Category Archives: Animation

SING (2016): New Trailer Starring Scarlett Johansson & Taron Egerton

 

Sing (2016), Singing and Dancing Pig
Sing (2016), Singing and Dancing Pig

Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey have a new movie. From the team that brought us the Minions (2015), it’s called Sing and the characters are cute singing / dancing animals…

Sneak Peak

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 2

I’m not big on musicals but I’ll show up for the comedy and cuteness. Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Reese Witherspoon, Leslie Jones, Nick Offerman and Jennifer Saunders also star.

Sing (2016), Singing Sheep
Sing (2016), Singing Sheep

Sing Release Date(s): December 21st, 2016 (US); January 27th, 2017 (UK)

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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HELL & BACK (2015): The Good Things…

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

Set in hell, Mila Kunis, Susan Sarandon, T.J. Miller and Danny McBride make up some of the cast of stop-motion animation adult comedy, Hell & Back.

I definitely smiled more than I laughed as I watched Hell & Back, which I think makes it  a mildly entertaining to quite entertaining movie. This of course isn’t the ideal reaction, but I’m glad I made it to the end.

Hell & Back (2015), Bob Odenkirk (The Devil)
Hell & Back (2015), Bob Odenkirk (The Devil)

Directed by Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman, I enjoyed the voice work and some funny moments such as all the dialogue of the character responsible for welcoming residents to hell and administering torture. I think that Augie, the one that ‘looks like he only eats dough’ is cute in a perfectly adorably cuddly way. There’s also a great joke about cat owners that I won’t spoil.

Overall, the devil, played by Bob Odenkirk is definitely my favourite character. Reason being, his voice, his dialogue and the physicality of the devil when sporting his red ‘suit.’

Tune in for a non-demanding stop-motion comedy, especially if you don’t mind plenty of expletives and adult dialogue.

Happy Film loving 🙂

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THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (2016): New Trailer Starring Josh Gad & Jason Sudeikis

The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Josh Gad (Chuck), Jason Sudeikis (Red)
The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Josh Gad (Chuck), Jason Sudeikis (Red)

A new The Angry Birds Movie trailer has landed and I definitely like it more than the teaser

Trailer 1

International Trailer

The use of Michael Jackson’s Bad seems to fit a little better now, perhaps. I can’t wait to find out if I’ll like this movie more than The Secret Life of Pets released two months later

The Angry Birds Movie Release Dates May 13th, 2016 (UK), May 20th, (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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ANOMALISA (2015): For A Unique Experience & The Truth In The Writing / Execution

Anomalisa (2015), David Thewlis as Michael Stone
Anomalisa (2015), David Thewlis as Michael Stone

Written and directed by Charlie Kaufman who also wrote Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004), what can be expected from Anomalisa is a refreshingly unique experience.

Starring the voices of David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan, Kaufman’s film is a memorable achievement in storytelling for a number of reasons. Reasons including the writing which feels completely grounded in truth and therefore very relatable. The creative execution through the use of stop-motion animation adds to the general uniqueness. Then there’s the dialogue, its delivery with particular reference to the use of voice and how it is employed.

Anomalisa (2015), Jennifer Jason leigh as Lisa Hesselman
Anomalisa (2015), Jennifer Jason leigh as Lisa Hesselman

All the characters in Anomalisa appear to be wearing masks, something they do throughout the film. What it all means? I haven’t fully concluded just yet. But what I do know is that I enjoyed trying to figure out all that wasn’t immediately obvious. I also appreciated the humorous moments and particularly the character Lisa, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Near the end of the movie, by which point you’ll have a greater understanding of the main character’s predicament, you may find yourself reflecting on the difference between the life you want and the one you have, as well as how you might want to close the gap between the two points.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (2016) New Trailer With Kevin Hart As The Voice Of ‘Snowball’

The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Kevin Hart (Snowball)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Kevin Hart (Snowball)

You loved the teaser trailer for The Secret Life of Pets, Now it’s time for a character trailer, featuring Kevin Hart as ‘cute little bunny’ Snowball. What do you think..?

I definitely found the first trailer more amusing. I’m also not sure that Kevin Hart sounds quite right as the voice of Snowball. But of course, we shall see once the movie arrives.

The Secret Life Of Pets Release Date(s): June 30th, 2016 (UK); July 8th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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KUNG FU PANDA 3 (2016): Fun New Trailer Starring Jack Black & Angelina Jolie

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Just when I thought I’d have to wait until the next Minion movie for a serious overload of cuteness…

I’ve seen pandas in real life and let me say, yes they are very cute but pandas can also be incredibly boring! Sitting around and eating bamboo all day long. So… thank heavens for overactive imaginations – the result of which, in this case is the above really fun trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3.

I love that the Kung Fu Panda movies are about finding your true self as well as being funny and cute – something I’m always happy to get more of.

Jack Black, Lucy Liu, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Brian Cranston and Dustin Hoffman are providing just some of the key voices.

Release Date (s): January 29th, 2016, March 11th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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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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