Tag: Animation

Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

The Lego Movie (2014)

Just as I was about to lose hope for the Lego brand, what with the segregationist “Friends” line and adult collectors gluing expansive sets…

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Frozen (2013)

The bigwigs at Buena Vista Pictures must find it harder and harder these days to promote the somewhat antiquated image of the Disney princess….

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

Back in 2009, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller took us by surprise with their adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a…

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Don’t F with the Original: The Smurfs and the Magic Flute

To commemorate the release of The Smurfs 2 in theatres, Nick and Dimitri review the little blue critters’ first cinematic foray: the 1976 French animated feature

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Don’t F with the Original: The Transformers

To commemorate (but not celebrate) the theatrical release of Michael Bay’s Transformers 4, Nicolas and Dimitri review the original

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Despicable Me (2010)

With some movies, you can just tell the producers fell in love with a high concept and hired a creative team to work backward…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

Up (2009)

I dare you to watch the first fifteen minutes of Up and not bawl your eyes out. After introducing us to Ellie and Carl…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Ever since Disney acquired Pixar in 2006, it’s seemed like the studios have been slowly switching places creatively, with the House of Mouse challenging…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.5

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Bear with me. I’m going somewhere with this. Back in 1993, when NBC announced its concept for the first ever Star Trek spinoff, I…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Brave (2012)

Brave starts off so strong it was bound to disappoint eventually. The same can be said of its production company, Pixar, which has captivated…

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