Monday, March 1, 2021

“The Grey:” A Bad Fairy Tale About Wolves

(MOVIE REVIEW) The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, is about an oil drilling team stranded in the middle of Alaskan wilderness after their plane crashes. But it's not the dangerous weather that poses the biggest threat to these men, it's a pack of wolves that are portrayed as blood-thirsty, vicious creatures. It's hard not to get irked while watching The Grey since wolves just got delisted as an Endangered Species. It's even harder to then read interviews with Joe Carnahan, the director, defending his portrayal of wolves as realistic, instead of simply admitting that it's completely fictional. The idea that a pack of wild wolves that have never had contact with humans would go after humans in a territorial blood war is implausible at best, dangerously misleading at worst.

‘War Horse’ Gallops To Greatness

(MOVIE REVIEW) Steven Spielberg's moving new film War Horse showcases the incredible power of animals to unite people, even in the worse of circumstances. Set during World War I, War Horse brings to light the integral part horses played during the war — a part that many overlook. See photos, the trailer, and read our review on War Horse below. — Global Animal

“The Muppets” Take Hollywood

(MOVIE REVIEW/PICTURES) It's been years since we've seen anything new from Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and the rest, but their new movie The Muppets, opening November 23, 2011, brings them back into the limelight. In true Disney fashion, The Muppets pulls out all the stops.. Read on for our review and for pictures from the premier. — Global Animal

“Happy Feet Two” Taps Into The Environment

(MOVIE REVIEW)  Happy Feet Two follows Mumble's fluffy fledgeling son Erik as he tries to find his reason to dance. Staring Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, P!nk, and many more, Happy Feet Two illustrates our impact on the environment — without being in your face about it. Read on for the rest of the review ad to watch the trailer. — Global Animal

‘Puss In Boots’ Delivers Laughs & Adventure

(MOVIE REVIEW) Puss In Boots is a movie the whole family can enjoy. Like the Shrek movies, Puss In Boots is not just for kids. The story follows Puss (Antonio Banderes) on a pre-Shrek adventure up the beanstalk from Jack and the Beanstalk. On his way Puss meets up with Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) and Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek). — Global Animal

Luna “The Whale” Finds Home In Our Hearts

(MOVIE REVIEW) The Whale documents the incredible story of Luna, an orca who wandered away from his family and into the hearts of the people around the world. In the film one person said “How could you not touch the whale,” but my question is, how could you not be touched by The Whale. Read on for Global Animal's review of The Whale, and for information on how to see the film. — Global Animal

‘Dolphin Tale’ Dives Deep Into What Connects Us

(MOVIE REVIEW) Dolphin Tale is a movie for animal lovers of all ages. The film is based on the inspiring true story of Winter, a dolphin who loses her tail to a crab trap, and a boy who befriends the disabled porpoise. With Winter playing herself, there's a lot to love about this triumphant tale of cross-species friendship. Dolphin Tale stars Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., and Kris Kristofferson. The movie opens September 23. Read on for Global Animal's movie review of Dolphin Tale... 

New Film Shows Human Side Of Chimp

(ANIMAL MOVIE) — The upcoming film Project Nim tells is about teaching a chimpanzee sign language. The chimp named Nim is separated from his family and lives with humans. After the study fails, Nim befriends his caretaker Bob Ingersoll. The two develop an extraordinary friendship.