The title should tell you everything of what Epic aims to be. If the trailers are any indication, the animation work is any indication, the film looks to be shaping up to be that. Although, sometimes beautiful animation isn’t all that is needed. If anyone remembers, a couple years ago there was Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole which had some of the most impressive animation in a film to date, but lacked a story that rose to the same level as the animation.
This comes from the same studio that brought you the Ice Age movies, but doesn’t appear to have the same over the top tone of those films. This could be a film that entertains both children and adults, but I would expect it to skew more towards a younger audience. Hopefully this is another film that the whole family can enjoy together. It’s prime release date suggests that 20th Century Fox has a lot of confidence in it.
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Jennifer Lawrence is possibly the fastest rising star in Hollywood. After her recent Oscar win, and two more movies left in the Hunger Games series, we’ll be seeing a lot more of her. So, why don’t you take a bit of a look at her before she’s everywhere! This girl is not only beautiful, but has some great acting chops. Be sure to check out all her films!
If the first Comic Con in St. Louis isn’t enough of a treat, full price attendees are in for another surprise. Issue #1 of Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning “The Walking Dead” will be given away free while supplies last. The exclusive cover is the work of Arthur Suydam, best known for his “Marvel Zombies” series. Suydam, along with over 85 other comic artists, writers and creators, will be on-hand to meet and sign autographs.
This will be the second exclusive cover released, with the first drawn by Michael Golden and given away at Portland Comic Con last week. These are the first two in a series of eight, with a different cover being released at each of Wizard World’s Comic Cons this year.
Spring break is just around the corner. The chance is that you are about to go on vacation with your family, but unfortunately won’t be able to take your four-legged friends. Sure, you can ask a friend or neighbor to come over three times a day, or pay someone to stay at your house. But you might also be looking into a boarding kennel for Fido.
Petropolis Pet Center, located in Chesterfield, doesn’t consider themselves a kennel. To them, kennel is almost a bad word. Instead, Petropolis says they are more of a “Pet Hotel.” And once you step foot into the 22,000 square foot facility, you know the reason why. You can tell from the moment that you walk in that they have spared no expense, making your pet’s stay with them as comfortable as possible. Read More [..]
As I sat clicking through different movie sites on the Internet, I read the news that there is a remake of one of my favorite films of all-time, Flatliners, in the works. The 1990 film was one of the freakiest movies I had seen growing up, not because of blood and gore, but because of the simple fact that I could picture this actually happening. The movie, directed by Joel Silver, had a realistic feel to it and it touched upon a question that many of us have; just what is on the other side once you die? The film, which starred Kieffer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, and Julia Roberts, is considered by many to be a cult classic. So, why remake a movie that is only 23 years old? The simple answer is Hollywood has run out of original ideas, which leads me to my top 10 list of unnecessary remakes.
The 1974 film starring Burt Reynolds is still a classic. The original had toughness to it. It was gritty and portrayed football and prison life for what it is, brutally violent. The 2005 remake took that premise and crapped all over it. Adam Sandler, who in my mind has made some of the most worthless and stupidest films, takes the Paul Crewe character made famous by Reynolds and kills everything that was likeable about him in the original. To make matters worse, Reynolds shows up in the film. Football fans get nothing out of this piece of trash either. The only likeable part for me in the film is the addition of wrestlers Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kevin Nash, and Bill Goldberg.
The 1960 Alfred Hitchcock classic was remade, shot-for-shot, in color by Gus Van Sant. Van Sant also added color to the film. While the 1960 version is widely considered one of the greatest horror films ever made, Vince Vaughn takes over as Norman Bates, a role made famous by Anthony Perkins. There was no reason to even see the 1998 remake. The actors in it, Vaughn, Julianne Moore, and Ann Heche, seem to just copy the actions of the actors from the original. Van Sant, who gained notoriety for his direction of Good Will Hunting, really stunk it up with this film. He really hasn’t made a decent film since. Read More [..]