Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

(This entry is part of “Monster May,” a look at classic and iconic monster movies all leading up to the United States premiere of Godzilla on May 16. For more on what’s going on this month, check out our original post here.) The Monster: The monstrous mutated former human known as Ginormica! Average Size: Height,…

Monsters Inc. (2001)

(This entry is part of “Monster May,” a look at classic and iconic monster movies all leading up to the United States premiere of Godzilla on May 16. For more on what’s going on this month, check out our original post here.) The Monster: Furry blue, big-man-on-the-job James P. “Sulley” Sullivan. Average Size: Height, about…

Fast fix – The Pink Panther (2006)

Almost 30 years after Peter Sellers hung up his beret and coat, The Pink Panther provides a different take on the classic Inspector Jacques Clouseau in the form of funny man Steve Martin. Set in present day France, the plot revolves around Clouseau and his trusty side-kick Gilbert Ponton (Jean Reno) as he attempts to…

Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)

Time travel movies are cool. Hailing back to H. G. Well’s The Time Machine, we humans have been trying to jump around in the past for as long as we can remember. Whether it’s accidentally changing your own hate a-la Back to the Future or deliberately taking a leisurely stroll through history, time travel stories are…

Fast fix – Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Synopsis: Joined by an all star cast including Bruce Willis. Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman, Moonrise Kingdom is set in the fictional New England island of New Penzance, where awkward 12 year old Sam Shakuskey (Jared Gilman) can’t seem to fit in anywhere, least of all his Khaki Scout group. So when he…

Fast Fix – Madagascar (2005)

Synopsis: Marty (Chris Rock) the zebra dreams of leaving his New York Zoo and living in the wild. But when an escape attempt goes sour, he and his best friends Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) the hippo, Melman (David Schwimmer) the giraffe,  and Alex (Ben Stiller) the lion get stranded on the island of Madagascar. Accompanied…

In a World… (2013)

Synopsis: “In a world…” Those famous lines have been immortalized in movie trailer history by the late Don LaFontaine. But now, after his death, another voice must rise to take his place, and Carol (Lake Bell) thinks she fits the bill perfectly. Joined by her married friends Moe (Rob Corddry) and Jamie (Alexandra Holden), and…

Frozen (2013)

Synopsis: Born with the power to control frost and ice, Elsa (Idina Menzel) and her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) love to play and make snowmen, But when Elsa hurts Anna, she has to hide her powers to keep her family safe. Years later, Elsa’s secret comes to light and, shamed and scared of her ability,…

Ice Pirates (1984)

Synopsis: Long after the great interplanetary wars, The Galaxy has gone dry. Water has become the only thing left of value. Evil Templars from the planet Mithra have gained control of this life-giving resource. Their power is now absolute except for a few rebel pirates who survive by stealing ice from the great Templar fleets.…