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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Shaun The Sheep’ Is The Best Family Film Of 2015

Film: Shaun The Sheep Written by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak Directed by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak In a time when the word ‘Minion’ can send chills down the spine of any person with children, Shaun The Sheep delivers a fun and refreshing take on family entertainment that literally anyone can enjoy. A spin-off from the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Minions’ Is Cute, But Empty

Film: Minions Starring: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda Two years after Despicable Me 2 became one of the biggest animated films ever, Universal is trying to maximize franchise revenue with the funny, yet emotionally empty prequel, Minions. Yes, the tiny yellow creatures that won over the hearts of children everywhere […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Inside Out’ Is A Heartwrenching Pixar Feature

Film: Inside Out Directed by: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith Pixar has a knack for crafting stories based in other worlds or worlds that we can’t see with characters that strike the most emotional of chords with their relatable stories. Now, the studio put emotions at the forefront, […]

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First ‘Secret Life Of Pets’ Teaser Is Cute And Hilarious

Many of us have pets, and I would wager that those of us who don’t often wish they did. I have two cats myself, and though I work from home most days the times I do need to leave my dwelling I find myself wondering just what my furry friends do to pass the time. […]

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New ‘Peanuts’ Trailer Introduces Charlie Brown’s Crush

We may still be five months away from the release of the Peanuts movie, but that isn’t stopping Blue Sky from sharing a fourth trailer for the highly-anticipated animated film. Having now introduced the animation style of the Peanuts movie, as well as the return of Snoopy and Charlie Brown, the latest trailer for the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Penguins Of Madagascar’ Offers Fun & Adventure For Everyone

Film: Penguins Of Madagascar Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller Directed by: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith Several years after first appearing as lovable side characters in Madagascar, the flightless birds better known as the Penguins Of Madagascar have finally been given a hilarious film all their own. Spinoffs are tricky. On the one hand, these […]

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‘BoJack Horseman’ Trailer: Will Arnett Voices A Drunk Horse For Netflix

Netflix has released the first trailer for BoJack Horseman, an original animated series set to premiere on the streaming platform later this year. The better part of the past two years have been riddled with headlines about Netflix’s plans for original programming, but far too often those stories failed to mention the impending debut of […]

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BUFF 2014 Review: ‘The Congress’

Film: The Congress (Le congrès) Directed by: Ari Folman Starring: Robin Wright A film that is a live action-animation hybrid that plays dual roles as a middle finger to the studio system and an exploration in who we perceive ourselves to be? Am I dreaming? Is this movie real? It is real and it’s a […]

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DreamWorks Animation CEO Hints At Additional ‘Shrek’ Films

Oh, Shrek. You came into our hearts a decade ago and refuse to leave. Even when your box office receipts dipped, you kept showing up – at the cinema and on home video – until DreamWorks Animation decided they had finally beaten the proverbial dead donkey past its prime and brought the franchise to a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Frozen’

Film: Frozen Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Studio: Disney Disney built a brand on lovable animations filled with humor and song, but over the last decade the singing aspect of their theatrical efforts has been tossed to the wayside in preference of more story-driven, computer-generated features. Tangled […]

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First ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ Trailer Updates Classic Characters

You may be thinking to yourself right now, “Is this the same cartoon duo from those cartoon interludes the various adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle?” The answer, my friends, is yes. Sort of. Following in the same steps as Garfield and The Smurfs, the iconic cartoon duo known as Mr. Peabody & Sherman will be […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie

Movie: Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie Directors: Branden Chambers, Eric D. Chambers Writers: Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin Studio: Big Vision Entertainment, Chamber Bros. Entertainment This played out cash grab from comedy veterans  will most likely only appeal to the most immature or die-hard fans. No one can deny the fact that Cheech & Chong are comedy legends. Unfortunately stars […]