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Butter Lamp (2013) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Butter Lamp (2013)

Photography, both still and moving, is given a refreshing challenge in Wei Hu’s cleverly original short Butter Lamp, which concerns itself with a professional photographer’s efforts to take pictures of Tibetan nomads against a wide range of evocative backdrops. The entire movie uses the same camera setup with cuts between each group’s photo session. So…

Movie Trailer:  Inside Out (2015)
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Movie Trailer: Inside Out (2015)

I’ve always sworn there were little people roaming aimlessly around the brains of my brother’s children. With their animated feature, Inside Out, Pixar Animation Studios has finally put a face to them. And a color. And funny shaped bodies. Swirling around the head of a young girl names Riley, these emotional embodiments guide and help…

Movie Trailer:  Pan (2015)
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Movie Trailer: Pan (2015)

Forget what you know about Peter Pan (aka “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up”) because Warner Bros. with their prequel Pan is going to make some changes. His devil-may-care attitude will certainly remain though as director Joe Wright tracks his beginnings as a rebellious orphan to his leading of the tribes of Neverland. Seemingly new…

Big Hero 6 (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Big Hero 6 (2014)

Perhaps there’s irony in the fact that it took Disney buying Pixar, sucking the animation giant into the maw of the even bigger animation giant, to jump start the studio’s feature animation production and give it the creative spark that once gave Pixar an arm up on its now parent company. Or perhaps it’s just…

Movie Trailer:  Minions (2015)
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Movie Trailer: Minions (2015)

As the sly penguins have outgrown their “Madagascar” roots so have the lovable minions of “Despicable Me.” Taking place before the days of Gru (although it may end with his being involved), the Twinkie-shaped, mumbling servants are getting their own movie aptly titled Minions to go on a comical adventure to search for an evil…

The Boxtrolls (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: The Boxtrolls (2014)

The distinction between being a monster on the inside and being a monster on the outside is clearly of great interest to the creative minds at stop-motion animation house Laika Entertainment. The dangers of oblivious parenting and morally wayward adults in general are also wells of narrative possibilities that the Laika masterminds return to often….

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