Tuesday, 01 January 2008 |
At one time or another during childhood, we heard the story of Chicken Little and the coming apocalypse. Using our imagination and the illustrations from the children's book, we could all picture the scenario in our minds. Now the wonderful imagineers at Disney Pictures have brought Chicken Little and the town of Oakey Oaks to the big screen.
Just as in the fable, Chicken Little shouted to the world, “the sky is falling, the sky is falling,” causing complete mayhem throughout the town of Oakey Oaks. This sequence of events really brings the color and life of the movie to the forefront, not to mention the sound quality! With a score that rivals blockbuster actions films and a cameo appearance of Harrison Ford, there is good reason to believe you are in for a great ride. It was definitely the best ...
Monday, 01 October 2007 |
Created over the course of more than four years, and costing somewhere
in the neighborhood of $140,000,000, “Final Fantasy: The Spirits
Within” was touted as the first motion picture to use
computer-generated animation with photo-realistic characters, sure to
revolutionize the modern filmmaking landscape. The industry was buzzing
with the idea of removing actors/actresses from the production
equation, but that buzz never quite caught on with the movie-going
public and the result was an $11,408,853 opening weekend. The film went
on to gross just $32,131,830 domestically, and while that doesn’t
account for home-video or overseas revenues, “Final Fantasy” was by all
accounts, the very definition of a box-office bomb.
Production company Square Pictures produced just one more picture,
“Final Flight of the Osiris,” a similarly CGI-driven short made for the
Animatrix series, before closing its doors on movies and concentrating
solely on video games. While “Final Fantasy” may have failed to catch
on at the box-office, ...
Wednesday, 01 November 2006 |
12-year old D.J. (Mitchel Musso) is obsessed with the creepy house
across the street. Its owner, an apoplectic misanthrope named
Nebbercracker (Steve Buscemi) harangues any kid who trespasses on his
lawn and confiscates balls, tricycles and any item that rolls across
his property line. When D.J. attempts to retrieve his friend Chowder’s
(Sam Lerner) basketball, it brings him face to face with an enraged
Nebbercracker, who suffers some kind of an attack, apparently dies, and
is carted off in an ambulance. Almost immediately, Nebbercracker’s
house comes to life and begins to lure and devour whoever ventures
near. After saving shrewd private-school girl, Jenny (Spencer Locke)
from the house, D.J. and Chowder enlist her help to try to stop the
demonic domicile, which is becoming sneakier and more animated.
“Monster House” is a fun idea, relatable to nearly every suburban kid
in America, but is given somewhat middling treatment here. It’s
executive-produced by Steven Spielberg ...