Animated

UglyDolls Movie Review

UglyDolls is an animated musical adventure directed by Kelly Asbury and written by Alison Peck. On its face this is an interesting pairing. Asbury is an animation veteran who has had a career stretching back to 1985’s The Black Cauldron, where he was an in-between artist. Since then he’s been a part of many great […]

Missing Link Movie Review

I have a rocky history with Studio Laika films and films like this are why. The Oregon based studio is one of the only producers of stop motion animation and when they commit to a film the results are always breath taking. Their last film, Kubo and the Two Strings, was their most ambitious venture […]

Isle Of Dogs Movie Review

Isle Of Dogs: For his next foray into stop-animation, director Wes Anderson calls upon some of his usual cast of collaborators for his Japanese inspired film, Isle of Dogs. Since his venture into the medium in 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, Anderson has worked on creating an original story inspired by dogs and Japanese cinematic masterminds […]

Ferdinand: Movie Review

Blue Sky Studios places another animated feature into the hands of director Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age, Rio), this time with Munro Leaf’s classic tale Ferdinand finally getting its well deserved feature. In the past it has been adapted by Disney into a short film, but I was excited to see a new longer adaptation of […]

Coco: Battle of the Reviews Part 2

Sometimes a movie comes out and it seems to speak directly to you. It might be because you relate to the characters or it has a message that you need to hear. Watching Coco, Pixar’s first story revolving around Mexican culture, I felt like I was watching something that was made specifically for me. Much […]

Despicable Me 3: Movie Review

Upon my viewing of Despicable Me 3, one other movie came to my mind: The 6th Day.  If you don’t know this movie, essentially the main thing I remember about it is that the main character, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, keeps getting cloned and every time he does the clones get more and more stupid.  And […]

Cars 3: Movie Review

Coming into Cars 3 I was a bit hesitant on what I was about to see due to how disappointed I was with the second Cars film. Yet I came out of the theater pleasantly surprised on how well this film came out. Pixar has truly redeemed the Cars franchise with this new addition seeing how […]

Moana: Movie Review

Moana is one of my most anticipated movies of the year, back since the unveiling of the new princess last fall. Disney’s latest addition, put together by a team of directors including Ron Clements and John Musker, who’ve brought us some of my favorite films like Aladdin and Princess and the Frog, adds another instant-classic […]

Trolls: Movie Review

Trolls is so peppy that it enabled me to shrug off the 10 am Saturday morning grogginess, and enjoy a musical comedy computer animated film at what I consider to be the wee hours of the morning. Now, I have zero clue about Trolls dolls as my mom hated them, but I don’t think any […]

Sausage Party: Movie Review

  What would you get if you had Seth Rogen write a Disney movie? The answer is Sausage Party, the newest movie from the mind of Seth Rogen. As I said this is, in terms of some sequences, reminiscent of a Disney movie, it is definitely NOT A DISNEY MOVIE. This is obvious simply with […]