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‘Incredibles 2’ sports inventive choreography, amazing animation detail, and stylish production design that beg to be seen on the big screen. It’s recycled main conflict is the only thing keeping it from being a stone-cold classic.

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Black Panther is a massive, grandiose, deep film with tons to talk about and handles most of its ideas with quite a lot of grace. It is also about 45 minutes too short to give a lot of those ideas the time they need to be fully explored and okay I said it. There, you happy?

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The Florida Project, Sean Baker’s new, funny, thoughtful, poignant and beautiful film is a realist fairy tale, a gorgeous 35mm technical experiment, a heartbreaking character drama and a staggering documentation of the many possible meanings of the word “bitch”.

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Beauty and the Beast is a beautiful-looking recreation of the Disney animated classic but ultimately lacks the charm of the original.

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George Clooney and Britt Robertson journey to Tomorrowland, an incredibly flawed and unexpected misstep from writer/director Brad Bird.

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Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up On its surface, Big Hero 6 looks like it could be the first in a new era of Disney animated films. It’s a Marvel adaptation. Like its predecessors Frozen and Wreck It Ralph, it’s a remarkably confident and capable feature that lacks the Pixar name. It’s an action/comedy movie that is also […]

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Today’s list celebrates the best of Greek legends in their cinematic form, and ranked them based on their powers and perceived usefulness in the featured films.

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The heavy lifting in the character department is all done by Angelina Jolie because Maleficent has little more than a couple of thinly developed and somewhat jarring plot points to turn her from innocent faery to malevolent witch.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one such movie that, given the beneficial hindsight of 20 or 30 years, will be seen as a turning point for a generation.

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Some honorable mentions that didn’t quite clear the quality bar included Holes, The Indian in the Cupboard, Watership Down, Stuart Little, Where the Red Fern Grows, Little Red Riding Hood, Bridge to Terabithia, Winnie the Pooh (2011), Horton Hears a Who, Coraline, Curious George (2006), How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Charlotte’s Web, and Hook (Peter Pan deserves better).

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Pixar’s growing influence on Disney, particularly that of head of Walt Disney Animation Studios John Lasseter, is certainly evident in Wreck-It Ralph.

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Much like the misguided nature of Pixar’s ‘Cars,’ which focused on adorable fossil fuel consuming main characters while we were in the midst of a global gas crisis, ‘John Carter’ seems absurdly blind to the world into which it’s released.

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After a week off to recover from the KC Oscar Party 2012, Eric, Trey and Trevan return, ready to talk about John Carter, Silent House and Friends With Kids.

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Real Steel is a glossy, soulless piece of junk that wants you to cheer along, but it doesn’t earn one ounce of real anything.

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The following is carefully considered comparison of 1982’s “Tron” and the 2010 “Tron Legacy,” written by new Scene-Stealers contributor Michael Bird. Enjoy! – Eric Anthropomorphism — that is ascribing human characteristics to entities that would not normally carry them — is a constant in the history of literature and art and especially film. It is […]

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