Monsters University (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 21st, 2013 - Movie Reviews

[As] trivial as the majority of this story turns out to be, Monsters University is undeniably entertaining, this prequel making me laugh and keeping me smiling pretty much start to finish.

[As] trivial as the majority of this story turns out to be, Monsters University is undeniably entertaining, this prequel making me laugh and keeping me smiling pretty much start to finish.

Chicken with Plums (2011)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 5th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Chicken with Plums is frequently mystifying, yet it still remains an emotionally captivating marvel in all the ways that matter most.

Chicken with Plums is frequently mystifying, yet it still remains an emotionally captivating marvel in all the ways that matter most.

Frankenweenie (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 5th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Burton’s Frankenweenie a Monstrously Delightful Resurrection Frankenweenie isn’t so much an extended version of director Tim Burton’s famed 1984 short film of the same name as it is a reinvention of it. Taking the idea of the original (young boy loses his dog in a tragic accident only to bring him back to life Mary […]

Burton’s Frankenweenie a Monstrously Delightful Resurrection Frankenweenie isn’t so much an extended version of director Tim Burton’s famed 1984 short film of the same name as it is a reinvention of it. Taking the idea of the original (young boy loses his dog in a tragic accident only to bring him back to life Mary […]

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 28th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

While I’m sure younger kids might get a kick out of Hotel Transylvania, I can’t suggest families check-in at a theatre for a 90-minute stay.

While I’m sure younger kids might get a kick out of Hotel Transylvania, I can’t suggest families check-in at a theatre for a 90-minute stay.

ParaNorman (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 17th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Spirited ParaNorman a Ghoulish Delight In the town of Blithe Hollow, 11-year-old Norman Babcock (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) has a gift. Not that it’s one his parents Sandra (Leslie Mann) and Perry (Jeff Garlin) approve of, or something that is teenage sister Courtney (Anna Kendrick) finds remotely cool. Only the overly enthusiastic Neil (Tucker Albrizzi) […]

Spirited ParaNorman a Ghoulish Delight In the town of Blithe Hollow, 11-year-old Norman Babcock (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) has a gift. Not that it’s one his parents Sandra (Leslie Mann) and Perry (Jeff Garlin) approve of, or something that is teenage sister Courtney (Anna Kendrick) finds remotely cool. Only the overly enthusiastic Neil (Tucker Albrizzi) […]

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 13th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Ice Age: Continental Drift isn’t very good, and if a fifth adventure ever ends up being made here’s hoping it follows in the footsteps of the other odd-numbered entries in the series and brings back the good-natured fun this fourth effort lacks.

Ice Age: Continental Drift isn’t very good, and if a fifth adventure ever ends up being made here’s hoping it follows in the footsteps of the other odd-numbered entries in the series and brings back the good-natured fun this fourth effort lacks.

Brave (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 22nd, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Brave is, in a word, beautiful, and I will just leave things at that.

Brave is, in a word, beautiful, and I will just leave things at that.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 8th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Madagascar 3, for all its chaos, for all its weirdly absurdist flights of fancy, still becomes the most relatable, dare I say the most human, of the trilogy, something I never would have expected before the movie started.

Madagascar 3, for all its chaos, for all its weirdly absurdist flights of fancy, still becomes the most relatable, dare I say the most human, of the trilogy, something I never would have expected before the movie started.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 27th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

The Pirates! Band of Misfits may not be Aardman’s best, but that still makes it better than just about anything else out there for kids and for families, my hearty Aar! of affirmation undeniably boisterous.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits may not be Aardman’s best, but that still makes it better than just about anything else out there for kids and for families, my hearty Aar! of affirmation undeniably boisterous.

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