Based on a 32-page children’s book, writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller made a fun-filled adaptation when they cooked up Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. With what they were given, Cloudy turned out to have a lot of heart and reasonably dramatic stakes. With both Lord and Miller stepping down from the director chairs, it was up to Kris Pearn and Cody Cameron to helm Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Lacking the energy and emotional resonance of the original, Cloudy 2, unfortunately, has all of the ingredients to be successful yet is delivered to audiences undercooked. Continue reading
Our heroes from Swallow Falls are back and ready for seconds in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. It would appear not only are we in for a colorful treat of a sequel, but also more food jokes than we can swallow. This wonderfully fun and vibrant world that Sony Pictures Animation has created will be even more bountiful than the first by introducing food animals created by the FLDSMDFR. Watch the full trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 after the break. Continue reading
Take Me Home Tonight explores the adventure of youth looking for something more in life, something that is missing, and something that can be solved within one night of tom foolery. Seen many times before (I Love You, Beth Cooper; Can’t Hardly Wait; Hot Tub Time Machine), this youth comedy doesn’t really change the formula or attempt at being different. Outrageous antics ensue, relatives/friends try to push the antagonist forward to get his love, and something life altering happens within a span of one night. I’m not impressed with this trailer and I feel sorry for the pretty decent cast of Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer, MichelleTrachtenberg, Michael Biehn, Chris Pratt, Lucy Punch, Michael Ian Black, and Demetri Martin. Watch the trailer after the jump to see for yourself.