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TRAVIS KNIGHT

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BUMBLEBEE (2018)
Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, John Cena, Jason Ian Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos, Gracie Dzienny, Kenneth Choi and Pamela Adlon. Directed by Travis Knight.

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

REVIEWS Bumblebee - A Transfomers movie... with heart?! Tres scandaleux!

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (2016)
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Brenda Vaccaro. Directed by Travis Knight.

Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling fantastical stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a mythical spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta.

Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle, and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen - a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King and the evil twin Sisters to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.

REVIEWS Kubo and the Two Strings - Visually engaging

PRODUCER
MISSING LINK (2019)
Starring Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Amrita Acharia and Ching Valdes-Aran. Directed by Chris Butler.

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognise this. Sir Lionel's last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America's Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man's primitive ancestry. The Missing Link.

REVIEWS Missing Link - Another gorgeous stop motion marvel from Laika

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (2016)
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Brenda Vaccaro. Directed by Travis Knight.

Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling fantastical stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a mythical spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta.

Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle, and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen - a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King and the evil twin Sisters to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.

REVIEWS Kubo and the Two Strings - Visually engaging

PARANORMAN (2013)
Starring Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Tucker Albrizzi, Jodelle Ferland, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman and Elaine Stritch. Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler.

A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

REVIEWS ParaNorman - Holiday hocus pocus

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