1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, 2010's, Action, Adventure, Animation, Epic, Fantasy, J.J. ABRAMS, Science Fiction, Star Wars, War

STAR WARS SEQUEL TRILOGY: TIME TO HATE THE HATE


In recent years, as in Star Wars since The Force Awakens, we, as in myself, my better half and my teenage stepson have made the trip on opening night to see the latest addition to the galaxy far, far away. We also go with my parents, who I have been with to see every one… Continue reading STAR WARS SEQUEL TRILOGY: TIME TO HATE THE HATE

2000's, 9 Candles, Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Star Wars, TV

STAR WARS: CLONE WARS (CARTOON NETWORK MICRO SERIES)


2003 ~ 2005 Seasons 1 ~ 3 DIRECTOR: Genndy Tartakovsky May contain spoilers! Could this be Star Wars at its best? In many ways, I would say yes. Beginning with a 20 chapter, three minutes each serial on Cartoon Network in 2003/2004 and then concluding with five, 15 minute episodes leading directly to the start of… Continue reading STAR WARS: CLONE WARS (CARTOON NETWORK MICRO SERIES)

2010's, 6 Candles, Animation, Comedy

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (3D)


2015 DIRECTOR: Genndy Tartakovsky May contain spoilers! Having not seen the first film, though I am told by almost everyone who has seen it that it is good, I can only see this for what it is, a sequel to a film which I have never seen. Reuniting us with colourful characters which we should… Continue reading HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (3D)

1990's, 8 Candles, Animation

WALLACE AND GROMIT IN A CLOSE SHAVE (SHORT)


1995 DIRECTOR: Nick Park May contain spoilers! The third short in the Wallace and Gromit series of Nick Park (Creature Comforts) directed films, Ardman Animation were on a role in the 1990's with these Christmas favourites. Beginning in 1993 with A Grand Day Out and following it up a year later with superior, The Wrong Trousers… Continue reading WALLACE AND GROMIT IN A CLOSE SHAVE (SHORT)

1950's, 7 Candles, Animation, Walt Disney

CINDERELLA (1950)


1950 DIRECTORS: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske May contain spoilers! This classic animation, as with many of the golden age Disney pictures, have become more iconic than critically acclaimed. The animation style is good, though not at the heights of Disney's greatest works, with many short cuts used throughout and story is so simple that it manages to… Continue reading CINDERELLA (1950)

10 Candles, 1950's, Animation

ANIMAL FARM (1954)


1954 DIRECTORS: John Halas & Joy Batchelor May contain spoilers! "All animals are equal though some animals are more equal than others" Louis de Rochemont, a producer I first became aware of with his 1958 Cinemiricle film Windjammer: The Voyage Of The Christian Radich, was given the task of producing this, the fist theatrical adaptation of George Orwell's communist… Continue reading ANIMAL FARM (1954)

3D, 9 Candles, Animation, Pixar, Walt Disney

INSIDE OUT (3D)


2015 DIRECTORS: Pete Docter & Ronaldo Del Carmen May contain spoilers! Pixar are back on form! It is about time after a raft of lesser sequels to their greater works but as with Pete Docter's last film, Up (3D) (2009), Inside Out is much more than meets the eye. This is a sophisticated psychological comedy/drama focusing… Continue reading INSIDE OUT (3D)

2010's, 3D, 9 Candles, Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy

THE LEGO MOVIE (3D)


2014 DIRECTORS: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller Contains Spoilers! In spite of being snubbed by Oscar for all but the Best Song ("Everything Is Awesome") award, The Lego Movie is as important an animated film as Toy Story in 1995. The animation is top-notch, with it being almost impossible to tell that this was a computer… Continue reading THE LEGO MOVIE (3D)

2010's, 7 Candles, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS


2011 DIRECTOR: Karen Disher NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO First there was Ice Age (2001). Then, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2004) and Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (2009). But before we got Ice Age 4: Continental Drift there was this… Continue reading ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS