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Posts tagged ‘Animated Films’

21
Apr

Photo Play – Paprika (2006)

by HELEN GEIB

dream detective inside a detective’s dreams

Paprika (2006)

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14
Apr

Photo Play – Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

by HELEN GEIB

flights of fancy

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

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13
Jan

Photo Play – Sword of the Stranger (2007)

by HELEN GEIB

frame it and hang it on the wall

Sword of the Stranger (2007)

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12
Mar

On DVD/Blu-ray – Review: Rise of the Guardians (2012)

by NIR SHALEV

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Here is a terrifically energetic superhero film that‘s disguised as a holiday themed family film. Our team of superheroes is composed of a Russian gangster version Santa Clause (voiced by Alec Baldwin); a six-foot tall Australian Easter Bunny (voiced by Hugh Jackman); a tiny, adorable version of the Tooth Fairy (voiced by Isla Fisher); and a mute, spiky-haired Sandman. They are known as Guardians and they protect every citizen on earth at all times. Read more »

25
Sep

On DVD/Blu-ray – Review: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)

by NIR SHALEV

When confronted with the name Frank Miller most people associate it with the ultra-violent, terrifically edgy and stylized, black and white noir-like comic book series Sin City (and its terrific film adaptation). True, hardcore comic book fans would always associate the name with the 1986 masterpiece The Dark Knight Returns. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 is a brilliant adaption of the first two books (out of four) in the 200+ page comic. Read more »

17
Sep

Photo Play: Ninja Scroll (1993)

by HELEN GEIB

This month on Photo Play: a good ninja is hard to find

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23
Jul

Photo Play: Chicken Run (2000)

by HELEN GEIB

This month on Photo Play: four wars, four POW escapes… and one bonus chicken run

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1
Jul

Capsule Movie Review – Brave (2012)

by HELEN GEIB

Brave advocates for female succession and women in the military and against arranged marriage. With the global reach of Pixar’s films, it will undoubtedly be seen in many areas of the world where those battles are ongoing. In its home country, its strongest feminist statement is more subtle, made as much by the pairing of audience and story as by the story in itself: a mass-market animated family film that is a girl’s coming-of-age story, where the central storyline is the growing pains in her relationship with her mother and the only romance is her parents’ marriage. Read more »

23
May

Trailers for Movies I Like: Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

by HELEN GEIB

A monthly series. Title self-explanatory.

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19
May

Capsule Movie Review – The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

by HELEN GEIB

A new film by Aardman Animations (Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run) sells itself to their many fans. For The Pirates! Band of Misfits, based on a children’s book series, they bring their signature stop-motion claymation to a jolly tale of adventure on the high seas. Read more »