January Movie Madness!

Friday, January 16 2015 @ 01:45 PM

January Movie Madness!

"Paddington"

RATED PG, Coming out JANUARY 16th

 

Please pass the marmalade sandwich! The internationally beloved Paddington Bear first appeared in Michael Bond’s children’s books in the 1950s and went on to a television series, but this is the FIRST time he’s bringing his misadventures to the big screen in “Paddington.” The same people who made the “Harry Potter” movies produced this comedy, adventure film, so we’re in for an exciting ride!

 

Paddington Bear looks AMAZING as a talking computer generated bear surrounded by real people. In this movie, the young bear in his classic red hat, blue coat and yellow wellies travels to London to find a home, where he meets the wonderful Brown family at the London train station. But there has to be a bad guy…Nicole Kidman plays Millicent, an evil taxidermist who wants to preserve Paddington for a museum. Will she succeed? We hope not! We will always look after this bear!

 

“Paddington” stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington.

 

You can watch a trailer HERE.

 

If you love comedy and adventure movies based on books, check out 2003’s “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.” It’s a bright pop of happy with a mix of animation and live action. Sally (Dakota Fanning) and Conrad (Spencer Breslin) discover The Cat in the Hat (played by the hilarious Mike Myers) in their house, and he teaches them how to have FUN. This film is rated PG.

 

 

 

“Strange Magic”

RATED PG, Coming out JANUARY 23rd

 

Goblins and elves and fairies and imps! Oh my! This month brings us some “Strange Magic,” a 3D computer-animated musical from George Lucas, creator of Star Wars! With beautiful animation set in a mysterious forest and the quirky characters inspired by William Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” there is lots of action packed into this adventure! In the story, a cast of elves, imps, goblins and fairies battle over a powerful potion…plus there’s a sister to save! Confusions and conflict makes for great comedy as well.

In addition to the gorgeous animation, the movie is told through hit songs from the last six decades! “Glee” and Broadway star Kristen Chenoweth takes on the hit song “Love is Strange.” Additional music sung by the cast includes Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger,” Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Deep Purple’s “Mistreated” and Heart’s “Straight On.”

 

The movie includes the voices of Kristin Chenoweth, Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina, Peter Stormare, Sam Palladio and Elijah Kelley.

 

You can watch a trailer HERE.

 

If you love fairytale, fantasy, adventure films, check out 1982’s classic “The Dark Crystal.” This movie stars creature puppets designed by legendary Muppets creator, Jim Henson. A Gelfling goes on an epic journey to find the missing shard of a magical crystal so he can bring back order to his world. It is rated PG.

 

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