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Ultraman: Rising

Children take center stage but aren’t the real stars of “Ultraman: Rising,” a new animated superhero fantasy about absent parents,…

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Inside Out 2

Wait. Pixar finally has a quality animated film hitting theaters? Granted, it’s a sequel. But after seeing “Turning Red” pushed…

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Nimona

A few compelling emotions and themes are suggested but rarely well expressed in “Nimona,” a sometimes cute but mostly hyper…

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Robot Dreams

Pablo Berger’s “Robot Dreams” is a lovely fable about partnership and imagination, a movie that uses the form of animated…

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The Garfield Movie

I cannot think of a single reason for another Garfield movie, and apparently, the people who made this couldn’t, either.…

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Aurora’s Sunrise

My grandfather served valiantly in World War II, landing on the beaches of Normandy, coming home, and never speaking of…

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

As the leads in Jeff Rowe’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” spoke with all the momentum of my kids…

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Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Sullen middle school freshman Kokoro (Ami Touma), is frightened to attend school after getting bullied by her aggressive female peers.…

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Elemental

At its best, Pixar is unbeatable, making clever, charming, and brightly original films to touch the heart and spark the…

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Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

“Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” is a cheerful, colorful animated film about a shy, academically gifted young girl with a protective mother…

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