I have long heard about this character Grinch and how he hated Christmas Day. Maybe it was because it gave a negative vibe about the beloved holiday, most likely brought about by that dark live action film in year 2000 starring a grotesque green Jim Carrey that I did not feel the need to go watch the films about it or read the original book by Dr. Seuss. This year, Illumination released a 3-D animation version of the same story, so I relented and finally got to see what the Grinch was really all about. The Grinch was a grouchy green creature with a heart two sizes too small who hated Christmas with a passion. One Christmas Eve, he whipped up an elaborate plan to steal Christmas away from the jolly Whos of the town of Whoville just south of his house on Mt. Crumpit. However, that particular night, little Cindy Lou Who set up a trap for Santa Claus so that she could ask him for a special gift for her hardworking mother Donna Lou. Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv Thanks to the Internet, I … [Read more...] about News Movie review: New ‘Grinch’ movie is kid-friendly, visually stimulating
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By Peter Howell Movie Critic Thu., Nov. 22, 2018 Is the horror film A Quiet Place more of a date movie than the romances A Star is Born and Crazy Rich Asians? A new study suggests that’s the case, with scares out-grossing snuggles in movies that generate the most profit. These days, if you look past the superhero sagas and kidpix that tend to draw their own specific audiences, what we think of as a date movie is something that’s more likely to make you scream than swoon. Once mainly the purview of drive-ins and cult fandom, horror movies are now decidedly mainstream. But first let’s define “date movie,” which increasingly seems like an outdated concept. To me, the term applies to those films likely to attract both men and women as a safe choice on date night — a term that itself is under revision, for couples who opt to stay home so they can “Netflix and chill.” Date movie and date night in the past often meant … [Read more...] about Is horror the new date movie?
By The Associated Press Tues., July 17, 2018 LOS ANGELES—Tommy, Chuckie and the gang have a new TV and movie deal. Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have announced the animated children’s series Rugrats is returning to the network with 26 episodes. The creators of the series will be executive producers. A live-action movie, written by David Goodman, featuring computer generated characters is slated to hit theatres in November 2020. Rugrats ran on Nickelodeon from 1991 to 2004, focusing on the imaginative lives of toddlers Tommy, Chuckie, twins Phil and Lil, and Angelica. In a statement, Nickelodeon interim president and Viacom Media Networks COO Sarah Levy said, “What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies.” Article Continued Below Read more: Nickelodeon marks 25 years since Rugrats, Doug debut 15 kids’ shows you didn’t know had ties to Canada … [Read more...] about Nickelodeon announces Rugrats will return with new episodes, movie
'Don't Let The Creativity Fall" by the Linn Htet Maw team from Myanmar took first prize at the Animation Contest for Asean, recently held at Software Expo Asia 2014 in Bangkok. Spender. The animated short movie presents the idea that creativity is like a tree, producing many things like creators. This tree produces digital content like movies, music and games. The tree was infringed by invaders who violate the copyright and try to destroy the tree. At the end of the story, the creator team tries to express that idea of "don't let the creativity fall and respect intellectual property rights". Linn Htet Maw, visual effects artist director, pointed out the reason behind the animated story was that in his country, they have copyright problems. The animation industry started to decline after 2002 and 2003 in Myanmar. "This short movie relates to my experience," said the team leader, who worked with three other people — an audio engineer, a concept and story board producer and a … [Read more...] about Myanmar wins big at Asean Animation Contest 2014
By The Canadian Press Thu., March 15, 2018 CALGARY — Amateur scientists in Canada have helped researchers discover a new type of northern lights. The glowing ribbon of purple — and sometimes green — that runs east-west in the night sky has been observed and photographed by aurora borealis chasers for years. “My involvement is being the goofball who named it Steve,” said Chris Ratzlaff, a Calgary photographer who’s a co-author of a research paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. Read more: On board the Yukon’s first northern lights flight Article Continued Below Why people come from around the world to chase the aurora borealis in Yellowknife The luminous light, distinct from traditional aurora, was previously undocumented in scientific literature and little was known about how it formed. What has been learned by scientists at NASA and various universities is that the phenomenon is associated with … [Read more...] about Amateur scientists in Canada discover new type of northern lights and named it ‘Steve’