Perhaps there’s just a natural, festive spirit of his country’s carnival celebrations that’s in the musical genes of Brazilian composer Heitor Pereira. Rapidly making a name for himself in family-friendly scoring, Pereira’s work for the likes of CURIOUS GEORGE, BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA and THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD comes across as being just plain “nice” in the most fun, melodic description of that word as possible – especially when dealing with a cartoon supervillain on the mend, or munchkins with playfully bad attitudes for two sequel scores that actually improve on Pereira’s original, bouncy work. Having shown sympathy for Mr. […]Read On »
THE SMURFS are adorable…. blue…and now join The Chipmunks, Donald Duck and human stars from today and yesterday at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrated the release of Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action feature film, THE SMURFS on this special day with a Hand and Footprint Ceremony. THE SMURFS is currently available on a 3-Disc Holiday Gift Set, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and Digital. Joining Bob Osher, Sony President of Digital Production was Papa Smurf, Clumsy, Smurfette and Anton Yelchin, the voice of Clumsy. The film also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, […]Read On »
Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL – Now this is what I am talking about in the realm of horror-comedy. Something completely different and fun. Two good ole boys take a trip to the country in order to check out Tucker’s (Alan Tudyk) new vacation home – his […]Read On »
Exclusive Interview: THE SMURFS CHRISTMAS CAROL filmmakers talk about their new short and little blue phenomenon
The Sony Animation Studios in Culver City, CA is a little blue on this chilly November morning. It’s because The Smurfs are preparing for the Blu-ray and DVD release of the hit summer movie of THE SMURFS based on the classic 1980s animated series wand the works by Belgian cartoonist Peyo. This event was held to not only showcase all the anciliary features that make THE SMURFS home entertainment feature more than just a movie, but also to screen a brand new SMURFS short appearing exclusively on the Holiday Gift set – THE SMURFS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Of the many […]Read On »
Sometimes the best thing about going to the movies is seeing the movie trailers. Other times … not so much. Here are five movie previews that I watched so you don’t have to. THE SMURFS From the director of BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE and SCOOBY-DOO is another movie that will make you make you wish you were never born. This movie looks so smurfin’ bad. I would rather eat a smurfin’ gun than see it. Neil Patrick Harris deserves better than this. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OK, I’m not going to lie to you, dear readers. I am going to see this […]Read On »
Like ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS and YOGI BEAR, another beloved animation franchise is getting the live action/CGI treatment with THE SMURFS. Opening August 3, 2011, the film takes the Smurfs from their safe little village to the mean streets of New York (and our reality). Gargamel is obviously behind it all. Check out the first look image below – and the trailer to the left.