Posts Tagged ‘how to train your dragon’

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Weekend Update April 9-11

April 7, 2010

“After posting the second biggest April debut ever behind Fast and Furious, Clash of The Titans is the sure bet for this weekends number 1 for a second straight week despite an expected huge drop.  Tyler Perry and How To Train Your Dragon should also hold well while the only major newcomer this week is the comedy Date Night, which should bring in the SNL crowd to theaters.  The film stars Tina Fey and Steve Carell.  It will definitely open in the top 3 and should bring people back to the 2d theaters.”

Date Night

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How To Train Your Dragon (3D)

March 31, 2010

“Animated 3d has arrived”

Final Thoughts:

The film is loosely based on the 2003 book of the same name with some changes.  It centers around a young boy, Hiccup who wants to be like all of his fellow Vikings, but always ends up causing trouble instead.  His goal in life is to kill the legendary Night Fury Dragon to prove himself to his tribe.  What ends up happening instead is that he becomes friends with the Dragon, Toothless, and teaches his tribe how to train the Dragons to work with them and for them rather than to fight them.  Or at leas thats the jist of the story without giving to away too much.

This film can be enjoyed by the entire family and the 3d is definitely used to enhance the film unlike the 2007 film Beowulf with a similar theme.  I will say that the relationship of Hiccup and Toothless is like Lilo & Stitch and even E.T. and some of the flying sequences reminded me of Avatar.   But what this film was able to do is make Dragons cute and cuddly.  I wanted to own my own Toothless after this film and take him home.  So Dragon’s can be man’s best friend after all.  The cast of voices included Gerard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill and worked perfectly for their characters, although the lead voice for Hiccup, Jay Baruchel sounded older than his character looked, but that was just a minor problem.

In the last few years, Pixar usually came out with an emotional and award-winning animated film,  but i believe Dreamworks may have just made that film.  I do expect Dragon to be nominated for best animated feature in next years Academy Awards and I also sense a sequel.

My grade: 94 (Watch It more than once)

Rotten Tomatoes: 97 (Fresh)

MetaCritic: 74  (Generally Favorable Reviews)

US Gross: 48.5m (Updated: March 31)

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If you didn’t already know…

March 28, 2010

  • Ticket prices for the latest 3d epic How To Train Your Dragon when up as much as 26%!
  • Rumor has it that the evil Queen from Sleeping Beauty Maleficent will be turned into a movie possibly directed by Tim Burton and starring Angelina Jolie as the wicked fairy god mother
  • Fox cancels 24!
  • Worldwide a 3d film has occupied the top spot in the box-office charts for 12 straight weeks (Avatar – 8 weeks, Alice In Wonderland 4 weeks)
  • Lady Gaga reaches the top spot with her debut album, The Fame (Monster) for the first time in its 64th week!! on the world charts
  • Sony Music Entertainment has blocked Beyonce’s youtube page due to a copyright infringement case involving her label
  • Justin Bieber’s album, My World 2.0 is expected to top the Billboard charts this coming week to the tune of 225,000 – 250,000!
  • Gossip blogger Perez Hiton announces he will be launching a weekly music countdown to rival Ryan Seacrest’s current version.
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Weekend Update March 26-28

March 26, 2010

“3d cinema has arrived in full force.  This weekend, the Dreamworks flick How To Train Your Dragon will surely end Alice In Wonderlands 3 week reign atop the box-office chart.  Also opening this weekend is the comedy about time travel Hot Tub Time Machine.  Both films have good reviews and are the two films to see this weekend.  Also opening this weekend is the drama Chloe about an untrusting wife who hires an escort to seduce her husband.  ”

How To Train Your Dragon, Hot Tub Time Machine

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Chloe

Netflix It (This movie has an interesting premise and with all of the drama surrounding the Tiger Woods and Jesse James scandal, people may be interested in this film, however, if you hire an escort to seduce your husband, you are adding insult to injury)