The Vintage Tempest’s Top Five CGI Films of 2014

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)


Plenty of computer animated films have graced 2014 around the world. From Asterix: The Land of the Gods to Postman Pat and even Tinkerbell & The Legend of the Never Beast, not everything will make the grade of being wildly successful. Some of these titles were direct-to-video releases and others saw a limited distribution. But when fans of this new cartoon animation medium are going to be picky, they will find certain animations will properly tug at the heart-strings and others will appeal to an all-ages crowd. There’s even a few that some will miss because it never made a North American Release until now. From an international perspective, presented are the top five films that are notable in no particular order:

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Spin Master Relabels their Mini-Dragons Catalogue


Fans of the mini-dragon line of toys made by Spin Master for the How to Train Your Dragon TV series, simply titled Dragons, is getting a packaging update for 2015. This might be to help consolidate current packaging runs which keeps on updating itself with new figures. This sub-line of products is selling very well and more figures are released nearly every few months.

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How to Transition from TV to Theatres with Dragons! Analysis & Movie Review

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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Avid How to Train Your Dragon fans following the animated television series Dragons: Riders / Defenders of Berk will find lots to love in its big-screen sequel to the first film.

This movie takes a few cues from the original film and television series to give a worthy product that exceeds the expectations of what a “next chapter” should entail. Instead of rehashing ideas, this movie continues forward with an all new narrative where Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) wants a better purpose in life. He wishes to expand what he knows of the archipelago frontier while everyone else seems happy at home in Berk. Both its citizens — humans and dragons — are content with living together. The dragons are now living in their forever home.

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Top 10 Movies To Watch For – June 2014


By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

I see June as the first official summer month for movie goers. It’s a time when film studios hope their careful arrangements of their release schedules pay off.

Just which film will make billions and be crowned the king of summer blockbusters? Right now it looks like a stare down between Guardians of the Galaxy and Transformers: Age of Extinction. But can Edge of Tomorrow club both of them over the head and walk away with all the glory? We have three whole months to find out. Or am I off?

Presented here is my top 10 list of movies that may peak your interest as it does mine.

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Final Poster Roundup for How to Train Your Dragon 2

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)


In How to Train Your Dragon 2, Stoick the Vast is getting a new dragon. Unless the Thunderdrum has evolved and changed shape, whatever type of beast the Leader of Berk is getting bears some semblance to a Triceratops.

As for how Thornado will feel towards his former rider, that’s unlikely to happen since the movie has yet to indicate if any lessons learned from Dragons: Defenders of Berk will be important in the film. Instead, what this movie will do is to take place a few years after and probably not acknowledge the friends or other clans met from the television series. Some fans may desire the return of Heather but that’s unlikely to happen.

With approximately a month and a half before this film’s release on June 13th, fans will no doubt be anxious to see what merchandise will follow. Poster collectors, however, will have a tough time tracking down the now nine posters. Hopefully Dreamworks or 20th Century Fox will be nice and offer prints or copies of them available for sale for fans to purchase when not every theater will give them out to the die-hard fans.

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