- Vancouver, British Columbia - When I first saw Ice Age back in 2002, I would never have guess that 10 years down the road, we'd be on the 4th instalment of the series. Apparently everybody loved these movies and I didn't know it. The third film is even in the list of the top 10 highest grossing animated movies list, which was a surprise to me, though with that knowledge it is no surprise that there they have made a fourth. I guess it makes sense, since this is Blue Sky Studios' bread and butter and their only main franchise that can compete with the likes of Pixar and Dreamworks, even though their movie Rio was a big hit last year too, apparently. I'm glad that another studio is in the race though; it makes for a more even playing field.
Film Reviews and Commentary
Entries in John Leguizamo (3)
- Vancouver, British Columbia - In November of 1966, the Vietnam War was in full swing and the desperation of the scenario was weighing heavily on both sides. Atrocities were being committed but the war machine would not be denied until the early 1970s. Of all the terrible stories to emerge would be a piece by Daniel Lang first published in the New Yorker magazine in 1969, based on true events from that November. As I started to watch this film, I was expecting just another Vietnam movie. I dig them, don’t get me wrong – I really liked Full Metal Jacket – but I went in thinking I knew what to expect. I was wrong, shocked, and horrified.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - When Nothing Like The Holidays came out a few years ago, I have to admit that I was quite interested in seeing it. I hadn't had the chance until just a few days ago, but I knew I'd get around to it eventually. It seems that in recent years Christmas movies have gotten to be very commercial. Often it's about crazy shopping or competitive neighbours putting up lights or some outlandish story involving Santa Claus. I think that these days we don't seem to make many Christmas classics and that's because I can't help but feel that there is a real human element missing in the holiday film genre. So, when I saw this trailer, I felt that it promised to fulfill exactly what was missing.