voice actors is not so much a major celebrity cast as found in many animated movies recently, but some will be familiar.  They include Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live), actor and Halloween series screenplay writer Danny McBride (Despicable Me, Alien: Covenant), Abbi Jacobson (The Lego Ninjago Movie), Eric André (The Lion King, Two Broke Girls), the film’s director Michael Rianda (Gravity Falls), and Academy Award and BAFTA winner Olivia Colman.

Check out this new, first trailer for Connected:

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alien-covenant

Directed by Ridley Scott and written by John Logan, Alien: Covenant is coming to theaters this summer.  It is another of those rare and unusual films:  The prequel that is also a sequel.  It is the sequel to Prometheus (2012), so it is the second installment in the Alien franchise chronologically, prequel to the original Alien (1979), and the sixth movie produced in the series.

The film tracks a colony ship, the Covenant, which arrives at a habitable planet and finds Michael Fassbender’s cyborg David, who we last saw at the end of Prometheus.  Fassbender plays dual roles, as the Weyland Corporation’s creation is also a member of the Covenant, as seen in the below preview.

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Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, and Guy Pearce return from Prometheus in Alien: Covenant.  New players include James Franco, Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Billy Crudup (Watchmen), Danny McBride (Superbad, Fanboys), Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Carmen Ejogo  (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Amy Seimetz (Stranger Things), Jussie Smollett (Revenge), Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Nathaniel Dean (Farscape), and Alexander England (Gods of Egypt).

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