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  • Leo:  A Cold Blooded Creature Who Wants to Warm Kid’s Hearts

    Leo:  A Cold Blooded Creature Who Wants to Warm Kid’s Hearts

    Movie info via Rotten Tomatoes; Actor and comedian Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania, The Wedding Singer) delivers signature laughs in this coming-of-age animated musical comedy about the last year of elementary school — as seen through the eyes of a class pet. Jaded 74-year-old lizard Leo (Sandler) has been stuck in the same Florida classroom for…

  • Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken:  A Really Big Growth Sprout that Avoids the Red Panda

    Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken: A Really Big Growth Sprout that Avoids the Red Panda

    Movie info via Rotten Tomatoes: Sweet, awkward 16-year-old Ruby Gillman (Lana Condor, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise) is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, but she mostly just feels invisible. She’s math-tutoring her skater-boy crush (Jaboukie Young-White, Ralph Breaks the Internet), who only seems to admire her for her fractals, and…

  • Strays: The Incredible Journey Goes on a Foul Mouthed Road-trip

    Strays: The Incredible Journey Goes on a Foul Mouthed Road-trip

    Summary via Wikipedia: When a gullible Border Terrier named Reggie (Will Ferrell) is abandoned on the streets by his selfish and ruthless owner Doug (Will Forte), an animal-hating drug addict who never wanted him, he teams up with other strays including a street-wise Boston Terriernamed Bug (Jamie Foxx), an Australian Shepherd named Maggie (Isla Fisher),…

  • The Monkey King:  Too Much Monkey Shines

    The Monkey King: Too Much Monkey Shines

    Summary via IMDB: THE MONKEY KING is an action-packed family comedy that follows a charismatic Monkey and his magical fighting Stick on an epic quest for victory over 100 demons, an eccentric Dragon King, and Monkey’s greatest foe of all -his own ego. Along the way, a young village girl challenges his self-centered attitude and…

  • TNMT: Mutant Mayhem— Oozing Growing Charisma

    TNMT: Mutant Mayhem— Oozing Growing Charisma

    Storyline via Rotten Tomatoes: After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers. Their new friend, April O’Neil, helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army…

  • Nimona: F(r)ight the Power

    Nimona: F(r)ight the Power

    Storyline via IMDB: When Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed), a knight in a futuristic medieval world, is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona (Chloë Grace Moretz), a mischievous teen with a taste for mayhem – who also happens to be a shapeshifting creature…

  • The Weird Kidz: Just So Off-Putting

    The Weird Kidz: Just So Off-Putting

    Summary via Chattanooga Film Festival: THE WEIRD KIDZ is a horror-inflected creature feature and an ode to ’80s coming-of-age films and favorite late night cinema tales. When three pre-teen boys and an older brother and his girlfriend take off for a weekend campout, none of them could imagine the horrors (and laughs) awaiting them in…

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse-  Lighting Refines Gold

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse- Lighting Refines Gold

    Storyline via IMDB: Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.…

  • Elemental:  Fire and Water Will Mix

    Elemental: Fire and Water Will Mix

    Movie info via Rotten Tomatoes: Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental,” an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live…

  • The Magician’s Elephant: Soaring to Heights of Childhood Courage and Imagination

    The Magician’s Elephant: Soaring to Heights of Childhood Courage and Imagination

    Plot via IMDB: The Magician’s Elephant follows Peter, who is searching for his long-lost sister. When he crosses paths with a fortune teller in the market square, he want to know, is his sister still alive? To get the answer, he must find a mysterious elephant and the magician who will conjure it, setting Peter…

  • Puss in Boots- The Last Wish: Knowing the Last Cat Life Is Not Really the Final Curtain Call

    Puss in Boots- The Last Wish: Knowing the Last Cat Life Is Not Really the Final Curtain Call

    Plot via IMDB: Sadly, Puss in Boots, the undaunted Spanish lover and hero, is now down to the last of his nine lives, a decade after the events of Puss in Boots (2011). And as if that weren’t enough, the unstoppable bounty hunter known as The Big Bad Wolf is after him. To restore all…

  • Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: Hoping and Bopping to that Crocodile Rock

    Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: Hoping and Bopping to that Crocodile Rock

    Plot via IMDB: Follows the title reptile who lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. Lyle enjoys helping the Primm family with everyday chores and playing with the neighborhood kids but one neighbor insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo. Mr. Grumps and his cat, Loretta, do not like crocodiles,…

  • America: The Motion Picture- Doesn’t Let Alternate Facts Get in the Way of Its Own Inane History Lesson.

    America: The Motion Picture- Doesn’t Let Alternate Facts Get in the Way of Its Own Inane History Lesson.

    When filmmakers fall asleep and flunk high school American History, America: The Motion Picture is what’s created years later- an animated, anarchic, free association lunacy that mixes up the American Revolution with the Civil War and shows that it respects America by disregarding its truth and hyping its memes. In this alternate America, George-Bon Jovi-Washington…

  • “Flavors of Youth” Explores the Essentials of Identity

    “Flavors of Youth” Explores the Essentials of Identity

    Flavors of Youth points out how memory is essential to all identity. How it is the source of all art and creativity.

  • “Hotel Transylvania 3:  Summer Vacation” Is a Monster Bash Worth the Voyage

    “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” Is a Monster Bash Worth the Voyage

    The series gentle heart has always stuck to its winning formula of total inclusion because underneath all of us are all the same monsters with a good heart. Every life, even steam punk rehabilitated one’s like Van Helsing, have value.

  • “White Fang” Is a Good Wolf Movie Not So Much a Good Dog One

    “White Fang” Is a Good Wolf Movie Not So Much a Good Dog One

    The latest adaptation of White Fang, now streaming on Netflix, tries to maintain a balance between London’s naturalism and family dog domestication.