• Movies/Entertainment

    Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg, Richard Ayoade and More Join LAIKA’s Upcoming ‘The Boxtrolls’

    After the success of their last film, the sweet and hilariously witty horror-movie homage ParaNorman, LAIKA and Focus Features have started work on their third project together. It was just announced by LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight that the two companies behind the current Academy Award-nominated animated feature have begun production on The Boxtrolls. Based on Alan Snow’s bestseller Here Be Monsters, the project has already assembled a stunningly high-caliber voice cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan. The Portland-based animation studio’s 2014 release of The Boxtrolls is a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature which will be directed…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…The Watch

    A sincere question for my readers: is it worse for a movie to be derivative or lifeless? The Watch, the second feature by The Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaeffer, borrows liberally from science fiction cinema classics like Invasion of the Body Snatchers (take your pick between the ’56 and ’78 versions) as well as contemporary greats like last year’s excellent Attack the Block, but the film’s worst transgression isn’t its unapologetic mimicry. Calling on decades-old genre traditions is one thing; turning out an embarrassingly brainless, thoroughly bland, and criminally unfunny attempt at sci-fi comedy is another entirely. The Watch shows as little interest in its aliens as its punchlines. Not to mention its characters. Like the best…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet (Teaser) Trailer…'Neighborhood Watch'

    Here’s a little something to help you finish up your day. The video below is a teaser trailer for the new comedy Neighborhood Watch starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade. It’s not great but it has enough humor to possibly get a chuckle out of you. Have a look… It does seem ho-hum even for a teaser, but I wouldn’t write it off yet as this is directed by Akiva Schaffer and written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Sure you might think it has a sort of a Dodgeball meets Wild Hogs aging hipster vibe but the teaser is a bit misleading. FOr some clarification,…