First U.S. Trailer for ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ from Studio Ghibli

Princess Kaguya Teaser Trailer

Amongst the news of Studio Ghibli going on a hiatus, we are greeted by a charming first trailer for their upcoming feature The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. With this next project, Studio Ghibli seems to be taking a page from Disney in terms of a story being derived from a known fairytale. Princess Kaguya is directed by Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies). Get your first glimpse after the jump. Continue reading

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‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ Movie Review: Colorful Leftovers that Lack Seasoning

'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2' Movie Review

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

‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ Trailer Plays with its Food

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Teaser Trailer Screenshot 12

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