Category: Movie Reviews

REVIEW: The Croods (2013)

The Croods was the first of two film releases for DreamWorks Animation in 2013. Written and directed by Kirk DeMicco (Quest for Camelot, Vivo) and Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon,) the film follows a family of cave people as they adapt to their changing surroundings. I saw...

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REVIEW: Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Based on William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood book series and a short film called The Man in the Moon, DreamWorks’ Rise of the Guardians follows the mythical character Jack Frost on a journey of self-discovery. I’ve seen this movie once before and thought it was pretty good, although I n...

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REVIEW: Jungle Cruise (2021)

When I first heard about Disney’s Jungle Cruise, a film adaptation of the famous theme park ride, I felt skeptical that it would be any more than another failed cash-in. I like Dwayne Johnson and the types of movies this one’s trailers have emulated, but I have little faith in Disney’s live-ac...

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REVIEW: Vivo (2021)

Vivo is a new Sony Pictures Animation feature that came out on Netflix on Friday, August 6th. With songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights) and director Kirk DeMicco (The Croods), Vivo is Sony’s first animated musical. Sony Pictures Animation has a spo...

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REVIEW: The Suicide Squad (2021)

“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.” When a movie about supervillains in a comic book world opens with “Folsom Prison Blues” playing over bad guy Savant (Michael Rooker) tossing a bouncy ball around, you know you’re in for something different. The first 15 minutes of James G...

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REVIEW: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is the only movie in the series I’ve seen in theaters. My family always loved the Madagascar movies, but we saw about one film a year theatrically when we were kids. I’m glad this was the one I saw on a big screen because Europe’s Most Wante...

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