The Peanuts Movie (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: The Peanuts Movie (2015)

I am often chastised for expecting children’s film to be more than childish, but I think there are enough precedents to show that films which often appeal to younger crowds can also be pleasant for their parents (“Inside Out,” “Minions” and “Shaun the Sheep” come to mind in 2015 alone). That is certainly not my…

Pan (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Pan (2015)

The local theater where I went to view the latest Peter Pan adventure (I found myself the ONLY one in attendance, by the way), Pan, inadvertently began showing the film “Black Mass.” I went to the manager to alert them of the error, however, two hours later, I wished I hadn’t opened my big mouth….

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

Like the infamous Roach Motel, once you check into Hotel Transylvania 2, you don’t check out. At least your brain doesn’t check back in until the concluding credits roll after its 90ish minute running time. Getting back together with former SNL writer (and creator of the often-hilarious cartoon parodies, “TV Funhouse”) Robert Smigel, Adam Sandler…

Song of the Sea (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Song of the Sea (2014)

In an era where digital imaging allows anything from polymorphic robots to elongated super-limbs to be seamlessly integrated into live footage, animation could seem redundant. The old adage that “anything is possible in a cartoon” is no longer restricted to animation as anything is possible in any film. Yet we appear to be experiencing a…

Shaun the Sheep (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Shaun the Sheep (2015)

Who would have thought that a British claymation effort with no (intelligible) dialogue would end up being on of the funniest films of the year? Well, when the competition is “Spy,” “Trainwreck,” “Vacation” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” among others, the victory wasn’t difficult to achieve. Still, there is certainly something to be said…

Movie Trailer:  The Good Dinosaur (2015)

Movie Trailer: The Good Dinosaur (2015)

Imagine if you will that dinosaurs didn’t go extinct due to an asteroid impact and that humans evolved alongside them. Now imagine an unlikely friendship being forged between a young Apatosaurus dinosaur (voice of Raymond Ochoa) and a young cave-boy (voice of Jack Bright). And with that you have at least the bare bones of…

Minions (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Minions (2015)

I don’t mind telling you, when I hear the words, “spin-off,” regarding film or television, I don’t get the best of feelings. The history of the term (which I will not go into here) conjures up as many negative thoughts as does the phrase, “third movie in a film franchise series.” Still, being the profession…

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