Reviewed: The Lego Movie (2014)

You what?! – made a highly entertaining, imaginative, visually stunning and dare I say emotionally charged story with Lego? Did you also insert a subversive message about the evils of big business using the very tool you’re crying out against? Well done, folks – very well done. Okay, that’s enough lip service. Now to figure […]

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Reviewed: Free Birds (2013)

Free Birds is an oddball film in more ways than one. Yes, it’s about time travelling turkeys on a mission to save turkey-kind from Thanksgiving. Yes, it pairs Owen Wilson with Woody Harrelson and yes, the screenplay was co-written by the guy responsible for helping Kevin Smith forge a career with a string of Indie […]

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Reviewed: Turbo (2013)

Do you like fast cars, superhero origin stories, and snails? If you answered yes to all three – you just might dig this latest Dreamworks effort. Turbo is a regular snail who dreams of going fast. For some reason, he’s seen formula 1 racing on the television and has become enamoured with the idea of […]

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Reviewed: Paranorman (2012)

Okay, here we go – I’ve talked a little about my love for stop-motion before and in doing so touched on the subject of Corpse Bride & Coraline and how they pushed boundaries with the art form. Well, Paranorman is written and co-directed by Chris Butler who worked on both of those films (among others). With him in the directors’ chair is Sam Fell whose work on […]

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Reviewed: The Croods (2013)

Recently, I’ve been of the mind that when it comes to quality blockbuster family animations, we’ve hit a bit of a slump. I know it happens sometimes but it was making me depressed. No longer were the brightly coloured posters of new kids’ films filling me with wonder and delight – more an overwhelming sense […]

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Reviewed: Frankenweenie (2012)

Like most of Tim Burton’s films these days, I need to watch it twice before I can figure out if I like it or not. On the first pass, there’s always something that disagrees with me and leaves a sour taste in my mouth and that’s mostly because I’m comparing his new stuff with his […]

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