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Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge features several performances that are so good, you might overlook how good they are—because they don't seem like performances. They don't feel like performances. The camera …
The last few years have produced some stellar nature documentaries that have, incredibly (and impressively), made a big splash in the mainstream. Anything from penguins (March of the Penguins) to bird…
In what is an even finer example of lowest-common-denominator filmmaking than its insipid predecessor, Are We There Yet? (which, coincidentally, I also hated), this alleged “family film” dumbs itself …
Until I watched the DVD, my familiarity with High School Musical was with basically one scene in the film. One scene that was on every time I turned on the the hotel TV while I was bored on a week-lon…
The day I write this, Akeelah and the Bee has an 84% postive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which basically makes me look like the biggest ass on the planet. "Winning!", "Heartwarming", "The feel-good mov…
Bambi II (yikes, what a wretched title) is a harmless, straight-to-video story that  feeds off nostalgia for the classic original, while offering some new characters. Luckily, it is so careful and rev…
OK, I'll allow you to pick up the limited edition of this one at the store as it is packaged with a Winnie-the-Pooh plushie. Pooh is actually wearing a Tigger costume—one of those that makes it look l…
Maybe it’s a side effect of the collective dumbing-down of moviegoing audiences. Maybe it’s because this new comedy starring former bad-boy rapper Ice Cube is a prime example of Lowest Common Denomina…
Snow Dogs is Northern Exposure, with the fish-out-of-water being a black man instead of a New York Jew. Ted (Cuba), a cornball Miami dentist with a sparkling toothsome grin, inherits a team of sled do…
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…
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