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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree: Camp Everfree suspense opens

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree is the sequel to My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games released in 2015. It is also the fourth installment of the Equestria Girls film franchise. One more thing about this movie is that it is spin-off of an animated television series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

The story is interesting as it has thrill, suspense and emotions. A group of high-school students sets for an adventurous trip to Camp Everfree. It is a nature camp owned by Gloriosa Daisy and her brother Timber Spruce. The owners take the high-school students including Twilight Sparkle, the main cast of the movie, and her friend Sunset Shimmer. Story starts with Timber getting overpowered by “Midnight Sparkle” and the story moves with discovery of a forest spirit Gaea Everfree.

Gaea Everfree doesn’t like construction of camp in the forest that is her home. She also dislikes presence of human that are strangers to the spirit. To discourage students from camping, Gaea starts a series of attacks on the campers. The spirit uses her magical powers to terrorize the campers but at the end, it is found that there is no such spirit and Gloriosa Daisy is playing Gaea with the objective of preventing the businessman Filthy Rich from foreclosing the camp.

The suspense breaks in the end but something happens that leaves all the students in a state of awe. The campers organize a fundraiser to save foreclosure and they are successful in raising funds and saving foreclosure but the magical powers destroy the camp and leave all the campers in a state of shock.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree first look and poster

The poster has the girls standing in a line with the middle girl getting maximum exposure than others. There are seven girls in the poster and all are wearing colorful dresses and camp shoes. Lake and dock are seen in background. It is lush green setting with snowcapped mountains are also seen on the back. It is a multicolor poster that looks attractive. Name of the movie is written on the … Find More

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Accel World: Infinite Burst Movie

Accel World: Infinite Burst: Animated movie on a popular light novel

Accel World: Infinite Burst movie is based on Accel World light novel. Since a light novel is a genre of Japanese writing targeting high-school students, protagonist of the film is a student. The film is based on child psychology where a harassed high-school student finds solace in the cyberspace. He starts spending time playing online games and gets introduced to a secret program Brain Burst.

The student is Haruyuki and he is ridiculed by fellow students because of his body type and weight. He is short and overweight due to which he looks different from others. But he is happy and has no problem in being short and overweight. He feels sad because of the humiliation he gets without his fault. To escape the ill treatment by fellow students, he starts spending time in the school’s Local Network where he is always playing virtual squash.

Soon Haru develops extraordinary skills for playing online games and it is when his life takes a turn for the best. Kuroyukihime, female Student Council Vice-President of the school, notices his skills and saves Haru from the delinquents. She also introduces Haru to a secret program Brain Burst. This is a multiplayer game developed to accelerate human cognitive process. Both Haru and Kuroyukihime master the game and keep winning levels. And finally they meet the creator of the game.

Storyline is simple but powerful and it isn’t the first time when the novel is animated. An animated adaptation of the novel was aired in Japan in 2012 and its English version was produced in 2013. Two video games were also released in 2012 and 2013 simultaneously. The video games became a hit as they had original video animation episode. Now a movie is planned and it is also expected to do well like its predecessors.

The movie has action but in the form of video game. Haru gets sympathy as he is an innocent boy harassed just because of his body type. And Kuroyukihime is a kind woman who wants to provide real help to Haru and she takes Haru on a path where Haru feels liberated.

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The Secret Life of Pets Movie

Hilarious comedy of pets in The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets is a movie showing pets in relation with their owners and with each-other. It is a 3D computer animated adventure comedy by Illumination Entertainment. It is written by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio and directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney.

It is life of a pet, a terrier named Max. He lives in a Manhattan apartment building with his owner Katie. Max is happy and satisfied with his life until he finds a new companion Duke, a sloppy mongrel. He was brought from a dog pound. Max doesn’t like Duke and there starts a rivalry between them but soon they have to forge a partnership to meet the challenge posed by Flushed Pets.

Snowball is an adorable white rabbit but with a black heart that doesn’t like happy pets. He and his army of Flushed Pets wage a war against all happy pets like Max and Duke. Snowball hatches a conspiracy against happy pets and their owners and his Flushed Pets are with him. Max and Duke have to come together to prevent Snowball and his Flushed Pets from doing any harm to happy pets and pet owners. But there is one more villain in the movie.

Just like Snowball, Gidget, a Pomeranian, is also forming a group of unhappy pets to nail down Max and Duke. Will Max be able to contain the double attack on his sovereignty and destroy his happy life? Computer animation brings cartoons to life and voice cast make them look real. Here Louis C.K. is giving voice to Max and Eric Stonestreet is giving voice to Duke. Kavin Hart is chosen for giving voice to Snowball and Gidget speaks in the voice of Jenny Slate.

The movie is an attempt to show that pets feel and experience emotions that human feel. They are envious of others and also they try taking revenge. It is a nice movie as it shows pets in different relations with each-other. First of all Max and Duke become rivals and then they become friends to meet the challenge posed by others. It will be released on July 8, 2016.

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Big Fish & Begonia Movie

Big Fish & Begonia: The myth came true in the movie

Big Fish & Begonia is inspired by a myth and not a book or real life incident and the story is so touching that it will certainly make the audience especially young generation weep. The myth was taken from Chinese classic Zhuangzi. It also integrates stories from other classics. The film is directed by Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun.

Story of the movie revolves around a dolphin who wants to help a human friend, a boy. Dolphin when grew up to her full size goes out in the open of the seas to explore the outside world especially the human. She lives in a world different from the world human live. So she sets out for journey hoping to return safely but she meets an accident and that accident changes her perception and views of the outside world.

Stuck in vortex, the dolphin loses all hopes of remaining safe. But she was helped by boy who saves the fish at the cost of his life. Dolphin’s name is Chun and she is 16 years old. She was allowed to go out because she is grown and she can take care of herself but she was advised to stay alert from human. But Chun finds that not all human are alike. The little boy saved her life by giving his life. Now Chun determines to save the child who has now turned into a small fish. His soul comes in the fish and Chun decides to protect his soul so that he can grow and one day go back to his world where human live.

The film shows sacrifice of a human for a fish and vice versa. It is a heart touching story that shows fish and human in a bond. Chun nurses the small tiny fish and protects him from the dangers of the sea world until he grows up and becomes ready to go back to his world. The bond between Chun and the boy is so touchy that audiences won’t want them to break away. It is a myth but shown beautifully like a real life incident on the reel.

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Finding Dory

Finding Dory: A lesson to learn from Dory’s life

Finding Dory is another 3D computer-animated comedy drama adventure movie and also a sequel to Finding Nemo. There are many similarities between the two movies. In addition to similarity in stories, the films are also directed by Andrew Stanton. He is writing the sequel as well. The story starts from Finding Nemo. Six months have passed after Nemo is found and the suddenly the amnesiac Dory recalls her childhood and feels intense longing for a family reunion and the story starts moving.

It is true sequel as the protagonists of first film will lead the sequel as well. There is Marlin, Nemo, Dory and the Tank Gang. Just like the first movie, the sequel also has some co-stars that are a whale, whale shark and octopus whose names are Bailey, Destiny and Hank respectively. When Dory leaves for a family reunion, she faces many challenges but she’s accompanied by a trustworthy friend Marlin and guided by the new gang that has a whale shark and an octopus.

The film has happy ending as Dory reunites with her loved ones but she teaches everyone including audiences a lesson that is value of family and loved ones in life. The film is set off the coast of California and it is expected to be as entertaining as Finding Nemo was. Its ending is changed to make it more environment-friendly. Instead of leaving the characters in the open sea, some landed in safe captivity with the option to go back to the ocean.

Why watch the movie?

Viewers of Finding Nemo will certainly return to theaters to watch Finding Dory as the story starts after reunion of Nemo with his father. Dory is amnesiac and she recalls her childhood. It can be said that Nemo reminds her of her childhood. Voice cast for Dory and Marlin is same but for Nemo, Hayden Rolence is used. Similar voice cast will help the audiences relate the film to its predecessor. Also the audiences will appreciate the end that is made animal friendly. Overall the film is expected to get good ratings from viewers as well as critics.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie is a success despite repeated story and action

Kung Fu Panda 3 is continuation of the epic journey of the legendary panda “Po” into unknown worlds, fighting enemies no one can dare to stand before and winning battles despite all odds.

Story

Po is happy to meet his father and now he is heading for a secret village that is a paradise for pandas. Po is excited about the village as he will meet his brethren in the village. But little do the Po knows that he has to become an instructor and train the fun-loving and playful pandas to become serious martial arts fighters to fight an enemy that is more powerful than the pandas can imagine. The evil Kai is blessed with supernatural powers that help him in each battle. Kai starts defeating and terminating kung-fu fighters in China and he is also looking for a potential competitor. Po has to take the challenge in order to save his mainland and brethren.

From the Production

  • It is third of the six part epic series of Kung Fu Panda
  • One third of the film was shot in China and rest in DWA US studio
  • The first animated film co-produced with a Chinese company
  • Kai doesn’t have British ascent
  • Originally scheduled for December 23, 2015, Kung Fu Panda 3 was expected to have direct competition with Star War: Episode VII

Directed – Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Alessandro Carloni
Produced – Melissa Cobb
Written – Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Starring – Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson, J. K. Simmons
Distributed – 20th Century Fox
Release dates – January 29, 2016
Country – United States, China
Language – English
Chinese

Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie

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The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie – Angry Red Bird got highest stars for his deliveries

The Angry Birds Movie is based on the popular Angry Bird video game. It is a 3D computer-animated action-adventure-comedy movie set on Bird Island inhabited by birds that are secluded from the outside world. All these birds have is their eggs.

Most of the birds in the island are kind and friendly but the Red is always angry and also suspicious about others. He is sentenced to anger management classes where he meets Chuck and Bomb and forms a group of angry birds. Suddenly, some pigs arrive at the bird island and they get a hearty welcome from the birds. Soon more pigs start landing at the bird island under a secret plan

Angry birds become suspicious about pigs’ activities and start investigating the reason behind pigs flocking to Birds Island. The reason is startling that is to steal the eggs. Pigs have explosives to blow the island and they are successful in their attempt. All the eggs are taken to Pigs Island and kept at a safe place. Now is the turn of Angry Birds to take revenge and bring their eggs back. The birds get united for a concerted effort and also take help of eagle.

The birds attack pigs and bring their eggs back. Red does a heroic act when he returns to the island to bring the egg accidentally left behind. The Pigs Island is destroyed but the pigs escape the destruction and they again start planning to enter into Birds Island to steal the eggs.

The story line is simple yet powerful. Some scenes like the eagle excusing the birds for his laziness and the Red doing a job that shows that he is kind at heart are touching. It is a directorial debut for the directors Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly and they did a good job in first attempt. The movie is doing well on box office and also it has got mixed response from film critics.

Why watch the movie?

It is an adventurous cartoon-comedy movie of the popular Angry Birds and if this reason enough for seeing the movie then there is another reason and that is … Find More

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Minions (film) – The Adventure Tale Of Little Loveable Oddballs

Introduction: This spin-off from to the unabashedly humorous movie Despicable Me, tries to take the plot away from humans and give these google-eyed yellow creatures a centre stage of their own. The film that was released in theatres on 10th Jul 2015, offers an overdose of cuteness to the audiences as they enjoy the charming elements, the adorable gibberish talk and the awesome screen presence of the animated characters.

Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Rank: 3 star
Directed – Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Produced – Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Written – Brian Lynch
Starring – Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan,
Geoffrey Rush
Music – Heitor Pereira
Release dates – June 11, 2015 , July 10, 2015 (United States)
Running time – 91 minutes
Country – United States

Minions (film) Trailer

Plot: The minions having accidentally killed all their bosses, including the Tyrannosaurus and Napoleon, have now moved to Antarctica to live in a desolate colony of their own. But these small yellow creatures soon become aimless and desolate as they find it difficult to live on without having to follow the orders of yet another scoundrel. Then one of the minions, Kevin takes up the responsibility of finding a new boss. He is accompanied on his mission by his two friends Stuart and Bob. Whether the group finds the biggest, baddest villain to master the clan or will they fail in their search, is what forms the rest of the storyline

Critic’s Review: The film did not create much buzz among the critics as it lacks a compelling plot and the warmth of Despicable Me. Nevertheless the slapstick humour is thick and fast which is perhaps why the movie earned an average rating of three stars out of five.

Cast and Direction: Directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda have done a commendable job, along with the writers of the flick. The voice over by Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, and Steve Coogan is truly flawless.

Why will you watch: The movie is good entertainment especially for the kids, as they will surely enjoy the fact that these adorable sidekicks have finally been … Find More

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Ted 2 – Just an average sequel with repeated jokes

Introduction:

Ted 2 is a fantasy comedy movie from America which is a sequel to 2012 film Ted. The movie is releasing on 26th June 2015 in the U.S. It has a running time of approx 115 minutes.


Rank: **1/2
Cast:
• Mark Wahlberg will be repriseng the role of John Bennet
• Seth MacFarlene will give his voice as Ted Clubber Lang
• Amanda Seyfried will appear as Samantha Leslie Jackson
• Morgan Freeman to appear as Patrick Meighan
• Jessica Barth is casted as Tami-Lynn McCafferty
• Giovanni Ribisi to appear as Donny
Director: Seth MacFarlene
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Produced – Scott Stuber, Seth MacFarlane, John Jacobs, Jason Clark
Written – Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane
Music – Walter Murphy
Edited – Jeff Freeman
Distributed – Universal Pictures
Release dates – June 26, 2015
Running time – 115 minutes
Country – United States

Ted 2 Movie Trailer

Plot:

Ted marries his girlfriend Tami-Lynn but the marriage is affected due to regular fight between the couple. For maintaining the relationship, they plan to have a baby. The movie shows how Ted who is unable to conceive child due to lack of reproductive organs seeks the help of John. The movie also shows the life of John who has divorced his wife due to issues in the relationship.

Critic’s Review:

The movie has generally received mixed reviews from the critics. It has received 44 % rating aggregate on the website Rotten Tomatoes. Also, on Metacritic website, the film has scored 49 out of 100.

Cast and Direction:

The direction is average and movie is funny in parts. The jokes are similar to the one in first installment. Overall, Macfarlane failed to generate the quality cinema.
The acting by Mark Wahlberg is fine and character of Ted is also presented reasonably well.

Why you will watch:

If are fan of foul mouthed character Ted then you might enjoy this fantasy comedy. Else, you can skip the theater and watch the movie later on DVD or television. … Find More

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Inside Out- Charming and creative movie with a heart!

Introduction:

Inside Out is a 3D computer animated film which released on 19th June 19, 2015 in India and the U.S.. The movie has a running time of 94 minutes.

Cast

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Following actors have given voice to the animated characters

• Amy Pohler has given voice to character of Joy
• Phyllis Smith as Sadness
• Bill Hader as Fear
• Lewis Black as Anger
• Mindy Kaling as Disgust
• Kaitlyn Dias as Riley

Director

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Pete Docter

Genre

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Animation, Comedy, Drama

Rank:

****1/2

Inside Out Movie Trailer

Plot

Riley is a 11 year old Midwestern girl who loves Hockey. Her life is changed when her father gets a job in San Francisco and she has to shift there with the family. Her different emotions including joy, anger, disgust, fear and sadness (represented in personified form) guide her during this major change of her life.

Critic’s Review:

The movie has received acclaim from every film critic. Also, it is one of the few films that has received 100% aggregate on Rotten Tomatoes website.

Cast and Direction:

This animated comedy drama is directed by Pete Docter. The various emotions of a young girl are beautifully depicted through personification. The blend of each emotion is properly balanced without going over the top. It is best movie by Pixar studios and Pete Docter collaboration after the animated movie ‘Up,’

The voices of all the emotions suits perfectly to the animated characters. Also, Kaitlyn’s voice to the Riley’s character involves you with her journey.

Why you will watch:

If you love animated movies with a nice story, then do not miss this one. It is indeed one of the best animated movies made by Hollywood in recent times. Adults and kids will be equally touched by this emotional story. … Find More

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