Videos and Trailers
I’ve always got time for a new Laika project, and thankfully we’re just under month away from their latest animated film ‘The Boxtrolls.’ Featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg, ‘The Boxtrolls’ is penciled in for a September 26th release in the US and a September 12th bow in the UK. The stop motion comedy-adventure film based on the novel ‘Here Be Monsters!’ by Alan Snow.
A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
‘Big Hero 6’ follows a brilliant robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion — a robot named Baymax — Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
Featuring the voices of Ryan Potter (Hiro), TJ Miller (Fred), Jamie Chung (Go Go Tomago), Maya Rudolph (Aunt Cass), Scott Adsit (Baymax), Damon Wayans Jr (Wasabi), Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), Daniel Henney (Tadashi Hamada), James Cromwell (Professor Robert Callaghan) and Alan Tudyk (Alistair Krei), ‘Big Hero 6′ is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name and is set to hit cinemas on November 7th in the US and January 30th in the UK.
Antoine Fuqua’s Denzel Washington-led ‘The Equalizer’ is based on the 1980s TV show that starred Edward Woodward as the title character. In this movie version Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened.
StudioCanal has unveiled this second teaser trailer for ‘Shaun the Sheep the Movie,’ which lands in the UK on February 6th, 2015 and April 24th, 2015 in the US. From Aardman, the creators of ‘Wallace & Gromit’ and ‘Chicken Run,’ comes the highly anticipated big screen debut of Shaun the Sheep. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. Shaun’s mischief accidentally causes the Farmer to be taken away from the farm, so it’s up to Shaun and the flock to travel to the Big City to rescue him.
First seen in the Oscar-winning short film ‘A Close Shave,’ the world’s most famous sheep and his flock have been enthralling TV audiences in over 170 countries and has proved to be one of the studio’s most popular and endearing characters.
After premiering yesterday at Venice Film Festival to stellar reviews, this first clip has arrived online from the Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon-led ’99 Homes,’ which is directed by Ramin Bahrani, the award-winning filmmaker behind ‘Man Push Cart.’ The script, which Bahrani wrote, tackles recent economic headlines and sees Garfield play an unemployed construction worked who’s desperate to save his family home. Garfield’s character joins an unscrupulous realtor in the dirty business of foreclosing on the disenfranchised, and while his financial worries disappear, his conscience begins to break him down. Shannon plays the broker.
The fantastic folks over at Pixar have revealed this new clip from their upcoming short film, ‘Lava.’ Directed by James Ford Murphy, the 7-minute short will play in front of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ in cinemas from June 19th, 2015 in the US and July 31st, 2015 in the UK. Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, ‘Lava’ is described as a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
Jame Ford Murphy, an animator on Pixar’s features since 1998’s ‘A Bug’s Life,’ got the idea for ‘Lava’ more than 20 years ago while honeymooning on Hawaii’s Big Island. “I thought it would be so cool to fall in love with a place who’s also a character,” Murphy said in an interview. “I wanted to make Uku appealing and likable but also look like he’s been carved out of lava flows.”