Carlos Saldanha
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Summer of Same: July 2009
28 Apr 2009 // 4:00 PM

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.


The Romance and Danger of 'Rio'
15 Apr 2011 // 6:00 AM

If the birds aren't precisely "of a feather," as they suggest, they are bright and loud and alike enough to establish that this Rio is not real in any way.

Ice Age (2002)
6 May 2007 // 10:00 AM

'Ice Age' is not quite as liberal as it might appear on the surface.


How Much Adversity Is Too Much?: 'Rio 2'
11 Apr 2014 // 2:00 AM

Granted, Rio 2 is never dull and provides colorful images to ogle, but the end result is as empty as the calories in a candy bar. It's beautiful, if banal.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009): Blu-ray
1 Nov 2009 // 10:30 AM

While it's rare, it is indeed possible for a single element to save an otherwise standard piece of cookie cutter cartoon entertainment. For the last

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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