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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Directed by Wes Anderson
Produced by Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Allison Abbate &
Steven M. Rales
Written by Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach (screenplay)
Roald Dahl (book)
Starring George Clooney
Meryl Streep
Jason Schwartzman
Bill Murray
Michael Gambon
Jarvis Cocker
Owen Wilson
Willem Dafoe
Helen McCrory
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography Tristan Oliver
Editing by Andrew Weisblum
Studio 20th Century Fox Animation
Indian Paintbrush
Regency Enterprises
American Empirical Pictures
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date November 25, 2009
Running time 87 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English

It is difficult to watch any film, let alone an animated film, after just seeing a movie as brilliant as Toy Story 3, but as I am so fascinated in stop motion animation and because I have wanted to see this film for quite a while, so I decided to watch Fantastic Mr. Fox.

The film is OK and the stop motion animation is excellent, but it cannot compare to the emotion of the Pixar Toy Story 3. The film is an Americanized version of Road Dahl’s book, which is not as bad as it sounds as there are still some very British elements in the movie. All I can say is that it is a good but not great film.

School of Rock

Directed by Richard Linklater
Produced by Scott Aversano, Steve Nicolaides & Scott Rudin
Written by Mike White
Starring Jack Black
Joan Cusack
Mike White
Sarah Silverman
Music by Craig Wedren
Cinematography Rogier Stoffers
Editing by Sandra Adair
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) October 3, 2003
Running time 108 min.
Country United States
Language English

School Of Rock is a 2004 comedy starring Jack Black. It’s not really that ground breaking, as it takes a pretty old premise, that being a loser/misfit being thrust into a group of stuck up/up tight kids where he teaches them how to live.

And so Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, a guy who doesn’t realise that his rock ‘n’ roll dream has disappeared. In a case of mistaken identity he becomes a substitute teacher at a snotty pre-school where he teaches the kids all about rock ‘n’ roll, and their parents discover that there are other worthy lessons for kids to learn other than the three r’s.

The film may not be original but there are many amusing scenes and most of all the music is great. It especially refreshing to hear the music of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix and other great rockers, in a movie when these days you are more likely to hear bland pop music. (Thankyou Simon Cowell!!!) The soundtrack is fantastic and it’s worth watching the film for this alone.