Category Archives: Animation

STORKS (2016): New Trailer Starring Andy Samberg & Kelsey Grammer

Storks (2016), Kelsey Grammer
Storks (2016), Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer and Andy Samberg are the stars of Storks, a new and intriguing comedy/ animation, Storks

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 1

This movie looks like fun and I’m excited to learn more about the history behind how storks came to be known for delivering babies. I’m also looking forward to meeting the stork I imagine Adam Samberg will be playing.

Release Dates (s): September 23rd, 2016 (US), October 14th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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KUBO & THE TWO STRINGS (2016): New Trailer Starring Charlize Theron & Matthew McConaughey

Kubo & The Two Strings (2016)
Kubo & The Two Strings (2016)

Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and George Takei are the stars of an intriguing new animation…

Directed by Travis Knight, I don’t know much about the story, but those visuals sure have my attention. Right now I’m guessing that  what’s coming is an adventure with a tiny  but mighty protagonist.

Release Date (s): August 19th, 2016 (US), September 9th, 2016 (UK)

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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INSIDE OUT (2015): For The Well Imagined Characters & Clever Story

Inside Out (2015), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Sadness (Philis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler)
Inside Out (2015), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Sadness (Philis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler)

Inside Out is an intelligent animated film about a young girl (Riley) and her emotions. Particularly how Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust try to agree on the best way to get through Riley’s days after her surroundings change unexpectedly.

Directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen; Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black provide the key character voices.

Being an animated movie, cuteness was always likely; but my, oh my is Sadness the cutest! Watch it for a little education on how memories work, why each one is important and Amy Poehlers wonderfully hopeful voice.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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FINDING DORY (2016): New Trailer For Finding Nemo Sequel

Finding Dory (2016), Dory (Ellen DeGeneres)
Finding Dory (2016), Dory (Ellen DeGeneres)

Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane; Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks return in Finding Dory, the Sequel to Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo (2003)… 

Teaser trailer

Trailer 1

Along with Nemo, Marlin and Dory, I’d also really like to be re-united with the family of turtles met by Dory and Marlin on route to Sydney Harbour. That would make me very happy indeed.

Release Date (s): June 17th 2016 (US), July 29th 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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ANOMALISA (2015) New Trailer From Charlie Kaufman & Starring David Thewlis

Anomalisa (2015), Charlie Kaufman
Anomalisa (2015), Charlie Kaufman

Charlie Kaufman, writer of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) has a new movie and it’s an intriguing stop-motion drama / comedy…

Interesting… though the trailer would have been more enjoyable if the textual interruptions were grouped together at the end.

What this version implies to me is that the editor doesn’t believe that a version of the trailer without the interrupting text is quite enough to keep people engaged and watching. So we must be rudely reminded over and over again of what others think of the film, instead of just taking in what’s actually happening on screen. There’s a reason why credits in movies are kept to the beginning and end of films, no?

Anyway… Just one of those things that frustrates me as a film fan. I’m still looking forward to Anomalisa because of the talent involved and the suggestion of ‘different.’

David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan star.

Release Date (s): December 30th, 2015 (US / Limited), March 11th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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MINIONS (2015): For Their General Adorableness & Super Joy Inducing Qualities

Minions (2015), Stuart, Kevin, Bob (Pierre Coffin)
Minions (2015), Stuart, Kevin, Bob (Pierre Coffin)

Minions is the film I had been waiting and hoping for ever since I saw the first Despicable Me (2010) movie. It was clear for me even then that the minions were the ones I wanted more of.

After spending time dreaming about a minion focused movie, I’m glad to confirm that any fears I had about the end result not being as good as hoped were a complete waste of time.

Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin and written by Brian Lynch, my favourite thing about Minions besides the adorableness of the yellow, banana loving and happiness inducing beauties is the fact that this time, the audience got to know more about the minions. You learn more of their story, from how they they came to where those blue dungarees to the different personalities of the three main minions, Stuart, Kevin and Bob.

Minions (2015), Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), Bob, Kevin, Stuart (Pierre Coffin)
Minions (2015), Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), Bob, Kevin, Stuart (Pierre Coffin)

I haven’t yet met anyone that doesn’t enjoy the minions, though I’m certain that they exist.

I love them so much that I’ve been known to yelp with delight and at head-turning volumes at the sight of them. I was caught off guard with tens of minions plush toys in a busy mall. Looking back, it was quite embarrassing, but who has time for embarrassment, really, when lots of minions soft toys are right in front of you?

Minions (2015), Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), Herb Overkill (John Hamm)
Minions (2015), Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), Herb Overkill (John Hamm)

The film isn’t perfect in the traditional sense but it’s hugely loved nonetheless because it doesn’t need to be nor does it need to follow all the traditional rules.

Watch Minions for a fun adventure that’ll leave you with a sizeable smile on your face, praise for the ending and a prayer for an even better next instalment, should it make sense.

Sandra Bullock is great as super villain Scarlet Overkill. Jon Hamm Allison Janney, Michael Keaton, Pierre Coffin, Steve Koogan and Jennifer Saunders provide some of the the voices that bring the other key characters to life.

Watch it and laugh and smile.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015): New Trailer, For All Fans Of Snoopy & Charlie Brown

The peanuts Movie (2015), Charlie Brown, Snoopy
The peanuts Movie (2015), Charlie Brown, Snoopy

It’s time for another comic book movie but not the kind you’re used to…

I’m familiar with Snoopy and Charlie Brown, though mainly by name and aesthetic. Looking forward to discovering what’s so great about the characters and story.

Release Date(s): November 6th 2015 (US), December 21st 2015 (UK).

Happy The Peanut Movie 🙂

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HELL & BACK (2015): New Trailer For Fun Comedy Set In Hell

Hell And Back (2015), Nick Swardson (Remy), T.J. Miller (Augie)
Hell And Back (2015), Nick Swardson (Remy), T.J. Miller (Augie)

So this looks wonderfully nuts 😀

This Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman directed fun fest is out October 2015.

The cast includes comedy favourites T.J. Miller, Danny McBride, Michael Pena, Mila Kunis, Susan Sarandon and Jennifer Coolidge.

Happy Hell & Back 🙂

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