*NEW* MOANA REVIEW *NEW*

Easygoing fun. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui (The Rock) reaches Moana's (Auli'i Cravalho) island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. Typical Disney. But it still hit the spot. The animation was stunning. Beautiful to look at. I just wanted to dive … Continue reading *NEW* MOANA REVIEW *NEW*

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*NEW* BEAUTY AND THE BEAST REVIEW *NEW*

And the remakes keep on coming . . . BUT if they can keep up this standard then be my guest (I couldn't resist). An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince (Dan Stevens) and a young woman (Emma Watson) who fall in love. After complaining for the last five years about reboots … Continue reading *NEW* BEAUTY AND THE BEAST REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* TROLLS REVIEW *NEW*

I didn't find my happy place watching this. After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Curmudgeonly? Word of the day. Had to grab a dictionary for that little doozy. That's what you get … Continue reading *NEW* TROLLS REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* SING REVIEW *NEW*

Easy going toe-tapping fun. In a city of humanoid animals, a crafty koala's (Matthew McConaughey) attempt to save his theatre with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same. I don't know why the family put this on (considering our youngest is … Continue reading *NEW* SING REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* ZOOTOPIA REVIEW *NEW*

A fun and clever little family flick. In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop (Ginnifer Goodwin - Once Upon A Time) and a cynical con artist fox (Jason Bateman - Arrested Development) must work together to uncover a conspiracy. From the people that brought you Wreck It Ralph and . . . … Continue reading *NEW* ZOOTOPIA REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER REVIEW *NEW*

Two stars for the toonsters. When a diabolical pirate (Antonio Banderas) above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back. Yeah, I know. How old are you?! Grow up! After watching this shambolic sequel, I think I will. I loved Spongebob … Continue reading *NEW* THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* THE BFG REVIEW *NEW*

The BIG FLOPPIN’ MESS On paper, the dream of Roald Dahl’s works and Steven Spielberg’s direction should have spelled perfection BUT despite Rylance’s brilliant performance, there was something missing. A girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) encounters the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who … Continue reading *NEW* THE BFG REVIEW *NEW*