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Shrek Forever After Makes Me Roar

Exploring: Shrek Forever After

Shrek Forever After made me roar with delight and giving me a chance to fall in love with the movies all over again.  This is one of the best in the series since the first.  It has been a while since I have watched a movie leaving the theater feeling great.

DreamWorks shows off their amazing animation skill.  With moments like the muscles in Shrek's hand to the nose flair when he gets literally huffing mad.  In this movie there is a noticeable leap forward in animation detail.

Shrek Forever After is a perfect movie:  A perfect date movie, A perfect family movie, even a perfect fun movie.  They strike an amazing balance between romance, drama, action and jokes.

Even the end credits are a perfect recap of the previous 3 movies!

Brilliant Funny Moments

  • "Do the roar"
  • Donkey's waffel fairy and postulating on his mutant babies.
  • A pampered Puss In Boots.
  • Roar Spit Take
  • I didn't know we could do that
  • I want and angry hat!

Touching Romantic Moments

  • Good Morning
  • "If I'm your true love then where were you when I needed you?"
  • "The Best part of the day is he got to fall in love all over again"
  • "It was you who rescued me."

Expectations

I have loved all of the Shrek movies and expect to really enjoy this as well.  I have some concerns over Rumpelstiltskin looking like a troll on the poster, what is up with that?  They address that in the movie it's a hilarious moment.

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Shrek Forever After will hit theaters 21 May 2010.

Will you watch it in the theater,  rent it  or don't even care?  let me know in the comments.

Story:

After all of his adventures, Shrek has become a domesticated family ogre. Instead of scaring villagers away as he used to, Shrek agrees to autograph pitchforks. Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre”, Shrek is tricked into signing a pact with the smooth-talking deal maker, Rumpelstiltskin.  After signing the contract, Shrek discovers he has been tricked, and the day Rumpelstiltskin took out of Shrek’s life was the day that he was born-meaning that he never existed.  Now, stuck in a twisted alternate version of Far Far Away where he has to gather the gang and fix everything.

  • Studio: DreamWorks Animation
  • Director:  Mike Mitchell
  • Produced by:  Gina Shay, Teresa Cheng, Andrew Adamson, Aron Warner, John H. Williams
  • Written by:  Josh Klausner, Darren Lemke, Ryan Harris
  • Stars:  Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Walt Dohrn, Julie Andrews, Justin Timberlake
  • The Official Site
  • Wikipedia

Puss In Boots Clip

"Feed me if you dare..."  That is epic! ROFL

I love the Puss In Boots Character and can't wait to see what antics he gets up to in this movie.

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Theater or Renter: May 2010

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Exploring: Imagine That

imagine-thatImagine That is about A financial executive, who can’t stop his career downspiral, is invited into his daughter’s imaginary world.  While in it he finds the solutions to his problems. I like the idea of having a movie that would celebrate the imagination and it's value  in our busy modern society.  That is why I love speculative fiction so much.  It allows me to look at a situation and ask what if.  Beyond that it allows me to put a difficult to approach situation / topic into a new context, one that is detached from myself so that I can approach it and think it through.  Imagine That appears to be a movie that is demonstrating this idea within a fantasy context.

Though I really like the premise and have hopes that the movie could show the value of celebrating our imagination, just relaxing and being silly when appropriate I also have concerns that it will focus too much on the silly, grotesque, and bathroom humor.  I love all three of these things but like my love for chocolate, too many candy bars only serves to make me sick.

Imagine That is a renter for me.  Eddie Murphy and Martin Sheen have a hit and miss track record with movies and the trailers just didn't motivate me enough to want to rush out and see it.

To watch the trailer and get more info on Imagine That and other SF movies out in June read Theater or Renter: June 2009

Let me know what you think.  Will you go to see Imagine That in the theater on June 12th or rent it?

If you have seen it in the theater should I go see it and why?


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Theater or Renter: July 2008

It's time once again for our favorite game "Theater Or Renter?" Rules of the Game: Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then Put in your comments below the trailer: does the trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?

For July we have Seven movies

Hancock

Hancock:

Watch The Trailer, other trailer

Release Date:   July 4

Listed as:  Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Studio: Columbia Pictures

Director: Peter Berg

Produced by: Akiva Goldsman, James Lassiter, Michael Mann, Will Smith

Written by: Vince Gilligan, Vincent Ngo

Starring: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Johnny Galecki

The Plot / Story: Hancock (Will Smith) is an apathetic superhero who has to wrestle with an image problem due to his get the job done approach to superheroism.  Hancock dosn't care what other people think until the day that he saves the life of PR executive Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman) and he realizes that he needs to change.  (The Official Site)

Hellboy_2_poster Hellboy II: The Golden Army:

Watch the Trailer

Release Date:   July 11

Listed as:  Action, Adventure, comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Studio: Universal Pictures

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Written by: Screenplay: Guillermo Del Toro Story: Mike Mignola, Guillermo Del Toro comic Book: Mike Mignola

Stars: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, John Alexander, Seth MacFarlane, Roy Dotrice, Brian Steele

The Plot / Story: In a time long forgotten an ancient battle between humans and the mythical creatures.  During the battle an indestructible clockwork army was created, controlled by a crown and unleashed on the humans.  After a truce was made they split the crown one half going to the elves and the other half going to the humans.  Now Prince Nuala (Luke Goss) wants to finish off the humans so he sets out to reunite the crown and take control of the golden army.  (The Official Site)

Del Toro’s director Scrapbook for Hell Boy II

Hellboy II & Big Red’s Big Baby

How To Build Johann Krauss

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Journey to the Center of the earth 3dJourney to the Center of the Earth:

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Release Date:   July 11

Listed as:  Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Studio: Warner Bros. & New Line Cinema

Director: Eric Brevig

Produced by: Brendan Fraser

Written by: Jules Verne, Michael Weiss, Mark Levin

Stars: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem

The Plot / Story: Based on a science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The film is being released in 3D.  While on expedition in Iceland Trevor (Brendan Fraser), his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson, and local guide Hannah (Anita Briem) they make an amazing discovery after falling into a hole that takes them deep beneath the Earths surface.  There they must try to understand their dangerous environment of dinosaurs and man eating plants before they become dinner. (The Official Site)

Meet Dave

Meet Dave:

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Release Date:   July 11

Listed as:  Comedy, Sci-Fi,

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Director: Brian Robbins

Produced by: Jon Berg, David T. Friendly, Todd Komarnicki

Written by: Rob Greenberg, Bill Corbett

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Gabrielle Union, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Banks,Judah Friedlander, Pat Kilbane, Shawn Christian, Brandon Molale, Mike O'Malley, Marc Blucas

The Plot / Story: Dave is a human shaped alien spaceship operated by diminutive aliens from within his head.  They have landed on earth and are trying to understand their new environment.  (The Official Site)

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

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Release Date:   July 18, Australia July 17th, UK July 25th

Listed as:  Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Studio: Warner Bros.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Produced by: Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas

Written by: Screenplay: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan Story: David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan Characters: Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson

Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman

The Plot / Story: The second movie in the New Batman series.  A sociopath criminal known as the Joker has grown tired of Batman and the changing scene in Gotham city.  In the Joker's ideal city the criminals ran everything and the police would not interrupt their fun.  Now that Batman has arrived the confidence of the police and especially new district attorney Harvey Dent is growing and in turn the city is getting cleaned up.  The Joker in turn leads a campaign of destruction to bring back his beautiful city and makes it personal against Batman.  (The Official Site)

Batman in other projects.

Step Brothers Step Brothers:

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Release Date:   July 25

Listed as:  Comedy

Studio: Columbia Pictures

Director: Adam McKay

Produced by: Judd Apatow, Jimmy Miller, Will Ferrell

Written by: Adam McKay, Will Ferrell

Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen

The Plot / Story: Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell), a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old who lives with his mother, Nancy (Mary Steenburgen). Dale Doback (John C. Reilly), a terminally unemployed forty-year-old who lives with his father, Robert (Richard Jenkins). When Robert and Nancy were married and move in together, Brennan and Dale are forced to live with each other as step brothers. As their narcissism and downright aggressive laziness threaten to tear the family apart, these two middle-aged, immature, overgrown boys will orchestrate an insane, elaborate plan to bring their parents back together. To pull it off, they must form an unlikely bond that will finally get them out of the house.   (The Official Site)

xfiles The X-Files: I Want to Believe:

Watch The Trailer,

Watch the Opening Scene,

Watch the Scene: Obsession

Release Date:   July 25

Listed as:  Mystery, Sci-Fi

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Director: Chris Carter

Produced by: Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz

Written by: Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet, Callum Keith, Alvin "Xzibit" Joiner, Adam Godley, Sarah-Jane Redmond

The Plot / Story: The X-Files: I want to Believe is set six years after the events of the the series.  Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anders) return to seek for the truth.  This is a stand-alone story in the tradition of the x-files.  (The Official Site)

X-Files Revelations

X-Files the TV Series


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