Posts Tagged ‘animation’

Dinotasia (2012)

Dinotasia (2012)
A documentary about dinosaurs narrated by Werner Herzog sounds amazing right? Well, Dinotasia deserves credit for effort but never really gains momentum. Beginning 250 million years ago in Siberia at the end of the Permian period, the documentary takes us through the various periods of the dinosaurs...
August 27th, 2012 | DVD Reviews | Read More

The Lorax (2012)

The Lorax (2012)
Twelve year old Ted (voiced by Zac Efron) lives with his mother (Jenny Slate) and Grammy Norma (Betty White), in a town called ‘Thneed-Ville’ where nothing’s real – the trees and vegetation are all fake and Mr O’Hare (Rob Riggle), a tyrannical business man who rules the...
July 23rd, 2012 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

The Lorax (2012)

The Lorax (2012)
The work of Dr Seuss has been very much hit and miss when it comes to cinematic adaptations. Ron Howard’s version of The Grinch was almost drowned by its own sweetness while the less said about The Cat In The Hat the better. Maybe it’s just because his visual style and particular brand of zaniness...
July 4th, 2012 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! (2012)

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! (2012)
If you’ve seen the trailer for this movie, another fine product from Aardman, then you already know exactly what to expect.  A bunch of likeable pirates sail the seas, a jaunty soundtrack plays (including “Swords Of A Thousand Men”, which works wonderfully with the visuals over the...
April 19th, 2012 | Film Reviews | Read More

The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers (2006)

The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers (2006)
The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers are a trio of daredevils who travel the world performing the biggest and most dangerous stunts they can, causing mayhem wherever they go. Adi is the super strongman, Enk is the miniscule acrobat who often plays the cannonball, and Xan is the moustachioed ringleader of...
April 10th, 2012 | DVD Reviews | Read More

Dead By Dawn 2012 – The Short Program

Dead By Dawn 2012 – The Short Program
Those of you who have better memories than my own will know that Dead By Dawn isn’t just about the great selection of feature films. Oh no. There are also many shorts to be enjoyed. The short films come in all different shapes and sizes (there were even a few this year put together in […]
April 5th, 2012 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Fred (Keanu Reeves) is an undercover narcotics agent. He is also Bob Arctor, who lives with his drug-addled friends, all under the influence of Substance D – a highly addictive and dangerous drug, also known as ‘Death’. This film explores the implications of drug taking and portrays events...
March 25th, 2012 | Film Reviews | Read More

First Squad (2009)

First Squad (2009)
First Squad is an animated Russian/Japanese/Canadian co-production. The Russians provided the story and the Japanese provided the animation – what the Canadians did, I have no idea. Maybe they provided the funding? It is a short movie for a predominantly teenage audience about the role of the supernatural...
February 4th, 2012 | DVD Reviews | Read More

Legend Of The Millennium Dragon (2011)

Legend Of The Millennium Dragon (2011)
In a way, I almost feel bad for a little movie like Legend Of The Millenium Dragon. It’s a perfectly adequate little movie and should please kids and undemanding fans of anime but it’s nothing special. Not everything has to be special, of course, but it certainly helps when competing in a...
January 16th, 2012 | Film Reviews | Read More

Whisper Of The Heart (1995)

Whisper Of The Heart (1995)
Another Studio Ghibli movie that’s finally getting a release, Whisper Of The Heart keeps up their usual high standards and should please fans of their output. The story revolves around young Shizuku Tsukishima, a girl who does well at school and loves her books. In fact, she loves books so much...
January 10th, 2012 | DVD Reviews | Read More