Friday, April 26, 2013

Shark Tale (Random Image)

Don Lino: Hey, Luca... Get Sykes. He knows that Reef better than anybody. I want to know all about this guy. I want to know what he does. I want to know where he eats. I want to know where he sleeps. He pops a gill, I want to know about it. Who is the Shark Slayer?
Opened: October 1, 2004 Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min. Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Animation Rated: U

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Fair Lady (Random Image)

Alfred P. Doolittle: The old bloke died and left me four thousand pounds a year in his bloomin' will. Who asked him to make a gentleman out of me? I was happy. I was free. I touched pretty nigh everyone for money when I wanted it, same as I touched him. Now, I'm tied neck and heels, and everybody touches me. A year ago, I hadn't a relation in the world except one or two who wouldn't speak to me. Now, I've fifty, and not a decent week's wages amongst the lot of 'em. Oh, I have to live for others now, not for myself. Middle-class morality.
Opened: October 21, 1964 Runtime: 2 hr. 50 min. Genre: Musical, Drama, Family Rated: U

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful: The Re(al) - view

Oz: I don't want to be a good man... I want to be a great one.
I know James Franco ought to be the wizard in this context, but Sam Raimi (director) takes the crown as the master of illusion in this awesome piece of family entertainment, accompanied by stunning visual effects that can only come from the same team that brought you Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, 2012, Raimi's Spiderman trilogy, Beowulf and much more - they are called Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Oz the Great and Powerful started off in cropped black & white, a genius move if I may say, as it immediately captured my interest, and it felt original (of course an homage to the 1939 film.) The segue from black & white to colour almost eluded me because of how deeply interested in the story; that and the beautiful/amazing visual effects used to depict Oz (the land), beautiful mise en scène, beautiful!