Review: Cozy Familiarity in ‘Big Hero 6’

Is there anything new in Disney’s latest? Yes and no. [Read more…]

Review: Charming ‘Earth to Echo’ Celebrates Boyhood

Don’t let the familiar storyline stop your kids from enjoying this sweet, child-centric adventure. [Read more…]

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Or, How to Do a Sequel Right)

There is a scene in the pilot episode of the critically acclaimed TV show Breaking Bad when Walter White describes the parallel between chemistry and life. “Chemistry,” he argues, “is the study of change…it is growth, then decay, then transformation.” While this acts as foreshadowing for Walter’s own arc in the series, and can be applied to [Read More…]

Review: ‘Divergent’ Offers an Antidote to ‘Twilight’

As dark, dystopian teen drama romances go, this one is pretty good. [Read more…]

Review: Spectacular ‘LEGO Movie’ Connects All the Right Pieces

Watch it once to laugh. Watch it again to think and wonder. [Read more…]

Review: Exciting ‘The Hobbit: Desolation’ of Smaug Loses Tone of Book

Romance? In a J.J.R. Tolkein adaptation? Blasphemy! [Read more…]

Review: Insipid ‘Planes’ Doesn’t Rev Engines

Don’t waste your time on this ‘Cars’ wannabe. [Read more…]

Review: ‘Monsters University’ is Good, but Not Quite Pixar

Will Pixar’s latest measure up? [Read more…]

Review: ‘Epic’ a Lovely Tale with Hidden Messages

A battle between life and decay, with some sacrifice thrown in. Plus, pretty dresses and brave soldiers. What more do you want? [Read more…]

Review: ‘The Croods’ Tells an Age-Old Story. Again. And Oddly.

The cave-man animated flick has strengths and weaknesses, much like cave men themselves. [Read more…]