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 →

Cars 3 Review

Pixar’s newest model in the Cars series rolled into theaters this weekend. Though the designers have noticeably worked out some kinks since the second generation, the latest product still fails to deliver the innovation fans expect from the brand. Out of all of Pixar’s works, the Cars films are subject to the most criticism. A marriage between Toy Story director John... Continue Reading →

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Review

For families with young children looking to spend some time together seeing a movie this weekend, the DreamWorks animated feature Captain Underpants will serve as an agreeable superhero alternative to the violent and intense Wonder Woman. Captain Underpants is an adaptation of the popular children’s books of the same name by Dav Pilkey. When the... Continue Reading →

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