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Jun 6 2019

The Secret Life of Pets 2

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is an improvement in almost every way over its Toy Story-ripoff predecessor; it’s sweeter, kinder, and more open about its feelings. However, in trying to keep it short and effective – it lasts only 86 minutes – we’re bowled over by three distinct stories which barrel at us faster […]
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Jul 13 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

The day before viewing Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, my eight-year-old daughter and I crammed both of the preceding installments in a 3-hour binge. Yup, 180 minutes of animated Adam Sandler shtick, co-written either by Sandler himself (Hotel Transylvania 2) or Robert Smigel (a Sandler collaborator since “Saturday Night Live”). (British comedy writer Peter Baynham […]
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Aug 24 2017

Leap!

(This review is dedicated to my cat Fyarl, who never failed to show my family and me he loved us. Your health problems are no more; rest easy, kittyboy.) The biggest problem with Leap! (the revised version of last year’s European release Ballerina) is it tries a little too hard for my liking. At times, […]
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Aug 11 2017

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

Let’s be frank: there wasn’t much memorable about The Nut Job. Well, at least for me, having only seen it a few days prior to screening The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature. Its title reference to the rap crew who brought you “O.P.P.” notwithstanding, there’s not much memorable about this installment, either. Of course, […]
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Feb 6 2015

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

As the parent of two girls, I’m always wary of current children’s programming. Not only are most of these programs inferior to what I grew up watching (I mean, where are the “Knowing is half the battle” moments these days? Come on!), they’re often condescending and don’t have the best morals or examples for the […]
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