September 30, 2014
animated film, animated movie, animation, ben kingsley, elle fanning, isaac hempstead-wright, jared harris, laika, stop motion, the boxtrolls, tracy morgan
LAIKA’s latest offering (after Caroline and ParaNorman), The Boxtrolls, has opened up in the #3 spot in the weekend box office. The film about a boy who grows up with a bunch of trolls named the Boxtrolls, opened up with a $17 million gross in the US/Canada box office. Against a $60 million budget, the film may prove to be financially successful in the weeks to come. And with the reviews slightly leaning towards the positive side, that may happen sooner than later.
Have you seen the film? What did you think of it? If not, do you plan to see it?
September 24, 2014
animated film, animated movie, animation, billy crystal, disney, forgotten characters, inc., james coburn, jennifer tilly, john goodman, john ratzenberger, minor characters, monsters, monsters inc, pixar, steve buscemi, walt disney
Monsters, Inc. is my favorite Pixar film! I feel that the premise is super creative and nigh every aspect of the film is perfect!
Released in 2001, the film was about a fictional monster world in which the energy of the world was powered by human children’s screams. In the energy company, Monsters, Inc., trained scarer monsters would travel through scientifically advanced doors that allowed them to enter the human world and scare kids. The screams from the kids would generate power for the company and the monster world.
September 15, 2014
dapper dans, disney, disney world, disneyland, disneyworld, eddie murphy, film review, haunted mansion, jennifer tilly, marsha thomason, movie review, nathaniel parker, terence stamp, the haunted mansion, wallace shawn, walt disney, walt disney world, WDW, xavier atencio
My review of The Haunted Mansion is up and can be found here.
September 1, 2014
audrey totter, disney, don knotts, elyssa davalos, film review, harry morgan, jack elam, kenneth mars, movie review, robert pine, the apple dumpling gang, the apple dumpling gang rides again, tim conway, tim matheson, walt disney
My review of The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again is up and can be found here.
August 30, 2014
animated film, animated movie, animation, disney, don rickles, forgotten characters, jim varney, joan cusack, john ratzenberger, kelsey grammer, minor characters, pixar, tim allen, tom hanks, toy story, toy story 2, wallace shawn, walt disney, wayne knight
Sigh…I really regret doing this Forgotten/Minor Characters project with Pixar films, not because it’s a task I find boring. On the contrary, it’s wonderful to re-watch these Pixar films as I’m personally a Disney fan, hence the Disney movies are the ones that I’ve seen over and over multiple times whereas most Pixar films I’ve only seen once or twice.
No, the reason I regret doing this project with the Pixar films is that it’s so hard finding forgotten/minor characters in these films. Pixar has mastered a way of creating a plethora of characters in their films while still making each character distinct, unique, and above all, memorable. This is an admirable quality except when you’re doing a project like this. But, that’s the way the cookie crumbles and the show must go on and (insert any other figure of speech/idiom/phrase that you deem fit).
August 18, 2014
disney, film review, geoffrey rush, ian mcshane, johnny depp, kevin mcnally, movie review, on stranger tides, penelope cruz, pirates of the caribbean, potc, robbie kay, sam claflin, walt disney
My review for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is up and can be found here.
August 14, 2014
agatha christie, animated film, animated movie, animation, ernest & celestine, hercule poirot, how to marry a millionaire, howl's moving castle, humphrey bogart, jason robards, lauren bacall, murder on the orient express, poirot, scooby doo, studio ghibli, the shootist, to have and have not
As if the news of Robin Williams’ passing wasn’t enough to bear, the news reported that the iconic actress, Lauren Bacall, had died the very next day.