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Star Wars Rebels Review

The time between the original Star Wars trilogy and the prequel trilogy has gone largely unexplored in Star Wars lore. But that’s changing this fall with the launch of Star Wars Rebels, the first Star Wars series under the Disney brand. At ...

3 months ago
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Rio 2

Rio 2 Review

Rio was a bit of a surprise hit in our household (the soundtrack got played A LOT), but now my kids’ favorite feathered friends are back on the big screen with Rio 2. Since we last saw them, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) have ...

8 months ago
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Barbie The Pearl Princess Review

Barbie The Pearl Princess Review

Like a lot of households with young girls, Frozen seems like it’s been playing on a non-stop loop since the DVD/digital download came out. So, it stands to reason that it’ll take a pretty good movie to knock Frozen out of the #1 spot. As ...

8 months ago
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Pajanimals Pajama Party Review

Airing on Sprout, Pajanimals are a quartet of puppets that have short adventures in their bedroom and imagination while helping children get ready for bed. Prior to this DVD, our family had never actually heard of the Pajanimals (we don’t have ...

1 year ago
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Sid the Science Kid – Sid Wings It! Review

Last time we checked in with Sid the Science Kid, he and his friends were visiting the Science Museum for their first movie-length adventure. Well, Sid and company are back on DVD once again, but this time with Sid Wings It!, a collection of four ...

1 year ago
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Planes the Movie

Planes Review

Pixar’s Cars franchise has long been a favourite in our household, and, despite some mixed critical opinion, it’s been wildly successful in terms of box office and especially merchandising. Thus, it shouldn’t be a surprise that ...

1 year ago
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Monsters University Review

Every child has a dream, and for a young, one-eyed Mike Wazowski, that dream is to become a big-time scarer. But for a smallish, not-so-scary monster, that’s going to be a big challenge, but it all starts by graduating from the hallowed hall ...

1 year ago
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Henry Hugglemonster Review

Disney Junior is welcoming a whole new family of monsters to the cartoon neighbourhood in April with the debut of its newest series Henry Hugglemonster. Based on the book series ‘I’m a Happy Hugglewug’ by popular Irish author (and ...

2 years ago
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The Croods Review

The Croods, titular stars of Dreamworks’ newest animated movie, are the most entertaining family of cavemen since The Flintstones. Living in a world filled with dangers, this prehistoric family doesn’t have the comical amenities that ...

2 years ago
Movie Review
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Sid the Science Kid: The Movie Review

Sid the Science Kid and his friends have been a staple in our house pretty much since my daughter first discovered television, a show we would watch together literally every day before I had to head off to work. Heck, I still have the theme song ...

2 years ago
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Barbie in The Pink Shoes Review

It’s not much of a stretch to picture Barbie as a ballet dancer, which is probably why 4 out of 24 animated Barbie movies have featured ballet dancing, along with countless dolls. The newest movie is Barbie in The Pink Shoes, which mixes a ...

2 years ago
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Escape from Planet Earth

Escape from Planet Earth

The dead of winter is a great time to take the family out to the movies, but it’s not typically the time to find great family fare at your local theatre. Landing in this year’s February dead zone is Entertainment One’s Escape from ...

2 years ago
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Madagascar 3:Europe’s Most Wanted Movie Review

[starreview tpl=16 style=’shiny’ size=’46’]In the long run, Disney Pixar’s Scottish fairy tale Brave may be remembered as the best animated movie of 2012, but Madagascar 3 deserves to be praised as the best family film ...

2 years ago
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Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers was flawed, but fun. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was convoluted and stupid. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the movie that the trilogy should have started with, mixing character with action, and finally realizing the dream of ...

3 years ago
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Cars 2 Review

I feel misled by Pixar. Their last three movies were rich and complex, had beautiful storytelling and engaging characters, all wrapped up in a fun animated package. If felt in a sense that Pixar had easily transcended the entire genre of CG movies. ...

3 years ago
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Rio Review

Moviegoers are of course familiar with Pixar for their hugely successful computer animated films, Disney for their less successful outings, and Dreamworks for the Shrek series and other movies. But flying largely under the radar is Blue Sky Studios, ...

4 years ago
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Toy Story 3 Review

GamerPops is, of course, about games. But that doesn’t mean we’re one-trick ponies, so in spite of the onslaught of E3 coverage still to be written up, I wasn’t going to spend my Father’s Day in front of the computer. ...

4 years ago
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Avatar

Avatar Review

This past week, while my family was getting an early start on Christmas vacation, I had a free night to go check out the much-talked-about Avatar in 3D. To be honest, I hoped to be entertained, but I was tempering my expectations, as big heavily ...

5 years ago
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