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2008-09-28 15:00:12

By CROOT, James SPACE CHIMPS (G) Directed by Kirk De Micco * * 1/2 Reviewed by James Croot -------------------- Ham III (Andy Samberg) has a lot to live up to. The grandson of the first chimpanzee astronaut, he has "space in his veins and between his ears". With the simian space programme all but a distant memory, Ham is a showboating circus performer, only cheating death thanks to watchful eye of his grandad's co-pilot Houston (Carlos Alazraqui). However, when a $5 billion NASA probe...

2008-08-01 18:00:22

THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE 14 104 min ***** THE LOVE GURU 12A, 86 mins ***** SPACE CHIMPS U, 80mins ***** THE X-Files was one of those TV shows that encouraged a devoted kind of fan. Good thing too since it's been six years since award-winning series wound up. This is the second feature film based on the exploits of FBI agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) and it moves away from the alien-based plot arc that dominated the series....

2008-08-01 18:00:06

SPACE CHIMPS (U, 80 mins) Family/Sci- Fi/Action/Comedy/Romance. Featuring the voices of Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Chenoweth, Zach Shada, Carlos Alazraqui. Director: Kirk DeMicco. ***** After the other worldly pleasures of WALL-E and the high kicking lunacy of Kung Fu Panda, Kirk DeMicco's computer animated comedy is a crushing disappointment. As the snappy title intimates, there's plenty of monkey business in this outlandish adventure but...

2008-08-01 18:00:06

By DAVID EDWARDS Movieland has served up an unlikely cast of animated heroes of late. A kitchen-happy rat in Ratatouille, a grumpy green giant in Shrek and, most recently, WALL-E's lonely little robot. Credibility- stretchers all, but this time Hollywood takes things to a whole new level with a flick about chimps happily blasted into orbit for intergalactic adventures. Harmless, child-friendly stuff you might think - until you realise that dozens of monkeys and apes were sent off to...

2008-08-01 18:00:06

AFTER the otherworldly pleasures of WALL-E and the high kicking lunacy of Kung Fu Panda, Kirk DeMicco's computer animated comedy is a crushing disappointment. As the snappy title intimates, there's plenty of monkey business in this outlandish adventure but the screenplay and the animation lack the necessary sophistication to engage audiences, young or old. None of the characters are developed in any detail. Indeed, when one NASAbound chimpanzee boasts "Space is in my veins" and his...

2008-07-27 18:00:16

FOLLOWING the brilliant Wall.E and Kung Fu Panda, Space Chimps has some mighty big boots to fill. And just like a real monkey would do with a pair of boots, it doesn't even bother trying to put them on. Instead, it hurls them into the audience's face, makes horrendous howling noises, and settles down to scratch its bum. If you pay peanuts, the old saying goes, you get monkeys. Well, if you don't pay good scriptwriters, you get Space Chimps. And if you pay for a ticket to see...

2008-07-18 09:00:00

By Jeff Vice Deseret News SPACE CHIMPS -- ** -- Animated feature starring the voices of Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines and others; rated G (violence, vulgarity, slurs, mild profanity) On the plus side, "Space Chimps" keeps the toilet humor to a bare minimum and is smart enough to keep the running time to a bare minimum as well. In fact, this animated science-fiction comedy is less than 90 minutes long, the point at which most youngsters start tuning out. On the downside is, well, almost...

2008-07-18 06:00:17

By Lana Berkowitz, Houston Chronicle Jul. 18--The Houston premiere of Space Chimps for NASA families Thursday evening put filmmaker Rob Moreland in orbit. You may be familiar with Moreland's work. He wrote for Happily N'Ever After, Thunder Pig, Ground Control and Space Marines. Or you may know his very early work, which premiered at Kinkaid School. When he was about 8, the Houston native commandeered his father's home movie camera to make sci-fi comedies. He remembers his first film...

2008-07-17 18:00:37

The Summer of Fun continues with Robeks Corporation, a premium fruit smoothie national franchisor, with a fun-filled tie-in to "Space Chimps," the newest, kid-centric animated movie from Starz Media, the producers of wildly popular "Men in Black" and The "Shrek" Trilogy. The national promotion rolls out as an in-store Robeks Strawnanaberry Sweepstakes and coincides with the opening of "Space Chimps" in movie theaters July 18. The grand prize winner lands an exciting and educational family...

2008-07-14 18:00:26

Space Chimps, a new animated family film opening July 18 from Vanguard Animation and Starz Animation, about a trio of primates sent to deep space on a heroic mission, has a new assignment closer to home: rescue the chimps! Space Chimps is partnering with Animal Planet to raise money to help rescue and rehabilitate chimpanzees. Proceeds from the effort will benefit Chimp Eden, a South African sanctuary for rescued chimps. Chimp Eden, managed by Eugene Cussons, rescue director of the Jane...


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