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Despicable Me 3 Review

Very Good

Actually the fourth film in the series (don't forget the prequel Minions), this animated super-villain comedy continues the wildly hyperactive antics of Gru and his yellow sidekicks, blending hilarious references with crazed action to keep the audience laughing. It's so jam-packed with gags that the movie leaves the audience feeling a little bewildered along the way, since we never get a chance to lock into either the story or characters before we're off for another manic set-piece. But it's a lot of fun.

We catch up with Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) as they've just been outfoxed by arch-nemesis Bratt (Trey Parker), a former 1980s child TV star gone very, very bad. Sacked by the Anti-Villain League, Gru and Lucy are unsure how they're going to support their three adopted daughters (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Nev Scharrel). Then they discover that Gru has a twin brother he never knew about. So they head to a remote island nation, where they meet Dru (also Carell), who lives in splendour on his epic pig farm. But Dru dreams of being a villain like their late father, so he convinces Gru to offer him some training. And, pretending that it's a heist, Gru takes Dru along on a mission to capture Bratt.

Every scene is a riot of jokes, mainly poking fun at 1980s movies, music, TV shows and fashion. Bratt is hilariously annoying, with his awful moustache and mullet, and a lair that recreates the set from Olivia Newton John's Physical video. But these witty touches fly at the screen so quickly that they only just register before there are another five gags upon us. The frantic pacing is enjoyable even if it's rather exhausting, mainly because the characters are so endearing. Carell and Wiig once again bring their impeccable timing to their roles, mixing comedy with some surprisingly sweet emotion in their parallel storylines: Gru as he learns to be a brother and Lucy as she yearns to be seen as a mom to the girls, two of whom have little subplots of their own.

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Gru, the Minions and his wonderful girls will return to the cinema this June when the third instalment of the movie is released. Though his personal life is at a peak, Gru's professional life is going through some issues. When he lets the devious troublemaker Balthazar Bratt get away with the theft of a precious jewel, Gru comes under fire from his bosses and ends up getting fired. Now at a low point, Gru turn to his wife, Lucy, and the girls for support but they're unable to solve Gru's problems. 

When the former bady finds out that he has a twin brother, the pair are reunited and it appears his brother Dru has everything Gru hasn't. He has wealth, luscious blonde locks, pigs, a huge island home and a devious villain layer underneath his mansion which Dru uses to lure Gru back into a life of crime - unbeknownst to Lucy and the girls. 

As Gru starts to remember his bad boy youth, the temptation to become the best supervillain once again becomes too much for Gru to refuse.  Will Gru be able to once again prove to his brother that he's capable of topping the ranks in the supervillain world and outwitting his latest nemesis, former child star Balthazar Bratt - and if he does, will he risk losing his real family who've stuck by him in the past?

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It's been some time since Gru embarked on a villainous plot to take over the world; now that his adopted daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes are growing up and he's married to Anti-Villain League agent Lucy Wilde, he's more about being a family man than being a baddie. Of course, that also means that not a lot of money is coming in and so he needs to find financial help soon. Agnes does her best to raise funds with a garage sale and waves goodbye to her beloved unicorn, but ultimately it's the arrival of Gru's wealthier and blonder long-lost brother Dru who provides a light at the end of the tunnel. With his money, they manage to formulate a plan together to take down a criminal diamond thief named Balthazar Bratt - who happens to not be hard to find given that he's a flamboyant former 80s movie star. Meanwhile, the Minions are growing angry that their master no longer wants to pursue evil deeds.

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Boogie Tillmon, Betty Parker and Trey Parker at a screening of the 'Beauty and the Beast' held in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center - New York, United States - Tuesday 14th March 2017

Boogie Tillmon, Betty Parker and Trey Parker

Boogie Tillman and Trey Parker at a screening of the 'Beauty and the Beast' held in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center - New York, United States - Tuesday 14th March 2017

Boogie Tillman and Trey Parker
Boogie Tillman and Trey Parker

Despicable Me 3 Trailer


Gru (Steve Carell) has renounced his nefarious ways for good now that he's happily married to Anti-Villain League agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), but he's still very active when it comes to taking down the other criminals of the age. One such criminal is the disco-dancing, shoulder-pad loving Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker); a diamond thief who is also a former child star still obsessed with his famous film role from the 80s. But that's not the only adversary Gru must face on his next adventure. His long lost twin Dru returns and tensions are high between these siblings. The Minions are back, obviously - not that Gru needs minions when evil misdeeds aren't the order of the day - and Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Nev Scharrel) are a little older and wiser but just as adorable.

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After 18 Years, 'South Park' Creators Have No Intentions Of Quitting


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After nearly two decades of toilet humour and up-to-the-minute satire, ‘South Park’s creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have insisted that the animated favourite will not be going away any time soon.

Speaking to IGN’s Podcast Unlocked recently, regarding news of their forthcoming video game sequel, Parker and Stone said that they would only stop making ‘South Park’ if Comedy Central, its home of 18 years and over 250 episodes, cancelled it.

Matt Stone and Trey ParkerMatt Stone (l) and Trey Parker (r) have no intention of stopping 'South Park'

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The Celebrities That South Park Loves To Hate


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Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV series on the box at the moment but that hasn’t stopped cartoon comedy South Park from creating a parody episode about GoT creator, George RR Martin. The fantasy writer has been characterised in his own personal South Park episode as an individual obsessed with the male genitalia, something which the screenwriter sought to deny as one of his personality traits when speaking at the San Diego Comic-Con.

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Game of Thrones creator, George RR Martin, has become the latest in a long line of public faces to be the butt of a South Park episode

Martin has yet to watch his episode and whether he will remains unknown. "I’m a sensitive soul, would it be rough on me?" he asks. "I don’t know, we’ll see."

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'South Park: The Stick Of Truth' Is Out Today! What Do The Reviews Say?


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The day all South Park fans have been waiting for has finally arrived; The Stick of Truth, which promised to be a 14-hour expletive-filled, powers that be-mocking, ethnic minority-offending, satirical mind-bender of a bumper, playable South Park episode is released today, March 7. But has the game matched those promises?

South Park Stick of TruthCritics Love South Park 'The Stick of Truth'

Yes, would be the short answer. The critics have fallen in love with 'South Park: The Stick of Truth', praising its compelling RPG elements, which are laced with enough sarcasm and satire to truly make them a South Park experience, and the painstakingly realised world, which transmits the iconic aesthetic made famous by Matt Stone and Trey Parker over the last 17 years.

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Finally, The South Park Gang Miss A Deadline And Deliver Late Episode


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Having delivered their show on a knife-edge for 13 years now, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have delivered their first late episode. South Park is usually left to the last minute to ensure the show is fresh and contemporary, but a power cut saw Comedy Central receive the iconic, satirical comedy late.

“From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of their computers were down for hours and they were unable to finish episode 1704 ‘Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers’ in time for air tonight,” the network said in a statement. “It sucks to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen,” said Parker.

A standard show is kicked off on Thursday, when the team get together and flesh out a narrative. What follows is a manic 5 days of getting the episode animated, rendered, voiced and finished for air on the following Wednesday. That’s a 6-day turnaround in total, and they do that for 7 weeks in a row.

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Is London Ready For 'The Book Of Mormon'? Maybe Not, Say Critics


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Box office records on Broadway were broken, nine Tony awards and a Grammy were secured firmly ‘in the bag’, and now one of the most successful musicals of the past few years, The Book of Mormon, has come to London's West End. But, do the Brits think it’s any good?

Well the reception has been mightily mixed, with some maintaining it’s brilliance, and others denouncing it as “decadent and self-indulgent,” although we’re not entirely sure South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone would see that as an entirely negative review. Those words were from The Telegraph, who say, in their review that “mocking the Mormons and their bizarre belief system is the softest of targets. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is unlikely to dispatch suicide bombers into the theatre, and indeed their response to the piece has been remarkably tolerant and good humoured.”

Matt Stone and Trey ParkerStone & Parker - partners in crime

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Trey Parker - 'The Book of Mormon' Opening Night held at the Prince of Wales Theatre - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 21st March 2013

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Trey Parker and Guest
Trey Parker and Guests
Trey Parker and Guests

Book Of Mormon Tickets TOO Popular, Crashing Website


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The Book of Mormon tickets are selling like festival tickets: horribly fast, and with major complications. This is what usually happens when a major even is announced and the tickets go on sale. Demand outweighs supply, and it's almost always unexpected.

"It is probable that it will sell out by the end of the day or early tomorrow," said spokesperson John Dow, working on the information that there were thousands of tickers left this morning for the show's debut in Washington, (March 14). "We did everything that was possible to do in a two-week time frame" in order to improve the ticket-buying experience, Dow added. "Our IT folks tripled the number of servers in one part of the system, they worked on the waiting rooms to add more capacity." But with demand "in the high tens of thousands" this morning, the site failed under the pressure and has not fully recovered. The "waiting room" screen still pops up before the homepage can even load. Dow did add that anyone who misses out, shouldn't give up hope. "People sometimes turn in their tickets, so people should check closer to the performance date for last minute availability. That's something for July and not for now."

Book of Mormon is a satirical musical based on religion, made by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who teamed up Avenue Q co-writer and co-composer, Robert Lopez. The show opened on Broadway in March 2011, and became the highest-charting Broadway cast album in over four decades, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard charts, as is evidenced by its enduring popularity.

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Boogie Tillmon, Trey Parker and Beverly Hilton Hotel - Boogie Tillmon, Trey Parker Thursday 8th November 2012 attends the BAFTA Los Angeles 2012 Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

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Matt Stone, Trey Parker and Beverly Hilton Hotel

Trey Parker, Boogie Tillmon, Beverly Hilton Hotel and BAFTA - Trey Parker and Boogie Tillmon Thursday 8th November 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles 2012 Britannia Awards Presented by BBC America held at Beverly Hilton Hotel

Trey Parker, Boogie Tillmon, Beverly Hilton Hotel and Bafta
Trey Parker, Boogie Tillmon, Beverly Hilton Hotel and Bafta
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Trey Parker, Beverly Hilton Hotel and Bafta
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Despicable Me 3 Movie Review

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Despicable Me 3 Trailer

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