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How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Spotlight Podcast 5:23.1

How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Spotlight Podcast 5:23.1

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 is soaring at the box office, but does the DreamWorks Animation sequel fly as high as its predecessor? Lawrence French and Steve Biodrowski think not, and you can find out why by listening to the Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast Volume 5, Number 23.
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 review

How to Train Your Dragon 2 review

Three or four story ideas collide like cars at a busy intersection, refusing to give the right of way, so that no one ends up going anywhere fast.
Wow, playing in theatres right now is the best film ever from DreamWorks Animation! No, not HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. I mean the trailer for THE [...]

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Radio Film Review

How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Radio Film Review

I’m at the point where I can pretty much take or leave 3D. As a techie, I want to embrace any technology that’ll expand the cinemagoing experience, but even I have to concede that most of the time 3D is employed as little more than an add-on, just a way to charge extra for stuff [...]

THE CROODS & A RESURRECTION: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:12.1

THE CROODS & A RESURRECTION: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:12.1

We should be grateful that mainstream entertainment has evolved enough for an animated tale of a prehistoric family not to be solely defined by how many times the work “rock” is prefixed to other nouns. The new DreamWorks film, THE CROODS, is about a primitive clan — led by cautious father Nicolas Cage — facing [...]

The Croods in theatres March 22

The Croods in theatres March 22

20th Century Fox releases this 3D computer-generated prehistoric comedy from DreamWorks Animation. The story follows a curious daughter who chaffs against the restrictions of her father, who warns them of the dire consequences of disobedience and especially the danger of leaving the safety of the cave – until unforeseen circumstances force a reappraisal. Kirk De [...]

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 3:47

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 3:47

With THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Disney succeeded in extending the holiday film season from the beginning of November to the end of the year. Now, DreamWorks has upped the ante with RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, a CG animated, 3D fantasy that not only has a burly, Slavic Santa (Alec Baldwin) heading up a team of [...]

Rise of the Guardians trailer #2

Second trailer promoting the November 21 U.S. theatrical release of DreamWorks Animation’s CGI fantasy film.

Jennifer Yuh Nelson on Kung Fu Panda 2: Fantasy Film Podcast

Jennifer Yuh Nelson on Kung Fu Panda 2: Fantasy Film Podcast

So, there, that’s one New Years resolution out of the way for me. A few months after the theatrical release of KUNG FU PANDA 2, I was able to score an interview with its director, Jennifer Yuh Nelson. With the home video release of the film (in just about every format available, [...]

In Time: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 2:42.1

In Time: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 2:42.1

A world where everyone remains young and pretty forever? No, it’s not the CW prime-time schedule, it’s IN TIME, Andrew Niccol’s latest weaving of science-fiction speculation and wry social commentary. Imagining a civilization in which time literally is money — minutes, hours, days are earned and spent, the poor living a genuine day-to-day existence while [...]

Kung Fu Panda 2: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:20.1

Kung Fu Panda 2: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:20.1

Ready for another visit from the most awesome martial arts master ever? Well, ready or not, Po, the legendary Dragon Warrior (and roly-poly panda) is back in this follow up to the well-received KUNG FU PANDA. And this time Po (voice of Jack Black) and his compatriots, the Furious Five — Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey [...]