Category: Animated


The best character in Steven Spielberg’s computer animated action film The Adventures of Tintin is the film’s camera, which dashes and careens wildly across every scene and locale with more energy and personality than any of the people it is “filming.” Meanwhile, the worst character in The Adventures of Tintin, unfortunately, is Tintin himself.

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It seems strange to think that a movie actually needed to be made to re-introduce the Muppets to a new generation of kids. For those of us who did grow up with Henson’s creation, it often feels like the Muppets should just be one of those things that you are born with an instinctual knowledge of. You know – “fire is bad, the Muppets are good.” But I guess it makes sense. Although acquiring the Muppets in 2004 was an obvious coup for Disney (in terms of merchandising money alone), the company has never seemed quite sure what to do with them, and in recent years they have been relegated to forgettable TV movies and a number of excellent YouTube videos.

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I have stared into the mouth of hell, and what stared back at me was Bebe’s Kids.

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You’d have to be a total Green Lantern nerd to like this movie.

I liked this movie.

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Grant Morrison’s All Star Superman is one of the most acclaimed Superman stories of all time, so it’s no surprise that it ended up as source material for a Superman movie. But instead of another entry in Supe’s hit-and-miss saga of live-action adventures, All Star was instead chosen as another project for the popular line of animated, straight-to-DVD DC Universe ¬†films. The question is, was it a good choice?

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