Vampire films have been crying out for a spoof movie and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, directed by Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (director of Boy and Eagle vs Shark) has all the makings of a cult comedy classic.
The mockumentary follows the adventures of four flatmates in a ramshackle shabby house in Wellington: the relatively youthful Viago (Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), Vladislav (Clement) who clock in at a mere several hundred years apiece each and the positively ancient 8000-year-old veteran Petyr (Ben Fransham). Continue reading What We Do In The Shadows
All those incredible RIO original characters are back, and new character voices are provided by Oscar® nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy® winner Bruno Mars, Tony® winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy®/Tony winner Rita Moreno, plus featuring the clever music of new Brazilian artists and catchy original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland.
This second animated outing for the blue macaws from the magical city of Rio, is full of energy and eye candy. Blu and Jewel unexpectedly discover, that there are other members of their species located ”Deep in the Amazon”. City bird Blu (Eisenberg) is happily married to Jewel (Hathaway) and this time, they travel to the Amazon with his family and his friends (from the first RIO movie) to look for Jewel’s family, but the villainous adversary Nigel (Clement) the deranged white cockatoo, is again gleefully subversive and keen on revenge. One of my favourite scenes, is the soccer match between the Blue Macaws and the Red Macaws
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