…guard your galaxies

Since the dawn of humanity, humans have looked to the exceptional among us to safeguard our way of life. Throughout history, tales of these extraordinary individuals (let’s call them guardians) have been passed down and turned from recounting to legend.

…Take Off

When it comes to animated sequels, the savvy filmgoer has learned to manage their expectations. So, naturally, I went into “How To Train Your Dragon 2” with middle-of-the-road hopes and expectations. This sequel to the 2010 film, surprises at every dragon-riding turn.  It has all the sweetness and humor of the original, with a little bit…

…wise up

Before tomorrow’s kickoff of 2WC’s Summer of Blockbusters, I thought I’d sneak in one last not-quite summer movie: “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”. It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for well-done kid-friendly movies, so this isn’t so much a review as a love letter.

…pace yourself

Dreamworks’ Turbo is a classic underdog tale, except in this case the dog is a snail. Theo (Ryan Reynolds) is not just any snail, but a snail who loves racing.  Car racing, that is—a sport which his brother Chet (Paul Giamatti) pretty accurately (and hilariously) defines as a sport that is composed entirely of making left turns.

…Walk the Walk

Following the success of “Shrek,” and the subsequent release of not one or two, but three sequels; many of the most devout fairytale fans are a little burnt out. Despite these seemingly insurmountable odds,”Puss In Boots” manages to stand on its own two feet. Directed by Chris Miller, this prequel to Puss’ entrance into the…