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David Bowers

Features

Tuesday, June 5 2007

Kids' DVDs: June 2007

Given that babies and young children love nothing more than repetition, repetition, and... um.... repetition, I can't understand why even the pointiest of heads would think children between the ages of six months and three years could possible need 23 different Baby Einstein DVDs.


Reviews

Monday, January 28 2013

He's Not Likeable, but He's Watchable: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days'

Greg Heffley is not a role model, and his troublemaking doesn’t spur from a thirst for adventure and a desire to see the world in new ways. He is lazy before all else, often putting more effort into avoiding life than living it.


Sunday, August 5 2012

Wimpy Kids Need Moms: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days'

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days begins as seventh grade ends and starts summer vacation, with Greg hoping -- like all kids in all movies that start this way -- that this one will be the best ever.


Thursday, March 24 2011

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules': Heightened Reality

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules shows the difficulty of translating teenage behavior for all-ages consumption.


Wednesday, November 8 2006

Flushed Away (2006)

Droll and unfortunately titled, Flushed Away marks a point of no return for British animated films.


Blogs

Tuesday, March 16 2010

'Astro Boy' and the Continuing Problem with CG

Eons from now, when movies are viewed as antiquated pop culture casualties they seem destined to become, CG will be seen as the stereoscopic 3D


Tuesday, October 13 2009

Astro Boy dir. David Bowers (new film)

Astro Boy is the upcoming animated 3D movie based on the popular Japanese manga series by Osamu Tezuka. Freddie Highmore of Finding Neverland and Charlie


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