INSIDE OUT TRAILER

Last week I posted the teaser for Pixar and Disney’s new film Inside Out. The animation Gods and Kings have bestowed a more lengthy trailer , released in June next year, and it’s looking like a great comical adventure centred on how our emotions come to play.

Disgust, Anger, Fear, Sadness and Joy – basic human emotions that Pixar can manipulate into a nice little package – but common sense tells me it will go beyond the smooth running of control desks and button pushing. People are more complex than that and Pixar are so good at conveying those complexities onscreen (almost too good) that I’m sure something major happens that throws these little creatures into disarray.

The central character is Riley, a child, so it’s safe to say there’ll be plenty of material to work through on that side of things. Commonly at a young and impressionable age we’re overwhelmed with choices and grapple to make sense of how we feel and why feel the way we do – it’s a formative period, so the raging emotions will probably get her into all sorts of scenarios. Looking forward to it.

SHEPPARD – GERONIMO

This happy song reminds me of Arcade Fire, FUN, The Guillemots and Of Mice and Men all rolled into one. So good at helping to brighten up the dark days of winter. 

Hailing from Oz (Brisbane to be exact) Sheppard was initially a sibling duo – George and Amy Sheppard, the band expanded to include one other sibling and three other band members.  Already clocking a number 1 in Australia, hit album with a platinum status they on their way to international recognition in 2015.

INSIDE OUT [TEASER]

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Animated movies have, in my opinion, dominated and surpassed live action cinema over the past decade and then some. Pixar are undoubtedly responsible for bringing the beautifully crafted genre, pioneered and ruled by Disney during the 90s, into the now with computer generated animation. Continue reading

GET SANTA (U)

GET SANTA.

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 UK National release:December 5th Rating:(U)Runtime: 102 mins

Director:Christopher Smith Writer(s):Christopher Smith
Cast: Rafe Spall, Jodie Whittaker, Kit Connor, Warwick Davis, Stephen Graham, Ewen Bremner, Nonso Anozie, Joanna Scanlan, Joshua Mcguire, Matt King, Hera Hilmarsdóttir and Jim Broadbent. 

The great understated British Christmas family movie. If it’s not middle class couplings, made up of Working Title’s Rolodex of middle-class actors, singing round a crooked christmas tree then it’s cheeky kids and bumbling  Englishmen, on a quest to bring christmas cheer throughout our fair island. To be fair, amongst all the decades of hollywood greats, the British family christmas film still manages to hold their own. Continue reading

PADDINGTON (PG)

PADDINGTON.

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    UK National release:November 28th Rating:(PG)Runtime: 95 mins

Director:Paul King Writer(s): Paul King
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear.

Let the record state that I am and have never been one of those children who harboured a love for Paddington Bear. I didn’t like Paddington books, cartoons or the hundreds of paraphernalia that used to adorn most bookstores, doctors waiting rooms etc. I was not that kid and I can’t really tell you why. When they announced that the film was to be released this year, with a commission of Paddington Bear statues dotted around London to coincide with the films release – I was less than enthused. Continue reading

SNEAK PEAK: JURASSIC WORLD 2015

Bryce Dallas-Howard, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson and Vincent D’Onofrio star alongside man-of-the-moment, Chris Pratt, in the franchise Spielberg brought to the world, through Michael Crichton’s adapted novel and screenplay of the same name.

Using that  theme tune we all know and love – thank you John Williams – and snippets of scenes that echo ones from the first (and better of all three released) film’s this teaser is a sure-fire way to get an audience hooked. Unfortunately we won’t be seeing old faces saving one – BD Wong reprising his role as the geneticist, Henry Wu, from the first film.

Set 22 years after Jurassic Park (by 2015 it really will be that long) the theme park is now endorsed and fully functioning; however business is flailing until management create a new attraction to peak new customer’s interests… to inevitably disastrous consequences.

A full trailer will be dropped on friday 28th.

Release on June 12, 2015 in the UK and U.S.