Arctic Tale

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 birds (Winged Migration) to the planet itself (Planet Earth) have been the subject of acclaimed and popular productions. Now we have what should be a …

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Akeelah and the Bee

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 movie of the year!”, “Can you say T-H-E-B-E-S-T-M-O-V-I-E-E-V-E-R-O-H-M-Y-G-O-D?!?!?” And I’m not really exaggerating that much. But the thing is, you can take …

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Bambi II

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 reverent that it really doesn’t offend the spirit of the original (believe me, I was taking careful note). Like all Disney movies of late, …

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