Rating: PG Stars (voices): Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek Pinault, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone, Samson Kayo, John Mulaney, Wagner Moura, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Anthony Mendez Writers: Paul Fisher and Tommy Swerdlow, story by Tommy Swerdlow and Tom Wheeler Director: Joel Crawford; Co-Director: Januel P. Mercado Distributor: Universal/DreamWorks Release Date: December 21, 2022 As voiced by Antonio Banderas, the swashbuckling, Zorro-like feline Puss in Boots was originally introduced in 2005’s SHREK 2. Since then, Puss (with Banderas’s voice) has appeared in two more SHREK sequels and a bunch of shorts, and got his own PUSS IN BOOTS movie […]Read On »
1) The new venue. Once upon a time the LAFF was in Hollywood. The it was in Westwood next to the UCLA campus. Then it was in the LA LIVE center downtown. All three areas managed to dwarf what was going on around it. In Hollywood it didn’t stick out enough from usual Hollywood goings on. At UCLA film goers were over run by campus dwellers (even though it was during Summer break). At LA LIVE it looked like it had been dropped into some Blade Runner-esque hybrid of LA and Tokyo with some sports championship or pop concert running […]Read On »
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 »
INCEPTION – The science fiction fantasy movie is no doubt going to be the most popular title of the week. There is a ton of stuff to digest in the movie and I think watching it once is almost doing the film an injustice. Actually, it might take more than one viewing to actually “get” what is happening. In this world, dreams are no longer just our own but used to extract information from others and learn secrets of the people in high power positions. But along with any supernatural situation, the dangers while in the dream world are as real as they are in the real world.