In DreamWorks Animation's Turbo, Ryan Reynolds provides the voice of a snail with ambitions on winning the Indy 500. Normally this would not be possible, as snails are a slow species, and cannot drive a car, and the Indy 500 is for humans. Nonetheless, Ryan Reynolds Snail's dream moves one step closer to reality when he one day--according to the official summary--"miraculously attains the power of super-speed" for reasons that are not explained nor likely as Faustian as would make for the more powerful tale of molluskan hubris. "Celerity at a cost, Ryan Reynolds Snail, as each lap draws your soul quicker to its fiery eternity in Snail Hell," Snoop Dogg could say, as he is also a voice in this. Sadly, no hints of any of that in this first teaser. I think he's just going to attach a rocket to his shell.
With Seth MacFarlane seemingly putting off his Flintstones reinvention plans as he instead reinvents himself as a host/actor, DreamWorks is taking on the task of primitive family entertainment with The Croods, an animated tale about a neanderthal group led by a rougher-to-look-... / Continue →
The makers of Shrek have some new ogreish, hard-to-look-at characters ready to charm you through a few sequels and maybe a straight-to-video Christmas special: The Croods, a close-knit family of neanderthals led by staunchly-reclusive patriarch Nicolas Cage. When the clan's pro... / Continue →
Warner Bros. made another one of those CGI owl movies? No! But I thought that at first, too. It turns out this is a different CGI movie that is also something about Guardians. This time, DreamWorks is behind it, and these so-called "Guardians" are not CGI owls but CGI whatever ... / Continue →