• Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…The Pirates! Band of Misfits

    From Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation comes this delightful tale about the Pirate Captain and his rag tag bunch of buccaneers. Based on The Pirates! book series by Gideon Defoe, Band of Misfits is a clever, charming and hysterical adventure, very much in the spirit of Wallace and Grommit and Chicken Run and is directed by pioneer of the animation world and Aardman co-founder Peter Lord. Lord, takes his first directing job since his smash hit Chicken Run in 2000. Among the high caliber voice talent aboard are Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, David Tenant and more and add layers of depth to Lord’s latest stop-motion animated film. A wonderful blend of signature Aardman animation, wit and charm this is a return to…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  The CineMagic 8-Ball

    “The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 4/27/12

    When so many movies are released each weekend and trailers often seem better than the movie itself, what should one do? In this precarious situation, we consult the The CineMagic 8-Ball (TM) to help us see through the nebulous marketing haze. Doing so just might save us all a disheartening trip to the cinema and spare us unnecessarily springing for $7 popcorn. See what the 8-Ball says about this week’s releases… ——————————————————————————————————————————————- SAFE Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei’s trail. Statham…

  • Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment,  Video Interviews

    Video Interview…’The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ Director Peter Lord

    Peter Lord and Aardman Animation have helped change stop-motion animation over the last 40 years. In his newest film The Pirates! Band of Misfits, his first directing gig since Chicken Run in 2000, the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Go,See,Talk got to sit down with this titan of the industry and one of the animation world’s most experienced and resprected artists, Oscar-nominated and BAFTA winning director Peter Lord. Here is the video from…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet TV Spot…'The Pirates! Band of Misfits'

    Taking a cue from the brilliant parody trailers from The Muppets, the marketing team behind Aardman/Sony Pictures Animation’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits is having just a little fun with The Hunger Games. Aardman Animation has given us hours of laughter and light-hearted chuckles from their signature Wallace & Gromit series as well as their forays into computer animated films. This is just a TV spot but still gives a glimpse at the fun to be had from this delightful looking film. So with that said, let the games begin… Featuring the voice talents of Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant and Imelda Staunton, The Pirates! Band of Misfits is directed by animation legend Peter Lord. Aardman, Columbia and Sony…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Ohhh, Look…Behind-the-Scenes Set Shots – Aardman Animation’s 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits'

    Aardman Animation is known for their stunning and lavish animation style. In their upcoming feature The Pirates! Band of Misfits they look to reset the bar they’ve been raising for nearly 40 years with the eye-popping and gorgeous animation that has become their trademark. But while that claymation may look simple, creating living breathing characters it is anything but. Below are a slew of photos showing the behind the scenes efforts to make the film as well as a great featurette (thanks to Collider for the heads up). Enjoy!! Aardman co-founder Peter Lord directs this delightful adaptation based on The Pirates! book series by Gideon Defoe. Much in the spirit of Wallace and Grommit and Chicken Run this looks like a clever, charming and hysterical return…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Arthur Christmas

    Christmas gets here earlier and earlier each year to the point that it’s finding a foothold on the calendar just days after Halloween and causes little children to ask “mommy, did we skip a holiday?“. This time however you won’t mind Christmas jumping the gun. Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman bring us a funny holiday film that is beyond delightful and simply gorgeous. I hate to throw myself into a review, but this time I just cannot resist; I whole heartily loved this movie!! It’s the kind of film that hits on all cylinders, appeals to all age groups and demographics and is a story that is not just fun but one worth…