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Features

Wednesday, September 10 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.


Reviews

Sunday, March 6 2011

Mischiefmaking in 'Megamind'

Supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, Metroman and takes over Metro City. Deprived of any challenge, he creates a new opponent and becomes a hero in the process.


Friday, November 5 2010

'Megamind': Change Is Good

Although Megamind’s ending is all that a conservative parent might want, en route to that closure, the movie manages to wriggle free of some of these conventions.


Friday, May 27 2005

Madagascar (2005)

What could be better -- you have four legs, all kinds of energy, and all the room in the world?"


Blogs

Tuesday, November 4 2008

Child Friendly?

It's safe to say that Hollywood has finally figured out the family film. Not in a good way, mind you, but in an instantly profitable


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