Category Archives: Animation

INCREDIBLES 2 (2018) The Things I LOVED…

The Incredibles 2 (2018), Jack Jack
The Incredibles 2 (2018), Jack Jack

For most of Incredibles 2 it is Elastigirl who is out doing all the superhero work and dealing with new villain Screenslaver, while Mr. Incredible is at home taking care of the Incredible children.

As far as the superhero action sequences go, I definitely enjoyed Elastigirl’s rather thrilling second solo pursuit of Screenslaver. Overall though, my favourite scenes in Incredibles 2 are not the moments when members of the Incredible family are in their trademark superhero attire facing off with villains.

The biggest highlights for me are the scenes with all or most of the Incredible family together at home. I particularly enjoyed the humour and universal family dynamic during these moments. I also especially adored every scene that featured baby Jack Jack, ‘the most adorable symbol of animated cuteness’ since the Minions (2015) first became a big deal. I can sense that you agree.

Watch Incredibles 2 because it’s good. Enjoy all the undeniable cuteness and cleverness of the creation that is Jack Jack. Definitely make time for the fun that the scenes with Jack Jack at Edna Mode’s residence will deliver. 

Incredibles 2 is written / directed by  Brad Bird and stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Catherine Keener, Samuel L. Jackson…

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THE LEGO MOVIE 2 – The Second (2019): New Trailer From Chris Pratt, Margot Robbie, Alison Brie…

The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part (2019)
The Lego Movie 2 – The Second Part (2019)

In The Lego Movie 2 – The Second Part, it’s just five years since everything was awesome, but now LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space are  wrecking everything and so the new threat must be dealt with.

Chris Pratt, Margot Robbie and Alison Brie star while Mike Mitchell and Trisha Gum direct…

I decided that I already I like this movie simply because of the title -especially the second part of it. Looking forward to the humour and silliness.

Tiffany Haddish, Jonah Hill, Elizabeth Banks, Stephanie Beatriz, Channing Tatum, Nick Offerman, Will Arnett and Charlie Day also star.

The Lego Movie 2 – The Second Part Release Dates: February 8th, 2019 (US & UK)

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POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU (2019): New Trailer From Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith…

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019), Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019), Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Set in a world where people collect pocket monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, Justice Smith ( Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom (2018is a boy who meets an intelligent monster named Pikachu who wants to be a detective.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu is directed by Rob Letterman while Ryan Reynolds voices Pikachu…

I personally know of Pikachu but I don’t know much about Pokemon. I’m mostly curious because I rather like Smith; even though I’ve only ever seen him in Jurassic World – Falling Kingdom.

Suki Waterhouse, Bill Nighy, Kathryn Newton, Rita Ora, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, Karan Soni and Kadiff Kirwan also star.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Release Dates: May 10th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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TOY STORY 4 (2019): New Trailer From Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Patricia Arquette, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack…

Toy Story 4 (2019), Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
Toy Story 4 (2019), Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

Toy Story 4 is all about the revelation of just how big the world can be for a toy, especially after a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang and a road trip alongside old and new friends begins.

Directed by Josh Cooley; key cast includes Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Patricia Arquette, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack…

A lovely teaser trailer that ended nicely with comfort that is hearing Tom Hank’s voice as Woody. I vaguely recall the previous Toy Story films. Clearly time for a re-watch.

Laurie Metcalf, Kristen Schaal, Jodi Benson and Bonnie Hunt also star.

Toy Story 4 Release Dates: June 21st, 2019 (US & UK)…

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UGLYDOLLS (2019): New Trailer From Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe, Nick Jonas, Pitball…

UglyDolls (2019)
UglyDolls (2019)

Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe, Nick Jonas and Pitbull are the stars of UglyDolls; a new Kelly Asbury directed animated adventure / comedy free-spirited UglyDolls.

The UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved…

I’m in for the fun, smarts and expected usefulness.

Gabriel Iglesias, Wanda Sykes, Blake Shelton, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha also star.

Uglydolls Release Dates: May 10th, 2019 (US); August 16th, 2019 (UK)…

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (2019): New Trailer From Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet…

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (2019)
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (2019)

The Secret Life Of Pets 2, the sequel to the fun animated comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day is here.

Directed by Chris Renaud, Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt and Eric Stonestreet are among teh key cast…

I’m in for all the cuteness and hoping that my favourite character from the first movie (Gidget) still shows up in this sequel.

Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Albert Brooks, Jenny Slate and Nick Kroll also star.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 Release Dates: May 31st, 2019 (UK); June 7th, 2019 (US)…

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THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES (2018): New Trailer From Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Oliver Hudson…

The Christmas Chronicles (2018), Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Kurt Russell
The Christmas Chronicles (2018), Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Kurt Russell

Starring Kurt Russell, Oliver Hudson, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis and directed by Clay Kaytis, The Christmas Chronicles is an action / adventure about a sister and brother, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera, turns into a very unexpected adventure…

I’m not quite in the mood for this movie just yet but I will be in about a month and a half. Fingers crossed I’ll like it enough to watch till the very end. What I know for sure is that the hair on Russell’s face and head is a great incentive.

Lamorne Morris, Lauren Collins and Kimberly Williams-Paisley also star.

The Christmas Chronicles Release Dates: November 22nd, 2018 (US)…

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SPIES IN DISGUISE (2019): New Trailer From Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Karen Gillan…

Spies In Disguise (2019), Will Smith
Spies In Disguise (2019), Will Smith

From directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, Spies In Disguise is the story of Lance and Walter. Lance is a super cool charming spy, and Walter invents the impressive gadgets Lance uses. When an event happens, they must learn to rely on each other like never before. Why? In order to save the world, of course.

Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jonesa and Karen Gillan make up the key cast…

I definitely noticed the unflappable confidence on Lance Sterling’s face throughout this trailer. I’ll see this one because of Smith and to find out if Sterling ever brakes a sweat, looks concerned or even a little scared.

DJ Khaled, Masi Oka and Ben Mendelsohn also star.

Spies In Disguise Release Dates: September 13th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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