Set sail for adventure on the high seas with the merriest band of buccaneers and scallywags this side of the ocean blue with Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt‘s rollicking and very fun family film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Arghs ahoy!Show More Summary
Opening in 3D and 2D theaters on April 27th is the new 3D stop-motion animated movie from Aardman Animation and directors Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, (the people who brought you Chicken Run) called The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which … Continue reading ?
Review by JAMES BARTLETT It’s 1857. Pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) is on the throne and her navy is on the march, but life aboard the ship of Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) is full of looting, cutlasses and regular Ham Nights – it’s just a shame that they’re not very good at their [...]
If you enjoy smart, kid friendly humor with a heavy dose of silliness, and some smart and snappy dialogue, you'll love this movie! If you like films like Toy Story and Shrek, The Pirates! will be to your liking.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 1:58:54 AM CDT
Pirates! Band of Misfits is the best stop-motion, non-Wallace and Gromit film yet from Aardman Animation. It may also be the most complex stop-motion animated film ever. And yes, it’s funny. Very, very funny. Pirate Captain [voiced by Hugh Grant] is the leader of the ragtaggiest of ragtag crews – sailors with names like The [...]
Before we dive into this week's releases, I wanted to let you know that since I've been oppressively busy lately, I missed last week's column despite there being a couple of solid releases worth your time and money. Top of...
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 23:36:55 PM CDT
The pirates steal every scene in the latest comedy from Aardman Animations.
There are four films this weekend: The Five Year Engagement, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Raven and Safe. By next weekend, most will be dead. Such are the offerings before the summer season, films that are either meant to be counter-programming, or studio dumps that are being release partly out of contractual obligation. Let’s [...]
Aardman Animations has paid tribute to weird gadgets and strange machinations with the Wallace and Gromit series and the movie Chicken Run. And Pirates! Band of Misfits, which opens tomorrow, sees a pirate crew running up against Charles Darwin and other scientists, in Victorian England. More »
The Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant), cruising the seven seas in search of the old-fashioned kind of booty, is not so much a ne’er-do-well as a rare-do-well. He and his crew have fallen into a long depression; the ships they commandeer turn out to be carrying ghosts, nudists or the plague. So when he lands in [...]
And how he's like the Pirate Captain.
Jan Švankmajer’s stop-motion looks angry, rough, and primal; Henry Selick’s is so polished and smooth that it resembles CGI. But Aardman Animations’ stop-motion releases like the Wallace & Gromit shorts, Chicken Run, and Shaun The Sheep...Show More Summary
Hugh Grant has played the caddish romantic leading man in seemingly dozens of British comedies from Four Weddings and a Funeral to Bridget Jones's Diary. Now, in a rather welcome change of pace, he's slipping on his pirate hat and cutlass...Show More Summary
When Peter Lord and David Sproxton first registered the name “Aardman Animations” in Britain in 1972, the company consisted of the two of them making puppet animation for ads and TV shows. Over the intervening four decades, the studio...Show More Summary
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:25:35 AM CDT
Their latest stop-motion standout.
Hugh Grant and director Peter Lord strike a pose at the premiere of their film The Pirates! Band of Misfits on Sunday (April 22) in New York City. The 51-year-old English actor smiled for the cameras and posed in front of posters to promote his film. The movie also stars Salma Hayek, Anton Yelchin, and [...]
Reality television star Teresa Giudice was on the red carpet for the premiere of “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” with her daughter Gia in New York City on Sunday evening. Teresa looked gorgeous in an off-shoulder floor-length black and red … Continue reading ?