G-S-T Review…The Pirates! Band of Misfits

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From Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation comes this delightful tale about the Pirate Captain and his rag tag bunch of buccaneers. Based on The Pirates! book series by Gideon Defoe, Band of Misfits is a clever, charming and hysterical adventure, very much in the spirit of Wallace and Grommit and Chicken Run and is directed by pioneer of the animation world and Aardman co-founder Peter Lord. [...]

“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 4/27/12

When so many movies are released each weekend and trailers often seem better than the movie itself, what should one do? In this precarious situation, we consult the The CineMagic 8-Ball (TM) to help us see through the nebulous marketing haze. Doing so just might save us all a disheartening trip to the cinema and spare us unnecessarily springing for $7 [...]

Video Interview…’The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ Director Peter Lord

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Peter Lord and Aardman Animation have helped change stop-motion animation over the last 40 years. In his newest film The Pirates! Band of Misfits, his first directing gig since Chicken Run in 2000, the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of [...]

Sweet TV Spot…’The Pirates! Band of Misfits’

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Taking a cue from the brilliant parody trailers from The Muppets, the marketing team behind Aardman/Sony Pictures Animation’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits is having just a little fun with The Hunger Games. Aardman Animation has given us hours of laughter and light-hearted chuckles from their signature Wallace & Gromit series as well as their forays [...]

Ohhh, Look…Behind-the-Scenes Set Shots – Aardman Animation’s ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’

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Aardman Animation is known for their stunning and lavish animation style. In their upcoming feature The Pirates! Band of Misfits they look to reset the bar they’ve been raising for nearly 40 years with the eye-popping and gorgeous animation that has become their trademark. But while that claymation may look simple, creating living breathing characters it is anything [...]

G-S-T Review…Arthur Christmas

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Christmas gets here earlier and earlier each year to the point that it’s finding a foothold on the calendar just days after Halloween and causes little children to ask “mommy, did we skip a holiday?“. This time however you won’t mind Christmas jumping the gun. Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman bring us a funny holiday film [...]