A Week In Film #227: STILL NOT PAID

The Wrong Trousers title screen

The Wrong Trousers
Possibly the zenith of the Wallace and Gromit shorts, with our chums pushed apart with the arrival of a suspicious penguin lodger… One long tribute to film, with hat tips to The Third Man, Westerns, spy films, heist movies, creature features, Warner Bros cartoons – pretty much everything except the kitchen sink drama.

Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs title screen

Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs
I have to watch the Ice Age films all the time, but this one’s actually pretty good, largely down to Simon Pegg as a gone-a-bit-mad one-eyed weasel called Buck, who guides our regular crew (John Leguizamo’s sloth, mammoths Ray Romano and Queen Latifah, Denis Leary as a sabre-toothed tiger) through a strange world underneath their own.

Monsters, Inc. title screen

Monsters, Inc.
Probably my all-round favourite Pixar, with John Goodman and Billy Crystal as a pair of professional scarers caught up in a conspiracy.

The Incredibles title screen

The Incredibles
Fun animated revisionist superhero nonsense from Pixar.

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