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Review: "Cat Planet Cuties" Scratches Playfully

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They’re coming to visit us! The Catians are Earth’s first contact with an alien species, and they look a lot like us. Except for the cat ears. And cat tails. And apparently predominantly females that can go into heat. They’ve fallen into the lap of Kio Kakazu, a guy who just likes to make films […]

Review: "Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand" Stands Above the Live Action Movies

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I felt a little bit of trepidation when I first saw the box of Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand. The character designs looked like the characters in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Bayformers. The first Bayformers movie is the only movie that I’ve ever walked out in the middle of, and seeing the rest later on cable […]

Review: In "Fractale," Sometimes the Little Victories Are the Sweetest

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Some adventures are grand, sweeping affairs featuring hundreds of characters in massive worlds full of daring escapes, massive armies and all the other fun stuff: See Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc. etc. etc.  Others are more intimate adventures where a few people achieve a personal triumph on a much smaller scale: more Niea_7 […]

Review: "Twinkle Toes" Movie Has Little Flash, Less Substance

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I can’t say I was optimistic on hearing that Skechers shoes were going to be expanding their animated TV ads into feature-length direct-to-video movies. I’m not reflexively against merchandise-based cartoons, but shoes just don’t seem to spark the imagination in the same way that dolls, action figures, or even board games can. Consequently, it’s not […]

Norman Alden, RIP

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Character actor Norman Alden, who voiced Aquaman on the iconic 1970s SuperFriends series, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 87. Alden, whose IMDb page lists 237 titles to his credit, performed mostly in a series of one-time appearances in live-action TV shows. He made his debut in 1957 and worked steadily for […]

"Dark Knight Rises" Continues to Top Box Office Charts

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Ice Age: Continental Drift grossed $13.3 million over the weekend, giving the animated title the second spot on the box office charts and cumulative gross of $114.8 million, Box Office Mojo reports. The Dark Knight Rises took the top spot with a gross of $64.1 million. Brave sank to seventh place, being bumped by freshman […]

Review: "Hey Arnold" Season 2 Part 2: Diary of a Wimpish Kid

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Hey Arnold Season 2, Part 2, released just last week, collects ten more episodes of the classic Nickelodeon series. Whatever else one might say about the show, it is remarkably consistent in both tone and quality. The merits of any of the show’s particular compilation sets depend upon the episodes collected. Hey Arnold is a […]

Review: "Heaven's Lost Property Forte" Flies Back For A Second Flight

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Another angeloid has appeared! Brandishing a sword and blonde locks, Astraea has it out for Tomoki. She could kill him in an instant, if she actually knew how to do so. She’s an idiot, and quickly joins Ikaros and Nymph as an ally of the heroes. It’s a good thing she does, as the new […]

"Monsters Inc. 3D" Moving to December Release

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The Walt Disney Company is moving the release date of Monsters Inc. 3D to take advantage of the Christmas holiday season, Deadline.com reports. The Pixar film was originally scheduled to go into release on January 18, 2013, but the studio has shifted the date to December 19, 2012.

Review: "Welcome to the Space Show" Blu-ray (UK Edition): Aliens Took Mah Eyeballs!

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In a sleepy Japanese village, five children elect to take a week of summer school away from their families at the local school house. On the first day they find and nurse an injured dog, who reveals himself to be a canine-like alien named Pochi. As thanks for saving him, Pochi takes the kids to […]

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