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Let me start out by saying that I don't think any film, long or short, has made me laugh harder than Aardman Animation's Wallace and Gromit in the Wrong Trousers, their Oscar-winning short featuring a…
This time around, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) finds himself on the outs with the Anti-Villain League (AVL) and its hard-nosed new boss (voiced by Jenny Slate), who fires him after he fails to thwart …
I'm a huge fan of the Wallace and Gromit clay-animated short films from Nick Park and Aardman Animation, so I, like many so-called adults I know, was really looking forward to Chicken Run. And to tell…
As the movie opens, it’s 1996 and the nefarious, centuries-old board game has turned itself (yes, turned itself!) into an Atari-like video game so as to keep up with the times and lure a new generatio…
This time around, in a sequel I'm not sure anyone really asked for, Manny (voiced by Ray Romano), Diego (voiced by Denis Leary) and Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo) are faced with a cataclysmic event: a…
As its title suggests, the key element in the whimsical fantasy-adventure is a secret orphanage – hidden within a time loop on a remote island in Wales – housing a number of children with extraordinar…
Anyone who has read my reviews knows that I don't mind me a talking animal movie. Heck, I don't even mind if said chatty creatures are Golden Retriever puppies with names like B-Dawg that speak in a h…
Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is a clever and curious little girl who lives in an orphanage and suffers from insomnia. She has never had a best friend. She spends her nights wandering the halls or reading in…
Comedian Louis C.K. voices Max, a plucky terrier who lurrrrrrrves his life with his doting owner Katie (voiced by Ellie Kemper). But when Katie brings home a new "brother" for Max – an oafish mutt nam…
Stick Man, as you might imagine, is an actual stick who lives in a tree with his stick wife and two stick children. They share meals, play outside, and celebrate holidays like any other family. The on…
Mattie Dane (Michaela du Toit) is a 15-year-old aspiring figure skating champion whose dreams screech to a halt when she falls at regionals. When the eviction notice comes a few days later, she and he…
So eventually I snuck to the library and got the film for the typical three-week checkout, which left me enough time to let it casually sit in the middle of my floor until I got used to its presence. …