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Brickleberry - starting September 25th on Comedy Central

Trashwire talks ‘Brickleberry’ with show creator Waco O’Guin

If you’ve watched Tosh.0, you’ve probably heard of Brickleberry, the new animated series on Comedy Central. Trashwire sat down with creators Waco O’Guin and Roger Black at Comic-Con in August for a round table interview about the series, premiering September 25th on Comedy Central. Continue reading

Gnomeo and Juliet

Gnomeo and Juliet brings Shakespeare to the back yard

The story of Romeo and Juliet has been told a zillion times, but it hasn’t been told using lawn ornaments or featuring a bevy of Elton John tunes. That’s where Gnomeo and Juliet comes in. Here, the star-crossed lovers are a couple of garden gnomes who come to life when no one is watching. They live in the adjacent yards of feuding English neighbors and their rivalry involves landscaping and lawnmowers. Continue reading

Chris Coffel's Top 10 of 2010

Chris Coffel’s Top 10 of 2010

Note: I write this top 10 list without seeing many of the films from 2010 that I would’ve liked to see it. So if you’re wondering why films like The Fighter or Black Swan aren’t on here, its because I haven’t seen them yet, unfortunately. Continue reading

Top 10 movies of 2010

Top 10 movies of 2010

It’s that time of year again! Time for every film blogger on the internet to put out a top 10 list. We’ve whipped up a list of our own with some of our favorite movies of 2010 from comedy to drama, indie to big budget Hollywood productions. Some of these are Oscar-caliber and some are… well, some are definitely not, but we still loved ‘em and they’re all worth checking out. So here it is, Trashwire.com’s top 10 of 2010.

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Disney's Tangled

Tangled carries on the tradition of Disney princess movies

I grew up during the golden age of the Disney princess. From Ariel to Belle to Jasmine, my childhood was filled with big-eyed, tiny-waisted damsels in distress who always fell in love with a boy outside of their sheltered world, or outside of their species in some cases. Let’s face it, nobody does animated fairy tales like Disney.Tangled takes the next logical step for Disney princesses with the classic formula done in snazzy new 3D computer animation. Continue reading

Megamind stars Will Ferrell

Mega stars master Megamind

Every animated film, no matter how well-written, can be made or broken by its cast. Back in the days of Disney animated classics like Beauty and the Beast, each part was played by a talented voice over actor who made a career out of over-the-top cartoon voices. These days, the fun of animated films is hearing the cast of well-known celebrities who lend their voices to the characters. Thankfully, Will Ferrell’s hilarious delivery, combined with a good script and stellar performances from the rest of the cast, makes Megamind an excellent animated film. Continue reading

Despicable Me fun in 3D

In the tradition of Shrek, Universal’s Despicable Me is a film for kids, that’s also fun for adults. The Pixar-like 3D animation wows children and the cast list alone is enough to get adults excited. When I saw the first trailer for the film, seeing Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, and Kristen Wiig all listed together made me mark my calendar for the release date. Continue reading

Dreamworks ‘Dragon’ delivers

Dreamworks has always been hit or miss for me. Their latest effort How To Train Your Dragon (available in 3D) is a hit. The animated film is about a young Viking named Hiccup, voiced by Jay Baruchel (She’s Out of My League), who happens to be a little different. While most Vikings are immense warriors, Hiccup happens to be a scrawny apprentice to the local blacksmith. Hiccup lives in a village just like every other place in the world, except that instead of having mice for pests, they have dragons. Continue reading

Same jokes different character on The Cleveland Show

The Cleveland Show on FOXThe story of Family Guy is a miraculous one: Seth MacFarlane creates a TV show that gets cancelled by FOX, only to be resurrected by fans after finding new life on DVD. But the unfortunate side effect of this success story is that it now seems FOX believes MacFarlane can do no wrong and has granted him two additional animated series, the less-funny American Dad and the newest, completely un-funny addition, The Cleveland Show. Continue reading