Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Friday, July 25th, 2014

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 83 min

Languages: English

Director: Roberts Gannaway

Tagline: When others fly out, heroes fly in.

 

Cast: Dane Cook
Ed Harris
Julie Bowen
Curtis Armstrong
John Michael Higgins
Hal Holbrook
Wes Studi
Brad Garrett
Teri Hatcher
Stacy Keach
Cedric the Entertainer
Danny Mann
Barry Corbin
Regina King
Anne Meara

 

Plot: When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Written by Walt Disney

Earth to Echo

Monday, July 7th, 2014

All Genres:
Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 89 min

Languages: English

Director: Dave Green

Tagline: An adventure as big as the universe.

 

Writers: Henry Gayden (screenplay), Henry Gayden (story), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Teo Halm
Astro
Reese Hartwig
Ella Wahlestedt
Jason Gray-Stanford
Alga Smith
Cassius Willis
Sonya Leslie
Kerry O’Malley
Virginia Louise Smith
Peter Mackenzie
Valerie Wildman
Roger Hewlett
Mary Pat Gleason
Marilyn Giacomazzi

 

Plot: After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director: Dean DeBlois

Tagline:

 

Writers: Dean DeBlois, Cressida Cowell (“How to Train Your Dragon” book series)

 

Cast: Jay Baruchel
Cate Blanchett
Gerard Butler
Craig Ferguson
America Ferrera
Jonah Hill
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
T.J. Miller
Kristen Wiig
Djimon Hounsou
Kit Harington
Kieron Elliott
Philip McGrade
Andrew Ableson
Gideon Emery

 

Plot: It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. Written by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Maleficent

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English

Director: Robert Stromberg

Tagline: Don’t believe the fairy tale

 

Writers: Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault (based from the story “La Belle au bois dormant” by), 9 credits »

 

Cast: Angelina Jolie
Elle Fanning
Sharlto Copley
Lesley Manville
Imelda Staunton
Juno Temple
Sam Riley
Brenton Thwaites
Kenneth Cranham
Sarah Flind
Hannah New
Isobelle Molloy
Michael Higgins
Ella Purnell
Jackson Bews

 

Plot: A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Documentary, Adventure, Biography, Family

Release Year: 2014

Country: Canada | USA | Madagascar

Runtime: 39 min

Languages: English

Director: David Douglas

Tagline: A real place you could never imagine. Strange creatures you will never forget.

 

Cast: Morgan Freeman
Patricia Wright

 

Plot: Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers – lemurs. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Join trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world. Directed by David Douglas and written and produced by Drew Fellman, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment. Written by Anonymous

Rio 2

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 101 min

Languages: English | Portuguese

Director: Carlos Saldanha

Tagline: She’s exotic, he’s chaotic.

 

Writers: Don Rhymer (story), Carlos Saldanha (story), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Rodrigo Santoro
Anne Hathaway
Leslie Mann
Jesse Eisenberg
Jamie Foxx
Kristin Chenoweth
Jemaine Clement
Amandla Stenberg
John Leguizamo
Jake T. Austin
Andy Garcia
Will i Am
Rita Moreno
Pierce Gagnon
Bruno Mars

 

Plot: It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law. Written by TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 92 min

Languages: Spanish | English

Director: Rob Minkoff

Tagline: Meet Mr. Peabody March 7

 

Writers: Jay Ward (based on the series produced by), Craig Wright (screenplay)

 

Cast: Ty Burrell
Max Charles
Lauri Fraser
Guillaume Aretos
Patrice A. Musick
Ariel Winter
Karan Brar
Joshua Rush
Stephen Tobolowsky
Allison Janney
Dennis Haysbert
Stephen Colbert
Leslie Mann
Zach Callison
Steve Valentine

 

Plot: Mr. Peabody is a business titan, inventor, scientist, gourmand, two-time Olympic medalist and genius…who also happens to be a dog. Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. But when Sherman breaks the rules of time travel, our two heroes find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future, while Mr. Peabody may face his biggest challenge yet – being a parent. Written by Juan Diaz

Muppets Most Wanted

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

All Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 112 min

Languages: English

Director: James Bobin

Tagline: Taking the world by farce

 

Writers: James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller

 

Cast: Tom Hiddleston
Christoph Waltz
Salma Hayek
Danny Trejo
Stanley Tucci
Debby Ryan
Bridgit Mendler
Tina Fey
Lady Gaga
Ty Burrell
Zach Galifianakis
Peter Serafinowicz
Ray Liotta
Jemaine Clement
Ross Lynch

 

Plot: While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

The Lego Movie

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2014

Country: Australia | USA | Denmark

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Assembling in 2014

 

Writers: Dan Hageman (story), Kevin Hageman (story), 4 credits »

 

Cast: Will Arnett
Elizabeth Banks
Alison Brie
David Burrows
Anthony Daniels
Charlie Day
Amanda Farinos
Keith Ferguson
Will Ferrell
Will Forte
Dave Franco
Morgan Freeman
Todd Hansen
Jonah Hill
Jake Johnson

 

Plot: An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.

The Nut Job

Monday, December 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2013

Country: Canada | South Korea | USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Peter Lepeniotis

Tagline: No Nuts No Glory

 

Writers: Lorne Cameron (screenplay), Peter Lepeniotis, 1 credit »

 

Cast: Will Arnett
Brendan Fraser
Liam Neeson
Katherine Heigl
Stephen Lang
Maya Rudolph
Jeff Dunham
Gabriel Iglesias
Sarah Gadon
James Rankin
Scott Yaphe
Joe Pingue
Annick Obonsawin
Julie Lemieux
Rob Tinkler

 

Plot: Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter – Maury’s Nut Store.

Saving Mr. Banks

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

All Genres:
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, History, Music

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | UK | Australia

Runtime: 125 min

Languages: English

Director: John Lee Hancock

Tagline: Where her book ended, their story began.

 

Writers: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith

 

Cast: Tom Hanks
Colin Farrell
Emma Thompson
Ruth Wilson
Paul Giamatti
Jason Schwartzman
Bradley Whitford
Rachel Griffiths
B.J. Novak
Steven Cabral
Victoria Summer
Dendrie Taylor
Kathy Baker
Mia Serafino
Ronan Vibert

 

Plot: When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise – one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the … Written by Walt Disney Pictures

Walking with Dinosaurs 3D

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Family

Release Year: 2013

Country: UK | USA | Australia

Runtime: 87 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: John Leguizamo
Justin Long
Tiya Sircar
Skyler Stone
Charlie Rowe
Angourie Rice
Michael Leone

 

Plot: For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. “Walking with Dinosaurs” is the ultimate immersive experience, utilizing state of the art 3D to put audiences in the middle of a thrilling and epic prehistoric world, where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. Written by Anonymous

Frozen

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Jennifer Lee, Shane Morris, 1 credit »

 

Cast: Kristen Bell
Alan Tudyk
Idina Menzel
Josh Gad
Jonathan Groff
Livvy Stubenrauch
Eva Bella
Santino Fontana
Chris Williams
Patricia Lentz

 

Plot: In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna (voice of ‘Kristen Bell’ ) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of ‘Jonathan Groff’ ) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. Written by Walt Disney Animation Studios

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Something big was leftover

 

Writers: Judi Barrett (characters), Ron Barrett (characters), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Anna Faris
Andy Samberg
Neil Patrick Harris
Terry Crews
Kristen Schaal
Bill Hader
Benjamin Bratt
Will Forte
Khamani Griffin
Ashley Lambert

 

Plot: After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world. Written by Reese Sara Eversting

The Smurfs 2

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English

Director: Raja Gosnell

Tagline: Get ready to get naughty!

 

Writers: J. David Stem (screenplay), David N. Weiss (screenplay), 8 credits »

 

Cast: Hank Azaria
Neil Patrick Harris
Brendan Gleeson
Jayma Mays
Jacob Tremblay
Nancy O’Dell
Karim Babin
Gaston Morrison
Jocelyn Blanchard
Erika Rosenbaum
Carolina Bartczak
James A. Woods
Henri Pardo
Vanessa Matsui
Dusan Dukic

 

Plot: The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world¹s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue? Written by Columbia Pictures

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Tagline:

 

Writers: Marc Guggenheim (screenplay), Rick Riordan (based upon the novel “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters” written by)

 

Cast: Logan Lerman
Alexandra Daddario
Sean Bean
Nathan Fillion
Jake Abel
Missi Pyle
Stanley Tucci
Leven Rambin
Robert Maillet
Derek Mears
Grey Damon
Anthony Head
Brandon T. Jackson
Daniel Cudmore
Solange Knowles

 

Plot: In this retelling of Rick Riordans book, “The Sea of Monsters”, Percy Jackson, accompanied by his friends Annabeth Chase, Clarisse La Rue and Tyson, his half brother, goes on a journey to the Sea of Monsters to retrieve the Golden Fleece and save Camp Half-Blood. Written by Michelle Stone

Planes

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 92 min

Languages: English

Director: Klay Hall

Tagline: From above the world of Cars

 

Cast: Val Kilmer
Teri Hatcher
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Dane Cook
Priyanka Chopra
John Cleese
Anthony Edwards
Brad Garrett
Stacy Keach
Larry the Cable Guy
Cedric the Entertainer
Sinbad
Roger Craig Smith
Carlos Alazraqui
Gabriel Iglesias

 

Plot: Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.

Despicable Me 2

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 98 min

Languages: English

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

Tagline: Back 2 Work

 

Writers: Ken Daurio (screenplay), Cinco Paul (screenplay)

 

Cast: Steve Carell
Kristen Wiig
Miranda Cosgrove
Ken Jeong
Russell Brand
Elsie Kate Fisher
Moises Arias
Dana Gaier
Benjamin Bratt
Steve Coogan
Nasim Pedrad
April Winchell
Bailey Gambertoglio
Andre Robinson
Jan Rabson

 

Plot: Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Monsters University

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Dan Scanlon

Tagline:

 

Writers: Robert L. Baird (screenplay), Robert L. Baird (story), 4 credits »

 

Cast: Nathan Fillion
John Krasinski
John Goodman
Steve Buscemi
Alfred Molina
Aubrey Plaza
Helen Mirren
Charlie Day
Billy Crystal
Bonnie Hunt
Dave Foley
Frank Oz
Sean Hayes
Frank Welker
Joel Murray

 

Plot: Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Written by Disney/Pixar

Epic

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director: Chris Wedge

Tagline: Prepare for something epic

 

Writers: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, 3 credits »

 

Cast: Jason Sudeikis
Steven Tyler
Amanda Seyfried
Pitbull
Beyoncé Knowles
Josh Hutcherson
Judah Friedlander
Colin Farrell
Aziz Ansari
Blake Anderson
Christoph Waltz
Chris O’Dowd
Emma Kenney
Jason Harris

 

Plot: A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world — and ours.