Zootopia

Overall Rating: 4/5 March 4, 2016 Dir. Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush Rated PG (for some thematic elements, rude humor and action) Zootopia has a lot to like. Fast-paced humor (except for the sloth scenes) and witty writing couple with the colorful and up-beat animation to form an experience that’s entertaining for all ages. Zootopia […]

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Sully

Overall Rating: 4/5 September 9, 2016 Dir. Clint Eastwood Rated PG-13 (for some peril and brief strong language) As a general rule, I would highly recommend Clint Eastwood’s directorial filmography, and Sully is not an exception. The film depicts the true story of an attempted emergency landing by Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks). I don’t […]

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The Last Man on the Moon

Overall Rating: 4/5 February 26, 2016 Dir. Mark Craig Rated NA This is a documentary starring its subject, astronaut Eugene Cernan, that explores his life’s story as well as the triumphs and failures of NASA at the time. Over 40 years after the titled ‘last man’ stepped off the moon, Cernan (and his family) express […]

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The Jungle Book

Overall Rating: 4/5 April 15, 2016 Dir. Jon Favreau Rated PG (for some sequences of scary action and peril) The Jungle Book manages to do some pretty amazing things. First off, it’s an improvement on its 1967 animated predecessor of the same name. It manages to deliver a better story and one that is more in tune with its source […]

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Queen of Katwe

Overall Rating: 4/5 September 30, 2016 Dir. Mira Nair Rated PG (for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material) Disney presents Queen of Katwe which tells an underdog chess story about a young girl from the slums of Uganda–and it’s based on a true story. The fact that this film is strictly based on true […]

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Kubo and the Two Strings

Overall Rating: 4/5 August 19, 2016 Dir. Travis Knight Rated PG (for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril) Kubo may be the single best animated feature of the year and for many reasons. Receiving two Oscar nominations, this film utilizes a mixture of animation techniques including CGI and stop-motion to create something really cool visually. The […]

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Moana

Overall Rating: 4/5 November 23, 2016 Dir. Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall Rated PG (for peril, some scary images and brief thematic elements) Disney’s Moana is one of the best animated films of the year. While there may be some valid complaints to be had about the film, it nails most of what it […]

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