Movie Review: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU

MINIONS THE RISE OF GRU poster | ©2022 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Alan Arkin, Michelle Yeoh, Taraji P. Henson, Julie Andrews Writer: Matthew Fogel, story by Brian Lynch and Matthew Fogel Director: Kyle Balda Distributor: Universal Release Date: July 1, 2022 With their origin story taken care of in 2015’s MINIONS, the little yellow hench-beings (all voiced by Pierre Coffin) first seen in 2010’s DESPICABLE ME and its sequels now get another flashback feature. MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU shows (very briefly) how the Minions came to work for Gru and, at greater length, their early adventures with him. We first met Gru, as […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PUSS IN BOOTS

PUSS IN BOOTS movie poster | ©2011 Dreamworks Animation/Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris, Constance Marie Writers: David H. Steinberg, Tom Wheeler, Jon Zack, Brian Lynch, based on the story by Charles Perrault Director: Chris Miller Distributor: Paramount/DreamWorks Animation Release Date: October 28, 2011 PUSS IN BOOTS is aimed squarely at everyone who grinned when Antonio Banderas turned up as the voice of the Zorro-like cat in SHREK 2 and stuck around for the sequels. PUSS is actually a prequel to SHREK et al, providing a back story for its furry orange hero. Although the new movie borrows a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HOP

HOP movie poster | ©2011 Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment

Rating: PG Stars: James Marsden, the voice of Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco, the voice of Hank Azaria, the voice of Hugh Laurie Writers: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch, based on a story by Paul and Daurio Director: Tim Hill Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: April 1, 2011 Pixar’s made their mark, Dreamworks Animation has their brand and even Blue Sky has a decent track record with their ICE AGE movies. Who would have figured that Illumination Entertainment housed at Universal would be the new cool animated kid on the block? With last year’s DESPICABLE ME and the […]Read On »

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