Directed by Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe, a tech uprising is what’s happening in Olivia Colman, Eric André, Maya Rudolph and Danny McBride latest animated comedy, Connected.
Centred around soon to be college student Katie Mitchell, Katie’s family decides to make a road trip out of driving her to university. Only those plans get interrupted by the aforementioned tech uprising, and soon it’s up to the Mitchells to save the world.
There seems to be a lot going on in this trailer but I do like the animation style which reminds me of some story book illustrations young me used to enjoy.
I’m also interested in seeing how Katie’s father’s struggle dealing with his daughter no longer needing him as much as she used to is dealt with in this story. Fingers crossed the end result will be a very pleasant surprise.
Directed by Steve Rogers, Dundee – The Son of a Legend Returns Home is a follow up to to the 1980s Crocodile Dundee movies. In this story Crocodile Dundee (Paul Hogan) is missing in the Outback and the only person who might be able to find him is the loudmouthed American son (Danny McBride) that no-one knew he had.
Sequels are tough, especially when they’re for a movie that one’s younger self enjoyed watching quite a bit. Chances are this one may not be great, but I’ll give it a chance because I’ve often enjoyed the characters played by Mr. McBride. Particularly in Pineapple Express (2018) – one of the greatest comedy films of all time.
UPDATE: Lies! Dundee – The Son Of A Legend Returns Home is actually a short film / advertisement by Tourism Australia. I was indeed fooled. It’s not a real movie after all. At least not in the way I expected.
I have to say that this news is probably for the best. Particularly since after seeing the full trailer, I’d lost hope that it might be a good movie anyway. The new and official category on IMDb is ‘short film’ and ‘comedy.’ The new title on IMDb has also been updated to ‘TOURISM AUSTRALIA – DUNDEE – The Son of a Legend Returns Home (2018).
As the new trailer played, I soon realised that something may be up when, near enough every Australian actor I know to be working today appears to be a cast member. Well, that’s everyone except Toni Collette, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Kylie Minogue, Jackie Weaver, Sharlto Copley, etc., etc.
Finding out the truth about one’s existence isn’t just a journey important for humans. Frank the sausage from Shopwell’s supermarket has heard some extremely disturbing news about what happens after he and his fellow food product friends are chosen and taken out of Shopwell’s and into ‘the great beyond.’ So begins the mad food horror / comedy / adventure that is Sausage Party, the latest from writing partners Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Starring Rogen, Michael Cera, Kristen Wiig, Nick Kroll, Jonah Hill, and many more, I found Sausage Party entertaining and definitely filthy. It’s the clever and well written wordplay that makes the comedy. The film’s general look and animation style is another personal highlight. I particularly love the walks of Teresa Del Taco and Frank’s girlfriend Brenda. Yes, we’re talking about animation here but the sexiness is really, undeniable. Then there’s the villainous Douche who is nicely played by Nick Kroll (probably my favourite of his roles, ever).
There’s no writing about Sausage Party without mentioning the, let’s say… ‘good times’ that happen towards the very end. WOW! That’s a great word for it.
After thinking a few times, ‘How on earth are they going to end this?’as the movie played, I’m not mad at what actually happens at the very end – because how else could they have wrapped it up, really? Especially since food is ultimately for eating, potatoes need peeling and no one should ever take ill treatment.
In terms of the things I was at odds with, Sausage Party features some commentary on religion that feels a little odd and out of place. However, at the same time it makes some sense for a world where food both talks and thinks. Nevertheless, it still didn’t quite fit somehow.
Watch this moviefor the smartly written filthy, fun dialogue and the general madness of it all.
Sausage Party is the brand new comedy from Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and James Franco. It’s an animation comedy and the key characters are food…
Rogen’s previous movie, The Night Before (2015) proved to be more disappointing than anticipated. As such, my fingers are crossed with this new ‘food horror.’ The different personalities assigned to all food items is certainly an intriguing.
Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan; the film stars several Rogen regulars, including Michael Cera, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. Salma Hayek, Edward Norton and Paul Rudd also lend their voices.
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.
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.