Ever since their debut film Coraline, animation powerhouse Laika has been delivering one Oscar-nominated stop-motion after another. Their latest offering looks to follow that same trend. The story follows Mr. Link — an 8-foot-tall, 630-pound urban legend living quietly in solitude in the Pacific Northwest. Tired of hiding, the furry fable reaches out to explorer Sir Lionel Frost and adventurer Adelina Fortnight to help him reach his family in the valley of Shangri-La. Missing Link features the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, and Stephen Fry and is slated for release April 12, 2019.
If the best movies are about character change, then Groundhog Day is a classic. Meteorologist Phil Connors goes to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day celebration and finds himself stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again. The self-centered character finds himself a changed man, which is what finally breaks the loop. Lessons From the Screenplay looks at Groundhog Day and the way the premise of the film becomes one of the best drivers of character change in cinema.