The Croods

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{4.5/5} “He was a hunter, I was a gatherer. It was quite the scandal.” While their neighbours have died, Eep’s family has survived due to her father Grug’s strength and his rules for keeping them safe — they do the same things every day. But Eep wants more to life than just being alive, and […]

Despicable Me 2

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{4/5} “You know, you really should announce your weapons after you fire them, Mr. Gru.” Gru has given up his villainous ways and he’s now developing a line of jellies and jams, with the help of his minions. But a secret lab has disappeared and the AVL (Anti-Villain League) wants Gru to find it. The […]

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

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{3/5} “I don’t get vests. What, is it winter in your torso but summer in your arms?” Flint Lockwood has a chance to work with his idol Chester V. Chester V tells him that he has to go home because his machine, the FLDSMDFR, is still running — and it’s producing dangerous food/animal hybrids that could […]

Monsters University

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{4.5/5} “If you’re not scary, what kind of monster are you?” Mike is attending Monsters University so he can become a scarer. His roommate is Randall, who can disappear. Mike studies a lot, but no one thinks he’s scary. On the other hand, Sully is scary looking but he doesn’t study at all. They don’t […]

The Secret of Kells

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{3.5/5} “You can’t find out everything from books, you know.” Brendan lives in a monastery where his uncle¬†Cellach is the abbot. Uncle Cellach is focussed on building a wall around the monastery, to keep the Vikings out. The other monks, as well as Brendan, are more interested in illuminating manuscripts. When Aidan arrives with the […]

9

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{3.5/5} “Some things in this world are better left where they lie. But if you know where to look, these ruins are full of riches.” There’s been an apocalypse, and all the humans are dead. 9 is a doll-like creature, somehow given life by a scientist. He finds a small group of creatures like himself, […]

Megamind

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{4.5/5} “Imagine the most horrible, terrifying, evil thing you can possibly think of… and multiply it by 6!” Metro Man and Megamind have been fighting each other for a long time. On the day that Metro City is opening a new museum devoted to its defender Metro Man, Megamind puts his new plan into action. […]

Dragons: Riders of Berk (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “Why Bucket, every day’s a good day for luggin’ sheep.” In the two-part “Heather Report” a new girl shows up on Berk — everyone welcomes her except Astrid, who’s suspicious of her. In the two-part “We Are Family” Hiccup finds a map leading to an island of night furies — unfortunately the map is […]

Frankenweenie

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{4/5} “Ladies and gentlemen. I think the confusion here is that you are all very ignorant. Is that right word, ignorant? I mean stupid, primitive, unenlightened. You do not understand science, so you are afraid of it. Like a dog is afraid of thunder or balloons. To you, science is magic and witchcraft because you […]

The Illusionist

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{4/5} An aging illusionist travels from town to town by train to put on shows, but sometimes there are very few people in the audience. People are more interested in seeing rock bands. He meets a young woman who’s working at a hotel he’s staying at and they form a bond. She sneaks away to […]