Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Review

It's Halloween during the summer this year as Hotel Transylvania returns for some fun in the sun with Adam Sandler’s Dracula and the rest of his spooky crew heading out on a ghostly cruise to scare up some laughs. If you’ve seen Sony Pictures Animation’s previous installments, then you should know mostly what to expect:... Continue Reading →

Incredibles 2 Review

After 14 long years, the Incredibles sequel has finally arrived. A large portion of millennials who were growing up during the period the first film was produced have children of their own now, and those fans are sure to tear up the box office this weekend as parents and kids clamor to revisit the quintessential... Continue Reading →

Isle of Dogs Review

Following a four-year absence, cinema’s auteur of fastidious oddity has finally returned. Off the heels of his most successful breakthrough yet into the mainstream and Hollywood elite with his Best Picture-nominated The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson makes his sophomore foray into the meticulous realm of stop motion with the both amusing and topical Isle... Continue Reading →

Ferdinand Review

It’s only fitting that a year characterized by meager animation releases is capped off with a film that is only minimally acceptable. Ignoring extreme exceptions such as Coco or The Emoji Movie, 2017’s CG offerings have relegated to the stale middle ground of the likes of Cars 3 and Despicable Me 3. Set as bold... Continue Reading →

Coco Review

Now that’s the Pixar I know. After a string of subpar entries including Cars 3, the studio returns to form with a film representative of the poise and technical wizardry the genre authorities have built a reputation on. Coco is a reverent tribute to Mexican cultural traditions that simultaneously elevates Hispanic heritage, and delivers a festive... Continue Reading →

The Lego Ninjago Movie Review

The second sequel to 2013’s inventive and exhilarating The Lego Movie offers much of the same colorful exuberance of its predecessors, though it’s clear that much of the novelty that made the original such a surprise is beginning to stretch itself thin. If you’re game for some dazzling animation and a chuckle here and there,... Continue Reading →

Leap! Review

If you haven’t heard, last weekend theaters received the worst box office returns they've seen in 16 years. That means audiences haven’t been this disinterested in movies since 9/11. That’s saying something. Studios are blaming the Mayweather-McGregor fight and the expected late-summer slump, but it’s pretty obvious the real culprit here is a shortage of acceptable... Continue Reading →

The Emoji Movie Review

Welcome to the most atrocious money grab of 2017. Sony Pictures Animation’s newest offering scrapes the absolute bottom of the barrel with a shameless exploitation of pop culture. Devoid of imagination, wit, laughs, originality, dignity, or any resemblance of inspiration at all, The Emoji Movie is a formidable contender for worst movie of the year.... Continue Reading →

Despicable Me 3 Review

Oh, Despicable Me. It’s happened. The law of diminishing returns has finally caught up with you. You were once a clever, oddball, little fun-packed feature, but the demands of studio executives sapped your spark like so many before you. Despicable Me 3 is the fourth installment, including the prequel Minions, to Illumination Entertainment’s flagship franchise.... Continue Reading →

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