Daily Archives: February 10, 2018

Movie Review: Aardman finds “futbol” funny in “Early Man”

Those wags at Aardman, the British animation studio which uses artists and clay and a lot of patience to make funny movies, visit the ancient history of the human race and of “the beautiful game” for their latest, “Early Man.” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A little James Corden goes a long way in manic new “Peter Rabbit”

  Antic, manic and stuffed up to its ears with cuddly, realistically animated critters, sing-along pop hits and slapstick violence, there’s no reason every child at around age four would not adore the new “Peter Rabbit.” And there’s little to … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Hondros” captures a conflict photographer who went beyond the call of duty

We still call them “combat photographers,” even though the more exact term these days is “conflict photographers.” The dangers they face are broader, the conflicts murkier than mere “wars.” But to master the craft, the risks are the same. “You … Continue reading

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Today’s First Screening: “Early Man,” from the “Wallace and Gromit” folks

Stop motion clay-model animation is one of my favorite genres, and the Brits at Aardman are the undisputed masters of it. Their twee little kiddie films have a visual cleverness and richness that gives adults something to marvel over and … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Fifty Shades” gets off (hah!) to a $40 million start, “Peter Rabbit” barely hops, Clint’s trip to Paris bombs

Universal previewed “Fifty Shades Freed” in two theaters Wednesday night in Orlando, where I saw it. Two nearly-packed houses, filled with (mostly) older women. And as with the first two films in this trilogy, they ate it up. Me? Not … Continue reading

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