Archive for the ‘adventure’ Category

[Voices] George Clooney (Mr. Fox), Meryl Streep (Mrs. Fox), Jason Schwartzman (Ash), Bill Murray (Badger). Screenplay by Noah Baumbach and Wes Anderson. Directed by Wes Anderson. Rating: PG. Running time: 87 minutes. A strangely shot but largely delightful film, Fantastic Mr. Fox brings Roald Dahl’s cherished novella to the screen in the most prefect way possible. […]


Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Alan Rickman (Professor Snape). Screenplay by Steve Kloves. Directed by David Yates. Rating: 12. Running time: 153 minutes. Way closer to what a late Harry Potter film should look like, The Half Blood Prince gives […]


Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). Screenplay by Steve Kloves. Directed by David Yates. Rating: 12A. Running time: 146 minutes. It’s probably true of every film I watch that nothing I say here will change anything, but for this one especially, that fact feels worthy of being explicitly recognised. […]


[Voices] Owen Wilson (Lightning McQueen), Paul Newman (Doc Hudson), Bonnie Hunt (Sally Carera). Screenplay by John Lasseter, Joe Ranft et al. Directed by John Lasseter and Joe Ranft. Rating: PG. Running time: 117 minutes. In Cars Pixar take their humanisation of inanimate objects to the extreme: not only are the main characters cars, but everybody […]


[Voices] Tom Hanks (Woody), Tim Allen (Buzz), Joan Cusack (Jessie), Don Rickles (Mr. Potato Head), Jim Varney (Slinky), Wallace Shawn (Rex). Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin and Chris Webb. Directed by John Lasseter, Ash Brannon and Lee Unkrich. Rating: U. Running time: 92 minutes. I never liked this one as a kid, […]


[Voices; English version] Daveigh Chase (Chihiro), Suzanne Pleshette (Yubaba). Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Rating: PG. Running time: 125 minutes. Twice now I have seen Spirited Away, and twice I am reluctant to write anything about it and confess I am lost for understanding words. Only this, 2001 and Synecdoche have done […]


[Voices] Tom Hanks (Woody), Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear), Don Rickles (Mr. Potato Head), Jim Varney (Slinky Dog). Screenplay by Josh Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow. Directed by John Lasseter. Rating: PG. Running time: 83 minutes. Fun this intense should be outlawed, for fear of driving kids senile in their excitement. Toy Story […]