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(NewsUSA) - Look up. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's Vikings Hiccup, Snotlout and friends -- from DreamWorks' popular "How to Train Your Dragon 2" -- parachuting into the Minnesota Vikings stadium to deliver the all-important game ball.
(NAPSI)—These days, we have “smart” everythings—smart cars, smartphones, smart televisions—but it seems most Americans still don’t feel quite as smart as their electronics when it comes to downloading digital movies. Most of us don’t think twice before downloading a song or even a full album; we’ll download apps until our thumbs are sore, and according to a 2013 study done by the PEW Research Center, nearly 60 percent of Americans think online dating is a great way to meet people—and yet, for some reason, most of us still don’t know how easy it is to purchase movies online. Well, it’s time to change that. Here are the top five reasons to go digital with your film library.
HFJ-0073 ..Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal, right) endures Madame Mallory?s (Academy Award?-winner Helen Mirren) scrutiny of his culinary work, as chef Jean Pierre (Clem?nt Sibony) looks on, in DreamWorks Pictures? charming film, ?The Hundred-Foot Journey.? Based on the novel ?The Hundred-Foot Journey? by Richard C. Morais, the film is directed by Lasse Hallstr?m. The producers are Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. Photo: Fran?ois Duhamel ..?2014 DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC. All Rights Reserved.
The cast returns in this sequel to the 2010 “How to Train Your Dragon” movie, providing viewers with a hard-edged storyline. Very quickly in the film it’s apparent that “Dragon 2” is at least on par, if not better, than the original journey. Writer and director Dean DeBlois establishes all the familiar characters for moviegoers to pick-up right where they left off in the previous film. The most significant ploy by DeBlois, though, is his masterful narrative that makes this animated movie enjoyable for adults and children alike.
Cox Communications is proud to sponsor the Tucson Movies in the Park this summer in partnership with Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) at Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way.
You ever hear the saying, “This is about as much fun as watching snails race?” Well “Turbo,” the latest flick from DreamWorks Animation, is literally about a racing snail. It’s also about as fascinating as watching paint dry or watching grass grow. Sitting in the theater, you never feel like you’re observing an animated feature from the edgy, satirical, pop-culture savvy folks at DreamWorks. You feel like you’re watching a cartoon with a thin premise on Nickelodeon. In other words, save your time, save your money, and stream it for the kids when it’s on Netflix in several months.
DreamWorks Animation has always strived to tell stories that can appeal to all ages. Their latest animated comedy, “The Croods,” will surely be enjoyed by anybody who is younger than 10. Unlike “Shrek” and “Kung-Fu Panda” though, it lacks the wit and innovation for older audiences. Compared to most Saturday morning cartoons, the film won’t passionately annoy parents that get dragged to the theater. But in an era where more and more adults are attending animated features without accompanying children, “The Croods” feels like a step backwards for DreamWorks.
Although Chris Pine may best be known as portraying Captain James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of “Star Trek,” he is now boldly going where he has never gone before: animated features. Pine voices Jack Frost in the upcoming DreamWorks release, “Rise of the Guardians,” due out Nov. 21.
Since 2005, some of the most beloved movie characters have been the group of escaped zoo animals from DreamWorks Animations’ Madagascar films. Now, seven years after the first film was released, DreamWorks has released another wild adventure featuring the characters.
Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) and Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) join forces in DreamWorks Animation’s “Puss in Boots,” last week’s number one box office draw.
Po (Jack Black, center) and The Furious Five: from left, Crane (David Cross), Tigress (Angelina Jolie) Mantis (Seth Rogen), Monkey (Jackie Chan), and Viper (Lucy Liu), are back in DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 to be released by Paramount on May 26.
Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Animation, "Shrek Forever After" is a strong fourth – and concluding? – entry in the series.
'Shrek Forever After'
Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Animation, Donkey, Shrek and Puss in Boots return for the final chapter.
'How to Train Your Dragon'
Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Animation, L.L.C., In 'How to Train Your Dragon,' actors Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera play the kinds of roles they've always wanted. Northwest movie reviewer Shane Feinstein had the chance to interview each of them by phone.
Photo courtesy of DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures, Shia LaBeouf is again teamed with Megan Fox as Mikaela, who knows the secrets of the heroic Autobots, in "Transformers."
Courtesy of DreamWorks and Universal Pictures, Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx, left), a former musical prodigy turned homeless man, is discovered on the streets of downtown Los Angeles by newspaper columnist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.)
Photo courtesy of Dreamworks Animation, Classic creatures from the 1950s get a high-tech makeover, with a healthy amount of attitude, in the 3-D animated "Monsters vs. Aliens." The Blob, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Fly — they're are all here, led by the 50-Foot Woman, who's now 49 feet, 11 inches as voiced by the diminutive Reese Witherspoon.
Courtesy of DreamWorks Pictures, From left to right, Brandon T. Jackson, Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. play actors shooting a war movie who get caught up in a real battle in Stiller's latest action/comedy/satire "Tropic Thunder."
PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language and nudity. 113 min. Two stars out of four.