102 Dalmatians

BBBB (out of 5) The smarmy, overlong and annoying 101 Dalmatians directed by Stephen Herek gets a huge lift from a highly superior sequel, this time directed by Tarzan‘s Kevin Lima. More faithful to the original animated version of the 60s than its predecessor, Lima keeps the pace going and keeps the action lively. This…

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Enchanted

BBBB (out of 5) Amy Adams simply could not be more endearing in this umpteenth sassification of classic fairy tales, as a storybook heroine who meets her handsome prince (James Marsden) in the world of Disney animation and goes to marry him the following day. Just before her wedding, however, the prince’s evil stepmother (Susan Sarandon,…

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

BBB.5 (out of 5) Jimmy Neutron is a precocious little boy who spends all his free time coming up with radically nifty inventions that make his life super sweet.  His exasperated parents, however, are tired of cleaning up after his messy rocket launches. When Mom and Dad are kidnapped by aliens, along with all the…

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Despicable Me

BBB.5 (out of 5) Being a world-renowned villain is about as precarious a position to hold as being a famous supermodel: sooner or later, someone younger and better is going to come along. This is the difficulty that smarmy supervillain Gru (Steve Carell donning a hilarious quasi-Italian bad guy accent) faces when the younger, more…

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Tarzan

BBBB (out of 5) Gorgeous and lush animated film from Disney has a bastardized version of Edgar Rice Burrough’s original tale, but a wonderful upbeat feel that makes it perfect viewing for its target audience of children and their families.  Minnie Driver is delightful as the voice of Jane, a woman exploring the dense jungles of…

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Wallace And Gromit In The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

BBBB (out of 5) Your favourite adorable claymation heroes are back, and this time they’ve been given their very first feature film. Clever inventor Wallace and his ever-talented dog Gromit run a successful business ridding their neighbours of pesky rabbits who threaten their vegetable gardens. Wallace and Gromit’s township is having a festival of giant…

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