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A simple coming-of-age story that benefits from a great cast and moments of inspired craziness.
What could be cuter than Red Dog – the mutt who stole Australia’s heart in the 2011 crowd-pleaser? Red Puppy of course. And the idea of going back in time to the dog’s origin story also solves the problem of trying to create a franchise when your...
'Harry Potter' offshoot packs a lot in, offers room to improve
It only takes one word to scare a fantasy film fan: “prequel”. Years of bitter experience has shown that, more often than not, prequels mean lazy storytelling, bloated run times, and the unmistakable feeling that making a buck was the first thing...
'Storks', the new digital cartoon about a crew of sharp-beaked, flamingo-legged birds who deliver babies, is a strenuously unfunny animated comedy.
Storks, the new digital cartoon about a crew of sharp-beaked, flamingo-legged birds who deliver babies (or used to; they now deliver consumer packages - but we'll get to that in a minute), is a strenuously unfunny animated comedy. These days,...
James Bobin's 'Alice' sequel is a lacklustre rendition of the beloved classic
"The 'why?' cannot, and need not, be put into words." So wrote Lewis Carroll in the introduction to "Alice's Adventures Under Ground," and his advice goes sadly unheeded in Alice Through the Looking Glass, James Bobin's sequel to Tim Burton's...
By David Edelstein  

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