Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tag: Animation

Rock Dog (2016)

Title: Rock Dog
Rating: PG
Directed by: Ash Brannon
Written by: Denise Bradley, Ash Brannon, Vincente DiSanti, Will Finn, Carolyn Gair, Zheng Jun, Nicole McMath, Kurt Voelker and Josh Zinman
Starring: J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia, Matt Dillon and Sam Elliott
Release Date: 2/24/2017
Running Time: 90 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Yet that means defying his father’s wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary – and reclusive – musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast.
If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves’ plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he’s always dreamed of being: More than a dog … more than a Rock God… he’ll be a ROCK DOG!


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memory of David B. Miller


LEGO Batman Movie, The (2017)

Title: The LEGO Batman Movie
Rating: PG
Directed by: Chris McKay
Written by: Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington
Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes
Release Date: 2/10/2017
Running Time: 104 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
There are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? (+11 rating, 37 votes)

Was seeing The LEGO Batman Movie in IMAX or 3D worth the cost?

Red Turtle, The (2016)

Title: The Red Turtle (aka. La tortue rouge)
Rating: PG
Directed by: Michael Dudok de Wit
Written by: Pascale Ferran and Michael Dudok de Wit
Release Date: 1/20/2017
Running Time: 80 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


One Piece Film: Gold (2016)*

Title: One Piece Film: Gold
Rating: NR
Directed by: Hiroaki Miyamoto
Written by: Clint Bickham and Tsutomu Kuroiwa
Based on the Manga by: Eiichiro Oda
Starring: Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai and Akemi Okamura
Release Date: 1/10/2017
Running Time: 120 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The glittering Gran Tesoro, a city of entertainment beyond the laws of the government, is a sanctuary for the world’s most infamous pirates, Marines, and filthy rich millionaires. Drawn by dreams of hitting the jackpot, Captain Luffy and his crew sail straight for the gold. But behind the gilded curtains lies a powerful king whose deep pockets and deeper ambitions spell disaster for the Straw Hats and the New World alike.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? (No Ratings Yet)


Monster Trucks (2016)

Title: Monster Trucks
Rating: PG
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Written by: Derek Connolly, Matthew Robinson, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger
Starring: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Thomas Lennon and Holt McCallany
Release Date: 1/13/2017
Running Time: 104 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note:The final scene with Trip and Meredith driving off into the sunset continues during the first part of the credits.


Sing (2016)

Title: Sing
Rating: PG
Directed by: Christophe Lourdelet and Garth Jennings
Written by: Garth Jennings
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Beck Bennett, Nick Offerman, Jennifer Saunders, Garth Jennings, Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones and Jay Pharoah
Release Date: 12/21/2016
Running Time: 108 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.

Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The closing credits are framed by moving formations of colorful squid.

Memoriam: In memory of our dear friend Igor

Was seeing Sing in 3D worth the cost?

Moana (2016)*

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Title: Moana
Rating: PG
Directed by: Ron Clements and John Musker
Written by: Jared Bush, Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall, Pamela Ribon, Aaron Kandell and Jordan Kandell
Starring: Auli‘i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger and Alan Tudyk
Release Date: 11/23/2016
Running Time: 103 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.


Family Activity Kit PDFs
Maze, Memory Match Game, Bookmarks, Moana Group Coloring Page 1, Moana and Maui Coloring Page, Maui Coloring Page, Pua and HeiHei Coloring Page, Moana Coloring Page, Moana Group Coloring Page 2, Water Safety Tips, Make a Hexaflexagon, Connect-the-Dots, Design Your Own Kakamora!, Make Your Own Kakamora!


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

Click to see whats: during the credits

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

Click to see whats: after the credits

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? (+79 rating, 191 votes)

Was seeing Moana in 3D worth the cost?

Trolls (2016)*

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Title: Trolls
Rating: PG
Directed by: Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell
Written by: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger and Erica Rivinoja
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Quvenzhané Wallis, John Cleese and Gwen Stefani
Release Date: 11/4/2016
Running Time: 92 minutes

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IMDb

From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. The film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have Trolls in their stomachs. After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? Yes

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After Credits? No

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? (+12 rating, 14 votes)


Miss Hokusai (2015)*

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Title: Miss Hokusai (aka. Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai)
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Keiichi Hara
Written by: Miho Maruo and Stephanie Sheh
Based on the comic “Sarusuberi” by: Hinako Sugiura
Starring: Yutaka Matsushige, Anne Watanabe and Erica Lindbeck
Release Date: 10/14/2016
Running Time: 93 minutes

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The time: 1814.
The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo.
One of the highest populated cities in the world, teeming with peasants, samurai, townsmen, merchants, nobles, artists, courtesans, and perhaps even supernatural things.
A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, Tetsuzo can boast clients from all over Japan, and tirelessly works in the garbage-loaded chaos of his house-atelier. He spends his days creating astounding pieces of art, from a giant-size Dharma portrayed on a 180 square meter-wide sheet of paper, to a pair of sparrows painted on a tiny rice grain. Short-tempered, utterly sarcastic, with no passion for sake or money, he would charge a fortune for any job he is not seriously willing to undertake.

Third of Tetsuzo’s four daughters and born out of his second marriage, outspoken 23-year-old O-Ei has inherited her father’s talent and stubbornness, and very often she would paint instead of him, though uncredited. Her art is so powerful that sometimes leads to trouble. “We’re father and daughter; with two brushes and four chopsticks, we’ll get by anywhere.”

Decades later, Europe was going to discover the immense talent of Tetsuzo. He was to become best known by one of his many names: Katsushika Hokusai. He would mesmerize Degas and Van Gogh, Monet and Klimt, Edmond de Goncourt and Debussy.
However, very few today are even aware of the woman who assisted him all her life, and greatly contributed to his art while remaining uncredited. This is the untold story of O-Ei, Master Hokusai’s daughter: a lively portrayal of a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father, unfolding through the changing seasons.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? Yes

 

After Credits? No

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? (-1 rating, 1 votes)


Danny Says (2015)?

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Title: Danny Says
Rating: NR
Directed by: Brendan Toller
Written by: Brendan Toller
Starring: Danny Fields, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Tommy Ramone, Jonathan Richman, Jac Holzman, Judy Collin and John Cameron Mitchell
Release Date: 9/30/2016
Running Time: 104 minutes

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IMDb

DANNY SAYS is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and culture of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. DANNY SAYS follows Fields from Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to “punk pioneer” and beyond. Danny’s taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient. DANNY SAYS is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.

DANNY SAYS is lead by Fields voice and is largely crafted from over 250 hours of present-day interviews and items from Danny Fields’ immense archive (thousands of photographs, audio cassettes, ephemera).


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? Unknown

 

After Credits? Unknown

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? (No Ratings Yet)

Memoriam: In Loving Memory of Neal Buker 1955-2014


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