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Review: "Breadwinners" Doesn't Deliver Outside Its Demographic Zone

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It is difficult for me to describe Breadwinners and exactly what it means to me. Originally intended as as a one-off to entertain fellow animators, the creators, Gary Di Raffele and Steve Borst, were surprisingly contacted by Nickelodeon after they posted their short to YouTube. It is also relevant to mention that Di Raffele and […]

Review: "The Jungle Book" Blu-ray - Trust in Me, This Movie's Great

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The Jungle Book was one of my favorite Disney movies as a kid, so I wanted to see if the movie held up as an adult. For the most part, I’m happy to report it’s still an enjoyable film, and certainly the best Disney movie of the ’60s. Very loosely adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s classic […]

Review: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" - It's Messy but Fun to Play With Your Food

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was an entertaining trifle of a movie that managed the impressive feat of expanding a slim children’s book into a satisfying feature film. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 expands on the world of the first film to yield a charming enough sequel, if also one that’s noticeably […]

Review: "The LEGO Movie" - If You Build It, They Will Come

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LEGO. Do I really need to say any more? The plastic interlocking building toy has been a favourite of generations of kids, winning awards and hearts in equal measure. Pretty much everyone alive today has fond memories of creative play with the stuff, myself included. So when I heard a big budget LEGO movie was […]

Review: "Justice League: War" - War is Hell

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Considering that it’s based on a comic book that I dislike from first principles, I enjoyed Justice League: War more than I thought I would. However, while the movie definitely betters the comic in multiple ways, some of the changes introduce flaws of their own and the movie ultimately fails to achieve escape velocity from […]

Review: "Wallykazam!" - The Magic Word is "Fun"

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There’s a lot of talk in the news lately about how to provide high-quality pre-K education for all kids in America. It’s something I can get behind in principle, and I’m not being completely facetious in saying we should ensure that audience gets quality cartoons as part of that initiative. Given recommendations on how much […]

Review: "Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0-You Can (Not) Redo" - The Return of Stupid Shinji

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Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo is a very difficult movie to approach.  The third of four movies in the Rebuild of Evangelion project, 3.0 drops a viewer directly into the middle of a rescue operation at the edge of the atmosphere involving everyone’s favorite unpleasant red head, Asuka Langley, and a large ship manned […]

Review: "Good Luck Girl" - Feelin' Lucky, Anime Fan?

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The term “born lucky” has been around for a long time, so it’s kind of amazing no anime series has attempted to take the term and run with it to its natural conclusion: that being born lucky will somehow decide the fate of the world. Finally, one anime has, and that is Good Luck Girl! Good […]

Review: "Chozen" Yields More Hilarious Shock Comedy on FX

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Right from the first episode, FX’s Archer won me over with its astonishingly transgressive sense of humor, its superb cast, and the occasional surprise when the show reveals that it has a much warmer heart than the surface crassness would suggest (usually right before the transgressive sense of humor kicked in again). So, the good […]

Review: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 2: The Mutation Situation' UK Premiere

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Back in late 2012 I had the privilege to review ‘Rise of the Turtles’, the two part opener to Nickelodeon’s revived take on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The past year has seen the show enjoy great ratings and toy sales on both sides of the Atlantic. I’ve stuck by the show and although it’s been […]

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