Did you enjoy the latest Pixar, Disney and Dream Works outings into the theaters around you, well must of us have, with blockbusters such as Frozen, Big Hero 6 and How to Train Your Dragon 2.... who wouldn't have had a blast....?
Well forget all about the mainstream titles and let us sneak into some less fortunate Masterpieces from the Silver screen...
Back in 2009 directer Tim Burton produced a most intelligent and dark piece of animated cult classic title "9" or "Number 9", the movie was voiced by Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, John C. Reilly, and Jennifer Connelly. In a futuristic world an in a post apocalyptic era a rag doll rises in the dark and ventures on a journey that might be the salvation of humanity... could an empty doll save our humanity... this is an edge of your seat dark tale of hope in an amazingly designed world....
If the age of darkness and sci-fi is not your favorite genre, maybe a dark romantic movie that links two total strangers through letters might be your cup of tea... Mary is a 8 year old girl voiced by Tonni Collette and she becomes pen pals with a most obese 40 year old lonely man named Max voiced by Philip Seymour Hoffman, this unlikely friendship delivers a most wondrous and heartbreaking relationship at times and a most disastrous yet uplifting love story at others... the tale of Mary & Max is as black and white as an animated film can ever be...
If writing letters is no longer the thing, and the age of texting and cyber communication is wearing you down and getting on your nerves allow me to aid you out of the black and white world and let us together join Mr. Morris Lessmore in adding some colors back into the world we live in... Mr. Morris is book worm and a warm hearted individual who maintains his love to books despite the storm that almost rips his world apart... get ready for a most nostalgic and mesmerizing flight with The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore....
When death comes knocking monstrously only the master of monsters can out do La Muerte, in this book well movie based on a book about a book, monster professor Guillerme Del Toro exposes us to the worlds of life and life after death and death after life.... a complex tale that starts with once upon a time but doesn't necessarily end with happily ever after... a Mexican myth with no nachos but a load of bull and bull fighters tagging along with the mariachi in the fight for love and glory... a movie that gives no care and cares less about shame... a brilliant tale of no retreat and no surrender, with the everlasting mythologies of friendship, life, love and immortality... The Book of Life is eternal, especially with the voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Danny Trejo and Christina Applegate...
Directed by: Shane Acker
Written by: Pamela Pettler (screenplay), Shane Acker (Story)
Duration: 79 minutes
Rating: PG 13
Daffy Meter: 8/10 (the dark future never looked any brighter...)
Mary and Max (2009)
Directed by: Adam Elliot
Written by: Adam Elliot
Duration: 92 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Daffy Meter: 9/10 (love could be said in over a million letters)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)
Directed by: William Joyce - Brandon Oldenburg
Written by: William Joyce
Duration: 15 minutes
Daffy Meter: 9/10 (nothing is as colorful as a book... not even life)
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Directed by: Kelly Asbury
Written by: William Shakespeare (original play) - various
Duration: 84 minutes
Daffy Meter: 7/10 (well hello hello hello...)
The Book of Life (2014)
Directed by: Jorge R. Gutierrez
Written by: Jorge R. Gutierrez - Douglas Langdale
Duration: 95 minutes
Rating: PG 13
Daffy Meter: 8/10 (an everlasting life, is that engraved by true love...)