“Open Season” is one of the funniest animated movies of 2006. The movie tells the story of two animals – a mild-mannered grizzly bear named Boog (voiced by Martin Lawrence) and a wacky deer named Elliott (Ashton Kutcher). Boog lives as a pet in the home of a forest ranger named Beth (Debra Messing), while Elliott lives in the forest until he’s hit by a pick-up truck driven by an evil hunter.
The two meet and Elliott drives Boog so nuts that Beth decides she has to set him free in the woods. But it’s hunting season so the two animals are forced to become partners to save themselves and the rest of the forect creatures from being shot.
The dialog is clever from start to finish and all the voice work is excellent. There are a lot of memorable scenes, including quite possibly a movie first – we actually get to see an animated creature “poop.” Trust me, it’s hilarious!
“Open Season” is rated PG due to some mildly scary hunting scenes but everyone will be having such a good time watching it that no one will even notice.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “Open Season” gets a B+! It’s laugh-out loud funny. It’s a must-own for animated movie fans.
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.