Friday, July 20, 2012

Little Miss Sunshine (Random Image)

Olive: I'd like to dedicate this to my grandpa, who showed me these moves.
Pageant MC: Aww, that is so sweet.
[Audience applauds]
Pageant MC: Is he here? Where's your grandpa right now?
Olive: In the trunk of our car.

 Opened: July 26, 2006 Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min. Genre: Comedy, Drama, Adventure Rated: R

My heart and prayer goes to the victims and families of the massacre at Aurora, Colorado; why did you have to shoot all those people James (Holmes)? Why? 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Pirates! Band of Misfits - The Re(al) - view

Black Bellamy: You want to be Pirate of the Year? Do they just give it to the guy with the fattest parrot?
Pirate Captain: She's not fat, she's just big-boned!
Black Bellamy: She's fat, dude!
[the Dodo vomits on Bellamy]
Black Bellamy: Dude, come on! 
Also known as The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.

It's fun, pacy, exciting, funny, featuring a quirky captain named - Pirate Captain (yep! last name Captain), a crew of amateur pirates, a Pirate of the Year competition, a secret society with a twisted hobby, Charles Darwin (who is, well, nuts) and a Dodo bird named Polly!!! 

While stop motion may not look glamorous or refined and termed old school, when it comes to Aardman Animations, who brought classics like Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit and Arthur Christmas, you can expect the best. The tweaked Pirates!, compared to their previous projects, a bit by injecting a whole lot of humor blended with intelligent quirks. A gag-fest. The animation is detailed as expected (c'mon it's Aardman!), especially Pirate Captain's luxuriant beard - which was begging to be touched.