“Cars” immediately goes to the top of the list of the best Disney/Pixar movies of all-time. It is fantastic.
Rookie race car superstar Lightning McQueen (voice by Owen Wilson) has the dream of winning the Piston Cup. But on his way to the big match race he gets lost in a small town called Radiator Springs.
Lightning makes a lot of new friends, including a tow truck named Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) and along the way he learns that there’s more to life than winning a championship.
“Cars” has everything. It looks great. The racing scenes are exciting. All the voices are funny. Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt and real-life racing legend Richard Petty highlight a star-studded cast. My favorite character is Mater – “like Tow-Mater…without the Tow.”
“Cars” is rated G. There’s something for everybody. On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “Cars” gets an A! And don’t miss the extra scenes during the credits. I know it’ll take awhile but let’s hope there’s a “Cars-2” in the works at Pixar. In the meantime…wear-out that DVD and all the great extras.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic/entertainment reporter in 2006 at the age of 7. Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases. All together he has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9.
LCJ appears every Friday morning on WGNA-FM . His movie reviews are also posted on his website, his YouTube channel and the popular website Cultjer.com. He is also a contributing writer for Jerry Beck’s AnimationScoop.com. Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE” (every Sunday at Noon ET). And “The LCJ Q&A Podcast” features interviews with celebrities and filmmakers. Among those who have joined LCJ on the show are comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried, “Wallace & Gromit” creator Nick Park, Emmy-winning game show host Todd Newton and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.
Lights Camera Jackson has been co-starring in photographs with his favorite celebrities since he was 6 years old. “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest appeared in the first. Seacrest was a VIP guest at a local telethon. Jackson, a big fan of “Idol”, approached Seacrest during a break and asked for an autograph. The “Idol” star eagerly obliged. Jackson and Ryan then posed for this photo.
Since then Jackson’s collection of photos with stars from film, TV, stage and sports has grown to over 400. Every one represents a special moment in the life/career of Lights Camera Jackson and includes its own unique backstory.