Review of ABOMINABLE – Rated PG – 1 hr. 37 mins.

Abominable

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ABOMINABLE – Rated PG – 1 hr. 37 mins.

DIRECTORS:  Jill Culton, Todd WIlderman 

WRITER: Jill Culton 

STARRING THE VOICES OF:  Chloe Bennett, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Michelle Wong and Joseph Izzo

As we meet the incredibly talented Yi (Chloe Bennett), she is struggling with the circumstances of her life, even at her young age.  Venturing to her rooftop for her nightly escape, she finds an adorable Yeti hiding out there too, who is trying to escape his captors, Zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) and his owner Mr. Burnish (Eddie Izzard).  And as Yi decides how to help this wonderful creature escape from his predicament too, she garners the assistance of friends Peng (Albert Tsai) and Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) to join her on her quest to get this Yeti back to his “real home”, Mt. Everest, as they find themselves embarking on an adventure of epic proportions…

I give ABOMINABLE a rating between MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN and WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD:   Very entertaining from beginning to end, Abominable is the perfect family film for everyone in your life to enjoy, even the little ones who haven’t yet ventured to a movie theater yet.  Director and Writer Jill Culton has created a film, that is as magical, as it is adorable, as you find yourself drawn into the lives of these perfectly created characters, and of course, the sweet and adorable Yeti that is along for this adventure too!  DreamWork’s Animators have created a film this time around that is as breathtakingly beautiful, as the story that is conveyed throughout every frame as well.   And surprisingly for me too, the vibe that the trailer gives you of “been there, seen that”, ends up being totally misleading, as ABOMINABLE may have an incredibly cute Yeti just like last year’s Smallfoot, but that is where the similarities of these two films ends.  And as I sat there taking in all that was happening on screen, I must attest, that my favorite part of viewing the advanced screening of ABOMINABLE, was hearing all the adorable little giggles throughout the movie theater while it was showing, justifying that they all were enjoying this film, just as much as I was.  So, if you’ve been looking for a film that the entire family will enjoy, look no further than your nearest theater showing ABOMINABLE.  It will bring a smile to everyone’s face, and it’s not too long either, so your little ones will be able to sit through it too, making this film a total win/win in my book!!

Check out the NEW TRAILER for THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2- Hits Theaters June 7th

 

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 – In Theaters June 7

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 will follow summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the sequel to the comedy that had the best opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and once again be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me series, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax). www.thesecretlifeofpets.com

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Dana Carvey, Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Pete Holmes, Garth Jennings, Ellie Kemper, Nick Kroll, Bobby Moynihan, Patton Oswald, Jenny Slate, Eric Stonestreet

Director: Chris Renaud

Co-Director: Jonathan Del Val

Writer: Brian Lynch

Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

Check out the NEW TRAILER for RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET – Hits Theaters November 21, 2018!

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Check out a brand-new trailer for “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” introducing new characters, including the fierce and fun crew of racers from online racing game Slaughter Race. Ali Wong lends her voice to Felony, Timothy Simons voices Butcher Boy, Glozell Green brings Little Debbie to life and Hamish Blake provides the voice of Pyro. Also new to the roster of characters is Double Dan, the proprietor of the dark web’s apothecary. Voiced by Alfred Molina, Double Dan is massive, slimy and decidedly creepy with a second head called Little Dan tucked into his neck folds. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

“RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET”

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U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast:  John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Ali Wong, Timothy Simons, Glozell Green, Hamish Blake and Taraji P. Henson.

Directors:  Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

In case you DIDN’t KNOW…

  • When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release.
  • “Wreck-It Ralph” won the PGA Award for outstanding producer of an animated theatrical motion picture as well as five Annie Awards, including best animated feature, director, screenplay and actor. The film was named best animated feature by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, earned outstanding achievement in casting for an animated feature by the Casting Society of America, and won the Kids’ Choice Award for favorite animated movie. The film was also nominated for an Oscar® and Golden Globe® for best animated feature.
  • The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon.
  • Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster animated feature “Zootopia.”