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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

March 2, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Training an animated dragon after two successful previous films while appeasing the appreciative audience is the easy part. However, reaching the trilogy status while maintaining the whimsical allure of those same predecessor films is another entire story. Hence, writer-director Dean DeBlois does somewhat accomplish this feat for some more warm-hearted breeziness in the third instalment […]

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 10, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Well, ‘The Lego Movie’ film franchise can at least say that it had its playful run throughout the years since the original blueprint became a sensation back in 2014. This is not bad for a popular toy-turned-desired movie series that incorporated its winning charm, imagination, and wit to adoring audiences. ‘The Lego Movie’ pretty much raised the bar as […]

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20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

There are two or three annual films showing generally in art house theatres. They are collections of animated films that go on tours. One is composed of the animated films or short films that are nominated for Academy Awards that year. ‘The Animation Show Of Shows’ is similar but different. It is just a good […]

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The Lego Ninjago Movie (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Lego Ninjago Movie (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The Lego film franchise had a nice run in its first two outings. The phenomenal response to 2014’s ‘The Lego Movie’ and, earlier this year, the popular emergence of ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ proved profitable and entertaining for the gimmicky concept that inexplicably captured the imaginations of youngsters and oldsters alike. The appeal for the yellowish block toy figures was […]

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Ratchet & Clank (film review from Frank Ochieng).

May 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ratchet & Clank (film review from Frank Ochieng).

A popular PlayStation-era game is the frivolous foundation for the kiddie sci-fi action-oriented animation adventure ‘Ratchet & Clank’ that makes it a playful stamp on the big screen. This kid-friendly space saga, armed with its beloved reputation in the world of gamer groupies, could be deemed as the junior-sized ‘Star Wars’ for the minor sect. Why would the mini […]

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The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows (2015) (Mark’s take).

September 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows (2015) (Mark’s take).

After candy and dinosaurs, one thing that everybody seems to love is animated films. There is just something about an animated film. We love to see these flat and more recently three-dimensional images seem to come to life and have lives of their own. There are a number of animation festivals, or feature-length collections of […]

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman (film review by Frank Ochieng).

March 8, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Babyboomers may understandably embrace their nostalgic childhood roots when being treated to the simple cartoon tale of a boy and his dog…wait…make that a reversal sentiment of a dog and his boy as demonstrated in the glossy and slick animated feature film. Naturally, ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ originated from the creative world of Jay Ward Productions that brought […]

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The Nut Job (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Nut Job (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Today’s kiddies really do not realise how some of their contemporary cartoon icons fail to measure up to the creativity, cleverness and carefree spirit of our nostalgic childhood animated favorites from yesteryear. Oldsters could indeed look fondly upon the favorable animated characters that have stimulated memories from their youth and enjoy these same iconic fictional […]

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Shaun The Sheep… setting a high baaaa?

April 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Shaun The Sheep… setting a high baaaa?

Studiocanal are to team up with Aardman Animations to produce the movie debut of their animated character, Shaun The Sheep. First seen in the short film A Close Shave, the sheep and his flock have reached TV audiences in 170 countries. When Shaun’s mischief inadvertently leads to the Farmer being taken away from the farm, […]

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The Croods (Frank’s Take) (film review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Croods (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Generations have grown up with one of television’s most beloved prehistoric families in ‘The Flintstones’. Well, there is no harm in making room in your heart for another familial unit from that era whose delightful dysfunction feels quite winning. In the cleverly devised caveman comedy, ‘The Croods’, audiences will embrace the quirky antics of these […]

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