Planes is an entertaining movie almost in spite of itself. A spin-off from Cars made by Disneytoon Studios (and originally planned to go straight to DVD), you can feel the competing desires behind the movie coming off the screen, not all of which are about telling an entertaining story. The wish to keep the feel of Cars results in a plot that’s a mash-up between the two Pixar movies, complete with major characters that are almost carbon copies of Doc Hudson and Mater, as well as a protagonist who may not have Lightning McQueen’s initial arrogance but still has more than a dash of his attitude. [Read more…]
If an actor hits it big, you can pretty much guarantee everything they has ever starred in will suddenly emerge. Detention premiered over a year ago at SXSW, but it’s only now that Josh Hutcherson has broken out with Journey 2 and The Hunger Games that it’s finally getting a release in the US, and a trailer has now arrived. Detention tells the story of the senior class at Grizzly Lake high school. The road to graduation is never an easy one, but it’s further complicated for these students by the arrival of a slasher movie killer who has seemingly come to life. The only ones who can stop the killer are a handful of students, but they’ll have to cut out of detention if they’re to stand a chance at saving the world. It’s due out Friday, April 13th in the US, but no UK date it currently set.