When the lights go off the battle is on! So it goes with the second installment of the tale of Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), a night guard for the Museum of Natural History in NYC, or so it seems. Things have taken off for Larry as he is now an inventor, and is making a big name fore himself in the infomercial game. He is pushing small items that have some practical uses, and is becoming quite successful. One day, he makes his way to the museum to see his nighttime friends, only to learn that the place is going high tech with electronic interactive exhibits, and that some of the older pieces are being sent to Washington D.C. They are to be stored at the Federal Archives at the Smithsonian Institute. Read more...(509 words, 90 images, estimated 2:02 mins reading time)
It’s been a few seasons now, and Mumble (Elijah Wood) and his lovely mate, Gloria (Pink) finally made their own egg, and this fluffy little bundle is Erik (Ava Acres). He’s got a wonderful talent for song, but can’t quite keep up with his father’s feet. The whole of the Emperorland has become one big party during the summer, but Erik just can’t get into the beat, and he’s afraid of joining in. Meanwhile, below the ice Will (Brad Pitt) and Bill (Matt Damon) the Krills are wanting to know what life is like beyond the krill swarm, and Will decides it’s time to move on. Read more...(620 words, 131 images, estimated 2:29 mins reading time)
Even though this movie came out five years ago, its satirical vibe still rings true, especially with the 2012 election coming up. Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams) is a pundit that the public loves that has had it with party politics and has become very successful at making fun of the messed up system that is currently in Washington. It is a modern day fable, filled with very human monsters, and as much intrigue as any film about Ancient Rome, but somehow, this is Hollywood, where, even in America’s capitol, somehow, if you can get past the corruption, you can find that happily ever after, once the media is done tearing you apart. Read more...(874 words, 91 images, estimated 3:30 mins reading time)
This movie about a young dreamer from a small town is fun and inspiring, as well as cute and funny. It’s the perfect formula for a family film, even if all the characters are Robots.
The movie opens in Rivet Town, where Herb Copperbottom (Stanley Tucci) is dancing through the streets on his way home from work because he is expecting a huge delivery. When Mrs. Copperbottom (Dianne Weist) tells him he missed the delivery, but that making the baby is the best part, they start building something that is going to change their lives and many other lives in ways they never knew possible. What they build is Rodney Copperbottom, a young idealist with a knack for inventing. His idol is Big Weld (Mel Brooks), an entrepreneur who won’t turn down anyone who submits an invention to him, because he believes in progress, and that there are too many needs going unfulfilled in his city. His motto is “See a need, fill a need.” Rodney keeps this thought with him as he grows up. When graduation arrives, Rodney wants to leave Rivet Town. Rodney (Ewan MacGregor) knows that he can invent great things to help his family, and since his idol, Big Weld, has never turned anyone down, he is going to Robot City to show Big Weld one of his inventions, and make his mark in the industry. Read more...(717 words, 96 images, estimated 2:52 mins reading time)
Bob Munro (Robin Williams) is a great sales pitchman for Pure Vibe soda, and he is very much used to the upper middle class lifestyle he enjoys, but his family, Jamie (Cheryl Hines), Cassie (Jojo), and Carl (Josh Hutcherson) has been growing apart over the years. The kids are now in their teens, and have their own lives, and Bob rarely gets to see them any more. Bob has promised his family a vacation in Hawaii, but after a mishap at a social function for the company in which Cassie’s friend, Gretchen (Veronika Sztopa) slimes Bob’s boss, Todd Mallory (Will Arnett) in a protest, Bob’s job is on the line unless he can come up with a presentation that will floor the owners of Alpine Soda. Todd gives Bob a tight deadline to come up with a pitch to get Alpine to merge with Pure Vibe. The Hawaii vacation has been scrubbed, because Bob needs to be in Boulder, Colorado for the meeting, or he will lose his job to Laird (Richard Cox), a green little corporate weasel that Todd thinks is the hip new mind that can move his company forward. Read more...(649 words, 80 images, estimated 2:36 mins reading time)