SMALLFOOT

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig Stars: voices of Channing Tatum, Danny De Vito, James Corden, Common, Zendaya, Le Bron James, Elly Henry, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Patricia Heaton. This charming animated film is set high above the clouds in the Himalayan Mountains where there lies an idyllic village inhabited by Yeti (or the Abominable Snowman as it is also sometimes known). Migo (voiced by Channing Tatum, from Magic Mike, etc) is the son of the village bell ringer Dorgle (voiced by Danny De Vito, from The Lorax, etc) Continue reading

INCREDIBLES 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brad Bird Stars: voices of Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L Jackson, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, Saraj Vowell, Huckleberry Milner, Barry Bostwick, Jonathan Banks, Eli Fucile, Michael Bird, Sophia Bush, Phil LaMarr, Brad Bird, Isabella Rossellini, Adam Gates, John Ratzenberger, Adam Rodriguez.   It’s been fourteen years since Pixar and director Brad Bird gave us The Incredibles, the animated film about the Parrs, a crimefighting family with super powers. The Incredibles grossed over $600 million at the box Continue reading

OMEGA 1 – interview with Mark Edward Lewis

by GREG KING Omega 1 is a genetically enhanced weapon who searches for her lost identity in a post hacker-wars future. A data courier who must fight to piece together her past and uncover a conspiracy for global domination. Omega 1 is an animated sci-fi web series created by Mark Edward Lewis, who was once described as “the best kept secret in Hollywood.” Edwards writes, directs, edits, and even composes the music score for his films. Greg caught up with Mark in LA to chat about his film career and this four-part web Continue reading

DESPICABLE ME 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Kyle Balda, Eric Guillon, Pierre Coffin Stars: voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Jenny Slate, Steve Coogan, Pierre Coffin, Julie Andrews, Andy Nyman, Michael Beattie. With the successful Despicable Me franchise, Illumination Studios, the new kids on the block, have rivalled animation giants Pixar and Dreamworks who once set the bar. The success of the Despicable Me franchise is largely due to the scene stealing antics of the mischievous, diminutive and simple minded Continue reading

THE RED TURTLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Dudok de Wit. The Red Turtle is a dialogue free animated film from the renowned Studio Ghibli, which has given us such animated classics as Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away, etc. But this is an international co-production between France and Japan, and is the first non-Japanese film produced by the revered animation studios. This is a richly emotional and resonant exploration of what it means to be human. When the film opens a nameless man has been cast adrift from a shipwreck. He washes ashore on a deserted island that Continue reading