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Movie Review: The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

There is certainly something to be said for the wonderful claymation and quirky British comedy of The Pirates! Band Of Misfits, the by-product of such other animated films as “Flushed Away,” “Chicken Run” and the “Wallace and Gromit” series. I have always appreciated this technique because it shows that the old-style way of making this…

Movie Review: Arthur Christmas (2011)

Making a genuinely good, original Christmas movie is a difficult task in this day and age. Added to this, after Fred Claus, The Polar Express, The Santa Clause and other such motion pictures, it seems impossible to put another fresh spin on Santa Claus and his North Pole universe. Enter the British animation studio Aardman,…

Movie Trailer: The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

Every year or so a claymation project gets greenlit, to, I suppose, offset the plethora of computer animated features clogging cineplexs nowadays. The feature for 2012 is The Pirates! Band of Misfits, a Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman production that borrows a story from Gideon Defoe’s The Pirates! book series. In this adventure, Pirate Captain…

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