The Trip is a comedy film that centered around Steve Coogan. When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country’s finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon. Directed by Michael Winterbottom, The Trip stars Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and Claire Keelan. The film will be released in movie theaters on June 10, 2011.
The Valley of Peace remains peaceful with the protection of Po (Jack Black), the Dragon Warrior and fellow masters of the Furious Five. Despite that, Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman) informs Po that he has yet to achieve his inner peace. Meanwhile, Lord Shen (Gary Oldman), a peacock who was exiled from Gongmen City plots to control the whole of China using powerful cannons as weapon. Wolf bandits attack the Valley of Peace in order to steal refined metal for Lord Shen’s evil plot. Po and the Furious Five manage to fend off the wolves but they escape with the precious metal.
Lord Shen then invades Gongmen City and kills Master Thundering Rhino (Victor Garber) with his new powerful cannon and takes control over Gongmen City. When Shen hears from the court’s goat soothsayer (Michelle Yeoh) once again says that “a warrior of black and white” would one day defeat him, he seeks out to destroy Po. Po almost dies when Shen blasts Po out of the factory and captures the Five. Po survives and is rescued by Shen’s soothsayer in a ruined village where Po was born. When Po learns about his past, he attains inner peace and manages to destroy Shen and his armada and rescues his friends.
Like the first Kung Fu Panda film, Kung Fu Panda 2 is emotionally touching, yet hilarious and entertaining. Jack Black has managed to embrace and bring out the character in Po with exceptional voice acting while the rest of the cast did just as good.
Overall, Kung Fu Panda 2 is simply full of awesomeness.
50/50 is a comedy film about of a 27-year-old guy’s cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. Directed by Jonathan Levine, 50/50 stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick. The film will be released in movie theaters on September 30, 2011.
Happy Feet Two, also known as Happy Feet Two in 3D is an animated film and the sequel to Happy Feet, returns in 3D. Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven #&8212; a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures — from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals — to put things right. Directed by George Miller, Happy Feet 2 stars the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (Pink), Sofia Vergara, Anthony LaPaglia, Magda Szubanski and Hugo Weaving, with Brad Pitt and Matt Damon as the Krill. The film will be released in movie theaters on November 18, 2011.
Blitz is a thriller film about a serial killer (Aiden Gillen) who is at large and killing cops. Unfortunately for him, the police have maverick cop Brant (Jason Statham) on the case. Directed by Elliott Lester, Blitz stars Jason Statham, Paddy Considine and Aidan Gillen. The film will be released on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download on August 16, 2011.