THE BOOK OF LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jorge R Gutierrez Stars: voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Kate Del Castillo, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Danny Trejo, Hector Elizondo, Ice Cube, Placido Domingo. "What is it with Mexicans and death?" This is the sophomore animated film from Texas based animation studio Reel FX, who previously gave us Free Birds, about a couple of turkeys who travel back in time to change the Thanksgiving tradition. The Book Of Life centres around the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead, and is steeped in Mexican lore and Continue reading

THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Tibbitt Stars: Antonia Banderas, voices of Tom Kenny, Mr Lawrence, Clancy Brown, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Tim Conway, Carolyn Lawrence. This animated film acts as a belated sequel to the Spongebob Squarepants Movie from 2005, but it has proven to be a huge success at the box office, taking in over $150 million already. Created by marine biologist Stephen Hillenberg, Spongebob (voiced by Tom Kenny, who has provided the voice for the character in the long running television series) is a simple soul with custard for Continue reading

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Mark Burton and Richard Starzak Stars: voices of Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili. Sheep in the city? Claymation specialists Aardman (Chicken Run, Flushed Away, etc) continue their winning streak with this thoroughly charming, entertaining and fantastic film suitable for the whole family. This is the first big screen outing for Shaun The Sheep, who was created by Nick Park, the same person behind the fabulous Wallace and Gromit series. Shaun first appeared in the Oscar winning 1995 Wallace and Gromit short Close Continue reading

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Eric Darnell, Simon J Smith Stars: voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Vernon, Christopher Knights, Ken Jeong, Peter Stormare, Annet Mahendru, Andy Richter, Werner Herzog. As with Despicable Me's thoroughly entertaining minions, the scene stealing antics of the cute and wisecracking penguins briefly enlivened the Madagascar franchise, providing some much needed comic relief. They have already been given their own short lived spinoff television series, a host of short films, and direct to DVD Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW EPISODE #111

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Penguins Of Madagascar’, ‘The Imitation Game,”Big Hero 6,’ ‘The Water Diviner,’ ‘Night At The Museum 3: Secret Of The Tomb’ and ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies′ . This episode also contains interviews with Ken Jeong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellan, Orlando Bloom and Cate Blanchett. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading