Monsters University, the prequel to Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., puts the studio’s brand back on track following a few recent stumbles. A send-up of ‘70s and ‘80s college comedies, Monsters University doesn’t feel as daring or original as Pixar’s best films, but it makes up for those limitations with solid storytelling. This film may not be the most memorable film the studio has ever produced, but it’s well worth the price of a ticket.
It’s been a long time since the original Anchorman dropped the microphone on Classy San Diego, but we’re now finally getting our first real glimpse of its follow-up! Lots has changed since Ron Burgandy and the Channel 4 News Team were first beamed on silver screens, the biggest difference being that everyone has become their own movie star since then, tying up a reunion ever since. We’ve got the newtrailer and analysis below, so check it!
And so we reach the conclusion…
I feel like I owe Christopher Nolan an apology. While the movie-going world jumped all over his nuts about The Dark Knight trilogy and Inception, I merely assumed he was an above average filmmaker who had been lucky enough to surround himself with some top notch talent. Man of Steel proves that assumption wrong. Here’s a movie that boasts essentially the same creative team that has driven all of Nolan’s movies—the only exception is that Nolan neither wrote nor directed this one. And boy, does it show.
The end is drawing near and our three-way elimination is on! Maki, Katie and Abby (all ending in hard Es, of course) have spent the past two months making original comic strips to pitch to Penny Arcade’s Mike and Jerry. Now, they must formulate three more strips based on their new pitches with four hours on the clock. So what did they bring to the stage?
The Rapture begins. The worthy are sucked up into Heaven via blue beams of light, and Satan and his forces wreak havoc upon the poor, sinful suckers left behind. That small group includes Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, and Craig Robinson. They’re all playing themselves…or well, versions of themselves. This Is the End sounds like a lame, self-indulgent, inside joke that a pack of pampered celebrities have decided to charge the public for the privilege of viewing, but the flick actually manages to be the funniest comedy to roll out of Hollywood in a long time. Go figure.
The new Hobbit trailer has finally hit the web, providing fans of Middle Earth with their first glimpse of the newest Peter Jackson movie due out on December 13, 2013, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.
Orlando Bloom is back! Excited yet? Yes? No, well luckily there is also a nice glimpse of Smaug the dragon at the end, alas, there is no Benedict Cumberbatch voice to be heard. But we can wait until the movie releases to hear Kahn in full Smaug form.
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson reunite in a movie about two talented salesmen who, finding themselves out of a job, elect to reinvent themselves and apply for careers at Google. Co-written and produced by Vaughn, The Internship contains plenty of dated gags about Skype and Instagram, but not much in the way of bona fide humor. This movie is the cinematic equivalent of your Luddite uncle adding you on Facebook and sending you a stream of LOLCats pictures.
The Purge introduces us to an America reborn and free from the grip of unemployment and poverty. The nation prospers and the less fortunate are nonexistent. How did this happen? Well, the federal government has elected to set aside one night out of the year wherein all crime is legal. It’s dubbed “The Purge.” The wealthy and elite apparently take that as an opportunity to clean out the country’s homeless shelters and ghettos, and thus the low unemployment statistics.
My goodness, what a tease!