SmuttyCat is charmed by the newest entry in the children’s movie market, ‘Sing‘. Parents and Grandparents who remember children’s movies where there was a great talent show or competition (think all the Muppet movies) with the underdog working really hard to realize their dream will love this movie.
Well ‘Sing‘ is the same principle done with adorable animals in 3D animation. The animals are cute, the songs catchy, but parents may want to let little ones know to only act out the movie at home. There are some really inappropriate parts for little ones to sing out in public.
Of course, all the characters are animals so it gets the SmuttyCat 4 paws up rating.
All in all, Sing is a perfect Christmas break outing for the whole family. Let SmuttyCat know what your family thinks.
SmuttyCat is dismayed at the current chronology of events happening in the robotic world. Which of the Terminator franchise movies did developers and scientists miss? Why, oh why are they trying to end the world? While humans are oohing and ahhing over the BB-8 cutie (which SmuttyCat appaws of as a great cat toy), engineers all over the world are working on something quite different.
A little background; there are several new developments in hardware and software that are bringing us closer to Skynet and the Terminators. First, mind reading computers are now real, just check out the IFLScience site. Chip yourself at your own risk.
Next DARPA’s challenge will show many advanced, not clumsy terminator-style robots in human and animal configurations (see videos below). And now researchers have developed a robot that can seek out and TERMINATE a specific species (starfish) that are threatening the Great Barrier Reef.
Finally, a ‘mother’ robot has figured out how to evolve better children based on the success or failure of previous generations. Hmm, SmuttyCat is building a shelter. Good luck humanity.
#SmuttyCat has been busy in the garden and kitchen. Growing great stuff and trying out new recipies. After all, a feline needs nourishment between naps and movies. Snacks are needed since 2014 is proving to be a bang up year for movies. With Captain America: Winter Soldier already leading the Marvel pack and X-Men Days of Future Past and Transformers coming up quickly. With Transformers: Age of Extinction being partly filmed in Detroit, this is a film near to the furry heart of the SmuttyOne. And it looks to be one fun-filled action ride.
One element that adds to a movie’s success is soundtrack. Great music highlights critical scenes and contributes to the emotional impact. In Arrow, the song Radioactive by Imagine Dragons perfectly highlights a scene of joy, betrayal and foreshadows the death of a major character.
With such cred, #SmuttyCat is eagerly awaiting the use of Imagine Dragons’ song Battle Cry in Transformers: Age of Extinction premiering June 27. Based on the clip below, this should be a worthy successor to Linkin Park’s What I’ve Done. #SmuttyCat is looking forward to expanding his playlist.
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The movie industry is alive and kicking in Michigan. Latest entrant is “Jinn” a movie from Exodus Pictures written by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad. This is a mythology based story of the third creature sharing the planet with humans and angels. The race called jinn made of fire.
The story is about an average man who finds out his family has an unusual history linked with these creatures and is cursed. Like most humans, he is skeptical until all crap breaks loose. There is a mystery wise mentor, a crazy man who’s not really crazy and a car.
Not just any car, this one was designed by Ahmad for the movie and is available for sale as a limited edition. How cool is it that a Michigan movie stars a super slick hot rod. SmuttyCat has his order in.
SmuttyCat is proud to introduce you to the trailer if you haven’t seen it. Catch up your naps before April 4 when it is released, you won’t want to miss this one.
SmuttyCat is a Trekkie, all things Trek are good entertainment. While SmuttyCat had reservations on the new universe version depicted in the latest iteration of Star Trek movies, he has come around.
The latest movie is packed with effects, action and destruction. In fact, from the trailers to date, it is hard to imagine a happy, Trek-like ending. So, if you like action, explosions, dare devil leaps and lots of nail-biting, Star Trek Into Darkness is your summer movie. Warping into theaters May 17, it has the unenviable task of following Iron Man 3.
But with a stellar cast, solid script and extra special effects, Star Trek Into Darkness has something for everyone.
Here in the great Midwest the weather has warmed just enough to give SmuttyCat and friends dreams of summer fun. SmuttyCat has been busy working on his animation debut and missed keeping humans updated with the latest movie and entertainment news.
2013 is shaping up to be another super hero extravaganza. While Iron Man 3 is the most anticipated and sure to be a blockbuster, there are several other action adventures waiting for the summer 2013 kickoff.
First up, Man of Steel on June 14, where we find out that the “S” on Superman’s chest means hope. Hmmm, SmuttyCat thought it stood for the House of El as a family crest from Smallville. Well, S drama aside, the trailers all seem to point to another hit movie for Warner.
Check with Techsnoop’s Helper on Friday for a look at After Earth, another great looking summer hit-to-be.
Smutty is always looking for a superhero movie, but does not usually find them in the Holiday films between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year is an exception.
Rise of the Guardians is a fresh take on the idea of a superhero and the role of Santa, the Tooth Fairy, Sandman and the Easter Bunny. The visuals from Dreamworks are as rich and stunning as Smutty could hope for in an animated movie.
And how can you lose with voicing from Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin and Chris Pine? Smutty believes this is the next holiday classic.
The bad guy here is fear going by the name Pitch. He of course, wants to take over the world, not understanding that Smutty already has done this. The concept is fresh, the pacing brisk enough to keep the attention of little humans and the voices snappy and funny. This movie will make you believe again.
Smutty likes a good zombie movie as well as the next feline, but lately the whole zombie thing has been a little flat. Too much sameness, not enough surprises.
But now, Brad Pitt of all humans, has saved us from the dreariness of repetition. World War Z, the zombie movie you have been waiting for. Again, the zombies come to us in the form of a virus (what’s up with that, are they cooking some virus that might create zombies), it tracks Gerry Lane (Pitt) as he tries to find the start of the epidemic and end it. Hey, isn’t this usually Bruce Willis’ job?
If the entire movie lives up to the trailer, Smutty will be a happy feline. The trailer enlists viewer interest in what happens to the central character and has you rooting for him to win. This is a critical plot point many action movies ignore. Smutty actually wants Lane to win. Some zombie movies are so poorly done Smutty roots for the zombies.
Smutty will bank up some naps so he can catch the scheduled release date in June, 2013.
Smutty is an action movie fan. Not being inclined toward action himself, Smutty lives vicariously through action heroes for excitement.
There has been kind of a lull in the action at the movies since this summer’s bounty of blockbusters such as The Avengers and Batman The Dark Knight Rises. But now, joy of joys, Bruce Willis has jumped back to Detective John McClane in A Good Day to Die Hard, coming in February, 2013.
The trailer promises more explosions, shooting, leaping from impossible heights and smart-alec quips, McClane style.
This time out, the plot centers on McClane’s son who has somehow managed to get himself in a bind in Moscow of all places. If one McClane is trouble, two should be unstoppable. Smutty will be banking up his naps to be able to make it through this sure to be great addition to a classic franchise.
Bruce Willis is one of Smutty’s favorite actors and Looper is shaping up to be another of his great works. A fresh premise, great acting and plenty of mayhem are Smutty’s idea of a great film formula.
In Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play the same character, Joe, at different ages. Through time travel, the mob places hits on their enemies. Joe is sent back 30 years in the past to be bumped off by his younger self.
Since the elder Joe is played by Bruce Willis, we know he is not just going to go quietly. And that’s where the fun starts.