We are only beginning to see the creative and artistic potential technology enables, in the same way Vincent Van Gogh used his paintbrush, that crude piece of technology that consisted in horse hairs and wood, to create immortal masterpieces in culture, CGI and other technologies ( Like VR, 3D printing and computer modeling) will enable us to move to new and unimagined (yet) frontiers.
It is in this spirit that I share the preview of a movie some of my more artistic friends can’t wait to buy; Loving Vincent.
” Loving Vincent is a 2017 biographical animated drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh, and in particular, the circumstances of his death. It is the first fully painted animated feature film. It is written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. The development was funded by the Polish Film Institute, and partially through a Kickstarter campaign.
Each of the film’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 115 painters. The film premiered at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It was awarded Best Animated Feature Film Award at the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin.” -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_Vincent
Well, I guess if you have to see an animated children’s movie, this is the one to see in 2017. That’s the impression I get from this review anyway; there are nice and smart comedic scenes, but charming and gratifying. “Based on 1936 children’s book The Story of “Ferdinand”, this charming tale about a lover-not-a-fighter bull is surprisingly relevant for a vintage property“, says Joyce Slaton, from Common Sense Media. “Inoffensive fun, but unlike its paperback forbear, the cinematic Ferdinand is unlikely to stand the test of time. said James Dyer from Empire. In what’s been an underwhelming year for big-studio animation, it’s the best of the bunch: sincere, likable, surprisingly funny, and overall true to its source material.” Peter Debruge form Variety. While the portrayal of Spain is good in terms of landscape, the general character personalities are American, keeping audiences from a true cultural immersion.
Finally the most appropriate for young children in the release weekend for “The Last Jedi”, one of the most popular and acclaimed movies since the much-criticized episodes I, II and III.
The 2017 movie that unites Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, The Flash and Aquaman in one epic comic book to the big screen story that is blowing people’s minds. It’s always fun to show off your knowledge beforehand. Check out this movie review and get smart before the movie.
Critics Consensus: Justice League leaps over a number of DC movies, but its single bound isn’t enough to shed the murky aesthetic, thin characters, and chaotic action that continue to dog the franchise. – Rotten Tomatoes
A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
In Sony Pictures Animation’s THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com
Director: Timothy Reckart
Writers: Carlos Kotkin (screenplay by), Simon Moore (story by) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant
Rated badly in rotten tomatoes, “From its bland story to its unremarkable animation, Leap! does little to distinguish itself from a long list of like-minded — and superior — family-friendly alternatives.”
Paris, 1884. An orphaned girl arrives in Paris from Brittany. Félicie Milliner is 11 and has no money but one big, passionate dream: to become a dancer. With nothing left to lose, Félicie takes a big risk: she ‘borrows’ a spoiled brats identity and enters the Opera Ballet School. But how long can she be someone else? Mentored by the tough and mysterious cleaner, Odette , Félicie learns that talent is not enough – it takes hard work to be better than her ruthless, conniving fellow students. That and friendship. Felicie’s inventive, exhausting and charismatic best friend Victor also has a dream: becoming a famous inventor. Together, they both encourage each other to reach for the stars.
Cast: Maddie Ziegler as Camille Le Haut, Elle Fanning as Félicie Milliner, Dane DeHaan as Victor Carly, Rae Jepsen as Odette
Surly (Will Arnett) and the park animals come upon a plot by Oakton City’s crooked mayor (Bobby Moynihan) to bulldoze Liberty Park and replace it with a dangerous amusement park. Surly gets help from the territorial street mouse gang leader Mr. Feng (Jackie Chan), who joins the park’s animals in thwarting the mayor’s plot.
- Will Arnett as Surly, a purple squirrel who was at first loathed by the park’s animals, but is now considered a hero for helping to save them from a dire food shortage that he had unintentionally caused.
- Justin Felbinger voices a younger Surly.
- Maya Rudolph as Precious, a pug, who was formerly owned by the criminals Lucky and Fingers.
- Jackie Chan as Mr. Feng, the territorial leader of a street mouse gang, who hates being called cute due to his small size and big eyes.
- Katherine Heigl as Andie, a compassionate red squirrel.
- Bobby Moynihan as Mayor Muldoon, the greedy mayor of Oakton City, who plans to replace Liberty Park with a faulty amusement park.
- Bobby Cannavale as Frankie, the mayor’s pet French bulldog, who falls in love with Precious.
- Isabela Moner as Heather, the mayor’s spoiled daughter.
- Jeff Dunham as Mole, a mole, who formally worked for Raccoon and now works with Andie.
- Gabriel Iglesias as Jimmy, a groundhog who is Johnny and Jamie’s brother, and the leader of the Bruisers (consisting of him and his siblings).
- Sebastian Maniscalco as Johnny, a groundhog who is Jimmy and Jamie’s brother. He was voiced by Joe Pingue in the first film.
- Peter Stormare as Gunther, a deranged animal control officer
- Kari Wahlgren as Jamie, a groundhog, who is Jimmy and Johnny’s sister. She was voiced by Annick Obonsawin in the first film.
- Tom Kenny as Buddy, a rat and Surly’s best friend, who is often silent. He was voiced by Robert Tinkler in the first film.
- Robert Tinkler as Redline, a mouse.
- Dwayne Hill as Police Officer
- Laraine Newman as Daredevil Chipmunk
- Cal Brunker as Charming Chipmunk
- Bob Barlen as Handsome Mouse
Animal Control Officers voiced by Jess Harnell, Fred Tatasciore, and Andrew Ortenberg.
Mouse Henchmen voiced by Greg Chun and Dave Fennoy.
At a surprising 66% Rotten Tomatoes score and thus an understandable 97% “I want to see it” score, and its ultra dramatic crash scene now a trending virally on the internet Cars 3 is almost as good as the first one (Rotten tomato score “77%” on Cars 1). Here are a few behind-the-scenes, trailers, and sneak preview scenes from the 2017 movie, Cars 3.
“Cars offers visual treats that more than compensate for its somewhat thinly written story, adding up to a satisfying diversion for younger viewers.” -RottenTomatoes when talking about Cars… the first. Let’s see what they say when their official cars 2 review comes out.
The Film Cars Three is directed by Brian Fee and with a great voice cast, including Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen’s voice, Cristela Alonzo as the voice of Cruz Ramirez Chris Cooper, as our dear old Smokey’s voice and Nathan Fillion as Sterling’s voice.
Owen Wilson, Lightning McQueen, Cristela Alonzo, Cruz Ramirez, Chris Cooper, Smokey, Nathan Fillion, Sterling
When something deviates from its source material, the results are usually less than stellar; thankfully, that isn’t the case here. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 differences between the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies and comics.
00:38 #10. Yondu
01:32 #9. Drax the Destroyer Hates Thanos
02:14 #8. Origin of Gamora
02:56 #7. Knowhere
03:37 #6. Ronan the Accuser
04:13 #5. Drax’s Sense of Humor
04:58 #4. Origin of Drax the Destroyer
05:46 #3, #2 & #1: ????
“If you’re a TRUE fan of Twenty One Pilots, you better know these facts! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be taking a look at our picks for the top 5 Facts about Twenty One Pilots! This American musical duo has gained a massive following since 2010 with their unique blend of hip hop, indie pop and electro sounds. But how did they do it? And what’s up with the masks they wear? Did you learn something new about these Suicide Squad soundtrack stars? Let us know in the comments below!”
Top 10 Anime Characters That Are Better Than The Hero. Sometimes the protagonist just doesn’t stand up next to their sidekick. We’re looking at shows like Gundam 00, Mob Psycho 100, Oreimo, Attack on Titan, Naruto Shippuden, Kill La Kill, Death Note, Gurren Lagann, The Seven Deadly Sins, Tiger & Bunny, Mirai Nikki, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and many more to find out which side-characters are better than the hero. Will Ban, Kamina, and Homura Akemi appear along the way? Only one way to find out.
00:39 #10. Lockon Stratos
01:28 #9. Arataka Reigen
02:30 #8. Ruri Gokou
03:20 #7. Levi
04:03 #6. Kakashi Hatake
04:45 #5. Satsuki Kiryuin
05:36 #4. L
06:25 #3, #2, #1:???
In the 2000s anime finally hit the mainstream with shows like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Gurren Lagann, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Death Note, and more. We’d check them out on Adult Swim and some of them still grace the tv screens to this day. Keep an eye out for shows like Mushishi, Baccano, Hajime no Ippo, and more.
00:46 #10. “Hellsing Ultimate” (2006-12)
01:34 #9. “Bleach” (2004-12)
02:39 #8. “Monster” (2004-05)
03:30 #7. “Samurai Champloo” (2004-05)
04:26 #6. “Gintama” (2006-)
05:43 #5. “Code Geass” (2006-08)
06:52 #4. “Naruto” (2002-07)
07:37 #3, #2, #1: ???
The 1990s defined anime’s cultural boom in America with shows like Dragon Ball Z, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and more. We’re looking at series that appeared on the likes of Toonami and made many an Otaku as a result. Expect shows like Golden Boy, Slam Dunk, Revolutionary Girl Utena and more to appear along the way. And be sure to watch the rest of our series including the Pre-90s, 2000s and 2010s greatest anime series.
00:41 #10. “Trigun” (1998)
01:40 #9. “Pokemon” (1997)
02:40 #8. “Rurouni Kenshin” (1996-98)
03:50 #7. “Yu Yu Hakusho” (1992-95)
04:39 #6. “Sailor Moon” (1992-93)
05:30 #5. “Great Teacher Onizuka” (1999-2000)
06:42 #4. “Berserk” (1997-98)
07:39 #3, #2, #1: ????
These are some of the scariest moments in anime. Death, gore, fear, decapitation, dismemberment, murder, mass genocide – it’s all here. We’re looking at anime series like Barefoot Gen, Tokyo Ghoul, Deadman Wonderland, Future Diary, Higurashi When They Cry, Kaiji, Berserk, Re:Zero, Parasyte, Psycho-Pass, Elfen Lied, Wicked City, Akira, Monster, and more to find the anime scenes that are downright terrifying.
00:43 #10. The Spider Woman
01:20 #9. Lucy’s Rampage
02:02 #8. Street Kill
02:55 #7. NERV Gets Tanged
03:38 #6. Mother and Son
04:18 #5. Rem’s Torture
04:59 #4. The Eclipse
05:44 #3, #2, #1: ???
The guys at WatchMojo must have lots of free time huh? This is a funny scary true list of animated women a bit to sexualized for their kid “friendly” content. There are a lot of sexy cartoon women, from heroes like Rogue and Wonder Woman to sultry villains like Catwoman and The Baroness, just because the shows are for kids doesn’t mean they don’t have innuendos or just flat out gorgeous women. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the top 10 sexiest women in kids cartoon shows.
00:38 #10. Jem
01:25 #9. Sara Bellum
02:20 #8. Wonder Woman
03:13 #7. The Baroness
04:03 #6. Catwoman
04:53 #5. Rogue
05:37 #4. Sam, Alex & Clover
06:19 #3, #2 & #1: ????
These scenes and plot points made their anime series go from awesome to garbage. Missing plot? Endless filler? Character deaths? Anything can ruin a show. We’re looking at anime like Sword Art Online, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Bleach, Pokemon, Dragon Ball GT, Tokyo Ghoul, Rurouni Kenshin, Erased, Death Note, Naruto Shippuden, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and more to find out what the worst moments in these great series were. Will L’s Death, The Fourth Ninja War, and Endless Eight Appear? Just watch.
00:34 #10. ALFheim Online
01:14 #9. Ending
01:52 #8. The Fillers
02:32 #7. Brock Leaves
03:10 #6. Missing Plot Points
03:54 #5. Season Three
04:35 #4. Satoru Doesn’t Get The Girl
05:20 #3, #2, #1: ???
These are some of the gory, perverted, cringe, and weeb anime series around – and we love them anyway. In this list we’re looking at shows like Queen’s Blade, Oreimo, High School DxD, Hetalia Axis Powers (World Series), and more to figure out which anime we’re embarrassed to let people know we love. You might be nostalgic for them, love their ecchi side, or just find them hilarious. Either way, you’ll find plenty of sex, violence, and lame speeches.
00:32 #10. “Prison School” (2015)
01:12 #9. “Elfen Lied” (2004)
02:02 #8. “Free!” (2013-14)
02:40 #7. “Sword Art Online” (2012-14)
03:20 #6. “Highschool of the Dead” (2010)
04:06 #5. “Naruto” series (2002)
04:48 #4. “Inuyasha” (2000-10)
05:35 #3, #2, #1: ????
With the Dark Knight taking center stage in The Lego Batman Movie Continue reading “The Untold Truth Of The Lego Movie”