Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit books are internationally beloved, and it will be interesting to see if Sony Pictures Animation has successfully translated the spirit of Potter’s work to the big screen.
Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) is a charismatic rabbit whose idyllic life is upended with the arrival of Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson), a mean man who simply wants to dispatch of all rabbits. Next door neighbor Bea (Rose Byrne) is an animal lover, and McGregor is trying his best to put himself in her good graces by pretending to be much more sensitive than he actually is. It’s up to Peter and his fellow friends to put McGregor in his place and rescue Bea from this rather horrible fellow! Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Featuring the voices of Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley, Peter Rabbit opens nationwide February 9, 2019.
The Nativity story has been told time and time again through cinema, but The Star offers a comedic and animated version of the story, with Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) lending her voice as Mary.
Rodriguez, who admitted to laughing “hysterically” five pages into The Star’s screenplay, had a personal take on how she crafted the voice of Mary.
“I love her gentle spirit, her calm nature,” said Rodriguez. “She is based off of my middle sister Rebecca who is just such a shining light of kindness and acts of service – always who I wish I was more like.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Rodriguez explain how The Star should appeal to a younger generation of moviegoers who are looking for a fresh take on the Nativity story.
The Star, featuring Zachary Levias Joseph, is now playing nationwide.
Whether we like it or not, emojis are a cutesy, to the point manner of encapsulating our feelings, passions, and what we’re doing on any given moment. There must be think pieces out in the ether about how these innocuous symbols have impacted our world, and now we’re seeing its affect on cinema with The Emoji Movie.
Maya Rudolph co-stars in the animated feature as Smiler, the resident antagonist whose pearly whites mask a darker psyche. “Smiler is a self proclaimed original emoji who takes her job very seriously and everyone else’s for that matter” said Rudolph. “She isn’t satisfied until everyone does their job properly and perfectly. But she does it all with a smile which makes her behavior very bizarre because she is practically demonic.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Rudolph talk about the joys of playing the villain in The Emoji Movie:
The Emoji Movie, co-starring T.J. Miller and Patrick Stewart, opens nationwide July 28.
The Emoji Movie is a fun movie that definitely has its creative button on today’s social media universe. In the world of the messaging app a city called Textopolis exists, and highly emotional emoji named Gene (T.J. Miller) is a bit of an anomaly. Blessed with multiple expressions, Gene wants to simply stick to one expression like his fellow emojis, and with the help of his best buddy Hi-5 and code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Anna Faris) he searches an answer.
While promoting the film at the Cannes Film Festival, Miller said that The Emoji Movie, while entertaining, also has a resonant theme behind it. “There’s some pretty cool and really valuable lessons in here and some pretty progressive thinking that is wrapped up in a very funny film that’s really heartfelt,” said Miller. “I love the sentimentality of it.”Along with a top notch story, the movie is also blessed with an A-list talent of actors. Click on the media bar below to hear Miller talk about the diversity of The Emoji Movie.
The Emoji Movie, featuring Maya Rudolph and Patrick Stewart, opens nationwide July 28.