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Film Review: “The Secret Life of Pets”

Film Review: “The Secret Life of Pets”

“The Secret Life of Pets” claims to answer the age old question, “what does my pet do when I’m away?” The film is directed by Yarrow Cheney and Chris Renaud of “Despicable Me” fame. In this go-round, the two somehow end up evoking the spirit of Pixar’s “Toy Story.” We’re introduced to a well-loved pup named Max (Louis C.K.) and…
Film review: “The BFG”

Film review: “The BFG”

This is the first time we’ve seen Disney collaborate with Steven Spielberg. “The BFG” is a great big film. But, does the noteworthy collaboration deliver on the promise of bringing Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book to the screen? The short answer is: yes. A combination of technology and storytelling successfully builds a world that audiences can delve in to with…
Film review: “Finding  Dory”

Film review: “Finding Dory”

“What would Dory do?” It’s a question Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) asks herself when she loses her way. As a blue tang fish with short-term memory loss, Dory often loses her way. Disney Pixar brings Dory back to the screen after her scene-stealing adventures as a comic sidekick in 2003’s “Finding Nemo.” As sequels go, “Finding Dory” is every bit as…
Film Review: “Alice Through The Looking Glass”

Film Review: “Alice Through The Looking Glass”

We last heard from Alice in 2010, when Director Tim Burton dazzled audiences and underwhelmed critics with “Alice in Wonderland,” a 3D film that earned 1-billion dollars worldwide. Will this box office magic happen again with Burton as producer and James Bobin directing? Bobin comes to “Alice Through The Looking Glass” with a couple of Muppet movies under his belt…
Film Review: “The Jungle Book” (2016)

Film Review: “The Jungle Book” (2016)

While immersing yourself in Disney’s “The Jungle Book” you might catch yourself debating whether you’re watching a live-action film or an exceptional piece of animation. Within minutes you won’t even care. The computer-generated imagery (CGI) in “The Jungle Book” is just that good. The results speak for themselves. Director Jon Favreau gives life to author Rudyard Kipling’s source material with…