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Paul McCartney collaborated with Lady Gaga for this new soundtrack

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Paul McCartney collaborated with Lady Gaga for this new soundtrack
In 2005, Paul McCartney co-authored a children’s book, High in the Clouds, about two competing ways of life, Animalia and Megatropolis, featuring a squirrel and frog as protagonists. Predictably, the animal heroes are headed to the big screen, with a film version of High in the Clouds in development for the last couple years, with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 director Cody Cameron set to direct. But, as this is a McCartney passion project, the Beatles’ great is working on songs for the movie, with Deadline reporting that McCartney has seven or eight new songs set for the film, and will even voice one of the characters, according to Rolling Stone... Read the full article at Radio.com.
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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 featurette

Cloudy directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn spill the meatballs on Flint's next animated adventure - getting served up on Sky Movies now. Picking up where Cloudy left off, Flint is invited by his idol Chester V (Will Forte) to join a group of elite inventors at The Live Corp Company. But his past catches up on him in the form of a mutant man-eating cheeseburger, so he must reunite with his buddies to uncover the mystery behind the fast food monsters.
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‘Lego Movie’ Builds More Box Office Gold, Sets Date for a Sequel

Everything is still awesome. Even after three weeks of release, Warner Bros. The Lego Movie continues to dominate the counted beans of the movie world. This weekend, the masterfully built CG-animated adventure tale not only had to endure the eruption of Pompeii, it also had to deal with a very motivated action film from Kevin Costner in 3 Days to Kill. Neither were up to the task, leading The Lego Movie to once again reign supreme, building its domestic box office receipts to $183 million in three weeks. And you know what that means: sequel! In response to the good box office news, Warner Bros. is celebrating by announcing a release date for a Lego Movie sequel. As The Hollywood Reporter explains, “the studio announced that the untitled movie will hit theaters on May 26, 2017, the beginning of the long Memorial Day weekend. Warners is being vague in terms of saying whether the film will be a proper sequel, or
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DVD Review: 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2'

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★★★☆☆ Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) follows on from the phenomenal success of the surreal 2009 original, which came out of nowhere to challenge animation hotshots Disney Pixar and Dreamworks. Adapted from the beloved children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett of the same name, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs followed inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and quick-witted weathergirl Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) as they attempted to fix the inexorable shower of food created by Flint's 'Diatomic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator'. However, things are about to get tasty.
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The HeyUGuys Interview – Cloudy 2 Directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn

‘It’s our bus to drive – it’s not our bus…’

It’s a good start to the interview with Messrs. Cameron and Pearn. I suggested that the success of the first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs film, and their long history with the series, should have meant more control over the sequel. This causes a big laugh, but it’s evidence of the camaraderie of the vast team behind the film.

If the pull-quotes slapped on the side of buses are to be believed the rule with sequels is ‘bigger and better’, and in creating Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn had a whole world to explore.

Stepping into the shoes of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, currently riding high on their latest (Lego) Movie’s success, is no easy trick, however the creative quartet were able to craft a new
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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Blu-ray Review

Director: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn,

Starring: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal,

Running Time: 95 Minutes

Certificate: U

Extras: Filmmaker Commentary, Anatomy Of A Foodimal, Production Design: Back In The Kitchen, Awesome End Credits, Cloudy Cafe: Who’s On The Menu?, Building The Foodimals, The Mysterious Sasquash, Delicious Production Design, Cody Simpson “La Da Dee” Music Video & Making Of, 4 Deleted Scenes, 4 Fun Mini-Movies,

We return to Swallow Falls in this sequel to the hit animated film of 2009. With Christopher Miller and Phil Lord flying the coup to focus on the 21 Jump Street franchise and The Lego Movie, it’s up to Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn to handle proceedings. With this being PEarn’s directorial debut and Cameron only feature being Open Season 3 you’d be right to be suspicious of this unnecessary yet still enjoyable sequel.
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‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2′ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal, Bruce Campbell | Written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein, Erica Rivinoja | Directed by Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn

Review by Glen Chapman

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up immediately after the end of the first and we get to see the aftermath of the havoc caused by, Flint Lockwood’s turing water into food invention, the Fldsmdfr. The invention spiralling out of control has rendered Swallow Falls uninhabitable and the residents are temporarily relocated to San Franjose by famed super-inventor Chester V, whose Live Corp is responsible for the clean up of Swallow Falls. This is great for Flint as he idolises Chester V and jumps at the chance to work as an inventor for Live Corp as he looks to join the elite group of talented
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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Blu-ray Review

It’s a shame that some still feel like animated films are primarily made for children. The advent of Pixar and films like Shrek and The Fantastic Mr. Fox have more than proved otherwise, and in 2009 directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller delivered a wonderfully goofy animated take on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs that appeals to adults and kids alike. That film reveled in its offbeat sense of humor, and while Lord and Miller stepped back into executive producer roles for the sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a worthy follow-up that delivers a hefty dose of adorable buoyed by colorfully inspired designs and a heartfelt theme of friendship. Read my review of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on Blu-ray after the jump. The Film Picking up immediately where the first film left off, directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn’s sequel finds
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The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Crew Previews the Blu-ray and DVD

Last week, ComingSoon.net visited Sony Pictures Animation to hear from some of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 team, whose pun-heavy, family-friendly animated sequel has a January 28th DVD and Blu-ray release. Cody Cameron, one of the film.s directors, and the voice of Pinocchio and Three Little Pigs from much of the "Shrek" franchise, introduced four deleted scenes that will be included as bonus features on the Blu-ray. Kristen Schaal's spirited orangutan with a human brain character, Barb, is prominently featured in two of the deleted scenes. Will Forte's pretentious, bearded character, Chester V, introduces himself with "Namaste" in the scene that Cameron was vocally most excited about, as it features a favorite joke of his from Andy Samberg's dopey,...
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'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2' - a bland buffet (Ians Movie Review)

'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2' - a bland buffet (Ians Movie Review)
Film: "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2"; Voiceovers by: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, Terry Crews, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris and Benjamin Bratt; Director: Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn; Rating: **1/2

With its appealing spread of animated "foodimals", animals made entirely of food, in an array of contrasting colours, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" is an entertaining tale of recognition, adventure and commitment that would appeal to kids.

The film takes off from where its first edition, released in 2009, left. Nevertheless, it is not a must to view the earlier edition, since the trail of events are explained and the film is clear on its own.

The narration trails an.
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Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 28, 2014

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $45.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

There’s more fun with food in the PG animated movie Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.

Bill Hader (Turbo) and Anna Faris (What’s Your Number?) return to voice inventor Flint Lockwood and intrepid reporter Sam Sparks, respectively.

This time around, Lockwood discovers that he didn’t actually destroy his machine in the original film. Instead, his invention is now creating animal-food hybrids, “foodimals!” Lockwood and his friends have to embark on a new adventure to save the world again, but this time from hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheesepiders and other foodimals.

The $115 million-grossing sequel got high praise from critics, 71% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. As Entertainment Weekly‘s Keith Staskiewicz wrote: “The animation is inventive and elastic, the dialogue zippy and shamelessly punny, and the tone lighthearted and fun,
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Movie Review - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, 2013.

Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn.

Featuring the voice talents of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris and Terry Crews.

Synopsis:

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs took many by surprise. What everyone expected to be a half-baked pile of forgettable tosh turned out to be among the best computer animated movies ever made with its quick humour, well-written characters, gorgeous designs and an interesting story. So successful was the film in terms of critical and movie-goer praise that Sony decided to push forward a sequel, only this time there isn't a book to be based upon.
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‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2′ Review

Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal, Bruce Campbell | Written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein, Erica Rivinoja | Directed by Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn

Review by Glen Chapman

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up immediately after the end of the first and we get to see the aftermath of the havoc caused by, Flint Lockwood’s turing water into food invention, the Fldsmdfr. The invention spiralling out of control has rendered Swallow Falls uninhabitable and the residents are temporarily relocated to San Franjose by famed super-inventor Chester V, whose Live Corp is responsible for the clean up of Swallow Falls. This is great for Flint as he idolises Chester V and jumps at the chance to work as an inventor for Live Corp as he looks to join the elite group of talented
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The Selfish Giant, Bad Grandpa, Ender's Game: this week's new films

The Selfish Giant | Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa | Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs | Ender's Game | Wolf Children | One Chance | Closed Circuit | Le Skylab | Muscle Shoals

The Selfish Giant (15)

(Clio Barnard, 2013, UK) Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder. 91 mins

In the tradition of Kes, or Fish Tank, this offers a child's-eye view of poverty that's too strong for real-life kids of the same age. Despite the fairytale origins, miracles are in short supply in this Bradford suburb, where two drop-out mates scavenge for opportunities. But the balance between harsh realism and mythical lyricism is beautifully struck, and the two leads really are miraculous.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (15)

(Jeff Tremaine, 2013, Us) Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll. 92 mins

Old-suited Knoxville and his "grandson" take to the road for Borat-style pranks.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (U)

(Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn, 2013, Us) Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte. 95 mins

Food/fauna surrealism part
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The HeyUGuys Interview: Directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn Talk Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs has to be one of my favourite animations from the last 5 years and when there was an announcement of a sequel, it made me very happy! What made me even more happy was when I got to chat with Directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn about their new movie, how it’s changed and what we can expect from this second installment.

They describe the first movie as more of an ‘disaster movie’ where as this film takes on a lot more from the ‘monster movie’ harking back to the likes of Jurassic Park and King Kong. We get to hear how they came up with the designs of the new creatures and my personal highlight was talking more in depth about the character of ‘Steve’ played by Neil Patrick Harris in both the first and second movie and how his interaction on screen
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Review

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Released in 2011, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was an unmitigated success for Sony Pictures Animation. It’s hardly a surprise then that a little over two years later, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is upon us. With new directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn taking over the reins from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the sequel is as appealing and visually imaginative as its predecessor. Sadly, the same can’t be said for an unfocused narrative that’s not quite as clever as it thinks it is.

With Swallow Falls in a state of disrepair following the disastrous food storm caused by an out-of-control invention, Flint (Bill Hader), Sam (Anna Faris) and his friends and forced to leave their hometown for San Franjose, California. There, Flint accepts an invitation to become a Live Corp employee by its CEO, Chester V (Will Forte). His first task is to
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'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2' review

Directors: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn; Screenwriters: John Francis Daley, Jonathan M Goldstein, Erica Rivinoja; Starring: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Terry Crews; Running time: 95 mins; Certificate: U

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs proved to be a very pleasant surprise back in 2009. Its colourful and vivid tale of an inventor conjuring up a machine that turned water into food made for a joyfully trippy animated film that stood out from the crowd. Box office success meant that a sequel was almost inevitable, and it arrives this week with much of the same visually inventive storytelling that made its predecessor a winner.

In this second helping Flint Lockwood's (Bill Hader) Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator (Fldsmdfr in abbreviated form) - previously thought destroyed - turns up operational and churning out "foodimals" on Swallow Falls, the island that fell victim to an epic food storm that
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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Review

Director: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn.

Starring: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Crews, Will Forte, Kristen Schaal.

Running Time: 95 minutes.

Certificate: U.

Synopsis: In the events following the foodpocalypse of its predecessor, Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) works for The Live Corp Company – an elitist group of scientists led by Flint’s shadowy childhood hero, Chester V (Will Forte). Striving to become a world-reknowned inventor, he is sent back to Swallow Falls and must reassemble ‘the gang’ to reclaim their home and save the world from unbelievable food mutations – ’the foodimals’.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 features the reassembling of underdog quirky inventor Flint Lockwood, meteorologist ‘girlfriend’ Sam Sparks (Anna Faris), Earl Devereaux (Terry Crews), Steve (Neil Patrick Harris), Brent (Andy Samberg), Manny (Benjamin Bratt) and Flint’s father, Tim Lockwood (James Caan). We also welcome antagonist Chester V, who is
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Burgerlicious Concept Art For ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2′

Like burgers? I do. And so apparently do the creators of Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2, because they have gone a bit Frankenstein and turned the popular fast food into a new species of animal. With chips for legs (naturally), these burger creatures are one of the many wacky ‘foodimals‘ that are appearing in the film due to something going very wrong with inventor Flint Lockwood’s meatball-spawning food machine.

It is these burgery beasts that are the stars of a new batch of concept art that has been released. In the work of Aaron D. Spurgeon, they are shown swarming various famous landmarks including the Great Wall Of China and the Taj Mahal, while Sam Kallis’ art wonderfully displays the beautiful design of the film’s environments. Feast your eyes (see what I did there?) on the images below.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 is
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Box Office: Gravity is Highest October Opener Ever With $55 Million Debut

George Clooney, Sandra Bullock sci-fi film Gravity from Alfono Cuaron tops box office. Warner Bros.Pictures' Gravity is now the highest October opener ever with a huge $55 million debut from 3,575 theaters. That's a very impressive $15,538 per-theater average. $11.2 million of that gross came from IMAX's 323 screens; 1/5 of the films opening weekend tally, and the best October weekend in IMAX's history. According to Rentrak, the film opened internationally on 89 IMAX runs, grossing $3.2 million this weekend with a per screen average of over $36,000. In second place, showing a mere 37% change in its sophomore weekend run, Sony's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 generated $21.5 million, and takes its domestic total past $60.5 million. The Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Crews and Neil Patrick Harris-voiced film from director's Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, has also made $1.2 million overseas, bringing its worldwide gross to over $60.5 million from a $78 million production budget.
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