“Epic” is an animated action/adventure movie from the people who brought you the “Ice Age” franchise and “Rio”. In it, a plucky young girl finds herself magically miniaturized and thrown into the middle of a battle for the future of the forest.
Up tempo, occasionally humorous and brightly animated, “Epic” is sure to fit the bill for families and kids looking for a trip to the movies.
Alexandre Dumas first published “Les Trois Mousquetaires” in 1844. It tells the tale of a young man who travels to Paris in order to join the Musketeers of the Guard, a light cavalry unit charged with protecting the King of France. The tale has become a classic, still widely available in print today, and has seen iterations in nearly every form of media there is; there have been tv shows, radio programs, video games and of course numerous films.
I have to imagine though, if Dumas saw this particular iteration, by Paul W.S. Anderson of “Resident Evil” fame, his thought would be “What the $&#% is this?”
Making its debut this weekend on Starz was last year’s “Carnage”.
Directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz, “Carnage” is a comedy based on a stage play. After a school yard altercation, the parents of the two boys involved get together briefly to discuss the incident. But what begins as a brief meeting to resolve an issue escalates into a quite a row.
Premiering this weekend on Starz was this January’s buddy comedy/superhero flick, “The Green Hornet”, starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou.
Rogen stars as Britt Reid, son of a millionaire publishing magnate. When his father passes away suddenly, Reid inherits his father’s newspaper, his mansion and his fortune. However, unbeknownst to him, the most valuable thing he inherits is the service of a skilled martial artist and mechanic who was in his father’s employ… Kato (Chou).