Kids

The Jungle Book (2016)

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The Jungle Book (2016)

It shouldn’t surprise anyone when Disney shamelessly toots its own horn.  The legacy of this paragon of family entertainment has such a rich history and such of wealth of classics to its name that you sort of aren’t surprised to find it congratulating itself.  That may come from the fact that recently they’ve been kind […]

| April 16, 2016
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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

There are some things that just never leave you. Some things are so constantly part of the world in which you inhabit that they remain just inside your mental vision, maybe on purpose. The Wizard of Oz is like that. It’s a comfort for most of us, like a cuddly uncle who is full of […]

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Minions – A Video Review

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Minions – A Video Review

My (brief) video review of “Minions.”

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Minions (2015)

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Minions (2015)

You just have to smile when you see The Minions. They’re cute, happy, jolly little fellas with a babbling speech pattern, a drive born of basic instinct, and a talent for being loyal to a fault. They’re like happy-go-lucky little boys who are mischievous but not malicious despite their lot in life. As supporting characters […]

| July 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Annie (2014)

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Annie (2014)

In the past few days, critics have had a grand time running all over the new film version of Annie with a steamroller. It’s an easy movie to pick on. It’s corny. It’s flawed. It’s too long. The musical numbers are, for the most part, forgettable. Plus it has the single worst performance of Cameron […]

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

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Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

It takes a heart of stone to hate a movie as sweet and good-hearted as Penguins of Madagascar although, lord knows, many critics have tried. Their ire is not completely unreasonable, however, the world wasn’t exactly crying out for a feature-length movie featuring the adventures of those cute penguins that provided comic relief around the […]

| November 30, 2014
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Big Hero 6 (2014)

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Big Hero 6 (2014)

Big Hero 6, the latest animated adventure from Disney, illustrates one of the greatest assets and also one of the greatest set-backs of the studio’s recent animated product. It is created with perfect, loving details, but falters when it gets to the main story. Disney has historically been good at both, but recently the greatness […]

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a big movie – even epic. Where most animated movies these days are mousy and small, this one has a giant canvas with a visual sweep that reminds you of The Lion King and Finding Nemo. It’s a fun movie to behold. The animation makes the sky into […]

| June 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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