Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is one of the movies I don’t mind my kid watching over and over again. I was surprised to like it, but Meatballs made me laugh with more than fart jokes and hidden adult humor. (Of course, there is that one poop throwing joke. Heh heh. STEEEEEEVE! Ha!) The voice cast was a delight, the story was great for my science-minded daughter, and jello houses and giant foods are always a good time.
The sequel, thankfully unimaginatively titled Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, shows us what happens when you return to an island filled with food. It’s evolution, baby. Shrimpanzees, tacodiles, and other delightfully punny food creatures populate Flint’s home. Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, and Neil Patrick Harris reprise their voice roles and Terry Crews takes over for Mr. T.
Let’s move right along to movies that you probably shouldn’t show to your kids, unless your name is Admin and that’s just how your Canadian ass rolls.
James Wan has re-teamed with Patrick Wilson for another horror movie. This time Wilson plays the husband in a psychic investigator duo, along with Vera Farmiga as his wife. The pair look into a possible haunting of the Perron family in 1970’s Rhode Island. Lilli Taylor and Ron Livingston play the beleaguered Mr. and Mrs. Perron in The Conjuring.
Kristen Stewart’s mother, Jules Stewart, has released the trailer for her directorial debut. The film, called K-11, focuses on Ray Saxx Jr. (Goran Visnjic) and his attempts to escape the brutal section of L.A. County jail he finds himself in. Kate del Castillo (Under the Same Moon) plays a transsexual leader in the vast labyrinth of obstacles Saxx must maneuver through.
It looks…pretty damn interesting.