Category: Movie Reviews

REVIEW: Madagascar (2005)

DreamWorks had a weird year in 2004. Less than six months apart, the studio released one of the greatest sequels of all time and one of their worst movies to this day. Looking back, it seems like a total crapshoot as to what the studio would put out next. A sweeping, thoughtful epic like The &hellip...

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REVIEW: Shark Tale (2004)

DreamWorks Animation released two movies in 2004, and they couldn’t have been more different. Shrek 2 and Shark Tale are both animated comedies with all-star casts packed with pop culture references and adult humor. However, that’s where the similarities end. The films’ characters ...

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REVIEW: Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

On Friday, February 12, Judas and the Black Messiah was released to theaters and on HBO Max. Directed by Shaka King, the film follows the events leading up to Illinois Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton’s assassination through the eyes of Bill O’Neal, the man who ultimately betrayed him. I only...

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REVIEW: To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021)

This Friday, February the 12th, Netflix released To All The Boys: Always and Forever, the third and final film in the series. Based on the young adult novels by Jenny Han, the movies follow Lara Jean, a girl exploring her late mother’s culture, high school, and her first real romance. If you’re ...

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REVIEW: Shrek 2 (2004)

Conventional wisdom tells us that sequels are usually a bad idea and never as good as the original movie. Every now and again, there’s an exceptionally good sequel that shakes things up, expanding on themes and characters from the original while also exploring new ones. I’ve always considered Th...

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REVIEW: Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas was DreamWorks’ final hand-drawn animated film. Based (very) loosely on the Sinbad character from The 1001 Arabian Nights, the idea came to Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio after writing Aladdin for Disney. It takes the character of Sinbad, modernizes and Westernize...

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