Poster for the new Studio Ghibli movie.
Poster for the new Studio Ghibli movie.
1st look at Robot Chicken's slightly NSFW DC superheroes special | Blastr
The guys at Robot Chicken love spoofing sci-fi. They make stop-motion fun of everyone from Optimus Prime to Boba Fett, and now they're devoting an entire special to the heroes and villains of DC Comics. Catch a sneak peek of the hilarity in this slightly NSFW duel between Green Lantern and Sinestro.
The special—entitled "RC/DC" and set to premiere sometime next summer on Adult Swim—was announced at New York Comic Con earlier this month by Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green and DC Comics chief creative officer (and writer of Justice League, Green Lantern and Aquaman) Geoff Johns.
The preview clip was posted on Adult Swim's site yesterday and tweeted to the world by Johns:
"A taste of the Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special Summer '12 on Adult Swim! (Not for kids!)"
The clip features a supervillain battle that goes horribly wrong for Green Lantern, forcing him to find a new way to use his signature power ring. Dirty joke fun ensues
PUSS IN BOOTS Review
Puss in Boots is an adventure movie, but the advertising and the film’s first act would like you to believe otherwise. The filmmakers can’t be held responsible for DreamWorks Animation’s marketing campaign, but they can take the blame for setting up their movie as an action-comedy before choosing to drop the jokes and shifting into a rote adventure film that takes no chances, makes dated references, and short-changes its title character. Ironically, the technical aspects of the movie are full of passion, but the story is as soulless and calculated as they come.
Here’s a brief synopsis:
A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, in order to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Like the look of this.The first trailer for the stop-motion animated film ParaNorman has been released. The film comes from LAIKA, the animation studio that brought us Coraline, and centers on a boy whose ability to talk to the dead comes in handy when his town is ravaged by zombies, ghosts, witches, moronic grown-ups, and a centuries-old curse. We don’t get any dialogue from this teaser, as it’s just a montage of scenes with Donovan’s appropriately titled “Season of the Witch” playing over the scenes. The images here are pretty spectacular, as expected, and I like the design of the characters. The tag of the trailer really got me as well. I’m excited to see more from this peculiar little fella.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film features the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In), Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, and Alex Borstein. ParaNorman opens August 17th, 2012.
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Review: ‘Puss In Boots’ A Fun Adventure & Worthwhile Spinoff From The Lagging ‘Shrek’ Franchise > The Playlist
Suffice it to say that you’ll probably enjoy the film even more if you’re a cat lover, given its shrewd observations of their behavior; there’s nothing quite as amusing as an anthropomorphized character succumbing to his animal nature, and Miller and co. do a great job of making those moments count. But “Puss in Boots” is a great, and great-looking, little adventure, which requires no prior knowledge of the title character from previous films, and conjures such an intriguing world that neither the filmmakers will ever have to go back to “Shrek” to find more material, nor will the audience have to revisit them to understand it. At the risk of endorsing corporate ambition, DreamWorks has made a film worthy of its own franchise, and one which reflects the company’s evolving maturity as tellers of stories with more substantial shelf lives. Overall, “Puss in Boots” is a fun, beautiful and brilliantly-executed 3D opus, because unlike the last two “Shrek” films, its execution exemplifies the first half of the company’s name, without evoking the crass, machinelike execution of the second. (B+)
BoobyTrap and I saw this this weekend and I pretty much agree with the summary above. It was a lot of fun and I think we'll be buying it when it comes out.