Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Phase 4 Films Summer DVD Review

Kiara the Brave
GENRE: Family, Animated
DIRECTOR: Smita Maroo, Vijay S. Bhanushali
PRODUCER: Smita Maroo
SYNOPSIS: Dreamzone has been a peaceful and a magical kingdom under the rule of King Maximus. That’s about to change when he is captured and imprisoned by his evil brother Dreadmis. When Dreadmis unleashes his vengeance upon the kingdom, the King’s daughter, courageous Princess Kiara must conquer evil and restore harmony in Dreamzone. Together with her best friend Super Kloud, they embark on a magical journey to protect their Kingdom and bring the rightful owner back to the throne. 
This is a really cute movie.  We all really enjoyed it.  The story is nice and fun to watch.
Space Dogs
GENRE: Family, Animated
CAST: Chloë Grace Moretz (Hugo, Kick-Ass, Let Me In)
DIRECTOR: Inna Evlannikova, Svyatoslav Ushakov
PRODUCER: Sergey Zernov, Vadim Sotskov
SYNOPSIS: The exciting, animated tale based on the true story of Belka and Strelka; two Russian dogs sent to space in 1960. A circus dog and a stray dog embark on an out-of-this-world adventure to become the world's most famous canine cosmonauts!
 We are truly dog lovers and this movie was so cute, we really enjoyed it.

GENRE: Family, Adventure
CAST: Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Mimic), Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, 3:10 to Yuma, Ghost Rider), Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Why Did I Get Married Too?), Jason London (Dazed and Confused, Out Cold)
DIRECTOR: David M. Evans
PRODUCER: Michael Baumgarten, Marcy Levitas Hamilton
SYNOPSIS: Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather’s farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a lovable mutt. With help from the unlikely canine companion, Ben learns the importance of friendship, family and responsibility. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. 
Smitty is our favorite DVD from the ones we watched.  It's such a nice story and we love the characters.   Ben is so lovable and we really grew to love him.

Freddy Frogface  
GENRE: Family, Animated
CAST: Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Angels and Demons, The Candidate), Thure Lindhardt (Into the Wild, Angels and Demons)
DIRECTOR: Peter Dodd
PRODUCER: Erik Wilstrup, Nina Crone
SYNOPSIS: Being small doesn´t make life easy for little ten-year-old Victor and his friends, who not only have to face a world full of stern grown-ups but also the town bully Freddy Frogface. When a circus comes to the sleepy little town, Victor is thrilled at having the chance to perform in a talent show with his dog Sausage. Yet Freddy soon comes up with a sinister plot of his own to spoil Victor´s plans...

Victor is adorable and so is this movie.  I really enjoyed every minute of it!

Donkey X  
GENRE: Family, Animated
PRODUCER: Julio Fernàndez
SYNOPSIS: Follow Rucio, the most adventurous, brave, and mischievous donkey of Castile as he tells the true story of the legendary Don Quixote. Rucio jumps at the opportunity to join Don Quixote on his quest to battle The Half Moon Knight and overcome the dangerous obstacles that lurks them on the way.
Another cute movie. 

All of these are great for a family movie night.  They are super kid friendly but also enjoyable for adults to watch as well.

Go check out Phase 4, they have amazing movies that you probably haven't heard about before.