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Review: Wreck-It Ralph

Watch out, parents. After catching “Wreck-It Ralph” you might have some kids hoping to grow up and work in the game industry, and I mean <I>inside</I> the game industry.

Ralph (John C. Reilly) may be the title character of the old school arcade game Wreck-It Ralph, but he’s certainly not the star. Ralph does his duty and wrecks the apartment building so Felix (Jack McBrayer) can swoop in, fix it and get his medal, but it doesn’t end at game over. Even during the arcade’s off hours, the apartment dwellers still treat Ralph like a big, bad villain and Ralph just can’t take it anymore. He ditches his tree stump and heads to Game Central Station in search of a game in which he finally can win his medal.

Sounds a little simplistic, doesn’t it? Well, that’s part of the beauty of “Wreck-It Ralph;” it truly is a movie for the whole family. The visuals are vibrant, the characters are charming, the jokes are silly and Ralph’s goal is as clear as can be, but the film still has a great deal of depth including game-related homages, identity crises, high stakes and more.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

What’s better than a little vicious gore and some animated innocence for your best movie promos of the week? Certainly not the dull quartet, the cut-and-paste Miley Cyrus and the blurry carnage that make up the worst.


The Best Stuff

1.Wreck-It Ralph Trailer: As if the basics of Wreck-It Ralph aren’t charming enough, theatrical trailer number two suggests this isn’t just a movie rocking an appealing core concept; it’s a well thought-out world that’s just oozing with nuance, heart and nostalgia. Cue FUN’s “Some Nights” at the most opportune time, and you can add chills to that list, too.

2. Frankenweenie Clip: Forget content and performances — stop-motion animation makes any material magical. But, even better, based on this first clip from Frankenweenie, the material in Tim Burton’s latest looks to match the wildly palpable visuals. Mr. Rzykruski certainly sells the tough teacher act, but his method isn’t just ranting and raving, it’s ranting and raving in a manner that bears a smart and eerie degree of truth.

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Comic-Con 2012: Our Most Anticipated Events

The first rule of San Diego Comic-Con is that there’s absolutely no way to get to everything. The second rule of San Diego Comic-Con (or SDCC) is … try to get to everything. And we here at Movies.com will attempt to do just that, or at the very least bring back a taste of the big events everyone will be talking about come this time next week.

What are some of those events, and what should you expect from our coverage? Click through to find out what we’re looking forward to most as the country’s biggest geek-friendly convention prepares to infiltrate our nerdy hearts later this week.

Thursday 12:45 – 1:45 in Hall H

The non-Twihards might resent this, but what bigger way to open San Diego Comic-Con 2012 than with a panel for the final Twilight movie? The very first film to grace comic-con’s legendary Hall H will be the final installment of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn – Part 2. This will (probably) be the last time Team Edward and Team Jacob supporters will get the chance to camp outside the San Diego Convention Center for a Twilight movie, so expect the crowd to be bigger than ever. Once the crowd files in and the panel actually begins, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz and newcomer Mackenzie Foywill all be on hand, answering questions and previewing footage.

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SDCC 2012: Perri And Melissa’s San Diego Comic Con Plans For Shockya.com!

We’re in the midst of yet another summer movie season and you know what that means; San Diego Comic Con is here to raise big screen anticipation even further, teasing fans with all the incredible action, stories and stars we’ve got to look forward to.

This time last year I was scrambling to put together a solo schedule for an event I’d never experience before, but this time around, not only am I heading to San Diego as a Comic Con veteran, but I won’t be going alone. Shockya.com will feature SDCC 2012 from both myself and Melissa Molina. Not only am I thrilled to have such a talented teammate, but we’re both very excited to bring you more coverage than ever!

What do you have to look forward to between the two of us? Here’s a brief breakdown of our plans …

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Comic-Con 2012: Our Most Anticipated Events

The first rule of San Diego Comic-Con is that there’s absolutely no way to get to everything. The second rule of San Diego Comic-Con (or SDCC) is … try to get to everything. And we here at Movies.com will attempt to do just that, or at the very least bring back a taste of the big events everyone will be talking about come this time next week.

What are some of those events, and what should you expect from our coverage? Click through to find out what we’re looking forward to most as the country’s biggest geek-friendly convention prepares to infiltrate our nerdy hearts later this week.

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Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week: ‘Django Unchained’ Looks Like a Blast While ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Charms Your Inner Game-Lover

How about a slew of featurettes to take you into the weekend? We’ve got three new behind-the-scenes videos for highly anticipated releases and all are quite successful. Skyfall adds to its growing videoblog with a piece highlighting the costume work of Jany Temime. The Amazing Spider-Man keeps things short and sweet with a new video about the stunts, something that offers up some stellar behind-the-scenes footage at a faster pace, making the material far more tantalizing. Meanwhile, Rock of Ages continues to rock its all-star cast and soundtrack, making its brand new featurette infectious and fun to watch.

Making its big debut at the MTV Movie Awards, the Perks of Being a Wallflower trailer has arrived and suggests the production will make for a charming and rousing adaptation powered by three notable lead performances. The first trailer for the Denzel Washington-starrer, Flight, also dropped and while it’s got a far more upbeat tone than anticipated, the captivating story is more than enough to make you want more.

Before getting into the best and worst of the week, how about a little eye candy? MTV unveiled a new clip from Magic Mike and considering it features a dance routine lead by Channing Tatum playing a stripper, it should come as no surprise that this one might warrant multiple viewings.

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