Tag Archives: Kids Movies

Ugly Dolls (2019) Review

AN COLORFUL (AND IMPERFECT) ANIMATED ADVENTURE   Animated movies are still “all the rage” with current Hollywood. While not a groundbreaking new arena to pioneer in, the Tinseltown industry of moviemaking has always endeavored to provide animated cartoon features for children for countless years, creating a long line of animated films from a variety of different studios. While some of

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Review

A FUN, YET DISJOINTED ANIMATED SEQUEL   Back in 2016, Illumination Entertainment released The Secret Life of Pets, an animated feature film that sparked the idea of what animal pets do when their “owners” aren’t around. The movie, which was directed by Chris Renaud and featured the voice talents of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart, and several

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Duck Duck Goose (2018) Review

A LAME DUCK   In the world of animation, various animal creatures have taken center stage in full-length animated feature films, populating its cinematic world in order to tell a cartoon tale. While the degree of these creatures has ranged far and wide within the animal kingdom, the usage of different types of winged creatures from the bird family has

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Ferdinand (2017) Review

YOU BETTER BULL-IEVE IT!   While the powerhouse giants of Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Illumination Entertainment jostle with the yearly releases of animated features, Blue Sky Studios is somewhere trailing behind them; caught in their dusty cloud smoke of racing to the “success” finish line. Originally connected to 20th Century Fox as their parent studio (which is probably now owned

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The Star (2017) Review

THE OTHER SIDE TO THE NATIVITY STORY   Within the bountiful religious tales of Christianity, no tale is more well-known, celebrated, and as poignant than the tale of the birth of Jesus Christ. Called by other names, including the Nativity Story, the First Noel, the Holy Night, etc, this paramount tale in all of Christendom tells of how Mary of

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017) Review

A FORMULAIC LEGO BRICK TOO FAR   Back in 2014, Warner. Bros. Pictures (under the name of Warner Bros. Animation Group) produced a surprising smash with The LEGO Movie. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind 21 Jump Street (and its 22 Jump Street sequel), The LEGO Movie dropped viewers into an imaginary cinematic constructed world of

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