“Hotel Transylvania” is cute and has a lot of heart. But once is enough.

Sometimes movies come along with so much of a marketing push that I get tired of them before I even see them. The trailers are shoved in my face so frequently that whatever merits the film may have are lost because I’m now annoyed at its mere existence.  This couldn’t be more true about the … Continue reading “Hotel Transylvania” is cute and has a lot of heart. But once is enough.

The final installment of the “How to Train Your Dragon” films is a fitting end to a delightful trilogy

“How to Train Your Dragon” instantly became one of those movies I didn’t expect to love as much as I did. The sequel was equally good, continuing to develop interesting and complex characters and relationships as well as creating breathtaking animation with even more dragons to love. The third of the series is currently streaming … Continue reading The final installment of the “How to Train Your Dragon” films is a fitting end to a delightful trilogy

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” works…well enough as a first film in the series

I was very late to the “Harry Potter” party. I saw the first film at the Peerless Theater and wasn’t a huge fan. I thought some of it worked, but most of the performances from the child actors were not great (but honestly how great can 10 years olds be in their first film roles?). … Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” works…well enough as a first film in the series

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” has all the action and high-fantasy adventure of “The Lord of the Rings” – with puppets

The new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance dropped on August 30 with ten episodes and a (roughly) 90 minute making-of documentary. Fans of the 1982 film have no doubt already binge-watched it in its entirety (we haven’t finished the doc yet), but those unfamiliar might be wondering if it’s worth the watch. … Continue reading “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” has all the action and high-fantasy adventure of “The Lord of the Rings” – with puppets