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Review: "Khumba" Blu-ray - Half a Zebra, 4/5ths Satisfying

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Triggerfish Studios’ first film, Adventures in Zambezia, was a pleasant surprise. While it didn’t really break new ground in terms of its story, the movie was still exciting because it showed great potential for a newcomer to the feature animation scene and demonstrated tremendous technical skill for a surprisingly small amount of money. Unfortunately, it […]

Review: "Adventure Time Season 3" Blu-ray Reaches New Heights

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If it is possible for a cartoon as consistently excellent as Adventure Time to have a best season, I believe the third can make a strong claim to the title. Once again, 26 eleven-minute episodes have been gathered together on a single Blu-ray disc and as ever, whimsical and fun adventure is never in short […]

Review: "Beware the Batman: Shadows of Gotham" - Sleek and Stylish Re-Vamp

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Beware the Batman signals what kind of show it’s going to be in its very first scene, as Batman uses smoke and shadows in a dark alley to scare various bodily fluids out of a criminal, and later re-sets his separated shoulder by slamming it into a truck fender. Visually and thematically, Beware the Batman […]

Review: "The Little Penguin: Pororo's Racing Adventure" - On Cruise Control

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Review: "Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 1 (UK Edition)": Super Charged Fun

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Power Rangers is now a 20-year old franchise. Created by sourcing fight footage and costumes from the Japanese Super Sentai¬†franchise (which has been running even longer), the series focus on a usually five member team of teenagers who are granted the power to become an elite colour-coded team of warriors to help a wise mentor […]

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 […]

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