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THE STAR (2017): New Trailer From Keegan-Michael Key, Zachary Levi, Kristin Chenoweth, Gina Rodriguez…

The Star (2017)
The Star (2017)

Starring Keegan-Michael Key, Zachary Levi, Gina Rodriguez and Kristin Chenoweth, The Star, a new animated movie directed by  Timothy Reckart tells the story of the first Christmas, from the perspective of the animals…

I’m curious  because I want to know if the donkey in this movie will cause me to forget about one of the most famous animated donkeys of all time, at least whilst I watch this movie. I’m of course referring to ‘Donkey’ from Shrek (2001).

Ving Rhames, Anthony Anderson, Kris Kristofferson, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry also star.

The Star Release Dates: November 10th, 2017 (US); November 24th, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film loving

G

WHY HIM (2016): The Things I Liked…

Why Him (2016), Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, James Franco
Why Him (2016), Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, James Franco

I’ve always enjoyed James Franco in comedy roles more so than I do his dramatic work. I loved the trailer for Why Him which was well paced and fun, It also contained a healthy handful of good jokes and well placed expletives.

Fast forward to the movie, it could be argued that there’s an unnecessary level of cuss words, though I’d say not too uncomfortably gratuitous. Some scenes were a tad awkward and could have moved along more quickly, but overall I had a good time.

The soundtrack, Franco’s billionaire filterless character’s charm, Keegan Michael-Key’s fun estate manager and  peculiar ‘European’ accent are key highlights.

I also enjoyed the way Megan Mullally’s Barb responds to Franco’s Laird. My favourite of her lines being ‘Quite the outdoorsman.’ Watch it and see why that line is so perfect when it’s delivered – and for the rest of the good jokes. That’s assuming that all those colourful expletives haven’t scared you off, of course.

Happy Film Loving

G

STORKS (2016): Funny, Cute Adventure…

Storks (2016), Andy Samberg (Voice of Junior) Katie Crown (Voice of Tulip)
Storks (2016), Andy Samberg (Voice of Junior) Katie Crown (Voice of Tulip)

Storks is an action/ adventure / comedy set in a time when storks deliver packages instead of babies; but then a brand new baby order appears and a stork must what? ‘Always deliver,’ of course.

Starring Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Ty Burrell, Jennifer Aniston and Katie Crown, Storks is definitely fun and funny. Though it’s not my favourite of the animated films I’ve seen in 2016, I did enjoy the cuteness of all the babies, the nature of Hunter’s relationship with the little birds, the very unique skills of the wolf pack and the general adorableness of Nate Gardner.

There’s also that beautiful song at the end, ‘Fire and the Flood’ by Vance Joy; a singer who just happens to look like a smaller version of comedy actor, Josh Gad.

In case, like myself you rather like the idea of storks delivering babies instead the usual pain fest that’s actual reality, there’s a slight chance that you may find yourself feeling a little blue by the end of this movie, but luckily not for too long. Watch Storks anyway, for all the good things mentioned above.

Lastly, had it not been for the end credits, there’s no way I’d have guessed that Junior is voiced by Andy Samberg, such is his vocal range… one might say.

Happy Film Loving

G

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (2016): Fun, Funny, Cute…

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

Having only played the Rovio game on which The Angry Birds Movie is based a handful of times, I really didn’t know the back story of why the birds are actually angry. The movie makes it quite clear that the green pigs have plenty to do with it. I’m guessing that the whole thing of having wings but not being able to fly probably adds to the rage just a little.

I enjoyed The Angry Birds Movie more than I expected to. The cuteness of the birds, the comedy, the story and especially Chuck, the yellow bird voiced by Josh Gad. He stands out thanks to the funny dialogue and Gad’s comic timing and entertaining voice work.

During the movie, I did get the urge to download the game and play, just so I could hurt those green piggies.

Watch to see precisely why the piggies deserve to be punished. There’s also the cuteness and well executed comic moments to enjoy and of course, that ending!

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

WHY HIM? (2016): New Trailer Starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch…

Why Him? (2016), James Franco, Zoey Deutch
Why Him? (2016), James Franco, Zoey Deutch

Why Him? is the new ‘meet the parents’ comedy from James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally and Zoey Deutch…

Clean Trailer

Red Band Trailer – (I love this version because of Franco’s response to ‘ This is a 15 year-old child’ 🙂

Why Him? is directed and co-written by John Hamburg, the man  who wrote for I Love You, Man (2009) and Meet The Parents (2000).

James Franco in roles where he’s a little bit of an idiot but oh, so lovable are my favourite of his work. If you’ve seen and loved  Pineapple Express (2008) and  This Is The End (2013), I’m thinking you understand.

Why Him? Release Dates: December 25th, 2016 (US); January 6th, 2017 (UK); January 8th, 2017 (FR) January 12th, 2017 (GER)…

Keegan-Michael Key and Griffin Gluck also star.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

DON’T THINK TWICE (2016): New Trailer From Mike Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key & Gillian Jacobs

Don't Think Twice (2016), Chris Gethard, Mike Birbiglia, Tami Sagher
Don’t Think Twice (2016), Chris Gethard, Mike Birbiglia, Tami Sagher

Written, directed by and starring Mike Birbiglia, todays trailer is for Don’t Think Twice, a new comedy/ drama about a New York City improv group and how they deal with the  success of one of their member while the rest of them struggle…

I recall having watched another Birbiglia written a few years ago and really loving it. It may have been Sleepwalk With Me (2012), though I can’t be sure. May the humour be as good and the dram as real as this trailer suggests.

Keegan Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci and Tami Sagher also star

Don’t Think Twice Release Dates: July 22nd, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (2016): An Easter Message From the Hatchlings

The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Cute Hatchling
The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Cute Hatchling

I know the story of The Angry Birds Movie is generally about Red, the one with the eyebrows, but I’m obsessed with the cuteness of the baby birds, a.k.a the Hatchlings…

May these adorable little cuties feature as prominently as possible in the movie. They may not be on the same level of cuteness as the Minions, but the sight of them is seriously smile inducing.

The Angry Birds Movie is out on:  May 13th, 2016 (UK), May 20th, (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

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 🙂

G