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.
I’ve always enjoyed James Franco in comedy roles more so than I do hisdramatic work. I loved the trailer for Why Himwhich 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.
Storksis 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.
Having only played the Rovio game on which The Angry Birds Movieis 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, Idid 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!
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