G-Force

g-force_posterFilm: G-Force (Animation)
Star Cast: Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi, Will Arnett, Penélope Cruz, Bill Nighy, Kelli Garner, Tracy Morgan, Zach Galifianakis, Tyler Patrick Jones, Niecy Nash, Chris Ellis, Loudon Wainwright, Jasmine Dustin, Mini Anden, Gabriel Casseus, Piper Mackenzie Harris, Justin Mentell, Hans Raith, Algerita Wynn Lewis
Screenwriter: Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley
Director: Hoyt Yeatman
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
Studio: Disney
Duration: 1 hour 28 minutes
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 3/5

A comedy adventure about the latest development of a secret government program to train animals to work in spying, G-Force is an enjoyable family movie. The first 3-D film by Jerry Bruckheimer, the movie showcases the latest spy equipments along with some highly trained guinea pigs.

The story is simple and moves around Darwin (Sam Rockwell) and his assistants by Speckles (Nicholas Cage), Blaster (Tracy Morgan) and Juarez (Penelope Curz). Juarez is a lively femme fatale who is well acquainted with the difficulties faced while staying in a man’s world, especially in Darwin’s world, who is not at all interested in her. In the midst of her life, she is enforced to go underground and survive as a small girl’s pet. Tired of the job, she warns her owner to eat up her small hands while painting her nails, rests on a crown on her furry head and shades up her lips pink. Blaster is a weapons expert with a lot of attitude and love for extreme things. Speckles is an information specialist who does most of his work on his computer. And, Darwin is the squad leader who wants success at any cost. All these four animals are working for their owner Zack Galifianakis and must damage the plan of launching a world menacing project, Clucterstorm, along with the military chip outfitted with electronic goods of the wicked electronic billionaire (Bill Nighy).

The action is enjoying and the humor is crunchy. Also, the voices given by Sam Rockwell, Tracy Morgan, Penelope Cruz and Nicholas Cage are effectual. Overall, G-Force is a fun to watch in with your family, especially if you have kids.

Watch in 3-D rather than 2-D for more fun but dont forget to leave your brain behind while you go to watch this one this weekend!!!

Exclusive First Look : Astro Boy

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A spectacular animated film full of thrilling and superhuman adventures of its hero ‘Astro-Boy’ gets ready to capture hearts of animation fans when it assumes life on-screen on October 23rd 2009. Produced by Imagi Animation Studios in CGI animation the story is set in futuristic Metro City where a young humanized robot is assigned unbelievable powers by his gifted creator-cum-father Tenma (Nicolas Cage). The robot called as Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is Tenna’s visualization of his lost son, but the robot is unable to fill in the emotional gap that his son has left behind. Astro boy is power-driven by positive “blue” energy that bestows him with supernatural abilities like tremendous strength, x-ray vision and capability to fly at a lightening speed.
As Astro boy takes his flights off on adventure travels to gain acceptance he comes across various distinct people with vibrant personalities that make him realize what a delight it is to be in a human form. He returns back to his Metro City when he learns that his friends and family are in danger and with super hero powers he gallantly fights the negative forces to save what he cares about the most and to reconcile with his father who had earlier rejected him.
Astro boy is based on the immensely successful Japanese franchise of the same name by animator and Doctor Osamu Tezuka. The film is directed by David Bowers and produced by Maryann Garger.

Astro Boy Trailer

‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows’ gets its new Minister of Magic

AP Photo/Matt Sayles
AP Photo/Matt Sayles

Finally, Bill Nighy will get together with his friend David Yates cum ‘Potter’ director to sprinkle his magic in the next installment of Harry Potter series; ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’.

Nighy was jokingly heard complaining that he has been cast in David’s earlier three films, but he wasn’t thought of during the casting of ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’. Well, David has seriously taken into consideration Bill’s views and cast him as Rufus Scrimgeour, Minister of Magic in the Deathly Hallows.

Rufus Scrimgeour overtakes Cornelius Fudge as the Minister of Magic, towards the end of ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ series, but alas he is killed during the course of Deathly Hallows. Rufus Scrimgeour is showcased as a good man trying to mend Fudge’s mistakes by positively communicating with Harry. He attempts to bring him into the fold for the Ministry’s anti-Voldemort campaign, but Harry doesn’t accept his invitation as he has had enough of the Ministry’s unpredictable ways. Later on Death Eaters lay him under the Imperius Curse for knowledge about Harry’s activities. Upon non-cooperation he is tortured till death, resulting in a noble end to the character.

How perfectly he moulds in the character of Rufus Scrimgeour; will be reviewed in November 2010 and July 2011 when the film releases in two parts.