Bruce Willis and Avril Lavigne are two of the biggest stars of the moment. Whether they’re playing superheroes in the movies or singing pop songs, they’ve been tearing up the box office and getting kids’ hearts beating in the process. In fact, they’re even receiving awards for their performances. So what is it about these two that has fans so enthralled?
Fast Food Nation
Fast Food Nation is a fictionalized film about the unethical practices of the fast food industry. It is directed by Richard Linklater, the filmmaker behind Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, as well as A Scanner Darkly, and is based on a non-fiction book by Eric Schlosser.
Fast Food Nation follows Don Henderson, a marketing executive for Mickey’s Fast Food Restaurant chain. His first assignment is to investigate a meat factory in Texas that is producing contaminated meat. After interviewing former employees and locals, he learns more than he bargained for.
The movie also makes an effort to educate its viewers. Among other things, Don Henderson learns that “The Big One” is not what it seems to be. In fact, it has tested positive for E. coli.
Fast Food Nation is also a social commentary film. While it acknowledges the suffering of cows and the aspirations of working-class people, it is not the most forward-looking film.
Over the Hedge
Over the Hedge is a comedy-action film. It’s produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Tim Johnson. It was released on May 19, 2006.
The plot of the film revolves around a raccoon named RJ who convinces a group of woodland creatures that the benefits of suburban life are worth stealing. As a result, they start to exploit the suburban world.
In the end, the raccoon and his friends learn that they have to live with the rest of the world. They find a way to make a living while respecting each other’s space.
Over the Hedge was the first DreamWorks Animation film distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was a success. It earned $340 million in box office revenue, becoming the third highest-grossing animated film of all time. It was also a critical hit. It received a Metacritic rating of 67 out of 100, with 31 critics praising the film.
Over the Hedge is a fun, entertaining movie for kids of all ages. It’s a family movie that offers a lesson about being kind to others, and not stealing from them. It also features a lot of jokes that target younger children.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards
The Kids’ Choice Awards are an annual ceremony on Nickelodeon, which honors the favorite television shows, movies, sports, music and other entertainment for children. The winners are announced via a live broadcast on the network and online. Throughout the years, the awards show has also featured musical guests, stunts, slime, burp-offs and more.
The first ever Kids’ Choice Award was broadcast in 1987 as “The Big Ballot.” During the show, a group of kids gave their opinions on movies, TV shows, and other entertainment. In addition, a stunt was performed where a bungee jumper jumped into a pool of slime. The kids also voted on their favorites via paper mail. A golden teleidoscope trophy was awarded to the winner.
The Kids’ Choice Awards have been a staple on Nickelodeon since its first year. Initially, the show featured only television shows, but in 1999 it expanded to allow kids to vote for their favorite sports heroes. In 2003, the show also began to air movie awards.