October 20, 2014
animated film, animated movie, animation, book of life, box office, channing tatum, christina applegate, computer animation, danny trejo, diego luna, free birds, ice cube, jorge gutierrez, kate del castillo, reel fx, ron perlman, the book of life, zoe saldana
Reel FX’s latest animated film, The Book of Life, opened in 3rd place over the past weekend. The film (which features the voices of many stars such as Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, and Channing Tatum) grossed $17 million, which to my surprise was much less than what I thought it’d gross. But, it’s still early.
Did you see it? Did you like it? If you didn’t see it, do you plan to?
I definitely want to see it, although I’ll wait for it to come to DVD. I just can’t get over the fact that this colorful and creative film came from the same studios that made Free Birds!
October 16, 2014
albert brooks, alexander gould, andrew stanton, barry humphries, brad garrett, disney, ellen degeneres, eric bana, finding nemo, forgotten characters, geoffrey rush, minor characters, pixar, walt disney, willem dafoe
Finding Nemo is a film that I’ll always cherish. Not because it’s so good (which it is), but it was the first movie I ever saw in the theaters. I’m not someone who goes to the theaters much, so I was very excited to see a film in the theaters for the first time!
The film, as you all know, is about a father clownfish named Marlin, voiced by Albert Brooks, who teams up with a royal blue tang with short-term memory loss, named Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, to find his son, Nemo, voiced by Alexander Gould, who has been “fish-napped” by Australian divers.
Wow, what a wordy synopsis!
October 13, 2014
denver pyle, disney, donald pleasence, eddie albert, escape to witch mountain, film review, ike eisenmann, kim richards, movie review, ray milland, walt disney
My review of Escape to Witch Mountain is up and can be found here.
October 6, 2014
animation, blue sky, animated film, animated movie, blue sky studios, leslie mann, rio 2, rio, jesse eisenberg, anne hathaway, jermaine clement, george lopez, will.i.am, jamie foxx, bruno mars, miguel ferrer, andy garcia, kristin chenoweth
Wow, 7 months without an animated movie review?! Time to change that! The film we’re gonna look at today is Blue Sky Studios’ latest film, Rio 2!
October 2, 2014
amy poehler, animated film, animated movie, animation, bill hader, disney, inside out, john ratzenberger, lewis black, mindy kaling, pete docter, phyllis smith, pixar, walt disney
Here it is, folks: the first teaser trailer for Pixar’s upcoming film, Inside Out:
Wow, that was one of those teasers that brings a smile to your face! I’m anxious to see a non-teaser trailer of this film though!
For those who don’t know, Inside Out is about five emotions inside of a young girl: Joy, voiced by Amy Poehler, Anger, voiced by Lewis Black, Disgust, voiced by Mindy Kaling, Fear, voiced by Bill Hader, and Sadness, voiced by Phyllis Smith. The film is due to be released on June 19, 2015.
So, are y’all excited?
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.