Have you seen the 1985 Disney film The Black Cauldron? If not, that’s not too surprising. It hadn’t readily been available until Disney+ added it to their streaming catalog and before that, you probably had to find it on VHS at a garage sale somewhere. As a fan of high fantasy, I was excited to … Continue reading “The Black Cauldron” is…weird
“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
“Kung Fu Panda” was one of my earlier reviews and I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to review the second. I’d been told by friends how great the series continued to be but never got around to watching the sequels. Since it’s currently streaming on HBO, I’m delighted to report my friends were correct! … Continue reading KUNG FU PANDA 2 PROMISES BIG LAUGHS AND A LOT OF HEART
“The Lego Movie” was a surprise hit for me when it came out in 2014. I had no idea what to expect and it ended up being not only one of my favorite movies of that year, but of the last five years at least! I laughed, I cried, and I really wanted to go … Continue reading “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” proves everything is still awesome (even when it’s not sometimes)
“Captain America: Civil War” was a big deal in 2016 in many ways, but one of the biggest reasons was it finally brought Spider-Man, played exceptionally well by Tom Holland, back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). For those who don’t know, Sony Pictures owns the rights to the character of Spider-Man (similarly to how … Continue reading Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is the best “Spider-Man” movie to date. Period.
Initially I had no desire to see “Paddington” in 2014 for any reason other than to review it for this series. Having only a passing knowledge of the children's book “Paddington Bear”, I assumed it was purely for kids and I wouldn't have any interest. But then it did amazingly well at the box office. … Continue reading “Paddington” is a delight for the entire family
This review was published in November 2015. Also, this series was previously titled "Kid Tested - Uncle Approved" I was an avid reader and collector of RL Stine's “Goosebumps” series in my youth. Just scary enough to keep me enticed, but not so scary that I got nightmares. My mom had a ton of Stephen … Continue reading And Now Our Feature Presentation: “Goosebumps” (2015)
The animation is crisp and real, often blending computer animation with old-school hand-drawn cells. This is further illustrated (pardon the pun) in his 1997 film Anastasia.