Category: Reviews

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: WandaVision – Episode 5 “On a Very Special Episode”

Well… that was something. “On a Very Special Episode” is aptly titled for several reasons, not the least of which is that it’s the best episode of WandaVision yet. Every element that makes the series so fascinating is present, and they’re all balanced perfectly. The sitcom sendup aspect is...

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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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REVIEW: WandaVision – Episode 4 “We Interrupt This Program”

With “We Interrupt This Program,” WandaVision shows most of its cards, revealing much about why Scarlet Witch and Vision are trapped in a sitcom world, who the supporting characters in each episode are, and what the government is doing monitoring Westview. Some things strain credulity a bit, par...

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REVIEW: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

I’ve always wondered why people don’t often discuss DreamWorks Animation’s hand-drawn animated films. Maybe it’s because the studio itself so rarely promotes them, or perhaps they got swept up in all the other traditionally animated movies of the day. Aside from The Prince of Egypt, all ...

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REVIEW: News of the World (2020)

I have a strange relationship with the Western genre. The Western had its day in the sun long before I was born. Even later favorites like Unforgiven and Silverado were slightly before my time. I haven’t seen many Westerns, and the ones I have are the obvious choices like The Magnificent Seven...

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