After debating whether three animated films in one year is more than enough from DreamWorks Animation, the Cinefantastique podcast crew of Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski attack MONSTERS (2010), the low-budget science fiction film getting a platform theatrical release to boost its VOD. Also on the menu: listener reaction to the on-going “LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT vs I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE” debate. And a brief discussion of why you will not have to go elsewhere if you want to hear George Takei calling a former Arkansa school board member a “douchebag.”
MEGAMIND takes the usual superhero-supervillain rivalry and turning it upside down (or inside out). The result – voiced by Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, and Tina Fey – is a box office hit, but does it have a brain on its shoulders or is it soft in the head? Find out on this week’s episode of the Cinefantastique Podcast, as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski take an in-depth look at the latest 3-D CGI film from DreamWorks Animation, makers of SHREK FOREVER AFTER and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. Plus, the usual assortment of news, upcoming events, and home video releases.
Paramount Pictures releases this science-fiction comedy from DreamWorks Animation. Will Ferrell provides the voice of the title character, an evil genius whose plans are always thwarted by his opponent, Metro Man (voiced by Brad Pitt). Tom McGrath directed from a script by Alan J Schoolcraft and Brent Simons. Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, and David Cross round out the voice cast. The trailer makes the film look better than the company’s latest SHREK movie but not as good as HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. Can it surpass Universal’s DESPICABLE ME, which also asked audiences to identify with a bad guy trying to enact incredible schemes? We’ll have to wait and see… NOTE: This trailer from Comic-Con reveals more of the plot than the more familiar theatrical trailer.
Release date: November 5