Most nights, between around 9:15 pm to 10:15 pm Deanna and I watch a movie. This is also when I have my dinner. Since we are talking, at most, an hour we never ever finish a movie in one go. Usually takes us 2 to 3 nights to see one from start to finish. Then to complicate matters, earlier in the evening, starting at 6pm we have our ‘Family TV’ hour. Not all the time (since that is also when we watch “Downton Abbey” etc.) we watch movies during that slot too. So we can have two movies going over multiple evenings — with the kids finishing “Out of Africa” last night.
Well we, i.e., Deanna and I, watched “Mortdecai” the last couple of nights. I had found it on Amazon Prime. It was fun. Deanna laughed out loud, quite a bit and that is always a good sign. Amusing. The mimicked accents a bit hard to follow at times. But a jolly Classic British romp, exquisitely filmed.
If you haven’t seen it check it out. Not great, but not half bad. You will have fun.
Sunday, February 28, 2016 having been the last day of February school vacations I took the kids to the 6:30pm showing of “Kung Fu Panda 3“, in 3D, at the “Regal 10” in Concord, New Hampshire — after over trip to Knight’s Pond. I like “Kung Fu Panda”, so I was glad when Teischan chose it out of the list of movies we told her were showing ‘locally’.
It was, as I knew it would be, brilliant. Exactly what a ‘kids’ animation is meant to be: entertaining, visually LAVISH, lots of action, funny, cute, adorable etc. etc. The quality of the rendering is breathtaking. So much detail. The artwork, even with the credits, is WORLD CLASS. 3D used judiciously but with flair. They even did the credits in 3D — showing 3 layers. Very clever. Definitely two paws up. Definitely worth taking the kids — and YOU will enjoy it too.
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Teischan (9) loved the first ‘Hotel Transylvania‘. She had been asking for a while whether we could go and see the second one. Yesterday I was able to fulfill her wish. We saw it at the ‘Regal Concord 10’ in Concord, N.H.
It was good. Very good — but I knew it would be. Uncomplicated, unadulterated entertainment — which is what these movies are supposed to be.
The quality and rendering, though very good, was not as good as Disney/Pixar (and as a Disney (and Pixar) shareholder I have to say that) and the dialogue lacked the inevitable Disney adult innuendo. But it was fast paced, amusing and cute. Kids loved it and to me that is all that matters.
It was not in 3D. We made the 4pm show, which is, in theory, a matinee. But it still cost, just for the 3 tickets, close to $32. That can get expensive.
But definitely all thumbs up. Go take the kids. They will love it.