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

KUNG FU PANDA 2 PROMISES BIG LAUGHS AND A LOT OF HEART

“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 new season of “Voltron” keeps viewers glued to their seats and eager for more

Did you miss the release of the latest season of “Voltron: Legendary Defender” on Netflix? Don’t worry, I did too. Thankfully, this and the latter season have been shorter runs, so we have seven new episodes to binge and catch up with the Paladins of Voltron. Lotor and Allura are getting rather chummy as they … Continue reading The new season of “Voltron” keeps viewers glued to their seats and eager for more

“Voltron: Legendary Defender” season 3 tackles big topics, delivers big action and fun

“Voltron: Legendary Defender” is easily one of my favorite animated series. Each season develops new and more complex conflicts and character dynamics that elevate what could easily be just a campy Saturday morning cartoon to a respectable, nuanced series great for kids and adults alike. Season three begins with the Paladins of Voltron trying to … Continue reading “Voltron: Legendary Defender” season 3 tackles big topics, delivers big action and fun

“Despicable Me 3” (2017) continues moneymaking machine, but in the best way

“Despicable Me” was actually the reason I started these reviews in the first place. I watched it with my nephews at least three or four times in a row before finally convincing them to put on literally anything else. Since then, there's come “Despicable Me 2” and “Minions”, and now in theaters is “Despicable Me … Continue reading “Despicable Me 3” (2017) continues moneymaking machine, but in the best way

And Now Our Feature Presentation: “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”

George and Harold are two imaginative elementary school kids fond of pulling pranks. They also created a comic book superhero named Captain Underpants from another planet where everyone just wears underpants and has super powers. Their principal, Mr. Krupp, is always trying to find a way to punish them for their antics, with his ultimate … Continue reading And Now Our Feature Presentation: “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”

Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)

First published in the Holyoke Enterprise 4/2/15 Hollywood loves remaking things. If it was popular once, it has to work a second time, right? No. The answer is usually a resounding no. When I first heard about Mr. Peabody and Sherman, my first thought was WHY? These are characters that first appeared in the late … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)