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Tuesday
Sep282010

LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS is too epic for its own good (review)

Rating:  (Mediocre)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole intends to be an epic, like Lord of the Rings for families. On paper, it has enough slow-mo shots, big fights, evil villainny, and travel to be such a story. On film, it falls short. While beautifully animated and intimately detailed, this adventure tries so hard to be epic that it's kind of a bore. And don't even get me started on the science of it all, or lack thereof. 

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Thursday
Sep162010

Gimmick alert! Owl City records theme song to owl movie

Genius! That's what the execs must have said when Johnny Marketer came up with this idea. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is an animated adventure from the team behind Happy Feet. Owl City is a guy who imitates The Postal Service to great financial success. So I guess it comes as no surprise that he'd be open to gimmicks like this. Being a fan of The Postal Service, I must admit to enjoying the sound of Owl City. I mean, it's a dead-on ripoff. But still, not a cool way to establish yourself Adam R. Young.

Music politics aside, here is the new theme song for Legend of the Guardians. It's about flying in the sky...

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Thursday
Jun172010

New trailers galore: The Smurfs, Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Centurion, Never Let Me Go, and Middle Men (a film about early internet porn) 

Trailers seem to come in bundles these days. I was planning to post one or two, but kept seeing more new ones float around, so here we are. Oddest trailer of the bunch is The Smurfs. I remain unconvinced that this isn't a terrible idea. Biggest budget probably goes to Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. Movie that Russell Crowe should be in is Centurion (it's a bit violent). Never Let Me Go looks the most fascinating, but is clearly aiming for awards. Middle Men makes me wish I was smarter during the dot com boom. I could have made millions!

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