- Vancouver, British Columbia - I think we live in a time where people don't know what to do with themselves. And yeah, that includes me. I think we have a difficult time finding fulfilment because we are given messages that we can achieve anything we want if we put our minds to it, but the truth is that most of us just carry on trying to survive and as such, we find ourselves unsatisfied by the daily grind. This dissatisfaction is both a good and bad thing. It's a good thing in that it pushes some of us to better ourselves and achieve our goals, but it can also be a bad thing in that it can take the joy out of the more average things in people's lives that can also be rewarding. Jeff, Who Lives At Home is a film that explores this from a number of points of view.
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- Vancouver, British Columbia - Where have the Muppets been? Seems that after a good run in the 1990s with three feature film as well as a second TV show called Muppets Tonight, they suddenly dropped off the face of the planet. They had a couple of made for TV films, but they hardly made a splash. One day however, Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, the creative minds behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall, pitched an idea to revive the Muppets to Disney and that became this movie. Simply titled The Muppets, this film was a chance for the characters to be on the big screen again for the first time in 12 years.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - Last year we saw the success of a humble little film called Despicable Me, which was released by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. This was their attempt at breaking into the animation market which is booming today, but mostly dominated by Dreamworks and Pixar. This film, however, was a very successful attempt making $251 million, easily making a healthy profit over its $69 million budget. It even became the 9th highest grossing movie of 2010 just over Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon. In a lot of ways, I am quite happy that some other contenders are entering the battle for animation supremacy. However, after watching it, I have to admit I'm puzzled by its success.