Lightyear

At the start of Lightyear, this prequel (of sorts) to Toy Story, we are told that in 1995, Andy went to see the Buzz Lightyear movie and became a fan of the character. This was that movie. Two questions came to mind: firstly, how was the technology so up-to-date back in the 90s, and yet…

Turning Red

Pixar Studio has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to innovation. They were the first studio to produce a full-length computer-generated feature in Toy Story. They developed CG animation into an art form. More recently, they have dealt with subjects that have often been hard to talk about in family cinema (think death in…

The Addams Family 2

Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon, Laura Brousseau and Kevin Pavlovic Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler Written by: Ben Queen, Susanna Fogel, (also story) Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and (based on the characters created) Charles Addams Running Time: 93 mins Cert: PG Release date:…

Toy Story 4

Director: Josh Cooley Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt Written by: (also original story) Andrew Stanton, Stephen Folsom, (original story) John Lassiter, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack and Martin Hynes. Running Time: 100 mins Cert: U Release…

Wonder Park

Director: David Feiss Starring: Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, Brianna Denski, Tom Baker, Nobert Leo Butz, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Joe Sugg, Casper Lee Written by: (also story) Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and (story) Robert Gordon Running Time: 85 mins Cert: PG Release date: 8th April 2019 It’s the Easter holidays so how about a warm…

Searching

Director: Aneesh Chaganty Starring: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, Dominic Hoffman, Sara Sohn, Connor McRaith, Briana McLean Written by: Aneesh Chaganty and Sev Ohanian Running time: 102 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 31st August 2018 With technology and social media now as part of our lives as eating and drinking, it would…

Incredibles 2

Director: Brad Bird Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Bob Odenkirk, Sophia Boyd, Brad Bird. Written by: Brad Bird Running Time: 118 mins Cert: PG Release date: 13th July 2018 Can it be 14 years since we were first introduced to The Incredibles? Pixar’s…

Coco

Director: Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau Written by: (also original story) Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich, (original story) Lee Unkrich and Jason Katz Running Time: 105 mins Cert: PG Release date: 19th January 2018 Mexico has been in the news…

Cars 3

Director: Brian Fee Starring: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry The Cable Guy, Arnie Hammer, Ray Magliozzi, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt Written by: Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson, Mike Rich, (original story) Brian Fee, Ben Queen, Eyal Podell and Jonathon E. Stewart Running Time: 102 mins Cert: U Release date: 14th July 2017…

The Boss Baby

Director: Tom McGrath Starring: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, Miles Bakshi, James McGrath Written by: Michael McCullers and (based on the book) Maria Frazee Running Time: 97 mins Cert: U Release date: 1st April 2017 Not since The Secret Life of Pets has a film offered so much but delivered…

Trolls

Directors: Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Baranski, Russell Brand, John Cleese, Gwen Stefani, James Corden Written by: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, (story) Erica Rivinoja and (based on the Good Luck Trolls) Thomas Dam Running Time: 92 mins Cert: U Release date: 21st October 2016 Before…

Sausage Party

Directors:  Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon Starring: Seth Rogan, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cena, Jonah Hill, Edward Norton, Selma Hayek, James Franco, Nick Kroll, Paul Rudd Written by: Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, (also story) Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg and (story) Jonah Hill Running Time: 89 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 2nd September 2016 There seems to be…