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Avatar
Tuesday, April 28, 2020      11 comments

Avatar blue, Er, I mean blew into the theaters in 2009 - directed, produced & edited by James Cameron(who also directed Titanic). Set in the 22d century, on Pandora, a habitable moon of a gas giant planet in Alpha Centauri. Plot: In 2115, planet... Read more
Chicken Run
Monday, April 27, 2020      13 comments

Chicken Run clucked onto the screens on 2000. It’s a stop-motion film by British film company Aardman Animations with American DreamWorks Animation. Plot: The Tweedys have a chicken farm. The chickens try to escape, but are always caught. Mrs. T... Read more
Up
Saturday, April 25, 2020      11 comments

Up flew in with a wing & a prayer in 2009, another computer animated Pixar/Disney film. Plot: A little prequel has shy 8 yo Carl, in 1930, idolizes an adventurer, Charles F. Muntz. Muntz is accused of fabricating finding an exotic bird in Parad... Read more
Ice Age
Friday, April 24, 2020      11 comments

The first Ice Age movie migrated onto the theater scenes in 2002. Another computer animated film, with great vocal actors & story line. The major characters were Manny, a wholly mammoth, Sid the ground sloth, & Diego the saber-tooth tiger. Plot:... Read more
Star Wars
Friday, April 24, 2020      12 comments

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... the opening to Star Wars, as this message rolled & seemed to fly upward & away, it ends with Episode 4, A New Hope. If you were like me, you were amazed, & confused with the “Episode 4 bit. I was sw... Read more
Jurassic Park
Thursday, April 23, 2020      12 comments

Jurassic Park came screaming & clawing its way to the theaters in 1993, based on the 1990 book by Michael Crichton. Four studios put out bids for the film rights BEFORE the novel was even published. Premise: A wealthy businessman, John Hammond,... Read more
Toy Story
Wednesday, April 22, 2020      18 comments

In 1995, Toy Story strolled, rolled & flew into the theaters & our hearts. Another Pixar/Disney production. It was the first computer-animated movie, & the first from Pixar. Premise: when people aren’t in the room, the toys animate, talk & move... Read more
Wreck-It Ralph
Monday, April 20, 2020      10 comments

Wreck-It Ralph rambled into theaters in 2012, a fully 3-D computer-animated film about arcade games. I really the actor John C. Reilly, the voice of Ralph. (As usual, great voice actors) In the plot, Wreck-It Ralph is, well a wrecker. He breaks ... Read more
A Bug’s Life
Sunday, April 19, 2020      14 comments

A Bug’s Life swarmed into the theaters in 1998. A huge ant colony is forced, ever year, to give the grasshopper swarms their food. Flik, an ant wanna-be inventor, accidentally knocks the offering into the water. In punishment, the leader of the ... Read more
The Incredibles
Saturday, April 18, 2020      8 comments

The Incredibles blasted onto the theater screens in 2004, courtesy of Pixar. Superheroes are losing government support, as the price for collateral went out of bounds. After several law suits, the Superhero Relocation program forces them to use ... Read more
Madagascar
Saturday, April 18, 2020      13 comments

Madagascar escaped into the theaters in 2005. This movie spawned the Madagascar franchise & a Penguin spin-off. At the Central Park Zoo, besides the usual animals, Marty the zebra was turning 10. He wanted more than just the zoo life. Four pengu... Read more
The Wizard of Oz
Thursday, April 16, 2020      15 comments

The Wizard of Oz blew into theaters in 1939, in black & white. Anyway - Farm in Kansas, neighbor woman who was bitten by Toto the dog, Dorothy ran away with Toto, Dorothy is told by Professor Marvel - a fortune teller- that Auntie Em was dying f... Read more
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Wednesday, April 15, 2020      10 comments

Who Framed Roger Rabbit smirked it’s way into the theaters in 1988. It was based on “Who Censured Roger Rabbit” from 1981. This was a live action & cartoon film, which is great because the story is set in 1947 Hollywood where real people & real ... Read more
Beauty and the Beast
Wednesday, April 15, 2020      10 comments

Beauty and the Beast snarled into the theaters in 1991 (another Disney-ized version). We all know the story, don’t we? Based on a 1740 French story (some sources go back to 200 C.E. & the ancient Romans) a lovely young woman, in order to save h... Read more
Cast Away
Monday, April 13, 2020      14 comments

Cast Away washed up on our theaters in 2000. It starred Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland, a FedEx problem solver hot shot. At the beginning of the film, Chuck is having Christmas dinner with his fiancé. He’s always getting calls to fly wherever, this ... Read more

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